Alice Cooper will soon have a street named after him in Westland, Michigan. According to Beasley Media Group, the shock rocker and WCSX-FM’s Big Jim O’Brien will be unveiling “Alice Cooper Court” during a ceremony at the Eloise Asylum on September 23. The event will also include a performance by Alice Cooper tribute band The Nightmare.
Big Jim O’Brien said the following:
“From Glenn Frey Drive to Bob Seger Blvd., we’ve celebrated great local musicians. But NEVER has an artist and location made more sense than Alice Cooper Court at Eloise Asylum. We can’t wait to celebrate Alice here in the Motor City!”
Scott Jameson, vice president of national content and director of Detroit programming at Beasley Media Group, also commented:
“Alice Cooper’s stage show features guillotines, live snakes, and a strait jacket. So, it’s only fitting we honor him with a landmark on the grounds of a century-old Detroit area sanitarium. Some things just write themselves.”
Furthermore, the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio will also be celebrating the news by adding an “Alice Cooper Court” street sign to their “Legends Of Rock” exhibit as part of a new Alice Cooper display, which will open on September 23. Nwaka Onwusa, chief curator and vice president of curatorial affairs at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, had the following to say about that:
“Rock and roll is as much about the spectacle and visual as it is the sonic. Inductee Alice Cooper spawned a new generation of rock and roll with both. We are thrilled to add the official street sign to our exhibit as we celebrate Alice Cooper’s legacy with fans and share stories behind the music he created.”