Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper

Lead singer of rock band Alice Cooper (1969-1975)
Born Vincent Furnier, Cooper formed his group early and as a teenager he, along with Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway and John Spear, formed a garage rock band.The group moved to LA and recruited a new member, Neal Smith. Calling themselves the Spiders, they were slammed by the critics as "the worst band in LA". Frank Zappa, however, liked their angry, upfront and dark music, and signed them up.In 1969 they changed their name to Alice Cooper (the name of the witch doctor who spoke to Furnier via an ouija board) and released ‘Pretties For You’ and ‘Easy Action’.In 1971 they were signed by Warner Bros., and their next album, ‘Love It to Death’, launched them into the best selling charts.Then followed a whole string of hit albums including ‘Killer’ (1972), ‘School’s Out’(1972), ‘Billion Dollar Babies’(1973) and ‘Muscle of Love’(1974).Alice Cooper liked to tour, but caused controversy wherever they went. His theatrical antics such as the ‘murder’ of infant dolls with blood everywhere, and his extreme look, caused outrage, but created a huge fan base.In 1974, Alice Cooper (Vincent Furnier) parted from Alice Cooper (the band). Furnier kept the name Alice Cooper and the band went on to record with the name ‘Billion Dollar Babies’.Cooper made another hit album in 1975, ‘Welcome to My Nightmare’, but he soon diversified and made a number of TV guest appearances in hit shows.Cooper’s music hit a downturn in the early 1980s, with albums such as ‘Special Forces’ and ‘Zipper Catches Skin’ flopping. However, by 1989, his new album, ‘Trash’, was a hit.Recently he has been making appearances in films such as 'Wayne’s World' (1992) and 'The Last Temptation’(1994), as well as producing albums which are relatively well received, although they haven't matched the popularity of his earlier work.Source: thebiographychannel.co.uk
Never be late. When you're late, what you're saying is that your time is more important than the other person's time. That's pretty egotistical.More Alice Cooper quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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Two of the guys that were honorary Vampires - Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix - had died at 27. And they were certainly archangels in our group.More Alice Cooper quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
All I really wanted to do was make an album that was going to be just back to what I like to do... And it was a coincidence that these new bands, this new wave of bands, were doing Alice and Iggy rock.More Alice Cooper quotes [10/04/2011 11:10:28]
It's like this - these five members have been influenced of course by other groups, because that's where this generation's groups came from - an environment like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Yardbirds, and The Who. People like that.More Alice Cooper quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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