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Old 14th February 2020, 06:50 AM
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It would appear that You Gov recently ran a poll on 'The most popular hard rock & metal music artists in the UK'

The results are surprising:

1: Led Zeppelin
  • Described by fans as: Legendary, Talented, Defines a generation, Brilliant and Influential.
  • 50% Positive opinion, 13% Negative opinion, 29% Neutral opinion, 93% Have heard of
  • Most popular with Baby Boomers - With 58% positive opinion, Led Zeppelin is more popular among Baby Boomers than among other age groups
  • More popular with Men - With 60% positive opinion, Led Zeppelin is more popular among Men than among Women

2: The Foo Fighters
  • Described by fans as: Musically gifted, Great live, Great lyrics, Talented and Crowd pleaser
  • 47% Positive opinion, 10% Negative opinion, 29% Neutral opinion, 86% Have heard of
  • Most popular with Millennials - With 61% positive opinion, Foo Fighters is more popular among Millennials than among other age groups
  • More popular with Men - With 51% positive opinion, Foo Fighters is more popular among Men than among Women

3: Nirvana
  • Described by fans as: Defines a generation, Great lyrics, Influential, Raw and Rebellious
  • 47% Positive opinion, 12% Negative opinion, 31% Neutral opinion, 90% Have heard of
  • Most popular with Generation X and Millennials
  • More popular with Men - With 52% positive opinion, Nirvana is more popular among Men than among Women

4: AC/DC
  • Described by fans as: Great live, Crowd pleaser, Loud, Talented and Awesome
  • 46% Positive opinion, 15% Negative opinion, 31% Neutral opinion, 92% Have heard of
  • Most popular with Generation X - With 52% positive opinion, AC/DC is more popular among Generation X than among other age groups
  • More popular with Men - With 53% positive opinion, AC/DC is more popular among Men than among Women

5: Alice Cooper
  • Described by fans as: A great performer, Entertaining, Great live, Defines a generation and Great lyrics.
  • 43% Positive opinion, 17% Negative opinion, 30% Neutral opinion, 90% Have heard of
  • Most popular with Baby Boomers - With 53% positive opinion, Alice Cooper is more popular among Baby Boomers than among other age groups
  • More popular with Men - With 50% positive opinion, Alice Cooper is more popular among Men than among Women


6: Thin Lizzy
  • Described by fans as: Rocking, Great lyrics, Talented, Awesome and Great live
  • 41% Positive opinion, 10% Negative opinion, 27% Neutral opinion, 78% Have heard of
  • Most popular with Baby Boomers - With 62% positive opinion, Thin Lizzy is more popular among Baby Boomers than among other age groups
  • More popular with Men - With 46% positive opinion, Thin Lizzy is more popular among Men than among Women

7: Iron Maiden
  • Described by fans as: Great lyrics, Crowd pleaser, Influential, Heavy and A great performer
  • 41% Positive opinion, 20% Negative opinion, 30% Neutral opinion, 91% Have heard of
  • Most popular with Generation X - With 47% positive opinion, Iron Maiden is more popular among Generation X than among other age groups
  • More popular with Men - With 46% positive opinion, Iron Maiden is more popular among Men than among Women

8: Kurt Cobain
  • Described by fans as: Defines a generation, Influential, Creative, Great lyrics and Tragic
  • 41% Positive opinion, 12% Negative opinion, 31% Neutral opinion, 83% Have heard of
  • Most popular with Generation X and Millennials
  • Slightly more popular with Men

9: Black Sabbath
  • Described by fans as: Defines a generation, Intense, Heavy, Timeless and Original
  • 39% Positive opinion, 22% Negative opinion, 28% Neutral opinion, 90% Have heard of
  • Most popular with Baby Boomers - With 46% positive opinion, Black Sabbath is more popular among Baby Boomers than among other age groups
  • More popular with Men - With 46% positive opinion, Black Sabbath is more popular among Men than among Women

