Alice Cooper fans received a huge thrill on May 14 at the pioneering shock rocker's show in Nashville, Tennessee, at Andrew Jackson Hall at Tennessee Performing Arts Center. The multi-platinum seller reunited with original bandmates Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway and Neal Smith at the end of the night for a five-song set.
AntiMusic reports on May 16 that the surviving members of the 70's era lineup hit the stage for a handful of Cooper band classics. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers opened with their breakout 1971 single “I'm Eighteen,” and took fans down memory lane with the title track from 1973's Billion Dollar Babies, as well as “No More Mr. Nice Guy” and “Muscle of Love” before Cooper's solo touring bandmembers joined the veteran line up for the evening's encore, the 1972 rock anthem “School's Out.”
Fans can check out the opening action in a fan-shot 8:27 minute video clip. The audience howls its approval as the Alice Cooper band alumni storm through the fanfare leading up to even bigger cheers as the band break into the instantly recognizable opening riff's to Cooper's ode to teenage angst, with the charismatic frontman Cooper singing, “Lines form on my face and hands/Lines form from the ups and downs.”
The 70's ACB line up – less original guitarist Glen Buxton who died in 1997 – collaborated with Cooper for three songs on the veteran rocker's upcoming solo studio album Paranormal, which will hit shelves on July 28 via Earmusic. Produced by longtime associate Bob Ezrin, the star-studded 12-track release will also feature guest appearances by U2's Larry Mullen Jr., ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons and Deep Purple's Roger Glover.
Paranormal will be available in 2-CD, digital and vinyl formats and come with a special mini-album, which features the three tracks with the original Alice Cooper band line up. Fans can check out their reunion footage from Nashville above.
The U.S. leg of Spend The Night With Alice Cooper Tour continues on May 16 in Columbus, Ohio, at Express Live! Tickets for a variety of Alice Cooper shows are available at AXS. For all the latest details on Alice Cooper, click here.