Alice Cooper

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2014

    A Chance Encounter With Alice Cooper Changed My Life

    Once upon a time in Phoenix, in the fall of 1980, my high school journalism teacher, Mrs. Finerman, was standing before the class, her voice thick with Willy Wonka mystery. "This is a very special room," she told us. "Years ago, right here, a man by the name of Vincent Furnier wrote for this schoo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Week, 10/27/14

    For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.

  • Voice Choices

    October 22, 2014


    Shout at the devil one last time.

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2014

    Heavy Metal Spin Class Is a Thing

    A tune by Death pumped through the speakers in the basement of SYNCStudio in Williamsburg. Halston Bruce, a tattooed chick with curly red hair, donned a headset microphone and mounted her stationary bike. This innaugural heavy metal cycling class (last Thursday) had been her longtime vision, and she ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2014

    Alice Cooper: Now, "You Can't Shock an Audience"

    There are a few rock stars whose careers were founded on the bedrock of infamy, and most of them owe a proverbial debt to Alice Cooper. The original shock-rocker (at least in America) is now the subject of a trippy documentary, Super Duper Alice Cooper, which premiered in NYC at the Tribeca Film Fes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2014

    Mick Mars of Mötley Crüe: "We'll Be Absolutely Done As a Band"

    Last week the rock world was shocked and excited to hear veteran rockers Mötley Crüe would be calling it quits following their upcoming (appropriately titled) Farewell Tour. Joined by Alice Cooper, this differs from most bands' perpetual goodbye offerings by including a Cessation of Touring Agreem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2014

    Our 20 Most Read Stories of 2013, the Complete List

    We covered a lot of music ground in 2013. You loved all of it (especially if the word "douchiest" was in the title). But some stories were more read than others. Here now, our 20 most popular posts of the year. Thanks for reading, and see you next year!!

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2013

    Our 20 Most Read Stories of 2013, 10 - 1

    We covered a lot of music ground in 2013. You loved all of it (especially if the word "douchiest" was in the title). But some stories were more read than others. Here now, our 20 most popular posts of the year, 10 - 1. Thanks for reading, and see you next year!! See also: Our 20 Most Read Stories o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2013

    The Greatest Action Scenes of All Time, Mashed Up With the Songs They Deserved

    We all love action movies. There is no better way to escape from the brutal, sometimes flagrantly unfair world than to hunker down with a bunch of cool-looking people shooting each other. But sometimes our favorite action movies need something more. Perhaps a different selection of music will best e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2013

    The Fashion Of Stadium-Folk Bands, Ranked Worst To Worstest

    We all know the current trend of snotty white-people stadium-folk sucks. That's something near-universally agreed upon within critical circles. It's hard to take a single note of the stuff seriously, enough to make you reconsider the entire influencing legacy of Bob Dylan. But one thing that's been ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2013

    Talking Spooky Stuff With Lita Ford

    Lita Ford went to a party on Halloween night, and ... well, you know the rest. The former Runaway and a current bitch (no, really, her new live album is called The Bitch Is Back) is still going strong and dressing like this. Which is to say, she's still kicking (and baring) a lot of ass. In the midd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    Alice Cooper Assesses Halloween Candy

    Last Halloween Alice Cooper was guest editor of this blog. We've just now gotten the blood out of the carpet. The smell of sulfur still remains. And though he left the place a wreck, afterward we went trick-or-treating with him through the Lower East Side. He murdered the first person unlucky enough ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    Alice Cooper - Beacon Theatre - 7/18/13

    Better Than: It's Alice Cooper. It's better than everything. They say that after a nuclear holocaust, there will be two things left: cockroaches and Cher. It's time to add a third likely survivor: Alice Cooper. The original shock rocker, now 65, commanded the sold-out Beacon Theater last night wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2013

    Why Alice Cooper is Wrong About Mumford & Sons: A Theory

    In a recent interview with Fuse, Alice Cooper said calling Mumford & Sons a rock band is an "offense to rock 'n' roll." Boy oh boy! Now, we love us some Alice. He's a legend (and former boss). In fact, we're going to see him tonight at The Beacon Theater (review up tomorrow morning). But he and the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2013

    Is Detroit America's Most Rock and Roll City?

    By Bob Ruggiero Detroit Rock City: The Uncensored History of Rock 'N' Roll in America's Loudest City By Steve Miller Da Capo Books, 312 pp., $16.99 "It's this beautiful place where you sacrifice your safety for a shitload of freedom," Rachel Nagy of the Detroit Cobras says of her band's namesake c ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 15, 2013

    ROCK 101

    We don’t care 
about history . . .

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2013

    12 (More) Big Deal Albums We're Hella Excited For

    Hey: Albums! In case people still care about these things, here's a batch of potentially interesting releases arriving in the calendar year.

