Rock legend Alice Cooper, whose original band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year, is bringing his world tour, “The No More Mr. Nice Guy” show, to the Cobb Energy Centre (Atlanta, Georgia.) In a telephone interview this week from Canada, Cooper talked about the show, his Christianity, the secret to surviving decades as a rock star, how golf helped him overcome an alcohol addiction, and a favorite television series filmed here in metro Atlanta, AMC’s “The Walking Dead.” MDJ:
I read somewhere that you are a born-again Christian. True? Cooper:
Yeah. Well, every Christian is born again. It’s one of those things where you just have a new life, a new approach to your life. It’s not like Scientology where it’s all about me, me, me, I’m going to get better, I’m going to get … It’s all about more dependence on Christ and one-on-one relationship. There’s nothing in the Bible that says I can’t be a rock star. When you become a Christian, it doesn’t give you like a book of rules. It tells you you can do this. How many Christians are there that are probably snipers or boxers or whatever? Christianity goes through all kinds of jobs, so rock star might be one of the less-offensive jobs. MDJ:
I read that golf helped you overcome an addiction to alcohol. True? Cooper:
Oh absolutely. When I stopped drinking — now God did take away my drinking because I was an alcoholic that was a classic alcoholic and when I got out of the hospital 30 years later I still have never had a craving for alcohol. Every doctor I’ve been to says that’s impossible. And I said, well, that’s what a miracle is, it’s impossible. Full Story: Alice Cooper: 'There's nothing in the Bible that says I can't be a rock star'
Source: CathNews USA