John Marshall from The Associated Press is reporting: Rocker Alice Cooper‘s shows include guillotines, fake blood, electric chairs, the occasional boa constrictor.
So when it comes to sports, there’s no surprise which sport he loves: hockey. Hard hits, speed, adrenaline, some real blood — it’s a perfect fit. ”Hockey just never stops,” Cooper said before the Phoenix Coyotes played the Dallas Stars on Saturday night. “It’s like rock ‘n’ roll — it’s relentless.”
Cooper has become known in the sports world for his love of golf, playing in all those celebrity tournaments, whenever he can when he’s not on the road touring. But golf is a relatively recent love. Hockey has a much more deep-rooted hold on him.
A native of Detroit, Cooper grew up with the bruising Red Wings teams of Gordie Howe, Terry Sawchuk, Ted Lindsay in the 1950s and ’60s. When he wasn’t attending their games with his father, Cooper would head out to frozen lakes to play pickup games under the lights.
Even after he became the king of shock rock, Cooper kept up with hockey and has been a fervent and knowledgeable Coyotes fan since the team moved from Winnipeg in 1996.
“You can go see a baseball game, basketball, football, there’s never a game where you jump out of your seat as at a hockey game,” said Cooper, a recent inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. “I keep saying the game should be called OOHH! because I do that 20 times a night: go OOHH! It’s by far the most fun sport to watch live.”
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Alice Cooper will join Iron Maiden as their very special guest on their Maiden England North American Tour from June 21 to July 21. Dates are listed below.
June 09, 2012 Manchester, TN, Bonnaroo Music Festival
June 13, 2012 Dayton, OH, Fraze Pavilion
June 17, 2012 Burlington, IA, Burlington Steamboat Days
June 21, 2012 Charlotte, NC, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
June 23, 2012 Atlanta, GA, Aarons Amphitheatre
June 26, 2012 Mansfield, MA, Comcast Center
June 27, 2012 Wantagh, NY, Jones Beach
June 29, 2012 Camden, NJ , Susquehanna Bank Center
June 30, 2012 Bristow, VA, Jiffy Lube Live
July 02, 2012 Newark, NJ, Prudential Center
July 05, 2012 Tinley Park, IL, First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
July 08, 2012 Quebec City, QC Canada, Colisee Pepsi Arena
July 11, 2012 Montreal, QC Canada, Centre Bell
July 13, 2012 Toronto, ON Canada, Molson Amphitheatre
July 14, 2012 Sarina, ON Canada, Bayfest
July 16, 2012 Darien Center, NY , Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 18, 2012 Detroit, MI, DTE Energy
July 19, 2012 Noblesville, IN, Klipsch Music Centre
July 27, 2012 Tienen, Belgium, Suikerock
July 28, 2012 Seebronn, Germany, Rock Of Ages Festival
July 30, 2012 Milan, Italy, Civic Arena
August 02, 2012 Carcassonne, France, Festival Des 2 Cities
August 03, 2012 Avenches, Switzerland, Rock Oz’ Arenes Festival
August 05, 2012 Bad Doberan, Germany, Zappanale
August 08, 2012 Gothenburg, Sweden, Liseberg amusement Park
August 10, 2012 Rejmyre, Sweden, Skogsrojet
August 12, 2012 Walton-On-Trent, England, Bloodstock Open Air Festival
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