ALICE COOPER’S “WELCOME 2 MY NIGHTMARE,” COMPLETE, WSOU CELBRATES 25 YEARS OF HEAVY METAL RADIO,
Legendary rockers Alice Cooper has completed work on his new album, “Welcome 2 My Nightmare”. Cooper made the revelation during his “Nights With Alice Cooper” syndicated radio show, saying that “‘Welcome 2 My Nightmare’ is done. It’s just sitting there.” Like the 1975 original “Welcome To My Nightmare” LP, was produced by Bob Ezrin, who also worked on the singer’s “Billion Dollar Babies”, “School’s Out” and “Love It to Death” releases.
Steve Stracquatanio, a Biology major and WSOU‘s programming director, explained to The Setonian the impact the station has on the local metal scene.
“WSOU has brought it up, started it. Our motto is bringing the underground to the above, and that’s what we do. We are one of the only sources for a heavy metal radio station. From the start, we were the only place promoting local bands and more established acts, and we’re still doing that,” he said.
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“We thought the story was good, but we started talking about ‘Welcome To My Nightmare’, which I think is our biggest triumph,” Cooper told Billboard.com last October. “He mentioned, ‘What if Alice had another nightmare?’ And we wrote three songs right there. He got really involved in it. Bob is even darker than I am.”
Cooper told Billboard.com that he and Ezrin were working on at least 13 songs, including the ballads “I Am Made of You” and “Something to Remember Me By”. In addition, Cooper recorded three new songs with original bandmates Dennis Dunaway (bass), Neal Smith (drums) and Michael Bruce (guitar).
“When I listen to the first ‘Nightmare’, I’ve got all kinds of things going on,” Cooper said. “There’s a lot of hard rock on it, but it’ll go way off in a weird direction in one song and then way off in other direction for another song. So where ‘Welcome To My Nightmare’ left off, this one starts right up. When it comes out it’ll have an entire new production around it, probably as big as the original ‘Nightmare’ show. It’ll be a big moment in my career.”
“Welcome 2 My Nightmare” is scheduled for release later this year on Bigger Picture Records.