Originally Published: June 06, 1997
May 27, 1997: As the battle between Alice Cooper and up-and-comer Marilyn Manson heats up, it appears that the Coop has become philosophical in his old age. "Let him have it, I don't care,"
The Founding Father of Shock Rock told Circus magazine, when asked how he felt about Manson stealing his thunder. Coop, who spoke to the mag during a backstage chat at the VH-1 awards, where he served as a presenter, told the publication he'd never seen Manson in concert. "But it seems like it would be interesting," he said, then added, with obvious sarcasm, "He is a handsome young man, though, isn't he?"
In other Coop news, the Godfather of Ghoulism can be heard on the major label debut by Insane Clown Posse, whose album "The Great Milenko" is set for June 24 release. Friday Morning Quarterback magazine reveals that Alice has lent his voice to a spoken word intro on the disc, which also will feature guest appearances by Steve Jones and Slash. Meanwhile, Alice is set to tour parts of Europe and the U.S. this summer, and various rock news sources say that the long-awaited live Coop disc "A Fistful of Alice" will be released July 1. -- A.W.