Alice Cooper: 'It's Impossible For A Rock Band To Shock An Audience Anymore'
“CNN is so much more shocking than Rob Zombie or Marilyn Manson or Alice Cooper" admitted 'School's Out' rocker.
Alice Cooper says real-life events are now more terrifying than his on-stage theatrics Cooper, the 'godfather of shock rock', caused controversy in the '70s with his theatrical stage shows which often incorporated a guillotine, decapitated baby dolls and mannequins, and a dental psychosis sequence featuring dancing teeth. However, he explained in a new interview that he now believes horrific real-life events are much more terrifying than anything he could come up with on-stage.
"I don't honestly believe that a rock band can shock an audience anymore", Cooper told WA Today. "With ISIS, with people shooting cops, with cops shooting blacks, now CNN is so much more shocking than Rob Zombie or Marilyn Manson or Alice Cooper."
"It was easy to shock the audience in the '70s. Easy. Because we were much more wholesome", he continued. "Now, with the internet, it's literally impossible to shock an audience".
"I mean, somebody just killed 50 people in a gay bar. That shocks me," Cooper added.