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About the Creator and Performer

One of rock’s true originals, Alice Cooper pioneered a grandly theatrical brand of rock. Shocking by design, Cooper drew from horror movies, vaudeville, and garage rock, creating a stage show that featured electric chairs, guillotines, fake blood, and boa constrictors.
The Alice Cooper band formed in Phoenix, Arizona and got their first break in 1969 when they were signed by Frank Zappa. Their breakthrough third album, Love It to Death, hit the charts in 1971, followed by Killer, School’s Out, Billion Dollar Babies, and vMuscle of Love*.
Cooper released his first solo album, Welcome to My Nightmare, in 1975, and by the late 1970s enjoyed a succession of hit singles including "You and Me" and "I Never Cry."
As he heads out on another tour while already working on yet another new album, Cooper shows no signs of slowing down.
Photographed by Jenny Risher

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One of the best in the Words + Music series

Alice Cooper has always been one of the most thoughtful and expressive shock rockers. He pioneered the vaudevillian stage show of rock music and, importantly, he always knew who he was and who he wasn't. What a treat to hear him in the Words + Music series telling about his trip in his own words. I never tire of his interviews and this format elevates him ever more.

Highly recommended for fans of Alice Cooper and fans of later the acts which stood on his shoulders.

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Brilliant and Entertaining

Absolutely loved listening to Alice Cooper recount highlights of his life and career. Acoustic sets in between chapters were awesome. I can't wait to have my teenager listen to this bio.

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Awesome!

Alice, always a true showman! What a great glimpse into the wonder filled life of an amazing musician! Love it!

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Entertaining and interesting story!

Alice is a great story teller and although I am not a super fan of his genre of music, I am a huge fan of his work in our local community in Phoenix. He provides a community center for local kids right down the street from my house. That is what interested me in his story but it was truly funny and interesting. Well done! Thank you for The Rock community center as well.

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Wow!

Honest Alice, I love how down to earth this guy is. Also how he is the most unlikely witness for Christ.

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Must set aside 2 hours of zero interruption!

Thank you, Mr. Cooper! What breath of fresh air.
This one will grab your attention from the start and put you on a 2 hour Alice Cooper Legend Train ride. It’s been a while since I heard anything this good.

Enjoy!

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Alice has rabies

Very entertaining ! Makes me want to go see a Convert of his. It’s more snippets of his life than the traditional linear storyline , but it’s very enjoyable

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Our lives.

First about me.
As a teen my walls were covered in Alice. When I joined a band, we had an Alice act. I was Alice. I have seen him perform many many times. From the 1970's til now at casinos and his shows are better now then they ever were. He is a gentleman and I even got a photo with him at a golf course.
If you are a fan you will love this book.

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A comfortable conversation with Alice Cooper

This is one of the best rock and roll autobiographies I have listened to. It is written and read like you are sitting at a kitchen table having a cup of coffee with Alice Cooper. What a wonderful experience. The interlude between story sections are acoustic versions of his songs...simply awesome. The only downside is that it left me wanting to hear more stories. I truly hope there will be a part two to this story.

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Great listen from a rock icon.

Great listen. Love all the 70/80s rock history directly from an icon. Thank you Alice!

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  • 10-10-21

lifelong fan

I love him, I've been a fan since "I'm 18," I'm 62 so about 50yrs, I've countless albums my favourite is from the inside then welcome to my nightmare, I've seen him onstage only twice, but most importantly over the past 11yrs his Christianity, and Cheryls ( my eldest daughters name) along with thier positivity has greatly helped me through illness and depression my own demons, I too have grandchildren and they are my other guiding light, ty Alice ❤

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  • Mr. Peter T. Hardy
  • 10-15-21

Cool production

Succinct autobiography interspliced with cool new acoustic versions of his best songs. A few great stories about other rock stars in there made it worth listening to for me as I'm not an Alice Cooper fan.

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  • 10-12-21

Fluid truth but great delivery.

Alice has an interesting relationship with the truth or the chronological but he is a great raconteur and I can listen to him all day.
I wish he did more like this discussing the albums and production etc. Well worth a listen