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Posted on 08/21/2004 1:36:23 PM PDT by annyokie
Alice slams anti-Bush rockers
WINNIPEG -- In the eyes of Alice Cooper, all the rock stars campaigning for Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry are guilty of one thing: treason. The shock-rock legend, a staunch Republican who attends NBA games in Phoenix with Arizona Senator John McCain, was disgusted when he learned of plans by Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp, R.E.M. and other bands to hold a series of concerts aimed at unseating U.S. President George W. Bush.
"To me, that's treason. I call it treason against rock 'n' roll because rock is the antithesis of politics. Rock should never be in bed with politics," says the 56-year-old Cooper, who begins a 15-city Canadian tour on Aug. 20 in Thunder Bay, Ont.
"When I was a kid and my parents started talking about politics, I'd run to my room and put on the Rolling Stones as loud as I could. So when I see all these rock stars up there talking politics, it makes me sick.
"If you're listening to a rock star in order to get your information on who to vote for, you're a bigger moron than they are. Why are we rock stars? Because we're morons. We sleep all day, we play music at night and very rarely do we sit around reading the Washington Journal."
Despite his strong insistence that rock has no place in politics, Cooper is one of just a handful of high-profile musicians who've proclaimed support for Bush.
The list of pop-culture Republicans includes Britney Spears, Toby Keith and Ted Nugent, the latter being one of Cooper's old buddies from his early days in Detroit.
Cooper's Canadian tour dates include Edmonton on Sept. 13.
I've liked Alice for over 30 years. And I agree with his message here. And I'm glad he likes President Bush. But ...
I am reminded of the Monty Python skit were the gumby man shouts out, "We should tax people who stand in water!" and then looks down and slowly realizes he is standing in water.
Alice is okay. But, hey, he IS a rocker. ; )
Oh man, LOL! *nailed it*
Now there's a man who's in touch with reality.
I'll be damn.. Alice Fricken Cooper.. a republican.
We should shy away from celebrity endorsements. If the married-5-times, hooked-on-cocain crowd is endorsing our opponents that's good.
I'm not sure that a self-confessed moron is the right person to endorse Bush right now.
He sobered up a few years ago. However, he was always a class A capitalist.
He liked to play Monopoly on the road.
I like it.
Ladies in gentlemen, Alice (Pukes on the stage and slides in it) COOPER!
I dig it all!
I still have my Billion Dollar Bill that was in the liner notes of "Billion Dollar Baby."
His dad was a minister. I love Alice.
Actually Alice Cooper is well educated and his father is or was a minister.
He is doing back to school Staples comercials.When I saw one I thought,"Wouldn't it be great if he was a Republican."
Not quite sure Alice is the "man" for the job but strange bedfellows as they say ...
Alice Cooper ROCKS!
No more.. Mr. Nice guy!
No more.. Mr. Clea-he-he-hean!
I liked him back in his freak show days, that whole puking on the stage reference, I immitated that as a kid.
Ok so I had a tad bit of a non-traditional upbringing? so what!
I know what's what now.
Yeah. Rock on.
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