Origin: Detroit, MI, USA
Genres: Hard Rock

Alice Cooper  


Alice Cooper is without a doubt one of the most influential showmen in the history of hard rock. Enough cannot be said about the man -- suffice to say that virtually every band who has ever adopted a horror/theatrical approach, from Marilyn Manson to King Diamond to too many others to mention, they all ultimately are influenced by Alice Cooper. The band formed in Arizona in the late sixties, fronted by one Vincent Furnier, who had already started cultivating his controversial stage persona though he hadn't yet changed his name. They went through several names, among them the Earwigs, the Spiders, and the Nazz, before finally settling on Alice Cooper. While the exact origin of the name Alice Cooper is debatable (there seem to be numerous explanations), it's clear that the band adopted the name before Furnier did, instead of the other way around as one might expect. Finally properly christened, the band rose to worldwide stardom in a few short years, thanks to memorable anthems such as "I'm Eighteen", "Under My Wheels", "Billion Dollar Babies", and of course the anthem to end all anthems, "School's Out", combined with a highly controversial and unpredictable stage show. By 1973, though, the rest of the band had had enough, and thus Alice Cooper the band became Alice Cooper the solo artist, and his larger-than-life persona continued to grow.

Though still eminently recognizeable, by the mid-80's Alice's popularity had dwindled somewhat, with his albums being less memorable (does anyone remember anything about releases such as Dada* or *Zipper Catches Skin?), though his stage show still went down a storm. His recording output waned in the 90's, not unexpectedly, but just when one might have forgotten what he could do, along came 2000's Brutal Planet, a surprisingly heavy effort that showed Alice successfully combining his classic style with a modern approach. Since then he's gone back to his roots, as his last two albums (The Eyes Of Alice Cooper and Dirty Diamonds) are clearly based in 70's rock. Nowadays he's less the outrageous personality though he's still in the public eye (among other things, he's well documented as a more than competant golfer). His legacy in the rock world is quite secure.

Current Members

Alice Cooper

vocals

Ryan Roxie

guitars

Damon Johnson

guitars (Black Star Riders, Thin Lizzy)

Chuck Garric

bass

Tommy Clufetos

drums (Ted Nugent, Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie)

Former Members/Guests

Glen Buxton

guitars

Michael Bruce

guitars

Steve Hunter

guitars

Davey Johnstone

guitars

Fred Mandel

guitars/keyboards

Danny Johnson

guitars (Alcatrazz)

Mike Pinera

guitars

Dick Wagner

guitars/bass RIP: July 30, 2014, age 71

Kane Roberts

guitars

Stef Burns

guitars (Y&T)

Reb Beach

guitars (Whitesnake)

Phil X.

guitars

Tim Pierce

guitars

Eric Dover

guitars

Dennis Dunaway

bass

Prakash John

bass

John LoPresti

bass

Erik Scott

bass

Kip Winger

bass

Donnie Kisselback

bass/guitars

Greg Smith

bass

Todd Jensen

bass

Bob Marlette

bass/keyboards/guitars

Duane Hitchings

keyboards

Greham Shaw

keyboards

Paul Delph

keyboards

Paul Horowitz

keyboards

Derek Sherinian

keyboards (All Too Human, Dream Theater, Yngwie Malmsteen, Planet X)

Paul Taylor

keyboards/guitars

Teddy Andreadis

keyboards

Neal Smith

drums (Plasmatics)

Penti Glan

drums

Dennis Conway

drums

Craig Krampf

drums

David Rosenberg

drums

Ken Mary

drums (Chastain, Fifth Angel, Impellitteri, TKO)

David Vosikkinen

drums

Jimmy DeGrasso

drums (Black Star Riders, Killing Machine, M.D.45, Megadeth, Suicidal Tendencies, Y&T)

Eric Singer

drums (Avantasia, Badlands, Black Sabbath, Kiss)

Kenny Aronoff

drums

(various others)

other


Discography



Pretties For You 
1969 Straight
  1. Titanic Overture
  2. 10 Minutes Before The Worm
  3. Sing Low, Sweet Cheerio
  4. Today Mueller
  5. Living
  6. Fields Of Regret
  7. No Longer Umpire
  8. Levity Ball
  9. B.B. On Mars
  10. Reflected
  11. Apple Bush
  12. Earwigs To Eternity
  13. Changing Arranging
  • (various others)
  • Glen Buxton
  • Michael Bruce
  • Dennis Dunaway
  • Neal Smith




