ON THIS DAY: 1977

On This Day in 1977... Did You Know? Alice Cooper's pet boa constrictor died after being bitten by a rat it was trying to eat. Cooper held a public audition to replace the snake - which was part of his act.

Alice Cooper Announces Summer/Fall Tour

Fresh off his show-stealing turn as King Herrod in Jesus Christ Superstar, Alice Cooper is hitting the road. The rock icon will launch his tour August 3rd at the Wisconsin State Fair and wrap it up October 24th in Rockford, Illinois. Former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley will join Cooper for a show August 10th in…

Alice Cooper Says Religion Saved Him

Alice Cooper credits his relationship with God for saving him from dying young like many of his contemporaries. Cooper was diagnosed as a "classic alcoholic" after being admitted for throwing up blood. When released, he decided never to drink again. The 70-year-old rocker explained that he had gotten as far from the church as he…

6 Classic Rock Ad Cameos

It’s very popular for classic rock songs to provide the soundtrack to various commercial, but what about when an actual artist appears in the commercial?  That, too, has happened often, like when Eddie Money, who celebrates a birthday today (March 21), tried to actually sell two actual tickets to paradise in a Geico ad.

“Shine On You Crazy Diamond” and 5 Other Tribute Songs

The late Syd Barrett would’ve turned 72 today (January 6), and besides being Pink Floyd’s founding guitarist/frontman, one of his other biggest contributions to the band’s history is serving as the inspiration to “Shine On You Crazy Diamond,” an epic and favorite among fans the world over.