SLASH On ALICE COOPER: 'To This Day He's The Best At His Craft Bar None'

Legendary rocker Alice Cooper is among 15 artists who were nominated for induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2011.

Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, ex-GUNS N' ROSES guitarist) summed up Cooper's influence this way: "Alice Cooper was the first ever to marry rock 'n' roll with dramatic horror theatrics. For 40 years he's made fantastic records and equally fantastic live performances. And still to this day he's the best at his craft bar none. Often imitated but never duplicated." (Quote courtesy of AliceCooper.com)

Cooper joined Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, ex-GUNS N' ROSES) on stage on June 20, 2010 at Slash's headlining concert at Bataclan in Paris, France to perform Cooper's classic song "School's Out". Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be viewed below.

Slash made a guest appearance on ALICE COOPER's latest album, "Along Came A Spider", which was released in July 2008 via SPV Records.

Other acts who were nominated for induction into next year's Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame are BON JOVI, BEASTIE BOYS, CHIC, Neil Diamond, Donovan, Dr. John, J GEILS BAND, LL Cool J, Darlene Love, Laura Nyro, Donna Summer, Joe Tex, Tom Waits and Chuck Willis.

The inductees will be announced in December, and the 26th annual induction ceremony will be held on March 14, 2011 at the Waldorf-Astoria in Manhattan.

To be eligible for nomination into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, an act must have released its first single or album at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination. This year's nominees had to release their first single no later than 1985.

Ballots will be sent to more than 500 voters, who will select the artists to be inducted at the induction ceremony, which will be televised live on Fuse.

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