Formed in 1968, the original Alice Cooper group created a theatrical brand of hard rock that was designed to shock and that was never seen before. Within five years they would release no less than seven studio albums, among these their international breakthrough School’s Out (including the Top 10 hit of the same name) and the US #1 Billion Dollar Babies (1973).
By 1974, the Alice Cooper group had risen to the upper echelon of rock stardom… and then, it dissolved.
In October 2015, over 40 years later, record store owner and superfan Chris Penn convinced the original line-up to reunite for a very special performance at his record store Good Records in Dallas, Texas, USA.
Alice Cooper (vocals), Michael Bruce (guitar), Dennis Dunaway (bass) and Neal Smith (drums) were joined on stage by Alice’s current guitarist Ryan Roxie (standing in for the late Glen Buxton).
A packed audience was expecting to attend Dennis Dunaway’s Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs!’ book signing… but they ended up witnessing a full-blown happening.
The legendary reunion show including all-time classics such as “No More Mr. Nice Guy”, “I’m Eighteen” and “School’s Out”, is now available for the very first time worldwide. Luckily the event was also filmed. The documentary movie “Live From The Astroturf” (edited and directed by Steven Gaddis) was welcomed very warmly in Film Festivals all over the world by music fans as well as rock journalists. The documentary won multiple awards for its coverage of the historic event.
The movie will be included in the live album’s first print CD and Vinyl LP editions.