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Loudwire.com – Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction? (Jul. 18, 2018)

In this interview, ‘Loudwire’ sits down with Alice to play ‘Wikipedia – Fact or Fiction’. After seeing a few of these (and relying on Wikipedia from time to time with these posts), it only seemed fitting to address the one based on him. I was actually pretty shocked to find most of the info was legit according to Alice (only two minor inconsistencies…

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“Fridays with Alice” is a blog that looks at God’s Word from a fresh, new perspective. It is a scripture-based endeavor. One that will take the songs and interviews of Alice Cooper and apply them to what God says about who we are in Him and who He wants us to be. We celebrate in knowing Alice as a Brother in Christ and are excited to share with you this project called, “Fridays with Alice… The Gospel according to Alice Cooper”.

Pick Up The Bones (Brutal Planet, 2000)

Pick Up The Bones (Brutal Planet, 2000)

This week’s post is the next ‘Brutal Planet’ track we will be looking at (if you haven’t already, be sure to check out the ‘Brutal Planet’ post from last October). ‘Pick Up The Bones’ is this week’s focus and lines up perfectly with so much of what is going on in the world. At the time this track was cut, more than 72 wars/altercations were taking place in the world…

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From The Inside (From The Inside, 1978)

From The Inside (From The Inside, 1978)

This week we take another look at ‘From The Inside’ released in 1978. The tracks and album are met with mixed reviews, yet the album is invaluable to Alice’s catalog. His heart is poured out in a way that fuses honesty, comedy, and raw emotion into a finely recorded piece. One that celebrates his journey to sobriety (and the characters he met along the way).

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Elected (Billion Dollar Babies, 1973)

Elected (Billion Dollar Babies, 1973)

‘Billion Dollar Babies’, the sixth studio album, was released in 1973. This week’s focus is the song “Elected.” Alice Cooper, still a band, found major success with this album hitting #1 on the album charts in both the U.S. and the United Kingdom. Bob Ezrin was once again hired to produce the record and was also used for some of the keyboard tracks on the album as well…

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Perfect (Dirty Diamonds, 2005)

Perfect (Dirty Diamonds, 2005)

This week we revisit the “Dirty Diamonds” album released in 2005. Focusing on the track, “Perfect”, the second track on the album, tells the story of a man and his significant other. As the track spins, we learn that the object of his affection…

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Escape (Welcome to My Nightmare, 1975)

Escape (Welcome to My Nightmare, 1975)

This week we look at “Escape” from the “Welcome To My Nightmare” LP. Released in 1975, Alice’s 1st solo album brings excitement and flare back to the stage. A record and stage show with a stated goal and concept, the “Welcome To My Nightmare” experience is one that many fans, critics, and music historians remember fondly. An intense mixture of songs…

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Somewhere In The Jungle (Dragontown, 2001)

Somewhere In The Jungle (Dragontown, 2001)

This week’s post focuses on “Somewhere In The Jungle.” A song from Dragontown, Alice’s 22nd studio album. It was released in 2001.  The LP is a continuation of the themes found on the previous LP, Brutal Planet – a Brutal Planet part two, so to speak. “Dragontown describes the worst town on Brutal Planet,” according to Alice. The place and characters…

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Clones (We’re All) (Flush The Fashion, 1980)

Clones (We’re All) (Flush The Fashion, 1980)

‘Flush The Fashion‘ is Alice’s twelfth studio album and the song ‘Clones (We’re All)’ is this week’s focus. Released in 1980, the LP falls under an umbrella of genres from Rock, Hard Rock, to New Wave. With a mixture of sarcasm and some story-based songs, the album still delivers a Cooper-based vibe and feel with songs such as: “Talk Talk”, “Clones (We’re All)”, “Model Citizen”, “Grim Facts”, and “Headlines”. All of which will likely…

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The Rock: A Way To Give Back (2020 Fundraiser)

The Rock: A Way To Give Back (2020 Fundraiser)

In this post, we will be focusing one last time on Alice Cooper’s The Rock Teen Center. The 2020 fundraiser is under way and we are also offering you chances to win a FWA merch bundle along with some Solid Rock items for every $10 donation you make during our fundraiser (which ends next Thurs., Sept. 3rd.) Links to the fundraiser and the video about the merch bundle are found below.

