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Alice Cooper reveals what Hendrix and Bowie told him and he never understood

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Alice Cooper reveals what Hendrix and Bowie told him and he never understood

In an interview with Cameron Buchholtz Alice Cooper revealed what Jimi Hendrix and David Bowie said to him and he never understood.


He said:

“I remember two incidents when I was first starting that really got my attention”.

“I was talking to Jimi Hendrix, and Jimi goes, ‘Man if I have to play ‘Foxy Lady’ one more time, I’m going to go crazy.’ I was sitting there going, ‘If I was in the audience and he didn’t play ‘Foxy Lady,’ I would really feel cheated.’

“Then Bowie one time told me, ‘I’m going to do a whole tour and not do any of the hits.’ I went, ‘Wow, they’re going to hate you for that.'”

About his opinion on that, he said:

“I’ve always done the hits. I’ve always believed, ‘Do the hits, and do them just like the record.’ And then add what we call the stage hits – songs like ‘Feed My Frankenstein’ and ‘[The Ballad of] Dwight Fry,’ things like that. You give them those songs because those are the theatrical songs.”

“Then, every once in a while, you throw in a song that nobody’s expecting. You can really tell who the real fans are when all of a sudden you do a song like ‘Roses on White Lace,’ and they go, ‘Wow, I never thought I’d ever hear them do that song’ – but if you’re an Alice Cooper fan, you know the song.”

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