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Alice Cooper

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Alice Cooper: School's Out

Review by Metal Mike Saunders, Phonograph Record, August 1972

IF YOU DON'T THINK Alice Cooper are the Rolling Stones of 1972, think again. In innumerable aspects – from the foremost importance of image to ...

Alice Cooper: All Right, Son . . .Where's My Big Boy With Extra Sauce?

Interview by Barbara Charone, Creem, August 1977

ALICE COOPER is waiting for the man. He's even got a Coca-Cola in his hand. But where's the burgers? Alice Cooper is waiting. He's waiting ...


Alice Cooper (1969)

Interview by Mike Quigley, Rock's Backpages Audio, August 1969

I brief clip in which Alice explains where they are coming from, and where they are going to.

File format: mp3; file size: 1.2mb, interview length: 1' 13" sound quality: **

Alice Cooper (1978)

Interview by Howie Klein, Rock's Backpages Audio, 1978

Eight months into recovery, Alice talks about coming off the booze, what it means to be "Alice Cooper", praises Etta James' cover of 'Only Women Bleed', chats about President Ford (and voting for Nixon), and opines about Patti Smith and punk rock.

File format: mp3; file size: 51.5mb, interview length: 56' 12" sound quality: ***

Alice Cooper (1989)

Interview by Adam Blake, Rock's Backpages Audio, 18 July 1989

Interviewed at London's Mayfair Hotel, Vincent Furnier's alias talks about his new album Trash and about performing his older material; planning his stage shows; music coming first and theatrics second; the evolution of his theatricality; his current audience; the 'Elected' video and videos today; Alice Cooper vs. Vince Furnier, and being "the ultimate rock villain"; drinking with Jim Morrison and Janis Joplin; his Minister father... and such non-rock influences as John Barry.

File format: mp3; file size: 22.4meg, interview length: 23' 20" sound quality: ***


The Mothers of Invention, Alice Cooper, Wild Man Fischer: Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by John Mendelssohn, UCLA Daily Bruin, 15 January 1969

Frank Zappa and other frightening occurrences ...

Alice Cooper: Vancouver 1969

Interview by Mike Quigley, Poppin, September 1969

MIKE QUIGLEY: What's the reaction been like wherever you've played? ...

Boy-Girl Alice Cooper Puts on a Freaky Show

Live Review by Mike Jahn, The New York Times, 29 May 1970

ON STAGE, THE lead singer of a rock band, a young man named Alice Cooper, has taken off his silver jump suit to reveal black ...

Alice Cooper: Love It To Death

Review by John Mendelsohn, Rolling Stone, 15 April 1971

IT CAME ON the radio in the late afternoon and from the first note it was right: Alice Cooper bringing it all back home again. ...

Alice Cooper: Town Hall, New York NY

Live Review by Mike Jahn, The New York Times, 8 May 1971

Concert in Drag By Alice Cooper, A Boy and Band ...

Alice Cooper: Town Hall, New York NY

Live Review by Lillian Roxon, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 16 May 1971


Alice Cooper: Love It To Death (Straight WS 1883)

Review by Richard Cromelin, Creem, June 1971

IT HAS BEEN an uneasy relationship, that between Alice Cooper and their potential audience (generally, those who savor the outrageous and the flamboyant in dress ...

Alice Cooper: Love Them To Death

Profile and Interview by Danny Goldberg, Circus, June 1971

"WE'RE MERELY the end-product of an affluent society," Alice Cooper is fond of saying. "We enjoy getting on stage and showing the public what their ...

Alice Cooper: Long Beach Municipal Auditorium, Long Beach CA

Live Review by John Mendelssohn, Los Angeles Times, 13 July 1971

Alice Cooper Tops Show at Long Beach ...

Aesthetics of Outrage

Overview by Geoffrey Cannon, The Guardian, 26 November 1971

Update, 2020. "Perverted, outrageous, violent, repulsive, ugly, tasteless. A travesty. That's what's good about them". This was a quote about the Rolling Stones, recorded around ...

Alice Cooper: The Killer Comes to Town

Profile and Interview by Nick Kent, Friends/Frendz, July 1972

WELL, LET'S see, kids — it must be back there in 1969 that the name of Alice Cooper started to get around and gain a ...

Alice Cooper: Alice's New Snake – Yvonne Likes Her Work

Profile by Jim Esposito, Rock, 17 July 1972

THERE ARE lots of rumors circulating the rock industry, especially about Alice Cooper. However, the one about Alice having to get rid of his old ...

Alice Cooper: Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood CA

Live Review by John Mendelssohn, Los Angeles Times, 25 July 1972

Alice Cooper Mounts Camel, Gallows at Bowl ...

