NME TV recently conducted an interview with legendary rocker Alice Cooper. You can now watch the chat below.
When asked for his thoughts on “Lulu”, METALLICA‘s collaborative album with former THE VELVET UNDERGROUND frontman Lou Reed, Alice said, “It’s such an odd combination that I really wanna hear it, because I love Lou Reed and I love METALLICA. I would like to have been a fly on the wall when somebody said, ‘Why doesn’t Lou Reed and METALLICA get together and make an album?’ ‘Cause I would have gone, ‘What?’ It’s like Iggy Pop making a record with ABBA. You’re sitting there going, ‘Where’s the connection here?’ [Laughs] So I really wanna hear it. Lou Reed‘s lyrics are as dark as can be. And METALLICA is this gigantic, steroid metal band. How does this gel? I can’t wait to hear it.”
Alice Cooper‘s new album, “Welcome 2 My Nightmare”, sold 18,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 22 on The Billboard 200 chart. Cooper‘s previous CD, 2008’s “Along Came A Spider”, opened with just under 10,000 copies to land at No. 53.
Recorded with longtime collaborator Bob Ezrin, who produced the original multi-platinum “Welcome To My Nightmare” album in 1975, “Welcome 2 My Nightmare” picks up right where they left off, with Alice trapped in his own warped mind.
That original album is an all-time rock classic that spawned a worldwide theatrical tour and pioneering U.S. TV special and cemented Alice Cooper as a visionary trailblazer whose influence persists today in rock, metal, pop, punk, theater, television, film and much more.