March 17th, 2012
At about noon today, Alice Cooper delivered the Graduation Commencement Speech to 600 rowdy and dangerous graduates from The Musician's Institute in Los Angeles. He opened by joking "First of all, the fact that I am here as your keynote speaker raises a lot of red flags. It show's an obvious lack of judgment on your part."
Alice also received an Honorary Doctorate from The Musician's Institute, the second Doctorate award he has received in his career. Cooper said of the honor, "One more of these and I can write prescriptions".
Other key words from his speech:
"Mediocrity is your greatest enemy".
"If you're going to be in this business, don't be afraid to go out on that limb as far as you can".
"If you succeed you become a genius, if you fail you become an idiot. You can always start again".
"Apparently chickens don't fly as much as they plummet".
"Elvis said to me 'Hey man yer that cat with the makeup and the snakes. That's cool man I dig that'. "
"So there I was with a loaded snub nose Smith and Wesson 38 aimed at Elvis Presley. The little devil on my shoulder said 'Kill em'. The angel the other shoulder said 'No just wound him'... "
More Photos and Video posted soon