Alice Cooper Celebrates Birthday With New Single ‘Social Debris’

The legendary Alice Cooper turns 73 today! To celebrate, the rocker has shared his new single “Social Debris” from his upcoming album, Detroit Stories.

The accompanying video features Cooper singing the song projected against the decrepit and abandoned buildings of the city.

Fans will be able to download the track for free for the next 24 hours from Cooper’s website.

“The single ‘Social Debris’ is a gift to Detroit, to my fans and to myself,” Cooper said in a statement. “The track was written by the original Alice Cooper band. We never thought that we would ever fit in; the Alice Cooper band didn’t fit in with anybody, because we were doing things that no other band did. We didn’t fit in with the folk scene, we didn’t fit in with the metal scene, we really didn’t fit in with anything that was going on at that time. We just always felt like we were outsiders.”

He continued: “We felt like we were social debris, we were in our own little world. So ‘Social Debris’ was just the original band writing a song about us, essentially. And it came out sounding like it belonged [in] 1971. That’s just the original band — you can’t change that. It’s great.”

Watch the video below.

Alice Cooper’s new album, Detroit Stories, comes out February 26th. Pick up a copy here.

Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, The Crypt 1331, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Reality-Comics. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Marilyn Manson, and Green Day.

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