Alice Cooper Vows to Keep Rocking Until 90
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In the world of rock and roll, where many legends have hung up their guitars and bid farewell to the stage, Alice Cooper stands tall, defying the passage of time. At 75 years old, the Godfather of shock rock has a message for the world: he’s not planning on retiring anytime soon.
In an interview with Rock Candy magazine, Alice Cooper expressed his determination to keep rocking, drawing inspiration from none other than the evergreen Rolling Stones frontman, Mick Jagger.
Despite witnessing many of his peers retire, Cooper remains unfazed. “A farewell tour hasn’t crossed my mind at all,” he declared. He shared a conversation he had with Gene Simmons of Kiss, who stated firmly that the band was ending. Cooper, however, has a different perspective.
“I feel great, and the band sounds great. I’m 75, but I’ll be up there at 90 if I’m still in good enough shape,” he affirmed.
Cooper’s optimism and drive to continue performing are grounded in his belief that age is just a number.
He looks up to Mick Jagger, who, even in his 70s, delivers energetic three-hour shows and soundchecks. Cooper sees Jagger as a prototype, proving that passion and talent know no age limits.
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Recently, Alice Cooper released his new album, “Road,” which showcases his enduring creativity and dedication to his craft. Speaking about the album, Cooper emphasized the importance of his bandmates in its creation.
“I wanted them to be as tight as they are for the show but on all new material,” he explained.
His band, consisting of talented musicians like Ryan Roxie, Chuck Garric, Tommy Henrikson, Glen Sobel, and Nita Strauss, adds a unique flavor to his music.
Alice Cooper’s commitment to his artistry and his fans shines through. His refusal to succumb to the pressures of retirement is not just about music; it’s a testament to the spirit of resilience and passion that defines true artists. As long as the music keeps flowing and the fans keep rocking, Alice Cooper will continue to grace the stage, proving that age is powerless against the timeless energy of rock and roll.