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Alice Cooper Speaks The Truth

There is no one more wise than Mr. Alice Cooper. Fuse TV just ran an interview with the Coop where he basically says modern, so-called "rock" bands... suck. Alice Cooper is my hero.

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Wise words from the master.
And Alice is absolutely correct on the "image" of being in a rock band. The absolute fear of offending anybody. That's what rock & roll is/was all about. I used to love the fact that my band could just walk down the street & simultaneously draw a crowd, AND shock people just by our appearance. Making people uneasy just by existing is one of the great joys of being in a rock band.
July 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAce Steele
Ace..are you on Facebook. I'd like to see some ole pics of our band. What was the bands name?
July 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBrian L
Agreed Ace. Although I was just in a work-a-day New Jersey bar band back in the day, I clearly remember us rolling into Duncan Donuts at 4:00 in the morning to have some breakfast after gigs, and, although we didn't do anything but order breakfast, we had the cops called on us the first two or three times we showed up.
July 17, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbob
What Ace says sums up one of the joys of being a glam-aholic "back in the day".

You didn't have to be in a band to experience that feeling. I can remember walking down the street "glammed up" with friends and seeing the looks on peoples' faces. Or being in a car at a red light with the windows down cranking GNR or Bullet Boys and having people beside you roll up their car windows. Seeing those reactions was part of the fun.

And I am still pissed about missing Alice when he opened up for Iron Maiden last year (through no fault of my own). I am sure Metalboy! would say seeing Alice open would be the only reason to go see Maiden.
July 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRita
I hear ya Bob. I too was only ever in party style bar bands, but we sure took (and always returned) some shit!!LMAO. And Brian, Ace was in a band named "Actress" That's be him on guitar...
July 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGary
what alice said.
July 17, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterfletch
Brian, Yes I am on Facebook. Feel free to come visit me there. Let me know it's you.

And Gary, Thanx for the free plug! There's one more video from the TV show that one came from, I just need to get it posted. In the meantime here's some live video from our Halloween gig at the Whiskey A Go Go, on the Sunset Strip.
(Being Halloween, We dressed "street" instead of our usual glam stuff) Dumb move on our part.
July 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAce Steele
Dumb, Ace?! I think it's brilliant! Back in the day, when working in Advertising, literally on Madison Avenue in NYC, I often went through fashion phases based on how much success I was having at the time, i.e. How many awards I was winning for whatever Ad campaign I was working on.

I was particularly successful from 1990 to 1993, coincidentally, the last of the Glam Metal Heyday. During that time I had Robert Plant hair (circa "Knebworth '80) and a $3,250 Diamond Earring my Girlfriend at the time gave me. I also wore jeans and motorcycle jackets, sometimes going barefoot in the agency. Why? A) Because it was more comfortable and B) Because I could get away with it as I had a successful and award-winning campaign out.

SO, every Halloween during that time, I would literally shock the HELL out of the entire agency by showing up to work with my hair slicked back into a pony tail wearing stuff along the lines of a three-piece Ralph Lauren suit, a brand new Paul Stuart Oxford dress shirt, an Hermes tie AND Gucci shoes.
July 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
MB..."Dumb" in that out of all the full on glitter,rhinestoned outfits, hair & makeup shows we did, This stripped down Skid Row-like "Street" look video, is the only one I still have. We ALWAYS played on Halloween, it was like a tradition. We'd still play the same, but give the visual a Halloween twist. And we'd make it the worst kept secret in town.We'd give the band a different look & name & still let our following know it was us. This time, we were 'Girl Trouble' , the year before it was mini-skirts,stripper wear, and enough makeup to make up look like "Playmates Of The Month" & we were "the Doheny Demon Dolls"... Now if video of that shows up, it's wonderful blackmail material... ;)

P.S. I went to that BABY'S reunion gig tonight... They were awesome. Here's a sample.
July 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAce Steele
Hahaha!!! What a life you've led and continue to lead, Ace. I will be sure to get out there sometime and we'll raise a glass (or two) at The Rainbow!
July 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
. raise a toast to me, too. bar none. everything that was done in "private"...has now been done publically. everything!
July 19, 2013 | Unregistered Commentergary
CHeerz Boyz, Raise your glasses & let me know ahead of time.
I'll reserve the big corner table in the back of the 'Bow...

That table alone, has been the scene of many a debauched scene, in it's own right. ;) Ahh Memories.... Has the statute of limitations expired yet???
July 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAce Steele
ace: you only need that statute if you committed a crime. as I've sung (always)...I'm and equal oppurtunity offender. ...and always was. I threw a lot of those who needed it most.
July 20, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterfletch
Don't think we broke any laws... just a few decency standards.
July 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAce Steele
alice cooper you are my hero. im one of the few of this generation that gets what rock n roll is all about. Davey Suicide, Black Veil Brides, Murderdolls, Picture Me Broken, Foo Fighters, that is real rock n roll of this generation steel panther and the sweedish glam movement isnt that far behind, they have the guts, and the spirit. i dont want to get to far into this or get really mad and start going off, but fuck the bands like mumford and sons and blink 182. Give me some newer shit like papa roach, they are incredible live and they have the songs and the IMAGE. i love the shock value, people say its going away and it is, but the fans like me and mostly the people on this site carry it on. i get dirty looks with my denim jacket, hair, and king diamond t shirts, people fuckin hate it. and i absolutely love it.
August 5, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdj
it can be summed up by what nikki sixx says in the generation swine tour bootleg i have. "Are you sick? Are you fucked up? Are you antisocial? Than THAT is rock n roll" wise words from the bassist. wise words from alice. a tip to everybody out there that wants to be in a rock band. dont care what people think, be who you are, go ballsy go all out, break some rules, make your mark! sorry i kind of did go off on that....but it needs to be said.
August 5, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdj

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