Alice Cooper

American singer Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper is an American rock singer, songwriter and musician whose career spans more than five decades. With a stage show that features guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood, boa constrictors, and baby dolls, Cooper has drawn equally from horror movies, vaudeville and garage rock to pioneer a grandly theatrical and violent brand of rock designed to shock.
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Chester Bennington Mural Stops Traffic on the 101 Freeway in LA - E! Online
Google News - 7 months
E! Online Chester Bennington Mural Stops Traffic on the 101 Freeway in LA E! Online If you're stuck in traffic trying to get on the 101 freeway in Los Angeles, you may be able to take a few moments to gaze upon a familiar face. A 20-foot mural of Chester Bennington, Linkin Park's frontman who died at age 41 last month, has been ... ALICE COOPER Was 'Unbelievably Shocked' By CHRIS CORNELL's SuicideBLABBERMOUTH.NET Coldplay's Chris Martin Pays Tribute to Chester Bennington With 'Crawling' CoverVariety Fans memorializing Chester Bennington around the worldCNN Loudwire -Billboard -Diffuser.fm -Alternative Press all 177 news articles »
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Alice Cooper Finds Andy Warhol Art After 40 Years In Storage
NPR - 7 months
In the 1970s, Alice Cooper received a silkscreen by his friend Andy Warhol. Then he forgot about it. He and his manager dug it out of storage, and now it may be worth millions.
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Alice Cooper's Warhol found after four decades in storage
CNN - 7 months
Alice Cooper can be forgiven for forgetting some of the finer details of the early 1970s. After all, the rock star was touring the world and riding high off the success of tracks like "School's Out."
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A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Make Americana Great Again with Wise Old Moon; Mouth Sounds at 'Night
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Maybe it's because it's Oscar season, but I can't help but to picture the great Hell or High Water when I listen to some tunes from the Hartford band Wise Old Moon. So many of their indie roots/folk rock tracks fit right in with that story's narrative. Or maybe not. Maybe it's because the band's songs are just worn - in a good way. They're a slice of Americana worn to perfection - be it last year's Don't Take Off or 2014's The Patterns. In any event, let's move on because it'll sound like smoke if I gush anymore. The band is the brainchild of Hartford, CT's Connor Zane Millican who honed the sound after traveling out west and returning home. What originally started out as a one-man show with hired guns performing the songs live (three years and over 200 performances) has now turned into a full-fledged band. Speaking of which, at the Music Conservatory of Westchester last week, Millican and that band were on hand to perform "Day Grifter" and chat about the band's evolution. W...
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A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Colony House's "Beautiful Life;" A Quick Chat with The Heydaze
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Last last year, A-Sides welcomed back Colony House, the Nashville quartet of Park Cotrell, Scott Mills, and Caleb and Will Chapman, and had them sit down for an interview and perform their hit alt-rock single "You & I" off their then-forthcoming Only the Lonely record. Since then, the band has blown up like Violet Beauregarde. They've played Seth Meyers, Today, and have been singled out twice in Entertainment Weekly - most recently as one of the "10 Artists Who Will Rule 2017." Pretty spiffy. Considering how awesome the alt-pop band is and the fact they filmed another song last November, they're back. Watch the hitmakers perform "This Beautiful Life" at the Gibson Showroom in New York City (by shootmepeter.com) below. Like Colony House, NYC-based band The Heydaze are getting plenty of alt radio play with their debut single "Hurt Like Hell." The track is the first off the band's upcoming debut EP, and if it's any indication, they'll fall in the alt-pop-rock category of th...
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A-Sides with Jon Chattman: "The Forgotscars:" Celebrating the Oscar Omitted
Huffington Post - about 1 year
I do this every year. I don't know if anyone reads it. Frankly, it's hard to know who reads my stuff lately. It gets lost in the abyss of a Trump presidency. Anyway, with the nominations just announced for the 89th Academy Awards, naturally I'm left bummed out with the omissions. That said, this year the Academy - for the most part - got it right. Sure, they flubbed. I mean no Amy Adams? Are you nuts? The Best Actress race should've been between the Arrival star and 20th Century Women's Annette Bening yet neither were nominated. This is Ridley Scott and Ben Affleck bad. Other omissions? An as expected low showing for Nocturnal Animals, and a complete shaft to Tom Hanks. Oh, and yes Mel Gibson there's a place for you in Trump's America. Anyway, back to the start and me writing this column each year. Here's my annual "forgotscars" - a list of nominees of those not nominated. There are no awards but feel free to weigh in on the comments section. Best Picture Deadpool L...
