Alice Cooper celebrates 73rd birthday with new single, Social Debris

Alice Cooper is offering fans a free download of new single Social Debris for 24 hours to celebrate his 73rd birthday.

Alice Cooper celebrates 73rd birthday with new single, Social Debris
Emily Carter
Jenny Risher

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 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."

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It ties in wonderfully with the themes of new album Detroit Stories, too, with Alice explaining: "Detroit was the birthplace of angry hard rock. After not fitting in anywhere in the U.S. – musically or image-wise – Detroit was the only place that recognised the Alice Cooper guitar driven, hard rock sound and our crazy stage show. Detroit was a haven for the outcasts. And when they found out I was born in East Detroit… we were home."

Detroit Stories is due out on February 26 via earMUSIC. Check out Social Debris below:

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