Between Bohemian Rhapsody, Motley Crue’s “The Dirt” and a few others on the way, rock biopics are all the rage now. And Alice Cooper wants in.
The veteran rocker recently said that not only is his story perfect for a movie, he already knows whom he’d like to portray him.
“I think it’s natural,” he told NME.”I mean, there’s so many good tales in the Alice Cooper story. We were the band nobody liked. We were the band that never had a chance to make it. Not only did we make it but I’m still doing it 50 years later, and I think the show’s better now that it was then. But the fact we were the biggest underdog of all time to actually make it commercially in this business and keep it going – that story right there is amazing.”
But he also saw beyond the classic rags-to-riches and no-one-believed-in-us narratives that are in nearly every biopic and toward a storyline that offers redemption.
“The fact that my wife [Sheryl Goddard] and I have been married for 43 years,” he noted. “That doesn’t happen in rock ‘n’ roll. So I mean there’s so many aspects to it – me beating alcoholism, beating drug addiction 37 years ago, my association with the Hollywood Vampires – you know, Harry Nilsson and all the guys. It could be a great stage play.”
As for which actor would play him, Cooper only needed to look at his good friend and Vampires bandmate. “Well,you know, I told Johnny Depp that he would be great at it if he were just a little better looking,” he laughed.