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Jill Kargman Climbs a "Stairway to Cabaret" at the Café Carlyle
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Not sure whether or not Jill Kargman would riff on the Led Zepplin classic "Stairway to Heaven," I had to admit, the comedienne, creator of Bravo's Odd Mom Out, and author of Sprinkle Glitter on my Grave brought something different to the Café Carlyle. The set list, for example, featured only eight songs. Kargman is gifted at stand up, weaving songs and stories together into a funny, entertaining evening, spoken from the perspective of an East Side mom at odds with the prevailing ethos. Tales of a Southern nanny named Sue, a Bulgarian make up artist, and a trip to Disneyworld gave new meaning to Jon Bon Jovi/ Richie Sambora's "Wanted Dead or Alive," the Alice Cooper, Desmond Child, John McCurry hit "Poison," and Nikki Sixx, Mick Mars, Tommy Lee's "Girls, Girls, Girls." Eschewing cabaret convention, Kargman did away with a ceremonial introduction to her band: musical director Marco Paguia on piano under the direction of Trip Cullman, flying by their mention. And, there was no enc...
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A-Sides with Jon Chattman: It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Another Guy Making Oscar Predictions
Huffington Post - about 1 year
A week from today the nominations for the 89th Academy Awards will be announced, and I'd expect a few jaw-dropping omissions (Ryan Gosling?) and additions (Michael Keaton?) like every year. That said, I think we'll see less surprises this year than in years past (ie. La La will sing and dance to the tune of a lot of nods. I'll also say #oscarssowhite isn't going to happen this year. There's just too many amazing performances and films to pass over this year plus Cheryl Boone Isaacs totally revamped the Academy's voting process. Anyway, here I am writing down my Oscar predictions like everybody else in the world. Read on, and predict your own. Guess right on all, and win a pony! Best Picture I'm going to say the Academy uses eight slots this year, but will add the last two here in case they go all the way or to nine. Arrival Hell or High Water Hidden Figures La La Land Lion Loving Manchester by the Sea Moonlight Hacksaw Ridge Fences Potential Surprises Si...
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A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Sum 41's Deryck Whibley on New Album, Tour, and His Own Mortality; "Lose Control" with KOPPS' Song Premiere
Huffington Post - about 1 year
If you've followed Sum 41 over the last few years you know just how close frontman Deryck Whibley came to leaving us. I won't go into specifics because it's been so well documented (Google it if you will). Instead, I'd rather focus on the singer and the band's recent resurgence. Last fall, the band released their first album in five years entitled 13 Voices and it was met with arguably the best reviews in the pop punk band's career. For Whibley, it's easily his most personal work. He recorded, produced, and engineered the album in his Los Angeles home, and wrote it immediately following his four-month stint in the hospital. As he stated in the press release, "I had to learn how to do everything again-my motor skills, learning how to play guitar again... I couldn't even walk at the time. It was really difficult, but at the same time if I didn't have a record to make, I don't think I would have recovered as quickly, or even at all. Writing music gave me a purpose. I had to get b...
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A-Sides with Jon Chattman: The 66 Best Things in Pop Culture in 2016
Huffington Post - about 1 year
2016 was a bad year. We know it. It's been written everywhere. The world is in complete disarray. Even if you voted for Trump, you have to agree with that. Celebrity deaths were too much to handle. The Oscars were "so white." Mariah pulled a Milli Vanilli at the final hour. I could go on and on, but I won't. The year wasn't all bad. Here are my personal favorite things about the year in film, television, and music in no particular order. Share your own below. Here's hoping 2017 is better. Believe in hope. 1. The Chicago Cubs winning The World Series and Bill Murray and John Cusack's reactions to it 2. Lion - the acting, writing, and direction 3. Denzel Washington and Viola Davis in Fences 4. David Bowie's grand exit - Lazarus 5. Bon Iver's brilliant 22, A Million 6. Everything about Nocturnal Animals 7. Letters to Cleo's comeback 8. Spider-man's awesome cameo in Civil War 9. Amy Adams in Arrival especially the scene in which she makes "contact" 10. Westworld, a seri...
