7/25—St Louis, MO—Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre He added, upon seeing a list of musicians who supported Kerry, "If I wasn't already a Bush supporter, I would have immediately switched. Beginning in 2000 with Brutal Planet, a return to horror-filled heavy metal, industrial rock, set in a dystopian post-apocalyptic future, inspired by our brutal modern world, and a number of current news stories appearing on CNN. *Festival Date, 7/17—Allentown, PA—PPL Center Behind the scenes Cooper kept busy musically, working on new material in collaboration with Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry. [53], In Britain, Labour M.P. [130], The Flaming Lips are longtime Alice Cooper fans and used the bass line from "Levity Ball" (an early song from the 1969 release Pretties for You) for their song "The Ceiling Is Bending". Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. 25 in the US. While occasionally performing with one another and Glen Buxton, they would not reunite with Alice until October 23, 1999, at the second Glen Buxton Memorial Weekend for a show at CoopersTown in Phoenix. Originating in Phoenix, Arizona, in 1964, "Alice Cooper" was originally a band consisting of Furnier on vocals and harmonica, Glen Buxton on lead guitar, Michael Bruce on rhythm guitar, Dennis Dunaway on bass guitar, and Neal Smith on drums. In July 2008, after lengthy delays, Cooper released Along Came a Spider, his 25th studio album. [fn 8], On July 1, 2007, Cooper performed a duet with Marilyn Manson at the B'Estival event in Bucharest, Romania. From music news, to concert reviews, interviews, album reviews, exclusive features and more…, Copyright © [39] The Alice Cooper group had now reached its peak and it was among the most visible and successful acts in the industry. 8/4 —Nashville, TN—The Opry House* BLABBERMOUTH.NET [79] The show is broadcast on nearly 100 stations in the US and Canada, and has been broadcast internationally[80], A continuation of the songwriting approach adopted on The Eyes of Alice Cooper was again adopted by Cooper for his 24th studio album Dirty Diamonds, released in 2005. Flush the Fashion, produced by Queen producer Roy Thomas Baker, had a thick, edgy new wave musical sound that baffled even longtime fans, though it still yielded the US Top 40 hit "Clones (We're All)." He was one of my all time heroes. It turned out we were next, and we drove a stake through the heart of the Love Generation". "When I saw Anita Pallenberg playing the Great Tyrant in that movie in 1968, wearing long black leather gloves with switchblades coming out of them, I thought, 'That's what Alice should look like.' [57], Cooper recorded a music video for the "Poison" B-side "I Got a Line on You" after the song was featured on the soundtrack to Iron Eagle II. Finally, I got a T-shirt that said, 'No, I am not Eddie Haskell.' "[99], On occasion he has spoken out against musicians who promote or opine on politics; for example, in the build-up to the 2004 presidential election, he told the Canadian Press that the rock stars campaigning for and touring on behalf of Democratic candidate John Kerry were committing "treason against rock n' roll".

[154] Cooper is also a fan of NBA basketball, supporting the Detroit Pistons. It was Cooper's highest charting album since 1991's Hey Stoopid, reaching No. [15][17] The group got an overwhelming response from the audience and won the talent show. He also had a brief appearance as the abusive stepfather of Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare On Elm Street film Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991). [115] Reviews were positive, with The New York Times' critic Noel Murray praising "Alice Cooper's magnificently scenery-chewing performance" as a "startling moment of clarity,"[116] and Lorraine Ali of the Los Angeles Times describing his performance as, "Weird? [127][128] Zombie has also claimed to have been heavily influenced by Cooper's costumes. [15] With the exception of Smith, who graduated from Camelback High School (which is referred to in the song "Alma Mater" on the album School's Out), all of the band members were on the Cortez High School cross-country team, and many of Cooper's stage effects were inspired by their cross-country coach, Emmett Smith. Being woken up by a band willing to play that particular brand of psychedelic rock at seven in the morning impressed Zappa enough for him to sign them to a three-album deal. Dirty Diamonds became Cooper's highest charting album since 1994's The Last Temptation at the time..[81] The Dirty Diamonds tour launched in America in August 2005 after several European concerts, including a performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland on July 12. Cooper and his band, including Kiss drummer Eric Singer, were filmed for a DVD released as Alice Cooper: Live at Montreux 2005. Alice Cooper (born Vincent Damon Furnier, February 4, 1948)[1] is an American singer, songwriter, and actor whose career spans over 50 years.

[fn 10] Another long-time girlfriend of Cooper's was Cindy Lang (1949-2017[139]), with whom he lived for several years.

Only 500 machines were made. Another movie the band watched over and over was Barbarella. He has drawn equally from horror films, vaudeville, and garage rock to pioneer a macabre and theatrical brand of rock designed to shock audiences.[2]. One critic has noted that Prime Cuts demonstrates how Cooper had used (in contrast to similar artists who succeeded him) themes of satire and moralisation to such good effect throughout his career.

In 2007 in his book Alice Cooper, Golf Monster Cooper stated that his look was inspired in part by film.

[15][25] He picked it up and threw it out over the crowd, expecting it to fly away. [22] Cooper, Buxton, and Dunaway were also art students, and their admiration for the works of surrealist artists such as Salvador Dalí would further inspire their future stage antics. 7/7—Peoria, IL—Peoria Civic Center Theatre

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