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by livinluvin72
Sat Jun 19, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Story Time
Replies: 3
Views: 329

Story Time

You said that being a first-time book author, your book publisher limited the number of pages they were willing to print. Thus, you said there were many stories still to be told that didn’t make it into the book. Could you grace us with a story that didn’t make it into the book as if we were all sit...
by livinluvin72
Sat Jun 19, 2021 3:52 am
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Financial Disincentives
Replies: 1
Views: 168

Financial Disincentives

In his book, Mike Bruce spoke about how you guys met with Alice in Detroit in the 70s to settle for the name. The band was to receive a certain percentage of everything Alice did with the name after WTMN. The % was less than your original percentage of splitting the band cut equally 5 ways. I think ...
by livinluvin72
Sat Jun 19, 2021 3:09 am
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: School’s Out and Barney Fife
Replies: 4
Views: 227

School’s Out and Barney Fife

Alice has always said that you guys were in to TV and movies. You can hear the influence in songs like Unfinished Suite/Sweet, Halo of Flies, Gutter Cat, and of course Man with The Golden Gun. I know Glen came up with the opening riff to School’s Out. I’ve been hearing a similarity between Glen’s op...
by livinluvin72
Sat Jun 19, 2021 1:42 am
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Stage Side Views
Replies: 1
Views: 154

Stage Side Views

In the late 60s and early 70s, did you or your band mates ever watch Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Doors and Jimi Hendrix perform from the side of the stage? I know Zeppelin and Pink Floyd were just starting their careers when you crossed paths with them but The Doors and Hendrix were probably well ...
by livinluvin72
Sat Jun 19, 2021 1:06 am
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Alice Cooper and The Movie “The Producers”
Replies: 1
Views: 134

Alice Cooper and The Movie “The Producers”

I’m reading in Shep Gordon’s bio, “They Call Me Supermensch”, that Shep told Herb Cohen, Frank Zappa’s manager, that he wanted to get Jack Richardson to produce the Alice Cooper band’s third album and put out a hit single. He said Cohen was dead set against it. He said “We don’t want a commercial hi...
by livinluvin72
Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:58 am
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Albums As Works of Art
Replies: 7
Views: 323

Albums As Works of Art

The AC Group’s albums from Pretties for You to Greatest Hits were all incredible works of art; alas, never to return in the digital age. I used to look at the albums while listening to the music. There was always a lot to see and in the albums you can tell it was a BAND. In an interview, you describ...
by livinluvin72
Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Halo of Flies Live At The Hollywood Bowl July 23 1972
Replies: 1
Views: 235

Halo of Flies Live At The Hollywood Bowl July 23 1972

Dennis,

I read what you said about the Hollywood Bowl show in your book.

If you'd like to comment on this excellent version of Halo of Flies...

Thanks


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cd8KpOcJ5qw
by livinluvin72
Sat May 01, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs!
Replies: 12
Views: 691

Re: Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs!

Love the book and find it very entertaining although I notice this is done with a lot of other books recently and that is it has no index. Is there a reason why? Thanks. I'm not sure why we didn't have an index. I can look into that. I'd guess it was due to the cost of the extra pages, or because w...
by livinluvin72
Sat May 01, 2021 2:09 am
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Mike's Van & The Floating ACG
Replies: 11
Views: 468

Re: Mike's Van & The Floating ACG

What was so funny in Dennis’s book is what happened after the roll over. Neal who recently joined the band and recovered from being shot in the ankle by Alice was walking through the debris looking for his other boot when Glen says to him “So how do you like being in the band So far?” I actually bu...
by livinluvin72
Sat May 01, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Other Artists
Replies: 1
Views: 165

Other Artists

Did you ever try auditioning for another established artist? Not starting a group from scratch with friends. In my musical circles, bass players are always in demand because everybody always wants to play the guitar. When David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Rick Wright decided to come back as Pink Floyd i...
by livinluvin72
Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Being An Alice Cooper Fan in the Early 70s
Replies: 20
Views: 823

