Inductee Biography for MICHAEL BRUCE
In 1966, Michael Bruce joined the Phoenix-based band, The Spiders. The band later changed its name to Alice Cooper. Michael’s talent on guitar and keyboards brought a distinctive sound to the band. He also wrote or co-wrote many of the band’s major hits including “No More Mr. Nice Guy”, “Schools Out”, “Under My Wheels” and “Billion Dollar Babies”.

In the 1970’s, the band released albums including Love It to Death, School’s Out and Billion Dollar Babies. The sales were phenomenal due in a large part to Michael’s songwriting. His talent was an essential part of the band’s world-wide success.

In 1973, Michael began working on his own projects. In 1975, he released the album, In My Own Way with an impressive line-up of musicians dropping by to participate in the sessions. Among them were Keith Moon (The Who), Todd Rundgren (Iggy Pop), David Foster (Airplay) and Ricky Fataar (The Beach Boys).

In 2010, Alice Cooper (Vincent Furnier) asked Bruce to play on Welcome 2 My Nightmare. Bruce was again featured on Cooper’s album, Paranormal (2017) and Detroit Stories (2021.

Michael is currently working on a new album with his original band, The Michael Bruce Group.

Michael Bruce website