Alice Cooper

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer

Category: Performer

Inducted in: 2011

Inducted by: Rob Zombie

Nominated in: 2011

First Eligible: 1995 Ceremony

Inducted Members: Alice Cooper, Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway and Neal Smith


Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 1996 (ranked #116) .


Essential Albums (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3Amazon CD
Love it to Death (1971)
Billion Dollar Babies (1973)

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I'm Eighteen (1971)
School's Out (1972)
No More Mr. Nice Guy (1973)
Billion Dollar Babies (1973)
Welcome To My Nightmare (1975)
Only Women Bleed (1975)
Feed My Frankenstein (1991)

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Alice Cooper aint on here?! -.- I'm starting to consider that this truly isnt a rock and roll hall of fame and more like "glam rock & pop" hall of fame.
If it was a true hall of fame, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, and Alice Cooper would be on here. But noooo, you'll accept Prince over Iron Maiden.

Posted by theamazingbender on Saturday, 08.12.06 @ 22:05pm


I agree w/ you theamazingbender. C'mon look it took them forever to induct black sabbath,. But the metal and hard rock genre are getting the respect they deserve now. So we better see Iron Maiden and Judas Priest. In fact we should see Judas Priest they reform and purify metal. They brought a resurgence to the metal genre.

Posted by hellspawn007 on Saturday, 09.2.06 @ 14:54pm


I agree with both of you. What is a Rock N Roll hall of fame without Alice Cooper? I mean really, think about it. They have inducted both Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison. Could they have influenced rock? Sure! ARE they rock. NO! And have you seen the new list for the upcoming induction. Van Halen and REM? Sure they are great bands, but how much influence do they have, compared to someone like Alice Cooper, on the Rock world? He has them beat 1000 to 1. I'm extremely confused on their choices...

Posted by Judy on Saturday, 11.11.06 @ 00:38am


I think the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame hates heavy metal. Black Sabbath and Alice Cooper were eligible for a very long time already, yet Sabbath got their induction only last year and Alice isn't considered for this year. Where's bands like Deep Purple, Judas Priest or Maiden??

Posted by Hitman on Saturday, 11.25.06 @ 05:30am


yeah these idiots dont like metal. so what, even if you dont like metal bands you cant ignore their influence on music. these idiots just choose the music they like to be inducted insted of real, deserving artists like Alice Cooper.

Posted by Heavy Metal Hero on Saturday, 12.9.06 @ 00:52am


Alice Cooper will probably never get enshrined into the HOF because he's considered to be a shock artist, somewhat responsible for influencing some of the biggest hacks (Marilyn Manson, White Zombie) in music...and sure, he's become a complete parody of himself, but know this: for the first half of the seventies, Alice Cooper personified rock and roll...their run of LP's (and it is a "they" we are talking about) from Love It To Death to Muscle Of Love is about as good as it gets, a winning streak of 5 records (6 if you count Greatest Hits; 7 if you count Welcome To My Nightmare) that connected with the kids better than anything this side of Nevermind...and their/his influences run much deeper that you might think...no Alice Cooper, no Kiss...no Bowie...no glam...no hair metal...(well, that's another story)...Alice was also one of the first rockers to incorporate disparate pop-culture references in his songs, and as a band they were the first to grow their hair down to their hips...Alice Cooper was the first rocker that truly terrified parents...no sir, there is no way you will ever convince me that REM means more to rock than Alice Cooper...nuh uh...

Posted by henry s on Monday, 01.8.07 @ 15:25pm


I received this email from the President of the Rock Hall explaining why Alice wasn't inducted yet...
suhl@rockhall.org

Thanks for your comments about Alice Cooper.

Nomination and induction into the Hall of Fame is not about popularity, records sales, which label the group is on, or anything other than the process below. The love for, the evaluation of, and the impact of any artist are subjective questions to be answered by the nominators and the voters. Unlike baseball, football, basketball or hockey, statistics are not relevant.


The entire nomination and induction process is coordinated by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation in New York City. Artists can be inducted in four categories: Performer, Early Influence, Non-Performer and Side-Men. The latter three categories are evaluated and decided by separate committees. The selection of Performers is a two-step process as described below.

The only formal criteria for the performance category is that an artist has to have had their first record 25 years ago. That said, candidates are reviewed and discussed relative to their impact on this music that we broadly call rock and roll. The innovation and influence of these artists is also critical. Gold records, number one hits, and million sellers are really not appropriate standards for evaluation.


The formal selection of Performers begins with an extensive panel of journalists, historians, previous inductees, noted musicians, industry heads, etc. In turn, those nominated are sent to a committee of more than 500 people around the world (journalists, historians, music industry management, all living inductees, musicians, etc.) who vote. Those receiving the highest number of votes and more than 50% of the votes cast are inducted into the Hall. Usually, this means five to seven new performing members each year. All this said, you can see the road to being inducted is an arduous one and for the most part, removed from the realm of influences or politics.


Finally, as I noted above, people sometimes forget that rock and roll, the artists, and other participants are viewed in an incredibly subjective manner by any individual brought into the circle of discussion. As such, there is often widespread disagreement or fracturing of opinion about who is or was important and to what degree.


I really think that all deserving candidates will have their moment eventually. Unfortunately, it often isn't the time frame they or their fans desire. In fact, there's not only precedent in our history, but also with the other sports halls of fame where many of the legends do not get inducted in the their first year of eligibility, or for many years to come in quite a few instances.

Peace & Soul,
Rock & Roll!

Terry Stewart
President
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

TS/slu

Posted by Steven on Friday, 01.12.07 @ 09:15am


Re: the R&RHoF letter to Steven.

Hey, dude, that's a form letter they send to every person who asks "Why isn't my favorite artist in the Hall?" It's nothing more. As a form letter, it generally addresses the question, but doesn't get down to any specifics.

Posted by Charles Crossley Jr on Saturday, 01.13.07 @ 06:52am


Another artist that should've been inducted many years ago !!!
Angry Nate

Posted by Dylan McLeod on Thursday, 02.22.07 @ 00:16am


alice cooper deserves to be in

Posted by reid on Monday, 03.19.07 @ 19:22pm


The questio isn't whether or not he should be in so much as should the building be named after him. Arguably the most deplorable snub of the Rock Hall

Posted by Creepozoid on Tuesday, 04.10.07 @ 02:24am


there you go..a living legend STILL not inducted..
"rock on" HOF...

Posted by jaskaran on Saturday, 05.19.07 @ 12:49pm


What is the deal here? He should have been in a decade ago. He certainly has all the criteria that the RRHOF is looking for in an artist. It’s sad to see another long-term snub for a very deserving artist.

Posted by PJ on Wednesday, 05.23.07 @ 12:36pm


He's one of the greatest rock personnality, has great songs, is very influential. I hope he will enter one day

Posted by roméo on Sunday, 05.27.07 @ 10:16am


If Alice didn't INVENT Rock-and-Roll Theatrics, then he certainly was its "Henry Ford". There is absolutely no excuse for his not being in the HOF.

Posted by Tom W on Thursday, 06.7.07 @ 12:56pm


Alice Cooper won't make the HOF for the same reason Mitt Romney won't be elected President of the US - Too many people are paranoid about Mormons taking over the world!

Posted by punster1941 on Thursday, 06.28.07 @ 23:50pm


Alice Cooper satisfies every criteria for induction. Before his rise to fame, his music was very artsy-Frank Zappa signed him and the AC band after seeing a performance in L.A. In the early '70's, his (and the band's) albums sold millions, his concerts were sellouts and his popularity was unequalled. His influence has been felt ever since and is still evident today! He is respected be such names as Bob Dylan as being an under-rated songwriter. He originated the contemporary idea of a concert being more than just playing the songs. Modern shows are spectacular because of Alice's theatrics!!! He has kept making music for over 35 years and is always re-inventing himself. His memorabilia is showcased in the HOF, but he is not an inductee. What's the delay?

