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Alice Cooper has heralded the arrival of the first NME Awards USA in Los Angeles (April 23).

The rocker, who was a guest presenter, declared he was blown away by the party, which he said was a stark contrast to some US award ceremonies.

“It’s great, I love the idea that it’s so loose,” he declared. “You go to so many of these things and it’s… [yawns]. Something is happening here!”

Watch the full video interview, including news on Cooper‘s new album, by clicking below.