Alice Cooper: 'Lady Gaga is the female Alice Cooper'
September 2nd, 2011
05:23 PM ET

Alice Cooper: 'Lady Gaga is the female Alice Cooper'

Outlandish rocker Alice Cooper thinks Lady Gaga “totally gets it,” reports The Huffington Post. Why? Because she’s just like him!

"Lady Gaga is the female Alice Cooper," the 63-year old said of the uber-popular pop star.

Born Vincent Furnier, Cooper reveals that he and Gaga (née Stefani Germanotta) are nothing like their invented stage personas.

Cooper is famous for injecting his theatrical rock shows with dangerous elements like guillotines and boa constrictors. Gaga is similarly wacky, incorporating props like giant eggs and donning costumes of raw meat.

"She created a character named Lady Gaga and wrote songs for Lady Gaga, just as I write songs for Alice," he said. "But when you meet her offstage, she's nothing like that person... and neither am I."

Offstage, Cooper ditches the goth gear for golf attire, preferring to spend his free time teeing off. (He even wrote a book on the sport called “Alice Cooper, Golf Monster.”)

Gaga has been spotted indulging in some “normal” hobbies as well. The pop singer was snapped surfing in Mexico recently.

Alice Cooper’s new album "Welcome 2 My Nightmare" will be released on September 13.

soundoff (33 Responses)
  1. Tatiana

    Not a huge fan of lady gaga but I respect her. I'm sure artist like alice cooper had plenty of haters when he was in his prime. Hate on her but she probably will be remebered 30 years from now.

    September 6, 2011 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  2. Captain C

    More like the female Marlyn Mason.

    September 6, 2011 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  3. Kimber

    What a horrible insult to Alice Cooper!

    September 6, 2011 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  4. Omar, Riverside, California

    I think Alice has just dropped a couple of notches on my like list. first of all Alice is an inovator and as original as they get.
    Lady Gaga has copies everyone from modona to cher. There is nothing original about her and her music leaves much to be desired for. In my opinion gaga is on equal footing as Justin Beiber and if asked which of the two I would rather see. I would rather suffer through Beiber than Gaga.

    September 6, 2011 at 2:26 am | Report abuse |
  5. kat

    Their both good at what they do.

    September 5, 2011 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  6. mr. fibuli

    Welcome to my nightmare.

    September 5, 2011 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  7. happy cow

    I'll bang them both while i moooooo

    September 5, 2011 at 6:24 am | Report abuse |
  8. Quagmire

    Gaga post-op or pre-op? Giggity

    September 5, 2011 at 6:07 am | Report abuse |
  9. HayDerNItz

    Oh crap! You mean all those times I was alone in my bedroom thinking of Alice........GHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

    September 5, 2011 at 6:03 am | Report abuse |
  10. HeyDerNitz

    Wait, Alice cooper is a guy?????

    September 5, 2011 at 5:59 am | Report abuse |
  11. DFWDelia

    I'm sorry but there is nothing that Gaga has done that Madonna didn't do 25 years earlier.

    September 5, 2011 at 4:28 am | Report abuse |
  12. SKY


    September 4, 2011 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  13. carrieann

    Whats the problem with not having a gimic? If there is talent it will shine theres no need to be such a freak show.

    September 4, 2011 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Libby

    Alice, you are looking long in the tooth! Your eyeliner is accentuating your wrinkles. Please consider getting some botox or collagen to plump up those wrinkles or just retire Alice. It's hard to look at you now and not wince!!

    September 4, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  15. mejazzbo

    Why Alice isn't in the horror movie biz, I will never know. He would be perfect for a part on any of the vampire flicks out there today.

    September 4, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  16. PhilG.

    Funny how Alice Cooper himself compliments Lady Gaga and many of the posters here call his opinion horse manure.

    Cooper himself says Lady Gaga 'gets it'.

    That's some vindication from the King Of Shock Rock,himself.

    September 3, 2011 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Bansay SssUuuucccccKkkSss

    ALICE ROCKS! And allways did ( will ). Lady Gag Me is a forking Joke. Well Ill say it-She has no BALLS. All fluff and puff. No stuff. My band opened for Alice at Cochella CA. H.S. in 74.A true classic .Gag me?-not even close! Lady Who???

    September 3, 2011 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  18. dawn01

    better get this http://www.SUPERSONIC.US.COM

    September 3, 2011 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Maynerd

    Lady GA gAG Is all smoke and mirrors
    She a lame songwriter at best

    September 3, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |

    there is no comparison between the 2,other than the theatrics.

    alice is a music legend.lady gag is a flash in a dirty pan

    .in 30 years nobody will remember lady gag

    September 3, 2011 at 5:43 am | Report abuse |
  21. the_dude

    Lady gaga is like the male alice cooper with an adams apple.

    September 3, 2011 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
  22. theresa

    I always thought she was the female marilyn manson.

    September 2, 2011 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Elvis

    Alice has talent.... Gaga not so much. the shock factor is there to hide the flaws.

    September 2, 2011 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  24. TJ


    September 2, 2011 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Funny..

    I always thought Justin Bieber was the female Lady Gaga

    September 2, 2011 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Tia Torrence

    More Ozzie than Alice.

    September 2, 2011 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kita

      This. As I see it, Ozzy and Gaga are as known for their music as they are for their shenanigans. As weird as he can be on stage, Alice is typically rather normal off-stage.

      If I had to compare any recent pop star to Alice Cooper, it'd be Ke$ha. She's got the grungier look/act going on like Alice did whereas Ozzy and Gaga have always tried to be just a tad "artsier" in their theatrics.

      September 5, 2011 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Superhiro

    For the record, Michael Bolton is on one of Lonely Island's new singles 😛

    September 2, 2011 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Rus

    And both are/were ridiculed unfairly. I love Alice – his songs are timeless, and his lyrics were rich, witty, and meaningful.

    Gaga...not so sure about. But she cleraly has musical talent, and she clearly has a talent for getting attention. So bravo for that.

    The musc business used to be full of characters...what happened? Guys like Alice, KISS, Michael Bolan and T. Rex, Ian Hunter and Mott the Hoople, Elton John / Captain Fantastic, David Bowie/Ziggy Stardust. Now we have boredom for the most part.

    Rock on Alice! Love your stuff. Gaga, keep doing what you're doing.

    September 2, 2011 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Snarky

    Well they certainly look the same, I'll give him that.

    September 2, 2011 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  30. cg


    September 2, 2011 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • InternetSpy

      Alice Cooper? Howard Stern? Should we add Lady GaGa?

      September 4, 2011 at 6:31 am | Report abuse |

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