Published September 30 2023 at 14:01
In an all-new interview for 2023, ALICE COOPER talks to Paul Cashmere of Noise11.com about the new album 'Road', the songs behind it, retirement, KISS, the upcoming show and a surprise next album for 2024 that's already been recorded.
Here's an excerpt from the interview (as transcribed by Metaldepartment):
Q: So you're pretty much saying you're never going to retire?
A: No, my , uh, the 'R' word doesn't exist with me you know, I've always said this that the day that I can't play Alice with the same intensity that I did in 1972, that if I can't do that then I'm not going to play Alice, you know, somebody else should play Alice but I think I'm playing Alice better now than I did in '72.
Q: That's an interesting thought, somebody else playing Alice?
A: Oh yeah!
Q: KISS have already raised the potential that there could be a "Son of KISS", could there be a "Son of Alice"?
A: They said if one Alice works then four ought to work and that got them off the hook with me immediately, I said oh okay, I get that, you know, at least we told them where to buy their makeup, I mean they did it, they didn't come as a surprise to us and I said what you need to do is do something that's entirely different - the makeup - than mine and so they did the Kabuki and they created something entirely new which I said "I applaud that", that's great.
Upcoming Alice Cooper tour-dates in the U.S.:
10/4 - St Augustine, FL - Amphitheatre
10/5 - Wilmington, NC - Wilson Center @ Cape Fear College
10/7 - Evansville, IN - Aiken Theatre In The Centre
10/8 - Wheeling, WV -WesBanco Arena
10/10 - Troy, OH - Hobart Arena
10/11 - Wabash, IN - Honeywell Center
10/13 - Paducah, KY - Luther F Carson Four Rivers Center
10/14 - N Little Rock, AR - Simmons Bank Arena
10/15 - Lafayette, LA - Heymannn Performing Arts Center
10/17 - Enid, OK - Stride Bank Center
10/19 - Colorado Springs, CO - Pikes Peak Center
10/20 - Rio Rancho, NM - Events Center
10/21 - Tucson, AZ - AVA Amphitheatre
10/23 - Paso Robles, CA - Vina Robles Amphitheatre
10/25 - Highland, CA - Yaamava Theater
10/26 - Reno NV - Grand Sierra Resort
10/28 - Las Vegas NV - Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
Watch full video interview here: