That time Alice Cooper told me that he would blow “clone bands” like Ratt and Mötley Crüe off the stage
me ‘n the coop. @shotbykevin
By Steve Newton
When I was a teenager in the early ’70s, Alice Cooper was god. I couldn’t get enough of his nasty image and the killer guitar-rock on albums Love It to Death, Killer, School’s Out, Billion Dollar Babies, and Muscle of Love.
I lost interest somewhat after he split from the original Alice Cooper band, but I’ve still interviewed him four times. The first time was back in October of 1986 shortly after the release of his first album in five years, Constrictor, which was touted as his return to hard rock.
At one point in the conversation I asked the Coop if he felt his current music would attract the same hordes of glam-metal fans who were making bands like Ratt and Mötley Crüe hugely popular at the time.
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Lars Ulrich of Metallica, 1985
Shannon Hoon of Blind Melon, 1992
Myles Goodwyn of April Wine, 2001
John Mellencamp, 1999
Mike Campbell of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, 1999