Alice Cooper says he’ll only retire when people stop coming to his shows

"I've never felt better," he said

Alice Cooper has said he’ll only retire once people stop coming to his shows.

The singer, who turned 70 back in February, is involved in a range of projects, including supergroup Hollywood Vampires with Johnny Depp and Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry.

Back in 2015, Cooper opened for Mötley Crüe for their final tour, while there’s rumours he may also open for KISS on their 2019 tour. Cooper released his most recent album, ‘Paranormal’, in July 2017.


Speaking to New York radio station Q103, Cooper was asked whether he’d consider retirement now he’s in his 70s.

“I’ve always said this: If we do a tour and nobody shows up, then I’m retired. That’s never happened,” he said.

“In fact, we’re doing better business now than we’ve ever done. More people are coming to the show now, and I’ve never felt better, so I don’t see any reason to retire at all.

“I know a lot of guys are quitting, but a lot of guys still smoke and drink. They’re probably tired. I’m not tired. People always say, ‘Well, you could just play golf every day,’ and I say, ‘I play golf every day anyway!'”

Last month, Cooper spoke of how he nearly died after a hanging stunt during a show went wrong.


Performing at Wembley Stadium in 1988, the hanging stunt was organised by magician James Randi. Cooper was attached to a harness that was attached to rafters by a thick piano wire.

For the stunt, the noose was placed above his neck, and for the most part, the rig had protected him.

“Everything has its stress limit and after doing so many shows, I never thought about changing the wire,” Cooper told Entertainment Weekly. “You know, I figured it’ll last forever.”

“The wire snaps. I could hear the rope hit my chin and in an instant I flipped my head back. That must’ve been a fraction of a second because if it caught my chin it would have been a different result. It went over my neck and gave me a pretty good burn,” he added. “I went down to the floor and pretty much blacked out.”