All I really wanted to do was make an album that was going to be just back to what I like to do; and it was a coincidence that these new bands, this new wave of bands, were doing Alice and Iggy rock.
The funny thing is, I haven't watered down Alice.
Alice the character on stage is just as dastardly as ever. If you sit in the first 20 rows of my show, you're covered in fake blood.
The attitude behind it is totally for fun. The audience in the '70s was so easy to shock. Now I can't be as shocking as CNN.
City people live the city. We live in L.A., New York, we live in places where it's chaotic and you never know what's gonna happen. And that's the music - you never know what's gonna happen.
Drinking beer is easy.
Trashing your hotel room is easy.
But being a Christian, that's a tough call.
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.
He (Marilyn Manson) has a woman's name and wears makeup. How original.
I appreciate an audience that reacts to the music, even if they jump on stage and try to beat us up, I think that's a fantastic reaction. I think that they're really hearing something then.
I have never made fun of religion. Religion is something I don't even want to mess with, because I am really afraid of the clouds opening up and my being struck by lightning.
I mean, I could go ahead and cut my head off in the guillotine, and it looks great, ... Well, now you turn on CNN and guys are really getting their heads cut off. ... As insane as our fantasy world gets, it's nowhere near as scary as reality.
I play every single morning. Alice Cooper has never played golf. I play golf. If you put golf clubs on stage, he would think they were weapons.