Talk:Alice Cooper

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Split[edit]

The band "Alice Cooper" deserves a separate article, this has been discussed before, and most users have been in favor, but it never happened! Charles Essie (talk) 18:12, 29 November 2013 (UTC)

Makes sense. Should the articles be named Alice Cooper (person) and Alice Cooper (band) with a disambiguation page? 91.119.221.228 (talk) 13:10, 30 November 2013 (UTC)
Also supporting this split. On the names, they look fine and I cannot see anything in WP:NAME that contradicts this, but then I am not the biggest expert on this on Wikipedia.--SabreBD (talk) 16:42, 30 November 2013 (UTC)

whadd'ya think of goofy george now? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.148.247.53 (talk) 02:12, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

Some of the text sounds like it was lifted from a fan magazine.... PurpleChez (talk) 22:53, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

Style and influence / Arthur Brown ?[edit]

I'm surprised to not reading mention of Arthur Brown (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Brown_(musician)), in the influences to the young Alice Cooper (idea of the Shock Rock). — Preceding unsigned comment added by 78.115.199.83 (talk) 05:42, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Toronto Riot - No show Aug. 19 1980[edit]

Alice could not perform on his last date of the tour, in Toronto, and fans were told of this at the concert. A major riot ensued. Details of that are captured in a Youtube video with J.D. Roberts reporting. At the end of the video Alice explains why he could not perform and that he was there with makeup on before cancelling.

JHolicky (talk) 06:26, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

Glam metal? Extreme metal?[edit]

I've listened to Alice for most of my life and I have to ask, why does it say he's glam rock? After all, yeah he has the costume and stuff, but if anything, he's glam metal, since he has that sound, like in poison. The song poison is glam metal. The guitar players have the poofy blonde hair, alice has all this makeup on and the sound is very much metal with pop influence. Also, is alice cooper extreme metal? I know the song brutal planet has a very loud sound and Feed my Frankenstein sounds like groove metal. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 108.66.197.131 (talk) 02:20, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Obviously you haven't listened to enough of Alice's music. Yes he played glam metal between 1986 and 1991 but that was a very minor part of his career. But in the 1970's Alice Cooper was one of the most important glam rock bands/artists. Check the facts before making yourself an idiot. -Lace&Whiskey 10:12, 10 November 2015 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 84.249.78.242 (talk)

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Genres[edit]

I have generalized the genres to hard rock and heavy metal. There is no need for the other sub genres, the amount is above how much the template recommends and other genres are mentioned in the article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mistymountain546 (talkcontribs)

We should try and determine which 2–4 genres are most widely attributed to Cooper. Underneath this discussion we should list all the best sources and show their genres. My guess is that shock rock will be returned to the article. Binksternet (talk) 19:56, 1 October 2015 (UTC)
Note that a previous discussion is archived at Talk:Alice_Cooper/Archive_1#Genre. Binksternet (talk) 19:58, 1 October 2015 (UTC)

These are all the genres that he is categorized as, that is referenced. From these, I think the 4 genres should be shock rock, hard rock, heavy metal and glam rock. Add more reliable references, so far:

Heavy metal:

Hard rock:

Glam rock:

Shock rock:

Glam metal:

Garage rock:

alice cooper[edit]

Hi just to let you know Alice cooper played "harmonica" as well Adam bendelow (talk) 16:36, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

@Adam bendelow: Nobody is saying he doesn't but, he's not know as a harmonica player. Harmonica is a secondary instrument for Cooper and as the guidelines states, secondary instruments do not go in the infobox but, are encouraged to be mentioned in prose. Cheers, Mlpearc (open channel) 16:42, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

On the first album he did Adam bendelow (talk) 16:58, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

@Adam bendelow: You didn't read what I said. Mlpearc (open channel) 17:03, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

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Brazil Arrest[edit]

Alice was arrested in Brazil for "wiping is arse with the American Flag" in 77 or 78. Why is there no mention of this?

Apparently Brazilian authorities were more concerned that he would do the show the next night with a Brazilian Flag. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 108.54.52.114 (talk) 18:11, 2 October 2017 (UTC)

Because it's not notable, it's trivia, Wikipedia doesn't do trivia. - FlightTime (open channel) 19:08, 2 October 2017 (UTC)

"Alice Cooper'stown"[edit]

Why no mention of his restaurant?

Even though it just closed after a near 20-year run, it should be mentioned. 2600:8800:786:A300:C23F:D5FF:FEC4:D51D (talk) 20:12, 24 October 2017 (UTC)

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Rare photo removed[edit]

Cooper (second from right) laughs at Mae West's words after the opening of her last movie in 1978.

I believe this should be reverted to reinstate this image which adds quality to the article in my opinion. The fact that Cooper was in that movie was quite a sensation, and free photos from that period of him, as of Mae West, are extremely rare. Since I apparently am considered a COI because I know the person who took this, I cannot do it myself, but I invite the opinions and/or action of neutral users. --SergeWoodzing (talk) 15:37, 18 January 2018 (UTC)

As stated when I removed the image I believe that it adds nothing to the article as the quality is poor and Cooper is barely recognisable. If you can find a photo of him in costume from the film that would be interesting. By the way he is credited on the film's page and IMDB as a waiter but the article says he was a bellboy. Domdeparis (talk) 16:17, 18 January 2018 (UTC)