The Bizarre and Influential World of Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper is into his fifth decade in the rock business.

This profile looks at the way Alice has shaped rock performance around the globe, starting with his latest Halloween gig in London's Alexandra Palace.

Why is Alice the king of rock theatre? What inspires his spectacular stage shows? And who's been influenced by Alice to take rock performance to the extreme?

Led by Alice himself, a high profile selection of music producers, rock journalists, artists and fans, examine the spirit of 'shock rock'.

We hear about Alice's guillotine act; his love of horror films and his surrealist storylines.

We also trace Alice's popularity around the globe, through five decades of song-writing and innumerable onstage executions.

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25 minutes

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Mon 12 Mar 2012 02:05 GMT

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