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Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper in 2007
Alice Cooper in 2007
Background information
Birth name Vincent Damon Furnier
Born February 4, 1948 (1948-02-04) (age 60)
in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Genre(s) Rock, hard rock, heavy metal, shock rock, garage rock
Occupation(s) Singer, Songwriter, Actor, DJ
Instrument(s) Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica, Blues Harp
Years active 1964 - present
Label(s) Straight, Warner Bros., Atlantic, MCA, Epic, Spitfire, Eagle, New West
Website AliceCooper.com

Alice Cooper (born Vincent Furnier February 4, 1948) is an American rock singer, songwriter and musician whose career spans five decades. With a stage show that features guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood and boa constrictors, Cooper drew equally from horror movies, vaudeville, heavy metal and garage rock to create a theatrical brand of rock music that would come to be known as shock rock.[1] Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Prose is writing distinguished from poetry by its greater variety of rhythm and its closer resemblance to everyday speech. ... is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Detroit redirects here. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the genre. ... Hard Rock redirects here. ... Heavy metal redirects here. ... Shock rock is a very wide umbrella term for artists who combine rock music with elements of theatrical shock value in live performances. ... Garage rock is a raw form of rock and roll that was first popular in the United States and Canada from about 1963 to 1967. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... DJ or dj may stand for Disc jockey, dinner jacket The DeadJournal website, or Djibouti. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... Harry Belafonte singing, photograph by C. van Vechten Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, which is often contrasted with speech. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... A harmonica is a free reed wind instrument. ... Harp Attack! blues harp album cover Blues harp or cross harp is a technique of playing an ordinary harmonica which originated in the blues, not a type of harp or harmonica. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Straight Records was a record label formed in 1969 to distribute productions and discoveries of Frank Zappa and his business partner/manager Herb Cohen. ... Warner Bros. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... MCA Records was an American-based record company owned by MCA Inc. ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... Spitfire Records is a subdivision of Eagle Rock Entertainment located in New York, United States. ... Eagle Records is a record label. ... New West Records is a record label based in Austin, Texas and San Francisco, California. ... is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the genre. ... DVD cover showing horror characters as depicted by Universal Studios. ... This article is about the musical variety theatre. ... Heavy metal redirects here. ... Garage rock is a raw form of rock and roll that was first popular in the United States and Canada from about 1963 to 1967. ... This article is about the genre. ... Shock rock is a very wide umbrella term for artists who combine rock music with elements of theatrical shock value in live performances. ...


"Alice Cooper" was originally a band name with Vincent Furnier portraying the lead persona. In 1974, Furnier legally changed his name to Alice Cooper and launched a solo career. Since their first single release in 1965, when the band was known as "The Spiders", the original Alice Cooper band broke into the international music mainstream with 1971's monster hit "I'm Eighteen" from the album "Love it to Death", which was followed by the even bigger single "School's Out" in 1972. The band reached their commercial peak with the 1973 album Billion Dollar Babies. Cooper's solo career began with the 1975 concept album Welcome to My Nightmare. Expanding from his Detroit garage rock[2] and glam rock[3] roots, over the years Cooper has experimented with many different musical styles including: conceptual rock, art rock, hard rock, pop rock, experimental rock and industrial rock. In recent times he has returned more to his garage rock roots.[4] A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Love It to Death. ... Schools Out is a 1972 title track single released on Alice Coopers fifth album. ... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ... Billion Dollar Babies is an album by American Hard rock musician Alice Cooper, (released in 1973). ... In popular music, a concept album is an album which is unified by a theme, which can be instrumental, compositional, narrative, or lyrical (Shuker 2002, p. ... Welcome to My Nightmare is an album by Alice Cooper, released in 1975. ... Garage rock is a raw form of rock and roll that was first popular in the United States and Canada from about 1963 to 1967. ... Glam rock (also known as glitter rock), is a style of rock music, which initially surfaced in the post-hippie early 1970s. ... In popular music, a concept album is an album which is unified by a theme, which can be instrumental, compositional, narrative, or lyrical (Shuker 2002, p. ... Art rock is a term used to describe a subgenre of rock music with experimental or avant-garde influences that emphasizes novel sonic texture. ... Hard Rock redirects here. ... For other uses, see Pop rock (disambiguation). ... Experimental rock or Avant rock is a type of art music based on rock and roll which experiments with the basic elements of the genre, and/or which pushes the boundaries of common composition and performance technique. ... Industrial Rock is a musical genre which is a fusion between Industrial Music and specific Rock n Roll subgenres such as Punk, Oi!, Hardcore and later on Hard Rock. ...


Alice Cooper is known for his social and witty persona offstage, The Rolling Stone Album Guide going so far as to refer to him as the world's most "beloved" heavy metal entertainer.[5] He helped to shape the sound and look of heavy metal. He is also credited as being one of the first to bring storylined theatrics to the rock/pop concert stage in the late 1960s. Away from music, Cooper is a film actor, a golfing celebrity, a restaurateur and, since 2004, a popular radio DJ with his classic rock shows "Nights with Alice Cooper" and "Breakfast with Alice". The Rolling Stone Album Guide, previously known as The Rolling Stone Record Guide, is a book that, along with its sister publication Rolling Stone magazine, contains professional reviews of popular music. ... Heavy metal redirects here. ... // Regular Context The line of a story. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... This article is about the sport. ... For other uses, see Celebrity (disambiguation). ... A typical restaurant in uptown Manhattan A restaurant is an establishment that serves prepared food and beverages to be consumed on the premises. ... DJ or dj may stand for Disc jockey, dinner jacket The DeadJournal website, or Djibouti. ... Nights with Alice Cooper is a radio show hosted by rock and roll artist and shock rock pioneer Alice Cooper. ...

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Early life and career

Cooper was born Vincent Damon Furnier in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Ella Mae (née McCart) and Ether Moroni Furnier. His grandfather, Thurman Sylvester Furnier, was an apostle in The Church of Jesus Christ based in Monongahela, Pennsylvania. Vincent Furnier's father was an Elder in The Church of Jesus Christ. Vincent Furnier has some distant French Huguenot ancestry; the remainder of his ancestry is English and Scottish. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Detroit redirects here. ... Née redirects here. ... The Church of Jesus Christs historic chapel in Monongahela, Pennsylvania. ... Monongahela is: The name of a river in the United States of America: see Monongahela River A place in Pennsylvania: see Monongahela, Pennsylvania A kind of soil found in the Eastern United States The tribe of Native Americans who were the first human inhabitants of Western Pennsylvania, and whose name... This article is about the U.S. State. ... From the 16th to the 18th century the name Huguenot was applied to a member of the Protestant Reformed Church of France, historically known as the French Calvinists. ... This article is about the English as an ethnic group and nation. ... This article is about the Scottish as an ethnic group. ...


After a series of childhood illnesses, Vincent Furnier and his family moved to Phoenix, Arizona. After Washington Elementary School, Vincent attended Cortez High School in northern Phoenix. Furnier was a member of the Order of DeMolay. Nickname: Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country State County Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area  - City  515. ... Glendale Union High School District is a school district headquartered in Glendale, Arizona, United States. ... This box:      This article is about the fraternal order. ...


In 1964, Furnier was eager to take part in the local annual Letterman's talent show and gathered fellow cross-country teammates from the school to form a group for the show. They named themselves The Earwigs, and as they didn't know how to play any instruments at the time, they dressed up like The Beatles and mimed their performance to Beatles songs. As a result of winning the talent show and loving the experience of being onstage, the group immediately proceeded to learn how to play instruments they acquired from a local pawn shop and soon renamed themselves The Spiders: Furnier on vocals and harmonica, Glen Buxton - lead guitar, John Tatum - rhythm guitar, Dennis Dunaway - bass guitar, and John Speer - drums. Musically, the group were inspired by artists such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, The Who, The Kinks, Pink Floyd, and The Yardbirds. This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... The Minnesota State Highschool Cross Country Meet A cross country race in Seaside, Oregon. ... For the River in the North-East of England, see River Team. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... For mime as an art form, see mime artist. ... Harry Belafonte singing, photograph by C. van Vechten Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, which is often contrasted with speech. ... A harmonica is a free reed wind instrument. ... Glen Edward Buxton (10 November 1947 – 19 October 1997) was a U.S. musician, and guitarist for the original Alice Cooper band. ... Lead guitar refers to a role within a band, that provides melody or melodic material, as opposed to the rhythm of the rhythm guitar, bass, and drums. ... Rhythm guitar is a guitar that is primarily used to provide rhythmic and harmonic accompaniment for a singer or for other instruments in an ensemble. ... Dennis Dunaway (born December 9, 1948 in Cottage Grove, Oregon) was the bassist for Alice Cooper from 1969-1975. ... A sunburst-colored Fender Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass[1][2]; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... Rolling Stones redirects here. ... Janis Lyn Joplin (19 January 1943 – 4 October 1970) was an American singer, songwriter, and music arranger, from Port Arthur, Texas. ... The Who are an English rock band that formed in 1964. ... The Kinks were an English rock group formed in 1963 by lead singer-songwriter Ray Davies, his brother, lead guitarist and vocalist Dave Davies, and bassist Pete Quaife. ... Pink Floyd are an English rock band that initially earned recognition for their psychedelic rock music, and, as they evolved, for their progressive rock music. ... Not to be confused with Yard Birds. ...


By 1965 The Spiders, still in school, performed regularly around the Phoenix area with a huge black spider's web as their backdrop, the group's first stage prop. That year they also recorded their first single "Why Don't You Love Me", originally performed by The Blackwells, with Furnier learning the harmonica for the song. A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ...


In 1966, the members of The Spiders graduated from Cortez High School. With North High School footballer Michael Bruce soon replacing John Tatum on rhythm guitar, the band then scored a local #1 radio hit with "Don't Blow Your Mind", an original composition from their second single release. North High School is located at the intersection of Thomas Road and 12th Street in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


By 1967 the band had begun to make regular roadtrips to Los Angeles, California to play shows. They soon renamed themselves The Nazz and released the single "Wonder Who's Lovin' Her Now", backed with future Alice Cooper track "Lay Down And Die, Goodbye". Shortly thereafter, drummer John Speer was replaced by Neal Smith. By the end of the year the band had relocated to Los Angeles permanently. Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... Neal Smith (born September 23, 1947 in Akron, Ohio) was the drummer for the rock group Alice Cooper from 1969 to 1974. ...


