Alice Cooper Says Rock Stars Should Stay Out Of Politics

08/05/2016
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Alice Cooper

(Metal Hammer) Alice Cooper says rock stars should stay out of politics as it's "the worst idea ever." The shock rock icon recently launched a spoof manifesto to become President of the United States and British Prime Minister, with 10 pledges including adding Lemmy to Mount Rushmore and renaming Big Ben after the late Motorhead frontman, a ban on selfies and getting Brian Johnson back in AC/DC.

But when asked what he really feels about rock stars getting involved in politics, Cooper tells the new Metal Hammer: In Residence On Spotify: "I absolutely hate it. It's the worst idea ever.

"First of all, why do people think rock stars know more than they do? That is the biggest fallacy in the world - if anything we're dumber. We're not smarter than anybody else. I mean, why do you think we're rock stars?

"Trust me, we don't read magazines you don't read. Nobody calls us up and gives us as inside information on politics. We know less than you do. If I watch TV it's Family Guy.

"Rock'n'roll was built to go as far away from politics as you could get. When my mum and dad talked about who to vote for, I'd go in the other room and put on the Beatles or Rolling Stones - and I'm still like that." Read more here.

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