The mighty Alice Cooper has unveiled his new band, who will accompany him on his “No More Mr Nice Guy” summer tour from May-August 2011.
First-up is guitarist Steve Hunter, an utter, utter legend of rock who has played with Alice extensively and also played on David Lee Roth’s A Little Ain’t Enough with Jason Becker. Tommy Henriksen will replace Keri Kelli on guitar (Alice says it’s time for Keri to go on to his own thang), while Damon Johnson will be continue for an Iron Maiden-like three-axe line-up. Glen Sobel will replace Jimmy DeGrasso (so long Jimmy, you sucked when you were in Megadeth), while bassist Chuck Garric will continue.
Alice said on his website, “Steve’s always been one of my favorite guitarists since the first time I ever heard him play, and I’ve been working with Tommy a lot on the new album. Oh, and yes, a new snake might make the band lineup…you never know. We will miss Jimmy and Kerri, but I know we will be sharing a stage again in the future.”