Keepin' Halloween Alive

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"Keepin' Halloween Alive"
Single by Alice Cooper
B-side "I Love The Dead (Live)"
ReleasedSeptember 29, 2009
Genre Shock Rock, Hard Rock
Length2:13
Label Bigger Picture Group 525 541
Songwriter(s) Alice Cooper, Piggy D.
Producer(s) Alice Cooper, Piggy D.
Alice Cooper singles chronology
"Gimme"
(2000)
"Keepin' Halloween Alive"
(2009)
"I'll Bite Your Face Off"
(2011)

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