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A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Forcing Star Wars Episode VIII Titles
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Disney wasn't quite sure how many Star Wars films to add to the slate until Rogue One debuted. Admittedly, Kathleen Kennedy of Lucasfilm said the company didn't want to go beyond the two sequels to last year's mega-hit The Force Awakens and the "Young" Han Solo film. Now that Rogue is a hit, we can expect more from the cinematic "force" As we await further word on casting of the Solo film, and debate whether the next standalone films will center Boba Fett, a young Obi-Wan Kenobi, or someone else, the next big Star Wars news will be when the trailer to Episode VIII will debut and what its title will be. Until that information is released to the masses, I've decided to take a crack at what the next film's title might be. Why? Because I'm a card-carrying SW nerd. Additionally, in these trying times, I want to attempt to make you (and me laugh). Some of these, mind you, I think would be cool titles even though I have no clue what the next film will be about. Anyway, have fun, and enjo...
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A-Sides with Jon Chattman: 'Rudolph' is a Magical Time at Madison Square Garden
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Musical adaptations of classics often fail to resonate. It could be a reinterpretation of a film, an album, or a television special, and the results are often the same: coal in the proverbial stocking. In the case of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical, however, there's nothing but magic. An adaptation of the 1964 Rankin-Bass classic, this show, which plays through Dec. 18 at The Theatre at Madison Square Garden, is a delight from start to finish, capturing all of the wonders of the classic television special. You could count the kids' jaws dropping throughout the show. I know my sons were in awe. Anyway, we know the story by heart by now. The stop-motion classic follows "misfit" Rudolph who's bullied by just about everybody for having a shiny red nose. As he leaves the North Pole behind, he befriends fellow outcast Hermey the Elf, who doesn't quite fit in because he'd rather be a dentist than make toys. The commonalities mesh well, and the two look for a place where t...
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A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Finally, Jim Breuer Lives Out His "Rock n Roll Dreams"
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Keanu Reeves and Dogstar. Google it if that's a non-sequitur to you. Or don't bother. The bottomline is pop culture stars who thrive in one area often want to live out another dream. It's why Johnny Depp went on tour with Alice Cooper and Joe Perry (among others). It's why Don Johnson performed "Heartbeat." OK, definitely Google that. Anyway, my point is people who are good at one thing often try to do it across another medium. Rarely does it work out. In the case of Jim Breuer, however, he's more Depp than Don. I say this even though "Heartbeat" has the most epic music video of all-time. Breuer, a veteran of stand-up comedy for 20 years whose credits include a strong run on Saturday Night Live and a role in the cult comedy Half-Baked, is currently trying to "make it" as a hard rock frontman. So far, so good. Drawing on his comedy chops, the performer - in an ode to Spinal Tap or maybe not but it fits - dropped his debut rock album earlier this year, and sucks it does not. P...
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A-Sides with Jon Chattman: You, I & Colony House
Huffington Post - about 1 year
"Back and better than ever." That's such an annoying term. When you say someone is "back and better than ever" it almost implies that they A) weren't very good to begin with or B) were just so so and needed to grow. Maybe I'm reading into it too much, but I find myself compelled to write just that when describing alt-rock act Colony House but actually mean it literally. Let me get this out of my system: Nashville's Colony House are back and better than ever! OK, done. A few years ago, the indie rockers dropped their debut album When I Was Younger, and it was a rockingly (yes, I'm making that a word) uplifting album with some weight to it featuring notable, breakthrough track "Silhouettes." Lucky for us the band's follow-up Only the Lonely is on its way in Jan, 13, and if the first two singles - "You & I" and "Lonely" - are any indication, they've upped the ante. Ugh, there's another phrase I don't like but again, I speak the truth. Let's move on and I'll deal with my ...
