Alice Cooper Addresses The Future Of The Bands Like Guns N’ Roses And Aerosmith
Alice Cooper recently gave an interview to Forbes in which he claimed bands like Aerosmith and Guns N’ Roses will never fade away and explained his reasoning behind this.
Alice Cooper has been making music for over 50 years throughout his prolific musical career and is known as the ‘Godfather of Shock Rock.’ The 73 years old musician continues to rock the stages, and many say his performances are now better than ever.
On February 26, 2021, Cooper released his twenty-first solo album titled ‘Detroit Stories.’ Following the release, the album turned out to be a huge success. It topped Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart by debuting at No. 1 and received very positive reactions. On the Hard Rock Albums chart, ‘Detroit Stories’ also topped at No. 2.
Just like Alice Cooper, Guns N’ Roses and Aerosmith are two names among the most prominent rock music acts. GN’R has been active in the music scene since 1985, while Aerosmith has been making music since 1970. Although many years have passed, Alice Cooper, Guns N’ Roses, and Aerosmith are still prevalent in today’s music scene.
In an interview with Forbes, the host Jim Ryan asked Alice Cooper to share his feelings about ‘Detroit Stories’ as it topped the Billboard Top Album Sales chart. As a response, Alice Cooper revealed details about the album’s recording process and said he recorded it in the home of hard rock, Detroit, right before the pandemic started.
Following that, Cooper claimed that the bands that are still here and making music, such as Aerosmith, Guns N’ Roses, Rolling Stones, and Alice Cooper, are all hard rock bands. Moreover, he stated that despite the others, the music that never goes away is hard rock music.
While talking about his ‘Detroit Stories’ album, Alice Cooper told Forbes the following:
“We did the album right before the pandemic hit. And I went to Detroit. I said I wanted to do a rock album – a full-out rock album. You can’t do that album in Nashville – you can’t do it in L.A., and you can’t do it in New York.
The only place you can do a real hard rock album is Detroit. That’s the home of hard rock. So we went there. And not only did we do it there, but we also wrote it about Detroit, and we used all Detroit players – guys from the MC5, Grand Funk Railroad, and people like that.
It comes out and my wife says, ‘Did you see this?’ I looked, and it says, ‘Alice’s album debuts at No. 1.’ I went, ‘What?!’ And hard rock. If you look at the bands that are still here – Aerosmith, Guns N’ Roses, Rolling Stones, Alice Cooper – we’re all hard rock bands. Music goes up and down and goes all over the place but the music that never goes away is hard rock.”
So, it seems Alice Cooper believes that Aerosmith, Guns N’ Roses, and his band owe their successes to being a hard rock band. Considering these music acts’ ongoing popularity, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that Cooper is probably right.