On The Velvet Underground album “Loaded” you’ll find the Lou Reed written classic “Rock & Roll”.
Alice Cooper has decided to cover the song for his upcoming album “Detroit Stories”.
As appropriate based on the album’s name. Alice replaced “New York” in the lyrics with “Detroit”.
You’ll also find the music has more of an edge on Alice’s version.
According to Blabbermouth, Cooper and producer Bob Ezrin “gathered some legendary Detroit musicians in a Detroit studio to record “Detroit Stories”, Alice Cooper’s new album that celebrates that spirit for a new era. If 2019′s “Breadcrumbs” EP laid down the trail to the city, “Detroit Stories” drives like a muscle car right down Woodward Ave.”
The players on “Rock & Roll” are “Johnny “Bee” Badanjek (DETROIT WHEELS), Steve Hunter (DETROIT), Paul Randolph (legendary Detroit jazz and R&B bassist) and special guests Joe Bonamassa and Tommy Henriksen (for this occasion, crowned “Honorary Detroiters”).”
Check out Cooper’s version of “Rock & Roll” below and the Velvet Underground version underneath that.