Alice Cooper - Trivia
Alice Cooper's "He's Back (The Man Behind the Mask)" was the theme song for Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives.
In the early 70's, Alie co-founded a notorious rock star drinking club, the Hollywood Vampires. It's all-male membership included Keith Moon and Ringo Starr. Trebles all around!
When Alice starred in the 1978 movie Sextette, his co-star, Mae West, the Hollywood screen legend, attempted to seduce him. Alice declined- principally due to her age. She was 87.
Alice Cooper have several times claimed that he don't remember recording all his album, because he was too drunk.
Since conquering his own addiction to alcohol in the mid 80s, Cooper has continued to help and counsel other rock musicians battling addiction problems who turn to him for help. Dave Mustaine of Megadeth is among the most notable out of the people Cooper has helped.
Alice Cooper owns a Alice Cooperstown restaurant in Phoenix, Arizona. Dishes are named after various sports and rock stars and the waitstaff wear eyeblack similar to Alice in costume.
Alice Cooper was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame on March 14, 2011. The band had been eligible since 1994.
Peter Gabriel's 1977 self-titled album (Peter Gabriel) features the same band as Alice used in "Lace And Whiskey" (Dick Wagner guitars, Steve Hunter guitars, Jozef Chirowski keyboards, Tony Levin Bass). It was recorded the same year and place too (1977 Sounstage, Toronto). It was also produced by Bob Ezrin.
At the Toronto Rock 'n Roll Revival concert in September 1969, a chicken somehow made its way on stage during Alice's performance. Cooper didn't have any experience around livestock, so he thought "Chickens have wings, so they must be able to fly". So Cooper picked it up and threw it out over the crowd, with the intention of having the chicken fly away. But chickens cannot fly particularly well, and the bird plummeted into the crowd and was reportedly ripped to shreds by the rowdy audience. The next day the incident made the front page of many national newspapers. Frank Zappa phoned him shortly afterwards to ask if the story, which reported that Cooper had bit the head off the live chicken and drank its blood on stage, was true. Cooper denied the rumor, whereupon Zappa told him, "Well, whatever you do, don't tell anyone you didn't do it". Zappa considered that kind of publicity priceless for the band.
The origins of the name 'Alice Cooper' usually tell that Vincent Damon Furnier changed his name to Alice Cooper, claiming that he is a reincarnation of a famous witch by that name. This was later dismissed by Furnier himself - he claimed that at the time various band members were releasing different origins of the name. He claims that 'Alice Cooper' just had a ring to it and when he heard it he thought of a little girl with an axe behind her back.