Rock icon Alice Cooper's six-month long North American tour just took a turn for the weird, as befitting a strange and illustrious career that has included accusations of throwing a live chicken into an audience at one of his shocking shows. A routine stop in Fargo, ND on May 15, 2006, has turned into a bizarre pop culture moment that includes Alice's handprints, the key to Alice, ND, and an eight-foot red paperclip. Seriously.In town to promote his most recent album release, "Dirty Diamonds", Alice Cooper will leave his mark on North Dakota in a number of ways. First he will add his handprints to Fargo's bustling "Walk of Fame." In another act of civic duty, Alice Cooper will head 50 miles out of Fargo to tiny Alice, ND (population 60), to receive the key to the city. Perhaps the oddest of all Alice's North Dakota events, though, is his meeting with Kyle MacDonald of OneRedPaperClip.com. The story of Kyle MacDonald has wowed people around the world as he attempts to use a single red paperclip to barter his way to a free house. Nine months and seven trades later, his current barter bait is an afternoon with Alice Cooper. A young woman who works in Alice Cooper's sports bar and restaurant, Cooperstown in downtown Phoenix, AZ, traded Kyle an afternoon with the legendary shock rocker for Kyle's most recent acquisition, a year's free rent in Phoenix. "Kyle is out-Trumping Donald Trump," says Alice Cooper. "I can't believe he's getting me to trade myself for him to get a house, but it's just crazy enough that I couldn't resist. Whoever gets to spend a day with me better get ready for a wild ride!" With several "Good Morning America" appearances and a book and movie deal already, Kyle will embark on a new adventure when he meets Alice Cooper face-to-face in Fargo, ND. The two will promote the trade on Alice Cooper's radio show, "Nights With Alice Cooper", broadcast on over 90 stations across the country to millions of fans. Kyle will appeal to Alice's rabid following to bid on the afternoon with Alice Cooper so he can continue his quest to trade his way to a house. Kyle will also join Alice Cooper on stage with a giant eight-foot red paperclip as a token of Alice's appreciation for the insanity of Kyle's quest. That craziness is something Alice can appreciate — after all, he's done everything from revolutionizing rock 'n' roll with gender-bending attire and makeup and violent theatrics, to running for president on behalf of the "Wild Party" (he lost to Nixon). Alice Cooper has released 28 albums since 1970, including "Billion Dollar Babies", "School's Out", "Welcome To My Nightmare", and "Trash", yielding iconic hits such as "I'm Eighteen", "No More Mr. Nice Guy", "Poison", and "Only Women Bleed". Since the debut of "Nights with Alice Cooper" in January of 2004, the program has gained millions of devoted listeners and is rated #1 in 30 markets. Cooper has interviewed guests ranging from Roger Daltrey to Peter Frampton to David Duchovney on the program, which airs 25 hours a week on nearly 100 affiliates in the United States, plus additional stations in Canada, the U.K. and Australia. Alice Cooper's schedule for Monday, May 15, 2006: 12 p.m. CST
Alice Cooper interviews Kyle MacDonald of OneRedPaperClip.com for "Nights With Alice Cooper"
KKBX "The Box"
1020 25th Street South
Fargo, ND 3:30 p.m. CST
Alice Cooper puts handprints on "Walk of Fame"
Special announcement by Mayors
2001 44th Street SW 9:15 p.m. CST
Alice Cooper rocks Fargo in special concert 10:30 p.m. CST
Unveiling of the GIANT Red Paperclip
Civic Center Auditorium
207 4th Street North