MusicPro (UK) Group News - 29th August 2011

Alice Cooper Recruits Orianthi Panagaris!

Orianthi Panagaris

Alice Cooper has recruited 26 year old Australian female guitarist Orianthi Panagaris to replace Damon Johnson who has allegedly left Alice to join Thin Lizzy as Vivian Campbell's replacement.

Orianthi confirmed the news via Twitter ("Thanks! Gonna be a blast!"), while also confirming that she’d just begun recording her new solo album.

Orianthi is best known for being Michael Jackson's lead guitarist and for her hit According to You.

Guitar maestro Steve Vai began singing Orianthi’s praises when she was just 15. Oranthi and Vai recorded the track Highly Strung for her album Believe in 2009.

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