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Alice Cooper

1948-02-04 Detroit, Michigan, USA

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Alice Cooper (born Vincent Damon Furnier; February 4, 1948) is an American rock singer, songwriter and musician whose career spans more than five decades. With a stage show that sometimes included a guillotine, gallows, electric chair, fake blood, boa constrictor and baby dolls, Cooper drew equally from horror movies, vaudeville and garage rock to pioneer a grandly theatrical and violent brand of heavy metal that was designed to shock. Alice Cooper originally was a band that consisted of Furnier on vocals and harmonica, Glen Buxton on lead guitar, Michael Bruce on rhythm guitar, Dennis Dunaway on bass guitar, and Neal Smith on drums. Taking on the name in 1968, the Alice Cooper band broke into the international music mainstream with the 1971 hit "I'm Eighteen". It was followed in 1972 by the even bigger single "School's Out", which reached #1 in the UK during that summer. The band reached its commercial peak with the transatlantic #1 album Billion Dollar Babies in 1973. Furnier's solo career as Alice Cooper, legally adopting the band's name as his own, began with the 1975 concept album Welcome to My Nightmare, and reached his commercial peak with the 1989 hit "Poison". His most recent studio release (his 18th solo album) was in 2008, Along Came a Spider. Expanding from his original Detroit-based garage rock roots, over the years Cooper has experimented with many different musical styles, including art rock, conceptual rock, rock and roll, jazz, new wave, and heavy metal. Alice Cooper is known for his social and witty persona offstage. The Rolling Stone Album Guide goes so far as to call him the world's most "beloved heavy metal entertainer". He helped to shape the sound and look of heavy metal, and is seen as the person who "first introduced horror imagery to rock'n'roll, and whose stagecraft and showmanship have permanently transformed the genre". Away from music, Cooper is a film actor, a golfing celebrity, a restaurateur, and since 2004 a popular radio DJ with his classic rock show Nights with Alice Cooper. In 2011, the original Alice Cooper Group was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Description above from the Wikipedia article Alice Cooper, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


