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.
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Artists were all at distinctive – yet very different – points in their careers.
Stevie Nicks, Alice Cooper Set for Shaky Knees Festival
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Industry icon had just resigned from almost all his positions when George Harrison called.
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Shock-rock legend enlists former Kiss guitarist for upcoming run.
Alice Cooper Leads Star-Packed 2022 Monsters of Rock Cruise
Slate of artists includes Queensryche, Tom Keifer of Cinderella, Skid Row and L.A. Guns, among many others.
Three Things Alice Cooper Promises Anyone Who Joins His Band
Those with a low pain tolerance need not apply.
When Alice Cooper Pointed a Loaded Gun at Elvis Presley
Wild encounter between the two rock icons took place in 1970.
Alice Cooper Says He ‘Lost 15 Pounds’ Due to COVID-19
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Original Alice Cooper Group Still Angry with Late Glen Buxton
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