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Alice Cooper Announces New Band Lineup


Shock-rocker supreme (and future Rock & Roll Hall-of-Famer) Alice Cooper posted an update on his official site announcing the new roster of band members accompanying him on his "No More Mr. Nice Guy" summer 2011 tour, which is just a couple of months away. Hit the jump to find out who Alice recruited for the new crew!

According to the announcement, Alice will be bringing back guitarist Steve Hunter, who played on the Cooper classic Billion Dollar Babies, and Tommy Henriksen will be taking over guitar duties from Keri Kelli. "Steve's always been one of my favorite guitarists since the first time I ever heard him play," the Coop commented, "and I've been working with Tommy a lot on the new album." (Of course that album would be Welcome 2 My Nightmare, the long-awaited sequel to the 1975 classic.) As for the rest of the team, drummer Jimmy DeGrasso will be handing off the sticks to Glen Sobel, while guitarist Damon Johnson and bassist Chuck Garric will stay aboard.

"We will miss Jimmy and Kerri," Alice added, "but I know we will be sharing a stage again in the future." He concluded by suggesting that "a new snake might make the band lineup... you never know."

The new tour itself sounds like a pretty massive undertaking: the first North American phase will kick off on May 12th, followed by a set of South American shows from late May to early June, then they're off to Europe through July, returning for more North American venues in August. The dates will be locked down and posted in the near future, so stay tuned...