Alice Cooper Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


16th February 2016

Quote: "Lemmy was sort of the salt of the earth... He was one of the guys. He drank himself right out." Alice Cooper on Motorhead legend Lemmy, who died of cancer in December (16). Cooper and his Hollywood Vampires bandmates Joe Perry and Johnny Depp will pay tribute to their late rocker friend at the Grammy Awards on Monday night (15Feb16) with a cover of Motorhead's Ace of Spades.


16th February 2016

Quote: "It was either this or The Muppets." Alice Cooper jokes about his supergroup The Hollywood Vampires' first live televised performance at the Grammy Awards on Monday (15Feb16). The band, also featuring Johnny Depp and Joe Perry, was recruited to pay tribute to late Motorhead star Lemmy Kilmister at music's big night in Los Angeles.


10th September 2015

Fact: Johnny Depp and Alice Cooper's supergroup the Hollywood Vampires are to perform on the roof of comedian JIMMY KIMMEL's Hollywood studio on Wednesday evening (09Sep15). The sky high gig on the hottest day of the year in Los Angeles will be filmed for Kimmel's late-night show. Cooper and Depp will be joined by Duff MCKagan, Joe Perry and Matt Sorum.


9th June 2015

Fact: Rocker Alice Cooper, British actor Will Poulter and singer/songwriter John Newman are set to strut down the catwalk at a charity fashion show for Samuel L. Jackson's male cancer awareness initiative One For The Boys in London on Friday (12Jun15).


21st April 2015

Quote: "I'm really happy with all the stuff on it. MCCartney's on it. Zak (Starkey)'s on it. Dave Grohl is on it, Brian Johnson - and in places where you wouldn't expect them to be, that's the cool thing." Alice Cooper on his star-studded Hollywood Vampires album project, which also features Johnny Depp and Joe Perry.


30th January 2015

Quote: "They finish up in the United States on New Year’s Eve, and that’s their last gig. I told them, 'Why don’t you let me kill you onstage? That finishes everything'. Four guillotines, floomp! Done!" Alice Cooper has offered to behead tourmates Motley Crue at the band's final show.


2nd January 2014

Fact: Rockers Alice Cooper, Richie Sambora, Steven Tyler and Sammy Hagar rang in 2014 in style in Maui, by performing together with The Doobie Brothers at a charity gig. The supergroup was joined by Weird Al Yankovic at the Wailea Beach Marriott hotel for the Maui Food Bank benefit.


25th March 2013

Quote: "We did some writing together back in the 80s for a movie and it happened to be at (manager) Shep Gordon's house, which was one of the most haunted houses ever... We both ran out of the house. We took off because it sounded like somebody moving furniture in the basement. Shep goes, 'Oh, they wrote The Amityville Horror there.' I went, 'Oh, thanks, that's information I could've used before.'" Alice Cooper and Joe Perry suffered a scare when working together in a haunted house.


12th March 2013

Fact: Shock rockers Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson are teaming up to tour North America this summer (13). The two rockers will hit the road for the Masters of Madness: Shock Therapy Tour 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah on 4 June (23) and wrap up in Illinois on 28 June (13).


15th October 2012

Quote: "A lot of things I do are very gay things. I love Broadway. I love dance. I love shopping." Rock star Alice Cooper admits he shares a lot of interests associated with his homoseual pals.


23rd March 2012

Fact: Alice Cooper's former guitarist Ryan Roxie has rejoined the star for his upcoming tour. Roxie previously played with Cooper from 1996 to 2006.


10th February 2012

Fact: Billy Joel, Elvis Costello and Alice Cooper are among the stars lining up to record tributes to Sir Paul McCartney for a new album. Brian Wilson, B.B. King, Willie Nelson, Steve Miller, Jeff Lynne, Heart, Wanda Jackson, Kiss and The Cure will also be revamping MACca's biggest hits for producer and music supervisor Ralph Sall's project.


16th November 2011

Quote: "I'm still Vince to my mum. She lives with us and she says 'Hey superstar, take out the garbage! I didn't become a star to her until I brought home a picture of me with Frank Sinatra. She said then 'OK, now you're something'." Alice Cooper, real name Vincent Furnier, admits his mother is largely unimpressed with his fame.


24th October 2011

Quote: "I woke up one day and found him staring at a box of Corn Flakes the way I watch television. Just sitting there and laughing. He was a paranoid schizophrenic... The band thought it was only drugs, but it was a much deeper problem." Alice Cooper on tragic Pink Floyd star Syd Barrett.


