Alice Cooper Ponders Double Nightmare Shows
Released 35 years ago, Welcome to My Nightmare was Cooper's solo album debut, following the breakup of the much-heralded original Alice Cooper band. The idea for a sequel took hold when he and Ezrin began contemplating what form the "Alice" character's nightmare might take in today's world. "The first nightmare was a seven-year old's, with 'what's in my closet' and 'my toys are coming to life,'" Cooper explained. "Now, his nightmare would be hip-hop and technology and working 9 to 5 in a cubicle."
At age 63, Cooper continues to tour relentlessly. His current set list consists mostly of hits, but he's considering a more ambitious approach to showcase the new album, which hits record stores on September 13. "I would love to do both [Nightmare] albums back-to-back in a 3,000 seat theater for three weeks at a time," he said. "We could do it in New York, Los Angeles... every major city. There's been talk of Broadway. It would be a great Broadway show." more on this story
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