Dirty Diamonds

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Dirty Diamonds
Dirty Diamonds (Alice Cooper album) cover art.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 4, 2005 (Europe, UK)
August 2, 2005 (US)
Genre Rock, hard rock, heavy metal
Length46:46
Label New West, Spitfire
Producer Steve Lindsey
Alice Cooper chronology
The Eyes of Alice Cooper
(2003)
Dirty Diamonds
(2005)
Live at Montreux 2005
(2006)

Dirty Diamonds is the seventeenth solo studio album by Alice Cooper, released on July 4, 2005 internationally, and August 2 in the US.

Alice Cooper American rock singer, songwriter and musician

Alice Cooper is an American singer, songwriter, and actor whose career spans over fifty years. With his distinctive raspy voice and a stage show that features guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood, deadly snakes, baby dolls, and dueling swords, Cooper is considered by music journalists and peers alike to be "The Godfather of Shock Rock". He has drawn equally from horror films, vaudeville, and garage rock to pioneer a macabre and theatrical brand of rock designed to shock people.

The album peaked on Billboard's "Top Independent Albums" chart at #17, and the Billboard 200 album chart at #169 - Cooper's highest charting album since The Last Temptation , 11 years prior.

<i>Billboard</i> (magazine) American music magazine

Billboard is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries. It publishes pieces involving news, video, opinion, reviews, events, and style, and is also known for its music charts, including the Hot 100 and Billboard 200, tracking the most popular songs and albums in different genres. It also hosts events, owns a publishing firm, and operates several TV shows.

The Billboard 200 is a record chart ranking the 200 most popular music albums and EPs in the United States. It is published weekly by Billboard magazine. It is frequently used to convey the popularity of an artist or groups of artists. Often, a recording act will be remembered by its "number ones", those of their albums that outperformed all others during at least one week. The chart grew from a weekly top 10 list in 1956 to become a top 200 in May 1967, and acquired its present title in March 1992. Its previous names include the Billboard Top LPs (1961–72), Billboard Top LPs & Tape (1972–84), Billboard Top 200 Albums (1984–85) and Billboard Top Pop Albums.

<i>The Last Temptation</i> (Alice Cooper album) 1994 studio album by Alice Cooper

The Last Temptation is the thirteenth solo studio album by rock singer Alice Cooper, released in July 1994 via Epic Records. It centers on a boy named Steven, and a mysterious showman. The showman, with apparent supernatural abilities, attempted with the use of twisted versions of morality plays to persuade Steven to join his traveling show, "The Theater of the Real - The Grand-est Guignol!", where he would "never grow up".

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Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Woman of Mass Distraction"Alice Cooper, Damon Johnson, Ryan Roxie, Chuck Garric, Rick Boston 3:59
2."Perfect"Cooper, Johnson, Roxie3:30
3."You Make Me Wanna"Cooper, Roxie, Garric, Boston3:30
4."Dirty Diamonds"Cooper, Johnson, Garric, Boston4:02
5."The Saga of Jesse Jane"Cooper, Roxie4:15
6."Sunset Babies (All Got Rabies)"Cooper, Johnson, Roxie3:28
7."Pretty Ballerina" Michael Brown 3:01
8."Run Down the Devil"Cooper, Mark Hudson, Mike Elizondo, Benji Hughes 3:29
9."Steal That Car"Cooper, Johnson, Roxie, Garric3:16
10."Six Hours"Cooper, Roxie3:24
11."Your Own Worst Enemy"Cooper, Roxie2:15
12."Zombie Dance"Cooper, Roxie, Boston4:27
13."Stand" (bonus track on all releases)Cooper, Boston, Bridget Benenate, Xzibit 4:04
14."The Sharpest Pain" (bonus track on Russian and Australian releases)Cooper, Roxie3:59

Personnel

Ryan Roxie American musician

Ryan Roxie is an American guitarist, singer/songwriter best known as a solo artist and for his guitar work with Alice Cooper, Casablanca and Slash's Snakepit..

Damon Johnson American guitarist, vocalist and songwriter

Damon Rogers Johnson is an American guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter, currently a solo artist and member of Thin Lizzy. In the 1990s he co-founded Brother Cane, and later joined Alice Cooper's band as lead guitarist. He was also the lead guitarist and co-songwriter for hard rock group Black Star Riders from 2012 to 2018. Johnson has also released several solo albums and his songs have been recorded by many artists including Stevie Nicks and Carlos Santana.

Chuck Garric American musician

Chuck Garric is a rock bassist who has played with Turd, The Druts, L.A. Guns, Dio, and Eric Singer Project (ESP). The current bassist for Alice Cooper, Garric has played bass for Billy Bob Thornton, Ted Nugent, Don Felder, and Journey at the Alice Cooper Christmas Pudding for the past three years.


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