With heavy black eyeliner, heavy metal and a lot of fake blood, Alice Cooper offered a refreshingly deranged alternative at the height of Glam rock. Alice Cooper was originally a band formed by Vincent Damon Furnier. Furnier later evolved into Alice Cooper, the man, after discovering the name in a ouija board session during which he was told that he was the reincarnation of a 17th-century witch of the same name. As a band, Alice Cooper released seven albums and achieved its greatest success with School's Out in 1972. Cooper/Furnier pursued a solo career through the late '70s and continued performing through the '80s when his theatrical rock shows tended towards mainstream metal. To many, Cooper will always be the king of shock rock.
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