Kerrang!

Originally Published: June 03, 1989

The Week In Metal

1977

Alice Cooper, preparing for his first American concert appearances in two years (kicking off on June 19 in Anaheim, California) suffers a setback when his boa constrictor, for many years a feature of his stage act - is mortally bitten on June 5 by the live rat at was fed for breakfast. A public audition for a new performing snake is scheduled for June 13 at the ABC Entertainment Centre in Century City, California, where a panel of judges consisting of Cooper and some musician friends will chose a boa named Angel from a field of 40 slithering herpetoids.