A SoundPress.net Feature Article by Rich and Laura Lynch – 10/21/2013
For a character as pervasively dark and overflowing with evil – the fact is that we have heard nothing but good things from friends and colleagues about Alice Cooper in concert. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer lived up to every grisly last drop of the superlative advance billing and then some when he and his band put on a thrilling pre-Halloween spooktacular at the Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) in Morristown, New Jersey on October 19, 2013.
The Godfather of shock rock has been haunting fans for over five decades with his concerts that are part horror movie, part theatrical and 100% rock ‘n’ roll. Musician Alice Cooper born Vincent Damon Furnier first fronted a band called Alice Cooper in the late 1960’s. Later, Vincent would legally change his name to his stage personality. From their early days, Alice Cooper brewed live shows full of scares. The group enjoyed success in the early 1970’s with what are now classic rock staples such as “Elected”, “I’m Eighteen”, “No More Mr. Nice Guy” and “School’s Out”.