Arizona Republic

Originally Published: February 23, 1997

Stars of Rock and Roll and Rough

Many of the celebrities who came out for the Alice Cooper Celebrity Golf Tournament confessed their love for the Coop and for golf, but not necessarily any particular gift for the game. 'I stink,' said Valley resident and Megadeth member Dave Mustaine. 'They have my name up there with a giant number next to it. I looked up and said, God, that must be my handicap. It was almost as high as my age.... I like half the game. I like hitting the ball, I just don't like finding it.' Mustaine has just finished his seventh Megadeth album. It will be out in July, and the band will tour behind it... Another musician who was not happy about his handicap was Jesse Valenzuela of the Gin Blossoms. 'I'm not very good,' Valenzuela said. 'But I think it is going to be a blast.' ... Meat Loaf was dressed in black and getting ready to suck on a cigar. 'But Alice called, and I said I'd do it.'

His observations on his game were similar to the other musicians, but he said them in a more colorful vernacular. The Loaf is doing a movie called 'Freak the Mighty', starring Sharon Stone and Gillian Anderson. He also has a "best of" album coming out and another one of Broadway show tunes that he modestly says he 'sings the hell out of.'...

Actress Susan Anton actually felt good about her game. 'I'm pretty good. I can hit it long. My only problem is that I make a lot of mistakes,' said Anton, who was also captured by the Coopers and their cause. 'When he asked, I said yes in a second. The cause is fabulous, and Alice and Cheryl (sic) are the best.' Others in town for the weekend event, supporting the Solid Rock Foundation and its efforts to build a teen center in Tempe, are 'Happy Days' star Donny Most and 'M*A*S*H actor Wayne Rogers.