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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Alice Cooper: Rocks Oshawa; Video Report Posted Online

Oshawa's Studio 12 News has filed a report from Alice Cooper's show at the General Motors Centre from December 7th. Check out the video below.

Sam Dunn from Banger Films - responsible for the award-winning "Metal: A Headbangers Journey" and "Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage" - spoke to about the Alice Cooper documentary they are currently working on. 

"We know Alice through various projects that we've done," Dunn says. "We interviewed Alice for 'Headbanger's Journey.' He's also featured pretty prominently in two episodes of Metal Evolution, both in Shock Rock and Early Metal US. He's a pretty fascinating character, who has been through a lot in his life. He's one of those musicians that maybe he hasn't had a hit in a long time, but every knows who Alice Cooper is because of his influence on pop culture and the big songs he had in the '70s." 

"We're in the early stages of telling the story of his career," he adds. "We're probably going to focus in on his early years up to his comeback in the '80s. We're exploring a different stylist approach with this film. It won't be talking heads; it's going to be more of an archival and animated journey through his career. He's such a rich visual artist, it makes so much sense to try and do it in a different way. I think we're just a little bit sick of doing talking head interviews, to be honest [laughs], after doing 300 of them for Metal Evolution. So it's really the story of Alice's career from the '60s right up to the '80s and everything he went through -- the ups and the downs, battles with alcoholism, being raised in a Christian family, rebelling against that but then coming back to faith later in his career, and moving from town to town, and trying to find his place." 

Dunn says that the Alice Cooper film may debut at TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival, September) next year. 

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