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Mon Mar 26, 2018, 02:00 PM

Alice Cooper saved by religion

Source: BANG Showbiz

Alice Cooper credits his religion for saving him from alcoholism.

The 70-year-old rocker was warned by doctors to quit drinking or die 37 years ago, when he woke up throwing up blood and was taken to hospital.

He recalled: "Everything that could go wrong was shutting down inside of me.

"I was drinking with Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix and trying to keep up with Keith Moon and they all died at 27."

He told the New York Daily News newspaper's Confidential column: "My wife and I are both Christian. My father was a pastor, my grandfather was an evangelist. I grew up in the church, went as far away as I could from it -- almost died -- and then came back to the church."

The shock rocker insists his faith is compatible with his career.

He said: "There's nothing in Christianity that says I can't be a rock star. People have a very warped view of Christianity. They think it's all very precise and we never do wrong and we're praying all day and we're right-wing. It has nothing to do with that. It has to do with a one-on-one relationship with Jesus Christ."

Meanwhile, Alice can be seen as King Herod in the live action version of 'Jesus Christ Superstar' alongside John Legend in the lead role on NBC next weekend.

And the musician has taken inspiration from late actor Alan Rickman for his performance.

He explained: "When I first heard about it, I thought Alan Rickman -- that condescending sort of arrogant character, and I kind of fashioned what I would do after what I thought Alan Rickman would do if he were alive."

Read it all at: https://www.msn.com/en-us/entertainment/celebrity/alice-cooper-saved-by-religion/ar-BBKI4d0



"Live Jesus Christ Superstar" -- NBC, Easter Sunday!

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Reply Alice Cooper saved by religion (Original post)
yallerdawg Mar 2018 OP
ExciteBike66 Mar 2018 #1
TygrBright Mar 2018 #2
ExciteBike66 Mar 2018 #3
TygrBright Mar 2018 #5
ExciteBike66 Mar 2018 #8
rsdsharp Mar 2018 #4
yallerdawg Mar 2018 #6
rsdsharp Mar 2018 #9
TlalocW Mar 2018 #7
edhopper Mar 2018 #10
yallerdawg Mar 2018 #12
edhopper Mar 2018 #13
yallerdawg Mar 2018 #14
edhopper Mar 2018 #15
yallerdawg Mar 2018 #17
edhopper Mar 2018 #18
marble falls Mar 2018 #11
SCantiGOP Mar 2018 #16
Still Blue in PDX Mar 2018 #19

Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Mon Mar 26, 2018, 02:02 PM

1. This gives me hope!

"He explained: "When I first heard about it, I thought Alan Rickman -- that condescending sort of arrogant character, and I kind of fashioned what I would do after what I thought Alan Rickman would do if he were alive.""

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Response to ExciteBike66 (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 26, 2018, 02:09 PM

2. Herod is totally the most fun role in the whole musical.

Small but so very choice.

"Still I'm sure that you can rock the cynics if you try!"

anticipatorially,
Bright

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Response to TygrBright (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 26, 2018, 02:27 PM

3. He's the only real bad guy (besides the general public) nt

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Response to ExciteBike66 (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 26, 2018, 02:38 PM

5. Disagree. Annas and Caiaphas are classic end-justifies-the-means bad guys.

Herod just resonates extra now because "childish narcissist" is such a vivid bad guy trope for everyone.

analytically,
Bright

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Response to TygrBright (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 26, 2018, 03:10 PM

8. I think their reasons are mixed,

Caiaphas does mention that Jesus could touch off a war with his actions (as they see them). They could have done everyone a favor by arresting Simon instead!

I agree that they also have darker reasons like maintaining their own supremacy. If anyone sinks to Herod's level in my mind, it's those two. That said, at least they are being practical whereas Herod is just a dick.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Mon Mar 26, 2018, 02:33 PM

4. My first date with the woman who has been my wife since November 1979

was an Alice Cooper concert in February of that year. (I was in radio -- one of the perks was free concert tickets.) He had just come out of rehab, and it was by far the best stage show (as oppose to the music) at a concert I have ever seen.

