Alice Cooper Inducted Into the Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame
Alice Cooper faced off against some of rock's heaviest hitters in this month's 100 percent fan-voted Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame, but they were no match for the Godfather of Shock Rock.
Cooper faced off against the Band in the final round, and although it wasn't a landslide, he walked away with more than 50 percent of the vote, capping a victory streak that included a close win over Bob Seger and a thoroughly impressive whooping of Neil Young.
Cooper's induction is just the latest honor in a pioneering 50-year career. His early releases helped lay the groundwork for the sound and image of countless heavy metal acts to follow. They also sold in impressive numbers — after 26 studio LPs and counting, he's notched six releases that have been certified platinum or better, racking up more than 50 million units, and a pair of Grammy nominations, along the way. (It might also bear mentioning that he's been enshrined in that other Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in Cleveland.)
And in between trips to the golf course, Cooper's still going strong: He joined Mötley Crüe on the road for the band's farewell tour, and he's still putting the finishing touches on his long-in-the-works, star-studded covers album.
Just as impressive? Cooper's dedication to his assorted charity efforts, including the Phoenix thrift store he opened in 2014 to help fund his Rock Teen Center, as well as the annual Christmas Pudding benefit show he stages to benefit his Solid Rock Foundation.
For all those reasons and so many more, we're proud to welcome Alice Cooper into the Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame. He once told us "I'm your top prime cut of meat / I'm your choice / I wanna be elected," and now he's gotten his wish. Congratulations, Alice!
By the way, there'll be no Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame in March, but we’ll be back in April.
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