|"Keepin' Halloween Alive"|
|Single by Alice Cooper|
|B-side||"I Love The Dead (Live)"|
|Released||September 29, 2009|
|Genre||Shock Rock, Hard Rock|
|Label||Bigger Picture Group 525 541|
|Songwriter(s)||Alice Cooper, Piggy D.|
|Producer(s)||Alice Cooper, Piggy D.|
|Alice Cooper singles chronology|
"Keepin' Halloween Alive" is a song by rock musician Alice Cooper, released in 2009.
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