Rocker Alice Cooper turned down the opportunity to bed late screen star Mae West - because he wasn't sure if the former sex symbol was truly feminine. Cooper - who starred alongside the veteran actress in the movie Sextette in 1978 - reveals West was very keen to romance the then 30-year-old singer and even invited him back to her trailer - an offer the star vehemently refused. He says, "Did she come onto me? You bet she did. We ended one of our scenes and Mae whispered to me, 'Why don't you come on back to my trailer?' I said, 'Because you're 86-years-old and I'm not sure if you're a woman or not!'" West died in 1980, aged 87.
Alice Cooper and Iggy Pop both decided to give up alcohol and drugs when they found themselves coughing up strange colored substances. Cooper has been sober since 1983 after suffering such severe alcoholism he was hospitalized. After a long association with narcotics, Pop joined Cooper and now lives a healthy lifestyle, relying on coffee and tai chi. Remember the moment he decided to quit, Cooper tells Mojo magazine, "I was throwing up blood. That was kind of my first clue. That's not a good thing. Pop adds: "It was green stuff for me. It was bile."
A partial track list for the long-awaited third installment of Guitar Hero was released by Activision today. As usual, the 11-song list offers a nice blend of time-tested rock anthems by the Rolling Stones, Fog Hat, and Alice Cooper, as well as new classics by the likes of the Beastie Boys, Weezer, and Smashing Pumpkins. In keeping with the inclusion of a Spinal Tap song in Guitar Hero II, the new game will include a song by Tenacious D. Notable is the fact that seven of the songs on the list are original recordings. In previous versions of Guitar Hero, each song was a cover version. Guitar Hero III will be available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 2 and 3, and the Nintendo Wii. The game's release is slated for this fall. Here's the 11-track Guitar Hero III track list released by Activision. Original recordings Paint It Black (Rolling Stones) Cherub Rock (Smashing Pumpkins) Sabotage (Beastie Boys) The Metal (Tenacious D) My Name is Jonas (Weezer) Knights of Cydonia (Muse) Cult of Personality (Living Colour) Cover versions Rock And Roll All Nite (made famous by Kiss) School's Out (made famous by Alice Cooper) Slow Ride (made famous by Fog Hat) Barracuda (made famous by Heart)
ALICE COOPER, the master rocker in the theatre of the macabre and inspiration to such hard rock and metal artists as KISS, Ozzy Osbourne, Marilyn Manson, Slipknot and others, hasn't lost his edge or his wit. As he kicked off his world tour in Australia last month in support of his new CD, DIRTY DIAMONDS, released in the US August 2nd, the man who made summer vacation an anthem for students everywhere unveiled a new character in his show: a killer Chihuahua. And if that doesn't conjure up enough strange images, what's on the end of those little needle-like teeth may. Paris Hilton's precious Tinkerbell has finally reached the end of her Swarovski crystal-encrusted collar and leash. Sick of the endless parties, red carpets and preening for the media, the killer canine is teaching Ms. Hilton a lesson she'll not soon forget. During the show, Tinkerbell goes postal and sinks her choppers into Paris' throat. In true Alice Cooper fashion, it's a bloo! dy mess, as Alice looks on with a knowing grin. Leave it to Cooper to rip the throat out of vapid celebrity culture. And who gets to portray Paris Hilton in Alice Cooper's theatre of the bizarre? His 24 year old daughter Calico, of course. Dark, gory fun runs in the family. ALICE COOPER TOUR WITH CHEAP TRICK (*Except Aug. 21 in Detroit) Aug. 20 Cincinnati, Ohio @ US Bank Arena Aug. 21 Detroit, Mich. @ Michigan State Fair Aug. 22 Toronto, Ontario @ The Docks Aug. 25 Vienna, Va. @ Wolf Trap Aug. 26 Atlanta, Ga. @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre Aug. 28 Farmingville, N.Y. @ Brookhaven Amphitheatre Aug. 29 Holmdel, N.J. @ PNC Bank Arts Center Aug. 30 Syracuse, N.Y. @ State Fair Sept. 1 Rockford, Ill. @ On The Waterfront Festival Sept. 2 Madison, Wis. @ Alliant Energy Center Sept. 4 Loveland, Colo. @ Budweiser Events Center Sept. 5 Pueblo, Colo. @ State Fair Sept. 7 Topeka, Kan. @ Landon Arena Sept. 9 Grand Junction, Colo. @ Rock Jam Sept. 10 Albuquerque, N.M. @ State Fair Sept. 14 Alpine, Calif. @ Viejas Concerts in the Park Sept. 16 Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Greek Theatre *** More dates to be announced soon ***
Wild rocker Alice Cooper has a secret addiction - he is obsessed with shopping. The Poison hit maker admits he loves the pastime but reveals it causes havoc when he is traveling. He says, "I go on tour with two suitcases and come home with 12. Whenever I'm in a city I will sneak off to trawl down the main shopping streets."