Alice and Diana Ross presenting in 1976.

Alice has obviously presented and received a large number of awards over the years, ranging from various horror related awards to the 'Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame'. This is just information about some of them.

1972 - International Band Of The Year in "Bravo" magazine

1973 - Alice once sponsored his own 'Living Legend Award' to recognise some of his heroes. Jack Benny and George Burns were the first recipients. Groucho Marx also receives one. The award was in the form of a curled-up snake. One of these Awards is now in the Paul Brenton collection.

1974 - March 2nd Alice presents an award with Helen Reddy to Stevie Wonder at the Grammy's in Los Angeles.

1975 - March 1st Alice presents at the Grammy's.

1975 - August 9th Alice presents the award for 'Best Single' with Valerie Perrine at the 'Rock Music Awards'.

1976 - September 18th Alice appears with Diana Ross at the 'Rock Music Awards'. He comes out and within seconds he's running off the stage. He grabs someone from the audience (actually Sheryl Cooper) and attacks her only to be held back by security. He breaks free and runs across the stage as the strains of 'Go To Hell' start up. He then performs part of 'Wish You Were Here' and then 'I Never Cry'.

1977 - December 11th Alice presented an award at the 'Rock Music Awards' in Los Angeles.

1984 - February 28th Alice presents an award with Grace Jones at the Grammys in New York. 'The Nightmare' TV Special is up for an award but doesn't win.

1988 - Presented award at the Grammy with Lita Ford.

1989 - Presented 'Tour Of The Year' award at the 'Coca Cola Awards'.

1990 - January 22nd Alice is at the 'American Music Awards' to perform 'House Of Fire' but has almost no voice.

1989 - September 1st Alice presented an award at the MTV Awards with Christina Applegate ('Married With Children') to Living Colour.

1994 - September 10th Alice received a 'Lifetime Achievement' award at the 'Foundations Forum' in Los Angeles.

1995 - Presented and award to Nirvana on either the 'American Music Awards' or the Grammys. (?)

1996 - April 26th Alice receives a 'Lifetime Achievement' award at the '5th Annual Motor City Music' Awards at the State Theater, Detroit. He has frequently been rumoured to be performing at these awards due to his connections with Detroit but this has yet to happen. While he was in Detroit, he also threw out the first pitch at the Tigers Baseball game.

Alice Cooper's award was presented by four people: Dick Kernan - Specs Howard School of Broadcasting/WRIF Detroit, Al Wilson - WABX Detroit, Rosalie Trombley - Music Director, CKLW Windsor and Johnny "Bee" Badanjek - drummer. Tombley was given credit for being the person that broke 'I'm Eighteen' when it was released in 1970, and Badanjek played drums on 'Welcome To Mu Nightmare'.
All four said a few words about Alice. Public access went to commercial in the middle of Al Wilson's story (idiots). Rosalie Trombley relates the story of how 'I'm Eighteen' broke out in Detroit/Windsor, and Johnny Bee revealed that Alice had to break from recording 'Welcome To My Nightmare' every day at 7:30 to watch "Happy Days".
A four minute video collage was shown prior to the vignettes. All the clips looked to come from 'Prime Cuts' with a single two second clip looking unfamiliar. Alice takes the stage dressed in black shirt and black leather jacket (normal looking, not a stage jacket).

His acceptance speech:

"You're worthy, you're worthy. Wow! You're all drunk. I know it. You're all drunk. Listen, his is great, getting a Lifetime Achievement Award. It kind of makes you feel that your life is almost over. Are they trying to tell me something? There are so many people to thank. I want to thank the Lord especially for giving me a lifetime... which is good. These people back here (gestures to presenters). The radio people who really took a chance, especially Rosalie who is still paying for playing my record. And ABX and WRIF and everybody. I mean, they really stood behind us for 25.. 30 years now. Detroit is still the home of rock and roll and I tell everybody that.
I also want to thank a little 87 year old man that lives here in Detroit who played left handed Stratocaster way before Jimi Hendrix did. And that man is my Uncle Vince, who I was named after. He bought me my first rock and roll record which was 'Roll Over Beethoven' by Chuck Berry. And that was the first moment of Alice Cooper, I think, when I heard that record. That was something that was really impressing to me. Just the idea that somebody could sound like that.
Anyways, I want you to know that I live in Phoenix but my heart and soul is still in Detroit.. along with my liver and a couple of stolen cars. And we'll see you when we come back here at Pine Knob on the 25th. Come on down. You name a song, we'll play it. Thanks a lot!"

