Original ALICE COOPER GROUP Drummer Discusses Possible Reunion

In a recent online interview conducted by Rock N Roll Universe , original ALICE COOPER GROUP drummer Neal Smith (BOUCHARD, DUNAWAY & SMITH) spoke about the possibility of a reunion of the original band with Alice Cooper. An excerpt from the interview follows:

Rock N Roll Universe: How realistic is it for fans to hope for any kind of reunion?

Neal Smith: "All I can say is there's always a chance that something can happen. Realistically or not, nobody's ever going to know. Let's put it this way, as long as I'm alive, I will always be one of the people trying to negotiate something that maybe could make that happen. Whether it's putting the right elements together, or helping the right elements or if the elements were put together that I would be there. Dennis and I have always offered to talk about a reunion since the band broke up. I told Alice in '75, if you ever need my help call me, and in 1985 he came up to Connecticut and he did all the pre-production work for the 'Constrictor' album at my studio at my home with Dennis and I and Kane Roberts, who played guitar on it. Our doors are and have always been open."

Rock N Roll Universe: So, the ball would be in Alice's court at this time?

Neal Smith: "Well, the ball's in Alice's court, yes, and no, it would have to be a group decision. Michael would have to want to do it, Alice would have to want to do it, I would have to want to do it, and Dennis would have to want to do it. I don't see a full-scale world tour, but do I see the possibility of like CREAM playing the Royal Albert Hall in London for a consecutive number of nights at the same venue. I don't see why that couldn't happen. All I know is there's more support as the days roll by than not. As long as I'm alive, I'll never turn a deaf ear to the possibility, and there's only one reason I want to do it, two reasons actually, in honor of Glen (RIP) and because our fans deserve it."

To read the rest of the interview, go to this location.


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