Easy Action 
1970 Straight
  1. Mr and MisDemeanor
  2. Shoe Salesman
  3. Still No Air
  4. Below Your Means
  5. Return Of The Spiders
  6. Laughing At Me
  7. Refrigerator Heaven
  8. Beautiful Flyaway Or Lay Down And Die, Goodbye
  • (various others)
  • Glen Buxton
  • Michael Bruce
  • Dennis Dunaway
  • Neal Smith




Love It To Death 
1971 Straight
  1. Caught In A Dream
  2. I'm Eighteen
  3. Long Way To Go
  4. Black Juju
  5. Is It My Body
  6. Hallowed Be My Name
  7. Second Coming
  8. Ballad Of Dwight Fry
  9. Sun Arise
  • (various others)
  • Glen Buxton
  • Michael Bruce
  • Dennis Dunaway
  • Neal Smith




Killer 
1971 Warner Bros.
  1. Under My Wheels
  2. Be My Lover
  3. Halo Of Flies
  4. Desperado
  5. You Drive Me Nervous
  6. Yeah, Yeah, Yeah
  7. Dead Babies
  8. Killer
  • (various others)
  • Glen Buxton
  • Michael Bruce
  • Dennis Dunaway
  • Neal Smith




School's Out 
1972 Warner Bros.
  1. School's Out
  2. Luney Tune
  3. Gutter Cats Vs. The Jets
  4. Street Fight
  5. Blue Turk
  6. My Stars
  7. Public Animal #9
  8. Alma Mater
  9. Grand Finale
  • (various others)
  • Glen Buxton
  • Michael Bruce
  • Dennis Dunaway
  • Neal Smith




Billion Dollar Babies 
1973 Warner Bros.
  1. Hello Hooray
  2. Raped And Freezing
  3. Elected
  4. Billion Dollar Babies
  5. Unfinished Sweet
  6. No More Mister Nice Guy
  7. Generation Landslide
  8. Sick Things
  9. Mary-Ann
  10. I Love The Dead
  • (various others)
  • Glen Buxton
  • Michael Bruce
  • Dennis Dunaway
  • Neal Smith




Muscle Of Love 
1973 Warner Bros.
  1. Big Apple Dreamin' (Hippo)
  2. Never Been Sold Before
  3. Heard Hearted Alice
  4. Crazy Little Child
  5. Teenage Lament '74
  6. Woman Machine
  • (various others)
  • Glen Buxton
  • Michael Bruce
  • Dennis Dunaway
  • Neal Smith




Alice Cooper's Greatest Hits  COMPILATION
1974 Warner Bros.


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Welcome To My Nightmare 
1975 Warner Bros.
  1. Welcome To My Nightmare
  2. Devil's Food
  3. The Black Window
  4. Some Folks
  5. Only Women Greed
  6. Department Of Youth
  7. Cold Ethyl
  8. Years Ago
  9. Steven
  10. The Awakening
  11. Escape
  • (various others)




Alice Cooper Goes To Hell 
1976 Warner Bros.
  1. A Bedtime Story
  2. Go To Hell
  3. You Gotta Dance
  4. I'm The Coolest
  5. Didn't We Meet
  6. I Never Cry
  7. Give The Kid A Break
  8. Guilty
  9. Wake Me Gently
  10. Wish You Were Here
  11. I'ì Always Chasing Rainbows
  12. Going Home
  • (various others)




Lace And Whiskey 
1977 Warner Bros.
  1. It´s Hot Tonight
  2. Lace And Whiskey
  3. Road Rats
  4. Damned If You Do
  5. You And Me
  6. King Of The Silver Screen
  7. Ubangi Stomp
  8. (No More) Love At Your Convenience
  9. I Never Wrote Those Songs
  10. My God
  • (various others)




