Hear Alice Cooper Cover Velvet Underground’s ‘Rock & Roll’

Shock rock icon Alice Cooper has shared his version of The Velvet Underground’s “Rock & Roll” from his upcoming album, Detroit Stories, out February 26th, 2021.

According to a press release, “Rock & Roll” was “not a casual” cover choice for Cooper. The song represents the “joy and celebration of that magical moment when we all first turned on Rock and Roll radio…and it saved our lives.”

Listen to the song below.

Cooper’s new album, Detroit Stories, is a love letter to the rocker’s hometown.“Los Angeles had its sound with The Doors, Love and Buffalo Springfield,” Cooper said in a statement.

“San Francisco had the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane. New York had The Rascals and The Velvet Underground. But Detroit was the birthplace of angry hard rock. After not fitting in anywhere in the U.S.– musically or image-wise – Detroit was the only place that recognized the Alice Cooper guitar driven, hard rock sound and our crazy stage show. Detroit was a haven for the outcasts. And when they found out I was born in East Detroit… we were home.”

Pre-order Detroit Stories here.

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Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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