Posted by mike on Wednesday, 07.4.07 @ 14:21pm


I can't belive 2007 is here & Alice is not in the hall of fame.I believe he should be in as a solo artist as well as a group.He brought theatrics to rock & roll,had top 10 songs,chart topping albums,some of the biggest grossing concerts tours to date,started glam,was there at the beginning of metal,he was garage,he invented grunge,first to wear make up,first to scare parents at that level,first to have a girls name,first metal/hard rock band to do power ballads,invented goth,he was punk,pop,metal,goth,glam,garage,grunge,broadway,burlesque,vaudeville,theatre,rock,top 10,album rock,classic rock, etc. basically everything you could ever want in a rock band.He influenced Bowie,Kiss,Aerosmith,T.Rex,Slade,Sweet,Sex Pistols,Ramones Actually the whole punk & glam movement as well as metal,goth,grunge & shock rock.The first rocker i know to make it cool to be a rock star & play golf or the only one honest enough to admit it anyway.The man is still recording fantastic albums better than most stuff out there today & also outrocking mopst of his new piers in concert on yearly tours.wake up hall of fame what more could this man do for rock & roll,and please tell me who has done more.p.s. the whole 70's make up thing didn't Jagger & Dylan wear make up after Alice briefly,not to mention the fact he had the balls to wear a dress,make up & have a womans name in the 60's,rock & roll was meant to be on the cutting edge,fun & outrageous, who was a better candidate for this then alice cooper.please hof committee write this on your next ballot ALICE COOPER.

Posted by eddie b. on Saturday, 07.14.07 @ 15:47pm


I hope ALICE COOPER will snub the HOF the same way they snubbed him all these years. Where is the credibility? Was it something Alice said?!

Posted by Peter on Monday, 07.23.07 @ 09:33am


it's crazy that Alice isn't in the hall of fame what the heck it's not the hall without this legend

Posted by Brock on Sunday, 09.30.07 @ 17:25pm


This hall of fame is bullshit. So many great artists are left out for no good reason. The halls explanation is bull too. Anyone who has done some research knows the whole voting process is a scam. They ask for money as a non profit org. Alice cooper was one of the most influencial rockers in the game. The list of greats that have not been inducted eceeds the legitimate ones who are. As a person who has been associated with music for years I say we need a real hall. sposered by the people who made the rockers famous. I am sure a majority vote of the public would give us the true rockers. The hall makes me sick. I wouldnt attend if they paid me!!! I hope peple save the admission fee and buy the recording of a real rocker instead.

Posted by mike on Sunday, 09.30.07 @ 19:43pm


"I am sure a majority vote of the public would give us the true rockers."-mike

Bull. Have you seen the public lately? They're the only people in the world who could manage to screw up worse than the people already in charge.

Posted by William on Sunday, 09.30.07 @ 21:07pm


I think the fact the JONI MITCHELL is an inductee and Alice Cooper has been ignored for over 10 years explains the "Hall of Fame" in a nutshell.

Posted by Dick Weed on Monday, 10.1.07 @ 02:48am


In the words of Alice Cooper, "I wanna be elected". It should be "I deserve to be inducted". Alice is the greatest artist to be snubbed, which is a horrible wrong that should be righted ASAP.

Posted by Ryan on Monday, 10.1.07 @ 11:09am


You know maybe just maybe when can make the RRHOF, take notice. There is a petition for Alice, and it sure as hell doesn't hurt to sign it.

WWW.petitiononline.com/coophall/petition.html

And I don't want to hear anything about they won't listen, at least we are trying more to get him in, then anyone over at that committee is.

Posted by Mark on Tuesday, 10.9.07 @ 19:20pm


The reason no one responds to online petitions is that one person can "sign" an unlimited number of times. The one to which you link only requires a "name" and an email address.

Posted by William on Tuesday, 10.9.07 @ 21:35pm


Alice will not be inducted into the hall for a couple of reasons. Politically he is a conservative and has always gone against the music industry's critics (who make up much of the selection committee) who dismissed him/band as a fad and not relevant despite influencing countless acts of which many are in the hall. On top of that he has stated many times that he got into the business to make money first and worry about artistic integrity second. Critics hate to hear that. So bands like Cooper and Kiss will probably never be in despite selling millions of records and having legions of fans.

Posted by DPardy on Monday, 01.28.08 @ 12:57pm


On top of that he has stated many times that he got into the business to make money first and worry about artistic integrity second.

What nerve of Alice wanting to make money doing something fun like playing in a Rock band as opposed to working the factory lines at one of the car companies in Detroit;-0

If musicians and bands did not want to make money, they would never look to get gigs in small hometown clubs.

Posted by Dameon on Monday, 01.28.08 @ 14:17pm


LONG overdue

Posted by spike on Monday, 03.10.08 @ 11:30am


it is a sin that Alice is not in the hall of fame!!! If anyone deserves it, it's Alice!!!

Posted by shawn on Tuesday, 03.11.08 @ 12:37pm


Alice Cooper has had as much influence on his genre as the Beatles or Stones have had on pop music. Before Alice, no one was putting on a show or introducing theatrics or an alter ego to a live stage. Bands just basically performed and that was it.

Alice is a true original that every hard rock/heavy band owes a bit of thanks to. Without Alice, the live shows that ensued would probably all be the same without much presence or persona. Who shocked the audience before Alice? And who can say they came up with something that Alice hasn't already done?

His music has stood the test of time and continues to get regular airplay on the "classic rock" and hard rock stations around the world.

Posted by Dave on Tuesday, 03.18.08 @ 13:28pm


"Who shocked the audience before Alice?"-Dave

A few people, most notably Screamin' Jay Hawkins. I think being wheeled out onstage in a coffin counts as theatrics.

Posted by William on Tuesday, 03.18.08 @ 13:46pm


I don't know who pitched a fit more...Screamin' Jay Hawkins or Johnny Ray!!!

Posted by Terry on Tuesday, 03.18.08 @ 14:21pm


I once had the link to Rock n Rolls Hall of Shame that mentioned so many bands not in ...
Has anyone else ever seen it
I know it was called Rock n Rolls Hall of Shame!!!

Posted by MM on Tuesday, 03.18.08 @ 15:02pm


Is Alice Cooper one person or is it a group? Has it been both? How will he or they be inducted?

Posted by Roy on Friday, 03.21.08 @ 16:38pm


Alice Cooper was originally the name of the band, but Vincent Furnier just became so entangled in the entity of Alice that he was being called Alice almost from the beginning. He legally changed his name to Alice after the band broke up and he released "Welcome to My Nightmare" under the name Alice Cooper. And the rest of the band became known as Billion Dollar Babies in some circles. In fact, after Alice went solo, Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith and Michael Bruce along with Bob Dolin and Mike Marconi formed a band called Billion Dollar Babies and released "Battle Axe" in 1975. Glen Buxton fell into a bit of a downward spiral. I am not sure if he ever released any music on his own. He died in 1997.

If Alice Cooper is inducted, I hope it is with the original band.

Posted by Dameon on Saturday, 03.22.08 @ 09:39am


Alice Cooper is the greatest artist ever. He invented the shock rock genre. This years album will be number 25 in studio albums. How many have accomplished that? Cooper Rules.

Posted by skull on Tuesday, 05.20.08 @ 21:30pm


You seem an educated man, Mr. Skull. Again I must agree with you. Without Alice Cooper, rock would have never been combined with theatre and would have had far less longevity as a result. The man embodies the images and excesses of rock and roll. Plus, he was in Wayne's World (We're not worthy!).