Later in the show, Alice presented a variety of local rock awards. Most winners are in awe that Alice is giving them an award. One thanks Alice Cooper just because he can.
(Kurt, June 1996)

1997 - January 27th Alice appears at the 'American Music Awards' presenting with Pat Boone. Boone had just released an album called 'In A Metal Mood - No More Mr Nice Guy' which consisted of rock covers. Boone appeared in leather with fake tattoos and the two exchanged pre-written lines. At one stage, Alice was going to appear dressed as Boone (all white) but changed his mind.


Hollywood Walk Of Fame, 2003.

1997 - February 26th 'Burn, Baby, Burn' from the "X-Files Soundtrack" with Rob Zombie was nominated for a Grammy in the 'Best Metal Performance' category. It lost to 'Rage Against The Machine'.

1997 - October 16th Alice receives the 'Eyegore Award', an honour bestowed upon him by the cast and crew of the American TV series, 'Halloween Horror Nights' for his contribution to fantasy and horror. Alice was singled out because of his stage props, including the guillotine, and the electric chair, and the occasional snake, plus songs such as 'Welcome To My Nightmare' and 'I Love The Dead'.

2001 - September 1st the 'International Horror Guild' presented Alice with a 'Living Legend Award', the first performer to be so honoured, at Dragoncon' at the Hyatt Regency, Atlanta, GA. I.H.G. 'Living Legends' are individuals who have made a "meritorious and notable contribution and/or have substantially influenced the field of horror/dark fantasy". Previous recipients, all from the literary field, include Ray Bradbury, Clive Barker, Hugh B. Cave, Edward W. Bryant, Richard Matheson, and Harlan Ellison.

2002 - On Thursday, December 19th 2002 Alice was inducted into the newly established 'Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame'. Alice performed at the 2nd Annual Christmas Pudding Show the same evening at Celebrity Theatre, where he was presented with a plaque.

2003 - Alice receives a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame

2003 - December 10th Alice presents an award with the current 'Miss World' at the 'UK Comedy Awards' in London.

2005 - May 7th Alice presents an award at the 'British Soap Awards' in London.

2005 - May 9th Alice presents a 'Lifetime Achievement' award to DJ Steve Wright at the 'Sony Radio Academy Awards 2005' in London.

2005 - May 28th Alice is at Cooper'stown in Phoenix presenting an award to local police.

2006 - November 6th Alice received the Classic Rock 'Living Legend' Award in London.

2007 - Alice and Shep receive a joint iebaLIVE! Award.

2007 - May 11th sees Alice received the 'Stevie Ray Vaughan' Award at the fourth annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert on at 'The Music Box @ Fonda' in Hollywood. The benefit proceeds will go to the MusiCares MAP Fund, which provides addiction and recovery treatment to members of the music community regardless of their financial situation.

2007 - June 18th Alice receives the Mojo Magazine 'Hero Award' at The Brewery in London.

2007 - October 19th Alice receives the "Rock Immortal" Award at the 'Scream' awards in Los Angeles. He performs a short set including guillotine, dolls, and Calico, with Slash and Rob Zombie joining for a thunderous 'School's Out'.

2007 - November 5th Alice collects an award for Frank Zappa at the Classic Rock Awards in London.

2008 - April 32rd Alice receives the NME 'Best International Live Act' award at the El Ray Theater in Los Angeles.

2009 - May 3rd Alice is presented with a 'Lifetime Achievement' award at the 'Texas Frightmare Weekend'.


Alice and Katy Perry at The Grammy's, 2010.

2010 - February 1st Alice presents a Grammy with Katy Perry for 'Best Hard Rock Album'.

2010 - April 10th Alice and Rob Zombie present an award at the 'Golden Gods' ceremony in Los Angeles.

2010 - November 10th Alice presents the Classic Rock Awards ceremony at the Roundhouse in London.

2011 - April 20th Alice receives a 'Golden God' award from 'Revolver' magazine. The reunited original band play four songs.

