Alice Cooper Returns To Scene Of First UK Crime

Alice Cooper has been inducted into the Wembley Arena Square of Fame as he prepares to return to the scene of his first UK crime.

Alice Cooper Returns To Scene Of First UK Crime
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Alice Cooper has been inducted into the Wembley Arena Square of Fame as he prepares to return to the scene of his first UK crime. His band made their first British appearance in Wembley in 1972, and faced an onslaught from public-decency campaigner Mary Whitehouse. When he performs at Wembley Arena on October 28 it'll continue a tradition of five decades of playing in the London location. Cooper tells: "This is really where it started - they had just tried to ban us so everyone wanted to see us and the place was a sellout. Everything people had heard was exaggerated, but we didn't disappoint." While he's keeping details of the show a secret, he says he'll perform covers of Jimi Hendrix and John Lennon songs. He performed classic track "School's Out" on the BBC's Later with Jools Holland at the weekend. View the clip below.

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    brndnstffrd
    And the crime he commited was????
    ThrasherGuy
    They mentioned something about public-decency. Maybe the show was going to be inappropriate or something?
    Engel22
    Mary Whitehouse basically used her influence to ban Alice Cooper (Then techincally a group, not Alice as a solo artist) from playing or entering the UK. The Britisdh public baically told her where to stick her views on what they could and couldn't see and made them a huge hit over here when School's Out came out. Mary Whitehouse was by far the most censoring politician at the time, indeed ever, and the video nasty saga in the 80's is yet proof of her desire to dictate what people could see. Anyway, on topic, here's to more Alice in the UK. He seems to get sicker and more brutal with age, even his voice sounds better.