Posted by Metalsmith on Wednesday, 05.21.08 @ 13:04pm


I really agree with a lot of the comments about Alice Cooper being a MAJOR! influence for Kiss. Bowie,Aerosmith,Glam rockers,New York Dolls, etc.The band was out front of a lot of people when, 'Easy Action and Pretties For You' came out in '69-'70. They really hit their stride with "Killer" and 'Billion Dollar Babies'. These rock shock shows that they played were years ahead of their time.Alice was the consument showman, with Michael Bruce and Dunaway playing triple pick up Gibson SG and Bass. They had these batwing costumes that were cool. Alice had the guitillon on stage with the snake and dolls and giant balloons full of worms that he popped on the audience! The music was as polished as the show. They were out to shock and entertain their fans and audience which they accomplished in spades. So can you tell me why Alice Cooper hasn't been in the Hall of Fame for years???????? They deserve to be there. Mark

Posted by Mark Glew on Saturday, 05.31.08 @ 17:38pm


Perhaps the best way to solve this travisty is for the fans to boycott the albums, concerts, etc... of other artists who have been inducted who are not fighting for Alice that have been influenced by him. Who better to make the push for Alice than Bowie or Ozzy. The president of the RRHOF may not listen to us, and he may not undersand Ozzy, but he would sure as hell listen to Sharon Osborn if she gave him a call.

Posted by Rich "Dwight Fry" Crow on Friday, 06.20.08 @ 22:49pm


Madonna before Alice Cooper? I will never set foot in that building again

Posted by jefft on Tuesday, 07.1.08 @ 23:50pm


I'll never set foot in the Hall until Alice Cooper is inducted...

Posted by Chris on Tuesday, 07.8.08 @ 22:13pm


This reminds me of the early days of MTV when they all but refused to play heavy metal music. Pop music was welcomed and loved, while metal was the only exposure for early metal bands was limited to the top ten request show. Eventually MTV had to recognise the metal bands and give the people what they wanted. I hope the RnR hall of fame soon wakes up and gets their nose lout of the air to recognise the bands and artists that truly were pioneers.

Posted by Ace Woodson on Wednesday, 07.16.08 @ 13:28pm


Moving over from the Dennis De Young posts of earlier -

In regards to Styx/De Young, Perry/Journey, etc., I have always had a hard time viewing Alice Cooper in anyway other than Santana. You'll recall they chose the name Santana because they felt it sounded the best, but it was originally knwn as the Santana Blues Band. Itend to view the Alice Cooper Band/Alice Cooper as the same entity. I know this may go against the grain of looking at the artist & his/her work solo vs w/ band, but in this case I cannot explian why. Perhaps it's a personal thing.

What I can say is that I prefer the Alice Cooper Band to Alice alone, or w/pick-up musicians of a sort. The original "Eighteen", "School's Out", "Billion Dollar Babies" Cooper was the best. It's strange, because while I like some of his 80's songs, he seemed out of place in regards to the metal of that period. It's like he played a Monopoly card that said "Despite having no connection to this music, you'll be granted a reprieve and are allowed to make $ off it".

Posted by Cheesecrop on Thursday, 07.31.08 @ 05:47am


CC - I agree; if and when the day comes to induct Alice Cooper, I do hope that the original band (minus Glen Buxton - RIP) be inducted as well.

Posted by Dameon on Thursday, 07.31.08 @ 09:08am


Alice is the only artist on this site/forum that does not have anything negative said about him/band. It would appear to me that Alice enjoys fans from every genre and sub-genre in Rock. Alice is not just for Metal Heads. He is a musician for the post 50's generation. He is vaudeville show at 120 decibels. It doesn't get better than that. I don't know if they will ever induct him; but I sure as shit hope that if they do, what is left of the original band get on stage together and give Wenner and crew the Bronx salute.

Posted by Dameon on Monday, 08.4.08 @ 13:03pm


How is Alice Cooper not in. He's great!

Posted by Joe on Friday, 09.19.08 @ 14:58pm


Alice should have been in the rock n roll hall of fame years ago. Without Alice, Kiss and many others would not be wearing makeup. Now that Run DMC is a shoe-in, real preformers like Alice Cooper will have to wait their turn even longer. What are they thinking.

Posted by Klementowski on Monday, 09.22.08 @ 13:17pm


Alice Cooper is GREAT! Billion Dollar Babies is probably my favorite album. Not to be in the Hall by now is just a joke. What else can be said? What possible reason could there be considering some of the people that ARE in? Sad.

Posted by Dave on Monday, 09.22.08 @ 17:36pm


One of the first HIGH PROFILE originators of shock rock that get cited reg. by KNOWN artists as a major influence.
Alice Cooper (the group)helped introduce the darker side of things in rock music such incoroparating a sense of the macbre in their lyrics,horror movie theatrics,presence.
All of the aforementioned aside the band/Alice Cooper solo penned witty,humerous @ times lyrics that Bob Dylan himself once acknowledeged as great.

Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 09.24.08 @ 10:02am


"If Alice Cooper is inducted, I hope it is with the original band."
Posted by Dameon on Saturday, 03.22.08 @ 09:39am

Absolutely! Michael Bruce was a MAJOR part of the songwriting and never gets enough credit for his many contributions.
Also it was the 5 of them that came up with,executed(pun intended)the whole concept.

Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 09.24.08 @ 12:49pm


In a brand new, exclusive interview conducted by Nightwatcher's House Of Rock, legendary drummer Neal Smith of the original Alice Cooper Group discusses the recently released album from Killsmith, 'Sexual Savior', the possibilities of being inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, and also the chances of an Alice Cooper reunion. An excerpt from the interview follows below :


NHOR : Alice was quoted earlier this year as saying he kind of likes the idea of being blackballed from the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. Do you think Alice really thinks that, and would you agree with his comments, that it's more of an honor not to be in there than to actually be in there?

NS : Well, I know a little bit about the politics around the hall, so I'm not really at liberty to say anything about that. I think whatever he thinks are his thoughts and opinions. I would like to be in there, but the way I look at it the true band Alice Cooper pissed people off way back then, and apparently we are still doing it. When you think of the things we started then, there's a whole vein of music which didn't exist before us. Everybody from Kiss all the way up to Marilyn Manson. All the bands in between in that vein were one way or another inspired by Alice Cooper. I read, and hear things from people all the way up to this day all the time, that they wouldn't be playing an instrument if it weren't for us.

Steve Vai, the first album he ever learned from beginning to end was 'Love It To Death'. A lot of great musicians, and just that whole vein of music, the shock rock thing, or whatever you want to call it was brought upon by us. And to totally ignore that, and pass it over year after year just surprises me, that's all. My spin on it is if we're blackballed, who needs 'em anyway. I look at it as we're still ruffling feathers after all this time. Somewhere, somebody doesn't set easy with us. But you know what? When we were with Warner Brothers, they were ready to cancel our contract after every single album. We had to renegotiate after every single one. They kept thinking it was a fluke. The only ones who believed in us were us and Shep Gordon, our manager. That was it, and our fans. We had to cut a demo for 'Love It To Death'. It was always a fight and a struggle for us. So the fact that somewhere somebody doesn't like us, that's fine with me. (Laughs)

NHOR : Well, let's face it Neal, the Alice Cooper Band was never one of Rolling Stone Magazine's darlings, which seems to be a criteria to being inducted...

NS : I always said that, the magazine's not called, "Alice Cooper", it's called "Rolling Stone". And bearing in mind with what you just brought up, and I'm not going to elaborate on it much more, but we're talking about that whole San Francisco area there. Which does have a lot of influence on what goes on with the Hall. It's all politics, and there's nothing wrong with The Talking Heads, but when I saw that they got in I said, "You've got to be kidding me". I know they had a couple of hit songs but I can't even really tell you what they are. The Alice Cooper 'Greatest Hits' album is really a greatest hits album. How many records did they sell? I don't know.

I think they should start up a Shock And Roll Hall Of Fame. The Hall Of Fame's cool, I've been there, and it's got some great stuff. The majority of the people who are in there certainly deserve to be in there and it's cool for the fans. And the other question is, if it happens, are they going to put Alice in by himself, or the whole band? That would be the biggest kick in the head for us, if they'd put Alice in by himself. Actually, I've had a couple people I've talked to from the Hall in New York, and they've said, "Believe me, everybody knows the original band was THE band".

NHOR : Do you think that Alice would actually accept an induction without the rest of the original band being voted in as well?

