Alice Cooper operates on a unique form of transparency and said in a new interview the three promises he makes to anyone that joins his band.

In an appearance on the Metal From the Inside podcast, Cooper says, “I always tell the band…I can guarantee you three things: You’re gonna get paid. You’re gonna see the world. You’re gonna get stitches. Everybody in that band has had stitches.”

Cooper then alludes to the fact that the stitches might come via his iconic stage show.

He says, “I’ve got switchblades, I’ve got swords, I’ve got everything up there. And I’m a little bit freewheeling. I don’t necessarily look to where everybody is. And every once in a while they walk a little bit close and get nicked. And those are not rubber swords.”

Oh, Alice…even when he’s not delivering the most perfectly scripted backstage scene of all time, he still manages to be funny. None of us are really worthy, are we?


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