Re: Being An Alice Cooper Fan in the Early 70s

Perhaps one of the big differences between fandom now and then is the internet. (We didn't have video's,didn't see you on tv or so , only magazines carefully searched through to find anything to inform us on whatever may have happened and no way to "control" things on being truth or not.) Dennis, w...
by livinluvin72
Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:32 am
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: 1980's Reunion
Replies: 12
Views: 632

Re: 1980's Reunion

In his book, No More Mr. Nice Guy, Mike said that Alice contacted all the guys in the band in the 80s about getting back together again and it sounded serious. All the band members agreed and were ready. Then Alice contacted Bob Ezrin and Bob declined to do it. After that, Alice completely dropped ...
by livinluvin72
Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:53 am
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Excedrin Headache # 48
Replies: 9
Views: 449

Re: Excedrin Headache # 48

At that time, no company, and I mean NO company, wanted their product to be associated with the Alice Cooper image, which was the basis of the joke. Its just another example of Alice's ironic humor. I never repeated the Excedrin headache story to anyone, thank goodness, but I saw Alice’s quote agai...
by livinluvin72
Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:16 am
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Excedrin Headache # 48
Replies: 9
Views: 449

Re: Excedrin Headache # 48

In the “16 magazine” interview, Alice stated that one of his disappointments was that the band was going to be in a TV ad as Excedrin Headache # 48 but it never got on the air. How far did this get? It sounds like something was filmed. Were you guys famous at the time? Was the name Alice Cooper goi...
by livinluvin72
Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Excedrin Headache # 48
Replies: 9
Views: 449

Excedrin Headache # 48

In the “16 magazine” interview, Alice stated that one of his disappointments was that the band was going to be in a TV ad as Excedrin Headache # 48 but it never got on the air. How far did this get? It sounds like something was filmed. Were you guys famous at the time? Was the name Alice Cooper goin...
by livinluvin72
Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:26 am
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Mercury Records
Replies: 1
Views: 176

Mercury Records

Was it true that Mercury Records wanted to give you guys a recording contract but they wanted you to dump the singer?
Was this before Frank Zappa?
by livinluvin72
Wed Apr 28, 2021 1:27 am
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: 16 Magazine 1973
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Re: 16 Magazine 1973

Here is the link to the magazine: http://evenspotspeaks.blogspot.com/2014/05/1973-spec-16-holiday-special-alice.html It is broken up into three parts. To view parts 2 and 3, scroll to the right and near the middle of the page you can see the links to parts 2 and 3. Thanks for the link. I checked it...
by livinluvin72
Sat Apr 24, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Being An Alice Cooper Fan in the Early 70s
Replies: 20
Views: 823

Re: Being An Alice Cooper Fan in the Early 70s

Wow! A t-shirt like that in sixth grade? Were we crazy? I also became a musician because of AC. I performed my first gig at age 15 at a 1st period school assembly near the last day of school in front of 700 or so students and faculty in 1975. For this gig I played no instruments. I was purely the le...
by livinluvin72
Sat Apr 24, 2021 3:39 am
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: Being An Alice Cooper Fan in the Early 70s
Replies: 20
Views: 823

Being An Alice Cooper Fan in the Early 70s

Being an Alice Cooper fan in the early 70s was not always easy. In his book, Mike Bruce talked about how the band attracted its fair share of bent arrows. Bob Greene mentioned in his book that some of the fans he saw at the shows seemed to be brain damaged. In junior high school, a really cute girl ...
by livinluvin72
Sat Apr 24, 2021 3:28 am
Forum: Dr. Dreary's Secret Dungeon
Topic: 16 Magazine 1973
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Re: 16 Magazine 1973

Here is the link to the magazine:

http://evenspotspeaks.blogspot.com/2014 ... alice.html

It is broken up into three parts. To view parts 2 and 3, scroll to the right and near the middle of the page you can see the links to parts 2 and 3.