Hit Parader

Originally Published: 1987

Heavy Metal Awards

4. Alice Cooper

Ironically, just as Twisted Sister are preparing to regain their top form, the band's prime influence - Alice Cooper - is in the midst of resurrecting his own unique brand of metal mayhem. With the release of Constrictor, his first album in nearly four years, and the start of a national tour, rock's original snake charmer has returned to show everyone what all the commotion was about back in 1973.

"It's great that bands like Twisted Sister have come along and kept my name alive in interviews," Cooper said. "But now it's time to show everyone how it's done. The type of music I play is timeless - hell, it's rock and roll"