NS : He didn't have any problem accepting the Alice Cooper star on Hollywood Boulevard, did he? He actually had the balls to tell me, "I actually thought of you guys". You thought about us? Gimme a break. We used to walk up and down that street starving every day, day after day, thinking someday we'd have our name there, and it gets there and you're by yourself. That's awful nice you thought about us. I think it's great that it's there, but sometimes it's better to say nothing than to say something that stupid. That band was put together through the blood, sweat and tears of 5 people. Each one of them deserves 100% credit, not just one getting 500% of the credit. That's the reason Dennis is writing a book and I'm writing a book. It's just a factual documentation of what we went through.

To read the entire interview go to this location :

http://nightwatchershouseofrock.blogspot.com/2008/09/conversation-with-one-of-rocks-original.html

Posted by Nightwatcher on Tuesday, 09.30.08 @ 08:51am


Cooper probably changed the entire Rock and Roll world (among with John Lennon, Bon Scott, Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, I can go on and on).

Posted by Mike on Saturday, 10.11.08 @ 16:41pm


From The Inside: The 1979 Album by Alice Cooper.
Lyrics by Bernie Taupin, Music by Alice Cooper

01. From the Inside
02. Wish I Were Born in Beverly Hills
03. The Quiet Room
04. Nurse Rozetta
05. Millie and Billie
06. Serious
07. How You Gonna See Me Now
08. For Veronica's Sake
09. Jackknife Johnny
10. Inmates (We're All Crazy)

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 10.23.08 @ 07:04am


http://www.futurerocklegends.com/artist.php?artist_id=Bernie_Taupin

THE FUTURE ROCK HALL PAGE FOR BERNIE TAUPIN

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 10.29.08 @ 19:15pm


The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is not really the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, since many great artists as you other people said that aren't in there, including one of the best and legendary rockers, Alice Cooper. If it wasn't for him, there might not be a Rob Zombie, a Marilyn Mason, or a Kiss, or any other band/singers influenced by the shock rocker person and band. Alice should start his own Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, then induct all the rockers who deserve to be in a Hall of Fame for rock and add rockers who are in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame already. The people at R&RHF need to be replaced or hit in the head it sounds like, because who else would've created shock rock, stage show concerts, make-up bands, villains of rock, and scare the crowd other than the greatness of the legendary band and solo singer that is Alice Cooper.

Posted by Rob on Wednesday, 11.12.08 @ 10:22am


My sincerest wish is that when Alice Cooper is nominated that it's Alice the band,not the person.The musical act that became world famous consisted of Alice Cooper, Michael Bruce, Glen Buxton, Dennis Dunaway, and Neal Smith.They all shared in the writing, playing and overall creative process that made them stars.It was not until Welcome to My Nightmare that Alice became a solo artist.BY that time, they had already become established as a successful, influential act.

Posted by Rob Silber on Sunday, 11.30.08 @ 17:20pm


Alice Cooper's Killer album is his greatest master-piece ever. I was 16 when I heard it and was blow away, and that was way back in 1971 when music produced the greatest bands that ever played!!!

Posted by cutlets29 on Sunday, 12.7.08 @ 16:43pm


Who in their right mind has voted NO to the Alice Copper Band?

People like this don't even deserve the right to listen to music.

Posted by Blah-blah-blah on Tuesday, 12.9.08 @ 07:43am


List of bands/solo artists that should be in the Hall of Fame:

Alcie Cooper
Cheap Trick
Ted Nugent
Jerry Garcia
Ozzy Osbourne
Judas Priest
The Skyliners
Robert Plant
Iron Maiden

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Posted by utah on Sunday, 02.8.09 @ 13:00pm


I can't believe Alice is not in there still. But I could name quite a few that are not in there that supprise me. I can't believe some of them are in there, I thought it was rock n roll but I guess just about anything can be considered rock n roll.

Posted by T.. on Wednesday, 03.11.09 @ 12:40pm


Top 3 Alice Cooper Songs out of many:

3. School's Out
2. He's Back (The Man Behind the Mask)
1. Poison

Posted by Mike on Monday, 03.23.09 @ 18:01pm


I was in Cleveland OH a few years back on business. I had every intention to visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Shame. On my way to the HOS, I stopped in a small restaurant on Hall of Fame drive. The place was directly across the street from Cleveland Stadium where the Indians play baseball. The restaurant was Alice Cooper's Cooperstown, I had a very well prepared steak dinner and a couple nice cold beers. While sitting there looking around at all the Alice Cooper and sports memorabilia in the place, I realized that visiting the Hall of Shame would be a slap in the face to my all time favorite Rock and Roll performer. After my meal, I drove down to the Hall of Shame, circled the building and left.
I've seen Alice Cooper in concert twice since not visiting the HOF, four times total, dating back to 1987.
I think I made the right decision.
Rock on Alice Cooper, you are a Rock and Roll icon that will always be remembered long after the most of the HOF inductees.

Posted by MoparOrNoCar on Saturday, 04.4.09 @ 05:22am


I would hope that someday Alice gets in, along with Dennis, Mike, glenn,and Neil. All five of them were the brains that made the Alice Cooper Machine Rock and Roll. I still like the alice of today but the original lineup was the best. The RHOF is a JOKE!!!!

Posted by vikingsavage on Saturday, 04.4.09 @ 17:35pm


Alice Cooper is such an important artist in rock music. So many good songs in the '70s, '80s, and '90s. He has influenced a lot of people/bands and not just in the stage shows, but musically. The man was also able to experiment with other rock genres than heavy metal. He made one of the earlist power ballads in "Only Women Bleed", the proto punk "I'm Eighteen", arena rock of "Teenage Frankenstein", jazzy art rock of "Welcome to My Nightmare, and all the regular great metal songs like "School's Out", "No More Mr. Nice Guy", and all the other. Great albums and such an original artist. He really should have been in by now.

Posted by Dude Man on Saturday, 04.25.09 @ 19:32pm


I agree Dude Man



Should BE IN..

Posted by mrxyz on Saturday, 04.25.09 @ 20:29pm


Exactly mrxyz. He was and still is an amazing artist. It's almost criminal that he is not in.

Posted by Dude Man on Saturday, 04.25.09 @ 21:56pm


It has come to my attention, yet again that people are disagreeing on the genre of Alice Cooper(long story short: Now I know why no one wanted to go to that Coven page). I curious what do the people think.

IS THE ALICE COOPER BAND, HEAVY METAL, GLAM ROCK, BOTH, OR OTHER?

Think of it as a little poll I'm taking.

I say Alice Cooper is a mainly a heavy metal artist that has done experimented over the years, but was NEVER sounded like the glam rock acts.

Posted by Dude Man on Tuesday, 06.16.09 @ 21:02pm


The AC Band was a Hard Rock band who happened to dabble in vaudeville. I think some people get confused when it comes to Glam. Just because you put on make-up doesn't mean that you are Glam. The Alice Cooper Band was never glam.

Posted by Dameon on Wednesday, 06.17.09 @ 07:39am


I don't see where this "Alice Cooper=glam" argument came from. Just listen to the music yourself. There's a clear difference between the music of Alice Cooper compared to that of say T. Rex or Slade or Mott the Hoople (at least I think so)

Posted by Keebord on Wednesday, 06.17.09 @ 10:28am


Exactly he never sounded glam.

Posted by Dude Man on Wednesday, 06.17.09 @ 10:52am


Alice cooper should have been inducted in 95', at least the band first and then Fournier... Scorpions deserve a place in the RHOF too, but they want shit rappers and stupid pop singers, only 15-20 groups/artists deserve to be there

Posted by Georgios on Friday, 07.17.09 @ 08:51am


Slipknot, Marilyn Manson, Kiss, New York Dolls, Insane Clown Posse, Gwar, Lordi, King Diamond, The Mentors, Piledriver, Mushroomhead, Mindless Self Indulgence, W.A.S.P., Rammstein, The Flaming Lips, Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Danzig, Thor, They Might Be Giants, Guns N' Roses, Motley Crue

This list wouldn't exist without Alice Cooper, who has also recieved nods from Bob Dylan, Groucho Marx, Mae West, Salvador Dali, Liza Minelli, and the Sex Pistols.

Alice Cooper must go into the Hall.

