Alice Cooper Biography
Alice Cooper (real name; Vincent Damon Furnier) is an American singer- songwriter and actor born on 4th February 1948 in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The Alice Cooper band formed while they were Still all in high school in Phoenix, in 1956 the band was discovered by Frank Zappa in Los Angeles, where he signed them to his record label.
They linked with the young record producer Bob Ezrin, this led to the break-through third album “Love It to Death” which hit the charts in 1971, followed by “Killer,” “School’s Out,” ”Billion Dollar Babies,” and “Muscle of Love.” Each new album release was accompanied by a bigger and more elaborate touring stage show. 1974 saw the release of a “Greatest Hits” album, and then Cooper, in 1975, he then released his first solo album, “Welcome to My Nightmare” in 1975, accompanied by the legendary groundbreaking theatrical Welcome to My Nightmare concert tour.
Being in that album and tour was the ground-breaking network TV special Alice Cooper: The Nightmare. Other film and television she is featured include The Muppet Show, Mae West’s last film Sextette, Roadie, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearst Club Band and appearances on The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson and Tom Snyder’s Tomorrow Show.
The original band also made an appearance in the movie Diary of a Mad Housewife in 1979, filmed the full-length feature film Good To See You Again Alice Cooper, and Alice featured in a 1972 episode of The Snoop Sisters. In the late 1970’s, Her solo career skyrocketed with a succession of hit singles, including “You & Me,” and classic albums, as well Lace And Whiskey” and “From The Inside,” and bigger and even more elaborate concert tours.
Cooper explored different sounds, highlighted by the new wavish album “Flush The Fashion in the late 1970’s, ,” the heavy metal “Constrictor” and “Raise Your Fist And Yell,” and then 1989’s melodic hard rock album “Trash,” which featured the massive hit single “Poison” and became his greatest selling album and single worldwide. She as well appeared in the horror films Monster Dog and John Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness, and recorded songs for the soundtracks to Roadie, Class of 1984, Friday the 13 Part VI: Jason Lives and Wes Craven’s Shocker.
Alice Cooper Age
Alice was born on 4th February 1948 in Detroit, Michigan, USA (70 years as of 2018)
Alice Cooper Wife
Alice Cooper married Sheryl Goddard on 20th March 1976 in Acapulco, Mexico. The two met in 1975, when she was 18
years and a dance student, when Alice was auditioning dancers for the tour in support of Welcome to My Nightmare,
his first album after breaking up the original Alice Cooper band.
During an interview with AZ Central Sheryl revealed that she didn’t know who Alice was the first time they ment or
even much about rock and roll. But when while on the road, a pizza-and-horror-movies party in Cooper’s hotel suite
with the crew proved fateful.
“We were engaged in a conversation that was so much fun I didn’t notice everyone slowly leaving the room.”
Their marriage started at a rocky start as Cooper was in the midst of alcohol addiction. In November 1977 Sheryl had
him committed to a rehab facility in New York. His sobriety wasn’t long lived and in 1983 Sheryl filed for divorce on account of his drinking. They reconciled before the divorce was finalized and Cooper has been sober since then.
In 2011 during an interview with The Guardian Cooper said the secret to his long-time marriage to Sheryl is because he has never cheated.
“I am one of the good guys, if you marry the person you’re in love with, you would never do anything to hurt her. Honestly, I have seen spectacularly beautiful women and said, ‘I’m not interested.'”
Alice Cooper Children
Cooper and his wife Sheryl has three children Calico Cooper born in 1981, Dash Cooper born in 1985 and Sonora Cooper born in 1993.
Alice Cooper Daughter | Calico Cooper
Calico is the daughter of Alice Cooper, at the age of 18 she was hired by her father to choreograph and bring to life his nightmarish characters on stage for his Brutal Planet world tour.She became infamous for playing alongside Alice as “Nurse Rosetta” and “Cold Ethyl”.
“when you’re presented with, ‘Hey, do you want to go around the world, get paid for it and perform in front of thousands of people and get to be with your family,’ you know, the answer is yes. It’s the best of all possible worlds.
For the first couple of years, I kind of minded my p’s and q’s. I knew the Alice fans would compare it to, ‘Well, Sheryl used to do it this way.’ But after a couple years, I really caught my confidence. All of a sudden, instead of the nurse just being sexy or provocative, I was like, ‘What if I made you hate her more than you hate Alice? I bet I could do that.’
He gave me carte blanche to do what I wanted, And as the tours went on and time went by, this nurse character became a hit with these fans because you actually wanted her to die. I felt like I had done my job. They hated this character.”
Alice has also appeared in films such as Bloomers and Thirty Proof Coil.
Alice Cooper Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $40 million.
Alice Cooper Band
In 1964 Vince Furnier (stage name Alice Cooper) alongside his high school classmates Dennis Dunway and Glen Buxton
formed a band known as Alice Cooper. Alice Cooper was the lead singer, Glen Buxton was the lead guitarists while
Dennis Dunway was the bass guitarist.They were later joined by Michael Bruce (rhythm guitar, keyboards) and Neal Smith (drums).
The band relocated to Los Angeles in 1967 and was briefly renamed Nazz. In 1970 the band relocated to Pontiac,
Michigan due to slow sales of their first two albums as well as Californians’ indifference to their act.
In the late 1970 the band released their single “I’m Eighteen” which became a Top 40 hit. Due to the success of
the single the Warner Bros invested in their third album, ‘Love It to Death’. They released four more hit albums and headlined major tours from 1971 to 1974. In 1975 the band broke up having played their final show on 8th April 1974 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
In 1975, after the band broke up, Vince Furnier legally changed his name to Alice Cooper and has had a solo career
under that name.He once said that the name change was one of his most important and successful career moves.
