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Alice Cooper's Theatre of Death

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Last Thursday Alice Cooper revived The Theatre of Death Show at the Gibson Ampitheater as part of The Gruesome Twosome Return. Usually you want to see a band at the end of a tour when they are really tight. But right out of the gate this band is practiced and on the mark all the way. Solos were so intense it seemed like they were doing demos at NAMM. The only glitch was the one guitar player who kept bumping into the giant letter "A".

Cooper opened up with "School's Out" and kept his greatest hits coming. I admire him for stubbornly continuing to sing the sensitive guy song, "Only Women Bleed", his "Beth". Concerns that the set would be cut short were alleviated by promises Cooper would get his full 80 minutes, and he took full advantage. There was even a quickie encore of "Elected".