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Alice Cooper Reunites With Old Bandmates For New Album

8/1/2011 9:30pm EDT
Alice Cooper
Rocker Alice Cooper has reunited with his old bandmates to collaborate on his new solo album Welcome 2 My Nightmare.

The School's Out hitmaker, real name Vincent Furnier, is preparing to release the long-awaited sequel to his 1975 classic, Welcome To My Nightmare, and the singer reveals there was only one group of musicians he trusted to give one particular track the sound he wanted.

So he recruited his original Alice Cooper members, bassist Dennis Dunaway, guitarist Michael Bruce and drummer Neal Smith, to rock out on his latest project.

He says, "I wanted a '70s feel for When Hell C...

Johnny Depp Surprises Alice Cooper On Stage In London (Photos)

6/27/2011 12:30pm EDT
Johnny Depp
Alice Cooper's fans were given an extra special treat during his gig in London on Sunday night when Johnny Depp stepped onstage to join the show.

The shock rocker was performing an intimate concert at the British capital's iconic 100 Club, which was recently saved from closure following a star-studded campaign from musicians including Paul McCartney and Mick Jagger.

Depp, who started his career as a musician, stunned the crowd by appearing on stage with his guitar and joining in with a rendition of Cooper's track "I'm Eighteen."

The pair then performed Pink Floyd's "Another Brick In The ...

Rob Zombie Rules The 2011 Golden God Awards

6/14/2011 1:42pm EDT
Rob Zombie
Rob Zombie was the toast of the Metal Hammer Golden God Awards in London on Monday as he was handed the night's top prize in front of an audience dressed as the undead in his honor.

The rocker/director was presented with the Golden God 2011 prize by music veteran Alice Cooper during a ceremony at the British capital's IndigO2 venue to mark his stellar 26-year career.

The night was made extra special for the star as hundreds of attendees turned out in zombie costumes as a special tribute.

Other awards went to Iron Maiden, who claimed the title of Best U.K. Band, and Judas Priest, who l...

Def Leppard Honored At Kerrang! Awards For Their Inspiration (Full List Of Winners)

6/10/2011 12:02am EDT
Def Leppard
British rockers Def Leppard were honored Thursday night at the annual Kerrang! awards in London with this year's Inspiration Award. Thursday's even marked the 30th anniversary of the annual hard rock & heavy metal awards, put on by the British metal magazine.

But it was actor/rocker Jared Leto's band 30 Seconds to Mars who were the toast of the British rock scene after picking up two trophies.

The rockers beat out competition from frontrunners My Chemical Romance by winning awards for Best International Band and Best Single for their hit "Hurricane."

Leto took to to announce...

Alice Cooper Scared Of Partying With Keith Moon

6/8/2011 4:19pm EDT
Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper was so scared of partying with hell raising rocker Keith Moon he hid away at a secret location whenever the drummer was in the same city.

Cooper was part of a gang of musicians, including The Who drummer Moon, John Lennon, and Monkees star Micky Dolenz, who gained a reputation for their alcohol-fuelled antics in Los Angeles in the 1970s.

Cooper admits that although he enjoying partying hard, Moon was so outrageous he would try to avoid him whenever the British star was in L.A.

The School's Out hit-maker tells Britain's Daily Mirror, "When you party with Keith Moon your bo...

Alice Cooper Considered Killing Elvis Presley

6/8/2011 7:57am EDT
Alice Cooper
Hell raising rocker Alice Cooper once considered shooting Elvis Presley as The King was showing off his gun collection, but the late legend kicked the pistol out of his hand and pinned him to the floor.

The School's Out hit-maker was once invited to meet Presley in a Las Vegas hotel and knew he was in for bizarre evening when he got into an elevator to the suite with Liza Minnelli and porn star Linda Lovelace.

Cooper was left stunned when the Jailhouse Rock icon showed him a loaded pistol he kept in a kitchen drawer - just moments after Presley's security team had frisked him for weapon...

Alice Cooper Cancels First Gig In Over 30 Years

5/29/2011 9:35am EDT
Alice Cooper
Rock veteran Alice Cooper was forced to cancel his first concert in 30 years on Thursday after falling sick.

The singer, who is currently on tour in South America, was due to perform in Santiago, Chile but had to scrap the show at short notice.

In a statement on his page, a representative apologized to fans, claiming Cooper was "too ill to even leave the hotel."

But the rocker is hoping to recover in time for his gig in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Saturday.

A message posted on the social networking blog on Friday reads: "This is Alice's assistant. I just spoke with Alice, an...

Alice Cooper To Perform As A Hologram

4/27/2011 11:34am EDT
Alice Cooper
Rock legend Alice Cooper is to perform a concert in London as a hologram - while he's more than 5,000 miles away in the U.S.

The School's Out hit-maker wants to combine cutting edge technology with his love of the macabre to create a ghostly presence of himself and his band at the gig in May.

