Archive and Search
« I Call Bullshit | Main | Feel the Shake »

Muppets Are So Metal

If I hadn't procrastinated so long, I'd be getting ready to see Avenged Sevenfold in Columbus later today. By the time I went to the Ticketmaster counter on Wednesday, the show was sold out. Now, I sit at home, pondering all things Metal. I realized I haven't written about Alice Cooper much. Both the man and the band transcend several decades of rock. There was shock Alice, Glam Alice, and in-between Alice. I've found some cool clips. Maybe you'll like one - or all - of them!

Alice Cooper is the king of shock rock. Imagine my surprise, however, when I stumbled across a vintage clip of Alice singing "School's Out" with...the Muppets.

Yes, Mr. Cooper dances with the Muppets while wearing a mortar board and graduation gown. At one point, the gown comes off, only to reveal a Muppet tail attached to the beloved Metaller. Well, you better watch for yourself. This clip is from 1978.

Of course, there isn't anything much "scarier" than rockers who sell out. I mean, I've already written about musicians who take a quick buck and have their songs featured in commercials...but what about musicians who actually STAR in commercials? Enter our friend Alice:

Here's a commercial for Staples:

Here's one for Residence Inn (yes, a hotel chain!):

Now, here's Alice Cooper (both the band and the man) in the 1970s. "I Love the Dead."

So, which Alice Cooper do you prefer? Shock rock, commercial, or Muppet friendly.?

My favorite Alice tune is still "Poison." I'll post it again because I can.

Reader Comments (6)

my fave alice tunes are Poison and Teenage Frankenstein. 70s and 80s lol
November 10, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterChey
My favorite is shock rock/glam Alice!
That muppets Alice is well...interesting. haha

My favorite tunes from him are;
"Bed Of Nails", "House Of Fire", and "Poison".
November 10, 2007 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
As much as I enjoyed Muppet Man.. Poison is still my favorite tune. And commercial Alice just makes me sad.
November 11, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterHeather
i found the adverts quite funny, even if he has sold out
November 11, 2007 | Unregistered Commenteriheartglam
I've always liked "Only Women Bleed." I thought the commercials were funny. I'd never see the hotel one before.
November 11, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJason
We love Avenged Sevenfold too, Allyson. Great minds think alike!

November 13, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterVince Neilstein

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
All HTML will be escaped. Hyperlinks will be created for URLs automatically.