Alice Cooper: “We Put Money Aside for Our Crew (During the Pandemic)…I Think All Responsible Bands Did That”

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Think whatever you want about Alice Cooper‘s music and public persona, but let no one say that the dude is not a good person. Not only is the Coop a hard-working rock star who’s helped his peers get sober, he’s also the kind of guy who spends his free time serving children at food banks around the holidays.

Now, in a new interview, Alice has revealed that he went above and beyond during the pandemic by setting aside some money to help his crew.

Speaking to Forbes, the king of shock rock was asked about the pandemic and just how dire the situation was for bands and crews who made their money touring the country.

In response, Alice made it clear that was COVID raised its ugly head, he went into action.

“When we saw this coming, we put money aside for our crew,” explains Cooper. “We could see that it was… something. So we put money aside as a backup for them. Because we knew that their unemployment would run out, you know? And then they’d have something to go to. I think all responsible bands did that. Hopefully.

“Because these are people we live with,” he continued. “We work with them every day. The guys that run the stage are as important as the guys that play guitar. So we made sure that everybody was covered. And that was really important.”

Alice, we at The Pit just want to say, thank you for being a mensch. In a world where it often feels like everyone is looking out for themselves, you’re the mirror in which we can see the devils of our better natures.

Meanwhile, if you want to help Alice out, you can catch him at one of the following dates in 2022:

1/27 — Windsor, ON —The Colosseum At Caesar’s
1/28 — Cincinnati, OH — ICON Music Center
1/29 —Toledo, OH — Stranahan Theater
1/31 —Wabash, IN — Honeywell Center
2/3 — Louisville, KY — Palace Theatre
2/4 — Cherokee, NC — Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center
2/5 — Savannah, GA — Johnny Mercer Theatre
2/7 — Clearwater, FL — Ruth Eckerd Hall
2/8 — Orlando, FL — Hard Rock Live
2/9-2/14 — At Sea — Monsters of Rock Cruise

With Buckcherry:
3/18 — Mashantucket, CT — Foxwoods Resort Casino*
3/19 — Hanover, MD — The Hall at Live! Casino and Hotel
3/20 — Pittsburgh, PA — Heinz Hall
3/22 — Newark, NJ — New Jersey Performing Arts Center
3/23 — Wilkes-Barre, PA — Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
3/25 — Erie, PA — Warner Theatre
3/26 — Toronto, ON — Meridian Hall
3/27 — Peterborough, ON — Memorial Centre
3/29 — South Bend, IN — Morris Performing Arts Center
3/30 — Davenport, IA — Adler Theatre
3/31 — Appleton, WI — Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
4/2 — Prior Lake, MN — Mystic Lake Casino Showroom
4/3 — Sioux Falls, SD — Washington Pavilion
4/4 — Ralston, NE — Ralston Arena
4/6 — Bismarck, ND — Bismarck Event Center
4/7 — Grand Forks, ND — Alerus Center
4/9 — Winnipeg, MB — Canada Life Centre
4/10 — Moose Jaw, SK — Mosaic Place
4/12 — Edmonton, AB — Northern Jubilee Auditorium
4/14 — Calgary, AB — Winsport Arena
4/15 — Penticton, BC — South Okanagan Events Center
4/16 — Abbotsford, BC — Abbotsford Ent & Sports Centre
4/19 — Portland, OR — Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
4/20 — Seattle, WA — McCaw Hall
*Buckcherry not appearing

With Ace Frehley:
4/22 — Reno, NV — Grand Sierra Resort
4/23 — Paso Robles, CA — Vina Robles Amphitheatre


Words by Chris Krovatin