History Trivia / AliceCooper

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".
21st Mar '16 3:31:46 PM hamza678
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Donovan, of all people, duets with Alice on the title track to ''Billion Dollar Babies''.
** Again, of all people, Liza Minnelli (who Alice was dating at the time; he later joked that he "might've been her only straight boyfriend"), Ronnie Spector, and The Pointer Sisters contributed background vocals to both "Man With the Golden Gun" and "Teenage Lament '74" on ''Muscle of Love''.
** Creator/VincentPrice did a creepy monologue between "Devil's Food" and "The Black Widow" on "Welcome to My Nightmare".
*** And played "The Spirit of the Nightmare" on the TV special.
*** He also provided a creepy voiceover on "Coma" and "The Garden" by ''Music/GunsNRoses''.
** "Hell Is Living Without You" was co-written and produced by [[Music/BonJovi Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora]].
** EltonJohn lyricist Bernie Taupin met Alice when both were rehabilitating from alcoholism in the late [[TheSeventies 1970s]]; Taupin supplied lyrics to Alice's album ''From The Inside''. Elton's guitarist Davey Johnstone also appeared on the album and its two follow-ups (''Flush The Fashion''; ''Special Forces'').
22nd Dec '15 5:38:00 PM Schroeder1174
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** When EltonJohn began using multiple lyricists for his album in the late [[TheSeventies 1970s]] and early [[TheEighties 1980s]], his main lyricist Bernie Taupin (hiEltonJohn lyricist Bernie Taupin met Alice when both were rehabilitating from alcoholism in the late [[TheSeventies 1970s]]; Taupin supplied lyrics to Alice's album ''From The Inside''. Elton's guitarist Davey Johnstone also appeared on the album and it's two follow-ups (''Flush The Fasion''; ''Special Forces'').

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** When EltonJohn began using multiple lyricists for his album in the late [[TheSeventies 1970s]] and early [[TheEighties 1980s]], his main lyricist Bernie Taupin (hiEltonJohn lyricist Bernie Taupin met Alice when both were rehabilitating from alcoholism in the late [[TheSeventies 1970s]]; Taupin supplied lyrics to Alice's album ''From The Inside''. Elton's guitarist Davey Johnstone also appeared on the album and it's its two follow-ups (''Flush The Fasion''; Fashion''; ''Special Forces'').
22nd Dec '15 5:36:54 PM Schroeder1174
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** When EltonJohn began using multiple lyricists for his album in the late [[TheSeventies 1970s]] and early [[TheEighties 1980s]], his main lyricist Bernie Taupin (hiEltonJohn lyricist Bernie Taupin met Alice when both were rehabilitating from alcoholism in the late [[TheSeventies 1970s]]; Taupin supplied lyrics to Alice's album ''From The Inside''. Elton's guitarist Davey Johnstone also appeared on the album and it's two follow-ups (''Flush The Fasion''; ''Special Forces'').
7th Aug '15 3:14:27 PM erforce
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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.
** And boy, does he ''love'' showing off his nice side, mostly because it freaks people out more than his nasty side.
*** His appearance in ''Film/{{Sextette}}'' will frighten anybody - [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CO52Fe1mKU behold true terror.]]
** He's generally pretty nice in his currently running radio show.
** This is played up in ''WaynesWorld'', where he plays himself as a highly philosophical gentleman backstage.
** 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.
* 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=]''.
9th Aug '14 2:46:37 PM Ambaryerno
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** "Hell Is Living Without You" was co-written and produced by [[Music/BonJovi Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora]].
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