ALICE COOPER guitarist/collaborator Dick Wagner will produce the sophomore album from Danish rock singer Maryann Cotton (born Jackie Patino), the son of KING DIAMOND bassist Hal Patino.
Commented Maryann: "Wagner is one of my biggest heroes! I have listened to all his stuff with Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, AEROSMITH, KISS, etc., since I was a kid, so it's such a big thing for me to work with him! He has become one of my closest friends over the last few months. We are in very close contact, and are talking every week about the whole thing! We have some big plans and ideas for the future."
The new Maryann Cotton CD will be a full concept album, with "the most terrifying horror story ever," according to a press release. Also set to make a guest appearance on the effort is KING DIAMOND guitarist Andy La Rocque
La Rocque previously played on Cotton's debut CD, last year's "Free Falling Angels", on the tracks "Crazy", "Night Train To Paris", "Miss Misery", "Shock Me" and "Maryann".
Maryann Cotton debuted his new band on September 14, 2012 at Amager Bio in Copenhagen, Denmark.
"Free Falling Angels" was released on June 15, 2012 via Pure Steel Records. The CD featured guest appearances by four musicians who performed on KING DIAMOND's 1990 album, "The Eye" — Hal Patino, guitarists Andy La Rocque and Pete Blakk, and drummer Snowy Shaw.
Maryann Cotton's career was launched in 2006 when he performed live on Danish TV as part of the "Scenen Er Din" program (Danish version of "Star Search").