Alice Cooper is 71 years old and a well known Rock Singer. He helped to shape the sound and look of heavy metal. Alice Cooper, Real Name, and Age. In the film, Depp's character Barnabas Collins, assumes his name to be that of a woman, describes Alice as the ugliest woman he has ever seen. The film was released in a special edition DVD in 2017. Alice Cooper was born as Vincent Damon Furnier on February 4, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan to pastor, Ether Moroni Furnier, and his wife, Ella Mae. Genealogy profile for Alice Cooper Alice Cooper (deceased) - Genealogy Genealogy for Alice Cooper (deceased) family tree on Geni, with over 200 million profiles of ancestors and living relatives. [37] The title track, featuring guest vocals by Donovan, was also a US hit single. His father also had Asthma. [76], Cooper again adopted a leaner, cleaner sound for his critically acclaimed 2003 release The Eyes of Alice Cooper. "[65], In 1994, Cooper released The Last Temptation, his first concept album since DaDa. [8] Away from music, Cooper is a film actor, a golfing celebrity, a restaurateur, and, since 2004, a radio DJ with his classic rock show Nights with Alice Cooper. Calico was hired by her father Alice at age 18 to choreograph his wildly theatrical stage show Brutal Planet. Alice Cooper was an American rock band formed in Phoenix, Arizona, in 1964.The band consisted of lead singer Vince Furnier (stage name Alice Cooper), Glen Buxton (lead guitar), Michael Bruce (rhythm guitar, keyboards), Dennis Dunaway (bass guitar), and Neal Smith (drums). The album School's Out reached No. This was to be Cooper's last album with Epic Records, and his last studio release for six years, though during this period the live album A Fistful of Alice[67] was released, and in 1997 he lent his voice to the intro track of Insane Clown Posse's The Great Milenko. He toured extensively releasing a steady stream of studio albums to favorable critical acclaim. Alice Cooper and his family :]. [citation needed] Their 1973 US tour broke box-office records previously set by the Rolling Stones and raised rock theatrics to new heights; the multi-level stage show by then featured numerous special effects, including Billion Dollar Bills, decapitated baby dolls and mannequins, a dental psychosis scene complete with dancing teeth, and the ultimate execution prop and highlight of the show: the guillotine. With a raspy voice and a stage show that features numerous props, including pyrotechnics, guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood, reptiles, baby dolls, and dueling swords, Cooper is considered by music journalists and peers to be "The Godfather of Shock Rock". He appeared alongside Dana Carvey in the 1992 film Wayne's World. But the most pressing war being fought in this episode is the war that will not stop destroying everything in Betty Cooper's life: The Farm. Steve Gaddis, director, also received credit. Alice Cooper's "shock rock" reputation apparently developed almost by accident at first. Like The Last Temptation, both Brutal Planet and Dragontown are albums which explore Cooper's born again Christianity. 2 in the UK and No. [3] They broke up in 1975 and Furnier adopted the band's name as both his legal name and his stage name, beginning his solo career with the 1975 concept album Welcome to My Nightmare. Rumors (which the band … [13] In his high school yearbook, his ambition was to be "A million record seller. "They were all on the wrong drug for us. [143], In a 2002 television interview, Cooper stated that he had never cheated on his wife the entire time they had been together. 27 mentions J’aime. In January 1972, Cooper was again asked about his peculiar name, and told talk-show hostess Dinah Shore that he took the name from a "Mayberry RFD" character. born 1948, age 70 with Ether Furnier. The original Alice Cooper band released their debut album in 1969, and broke into the international music mainstream with the 1971 hit song "I'm Eighteen". [39] The Alice Cooper group had now reached its peak and it was among the most visible and successful acts in the industry. [citation needed], Muscle of Love, released at the end of 1973, was to be the last studio album from the classic lineup, and marked Alice Cooper's last UK Top 20 single of the 1970s with "Teenage Lament '74". The group moved to LA and recruited a new member, Neal Smith. Geni requires JavaScript! The chicken instead plummeted into the first few rows occupied by wheelchair users, who reportedly proceeded to tear the bird to pieces. "[46], Cooper's albums from the beginning of the 1980s have been