Alice Cooper, Golf Monster: A Rock n Rollers 12 Steps to Becoming a Golf Addict by Alice CooperThe man who invented shock rock tells the amazing and, yeah, shocking story of how he slayed his thirsty demons--with a golf club. It started one day when Cooper was watching a Star Trek rerun between concerts, bored and drunk on a quart-of-whiskey-a-day habit; a friend dragged the rocker out of his room and suggested a round of golf. Cooper has been a self-confessed golf addict ever since. Today he and his band still tour the world, playing some one hundred gigs a year . . . and three hundred days out of that year, Cooper is on the course.
Alice Cooper, Golf Monster is Coopers tell-all memoir; in it he talks candidly about his entire life and career, as well as his struggles with alcohol, how he fell in love with the game of golf, how he dried out at a sanitarium back in the late 70s, and how he put the last nails in his addictions coffin by getting up daily at 7 a.m. to play 36 holes.
Alice has hilarious, touching, and sometimes surprising stories about so many of his friends: Led Zeppelin and the Doors, George Burns and Groucho Marx, golf legends like John Daly and Tiger Woods . . . everyone is here from Dali to Elvis to Arnold Palmer.
This is the story of Coopers life, and also a story about golf. He rose from hacker to scratch golfer to serious Pro Am competitor and on to his status today as one of the best celebrity golfers around--all while rising through the rock n roll ranks releasing platinum albums and selling out arenas with his legendary act.
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He legally changed his name to Alice Cooper in to avoid legal complications over ownership of the group name. Since the name was actually owned by the band as whole, Cooper paid, and continues to pay, a yearly royalty to his original bandmates for the right to use the name commercially.
Alice Cooper's wife, Sheryl, kids keep the faith
When Sheryl Cooper met her husband-to-be, the year-old dance student barely knew anything about the world of rock and roll, much less something about a leather-clad singer using a woman's name. Fellow students at a Los Angeles academy had told her in about auditions for Alice Cooper's global Welcome to My Nightmare tour, and Sheryl cracked them up by replying, "Wow. Alice Cooper. Who is she? Trained as a ballerina, Sheryl explains, "I knew everything about Bach, Rachmaninoff, Schumann, Mozart - but nothing about rock and roll. Yet, a year later, after winning one of two dancing jobs on the concert tour, Sheryl was married to the man with whom she has built a partnership that she would stack up against any other, despite some rough spots involving Alice's long-rehabbed alcohol abuse.
My parents never quit in the middle of something. They said: "If you're gonna do it, don't just kind of do it. Well, 45 years later, I still don't feel I've hit my peak. So my parents taught me endurance. My dad was a Protestant pastor. He could preach all day, keep you interested, tell jokes.
Furnier spent his childhood in Detroit but moved to Phoenix , Arizona , when he was in his early teens. He began his musical career when he organized several fellow members of his high school track team into the Earwigs, a band that sang parodies of Beatles songs, originally for a school talent show. Later performing as the Spiders, they continued playing cover versions of well-known rock songs and became locally popular. Shortly after they graduated from high school, the group moved to Los Angeles. Their performances became stagier, with Furnier, the vocalist, taking on the persona of Alice Cooper. The band came to the attention of Frank Zappa , who released its first two albums— Pretties for You and Easy Action —on his own label. Both albums tended more toward psychedelia than hard rock, and neither was successful.
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Cooper was raised a devout Mormon, a religion his family converted to when he was According to Cooper, it was a very significant moment. He says:. The church was suddenly everything to us, a religion, a social life, a new family. We studied the Bible and the Book of Mormon backward and forward. I even had entire scriptures memorized.
Alice Cooper born Vincent Damon Furnier ; February 4,  is an American singer, songwriter, and actor whose career spans over 50 years. With his distinctive raspy voice and a stage show that features guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood, deadly snakes, baby dolls, and dueling swords, Cooper is considered by music journalists and peers alike to be "The Godfather of Shock Rock ", even being referred to as the "Father of Shock Rock" in the same circles. He has drawn equally from horror films , vaudeville , and garage rock to pioneer a macabre and theatrical brand of rock designed to shock people. Originating in Phoenix, Arizona , in the late s after he moved from Detroit, Michigan , "Alice Cooper" was originally a band consisting of Furnier on vocals and harmonica , Glen Buxton on lead guitar, Michael Bruce on rhythm guitar, Dennis Dunaway on bass guitar, and Neal Smith on drums. The original Alice Cooper band released its first album in They broke into the international music mainstream with the hit song " I'm Eighteen " from their third studio album Love It to Death.