Out of Hours

Originally Published: August 29, 1997

Big, bad Cooper returns

He's back-the maestro of mayhem, the master of rock shock. Ol' snake eyes himself, the one and only Alice Cooper, is set to assault the senses and morality of Brisbane audiences.

Age has not wearied him in fact at 49, Alice is as wicked and as controversial as ever.

Talking to the man who took his name from an 17th century witch, is almost as awesome as seeing one of his shows.

"Wait 'til you see the show," said Alice from Wisconsin.

"It's like a large carnival of excesses, anything goes."

It has been about three years since his last visit.

"I'm back, bigger and better than ever," he said.

"If you think I'm weird, wait till you see the guys in the band. They've got tattoos, long hair, chains, but they can play. They are all featured on my new album, a Fistful of Alice, which was recorded live in Mexico."

It appears that the world of rock is just one of his domains.

"When I get too old for this kind of thing, I'm going to start my film career as a villain," he said.

It is more than 20 years since Alice Cooper first shocked, astounded and entertained audiences and, judging by his enthusiasm for his work today, it seems that he will be around for some time to come.

"I don't get older, I get better," he said.

Alice Cooper will be let loose at Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Sept 10th.