Alice Cooper Essentials
Detroit-born Alice Cooper has been creating theatrical rock 'n' roll for five decades—his cleverly ironic tunes and teen anthems have influenced everyone from The New York Dolls to Mötley Crüe. Harry Nilsson and Frank Sinatra were fans of his hit ballads, Bob Dylan called him a brilliant lyricist, and he has sold more than 50 million albums. Over the years, Cooper has dabbled in punk, new wave, and hair metal; he's been a crooner, an actor, an alcoholic, a golf star, and a major international celebrity. He continues to make albums and do huge tour business.