|Dec. 11th, 2011 05:57 pm Round 2: Cinema Dave meets Alice Cooper Influences and Beatle Paul|
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Tonight, Alice and his band will be ending their "No More Mr. Nice Guy Tour" at the Seminole Hollywood Hard Rock. Like a good carnival barker, Alice exclaims;
"This is my best live band ever, we have Steve Hunter (Cooper band mate from the 1970s), Orianthi (from "American Idol" and Michael Jackson's last band) and the voice of Vincent Price opens the show."
The Vincent Price gesture reveals debt to the past;
"My generation, like Ozzie Osbourne and I, have a harder edge, but we were all taught by the Beatles. We had good teachers and we learned to incorporate melody lines."
Given how "Beatle-Like" Alice sounded in "The Congregation" ("Welcome 2 My Nightmare") and "Much Too Late" ("Dragontown"), Cinema Dave had to ask, did you ever considering a collaboration with Paul McCartney?
"That would be on my bucket list! When he was with "Wings" we shared a studio and I wrote a song titled "I am having a Heart Attack." We are both lyricists and Paul McCartney does not need an Alice Cooper."
As for a dream list of collaborators, Alice quickly named two,
"Burt Bacharach and Bob Dylan."
Thanks to some blackmail information, Cinema Dave felt that he could press the collaborator question with Alice. Thanks to Groucho Marx, Sir Paul and the Alice shared a bed together;