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Some years back (`77?) when asked what his favourite book was Alice said 'Interview With A Vampire'

Alice had almost acquired the [movie] rights to "Interview with a Vampire" when it first came out (like 20 years ago). He also used to have a German Shepard in the early 80's named Lestat.
(Renfield, February 1996)

I saw an interview with Anne Rice way back in 1977 or 78, right after I read "Interview", and she had wanted Alice to play Louis and I think Sting to play Lestat.
(Remmy, February 1996)


Several sources over the years have quoted Alice stating that his favourite writer is Kurt Vonnegut.

Michael Slade is the writing psuedaonym of Canadian author and criminal lawyer Jay Clarke and various collaborates. His book 'Ghoul' has a byline written by Alice, an Alice Cooper dedication, and features a very Alice Cooperesque character. Clarke is a big Cooper fan.

'Alice Cooper: Sangre, Serpientes y Guillotines' by Marc Gras Cots is a Spanish language Alice Cooper book published in 2011. I've never seen it but from a review on Amazon it sounds like it's possibly information taken from this site plus some reviews of Spanish shows and about 20 pages of colour photos.

'The Art of Classic Rock: Rock Memorabilia, Tour Posters, and Merchandise' is a huge coffee table book with a ton of music memorabilia photos from the collection of Alice show designer Rob Roth including several pages on Alice Cooper who also provides a foreword.

What You Want IS A Limo'What You Want Is in the Limo: On the Road with Led Zeppelin, Alice Cooper, and the Who in 1973, the Year the Sixties Died and the Modern Rock Star was Born' is the very lengthy title of a book by journalist Michael Walker which includes a sizable chunk of text about Alice Cooper's 'Billion Dollar Babies' era.

Alice has provided quite a few introductions to books over the years ranging from a few short words to a page or two. Titles include:

  • 'My Life with Deth: Discovering Meaning ina Life of Rock & Roll' by David Ellefson (of Megadeth)
  • Not Only Women Bleed by Dick Wagner
  • 'The Art of Classic Rock: Rock Memorabilia, Tour Posters, and Merchandise' by Paul Grushkin
  • 'The Stooges:Head On: A Journey Through The Michigan Underground' by Brett Callwood
  • 'Golf For Dummies' by Gary McCord
  • 'Shock Rock' by Jeff Gelb