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Alice Cooper

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Alice Cooper (born Vincent Damon Furnier, February 4, 1948) is an American rock singer whose career spans over 54 years. With a raspy voice and a stage show that features numerous props and stage illusions, including pyrotechnics, guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood, reptiles, baby dolls, and dueling swords, Cooper is considered by music journalists and peers to be "The Godfather of Shock Rock". He has drawn equally from horror films, vaudeville, and garage rock to pioneer a macabre and theatrical brand of rock designed to shock audiences.Originating in Phoenix, Arizona, in 1964, "Alice Cooper" was originally a band with roots extending back to a band called The Earwigs, consisting of Furnier on vocals and harmonica, Glen Buxton on lead guitar, and Dennis Dunaway on bass guitar and background vocals. By 1966, Michael Bruce on rhythm guitar joined the three and Neal Smith was added on drums in 1967. The five named the band "Alice Cooper", with Furnier eventually adopting the latter as his stage pseudonym. They released their 1969 debut album with limited chart success. Breaking out with the 1970 single "I'm Eighteen" and the third album Love It to Death, the band reached their commercial peak in 1973 with their sixth studio album, Billion Dollar Babies. After the band broke up, Furnier legally changed his name to Alice Cooper and began a solo career with the 1975 concept album Welcome to My Nightmare. Over his career, Cooper has sold well over 50 million records.Cooper has experimented with a number of musical styles, including art rock, hard rock, heavy metal, new wave, glam metal, and industrial rock. He helped to shape the sound and look of heavy metal, and has been described as the artist who "first introduced horror imagery to rock and roll, and whose stagecraft and showmanship have permanently transformed the genre". He is also known for his wit offstage, with The Rolling Stone Album Guide calling him the world's most "beloved heavy metal entertainer". Away from music, Cooper is a film actor, a golfing celebrity, a restaurateur, and, since 2004, a radio DJ with his classic rock show Nights with Alice Cooper.

Articles

June 29, 2022

Do Steve Carell and Alice Cooper Really Look Alike? Here’s What They Think

"Yeah, I see it," Carell said, somewhat unconvinced

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April 26, 2022

Creeper to join Alice Cooper and The Cult on tour

"It is a dream come true for a band like ours to tour with our heroes" The post Creeper to join Alice Cooper and The Cult on tour appeared first on NME.

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April 13, 2022

Alice Cooper announces North American tour this September

A fall 2022 tour in support of his 'Detroit Stories' album The post Alice Cooper announces North American tour this September appeared first on NME.

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March 9, 2022

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, Kiss Lead 2022 Louder Than Life Fest

Slipknot, Lamb of God, Tenacious D, Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, and many more set for Louisville, Kentucky's whiskey-themed rock fest this September

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February 4, 2022

Alice Cooper says he doesn’t think “rock ‘n’ roll and politics belong in the same bed together”

"Rock 'n' roll should be anti-political," he said, as well as discussing Ted Nugent The post Alice Cooper says he doesn’t think “rock ‘n’ roll and politics belong in the same bed together” appeared first on NME.

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January 31, 2022

Alice Cooper at work on two new albums that are “pure rock and roll”

"They're two entirely different kinds of albums, but they're Alice Cooper" The post Alice Cooper at work on two new albums that are “pure rock and roll” appeared first on NME.

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December 29, 2021

Alice Cooper set funds aside for his touring crew when COVID-19 first broke out

Cooper says he foresaw the pandemic outlasting any government assistance his crew would be entitled to The post Alice Cooper set funds aside for his touring crew when COVID-19 first broke out appeared first on NME.

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November 11, 2021

Sex Pistols’ John Lydon Revealed as the Jester on ‘The Masked Singer’

The musician performed Alice Cooper's "School's Out"

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November 2, 2021

Alice Cooper announces US tour for winter 2022

Culminating with a headline set at next year's Monsters of Rock cruise The post Alice Cooper announces US tour for winter 2022 appeared first on NME.

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November 1, 2021

Alice Cooper Schedules Winter 2022 Tour

The tour will feature performances of music from his latest album Detroit Stories

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October 9, 2021

Alice Cooper opens up on battle with alcohol addiction: “I loved my life, but I hated my life.”