Posted by Breaker on Monday, 09.7.09 @ 16:39pm


Breaker,

You can also add Hall of Famer Jim Morrison to the list of people who have given Alice props.

Posted by DarinRG on Monday, 09.7.09 @ 16:45pm


Ah, thanks, I knew I was forgetting something. ;D

Posted by Breaker on Friday, 09.11.09 @ 08:44am


Alice Cooper is way past due for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. Please, please let's get him in.

Posted by Wayne on Sunday, 11.29.09 @ 22:48pm


many people writing in are younger. if there was no alice cooper band there would be no alice cooper solo. eighteen, school's out, billion dollar babies are the alice cooper group not solo
don't get me wrong alice is great but, all 5 need
to inducted THEY THE BAND IS THE INFLUENCE!!

Posted by weas on Monday, 11.30.09 @ 00:11am


Alice Cooper still puts on great live shows and his more recent studio albums are really good. How many other veteran rockers can truly say that? The man basically put theatrics into rock and his Welcome To My Nightmare stageshow basically set the standard for all theatrical shows. The guy was awesome in the seventies and he is still awesome today. Coop belongs in before just about anyone.

Posted by Brenda on Monday, 12.21.09 @ 17:00pm


Alice's ommission seems to be one of the great mysteries surrounding the hall...no clue on how Madonna or even ABBA get in before him (and a lot of others). Let's face it, he had a bigger influence on Rock and his popularity had to rival ABBA's...around here, anyway...

Posted by Gitarzan on Monday, 12.21.09 @ 17:07pm


According to Dave Marsh or whatever his name is, he found the Alice Cooper Band to be boring and not worthy of artists such as he sees fit.

Posted by Dameon on Monday, 12.21.09 @ 17:37pm


Why do we have to live in a time when Alice Cooper even needs to be "considered" for enshrinement into whatever it is that stole the term "Rock & Roll" as it's description?

Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper

I love it

Posted by Francesco Di Pacelli on Wednesday, 12.23.09 @ 04:47am


Alice Cooper gets so disrespected. He brought practically everything into rock. Heck, several of us albums have not been certified or recertified gold and platinum in years, despite having reached the necessary numbers a long time ago (record labels have to pay for the RIAA to certify them). Cooper is a true legend.

Posted by Tina on Saturday, 12.26.09 @ 16:13pm


Tina: I quite agree. The idea that the RIAA should be paid to do the research is complete bullshit; hell, check out the Teenage Frankenstein video. It was filmed in a FULL STADIUM, yet the Constrictor album was at best certified platinum. Come on. I haven't listened to Screamin' Jay Hawkins and Arthur Brown, but if they really were the first two shock rockers then they should be in first. However, the Hall can't hide behind that since those two aren't inducted. The whole hair band scene might not have existed if not for Alice; no KISS without Alice, and thus no Slipknot, no Rob Zombie, no... the list goes on and on. No excuses for him/them to not be in. By the way, "Nights with Alice Cooper" is great; you should definitely check him out.

Posted by Sam on Tuesday, 02.9.10 @ 18:45pm


Whoops. I meant check "it" out. My bad.

Posted by Sam on Tuesday, 02.9.10 @ 18:46pm


Alice is the man. I have been trying to figure out why this man has received virtually no love from the Hall, but again it is an institutuion populated with artists who just plainly are not Rock stars. Cooper had more than enough hits to be known, is still a draw on the concert circuit today and has an underappreciated (at least in terms of the critics) collection of albums that really deserve more credit. Currently number three on this new site as to who belongs in the Hall. Seems accurate but really should be ahead of Kraftwerk!
http://www.notinhalloffame.com/news.php

Posted by The_Avenger on Saturday, 03.20.10 @ 07:06am


"no sir, there is no way you will ever convince me that REM means more to rock than Alice Cooper...nuh uh..."

Apples and oranges, my good man.

Posted by Sam on Wednesday, 04.28.10 @ 18:47pm


I have to agree with Sam (2-9-10). There are so many artists today who would not have existed were it not for Alice paving the way. A boatload of album sales and tremendous influence and importance. What other criteria are missing?

Posted by howie115 on Tuesday, 05.11.10 @ 07:21am


If you're still around to read this... The roots of shock rock can actually be traced back to Screamin' Jay Hawkins, and Arthur Brown woas slightly ahead of Alice. However, Alice brought it to the masses (when KISS saw them at MSG they created their makeup and personas), and I suppose that they might be confused as to whether they're inducting Alice Cooper Band or Alice for his solo career. However, this is nitpicking in my opinion, as a little research will show that the Alice Cooper Band had the massive influence. Alice solo brought nothing new to the table; while some good music came out of it, it was basically him sobering up and getting back into the game after the original band broke up, going pop-metal and coming back into the public consience. As All-Music Guide said, it was good that he got to be on MTV alongside so many people that he influenced. The fact that the Alice Cooper band has not been inducted is a severe credibility blow to the Hall.

Posted by Sam on Tuesday, 05.11.10 @ 19:14pm


A big, resounding YES to Alice!

I'm still scratching my head that KISS were nominated first, but even more so that they didn't get in.

I think one thing that hampers people like Alice, Ted Nugent, and Rush with the HOF mucky-mucks are their conservative politics.

Cooper has admitted to being a Republican and a fan of former President Nixon, while Rush quotes Ayn Rand in many of their lyrics.

This flies in the face of all the Jackson Browne, No Nukes, hippie, vegetarian, San Francisco/Laurel Canyon attitudes of many on the nominating committee. This may change over the years as more younger people get on the committee.

Politics has nothing to do with music, folks!

I think Alice will eventually get in. I just hope he and the rest of the surviving band members don't die before it happens.

Posted by Scott on Thursday, 05.20.10 @ 15:18pm


Scott: I'm afraid that an induction for Alice will take either new blood on the commitee or an attitude change, by which time everyone in the band will be very old. I bet Alice himself doesn't care either way.

Posted by Sam on Saturday, 05.22.10 @ 15:10pm


Chrissie Hynde produced one album by herself without her band mates from The Pretenders, using the name, The Pretenders. The whole band was inducted. I don't see that happening with Alice Cooper. I have a bad feeling the Rock Hall will induct Alice Cooper the man and not Alice Cooper the band. I smell a Smokey Robinson and the Miracles scenario here.

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 08.25.10 @ 20:24pm


Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in my opinion is as irrelevant as the Grammies.

For years the Grammies wouldn't even recognize rock at all, think of all the 60's band that should've gotten awards, starting with the Beatles.

Then when they started, they kept screwing it up, giving best group award to duos like Hall and Oates, one award after another to Lionel Ritchie and only giving Prince a best soundtrack record award for Purple Rain.

And now they give awards to every flash-in-the-pan that comes along like lady goo-goo.

The standards of the rock and roll hall of fame sound way more subjective and political than objective.

Maybe it's time for real rock fans to come up with their own award, how about the Rock of Ages,

Or has that already been taken?

Posted by Ysbaddaden on Sunday, 09.12.10 @ 13:00pm


All The Girls Love Alice

Music: Elton John
Lyrics: Bernie Taupin

Raised to be a lady by the golden rule
Alice was the spawn of a public school
With a double barrel name in the back of her brain
And a simple case of Momma-doesn't-love-me blues
Reality it seems was just a dream
She couldn't get it on with the boys on the scene
But what do you expect from a chick who's just sixteen
And hey, hey, hey, you know what I mean
chorus
All the young girls love Alice
Tender young Alice they say
Come over and see me
Come over and please me
Alice it's my turn today

All the young girls love Alice
Tender young Alice they say
If I give you my number
Will you promise to call me
Wait 'til my husband's away
Poor little darling with a chip out of her heart
It's like acting in a movie when you got the wrong part
Getting your kicks in another girl's bed
And it was only last Tuesday they found you in the subway dead
And who could you call your friends down in Soho
One or two middle-aged dykes in a Go-Go
And what do you expect from a sixteen year old yo-yo
And hey, hey, hey, oh don't you know


© 1973 Dick James Music Limited

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 09.15.10 @ 19:40pm


When Alice Cooper's nomination was announced, one of the Detroit papers asked the rhetorical question:

Are guillotines allowed in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

Either way, it would make for an interesting induction ceremony!

