Alice Cooper

American singer (born 1948)

Alice Cooper (born February 4, 1948) is an American rock musician and singer. Originally, there was a band called Alice Cooper led by a singer named Vincent Damon Furnier. The band was one of the creators of a very theatrical and violent type of heavy metal music that was designed to shock and would come to be known as "shock rock."[1]

Alice Cooper
Cooper in Glendale, Arizona in 2013.
Cooper in Glendale, Arizona in 2013.
Background information
Birth nameVincent Damon Furnier
Born (1948-02-04) February 4, 1948 (age 75)
Detroit, Michigan, US
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actor
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • harmonica
Years active1963–present


In 1974, Furnier legally changed his name to Alice Cooper and started making solo music. Cooper's solo career began with the 1975 album Welcome to My Nightmare. Over the years Cooper has played many different musical styles.

Alice Cooper is known for his social and witty persona offstage. The Rolling Stone Album Guide referred to him as the world's most "beloved" heavy metal entertainer. He helped to shape the sound and look of heavy metal. Cooper is also credited as being one of the first to bring movie-like looks to the rock concert stage in the late 1960s.

Away from music, Cooper is also an actor, a golfer, a restaurant owner and a popular radio DJ.


  1. "VH1 biography". Archived from the original on November 21, 2007. Retrieved October 29, 2007.

Other websitesEdit