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We Are The Rock, Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock (Fundraiser, 2020)

We Are The Rock, Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock (Fundraiser, 2020)

This week we focus on the passion of Alice & Sheryl Cooper. In this post, we find a place where they both find purpose and meaning. Where they can give back to their community and help make “everlasting differences” in the lives of teens. This week we discuss ‘The Rock’ – a teen center in Phoenix, Arizona, and the video, “We Are The Rock.” A building that provides a “landing place for…

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The Today Show Interview with Alice & Sheryl Cooper (December 2019)

The Today Show Interview with Alice & Sheryl Cooper (December 2019)

As we begin some new fundraising efforts for Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock, it seems like the perfect time for us to revisit Alice and Sheryl’s appearance on “The Today Show,” which aired on December 17, 2019. The interview, entitled “Alice Cooper Opens Up About His Journey To Finding Faith,” is only about 5 minutes long but is packed full of insight and discovery. The folks at “The Today Show” did a marvelous job of allowing the couple to share their testimony without watering it down for mainstream media. While the segment is about Faith…

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Poison (Trash, 1989)

Poison (Trash, 1989)

The Trash LP was released in 1989. With this record, Alice returns to the prominence linked to the albums of yesteryear.  The album is birthed to life with the opening track, “Poison,” which quickly becomes the most prominent hit since “School’s Out” reaching #7 in the U.S. and #2 in the UK.

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Stand (Dirty Diamonds, 2005)

Stand (Dirty Diamonds, 2005)

This week we revisit the “Dirty Diamonds” album released in 2005. Focusing on the bonus track, “Stand”, we find Alice teaming up with a unique artist. The song mixes the growling tones of Alice’s voice with his first-ever hip-hop collaboration. The actor/rapper, Xzibit, is the featured performer in the song and oddly enough, the pair masterfully mix together to create…

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Stolen Prayer (The Last Temptation, 1994)

Stolen Prayer (The Last Temptation, 1994)

This week we again re-visit ‘The Last Temptation’ with the song “Stolen Prayer”. An LP which is full of insight and direction of Biblical proportion. Alice admits, “It’s a very strong concept album, a real morality play.” The album does a great job bridging the gap between generations of Alice fans as well. It’s a well-received record and a fan favorite. On that album there are songs about choice, virtue…

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Brutal Planet (Brutal Planet, 2000)

Brutal Planet (Brutal Planet, 2000)

‘Brutal Planet‘ was released in 2000.  It is one of Cooper’s darker albums – focusing on the demise and destruction of humanity.  Very much like the red pill and blue pill in the Matrix.  This album focuses on what life looks like when God and His plan are left out of the equation.   The product of such an equation is a burning wasteland ruled…

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Last Man On Earth (Welcome 2 My Nightmare, 2011)

Last Man On Earth (Welcome 2 My Nightmare, 2011)

This week we look at “Last Man On Earth” from ‘Welcome 2 My Nightmare’ which was released in 2011. Like the original ‘Nightmare’ LP, this one is a concept album based on Steven’s nightmares. This time he journeys to Hell and finds many tongue-in-cheek examples of the horrible things that can be found there…

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Second Coming (Love It To Death, 1971)

Second Coming (Love It To Death, 1971)

This week’s post focuses on “Second Coming” from ‘Love It To Death’, the third studio album, was released in 1971. At this point, Alice Cooper was still a band and this album saw their first dose of commercial success. The band enlisted Bob Ezrin to produce the album and the album’s success earned them favor with Warner Bros…

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The Wit, Wisdom, and Wickedness of Alice Cooper (Sept. 17, 2016)

The Wit, Wisdom, and Wickedness of Alice Cooper (Sept. 17, 2016)

In this interview, Life Focus Ministries sits down with The Coopers to discuss the value of Christian upbringing, prayer, and other relevant topics. It’s a 25+ minute interview, titled “The Wit, Wisdom, and Wickedness of Alice Cooper,” and well worth the watch. It’s beautiful to see how committed this family is to each other and the Lord…

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Go To Hell (Alice Cooper Goes To Hell, 1976)

Go To Hell (Alice Cooper Goes To Hell, 1976)

Released in 1976, Alice Cooper Goes To Hell was certified Gold on November 23, 1976. The LP peaked at #27 in the U.S. and #23 in the UK. “Go To Hell” is the opening track and sets the stage for the cognitive reasoning behind the journey into the abyss. A litany of reasons why this venture down is taking place is found in lyrics.

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Don’t Give Up (Single Release, 2020)

Don’t Give Up (Single Release, 2020)

This week’s song was released less than a month ago on May 15th of this year. As the COVID-19 debate and lockdown escalates, Alice issued this song as a response and a declaration of perseverance. “Don’t Give Up” uplifts, encourages, and challenges the listener to look at the bright side of struggle and strife (check out more about the single at alicecooper.com).

