Detroit Haunts Alice Cooper

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Image credit: Quinn Klinefelter/WDET

Just in time for Halloween, the rocker who specializes in ghoulish stage shows was in his native Detroit. But Alice Cooper says Detroit is always a part of him. And he plans to prove it on his newest record.

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For many music fans the combination of native Detroiter, hard rock and Halloween theatrics means one thing: Alice Cooper.

The man who sang “Welcome to My Nightmare” and made electric chairs and guillotines a part of his stage act was in Detroit yesterday for a benefit to help The Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson’s.

Quinn Klinefelter/WDET
Quinn Klinefelter/WDET

But Alice Cooper says Detroit never really leaves him. In fact he’s working on a record focused entirely on the city.

Cooper says Detroit’s music history and its current rebirth are worth celebrating.

Click the player above to hear the full interview with Alice Cooper.


Quinn Klinefelter, Senior News Editor

Quinn Klinefelter is a Senior News Editor at 101.9 WDET. In 1996, he was literally on top of the news when he interviewed then-Senator Bob Dole about his presidential campaign and stepped on his feet.

qklinefelter@wdet.org

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