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Oct. 18, 2018

Alice Cooper On Beheadings, Sideshow Attitude And Johnny Depp

Via Forbes: Alice Cooper can’t tell you how many times he’s been beheaded.

“Countless times,” 70-year-old Alice Cooper says laughing. “I have no idea.”

Throughout his over 50-year career, Cooper has performed to audiences in every corner of the world. Most of the time, the concerts have ended with the character of Alice being decapitated by a guillotine. That character isn’t to be confused with the actual Alice Cooper — who changed his legal name from Vincent Furnier decades ago — as he makes clear by speaking about his act in the third person.

In August, he released A Paranormal Evening at the Olympia Paris, the companion live record to Paranormal, Cooper’s 27th album which came out last year.

Currently, the iconic shock-rocker is on the road and about to wrap up his 2018 tour. He has a clean bill of health. He isn’t tired. And he isn’t sick of the insanity.

Now playing shows with actor-turned-guitarist Johnny Depp and Aerosmith legend Joe Perry in the Hollywood Vampires, Cooper is happy to be able to bring two different versions of Alice to the stage.

Below, Cooper discusses the method to his madness, his carny instinct and his confusion over the media’s portrayal of his friend Johnny Depp.

You’re still touring voraciously at the age of 70. Are you tired of suiting up after all these years?

I’m officially a lifer. At this point, there’s no thought of retirement. This is what I’ve done all my life… Read the full article on Forbes HERE