April 21, 2014

'Super Duper Alice Cooper' and the Birth of Shock Rock—(Video)

He paved the way for some of biggest rock bands in history, but before there were groups like Motley Crue or Metallica there was the one and only Alice Cooper.

“I was a journalism major,” Alice Cooper said. “And I realized that more people would rather read The [National] Enquirer than The New York Times.”

Whether this statement is true or not, you’ll have to decide for yourself. But Vincent Furnier, better known to the world as Alice Cooper, used this insight as the marketing strategy for his band.

Yes, before Alice Cooper was a guy, it was a band, which included bassist Dennis Dunaway, drummer Neal Smith and guitarist Michael Bruce. The story of how Vincent Furnier became the man we know as Alice Cooper is revealed in Super Duper Alice Cooper, the documentary about his life, band and career that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival this week. Dunaway and Smith both participated in the film, while Bruce did not. “Mike has always been hard to find, like Izzy Stradlin,” Alice said.

Check out this cool interview with Alice at Radio.com

Super Duper Alice Cooper, which also features commentary from Elton John, Iggy Pop and Dee Snider, will be screened in over 250 theaters beginning April 30.
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