antiMusic Logo
Jealous Haters Since 1998!
Home | News | Reviews | Day In Rock | RockNewsWire | Singled Out | Feeds
spacer

Alice Cooper Group's Neal Smith Releases New Album

11/01/2011
.
(Glass Onyon) Alice Cooper Group drummer Neal Smith has released a new album called 'KillSmith Two'.

Neal Smith recently reunited with Alice Cooper and recorded several new tracks for Alice's 'Welcome 2 My Nightmare' (which also features fellow AC Group members Michael Bruce and Dennis Dunaway)

"I think it's the best writing I've ever done with industrial strength music," says Neal. "The fourth song on the 'K$2' CD is called 'Evil Voodoo Moon'. It is the song that's the mother of Alice's latest single called 'I'll Bite Your Face Off", featured on his great new CD 'Welcome 2 My Nightmare'. One of the main goals I had in mind while writing 'K$2' was to keep my lyrics radio friendly this time. My colorful vocabulary could make a drunken sailor blush. So I took it back a few notches for airplay, something I didn't do on my first KillSmith CD 'Sexual Savior' when I just let all hell break loose."

Neal Smith is best known worldwide for his innovative drumming and outrageous stage antics with the original Alice Cooper Group. His solid drumming is the hallmark sound behind such classic 1970's Alice Cooper hits "School's Out", "I'm Eighteen", "Billion Dollar Babies" and "No More Mr. Nice Guy". Neal is also a prolific songwriter, who helped pen many of Cooper's best known songs. The Alice Cooper Group was the first band to introduce theatrics to the rock and roll stage, the group has sold over 25 million records worldwide. Neal has six gold and five platinum records to his credit, and has performed before millions on extensive grand World Tours. From the late 1970s to the present, Smith's trademark drums can be heard on several albums, including the Billion Dollar Babies, The Plasmatics, Buck Dharma, Deadringer, Bouchard, Dunaway and Smith, Cinematik and his most recent critically acclaimed solo project KillSmith CDs. KillSmith's debut CD 'Sexual Savior' released in 2008 garnered praise from fans and critics worldwide. And now with 'KillSmith Two', Neal takes his ferocious brand of rock and roll to another level!

"In addition to crafting my lyrics for the radio, the new songs on 'K$2' have evolved with more defined choruses and themes," explains Neal. "Heavy industrial guitars are still the heart of the KillSmith sound along with my pounding drums."

KillSmith features: Neal 'Kill' Smith (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, synthesizer, drums & percussion), Peter 'The Cat' Catucci (bass guitar & backing vocals), Doug Wahlberg (lead guitar), Kevin Franklin (lead guitar), Bryan Morrell (lead guitar) and Pete 'Keys' Hickey (keyboards)

A forty year veteran in the music industry, Neal Smith's vast achievements have finally been recognized with his recent and prestigious induction into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame. "I am happiest for the fans of the original Alice Cooper Band," says Neal. "As I said in my acceptance speech at our induction into the Hall of Fame, this was all about them and because of them. Without our faithful fans around the world, that night would never have happened. At the pinnacle of our success the only awards we ever received or cared about were in the shape of gold and platinum albums and that was only because of our fans. Even the established music business in the seventies shunned the Alice Cooper Band and never considered us for Grammys or any of the other music awards at the time. Living on the fringe of acceptability has always been the norm for me. Now I've been asked to become legitimate in the music world and that's a role I'm very uncomfortable with, but KillSmith keeps me on the fringe in my comfort zone."

Possibly one of the most anticipated reunions of the decade in the rock world recently transpired with the surviving members of the original Alice Cooper group and producer Bob Ezrin recording together for the first time in 37 years! "Well it was fantastic to work with everyone again in the same room," says Neal. "Over the years I've seen Alice, Michael, Dennis and Bob many times all over the US and Canada. But it was in September 2010 when we were all finally together again in one location in a recording studio in New York City. In the studio we even set up a little memorial for Glen Buxton, it consisted of a Fender amp, a pack of cigarettes and a bottle of Seagram's VO whiskey. So GB was with us there in spirit. We were all laughing, having a blast with the same insane sense of humor that we've always had it was a great time. But when we got down to business and recording machines were running, the ever present chemistry was still there and the magic started happening again. That was the first time that all five of us, Alice, Michael, Dennis, Bob and I had been in the recording studio together since the 'Billion Dollar Babies' album was recorded in 1972/73. I hope we do it again!"

Plans to tour in support of the release of 'KillSmith Two' are currently in the works. "Along with Peter, Kevin, Doug and myself, we are currently in rehearsals working on a new KillSmith show right now. Any future show dates will be announced on my website," says Neal.

Neal Smith 'KillSmith Two' is available here

Neal Smith CDs, DVDs and MP3s

Neal Smith T-shirts and Posters

Neal Smith CDs, vinyl and rarities

Share this article


...end


advertisement
advertisement

.
News Reports
.

