Alice Cooper

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Alice Cooper (born Vincent Damon Furnier; February 4, 1948) is an American rock singer, songwriter and musician whose career spans more than five decades. With a stage show that sometimes included a guillotine, gallows, electric chair, fake blood, boa constrictor and baby dolls, Cooper drew 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 originally was a band that consisted of Furnier on vocals and harmonica, Glen Buxton on lead guitar, Michael Bruce on rhythm guitar, Dennis Dunaway on bass guitar, and Neal Smith on drums. Taking on the name in 1968, the Alice Cooper band broke into the international music mainstream with the 1971 hit "I'm Eighteen". It was followed in 1972 by the even bigger single "School's Out", which reached #1 in the UK during that summer. The band reached its commercial peak with the transatlantic #1 album Billion Dollar Babies in 1973. Furnier's solo career as Alice Cooper, legally adopting the band's name as his own, began with the 1975 concept album Welcome to My Nightmare, and reached his commercial peak with the 1989 hit "Poison". His most recent studio release (his 18th solo album) was in 2008, Along Came a Spider. Expanding from his original Detroit-based garage rock roots, over the years Cooper has experimented with many different musical styles, including art rock, conceptual rock, rock ...

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Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)

Just when you thought it was safe to sleep, Freddy Krueger returns in this sixth installment of the Nightmare on Elm Street films, as psychologist Maggie Burroughs, tormented by recurring nightmares, meets a patient with the same horrific dreams. Their quest for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rachel Talalay
CAST:  Robert Englund  •  Lisa Zane  •  Shon Greenblatt  •  Lezlie Deane

Just when you thought it was safe to sleep, Freddy Krueger returns in this sixth installment of the Nightmare on Elm Street films, as psychologist Maggie Burroughs, tormented by recurring nightmares, meets a patient with the same horrific dreams. Their quest for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rachel Talalay
CAST:  Robert Englund  •  Lisa Zane  •  Shon Greenblatt  •  Lezlie Deane

Metal: A Headbanger's Journey (2005)

The film discusses the traits and originators of some of metal's many subgenres, including the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, power metal, Nu metal, glam metal, thrash metal, black metal, and death metal. Dunn uses a family-tree-type flowchart to document some of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Dunn  •  Scot McFadyen  •  Jessica Joy Wise
CAST:  Sam Dunn  •  Chris Adler  •  Tom Araya  •  Gavin Baddeley

The film discusses the traits and originators of some of metal's many subgenres, including the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, power metal, Nu metal, glam metal, thrash metal, black metal, and death metal. Dunn uses a family-tree-type flowchart to document some of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Dunn  •  Scot McFadyen  •  Jessica Joy Wise
CAST:  Sam Dunn  •  Chris Adler  •  Tom Araya  •  Gavin Baddeley

Prince of Darkness (1987)

A research team finds a mysterious cylinder in a deserted church. If opened, it could mean the end of the world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Donald Pleasence  •  Lisa Blount  •  Victor Wong  •  Jameson Parker

A research team finds a mysterious cylinder in a deserted church. If opened, it could mean the end of the world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Donald Pleasence  •  Lisa Blount  •  Victor Wong  •  Jameson Parker

Roadie (1980)

A young Texas good ol' boy has a knack with electronic equipment, and that talent gets him a job as a roadie with a raucous traveling rock-and-roll show.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Rudolph
CAST:  Meat Loaf  •  Art Carney  •  Alice Cooper  •  Rhonda Bates

A young Texas good ol' boy has a knack with electronic equipment, and that talent gets him a job as a roadie with a raucous traveling rock-and-roll show.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Rudolph
CAST:  Meat Loaf  •  Art Carney  •  Alice Cooper  •  Rhonda Bates

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978)

A small town band makes it big, but loses track of their roots, as they get caught up into the big-time machinations of the music biz. Now, they must thwart a plot to destroy their home town. Built around the music of the beatles, this musical uses some big name ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Schultz
CAST:  Barry Gibb  •  Robin Gibb  •  Maurice Gibb  •  Paul Nicholas

A small town band makes it big, but loses track of their roots, as they get caught up into the big-time machinations of the music biz. Now, they must thwart a plot to destroy their home town. Built around the music of the beatles, this musical uses some big name ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Schultz
CAST:  Barry Gibb  •  Robin Gibb  •  Maurice Gibb  •  Paul Nicholas

The Filth and the Fury (2000)

Julien Temple's second documentary profiling punk rock pioneers the Sex Pistols is an enlightening, entertaining trip back to a time when the punk movement was just discovering itself. Featuring archival footage, never-before-seen performances, rehearsals, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julien Temple
CAST:  John Lydon  •  Sid Vicious  •  Steve Jones  •  Glen Matlock

