Alice Cooper is working on a new album with his former bandmates in the Alice Cooper Band.
“I wrote three or four songs with Neil Smith and Mike Bruce,” Cooper tells The Weekender. “And so we worked together in Phoenix for about two weeks just writing songs and demoing songs. And you never know which ones are going to make the album, but I said let’s do that.”
“Dennis Dunaway wrote two or three things,” he adds. “We haven’t seen those yet, but I know Dennis has always written great stuff. It’s fun to go back and work with guys you haven’t worked with in awhile. It’s not trying to recapture your youth. It’s trying to recapture a sound. And it’s a very elusive sound.”
That sound, he says, will be akin to the band’s fourth studio album, 1971’s Killer. “You can never go back and totally recapture it, but you can certainly look at the elements that made that album work the way it did,” Cooper says.
It cannot be a full reunion, as lead guitarist Glen Buxton passed away in 1997 from pneumonia.