After an extremely hot day in Bristow, Virginia, all the metal heads couldn’t have asked for a better ending of the night when Iron Maiden mixed Fire and Ice, summoning the Maiden England tour of 1988 that recreated the concept of the Album Seventh Son of a Seventh Son.
Alice Cooper kicked off the show at 7:30 lifted in a mobile stair dressed as a spider when he started his set list with Black Widow. His performance was outstanding showing the Metal fans of the DC Area the perfect formula of theatrics and rock. Everything you expect from an Alice show was served. Slaughtering of puppets, Alice’s Snake on his neck, The guillotine, Frankenstein, all of his outfits , and everything that make Alice Cooper an Icon in the Metal world.
Alice Cooper Set-List:
The Black Widow
No More Mr. Nice Guy
Billion Dollar Babies
Feed My Frankenstein
Wicked Young Man
I Love the Dead
School’s Out (Another Brick in the Wall)
Once Alice Cooper left the stage, the fans where ready to welcome the British Metal Gods. Once the UFO song Doctor Doctor came out of the speakers of the Jiffy Lube Live arena, all the fans stood up and waited for the Main Event to kick off. On the side screen you could see images of the Arctic seas which helped a lot on that hot Saturday. The streaming of the acoustic guitars sounded as Bruce Dickinson’s Voice in the background sang “Seven deadly sins, seven ways to win, seven holy paths to hell and your trip begins. Seven downward slopes, seven bloodied hopes, seven are your burning fires, seven your desires…” and the band came out to perform uninterruptedly Moonchild, Can I Play With Madness, The Prisoner, and 2 Minutes to Midnight.
Later Bruce started to talk to the audience, recalling that since they are in Washington DC they had a little surprise for us, and introduced the song “Afraid to shoot Strangers” making a reference of his Anti-War points of view.
then the band continued their set list bringing out songs from their golden years collection. Including the Epic Seventh Son of a Seventh Son.
The stage was amazing, giving Bruce all the space he need to run, jump, and do all what he loves to do on a concert. it is unbelievable, at 53 years of age have all that energy he always gives to the audience… And Eddie, yes he came out, dressed as with the Horseback War Uniform, fought with his sword against Janick’s Guitar, walked and left. Later on the Song Seventh Son of a Seventh Son a Huge Eddie appeared in the back and that eddie later changed to the Eddie that is in the Seventh Son’s Album Cover.
Believe me, if you get a chance to see this show, DO IT. As always, Iron Maiden will satisfy your Metal hearts.
Can I Play With Madness
2 Minutes to Midnight
Afraid to Shoot Strangers
The Number of the Beast
Phantom of the Opera
Run to the Hills
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
Fear of the Dark
The Evil That Men Do
Alice Cooper – No More Mr Nice Guy
Alice Cooper – (Guillotine) I Love the dead
Iron Maiden – Intro – Moonchild
Iron Maiden – The Prisoner
Iron Maiden – Afraid to Shoot Strangers
Iron Maiden – Phantom of the Opera
Alice Cooper is set to launch his very own theme park ride at the Universal Studios theme park in Los Angeles.
Welcome To My Nightmare is a ‘spooky’ maze and will only be a temporary attraction, forming part of the theme park’s Halloween celebrations, running from September 23 to October 31.
Universal Studios’ creative director John Murdy has said of the ride:
As a life-long Alice Cooper fan who’s been motivated and inspired by his craft, I am absolutely thrilled by this incredible opportunity. It’s a nightmare come true.
The attraction has been co-designed by Cooper and it incorporates guillotines, spiders, electric chairs and snakes, reports The Guardian, as well as playing host to songs from Cooper’s forthcoming album, ‘Welcome 2 My Nightmare’, the sequel to 1975’s ‘Welcome To My Nightmare’.
Alice Cooper has said that the ride “is a nightmare that will haunt visitors’ dreams for a long time to come… [It’s a] living horror movie, so there’s no place more appropriate to offer a preview of the new [record].”