Alice Cooper: School's Out

Review by Ben Edmonds, Creem, October 1972

AS WE ALL KNOW, summer never lasts forever, and Alice was faced with the problem of rushing out a follow-up album before the leaves began ...

Alice Cooper: Rehearsing at The Fillmore

Report and Interview by Jim Esposito, Circus, October 1972

2013 NOTE: My photographer Flash and I were in New York City on other business when we heard Alice Cooper was rehearsing his upcoming tour ...

Alice Cooper: Dancing In The Street Without A Permit Is Strictly Forbidden

Report by Jonh Ingham, Fusion, November 1972

Alice hits London. Summertime blues 1972. ...

Alice Cooper: Green's Playhouse, Glasgow

Live Review by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, 18 November 1972


Alice Is Still Swinging — By The Neck!

Report and Interview by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, 18 November 1972

THE KIDS AT GREEN'S PLAYHOUSE, GLASGOW, were yelling "Alice, Alice, Alice" at the top of their voices in deafening unison as the object of their ...

The Government and Alice Cooper’s Panties

Report by John Mendelsohn, Disc, Summer 1972

WOTTA week it’s been here in Hollywood, guys and gals, what with each and every day virtually splitting its trousers with grand and glamorous events, ...

Alice Cooper: No More Mr Nice Guy

Report and Interview by Steve Turner, Outloud, 1973

Vincent Furnier is sitting in Max's Kansas City on 24th Street and Park Avenue in downtown New York City. It's 1 a.m. on a Monday ...

Alice Cooper: Billion Dollar Babies (Warner)

Review by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, 24 February 1973

YOU'VE GOT to hand it to Alice Cooper and the boys – they know just when to pump out another album for the kids to ...

Alice Cooper: Spectrum, Philadelphia

Live Review by Michael Watts, Melody Maker, 17 March 1973

THE ROCK WORLD today mourns the death of Alice Cooper, who was accidently killed last night when the safety screws failed on the guillotine he ...

Alice and His $1 Million

Report and Interview by Mike Jahn, The New York Times, April 1973

"TO BE HONEST, I was a little worried about the guillotine," Alice Cooper says. "The safety doesn't work too well, and, well, there was that ...

Alice Cooper: The Spectrum, Philadelphia

Live Review by Ron Ross, Phonograph Record, April 1973

DIDN'T IT STRIKE you as strange, even back then before Peter and Gordon or the color series of Beatle cards, that they could call a ...

Alice Cooper: Billion Dollar Babies (Warner Bros.)

Review by Ben Edmonds, Creem, May 1973

QUITE SIMPLY, Billion Dollar Babies is the Sgt. Pepper of punkdom. Or a reasonable facsimile there of, which in the end is probably just as ...

Alice Cooper: Billion Dollar Babies

Review by Simon Frith, Let It Rock, May 1973

Alice Cooper is uglyAlice Cooper's a starWhen he shows his tummy on tellyAll the girls go aaaaaahghh. ...

Alice Cooper: Billion Dollar Babies

Review by Robot A. Hull, Phonograph Record, May 1973

"One of these days somebody's gonna have enough guts to take a machine gun and fire into all the sicko creeps we got running loose ...

Alice Cooper: Alice, Nixon and Batman at LA Party

Report and Interview by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, 19 May 1973

ALICE COOPER was introduced by a fake President of the United States at a reception at the Coconut Grove to mark the group's appearance at ...

Alice Cooper: Scenes From An Impending Conquest

Profile by Ben Edmonds, Creem, June 1973

"Alice Cooper...I thought it was gonna be like Judy Collins or something: It was the most revolting thing I've ever seen. You shoulda been there..." ...

Alice Cooper: Madison Square Garden, NYC

Live Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 30 June 1973

LET'S ASSUME, just for the purpose of arguement, that you're a sensitive soul filled with love for your fellow humans, and that you really get ...

Alice Cooper: School Days

Review by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, 18 August 1973


Bob Ezrin: The Square And The Faggots

Report and Interview by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, 18 August 1973

"DETACHMENT. Yes, that's it exactly. We were both talking about that. Lou said last night: 'This album is an exercise in detachment and apathy'. I ...

Alice Cooper: Alice Shows His Muscle

Interview by Ritchie Yorke, New Musical Express, 22 September 1973

"YA WANNA SCOOP?" grins Shep Gordon, the inimitable manager of Alice Cooper, a paragon of virtue in his rust-coloured brushed velvet jacket. "Sure" hisses the ...

Alice Cooper: Muscle Of Love

Review by Gary Sperrazza!, Shakin' Street Gazette, 29 November 1973

Well, Alice is rich. ...

Alice Cooper: A Christmas Chiller

Report by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, 22 December 1973

The great Sherlock Holmes, cleverly disguised as MM investigator Chris Charlesworth, pulls his deerstalker over his eyes and sets forth on his most dangerous adventure. ...

