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Alice Cooper: I’ll be up there at 90 if I’m still in good enough shape

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Alice Cooper is keen to keep rocking the stage for years ahead, drawing inspiration from age-defying performers like Mick Jagger.

At 75, while many rock legends from his generation are hanging up their guitars, Cooper remains steadfast in his determination to entertain. Speaking to Rock Candy magazine, he shared, “So many of my fellow rockers are choosing to retire. Just recently, Gene Simmons told me he’s finishing with Kiss by December. Aerosmith and others are echoing similar sentiments.”

However, for Cooper, retirement isn’t in his vocabulary. “I’ve never contemplated calling it quits. I feel on top of my game, and the band has never sounded better. If I’m in good health, why shouldn’t I be performing at 90?” he mused, referencing Jagger’s enduring energy as a benchmark. “Mick is still giving three-hour performances and shows up for soundchecks. If he can do it, I’m all in.”

In the meantime, fans can groove to Cooper’s latest album, Road, which has already given us hits like I’m Alice, White Line Frankenstein, and Welcome to the Show. Emphasizing the collaborative spirit behind the album, Cooper mentions, “For Road, I wanted every song to be a testament to the talent of my band.” He speaks fondly of his bandmates Ryan Roxie, Chuck Garric, Tommy Henrikson, Glen Sobel, and Nita Strauss, adding, “They’re exceptional, and this album showcases just that.”

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