Des Moines Register

Originally Published: October 21, 1997

Glen Buxton

Alice Cooper guitarist dies at 49

Glen Buxton, a 'shocking and irreverent' rocker, had retired to a quieter life on a northern Iowa farm. Clarion, Ia. (AP) -- Glen Buxton, the guitarist for shock-rock band Alice Cooper who retired to a quieter life on a northern Iowa farm, died Sunday. He was 49. Ken Buxton of Glendale, Ariz., said his brother had been suffering from pneumonia and was taken to a Mason City hospital late Saturday night or early Sunday morning.