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  posted on 6/25/2007 at 08:31 AM
I couldn't resist, I just got a ticket for Heaven and Hell w/ Alice Cooper on September 30th here by the Bay (Queensryche opens but I could not be LESS interested in them). I was just wondering if anyone has seen Cooper in the last five years or so and what kind of show he puts on these days. I have never seen him but I'm 52 so I remember when he was REALLY big in the early 70's and reports from classmates were that he really rocked in concert. Is it still a very hard rocking show? Still somewhat theatrical like the old days? I'm just curious, any input appreciated (for Heaven and Hell as well; being an old Sabbath freak who has seen Sabbath w/ Ozzy six times, I know somewhat what to expect there).

 

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  posted on 6/25/2007 at 09:24 AM
Never been to an Alice Cooper show before! I heard he does an awsome show!
 

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  posted on 6/25/2007 at 09:34 AM
I've seen Alice regularly the last 5 or 6 years.

He puts on a great show.

And he's camera friendly.

These were scanned, and a little dusty.







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  posted on 6/25/2007 at 09:40 AM
Nice pics, Ron!!
Nice codpiece, Alice!!

 

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  posted on 6/25/2007 at 09:51 AM
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(Queensryche opens but I could not be LESS interested in them).
Rob, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised by Queensryche. They are actually a very decent band. I like 'em, anyway.

 

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  posted on 6/25/2007 at 10:18 AM
I saw Queensryche open for Judas Priest two years ago, Dave. Not my cup of tea, but who knows? Could be better this time around. I always make it a point to get to shows on time and catch the opener, you never know what you might miss.

 

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  posted on 6/25/2007 at 10:44 AM
Saw Alice last November at the M.E.N Arena in Manchester. Its worth your Dollars just for the live show. Have seen him on most tours since the early eighties and he gets better every time.
 

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  posted on 6/25/2007 at 10:50 AM
Saw him a couple of years ago and it was way better than we thought it would be. He still employs some of the best sidemen in the business and I am sure this tour will be no different. The two guitar players were great. Young guns with lots of chops. Of course the show is great. He started the whole thing and still give you every dollars worth. Heaven and Hell, saw it in March here in Toronto. Blew me away. You won't be disappointed.Queensryche, whatever IMO............enjoy Rob.

 

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  posted on 6/25/2007 at 01:58 PM
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I couldn't resist, I just got a ticket for Heaven and Hell w/ Alice Cooper on September 30th here by the Bay (Queensryche opens but I could not be LESS interested in them). I was just wondering if anyone has seen Cooper in the last five years or so and what kind of show he puts on these days. I have never seen him but I'm 52 so I remember when he was REALLY big in the early 70's and reports from classmates were that he really rocked in concert. Is it still a very hard rocking show? Still somewhat theatrical like the old days? I'm just curious, any input appreciated (for Heaven and Hell as well; being an old Sabbath freak who has seen Sabbath w/ Ozzy six times, I know somewhat what to expect there).


I'm 43 and in the same boat. I always wanted to see Alice Cooper back in the day and never did. One of the few acts that I wanted to see that I never have. I hope at this stage that he still puts on a quality show. I'll be going to see them at Jones Beach on September 6th.

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  posted on 6/26/2007 at 12:31 AM
I love both bands but Heaven and Hell will get smoked by Alice.

It is a great triple bill.

 

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  posted on 6/26/2007 at 06:08 AM
I have seen Alice Cooper on every tour since "From the Inside" in 1978 , including festival shows . There is reason I keep going back , he never disappoints , period ! The music is timeless . Alice keeps digging into his past and pulling out stuff like "Halo OF Flies" or "Killer" . Eric Singer has toured with him for the past few years and the Ryan Roxie is a very good guitarist but I don't think he is on this tour but Alice will have someone at the ready . If you've always liked him , then you'll totally enjoy it .
Queensryche is a very good band . Operation Mindcrime is classic . Don't under estimate Geoff Tate and the boys !

 

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  posted on 6/26/2007 at 10:20 AM
Like I said, never seen Alice, but the "Killer" record is never out of my CD player very long.........an all-time classic. I dig "School's Out" as well. Now with some of the reviews here (which I was hoping to see when I started this thread), like "Heaven and Hell will get smoked by Alice".......WOW.........looking forward to this show.

 

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  posted on 6/26/2007 at 10:32 AM
I like Heaven and Hell and they put on a decent show here recently. But Alice is Alice. He always has a great band and they play the hits plus a few suprises. I see every tour also and have yet to see a bad show. I would agree that the show and setlists have improved as the years go by.

I remember the first tour that he brought back "Halo of Flies". It just kicked my ass. Same with the Schools Out Medley from recent tours.

Here is a recent setlist.

