Alice Cooper (conceived Vincent Damon Furnier; February 4, 1948) is an American vocalist, lyricist, and entertainer whose profession ranges more than 50 years. With his unmistakable rough voice and a phase show that includes various props, including guillotines, hot seats, counterfeit blood, reptiles, infant dolls, and dueling blades, Cooper is considered by music writers and friends the same to be "The Godfather of Shock Rock". He has drawn similarly from blood and gore movies, vaudeville, and carport rock to pioneer a grim and showy brand of rock intended to stun individuals.
Starting in Phoenix, Arizona in 1964, "Alice Cooper" was initially a band comprising of Furnier on vocals and harmonica, Glen Buxton on lead guitar, Michael Bruce on musicality guitar, Dennis Dunaway on low pitch guitar, and Neal Smith on drums. The first Alice Cooper band discharged their presentation collection in 1969, and broke into the worldwide music standard with the 1971 hit tune "I'm Eighteen". The band arrived at their business top in 1973 with their 6th studio collection, Billion Dollar Babies.The band separated in 1975 and Furnier embraced the band's name as his own name, starting his performance profession with the 1975 idea collection Welcome to My Nightmare.
Extending from his Detroit rock roots, Cooper has tried different things with various melodic styles, including workmanship rock, hard rock, substantial metal, new wave, glitz metal, and mechanical stone. He is attributed with assisting with molding the sound and look of substantial metal, and has been portrayed as the craftsman who "first acquainted frightfulness symbolism with awesome, and whose showmanship and dramatic skill have for all time changed the class". He is likewise known for his clever and hilarious character offstage, with The Rolling Stone Album Guide considering him the world's most "adored substantial metal performer". Away from music, Cooper is a film entertainer, a hitting the fairway VIP, a restaurateur, and, since 2004, a well known radio DJ with his great stone show Nights with Alice Cooper.