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A-Sides with Jon Chattman: A Slice of Mandolin Orange
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Frou Frou once sang, "there's beauty in the breakdown." It often rings true when it comes to music, but in life - especially given the impending or perceived doom of a Trump presidency - it couldn't be further. Let's focus on the former since this is a music series. The lyric somewhat fits with Mandolin Orange's music. It especially rings true on the North Carolina duo's latest album Blindfaller. Once again, there's a wonderful juxtaposition between the deep and often complicated lyrics with the quietly beautiful pairing of of Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz. (Take a listen to "Wildfire" and you'll get it.) The music and words pull you right in, and don't really let you go until minutes after you've finished the final song on the LP. Anyway, the pair have been gradually gaining fame with their bluegrass, folk and country feel since their last album Such Jubilee charted on Billboard and landed a boatload of praise including Rolling Stone. The latter publication named the album one...
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A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Speaking Jaymay's 'Truth'
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Boy, it's been tough motivating myself to write anything since Tuesday evening. The world is completely torn apart and unless we change and accept the unacceptable, we're going to be spinning our wheels endlessly. That's why I'm rebooting my mind today and going to my always reliable outlet of escape: music. Music heals. It makes us feel. It can even distract us from a world on fire. Today's A-Sides artist, Jaymay, is a talented singer/songwriter whose honesty and artistry have always shined through. Paste Magazine once praised her for her "melodic grace" and "lyrical detail" and that's spot on. The New York native opens up her soul with stories that just so happen to be songs. At the Music Conservatory of Westchester late last month, Jaymay performed two tracks from her acclaimed To Tell The Truth, and sat down (literally) for a chat that ranged from her music to an upcoming Christmas album. Watch in wonder as this guy (points to self) translates Ave Maria. It's something to...
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Rites of Passage: Growing Up Gay to a Glam Rock Soundtrack
NYTimes - over 1 year
Freddie Mercury, David Bowie and Alice Cooper send signals to a semi-closeted gay teen in the 70s.
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A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Neon Tree's Tyler Glenn on 'Excommunication' and Rising Above Abandonment; Rumer Willis Hits the Road with 'Love'
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Music can sometimes be the best form of therapy, and sometimes inspiration can grow out of your darkest hour. For Tyler Glenn, both have applied. It's been a rocky road and spiritual awakening for the Neon Trees frontman ever since he came out as gay in 2014. Last fall, the Mormon-raised musician was stunned when the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) initiated a new policy that those in same-sex marriages are dissenters and would prevent their children from being blessed or baptized. With that news, Glenn naturally felt abandoned. But sadness eventually gave way to liberation as he plotted his debut album fittingly called Excommunication, which he dubs "a break-up record." Neon Trees collaborator Tim Pagnotta produced the album. In addition to his solo work, Glenn appears alongside such artists as Mary J. Blige, Britney Spears, and Meghan Trainor on "Hands," a musical tribute to the 49 victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida. I spoke to him r...
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A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Rated-R Superstar Adam Copeland Gets G-Rated with "Bookaboo"
Huffington Post - over 1 year
This wreaks of awesomeness. Amazon just launched a new "Original Kids" series last week called Bookaboo, and all signs point to it becoming the new Reading Rainbow. The series focuses on a rock-star puppy named Bookaboo. The drummer tours the world with his band, but can't play without a story a day read by a different celeb each time out. Paula Abdul, Emily Van Camp, and wrestler-turned-actor Adam Copeland (formerly Edge in the WWE) are among the talents who appear on respective episodes. We caught up with Copeland recently, and asked him to weigh in on the show, his acting career, and the state of professional wrestling. Read on! (Get it?) What was the initial attraction to Bookaboo? For me, this was a no brainer. It involves children, a rock n' roll drumming dog who needs a book read to him, and promotes parental reading and quality time with your children. Sold. It's been compared to Reading Rainbow. What were your go-to shows as a kid? I grew up in Southern...
