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Alice Cooper Releases Halloween Single, Holds Karaoke Contest

Local boy Alice Cooper, the self-proclaimed "King of Halloween," is releasing a new single called "Keepin' Halloween Alive."

The iTunes exclusive track --which you can hear in the video above -- also comes with a "Cooperoke" vocal-free version which fans are encouraged to video themselves singing along to for a contest to be judges by the shock rocker himself. Three winners will have their videos posted on Cooper's web site and will be awarded up to $1,000 cash. All videos must be submitted no later than midnight on Halloween -- more details at here.

"At home my family all gathers around an old spooky tree decorated with skulls and bones in the living room, and we exchange gifts," says Cooper. "It's our holiday. We even all have matching black-and-orange Halloween sweaters! I wanted a theme song for people like me, and for us Halloween never ends. In the chorus I say, 'I'm keepin' Halloween alive, baby, 3-6-5'... and I mean it!"

In addition to releasing the new single, Cooper is busy hosting his "Nights with Alice Cooper" radio program on more than 100 stations worldwide, and staying on the road with his Theatre of Death world tour which goes to Slovakia, Idaho and four separate Florida cities but doesn't come through Arizona.

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Martin Cizmar
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