In 1968, upon learning that Todd Rundgren also had a band called Nazz, the band were again in need of another stage name. Furnier recognized that the group needed a gimmick to succeed, and that other bands were not exploiting the showmanship potential of the stage. He subsequently chose the band's name to be Alice Cooper and adopted this stage name as his own. [6] Todd Harry Rundgren (born June 22, 1948 in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, United States), is an American musician, singer, songwriter and record producer. ... The Nazz was an early psychedelic garage rock band from the 1960s. ... A gimmick is a unique or quirky special feature that makes something stand out from its contemporaries. ...


Early press releases claimed that the name was agreed upon after one of Cooper's Ouija sessions, and learning that he was a reincarnation of a 17th century witch of the same name. However, Cooper in later interviews has said the name actually came out of thin air conjuring an image of "a cute, sweet, little girl with a hatchet behind her back." It was once said to be an inside joke associated with a Mayberry RFD character. Alice Cooper is also the name of Betty Cooper's mother in the Archie comic strips. Nonetheless, at the time Cooper and the band figured that the concept of a male playing the role of an androgynous witch, wearing tattered women's clothing and make-up would definitely have the potential to cause quite a social controversy. For the photographer, see Weegee. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Witchcraft. ... A carpenters hatchet See Hatchet (novel) for the young adult novel. ... Mayberry R.F.D. was a spinoff from The Andy Griffith Show. ... Elizabeth Betty Cooper is a fictional character of Archie Comics, the blonde-haired daughter of Hal and Alice Cooper. ... Archie may refer to: Archie Andrews (puppet) -- Ventriloquists puppet Archie Bunker -- a sitcom character from the 1970s. ... For other uses, see Concept (disambiguation). ... If referring to a flower, see disambiguation under bisexual Androgyny is the state of indeterminate gender, or characteristics of gender. ... Cosmetics or makeup are substances to enhance the beauty of the human body, apart from simple cleaning. ... For the Wikipedia policy regarding controversial issues in articles, see Wikipedia:Guidelines for controversial articles. ...


The classic Alice Cooper group line-up consisted of singer Alice Cooper (Vincent Furnier), lead guitarist Glen Buxton, rhythm guitarist Michael Bruce, bassist Dennis Dunaway, and drummer Neal Smith. With the exception of Neal, all of the band members were on the Cortez High School cross-country team, and many of Alice Cooper's stage "effects" were inspired by their cross-country coach, Emmit Smith, who also was the journalism teacher. One of Smith's class projects was to build a working guillotine for slicing watermelons. Cooper, Buxton and Dunaway were also art students, and their admiration of the works of surrealist artists such as Salvador Dalí would further inspire their future stage antics. Queue at US Air Force station in Iraq, for food at a birthday celebration. Queue areas are areas in which people queue (first in, first out), that is they wait in line for something. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... Lead guitar refers to a role within a popular music band, especially a rock band, that provides melody or melodic material, as opposed to the rhythm of the rhythm guitar, bass, and drums. ... Rhythm guitar is the role of the guitar in playing accompaniment in various musical styles. ... Deon Rexroat of Anberlin. ... For the comic book character, see Drummer (comics). ... This article is about the philosophical concept of Art. ... Surrealism is an artistic movement and an aesthetic philosophy that aims for the liberation of the mind by emphasizing the critical and imaginative powers of the subconscious. ... An artist is someone who employs creative talent to produce works of art. ... Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, 1st Marquis of Púbol (May 11, 1904 – January 23, 1989), was a Spanish surrealist painter of Catalan descent born in Figueres, Catalonia (Spain). ...


One night, at a gig at a Venice club called The Cheetah where the band managed to scare the entire room of patrons empty after playing just 10 minutes, they were approached and enlisted by manager Shep Gordon, who ironically saw the band's seemingly negative impact that night as a power that could be steered towards a more positive direction. Shep then managed to strike an audition for the band with composer and renowned record producer Frank Zappa, who was looking to sign up bizarre music acts for his new record label, Straight Records. For the audition, Zappa told them to come to his house "at 7 o'clock," and the band mistakenly assumed he meant 7:00 AM. Waking Zappa up from his slumber, a band that was willing to play that particular brand of psychedelic rock at 7 in the morning, a time unbeknownst to most in the rock music world, impressed him enough to sign them to a three-album deal. Alice Cooper's first album Pretties for You was released in 1969 and, though it touched the US charts for one week at #193, was ultimately met with critical and commercial failure. Venice Beach and Boardwalk Venice, California, is a district of the city of Los Angeles, California. ... A talent manager, also known as a personal manager, is one who guides the career of artists in the entertainment business. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Frank Vincent Zappa[1] (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American composer, musician, and film director. ... Straight Records was a record label formed in 1969 to distribute productions and discoveries of Frank Zappa and his business partner/manager Herb Cohen. ... Pretties for You was the first album by Alice Cooper. ...


Even though the band incorporated theatrics into their stage act from the outset, they were also influenced by another Zappa-signed act, the all-female GTOs.[7] After an unrehearsed stage routine involving Cooper and a live chicken garnered some attention from the press, the band decided to capitalize on tabloid sensationalism, creating a new subgenre, shock rock. Cooper claims that the "Chicken Incident", which took place at the Toronto Rock 'n Roll Revival concert in September 1969, was in fact an accident. A chicken somehow made its way on stage during Alice Cooper's performance. Not having any experience around livestock, Cooper thought, "Chickens have wings, so they must be able to fly." He picked it up and threw it out over the crowd, expecting the chicken to fly away. The bird plummeted into the crowd and was reportedly ripped to shreds by the rowdy audience. Zappa may refer to: Frank Zappa, an American musician Zappa (Guilty Gear) refers to a character from the 2-d fighting game Guilty Gear Zappa, a blacksmith from the RPG Chrono Cross This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... The GTOs is a groupie group that was formed by young women around Los Angeles in the late 1960s. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A tabloid is a newspaper — especially in the United Kingdom — that uses the tabloid format, which is roughly 23½ by 14¾ inches per spread. ... Sensationalism is a manner of being extremely controversial, loud, attention-grabbing, or otherwise sensationalistic. ... Shock rock is a very wide umbrella term for artists who combine rock music with elements of theatrical shock value in live performances. ... Rock and Roll Revival was a back-to-basics musical trend of the late 1960s and early 1970s, in a sort-of backlash against the heavier rock sounds then in vogue. ...


The next day, the incident made the front page of many national newspapers. Zappa phoned him shortly afterwards to ask if the story, which reported that Cooper had bit the head off the live chicken and drank its blood on stage, was true. Cooper denied the rumor, whereupon Zappa told him, "Well, whatever you do, don't tell anyone you didn't do it."[8] Zappa considered that kind of publicity priceless for the band. "The Chicken Incident" ranked #12 in VH1's 100 Most Shocking Moments in Rock and Roll in 2001. The incident also was parodied in Ray Stevens' "The Moonlight Special" where the second verse features Agnes Stoopa (a takeoff on Cooper) and his pet chicken. VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994 and VH1: Music First until 2003) is an American digital television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently... This article is about the year. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Despite the infamy the band received from the Chicken Incident, their stronger second album, Easy Action, released in 1970, met with the same fate as its predecessor. Music label Warner Bros. Records then purchased Straight Records from Frank Zappa and the Alice Cooper group was set to receive a higher level of promotion with this major label. It was around this time that the band, fed up with the Californians' indifference to their act, relocated to Cooper's birthplace, Detroit, where their bizarre stage act was much better received. Detroit would remain their steady home base until 1972. "LA just didn’t get it. They were all on the wrong drug for us. They were on acid and we were basically drinking beer. We fit much more in Detroit than we did anywhere else..."[9] Easy Action is a 1970 album by Alice Cooper. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Warner Bros. ... Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor...


1970s

By mid-1970, after two failed albums, the Alice Cooper group was teamed up with fledgling producer Bob Ezrin for their third album, the last in their contract with Straight Records, and the band's last chance to create a hit. That hit soon came with the single "Eighteen", released in November of 1970, which reached number 21 in the Billboard Hot 100. The album that followed was "Love It to Death", released in February 1971, which proved to be their breakthrough record, reaching number 35 in the US Billboard 200 album charts. Love it to Death would be the first of eight Alice Cooper group and solo albums produced by Ezrin, who is credited with having helped create and develop the band's definitive sound. The band's trailblazing mix of glam and increasingly violent stage theatrics stood out amongst bearded, denim-clad hippy bands. Sporting tight sequined costumes by the prominent rock fashion designer Cindy Dunaway (sister to band member Neil, and wife to band member Dennis) and stage shows that involved mock fights and Gothic torture modes being imposed on Cooper, the androgynous stage role now presented a villainous side which posed a potential threat to modern society. // Charles Wuorinen, aged 32, becomes the youngest composer ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Straight Records was a record label formed in 1969 to distribute productions and discoveries of Frank Zappa and his business partner/manager Herb Cohen. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Love It to Death. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... It has been suggested that Im Eighteen be merged into this article or section. ... // February 8 - Bob Dylans hour-long documentary film, Eat the Document, premieres at New Yorks Academy of Music. ... United States may refer to: Places: United States of America SS United States, the fastest ocean liner ever built. ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Bad guy redirects here. ...


With Cooper needing to be punished for his immoral ways, the first execution instrument was incorporated into the show was the Electric Chair. Cooper's outspoken views on the Vietnam War stood out no less as he was always staunchly pro-war — in stark contrast to the vast majority of musicians at the time, who were rebelliously anti-war[10]. The success of the band's single, the album, and their tour of 1971, which saw their first tour of Europe to massive success (audience members reportedly included Elton John and David Bowie), was enough encouragement for Warner Bros. to offer them a new multi-album contract. The electric chair is an execution method in which the person being put to death is strapped to a chair and electrocuted through electrodes placed on the body. ... Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... David Bowie (pronounced ) (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an English musician, actor, producer, arranger, and audio engineer. ...


