Pythons, guillotines, stage blood…Alice Cooper is widely considered the godfather of shock rock thanks to his inventive concoction of vaudeville, horror film conceits, and three-chord rock ’n’ roll. In Alice Cooper at 75, veteran rock journalist Gary Graff shows you this rock icon through the lens of 75 career accomplishments, events, and partnerships:
Cooper’s childhood in Detroit and Arizona and early garage bands the Earwigs and the Spiders
All 28 studio albums, including those as frontman of Alice Cooper the band
The greatest single like the classic-rock standards “I’m Eighteen,” “School’s Out,” and “Welcome to My Nightmare”
Collaborations with artists including Slash, Dave Grohl, Johnny Depp, Wayne Kramer, and many more
Associations with notable guitarists, including Glen Buxton, Nita Strauss, Orianthi, and others
Nonmusical passions like classic cars and, of course, golf; his tireless charity work
His relationship with wife and entertainment accomplice Sheryl
Every page is illustrated with stunning concert and candid offstage photography, as well as gig posters, album covers, period ads, and more. Bonus material includes a sturdy slipcase, a gatefold timeline, two pullout posters, and a previously unpublished 8″ × 10″.
Beginning with his 1969 debut LP Pretties for You and continuing through his latest release, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Alice Cooper is one of the most influential performers and musicians in hard rock and heavy metal, influencing countless acts both visually and musically. This book is your unprecedented retrospective of Cooper’s career from teenage garage rocker to international star and celebrity.
Publishing January 31, 2023 (just ahead of Alice’s 75th birthday, February 4), Alice Cooper at 75 is a unique book unlike any others, examining the life of an iconic artist unlike any other.
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist based in Detroit. He is a regular contributor to Billboard, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Media News Group, Ultimate Classic Rock, Consequence, and other publications, as well as to radio stations in Detroit and Milwaukee. He is the co-author of Neil Young: Long May You Run, Rock ‘n’ roll Myths: The True Stories Behind the Most Famous Legends and Travelin’ Man: On the Road and Behind the Scenes with Bob Seger, editor of The Ties That Bind: Bruce Springsteen A to E to Z, and the series editor of the MusicHound Essential Album Guides. He is also co-founder and co-producer of the Emmy Award-winning Detroit Music Awards. Graff lives in Beverly Hills, Michigan.