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Alice Cooper guitarist to re-release memoir in new box set

By Gary Graff
December 26, 2017

For eight years and seven albums, Mike Bruce was the unsung hero in Alice Cooper’s world, a co-founder who co-wrote songs on the group’s biggest albums and its biggest hits. Now the guitarist is planning to shine a light on his contributions to the band.

Bruce is releasing a limited edition (250 copies) box set that will include an updated version of his memoir No More Mr. Nice Guy, a 1996 interview on CD and reproductions of vintage Alice Cooper memorabilia.

In a statement, Bruce says that: “It’s not often we get a chance to redo, remake or in this case re-release a book…It is with much thought, great enjoyment, many thanks and heartfelt appreciation for family, friends and fans that I present the re-release of No More Mr. Nice Guy, a compilation of hilarious rock ‘n’ roll stories and life events that made me the man I am today.”

Bruce, along with bassist Dennis Dunaway and drummer Neal Smith, began working with Cooper again following the group’s 2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction; he’s played and contributed songs to Cooper’s last two albums, Welcome 2 My Nightmare and this year’s Paranormal, and has taken part in original Cooper band reunions in recent years.