Alice Cooper: Muscle of Love (Warner Brothers)

Review by Kim Fowley, Phonograph Record, January 1974

ALICE COOPER is an American International movie 10 years later set to music. But where is the director, Bob Ezrin? He directed such wow scenes ...

Alice through the looking glass

Interview by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, 12 January 1974

Shep Gordon worked for firm making clothes for the dead... Now he manages the killer himself, Alice Cooper. Gordon talks to MM New York writer ...

Alice Cooper: Muscle Of Love

Review by Lenny Kaye, Rolling Stone, 17 January 1974

The Alice Cooper phenomenon, which began with the chart entry of "I'm Eighteen," rose to diabolical heights with Killer and School's Out and extravaganzaed in ...

Alice Cooper: Muscle Of Love

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 19 January 1974

WOWEE, that Alice Cooper is certainly a funny fellow an no mistake. ...

Alice Cooper: Fangs Ain't What They Used To Be

Interview by Caroline Coon, Melody Maker, 23 March 1974

AT THE END of the second evening of this three-day trip to London, after a grueling schedule of interviews for the press radio and TV, ...

Alice Cooper: The Mystery Tits

Report by Jim Esposito, Oui, June 1974

FIFTEEN FEET in front of me, Alice Cooper was doing his thing all over an elevated plywood stage. ...

Alice Cooper: Alice Cooper's Greatest Hits

Review by Ian MacDonald, New Musical Express, 7 September 1974

Alice's absurd achievements ...

Alice Cooper: Tee With Alice

Report and Interview by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, 12 October 1974

Chris Charlesworth has a round – of golf, that is – with Alice Cooper in New York and finds the ghoul of rock is a ...

Alice Cooper: Alice Cooper's Greatest Hits

Review by Michael Gross, Crawdaddy!, November 1974

THEY'VE CALLED the perpetration of Alice Cooper on the pop public one of the greatest PR coups of all time. They've called Alice a charlatan, ...

Alice Cooper: Through the Looking Glass

Report and Interview by Michael Gross, Club, 1975

THE LOBBY OF the Boston Sheraton Hotel looks, smells and feels like Grand Central Station. In the midst of it stands a tall, skinny man ...

The Man Who Ate Alice Cooper

Retrospective by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 15 February 1975

Yes, once again CHARLES SHAAR MURRAY, Regius Professor of Logic, Rhetoric, Trash Aesthetics, and Hohner Super Vamper, leaps forth with a mouthful of scintillating verbosity ...

Alice Cooper: Welcome to My Nightmare

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 22 February 1975

ETHYL'S FRIGID AS an eskimo pie, she's cool in bed/she oughta be, 'cuz Ethyl's dead... ...

Singles from Elton John, David Bowie et al

Review by Colin Irwin, Melody Maker, 1 March 1975

Elton gets lost ...

Alice Cooper in Comebackland

Interview by Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 2 March 1975

"THE MYSTERY," said Alice Cooper, an unmistakable hint of determination in his voice, "is the fact that no matter what, when people go to see ...

Nick Kent – A Limey in LA #1: Hey Man, You With A Gwoop?

Report and Interview by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, 15 March 1975

Speech impediments are the thing in Los Angeles this year. There are quite a lot of naked men jumping out of bushes – whereas more ...

Alice's Tasteful Nightmare

Live Review by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, 12 April 1975

THE NEW Alice Cooper Revue, which opened in Chicago last week and moved on to Detroit and Cincinnati, is yet another step forward in the ...

Alice Cooper: Welcome To My Nightmare

Review by Jaan Uhelszki, Creem, May 1975

THE PLOT OF THE somnambulistic and psychopathic Steven and his nocturnal atrocities (he unknowingly murders in his sleep) takes up most of the second side ...

Alice Cooper, Suzi Quatro: Madison Square Garden, New York NY

Live Review by Toby Goldstein, Billboard, 24 May 1975

WHEN ALICE Cooper's track record is summoned up, the one question that springs to mind is, what can he possibly do to surpass himself this ...

Alice Cooper: The Forum, Los Angeles

Live Review by Ken Barnes, Phonograph Record, July 1975

WHEN ALICE CAME back to the Forum, it was an owning-up of sorts. This time there were no pretenses of Rock Band Identity (the backing ...

Alice Cooper: Alice Cooper Goes To Hell

Review by Pete Makowski, Sounds, 10 July 1976

THIS ALBUM HAS already received an almost unamimous thumbs-down form the staff, which really suprises as it's no better or worse than Welcome To My ...

