Alice Cooper would be a rock ‘n’ roll legend even if all he contributed to the pantheon was his celebrated theatrical concerts of the ‘70s, shocking displays of gore and violence that took the concept of rock shows to a whole other place. But Cooper and his band, which was originally called Alice Cooper before frontman Vincent Furnier took the name for himself, made some of the best, no-nonsense records of the early ‘70s. Coming out of Detroit, the Alice Cooper band blended old-school pop hooks with a metallic crunch that would foreshadow everything from glam, punk and metal. But Cooper was a showman foremost, jolting classic songs like ‘I’m Eighteen’ and ‘School’s Out’ with an onstage energy that wowed audiences back in the day. A whole generation of artists has been influenced by Cooper’s concerts, but he got there first. And nobody does it better.
When Alice Cooper Turned Kid-Friendly on 'The Muppet Show'
"I swear I never had so much fun in my life as that week that I worked with the Muppets."
Original Alice Cooper Group Has New Music in the Wings
"We're working pretty close right now," he says.
Alice Cooper Got Heavy and Horrific on 'Raise Your Fist and Yell'
Righteous anger and slasher film grotesquerie pervade the shock-rocker's 10th solo album.
Watch Kane Roberts Return to Alice Cooper's Band: Video, Set List
Muscular guitarist returned with a fog-spraying machine gun guitar.
Nita Strauss Hasn't Ruled Out Return to Alice Cooper's Band
Guitarist announced last month that she was joining Demi Lovato's touring band.
Kane Roberts Hopes for Machine Gun Guitar at Alice Cooper Shows
He says flame-shooting instrument needs to change if it's to return for his five-week run.
Alice Cooper Guitarist Nita Strauss Announces Exit From Band
Shredder says she'll "be onstage again much sooner than you think."
How Alice Cooper Hit a Grand Slam With 'School's Out'
Shock-rockers were armed with a career-defining rock anthem and an LP's worth of macabre, vaudevillian choice cuts.