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.”

 

“SCHOOL’S OUT”
Alice Cooper
(Alice Cooper, Michael Bruce, Glen Buxton, Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith)
Warner Bros. (1972)
Single

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

Listen to Neal’s new Christmas Classic song!

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From Neal’s new Album, “KillSmith and the Greenfire Empire” here is Noelle No Wonder

Noelle No Wonder (The New Christmas Classic) from Neal Smith on Vimeo.

Three Newest Alice Cooper Band Releases

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Alice Cooper Group Old School 1964-1974 Limited Edition; Special Edition (Box set)

Alice Cooper Group Old School 1964-1974 Limited Edition; Special Edition (Box set)

Available at Amazon

Disc 1 Treasures

  • No Price Tag
  • Nobody Likes Me (Demo)
  • On A Train Trip (Sing Low Sweet Cheerio) (Demo)
  • Reflected (Demo)
  • Easy Action Version Two (Radio Ad)
  • Mr. And Misdemeanor (Chicago Underground)
  • Mr. And Misdemeanor (Chicago Underground)
  • Fields Of Regret (Chicago Underground)
  • I’m Eighteen (Chicago Underground)
  • Love It To Death (Radio Ad)
  • I’m Eighteen (Pre-production)
  • Be My Lover (Demo)
  • Killer (Demo)
  • Halo Of Flies (Demo)
  • Tornado Warning (Desperado) (Demo)
  • Killer (Radio Ad)
  • Is It My Body (Live In Seattle, 1971)

 

Disc Two Treasures

  • Akron Rubber Bowl Ad (Radio Ad)
  • School’s Out (Mar Y Sol, Puerto Rico)
  • Kids Session (School’s Out Kids Session)
  • Outtakes / Luney Tune (Pre-Production)
  • Outtakes / My Stars (Pre- Production)
  • School’s Out (Demo)
  • Under My Wheels (Live At Madison Square Garden)
  • Teenage Lament ’74 (Demo)
  • Never Been Sold Before (Demo)
  • Working Up A Sweat (Demo)
  • Muscle Of Love (Pre-production)
  • Teenage Lament ’74 (Pre-production)
  • Muscle Of Love (Radio Ad)
  • Good To See You Alice Cooper (Radio Ad)
  • Muscle Of Love (Rio)
  • Greatest Hits (Radio Ad) In Their Own Words

Disc Three Treasures

  • Interview – Bootleg CD (Killer Live In St. Louis, 1971)

Disk 4 Treasures

  • Intro
  • Be My Lover (Intro)
  • Be My Lover
  • You Drive Me Nervous
  • Yeah, Yeah, Yeah
  • I’m Eighteen
  • Halo Of Flies
  • Is It My Body
  • Dead Babies
  • Killer
  • Long Way To Go
  • Under My Wheels
  • Wonder Who’s Loving Her Now
  • Lay Down And Die, Goodbye “Old School” 1964-1974

DVD  “Old School” 1964-1974

Bootleg Vinyl (Killer Live In St. Louis, 1971)

  • Intro
  • Be My Lover (Intro)
  • Be My Lover
  • You Drive Me Nervous
  • Yeah, Yeah, Yeah
  • I’m Eighteen
  • Halo Of Flies
  • Is It My Body
  • Dead Babies
  • Killer
  • Long Way To Go


Disc 1:
Demos, rarities, live, and advertisementsAlice Cooper Group Old School 1964-1974 Limited Edition; Special Edition (Box set)

Disc 2: Demos from “Muscle of Love,” a pre-production of songs from “Schools Out,”1973 Madison Square Garden live track, and advertisements.
Disc 3: Spoken word (from 2010/2011)
Disc 4: Live show of the 1971 “Killer” tour in St. Louis

DVD (single disc in Amaray case) with 3 never before seen features (over 2 hours) 64 page, full-color yearbook style book with hard front & back cover:

  • Period pictures of all band members, many never before seen
  • Book written by well-known music journalist Lonn Friend
  • Gatefold folder containing:
  • 2 tour programs
  • ticket stubs
  • set list
  • 5 prints
  • Bootleg Vinyl: 1971 “Killer” live show in St. Louis 7 inch Vinyl:
  • Songs “Wonder Whose Lovin’ Her Now” & “Lay Down & Die, Goodbye” from The Nazz
  • IMMEDIATE DOWNLOAD of the “Elected” 1972 Music Video

 


 

Alice Cooper Group Old School 1964-1974 Condensed Edition (Box set)

Alice Cooper Group Old School 1964-1974 Condensed Edition (Box set)

