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Alice Cooper

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Alice Cooper (born Vincent Damon Furnier; February 4, 1948) is an American rock singer, songwriter and musician whose career spans more than five decades. With a stage show that sometimes included a guillotine, gallows, electric chair, fake blood, boa constrictor and baby dolls, Cooper drew equally from horror movies, vaudeville and garage rock to pioneer a grandly theatrical and violent brand of heavy metal that was designed to shock. Alice Cooper originally was a band that consisted of Furnier on vocals and harmonica, Glen Buxton on lead guitar, Michael Bruce on rhythm guitar, Dennis Dunaway on bass guitar, and Neal Smith on drums. Taking on the name in 1968, the Alice Cooper band broke into the international music mainstream with the 1971 hit "I'm Eighteen". It was followed in 1972 by the even bigger single "School's Out", which reached #1 in the UK during that summer. The band reached its commercial peak with the transatlantic #1 album Billion Dollar Babies in 1973. Furnier's solo career as Alice Cooper, legally adopting the band's name as his own, began with the 1975 concept album Welcome to My Nightmare, and reached his commercial peak with the 1989 hit "Poison". His most recent studio release (his 18th solo album) was in 2008, Along Came a Spider. Expanding from his original Detroit-based garage rock roots, over the years Cooper has experimented with many different musical styles, including art rock, conceptual rock, rock and roll, jazz, new wave, and heavy metal. Alice Cooper is known for his social and witty persona offstage. The Rolling Stone Album Guide goes so far as to call him the world's most "beloved heavy metal entertainer". He helped to shape the sound and look of heavy metal, and is seen as the person who "first introduced horror imagery to rock'n'roll, and whose stagecraft and showmanship have permanently transformed the genre". Away from music, Cooper is a film actor, a golfing celebrity, a restaurateur, and since 2004 a popular radio DJ with his classic rock show Nights with Alice Cooper. In 2011, the original Alice Cooper Group was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Description above from the Wikipedia article Alice Cooper, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Feb 4, 1948 In Detroit, Michigan, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
63
First Appeared:
In the series Beat-Club 1965-09-25
Latest Project:
Movie Hired Gun 2016-03-18
Known For
Poster of Midsummer Rock: The Cincinnati Pop Festival 1970
Poster of That '70s Show
Poster of Alice Cooper: The Nightmare Returns
Poster of Monster Dog
Filmography
Series Midsummer Rock: The Cincinnati Pop Festival 1970 Unknown 2016
Movie Hired Gun Himself 2016-03-18
Movie Smoke and Mirrors: The Story of Tom Savini Himself 2015-10-31
Movie An Honest Liar Himself 2014-04-18
Movie Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon Himself 2014-06-06
Movie Super Duper Alice Cooper Himself 2014-04-17
Movie Wacken: Louder Than Hell 2014-07-24
Movie Alice Cooper: Raise the Dead (Live from Wacken) Vocals 2014-10-21
Movie Who Shot Rock & Roll: The Film Himself 2013-04-20
Movie Rock 'N' Roll Exposed: The Photography of Bob Gruen Himself 2013-03-06
Movie A Band Called Death Himself 2013-06-27
Movie From Straight To Bizarre himself 2012-02-21
Movie Dark Shadows Alice Cooper 2012-05-08
Movie Bigfoot Himself 2012-06-30
Movie Alice Cooper: Halloween Night of Fear London Unknown 2011-10-29
Movie Lemmy Himself 2010-03-15
Movie Alice Cooper: Theatre of Death Himself 2010-10-01
Movie Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy Himself 2010-05-04
Series Live from Studio Five Unknown 2009-09-14
Movie Suck Bartender 2009-09-11
Series 100 Most Shocking Music Moments 2009-12-28
Movie Best Ever Muppet Moments Himself 2006-03-11
Movie Alice Cooper: Live at Montreux Lead Vocal 2006-05-30
Series The One Show Unknown 2006-08-14
Movie Metal: A Headbanger's Journey Himself 2005-09-14
Movie The Perfect Scary Movie Himself 2005-10-29
Movie Spooks & Creeps Pirate Jack ("Freakshow") 2004-10-26
Movie John Carpenter: The Man and His Movies Himself 2004-03-23
Movie I Love Muppets Himself 2002-03-31
Series Monk Unknown 2002-07-12
Movie The Attic Expeditions Samuel Leventhal 2001-03-30
Movie Dario Argento: An Eye for Horror Himself 2000-01-01
Movie Alice Cooper: Brutally Live Vocals 2000-12-05
Movie The Filth and the Fury Himself (archive footage) 2000-03-29
Series The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn Unknown 1999-03-30
Series Where Are They Now? Unknown 1999-06-07
Series That '70s Show Unknown 1998-08-23
Movie Halloween... The Happy Haunting of America Himself 1997-01-01
Series The Frank Skinner Show Unknown 1995-09-10
Movie A Celebration: The Music of Pete Townshend and The Who Unknown 1994-12-16
Movie Wayne's World Himself 1992-02-14
Movie Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare Freddy's Father (uncredited) 1991-09-05
Movie Alice Cooper: Prime Cuts 1991-01-01
Movie Alice Cooper: Trashes the World Singer 1990-09-17
Movie Alice Cooper: The Nightmare Returns Himself 1989-01-01
Series This Morning Unknown 1988-10-03
Movie The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years himself 1988-06-17
Movie WWE WrestleMania III Himself 1987-03-29
Movie Prince of Darkness Street Schizo 1987-10-23
Movie Monster Dog Victor Raven 1984-01-01
Series Pink Lady Unknown 1980-03-01
Movie Roadie Himself 1980-06-13
Movie This Is America Part 2 Himself (archive footage) 1980-09-05
Movie The Strange Case of Alice Cooper 1979-04-09
Movie Sextette Waiter 1978-03-03
Movie Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Marvin Sunk (the 'Sun King') 1978-07-24
Series The Muppet Show Unknown 1976-09-18
Movie Alice Cooper: The Nightmare Steven 1975-04-25
Movie Alice Cooper: Welcome to my Nightmare Steven / Alice 1975-11-28
Series Tony Orlando and Dawn Unknown 1974-12-04
Movie Alice Cooper: Good to See You Again, Alice Cooper Self / Vocalist 1972-09-10
Movie Diary of a Mad Housewife Himself 1970-01-01
Series Beat-Club Unknown 1965-09-25