cooper 2011 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee Profile: Alice Cooper

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Born Vincent Furnier, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Alice Cooper[/lastfm] proclaimed himself the original ‘rock villain’ and paved the way for other shock performers including [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]KISS[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Ozzy Osbourne[/lastfm].

With performances full of stunning visual theatrics including fake blood, snakes, guillotines, and electric chairs, Cooper and his band set a new standard for the stage, and even beat the box office record in 1973 that was previously held by the [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Rolling Stones[/lastfm].

Hits like “No More Mr. Nice Guy,” “Eighteen,” and “School’s Out” are classic rock staples that helped shape Alice Cooper’s legacy. His influence on glam rock, ’80s hair metal, and beyond are easy to see, and they’re what make Alice Cooper so deserving of a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His induction takes place March 14.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland will host a simulcast of the 26th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Monday, March 14th at 7pm. For those not in Cleveland that night, the ceremony (which actually takes place in New York) will be later televised on Fuse on Sunday, March 20 at 9pm EST.

This year’s other inductees include [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Tom Waits[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=””]Dr. John[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Neil Diamond[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Leon Russell[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Darlene Love[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Art Rupe[/lastfm], and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jac Holzman[/lastfm].

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