Alice Cooper working on two albums

Alice Cooper has confirmed he’ll be working on his next solo album and the successor to Hollywood Vampires’ 2015 self-titled debut.

He also reveals that his next studio work will feature material he co-wrote with original Alice Cooper bandmates, Neal Smith, Mike Bruce and Dennis Dunaway.

Cooper tells ABC News: “I’m working on two albums at once right now. And I’m gonna be on two tours this summer. I got my own tour and then I got the Vampires tour. So, I don’t get a rest.

“Neal, Mike and I just wrote two or three songs. Dennis and I wrote some songs together. When the original Alice Cooper band broke up in 1974, we broke up as friends. We never broke up as enemies.

“If they’re doing a gig, I show up and sing a few songs with them. If I’m doing a gig and they’re in town, they come up on stage. So, there’s never been any bad blood between any of us.”

Cooper will embark on a North American tour and headline the TeamRock-sponsored Stone Free festival, London, on June 18. He’s also set to perform with The Hollywood Vampires in New York, Lisbon’s Rock In Rio and Wisconsin’s Rockfest this summer.

The supergroup also featuring Joe Perry and Johnny Depp paid tribute to Lemmy in their performance at the Grammys earlier this week.

The Hollywood Vampires tour dates 2016

May 24: New York Turning Stone Casino, NY
May 27: Lisbon Rock In Rio, Portugal
Jul 14: Wisconsin Rock Fest, WI

Alice Cooper 2016 tour dates

Apr 29: Biloxi Beau Rivage Resort And Casino, MS
May 02: Nashville TPAC’s Jackson Hall, TN
May 04: Peoria Peoria Civic Center, IL
May 05: Merrillville Star Plaza Theatre, IN
May 06: Columbus LC Pavilion, OH
May 08: Concord Carolina Rebellion, NC
May 10: New Brunswick State Theatre, NJ
May 12: Port Chester Capitol Theatre, NY
May 13: Wilkes-Barre FM Kirby Center, PA
May 14: Lynn Lynn Memorial Auditorium, MA
May 15: Morristown Mayo Performing Arts Center, NJ
May 17: Warren Packard Music Hall, OH
May 20: Pittsburgh Stage AE, PA
May 21: Rama Entertainment Centre, ON
Jun 18: London O2 Stone Free Festival, UK

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