Blog Post : Alice KILLED Los Angeles!
We have three SICK reviews from Alice's October 28 show at the Nokia Theatre in LA. Check 'em out below!
Alice Cooper is Godhead
By Elise Thompson
Last night Alice Cooper drove the Nokia crowd into a hysterical heavy metal sing-along on his Theatre of Death tour. It is just impossible not to sing along with "I'm Eighteen". But besides his musical ouvre, there are a few things that set Alice Cooper apart and give him such a rabid following.
First and foremost, Alice is a showman. I mean besides being a singer. He gets decapitated, dragged all over the stage and abused by psycho Nurse Rosetta, impaled by a 6-foot long hypodermic, and hanged (a stunt that proved nearly fatal in England in the 80s).
On this tour there were a few new tricks I hadn't seen before, like Nurse Rosetta emitting a shower of sparks from her crotch as she attempts to use a circular saw to remove a chastity belt. And towards the end of the show, Alice is locked in a box as the once-again evil Nurse Rosetta drives a board laden with swords through Alice.
Read the full review here.
Alice Cooper's ghoulish camp still does the trick
By Erik Pedersen
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Watching Alice Cooper onstage is like taking in a familiar movie. You know what's coming, but it's no less entertaining.
From the opening bell of "School's Out" to, well, the closing bell of "School's Out" again -- this time with Slash on guitar -- Cooper gave his fans exactly what they expected: meaty, familiar songs delivered by guitars, bass, drums and a quasi-maniacal singer who dishes out and endures no modicum of mock physical punishment. All with tongue in cheek and amps on 10.
Indeed it was something like a movie, with the focus on theatrics over soundtrack and the star not breaking the fourth wall. Cooper came out twirling and swinging a baton -- part unstable drum major, part pissed-off cop -- and flung it into the audience after the first song. It was the first of a flood of props that would have made Carrot Top blush, including swords, a riding whip, bead necklaces, even a crutch made of bones. And those are just among the hand-held ones.
Read the full review here.
HALLOWEEN ROCK WITH ALICE COOPER
By Gerry Gittelson
Los Angeles -- Halloween was coming, and that was a perfect time for shock-rock king Alice Cooper to bring his latest theatrical concert tour to Los Angeles, so the 61-year old American pulled out all the stops Wednesday, Oct. 28 at the 7,000-seat Nokia Theatre – blood, confetti balloons, swords, crutches, straight jackets, a giant syringe and of course his trademark guillotine.
From the opening song “Schools Out,” through a whirlwind of his biggest hits like “Eighteen,” “Poison,” “No More Mr. Nice Guy,” “Under My Wheels” and “Billionaire Dollar Babies,” Cooper commanded the stage like a man half his age.
The crowd was loud and appreciative, and there was always something a little weird happening – like Cooper parading around with a sword stuck through a baby's head – to keep things interesting.
Cooper has a top band, too, led by guitarists Keri Kelli and Damon Johnson. Kelli has played with everyone from Big Bang Babies to Vince Neil, and Johnson has played with John Waite and other national acts. They work well together, and during an encore reprise of “Schools Out” at the end of the evening, none other Slash strapped on a guitar, and the place went crazy.
Former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley opened the show. The crowd enjoyed watching smoke rise from his guitar on “Shock Me,” and the best song of the night was a well-executed version of the Kiss hit “Cold Gin.”
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