The follow-up album Killer, released in late-1971, continued the commercial success of "Love It To Death" and included further singles success with "Under My Wheels" and "Be My Lover" in early 1972, and "Halo Of Flies" which was a Top 10 hit in the Netherlands. Thematically, "Killer" expanded on the villainous side of Cooper's androgynous stage role with its music more becoming the soundtrack to the group's morality-based stage show, which by then featured a Boa Constrictor hugging him onstage, the murderous axe chopping of bloodied "dead babies", and the choice of execution had developed into death by hanging - The Gallows (which would eventually end because of an incident in which Cooper was almost hanged for real - see below). By mid-1972 the Alice Cooper show had become infamous, but what the band really needed was a big hit single. Killer is the 1971 album by Alice Cooper. ... Under My Wheels is a rock song sung by Alice Cooper. ... // January 17 - Highway 51 South in Memphis, Tennessee is renamed Elvis Presley Blvd January 20 - Pink Floyd debuts Dark Side of the Moon during a performance at The Dome, in Brighton, but due to technical difficulties, is halted during the song Money. ... Binomial name Linnaeus, 1758 The boa constrictor (Boa constrictor), red-tailed boa, jibóia (Latin American name) or macajuel (pronounced mah-cah-well) (Trinidadian name)[1] is a species of boa that can grow up to 13 feet long. ... These gallows in Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park are maintained by Arizona State Parks. ...


That summer saw the release of the appropriately-titled single School's Out. It went Top 10 in the US, was a #1 single in the UK, and remains a staple on classic rock radio to this day. Their hit had arrived. School's Out the album reached #2 on the US charts and sold over a million copies. The band now relocated to their new mansion in Greenwich, Connecticut.[11] With Cooper's on stage androgynous persona completely replaced with brattiness and machismo, the band's traveling carnival of filth and terror cemented their success with their subsequent US and European tours, winning over idol fans in droves while horrifying parents and outraging the social establishment. Beneath the surface, however, the repetitive schedule of recording and touring had begun to take its toll on the band. By then, Cooper, who was under the constant pressure of "getting into character" for that night's show, was consistently sighted nursing a can of beer. Schools Out is a 1972 title track single released on Alice Coopers fifth album. ... For the magazine, see Classic Rock (magazine). ... Schools Out is an album released by Alice Cooper in 1972. ... Location in Connecticut Coordinates: , NECTA Region Settled 1640 Joined Connecticut 1656 Government  - Type Representative town meeting  - First selectman Peter Tesei  - Town administrator Edward Gomeau  - Town meeting moderator Thomas J. Byrne Area  - Total 174. ... For other uses, see Brat. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... For other uses, see Beer (disambiguation). ...


Cooper appeared on the first episode of ABC In Concert in 1972. Billion Dollar Babies, released in February 1973, was the band's most commercially successful album, reaching #1 in both the US and UK. "Elected", a 1972 Top 10 UK hit included on the album which inspired one of the first MTV-style story-line promo videos ever made for a song (three years before Queen's promo video to "Bohemian Rhapsody"), was followed by two more UK Top 10 singles, "Hello Hooray" and "No More Mr Nice Guy", the latter of which was the last UK single from the album; it reached #25 in the US. The title track, featuring guest vocals by Donovan, was also a US hit single. Due to Glen Buxton's health problems[12] during Billion Dollar Babies, Mick Mashbir was added to the band, and also played on Muscle of Love without credit. There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Billion Dollar Babies is an album by American Hard rock musician Alice Cooper, (released in 1973). ...   is a song written by Freddie Mercury and originally recorded by the band Queen for their 1975 album A Night at the Opera. ... For other uses, see Donovan (disambiguation). ... Guitarist who played on Alice Coopers Billion Dollar Babies and Muscle Of Love albums and toured as part of the Alice Cooper group in 1973, when he was brought in to help as a result of the health problems of guitarist Glen Buxton. ... Muscle of Love is an album by Alice Cooper, released in 1973. ...


With a string of successful concept albums and several hit singles, the band continued their grueling schedule and toured the US once again. Attempts by politicians and pressure groups to ban their shocking act only served to fuel the myth of Alice Cooper and generate more audience interest. Their 1973 US tour broke box office records previously set by The Rolling Stones and raised rock theatrics to a new height. The multi-level stage show by then featured numerous special effects including Billion Dollar Bills, decapitated baby dolls and mannequins, a dental psychosis scene complete with dancing teeth, and the ultimate execution prop and highlight of the show—The Guillotine. The guillotine and other stage effects were designed for the band by magician James Randi, and during some of the shows, Randi appeared on stage as the executioner. At this point, the Alice Cooper group had reached its peak in every respect and were among the most visible acts in the industry. Cooper's stage antics would influence later bands such as Kiss, Blue Öyster Cult, GWAR, and W.A.S.P.. In popular music, a concept album is an album which is unified by a theme, which can be instrumental, compositional, narrative, or lyrical (Shuker 2002, p. ... Rolling Stones redirects here. ... This article is about the decapitation device. ... James Randi (born August 7, 1928), stage name The Amazing Randi, is a stage magician and scientific skeptic best known as a challenger of paranormal claims and pseudoscience. ... Kiss is an American rock band formed in New York City in January 1973. ... Blue Öyster Cult is an American rock band formed in New York in 1967 and still active in 2008. ... GWAR is a satirical thrash metal and shock rock band formed in 1985. ... W.A.S.P. is an American heavy metal band formed in 1982. ...


Muscle of Love, released at the end of 1973, was to be the last studio album from the classic line-up, and marked Alice Cooper's last UK Top 20 single of the 1970s with "Teenage Lament 74". A theme song was recorded for the James Bond movie The Man with the Golden Gun, but a different song of the same name by Lulu was chosen instead. By 1974, the Muscle of Love album had not matched the top-charting success of its predecessor, and the band began to have constant disagreements. Cooper wanted to retain the theatrics in the show that had brought them so much attention, while the rest of the group thought it should be toned down so they could concentrate more on the music which had given them credibility. Due to this, the band decided to take a much-needed hiatus. Muscle of Love is an album by Alice Cooper, released in 1973. ... The theme music of a radio or television program is a melody closely associated with the show, and usually played during the title sequence and/or end credits. ... This article is about the spy series. ... The Man with the Golden Gun, released in 1974, is the ninth film in the James Bond series, and the second to star Roger Moore as the fictional British secret agent James Bond. ... Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie, OBE, (born 3 November 1948 in Lennoxtown, Stirlingshire), best known by her stage name Lulu, is a Scottish singer, songwriter, actor, model, and television personality who has been successful in the entertainment business from the 1960s through the 2000s. ... Muscle of Love is an album by Alice Cooper, released in 1973. ...


During this time, Cooper relocated back to Los Angeles and started appearing regularly on TV shows such as Hollywood Squares, and Warner Bros. released the Alice Cooper's Greatest Hits compilation album which performed better than "Muscle Of Love," reaching into the US Top 10. However, the band's feature film Good To See You Again, Alice Cooper (mainly concert footage with a faint storyline and 'comedic' sketches woven throughout), released on a minor theatrical run mostly to drive-in theaters, saw little box office success. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Alice Coopers Greatest Hits is a greatest hits album by Alice Cooper, released in 1974. ... First released as a feature film in 1974 and eventually restored and released onto DVD in 2005, this Alice Cooper movie features footage of a live show from the bands Billion Dollar Babies tour, filmed in Dallas, TX on April 28th, 1973, intercut with scenes of a somewhat confused...


In 1975 Cooper released his first solo album, which marked the final break with the original members of the Alice Cooper band. Collaborating with producer Bob Ezrin and Lou Reed's guitarist Dick Wagner, and supported by Lou Reed's backing band, the project eventually resulted in Welcome To My Nightmare. Spearheaded by the US Top 20 hit "Only Women Bleed", a ballad, the solo album was released by Atlantic Records in March 1975 and became a Top 10 hit for Cooper. It was a concept album, based on the nightmare of a child named Steven, featuring narration by classic horror movie film star Vincent Price (several years before he guested on Michael Jackson's "Thriller"), and served as the soundtrack to Cooper's new stage show, which included more theatrics than ever (including an eight foot tall furry Cyclops whom Cooper decapitates and kills). Lou Reed, born Lewis Allen Reed[1] March 2, 1942, is an American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist. ... For the classical music composer, see Richard Wagner. ... Welcome to My Nightmare is an album by Alice Cooper, released in 1975. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... Vincent Leonard Price Jr. ... Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958), commonly known as MJ as well as the King of Pop, is an American musician, entertainer, and pop icon whose successful career and controversial personal life have been a part of pop culture for the last three decades. ... This article is about the Thriller song. ... This page is about the mythical creature. ...


Accompanying the album and stage show was the TV special "The Nightmare", starring Cooper and Vincent Price in person, which aired on US prime-time TV in April 1975 and was regarded as another groundbreaking point in rock history as the first rock music video album ever made (it was later released on home video in 1983 and gained a Grammy Awards nomination for Best Long Form Music Video). Adding to all that, a concert film, also called Welcome to My Nightmare and filmed live at London's Wembley Arena in September 1975, was released to theaters in 1976. Though it failed at the box office, it later became a midnight movie favorite and a cult classic. Such was the immense success of this solo project that Cooper decided to continue as a solo artist, and the original band became officially defunct. It is during this time that he co-founded the legendary drinking club The Hollywood Vampires, which gave him yet another reason to indulge his ample appetite for alcohol. The home video business rents and sells videocassettes and DVDs to the public. ... The Grammy Award for Best Long Form Music Video has been awarded since 1984. ... In 1975, Alice Cooper released his most highly acclaimed solo album, Welcome to My Nightmare. ... Wembley Arena at Night (Taken at a live WWE Show). ... A classic midnight movie in every sense of the term, Tod Brownings Freaks (1932) is the sort of (then) obscure horror film shown on late-night TV beginning in the 1950s; in the 1970s and early 1980s it was a staple of midnight screenings at theaters around the U... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... The Hollywood Vampires was a group of famous rocks stars in the 70s. ... Alcoholic beverages An alcoholic beverage is a drink containing ethanol, commonly known as alcohol, although in chemistry the definition of alcohol includes many other compounds. ...