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Response to rsdsharp (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 26, 2018, 02:47 PM

6. Congratulations, you two! That's a long time together!

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 26, 2018, 03:40 PM

9. Thanks.

And it all started with Alice Cooper running around on stage with a snake!

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Mon Mar 26, 2018, 03:09 PM

7. To me, Alice Cooper is cool

Solely because he befriended Groucho Marx in the early 70s and would go over to his house and watch old movies with him until Groucho fell asleep. In return, Groucho would take his buddies to see Alice, and they would enjoy it immensely because as George Burns pointed out, he was doing a lot of stuff vaudevillians did back in the day - at the time, his show consisted of different effects put together under supervision of James "The Amazing" Randi, who served as executioner when Alice got his head chopped off (Burns remarked it would have been nice to see doves fly out of the basket his head went into like a magician did in the old days).

TlalocW

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Mon Mar 26, 2018, 04:33 PM

10. As long as he didn't vote for Trump

it's cool..... wait...

So I did a little checking.

Do you have any progressive Christians you admire or are they all conservatives?

The original shock-rocker is a born-again Christian who has claimed to ping-pong between the two main parties based on the candidates running for office, but reportedly supported George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004 and referred to Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin a "breath of fresh air" in 2008. As for the most recent election, he reportedly said in an interview last year that he thought Trump was a "doer, he's not a sayer, he's a doer. I think that's what the American public are looking at."


So his Christian faith also allows him to support War Criminals and loathsome pieces of shit.

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #12)

Mon Mar 26, 2018, 05:47 PM

13. read my post again

He voted for Bush twice, liked Palin and said good things about Trump.
He is a Republican, and you want to promte him here as a man we should admire.

No thanks.

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Response to edhopper (Reply #13)

Mon Mar 26, 2018, 05:54 PM

14. That would be ME taking YOUR word.

I guess you were peering over his shoulder in the voting booth.

Read MY comment and SOURCE.

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #14)

Mon Mar 26, 2018, 06:03 PM

15. Take HIS words

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/alice-cooper-anti-bush-rockers-are-guilty-of-treason/

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A27098-2004Aug23.html

Besides, when I read the list of people who are supporting Kerry, if I wasn't already a Bush supporter, I would have immediately switched. Linda Ronstadt? Don Henley? Geez, that's a good reason right there to vote for Bush."


Direct quote about Palin:
I think she's totally a breath of fresh air. When they say she has no experience, maybe that's what Washington needs.


But I am not surprised you admire him.

I guess his relugion is more important to you than his politics.

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Response to edhopper (Reply #15)

Mon Mar 26, 2018, 06:30 PM

17. ROFLMAO!

Those are words attributed to him from other conversations indirectly reported on in blogs which seem to have no context at all!

"You can find anything you want on the internet!"





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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #17)

Mon Mar 26, 2018, 11:36 PM

18. Billboard magazine

And the Wash Post aren't "blogs"

But you have confirmrd what I said.

Religion over politics fo you. As usual.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Mon Mar 26, 2018, 05:19 PM

11. I loved it when Alice Cooper started a run for Govenor of Arizona: his motto was .....

"A Troubles Man for Troubled Times."

I also loved Kinky Friedman's motto for his run for Texas Governor - "Couldn't Do Any Worse."

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Mon Mar 26, 2018, 06:04 PM

16. So what does the OP prove?

I have several friends who have sworn off alcohol for health reasons and they are all non-believers.
Having a GOP Trump supporter like Cooper tell me religion helped him decide to stay alive instead of drinking himself to death doesn’t indicate anything about the the validity or the usefulness of religion.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Wed Mar 28, 2018, 03:52 PM

19. Okay, wasn't gonna watch Jesus Christ Superstar, but if AC is channeling Alan Rickman, I'm in! nt

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