Metal Hammer

Originally Published: November 27, 1989

Alice Trashes The Cathouse

Alice Cooper celebrated Halloween with style playing to a packed Cathouse in Los Angeles. It was something of a double celebration for the master of gore, Epic records had earlier in the day announced that his album 'Trash' had gone gold, exceeding 500,000 copies as of October 31st.

The performance itself began suitably at midnight but had to be stopped at one point for appeals for calm as the crowd had been rushing the stage throughout the show. The show acted as a debut for his new band who will be touring later in the year. The line-up for the band ends months of speculation and rumours and is now made up of as follows: Guitars - Al Patrelli, and Pete Freezen, Bass - Tommy 'T-Bone' Caradonna, Drums - Jonathon Mover, Keyboards - Derek Sherinan. There were representatives from most of the big American bands present at the show including members of, Guns n' Roses, Poison, Winger, Cinderella, Ratt, Warrant, Megadeth and Bulletboys.