Interviews

Alice Cooper Assures That He Is "Still the Oldest Vampire Here"

Since the 1970s, Alice Cooper has been making bloody fantastic rock 'n' roll. Known for his shocking stage shows, the artist born Vincent Damon Furnier is now a little further along in years but still touring like crazy.

Cooper lives in Arizona, where he enjoys playing a lot of golf. At 32, when he quit drinking, he got into the sport. "I didn't realize golf is actually more addicting than alcohol," he admits. He grew up in Detroit, where, he laughingly says, they didn't have golf; there was only "baseball, football, and grand theft auto."

Nowadays, you can find him six days a week, teeing off at 6:30 a.m. and doing about 30 tournaments a year for charity. He grew up coming to Fort Lauderdale to visit relatives and says, "I enjoy being in Florida, because every once in a while, I like to go down there and sweat the toxins out."

He'll be performing a pre-Halloween show at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood on his Raise the Dead tour. We spoke with him about the link between humor and horror, teenage suicides, and playing alongside Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson.

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Liz has her master’s degree in religion from Florida State University. She has since written for publications and outlets such as Miami New Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Ocean Drive, the Huffington Post, NBC Miami, Time Out Miami, Insomniac, the Daily Dot, and the Atlantic. Liz spent three years as New Times Broward-Palm Beach’s music editor, was the weekend news editor at Inverse, and is currently the managing editor at Tom Tom Magazine.
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