Alice Not In Chains –
August 22, 2019 – After calling it quits on the substances, Cooper made a deal with his wife, to prove he was truly clean. They began going to church. It was then that Cooper spoke with his pastor about his persona and contemplated ending Cooper for good.
“I went to my pastor and I said, ‘I think I’ve gotta quit being Alice Cooper now.’ He says, ‘Look where he put you. What if you’re Alice Cooper, but what if you’re now following Christ? … You’re a rock star, but you don’t live the rock star life. Your lifestyle is now your testimony.”
That’s all it took. A kind, understanding statement from a man whom Cooper respected. Without those few sentences, we might have lost one of the greatest rock and roll icons in history. The full interview can be viewed below.