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Alice Cooper Talks Blood, Guts and Love only on The Backstage Beat

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Alice Cooper…. everyone knows that name.  Everyone knows the face behind that name.  Dark hair, dark eyes and black makeup.  Alice Cooper is more than a huge stage performance and hit music from over forty years.  The man behind Alice is really an amazing, inspirational and kind person.

Alice Cooper, or Coop as he told us to call him, is making his way through the states and heading to Atlanta next week.  He plays the Cobb Energy Center on December 13th. Get your tickets now HERE.

Listen as Alice Cooper talks about his show, his kids and what valuable advice he gives to musicians in Atlanta.

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Alice Cooper
Dec 13, 2011 (Tue) 8:00 PM
John A. Williams Theatre

Alice Cooper brings the “No More Mr Nice Guy” show to Cobb Energy Centre, which has played to audiences in North America, South America, Australia and Europe since May, and which has received rave reviews from both fans and media worldwide. His highly anticipated return to Atlanta coincides with the release of his new Welcome 2 My Nightmare album, out through Sony Music on Tuesday, September 13. The album, produced by longtime collaborator Bob Ezrin – who also produced the original “Welcome To My Nightmare” album in 1975 – features a host of special guests (including the three other surviving members of the original band, “Nightmare” guitarists Steve Hunter and Dick Wagner, Alice’s touring band, Vince Gill, Rob Zombie, and, most shockingly, Ke$ha) as Alice revisits his legendary nightmares.

The original release is an all-time rock classic that spawned a worldwide theatrical tour and certified Alice Cooper as a visionary trailblazer whose influence persists today in rock, metal, pop, punk, theatre, television, film and much more. More than 35 years later, Alice and Ezrin have resurrected the horror and humor for a new generation.

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Robert Earl Keen, One “Happy Prisoner”

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Legendary Americana singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen is on tour in support of his latest release, the bluegrass compilation Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions (Dualtone Records). Thirty years since his debut No Kinda Dancer, and twenty-six after taking the roots genre by storm on West Textures, Robert Earl pays tribute to his favorite music and artists with amazing interpretations of bluegrass standards. Joined by the likes of Sara Watkins, Natalie Maynes, Lyle Lovett Robert Earl is in good company on his 12th studio record.

Robert Earl talks with The Backstage Beat about cooking up the title for the album, recording outside of songwriting, advocating for fair artist compensation, his appearance on the Texas Monthly cover with Lyle Lovett, and more.

Be sure to see Robert Earl Keen in concert when he stops by Atlanta’s Variety Playhouse this Saturday, July 18. He’ll be joined by Ruston Kelly as well! Get your tickets here.

Doors: 7:00pm / Show: 8:00 pm
Cost: $25 Adv/ $27.50 Day Of Show

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You Can Go Home Again: Interview with Home by Dark’s James Casto

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Today, we bring you a delightful interview with James Casto, creator of songwriter concert series Home by Dark. A regular fixture at Chukkar Farms in Alpharetta, Home by Dark will embark on a new series at the Gwinnett Center for Performing Arts on June 13 to bring the best and brightest in engaging performers to music lovers in an intimate, homey setting. James communicates the Home by Dark experience so eloquently, and it’s a great comfort to know that the music world has such a series to further bridge the gap between performer and audience.

The upcoming show at Gwinnett Center features artists JP Williams and James David Carter, both of whom James sings the praises of as brilliant, captivating talents.

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When: Saturday, June 13 at 8 p.m.

Where: Gwinnett Performing Arts Center

Tickets for Home By Dark range from $20-50 and are on sale now. Buy tickets at GwinnettCenter.comAXS.com, The Arena box office or by calling (770) 626-2464.
 
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von Grey with KSU Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble

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This Thursday, January 8, Atlanta’s von Grey head to Kennesaw State University for a special performance with the KSU Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble. Not only will von Grey premiere new material with a symphonic arrangement, but proceeds from the event will also benefit KSU’s Proctor Scholarship. 

TBB spoke with Annika von Grey about the upcoming show, the band’s Loundfund campaign, and the girls’ year ahead.

Catch this amazing concert at KSU’s Bailey Performance Center. Grab your tickets here.

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