Video has surfaced of ALICE COOPER‘s “Christmas Pudding” event benefiting his and wife Sheryl Cooper‘s “Solid Rock Foundation”, a Phoenix, AZ-based organization centered on helping young people get involved in music, the arts, community service, etc. The event took place Saturday, December 13th at The Commercia Theater in Phoenix, Arizona. Alice and band played a one-hour headlining set with full production. Other acts on the bill were NIGHT RANGER, P.O.D., a band dubbed “Super Group” consisting of Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Deep Purple), Johnny Lang, Nils Lofgren (Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band) and Cooper sticksman Glen Sobel. Christian hard rockers THOUSAND FOOT CRUTCH performed as well as did CO-OP, fronted by Alice Cooper‘s son Dash Cooper.
To conclude the event Alice and band invited all performers on stage for the grand finale, a cover of THE BEATLES’ “Revolution”, dedicated in part to recently deceased guitar tech Chris Leahy who had worked for Alice, TOOL, and many others. Video of the finale can be seen below as well as footage of the Super Group performing RAINBOW‘s “Stone Cold” and also NIGHT RANGER performing “Sister Christian” with Glen Sobel on drums giving drummer/vocalist Kelly Keagy a chance to step out front and sing lead.
Alice Cooper band and all guests – “Revolution”
Super Group – “Stone Cold”
Night Ranger – “Sister Christian” w/ Glen Sobel on drums
Glen Sobel online: http://www.glensobel.com
Rob Halford (JUDAS PRIEST), Brian “Head” Welch (KORN), THE TUBES, Bruce Kulick (KISS), John Corabi (MÖTLEY CRÜE, UNION), Kip Winger (WINGER) and Orianthi are among the musicians who performed last night (Saturday, December 17) at the original shock rocker Alice Cooper‘s eleventh annual Christmas Pudding concert on at Comerica Theater in Phoenix, Arizona. Proceeds benefit Alice‘s charity, which is called Solid Rock. They are building a much-needed music-oriented teen center for the Phoenix area youth. The youth center called The Rock will include a coffee house, music venue, and many other music-related activities and will open next spring.
According to a review by Jason P. Woodbury of the Phoenix New Times, “Halford rammed through PRIEST classics like ‘Breaking The Law’ and ‘You’ve Got Another Thing Coming’.” Backed by young bucks from Cooper‘s band, “he joked about being almost neighbors with Cooper in Paradise Valley, and that he was glad to be home while his PRIEST bandmates ‘froze back in London.'”
Cooper, backed by an excellent band that includes longtime associate Steve Hunter and Orianthi, “tore through Cooper classics like ‘No More Mr. Nice Guy’, ‘Under My Wheels’, ‘I’m 18’ and ‘Billion Dollar Babies’. Cooper‘s voice was in good form, and the band was energetic.”
Check out the entire review — which includes photos — at this location. Source: Blabbermouth.net