Alice seems to have been caught up in a story about a little old lady in Minnesota who is objecting to the upcoming show there. Apparently she claims that during a recent concert at the Vetter Stone Amphitheater she registered decibels at her home, which is extremely unlikely unless she lives inside the venue in front of the speakers! She also claims to have " looked up the lyrics" and doesn`t think "it’s wise for our community to have to listen to foul language" which raises a few questions considering there's no foul language in Alice Cooper lyrics! South Minnesota News has video.
Alice hit facebook to respond: "Across the river from my #Mankato gig (June 9th, Vetter Stone Amphitheater, tickets on sale now) is a woman who hates the noise generated by shows. She says she experienced 110db at her home during Nelly's recent performance. Now, noise of that magnitude would annoy me too. But sound doesn't travel that well over long distances, so 110db at her home, across the river... That doesn't sound like an accurate number unless the audience at Nelly's show had their spleens ruptured by the loudest show on record (encore!).
We carry decibel meters, and according to my audio guys 110db is a number you'd see inside the venue at the sound board, but the laws of physics dictate it would spread and dissipate over that distance. 110db at her house sounds like a stretch unless she happened to meter the concert sound while 1,000 cats were meowing in her home at exactly the same time...
That seems SUPER unlikely given the circumstances so I'll give her the benefit of the doubt. I'm a "Nice Guy" after all. I guess I COULD have my snake swim over some earplugs... It's the least I could do."
In slightly more serious news Dennis Dunaway and Al Bouchard will be taking part in this years 'Joe Hurley's All Star Irish Rock Review' at the Highline Ballroom in New York City on March 11th. Tickets are available now.