History Trivia / AliceCooper

24th Sep '17 5:34:01 AM ClintEastwood
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** Originally recorded the theme song for ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'', but was dumped in favor of Lulu.

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** Originally recorded the theme song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R500VKA9-Zo song]] for ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'', but was dumped in favor of Lulu.
15th Sep '17 9:25:50 AM willemdafriendo
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* NeverWorkWithChildrenOrAnimals: When Alice Cooper started out, he was at a concert and someone threw a live chicken on to the stage. Alice didn't know much about wildlife and grabbed the chicken and threw it back into the audience thinking that the chicken would just fly away. Instead the chicken fell into the audience, who destroyed the poor bird. The next day Alice's manager called him asking if it was true that he killed a live chicken on the stage and drank its blood. Alice said no and explained what really happened. His manager told him to never share that story and say yes, he killed the chicken and drank its blood.
8th Aug '17 7:18:29 AM thelivingtoad
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* BlackSheepHit: Cooper had four straight Top 40 hits in the 1970s with [[ScaryMusicianHarmlessMusic soft, introspective pop ballads]] - "Only Women Bleed", "I Never Cry", "You and Me" and "How You're Gonna See Me Now". "I Never Cry" is even Cooper's only Gold-selling single aside from his late-career smash "Poison".
11th Jun '17 5:56:35 PM SPBurke
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** Not only is he still considered an elder statesman amongst metalheads, but [[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre he's counseled a lot of bands he's toured with on their alcohol and drug problems]].
21st May '17 3:32:07 PM nombretomado
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** This is played up in ''WaynesWorld'', where he plays himself as a highly philosophical gentleman backstage.

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** This is played up in ''WaynesWorld'', ''Film/WaynesWorld'', where he plays himself as a highly philosophical gentleman backstage.
16th Feb '17 7:21:40 PM IJVin
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* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: In private life, Cooper is a devout Christian, and a substitute Bible Studies teacher at his local school, and a great golfer. Then he goes to work and records songs about {{Serial Killer}}s. He makes it clear on many occasions that his onstage persona is a character he plays to entertain people, but that he doesn't act that way in real life. MoralGuardians frequently accused him of satanism until he made it clear he was in fact christian.

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* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: In private life, Cooper is a devout Christian, and a substitute Bible Studies teacher at his local school, and a great golfer. Then he goes to work and records songs about {{Serial Killer}}s. He makes it clear on many occasions that his onstage persona is a character he plays to entertain people, but that he doesn't act that way in real life. MoralGuardians frequently accused him of satanism until he made it clear he was in fact christian.Christian.



** He also owns a popular family restaurant in Phoenix, AZ, infamous for its "Big Unit" two-foot-long hot dogs (named for Randy "Big Unit" Johnson of the Arizona Diamondbacks, a co-investor in the restaurant), and appeared on ''Series/ManVFood'' when the host did a Phoenix-themed episode. The host even referenced the "We're not worthy" Wayne's World bit when Alice brought out his food personally.

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** He also owns a popular family restaurant in Phoenix, AZ, infamous for its "Big Unit" two-foot-long hot dogs (named for Randy "Big Unit" Johnson of the Arizona Diamondbacks, a co-investor in the restaurant), and appeared on ''Series/ManVFood'' when the host did a Phoenix-themed episode. The host even referenced the "We're not worthy" Wayne's World ''Wayne's World'' bit when Alice brought out his food personally.
29th Oct '16 9:40:25 AM JackWhitehead
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* OldShame: After reaffirming his Christian faith he started to view his more sexually explicit and sleazy songs as this. As a result every song from ''Trash'', minus "Poison," was dropped from the live show after the ''Alice Cooper Trashes the World'' tour with only a few subsequent tours featuring an additional song from the album.
8th Aug '16 10:39:15 AM siberia82
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Originally recorded the theme song for ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'', but was dumped in favor of Lulu.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: ReferencedBy: While chilling in his basement, Quicksilver listens to "Hello Hooray" in ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast''.
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Originally recorded the theme song for ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'', but was dumped in favor of Lulu.
13th Apr '16 10:09:01 PM vexer
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* MissingEpisode: The ''Special Forces'', ''Zipper Catches Skin'', and ''[=DaDa=]'' albums, for Alice himself. He was so deep in the throes of alcoholism in the early 80s that he says he has no memory of recording them. He sobered up for good soon after recording ''[=DaDa=]''.

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* MissingEpisode: The ''Flush the Fasion'', ''Special Forces'', ''Zipper Catches Skin'', and ''[=DaDa=]'' albums, for Alice himself. He was so deep in the throes of alcoholism in the early 80s that he says he has no memory of recording them. He sobered up for good soon after recording ''[=DaDa=]''.
13th Apr '16 10:08:13 PM vexer
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* CreatorBacklash: ''Trash'' was his comeback album that brought him a level of success that he hadn't had in almost fifteen years but most of its lyrics were about sex, brothels or [=BSDM=] (a successful attempt to tap into the popularity of Music/MotleyCrue and Music/GunsNRoses). As a result of his renewed Christianity a few years later it's rare for Alice to perform any of its songs in concert, other than "Poison".
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