News Item : Alice: GaGa's So Good It Scares Me
FOR 40 years ALICE COOPER has pioneered shock rock, pushing the boundaries of taste and decency.
And the old fella reckons the dark arts he started are in safe hands with LADY GAGA.
The veteran rocker, who has "died" on stage more than 60,000 times, believes the hamster wheel-wearing, teacup-holding character in the meat dress is the new queen of Halloween - and his natural successor.
He said: "I would imagine this year there's going to be ten million Lady GaGas dressed up trick or treating.
"She's great because she gets it, but she can back it up.
"She can sing, she can write, she can play piano, she's not just a costume queen.
"You can be as outrageous as you wanna be, as long as you can back it up with the music.
"She said if you're gonna do it, go as far out on a limb as you can, like Alice Cooper did.
"She's totally outrageous. Lady GaGa's already in the history of rock 'n' roll."
Alice plays London's Camden Roundhouse tomorrow night and Monday evening with all sorts of scary antics - including blood, gore and decapitation.
Gordon Smart's Bizzare
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