Following the 1976 US Top 20 hit "I Never Cry", another ballad, two albums, Alice Cooper Goes to Hell and Lace and Whiskey, and another ballad hit, the US Top 10 "You and Me", it became clear from regularly shambolic performances on his US tour of 1977 that the musician was in dire need of specialized help with his alcoholism. Following the tour, Cooper had himself hospitalized in a New York sanitarium for treatment, during which time the live album The Alice Cooper Show was released. At his alcoholic peak it was rumoured that he was consuming up to two cases of Budweiser and a bottle of whiskey a day. His experience in the sanitarium was the inspiration for his 1978 semi-autobiographical album From The Inside, which Cooper co-wrote with Bernie Taupin. The release spawned another US Top 20 hit "How You Gonna See Me Now", yet another ballad based on his fear of how his wife would react to him after his spell in hospital. The subsequent tour's stage show was based inside an asylum, and was filmed for Cooper's first home video release, "The Strange Case of Alice Cooper", in 1979. Goes to Hell is an album by Alice Cooper, released in 1976. ... Lace and Whiskey is an album by Alice Cooper, released in May 1977 (see 1977 in music). ... Alcoholism is the consumption of, or preoccupation with, alcoholic beverages to the extent that this behavior interferes with the drinkers normal personal, family, social, or work life, and may lead to physical or mental harm. ... This article is about the state. ... There are a few meanings of Sanitarium: A sanitarium can be a psychiatric hospital. ... The Alice Cooper Show is a live album by Alice Cooper. ... Budweiser, sometimes referred to as Bud, is a global pale lager brand owned by the St. ... Whisky (or whiskey) is an alcoholic beverage distilled from grain, often including malt, which has then been aged in wooden barrels. ... From the Inside is an album by Alice Cooper, released in 1978 (see 1978 in music). ... Bernie Taupin (born May 22, 1950) is an English lyricist most famous for his collaboration with Elton John. ... The Strange Case of Alice Cooper was a live concert video release of Alice Cooper, released on VHS in 1979. ...


Around this time, Cooper performed "Welcome To My Nightmare," "You and Me," and "School's Out" on The Muppet Show (episode # 3.7) on March 28, 1978. He played one of the devil's henchmen trying to dupe Kermit the Frog and Gonzo into selling their souls. Cooper also led celebrities in raising money to remodel the famous Hollywood Sign in California. Cooper himself contributed over $27,000 to the project, buying an O in the sign in memory of friend and comedian Groucho Marx. The Muppet Show was a television program featuring a cast of Muppets (diverse hand-operated puppets, typically with oversized eyes and large moving mouths) produced by Jim Henson and his team from 1976 to 1981. ... This is an overview of the Devil. ... Kermit the Frog is a Muppet, one of puppeteer Jim Hensons most famous and beloved creations, first introduced in 1955. ... Gonzo (aka Gonzo the Great or The Great Gonzo) is a puppet character, one of Jim Hensons Muppets. ... This page is about the core essence of a being. ... The Hollywood sign as it appears today. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... For the documentary about Jerry Seinfeld, see Comedian (film). ... Groucho redirects here. ...


1980s

Cooper's albums from the beginning of the 1980s, Flush the Fashion, Special Forces, Zipper Catches Skin, and DaDa, were not as commercially successful as his past releases. Flush the Fashion, produced by Queen producer Roy Thomas Baker, has a thick, edgy musical sound that was so unexpected as to have been truly baffling to long-time fans, but yielded the US Top 40 hit "Clones (We're All)". The album Special Forces featured a more accessible form of New Wave style, and included a new version of "Generation Landslide". The following album, Zipper Catches Skin was a more power pop-oriented recording, with lots of high-energy guitar-driven quirky songs. These albums continued with the experimental "New Wave" sound with energetic results, while 1983 marked the return collaboration of producer Bob Ezrin and guitarist Dick Wagner with the haunting epic DaDa, the final album in his Warner Bros. contract. Flush the Fashion is an album by Alice Cooper, released in 1980 (see 1980 in music). ... Special Forces is an album by Alice Cooper, released in 1981 (see 1981 in music). ... Zipper Catches Skin is an album by Alice Cooper, released in 1982 (see 1982 in music). ... DaDa is a concept album by Alice Cooper, released in 1983. ... Queen are an English rock band formed in 1971 in London by guitarist Brian May, lead vocalist Freddie Mercury, and drummer Roger Taylor, with bassist John Deacon joining the following year. ... Roy Thomas Baker is a English record producer who helped create a number of extremely popular pop and rock records in the 1970s and 1980s. ... Power pop is a long-standing musical genre that draws its inspiration from 1960s British and American pop music. ... New Wave was a music genre that existed during the late 1970s and the early-to-mid 1980s. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For the classical music composer, see Richard Wagner. ...


In 1983, after the recording of DaDa, Cooper was re-hospitalized for alcoholism. In a deathly state of health, he relocated back to Phoenix, Arizona, to the support of family and old friends and to save his marriage from falling apart. Alice was finally clean and sober by the time "DaDa" and "The Nightmare" home video (of his 1975 TV Special) were released in the fall of that year, however both releases performed under expectation. Even with "The Nightmare" scoring a nomination for 1984's Grammy Award for Best Long Form Music Video (he lost to Duran Duran), it wasn't enough for Warner Bros. to keep Cooper on their books. In 1984 Alice Cooper was, for the first time in his career, a free agent. DaDa is a concept album by Alice Cooper, released in 1983. ... Nickname: Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country State County Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area  - City  515. ... Matrimony redirects here. ... In mathematics, particularly in topology, a topological space X is sober if every irreducible closed subset of X is the closure of exactly one singleton of X. An irreducible closed subset of X is defined to be a nonempty closed subset of X which is not the union of two... The Grammy Award for Best Long Form Music Video has been awarded since 1984. ... Duran Duran are an award-winning English rock band notable for a long series of popular singles and vivid music videos. ...


After over a year on hiatus, during which time he spent being a full-time dad while perfecting his golf swing everyday on the course and also finding time to star in a Spanish B-grade horror movie production Monster Dog, Cooper sought to pick up the pieces of his musical career. In 1985 he met and began songwriting with guitarist Kane Roberts. Cooper was subsequently signed to MCA Records, and appeared as guest vocalist on Twisted Sister's song "Be Chrool To Your Scuel". A video was made for the song, featuring Cooper donning his black snake-eyes make-up for the first time since 1979 and for the first time sober, however any publicity it would have given to Cooper's return to the music scene was cut short as the video was promptly banned due to its graphically gory make-up, by Tom Savini, of the innumerable zombies which starred in it and their appetite for human flesh. This article is about the sport. ... The term B-movie originally referred to a film designed to be distributed as the lower half of a double feature, often a genre film featuring cowboys, gangsters or vampires. ... DVD cover showing horror characters as depicted by Universal Studios. ... Monster Dog, also known as Leviatán, The Bite and Los Perros de la Muerte, is a 1984 horror film written and directed by Claudio Fragasso. ... Kane Roberts is a heavy metal guitarist best known for his tenure in Alice Coopers band during the late 1980s. ... MCA Records was an American-based record company owned by MCA Inc. ... Twisted Sister is an American hard rock band from New York City. ... A ban is, generally, any decree that prohibits something. ... Cosmetics or makeup are substances to enhance the beauty of the human body, apart from simple cleaning. ... Thomas Vincent Savini (born November 3, 1946) is an American actor, stunt man, director and award-winning special effects and makeup artist. ... For other uses see Zombie (disambiguation) A zombie is a kind of undead, or figuratively, a very apathetic person. ...


In 1986, Alice Cooper officially returned to the music industry with the album Constrictor. The album spawned the hits "He's Back (The Man Behind the Mask)" (the theme song for the movie Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives) and the fan favorite "Teenage Frankenstein". The Constrictor album was a catalyst for Cooper to make (for the first time since the 1982 ‘Special Forces’ tour) a triumphant return to the road, on a tour appropriately entitled ‘The Nightmare Returns’. The Detroit leg of the tour, which took place at the end of October 1986 during Halloween, [13] was captured on film as The Nightmare Returns, and is viewed by some as being the definitive Alice Cooper concert film. [14] The concert, which received rave reviews in the rock music press, [15] sees a reborn Cooper who is leaner, meaner, fitter and in imperious form, and demonstrating a complete mastery over the stage and his music, in a series of meticulously choreographed and flawlessly executed songs that span his career up to that point, and which feature his full repertoire of stunts, special effects, horror and gore. The Constrictor album was followed by Raise Your Fist and Yell (1987) which had an even rougher sound than its predecessor, as well the Cooper classic "Freedom". The subsequent tour of Raise Your Fist and Yell served up a similar shocking spectacle as its predecessor, and courted the kind of controversy, especially in Europe, that recalled the public outrage caused by Cooper’s public performances in America in the early 70s. In Britain, the Labour member of parliament David Blunkett called for the show to be banned, saying “I’m horrified by his behaviour – it goes beyond the bounds of entertainment”. [16] The controversy spilled over into the German segment of the tour, with the German government actually succeeding in having some of the gorier segments of the performance removed. [17] It was also during the London leg of the tour that Cooper met with a near fatal accident during the hanging execution sequence at the end of the show. [18] Needless to say the attendant publicity served only to increase public interest and ensure that the tour was completely sold out. Constrictor was the 1986 comeback album for rock musican Alice Cooper. ... The Nightmare Returns was a concert video of Alice Cooper live in Detroit, Michigan, USA on Halloween 1986 on The Constrictor Tour. ... Raise Your Fist and Yell was the 1987 release by Alice Cooper. ... David Blunkett (born 6 June 1947) is a British Labour Party politician and has been Member of Parliament for Sheffield Brightside since 1987. ...


Constrictor and Raise Your Fist and Yell were recorded with lead guitarist Kane Roberts and bassist Kip Winger, both of whom would leave the band by the end of 1988 (although Kane Roberts played guitar on Bed Of Nails on 1989's album Trash). Roberts would continue as a solo artist while Kip Winger would go on to form Winger. Kane Roberts is a heavy metal guitarist best known for his tenure in Alice Coopers band during the late 1980s. ... Kip performing with the newly reformed Winger in Helsinki, October 2006 Kip Winger is an epic American rock icon, member of the heavy metal band Winger and a solo artist. ... Trash was the 1989 smash album by legendary shock-rock singer Alice Cooper. ... Winger is an American Hard Rock/Glam Metal band from New York City. ...