The Alice Cooper Show  LIVE
1977 Warner Bros.
  1. Under My Wheels
  2. Eighteen
  3. Only Woman Bleed
  4. Sick Things
  5. Is It My Body
  6. I Never Cry
  7. Billion Dollar Babies
  8. Devil´s Food/The Black Widow
  9. You And Me
  10. I Love The Dead/Go To Hell
  11. Wish You Were Here
  12. School´s Out
  • (various others)
  • Steve Hunter
  • Fred Mandel
  • Dick Wagner
  • Prakash John
  • Penti Glan




From The Inside 
1978 Warner Bros.
  1. From The Inside
  2. Wish I Were Born In Beverly Hills
  3. The Quiet Room
  4. Nurse Rozetta
  5. Millie And Billie
  6. Serious
  7. How You Gonna See Me Now
  8. For Veronica's Sake
  9. Jackknife Johnny
  10. Inmates (We're All Crazy)
  • (various others)


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Flush The Fashion 
1980 Warner Bros.
  1. Talk Talk
  2. Clones (We´re All)
  3. Pain
  4. Leather Boots
  5. Asprin Damage
  6. Nuclear Infected
  7. Grim Facts
  8. Model Citizen
  9. Dance Your Self To Death
  10. Headlines
  • (various others)
  • Davey Johnstone
  • Fred Mandel
  • John LoPresti


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Special Forces 
1981 Warner Bros.
  1. Who Do You Think We Are
  2. Seven & Seven Is
  3. Prettiest Cop On The Block
  4. Don´t Talk Old To Me
  5. Generation Landslide ´81 (Live)
  6. Skeletons In The Closet
  7. You Want It, You Got It
  8. You Look Good In Rags
  9. You´re A Movie
  10. Vicious Rumours
  • (various others)
  • Danny Johnson
  • Mike Pinera
  • Erik Scott
  • Duane Hitchings




Zipper Catches Skin 
1982 Warner Bros.
  1. Zorro´s Ascent
  2. Make That Money (Scrooge´s Song)
  3. I Am The Future
  4. No Baloney Homosapiens
  5. Adaptable (Anything For You)
  6. I Like Girls
  7. Remarkably Insincere
  8. Tag, You´re It
  9. I Better Be Good
  10. I´m Alive (That Was The Day My Dead Pet Returned To Save My Life)
  • (various others)




Da Da 
1983 Warner Bros.
  1. Da Da
  2. Enough´s Enough
  3. Former Lee Warmer
  4. No Man´s Land
  5. Dyslexia
  6. Scarlet And Sheba
  7. I Love America
  8. Fresh Blood
  9. Pass The Gun Around
  • (various others)
  • Dick Wagner
  • Greham Shaw


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Constrictor 
1986 Warner Bros.
  1. Teenage Frankenstein
  2. Give It Up
  3. Thrill My Gorilla
  4. Life And Death Of The Party
  5. Simple Disobedience
  6. The World Needs Guts
  7. Trick Bag
  8. Crawlin´
  9. Great American Success Story
  10. He´s Back (The Man Behind The Mask)
  • (various others)
  • Kane Roberts
  • Kip Winger
  • Donnie Kisselback
  • Paul Delph


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Raise Your Fist And Yell 
1987 Warner Bros.
  1. Freedom
  2. Lock Me Up
  3. Give The Radio Back
  4. Step On You
  5. Not That Kind Of Love
  6. Prince Of Darkness
  7. Time To Kill
  8. Chop, Chop, Chop
  9. Gail
  10. Roses On White Lace
  • (various others)
  • Kane Roberts
  • Kip Winger
  • Paul Horowitz




Trash 
1989 Sony
  1. Poison
  2. Spark In The Dark
  3. House Of Fire
  4. Why Trust You
  5. Only My Hart Talkin'
  6. Bed Of Nails
  7. This Maniac's In Love With You
  8. Trash
  9. Hell Is Living Without You
  10. I'm Your Gun
  • (various others)




Hey Stoopid 
1991 Sony
  1. Hey Stoopid
  2. Love's A Loaded Gun
  3. Snakebite
  4. Burning Our Bed
  5. Dangerous Tonight
  6. Might As Well Be on Mars
  7. Feed My Frankenstein
  8. Hurricane Years
  9. Little by Little
  10. Die for You
  11. Dirty Dreams
  12. Wind-Up Toy
  • (various others)