Julien Temple's second documentary profiling punk rock pioneers the Sex Pistols is an enlightening, entertaining trip back to a time when the punk movement was just discovering itself. Featuring archival footage, never-before-seen performances, rehearsals, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julien Temple
CAST:  John Lydon  •  Sid Vicious  •  Steve Jones  •  Glen Matlock

Wayne's World (1992)

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Based on the Saturday Night Live sketch of the same name, Wayne's World is a wacky, irreverent pop-culture comedy about the adventures of two amiably aimless metal-head friends, Wayne (Mike Myers) and Garth (Dana Carvey). From Wayne's basement, the pair broadcast a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penelope Spheeris
CAST:  Mike Myers  •  Dana Carvey  •  Rob Lowe  •  Tia Carrere

Based on the Saturday Night Live sketch of the same name, Wayne's World is a wacky, irreverent pop-culture comedy about the adventures of two amiably aimless metal-head friends, Wayne (Mike Myers) and Garth (Dana Carvey). From Wayne's basement, the pair broadcast a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penelope Spheeris
CAST:  Mike Myers  •  Dana Carvey  •  Rob Lowe  •  Tia Carrere

Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970)

Tina Balser is a bored New York housewife-mother married to Jonathan, a pompous, social-climbing lawyer who ridicules her in front of their children, criticizing everything she does or wears. She begins an affair with George Prager, a dashing, successful and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Perry
CAST:  Richard Benjamin  •  Frank Langella  •  Carrie Snodgress  •  Lorraine Cullen

Tina Balser is a bored New York housewife-mother married to Jonathan, a pompous, social-climbing lawyer who ridicules her in front of their children, criticizing everything she does or wears. She begins an affair with George Prager, a dashing, successful and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Perry
CAST:  Richard Benjamin  •  Frank Langella  •  Carrie Snodgress  •  Lorraine Cullen

Mayor of the Sunset Strip (2003)

A look at the history of fame in the world through the eyes of pop star impresario, Rodney Bingenheimer  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Hickenlooper
CAST:  Rodney Bingenheimer  •  Kim Fowley  •  Exene Cervenka  •  John Doe

A look at the history of fame in the world through the eyes of pop star impresario, Rodney Bingenheimer  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Hickenlooper
CAST:  Rodney Bingenheimer  •  Kim Fowley  •  Exene Cervenka  •  John Doe

The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years (1988)

An exploration of the heavy metal scene in Los Angeles, with particular emphasis on glam metal. It features concert footage and interviews of legendary heavy metal and hard rock bands and artists such as Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Kiss, Megadeth, Motörhead, Ozzy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penelope Spheeris
CAST:  Dave Mustaine  •  Ozzy Osbourne  •  Chris Holmes  •  Lemmy

An exploration of the heavy metal scene in Los Angeles, with particular emphasis on glam metal. It features concert footage and interviews of legendary heavy metal and hard rock bands and artists such as Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Kiss, Megadeth, Motörhead, Ozzy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penelope Spheeris
CAST:  Dave Mustaine  •  Ozzy Osbourne  •  Chris Holmes  •  Lemmy

Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (2013)

Supermensch documents the astounding career of Hollywood insider, the loveable Shep Gordon, who fell into music management by chance after moving to LA straight out of college, and befriending Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix. Shep managed rock stars ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Myers  •  Beth Aala
CAST:  Shep Gordon  •  Alice Cooper  •  Sylvester Stallone  •  Anne Murray

Supermensch documents the astounding career of Hollywood insider, the loveable Shep Gordon, who fell into music management by chance after moving to LA straight out of college, and befriending Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix. Shep managed rock stars ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Myers  •  Beth Aala
CAST:  Shep Gordon  •  Alice Cooper  •  Sylvester Stallone  •  Anne Murray

Louder Than Love: The Grande Ballroom Story (2012)

The greatest untold story in Rock and Roll history as revealed by the musicians,artists and people that lived it  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony D'Annunzio  •  Karl Rausch
CAST:  Alice Cooper  •  Roger Daltrey  •  Mark Farner  •  B.B. King

The greatest untold story in Rock and Roll history as revealed by the musicians,artists and people that lived it  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony D'Annunzio  •  Karl Rausch
CAST:  Alice Cooper  •  Roger Daltrey  •  Mark Farner  •  B.B. King

Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th (2013)

Taking inspiration from Peter M. Bracke's definitive book of the same name, this seven-hour documentary dives into the making of all twelve Friday the 13th films, with all-new interviews from cast and crew.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Farrands
CAST:  Corey Feldman  •  Robert Englund  •  Sean S. Cunningham  •  Kane Hodder

