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"Road" by Alice Cooper: A Masterful Ode to a Life Lived Onstage

Released on August 25, 2023, Alice Cooper's latest offering, "Road," stands as a testament to his unrivaled legacy in the world of rock. Through this album, he not only traverses the familiar journey of rock and roll but does so with a commanding grip on the wheel, proving he's a master of the road's intricate tales.

With over half a century of touring under his belt, Cooper's intimate relationship with the road and its myriad stories shines brightly on this album. "Road" is more than just a set of songs; it's an evocative journey that encapsulates the vintage charm of Alice, tinged with his characteristic edge and playful lyricism.

While the path of rock can be relentless, Cooper not only endures but thrives. Collaborating with his seasoned touring band and the illustrious Bob Ezrin during a rare break, the album exudes a live energy that only a band of their caliber could produce. Every track pulsates with anecdotes inspired by the perpetual motion of a life on tour.

"I’m Alice," the album's opener, is a clarion call that underscores Cooper's undying spirit. His vocals, as incisive as ever, beckon us to step into his realm of eccentricities and unyielding energy.

A standout feature of "Road" is its illustrious lineup. Alongside stalwarts like Ryan Roxie, Chuck Garric, and Nita Strauss, the surprise return of former bandmate Kane Roberts adds a nostalgic touch. His guitar prowess on "Dead Don’t Dance" is nothing short of electrifying.

Yet, the album's brilliance doesn't end there. Contributions from rock luminaries, including Tom Morello's distinctive touch on "White Line Frankenstein," elevate "Road" to new heights. Further enriched by the likes of Keith Nelson and Wayne Kramer, this album is a melting pot of rock royalty.

In Cooper's own words, "Road" is a tribute to the unparalleled synergy of his touring band, a sonic representation of their collective might. The accompanying DVD/Blu-ray of his performance at Hellfest 2022 serves as a testament to his enduring legacy, offering fans both old and new a front-row experience of the maestro at his best.

In conclusion, "Road" is not just an album; it's an experience, a brilliant showcase of Alice Cooper's timeless artistry. Released in the late summer of 2023, it stands as a testament to his enduring presence in the world of rock and reaffirms his status as one of its finest storytellers. Check out Alice's website and stock up on some really cool merch! Or pick up a copy of his NEW CD "Road" on Amazon.



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