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
Every rock'n'roll band I know, guys with long hair and tattoos, plays golf now.More Alice Cooper quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It's Frank's painting on the cover. We were originally going to use a Salvador Dali painting that we got permission from Salvador Dali to use, and Frank found this one, and it really did fit the music much more.More Alice Cooper quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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 [10/04/2011 11:10:46]
I appreciate an audience that reacts to the music, even if they jump on stage and try to beat us up, I think that's a fantastic reaction. I think that they're really hearing something then.More Alice Cooper quotes [10/04/2011 11:10:58]
If somebody had told me that you have a choice of
being a rock star or playing left field for the Tigers,
there would not have been a choice at all. I would
have said, 'Where's my locker?'More Alice Cooper quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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