Shock rocker Alice Cooper might be 65-years-old, but he says that he’s not too old to rock. Although, technically, a senior citizen, Cooper said in an interview that it’s just the opposite thanks to his “unbelievable” backing band.
“I think people come in with the pre-thinking of, ‘He must be 65, so this must be Alice walking through this and kinda doing his hits and talking to us.’ They get just the opposite,” said Cooper. “It’s the highest-energy show they’re gonna see all year. Alice is more of a villain now than he’s ever been. He’s more pronounced than he’s ever been.
“Then they’re wondering, ‘How did I get confetti in my hair? Why do I have stage blood on me? Look – I caught a necklace, a cane, a riding crop.’ Everyone goes home with souvenirs that get thrown from the stage to the audience,” continued Cooper. “When they walk away, they go, ‘That was the most fun show I’ve seen all year.’”
With that kind of attitude, there’s no retirement in sight for Cooper. Especially if he keeps eating his steak. In an interview earlier this year, Cooper said that the new generation doesn’t know how to rock and needs to “eat steak.”
–Nadia Noir, CBS Radio Los Angeles