Alice Cooper thanks his band members publicly except guitarist Tommy Henriksen
A message was posted on the veteran shock rocker Alice Cooper‘s Facebook page (see below) where he thanks only four of his five band members. Left out from the “thank you” section is guitarist Tommy Henriksen who is listed as an official member on Cooper’s Facebook page. It is not known whether this was just a mistake or done purposely.
The posted message on Alice Cooper‘s Facebook page from about eight hours ago states in part:
‘Can’t say enough about my band. This band plays more shows and puts in more miles than most usually playing 5 shows a week & tallying well over 100 shows with me a year without complaint. The reviews speak for themselves – we sound as good as we do because I am lucky to have these musicians with me. So thanks to #RyanRoxie (@ryanroxie) #ChuckGarric (@beastoblanco), #NitaStrauss (@hurricanenita), and #GlenSobel (@glen_sobel). Give them a follow!…”
Wikipedia provides the following about Henriksen‘s involvement with Alice Cooper (with slight edits):
“In March 2011, while being associate producer, guitar player, bass player, programmer, mixer and engineer on the new Alice Cooper Welcome 2 My Nightmare record, Henriksen was asked by Alice to join his live band on guitar which he continues to be a member of. He can also be seen playing bass guitar in the “Heaven in This Hell” video by fellow Cooper bandmate Orianthi.
On October 31, 2014, Henriksen released the digital single “Give’m Hell” off his solo album Tommy! Tommy!! Tommy!!!, out on the Blue Martin/K-tel label in Switzerland, Germany and Austria. A promotional video for “Give’m Hell” was shot around Zurich, Switzerland. A limited edition vinyl version of the album is scheduled for 2015 on Bellyache Records.
Henriksen is also an auxiliary member of the Cooper-fronted rock supergroup Hollywood Vampires, appearing on the band’s eponymous 2015 debut studio album and playing rhythm guitar at the band’s high profile Rock in Rio show on September 24, 2015, as well as preceding warm-up shows at The Roxy on September 16 and 17. Henriksen played with the Hollywood Vampires during their February 2016 Grammy Award Performance.
In March 2017, Henriksen digitally released his latest solo album, StarStruck, on his own label Dis Vicious Music; a limited edition vinyl release followed in late May via Bellyache Records. Henriksen also had a big hand in the making of new Alice Cooper album, Paranormal, co-producing, playing guitar, and co-writing 3 songs.”
Alice Cooper‘s website lists Henriksen as a band member and states the following about him (with slight edits):
“Recognized as a man of many musical skills, Tommy Henriksen is one the most gifted producers/songwriters working today. His rich musical heritage has allowed him to lend his talents to a diverse array of artists such as Lady GaGa, Porcelain Black, Daughtry, Kumi Koda, Steel Magnolia, Kimberly Caldwell, Alice Cooper, Future Boy, Halestorm, Runner Runner, Framing Hanley, David Cook and Wes Carr; all the while playing an active role in a number of facets of the song creation process as he is, as well, an adept engineer, mixer, programmer and multi-instrumentalist—not to mention a fountain of creativity and enthusiasm!
Originally signed as an artist to Capitol Records, where he released his successful eponymous debut, he found that he naturally gravitated towards his current role behind the scenes as a songwriter and producer. With a career that started in New York—with his time now divided between southern sounds in Nashville and the sunny pop of Los Angeles—Tommy has a musical perspective unlike many others. Armed with a unique understanding of what it takes to craft a hit from both sides of the glass, and across a wide variety of genres, he is a much sought after commodity who has a reputation for delivering the goods every time.”