ALICE COOPER Talks To BILLBOARD Magazine About 'Welcome II My Nightmare'

Alice Cooper recently spoke to Billboard.com about his collaboration with producer Bob Ezrin ("Billion Dollar Babies", "Welcome To My Nightmare", "School's Out" and "Love It to Death") on the legendary rocker's new album.

"We thought the story was good, but we started talking about 'Welcome to My Nightmare', which I think is our biggest triumph," Cooper told Billboard.com. "He mentioned, 'What if Alice had another nightmare?' And we wrote three songs right there. He got really involved in it. Bob is even darker than I am."

Cooper told Billboard.com that he and Ezrin have come up with 13 songs so far, including the ballads "I Am Made of You" and "Something to Remember Me By". In addition, Cooper recently recorded three new songs with original bandmates Dennis Dunaway (bass), Neal Smith (drums) and Michael Bruce (guitar).

"When I listen to the first 'Nightmare', I've got all kinds of things going on," Cooper said. "There's a lot of hard rock on it, but it'll go way off in a weird direction in one song and then way off in other direction for another song. So where 'Welcome To My Nightmare' left off, this one starts right up. When it comes out it'll have an entire new production around it, probably as big as the original 'Nightmare' show. It'll be a big moment in my career."

"Welcome II My Nightmare" is scheduled for release next year on Bigger Picture Records.

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