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Alice Slams Anti-Bush Rockers
Edmonton Sun

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.

TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alicecooper
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41 posted on 08/23/2004 6:29:38 AM PDT by Akira (Experience is a hard teacher, but fools will have no other.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

This is a little different. He's for Bush but he isn't using concerts for anti-Kerry platforms.

42 posted on 08/23/2004 7:33:43 AM PDT by tiki
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43 posted on 08/23/2004 7:56:16 AM PDT by jmstein7 (A Judge not bound by the original meaning of the Constitution interprets nothing but his own mind.)
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To: mission9

5 month s out of date, but I thought I would reply anyway (followed link looking for something else). Your "conversion" of Alice Cooper is incorrect. Vince (Alice) became a Christian long before Columbine. I interviewed him in 1994, He was born again in 1992, not 1999, while his wife was pregnant with thier youngest child. The Last Temptation was his first album after his conversion. Just an FYI.

44 posted on 11/04/2004 8:36:22 PM PST by reaganaut (Kill your TV...Why do you think they call it 'programming')
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To: reaganaut
Without researching his biography, I believe Alice (not his real name) has had many come to Jesus moments. The story I relate is true, albeit a victim of secondhand retelling, and reflects the fact that we are all purchased for a price. The Lord continues to reveal himself to each believer, each according to His grace, and according to that believer's ability to consume such grace.
The Holy Spirit is alive, and I am certain that Alice's faith was transformed at the incident that I describe in just the manner that the Holy Spirit required that Alice's faith be deepened at that point in his life.
You see, I too was "born again" before Columbine. But I was transformed again in a series of incidents related to the Martyrs of Columbine.
The words that I wrote "formative "come to Jesus" moment"
May imply a primary, singular "Born Again" moment, but that was not exactly what I meant. I am glad that you read my reply, and that you took the time to respond. I hope you will join me in praying for Alice's protege - Marilyn Manson (Not his real name). The life story of Marilyn is similar to Alice, and the events of Columbine continue to weigh heavily upon the soul of this man and his blasphemies.
45 posted on 11/05/2004 6:17:39 AM PST by mission9 (Be a Citizen worth dying for in a Nation worth living for!)
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To: mission9

I wasn't denying your account. After thinking about it, I think we are defining similar things in different terms. First off, Alice's given name is Vince Damion Furnier. His conversion story is in the book "Rock Stars on God" by Doug Van Pelt and relates a different story and matches the story Coop (Alice) told me in 1994. I believe we only have one "come to Jesus" moment, that is the moment we are saved, when we turn over our lives to Jesus Christ and accept the salvation he purchased with His blood on the cross. However, since we are all sinners, Christians have moments where we are convicted of something and ask the Lord to change our hearts and lives regarding some specific sin. It is possible that the story you relate is a moment of conviction, rather than a moment of salvation. So yeah, we agree.

46 posted on 11/08/2004 10:53:41 PM PST by reaganaut (Abortion - 1 Dead, 1 Wounded)
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