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Timeline
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  • 2015
    Age 67
    In 2015, Cooper premiered Hollywood Vampires, a supergroup featuring Johnny Depp and Joe Perry with a new studio album of rock covers, featuring many guest artists including Paul McCartney, and live dates at L.A.'s Roxy Theatre and at Brazil's Rock in Rio festival in September.
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    Later he announced that the album will likely be released in 2015.
  • 2014
    Age 66
    On January 28, 2014, it was officially revealed that Alice Cooper would be the opening act for Mötley Crüe's final tour, which would span throughout 2014 and 2015.
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  • 2013
    Age 65
    In 2013, Cooper announced that he had finished recording a covers album, based on songs by his rock star drinking buddies in the 1970s who had since died from excess, and that it was scheduled for a spring 2014 release.
  • 2012
    Age 64
    Cooper also starred as himself in the 2012 Tim Burton adaptation of Dark Shadows that also starred Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer and Helena Bonham Carter.
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    On September 16, 2012, Cooper appeared at the Sunflower Jam charity concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London, performing alongside guitarist Brian May of Queen, bassist John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin, drummer Ian Paice of Deep Purple, and Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson.
    Cooper supported Iron Maiden on their Maiden England World Tour from June to July 21, 2012, and then headlined Bloodstock Open Air on Sunday August 12.
  • 2011
    Age 63
    On June 9, 2011, Cooper was awarded the Kerrang!
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    In June 2011 Cooper took his place in the Reasonably Priced Car at the BBC auto show Top Gear.
    On March 10, 2011, Jackson Browne, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Alice Cooper, Jennifer Warnes and others performed at a benefit concert in Tucson, Arizona benefiting The Fund for Civility, Respect and Understanding, a foundation that raises awareness about and provides medical prevention and treatment services to people with mental disorders.
    The official Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony took place March 14, 2011 where Cooper was inducted by fellow horror-rocker Rob Zombie.
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  • 2010
    Age 62
    On December 15, 2010, it was announced Cooper and his former band would be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
    During 2010, Cooper began working on a new album, dubbed Welcome 2 My Nightmare, a sequel to the original Welcome to My Nightmare.
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    In May 2010, Cooper made an appearance during the beginning of the season finale of the reality-show American Idol, in which he sang "School's Out".
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  • 2009
    Age 61
    The resulting Theatre of Death tour of the album (during which Cooper is executed on four separate occasions) was described in a long November 2009 article about Cooper in The Times as "epic" and featuring "enough fake blood to remake Saving Private Ryan".
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2008
    Age 60
    In July 2008, after lengthy delays, Cooper released Along Came a Spider, his 25th studio album. It was Cooper's highest charting album since 1991's Hey Stoopid, reaching No. 53 in the US and No. 31 in the UK. The album, visiting similar territory explored in 1987's Raise Your Fist and Yell, deals with the nefarious antics of a deranged serial killer named "Spider" who is on a quest to use the limbs of his victims to create a human spider.
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    In January 2008, he was one of the guest singers on the new Avantasia album The Scarecrow, singing the 7th track "The Toy Master".
  • 2007
    Age 59
    On July 1, 2007, Cooper performed a duet with Marilyn Manson at the B'Estival event in Bucharest, Romania.
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  • 2006
    Age 58
    In December 2006, the original Alice Cooper band reunited to perform six classic Alice Cooper songs at Cooper's annual charity event in Phoenix, entitled "Christmas Pudding".
  • 2005
    Age 57
    Cooper and his band, including Kiss drummer Eric Singer, were filmed for a DVD released as Alice Cooper: Live at Montreux 2005.
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    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.
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  • 2004
    Age 56
    On occasion he has spoken out against musicians who promote or opine on politics; for example, in the run-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".
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    Cooper's radio show Nights with Alice Cooper began airing on January 26, 2004 in several US cities.
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  • 2003
    Age 55
    Cooper again adopted a leaner, cleaner sound for his critically acclaimed 2003 release The Eyes of Alice Cooper.
