Alice Cooper Explains His Admiration For Lady Gaga

Alice Cooper, who recently complained about the lack of image in many of today's bands, sees a lot of parallels between himself and Lady Gaga.

Alice Cooper Explains His Admiration For Lady Gaga
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Rock n' roll, as well as politics, makes strange bedfellows. When we first heard that Alice Cooper covered Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" at Bonnaroo on June 9, we collectively scratched our heads. In a new interview, Cooper provides insight in to what he likes about the pop star. Cooper, who recently complained about the lack of image in many of today's bands, sees a lot of parallels between himself and Lady Gaga. "I kind of see her as a female Alice Cooper," he told Mike Jones of DC-101. "What she does on stage is basically the same thing Alice Cooper does. I write the songs for a character. I play the character - you know, I sort of direct the whole thing. And that's exactly what she does. When we first met, we kind of really clicked together as friends because we're both in the same business." When Cooper encored with "Born This Way" at Bonnaroo, he made a slight change to his usual stage presentation by creating a "Frankengaga". As Cooper explained, "My normal Frankenstein, we decided to dress that character up as Lady Gaga - a 14-foot Lady Gaga, She loved it. She saw it and e-mailed us back and said she loved it." And even though Cooper said her music is "purely disco and pop", he would have no problem collaborating with her. Dare we suggest that he rewrite the lyrics to the song he's been covering as "Born Vince Furnier?" Listen to Alice Cooper talk about golf, Lady Gaga and the importance of presentation:
Thanks for the report to UltimateClassicRock.com.

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    younghatter
    Why Alice? Why?
    It doesn't exactly say, he loves her music and listens to it all the time. A lost of you need to stop being so narrow minded. Jesus, she isn't even that bad. There's a lot worse out there. I'd listen to Lady Gaga over all the hardcore and metalcore shit out there.
    Raven_Flight
    People should draw a line between Lady gaga and mindless pop before bashing her. If you want to bash her for doing pop ok, but she is not in the same bag as Bieber, Kesha, Perry, etc.
    Lightning_Ray
    robo37 wrote: - Brian May likes N-Dubz and many boy bands such as Blue - Ozzy Osbourne likes Shayne Ward and has helped judge the X-Factor in 2006 - Led Zeppelin likes many 60s and 70s pop singers - Alice Cooper likes Lady Gaga ...and people wonder why I find all these UG users droning on about how great classic rock is and how shit pop is so funny.
    Led Zeppelin's a person?
    robo37
    - Brian May likes N-Dubz and many boy bands such as Blue - Ozzy Osbourne likes Shayne Ward and has helped judge the X-Factor in 2006 - Led Zeppelin likes many 60s and 70s pop singers - Alice Cooper likes Lady Gaga ...and people wonder why I find all these UG users droning on about how great classic rock is and how shit pop is so funny.
    jordo246
    younghatter wrote: Why Alice? Why? It doesn't exactly say, he loves her music and listens to it all the time. A lost of you need to stop being so narrow minded. Jesus, she isn't even that bad. There's a lot worse out there. I'd listen to Lady Gaga over all the hardcore and metalcore shit out there.
    She's a shitty Madonna rip off that thinks she's edgy and original yet all her music is just as generic as anything else out there, the only reason she gets so much attention is the stupid shit she wears and not like that's an original idea.
    younghatter
    Brilliant, point out a typo. Great argument. Okay, if you're going to be picky: A lot of you*
    purplexing
    Reinisable wrote: write the songs for a character. I play the character - you know, I sort of direct the whole thing. And that's exactly what she does. Alice, Alice... you should know that Gaga does not write her songs. They are written by "professional" songwriters in the music industry...
    ...She actually writes her songs. Before making it big she used to be one of those " "professional" songwriters in the music industry".
    purplexing
    It's a sad day when the biggest Rockstar of a generation doesn't play rock music. But that's what happens when people grow up in a hipster generation where they think that over the top style isn't cool, and looking nerdy is stylish.
    CommanderMeaty
    People, I think he's a grown man to decide whatever the **** he wants to do, who are we to judge.
    Reinisable
    write the songs for a character. I play the character - you know, I sort of direct the whole thing. And that's exactly what she does.
    Alice, Alice... you should know that Gaga does not write her songs. They are written by "professional" songwriters in the music industry...