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Audio Fidelity To Release Classic Alice Cooper Album ‘Billion Dollar Babies’ On Hybrid SACD, On February 4, 2014!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock bands, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on January 30, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Camarillo, CA – Alice Cooper fans worldwide rejoice! Marshall Blonstein’s Audio Fidelity is releasing Alice Cooper’s classic album ‘Billion Dollar Babies’ on Hybrid SACD on February 4, 2014! As a bonus, along with the meticulously reproduced artwork, enclosed in every CD is the very collectible replicated ‘Billion Dollar Bill’.

With ‘Billion Dollar Babies’, Alice Cooper refined the raw grit of their earlier work in favor of a slightly more polished sound resulting in a mega-hit album that reached the top of the US and UK album charts. It’s impossible to overstate how popular the band had become by the time their sixth album was released. The album, is brilliant, decadent and encapsulated all the celebrity trashiness of the 70’s only three years into the decade.

Song for song, ‘Billion Dollar Babies’ is probably the original Alice Cooper group’s finest and strongest. The album’s singles “Elected”, “Hello Hooray”, “Billion Dollar Babies”,and “No More Mr. Nice Guy” all became hits on the Billboard Hot 100. Also included are a pair of perennial concert standards – the disturbing necrophilia ditty “I Love the Dead” and the chilling macabre of “Sick Things”.

Alice Cooper Billion Bill - promo - 2014

After the album was released, the band embarked on a tour which broke the US box office records previously held by the Rolling Stones. The show climaxed with a guillotine execution of Alice. The album and the tour made the band into the world’s preeminent pied pipers of teenage trash culture and the most successful rock band ever to be loathed by American parents.

“Other than the original ‘Alice Cooper Band’ being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 2011, our second biggest achievement was when our album ‘Billion Dollar Babies’ went to Number #1 in all three music trade magazines at the same time in April of 1973. Number #1 in Billboard, Number #1 in Record World and Number #1 in Cash Box. We had hoped it would sell Gold or Platinum as a follow-up to the success of our album ‘School’s Out’, but a Number #1 album was something that was totally unexpected. Over the years the title track “Billion Dollar Babies” has become my signature song because of the recognizable drum intro.” – Neal Smith, Alice Cooper drummer and founding member

“I remember we were out on the road when the album finally came out in February 1973. I listened to it in my hotel room and just got this really big smile. I was thinking, ‘It’s amazing, we’re really pulling this off’. The album was very, very unique and very, very different. I was really proud of the songs, especially ‘No More Mr Nice Guy’, ‘Billion Dollar Babies’ and ‘Generation Landslide’.” – Michael Bruce, Alice Cooper guitarist/keyboardist and founding member

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To purchase: http://www.audiofidelity.net/content/alice-cooper-billion-dollar-babies

TRACKS:

1. Hello Hooray

2. Raped and Freezin’

3. Elected

4. Billion Dollar Babies

5. Unfinished Sweet

6. No More Mr. Nice Guy

7. Generation Landslide

8. Sick Things

9. Mary-Ann

10. I Love the Dead

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Produced by Bob Ezrin

Mastered by Steve Hoffman at Stephen Marsh Mastering

“…it remains one of rock’s quintessential classic albums!”

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(Source: Glass Onyon PR)

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LONG LIVE ALICE COOPER BAND.

LONG LIVE ALICE COOPER.

Stone.

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Legendary Drummer Neal Smith – Unleashes his NEW Youtube Video of “Squeeze Like A Python” from his latest album “KillSmith Two”

Posted in classic rock, drummers, Drums, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on February 15, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Legendary Alice Cooper Group Drummer and Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Neal Smith Unleashes his NEW Youtube Video of “Squeeze Like A Python”  from his latest album  “KillSmith Two”. 

 Click on the link below and listen to Neal Smith on vocals, drums and guitar! Neal Smith and his band flat-out: ROCK! Metal be thy name, Squeeze Like A Python is one Hard Rockin’, memorable, kick-ass classic of a song! The video is very cool itself, with some fine eye candy dancing around. Now that’s Rock ‘N Roll… whoa. – Stone

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nO22Ttr_adM

Neal Smith ‘KillSmith Two’ is available from: http://cdbaby.com/cd/nealsmith3

* For more info on NEAL SMITH, click on the links below:

www.NealSmithRocks.com

http://www.facebook.com/NealSmithRocks

(Source: Glass Onyon Publicity)

LONG LIVE NEAL SMITH.

Stone.

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