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  • 2002
    Age 54
    In the foreword to Alice Cooper's CD retrospective box set The Life and Crimes of Alice Cooper, John Lydon of The Sex Pistols pronounced Killer as the greatest rock album of all time, and in 2002 Lydon presented his own tribute program to Cooper on BBC radio.
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  • 2000
    Age 52
    The accompanying world tour, which included Cooper's first concert in Russia, was a resounding success, introducing Alice Cooper to a new audience and resulting in Brutally Live, a DVD of an entire concert, recorded in London, England, on July 19, 2000.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1996
    Age 48
    Also in 1996, Cooper sang the role of Herod on the London cast recording of the musical Jesus Christ Superstar.
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    During his absence from the recording studio, Cooper toured extensively every year throughout the latter part of the 1990s, including, in 1996, South America, which he had not visited since 1974.
  • 1994
    Age 46
    In 1994, Cooper released The Last Temptation, his first concept album since DaDa.
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  • 1992
    Age 44
    Cooper made a famous cameo appearance in the 1992 hit comedy film Wayne's World.
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  • 1991
    Age 43
    In 1991, Cooper released his 19th studio album Hey Stoopid featuring several of rock music’s glitterati guesting on the record.
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  • 1989
    Age 41
    Then in 1989 his career finally experienced a legitimate revival with the Desmond Child produced and Grammy-nominated album Trash, which spawned a hit single "Poison", which reached No. 2 in the UK and No. 7 in the US, and a worldwide arena tour.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1988
    Age 40
    In 1988, Cooper's contract with MCA Records expired and he signed with Epic Records.
  • 1987
    Age 39
    In 1987, Cooper also appeared at WrestleMania III, escorting wrestler Jake 'The Snake' Roberts to the ring for his match against The Honky Tonk Man.
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    In 1987, Cooper made a brief appearance as a vagrant in the horror movie Prince of Darkness, directed by John Carpenter.
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    The Constrictor album was followed by Raise Your Fist and Yell in 1987, which had an even rougher sound than its predecessor, as well as the Cooper classic "Freedom".
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  • 1986
    Age 38
    In 1986, Alice Cooper officially returned to the music industry with the album Constrictor.
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  • 1985
    Age 37
    In 1985, he met and began writing songs with guitarist Kane Roberts.
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  • 1984
    Age 36
    The spring of 1984 was taken up with filming, Cooper acting in the B-grade horror movie Monster Dog, filmed in Torrelodones, Spain.
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    Cooper spent a lengthy period away from the music business dealing with personal issues. His divorce from Sheryl Cooper was heard at Maricopa County Superior Court, Arizona, on January 30, 1984.
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    By February, 1984, Cooper became a "free agent" for the first time in his career.
    Even with The Nightmare scoring a nomination for 1984's Grammy Award for Best Long Form Music Video (he lost to Duran Duran), it was not enough for Warner Bros. to keep Cooper on their books.
  • 1983
    Age 35
    In November 1983, at the height of Cooper's alcoholism, Goddard filed for divorce, but by mid-1984, she and Cooper had reconciled.
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    In mid-1983, after the recording of DaDa, Cooper was hospitalized for alcoholism again, and cirrhosis of the liver.
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    However, by the time of its release, Cooper had moved back to Phoenix in a deathly state of health to seek treatment of crack cocaine addiction and to receive the support of family and friends. 1983 marked the return collaboration of producer Bob Ezrin and guitarist Dick Wagner for the haunting epic DaDa, the final album in his Warner Bros. contract.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1978
    Age 30
    Around this time, Cooper performed "Welcome to My Nightmare", "You and Me", and "School's Out" on The Muppet Show on March 28, 1978 (he played one of the devil's henchmen trying to dupe Kermit, Gonzo and Miss Piggy into selling their souls).
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    In 1978, a sobered Cooper used his experience in the sanitarium as the inspiration for his semi-autobiographical album From the Inside, which he co-wrote with Bernie Taupin; it spawned yet another US Top 20 hit ballad, "How You Gonna See Me Now".
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  • 1976
    Age 28
    They married on March 20, 1976.
