Bassist Dennis Dunaway hoping for more Alice Cooper original line-up reunion shows
The remaining original members of the Alice Cooper band — singer Alice Cooper, guitarist Michael Bruce, drummer Neal Smith and bassist Dennis Dunaway — recently reunited on May 14, 2017 at the Andrew Jackson Hall in the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The foursome along with guitarist Ryan Roxie played four songs together during the first encore before being rejoined by guitarists Nita Strauss and Tommy Hendricks, bassist Chuck Garric and drummer Glen Sobel for “School’s Out” during the second encore.
Dunaway provided his thoughts on the reunion show via his website. The following are excerpts from Dunaway‘s website article:
“…Finally, it was time. The curtain had closed at the end of Alice’s modified set, but the house lights didn’t go up. The die-hard fans knew what was about to come, and raised their iPhones like a sea of lanterns. The drum tech prepared Neal’s set and the roadies got us ready to go. The curtain rose.
We blasted “Eighteen,” “Billion Dollar Babies,” “No More Mr. Nice Guy,” “Muscle of Love,” and then “School’s Out/Another Brick in The Wall” with both bands for the big finale.
Whenever I looked into the crowd, I was surprised to see so many people were crying. Some shows are good, some are great, and some feel downright transcendent. Performing with Michael, Neal, and Alice is very special, and since it doesn’t happen often, magic was in the air. Of course everybody misses the fiery Glen Buxton, but I know he would have liked Ryan.
I loved that our daughters joined us, especially since it was Mother’s Day. (On Father’s Day two years prior, they travelled to Cleveland to support me at a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame event.)
The players in Alice‘s current band are exceptionally talented rock stars, and hanging out with them feels like being with extended family. Ryan, Tommy Henriksen, Nita Strauss, Glen Sobel, and Chuck Garric are always friendly and accommodating. It was fun sharing the stage together, and spending time after the show!
I was on cloud nine over how many amazing fans had gone to such great lengths to be there. Some came from Canada, France, and even Australia.
As far as future reunion shows, hopefully our fans will make a big enough noise to reach the ears of the concert promoters!…”
You can read the rest of the article at bassist Dennis Dunaway‘s website.