Taking inspiration from Peter M. Bracke's definitive book of the same name, this seven-hour documentary dives into the making of all twelve Friday the 13th films, with all-new interviews from cast and crew.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Farrands
CAST:  Corey Feldman  •  Robert Englund  •  Sean S. Cunningham  •  Kane Hodder

Who Shot Rock & Roll: The Film (2013)

The impact of photography on rock culture through the images of acclaimed photographers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Kochones
CAST:  Debbie Harry  •  Alice Cooper  •  Noel Gallagher  •  Henry Rollins

The impact of photography on rock culture through the images of acclaimed photographers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Kochones
CAST:  Debbie Harry  •  Alice Cooper  •  Noel Gallagher  •  Henry Rollins

Skum Rocks! (2013)

'Play like the music doesn't matter.' The unbelievable true story of the band that gained massive east coast popularity in the late 1980s despite having a complete lack of musical talent and ambition. A powerful PR machine built their fame, and soon their primary ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clay Westervelt
CAST:  Joanna Angel  •  Carmine Appice  •  Frankie Banali  •  Kevin Bacon

'Play like the music doesn't matter.' The unbelievable true story of the band that gained massive east coast popularity in the late 1980s despite having a complete lack of musical talent and ambition. A powerful PR machine built their fame, and soon their primary ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clay Westervelt
CAST:  Joanna Angel  •  Carmine Appice  •  Frankie Banali  •  Kevin Bacon

Alice Cooper: The Nightmare (1975)

Steven, a character from Alice Cooper's album “Welcome to My Nightmare”, encounters a surreal dream fantasy, guided by the spirit of the nightmare. This TV special won an Emmy for best video tape editing in 1976. (from: http://www.thesoundofvincentprice ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jorn H. Winther
CAST:  Alice Cooper  •  Vincent Price  •  Linda Googh  •  Robyn Blythe

Steven, a character from Alice Cooper's album “Welcome to My Nightmare”, encounters a surreal dream fantasy, guided by the spirit of the nightmare. This TV special won an Emmy for best video tape editing in 1976. (from: http://www.thesoundofvincentprice ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jorn H. Winther
CAST:  Alice Cooper  •  Vincent Price  •  Linda Googh  •  Robyn Blythe

A Band Called Death (2013)

Before Bad Brains, the Sex Pistols or even the Ramones, there was Death. Formed in the early '70s by three teenage brothers from Detroit, Death is credited as being the first black punk band, and the Hackney brothers, David, Bobby, and Dannis, are now considered ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Christopher Covino  •  Jeff Howlett
CAST:  Bobby Hackney  •  Dannis Hackney  •  David Hackney  •  Henry Rollins

Before Bad Brains, the Sex Pistols or even the Ramones, there was Death. Formed in the early '70s by three teenage brothers from Detroit, Death is credited as being the first black punk band, and the Hackney brothers, David, Bobby, and Dannis, are now considered ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Christopher Covino  •  Jeff Howlett
CAST:  Bobby Hackney  •  Dannis Hackney  •  David Hackney  •  Henry Rollins

Bigfoot (2012)

1970's pop culture icons Danny Bonaduce and Barry Williams face off in the hunt for the legendary mountain creature.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Davison
CAST:  Barry Williams  •  Howard Hesseman  •  Sherilyn Fenn  •  Danny Bonaduce

1970's pop culture icons Danny Bonaduce and Barry Williams face off in the hunt for the legendary mountain creature.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Davison
CAST:  Barry Williams  •  Howard Hesseman  •  Sherilyn Fenn  •  Danny Bonaduce

Sunset Strip (2012)

A documentary on the famous Los Angeles street.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hans Fjellestad
CAST:  Cisco Adler  •  Slash  •  Kim Fowley  •  Alice Cooper

A documentary on the famous Los Angeles street.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hans Fjellestad
CAST:  Cisco Adler  •  Slash  •  Kim Fowley  •  Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper: The Nightmare Returns (1987)

Shot in Detroit on Halloween during his 1986 tour, all of Alice Cooper's trademark songs are present in this spectacular showcase of entertaining thrills, filled with his legendary straightjacket escapes and boa constrictors, along with several new stage shockers...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marty Callner
CAST:  Alice Cooper  •  Kane Roberts  •  Devlin 7  •  Kip Winger

Shot in Detroit on Halloween during his 1986 tour, all of Alice Cooper's trademark songs are present in this spectacular showcase of entertaining thrills, filled with his legendary straightjacket escapes and boa constrictors, along with several new stage shockers...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marty Callner
CAST:  Alice Cooper  •  Kane Roberts  •  Devlin 7  •  Kip Winger
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