The rockers will play tracks live in Hollywood and their images will be beamed to London where they will be turned into holograms for fans attending the show, dubbed Britain's first holographic 4D rock gig.

Cooper says, "We couldn't resist this. It's the ultimate experience, a cutting-edge conjur...

Avenged Sevenfold Dominate The 2011 Golden Gods Awards

4/21/2011 3:52pm EDT
Avenged Sevenfold
Heavy metal stars Avenged Sevenfold were crowned the most talented musicians in rock on Wednesday after sweeping the board with four prizes at the 2011 Revolver Golden Gods Awards.

Frontman M. Shadows beat Ozzy Osbourne and Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson to claim Best Vocalist, while Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance were named joint winners for Best Guitarist.

Former bandmate Mike Portnoy, who was temporarily drafted in to replace tragic Jimmy 'The Rev' Sullivan, also triumphed by taking the Best Drummer title. He did not attend the ceremony at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, but sent in a ...

Lady Gaga Meets Her Idol Alice Cooper: 'I Just Died And Went To Hell'

3/29/2011 11:36am EDT
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga got a nice surprise backstage at her recent concert in Phoenix, Ariz. - she met her idol, original shock-rocker Alice Cooper and Tweeted a picture from their meeting yesterday - her birthday.

"I just died and went to Hell," she Tweeted - along with the picture of herself covered in fake blood and her idol's hand around her neck.

While Gaga is a huge fan of Cooper, the macabre rocker also finds himself a fan of hers.

"She's a cross between Madonna, Mae West and Liberace... She's a spectacle."

"She's great because she gets it, but she can back it up. She can sing, she can write,...

Alice Cooper Defends Charlie Sheen

3/18/2011 10:38am EDT
Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper has spoken out in defense of actor Charlie Sheen after TV bosses fired the star from Two And A Half Men - the shock rocker insists the actor has not broken his contract.

Sheen was axed from the sitcom earlier this month after weeks of controversy, which included a public feud with the show's creator Chuck Lorre, hospitalizations, rehab and a number of headline-grabbing stunts. The star subsequently filed legal papers seeking more than $100 million in damages for his dismissal.
And now Cooper, who has previously battled booze addiction, has defended Sheen, insisting despite...

Neil Diamond Steals The Show At Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

3/15/2011 8:45am EDT
Neil Diamond
Veteran crooner Neil Diamond stunned the audience at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Monday by delivering a rambling speech as he accepted his prestigious honor.

The singer became rock royalty as part of the Class of 2011, receiving the accolade at New York's Waldorf-Astoria hotel alongside other stars including Alice Cooper, Tom Waits and Dr. John. Speaking before the big bash, Diamond revealed he had made a dash from Australia to the U.S. to accept the honor in person - and it appeared the jetlag had caught up with him as he stepped onto the podium after being intro...

Alice Cooper Advises Young Stars To Act Professionally

3/5/2011 4:21pm EST
Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper has warned young stars to behave themselves or risk ruining their career with alcohol and drugs.

The music veteran enjoyed the rock 'n' roll lifestyle to the full throughout his early years in the spotlight, but has been sober since kicking his addictions in the 1980s.

Cooper fears young stars of today will still fall victim to the same problems that blighted his career, but he's convinced they won't be able to bounce back as easily - and he's urging them to take more care or risk losing everything they have worked for.

He tells Fox News, "It was fun in the '60s and '70s but...

Celebrity Impersonators Flock to Las Vegas for the Reel Awards - Do They Pull off Their Stars Though?

2/27/2011 5:45pm EST
This is why What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas: the "stars" - Lady Gaga, Ozzy Osbourne, Robert Pattinson and a myriad of others - were out Thursday night at the Golden Nugget casino in Las Vegas for the 20th Annual Reel Awards - given to the best celebrity impersonators from around the world.

Yes, around the world.

The event is a spoof/tribute to the Academy Awards and is presented as such; with categories that mirror the Oscars, like Best Actor, Best Actress and a Lifetime Achievement Award. It also has its own categories, like Best Tribute Band, Best Classic Crooner and Most Professi...

Iron Maiden & Ozzy Osbourne Lead Golden Gods Awards Nominations

2/25/2011 2:11pm EST
Iron Maiden
Ozzy Osbourne and Iron Maiden will be the frontrunners at this year's third annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards after picking up multiple nominations on Thursday.

Ozzy will battle Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson for Best Vocalist, while the Prince of Darkness' guitarist and drummer will battle Maiden's men for the night's best player prizes.

Rob Zombie also picks up multiple nods - his touring guitarist is up for Best Guitarist and drummer Joey Jordison will compete with Tommy Clufetos (Ozzy Osbourne), Abe Cunningham (Deftones), Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour), Nico McBrain (Iron Maiden) and Avenge...

