City Slang: Alice Cooper launches phone app



Alice Cooper, Detroit’s king of creepy cool and all that is dark and scary, is launching a Welcome 2 My Nightmare iPhone app.


Nothing says Halloween like a big old corporate endorsement, right? To be fair though, it could be pretty cool. According to the press release, “Alice Cooper launches his one-of-a-kind app that transforms your iPhone or iPod Touch into the perfect AIR GUITAR or AIR DRUM kit - rock out to Alice’s ace new album like you’ve never rocked before. Continuing in the trailblazing vein that has marked his career, Alice Cooper has set yet another world-first by being the first artist to use the incredible AirJ interactive music engine, which puts you in the virtual heart of Alice’s badass band. Play-along with exclusive interactive songs from the epic new album ‘Welcome 2 My Nightmare’ or remix tracks with Alice’s freaky AIR FX –you control the nightmare! Using the iPod Touch and iPhone’s gyroscope, players can remix, effect and play along with Alice’s songs through physical gestures.”

You’ll learn to lock-in time with the ghoulish groove to hit high scores, nailing fiery fills and licks to catch ‘crowd freakouts’ to set your screen (and soul) on fire! The greater your accuracy, the higher your score, and the closer you’ll get to being an air rock legend. When you need a rest from all that rockin’, you can follow Alice on Twitter and Facebook without ever leaving the app, so you’ll never miss a thing in the Alice Cooper Runaway Train of rock and roll. Get the official Alice Cooper “Welcome 2 My Nightmare” app this Halloween, and bring a brand new kind of nightmare right into your pocket... or he might just Bite Your Face Off...

That’s a good attempt at making electronic gadgetry creepy, and we’ll reserve judgement until we try it. For now, the CD is required listening this weekend.


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