10: Ozzy Osbourne
  • Described by fans as: Rebellious, Rocking, Defines a generation, Crowd pleaser and Intense
  • 38% Positive opinion, 26% Negative opinion, 32% Neutral opinion, 96% Have heard of
  • Most popular with Generation X - With 43% positive opinion, Ozzy Osbourne is more popular among Generation X than among other age groups
  • More popular with Men - With 42% positive opinion, Ozzy Osbourne is more popular among Men than among Women

Other acts on the list are:
#11 - Deep Purple
#14 - Def Leppard
#16 - Motorhead
#17 - KISS
#18 - Metallica
#19 - Van Halen
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Old 14th February 2020, 07:21 AM
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[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] ALICE COOPER AT ADELAIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE WITH SPECIAL GUESTS AIRBOURNE AND MC50 - Teo

"The original godfather of shock rock, Ol’ Black Eyes himself, Alice Cooper is back in town. The often-imitated-but-never-bettered singer and self-proclaimed “vaudeville performer” is the embodiment of a musical living legend and, last night, he returned to Adelaide for the second show of his Aussie ‘Ol’ Black Eyes Is Back’ tour. Once feared for his wild and crazy antics yet also a performer on The Muppet Show, Alice’s performances are always a blueprint for what a rock show should be: pure entertainment.

Entertainment is what we get, opening with MC50, Wayne Kramer’s continuation of the classic MC5, which is a blast of rock showmanship. While you would consider this a supergroup, featuring members of Soundgarden and Faith No More, it is Kramer who oversees this rock space station as they ‘Kick Out The Jams’ to an already quickly filling theatre.

Aussie larrikins Airbourne are a nod to the old-school barroom boogie that has made so many of this country’s rock bands iconic. They are energetic and lively with their anthemic choruses such as ‘Stand Up for Rock N Roll’ and ‘Boneshaker.’ Meanwhile, leader Joel O‘Keefe’s penchant for running through the crowd while riffing away delivers more entertainment than you can headbang your wavy hair to.

The ringmaster of last night’s horror circus, though, is the man affectionately known as The Coop. Opening with the Wayne’s World classic ‘Feed My Frankenstein,’ the three-guitar attack is as gargantuan and celebrated as Frankenalice, a 12-foot-tall Alice Cooper Frankenstein monster that appears throughout the set.

‘No More Mr Nice Guy’ had never sounded so alive while bringing out some of the more obscure tracks. ‘Raped And Freezin’’ and ‘Fallen In Love’ are greeted like long-lost friends as Cooper leads the crowd the way a bullfighter leads his partner in their game of danger. He goes to every part of the stage and connects with as many faces as he can, never once stopping to catch his breath.

The stage design is the ‘Nightmare Castle’ set, which allows band members to play atop the turrets with stage lights disguised as chandeliers. The sensory overload of sounds, feels and visuals reaches high voltage as notorious silver screen serial killer Jason Vorhees of Friday the 13th appears to slay a selfie-loving teenager, met with a raucous cheer from the audience.

The composing guitar styles of blues-lover Ryan Roxie and shredder Nita Strauss add texture to classic tracks such as ‘I’m Eighteen’ and ‘Under My Wheels,’ making the performance as vibrant as ever.

Any casual observer of Alice Cooper knows that the show’s main protagonist will be beheaded after committing a dastardly act. Despite having now witnessed this scene multiple times, the audience still thinks of this as one of rock’s most iconic moments.

There is still time for Frankenalice to cause more mayhem on stage again before ‘Schools Out,’ with Alice finishing the show wearing a Port Power shirt under his Australian flag-adorned white suit.

Amidst the giant balloons bouncing around the arena, the streamers and loose ‘Billion Dollar Babies’ banknotes, it’s easy to forget that ‘The Man Behind The Mask’ is a 72-year-old family man. Last night, however, the performer who told a captivating story through music, drama, tears and laughter is Alice Cooper; the original and best shock horror master of musical vaudeville entertainment."
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New article from the Herald Sun

"Why Alice Cooper is a Michael Buble fan


Alice Cooper is using his Australian tour to raise money for the bushfire appeal.

