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 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
He had been diagnosed with the disease in December.
Original Alice Cooper Group Still Angry with Late Glen Buxton
Producer Bob Ezrin says there’s a “fundamental truth” in new song “I Hate You.”
Alice Cooper Recalls Jimi Hendrix Giving Him His First Joint
Guitar icon told young shock-rocker that vibrating bed was a spaceship.
Kiss, Alice Cooper Prop-Maker Cleve Hall Dead at 61
Acclaimed special effects artist was subject of ‘Monster Man’ reality show.
How Alice Cooper ‘Opened Up a Huge Door’ for David Bowie
Shock-rock legend recalls British rising star telling the Spiders From Mars, “This is what we should be doing.”
That Time 'The Love Boat' Channeled Kiss and Alice Cooper
Black-and-white makeup, fire and a gigantic snake. Sound familiar?
How Alice Cooper Learned to ‘Co-exist’ with His Stage Persona
Shock rock icon looks back on difficult era, and reveals the only person who still calls him Vince.