LIVE: Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper, the godfather of shock rock, returned to San Diego to open up for the Motley Crue farewell tour on its Dec. 20 stopover at Viejas Arena at SDSU's Aztec Bowl.

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Heeeee's back! The beloved godfather of shock rock, Alice Cooper opened up a massive bill for the Motley Crue farewell tour at Viejas Arena at SDSU's Aztec Bowl on Dec. 20.
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Before he was Alice Cooper, Vincent Damon Furnier was born the son of a preacher.
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He formed the Alice Cooper band in the late '60s.
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The original lineup was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2011.
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Cooper was first introduced to the stage in a high school talent show, for which he and his friends dressed as the Beatles and mimed their performance, not knowing how to play the instruments.
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Cooper's first real band was called the Spiders, who took inspiration from the Beatles, the Doors, the Yardbirds, the Rolling Stones, the Who and others.
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After changing their name to Nazz and believing they needed some sort of gimmick to be successful, Cooper & Co. settled on the name Alice Cooper and decided to up their showmanship onstage.
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The rest, as they say, is history.
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