Raise your fist and yell!
From page 7 of Classic Rock Magazine June 2011
Rejoice! Original Alice Cooper band get back together.
THE FOUR SURVIVING members of the original Alice Cooper band shared a stage for the first time since 1974 when they were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame last month .
The ceremony, which took place at New York’s swanky Waldorf Astoria hotel, saw Alice reunited with guitarist Michael Bruce, bassist Dennis Dunaway and drummer Neal Smith for rousing performances of Under My Wheels and School’s Out , ably helped out by a children’s choir in full Cooper make-up. Guitarist Steve Hunter stood in for Glen Buxton, who sadly passed away in 1997.
The band were inducted into the Hall Of Fame by longtime fan Rob Zombie, who described them as “glam rock before anyone thought of glam rock, punk rock before anyone thought of punk rock”. Cooper picked up the trophy while holding his albino boa constrictor, Katrina.
“I told the band before we went on, ‘We’re Alice Cooper – You’ve got to pretend that all the people out there are 16 year-old kids so get out there and give them every bit of attitude you’ve got,’” the singer tells Classic Rock . “We never broke up with bad blood – it was just a slow drifting apart. But when this thing came along, I don’t know whether I could have accepted without them.” Old School: 1965-1974 , a new ‘super deluxe’ Alice Cooper box set featuring rare tracks and housed in a wooden mock-school desk, is out on June 6. Alice’s brand new album, Welcome 2 My Nightmare , is due out later this year.