Other Random Book-related trivia
At one point Alice mentioned his favourite book was Alice said 'Interview With A Vampire' and he almost acquired the movie rights when the book forst came out. He also used to have a German Shepard in the early 80's named Lestat, named after the main charcter in the book. In an old interview with author Anne Rice around 1977 or 78 she had wanted Alice to play 'Louis' and 'Sting' to play Lestat.
Several times over the years however Alice has named Kurt Vonnegut as his favourite author.
Michael Slade is the writing pseudonym 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.
'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. Well worth picking up as it's normally extremely cheap on Amazon (mine was £3!), in fact the postage costs a lot more then the book!
'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 Cooper and the Mystery Tits: Backstage Stories of Rock and Roll's Greatest Superstars' is a slim self-published book of photos and stories including some Alice Cooper content. The production values are low and at just 76 pages there's nothing new. Worth picking up if it's cheap but far from essential.
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