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Alice Cooper

Data de nascimento: 4. Fevereiro 1948

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Vincent Damon Furnier, mais conhecido por seu nome artístico Alice Cooper, é um cantor, compositor e ator americano nascido na cidade de Detroit em 4 de fevereiro de 1948. Ficou mundialmente conhecido nos anos 70 por seus shows de rock inovadores e designados para chocar e provocar o público, junto com letras obscenas, obscuras e sangrentas que, junto com seu visual gótico, transformaram Alice em um ícone do rock que continua como fonte de inspirações para artistas de todos os estilos até hoje. Ao longo da carreira, Cooper já lançou 26 álbuns de estúdio e vendeu mais de 50 milhões de cópias.

Alice Cooper era originalmente o nome da banda de que Vincent Furnier fazia parte como vocalista, juntamente com Glen Buxton e Michael Bruce nas guitarras, Dennis Dunaway no baixo e Neal Smith na bateria, e com quem lançou sete álbuns. Porém, a banda acabou se separando e Vincent adotou o pseudônimo Alice Cooper para si mesmo e obteve legalmente o nome pouco depois, iniciando sua carreira solo sob esse nome em 1975 com o álbum Welcome to My Nightmare, e já lançou mais dezoito álbuns desde então. As apresentações de Alice tornaram-se célebres pelo uso de vários elementos performáticos baseados em filmes de terror realizadas ao vivo, como guilhotinas, cadeiras elétricas, cobras vivas, bonecas voodoo, sangue falso e muitos outros, com Alice vestindo roupas obscuras e ornamentadas com coisas como patas reais de aranha, cobras vivas, correntes e outras, o que levou os concertos de Alice a serem apelidados de "teatro de terror" pela crítica, um termo que o próprio cantor passou a usar para designar seu trabalho.

Alice também é conhecido por seus trabalhos independentes da música, pois ele já atuou em diversos filmes de terror. Mas um dos filmes onde mais se destaca além de estar ao lado de seu amigo Johnny Depp em um filme dirigido por Tim Burton, é Sombras da Noite, Alice Cooper aparece como cantor onde vira foco no filme. Cooper também já compôs trilhas sonoras para Televisão e cinema, além de ter se envolvido em diversas campanhas publicitárias sobre assuntos diversos, o que levou a revista Rolling Stone a elegê-lo o "mais amado artista do heavy metal" em 2006, tendo sido incorporado à Calçada da Fama de Hollywood em 2003 e ao Rock and Roll Hall of Fame em 2011 junto com a formação original da banda. Alice continua fazendo turnês até hoje, mas com uma banda nova chamada Hollywood Vampires sendo ele o vocalista e tendo Johnny Depp como guitarrista base e Joe Perry como guitarrista solo, esta banda já teve varias lendas do Rock, na época em que eram mais conhecidos como um grupo de amigos que saía para encontros, como: John Lennon , Keith Moon, Ringo Starr, Elton John e vários outros artistas.

Citações Alice Cooper

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„I'm very romantic, I'm extremely romantic. I date my wife.“

— Alice Cooper
Context: I'm very romantic, I'm extremely romantic. I date my wife.... That's one thing guys don't understand. This is something that you would be very surprised that I understand, is that men are microwaves and women are pressure cookers. Men want sex, bang; women like romance. Guys, learn how to romance. [http://www.abc.net.au/tv/enoughrope/transcripts/s1396692.htm Interview with Andrew Denton] on Enough Rope (20 June 2005).

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„I used to be such a sweet, sweet thing
'Til they got a hold of me.
I opened doors for little old ladies,
I helped the blind to see.“

— Alice Cooper
Context: I used to be such a sweet, sweet thing 'Til they got a hold of me. I opened doors for little old ladies, I helped the blind to see. I got no friends 'cause they read the papers. They can't be seen with me and I'm gettin' real shot down And I'm feeling mean. No more Mister Nice Guy, No more Mister Clean, No more Mister Nice Guy, They say he's sick, he's obscene. "No More Mr. Nice Guy" (co-written with Michael Owen Bruce) - [http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=3596 Full lyrics online] - [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZnhuOEUFXA YouTube video].

„Well we can't salute ya
Can't find a flag
If that don't suit ya
That's a drag School's out for summer
School's out forever
School's been blown to pieces.“

— Alice Cooper
Context: Well we can't salute ya Can't find a flag If that don't suit ya That's a drag School's out for summer School's out forever School's been blown to pieces. "School's Out" - [http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=596 Lyrics online].

