The ’90s Band Alice Cooper Wanted To Be The Frontman Of
The Godfather of Shock Rock, Alice Cooper, has become an iconic name in the hard rock genre with his raspy voice, energetic stage performances, and stunts that give the audience chills. Cooper has been rocking the stages for 54 years, first emerging in 1969, which gave him numerous opportunities to work with musicians he wanted to.
While Gene Simmons claims rock music is dead, some think otherwise because of the bands emerging in the last few decades. Though many say there hasn’t been a new Beatles or the Stones of this era, there are more recent bands that keep the rock industry alive. Alice Cooper has a favorite one among these relatively new groups. He even once admitted his desire to be a part of it regardless of having countless experiences with other acts.
Alice Cooper Wanted To Be The Frontman Of Foo Fighters
After Nirvana’s tragic loss and their eventual disbandment, the band’s drummer Dave Grohl formed Foo Fighters in 1995. The band reached a quick success and became one of the most popular bands. Their music won several awards, including 15 Grammy Awards, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2021.
Alice Cooper had talked about Foo Fighters around a year ago and stated his appreciation for their music. The rocker said that the band nails his songs when they play them, and they do it precisely the way the originators would have done. He also talked about how Dave Grohl always stood out because of his drumming, but Taylor Hawkins was also excellent. Cooper was delighted to say that he would love to do it if they ever looked for a frontman.
Here is what Cooper said about Foo Fighters:
“I think probably the Foo Fighters. Only because when they do my songs, they do it exactly like the band. I mean, it’s amazing. I’ve done a bunch of things with the Foo Fighters, and a lot of their influence was Alice Cooper. The guys in the band said they learned how to play by listening to our early albums. So when I go up on stage with the Foo Fighters, they nail my songs. They do them exactly the way they should be done. So I’d probably be in that band if they ever needed a really sick lead singer.
First of all, they’ve got the two best drummers. People keep forgetting Dave Grohl. The first time I saw Nirvana, I looked right past the first two guys, and I said, ‘Who’s this drummer?’ Because he was really good, he stuck out. And I said, ‘If that band ever breaks up, I’m going for that drummer.’ I went up and did a couple of songs with Taylor Hawkins’s band also. And he is really something. Hawkins is the energizer bunny.”
You can listen to Alice Cooper’s interview below.