As expected, Alice Cooper will finally be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 14, during a ceremony held at the Waldorf-Astoria in Manhattan. Cooper will be enter the Hall alongside Neil Diamond, Dr. John, Darlene Love, and Tom Waits.
In an interview with RollingStone.com, Cooper described his initial reaction to the Rock Hall news.
“I was elated and I called the original band guys immediately, and said, ‘Well, remember when we started in high school?’ [Laughs] ‘Here we are. Only took 45 years.”
But what does the induction mean to Alice, especially after being eligible for 15 years?
“The big difference between the Hall of Fame and anything else is that you are voted in by your peers and the people that influenced you. I look at the list of people that are in there it’s all of my heroes from, Pete Townshend to The Yardbirds to The Beatles to The Stones and everybody that we listened to in order to become Alice Cooper. It’s pretty amazing to us that those are the same people that actually vote on you. So that’s quite a privilege.”
The band will be performing during the induction. Who’s going with me, huh?!?!
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