referred to by Cooper as his "blackout albums" because he cannot remember recording them, owing to the influence of illicit substances. He was born in Detroit, Michigan, on February 4, 1948, and grew up in a Christian family with a father and grandfather who were apostles in the Church of Jesus Christ. View Ella Furnier's Family … The year closed with more writing sessions, this time in New York during November with Hanoi Rocks guitarist Andy McCoy. [94], With his daughter, and former band member Dick Wagner, Cooper scored the music for the indie horror flick Silas Gore. [155] Cooper is a longtime baseball fan, supporting the Arizona Diamondbacks and Detroit Tigers. In 1974, Alice Cooper (Vincent Furnier) parted from Alice Cooper (the band). The Godfather of Shock Rock. 31 in the UK. [68], During his absence from the recording studio, Cooper toured extensively every year throughout the latter part of the 1990s, including, in 1996, South America, which he had not visited since 1974. The guillotine and other stage effects were designed for the band by magician James Randi, who appeared on stage during some of the shows as executioner. Michigan would remain their steady home base until 1972. [95], During 2010, Cooper began working on a new album, dubbed Welcome 2 My Nightmare, a sequel to the original Welcome to My Nightmare. Following the tour, Cooper had himself hospitalized in a sanitarium for treatment, during which time the live album The Alice Cooper Show was released. [19] Furnier, now known as Alice Cooper, later stated that the name change was one of his most important and successful career moves. One critic has noted that Prime Cuts demonstrates how Cooper had used (in contrast to similar artists who succeeded him) themes of satire and moralisation to such good effect throughout his career. Named after Uncle Vince and Damon Runyon. Behind the scenes Cooper kept busy musically, working on new material in collaboration with Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry. Download Alice Cooper & Family at the Spike TV's "Scream 2007" Awards at The Greek Theater in Los Angeles, CA on October 19, 2007 – stock editorial photography #13105991 from Depositphotos' collection of millions of premium high-resolution stock photos, vector images and illustrations. [32], The group's 1971 tour featured a stage show involving mock fights and gothic torture modes being imposed on Cooper, climaxing in a staged execution by electric chair, with the band sporting tight, sequined, color-contrasting glam rock-style costumes made by prominent rock-fashion designer Cindy Dunaway (sister of band member Neal Smith, and wife of band member Dennis Dunaway). [164], In October 1979, Alice Cooper was featured in the Marvel comic book Marvel Premiere, Volume 1, Number 50 loosely adapting his From the Inside album. Alice Cooper Wife Alice Sweet Alice Alice Copper Jimmy Page Claire Holt Aerosmith Concert Posters Celebs Celebrities. Find the perfect Alice Cooper Family stock photos and editorial news pictures from Getty Images. He says: The church was suddenly everything to us, a religion, a social life, a new family. Associated With. [121] Cooper had as far back as 1969 said that it was music from the mid-sixties, and particularly from British bands the Beatles, the Who, and the Rolling Stones, as well as the Yardbirds, that had the greatest influence on him. "[125] A 2014 article on Alice Cooper in The Guardian mentioned Arthur Brown and his flaming helmet, "British rock always was more theatrical than its US counterpart. Calico Cooper, Actress: Hawaii Five-0. It featured classic-style artwork and reached the US Top 10, performing better than Muscle of Love. [citation needed] In the United Kingdom, Mary Whitehouse, a Christian morality campaigner, persuaded the BBC to ban the video for "School's Out",[34] although Whitehouse's campaign did not prevent the single also reaching number one in the UK. Beginning in 2000 with Brutal Planet, a return to horror-filled heavy metal, industrial rock, set in a dystopian post-apocalyptic future, inspired by our brutal modern world, and a number of current news stories appearing on CNN. Please enable JavaScript in your browser's settings to use this part of Geni. [fn 1] They named themselves The Earwigs. He helped to shape the sound and look of heavy metal, and has been described as the artist who "first introduced horror imagery to rock and roll, and whose stagecraft and showmanship have permanently transformed the genre". [15], By 1967, the band had begun to make regular road trips to Los Angeles to play shows. Alice Cooper's children: Alice