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Alice Cooper Declares Detroit Hard Rock Capital

Detroit native and shock rocker Alice Cooper is set to release his latest album which is a tribute to his hometown of Detroit.

Alice Cooper‘s new album ‘Detroit Stories’ drops on Friday, February 26th and was named that because that’s where the original Alice Cooper band started and Cooper felt he owed it to the city.

Cooper points out in the video below that back when the Alice Cooper band started that Los Angeles had The Doors, San Francisco had The Grateful Dead, New York had The Young Rascals, but Detroit was home to The Stooges, The MC5, Bob Seger, Ted Nugent, and them which he says was hard rock and guitar-driven rock. So Cooper has declared Detroit the hard rock capital of the United States. He also touches on that during the same time as the Detroit hard rock scene was booming that the Detroit Motown scene was blowing up as well. Cooper notes that even though there were two separate musical movements in the city they both got along quite well.

So when it came to working on his new album Cooper decided it was time to celebrate Detroit. He points out that they wrote, recorded, and even used Detroit-based musicians to make the new album ‘Detroit Stories’. He does point out there is one non-Detroit guest on the album with guitarist Joe Bonamassa.

The new album ‘Detroit Stories’ will be available in multiple formats including CD, 2-LP vinyl, a CD+DVD Digipak, CD Box Set that includes the CD, Blu-Ray, t-shirt, face mask, torchlight, and three stickers.

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