Alice Cooper

Report and Interview by Richard Cromelin, Sounds, 2 October 1976

"OH YEAH, I'm getting restless. I want to play again," said Alice Cooper, deepening his tan with the smog-filtered sunrays that slanted into the patio ...

Rock Stars Talk Back

Comment by Susan Whitall, Creem, May 1977

Dozens listen. ...

Alice Cooper: Love It To Death

Retrospective by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, 27 August 1977

"I'M CAUGHT in a dream –so what?" ...

Alice Cooper's complaint

Interview by John Morthland, Rolling Stone, 8 September 1977


Alice Cooper: From The Inside

Review by Penny Valentine, Melody Maker, 9 December 1978

ALICE NEVER really was a contender for the world's greatest rock musician or singer (that's why he had to "kill" chickens and babies every night ...

Alice Cooper Is Back From Hell

Interview by Howie Klein, BAM, 15 December 1978

FIRST THE reality — huge smokestacks are belching soot and grime into the cramped grayish sky. It looks like a job for the Environmental Protection ...

Alice Cooper: Flush The Fashion (Warner Bros.)

Review by Jeffrey Morgan, Creem, September 1980

"Goodbye. Hey, goodbye guys! Maybe I'll see...maybe I'll see y'around sometime, huh? Hey, don't make a stranger of yourself, huh? Remember the Coop, huh? I ...

Alice Cooper Returns

Interview by Bill Holdship, Creem, March 1987

ALICE COOPER'S 'Under My Wheels' is a rock 'n' roll classic. You can put it on a party tape or hear it on the radio ...

Alice Cooper, The Stranglers, Status Quo: Reading Festival

Live Review by Len Brown, New Musical Express, September 1987

WELCOME TO my nightmare. "Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! It's been five years but it's good to be back. . . Awwwwwwright! . . . We f—kin' ...

Alice Cooper: The Last Temptation  

Review by Chuck Eddy, Rolling Stone, 14 July 1994

IF YOU WENT to high school in the '70s, Alice Cooper's 'I'm Eighteen' and 'School's Out' became part of your life. Cooper dirges like 'Desperado' ...

Alice Cooper on Keith Moon

Interview by Tony Fletcher,, 12 November 1996

ONE REASON I've been looking forward to getting this site up is to make available some of the interviews I conducted for the Keith Moon ...

Alice Cooper Box Set Keeps The Horror Alive

Interview by Jim Sullivan, The Boston Globe, 7 May 1999

CAPITAL PUNISHMENT may be a divisive issue in America, but it has been very good to Alice Cooper. ...

Alice Cooper Gets Brutal

Interview by Ian Fortnam,, May 2000

WAY BACK in the post-Woodstock doldrums of the early 1970s, Alice Cooper erupted out of Phoenix, Arizona, and immediately consigned the wilting bouquet of navel-gazing ...

Alice Cooper: Last Night A Record Changed My Life

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, MOJO, October 2003

Back when he was dodging Phoenix rednecks as frontman of The Spiders, Alice Cooper's heart opened to a Broadway show soundtrack. ...

Alice Cooper: The Jon Wilde Interview

Interview by Jon Wilde, Uncut, July 2005

UNCUT: Am I speaking to Vincent Furnier or his alter-ego, Alice Cooper? ...

Alice Cooper: American Excess

Interview by Mark Paytress, MOJO, December 2005

Leading a band of blood-thirsty long-haired crazies, Alice Cooper ruled '70s rock'n'roll, surviving hangings and electrocution, before booze, madness and global fame destroyed the beast. ...

Born-Again Shock Rocker (and Golfer) Alice Cooper

Report and Interview by Bob Ruggiero, Houston Press, 27 August 2008

AS HE WRITES in his highly readable autobiography, Alice Cooper, Golf Monster, the father of shock rock credits the game for helping him maintain his ...

Burgers with Alice Cooper

Memoir by Caroline Boucher, The Observer, 14 November 2010

Alice had hamburger… and his snake had a couple of mice. ...

Slaves to the rhythm: What the non-frontmen have to say

Book Review by James Medd, New Statesman, 18 June 2015

That's Entertainment: My Life in the Jam Rick Buckler Omnibus Press, 384pp, £14.95 Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams and Drugs with the Grateful Dead Bill ...

Alice's biggest shock of all

Profile and Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Event Magazine, 18 November 2017

Forget the guillotine, noose and snakes – the master of the macabre's fans will be stunned by his enduring passion for God, golf and marriage ...

In the Hot Seat with Larry LeBlanc: Toby Mamis, manager, Alive Enterprises

Interview by Larry LeBlanc, Celebrity Access, 30 August 2018

YOU ARE GOING to have to wait for a film to make much sense of Toby Mamis' fabulously winding career. ...

see also Joe Perry

see also Hollywood Vampires


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