Foxx, T-Pain & Slash to perform at Grammys

Foxx, T-Pain & Slash to perform at Grammys

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Jamie Foxx, T-Pain, Slash and Doug E. Fresh have signed up to perform together at Sunday's Grammy Awards show in Los Angeles, CBS said.
Rigging collapses, Alice Cooper show off

Rigging collapses, Alice Cooper show off

NOVOSIBIRSK, Russia, June 22 (UPI) -- Alice Cooper canceled a show in Novosibirsk, Russia, after stage rigging collapsed, a spokesman for the U.S. shock metal singer said.
Arizona State gears up for Obama visit

Arizona State gears up for Obama visit

TEMPE, Ariz., May 12 (UPI) -- This year's commencement ceremony at Arizona State University features rock star Alice Cooper, 71,000 people, a fireworks display and President Obama.
Willis, Macpherson star in U.K. commercial

Willis, Macpherson star in U.K. commercial

LONDON, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- The British insurance company Norwich Union says it has enlisted stars Bruce Willis and Elle Macpherson, among others, to announce its name change to Aviva.
Spirit of CBGB lives on in clothing store

Spirit of CBGB lives on in clothing store

NEW YORK, April 7 (UPI) -- Designer John Varvatos said he wants to keep the spirit of CBGB alive in the new boutique he created on the former site of the famed New York punk rock club.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 4, 2008.
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Cooper, Sparks support teen music club

PHOENIX, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Rock icon Alice Cooper and "American Idol" winner Jordin Sparks participated in the dedication of the site where a new teen music center will be built.

Cooper, Manson in concert for first time

BUCHAREST, Romania, June 27 (UPI) -- Rockers Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson will sing together at the same concert for the first time ever Sunday at B'Estival in Bucharest, Romania.

Inmates to sing for judges' consideration

PHOENIX, March 22 (UPI) -- Singing like a canary is a good thing for six contestants in the Maricopa County, Ariz., jail "Inmate Idle" competition.

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UPI almanac for Sunday, Feb. 4, 2007.
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Alice Cooper sends ailing child a guitar

WAUKEGAN, Ill., Dec. 26 (UPI) -- As Carlos Cardenas, 12, lay in an Illinois hospital bed recuperating from surgeries, he received a guitar from an unlikely source -- rocker Alice Cooper.

Shock rocker plans Christian youth center

PHOENIX, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Alice Cooper shook the rock world in the 1970s with on-stage beheadings and songs about dead babies; now he's opening a Christian youth center in Phoenix.

Alice, N.D., honors Alice Cooper

ALICE, N.D., May 15 (UPI) -- Shock rocker Alice Cooper has been presented with the key to the tiny hamlet of Alice, N.D.

Psychologist Eugene Landy dead at 71

HONOLULU, March 29 (UPI) -- Psychologist Eugene Landy, whose controversial relationship with Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson thrust him into the national limelight, has died at age 71.

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Today is Saturday, Feb. 4, the 35th day of 2006 with 330 to follow.
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Alice Cooper
Rocker Alice Cooper performs at Olympia Hall in Paris, France on July 11, 2005. (UPI Photo/David Silpa)

Alice Cooper (born Vincent Damon Furnier; February 4, 1948) is an American rock singer, songwriter and musician whose career spans more than four decades. With a stage show that features guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood, boa constrictors and baby dolls, Cooper has drawn equally from horror movies, vaudeville and garage rock to pioneer a grandly theatrical and violent brand of heavy metal that was designed to shock.

Alice Cooper was originally a band consisting of Furnier on vocals and harmonica, lead guitarist Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce on rhythm guitar, Dennis Dunaway on bass guitar, and drummer Neal Smith. The original Alice Cooper band broke into the international music mainstream with the 1971 hit "I'm Eighteen" from the album Love it to Death, which was followed by the even bigger single "School's Out" in 1972. The band reached their commercial peak with the 1973 album Billion Dollar Babies.

Furnier's solo career as Alice Cooper, adopting the band's name as his own name, began with the 1975 concept album Welcome to My Nightmare. In 2008 he released Along Came a Spider, his 18th solo album. Expanding from his original Detroit rock roots, over the years Cooper has experimented with many different musical styles, including conceptual rock, art rock, hard rock, new wave, pop rock, experimental rock and industrial rock.

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