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.
Alice Cooper Recalls the Artists Who Made Detroit Great
Motor City's other iconic artists range from Iggy Pop to Motown.
Original Alice Cooper Band Releases New 'Social Debris' Single
"We never thought that we would ever fit in, because we were doing things that no other band did."
How Alice Cooper Learned to ‘Be Merciless’ in Detroit
Band’s 1970 move to the Motor City led to lessons from Iggy Pop and MC5.
Watch Alice Cooper Surprise Zak Nilsson With an Original Song
Rock legend was close friend of Zak's late father, singer-songwriter Harry.
Alice Cooper Previews New Album With Outrageous Cherry Cover
"Our Love Will Change the World" appears on singer's upcoming 'Detroit Stories' album.
See Queen, Aerosmith and Alice Cooper on 'Wayne's World' Reunion
The 1992 film was the latest subject of Josh Gad's 'Reunited Apart' web series.
Alice Cooper's Daughter Calico Cooper Never Wanted to Join a Band
The rock daughter wasn't keen on following in her dad's footsteps -- until she found her voice in Beasto Blanco.
Hear Alice Cooper Cover Velvet Underground's 'Rock & Roll'
Lou Reed-penned song finds the shock-rocker revisiting Detroit roots.
Alice Cooper Announces New 'Detroit Stories' Album
Veteran rocker's new LP was inspired by his hometown.
Alice Cooper's Daughter Calico Cooper Recalls Road Life With Dad
The rocker's oldest child grew up on rock 'n' roll stages. But after she turned 18, Dad asked her to join his 'Brutal Planet' tour.