Also in 1986, Megadeth were asked to open for Alice Cooper for dates on his US tour. After noticing the hardcore drug and alcohol abuse in the band, Cooper personally approached them to try and help them control their "demons"; he has stayed close to front man Dave Mustaine ever since. Mustaine considers him his "Godfather" (source: VH1 Behind the Music, 2001). Megadeth would later cover the song "No More Mr. Nice Guy" for the soundtrack to the film Shocker. Megadeth is an American heavy metal band led by founder, frontman, guitarist, and songwriter Dave Mustaine. ... Comparison of the perceived harm for various psychoactive drugs from a poll among medical psychiatrists specialized in addiction treatment[1] This article is an overview of the nontherapeutic use of alcohol and drugs of abuse. ... Dave Mustaine (born David Scott Mustaine, September 13, 1961 in La Mesa, California, United States) is the lead/rhythm guitarist, songwriter, and singer for the speed/thrash metal band Megadeth of Irish, French and English heritage. ... For the album by The Soundtrack of Our Lives, see Behind the Music (album). ... Shocker (aka, and Wes Cravens Shocker,) is a 1989 horror film written and directed by Wes Craven. ...


In 1987, Cooper made a brief appearance as a vagrant in the horror movie Prince of Darkness, directed by John Carpenter. His role had no lines and consisted of menacing the protagonists and impaling one of them with a bicycle frame. Cooper also appeared at WrestleMania III, escorting wrestler Jake "The Snake" Roberts to the ring. After the match was over, Cooper got involved and threw Jake's snake Damien at The Honky Tonk Man's manager Jimmy Hart. Jake considered the involvement of Cooper to be an honor, as he had idolized Cooper in his youth and was still a huge fan. Prince of Darkness is a 1987 American horror film directed, written and scored by John Carpenter, starring Donald Pleasence, Victor Wong and Jameson Parker. ... For other persons named John Carpenter, see John Carpenter (disambiguation). ... WrestleMania III was the third annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). ... Aurelian Jake Smith, Jr. ... Roy Wayne Farris (born January 25, 1953) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name The Honky Tonk Man. ... The Mouth of the South Jimmy Hart (also known as The Colonel) (born January 1, 1943 in Memphis, Tennessee) is a professional wrestling manager, executive, composer and musician. ...


In 1988 Cooper's contract with MCA Records expired and he signed with Epic Records. Then, in 1989, his career finally experienced a real revival with the Desmond Child produced album Trash, which spawned a hit single "Poison", which reached #2 in the UK and #7 in the US, and a worldwide arena tour. Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... Desmond Child Desmond Child (born 28 October 1953, Miami, Florida, USA) has worked as a music performer and songwriter. ... Trash was the 1989 smash album by legendary shock-rock singer Alice Cooper. ... Poison is a song by artist Alice Cooper, released worldwide as a single in 1989 and is featured on his 18th studio album Trash. ... For the album by The Cure, see Concert (album). ...


1990s

In 1991, amidst the grunge rock explosion, Cooper's album Hey Stoopid was released to a mediocre response, as well as the home video documentary "Alice Cooper: Prime Cuts" which chronicled his career story up to that point. He also appeared on the Guns N' Roses album Use Your Illusion I, singing backup on the track "The Garden". He also made a brief appearance as the abusive stepfather of Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare On Elm Street film Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991). Cooper toured USA, headlining the pre-OzzFest concept "Operation: Rock n' Roll" festival tour. Hey Stoopid was a studio album from heavy metal singer and shock rock-musician Alice Cooper. ... Guns N Roses is an American hard rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1985. ... For other uses, see Use Your Illusion (disambiguation). ... The Garden (1991) is a song by the rock group Guns N Roses. ... This article is about the fictional character. ... A Nightmare On Elm Street was the first in a series of horror films that were exceptionally popular in the 1980s. ...


In 1992, Cooper made a famous cameo in the movie Wayne's World, in which he discusses the history of Milwaukee in some depth, after a performance of the song Feed My Frankenstein. The movie's main characters Wayne and Garth, who held Cooper in extremely high regard, knelt and bowed reverently before Cooper while chanting "We're not worthy!" A cameo role or cameo appearance (often shortened to just cameo) is a brief appearance of a known person in a work of the performing arts, such as plays, films, video games and television. ... Waynes World is a 1992 comedy film starring Mike Myers as Wayne Campbell and Dana Carvey as Garth Algar, hosts of a cable access television show (called Waynes World) from Aurora, Illinois. ... For other places with the same name, see Milwaukee (disambiguation). ...


In 1994, Cooper released The Last Temptation, a concept album dealing with issues of faith, temptation, alienation, and the frustrations of modern life. Concurrent with the release of The Last Temptation was a three-part comic book series written by Neil Gaiman, fleshing out the album's story. Music Videos were made for "Lost In America" and "It's Me", the two singles off the album. This was to be his last album with Epic Records. The Last Temptation was the 1994 faith-based concept album by rock singer, Alice Cooper. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... Neil Richard Gaiman (IPA: ) (born November 10, 1960[2]) is an English author of science fiction and fantasy short stories and novels, graphic novels, comics, and films. ...


In 1994 he appeared in A Celebration: The Music of Pete Townshend and The Who, also known as Daltrey Sings Townshend. This was a two-night concert at Carnegie Hall produced by Roger Daltrey of English rock band The Who in celebration of his fiftieth birthday. In 1994 a CD and a VHS video were issued, and in 1998 a DVD was released. Roger Harry Daltrey, CBE (born 1 March 1944), is a rock vocalist, songwriter, and actor, best known as the founder and lead singer of English rock band The Who. ... The Who are an English rock band that formed in 1964. ...


In 1995, Cooper toured through South America for the first time since 1974. In 1996, Cooper sang the role of Herod on the London cast recording of the musical Jesus Christ Superstar, and toured the USA for the first time in five years. He has continued to tour both in the USA and internationally every year from then on to the present day. Herod was the name of several members of the Herodian Dynasty of Roman Iudaea Province: Herod the Great (c. ... This article is about the rock opera. ...


In 1997, the live album A Fistful of Alice was released, which was recorded the previous year at Sammy Hagar's "Cabo Wabo" club in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and featured guest performances by Slash and Rob Zombie as well as Hagar. Cooper also recorded the intro narration for the Insane Clown Posse album The Great Milenko. Fistful of Alice is a live album by Alice Cooper. ... Samuel Roy Hagar (born October 13, 1947 in Monterey, California, USA), better known as Sammy Hagar (aka The Red Rocker), is an American rock guitarist, singer, and composer. ... Cabo San Lucas is a small city at the southern tip of the Lower California Penninsula at 22. ... Saul Hudson (born July 23, 1965), more widely known as Slash, is an English/American guitarist best known as the former lead guitarist of Guns N Roses and as the current lead guitarist of Velvet Revolver. ... Robert Cummings (born January 12, 1965 in Haverhill, Massachusetts), better known as Rob Zombie, is an American musician, film director, and writer. ... Insane Clown Posse (commonly known as ICP) is an American rap duo originally from Wayne, Michigan but formed in the neighborhood of Delray. ... The Great Milenko is the fourth of six Jokers Cards albums released by the Insane Clown Posse. ...


In 1999, the four-disc box set The Life and Crimes of Alice Cooper was released. It contained the definitive authorized biography of Cooper, [1] Alcohol and Razor Blades, Poison and Needles: The Glorious Wretched Excess of Alice Cooper, All-American, which was written by longtime Creem magazine Canadian Editor Jeffrey Morgan. The Life and Crimes of Alice Cooper (1999) is a 4 CD box set by Alice Cooper. ... CREEM, Americas Only Rock n Roll Magazine, was a monthly rock n roll publication started in 1969 by Barry Kramer and founding editor Tony Reay. ... Jeffrey Morgan has been the Canadian editor of Creem, Americas Only Rock n Roll Magazine, since 1975. ...


2000s

A pause between studio albums, lasting for five years, ended in 2000 with Brutal Planet. Brutal Planet was a return to horror-lined heavy metal, with a brutal injection of industrial rock, and with subject matter thematically inspired by the brutality of the modern world, but set in a dystopian post-apocalyptic future. The accompanying world tour, which included Cooper’s first concert in Russia, was a resounding success, introducing Alice Cooper to a new audience and producing the live home video, Brutally Live, in 2001. During one memorable episode in Brutally Live, Britney Spears (being played by Alice Cooper’s real life daughter, Calico), and representing ‘everything that my audience hates - the softening of rock and roll…the sweetness of it’ [19] is executed by Cooper. Brutal Planet was an album released by Alice Cooper in 2000. ... Brutally Live is a live Alice Cooper DVD that captures the artists performance at the Hammersmith Apollo, London, England on June 8, 2000 on the first leg of the Brutal Planet tour. ... Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is a Grammy Award-winning[1] American pop singer, dancer, actress, author and songwriter. ...


Brutal Planet was succeeded by the sonically-similar sequel Dragontown, which has been described by Cooper as being "the worst town on Brutal Planet". Like The Last Temptation, both Brutal Planet and Dragontown were albums which developed out of Cooper's personal faith perspective (born again Christianity). Dragontown is an album released by Alice Cooper in 2001. ...


In 2003, Cooper again adopted a leaner, cleaner sound for his critically acclaimed album The Eyes Of Alice Cooper. Recognizing that many current bands were having great success with his former sounds and styles, Cooper worked with a somewhat younger group of road and studio musicians who were very familiar with his oeuvre of old. However, instead of rehashing the old sounds, they updated them, often with surprisingly effective results. The resulting Bare Bones tour adopted a less-orchestrated performance style that had fewer theatrical flourishes and a greater emphasis on musicality. The success of this tour helped support the growing recognition that the classic Cooper songs were exceptionally clever, tuneful, and unique. Cooper also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2003 [20]. The star is located at the corner of Orange Drive and Hollywood Boulevard. The Eyes of Alice Cooper is an album by Alice Cooper released in 2003. ... Buskers perform on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ... Hollywood Boulevard as taken from the Kodak Theatre Hollywood Boulevard is an avenue in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States, beginning at Sunset Boulevard in the east and running northwest to Vermont Avenue, where it straightens out and runs due west to Laurel Canyon Boulevard. ...


