Originally Published: June 24, 1989

The week In Metal


Alice Cooper falls off the set of his 'Welcome To My Nightmare' tour in Vancover on June 23 and breaks six ribs, forcing the cancellation of a few subsequent dates.


Alice Cooper is hit by calls for censorship regarding the content of his European stageshow. Following reports in the English gutter press about girls fainting in horror at Alice's antics, he was forced to drop sections of the German show that involved spearing baby dolls on his sword, axing and disemboweling females and splattering fake blood. Elsewhere in Europe, the full show was performed without incident and, ironically, the storm created in England leading to the ban was begun by a blind member of Parliament!