Original Alice Cooper Drummer Neal Smith Auctioning of Guillotine From ‘Billion Dollar Babies’ Tour
We all love to collect rock and metal memorabilia and now there’s a chance to own perhaps one of the coolest items any fan could have in their collection: the guillotine used to behead Alice Cooper on the 1973 Billion Dollar Babies tour! Original drummer Neal Smith will be auctioning off the piece along with other items from the musician’s past with the Alice Cooper band.
As Alice is an inductee in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, any of the items up for bid could easily be enshrined at the Hall, but instead you have the chance to call it your own. In addition to the guillotine, Smith is auctioning off outfits worn onstage, a snare drum, tour programs, a framed gold record of the Killer album and even his flashy 18-piece mirrored Premier drumkit from the famed ’73 tour.
Smith was featured on every album recorded as the Alice Cooper band before the frontman Alice used the moniker for his solo recordings. He manned the sticks from 1969 to 1974, appearing on legendary records like Love it to Death, Killer, School’s Out and Billion Dollar Babies. He also made an appearance on three songs off Alice’s 2011 record, Welcome to My Nightmare II as well.
Smith and Alice were reunited onstage in October of 2015 as a surprise gig in Dallas, Texas at Dennis Dunaway’s book signing for Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs!: My Adventures in the Alice Cooper Group. The only original member not to appear was guitarist Glen Buxton who passed away in 1997.
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