Alice Cooper loves to take any opportunity he can to get back to the Dee-troit City where he was born. And the next is coming this May.
Cooper has signed on to appear at this year's Motor City Comic Con, May 15-17 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. Cooper is slated to host a panel discussion and sign autographs ($60 and $100 for musical instruments) and take photos ($80).
He joins already announced guests Kiefer Sutherland and Nick Frost, with more to be revealed soon.
Cooper (born Vincent Furnier) pioneered the sub-genre of shock rock during the early 70s, incorporating make-up, mock executions and other elements of horror and the macabre into his theatrical stage shows -- which, along with a series of platinum albums and hits ("Eighteen," "School's Out," "No More Mr. Nice Guy," "Only Women Bleed"), earned he and his band a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction during 2011.
In addition to music, Cooper also appeared in films such as John Carpenter's "Prince of Darkness," "Wayne's World," "Monster Dog" and "Dark Shadows," and he portrayed King Herrod in the 2018 "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert." His "The Last Temptation" album also spawned an accompanying comic book series during the mid-90s.
Most recently Cooper has been recording what he calls "a Detroit album," some of it in Royal Oak with fellow native rock veterans such as the MC5's Wayne Kramer, Grand Funk Railroad co-founder Mark Farner and Johnny "Bee" Badanjek of Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels and the Rockets. He plans to release it this year, while his "Breadcrumbs" EP last fall featured covers of songs by Seger, the MC5 and Suzi Quatro recorded during the sessions.
Tickets, ranging from $10-$249 (not including celebrity additional charges) for the Comic Con are on sale at motorcitycomiccon.com.
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