The saying goes: “If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.” While most of us don’t get to live our dreams to the fullest, there are some lucky ones who truly get to squeeze it all out of existence.
“Well, it’s not in my vocabulary, the word ‘retire.’ People say, ‘Why don’t you stop and just play golf?’ And I go, ‘I play golf anyways.’ I play golf every day. If there’s a show, I play golf that morning, and then I do the show that night.”
Although he turned 75 this year, Alice Cooper is in now way gonna let age slow him down. He made a similar statement in about retirement back in February of 2018, saying to Q103 on a radio show:
“I’ve always said this: If we do a tour and nobody shows up, then I’m retired. That’s never happened. 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.”
When Kaaos TV in Finland asked him the same thing in 2017, he said:
“Retirement doesn’t seem to fit in. If I was getting onstage, and I was tired, and if I was kind of phoning it in, and my band was kind of lazy, it would be different. But I’ve never had a band or a show as high-energy as this show. It actually keeps me very much in shape and keeps me feeling young, doing 130 shows a year. I would never even think of retiring. Physically, if something happens where I can’t play anymore, or if something happens where I lose my edge, then I would think about it. Then I wouldn’t be giving the audience everything I’ve got. Right now, I’m at the top of my game.”
Alice Cooper toured this past spring and will continue through September and probably until the end of time.