Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper

 

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Alice Cooper (born Vincent Damon Furnier; February 4, 1948)[1] is an American singer, songwriter, and actor whose career spans over fifty years. 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 restaurateur, and, since 2004, a popular radio DJ with his classic rock show Nights with Alice Cooper.

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The Essential Alice Cooper - The Epic Years
Album
The Essential Alice Cooper - The Epic Years is an album by musical artist Alice Cooper, released on March 16, 2018.
The Sound of A
Album
The Sound of A is an album by musical artist Alice Cooper, released on February 23, 2018.
The Sound of A
Song
The Sound Of A is a song by musical artist Alice Cooper, released on February 23, 2018.
Alice Cooper
Album
Alice Cooper is an album by musical artist Alice Cooper, released on November 22, 2017.

Photos - Alice Cooper514

People Recently Photographed with Alice Cooper8

Popular Albums67

Album Appearances & References31

Popular Songs41

Song Appearances & References14

Live Album Appearances & References1

Popular Live Albums7

Musical Group References4

Minor Film Appearances & References11

Musical Groups5

Minor Play Appearances & References1

Book References & Influences2

Films21

TV Shows20

Other Film-Related Relationships3

Collaborators & Influencers46

Other Music-Related Relationships39

Personal & Professional Relationships16

Commercial & Non-Profit Relationships3

Awards & Nominations7

Events7

Popular Tours1

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Videos64

Spotify - Albums & Singles361

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Appears On24

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

News Articles7

Tickets To Alice Cooper On Sale Friday
  –  April 9, 2018
KZ106 Presents A Paranormal Evening With Alice Cooper on Oct. 12 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the concert will be at 8 p.m. Tickets ... (click for more) Lee University will host the 2018 spring Chamber Music ...
Alice Cooper Guitarist Nita Strauss Gives Her Solo Album a ‘Kickstart’
  –  April 6, 2018
I think my solo tour will be all instrumental; I’ll save the music with vocals for when I tour with my original band We Start Wars or my cover band The Starbreakers. What have you learned about songwriting after years of playing Alice Cooper and Iron ...
Exclusive: See what is landing in Alice Cooper’stown former restaurant space in Phoenix
  –  April 4, 2018
When Chelsea Austin heard heavy metal rocker Alice Cooper’s downtown Phoenix restaurant Alice Cooper ... Phoenix-based rocker’s charities — was known for its sports and music memorabilia as well as sports bar menu highlighted by a 22-inch hot ...
Alice Cooper Addresses Mock Execution Stunt That Nearly Killed Him
  –  April 2, 2018
Fresh off his show-stealing performance in Jesus Christ Superstar Live on NBC on Sunday night, rock music icon Alice Cooper is addressing one of his most infamous stunts from his storied career. Cooper, who made a nmae for himself with wild live ...
Alice Cooper Net Worth 2018: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
  –  April 1, 2018
Cooper began hosting the annual Alice Cooper Celebrity AM Golf Tournament. According to The Highline, all the company’s proceeds go to the Solid Rock Foundation which “has helped thousands of troubled teens through music, dance, arts, sports and other ...
With Alice Cooper As Herod, 'Jesus Christ Superstar' Cannot Miss
  –  April 1, 2018
Imagine that -- Alice Cooper in a production of “Jesus Christ Superstar ... The ball got rolling with “The Sound of Music” on NBC in December 2013, which scored high ratings and raised expectations for similar results with subsequent productions.
Rock royalty Alice Cooper brings menace to King Herod in live 'Jesus Christ Superstar'
  –  March 28, 2018
He says he told Bareilles that her vocals remind him of Karen Carpenter, whom he thinks had one of the best voices in pop music. "She said, 'That’s a great compliment.' ” And expect to see more than a little of the Alice Cooper persona in Herod ...

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