Originally Published: March 1995
Author: John Sakamoto
This week, every scrap of information we could lay our hands on and squeeze into this space, including the definative word on the chronically delayed Alice Cooper box.
ALICE COOPER: All right, here's the story, straight from Cooper's manager Toby Mamis.
The box will now be titled The Life And Crimes Of Alice Cooper. It will consist of either 63 or 64 songs, spread across either three or four CD's. But when will it be out?
"We're aiming for June, but every day that goes by, that gets less likely," Mamis said recently in L.A.
"It's been 95% ready for the past year and a half," he adds. "But due to internal business-related discussions at Warner as to what size, shape, cost and list price their box sets should be, it keeps getting postponed."
Once those details are resolved, fans will find a treasure trove of rare and unreleased material, including:
"We're also working on getting Alice's performance of (The Who's) I'm A Boy, with Roger Daltrey and an orchestra, from last year," says Mamis. "That's why we don't know if the box will be 63 or 64 songs.
"And for true, true fans," he adds, "we're even including one song without Alice on it: I Miss You from the Billion Dollar Babies band - after they left Alice."