I remember Alice Cooper from the old days. Back when his hits like "I’m Eighteen" and "School’s Out" were on the radio all the time, and although I was never a fan of the man’s work, I have to give him credit for being out there doing shows today at the age of 60.
Cooper will be performing in New Zealand around Easter and a newspaper on the island nation recently had a chat with the legendary father of "shock rock." Be sure to check out the video link on the site for some comments from Cooper and concert footage.
As I said, I’m not a fan of Alice Cooper and I’ve never really paid all that much attention to him. I was never into the whole "shock rock" scene since so much of it seems to be about the show and not so much about the music. That’s just not my thing.
That being said, I recently saw an appearance by Cooper on Craig Ferguson’s show and he seemed to me like a genuinely nice guy. He came across as quite down-to-earth and not at all what I expected. I guess it was the first time I had ever seen him off the stage and just being a regular guy.
Alice Cooper seems to be showing no signs of slowing down even though he’s approaching "senior citizen" status. In fact, during the video interview, he says he feels like he is in better shape today than he was when he was 25 years old! Adding that he was a mess when he was 25.
Even though I was never a fan, I still like to see guys like him out there putting on shows and attracting crowds. I say more power to him and I hope he’s still out there getting it done when he’s 80.