Available at Amazon

Disc One: Treasures 1

  • No Price Tag Spiders (1966)
  • Nobody Likes Me Pretties For You Demo (1969)
  • On A Train Trip (Sing Low Sweet Cheerio)Pretties For You Demo (1969)
  • Reflected Pretties For You Demo (1969)
  • Easy Action Version Two Radio Ad (1970)
  • Mr. And Misdemeanor Chicago Underground (1970)
  • Fields Of Regret Chicago Underground (1970)
  • I’m Eighteen Chicago Underground (1970)
  • Love It To Death Radio Ad (1971)
  • I’m Eighteen Love It To Death Pre-production (1971)
  • Be My Lover Killer Demos (1971)
  • Killer Killer Demo (1971)
  • Halo Of Flies Killer Demo (1971)
  • Tornado Warning (Desperado) Killer Demo (1971)
  • Killer Radio Ad (1971)
  • Is It My Body Seattle Live (1971)

 

Disc Two: Treasures 2

  • Akron Rubber Bowl Ad Radio Ad (1972)
  • School’s Out Mar Y Sol, Puerto Rico (1972)
  • Kids Session School’s Out Kids Session (1972)
  • Outtakes/Luney Tune School’s Out Pre-production (1972)
  • Outtakes/My Stars School’s Out Pre-production (1972)
  • School’s Out School’s Out Demo (1972)
  • Under My Wheels Live at Madison Square Garden (1973)
  • Teenage Lament ’74 Muscle of Love Demos & Rehearsals (1973)
  • Never Been Sold Before Muscle of Love Demos and Rehearsals (1973)
  • Working Up A Sweat Muscle of Love Demos and Rehearsals (1973)
  • Muscle Of Love Muscle of Love Pre-production (1973)
  • Teenage Lament ’74 Muscle of Love Pre-production (1973)
  • Muscle Of Love Radio Ad (1974)
  • Good To See You Alice Cooper Radio Ad (1974)
  • Muscle Of Love Rio (1974)
  • Alice Cooper Group Old School 1964-1974 Condensed Edition (Box set)Greatest Hits Radio Ad (1974)

Disc Three: In Their Own Words

  • Alice Cooper Interview Disc

Disc Four: Bootleg CD Killer Live St Louis 1971

  • Intro
  • Be My Lover (Intro)
  • Be My Lover
  • You Drive Me Nervous
  • Yeah, Yeah, Yeah
  • I’m Eighteen
  • Halo Of Flies
  • Is It My Body
  • Dead Babies
  • Killer
  • Long Way To Go
  • Under My Wheels

 


2014 Alice Cooper Group Billion Dollar Babies “SACD” Limited, Numbered Edition

Alice Cooper Group Billion Dollar Babies “SACD” Limited, Numbered Edition

Available at Amazon

  • Hello Hooray
  • Raped and Freezin’
  • Elected
  • Billion Dollar Babies
  • Unfinished Sweet
  • No More Mr. Nice Guy
  • Generation Landslide
  • Sick Things
  • Mary-Ann
  • I Love the Dead

 

 

2014 Alice Cooper Group Billion Dollar Babies “SACD” Limited, Numbered Edition

Neal Smith – Drummer, Song Writer and Legendary 2011 Alice Cooper Group Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Releases – ‘KillSmith And The Greenfire Empire’

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Killsmith & The Greenfire EmpireThe Last Rock Opera

Westport, CT – From Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame drummer, song writer and founding Alice Cooper band member, comes his latest killer album. The third in his solo KillSmith series. This conceptual metal adventure will undoubtedly be the last rock opera, destined to become a movie! The story of a poor boy who grows up in the jungles of South America, then becomes “Diablos the Emerald King” the most ruthless and powerful drug lord in the world. As a young boy he makes a discovery of an ancient secret that has been hidden for thousands of years in pre-Columbian jungle ruins. The secret he discovers is an ancient sacrificial drug called “GreenFire.” As GreenFire’s deadly addiction spreads like wildfire around the globe, it reaches a country called “Blue Soul Land.” The havoc it creates in “Blue Soul Land” will unleash the rage of KillSmith with grave consequences. “GreenFire Born Of Poison” is the first single off of the album.

Neal Smith’s
latest album and song digital downloads For
“KillSmith And The GreenFire empire”

Neal at the Drums

1.- BLESSINGS AND CURSES
2.- GOOD MORNING BLUE SOUL LAND
3.- SCREAMING BLOODY MURDER
4.- THE KILLSMITH OVERTURE
5.- PALACIO de ESMERALDAS
6.- GREENFIRE – BORN OF POISON
7.- I WANT MONEY
8.- PANDEMONIUM
9.- I REMEMBER BLUE SOUL LAND
10.- DEATH TO THE KING
11.- NOELLE NO WONDER

The album is available to be purchased at:

Buy on iTunesBuy at Amazon

Neal Smith Discusses Upcoming Projects and Releases with Rock Journalist, Mitch Lafon

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On February 6th, 2014, Neal Smith talked with rock journalist, Mitch Lafon, and discussed the new Audio Fidelity release of the classic Alice Cooper album Billion Dollar Babies (Hybrid SACD), the early days with Alice, his new KILLSMITH & THE GREENFIRE EMPIRE album, reuniting with the original band, his upcoming book and much more.
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