Inductee Biography for ALICE COOPER

Alice_CooperROLLING STONE magazine described ALICE COOPER as the worlds most beloved heavy metal entertainer! Born Vincent Furnier in Detroit he grew up in Phoenix and attended Cortez High School. He fronted several bands in the valley in the 60’s from THE EARWIGS to THE SPIDERS to THE NAZZ. By 1968 Vince realized that the group needed a gimmick to break through and grab attention. They decided on the name ALICE COOPER. One of the first acts to be known as “SHOCK ROCK”
or “THEATRICAL ROCK”, the group would draw from horror movies, vaudeville and heavy metal rock and roll. Wearing full makeup on stage also grabbed attention pushing that musical envelope.

Alice Cooper band members would include lead guitarist Glenn Buxton, Michael Bruce on rhythm, Dennis Dunaway on bass, Neal Smith on drums. Studio musician and sideman “Rockin” Reggie Vinson would
play on several successful albums and co-write one of their biggest singles BILLION DOLLAR BABIES. Other Alice Cooper hits include SCHOOLS OUT, I’M EIGHTEEN, BE MY LOVER, WELCOME TO MY NIGHTMARE and UNDER MY WHEELS.

ALICE COOPER still lives in Phoenix and continues to record and maintain a heavy touring schedule around the country and the world. In addition he finds time to do a nationwide radio show called NIGHTS WITH ALICE COOPER airing on nearly 100 radio stations. (bio by Jim West)

Alice Cooper web site