Alice Cooper: ‘Rock And Roll is Keeping Us Young’
Despite having been on the road for 45 of his 64 years, Alice Cooper still feels like a kid. In a new video interview, he talks about how performing is always the cure for what ails him.
“A lot of times you’ll be on the road,” he told CNN. “You’ll have a toothache, you’ll have the flu. I don’t care how bad you’re feeling, when the curtain goes up and you’re onstage and there’s all those people, you don’t feel anything. Maybe rock n’ roll is just keeping us actually really young.”
The interview is the latest installment in CNN”s ‘Road Warriors’ series. In the short video, Cooper, who tours seven months out of the year, takes viewers onto his bus and backstage, where he unveils his two favorite swingable objects, the dueling sword he uses onstage and his golf clubs.
“I don’t ever leave home without [the clubs],” he continued. “There’s no place on Earth that doesn’t have a golf course. I don’t have to work until 9:00 at night. I can go play golf all day. Golf in the morning and rock and roll at night? Who has a better schedule than that?”
Watch the Alice Cooper ‘Road Warriors’ Video