Cooper's daughter is Calico Williams Alice Cooper's son is Dash Cooper Alice Cooper's daughter is Sonora Cooper. In recognition of the work he has done in helping other addicts in the recovery process, Cooper received in 2008 the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award at the fourth annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert in Los Angeles. [20], Nonetheless, at the time Cooper and the band realized that the concept of a male playing the role of a villain, a woman killer, in tattered women's clothing and wearing make-up, would have the potential to cause considerable social controversy and grab headlines. When my parents would start talking politics, I would go in my room and put on the Rolling Stones or the Who as long as I could avoid politics. [15][17] The group got an overwhelming response from the audience and won the talent show. The original family known as the Blossom family arrived in Riverdale nearly a hundred years ago, where they founded their lucrative maple syrup business. [101], On June 9, 2011, Cooper was awarded the Kerrang! (1991) boasted a stellar studio lineup that included metal elder statesman Ozzy Osbourne as a vocalist, and Slash from Guns and Roses, who played guitar on the title track. "When I saw Anita Pallenberg playing the Great Tyrant in that movie in 1968, wearing long black leather gloves with switchblades coming out of them, I thought, 'That's what Alice should look like.' [11][12] Following a series of childhood illnesses, he moved with his family to Phoenix, Arizona, where he attended Cortez High School. [15] They chose the name "Alice Cooper" largely because it sounded innocuous and wholesome, in humorous contrast to the band's image and music. [107] Later he announced that the album will likely be released in 2015. The American dancer, Sheryl is a married woman. Right here at FameChain. The same year also saw the release of the video Alice Cooper: Prime Cuts which chronicled his entire career using in depth interviews with Cooper himself, Bob Ezrin, and Shep Gordon. An unrehearsed stage routine involving Cooper, a feather pillow, and a live chicken garnered attention from the press; the band decided to capitalize on the tabloid sensationalism, creating in the process a new subgenre, shock rock. [48] Cooper was finally stable and sober (and has remained sober since that time) by the time DaDa and The Nightmare home video (of his 1975 TV Special) were released in the fall of that year; however, both releases performed below expectations. Cooper has also coached Little League, and during the 1990s he founded an organization to assist needy children. Around this time Glen Buxton left Alice Cooper briefly because of waning health. Cooper sent her a bunch of flowers in gratitude for the publicity. [126], Evidence of Cooper's eclectic tastes in classic and contemporary rock music can be seen in the track listings of his radio show; in addition, when he appeared on the BBC Radio 2 program Tracks of My Years in September 2007, he listed his favorite tracks of all time as being: "19th Nervous Breakdown" (1966) by the Rolling Stones; "Turning Japanese" (1980) by the Vapors; "My Sharona" (1979) by the Knack; "Beds Are Burning" (1987) by Midnight Oil; "My Generation" (1965) by the Who; "Welcome to the Jungle" (1987) by Guns N' Roses; "Rebel Rebel" (1974) by David Bowie; "Over Under Sideways Down" (1966) by the Yardbirds; "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" (2003) by Jet; and "A Hard Day's Night" (1964) by the Beatles,[127] and when he appeared on Desert Island Discs in 2010 he chose the songs "Happenings Ten Years Time Ago" by the Yardbirds; "I Get Around" by the Beach Boys; "I'm a Boy" by the Who; "Timer" by Laura Nyro; "21st Century Schizoid Man" by King Crimson; "Been Caught Stealing" by Jane's Addiction; "Work Song" by the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and "Ballad of a Thin Man" by Bob Dylan. The resulting Bare Bones tour adopted a less-orchestrated performance style that had fewer theatrical flourishes and a greater emphasis on musicality. Cooper has usually kept his political views to himself, and in 2010 said, "I am extremely non-political. Everybody still gets together and talks." Beneath the surface, however, the repetitive schedule of recording and touring had begun to take its toll on the band. Trivia. The Alice Cooper band formed while they were all in high school in Phoenix, and was discovered in 1969 by Frank Zappa in Los Angeles, where he signed them to his record label. Around this time, fed up with Californians' indifference to their act, they relocated to Pontiac, Michigan, where their bizarre stage act was much better received by Midwestern crowds accustomed to the proto punk styles of local bands such as the Stooges and the MC5. He married Sheryl Cooper on March 3, 1976 and they had three children together: Calico, Dash, and Sonora Rose. After noticing the abuse of alcohol and other drugs in the band, Cooper personally approached the band members to try to help them control their abuse, and he has stayed close to front man Dave Mustaine, who considers Cooper to be his "godfather". 