Neil Diamond, Alice Cooper And Tom Waits To Join Rock Hall Of Fame

12/15/2010 8:49am EST
Neil Diamond
Neil Diamond, Alice Cooper and Tom Waits are among the next inductees to join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The 2011 class for the prestigious club was announced on Tuesday, with Darlene Love and iconic piano player Dr. John also gaining successful nominations.

And despite his stellar career, Diamond insists he was in no rush to enter the Hall, telling the Associated Press, "I thought about it occasionally, but I kind of figured they'd get around to me at some point."

Love adds, "Finally it's done. It still hasn't hit me yet. I still have that nervous stomach, and I'm still excited....

Slash Triumphant At Classic Rock Awards

11/11/2010 8:58am EST
Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash is celebrating after his solo debut was named Album of the Year at the Classic Rock Roll Of Honor awards on Wednesday.

The rocker's self-titled offering saw off competition from acts including Kiss, Iron Maiden and Wolfmother to win the prize at the ceremony, held at London's Roundhouse venue and hosted by Alice Cooper.

Australian stars AC/DC picked up the Band of the Year honor, while Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones was given a standing ovation as he collected his Outstanding Contribution trophy.

Three Black Sabbath legends were honored at the event...

Lady Gaga's Platform Boots Are So Ridiculous, She Needs Help Walking

11/4/2010 8:59am EDT
Lady Gaga
We spotted Lady Gaga leaving Abbey Road studios in London at 12:45 a.m. this morning. The songstress had to be helped down the steps due to the size of her towering platform boots. And why are her knees so scabby?

Alice Cooper has heaped praise on Gaga, insisting the "Poker Face" hitmaker has already made rock and roll history.

He said, "You can be as outrageous as you wanna be, as long as you can back it up with the music. She said if you're gonna do it, go as far out on a limb as you can, like Alice Cooper did. She's totally outrageous. Lady Gaga's already in the history of rock 'n' rol...

Alice Cooper Defends President Obama

11/1/2010 8:20am EDT
Alice Cooper
Shock rocker Alice Cooper has urged Americans to ease up on their criticism of President Barack Obama ahead of the country's upcoming midterm elections on Tuesday.

The Democrat's popularity has been dealt a heavy blow following a string of recent negative opinion polls, but Cooper is adamant Obama needs "another two years" in office to prove himself and fix America's ailing economy.

He tells Britain's The Andrew Marr show, "Everybody expects the president to have all the answers to everything, to the economy, to everything... you can't get one guy in there that knows everything. Everybo...

Alice Cooper Praises Lady Gaga

10/31/2010 7:20pm EDT
Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper has heaped praise on Lady Gaga, insisting the "Poker Face" hitmaker has already made rock 'n' roll history.

The shock rocker is a massive fan of the eccentric singer, who has become famed for her outlandish outfits and huge stage shows, and Cooper is adamant Gaga has cemented herself in the music industry for all time.

He tells Britain's The Sun, "She's great because she gets it, but she can back it up. She can sing, she can write, she can play piano, she's not just a costume queen.

"You can be as outrageous as you wanna be, as long as you can back it up with the music. She ...

Rush To Be Honored As Living Legends In London

9/28/2010 11:45pm EDT
Rockers Rush are to be honored with the Living Legend award at Classic Rock magazine's Marshall Roll Of Honour Awards in November.

The Canadian trio will jet to London to pick up the accolade at the event, which will be hosted by Alice Cooper.

Alter Bridge and Cheap Trick will perform at the show.

Past recipients of the Classic Rock Living Legend award include Iggy Pop, Ozzy Osbourne and Cooper.

Rush star Geddy Lee says, "We are thrilled to receive the Living Legend award from Classic Rock... We are humbled and very appreciative."

Meanwhile, AC/DC, Rage Against the Machine, Slash and K...

Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper And Neil Diamond Among Hall Of Fame Nominees

9/28/2010 2:58pm EDT
Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper and Neil Diamond have landed nominations to be inducted into the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as the class of 2010.

The stars join fellow first-time nominees Dr. John and Donovan, while Donna Summer, Tom Waits and rap acts LL Cool J and the Beastie Boys will be keeping their fingers crossed once more to be recognized as music royalty with the industry's highest honor.

The contenders for the 2010 Hall of Fame accolade were announced on Tuesday, but the artists will have to wait until December to learn if they have been selected to go down in history, and ...

Alice Cooper Says Tiger Woods Was Simply 'Expressing His Teenage Libido'

9/9/2010 8:26am EDT
Alice Cooper
Rock legend Alice Cooper feels sorry for Tiger Woods over his marriage troubles - he's convinced the disgraced golfer is simply "expressing his teenage libido" after spending his youth concentrating on sports.

The School's Out hit-maker is adamant he does not condone infidelity but admits he wasn't surprised after news of the sportsman's numerous affairs hit the headlines last year.

