One of the most intriguing things about legendary rock musician Alice Cooper is that he keeps on revisiting old ideas and experiments with new ones all the time. Maybe that is the reason he could sustain his career for more than five decades and release 26 studio albums, 10 live albums and many more in the process.
His music catalogue may be quite expansive but that does not make him stop. The shock rock icon is currently gearing up to expand this catalogue even more. And for that he is reuniting with the original band members from Alice Cooper band, drummer Neil Smith, bassist Dennis Dunway and guitarist Michael Bruce. Glen Buxton, the original lead guitarist of the band, passed away in 1997.
Together they are working on new material and preparing for a studio album. In an interview with The Weekender, Cooper explained that along with Smith, Dunway and Bruce, he is trying to recapture the band's original sound in the upcoming album. He said: "I wrote three or four songs with Neil Smith and Mike Bruce. And so we worked together in Phoenix for about two weeks just writing songs and demoing songs. And you never know which ones are going to make the album, but I said let's do that. Dennis Dunaway wrote two or three things. We haven't seen those yet, but I know Dennis has always written great stuff. It's fun to go back and work with guys you haven't worked with in awhile. It's not trying to recapture your youth. It's trying to recapture a sound. And it's a very elusive sound."
Before disbanding in 1975, Alice Cooper Band had released seven studio albums, among which "Billion Dollar Babies" and "Killer" are widely regarded as cult records. The band is also considered as one of the pioneers of shock rock and Cooper himself acted as an inspiration for many future artistes of the genre such as Marilyn Manson and King Diamond.