12 ballad hit "I Never Cry";[32] two albums, Alice Cooper Goes to Hell and Lace and Whiskey; and the 1977 US No. For his former rock band, see, "Vincent Furnier" redirects here. "the best [album] since Welcome to My Nightmare, a vicious guitar record.". [15] For the audition Zappa told them to come to his house "at 7 o'clock." Alice Cooper's manager, Shep Gordon, also received an award. Strong religious faith has kept the Cooper family close, with all its members active through the years at Camelback Bible Church in Paradise Valley. The induction ceremony took place March 14, 2011, where Cooper was inducted by fellow horror-rocker Rob Zombie. "Alice and Sheryl are so committed to each other and to their kids," says Lisa Savale, one of Sheryl's closest friends. Afterward, the family split in two, and one-half severed all ties to the other and took a new name - Cooper. Glen Buxton said he could listen to Syd Barrett's guitar for hours at a time. However, by 1989, his new album, ‘Trash’, Cooper's first release for Epic Records, was a hit. Even with The Nightmare scoring a nomination for 1984's Grammy Award for Best Long Form Music Video (he lost to Duran Duran), it was not enough for Warner Bros. to keep Cooper on their books. In 1979, Alice also guest starred on good friend Soupy Sales show, "Lunch with Soupy Sales" and was hit in the face with a pie, as part of the show ... when asked about the experience, Alice had this to say about his pal: "Being from Detroit, I came home every day and watched Soupy at lunch (Lunch With Soupy Sales). [36], In February 1973, Billion Dollar Babies was released worldwide and became the band's most commercially successful album, reaching No. [56], In 1987, Cooper also appeared at WrestleMania III, escorting wrestler Jake 'The Snake' Roberts to the ring for his match against The Honky Tonk Man. Family Life. According to Cooper, it was a very significant moment. [17] They soon renamed themselves The Spiders, featuring Furnier on vocals, Buxton on lead guitar, Tatum on rhythm guitar, Dunaway on bass guitar, and Speer on drums. [citation needed], During this period Cooper was also recognized and awarded in various ways: given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2003;[86] in May 2004 he received an honorary doctoral degree from Grand Canyon University. [113] Cooper featured as a co-headliner with Deep Purple and Edgar Winter for several tour dates from August to early September 2017. Cooper and his band first appear onstage performing "Feed My Frankenstein" from their album Hey Stoopid. [41], During this time, Cooper relocated back to Los Angeles and started appearing regularly on television shows such as The Hollywood Squares, and Warner Bros. released the Alice Cooper's Greatest Hits compilation album. [9] His father was an Evangelist in The Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonite)[10] and his paternal grandfather, Thurman Sylvester Furnier, was an apostle (from 1917) in and President (1963 - 1965) of that church. The band relocated to their new mansion in Greenwich, Connecticut. "A lot of pressure had built up, but it's nothing that can't be dealt with. [115] Reviews were positive, with The New York Times' critic Noel Murray praising "Alice Cooper's magnificently scenery-chewing performance" as a "startling moment of clarity,"[116] and Lorraine Ali of the Los Angeles Times describing his performance as, "Weird? It featured contributions from drummer Larry Mullen of U2, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top on guitar and Roger Glover from Deep Purple on bass. Around this time, Cooper performed "Welcome to My Nightmare", "You and Me", and "School's Out" on The Muppet Show (episode #307) on March 28, 1978 (he played one of the devil's henchmen trying to dupe Kermit, Gonzo and Miss Piggy into selling their souls). Music video by Alice Cooper performing Poison. [7] He is also known for his wit offstage, with The Rolling Stone Album Guide calling him the world's most "beloved heavy metal entertainer". 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