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Alice Cooper

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.

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Feb 4, 1948 In Detroit, Michigan, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Diary of a Mad Housewife 1970-08-10
Latest Project:
Movie Creem: America's Only Rock 'n' Roll Magazine 2019-03-14
Known For
Movie Creem: America's Only Rock 'n' Roll Magazine Himself 2019-03-14
Movie Hired Gun Himself 2017-06-29
Movie Danny Says 2015-03-18
Movie Smoke and Mirrors: The Story of Tom Savini Himself 2015-10-31
Movie An Honest Liar Himself 2014-04-18
Movie Slash - Raised On the Sunset Strip Himself 2014-10-29
Movie Wacken: Louder Than Hell 2014-07-24
Movie Rock 'N' Roll Exposed: The Photography of Bob Gruen Himself 2013-03-06
Movie Who Shot Rock & Roll: The Film Himself 2013-04-20
Movie A Band Called Death Self 2013-06-27
Movie Skum Rocks! Himself / Narrator (voice) 2013-09-26
Movie Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th Himself - Rock Legend 2013-09-13
Movie Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon Himself 2013-09-07
Movie Louder Than Love: The Grande Ballroom Story 2012-07-17
Movie Sunset Strip Himself 2012-03-16
Movie Bigfoot Himself 2012-10-28
Movie Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy Himself 2010-05-04
Movie Lemmy Himself 2010-03-15
Movie Alice Cooper: Theatre of Death Vocals 2010-10-01
Movie Suck Bartender 2009-09-11
Movie Promised Land of Heavy Metal Himself (archive footage) 2008-11-15
Movie Best Ever Muppet Moments Himself 2006-03-11
Movie Alice Cooper: Live at Montreux 2005 Lead Vocal 2006-05-30
Movie The Perfect Scary Movie Himself 2005-10-29
Movie Metal: A Headbanger's Journey Himself 2005-09-14
Movie John Carpenter: The Man and His Movies Himself 2004-03-23
Movie Mayor of the Sunset Strip Himself 2003-06-17
Movie The Attic Expeditions Samuel Leventhal 2001-03-30
Movie Dario Argento: An Eye for Horror Himself 2000-01-01
Movie The Filth and the Fury Himself (archive footage) 2000-03-29
Movie Alice Cooper: Brutally Live Vocals 2000-12-05
Movie Halloween... The Happy Haunting of America! Himself 1997-01-01
Movie Hard 'N Heavy Volume 7 Himself 1990-01-01
Movie Hard 'N Heavy Volume 3 Himself 1989-01-01
Movie Hard 'N Heavy Volume 1 Himself 1989-01-01
Movie The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years Himself 1988-06-17
Movie Prince of Darkness Street Schizo 1987-10-23
Movie Monster Dog Victor Raven 1984-12-01
Movie This Is America Part 2 Himself (archive footage) 1980-09-05
Movie Roadie Himself 1980-06-13
Movie Sextette Waiter 1978-03-03
Movie Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Marvin Sunk (the 'Sun King') 1978-07-24
Movie Diary of a Mad Housewife Himself 1970-08-10
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