Posted by Joe on Tuesday, 09.28.10 @ 14:06pm


Bernie Taupin's biggest success outside from his work with Elton John was the 1978 album, From the Inside by Alice Cooper, which included ten songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin and music by Alice Cooper, Dick Wagner, Steve Lukather, Bruce Roberts and David Foster. From the Inside spawned the Top 20 hit, How You Gonna See Me Now.

From The Inside: The 1978 Album by Alice Cooper.
Lyrics by Bernie Taupin, Music by Alice Cooper

01. From the Inside
02. Wish I Were Born in Beverly Hills
03. The Quiet Room
04. Nurse Rozetta
05. Millie and Billie
06. Serious
07. How You Gonna See Me Now
08. For Veronica's Sake
09. Jackknife Johnny
10. Inmates (We're All Crazy)

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 09.28.10 @ 14:26pm


http://www.digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/best_halloffame_x2.html

FROM THE DIGITAL DREAM DOOR

Alice Cooper

The 70's superstar never got his critical due for being one of the most theatrical performers of his time, or for a surprisingly diverse body of work ranging from loud rock anthems to tender ballads that resulted in over twenty hits. An influential artist with the type of image the Rock Hall usually seems eager to promote, who for some reason has still not even been nominated. Eventually his combination of image, influence and success should crack the doors open for him.

Qualifications: 7 - Solid Choice

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 09.28.10 @ 15:03pm


http://rockhall.com/inductees/nominees/alice-cooper/

Before there was Ozzy Osbourne, Marilyn Manson or KISS, there was Alice Cooper, the original self-proclaimed “rock villain.” Born Vincent Furnier, Cooper and his mighty band of the same name – lead guitarist Glen Buxton, rhythm guitarist Michael Bruce, bass player Dennis Dunaway and drummer Neal Smith – pioneered the dark spectacle of heavy metal with their huge blues-rock sound and extravagant stage show. Drawing from horror movies and vaudeville, Cooper brought a new level of visual theatrics to arenas with guillotines, electric chairs, boa constrictors and fake blood; their 1973 tour broke box-office records previously held by the Rolling Stones, and raised the bar for major rock tours. What made it stick were some of the catchiest, most reckless hard-rock songs of all time: “Eighteen,” “School's Out,” “No More Mr. Nice Guy.” Along with the New York Dolls and David Bowie, Alice Cooper was a starting point for the glam rock of the Seventies; it's impossible to imagine the hair metal of the Eighties without them; you can hear and see the band's influence in bands from the Sex Pistols to Guns n’ Roses. The original lineup split in the mid-Seventies, and singer Cooper would continue on with an evolving lineup; in the meantime, the pure shock value of America's first shock rockers has faded ­ but their legacy is safe.

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 09.28.10 @ 15:05pm


If Alice Cooper is inducted in 2011, that could mean Bernie Taupin will be inducted as well the same year.

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 09.28.10 @ 16:07pm


What's the difference between Kiss and Alice Cooper? If Kiss didn't make it last year, how can Alice Cooper make it this year? Does Alice Cooper have more friends than Kiss who are voting?

Posted by Qaz on Tuesday, 09.28.10 @ 16:17pm


What's the difference between Kiss and Alice Cooper? If Kiss didn't make it last year, how can Alice Cooper make it this year? Does Alice Cooper have more friends than Kiss who are voting?

Posted by Qaz on Tuesday, 09.28.10 @ 16:17pm

I don't see a Stooges scenario here, where they were nominated 8 times before being inducted. Alice Cooper was much bigger than the Stooges.

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 09.28.10 @ 16:57pm


What's the difference between Kiss and Alice Cooper? If Kiss didn't make it last year, how can Alice Cooper make it this year? Does Alice Cooper have more friends than Kiss who are voting?

Posted by Qaz on Tuesday, 09.28.10 @ 16:17pm

Let's see if I can explain this:

Alice had much better songs. Alice was an original. KISS doesn't exist without Alice.

Nothing left to be said.

Posted by Dameon on Tuesday, 09.28.10 @ 17:03pm


Not to mention Alice is much more respected than KISS by both crtics and fellow musicians. (Though KISS is still quite respected by their contemporaries)

Posted by Jim on Tuesday, 09.28.10 @ 17:13pm


Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper
Glen Buxton
Michael Bruce
Dennis Dunaway
Neal Smith

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 09.28.10 @ 18:18pm


FROM THE DIGITAL DREAM DOOR

Alice Cooper

Traditionally 70's hard-rock superstars get more fan-based support for induction than any other field, yet as evidenced by the lack of nominations over the years the committee finds the style overly indulgent and unworthy of serious consideration. This schism in perception alone has resulted in more derisive knocks against the very existence of the Hall Of Fame in the first place. While the constant calls by hardcore fans of the style for each and every act that has one song played on classic rock radio is absurd, the continuing resistance by the nominating committee against any artist who falls into that category is equally outrageous. Of all of the artists in this camp Alice Cooper makes for one of the best candidates, as the group were one of the most theatrical performers of all-time, and had a surprisingly diverse body of work ranging from loud rock anthems to tender ballads that resulted in over twenty hits. It took far too long for them to be given a shot on the ballot, but their influence, steady mainstream success and an image that is instantly recognizable, along with Cooper's own reverence for rock history in all styles, gives their resume the needed punch to get in.

Qualifications: 7 - Solid Choice

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 09.28.10 @ 20:03pm


Here's an interesting connection between Todd Rundgren and Alice Cooper. One of the early names of Alice Cooper (the band) was The Nazz. When Alice Cooper (ne Vincent Furnier) learned that Todd Rundgren had a band called Nazz, he knew he had to find a new moniker for his band.

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Wednesday, 09.29.10 @ 12:26pm


Alice Cooper

Vincent Furnier
Glen Buxton
Michael Bruce
Dennis Dunaway
Neal Smith

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 09.30.10 @ 11:26am


Should've happened a long time ago, and before KISS. Let's hope they finally make it in; it would certainly be a step in the right direction if they did.

Posted by Sam on Friday, 10.1.10 @ 10:19am


Did you know that one of Alice Cooper's fellow nominees, Donovan, sang on the title track to the 1973 album "Billion Dollar Babies."

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Friday, 10.1.10 @ 13:39pm


FROM THE DIGITAL DREAM DOOR

Alice Cooper

The 70's superstar never got his critical due for being one of the most theatrical performers of his time, or for a surprisingly diverse body of work ranging from loud rock anthems to tender ballads that resulted in over twenty hits. An influential artist with the type of image the Rock Hall usually seems eager to promote, who for some reason has still not even been nominated. Eventually his combination of image, influence and success should crack the doors open for him.

Traditionally 70's hard-rock superstars get more fan-based support for induction than any other field, yet as evidenced by the lack of nominations over the years the committee finds the style overly indulgent and unworthy of serious consideration. This schism in perception alone has resulted in more derisive knocks against the very existence of the Hall Of Fame in the first place. While the constant calls by hardcore fans of the style for each and every act that has one song played on classic rock radio is absurd, the continuing resistance by the nominating committee against any artist who falls into that category is equally outrageous. Of all of the artists in this camp Alice Cooper makes for one of the best candidates, as the group were one of the most theatrical performers of all-time, and had a surprisingly diverse body of work ranging from loud rock anthems to tender ballads that resulted in over twenty hits. It took far too long for them to be given a shot on the ballot, but their influence, steady mainstream success and an image that is instantly recognizable, along with Cooper's own reverence for rock history in all styles, gives their resume the needed punch to get in.

Posted by Roy on Friday, 10.1.10 @ 21:20pm


FROM THE DIGITAL DREAM DOOR

Alice Cooper

The 70's superstar never got his critical due for being one of the most theatrical performers of his time, or for a surprisingly diverse body of work ranging from loud rock anthems to tender ballads that resulted in over twenty hits. An influential artist with the type of image the Rock Hall usually seems eager to promote, who for some reason has still not even been nominated. Eventually his combination of image, influence and success should crack the doors open for him.