On January 26, 2004, Cooper's radio show, Nights with Alice Cooper, began airing in several US cities. The program showcases classic rock, Alice's personal stories about his life as a rock icon, obscure rock history facts, as well as interviews and special segments like the "OffBEAT News" with his counterpart, Mistress Kitty. The show appears on nearly 100 stations in the USA and Canada, and has also been sold in the UK, Ireland, and Australia. In May 2004, Cooper received an honorary doctoral degree from Grand Canyon University.[21] is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nights with Alice Cooper is a radio show hosted by rock and roll artist and shock rock pioneer Alice Cooper. ... Nights with Alice Cooper is a radio show hosted by rock and roll artist and shock rock pioneer Alice Cooper. ... Grand Canyon University (GCU) Founded in 1949, Grand Canyon University is private, accredited, Christian university located in Phoenix, Arizona. ...


In September 2004, Bongo Comics released the tenth issue of Bart Simpson's Treehouse of Horror, a special "Monsters of rock" issue that included stories plotted by Alice Cooper, Gene Simmons, Rob Zombie and Pat Boone.[22] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Bart Simpsons Treehouse of Horror is Bongo Comicss annual horror comic. ... Chaim Witz (חיים וויץ), (born August 25, 1949 in Haifa, Israel), better known by his stage name Gene Simmons, is an Israeli-American hard rock bass guitarist and vocalist. ... Robert Cummings (born January 12, 1965 in Haverhill, Massachusetts), better known as Rob Zombie, is an American musician, film director, and writer. ... Charles Eugene Patrick Pat Boone (born June 1, 1934) is a singer whose smooth style made him a popular performer of the 1950s. ...


In 2005, Cooper released his 24th studio album, Dirty Diamonds, which saw a continuation of the songwriting approach used on The Eyes of Alice Cooper. Dirty Diamonds became Cooper's highest charting album since 1994's The Last Temptation,[23]. The Dirty Diamonds tour launched in America in August 2005 after several European concerts, including a performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland on July 12. Cooper and his band, including Kiss drummer Eric Singer, were filmed for a DVD released as "Alice Cooper Live at Montreux 2005". Dirty Diamonds is the 24th studio album by Alice Cooper. ...


On May 14, 2006, Cooper was given the key to the city of Alice, North Dakota.[24] With a population of 60, Alice is located approximately 50 miles from Fargo, where Cooper was scheduled to give a concert on May 15 that year. Freedom of the City is an award made by towns and cities, to esteemed members of its community; such people may then be termed Freemen or Freewomen of the City. ... Alice is a city located in Cass County, North Dakota. ... Official language(s) English Capital Bismarck Largest city Fargo Area  Ranked 19th in the US  - Total 70,762 sq mi (183,272 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 340 miles (545 km)  - % water 2. ... “Fargo” redirects here. ...


In 2006, Cooper's Nights with Alice Cooper radio show also began to appear as the Breakfast Show on the UK's DAB only Planet Rock. On June 10, 2006, it also started airing on Irish radio station Today FM.[25] Nights with Alice Cooper is a radio show hosted by rock and roll artist and shock rock pioneer Alice Cooper. ... Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB), also known as Eureka 147, is a technology for broadcasting of audio using digital radio transmission. ... This article is about the UK radio station. ... is the 161st day of the year (162nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The following is an (incomplete) list of Republic of Ireland radio stations on air as of 2004. ... 100-102 Today FM, formerly called Radio Ireland, is Irelands only independent national commercial radio station (there are many other independent local commercial stations, however). ...


On June 15, 2006, a campaign to get the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to induct him was begun by two German fans online at Myspace.com. This campaign was sparked by a column[26] written on April 5, 2006 by Creem writer and official Cooper biographer Jeffrey Morgan in Metro Times Detroit. A previous attempt was made in 2004 by fan Robert Floto using an online petition which logged more than 2,700 entries before being mailed to the RRHF in July of that year. This earlier attempt was unsuccessful. is the 166th day of the year (167th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Metro Times (originally Detroit Metro Times) is the largest circulating weekly newspaper in the metro Detroit area. ...


On August 26 to August 28, 2006, Cooper took part in an annual celebrity golf version of the Ryder Cup called The All*Star Cup in South Wales, UK. [27] Europe won the Cup for the 2nd year running. Cooper won his match on the first day, and lost his match on day two. The event was a big success, with large crowds attending, and the two main days of competition were shown live on UK television. The commentators made many references to Cooper being the best player and that he played six days a week back home in Arizona. is the 238th day of the year (239th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 240th day of the year (241st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ... The All*Star Cup is a celebrity Golf match first held at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport in 2005 that pitted two teams of celebrities against each other in a Ryder Cup-style competition. ...


On August 30, 2006, with the Dirty Diamonds album still fresh in the memory, Cooper announced on his web site that he would start working on his next album in January, and start its tour in 2007 afterward. His 2006 tour matched him with the Rolling Stones in a number of 40,000 plus seat venues in Canada at the Halifax Commons (on September 23, 2006) and the US (Louisville, Phoenix). In 2006, he also appeared extremely briefly in an episode of the show Monk as himself. is the 242nd day of the year (243rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dirty Diamonds is the 24th studio album by Alice Cooper. ... This article is about the rock band. ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Monk is an Emmy and Golden Globe winning U.S. television show about the private detective Adrian Monk (Tony Shalhoub). ...


Cooper revealed in an interview in 2007 plans for a new album entitled Along Came a Spider, however, the release date was delayed, and Cooper embarked on the Psycho-Drama world tour instead. In an interview in June 2007 for the Italian web site Rockol, Cooper stated that most of the songs had been written for the new album, and that it was planned for release in Spring 2008.


In 2007, Cooper also released a new book about golfing, in which his longtime manager, Shep Gordon, revealed that he was the one behind the chicken incident, which was a ploy to get publicity for the band. The book called, Alice Cooper,Golf Monster, was also partly an interesting autobiography. Cover of the first English edition of 1793 of Benjamin Franklins autobiography. ...


On July 1, 2007, Cooper performed a duet with Marilyn Manson at the B'Estival event in Bucharest, Romania.[28] This collaboration is in contrast with Cooper's previous criticism of the anti-Christian themes in Manson's performances.[29] is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... This article is about the person. ... Nickname: Motto: Patria si Dreptul Meu (My Country and My Right) Location of Bucharest within Romania (in red) Coordinates: , Country County Founded 1459 (first official record) Government  - Mayor Adriean Videanu Area  - City 228 km² (88 sq mi)  - Metro 238 km² (91. ...


Cooper also toured in August/September 2007 with Queensrÿche and Heaven and Hell in U.S. amphitheatres. Queensrÿche (pronounced IPA: ) is an American heavy metal / progressive metal band formed in 1981 in Bellevue, Washington. ... Heaven and Hell is a music collaboration featuring current Black Sabbath members Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler along with former members Ronnie James Dio and Vinny Appice (who post-Sabbath worked together in Dio playing songs from their Black Sabbath era together at times). ...


On October 23, 2007, Eli Roth and Amy Lee presented the Rock Immortal award to Alice at the 2007 Scream Awards, before being joined by fellow artist's Rob Zombie and Slash to perform "Welcome to my Nightmare" and "School's Out". is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Eli Roth (born April 18, 1972) is an American film director, producer, writer and actor. ... For the saxophone player with Jimmy Buffetts Coral Reefer Band, see Amy Lee (saxophonist). ... The Scream Awards is the first Award Ceremony dedicated to horror, sci-fi and the fantasy genres. ... Robert Cummings (born January 12, 1965 in Haverhill, Massachusetts), better known as Rob Zombie, is an American musician, film director, and writer. ... Saul Hudson (born July 23, 1965), more widely known as Slash, is an English/American guitarist best known as the former lead guitarist of Guns N Roses and as the current lead guitarist of Velvet Revolver. ... Welcome to My Nightmare is an album by Alice Cooper, released in 1975. ... For the movie that ended the first generation Degrassi series, see Schools Out (TV Movie) Schools Out was Alice Coopers 1972 effort. ...


In 2008 Alice sang guest vocals on Avantasia's third CD The Scarecrow, performing the seventh track "The Toy Master". Avantasia (The Metal Opera) is a symphonic metal project created by Tobias Sammet, vocalist and frontman of the power metal group Edguy. ... The Scarecrow is the third Avantasia album by German power metal vocalist Tobias Sammet, set to be released in January 2008 on Nuclear Blast Records[1]. The album will feature guest appearances by many famous musicians. ...


The same year, Alice has returned to the Pacific region after years of anticipation to fans in the regional area.


Live and In Your Face tour 2008: Alice played two concerts at The Palms Crown Casino in the Australian city of Melbourne on March 19 and 20, and as well played the ROCK2WGTN Festival in the country of New Zealand. The Festival featured KISS, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake and Poison. 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is the sixth-largest country in the world, the only country to occupy an entire continent, and the largest in the region of Australasia/Oceania. ... This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre (also known as The CBD). ... For the American rock band, see Kiss (band). ... Ozzy redirects here. ... Whitesnake is an English hard rock band, founded in 1977 by David Coverdale (formerly of Deep Purple). ... Poison is an American glam metal band which originally achieved popular success in the late 1980s and early 1990s. ...


Alice then flew over to Japan for two shows at Shin-Kiba Studio Coast Venue, March 25 in Tokyo and at the IMP Hall, Osaka on March 27. The Japan Times asked him on this latest theatrical tour, "Alice what took you so long to return?" Alice replied back, "Hauling the gallows around is pretty expensive." For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Osaka (disambiguation). ... The Japan Times is one of the few independent English language newspapers published in Japan: it mainly competes with English editions of the major dailies, such as the Daily Yomiuri and the International Herald Tribune/Asahi Shimbun. ... These gallows in Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park are maintained by Arizona State Parks. ...


Cooper recently has confirmed plans to tour North America over the coming 2008 concert season. Verifiability can be seen below. North American redirects here. ...


