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Drum Legend Neal Smith Joins Original Alice Cooper Group Members at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville – May 14, 2017!

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Drum Legend Neal Smith Joins Original Alice Cooper Group Members at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville – May 14, 2017!

Alice Cooper to perform with original band members Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith and Michael Bruce at TPAC in Nashville on May 14 – Tickets on sale now at TPAC.org

NASHVILLE, TN – Original Alice Cooper band members Dennis Dunaway, drummer Neal Smith and guitarist Michael Bruce will perform with the legendary shock-rock performer at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Andrew Jackson Hall on May 14. Nashville is the only date on the 2017 Spend the Night with Alice Cooper USA tour where fans can experience a special mini-set featuring the four original members of the group, who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011.

Tickets are on sale now at TPAC.org, by phone at 615-782-4040, and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick St., in downtown Nashville. VIP packages are available through the TPAC Box Office for a limited time.

Bassist Dennis Dunaway, drummer Neal Smith, and guitarist Michael Bruce have contributed to and appear on Cooper’s forthcoming new album due this summer, produced again by longtime collaborator Bob Ezrin.

“We’ve recorded much of my last album and my new one in Nashville and it’s such a great music town,” said Cooper. “With so many musician, songwriter and producer friends here, as well as great rock fans who come to our concerts, it’s special to be performing with Neal, Michael and Dennis in Nashville for them.”

If You Go:
Spend the Night with Alice Cooper
May 14, 2017
8 p.m.
TPAC’s Andrew Jackson Hall
505 Deaderick St.
Tickets:
TPAC.org (https://patron.tpac.org/events/detail/alice-cooper-2017-tpac)
615-782-4040

Performance schedule, prices, and cast are subject to change without notice. Institutional sponsors for TPAC include Nissan North America and Coca-Cola. TPAC is a nonprofit arts organization funded in part by support from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission. TPAC reminds ticket buyers that the only official place to buy tickets online is TPAC.org.

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Over three decades, the nonprofit Tennessee Performing Arts Center has welcomed more than 12 million audience members and served more than 1.8 million students, educators, and adults with performances at TPAC, teacher resources, classroom residencies, and enrichment programs. Founded in 1980, TPAC serves several hundred thousand audience members each year with the HCA/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC series, a variety of special engagements, and the productions of the three resident artistic companies – Nashville Ballet, Nashville Opera, and Nashville Repertory Theatre. For more information, visit TPAC.org.

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Alice Cooper Group Drum Legend Neal Smith Stars In New Movie “Desolation Angels/Rise of the BOAS”

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Alice Cooper Group Drum Legend Neal Smith Stars In New Movie
“Desolation Angels/Rise of the BOAS”

Rock Legend Neal Smith Stars as Russian Mob Boss Yury Streinkov!

Westport, CT – “Desolation Angels” is the theme song written, arranged and orchestrated by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Drummer and founding member of the original Alice Cooper group, Neal Smith, for the movie “Desolation Angels/Rise of the BOAS”. Neal also stars in the lead role as the ruthless Russian mob boss, Yury Streinkov.

“Desolation Angels/Rise of the BOAS”, is the movie that will start WWIII with Russia!

Watch the movie trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PaE3QAhyNQ

Watch Neal Smith’s video for the song “Desolation Angels” here: https://youtu.be/IgBHSCKsBis

Says Neal, “The movie I star in and have been work on with Jayson Byrd, photographer turned movie maker, is finally complete after three years. I play the role of Yury Streinkov, brutal head of the Russian mob in the movie.”

Jayson Byrd, a photographer who has shot everyone from Paul Newman to Bob Dylan to Edith Stapleton and Morris Carnovsky, has completed this full-length feature film in Fairfield County with no budget, an incredible achievement. Neal Smith is among the 40-plus actors in the film.

“Desolation Angels/Rise of the BOAS” 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. The film was shot at more than 30 locations in Fairfield County Connecticut and environs.

In the film 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 movie is old style B&W and is two hours in length.

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Legendary Alice Cooper Group Drummer and Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Neal Smith To Unleash ‘KillSmith Two’

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Legendary Alice Cooper Group Drummer and Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Neal Smith To Unleash ‘KillSmith Two’

10/31/2011 – Westport, CT – Hot on the heels of his induction into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, legendary Alice Cooper Group drummer Neal Smith is preparing to unleash upon the world his most aggressive release to date – ‘KillSmith Two’; a mind blistering, head banging masterpiece in metal macabre. Neal Smith, who recently reunited with Alice Cooper and recorded several new tracks for Alice’s ‘Welcome 2 My Nightmare’ (which also features fellow AC Group members Michael Bruce and Dennis Dunaway), promises his new CD will rock you to your very soul and then stomp on it!

