Alice Cooper talked about his iconic album ‘Welcome to My Nightmare’ along with Vincent Price’s contribution during his recent interview with Forbes. Also, he revealed that Michael Jackson defined the album as the source of ‘Thriller.’
Michael Jackson released his sixth studio album entitled ‘Thriller’ on November 30, 1982, and it became a record-breaking milestone album of the music industry. The album’s tracks, ‘The Girl Is Mine,’ ‘Billie Jean,’ ‘Beat It,’ ‘Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’,’ ‘Human Nature,’ ‘P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing),’ and ‘Thriller’ reached top 10 on Billboard.
Therefore, it became one of the most influential and commercially successful albums of all time with the help of its darker themes, well-crafted lyrics, and sounds. Also for ‘Thriller,’ Jackson worked with horror actor Vincent Price but the actor’s first gold album was Cooper’s ‘Welcome to My Nightmare.’
Alice Cooper stated that he told Jackson the fact that he collaborated with Price in his song ‘Devil’s Food’ before the late pop musician. Jackson answered him saying that the whole album is an offshoot of ‘Welcome to My Nightmare.’ Cooper unveiled that the singer was his fan by drawing attention to the fact that his album’s another example for combining horror and music.
Cooper stated in his interview that:
“We gave him his first gold album! Pre-Michael Jackson. In fact, I mentioned that to Michael. I made sure Michael remembered that. He laughed. Michael told me he considered ‘Thriller’ to be an offshoot of ‘Welcome to My Nightmare.’
Because ‘Nightmare’ was a total concept album beginning to end – and a show with it. He was an Alice fan. He said ‘Well, we could do something different with my kind of music…’ That’s really basically it. It certainly wasn’t anything like our show but it was the idea that you could put horror, comedy, and music together and it would make sense, you know?”
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