“It’s the least I can do,” Cooper told Confidential.

“I feel like the fourth pestilence. You guys have got fires, floods, the virus and now Alice Cooper.”

The OG shock rocker is donating 10-per-cent of profits from his tour merchandise to bushfire charities and will perform at Fire Fight Australia concert in Sydney on Sunday.

Cooper will play Department of Youth, I’m Eighteen, Poison and School’s Out at the event.

“It’s a really diverse bill,” Cooper said.

“When are Olivia Newton-John, Alice Cooper and Michael Buble ever going to be on the same bill together again? People who come to see Alice Cooper have probably never seen Michael Buble, the guy’s a great singer, he’s like a Sinatra. It’s good they’ll get infected by a lot of different people.”


At his own headline shows – including Rod Laver Arena tonight, Qudos Bank Arena Saturday and Brisbane Entertainment Centre Tuesday – Cooper gets local firefighters on stage.

”We’ve heard stories as we’ve toured across Australia about people whose houses were wiped out by the fires, it was like an atomic bomb. So I get some firefighters up to take a bow, they’re the real heroes.”

Cooper, born Vincent Furnier, turned 72 just before the start of his Australian tour.

“It used to be that we all tried to get to 30. Most of my friends didn’t make it: Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix — they all died at 27. We all thought you’d retire at 30. Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, all those 70s hard rock bands are still playing. Nobody expected me to be in this good shape at 72.

“I’m in two bands now, the Hollywood Vampires (with Johnny Depp and Joe Perry) and Alice Cooper. Both high energy shows. At 72 I’m the only guy up there not breathing hard. Physically I’m the guy in the best shape. I didn’t smoke cigarettes, that has a lot to do with it. I was a long distance runner at school. I quit drinking 37 years ago, I’ve been happily married for 44 years, I think all that has a lot to do with your stress levels. I have no stress. I don’t have any financial problems, all my kids are great, I have grandsons now.”



The rock icon is continuing his tradition of playing golf every day while in Australia – he has an impressive handicap of five.

“When you do anything six days a week you’re going to get pretty good at it,” Cooper says.

“We hijacked golf basically. It used be an old man’s game. I had to find a new addiction because all the other ones were killing me. I used to drink two or three beers before I got out of bed. Now I’m at the golf course at 6.30 in the morning. But golf and Alice never meet. The two are so far apart. In the morning, I never think about Alice. At night, Alice the character hates golf. If you had golf clubs on stage he’d think they were weapons.”

Fire Fight Australia will screen on Foxtel and Channel 7 on Sunday from 1pm.

Will there be an Alice Cooper movie, ala Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman?

“I’m up for it. My story is even more diverse than anybody elses. When we came to LA we were introducing hard rock and theatrics. Other bands didn’t like it because they saw the future. We can’t just stare at our shoes anymore. Then everyone jumped on the bandwagon, you had a Bowie and an Elton. Everyone was waiting for that door to open. We just have to find someone to play me in the movie.”

What about your bandmate Johnny Depp?

“If only he was just a little better looking. Johnny Depp is the nicest person on the planet. Everything you read about him is so titled the wrong way. He’s the healthiest he’s ever been, he’s so generous, it’s amazing how opposite he is to how the media portray him. Certainly he’s very eccentric, but could not be nicer to everybody. And he’s a great guitar player. The night Joe Perry got sick Johnny played all his leads. He was a guitar player before he was an actor. He loves being in a band more than he loves doing movies. I said don’t quit your day job though, we can’t pay you $25 million a show.”

Have you met his dogs Pistol and Boo?

“They were at every session when we recorded. They were like our mascots. As I said when all the problems came up with the Australian politician, they’re terriers not terrorists.”

Elton and Kiss are retiring, have you got an end date in mind?

“The day they quit showing up is the day I quit. I’ll go on as long as I can go on. I talk to bands who say they aren’t doing more albums. What about your fans? Your fans deserve to hear new music.”
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Old 16th February 2020, 06:12 PM
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Alice at the Fire Fight Australia concert - February 16th, 2020.

