Alice Cooper: ‘Mick Jagger Is The Pinnacle Of Being A Lead Singer’
In an interview with BBC Radio, the iconic musician, Alice Cooper recalled the times when he started his musical journey and came across hippies. Cooper also defined The Rolling Stones co-founder and lead singer, Mick Jagger as the best lead singer of all time.
As you may remember, in 2020, Alice Cooper announced that he was working on his upcoming solo album that made his fans surprised. Therefore, he released his twenty-first solo studio album entitled ‘Detroit Stories’ on February 26, 2021. The album reached number one on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart which was his first after thirty years.
During his appearance on BBC Radio, Alice Cooper shared what he felt about hippies and answered whether he had something in common with them or not. He directly said that he had nothing in common with them. His social circle consisted of Nilsson, Keith Moon, Bernie Toupin, Micky Dolenz, and John Lennon. Cooper regarded themselves as drinkers and defined hippies as smokers. He felt like he was in enemy territory when he was in Laurel Canyon.
Moreover, when the interviewer reminded Cooper that he considered The Rolling Stones legend, Mick Jagger as the source of inspiration for his musical career, Cooper reflected his admiration and appreciation once again. Without thinking of any other legendary lead singers, he described Mick Jagger as ‘the pinnacle of being a lead singer’ along with his amazing stage performance and influence on the audience.
Here’s what he said:
“He’s an inspiration, yeah. To any lead singer, Mick Jagger is the prototype. He is the pinnacle of being a lead singer because he’s Mick Jagger.
He’s a performer, he doesn’t just do the song, he sells it, he makes you believe it. I learned a lot from watching him. I went in a different direction but I learned a lot watching him.“
You can listen to the interview below.
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