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Rock Legends: Alice Cooper’s name was created on a ouija board

Alice Cooper Ouija


Rock Legends: Alice Cooper’s name was created on a ouija board

Everybody knows Alice Cooper as one person nowadays. But in the beggining Vincent Furnier (Alice real name) created the band Alice Cooper. Alongside Glen Buxton (lead guitar), Michael Bruce (rhythm guitar) Dennis Dunaway (bass) and Neal Smith (drums).


Alice Cooper name was created by a spirit on a Ouija board?

One of rock & roll’s most famous urban legends is that Alice Cooper’s name was inspired by a spirit through an ouija board (a tool for communicating with the dead). The Hard Rock singer would have been a witch in one of the vocalist’s past lives. As Cooper explains in his Golf Monster book, the name “conjured up an image of a little girl with a lollipop in one hand. And a butcher knife in another.”

But, in an interview with Mark Radcliffe on BBC Radio 2, Alice described said the Ouija story is an Urban Legend:

“We literally got that whole story about the witch thing the way you guys got it. It was like just pure urban legend. I heard about the witch thing probably the same day you did, but it was a great story.”

Cooper is known for being a nice guy offstage. The Rolling Stone Album Guide calling him the world’s most “beloved heavy metal entertainer”.

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