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'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.
Robert Plant, Alice Cooper and Others Try to Save Live Music
Letter signed by dozens of stars asks for congressional aid as independent venues face possible collapse.
Why Alice Cooper Band Wouldn’t Write ‘School’s Out’ Now
Drummer Neal Smith accepts social changes have made 1972 song “politically incorrect.”
Alice Cooper Considers What His Biopic Would Be Like
He says there’s a strong story in the fact that he “did not appeal to everybody” - and wants Johnny Depp to play lead role.
COVID-19 Roundup: Virus Turned Alice Cooper Positive
Rock legend talks about his new single, as Bruce Kulick, the Pretenders and Elvis Presley's estate react to coronavirus pandemic.
Watch Alice Cooper's Video for New COVID-19 Song ‘Don’t Give Up’
Clip for Bob Ezrin-produced track has positive message for everyone who’s struggling.