Alice Cooper

Formed by five friends from Phoenix AZ, preacher’s kid Vince Furnier‘s band had quite a struggle choosing the right name for the group. Among the early choices were The Spiders , the Earwigs , & The Nazz (but Todd Rundgren had dibs on that last one) . By 1969 they had moved to Los Angeles with the name Alice Cooper , but after recording two unsuccessful albums –Pretties for You and Easy Action– on Frank Zappa‘s Straight Records label, Alice Cooper headed for Furnier’s birthplace of Detroit in hopes of better luck. Inking a deal with Warner Brothers ,they actually released two albums in1971 , Love It to Death and Killer , with both albums becoming instant successes . On  his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ,  Alice Cooper tells us in this classic rock interview In The Studio how it all happened .-Redbeard