The frontman of his self-titled band, Alice Cooper, was the latest interview guest of ‘Shut Up And Rock: The SDR Show’ last week and talked about the evolution of his stage shows, the story behind his legendary song ‘I Hate You‘ as well as his history with drugs.
The 73-year-old rocker stated that his drug and alcohol addiction in such a state in the 80’s that he was unable to distinguish himself from his stage persona. While Alice is clean and sober for over 40 years, in his latest interview with Ralph Sutton, Alice admitted that his first-ever drug experience was with the legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix.
In the interview, Alice Cooper also shared his worst-ever drug experience and stated that it happened in his hometown Detroit. According to Alice, it was crystal THC, and he just tried to get outside with just in his shirt on to wake up. After getting awake, he returned home to make sure everyone is okay and felt happy to see everyone survived.
Here is what Alice Cooper said:
“Weed was the first drug, and it was Jimi Hendrix. I’m sitting there after the show. I went to see them. And we were just a little high school band. But they said, ‘Hey, come on up to the hotel room.’ And we were sitting on his bed, and Jimi goes, ‘Here, man’ and he passed me the joint.
And I went, ‘Okay.’ And then he goes and puts a quarter in the bed — you know, the vibrating bed. There were, like, eight people sitting on the bed. And he goes, ‘We’re on a spaceship.’ And I went, ‘Okay.'”
He continued by recalling his worst drug experience:
“It was Detroit, and I think it was crystal THC. It was, like, four in the morning. I regained consciousness. And I thought it a Jim Jones thing. And I got up. I remember it was about 20 degrees below outside. And I walked outside just in my shirt on, just to wake up.
And when I came back in, everybody was just kind of coming up. It was weird; it was like a Fellini thing. It was so strange that I really did believe that everybody was dead, and I was the only one that survived it.”
You can watch the interview below.
Click here for the source.