Alice Cooper Says John Lennon Was Trying To Save The World

Alice Cooper recently gave an interview to BBC Radio Scotland during which he claimed that the Beatles’ John Lennon had the intention of saving the world.

Back in the 1970s, Alice Cooper formed a celebrity drinking club named ‘The Hollywood Vampires.’ To get into the group, one needed to outdrink all the other members. According to Cooper, the principal members of the Hollywood Vampires were Keith Moon, Ringo Starr, Micky Dolenz, and Harry Nilsson. The Vampires came together at the Rainbow Bar and Grill in LA every night.

Although the other members of the group remain unknown, it is known that John Lennon used to go there and hang out with his fellow musicians. Alice Cooper formed a supergroup many years later in 2015 and named it after the club. In an interview with BBC Radio Scotland, Alice Cooper recalled John Lennon’s occasional visits to the Hollywood Vampires and expressed his feelings towards the late icon.

He stated that Lennon and Nilsson would drink together and start debates on almost everything, even over minor things. As Cooper said, the pair did this because they loved to fight each other. Moreover, Alice revealed he would be the one to break the ice between the two and stop them from debating. He then remembered that Lennon tried to get him more involved in political matters one time. Cooper told Lennon that while John was trying to save the world, he was trying to entertain them.

During the conversation, Alice Cooper said the following about John Lennon:

John was great — the Hollywood Vampires would meet at the Rainbow Bar and Grill, and every single night, we would go up there. I don’t remember anybody ever talking about music, because I think this was our escape from music. You had all these guys that were just like to drink.

Harry [Nilsson] and John, after they drank five or six drinks, it was one of those things I’d have to sit between them. Because if John said black, Harry would say white. If Harry would say Republican, John would say Democrat. And they did it on purpose because they love to fight with each other.

I’d have to sit them both down, go ‘Stop, stop, stop!’ The one thing about John was he always tried to get me more into politics, and I told him, ‘John, you’re trying to save the world, I’m just trying to entertain them.’

You can listen to the full interview below.