Alice Cooper is working with producer Bob Ezrin again.
Ezrin was the knob-twiddler on Alice Cooper’s biggest albums ‘School’s Out’, Billion Dollar Babies’, ‘Welcome To My Nightmare’ and the early ‘Love It To Death’. Alice calls him “our George Martin”, in reference to George Martin who produced The Beatles albums.
After Alice, Ezrin produced albums for Kiss, Peter Gabriel, Janes Addiction, Deftones, Lou Reed and the classic Pink Floyd album ‘The Wall’.
“I am delighted to be back in business with Alice Cooper and Shep Gordon’s Alive Enterprises and our whole company is over the moon about this collaboration,” Ezrin said in a statement. “This is not a record deal but rather a partnership that involves virtually all aspects of Alice’s ever-expanding universe. And it’s a reunion with the first artist I ever produced and the first great manager I ever worked with. I couldn’t be happier.”
Ezrin will do the Cooper work through his company Bigger Picture Group. “It feels great to be working with Bob again and the entire Bigger Picture team have been tremendously supportive,” Alice said. “Lightning has struck more than once in the past with Bob’s involvement so we feel great that we’re onto something really electrifying now that we’re together again. The album we’re crafting is, in some ways, a ‘shriekquel’ to what’s gone before and there’s no better guy to oversee things than Bob.”
According to Alice Cooper management “Bigger Picture will contribute to strategy, staging, special products, theatrical projects as well as the production, promotion and distribution of future Alice Cooper releases. The company will utilize its distribution agreement with Warner Music Group when the new Alice Cooper album, projected for release early next year, and other recorded product launches. A tour themed to tie in with the album, the concept of which is being kept under wraps for the moment, is being planned in support of the release”.