David "Gus" Griesinger of BackstageAxxess.com conducted an interview with members of the original ALICE COOPER band on the "black carpet" of the third annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards, which was held on April 20 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, California. You can now watch the chat below.
Shock-rock godfather Alice Cooper received the "Golden God Award" — which is given to one special honoree a year who embodies the spirit of hard rock and metal — at this year's Revolver Golden Gods Awards.
The original ALICE COOPER band — consisting of rhythm guitarist Michael Bruce, bassist Dennis Dunaway, drummer Neal Smith, plus Steve Hunter standing-in for the late Glen Buxton — played four songs at the event: "Eighteen", "Under My Wheels", "Billion Dollar Babies" and "School's Out". Video footage of their performance can be viewed below.
Alice Cooper was inducted into the 2011 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame on March 14 at New York City's Waldorf Astoria. Cooper was inducted by recent touring partner Rob Zombie, who said during his introduction, "Alice Cooper invented the rock show. Before Alice Cooper, there was no rock show. They're more than a band. They were more like a murderous gang of drag queens — in a good way."
Cooper and the original Alice Cooper band played "Eighteen", "Under My Wheels" and "School's Out", after which Alice gave his acceptance speech, "We've always been a hard-rock band," he said. "We just wanted to decorate it a little bit differently." He also saluted guitarist Glen Buxton, who died of complications from pneumonia in 1997, calling him "the heart and soul of the band, as black and dark as it may be."