Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper

 

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Alice Cooper (born Vincent Damon Furnier on February 4, 1948)[1] is an American singer, songwriter, and actor whose career spans over five decades. With his distinctive raspy voice and a stage show that features guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood, deadly snakes, baby dolls, and dueling swords, Cooper is considered by music journalists and peers alike to be "The Godfather of Shock Rock". He has drawn equally from horror films, vaudeville, and garage rock to pioneer a macabre and theatrical brand of rock designed to shock people.[2]

Originating in Phoenix, Arizona, in the late 1960s after he moved from Detroit, Michigan, "Alice Cooper" was originally a band consisting of Furnier on vocals and harmonica, lead guitarist Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce on rhythm guitar, Dennis Dunaway on bass guitar, and drummer Neal Smith. The original Alice Cooper band released its first album in 1969 but broke into the international music mainstream with the 1971 hit "I'm Eighteen" from their third studio album Love It to Death, which was followed by the even bigger single "School's Out" in 1972. The band reached their commercial peak with the 1973 album Billion Dollar Babies.

Furnier adopted the band's name as his own name in the 1970s and began a solo career with the 1975 concept album Welcome to My Nightmare. In 2011, the original Alice Cooper band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.[3] Expanding from his Detroit rock roots, Cooper has experimented with a number of musical styles, including art rock, hard rock, heavy metal, new wave,[4] glam metal,[5][6] pop rock, experimental rock, and industrial rock.

Cooper is known for his sociable and witty personality offstage, with The Rolling Stone Album Guide calling him the world's most "beloved heavy metal entertainer".[7] He is credited with helping to shape the sound and look of heavy metal, and has been described as the artist who "first introduced horror imagery to rock'n'roll, and whose stagecraft and showmanship have permanently transformed the genre".[8] Away from music, Cooper is a film actor, a golfing celebrity, a restauranteur, and, since 2004, a popular radio DJ with his classic rock show Nights with Alice Cooper.

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Alice Cooper
Album
Alice Cooper is an album by musical artist Alice Cooper, released on November 22, 2017.
Alice Cooper
Song
Alice Cooper is a song by musical artist Alice Cooper, released on November 22, 2017.
Paranormal
 
Paranormal is the 27th studio album by Alice Cooper, released on July 28, 2017.
Paranormal
Song
Paranormal is a song by musical artist Alice Cooper, released on July 14, 2017.

Photos - Alice Cooper498

People Recently Photographed with Alice Cooper8

Popular Albums65

Album Appearances & References29

Popular Songs40

Song Appearances & References14

Live Album Appearances & References1

Popular Live Albums7

Musical Group References4

Minor Film Appearances & References11

Musical Groups5

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Book References & Influences2

Films21

TV Shows19

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Collaborators & Influencers44

Other Music-Related Relationships38

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Upcoming Concerts20

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Tracks Of The Week: new music and videos from Alice Cooper, Ty Tabor and more..
  –  December 22, 2017
Bloody hell, it’s almost Christmas! But before we all sink into a boozy fog of bad cracker jokes and Quality Street, how about some of the best new music? Let the last TOTW of 2017 begin... Happy Friday folks, and welcome to this pre-festivities edition ...
Alice Cooper: “The Sound of A”
  –  December 21, 2017
Alice Cooper has released a new music video. It's for the track "The Sound of A," which is off the recently released Paranormal album, and was written, but not recorded in 1967. The album also found Cooper reuniting with the remaining members of the ...
John Legend as Jesus, Alice Cooper as Herod: NBC plans ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ live for Easter
  –  December 19, 2017
Remember when Easter Sunday meant watching “The Ten Commandments” or “The Sound of Music” on television ... in May that its latest live musical will bow on April 1. Rocker Alice Cooper has been cast as King Herrod. “Jesus Christ Superstar ...
Dolly Parton recalls 1st time seeing 'good-looking' Glen Campbell, Alice Cooper on their unlikely friendship
  –  December 14, 2017
Parton and rock star Alice Cooper remembered Campbell ... Of their unlikely friendship, Cooper said, “We were miles apart on the music world, but, yeah, we were very good friends.” It was their shared love of guitar-playing that brought them close ...
The reunion of the original Alice Cooper band was an unforgettable show - live review
  –  November 12, 2017
At 69, Alice Cooper has never fallen from the very upper firmament of ... by the throat – a momentary glimpse of a pre-Health & Safety world, where rock music had the power to challenge authority, and let the spirit run free. For the climactic School ...
Alice Cooper Leads Songwriters Hall Of Fame Nominees
  –  November 9, 2017
Known as "The Godfather of Shock Rock" as well as a heavy metal music pioneer, Vincent Damon Furnier, using the stage name Alice Cooper, wrote and recorded "I'm Eighteen" and "School's Out" - early 1970s hit songs that endure as teen anthems. Cooper hits ...

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