The Only Circumstance That Would Cause Alice Cooper To Retire From Music
Alice Cooper is one of the lucky people who found their purpose in life at a very young age despite others who spent long years discovering it. In high school, he founded a band named The Earwigs with his cross-country teammates, Glen Buxton, Dennis Dunaway, John Tatum, and John Speer. They dressed as The Beatles and sang their songs for Cortez High School’s annual Letterman’s talent show.
After winning the talent show and getting positive responses from the attendees, they decided to become a full-time band but changed their name to The Spiders. The band members bought instruments and started learning how to play them like professionals and work on songwriting. Shortly after, they found their ultimate and most known name, Alice Cooper, which would also be young Furnier’s name soon.
Since then, Cooper has been dominating the music industry with his exceptional live performances and successful studio albums. Thanks to his solid spot in the rock and metal scene, the musician has made, released, and played music for over five decades. However, there will be a time when Cooper has to retire for a reason which the musician himself once revealed.
What’s Alice Cooper’s Condition To Retire?
Alice Cooper, the band, went through challenging times and lineup changes because of personal and creative differences with many other problems over the years. However, one thing never changed; Alice Cooper’s popularity and commercial success. As the band’s leader and founder, Cooper earned the title of The Godfather of Shock Rock thanks to his experimental and outstanding stage performances and hit records.
Cooper’s live shows included pyrotechnics, guillotines, fake blood, and more, a combination of horror films, vaudeville, and garage rock, and they have inspired many stage performances for years. Other than the band, Cooper himself released twenty-one solo albums and performed on countless tours for more than fifty years, contributing a lot to his longtime success and fame worldwide.
The musician’s latest solo album, ‘Detroit Stories,’ was released on February 26, 2021, and it hit charts with the help of being listened to by millions of people through streaming services. Cooper and his crew recently began their tour to promote the album, and he’s still on the road as part of his ongoing US tour in Windsor on January 27, 2022. In California, the tour featuring KISS legend Ace Frehley will end on April 23, 2022.
After many years of being a musician, the rocker revealed the only reason he would retire during one of the previous interviews he appeared. Cooper highlighted that he would only stop performing and creating when the audience lost their attention and decided not to show up to the concerts. Then, Cooper added that some of his peers stopped because of their addiction problems and health, but he doesn’t have any retirement plan due to such reasons.
Cooper shared his thoughts, saying:
“I’ve always said this: If we do a tour and nobody shows up, then I’m retired. That’s never happened. In fact, we’re doing better business now than we’ve ever done. More people are coming to the show now, and I’ve never felt better, so I don’t see any reason to retire. I know a lot of guys are quitting, but a lot of guys still smoke and drink. They’re probably tired. I’m not tired. People always say, ‘Well, you could just play golf every day,’ and I say, ‘I play golf every day anyway.'”
You can check out the interview below.