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Teenage Frankenstein (Constrictor, 1986)

Teenage Frankenstein (Constrictor, 1986)

“Constrictor”, released in 1986, is Alice’s ninth solo studio album. The album features the song “Teenage Frankenstein” and has Alice returning after a three year hiatus from the music industry. The product of that time spent away gave Alice the chance to redirect himself – breaking ties with Warner Bros. records, replenishing his health, and focusing on his new addiction, golf. All of these factors helped bring…

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The Song That Didn’t Rhyme (The Eyes of Alice Cooper, 2003)

The Song That Didn’t Rhyme (The Eyes of Alice Cooper, 2003)

Didn’t expect to revisit ‘The Eyes of Alice Cooper ‘album so soon, but it seems fitting after this past week’s media circus. This post focuses on a humorous track entitled “The Song That Didn’t Rhyme”. A song, unlike its title, which is actually pretty catchy and has found its way on my playlist from time to time. Alice admits, “it’s just one of those songs that was a joke…

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God, Drugs, and Rock and Roll: Greg Laurie has a chat with Alice Cooper (8.17.2019)

God, Drugs, and Rock and Roll: Greg Laurie has a chat with Alice Cooper (8.17.2019)

This week, we take a look at another Alice interview. In this one, entitled “God, Drugs, and Rock and Roll”, Cooper sits down with Greg Laurie, Senior Pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship, and discusses a large number of topics. As the conversation unfolds, it becomes evident that who Alice is matters. Not just who he is now, but who he was in the past. In fact, this is a question we’ve been asked from…

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Nothing’s Free (The Last Temptation, 1994)

Nothing’s Free (The Last Temptation, 1994)

This week we again re-visit ‘The Last Temptation’ with the song “Nothing’s Free”. An LP which is full of insight and direction of Biblical proportion. Alice admits, “It’s a very strong concept album, a real morality play.” The album does a great job bridging the gap between generations of Alice fans as well. It’s a well-received record and a fan favorite. On that album there are songs about choice, virtue…

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Dead Babies (Killer, 1971)

Dead Babies (Killer, 1971)

“Dead Babies” is found on the 1971 LP, “Killer,” The album is the Alice Cooper band’s fourth studio recording. Reaching #21 on the Billboard 200, the record continued to propel the group forward into the limelight of the music industry. With songs like “Under My Wheels,” “Be My Lover,” “Desperado,” “Halo of Flies,” and “Dead Babies,” the LP dishes up classics which are still often performed some 45+…

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No More Mr. Nice Guy (Billion Dollar Babies, 1973)

No More Mr. Nice Guy (Billion Dollar Babies, 1973)

Released on February 25th, 1973, Billion Dollar Babies was the Alice Cooper band’s 6th studio album. Overall, the record is very tongue-in-cheek – a dark comedy of sorts. Songs like “I Love The Dead,” “No More Mr. Nice Guy,” “Sick Things,” “Elected,” “Generation Landslide,” and the title track either poke fun at or call attention to the ironic, darker truths of reality. Cautionary…

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I’m So Angry (The Eyes of Alice Cooper, 2003)

I’m So Angry (The Eyes of Alice Cooper, 2003)

“The Eyes of Alice Cooper” was released on September 30, 2003, in the U.S. As the album turns 16, it seems fitting to revisit that LP this week. Alice was ready to move past the doom and gloom of industrial metal found on “Brutal Planet” and “Dragontown.” This album finds him returning instead to his roots. A mixture of humor, reality, and pure untainted Rock…

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School’s Out (for COVID-19 and Maybe Summer) (School’s Out, 1972)

School’s Out (for COVID-19 and Maybe Summer) (School’s Out, 1972)

In 1972, Alice Cooper, the band, released their 5th studio album, School’s Out (for Summer because of COVID-19). The record is heavily influenced by the Yardbirds and reached No. 4 on the UK album charts, No. 2 on the US Billboard 200, and No. 1 on the Canadian RPM Top 100. “One thing about the School’s Out album that is interesting was…

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He’s Back (The Man Behind The Mask) (Constrictor, 1986)

He’s Back (The Man Behind The Mask) (Constrictor, 1986)

“He’s Back” is the final track on the “Constrictor (1986)” LP. Alice’s ninth solo studio album is driven by a much more aggressive tone. He notes that at this point in his career this album was the original Nightmare character – only more belligerent, more confrontational.

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Hey Stoopid (Hey Stoopid, 1991)

Hey Stoopid (Hey Stoopid, 1991)

This week’s post focuses on the title track from the Hey Stoopid album, released in 1991. This LP redirected Alice’s focus back to a heavier sound – a more ‘Alice’ feel and vibe. He admitted that he felt good about this album and the direction music was heading at that time. “When I listen to Guns N’ Roses or Skid Row or Jane’s Addiction, I hear…

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I Am The Future (Zipper Catches Skin, 1982)

I Am The Future (Zipper Catches Skin, 1982)

“I Am The Future,” the 3rd track found on “Zipper Catches Skin” released in 1982. The LP, Alice Cooper’s seventh solo studio album, was co-produced by Erik Scott, Alice’s bass player, and fellow songwriter. Scott admitted that this album “was meant to be lean, stripped-down, and low on frills. Punkish and bratty…”

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