2011 - Alice Cooper are finally inducted into the 'Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame'.

2011 - June 9th Alice receives the 'Kerrang! Icon' Award from Rob Zombie in London.

2011 - June 13th Alice presents a 'Metal Hammer Golden God' award to Rob Zombie in London.

2011 - September 23rd Alice receives another 'Eyegore' Award. Calico Cooper collects it on her father's behalf.

2012 - April 11th back at 'The Golden Gods' award show again Alice gets up to join Slash on stage.

2012 - September 21st Alice is back at the 'Eyegore' awards again, this time presenting an award to director Guillermo Del Toro.

2013 - In May Alice and Marilyn Manson present the 'Most Dedicated Fans' award to 'HIM' at the Revolver magazine 'Golden Gods' awards.

2013 - July 5th Alice receives a 'Ceasar's Sold Out' award at Ceasars Windsor in Ontario, Canada.

2014 - On April 23rd Alice presents an award to Joan Jett at the Revolver 'Golden Gods' awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

2015 - On June 10th Alice receives a 'Living Legend' award at the Kerrang! awards in London.

2015 - On November 10th Alice receives the 'Classic Album' award for 'Welcome To My Nightmare' at the Classic Rock Awards in Camden, London.

2015 - On November 22nd Alice presents an award to manager Shep Gordon at the 'Fastforward' conference in Santa Barbara, CA.

2017 - On May 15th Alice, Neal, Dennis and Michael are presented with an award at the 'Music Biz 2017' event in Nashville. Manager Toby Mamis also receives a special award. The original band perform a short set at the ceremony.

Five Alice songs have received BMI (Broadcast Music Inc.) awards - 'No More Mr Nice Guy', 'Only Women Bleed', 'You And Me', 'I Never Cry' and 'How You Gonna See Me Now'.


Record Awards

People often asks about record sales and the status of specific albums - gold, silver, platinum etc. It's a very hard question to answer as specific numbers are seldom available. Even with the advent in 1991 of 'Nielsen SoundScan' data in the US, those numbers don't include pre-1991 sales, and that's when Alice Cooper was/were selling the most albums. You can't even reliably judge by gold or platinum records. These awards have to be requested by the issuing record company and paid for, and while in the 70s they were a good source of publicity, especially in industry publications, there is little motivation for a company like Warner Brothers who own most of the big albums to pay out for them now Alice isn't signed to them.

There's also the differing number of albums required to receive certification in differing territories. For example while Platinum in the US is one million copies, in the UK it's 300,000, and other countries set the amount at other figures.

The chart below is what the RIAA listed in 2001 just after Warner Brothers DID get some of the old albums certified. Obviously since then all the albums have sold many more copies. Note: Just because something isn't listed does not mean sales haven't reached the specified number. It just means it hadn't been certified.

Title

Cert. Date

Award Description

Format

LOVE IT TO DEATH

07/30/01

Platinum

ALBUM

LOVE IT TO DEATH

11/06/72

Gold

ALBUM

KILLER

01/28/72

Gold

ALBUM

KILLER

10/13/86

Platinum

ALBUM

SCHOOL'S OUT

07/10/72

Gold

ALBUM

SCHOOL'S OUT

09/19/90

Platinum

ALBUM

BILLION DOLLAR BABIES

03/27/73

Gold

ALBUM

BILLION DOLLAR BABIES

10/13/86

Platinum

ALBUM

MUSCLE OF LOVE

12/07/73

Gold

ALBUM

ALICE COOPER'S GREATEST HITS

10/15/74

Gold

ALBUM

ALICE COOPER'S GREATEST HITS

10/13/86

Platinum

ALBUM

WELCOME TO MY NIGHTMARE

05/30/75

Gold

ALBUM

WELCOME TO MY NIGHTMARE

08/14/90

Platinum

ALBUM

ALICE COOPER GOES TO HELL

11/23/76

Gold

ALBUM

I NEVER CRY

04/05/77

Gold

SINGLE

POISON

12/04/89

Gold

SINGLE

TRASH

11/03/89

Gold

ALBUM

TRASH

02/05/90

Platinum

ALBUM

TRASHES THE WORLD

12/18/90

Gold

VIDEO

VIDEO TRASH

06/29/90

Gold

VIDEO