Alice Cooper To Release New Album With Bob Ezrin
May 24, 2010
Phyllis Pollack of Examiner.com reports: Alice Cooper has begun working on a new album to be produced by Bob Ezrin for a new joint venture with Bigger Picture Group. The pair have already collaborated on successful albums including 1973’s Billion Dollar Babies, 1975’s Welcome To My Nightmare, 1972 School’s Out and 1971’s Love It To Death. This will mark Cooper’s 26th studio album.
Ezrin, who has also worked with KISS, Pink Floyd,Peter Gabriel, Jane’s Addiction, Lou Reed and the Deftones, is a partner in Bigger Picture Group, a Nashville based company that has been instrumental in contributing to the success of numerous artists, including country music sensation Zac Brown Band. Ezrin stated, “I am delighted to be back in business with Alice Cooper and Shep Gordon’s Alive Enterprises and our whole company is over the moon about this collaboration. This is not a record deal but rather a partnership that involves virtually all aspects of Alice’s evolving career. And it’s a reunion with the first artist I ever produced and the first great manager I ever worked with. I couldn’t be happier.”
Bigger Picture will be involved in planning, staging, special products, theatrical projects, as well as the production, promotion and distribution of future Alice Cooper releases. The album, projected for early next year, will be distributed through Warner Music Group. A tour that carries theme of the of album will support the release. At this point, the concept of of the album is being kept under wraps.
Alice Cooper commented, “It feels great to be working with Bob again and the entire Bigger Picture team have been tremendously supportive. Lightning has struck more than once in the past with Bob’s involvement so we feel great that we’re onto something really electrifying now that we’re together again. The album we’re crafting is, in some ways, a ‘shriekquel’ to what’s gone before and there’s no better guy to oversee things than Bob.”
Shep Gordon, whose Alive Enterprises has managed Alice Cooper since his professional debut, called the deal with Bigger Picture “a paradigm for the modern music business.” He elaborated, “We’re working with Bob not just on a brilliant new Alice Cooper album but in building upon the great strides Alice’s career has taken recently.” He cited Nights With Alice Cooper, the internationally syndicated daily radio show that Alice hosts, which is syndicated through United Stations, the Gruesome Twosome tour that featured Alice Cooper and acolyte Rob Zombie sharing bills throughout North America, as well as an upcoming Alice Cooper arena tour. The Coop” will be headlining a string of festival dates this summer in France, Germany, Belgium, the UK, and Scandinavia. “Awareness and appreciation for Alice is at an all-time high these days,” he remarked. “Bigger Picture is getting in not on the ground floor but as the elevator is zooming to the top and they’re efforts will, doubtless make this a much faster ride.”