In 1974 Alice Cooper parted ways with his band and spent the year playing golf and appearing on The Hollywood Squares. Losing ground to Kiss, he brought aboard the guitarists who made Lou Reed's Rock n Roll Animal album, Steve Hunter and Dick Wagner. With longtime producer Bob Ezrin, and a guest monologue from Vincent Price eight years before Michael Jackson's Thriller, Alice spent a lot of his own money recording Welcome to My Nightmare which was released in February of 1975. The album shot up the charts, peaking at Number 5. The tour sold out for two years. Alice was back!