1 - Department Of Youth.
2 - I'm Eighteen.
3 - Poison.
4 - School's Out.

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Apologies, but it's the Daily mail

Alice Cooper, 72, proves he's still the 'prince of darkness' as he
wows the crowd with energetic performance at the Fire Fight
Australia bushfire relief concert in Sydney

"Iconic performer Alice Cooper is known as 'the prince of darkness'.

And the celebrated rock star proved he still has the moves as he delivered an energetic performance at ANZ Stadium in Sydney on Sunday evening.

The 72-year-old - real name Vincent Damon Furnier - wowed the crowd at the Fire Fight Australia bushfire relief concert.


Alice went through a costume change - first taking to the stage in a red ringmaster's jacket with black tassels and a number of medals as adornments.

He paired it with a white puff shirt and a number of necklaces, as well as three black belts with chunky buckles, including a giant skull.

The American singer, who is in town for his Ol' Black Eyes Is Back tour, carried the black cane he's known for, with leather pants completing the Gothic look.




He wore his classic makeup, with his eyes blacked out and dark lines on either side for a horror movie effect.

Alice, who sang a number of his classic hits including Poison, with gusto, then changed into a white jacket with an Australian flag on the back.

He switched over to a white cane and a matching white top hat, pointing at jubilant fans in the crowd.


The event featured artists including 5 Seconds of Summer, Olivia Newton-John, Michael Buble, Conrad Sewell, Daryl Braithwaite, Delta Goodrem, Illy, Grinspoon, Guy Sebastian, Hilltop Hoods and k.d. lang.

Comedian Celeste Barber, whose Facebook fundraiser has now raised more than $50million for bushfire victims, is hosting the event.

Less than 24 hours after they were released, promoters TEG Dainty confirmed that all 70,000 tickets, which cost between $70 and $100, were sold out.

Ticket profits will go to several organisations assisting those affected by the recent bushfires including fire services, Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery, and the RSPCA Bushfire Appeal."
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Live review

ALICE COOPER + Airbourne @ Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne 14/02/2020 | Heavy Mag

"There were probably some seventy-two year olds in Melbourne last night tucked up nicely in bed by 7.30. There were probably some others trying to work out whether or not they should wear the red or beige cardigan tomorrow. Then there was one seventy-two year old man named Alice Cooper. He was taking centre stage at Rod Laver Arena, rocking out like a man half his age with a hard rock that has to be seen to be believed… oh and he had some giant babies, masked psychos and a huge Frankenstein with him.

Yes as Melbourne can attest to this morning age has certainly not wearied Mr Cooper at all. Sure he isn’t jumping off speaker stacks any more but he can certainly still bring his audience one hell of a show… and that was something that we were all a witness to last night.

By the time Cooper hit the stage last night the audience was already pumped to the max. Victoria’s own Airbourne had already seen to that. If you have never seen the lads from Warrnambool live then you have really done yourself a disservice. How these guys aren’t already as big as their mentors AC/DC is beyond me. Their catchy tracks delivered with electric ferocity live is something any serious music fan must see.

Last night the lads certainly delivered. At one point they had Rod Laver Arena resembling London during The Blitz as air raid sirens sounded and search lights darted this way and that. The highlight of their set though was when Joel O’Keeffe left the safety of the stage during “Girls In Black”, ran through the crowd and then scaled the banister of level 2 all while still playing guitar and not missing a beat… you want showmanship – you certainly get it with these guys.

That showmanship then continued with Mr. Cooper himself. Not to be outdone he brought his very own Nightmare Castle set with him. A set complete with chandeliers, two levels and more fire torches then on the set of Survivor. But if you thought the set was impressive that was nothing compared to what happened when the music started.

Cooper is now at a point of his career where three generations of fans now turn up to his shows. A quick look around the arena last night and it was very easy to see those in their sixties still decked out in their early Cooper T-Shirts, people my age who also got into the legend’s music through their parents album collection and then the younger generation just as eagerly excited as their parents. There was even one primary school aged kid their last night wearing a jacket that not only boasted an Alice patch, but also patches for Soilwork and Kreator… respect young Sir, respect.

