Friday, March 18, 2011

Alice Cooper defends Charlie Sheen

Alice Cooper understands the position Charlie Sheen has found himself in.

A longtime recovering alcoholic, Cooper tells The Pulse Of Radio that he clearly sees similarities between himself and the troubled "Two And A Half Men" actor.

"I relate to him on one level; When I was an alcoholic, I was the most functional alcoholic there was," said Alice. "In other words — I was drinking too much, everybody knew it, everybody saw that I was, y'know, getting sick — but, when it came to doing my job, I was dead on, when it came to doing a show."

"And, so," continued Cooper, "I have to defend him on one level; If he's showing up to do his job on that show, and he's straight, and he knows his lines, and he's funny, and he's not a problem — I don't know how they can stop the show. He's actually fulfilling his contract."

Cooper was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame this week; he’s getting set to tour over the summer before releasing “Welcome 2 My Nightmare,” a conceptual extension of his landmark 1975 album.

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See also:

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