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Albums Of The Week: Alice Cooper | Road

The shock rocker shares songwriting duties with his live band on this concept album about touring — and ends up with a smokin' disc that harkens back to his early days.

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Produced by longtime collaborator Bob Ezrin — and created with his trusted longtime touring band — guitarists Ryan Roxie, Tommy Henrikson and Nita Strauss, bassist Chuck Garric and drummer Glen SobelRoad channels the spirit of old-school Alice Cooper with instantly recognizable grit and plenty of gusto.

“For Road, I wanted the band to be involved in the foundation of all the songs,” says Alice. “I only see these guys when we’re on the road. So, I wanted them to be as tight as they are for the show but on all new material. When you have a band this good, I believe in showing it off, and this is my way of doing so.”

The album opener and first single I’m Alice sets the tone for the album with its driving drumbeat as guitars wail in the distance. Alice’s instantly recognizable rasp takes hold, “I know you’re looking for a real good time. So, let me introduce you to a friend of mine. I’m Alice. I’m the Master of Madness; the Sultan of Surprise… so don’t be afraid, just look into my eyes.”