New record is expected to be released this summer
Alice Cooper has finished his new album – and has said it is ready for release.
The album, the singer’s 25th, is titled ‘Welcome 2 My Nightmare’ and is billed as the sequel to his 1975 album ‘Welcome To My Nightmare’. That record was his first as a solo artist and not as frontman of the Alice Cooper Group.
He made the announcement on his radio show Nights With Alice Cooper, which aired on the Planet Rock station on Saturday night (February 19).
“‘Welcome 2 My Nightmare’ is done,” he said. “It’s just sitting there.”
The 1975 album was a concept record based around the dreams of a character called Steven. Cooper said of the sequel: “It’s ‘Welcome 2 My Nightmare’, and it’s the next nightmare. 30 years later, he [Steven] has another nightmare, and this one is even worse than the last one.”
Cooper added that the album has been producer by Bob Ezrin, who also produced the original.
“I haven’t worked with Bob [Ezrin] in a long time,” Cooper said. “After the 35th anniversary of ‘…Nightmare’, I said, ‘Why don’t we start writing something else?’. And he said, ‘Why don’t we just do part two?’. We’d never done part two, so I went, ‘That’s a great idea. Let’s get me and you together’.”
The album does not have a release date yet, but is expected in the summer.