Alice Cooper: Modern rock is 'limp'
Alice Cooper thinks modern rock 'n' roll is "limp".
The 'Schools Out' singer has aired his views on the state of the rock industry and admitted he doesn't think there is any other band out there "killing it" like Mötley Crüe.
Speaking at 'The Last Ever European Press Conference' at The Law Society in London today (09.06.15), he said: "Our generation of bands wrote songs which will appeal to kids aged 16, 30 years from now, who will still go, 'Oh yeah, that's me'. The state of rock and roll right now is so limp. There's not a lot of rock and roll bands out there, so that's why you see bands like Mötley Crüe still killing it."
The 67-year-old rocker has been invited to support legendary 'Girls Girls Girls' hitmakers Mötley Crüe on their last ever European tour, and said he enjoys it because they make the audience "exhausted".
Asked what it felt like to be invited on their last tour, he said: "We've known Mötley for years and never played with them. So when they said do you want to send us off, I said, absolutely. We are two bands that really bring it every night. It's good for the audience because there is not a lot of rock 'n' roll around anymore: Not real rock or hard rock. With these two bands we want these kids to be exhausted by the end of the show. "
While the end is insight for Mötley Crüe - who will split up after a show in Los Angeles on New Year's Eve (31.12.15) - the 'Poison' hitmaker joked: "We are booked in for the next century."
Alice Cooper is only playing selected dates. Tickets will go on sale at 9am on Friday, June 19.
Their final European dates are as follows:
November 2 - Newcastle Metro Radio Arena, England
November 3 - Manchester Arena, England
November 4 - Birmingham Genting Arena, England
November 6 - London SSE Arena, England
November 8 - Stuttgart Schleyerhalle, Germany
November 9 - Basel St. Jakobshalle, Switzerland
November 10 - Milan Mediolanum Forum, Italy
November 12 - Monte Carlo, Monaco Sporting Club, Monaco
November 13 - Munich Zenith, Germany
November 14 - Dusseldorf ISS Dome, Germany
November 16 - Stockholm Ericsson Globe, Sweden
November 18 - Helsinki Hartwall Arena, Finland
November 20 - Abu Dhabi Du Arena, United Arab Emirates