Given his penchant for over-the-top theatrics, it should come as little surprise that Alice Cooper
has a low boredom threshold. As ContactMusic
notes the "Poison
" singer is getting frustrated with modern bands, and feels that they should be more like his friend Lady Gaga
"The girls seem to be the only ones doing theatrics, the guys have taken a back seat when it comes to that, Lady Gaga and the others just seem to be more creative when it comes to the stage shows. The guys have become boring, really. It just seems like young rock bands are afraid to be young rock bands. There's a lot of thrust missing from rock 'n' roll. I don't know why, everyone's trying to be very sensitive. In the 70s the last thing on our minds was sensitive
The Coop has also got beef with the lumberjack look that has been popularized by bands such as Kings of Leon
in recent years, and stated that bands should be singing less about politics, and more about girls:
"90 per cent of rock bands wear corduroy on stage, with little beards and they look like they're lumberjacks. And they sing about how much they hate oil. That's not rock 'n' roll, they should be singing about boys and girls - that's always what it's been about. Or if they are singing about girls it's always, 'I'm so sorry I was bad.' Quit being sorry!"
In other Alice Cooper news, it has been announced today that the singer will once again be joined on stage by actor Johnny Depp
. Depp will play guitar for Alice at the annual Christmas Pudding show at Comercia Theatre, AZ, on December 8th. The "Pirates of the Caribbean
" star last played with Cooper back in 2011 at the 100 Club in London.