17th October 2011

Quote: "Elected ended up being John Lennon's favourite song, because it was a political satire. He said, 'This song is so great'." Alice Cooper is thrilled his hit became one of his hero's favourite tunes.


15th September 2011

Quote: "There's something about Budapest that's very warm. Go there during the summer or the spring and you'll be surprised how much fun that is... You can take these night dinner cruises down the Danube in the summertime... That's the most romantic thing in the world... There are other great cities in Europe, but Budapest is the one that people kind of overlook. But that's the one you want to go to." Rocker Alice Cooper on his love for Hungary's capital.


14th June 2011

Quote: "I always go as an accountant. If I dress up too scary, I get recognised." Alice Cooper plays it safe with his Halloween costumes.


14th April 2011

Quote: "Alice has been like a mentor. We met at the Grammys and started talking about aliens. It was just love!" Pop star KE$HA has struck up an unlikely friendship with wild rocker Alice Cooper.


16th March 2011

Quote: "She's a cross between Madonna, Mae West and Liberace... She's a spectacle." Alice Cooper is a fan of Lady GaGa.


15th March 2011

Quote: "You can't shock on stage now, they put it on TV so the idea is just to bombard the audience with vaudeville, burlesque, horror, comedy, but make sure the music is the basis of everything. You can't put icing on the cake without the cake." Music veteran Alice Cooper is not impressed by modern shock rock bands.


15th March 2011

Quote: "The thing I love about Rob is, he gets it. Horror, rock and roll, comedy, all in bed together, and you make it all work and you make people move to it. That's the whole trick." Alice Cooper is a big admirer of rocker-turned-filmmaker Rob Zombie's work.


15th March 2011

Quote: "I want to recognise the late Glenn Buxton, who was the heart and soul of the band, as black and dark as it may be." Alice Cooper paid tribute to the late guitarist as the group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The singer received the honour in New York on Monday (14Mar11), taking to the podium with his pet snake, an albino boa constrictor named Kachina, draped around his neck.


15th March 2011

Quote: "It's my 35th anniversary to my wife Sheryl... We're still happily married." Rocker Alice Cooper's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame coincides with his wedding anniversary. The singer's band was made rock royalty during a ceremony in New York on Monday (14Mar11).


15th March 2011

Quote: "I kept thinking, who would be the first band kicked out of the Hall of Fame, and I thought, 'Gee, that could be us!'" 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honouree Alice Cooper fears his group's hell-raising antics could cost them their place in history.


12th November 2010

Quote: "I was talking to Noel over at the pub. It started out being a joke, but now we think it wouldn't be a bad idea doing a musical." Alice Cooper wants to team up with British comedian Noel Fielding for a musical.


2nd April 2010

Quote: "I can see what she was going for... If you go to the (Paris art gallery) Louvre, all of art is based on naked women. I mean, I don't think it's anything new to see a naked woman." Shock rocker Alice Cooper defends Erykah Badu's right to strip in public for her provocative new video Window Seat.


27th November 2009

Quote: "Yes, I am a fan of Susan Boyle. I would love to do a duet with her - we could be the next Sonny and Cher." Rocker Alice Cooper is an unlikely admirer of the BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT sensation.


20th November 2009

Quote: "I was a funny drunk. I never got angry, never got mean. I was on this nice, golden buzz. But then I'd wake up and throw up blood." Rocker Alice Cooper on his battle with alcoholism.


13th November 2009

Fact: Fans can bid for an Alice Cooper signed guitar at a charity auction in New Zealand on Saturday (14Nov09). All proceeds from the fundraiser will go to the Raukatauri Music Therapy Trust.


30th October 2009

Fact: Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash teamed up with Alice Cooper on stage in Los Angeles on Wednesday night (28Oct09). The Velvet Revolver star joined the shock rocker for a rendition of classic track SCHOOL'S OUT, with the pair taking to the stage in matching top hats.


13th October 2009

Fact: Pop star Justin Timberlake kicked off a charity golf tournament in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday (11Oct09) to raise money for charity. Kenny G, Smokey Robinson, and Alice Cooper will also compete in the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital for Children Open.


24th September 2009

Fact: Alice Cooper, Moby, Henry Rollins and Malcolm McDowell have teamed up to star in new vampire movie musical SUCK.