"I tried many cures, lots of different doctors, lots of different methods, nothing worked. It just kept getting worse" The post Alice Cooper opens up on battle with alcohol addiction: “I loved my life, but I hated my life.” appeared first on NME.

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October 7, 2021

Alice Cooper Opens Up About Past Alcohol Addiction in Clip From Audible’s ‘Who I Really Am’

Shock rocker talks about his career and performs new renditions of famed songs in latest installment of the 'Words + Music' series

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September 23, 2021

Oh Well, Whatever, Nevermind: The Grunge Ripple Effect in 10 Nineties Rock Songs

After Nirvana broke, the rock world embraced a darker, mopier sound. See how everyone from Mötley Crüe to Alice Cooper tried their best to fit in with the times

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September 14, 2021

Alice Cooper and The Cult announce huge co-headlining 2022 UK arena tour

Six dates are set for next summer The post Alice Cooper and The Cult announce huge co-headlining 2022 UK arena tour appeared first on NME.

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August 6, 2021

Baron Wolman, Alice Cooper Talk Early Rolling Stone in ‘Icon: Music Through the Lens’ Clip

"They didn't waste a cover," Cooper says of the magazine in latest docuseries episode

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May 26, 2021

‘Icon: Music Through the Lens’ Docuseries to Explore History of Music Photography

Six-part series will boast interviews with an array of acclaimed photographers, plus artists like Josh Homme, Lars Ulrich, and Alice Cooper

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May 25, 2021

Elton John and Alice Cooper recreate iconic photo at Bernie Taupin’s birthday party

50 years since the original snap, no less The post Elton John and Alice Cooper recreate iconic photo at Bernie Taupin’s birthday party appeared first on NME.

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May 14, 2021

Alice Cooper is selling his rare Andy Warhol painting

The singer recently found the painting in his garage, after forgetting he owned it for years The post Alice Cooper is selling his rare Andy Warhol painting appeared first on NME.

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May 14, 2021

Alice Cooper Auctioning Off Andy Warhol Artwork

An Andy Warhol canvas found years ago in the garage of rocker Alice Cooper could become the highest selling artwork ever in Arizona.

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May 11, 2021

Alice Cooper to headline ‘Monsters Of Rock’ cruise 2022

The event celebrates its 10th anniversary next year The post Alice Cooper to headline ‘Monsters Of Rock’ cruise 2022 appeared first on NME.

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April 25, 2021

Alice Cooper on contracting COVID-19: “It knocked me out for three weeks”

The veteran rocker has urged everyone to get vaccinated The post Alice Cooper on contracting COVID-19: “It knocked me out for three weeks” appeared first on NME.

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April 18, 2021

Lullaby album of Alice Cooper’s music has been released for infants

Who knew 'Poison' could be so soothing? The post Lullaby album of Alice Cooper’s music has been released for infants appeared first on NME.

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April 16, 2021

Evanescence to hold livestream concert hosted by Alice Cooper

The livestream will be free and will include a support set from the winner of a battle of the bands-style contest The post Evanescence to hold livestream concert hosted by Alice Cooper appeared first on NME.

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April 4, 2021

Alice Cooper reveals his first experience with drugs was with Jimi Hendrix

It also involved a vibrating bed which Hendrix referred to as "a spaceship" The post Alice Cooper reveals his first experience with drugs was with Jimi Hendrix appeared first on NME.

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March 23, 2021

Alice Cooper says he’d love to front Foo Fighters “if they ever needed a really sick lead singer”

"When I go up on stage with the Foo Fighters, they nail my songs — they do 'em exactly the way they should be done" The post Alice Cooper says he’d love to front Foo Fighters “if they ever needed a really sick lead singer” appeared first on NME.

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March 18, 2021

Alice Cooper says his theatrical gigs opened a “huge door for Bowie”

He said he never saw Bowie as competition but instead "encouraged" him The post Alice Cooper says his theatrical gigs opened a “huge door for Bowie” appeared first on NME.

