Alice Cooper discussed having fun sharing plenty of drinks with The Beatles’ John Lennon and The Who’s Keith Moon in a new BBC Radio interview.
“We had nothing in common with the hippies at all. Frank Zappa and Alice Cooper sort of had our own little section there.
“And really, my whole society was the Hollywood Vampires, we were at the Rainbow every night, and it was Harry Nilsson, Keith Moon, Bernie Toupin, Micky Dolenz, myself, and John Lennon when he was in town.
“We were the drinkers. Those guys were the smokers. When I went home into Laurel Canyon, I kind of felt like I was in enemy territory.”
The interviewer asked about the breakup of the classic Alice Cooper band, and Cooper said it was not like a divorce.
“When our band disbanded in the ’74, we didn’t really divorce, we separated, and we all went our different ways. But we always stayed in touch with each other.
“There were no lawsuits, there were no money problems, there was no anything! We were still friends. And so we have stayed in touch with each other over the 40 years.” Ultimate-Guitar transcribed Cooper comments.