Alice Cooper will release ‘Welcome 2 My Nightmare’ on October 17. Produced by Bob Ezrin, the album features a guest appearance from Ke$ha – on ‘What Baby Wants’ – as well as original Alice Cooper bandmembers Denis Dunaway, Michael Bruce and Neal Smith, who are reunited for three album tracks.
Cooper has announced the second leg of dates on his ‘No More Mr. Nice Guy’ tour. This new batch of dates spans over a dozen cities, launching on Aug. 5 in Billings, Mont. before wrapping on Aug. 27 in Detroit.
Alice Cooper ‘No More Mr. Nice Guy’ Tour Dates:
Aug. 5 — Billings, Mont.
Aug. 6 — Sturgis, S.D.
Aug. 7 — Moorhead, Minn.
Aug. 9 — Akron, Ohio
Aug. 11— Grand Rapids, Mich.
Aug. 12 — Pittsburgh, Pa.
Aug. 12 — Mashantucket, Ct.
Aug. 15 — Morristown, N.J.
Aug. 16— Reading, Pa.
Aug. 17 — Columbus, Ohio
Aug. 19 — Fairlea, W.V.
Aug. 20 — Englewood, N.J.
Aug. 21 — Red Bank, N.J.
Aug. 23 —Scranton, Pa.
Aug. 25 — Northampton, Mass.
Aug. 26 — Buffalo, N.Y.
Aug. 27 — Detroit, Mich.
Foo Fighters were joined onstage by a succession of rock legends at their gig at Milton Keynes Bowl last night (July 2).
Dave Grohl‘s band invited Alice Cooper, Bob Mould and Queen drummer Roger Taylor onstage to perform with them at various points during the stadium show.
Roger Taylor was first to appear for ‘Cold Day In The Sun’, which saw him take over drumming duties while usual sticksmanTaylor Hawkins sang lead vocals.
Later Husker Du man Bob Mould guested on ‘Dear Rosemary’, the song he contributed to on the band’s latest album‘Wasting Light’.
Introducing Mould onstage, Grohl paid tribute to his influence on the band.
“The good thing about this record is that I got to make a song with a person that I can truly call my hero, the person who is responsible for the Foo Fighters,” the singer said.
Meanwhile, Alice Cooper appeared onstage during the encore to sing on covers of two of his hits – 1972’s ‘School’s Out’ and 1970’s ‘I’m Eighteen’.
“If it wasn’t for this next person, Pat Smear would never have bought a guitar in his life,”Grohl told the crowd as he introduced the rock legend. “Say hello to one of our heroes – Mr Alice fucking Cooper!”
The gig saw Foo Fighters play a career-spanning set, including tracks from as far back as their 1997 sophomore album ‘The Colour And The Shape’, such as ‘Monkey Wrench’ and set-closer ‘Everlong’.
Alice Cooper rocked the legendary 100 Club in London Sunday night. There was a buzz in the air about a special guest for the show, which was played up all day Sunday by Alice’s Facebook team, who posted teasers about who the guest might be.
Turns out the guest was actor Johnny Depp, currently in England filming Tim Burton’s “Dark Shadows.” Depp strapped on his guitar and joined Cooper and crew for “I’m Eighteen” and “School’s Out.”
The 200 tickets for this rare, intimate club show sold out immediately. Fans were treated to a 17-song set full of surprises, including covers by many of the UK giants who played the club in their formative years: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Animals, and a Yardbirds classic was thrown in to boot.
Alice Cooper ha terminado de grabar su nuevo álbum, Welcome 2 My Nightmare, secuela al disco del mismo nombre de 1975, que fue su primer álbum solista.
“Welcome 2 My Nightmare está listo”, dijo el cantante en su programa de radio. “El disco es la próxima pesadilla, 30 años después. Steven tiene una pesadilla y esta es incluso peor que la pasada”, finalizó.
El álbum fue producido por Bob Ezrin, al igual que el original. Hasta el momento no hay una fecha precisa para el lanzamiento pero se espera que sea en el verano.