Michael Christopher of Vanyaland recently conducted an interview with legendary rocker Alice Cooper. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.
Vanyaland: Let’s talk about the film. There have been so many run-of-the-mill documentaries over the years on musicians. What convinced you that “Super Duper Alice Cooper” would be different?
Alice Cooper: [Banger Films] came to us and we saw that they did with “Flight 666” for Iron Maiden and they said, “We don’t want to do a talking-heads documentary where Elton John talks and then this guy talks; we want to make it linear, we want to make it the story of Alice but graphically, the whole way through. If you’re going to do a documentary on Alice Cooper, it’s got to be as theatrical as the character.” I totally agreed with that and I loved the idea of them cooking up the Jekyll-and-Hyde connection with Alice Cooper and myself, and the fact that I talk about Alice Cooper in the third person — he’s a character I play. And it was absolutely the right story;