Alice Cooper opened her eyes in this world on the 4th of February in the year 1948. She is American by origin and a rock singer, lyricist and a musician by profession. Her career spans a good five decades. She has had several stage shows that feature a lot of guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood, and boa constrictors to name a few. Further Cooper has also drawn equally from not only horror movies but also the garage rock, which left to her creation of a theatrical brand of rock music, that later came to be known as shock rock.
In fact in the very start Alice Cooper had originally belonged to a band that consisted of Furnier as the vocalist and the harmonica player, and Glen Buxton as the guitarist. Michael Bruce filled the shoes of the rhythm guitarist, Dennis Dunaway the bass guitarist, and Neal Smith was the drummer. This was the original Alice Cooper band that separated into the international music mainstream in the mid seventies… 1975 to be precise. This was right after their hit "Im eighteen" from their album that was titled “Love it to Death”. This album was then followed by the even bigger single that had been titled "Schools out" and had been released in the year 1972. The following year i.e. 1973 was the year when they actually reached the peak of their commercial success, which came with their album titled “Billion Dollar Babies”.
Eventually it was Furnier who ended up adopting the solo career of Alice Cooper, and also the respective bands name as his own name. One of the very works had been in the year 1975 that had been a concept album titled “Welcome to My Nightmare”. In the current year, that is 2008, an album titled “Along Came a Spider”, which happened to be his eighteenth solo album had been released in the market and showed his versatility as a singer. Over the years he had expanded from his Detroit garage rock roots, and had instead experimented with several different musical styles, that not only included conceptual and art rock, but also involved hard and pop rock. But in the recent times he has made a return to his garage rock roots.
Apart from his profession he is also much known and recognized for his social and witty persona, both onstage and offstage. In fact The Rolling Stone Album Guide has even rated him as being the worlds most "beloved heavy metal entertainer". He has aided much in not only shaping the sound but also the look of the heavy metal. It would not be wrong to say that he is amongst the first few, if not the first one, who introduced the horror imagery in to rocknroll. He has also carved a niche for himself in the fields of acting, golf, a restaurateur and last but not the least as a popular radio DJ.