Alice Cooper Has Street Named After Him In Westland, Michigan
Alice Cooper has had a street named after him in Westland, Michigan at a ceremony attended by Cooper. With a few hundred cheering fans watching, the Detroit-born rocker revealed an “Alice Cooper Court” street sign on the grounds of the former Eloise Psychiatric Hospital in Westland.
“I love the idea that they’re naming streets after rock stars in Detroit,” he told the crowd, going on to suggest “Iggy Avenue” and “MC5 Street.” “There’s probably more rock stars than politicians.” “I’m pure Detroit,” added Cooper, recalling his upbringing in the city.
The news comes after it was revealed last week that the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame has added an Alice Cooper display to its Legends Of Rock Exhibit, which already features an Alice Cooper Court street sign. “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,” said Nwaka Onwusa, chief curator and vice president of curatorial affairs, Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. “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.”
The new display opened on 23 September and fans can find props and costumes worn by Cooper during iconic tours, including:
– An original electric chair stage prop, designed by bandmate Dennis Dunaway
– A painted leather jacket worn during the 1986-87 “Nightmare Returns” tour
– The white top hat from “Welcome To My Nightmare” tour
– His leather bondage outfit from “Mad House Rock” tour
– Cooper’s signature black leather jacket with metal nails worn on 1989-90 “Trash” tour
Cooper, a longtime Phoenix resident, paid homage to those roots on his well-received February 2021 release, Detroit Stories, which teamed him up with several Motor City musicians.