Originally Published: December 1997
Glen Buxton, the Alice Cooper group's original guitarist and co-writer of School's Out, has died aged 50 in Clarion, Iowa, from complications arising from pneumonia. Buxton, who had survived drink and drug problems and a suicide attempt, made a living selling Alice Cooper memorabilia and working for Goodyear Aerospace, and although he knew his health wasn't what it should be he remained in good spirits. Shortly before he died he maintained: "What's really killing me is the price of the pills. But I'm pretty optimistic because people want to hear more music from me - I'm relearning the guitar."