The concept, Cooper says, is simply: "If Alice had a nightmare in 1975, what would his nightmare be in 2011?"
Portions of the album reunite the surviving Alice Cooper members. Others were recorded with members of Cooper's touring band, as well as former guitarists Steve Hunter and Dick Wagner.
The album features newer friends, as well. Cooper and Ezrin wrote songs with Buckcherry guitarist Keith Nelson. Guests making cameos range from Rob Zombie and former Marilyn Manson guitarist John 5 to Vince Gill .
Cooper is working on "Welcome 2 My Nightmare" with legendary producer and Alice Cooper collaborator Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, KISS) who hints at ambitions for "Welcome 2 My Nightmare" beyond the album and a subsequent tour. "We're thinking not just the big tour. This has the possibility of being almost like a musical."
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