Vincent Damon Furnier is the birth name of this rock star known as Alice Cooper
, he was born in Detroit Michigan in 1948. His career started when he won a local talent show in which Cooper and his band dressed like The Beatles and performed. Cooper named his band The Spiders, during the mid 60's this band initially performed covers of acclaimed groups like Rolling Stones, The Doors, The Yardbirds and The Who. Eventually Furnier decided to name his band Alice Cooper
and also took up this as his stage name. He claims that choosing Alice Cooper
was a turning point in his life towards mainstream success. Alice Cooper is a lyricist, singer, DJ as well as an actor. This was in fact the start of a new era in heavy metal and hard rock music. The band was signed by a talent manger and later on auditioned for acclaimed rock musician and producer Frank Zappa for his new recording company.
In his long career Alice Cooper
as an artist has released an astounding twenty-six studio and eight live album. out of these albums seven were released when he was leading the Alice Cooper band, four of these were certified Platinum namely Love it To Death (1971), Killer (1971), School's Out (1972) and Billion Dollar Babies (1973 ). One album Muscle of Love (1973) received gold certification and this proved to be the last album of Damon Furnier with the Alice Cooper
Band. The two most successful albums that the Alice Cooper band released were School's out and Billion Dollar Babies . Released in 1973 Billion Dollar Babies was surely a sensational effort as it topped the US and UK charts, landed at #2 on Canadian and #4 on both Australian and Austrian charts. Cooper later on embarked on a successful solo career that started in the year 1975 with the release of his solo album Welcome to My Nightmare . this album was released under the label of Atlantic Records and proved a great success as it won a Platinum status in the US, silver in UK and 2x Platinum in Canada. The album was followed by another fine effort of Cooper called Alice Cooper Goes to Hell , released by music giant Warner Bros this album went Gold in US and Platinum in Canada and charted in countries like Sweden, Australia, UK and the US.
Over the next three decades Alice Cooper kept on churning out fine metal and hard rock oriented albums such as Lace and Whiskey (1977), From the Inside (1978), Flush the Fashion (1980), Zipper Catches Skin (1982), Constrictor (1986) and Raise your Fist and yell (1987) . In the year 1989 came a superb album by Alice Cooper
called Trash this proved to be one of the finest efforts by him as this album went Platinum in the US, Canada and Finland, it was certified gold in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Trash featured a number of popular rock artists like guitarists Joe Perry and Ritchie Sambora, singers such as Jon Bon Jovi, Steven Tyler, Michael Anthony and Maria Vidal. In 1991 Cooper added on more Platinum certified album Hey Stoopid to his list. Since then Alice Cooper
has released seven more studio albums with the latest being Welcome 2 my Nightmare that was released by Bigger Picture Records in September 2011.
received the prestigious Stevie Ray Vaughan Award in 2008.listen all you hard rock music freaks nothing can be better than watching a powerful rocking performance of this acclaimed rock artist. Don’t wait just book Alice Cooper tickets
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