Influences

During an interview for the programme Entertainment USA in 1986, Cooper stunned interviewer Jonathan King by stating that The Yardbirds were his favorite band of all time. [30] Perhaps King should not have been so taken aback, as Cooper has consistently gone on record as saying that that it was music from the mid-sixties, and particularly from British bands The Who, The Rolling Stones, and The Beatles, as well as The Yardbirds, that had had the greatest influence on him. Jonathan King (born Kenneth George King, 6 December 1944, London, England) is a British singer, songwriter, TV personality, and pop music producer. ... Not to be confused with Yard Birds. ... The Who are an English rock band that formed in 1964. ... Rolling Stones redirects here. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ...


During an interview that Cooper himself conducted with Ozzy Osbourne on his radio show Nights with Alice Cooper in 2007, [31] Cooper again affirmed his debt of gratitude to these bands, and to The Beatles in particular. During their discussion, Cooper and Osbourne bemoaned the often inferior quality of songwriting coming from contemporary rock artists. Cooper said that in his opinion the cause of the problem was that certain modern bands ‘had forgotten to listen to The Beatles’. [32] Ozzy redirects here. ... Nights with Alice Cooper is a radio show hosted by rock and roll artist and shock rock pioneer Alice Cooper. ...


Fans

In a 1978 interview with Rolling Stone, Bob Dylan stated, "I think Alice Cooper is an overlooked songwriter."[33] This article is about the magazine. ... This article is about the recording artist. ...


In the foreword to Alice Cooper's CD retrospective box set The Life and Crimes of Alice Cooper, John Lydon of The Sex Pistols—a fan of Alice—pronounced Killer as the greatest rock album of all time. The Life and Crimes of Alice Cooper (1999) is a 4 CD box set by Alice Cooper. ... John Joseph Lydon (born 31 January 1956), also known as Johnny Rotten, is an English rock musician. ... The Sex Pistols in 1977. ... Killer is the 1971 album by Alice Cooper. ...


The Flaming Lips are longtime Alice Cooper fans and used the bass line for "Reflected" (an early song from the 1969 release 'Pretties for You') for one of their early songs. They also covered "Sun Arise" for an Alice Cooper tribute album. (Although Alice's version was not in fact an original, but a cover of a Rolf Harris song) Rolf Harris, MBE (1968), OBE (1977), CBE (2006), AM (1989) (born 30 March 1930), is an Australian musician, composer, painter, and television host. ...


In 1999 Cleopatra Records released "Humanary Stew: A Tribute to Alice Cooper", featuring a number of rock and metal all-star collaborations.


Alice Cooper claims on his "Welcome to my Nightmare" DVD that one of John Lennon's favourite songs was "Elected".


Non-musician fans included Groucho Marx and Mae West, who both saw the early Cooper shows as a form of vaudeville revue, [34] and artist Salvador Dalí, who on attending a show in 1973 described it as being surreal, and made a hologram entitled First Cylindric Chromo-Hologram Portrait of Alice Cooper's Brain[35] [36] Groucho redirects here. ... MAE-West is a major Internet peering point located in San Jose, California. ... Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, 1st Marquis of Púbol (May 11, 1904 – January 23, 1989), was a Spanish surrealist painter of Catalan descent born in Figueres, Catalonia (Spain). ... This article is about the photographic technique. ...


Religion and Politics

Although he tends to shy away from speaking publicly of his faith, Cooper has confirmed in interviews that he is in fact a born again Christian.[37] He has avoided "celebrity Christianity" because, as Cooper states himself: "it's really easy to focus on Alice Cooper and not on Christ. I'm a rock singer. I'm nothing more than that. I'm not a philosopher. I consider myself low on the totem pole of knowledgeable Christians. So, don't look for answers from me".[38] Born again Cristian: A person who has renewed their christian faith ...


When asked by the British Sunday Times Magazine in 2001 how a rebellious shock-rocker could be a Christian, Alice is credited with providing this response "Drinking beer is easy. Trashing your hotel room is easy. But being a Christian, that's a tough call. That's real rebellion!"[39] The Sunday Times is the name of several Sunday newspapers. ...


Throughout his career Cooper's philosophy regarding politics is that it should not be mixed with rock music, and he has consistently kept his political views to himself, sometimes even speaking out against musicians who promote or opine on politics. Things took a slightly dramatic turn, however, in the run up to the 2004 presidential election, when he declared that the then crop of rock stars campaigning for and touring on behalf of Democrat candidate John Kerry were ‘treasonous morons’[40] [41]. This outburst caused a certain amount of controversy, and led to Cooper releasing an official statement, clarifying and reiterating that the ‘treason’ concerned in the above label was not against the state but against the ethos of rock itself. [42]


Personal life

In the period when the Alice Cooper group was signed to Zappa, Miss Christine of the GTOs was Alice's girlfriend for a while. Miss Christine had actually recommended Zappa to the group. She and the other members of the GTO's are said to have been influential in coming up with the Alice Cooper look.[43] (Miss Christine (real name: Christine Frka) died on November 5th, 1972 of an overdose). Another long-time girlfriend of Alice's was Cindy Lang, with whom he lived for several years. They broke up in 1975. Lang sued Cooper for palimony and they settled out of court in the early 1980s.[44] [45] Miss Christine (Christine Frka) was a member of the LA group the GTOs during the late 60s. ... Palimony is a slang term coined by attorney Marvin Mitchelson in 1977 when his client Michelle Marvin (the former Michelle Triola) filed an unsuccessful suit against actor Lee Marvin. ...


In March 1976, Alice married ballerina instructor/choreographer Sheryl Goddard, who performed in the Alice Cooper show from 1975 to 1982. In November 1983, Sheryl filed for divorce, but by mid-1984, the couple had reconciled.[46] They have three children: eldest daughter Calico Cooper (born 1981) is an actress, singer and has been performing in the Alice Cooper show since 2000; son Dashiel (born 1985) is an ASU student and plays in a band called Runaway Phoenix; and youngest daughter Sonara was born in 1993. There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Arizona State University (ASU) is a public research institution of higher education and research with campuses located in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. ...


After conquering his alcoholism, Cooper became a noted golf enthusiast and has participated in several Pro-Am competitions (This was detailed in his book, Alice Cooper: Golf Monster). Cooper plays golf six days a week, has confessed to being completely addicted to the sport, and he plays off either a four or five handicap. [47] [48]. Since 1997, Cooper has hosted an annual golf competition, the Alice Cooper Celebrity AM Golf Tournament. All proceeds from the event go to Cooper's charity, the Solid Rock Foundation. In August 2006, he participated in the Northern Rock All Stars Cup event - a celebrity version of the Ryder Cup, for charity.[49] Cooper has also appeared in commercials for Callaway Golf equipment, and he penned a brief foreword to the Gary McCord book, Golf for Dummies. Pro-Am is a competition in which both professionals and amateurs compete. ... A golf handicap is a numerical measure of an amateur golfers playing ability. ... The Solid Rock Foundation is a Christian goodwill not for profit organisation dedicated to helping troubled teenagers and children. ... Northern Rock plc is a British bank, currently owned by the UK government. ... The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ... Callaway Golf Company of Carlsbad, CA is one of the world’s best known brands of premium golf equipment. ... Gary McCord (born May 23, 1948 in San Gabriel, California) is an American golfer, commentator, and author. ...


Cooper became part of Kyle MacDonald's one red paperclip project when he agreed to offer an afternoon with himself as a trade for one year of rent for an employee at his restaurant. [50] The paperclip that Kyle McDonald traded for a house. ...


On June 20, 2005, ahead of his June–July 2005 tour, Cooper had a wide-ranging interview with interviewer of celebrities Andrew Denton for Australian television's Enough Rope. Cooper discussed various issues during a revealing and frank interview, including the horrors of acute alcoholism and his subsequent cure, being a Christian, and his social and work relationship with his family.[51]. During the interview Cooper also remarked "I look at Mick Jagger and he's on an 18-month tour and he's six years older than me, so I figure, when he retires, I have six more years. I will not let him beat me when it comes to longevity".[52] is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Andrew Denton on the poster for his film God On My Side Andrew Christopher Denton (born May 4, 1960) is an Australian comedian and television presenter, and is the host of the ABCs weekly interview program Enough Rope. ... Enough Rope with Andrew Denton (or simply Enough Rope) is a television talk show broadcast on the ABC network in Australia. ... For other uses, see Christian (disambiguation). ... Sir Michael Phillip Mick Jagger (born July 26, 1943) is a English rock musician, actor, songwriter, record and film producer and businessman. ...


Cooper hosts his own talk radio show from his home. The show is called, "Nights with Alice Cooper" and is broadcast five nights a week. Nights with Alice Cooper is a radio show hosted by rock and roll artist and shock rock pioneer Alice Cooper. ...


Discography

See: Alice Cooper discography

The following is a complete US and UK Discography of the American rock artist Alice Cooper, excluding promo only releases, bootlegs and unauthorized releases. ...

Filmography

See: Alice Cooper filmography

This is an incomplete filmography of appearances by Alice Cooper (as a person and as a band) in movies and television, and other visual media. ...

See also

This is a List of personnel from the various lineups of Alice Coopers studio and touring bands. ...

News and interviews

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References

  • Alice Cooper, Keith Zimmerman (2007). Alice Cooper, Golf Monster: A Rock 'n' Roller's 12 Steps to Becoming a Golf Addict. Crown Publishers. ISBN 0-307-38265-6. 
  • Alice Cooper, Steven Gaines (1976). Me, Alice: The Autobiography of Alice Cooper. Putnam. ISBN 0-399-11535-8. 
  • Wolfgang Heilemann, Sabine Thomas (2005). Alice Cooper: Live on Tour, Studio, Backstage. Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf. ISBN 3-896-02651-8. 
  • Michael Bruce, Billy James (2000). No More Mr. Nice Guy: The Inside Story of the Original Alice Cooper Group. SAF Publishing Ltd. ISBN 0-946-71932-2. 
  • Bob Green. Billion Dollar Baby. 