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The Last Temptation 
1994 Sony
  1. Side Show
  2. Nothing´s Free
  3. Lost In America
  4. Bad Place Alone
  5. You´re My Temptation
  6. Stolen Prayer
  7. Unholly War
  8. Lullaby
  9. It´s Me
  10. Cleansed By Fire
  • (various others)
  • Stef Burns
  • Greg Smith
  • Derek Sherinian


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A Fistful Of Alice  LIVE
1997 Capitol
  1. School´s Out
  2. Under My Wheels
  3. I´m Eighteen
  4. Desperado
  5. Lost In America
  6. Teenage Lament ´74
  7. I Never Cry
  8. Poison
  9. No More Mr. Nice Guy
  10. (intro Steven) Welcome To My Nightmare
  11. Only Woman Bleed
  12. Feed My Frankenstein
  13. Elected
  14. Is Anyone Home?
  • (various others)
  • Reb Beach
  • Ryan Roxie
  • Todd Jensen
  • Paul Taylor


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Brutal Planet 
2000 Spitfire
  1. Brutal Planet
  2. Wicked Young Man
  3. Sanctuary
  4. Blow Me A Kiss
  5. Eat Some More (Taste The Pain)
  6. Pick Up The Bones
  7. Pessi-Mystic
  8. Gimme
  9. It's The Little Things
  10. Take It Like A Woman
  11. Cold Machines
  • (various others)
  • Ryan Roxie
  • Phil X.
  • Bob Marlette

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Lords Of Metal 

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Dragon Town 
2002 Spitfire
  1. Triggerman
  2. Deeper
  3. Dragontown
  4. Sex, Death And Money
  5. Fantasy Man
  6. Somewhere In The Jungle
  7. Disgraceland
  8. Sister Sara
  9. Every Woman Has A Name
  10. I Just Wanna Be God
  11. It's Much Too Late
  12. Sentinel
  • (various others)
  • Ryan Roxie
  • Tim Pierce
  • Greg Smith




The Eyes Of Alice Cooper 
2003 Spitfire
  1. Detroit City
  2. What Do You Want From Me?
  3. Love Should Never Feel Like This
  4. Spirits Rebellious
  5. Novocain
  6. Man Of The Year
  7. Bye Bye Baby
  8. Be With You Awhile
  9. I'm So Angry
  10. Between High School And The Old School
  11. This House Is Haunted
  12. Backyard Brawl
  13. The Song That Didn't Rhyme
  • (various others)
  • Ryan Roxie
  • Eric Dover
  • Chuck Garric
  • Teddy Andreadis

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 

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Dirty Diamonds 
2005 Spitfire
  1. Woman Of Mass Distraction
  2. You Make Me Wanna
  3. Perfect
  4. Dirty Diamonds
  5. Pretty Ballerina
  6. Sunset Babies (All Got Rabies)
  7. Zombie Dance
  8. The Saga Of Jesse Jane
  9. Six Hours
  10. Steal That Car
  11. Run Down The Devil
  12. Your Own Worst Enemy
  13. Stand (Bonus)
  • (various others)
  • Ryan Roxie
  • Damon Johnson
  • Chuck Garric

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Lords Of Metal 



Along Came A Spider 
2008 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Prologue/I Know Where You Live
  2. Vengeance Is Mine
  3. Wake the Dead
  4. Catch Me If You Can
  5. (In Touch with) Your Feminine Side
  6. Wrapped in Silk
  7. Killed by Love
  8. I'm Hungry
  9. The One That Got Away
  10. Salvation
  11. I Am the Spider/Epilogue

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Lords Of Metal 



(EP) Alice Does Alice 
2010
  1. School's Out
  2. No More Mr. Nice Guy
  3. Elected
  4. Eighteen
  5. Welcome To My Nightmare




Welcome 2 My Nightmare 
2011 Universal
  1. I Am Made Of You
  2. Caffeine
  3. The Nightmare Returns
  4. A Runaway Train
  5. Last Man On Earth
  6. The Congregation
  7. I'll Bite Your Face Off
  8. Disco Bloodbath Boogie Fever
  9. Ghouls Gone Wild
  10. Something To Remember Me By
  11. When Hell Comes Home
  12. What Baby Wants
  13. I Gotta Get Outta Here
  14. The Underture

Reviews:   Metal Critic 

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