    Following the 1976 US No. 12 ballad hit "I Never Cry"; two albums, Alice Cooper Goes to Hell and Lace and Whiskey; and the 1977 US No. 9 ballad hit "You and Me", it became clear from many performances during his 1977 US tour that Cooper was in dire need of help with his alcoholism (at his alcoholic peak it was rumored that Cooper was consuming up to two cases of Budweiser and a bottle of whiskey a day).
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  • 1975
    Age 27
    Accompanying the album and stage show was the television special The Nightmare, starring Cooper and Vincent Price, which aired on US prime-time TV in April 1975.
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    Speaking on the subject of Alice Cooper continuing as a solo project as opposed to the band it once was, Cooper stated in 1975, "It got very basically down to the fact that we had drawn as much as we could out of each other.
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    In 1975, Alice Cooper returned as a solo artist with the release of Welcome to My Nightmare.
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  • 1974
    Age 26
    His book Billion Dollar Baby, released in November 1974, painted a less-than-flattering picture of the band, showing a group in total disharmony.
    The final shows by Alice Cooper as a group were in Brazil in March and April 1974, including the record indoor attendance estimated as high as 158,000 fans in São Paulo on March 30, at the Anhembi Exposition Hall at the start of the first ever South American rock tour.
    On March 5, 1974, Cooper appeared on episode 3 of The Snoop Sisters playing a Satanic cult singer.
    However, the band's 1974 feature film Good to See You Again, Alice Cooper (consisting mainly of 1973 concert footage with 'comedic' sketches woven throughout to a faint storyline), released on a minor cinematic run mostly to drive-in theaters, saw little box-office success.
  • 1973
    Age 25
    Muscle of Love, released at the end of 1973, was to be the last studio album from the classic lineup, and marked Alice Cooper's last UK Top 20 single of the 1970s with "Teenage Lament '74".
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    Their 1973 US tour broke box-office records previously set by The Rolling Stones and raised rock theatrics to new heights; the multi-level stage show by then featured numerous special effects, including Billion Dollar Bills, decapitated baby dolls and mannequins, a dental psychosis scene complete with dancing teeth, and the ultimate execution prop and highlight of the show: the guillotine.
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    In February 1973, Billion Dollar Babies was released worldwide and became the band's most commercially successful album, reaching No. 1 in both the US and UK. "Elected", a late-1972 Top 10 UK hit from the album, which inspired one of the first MTV-style story-line promo videos ever made for a song (three years before Queen's promotional video for "Bohemian Rhapsody"), was followed by two more UK Top 10 singles, "Hello Hooray" and "No More Mr. Nice Guy", the latter of which was the last UK single from the album; it reached No. 25 in the US.
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  • 1972
    Age 24
    In January 1972, Cooper was again asked about his peculiar name, and told talk-show hostess Dinah Shore that he took the name from a "Mayberry RFD" character.
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  • 1971
    Age 23
    Their follow-up album Killer, released in late 1971, continued the commercial success of Love It to Death and included further single success with "Under My Wheels", "Be My Lover" in early 1972, and "Halo of Flies", which became a Top 10 hit in the Netherlands in 1972.
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    The group's 1971 tour featured a stage show involving mock fights and gothic torture modes being imposed on Cooper, climaxing in a staged execution by electric chair, with the band sporting tight, sequined, color-contrasting glam rock-style costumes made by prominent rock-fashion designer Cindy Dunaway (sister of band member Neal Smith, and wife of band member Dennis Dunaway).
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  • 1970
    Age 22
    In autumn 1970, the Alice Cooper group teamed with producer Bob Ezrin for the recording of their third album, Love It to Death.
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    Alice Cooper appeared at the Woodstock-esque Strawberry Fields Festival near Toronto, Ontario, in August 1970.
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  • 1969
    Age 21
    Cooper claims that the infamous "Chicken Incident" at the Toronto Rock and Roll Revival concert in September 1969 was an accident.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1964
    Age 16
    In 1964, 16-year-old Furnier was eager to participate in the local annual Letterman's talent show, so he gathered fellow cross-country teammates to form a group for the show.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1948
    Age 0
    Born on February 4, 1948.
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