Cooper tells Britain's The Sun, "Tiger has played nothing but golf since he was five. He had no teenage life. Now he's a star, he's expressing his teenage libido. I don't know why he got married in the first...

Kiss & Slash Are Big Nominees At Classic Rock Awards

8/13/2010 1:00pm EDT
Rage Against The Machine, Kiss, AC/DC and Slash are leading the nominations for the Classic Rock Roll Of Honor awards, with two nods each. Rock legends Kiss and former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash are both nominated in the prestigious Album of the Year and Band of the Year categories.

However, competition will be tough - a staggering 16 artists have been shortlisted for their recent releases, including Wolfmother, Pearl Jam and Iron Maiden. Other competitors hoping to be named top group include AC/DC, Rage Against The Machine, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi and the Jeff Beck Band.

In the Event of...

'American Idol' Grand Finale Mega-Diary 2010

5/27/2010 9:14am EDT
Lee Dewyze
It’s mega-diary time once again, kids. A time to give the blow-by-blow, the play-by-play of the most important events in pop culture.

The only question is whether or not this is the last time the “American Idol” finale warrants such treatment. The mega-diary is reserved for TV events like The Oscars and The Emmys (and by all rights The Super Bowl if lack of sobriety didn’t prevent cataloging that evening), but I’m not sure how much longer “Idol” is going to fit.

With Simon’s departure and dwindling ratings, this night next year could be on a part with the season finale of “Survivor” or ...

Snoop Dogg To Duet With Susan Boyle?

4/12/2010 8:08am EDT
Snoop Dogg
Rapper Snoop Dogg wants to show his softer side by recording a duet with Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle.

The hip-hop star has joined a long list of musicians who hope to collaborate with Boyle - Lady Gaga, Kelly Rowland, 50 Cent and Alice Cooper have all previously expressed interest in working with the 49 year old.

And now Snoop Dogg, real name Calvin Broadus, is making plans to record a track with the star, who shot to fame on Simon Cowell's Britain's Got Talent TV show.

He tells British newspaper The Sun, "She's a great artist. I'm looking forward to going into the studio ...

Alice Cooper And Rob Zombie Team Up For Tour

2/22/2010 12:17pm EST
Alice Cooper And Rob Zombie Team Up For Tour
Rob Zombie's dream of touring with rock legend Alice Cooper has finally come true - they are teaming up for a series of shows across North America.

The musician/director admits he has been pushing for a joint trek with Cooper for 15 years, and is delighted he will finally have the chance to hit the road with the rocker for the Gruesome Twosome Tour.

He says, "The dream or nightmare comes true! Me and The Coop (Cooper) have been talking about touring together for about 15 years and finally the moment is here. This will be without a doubt a rock 'n' roll spooktacular for all the cool ...

Sprint Launches 'Rock The Phone'

11/21/2008 5:45pm EST
The Doors
Rhino Entertainment and Sprint introduce Rock The Phone, a Website offering rockin' ringtones for every phone of legendary songs from some of rock 'n' roll's greatest bands, including The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, ZZ Top, Ramones, and more.

Not a subscription service, wireless consumers nationwide can visit for access to over 100 classic rock ringtones for $2.99 each. For a limited time, the website will offer a free ringtone of The Doors' "Love Me Two Times," and Sprint customers will have exclusive access to eight ringtones until December 11.

In addit...

Armoury Records Wishes You A Metal Xmas And A Headbanging New Year

11/19/2008 7:00pm EST
Foo Fighters
Armoury Records, distributed by Eagle Rock Entertainment, released one mighty molten metal blast of good CD cheer: We Wish You A Metal Xmas And A Headbanging New Year.

It's an all-star assemblage as members of such great hard rock bands as Foo Fighters, Queensryche, Dio, Alice Cooper, ZZ Top, Dokken, Kiss, L.A. Guns, Marilyn Manson, Motorhead, Black Sabbath, King's X, Judas Priest, Anthrax, Ratt, Styx, Toto, Shadows Fall and more all jam out together on some of the most beloved holiday songs of all time (including "Grandma Got Ran Over By A Reindeer")..

The kick is in the chemist...

Muppets Forever: The House That Henson Built

9/30/2008 11:46am EDT
Sesame Street
For nearly 40 years Jim Henson’s Muppets have captivated audiences young and old, whether down the block on Sesame Street, from backstage on their own syndicated variety show, or even on the big screen. They’ve earned fans in Kanye West, Feist, Weezer, and Jason Segel, who’s been commissioned to bring them back to the moviehouse. This is the story of Jim Henson and how he built his beloved empire from a discarded housecoat and a pair of ping-pong balls.

When I lived in L.A., one of my favorite pastimes was walking up La Brea Avenue toward Hollywood Boulevard. Amid the hip boutiques, ch...