In stores today are DVD and Blu-ray editions of "Super Duper Alice Cooper," the acclaimed new documentary about the veteran shock rocker.
The package comes in two configurations: a standard edition featuring the film plus deleted scenes and Cooper's interviews for the "Metal Evolution" series; and a deluxe edition with a second DVD of previously unreleased concert footage from 1972 in Montreal and 2009 at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.
"Super Duper..." was created by Toronto's Banger Films, which has also made documentaries about Rush and Iron Maiden, among others, and Cooper tells us that he's happy with the way it came out albeit ambivalent about the project in general:
"I don't live in the past at all. I'm thinking about, 'What's the next tour? Who's playing guitar? Is this drummer gonna be good?' I'm thinking way about that, 'What kind of screen is gonna be behind us?' and all that. And I appreciate the history of Alice, but I don't live there at all. Most fans do. Most fans really like to know everything about the history of the band, whereas they probably know more about me than I do because I don't sit around thinking about what happened then. But this is so much for the fans and really not for me at all. I'm one of the people that watched it and went, 'Oh, that's very entertaining. It's really good. Listen, I've got to do two songs tomorrow for the new album.' But I can see why the fans would love this."
"Super Duper..." will make its broadcast debut during September on VH1 Classic.
Cooper, meanwhile, is in the midst of a European tour before hitting the road as the special guest on Motley Crue's farewell tour that starts July 2 in Grand Rapids, Mich.