As well as gearing up to celebrate the release of his new album Detroit Stories this month, Alice Cooper is commemorating another special occasion – his 73rd birthday – with the release of a brand-new single, Social Debris.
Written with the remaining members of the original Alice Cooper band, the Coop is giving away the track as a free download via alicecooper-detroitstories.com within the first 24 hours of release.
“The single Social Debris is a gift to Detroit, to my fans and to myself," he says. "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. 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 into 1971. That’s just the original band – you can’t change that, it’s great."