June 10th 2007 - Curitiba, Brazil, Teatro Guaira
Setlist: It's Hot Tonight / No More Mr Nice Guy / Under My Wheels / I'm Eighteen / Is It My Body? / Woman Of Mass Distraction / Lost In America / Be My Lover / Raped And Freezin' / Long Way To Go / Muscle Of Love / Public Animal #9 / Desperado / Halo Of Flies (inc.Drum Solo) / Welcome To My Nightmare / Cold Ethyl / Only Women Bleed / Steven / Dead Babies / Ballad Of Dwight Fry / Medley: Black Widow / I Love The Dead / School's Out / Billion Dollar Babies / Poison / Elected
Notes: First show with Gallows since 1988

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Cool site to check out.

http://www.sickthingsuk.co.uk/SickthingsTV/index.php

 

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  posted on 6/26/2007 at 12:53 PM
Rob, you might be pleasantly surprised by Heaven and Hell even if you HAVE seen Sabbath with Ozzy; this line-up will not be playing ANY Ozzy songs, just Dio-era tunes, which is really cool.

Also, with Queensryche, I think the tour you saw them on, when they opened for Priest, was one where they were playing mostly or even all songs from their first two albums only. When Queensryche started, they were very screamy screechy heavy metal, but from "Mindcryme" on they have been much more progressive, more like Rush; in fact, their evolution mirrors that of Rush in many ways. So if you see them this time, they might be playing a set of more recent material, which I like a lot better. I wonder what kind of set they ARE playing, actually, since last time around they played "Mindcryme I" and "II" in their entirety...

I'm glad I read this thread. I am not an ALice Cooper fan and would probably have skipped his set in order to drink beer in the parking lot. Now I may check it out.

On a semi-related note, I will be seeing a hard rock triple-bill a month before this one, of Edgar Winter/ B.O.C./Deep Purple, and there too I was thinking of skipping the opening act....

 

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  posted on 6/26/2007 at 01:06 PM
Saw Alice a couple of times back in the day - always excellent. Just picked up one of his recent DVD's and it is great.......


'Under My Wheels' was always one of my favorites - and I still crank up 'Poison' whenever I can....

 

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  posted on 6/26/2007 at 02:01 PM
Canadian Mule: Now THAT's a setlist to get EXCITED about!!!! WOW! Knowing that he's kept releasing records over the years, I never thought he would be concentrating that much on the old stuff. Thanks so much for posting, man!! I might just have to pick up "Welcome to My Nightmare", haven't had it since vinyl many years back. Could ANYONE but Alice sing Cold Ethyl?? Some of sickest lyrics of all time:

One thing
No lie
Ethyl's frigid as an Eskimo Pie
She's cool
In bed
She oughta be
'Cause Ethyl's DEAD

 

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  posted on 6/26/2007 at 05:38 PM
Skipping Alice would be the biggest mistake that night Jim. Alice always entertains. Also one of the nicest rockers that I ever met. Awesome guy who knows the business and treats fans well.
 

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  posted on 6/26/2007 at 07:16 PM
Saw the "Killer" tour in 1972 in Mobile, AL. DY-NO-MITE !!! Blue Oyster Cult opened and the Chambers Bros followed. A GREAT night of Rock 'n roll !!!

 

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  posted on 6/26/2007 at 10:01 PM
Saw Alice last August in Vegas. He had a young bunch of guys in his band but it was a great show. I wouldnt hesitate to buy a ticket to see him.

 

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  posted on 6/26/2007 at 10:07 PM
I saw Alice in the late 80's (?) when he brought back the Guillotine ( or did it never go away?)

Anyway.. GREAT show

Really didnt like the late 80's stuff, but the "classic" stuff is the real deal

 

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  posted on 6/26/2007 at 10:10 PM
I will have to look for the pictures I took outside the Houston Hard Rock cafe when they put Alice's star on the sidewalk.

Amy was 8 and Susan was 4 when I took them to that.

Heh heh.

 

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  posted on 6/26/2007 at 10:51 PM
Alice put on the best theatrical concert from my youth. I hear that he still does the same. Hope you have a good time.

 

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  posted on 6/27/2007 at 03:25 AM
Living in Scottsdale, Az. (where Alice Coopers lives as well), I've met and talked to Alice numerous times over the last 10 years or so. He has served me many a beverage at his "Cooperstown Restaurant and Bar" and I've sold he and his family numerous items from my retail store. He is certainly not afraid to be seen around town and is a genuinely nice guy.

Anyway, I saw Alice Cooper open for the Rolling Stones back in November at Univ. of Phoenix Stadium. It was the typical low key opener set. Think bar show in a football stadium. No lights, no props and bad sound. But, he played the songs I wanted to hear so I can't complain, and the Stones more than made the evening worth while.

I'd love to get to see "The Alice Cooper Show" in a more intimate venue with all the bells and whistles (or guillitines (?) and billion dollar babies, in this case).

 

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  posted on 6/27/2007 at 08:23 AM
Not sure how long the set will be on a triple bill. Alice usually clocks in around 1.5 hours. Will probably shave a few tunes sadly.

Sure beats Megadeth who opened on the first leg of the Heaven & Hell tour.

 

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  posted on 6/27/2007 at 08:36 AM
WOW after reading all of the posts here I guess my next stop on the internet is going to be an Alice Cooper site and see when he will be in Detroit again. As a kid I always loved the music and always heard what a great show it was ( visually and musicly), but I never had the opprotunity .

With all this positive talk maybe one of you die hard fans has a Live show or 2 you'd like to seed into the vine section and see where it goes I for one would LOVE!!!!!! to get a few shows on cd from differant era's of his carreer

 
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