Alice Cooper is an American rock singer, songwriter and broadcaster whose career spans more than four decades. With a stage show that features guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood, boa constrictors and baby dolls, Cooper has drawn equally from horror movies, vaudeville, and garage rock to pioneer a grandly theatrical and violent brand of heavy metal that was designed to shock.
On July 1, 2007 Cooper performed a duet with Marilyn Manson on Manson's rendition of "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" and Cooper's "I'm Eighteen" at the B'Estival event in Bucharest, Romania. The performance represented a reconciliation between the two artists; Cooper had previously taken issue with Manson over his overtly anti-Christian onstage antics, which included tearing up bibles, and he had sarcastically made reference to the originality of Manson's choosing a female name and dressing in women's clothing. Cooper and Manson have been the subject of an academic paper on the significance of adolescent antiheroes.
Alice Cooper joined with Marilyn Manson to form the Masters of Madness Tour in 2013. Marilyn Manson performed two solo shows before joining Cooper in Albuquerque, New Mexico on June 1, 2013 to kick off the month long tour.