Alice Cooper All Star Tribute In The Works

An Alice Cooper Tribute album due out this summer will feature a stellar cast. Net sources close to the project report that highlights include Dave Mustaine on vocals for "School's Out"; Def Leppard's Phil Collen and Joe Elliot recording "Under My wheels"; Roger Daltrey teaming up with Slash for a rendition of "No More Mr. Nice Guy"; and Ronnie James Dio taking the lead on "Welcome To My Nightmare" backed by members of Ozzy Osbourne's band.

Also said to be on the record are Phil Anselmo, Carmine Appice, Tim Bogart, Bruce Dickinson, Don Dokken, Mike Inez, Steve Jones, George Lynch, Duff McKagan, Rudy Sarzo, Billy Sheehan, Derek Sherinian, Eric Singer, Matt Sorum and Zak Wylde among many others. Sources say that Ozzy himself is considering taking part.

The tribute is under the wing of producer Bob Kulick, the brother of Kiss/Union guitarist Bruce Kulick. It's tentatively scheduled for a release late this summer.

Alice himself, meanwhile, is taking his show on the road.

The shock rocker is off to London next week where he'll kick off a European tour. He returns home in mid June for some concerts Stateside through to early September.

One project not to look for in the immediate future is the pending Alice Cooper boxed set. It's been pending for at least four years and it now appears it will be pending for a while longer - it's still not ready. A tentative June release date has been scrapped.