You might not know the name but Joe Gannon has been part of the Alice Cooper organisation for decades behind the scenes. If you look closely at the small print on albums and tour programmes you would see his name a LOT, going from 'Billion Dollar Babies' all the way to the 2000s. Joe was the stage/set designer for pretty much every Alice Cooper show since the 'School's Out' show at the Hollywood Bowl in 1972 and also directed and shot the 'Good To See You again, Alice Cooper' film.
Joe also did TV specials or Stage productions for many many other stars over the years including Bill Cosby, Neil Diamond, Barry Manilow, Pink Floyd, Kansas, Blondie, MTV, Frank Zappa, and Diana Ross. He was one of the first set designers to utilise moving sets for live concerts while working with Neil Diamond in 1970 as road manager, lighting director and show consultant.
With Alice Cooper, Gannon was responsible for turning Alice and Shep Gordon's basic ideas into three dimensional stage sets, setting new standards for rock concert staging with the 'Billion Dollar Babies' and 'Welcome To My Nightmare' shows.
Nowadays Gannon is retired and spends his time in Hawaii where his wife has several restaurants including 'Joe's Bar and Grill', which in recent years has hosted a charity New Years show which normally features Alice and his band with an assortment of guest, which over the years have included Steven Tyler (Aerosmith), Mick Fleetwood, Dave Murray (Iron Maiden), James Hetfield (Metallica), Jim Carrey, Weird Al and a host of others.