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Alice Cooper reveals his worst experience on drugs

Alice Cooper 2020

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Alice Cooper reveals his worst experience on drugs

Alice Cooper revealed the worst experience on drugs he ever had in an interview with Metal Hammer. The musician also talked about the first time he felt like a rockstar, the last time he cried and more.


Alice Cooper reveals his worst experience on drugs:

“I was at a party in Detroit when THC was a big deal and everybody took these capsules of really uncut, strong stuff, so everyone passed out. So I woke up at 3am and there were 40 bodies lying around me, it looked like Jonestown. I thought everybody was dead except me! It was the middle of winter, so I walked out in the snow for about two miles with just a shirt on to get myself back to being human again. By the time I got back, people were just starting to wake up. It was really terrifying!”

When was the last time you cried?

Alice Cooper 2020

“I’m not emotional on that level, I’m too logical so I compartmentalise things. I can be sad, but it’s very rare that I’ll cry about it. The last time was probably when my dad passed away back in 1987.”

What’s the worst thing about being in a band?

“It’s great talking to people in interviews, but when you get days of 22 interviews is when you start losing it; you can’t say the same things again! When we were just breaking England, I’d be doing 20-25 interviews a day for 10 days in a row. When I meet young bands now who can’t wait to make it, I tell them to be careful what they wish for because that’s when the real work starts.”

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

“I learned from observing others that the bigger the stars were, the nicer they were. Everybody I’ve ever met that I highly admired were the nicest people – The Beatles, Elvis Presley and Salvador Dalí. I always felt if I got to their level, the best thing to do is be yourself and be nice.”

When was the first time you felt like a rock star?

“When you get on stage, you’re not yourself anymore and you suddenly become a different character. So when I developed the Alice character, people stopped me and said, ‘You’re that guy with the make-up and the snake! Can I get your picture?’ People think it must get really old for me but I worry about the day when they don’t want my picture.”

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