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See Neal Smith at Asylum Records April 16, 2016

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Michael Bruce and I will be making a personal appearance at the “Asylum Record Store” in Mesa Arizona this Saturday April 16th in celebration of “National Record Day.”
MB NS Mesa AZ April 2016

Asylum Records
108 W. Main St. Mesa, AZ 85201
(480) 964-6301

Neal Smith Alice Cooper Collection has started!

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Great news! The auction at Heritage has started! Go bid on some great memorabilia!  Act quickly since the auction will end on February 20, 2016.

Desolation Angels – Rise of the BOAS

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Desolation Angeles – Rise Of The BOAS is a full length action adventure movie. Greek tragedy where loyalties are tested and revenge is justice.

Neal as Yury

Neal Smith plays the part of Yury in Jayson Byrd’s “Desolation Angels – Rise of the BOAS”

I’m Neal Smith and I play the role of Yury Streinkov in Jayson Byrd’s new movie Desolation Angeles Rise of the Boas. Yury is the ruthless leader, God Father if you will, of a powerful Russian crime family.

Operating from its epicenter in Brighton Beach, Yury unleashes his brutal barbaric brand of violence in and around the tri-state area of New York. Yury’s closest allies are the Mexican cartel.

He is always on a vigilant watch looking for outside entities to disrupt and destroy his business. Yuri will violently protect his Russian and Mexican allies to the death.

Whether enemies looking to vanquish Yuri and his business are local, national or international, his sick, evil mind will use any bloody, violent means at his disposal to protect, enforce and expand his vast criminal empire.

Desolation Angels/Rise of the BOAS (DA/ROTB) is a movie based on the morality issues raised in classical Greek mythology. The question continues to haunt man: Are we able to change our fate or is life predestined by the gods?

In DA/ROTB a group of mercenaries are hired by a covert government agency to disrupt the relationship between the Russian mob and the Mexican drug cartels.

The BOAS are a group of highly trained,ex-military contractors who work for whomever pays. In this case it’s the higher- ups of a shadow government.

Some BOAS have normal jobs, or pretend to at face value. They have no moral code; in general they like what they have been trained to do. The thought of killing anyone is not an issue they even ponder.

Along the way, a few try to change their fate without success.

Their Russian adversaries are ruthless and care nothing for human life. They care only about maximizing profits from their lucrative drug trade.

The head of the Russian mob, Yury, has no qualms about using excessive force to persuade those in his path to comply. Unfortunately the BOAS adopt his satanically driven methods.

The result is not a fight between good and evil but rather a battle between evil and evil.

The movie is old style B&W and is 90 minutes in length.

We are asking for donations on Indiegogo to help us edit this project, a labor of love for the 50 actors involved. There are different reward levels, including the chance to be part of a private screening of the movie with Neal Smith.

The production was filmed entirely in Fairfield and New Haven counties in the state of Connecticut.

Our plan is to enter the film in festivals to gain recognition for a talented group of actors, and gain industry awareness ,so we’ll be able to shoot another new, conceptually different movie in the future. Learn more by visiting and following the DA/ROTB Facebook page.

Coming February 2016 – Heritage Auction Neal Smith Collection

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Coming February, 2016, Heritage Auctions is partnering with Neal to sell some highly desirable, rare memorabilia.


Included in the auction are some of the clothing Neal wore in some of the iconic albums, photo shoots, and concerts!

The Alice Cooper Group Original Guillotine Billion Dollar Babies Tour – 1973 Built By “The Amazing Randy”

the breathtaking 18 piece mirrored premier drum kit from The Alice Cooper Group Record Setting 1973 Billion Dollar Babies Tour.

Alice Cooper, Abba Songs Among 2015 Grammy Hall of Fame Inductees

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Grammy Hall of FameFrom Christopher Morris at Variety:

Recordings ranging from a 1909 gospel recording to the Sex Pistols’ epochal punk album are among the 2015 inductees into the Recording Academy’s Grammy Hall of Fame.
The 27 new inductees, which cut across the entire spectrum of musical genres, brings the total list of Hall of Fame titles (both albums and single recordings) to 987. Each year a special member committee determines a group of recordings, at least 25 years old, which exhibit qualitative or historical importance.

Hall of Fame titles are displayed in an interactive exhibit at the Grammy Museum in downtown L.A. This year’s inductees will be commemorated in a collector’s edition book that will also focus on the Grammy Foundation’s Grammy Camp program and its preservation and archiving initiatives.

Recording Academy prexy and CEO Neil Portnow said in a statement, “This year’s Grammy Hall Of Fame entries not only represent a diverse collection of influential and historically significant recordings but also reflect the changing climate of music through the decades. These memorable, inspiring and iconic recordings are proudly added to our growing catalog — knowing that they have become a part of our musical, social, and cultural history.”


Alice Cooper
(Alice Cooper, Michael Bruce, Glen Buxton, Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith)
Warner Bros. (1972)

For the full list visit Christopher’s full article at Variety