Bruce, Dunaway and Smith formed a short lived and Billion Dollar Babies and released one album Battle Axe – in 1977. They occasionally performed with one another and Glen Buxton. On 23rd October 1999 they reunited with Alice at the second Glen Buxton Memorial Weekend for a show at Coopers Town in Phoenix (Buxton having died in 1997).
On 16th December 2010 they reunited with for another show, with Steve Hunter on guitar at the Dodge Theatre in
On 14th March 2011 they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and performed together; a performance
that was televised.They also performed together at London’s Battersea Power Station at the Jägermeister Ice Cold 4D
event (webcast) on 11th May 2011.
On 17th April 2014 a documentary about the band entitled Super Duper Alice Cooper premiered at the Tribeca Film
Festival. A week later it was scheduled to be screened at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.
The band reunited again on 6th October 2015 in Dallas at Dunaway’s book signing session. The surving members of the
band were set to release an album but it never materialized as the only material to surface was two bonus tracks on
Cooper’s 27th studio album Paranormal. On 14th May 2017 the the four surviving members reunited for a five-song set at a show in Nashville, Tennessee. They again reunited same year for a UK tour.
Having nominated once and won 3 times
Awarded on December 2, 2003 at 7000 Hollywood Blvd.
by the star house of fame.
His album “The Nightmare” was nominated in 1975 by the Grammy awards.
He is also an award winner at the Eyegore awards of 2003
He also won an award winner at the Eyegore awards of 2011
Alice Cooper Albums
- Pretties for You (1969)
- Easy Action (1970)
- Love It to Death (1971)
- Killer (1971)
- School’s Out (1972)
- Billion Dollar Babies (1973)
- Muscle of Love (1973)
- Welcome to My Nightmare (1975)
- Alice Cooper Goes to Hell (1976)
- Lace and Whiskey (1977)
- From the Inside (1978)
- Flush the Fashion (1980)
- Special Forces (1981)
- Zipper Catches Skin (1982)
- DaDa (1983)
- Constrictor (1986)
- Raise Your Fist and Yell (1987)
- Trash (1989)
- Hey Stoopid (1991)
- The Last Temptation (1994)
- Brutal Planet (2000)
- Dragontown (2001)
- The Eyes of Alice Cooper (2003)
- Dirty Diamonds (2005)
- Along Came a Spider (2008)
- Welcome 2 My Nightmare (2011)
- Paranormal (2017)
Alice Cooper Songs
- School’s Out
- No More Mr. Nice Guy
- I’m Eighteen
- Feed My Frankenstein
- Only Women Bleed
- Hey Stoopid
- Under My Wheels
- Billion Dollar Babies
- I Never Cry
- He’s Back
- You & Me
- House of Fire
- Bed of Nails
- Love’s a Loaded Gun
- How You Gonna See Me Now
- Lost in America
- It’s Me
- Teenage Frankenstein
- Department of Youth
- Caught in a Dream
- Ballad Of Dwight Fry
- Only My Heart Talkin’
- Teenage Lament ’74
- Cold Ethyl
- I Love The Dead
- Spark in the Dark
- Is It My Body?
Alice Cooper’s Band
Alice Cooper is known widely for having one of the best live shows in the business, and a lot of that is due to the musicians he brings on the road. Alice always manages to surround himself with a rotating cast of top notch musicians that will literally Bite Your Face Off! In case when a band member does change, Alice tells them three things: “You’re gonna see the world; You’re gonna get paid, and you’re gonna get stitches!”
The band Members include;
He is a rock bassist who has played with Turd, The Druts, L.A. Guns, Dio, and Eric Singer Project. He is the current bassist for Alice Cooper, Garric has played bass for Billy Bob Thornton, Cheap Trick, Ted Nugent, Don Felder, and Journey at the Alice Cooper Christmas Pudding for the past three
Guitarist Ryan Roxie
Guitarist Ryan Roxie continues to ‘Enjoy the Ride’ with the Alice Cooper Band. Heiss comfortable with the busy schedule and when he’s not touring with the Coop, he’s releasing albums with his bands (Roxie 77 and Casablanca). The bands coming out of his newly adopted home country of Sweden.
Los Angeles born guitarist Nita Strauss has become a force to be reckoned with in the music world, dazzling audiences across the US, UK, Europe, South America, Asia and Africa, and sharing the stage with a diverse range of artists including legendary R&B star Jermaine Jackson.
Tommy Henriksen is a gifted producers, songwriters working today. His rich musical heritage has allowed him to lend his talents to a diverse array of artists such as Lady GaGa, Porcelain Black, Daughtry, Kumi Koda, Steel Magnolia, Kimberly Caldwell, Alice Cooper,Future Boy, Halestorm,Runner Runner,Framing Hanley,David Cook and Wes Carr.
Glen Sobel has feature in a variety of genres including rock, hip hop, pop, metal, punk, and fusion. He has played, toured, and/or recorded with gigs ranging from hard rock (SIXX A.M.- featuring Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue), pop/r&b (tour with ELLIOTT YAMIN- American Idol finalist who topped the Billboard Hot 100), instrumental fusion (Glen played on guitar great PAUL GILBERT’s new DVD), stadium/arena rock (Glen toured in 2010 with VASCO ROSSI- Italy’s biggest rock super-star, playing to crowds in excess of 40,000), to studio TV work (Glen plays drums on the new version of the MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL theme on ESPN)
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