The godfather of shock rock on the brilliance of “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and why My Chemical Romance is the “next Def Leppard”
For a 68-year-old, Alice Cooper remains surprisingly relevant. He opened for Mötley Crüe on their final tour last year, rocked the 2016 Grammys with Hollywood Vampires and appeared on Sunday’s installment of Vinyl (an episode named after his classic 1973 LP Billion Dollar Babies). We caught up with the veteran shock-rock visionary
It’s impossible to overstate how popular Alice Cooper (the original band, not just “Alice” the singer) had become by the time Billion Dollar Babies hit record stores on February 25, 1973. Beginning with Love it to Death, the band’s 1971 breakthrough LP, the group had grown into a juggernaut that dominated the American rock and roll landscape. The sheer chemistry of the band—which featured Michael Bruce and Glen Buxton on guitars, Dennis Dunaway
We rocked #New Years eve on Maui! One of our greatest traditions is coming out and playing in support of the Maui Food Bank! Thank you Steven Tyler, Sammy Hagar (The Red Rocker), Lynda Carter, Shep Gordon, Michael McDonald, Patrick Simmons Willie K., Dave Murray and Lily Meola! Till next year
The The Hollywood Vampires are confirmed perform at Rock in Rio Lisboa 2016 on May 27, 2016.
There’s a new festival on the horizon with a heavy rock and proggy flavour with the announcement that Alice Cooper and Rick Wakeman will headline the first ever Stone Free Festival at the O2 in London (18 & 19 June, 2016).
Shock rocker Cooper is renowned for his extravagant live shows and tops the bill on the Saturday. ‘Coming to the UK is always like coming home for us, fans in the UK are high