Alice Cooper, the shock rocker from America, inspired many musicians such as Ozzy Osbourne, Marilyn Manson, or Kiss with his stage show and music style. He was born Vincent Damon Furnieron on February 4, 1948, and co-founded his first band in 1964, The Earwigs”. After several name changes of the band, they appeared in 1968 as the “Cooper Group”. Until 1970, the “Cooper Group” appeared primarily with cover versions of the Rolling Stones or the Yardbirds. Then her extravagant music show developed. The “Cooper Group” was shocked with blood, snakes, elaborate makeup, and lavish costumes. After several successes, Cooper separated from the band in 1973. 1974he officially changed his name to Cooper and began a solo career.
Over the years of success, Cooper became addicted to alcohol. It wasn’t until 1978 that he managed to get rid of his addiction. However, this only lasted until 1981 – he relapsed. It also hurt his success this time. In the mid-1980s, he managed to get rid of his addiction once and for all. From now on, his career also went uphill again. Successful albums followed, even in movies could be seen as “Wayne’s World”. Alice Cooper has shared the stage with his daughter Calico since 2000. She takes on various grotesque roles, such as Paris Hilton, who is bitten in her Chihuahua’s throat. Even his son helped in 2005 to represent different personalities.
Cooper has three children in total and has been married to his wife Sheryl for almost 30 years. Sheryl was already at his side on stage. As a particular highlight of his career, he got a star on the “Walk of Fame” in 2003. Cooper still walks with his musicians Keri Kell, Jason Hook, Chuck Garric, and Eric Singer today. In the meantime, he is also the proud owner of a restaurant, the “Cooperstown” in Phoenix / Arizona, and brought an autobiography (“Me”) onto the market. The book “Golfmonster”, which was also written autobiographically, was published in 2007. In 2009 you saw more TV advertisements than his music is on the radio.