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March 10, 2021

Alice Cooper’s ‘Detroit Stories’ Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales Chart

Alice Cooper crowns Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart (dated March 13) as the rock legend’s latest studio album Detroit Stories debuts at No. 1. It’s the first chart-topper for Cooper in the 29-year history of the Top Album Sales chart.

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March 8, 2021

Alice Cooper reveals the one rockstar who calls him by his birthname

"He’ll say, ‘Vinnie, Vinnie, how long has it been since you had a drink?" The post Alice Cooper reveals the one rockstar who calls him by his birthname appeared first on NME.

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March 3, 2021

Alice Cooper hits back at Gene Simmons’ claim that “rock is dead”: “Kids are learning hard rock right now”

"Rock’n’roll is outside looking in right now, and that gives us that outlaw attitude" The post Alice Cooper hits back at Gene Simmons’ claim that “rock is dead”: “Kids are learning hard rock right now” appeared first on NME | Music, Film, TV, Gaming & Pop Culture News.

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March 2, 2021

Alice Cooper on Marilyn Manson abuse claims: “I never noticed that streak in him”

Manson has been accused of sexual abuse, grooming and manipulation The post Alice Cooper on Marilyn Manson abuse claims: “I never noticed that streak in him” appeared first on NME | Music, Film, TV, Gaming & Pop Culture News.

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Discs

Detroit Stories

February 26, 2021

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Social Debris

February 4, 2021

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Our Love Will Change the World

December 11, 2020

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Rock & Roll

November 13, 2020

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Don't Give Up

May 15, 2020

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Breadcrumbs

September 13, 2019

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Rise

June 21, 2019

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Heroes

June 7, 2019

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The Boogieman Surprise

May 17, 2019

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Who's Laughing Now

April 18, 2019

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A Paranormal Evening at the Olympia Paris

August 31, 2018

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Poison

July 13, 2018

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Live at Toronto Rock 'N' Roll Revival 1969

July 6, 2018

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Ballad of Dwight Fry

July 5, 2018

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The Sound of A

February 23, 2018

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Paranormal

July 28, 2017

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Paranoiac Personality

June 9, 2017

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Elected (Alice Cooper For President 2016)

July 11, 2016

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Peter And The Wolf In Hollywood

November 13, 2015

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No More Mr Nice Guy - Live at Alexandra Palace

June 8, 2015

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Welcome 2 My Nightmare

September 13, 2011

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Theatre of Death (Live at Hammersmith 2009)

September 1, 2010

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The Nightmare Returns

January 1, 2009

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Along Came A Spider

July 29, 2008

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Live At Montreux 2005

May 29, 2006

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Dirty Diamonds

August 2, 2005

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Brutally Live

October 27, 2003

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Brutal Planet

February 11, 2003

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Dragontown

February 11, 2003

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Dragontown (Special Edition)

February 11, 2003

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A Fistful Of Alice

January 1, 1997

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The Last Temptation

June 3, 1994

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Live at the Whiskey A-Go-Go, 1969

January 1, 1992

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Hey Stoopid

July 2, 1991

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Hey Stoopid EP

June 1, 1991

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Trash

July 25, 1989

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Only My Heart Talkin'

January 1, 1989

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Prince Of Darkness

January 1, 1989

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Raise Your Fist And Yell

January 1, 1987

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Constrictor

January 1, 1986

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DaDa

January 1, 1983

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Zipper Catches Skin

January 1, 1982

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Special Forces

January 1, 1981

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Flush the Fashion

April 25, 1980

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From the Inside

January 1, 1978

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The Alice Cooper Show

January 1, 1977

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Lace and Whiskey

January 1, 1977

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Alice Cooper Goes to Hell

January 1, 1976

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Welcome to My Nightmare

March 11, 1975

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Muscle of Love

January 1, 1973

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Billion Dollar Babies (Deluxe Reissue)

January 1, 1973

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Billion Dollar Babies

January 1, 1973

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School's Out

January 1, 1972

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Love It to Death

January 1, 1971

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Killer

January 1, 1971

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Live

January 1, 1970

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Easy Action

January 1, 1970

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Pretties for You

January 1, 1969

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Alice Cooper Live

January 1, 1969

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