None of those three generations would have left Rod Laver last night disappointed as Cooper once again delivered the showmanship and brilliant live show that has seen him at the top of his game for 50 years. The true testament to how well the show engaged with the audience was that not only did the fans sing along with the hits like “I’m Eighteen,” “Poison,” “Department Of Youth” and “Schools Out,” but how that singing continued even with slower tracks like “My Stars.”

The last time I saw Alice live it seemed like the theatrical side to his show had died off a little, last night he proved that wasn’t the case though. Last night he had a masked psycho kill fans who ‘invaded’ the stage during “He’s Back (The Man Behind The Mask),” his bloodied bride appearing during “Rose On White Lace.” Then of course there was the epic performance of “Steven” and “Dead Babies” ending with Cooper being put to death before ultimately returning to the stage.

An Alice Cooper show though is just a glorified Dracula’s performance though. No, Cooper has surrounded himself with one of the finest bands in the world. When you have Nita Strauss, Tommy Henriksen and Ryan Roxie delivering the goods like they did last night on guitar and then joined by Glen Sobel who delivered a literal ground-shaking drum solo on “Black Widow Jam”, then your band is something pretty special.

Perhaps though my highlight of the night was Cooper himself picking up the harmonica and playing soulfully alongside his band as he brought a haunting sound to the very catchy “Fallen In Love”. If there was anybody out there dumb enough to suggest that Cooper’s time is up, then that was the time that showed it certainly isn’t.

Cooper last night showed Melbourne that there is still life in ol’ black eyes yet. A stunning band, entertaining theatrics and tracks that had people singing along all night, that is all you really want from a show like this. Perhaps Joel O’Keeffe best summed it up last night when he said “As long as I’m still alive, as long as you’re still alive, rock ‘n’ roll will never die!”"
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Ol’ Black Eyes Alice Cooper Performs In Melbourne | Noise11

"At 72 Alice Cooper can kick the arse of any musician half his age. Well, maybe not his opening act Airbourne. They kicked everyone’s arse … but that’s another story.

Friday was St Valentines Day. Rock’s favour ghoul celebrated the most romantic way he could, by having his wife chop his head off. Who’s that girl? Who’s that girl? She’s Sheryl. Sheryl Cooper, Alice’s wife of 43 years, has been his decapitator since 1975. In times when Sheryl has been unable to tour, their daughter Calico has filled in.

I first saw Alice Cooper 45 years ago in Sydney and nearly every Australian tour ever since. If I went back 45 years from the first time I saw Alice I’d land in 1930’s Vaudeville. Harry Houdini escaped from a straight-jacket. Alice is still doing it. Maybe not much has changed in 70s, just the technology.

The Alice Cooper setlist is designed to weave a story about building insanity. Right from the tortured soul in ‘Feed My Frankenstein’ who becomes ‘No More Mr Nice Guy’ and loses the off switch in ‘Bed of Nails’ to became the killer in ‘Under My Wheels’ before his life becomes a Nightmare. Each tour has a varied setlist but the story has remained the same for the past 50 years.

The current Alice Cooper band features Nita Strauss, who is apparently a direct descendant of Johann Strauss, Tommy Henriksen, who also plays with Alice’s other band Hollywood Vampires and Ryan Roxie, a graduate of Slash’s Snakepit and on drums Glen Sobel, who is also a member of Hollywood Vampires. They even gave a subtle nod to AC/DC.

An Alice Cooper show audience knows no age. This audience is literally packed from people aged 7 to 70 (and then some). Every Alice Cooper show is a complete theatrical as well as rock experience. Every Alice Cooper show has songs you’ve known for decades but in this case a few deep cuts such as ‘Raped and Freeezin’ and ‘My Stars’ which most of the audience would never have heard live in Australia before.

There is one more show to go in Brisbane.
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