Kerrang!

Originally Published: April 15, 1989

The Week In Metal

1973

The number one US album is 'Billion Dollar Babies' from Alice Cooper, born Vincent Furnier, the son of a Mitchigan preacher. Alice has built his reputation to fever pitch with this record - the American tour becomes one of the biggest money-making jaunts in the history of rock, employing all aspects of the bizarre including the chopping up of dolls, electric chairs, boa constrictors and gallows.