Alice Cooper is a singer and songwriter. He has been in the entertainment industry for over fifty years. He is famous for his raspy voice and fierce stage shows having plenty of props like reptiles, fake blood, snakes, spider stage costumes, baby dolls, dueling swords and pyrotechnics. He is called “The Godfather of Shock Rock” as his transformation during shows shocks everyone. His clothes, face makeup, props are a complete theatre package. It feels like watching a horror movie on stage. He is the one who brought horror to rock n Roll. He has a net worth of $50 million.
SOME SHOCKING FACTS ABOUT ALICE COOPER
- In real life Cooper considers himself as born-again Christian.
- His stage appearance is just for the shows.
- He believes music has always helped him to choose good over evil.
- After knowing the use of drugs and alcohol in the band, he helped band members to overcome their addiction.
- He said that he always keeps himself free for his friends. They call him late at night about their problems.
- He was appreciated with the Stevie Ray Vaughan award in Los Angeles for this great cause.
EARLY LIFE & CAREER
- Allen Cooper was born on February 4, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan.
- Later he moved to Phoenix, Arizona with his family. He attended Cortez High School in north Phoenix.
- He completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Glendale Community College.
- In 1964, when he was 16, he formed his first band called Earwigs to participate in local annual Letterman’s talent show.
- The group consisted of John Tatum, John Speer, Glen Buxton, and Dennis Dunaway. They performed wearing Beatles costumes and won the show.
- After the huge success they formed the original band name Spider. Allen was their main vocalist. Some of the members left in a few years so new members were added to the group.
- In 1968 he renamed the band group as Alice Cooper. The Alice Cooper group’s members were Michael Bruce, Furnier, Dennis Dunaway, Glen Buxton and Neal Smith.
- In 1969, their 1st album Pretties for You was released but was not successful.
- In 1970, they got fame from the album Love it to Death.
- Later, Cooper released Welcome to My Nightmare as a solo artist. It was a huge success so Cooper decided to work as a solo artist.
- In 2011, Cooper reunited with old band group and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. After that he made numerous albums.
- His latest studio album “Detroit Stories” was released on February 26, 2021 via earMusic.
- Alice Cooper will release his new studio album, Detroit Stories, February 26th, 2021 via ear MUSIC.
Mistakes are part of the game. It’s how well you recover from them, that’s the mark of a great player. – Alice Cooper