Traditionally 70's hard-rock superstars get more fan-based support for induction than any other field, yet as evidenced by the lack of nominations over the years the committee finds the style overly indulgent and unworthy of serious consideration. This schism in perception alone has resulted in more derisive knocks against the very existence of the Hall Of Fame in the first place. While the constant calls by hardcore fans of the style for each and every act that has one song played on classic rock radio is absurd, the continuing resistance by the nominating committee against any artist who falls into that category is equally outrageous. Of all of the artists in this camp Alice Cooper makes for one of the best candidates, as the group were one of the most theatrical performers of all-time, and had a surprisingly diverse body of work ranging from loud rock anthems to tender ballads that resulted in over twenty hits. It took far too long for them to be given a shot on the ballot, but their influence, steady mainstream success and an image that is instantly recognizable, along with Cooper's own reverence for rock history in all styles, gives their resume the needed punch to get in.

Qualifications: 7 - Solid Choice

Posted by Roy on Friday, 10.1.10 @ 21:22pm


The 2011 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees will be announced in December. If Alice Cooper is inducted you can bet the committee that decides on the non-performer inductees will choose to induct Bernie Taupin in the same year. We'll have to wait and see what happens.

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 10.2.10 @ 06:52am


alice cooper alone or with the band? the picture in rockhall page shows he is with his band.

Posted by akeem on Wednesday, 10.6.10 @ 17:39pm


Alice Cooper the band, the man, the name are all being inducted as one entity. There's a Parliament-Funkadelic and Joy Division/New Order thing going on here. Chrissie Hynde produced one album by herself without her band mates from The Pretenders, using the name, The Pretenders. The whole band was inducted. Same thing is going on here.

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 10.6.10 @ 20:56pm


Oh god yes, One of the premier Hard Rock artists of the 70's.

Posted by GFW on Monday, 10.25.10 @ 13:24pm


Alice said "I wanna be "Elected".

Go do it and make your voice heard

Posted by Dameon on Tuesday, 11.2.10 @ 09:35am


Well, the RnR HoF has started to become a joke...no chronological order... nominees from left filed...but finally, the Man, the Myth, the Legend Alice is there...my biggest concern is that he will forget about Bruce/Dunaway/Smith/RIP Buxton...they were his core for 5 albums...if he gets in, I would love to see, at least, one song with the original masters...if they are snubbed, I will undestand why Alice lost me at "Welcome...

Posted by SolarTiger on Saturday, 11.6.10 @ 02:25am


Well, the RnR HoF has started to become a joke...no chronological order... nominees from left filed...but finally, the Man, the Myth, the Legend Alice is there...my biggest concern is that he will forget about Bruce/Dunaway/Smith/RIP Buxton...they were his core for 5 albums...if he gets in, I would love to see, at least, one song with the original masters...if they are snubbed, I will undestand why Alice lost me at "Welcome...

Posted by SolarTiger on Saturday, 11.6.10 @ 02:25am

It has already been established that all of Alice Cooper, the band, will be inducted! Alice Cooper is the name of the business. Vincent Furnier is the name of the lead singer. When the other band members left, Vincent Furnier kept the business name, Alice Cooper. This did not make him a solo artist. Other musicians played on his albums. Alice Cooper's 80's hits Poison and Hey Stoopid will be included with the induction of Alice Cooper the band, the business name. Vincent Furnier will not be nominated and inducted a second time as a solo artist as well, under the name Alice Cooper.

Alice Cooper the band, the man, the name are all being inducted as one entity. Chrissie Hynde produced one album by herself without her band mates from The Pretenders, using the name, The Pretenders. The whole band was inducted. Same thing is going on here.

Read the Alice Cooper bio from the Rock Hall's press release.

The Nominees

Alice Cooper

Vincent Furnier
Glen Buxton
Michael Bruce
Dennis Dunaway
Neal Smith

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 11.6.10 @ 05:35am


http://rockhall.com/inductees/nominees/alice-cooper/

FROM THE ROCK HALL

Before there was Ozzy Osbourne, Marilyn Manson or KISS, there was Alice Cooper, the original self-proclaimed “rock villain.” Born Vincent Furnier, Cooper and his mighty band of the same name – lead guitarist Glen Buxton, rhythm guitarist Michael Bruce, bass player Dennis Dunaway and drummer Neal Smith – pioneered the dark spectacle of heavy metal with their huge blues-rock sound and extravagant stage show. Drawing from horror movies and vaudeville, Cooper brought a new level of visual theatrics to arenas with guillotines, electric chairs, boa constrictors and fake blood; their 1973 tour broke box-office records previously held by the Rolling Stones, and raised the bar for major rock tours. What made it stick were some of the catchiest, most reckless hard-rock songs of all time: “Eighteen,” “School's Out,” “No More Mr. Nice Guy.” Along with the New York Dolls and David Bowie, Alice Cooper was a starting point for the glam rock of the Seventies; it's impossible to imagine the hair metal of the Eighties without them; you can hear and see the band's influence in bands from the Sex Pistols to Guns n’ Roses. The original lineup split in the mid-Seventies, and singer Cooper would continue on with an evolving lineup; in the meantime, the pure shock value of America's first shock rockers has faded but their legacy is safe.

FROM THE DIGITAL DREAM DOOR

Alice Cooper

The 70's superstar never got his critical due for being one of the most theatrical performers of his time, or for a surprisingly diverse body of work ranging from loud rock anthems to tender ballads that resulted in over twenty hits. An influential artist with the type of image the Rock Hall usually seems eager to promote, who for some reason has still not even been nominated. Eventually his combination of image, influence and success should crack the doors open for him.

Traditionally 70's hard-rock superstars get more fan-based support for induction than any other field, yet as evidenced by the lack of nominations over the years the committee finds the style overly indulgent and unworthy of serious consideration. This schism in perception alone has resulted in more derisive knocks against the very existence of the Hall Of Fame in the first place. While the constant calls by hardcore fans of the style for each and every act that has one song played on classic rock radio is absurd, the continuing resistance by the nominating committee against any artist who falls into that category is equally outrageous. Of all of the artists in this camp Alice Cooper makes for one of the best candidates, as the group were one of the most theatrical performers of all-time, and had a surprisingly diverse body of work ranging from loud rock anthems to tender ballads that resulted in over twenty hits. It took far too long for them to be given a shot on the ballot, but their influence, steady mainstream success and an image that is instantly recognizable, along with Cooper's own reverence for rock history in all styles, gives their resume the needed punch to get in.

Qualifications: 7 - Solid Choice

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 11.6.10 @ 05:40am


Perhaps they held off nominating Alice for so long because they were waiting for The Stooges to get in? (Since they were a tad earlier in the Detroit scene). MC5 probably should've gotten a nod first though.

Posted by Jim on Friday, 11.19.10 @ 18:03pm


Donovan performed on Alice Cooper's Billion Dollar Babies.

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 12.7.10 @ 09:14am


Good thinking Jim, but since they nominated The Stooges before they nominated the MC5 (and inducted The Stooges first), I don't really think they can use that as an excuse.

Posted by Sam on Thursday, 12.9.10 @ 03:57am


If indeed Alice Cooper is being inducted in 2011, that means it won't be Vincent Furnier who gives the induction speech for Bernie Taupin, if Bernie Taupin is also being inducted this year.

Posted by Roy on Monday, 12.13.10 @ 08:49am



Alice just confirmed it. Congrats Mr. Cooper on an induction long overdue.

Posted by Jim on Tuesday, 12.14.10 @ 17:50pm


Excellent. Hopefully the band will receive their due as well. Now can we get Deep Purple in next year please?

Posted by Sam on Wednesday, 12.15.10 @ 09:35am


"Hopefully the band will receive their due as well."

Well, the Rock Hall website says "Alice Cooper Band", so...