The History of Metal and Horror Self 2021-09-17
Alice Cooper: Detroit Stories 2021-10-04
Alice Cooper: A Paranormal Evening at The Olympia Paris - Live 2021-02-26
Rock Camp: The Movie Self 2021-01-15
Live from the Astroturf, Alice Cooper Himself 2019-04-05
Udo Lindenberg: Volle Fahrt voraus - Begegnungen auf dem Lindischen Ozean Himself 2019-02-22
Chuck Berry: The Original King of Rock 'n' Roll Himself 2019-04-04
Creem: America's Only Rock 'n' Roll Magazine Himself 2019-03-14
Suzi Q Himself 2019-09-25
House of Cardin Self 2019-09-06
Udo Lindenberg - MTV Unplugged 2 - Live vom Atlantik Himself 2018-12-14
Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert King Herod 2018-04-01
Malevolent: Unearthing John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness 2018-10-25
Hollywood Vampires Live at Hellfest 2018 2018-06-22
Alice Cooper : Wacken 2017 Vocals 2017-08-03
Glam Rock at the BBC Self (archive footage) 2017-09-15
Cum On Feel The Noize Self 2017-01-28
Alice Cooper - A Paranormal Evening at the Olympia Paris Self 2017-12-07
Hired Gun Self 2017-06-29
Alice Cooper: Rock In Rio 2017 Vocals 2017-09-21
Danny Says 2015-03-18
Hollywood Vampires: Rock in Rio 2015 Vocals 2015-09-24
To Be Frank: Sinatra at 100 Himself 2015-12-12
Smoke and Mirrors: The Story of Tom Savini Himself 2015-10-31
Slash: Raised On the Sunset Strip Self 2014-10-29
The Art of McCartney Himself 2014-10-01
Alice Cooper: Montreal 1972 2014-04-17
Wacken 3D 2014-07-24
Super Duper Alice Cooper Self 2014-04-17
An Honest Liar Self 2014-04-18
Alice Cooper: Raise the Dead (Live from Wacken) Vocals 2014-10-21
Rock 'N' Roll Exposed: The Photography of Bob Gruen Self 2013-03-06
Great American Rock Anthems: Turn It Up to 11 2013-12-26
Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th Himself - Rock Legend 2013-09-13
A Band Called Death Self 2013-06-27
Skum Rocks! Himself / Narrator (voice) 2013-09-26
Who Shot Rock & Roll: The Film Himself 2013-04-20
Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon Himself 2013-09-07
The Sunflower Superjam 2012 himself 2013-08-20
Dark Shadows Alice Cooper 2012-05-09
Sunset Strip Himself 2012-03-16
Alice Cooper: Old School: 1964-1974 2012-11-06
From Straight To Bizarre himself 2012-02-21
Bigfoot Himself 2012-10-28
Alice Cooper: Bonnaroo 2012 Self 2012-07-04
Louder Than Love: The Grande Ballroom Story 2012-07-17
Alice Cooper - AVO Session Self 2012-11-04
The Story of Rock 'n' Roll Comics Himself 2011-07-01
Alice Cooper: Halloween Night of Fear London 2011-10-29
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy Himself 2010-05-04
Alice Cooper: Theatre of Death Vocals 2010-10-01
Lemmy Self 2010-03-15
This Beat Goes On: Canadian Pop Music in the 1970s 2009-08-27
Suck Bartender 2009-09-11
When Woodstock Was Young 2009-11-17
Promised Land of Heavy Metal Himself (archive footage) 2008-11-15
Alice Cooper: Special Edition Ep Vocals 2007-06-05
Alice Cooper: Go To Hell Vocals 2006-01-01
Best Ever Muppet Moments Himself 2006-03-11
Alice Cooper: Live at Montreux 2005 Lead Vocal 2006-05-30
40 Years of Star Trek Himself 2006-01-01
Metal: A Headbanger's Journey Himself 2005-09-14
The Perfect Scary Movie Himself 2005-10-29
Spooks & Creeps Pirate Jack ("Freakshow") 2004-10-26
John Carpenter: The Man and His Movies Himself 2004-03-23
Alice Cooper - The Ultimate Clip Collection 2003-11-03
Mayor of the Sunset Strip Himself 2003-06-17
Let it Rock: Volume 1 Himself 2003-12-09
I Love Muppets Himself 2002-03-31
When Rock Ruled the World Self 2002-03-13
The Attic Expeditions Samuel Leventhal 2001-03-30
25 Years of Punk Himself 2001-04-19
Alice Cooper: Brutally Live Vocals 2000-12-05
The Filth and the Fury Himself (archive footage) 2000-03-29
Dario Argento: An Eye for Horror Himself 2000-01-01
Halloween... The Happy Haunting of America! Himself 1997-01-01
A Celebration: The Music of Pete Townshend and The Who 1994-12-16
Wayne's World Himself 1992-02-14
Hard 'N Heavy Volume 15 Himself 1992-01-01
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare Mr. Underwood 1991-09-05
Alice Cooper: Prime Cuts 1991-01-01
Hard 'N Heavy Volume 7 Himself 1990-01-01
Alice Cooper : Trashes the World Vocals 1990-09-17
Hard 'N Heavy Volume 3 Himself 1989-01-01
Hard 'N Heavy Volume 1 Himself 1989-01-01
The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years Himself 1988-06-17
Alice Cooper: The Nightmare Returns 1987-01-01
WWE WrestleMania III Himself 1987-03-29
Prince of Darkness Street Schizo 1987-10-23
Leviatán Victor Raven 1984-12-01
Alice Cooper à Paris Self 1982-01-14
This Is America Part 2 Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) 1980-09-05
Roadie Himself 1980-06-13
Alice Cooper: The Strange Case of Alice Cooper 1979-04-09
Sextette Waiter 1978-03-03
Alice Cooper and Friends Self 1978-01-01
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Marvin Sunk (the 'Sun King') 1978-07-24
Grease Day USA Self 1978-06-18
Alice Cooper: Welcome to My Nightmare Steven / Alice 1976-11-28
Alice Cooper: The Nightmare Steven 1975-04-25
Alice Cooper: Good to See You Again 1974-01-01
Rock-a-bye 1973-01-01
Medicine Ball Caravan 1971-09-20
Alice Cooper Self 1970-01-01
Midsummer Rock: The Cincinnati Pop Festival 1970 Self 1970-06-13
Diary of a Mad Housewife Himself 1970-08-10
Freakshow Pirate Jack (voice)
The Midnight Special Legendary Performances: More 1979