Monday, March 21, 2011

VIDEO: Alice Cooper rocks the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

Last week, Alice Cooper was honored with his induction into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.

Cooper was inducted by his long time associate and friend, Rob Zombie, who put the legend of Alice into some historical context.

The Alice Cooper Band was glam rock before anyone thought of glam rock; they were punk rock before anyone thought of punk rock,” said Zombie. “In fact, Johnny Rotten auditioned for The Sex Pistols by singing an Alice Cooper song.”

Rob Zombie – Alice Cooper induction speech
2011 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony
Waldorf Astoria – NYC – March 14, 2011


In his acceptance speech, Alice added his own context to things.

“I hope I never outgrow a Pete Townshend windmill chord; I hope I never outgrow a Jeff Beck lead guitar; if I do, just shoot me,” said Alice. “We’ve always been a hard rock band; we just wanted to decorate it just a little bit differently.”

Alice Cooper – induction speech
2011 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony
Waldorf Astoria – NYC – March 14, 2011


The Alice Cooper Band played “I’m Eighteen” and “Under My Wheels,” before being joined by Zombie and a choir of kids from the Ronald McDonald House for “School's Out.”

Alice Cooper Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper – School’s Out
With Rob Zombie
2011 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony
Waldorf Astoria – NYC – March 14, 2011


See also:

VIDEO: Alice Cooper, Dweezil Zappa rock The Tonight Show
Alice Cooper defends Charlie Sheen
Alice Cooper shows off his Big Unit
VIDEO: Alice Cooper at Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction
Alice Cooper: First photos from Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction