Alice Cooper Shares The Secret Behind His Success, ‘I Know Everybody That Works For Me’
Alice Cooper recently joined a conversation with Rolling Stone magazine and revealed some tips about his massive success in the music scene. Cooper stated that he knew everyone who worked for him and treated them equally.
Over the years, Alice Cooper has become among the most influential musicians by experimenting with various styles such as heavy metal, glam metal, and art-rock. He impressed many people with the songs like ‘I’m Eighteen’ and ‘School’s Out.’ The albums entitled ‘Billion Dollar Babies’ and ‘Welcome to My Nightmare’ also gained him massive global recognition.
Along with his style in music, his tours have also been considered among the most magnificent ones. The Godfather of Shock Rock significantly impacted the music scene with his theatrical shows. His performances on tours have been talked about and praised by fellow musicians like Justin Hawkins.
The rocker who hit the road to tour almost non-stop throughout his career has recently been preparing for his upcoming fall tour. He will be on the road to promote his 2021 album, ‘Detroit Stories.’ Cooper, who has completed more than 30 tours in his music career spanning over 50 years, talked about the crucial points behind his success in a recent interview.
According to the rocker, if the leader treated everyone equally, others would be just as respectful to each other. Cooper stated that he gave importance to inviting everyone on the team to the dinners on their off-days. In return, the people in the crew were loyal to that leader. He mentioned that he knew everyone and their families who worked for him. Cooper added that he told them they should have felt as proud as he did on stage.
During the interview, Alice Cooper explained his success:
“I think it starts at the top. I think that whoever’s leading the band, the other guys mold into that. So I treat the guy that sweeps the stage with the same respect as the guitar or bass player; everybody gets treated the same. If we have a night off, for example. I’ll invite everybody to dinner. We take 35-40 people to dinner. And that means everybody, the lowest guy on the totem pole, is treated the same as the band.
And to me, once you do that, you get loyalty. Most guys don’t even know who worked for them. I know everybody that works for me. And I know pretty much their families. And that way, for every show, everybody wants to do the best show that night, make it represent the best thing. And I want them to have pride in the show. Not just the fact that ‘Oh, all I do is the lighting.’ I go, ‘No. Without that lighting, I don’t look good. So you are as important as I am.’ That’s how I think you work for a band.”
You can watch the entire conversation below.