„She cries alone at night too often
He smokes and drinks and don't come home at all.
Only women bleed...“

— Alice Cooper
Context: Man's got his woman to take his seed He's got the power — oh She's got the need She spends her life through pleasing up her man She feeds him dinner or anything she can. She cries alone at night too often He smokes and drinks and don't come home at all. Only women bleed... "Only Women Bleed" (co-written with Dick Wagner) - [http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=3929 Lyrics online].

„From the moment I leave my house or my hotel room, the public owns me.“

— Alice Cooper
Context: From the moment I leave my house or my hotel room, the public owns me. The public made Alice Cooper and I can't imagine ever turning my back on my fans. As quoted in Philadelphia Daily News (3 March 2006).

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„I get onstage now with more attitude at fifty-seven than I had when I was twenty.“

— Alice Cooper
Context: I get onstage now with more attitude at fifty-seven than I had when I was twenty. When I was twenty, my attitude was kind of like, "Yeah, yeah…I'm a big rock star." Now, when I get onstage, I go up there, and I am the Moriarty of rock. I am the consummate villain. I am the Hannibal Lector of rock, and I play it like that. Alice just seems like an arrogant bastard or villain who is making the audience feel as though they are lucky to be there when in reality that is exactly the opposite of my personality. With Alice though…it is great to play him or portray him as an Alan Rickman type character who is very condescending. That’s what makes him fun to watch — he's Captain Hook.

„If it's total freedom, I guess the ultimate thing you can go into is total silence between the audience and performer, with the performer projecting something he doesn't even have to play.“

— Alice Cooper
Context: We can only take it so far, because man can only take it so far, lower self can only take it so far, and you have to realize that the public is only at a certain place. We won't see the day when the public accepts what we wanna project, even though they are accepting a lot now. By the time they're accepting it, maybe they'll be too old.... If it's total freedom, I guess the ultimate thing you can go into is total silence between the audience and performer, with the performer projecting something he doesn't even have to play. A total silence trip is the ultimate.... We do antagonize them psychologically. People look at us and react. They either go "Wow! Hey-hey-hey, baby!" and we say that's great. They're reacting and that's wonderful. It's better than them sitting there doing nothing. I say make them react — do whatever's in your power to move the audience, and if that's where it is, and there where it is with America, sex and violence, then I say project it.

„When I go onstage as Alice to this day, I play Alice to the hilt — I play him for everything he is worth, but when I’m offstage, I never think about Alice Cooper. He never occurs to me“

— Alice Cooper
Context: In the early days when I was drinking... I had a very blurry line about where those two were... but I mean, that happens when you drink twenty-two hours a day. I would just sit and drink. I didn’t know whether or not I was supposed to be Alice when I went out for dinner and was a little lit. Then there was the question about whether or not I should wear the make up because I didn’t really want to disappoint anyone. Was I supposed to get into trouble? Was I supposed to get arrested that night? All of those questions went through my mind. You have to remember though who my older brothers and sisters were though--guys like Jim Morrison and Keith Moon and all the people who were living that life. After they all died, I just sat there and went, “if one generation is going to learn from the next the truth is going to have to be that you don’t have to die to be your character.” I figured then that I had better be able to separate the two. When I go onstage as Alice to this day, I play Alice to the hilt — I play him for everything he is worth, but when I’m offstage, I never think about Alice Cooper. He never occurs to me... I walk off stage though and I turn away from the audience, I go back to being me again. Whenever I see an audience, that’s when I turn into Alice. If there was no audience there, there would be no reason to be Alice.. If I tried to be Alice Cooper all the time — I’d either be in an insane asylum or in jail or dead. Alice is just too intense, and you just can’t be Alice all the time. Jim Morrison couldn’t be Jim Morrison, so he died. Jimi Hendrix couldn’t be Jimi Hendrix, so he died. That’s really what killed Janis Joplin, Keith Moon and all the way down the line. They were all animated characters who couldn’t live up to their lifestyle, so I said that I needed to be able to separate the two — that’s why I’m still here.

„When you believe in God, you've got to believe in the all-powerful God.“

— Alice Cooper
Context: When you believe in God, you've got to believe in the all-powerful God. He's not just God, He's the all-powerful God and He has total control over everyone's life. The Devil, on the other hand, is a real character that's trying his hardest to tear your life apart. If you believe that this is just mythology, you're a prime target because you know that's exactly what Satan wants: To be a myth. But he's not a myth, of this I'm totally convinced. More than anything in the world, I'm convinced of that. Interview with Donald L. Hughes (22 April 2006).

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