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 and Ace Frehley Shock Boston: Photo Gallery
Seventies superstars team up and bring thrills to Beantown.
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Shock-rock legend mounted '80s comeback with ninth solo LP.
Ace Frehley Launches Fall Tour With Alice Cooper: Set List, Video
Guitarist played Kiss, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Mountain and "New York Groove" during first opening gig.
Alice Cooper Launches 2021 Fall Tour: Set List, Video
Shock rocker will be joined by Kiss' Ace Frehley for remainder of tour.
Alice Cooper Getting His ‘Wings Back’ as He Returns to Touring
"Everyone's trying to remember where everything is," Cooper admits to UCR as he prepares for his first show in over a year.
When Axl Rose's 3AM Invite Brought Alice Cooper to 'The Garden'
"At some point, Axl, it's gotta be good enough."
The Real Reason Alice Cooper, Dee Snider Broadway Duet Was Canned
Twisted Sister frontman says manager blocked “Luck Be a Lady” cover.
The Day Tom Petty, Alice Cooper and the Allmans Issued Key LPs
Artists were all at distinctive – yet very different – points in their careers.
Stevie Nicks, Alice Cooper Set for Shaky Knees Festival
Wolfgang Van Halen's band, Mammoth WVF, will also appear at the three-day festival.
Why Alice Cooper's Manager Refused to Manage the Beatles
Industry icon had just resigned from almost all his positions when George Harrison called.