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Alice Cooper is Godhead!

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Last night Alice Cooper drove the Nokia crowd into a hysterical heavy metal sing-along on his Theatre of Death tour. It is just impossible not to sing along with "I'm Eighteen". But besides his musical ouvre, there are a few things that set Alice Cooper apart and give him such a rabid following.

First and foremost, Alice is a showman. I mean besides being a singer. He gets decapitated, dragged all over the stage and abused by psycho Nurse Rosetta, impaled by a 6-foot long hypodermic, and hanged (a stunt that proved nearly fatal in England in the 80s).

On this tour there were a few new tricks I hadn't seen before, like Nurse Rosetta emitting a shower of sparks from her crotch as she attempts to use a circular saw to remove a chastity belt. And towards the end of the show, Alice is locked in a box as the once-again evil Nurse Rosetta drives a board laden with swords through Alice.

You could probably write a very long article on the character of Nurse Rosetta alone, as she plays all of the female parts in Alice's vignettes. She is alternately an object of lust and fear, dying and resurrecting more than once. But we will leave that to Alice's psychiatrist.