Thursday, December 22, 2011

Alice Cooper: Welcome 2 My Nightmare

"Many artists have been compared to Alice Cooper, but the legendary rocker says one stands above them all. 'Lady Gaga is the female Alice Cooper,' the 63-year old rocker said. 'She totally gets it.' Though their music styles may differ, both inject a heavy dose of theater into their performance, living out fantasies and nightmares on stage. Since the early 1970s, Cooper has used a real guillotine with a forty pound blade that comes within inches of his head and hung himself using a real rope. ... 'She created a character named Lady Gaga and wrote songs for Lady Gaga, just as I write songs for Alice,' he said. 'But when you meet her offstage, she's nothing like that person... and neither am I.' When not playing music, Cooper can usually be found on a golf course, where he handicaps between zero and four. Instead of gothic attire with streaming mascara; he opts for a Callaway golf shirt, and the traditionally loud trousers. Cooper will release 'Welcome 2 My Nightmare' on Sept. 13" (John Carruci, "Alice Cooper Says Gaga Is a Female Version of Him," Huffington Post, 9/2/11).
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