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Notes

  1. ^ Artist bio by Rock critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine of All Music Guide hosted at VH1.com
  2. ^ Furious.com
  3. ^ History of Glam Rock
  4. ^ NewWestRecords.com
  5. ^ The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Fireside. ISBN 0-74320-1698. 
  6. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Music Guide http://www.vh1.com/artists/az/cooper_alice/bio.jhtml,
  7. ^ The Barry Miles biography of Frank Zappa includes a vivid description of how the GTO’s influenced Cooper in wearing make up and dressing in drag onstage
  8. ^ http://www.snopes.com/music/artists/marilyn2.htm
  9. ^ Alice doesn’t live here anymore (Metro Times Detroit)
  10. ^ As Cooper admitted in 2000 on the VH1 program "Behind the Music: 1972" http://www.roctober.com/roctober/behindthemusic3.html
  11. ^ Sick Things UK re: The Galesi Estate (aka The Cooper Mansion), where Billion Dollar Babies would eventually be recorded
  12. ^ Buxton’s recurring health problems are documented in a number of obituaries that appeared after his death on Neal Smith’s website; see http://www.nealsmith.com/GlenBuxtonDeath.htm
  13. ^ Alice Cooper website giving every leg of every tour he has made
  14. ^ [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0191773/maindetails
  15. ^ For example, see the November 13, 1986 issue of Kerrang! music magazine, whose front cover bears the headline - "The Night He Came Home...Alice Knocks 'Em Dead in Detroit".
  16. ^ The Daily Mirror, (U.K.) April 6th, 1988
  17. ^ Sick Things UK re: the censorship, Cooper was quoted as saying "It's hard for an American to imagine anything as too violent for Germany"
  18. ^ Sick Things UK re: The Gallows
  19. ^ Interview with online music magazine Ink 19 http://www.ink19.com/issues/december2001/interviews/aliceCooper.html
  20. ^ BBC News article covering the event http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/3286705.stm
  21. ^ http://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?id=18238
  22. ^ http://www.snpp.com/news/pr10_06_04.html
  23. ^ [http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=40365
  24. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/4771763.stm
  25. ^ [http://www.todayfm.com/Article.asp?id=223455
  26. ^ [http://www.metrotimes.com/editorial/story.asp?id=9066
  27. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/south_east/5289398.stm
  28. ^ MARILYN MANSON Performs With ALICE COOPER At Romania's B'ESTIVAL. Blabbermouth (2 July 2007). Retrieved on 2007-07-11.
  29. ^ Stevenson, Jane. "Reality scares Alice", Jam! (Canoe), 29 August 2000. Retrieved on 2007-07-11. 
  30. ^ Interview aired on Entertainment USA, BBC 2 (U.K) during either November/December 1986
  31. ^ Interview with Ozzy Osbourne from radio programme Nights with Alice Cooper aired 05/22/2007
  32. ^ The interview with Osbourne can be heard at http://www.nightswithalicecooper.com/audio/05-23-07-OZZY.mp3
  33. ^ Cott, Jonathan (Jan. 26, 1978). "The Rolling Stone Interview". Rolling Stone.
  34. ^ Enough Rope re: Groucho Marx and Mae West
  35. ^ Salvador Dali's Hologram Portrait of Cooper
  36. ^ A replica of the hologram can be seen at the Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida. Cooper and original band members Dennis Dunaway and Glen Buxton studied Dalí as art students at Cortez High School in Phoenix, Arizona, and the cover art of Cooper's DaDa album features a slightly altered version of Dalí's painting "Slave Market with Disappearing Bust of Voltaire."
  37. ^ For example, see http://www.jesusjournal.com/content/view/79/85/
  38. ^ [http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=26647
  39. ^ [http://www.godscare.net/witness/alice_cooper.htm
  40. ^ [http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=40127
  41. ^ [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A27098-2004Aug23.html
  42. ^ A full account of the story can be found here
  43. ^ Sick Things UK re: Role played by Miss Christine in the development of the Alice Cooper look
  44. ^ [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004840/bio
  45. ^ Sick Things UK re: Estrangement from Cindy Lang
  46. ^ Sick Things UK re: Reconciliation of Cooper and Sheryl Goddard
  47. ^ [http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780307394255
  48. ^ [http://www.detnews.com/2005/wings/0501/31/D02-73932.htm
  49. ^ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/south_east/5289398.stm
  50. ^ One Red Paperclip blog entry
  51. ^ Enough Rope interview transcript, June 20, 2005
  52. ^ Enough Rope re: Mick Jagger and retirement

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Dennis Dunaway (born December 9, 1948 in Cottage Grove, Oregon) was the bassist for Alice Cooper from 1969-1975. ... Neal Smith (born September 23, 1947 in Akron, Ohio) was the drummer for the rock group Alice Cooper from 1969 to 1974. ... Pretties for You was the first album by Alice Cooper. ... Easy Action is a 1970 album by Alice Cooper. ... It has been suggested that Im Eighteen be merged into this article or section. ... Killer is the 1971 album by Alice Cooper. ... Schools Out is an album released by Alice Cooper in 1972. ... Billion Dollar Babies is an album by American Hard rock musician Alice Cooper, (released in 1973). ... Muscle of Love is an album by Alice Cooper, released in 1973. ... Welcome to My Nightmare is an album by Alice Cooper, released in 1975. ... Goes to Hell is an album by Alice Cooper, released in 1976. ... Lace and Whiskey is an album by Alice Cooper, released in May 1977 (see 1977 in music). ... From the Inside is an album by Alice Cooper, released in 1978 (see 1978 in music). ... Flush the Fashion is an album by Alice Cooper, released in 1980 (see 1980 in music). ... Special Forces is an album by Alice Cooper, released in 1981 (see 1981 in music). ... Zipper Catches Skin is an album by Alice Cooper, released in 1982 (see 1982 in music). ... DaDa is a concept album by Alice Cooper, released in 1983. ... Constrictor was the 1986 comeback album for rock musican Alice Cooper. ... Raise Your Fist and Yell was the 1987 release by Alice Cooper. ... Trash was the 1989 smash album by legendary shock-rock singer Alice Cooper. ... Hey Stoopid was a studio album from heavy metal singer and shock rock-musician Alice Cooper. ... The Last Temptation was the 1994 faith-based concept album by rock singer, Alice Cooper. ... Brutal Planet was an album released by Alice Cooper in 2000. ... Dragontown is an album released by Alice Cooper in 2001. ... The Eyes of Alice Cooper is an album by Alice Cooper released in 2003. ... Dirty Diamonds is the 24th studio album by Alice Cooper. ... The Alice Cooper Show is a live album by Alice Cooper. ... Fistful of Alice is a live album by Alice Cooper. ... Live At Cabo Wabo 96 (2005) is an album by Alice Cooper. ... Alice Cooper DVD chronology Live At Montreux is a live album and DVD by Alice Cooper, released in May 2006. ... Alice Coopers Greatest Hits is a greatest hits album by Alice Cooper, released in 1974. ... ‹ The template below (Expand) is being considered for deletion. ... Classicks is an compilation album released in September of 1995. ... Super Hits is a greatest hits album from Alice Cooper that was released in 1999. ... The Life and Crimes of Alice Cooper (1999) is a 4 CD box set by Alice Cooper. ... The Best of Alice Cooper is a compilation album by rock singer, Alice Cooper. ... Hell Is is a compilation album by metal legend, Alice Cooper. ... The following is a complete US and UK Discography of the American rock artist Alice Cooper, excluding promo only releases, bootlegs and unauthorized releases. ... First released as a feature film in 1974 and eventually restored and released onto DVD in 2005, this Alice Cooper movie features footage of a live show from the bands Billion Dollar Babies tour, filmed in Dallas, TX on April 28th, 1973, intercut with scenes of a somewhat confused... In 1975, Alice Cooper released his most highly acclaimed solo album, Welcome to My Nightmare. ... The Nightmare Returns was a concert video of Alice Cooper live in Detroit, Michigan, USA on Halloween 1986 on The Constrictor Tour. ... Alice Cooper Trashes The World is a live concert video by Alice Cooper. ... Alice Cooper DVD chronology Live At Montreux is a live album and DVD by Alice Cooper, released in May 2006. ... Alice Cooper and Friends was a live music television special starring Alice Cooper. ... The Strange Case of Alice Cooper was a live concert video release of Alice Cooper, released on VHS in 1979. ... The following is a complete US and UK Discography of the American rock artist Alice Cooper, excluding promo only releases, bootlegs and unauthorized releases. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Love It to Death. ... Under My Wheels is a rock song sung by Alice Cooper. ... Be My Lover is a song by the band La Bouche. ... For the movie that ended the first generation Degrassi series, see Schools Out (TV Movie) Schools Out was Alice Coopers 1972 effort. ... No More Mr. ... Billion Dollar Babies is an album by American Hard rock musician Alice Cooper, (released in 1973). ... Muscle of Love is an album by Alice Cooper, released in 1973. ... Only Women Bleed is a song written by rock star/musician Alice Cooper. ... Welcome to My Nightmare is an album by Alice Cooper, released in 1975. ... Welcome to My Nightmare is an album by Alice Cooper, released in 1975. ... You and Me is the second album by rock group Open Hand. ... From the Inside is an album by Alice Cooper, released in 1978 (see 1978 in music). ... Hes Back (The Man Behind the Mask) is a song from American shock rock musician Alice Coopers 1986 album Constrictor, and the theme song of Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives, a slasher film and sixth part of the Friday the 13th film series released in the... Poison is a song by artist Alice Cooper, released worldwide as a single in 1989 and is featured on his 18th studio album Trash. ... Hey Stoopid was a studio album from heavy metal singer and shock rock-musician Alice Cooper. ... Lost in America is a 1985 film starring Albert Brooks and Julie Hagerty as yuppies David and Linda Howard who are fed up with the corporate lifestyle. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Garage rock is a raw form of rock and roll that was first popular in the United States and Canada from about 1963 to 1967. ... Shock rock is a very wide umbrella term for artists who combine rock music with elements of theatrical shock value in live performances. ... Hard Rock redirects here. ... Heavy metal redirects here. ... Nights with Alice Cooper is a radio show hosted by rock and roll artist and shock rock pioneer Alice Cooper. ... The Solid Rock Foundation is a Christian goodwill not for profit organisation dedicated to helping troubled teenagers and children. ... The Garden (1991) is a song by the rock group Guns N Roses. ... Mr. ...

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Under his direction, Alice Cooper pioneered a grandly theatrical and violent brand of heavy metal that was designed to shock.
Cooper made a successful comeback in the late '80s, sparked by his appearances in horror films and a series of pop/metal bands that paid musical homage to his classic early records and concerts.
Alice Cooper was once elected Homecoming Queen for the University Of Houston.
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