Kiss recently revealed that the staging for their upcoming tour will feature an enormous, fireball-spewing spider. And while the stage set is brand new, the idea is not -- in fact, David Bowie's 1987 Glass Spider tour featured a huge spider set, and more than a decade before that, original shock rocker Alice Cooper used an oversized arachnid as part of his 1975 tour.
As if anyone really needed another reason to wish they were in Milwaukee during late June and early July, this year's Summerfest lineup looks like the classic rock party of a lifetime.
A happy family man, secure in his faith, his bank account, his golf game and his lofty status in the rock and roll pantheon, legendary shock rocker Alice Cooper is living the life these days -- especially for a guy who's been faking his own death on an almost nightly basis for decades. But 25 years ago Cooper almost ended up hanging for real when his onstage gimmick went horribly wrong.
Thursday night (March 28) Alice Cooper headlined a concert to celebrate the opening of the Brennan Rock & Roll Academy in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Sebastian Bach, Kiss's Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer, and Doors guitarist Robbie Krieger also performed. Before the show Cooper explained how the lineup came about, and talked about the importance of this school and his own Solid Rock Foundation.
Few schools can land this type of lineup for a benefit show: Robby Krieger from the Doors, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer from Kiss, Sebastian Bach, and Warrant guitarist Joey Allen. Alice Cooper will headline the Thursday night concert to celebrate the Brennan Rock & Roll Academy in Sioux Falls, S.D. It's just one day of an almost week's worth of headliners.
It's always a big event when like-minded rockers of different generations get their acts together and take them on the road. Last year saw Kiss tour with their similarly hormonal kindred spirits Motley Crue, and now Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson will team up for the ‘Masters of Madness: Shock Therapy Tour 2013.'
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...