Golf playing, Republican voting, bible reading pretend rock star Alice Cooper has been getting hot under the collar about the modern musicians not having the raw intensity that he and his contemporaries had claiming that they are too cerebral these days.”I lived in that era of Keith Moon, John Lennon, the Hollywood Vampires drinking club,” he said. “All our friends were dying at 27. If you’re a rock star you’re supposed to do that. There are no rock stars any more. They’re lacking in so much testosterone. I keep looking for the 17-year-old kid who wants to hang his guitar down here and play it from his crotch, not his brain.
It’s a bizarre claim. Alice, real name Vincent Furnier, certainly released some good records in his time but has always been considered cabaret- lacking the genuine danger and walking on the edge excitement of his contemporaries. In fact it was always celebrated that he was pretending, propping up his live set with snakes and pretend guillotines to make it all seem more exciting- like a high decibel pantomime.
Playing golf, reading the bible and being a republican doesn’t mean you have no testosterone but it’s a very odd combination!
And we are still not sure that dying at 27 is a sign of genius especially when it is considered a good thing by a man who is nearly 70