Posted by Chalkie on Wednesday, 12.15.10 @ 09:55am


Was it really necessary to list them as Alice Cooper Band on the Rock Hall. The name of the band is Alice Cooper. I'm pretty sure we can see all the members of Alice Cooper up on stage being inducted and notice with our eyes that they are a band with having to call them a band. I hope they are not going to call them the Alice Cooper Band at the ceremony and show it on the screen too!

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 12.15.10 @ 10:01am


Was it really necessary to list them as Alice Cooper Band on the Rock Hall website. The name of the band is Alice Cooper. I'm pretty sure we can see all the members of Alice Cooper up on stage being inducted and notice with our eyes that they are a band without having to call them a band. I hope they are not going to call them the Alice Cooper Band at the ceremony and show it on the screen too!

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 12.16.10 @ 11:29am


They were nominated as Alice Cooper. They are listed as Alice Cooper Band on the Rock Hall website. Does this annoy anyone else but me?

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 01.20.11 @ 04:21am


Yes. They're making it clear that they're inducting the entire band. The name of the band was "Alice Cooper", not "Alice Cooper Band", so they're technically more correct without the word "Band", but they made it clear when they nominated them that it was the entire band. They're just using semantics to for clarification purposes. It's not a big deal.

Posted by Philip on Thursday, 01.20.11 @ 12:02pm


I guess someone complained and some is listening. Alice Cooper Band is now Alice Cooper again on the Rock Hall website! Thank God!

Posted by Roy on Friday, 01.21.11 @ 04:28am


Hey Roy, I think you only closed the back door twice when you came in...

Posted by Philip on Friday, 01.21.11 @ 07:06am


I noted that Bernies contribution to Alice Coopers From The Inside has been over egged! Bernie was co-lyricist, they wrote alot of the lyrics by trading lines with each other. Alice has mentioned this in autobiograpy. It certaily produced an interesting mix of lyrics and on the whole it worked. I think it should be clear that Bernie didn't write all the lyrics!

Posted by Josh on Sunday, 01.23.11 @ 11:54am

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 01.23.11 @ 20:03pm


Expect to hear Vincent Furnier thanking Bernie Taupin during his induction speech.

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 02.15.11 @ 06:40am


Roy, why do you insist on calling him Vincent Furnier when his name is Alice Cooper and legally has been for over 35 years now?

Posted by Jimmy on Tuesday, 02.15.11 @ 07:37am


So why is it only the original members? Wasn't Welcome to My Nightmare Alice's biggest success? Many of his greatest works came after the breakup of the original band.

Posted by Metalsmith on Tuesday, 03.1.11 @ 13:00pm


"So why is it only the original members?"

It was the original line up that was influential and at least a little innovative.

"Wasn't Welcome to My Nightmare Alice's biggest success?"

No, Billion Dollar Babies was, with the original band mind you.

"Many of his greatest works came after the breakup of the original band."

That is subjective, but his most respected material was with the original band.

Posted by Jim on Tuesday, 03.1.11 @ 14:45pm


Welcome To My Nightmare is included in this induction. The entire Alice Cooper history is being inducted.

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 03.2.11 @ 04:37am


Alice has just finished recording an album that is going to be called Welcome II My Nightmare. The release date will be later this year. I post this because it will be interesting over 35 years later to see if he can get anywhere close to the brillance of that classic album (I do think a couple of his more recent albums 1994's The Last Temptation and 2000's Brutal Planet rank right up there). He has brought in some of the same people he used for that album. Hunter is back in Alice's band, so this should be interesting.

Posted by Fan on Friday, 03.11.11 @ 08:57am


No mention of Bernie Taupin in the Alice Cooper or Leon Russell bios on the Rock Hall's website.

Posted by Roy on Monday, 03.14.11 @ 21:31pm


All the photos of The Alice Cooper band show them with just one trophy, instead of a trophy for each member. What the hell is going on. Is this how it's going to be from now on at the ceremony? All the members of a band get a trophy, but not all the trophies are brought out on stage because it clutters up the podium, or do bands have to share one trophy now? This is getting weird!

Posted by Roy on Monday, 03.14.11 @ 21:44pm


So I guess we've seen what the pattern is going to be from now on. We get one truly long overdue landmark act (i.e. Alice Cooper), one big ticket-seller that your mom likes (Neil Diamond) and a host of insignificant people only recognised for having worked with Phil Spector (the murderer) or for contributions to more famous people's albums. Encouraging.

Posted by Metalsmith on Monday, 03.21.11 @ 13:40pm


Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but calling Darlene Love, Tom Waits and Dr. John "insignificant" clearly shows a lack of comprehension. Metalsmith, I understand your frustration and I'm not defending the Hall in any way (Good God, please don't accuse me of that, that would be 1000x times worse than name-calling LOL!!), but there's no need to trample on an inducted artist's credentials in order to bolster others, it's not Darlene Love's fault the Hall are inducting her and Deep Purple for example has yet to receive a single nomination.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Monday, 03.21.11 @ 14:20pm


Let me put it another way, Tahvo. Name one thing any of the three of them has done that would cause me to give a shit. How about that?

Posted by Metalsmith on Tuesday, 03.22.11 @ 00:05am


If you simply don't care, then ya don't care, can't help you out there, Metalsmith

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Tuesday, 03.22.11 @ 02:25am


I'm glad we agree.

Posted by Metalsmith on Tuesday, 03.22.11 @ 11:09am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmNHTsMcg20

Alice Cooper induction video surfaces

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 04.5.11 @ 22:52pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmNHTsMcg20

The 2011 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame: Alice Cooper

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 05.11.11 @ 07:28am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92jbQ1TQLhI

More Alice Cooper at Rock Hall

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 05.12.11 @ 04:28am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7SP6i-nvVs

Names dropped by Alice Cooper at the Rock Hall:

Inductees

The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Yardbirds, The Who, The Kinks, Duane Eddy and the Rebels

Not Inductees

The Moody Blues, Deep Purple, Donovan, The Steve Miller Band, Joe Cocker, Laura Nyro, Marilyn Manson

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 05.12.11 @ 04:55am


http://m.post-gazette.com/ae/music/rock-and-roll-hall-of-famer-alice-cooper-brings-horror-to-stage-ae-1166447?p=0

Alice Cooper wants Deep Purple, The Moody Blues, Joe Cocker, Donovan and Burt Bacharach inducted!

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 08.17.11 @ 20:39pm


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Posted by achat tadalafil on Monday, 02.20.12 @ 17:23pm



Alice Cooper: From The Inside
Lyrics by Alice Cooper and Bernie Taupin
Music by Alice Cooper, Dick Wagner, Steve Lukather, David Foster and Bruce Roberts

01. 1978 From the Inside
02. 1978 Wish I Was Born in Beverly Hills
03. 1978 The Quiet Room
04. 1978 Nurse Rozetta
05. 1978 Millie and Billie
06. 1978 Serious
07. 1978 How You Gonna See Me Now
08. 1978 For Veronica's Sake
09. 1978 Jackknife Johnny
10. 1978 Inmates (We're All Crazy)
11. 1978 No Tricks

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 12.15.12 @ 00:00am


The Alice Cooper interview is really cool, especially when he talks about the Stones. If you haven't given it a look, check it out. It's only three minutes, & it's worth it.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Wednesday, 06.26.13 @ 06:52am


Alice Cooper wants The Moody Blues, Deep Purple, Kiss, Burt Bacharach and Hal David inducted!

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 10.8.13 @ 23:19pm


http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/dick-wagner-guitarist-for-alice-cooper-and-lou-reed-dead-at-71-20140730

Dick Wagner, Guitarist for Alice Cooper and Lou Reed, Dead at 71

The guitarist also played with Kiss, Aerosmith, Rod Stewart, Meat Loaf and more

R.I.P Dick Wagner

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 07.30.14 @ 20:45pm


Alice Cooper should do a remake of Leonard Cohen's Don't Go Home With Your Hard-On.

Posted by Roy on Monday, 01.11.16 @ 17:26pm


ELECTED

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 11.8.16 @ 07:34am


Should there be an Alice Cooper (solo) page? Technically he can still be nominated and inducted again as Alice Cooper.

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 11.17.16 @ 22:59pm


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