Day in Rock:
Megadeth's Nick Menza Cause Of Death Confirmed- Van Halen's Future Pondered By David Lee Roth- Led Zeppelin Trial Forces Robert Plant To Cancel Benefit Show- more

Day In Pop: 1 Killed, 3 Wounded In Shooting At T.I. Concert- Brad Paisley Reveals Demi Lovato Duet 'Without a Fight'- Justin Bieber Sparks Controversy With Argentinean Flag Tossing- more

Motley Crue Ended On Bad Terms?- Rock Is Dead Says Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea- Crazy Train: Ozzy Osbourne To Get Tram Named In His Honor- Paul McCartney- more

 Subscribe To Day in Rock


advertisement

.
Rock News Stories
Megadeth's Nick Menza Cause Of Death Confirmed

Van Halen's Future Pondered By David Lee Roth

Led Zeppelin Trial Forces Robert Plant To Cancel Benefit Show

The Tragically Hip Announce Farewell Tour

Allman Brothers Band Albums Set For Audiophile Reissue

KISS' Paul Stanley Explains Why He Reunited With Ace Frehley

Manowar Announce Plans For Farewell Tour

Asking Alexandria Release 'Here I Am' Video

Gwar Working On First Album Without Dave Brockie

Periphery Streaming New Song 'The Price Is Wrong'

Pink Floyd To Be Honored By Royal Mail With Stamp Collection

The Dead Daisies Release Teaser Video For New Album

Aerosmith's Joe Perry Asked Johnny Depp For Guitar Lesson

Four Year Strong Release Who Cares? Video

Henry Rollins Helps Dinosaur Jr. Announce New Album

Toby Jepson Announces New Band Wayward Sons

Aisles Announce Double Concept Album 'Hawaii'

Alice In Chains's Jerry Cantrell Brought Deftones To Tears

Halestorm's Lzzy Hale Was Inspired by Moment Of Jealousy

The Virginmarys Release 'Motherless Land' Video

Lacuna Coil Interviewed By Sock Puppets In New Online Video

Blessthefall Release 'Oathbreaker' Video, Announce Summer Tour

Between The Buried And Me Figured It Out With 'Coma Ecliptic'

Hellions Streaming New Song 'Quality Of Life'

Motley Crue Ended On Bad Terms?

Rock Is Dead Says Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea

Crazy Train: Ozzy Osbourne To Get Tram Named In His Honor

Paul McCartney Launches Virtual Reality Series

Other Music News Stories
1 Killed, 3 Wounded In Shooting At T.I. Concert

Brad Paisley Reveals Demi Lovato Duet 'Without a Fight'

Justin Bieber Sparks Controversy With Argentinean Flag Tossing

Florida Georgia Line Cover Backstreet Boys Song

One Direction's Niall Horan Working On New Songs

Jay Z's References 'Lemonade' and Prince On New Remix

Beck and Flume Release New Song 'Tiny Cities'

Lil Wayne and Birdman Call Off Settlement Talks?

Randy Travis Stars In New Film 'The Price'

Bruce Springsteen Offers His Coat To Underdressed Adele

OneRepublic Talk New Song 'Everywhere I Go'

Maren Morris Goes R&B With 'No Diggity' Cover

Dierks Bentley Discusses The Inspiration For 'Black'

Anne Hathaway And James Corden Face Off In Rap Battle

Singled Out: D. FRANCISCO's I Want Ya

Dierks Bentley Lines Up Media Appearances For Black Release

Kanye West Sued For $2.5 Million Over Plagiarism Claim

Drake's 'Views' Smashes Streaming Records

Little Big Town Announce Pharrell Produced Album 'Wanderlust'

A Great Big World's 'Won't Stop Running' Inspired By MS Battle

Ariana Grande Releases 'Into You' Video

Pink Surprised By Her Fan-Girl Crush Johnny Depp

Chewbacca Mom Gets A Lesson From J.J. Abrams

Beyonce Pays Tribute To Prince in Minneapolis

Kanye and Kim Celebrate Their 2nd Wedding Anniversary

Singled Out: The Devyl Nellys Funk Is Free

Liam Gallagher Has Strong Response to Oasis Reunion Rumors

Lady Antebellum To Host ACM Honors

Reviews
All Recent Reviews and Interviews

Red Tide Rising - Voices

Denner Shermann - Satan's Tomb

The Blues: Blind Lemon Peel Blues All-Stars - Don't Tear My Clothes

Steve Porcaro - Someday/Somehow

Kiefer Sutherland Live

The Allman Brothers Band - Live From A&R Studios, New York, August 26, 1971

Howardian - A Smurf at Land's End

Anvil is Anvil

Album of the Week: Generation X

Root 66: Darryl Purpose - Still the Birds

Quick Flicks: The Dollyrots - Family Vacation: Live in Los Angeles

5 Star Friday: Searching for Sugar Man

Rock Reads: Show Posters: The Art and Practice of Making Gig Posters

Vehemence - Forward Without Motion

Ben Craven - Last Chance to Hear

The Rides - Pierced Arrow

Psychedelic Shack: Black Rainbows- Deadsmoke- Duel- Holy Grove

Roots of Creation - Livin Free

On The Record: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Live - Volume 1

Classics: Prince's Purple Rain

The Blues: New Blues Revolution, Golden State - Lone Star Blues Revue, Peter Karp

Lita Ford - Time Capsule

The Blues: Jeff Healey - Heal My Soul

Rock Reads: Little Gray Bastards- The Incessant Alien Presence

Guns N' Roses Month: Chinese Democracy

Iron Maiden Live In Chicago

Grey Heaven Fall - Black Wisdom

The Blues: Keb' Mo' - Keb' Mo' Live: That Hot Pink Blues Album

Guns N' Roses Month: Use Your Illusion I and II

Passport: Lakou Mizik - Wa Di Yo

Keith Morris & the Crooked Numbers - The Dirty Gospel

Road Trip: Treefort Music Fest 2016

Contact Us - Privacy - antiMusic Email - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2016 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved.

Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.