Alice Cooper’s Dennis Dunaway Talks New Album, Reissues


Alice Cooper’s Dennis Dunaway Talks New Album, Reissues

–Joe Lund

For months, reports have been surfacing that original Alice Cooper band members Dennis Dunaway, Michael Bruce and Neal Smith will be featured on Cooper’s forthcoming solo album. Now, fans of the original group have reason to hope the reunion might be more substantial than at first believed. Speaking recently on The Rock Brigade Podcast, Dunaway offered some tantalizing tidbits.

“[The album] is going to be released…,” he said. “We are working on songs right now … the original group. [Producer Bob] Ezrin promised he is not going to take two years to finish, like he took on the Hollywood Vampires’ album. I’m not at liberty to tell you details, but I can say that I’m very excited.”Dunaway discussed other Alice Cooper band matters as well—including talk of a “lost” song titled “School’s Back In,” and hinting that a reissue or two (perhaps of Love it to Death, Killer or School’s Out) may be in the works.

“Warner Brothers is going to put out a reissue of a couple of the original band’s albums,” he said. “Each one of them will have a live show. There will even be some outtakes. I don’t know if I should say what one of [the songs] is as the surprise of it has a lot to do with how cool it is.”

Dunaway continued: “Basically, it is a song that we did in the studio warming up and jamming. We decided if we wrote a song called ‘School’s Back In’ then it would have to be the most depressing blues song ever. It is so depressing that there is big build like it going to the next chord change, but it goes back to the same chord.”

There’s been no word yet regarding a release date for Cooper’s solo album or the reissues. To listen to Dunaway’s interview in its entirety, click here.