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    These Artists Should Sell Coffins As Merch

    Sorry to throw salt in your New Year's revelry, but as something begins, so too something ends. And that makes us think about death. Because we're sick. And practical. Sickly practical. Practically sick. ANYWAY, the imminence of death begs an essential question: how will you be buried? It's never ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    I Just Sang With Some Rock Legends! (Video Below)

    Remember when I told you about the Frankie's Friends benefit (to help sick pets) at the Cutting Room, where Emmylou Harris and Steve Earle were headlining? Well, it really happened on Tuesday night, both of those stars singing powerful, heartfelt country tunes to a roomful of rapt admirers. While ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    Last Minute Music-Inspired Mashup Costumes For Your Already Busted Halloween

    Halloween on a Wednesday. It was a massive bummer before Sandy came and took a shit all over it. It makes sense if you've not yet picked out a costume. We've got some last minute, music-inspired costume suggestions. All of them are awful, maybe. But after all that's gone down these last few days, ex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    Bands Carrying On The Proud Alice Cooper Shock-Rock Tradition ... According To Alice Cooper

    Today we're handing the keys to the blog to spook rock pioneer Alice Cooper. Here he talks about a few music artists doing him proud. By Alice Cooper See Also: - Ten Creepy Movies That Scare the Hell Out of Alice Cooper - The 25 Creepiest Heavy Metal Album Covers

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    Alice Cooper's Best Songs ... According To Alice Cooper

    To wrap up his day, guest editor Alice Cooper is sending you off into the frightening night with a list of his favorite songs. His own. Thanks for everything today, Alice! Don't worry about the blood stains you left in the office. We'll have an intern clean them up. Happy Halloween, everybody! S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    Alice Cooper Takes Over SOTC For Halloween Tomorrow

    Tomorrow is Halloween, and we're taking the day off, handing over the keys to a frightening someone whose name evokes an appropriate level of ghoulish camp: Alice Cooper. Throughout the day Alice will be posting about his favorite scary bands, scary movies, and scary golf courses movie scores. He'l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    Your Frighteningly In-Depth Guide To Insane Clown Posse's Upcoming Record The Mighty Death Pop!, Featuring Kreayshawn, Ice Cube, Color Me Badd, and a Christina Aguilera Cover

    On August 14, Insane Clown Posse will deliver their 12th studio album, The Mighty Death Pop! The last time Detroit's finest punching bags released a full-length original album, September 2009's Bang! Pow! Boom!, they gave the world "Miracles," an unintentionally hilarious viral-video ode to giraffes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    How To Survive Rain in New York City

    What the hail? If you were in New York City yesterday, you are certainly aware of the inclement weather which loudly dumped several inches of rain and quarter-size icerocks on our fair metropolis -- resulting in at least four lightening-related injuries and flooding in subway and highway hubs, acc ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 27, 2012
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    May 9, 2012
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    November 22, 2011

    Nickelback (And Paul Scheer) Try To Figure Out Why Everyone Hates Nickelback

    ​Why do people hate Nickelback enough to craft petitions inveighing against their inclusion in the halftime entertainment of a regular-season NFL game? (Even the Black Eyed Peas' Super Bowl appearance didn't inspire such e-ire!) I tried to figure this out two weeks ago and maybe sorta did, at ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 16, 2011


    It’s fowl play in Dina Martina’s latest

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    When the Burtons and Brando and Malcolm McDowell Blew Through Town

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 21, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 25 Hype! Hype! Hooray! by Arthur Bell A heat wave blew into town last week. So did Merle Oberon, Malcolm McDowell, the Burtons, Ron O'Neal, Alice Cooper, Marlon Brando, withered endives, chopped liver fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Live: Tom Waits (And A Punk-Rock Neil Diamond) Dominate The Rock Hall Induction Ceremony

    The 2011 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel Monday, March 14 Better Than: Whatever was happening at Death by Audio tonight that Bruce Springsteen didn't show up to, for whatever reason. First off, let's tell you what you want to hear: Tom Waits stole the show ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 24, 2010


    Gore-obsessed black metallers muck up Santos’ Party House

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    Rating the Ridiculous Musical Performances of Fashion Week 2010 (So Far)

    As much of the Boom Boom Room as you're ever likely to see. Twitpic via grekotv​Fashion Week is a biannual rite in New York, and with it comes another biannual rite--awkward, private late night performances from bands that are either at the center of the zeitgeist (Kanye West on the bar at the ... More >>

  • Music

    July 13, 2010

    The Endtables Emerge At Last

    As do Tin Huey, Pistol Whip, and myriad other unjustly forgotten early-indie innovators

  • Voice Choices

    March 16, 2010


    See what's new in Canadian cinema

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2007

    It's Official: CBGB To Be John Varvatos. But Wait, There's More.

    From our flat-mate Runnin' Scared: Designer John Varvatos gave Voice writer Lynn Yaeger the brush-off despite repeated attempts for comment and then officially announces that he's opening a boutique in the storefront that once housed CBGB on the same day her article "All Sold Out at CBGB" hit newst ... More >>

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    July 11, 2006

    Trading Up

    Money-for-nothing stunt proves an object's value is in the eye of the beholder

  • Music

    December 13, 2005

    Hostile & Nasty

    Angry brutes and tattoo artists whip you with the grease chain

  • Music

    November 22, 2005

    Oral Pain Equals Aural Gain

    Second life for a steel-bar-bending rocker and his muscles of love

  • People

    August 30, 2005


    Talking with John Mikl Thor, rock gladiator

  • Music

    July 26, 2005

    Wham, Bam, Thank You Glam

    Fancy-pants glitter bands from Detroit, Canada, and upstate remember their forefathers

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    July 26, 2005
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    February 15, 2005
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    October 26, 2004

    Piss Promise, Doktor

    Gustave Hertz, Mr. Pod, and Venison machen sie metall

  • Music

    October 12, 2004

    Do-Gooders Do Good

    The most commendable political compilation of a watershed year for official liberalism

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    August 6, 2002
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    May 29, 2001
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    March 21, 2000
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    November 30, 1999
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    March 9, 1999
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