“I think it’s the best writing I’ve ever done with industrial strength music,” says Neal. “The fourth song on the ‘K$2’ CD is called ‘Evil Voodoo Moon’. It is the song that’s the mother of Alice’s latest single called ‘I’ll Bite Your Face Off”, featured on his great new CD ‘Welcome 2 My Nightmare’. One of the main goals I had in mind while writing ‘K$2’ was to keep my lyrics radio friendly this time. My colorful vocabulary could make a drunken sailor blush. So I took it back a few notches for airplay, something I didn’t do on my first KillSmith CD ‘Sexual Savior’ when I just let all hell break loose.”

Neal Smith is best known worldwide for his innovative drumming and outrageous stage antics with the original Alice Cooper Group. His solid drumming is the hallmark sound behind such classic 1970’s Alice Cooper hits “School’s Out”, “I’m Eighteen”, “Billion Dollar Babies” and “No More Mr. Nice Guy”. Neal is also a prolific songwriter, who helped pen many of Cooper’s best known songs. The Alice Cooper Group was the first band to introduce theatrics to the rock and roll stage, the group has sold over 25 million records worldwide. Neal has six gold and five platinum records to his credit, and has performed before millions on extensive grand World Tours. From the late 1970s to the present, Smith’s trademark drums can be heard on several albums, including the Billion Dollar Babies, The Plasmatics, Buck Dharma, Deadringer, Bouchard, Dunaway and Smith, Cinematik and his most recent critically acclaimed solo project KillSmith CDs. KillSmith’s debut CD ‘Sexual Savior’ released in 2008 garnered praise from fans and critics worldwide. And now with ‘KillSmith Two’, Neal takes his ferocious brand of rock and roll to another level!

“In addition to crafting my lyrics for the radio, the new songs on ‘K$2’ have evolved with more defined choruses and themes,” explains Neal. “Heavy industrial guitars are still the heart of the KillSmith sound along with my pounding drums.”

KillSmith features: Neal ‘Kill’ Smith (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, synthesizer, drums & percussion), Peter ‘The Cat’ Catucci (bass guitar & backing vocals), Doug Wahlberg (lead guitar), Kevin Franklin (lead guitar), Bryan Morrell (lead guitar) and Pete ‘Keys’ Hickey (keyboards)

A forty year veteran in the music industry, Neal Smith’s vast achievements have finally been recognized with his recent and prestigious induction into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. “I am happiest for the fans of the original Alice Cooper Band,” says Neal. “As I said in my acceptance speech at our induction into the Hall of Fame, this was all about them and because of them. Without our faithful fans around the world, that night would never have happened. At the pinnacle of our success the only awards we ever received or cared about were in the shape of gold and platinum albums and that was only because of our fans. Even the established music business in the seventies shunned the Alice Cooper Band and never considered us for Grammys or any of the other music awards at the time. Living on the fringe of acceptability has always been the norm for me. Now I’ve been asked to become legitimate in the music world and that’s a role I’m very uncomfortable with, but KillSmith keeps me on the fringe in my comfort zone.”

Possibly one of the most anticipated reunions of the decade in the rock world recently transpired with the surviving members of the original Alice Cooper group and producer Bob Ezrin recording together for the first time in 37 years! “Well it was fantastic to work with everyone again in the same room,” says Neal. “Over the years I’ve seen Alice, Michael, Dennis and Bob many times all over the US and Canada. But it was in September 2010 when we were all finally together again in one location in a recording studio in New York City. In the studio we even set up a little memorial for Glen Buxton, it consisted of a Fender amp, a pack of cigarettes and a bottle of Seagram’s VO whiskey. So GB was with us there in spirit. We were all laughing, having a blast with the same insane sense of humor that we’ve always had – it was a great time. But when we got down to business and recording machines were running, the ever present chemistry was still there and the magic started happening again. That was the first time that all five of us, Alice, Michael, Dennis, Bob and I had been in the recording studio together since the ‘Billion Dollar Babies’ album was recorded in 1972/73. I hope we do it again!”

Plans to tour in support of the release of ‘KillSmith Two’ are currently in the works. “Along with Peter, Kevin, Doug and myself, we are currently in rehearsals working on a new KillSmith show right now. Any future show dates will be announced on my website,” says Neal.

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