26th August 2009

Quote: "First (movie character) THE CROW stole my make up, and now this kestrel has done it. This madness has got to stop, or I'm going to send my army of lawyers with everything they've got to go up against this bird. The bird has been trying to get a part in the show and will try anything to generate attention and get into our production... The only one who wants him in the show is the snake." Alice Cooper jokes about a rescued New York kestrel who shares his name.


26th June 2009

Quote: "Michael Jackson was easily as influential as James Brown, and that's saying a lot. He was the Fred Astaire of his time. Nobody moved like Michael, he was truly the King of Pop." Rocker Alice Cooper pays his respects.


5th May 2009

Fact: Alice Cooper was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Texas Frightmare Weekend horror convention in Irving, Texas on Saturday (02May09).


13th April 2009

Fact: Rocker Alice Cooper and actresses Linda Blair and Fairuza Balk are to be among the stars appearing at premier horror convention, Texas Frightmare Weekend next month (May09).


1st November 2008

Quote: "I was always ZORRO since I was, like, six. I realised I was a swashbuckler in my soul, I was the guy who swung from the chandeliers with a sword and fought with 18 guys. Even now, when I look at my stage show, there's a lot of Zorro in Alice. All I need is a pencil-thin moustache and just a little bit of a Spanish accent." Rocker Alice Cooper on his favourite Halloween costume


19th October 2008

Quote: "I thought he was a golfer. Bring him on." Daniel Craig likes the idea of rocker Alice Cooper playing the villain in a future James Bond film.


28th July 2008

Quote: "David Bowie is a fashion icon. There aren't many people you can say that about, but he is one. I love the way he totally constructed his look over the years." Alice Cooper reveals his style favourite.


28th July 2008

Fact: Veteran rocker Alice Cooper wears a single golden handcuff on his wrist instead of a wedding ring. His wife of 32 years, SHERYL, wears the key around her neck.


23rd July 2008

Quote: "Mick Jagger is five years older than me, so every time I see him on stage I'm like, 'Well, I've got another five years.'" Rocker Alice Cooper forsees a long career in music.


27th May 2008

Quote: "They congratulate you on being sober these days, but I thought you did it to stay alive." Shock-rocker Alice Cooper is clueless as to why fans offer their praise for reaching his 25th year of sobriety.


12th April 2008

Quote: "I don't think you need to die for your art." Shock-rocker Alice Cooper's advice for the next generation of hard-partying musicians.


20th February 2008

Quote: "We have a long running hate relationship on the golf course. And it's always me against him. And it's always down to who makes the last putt wins the tournament." Rocker Alice Cooper on his golf nemesis, jazz saxophonist KENNY G.


21st November 2007

Quote: "I am doing my Christmas shopping there. Everyone has asked me to bring something from Russia." Rocker Alice Cooper hopes to find time in between his upcoming Moscow concerts on 21 and 22 November (07) for a little retail therapy.


3rd November 2007

Quote: "'Here Alice, smoke this. You'll like it!' That was Jimi Hendrix and it wasn't a good idea!" Rock legend Alice Cooper on the worst advice he ever received.


7th September 2007

Quote: "Alice Cooper is an American treasure, just like Boris Karloff and Vincent Price are American treasures. And I don't mean that I am an American treasure, but that the character of Alice Cooper is." Rocker Alice Cooper gives himself a little high praise, but forgets horror master Vincent Price was British.


6th May 2007

Quote: "I got on the first tee and I said, 'What have we got here?' and he (caddy) said, 'It's a Rock Hudson... It looks straight but it isn't." Rocker Alice Cooper on the comedy of playing golf at revered Scottish course St Andrews.


17th April 2007

Fact: Alice Cooper's upcoming autobiography will be called Alice Cooper, Golf Monster: A Rock 'N' Roller's 12 Steps To Becoming A Golf Addict.


8th November 2006

Quote: "I had to change my name officially to stop people from using it. But my mum still calls me Vince. She says, 'Hey superstar, take out the trash!" Alice Cooper, christened VINCENT FURNIER, on his families refusal to acknowledge his pop star status.


10th July 2006

Quote: "The best book I've read is the Bible. I read it every day." Despite his reputation, rocker Alice Cooper is a huge fan of the Christian book.


6th July 2006

Fact: Rocker Alice Cooper is set to play himself as a murder suspect in an upcoming episode of quirky US detective drama MONK.


30th November 2005

Quote: <p>"Before performing, I watch really bad king fu movies. I'm not talking Bruce Lee here - I'm talking about really bad ones, like seven vampires versus a load of monks. They're really horrible - I've got thousands of them." Alice Cooper on his pre-gig preparation. </p>


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