Hollywood Vampires icon Alice Cooper appeared on a recent radio show, ‘Bayrock,’ to talk about his new ‘Ol’ Black Eyes Is Back’ show, which is planned to perform at Auckland’s Trusts Arena on February 20 and Christchurch’s Horncastle Arena on February 22.

While discussing his Ol’ Black Eyes Is Back show, Alice Cooper praised his well-known guitarist, Nita Strauss, and he admitted that she is one of the nicest women he’d ever met.

Here’s what Alice Cooper said:

“First of all, it’s a full theatrical show. You know when you go to the carnival and there’s that ride that’s called ‘The Nightmare Castle’ and you get in it and you go through it. Well, that’s what the stage looks like — it’s ‘The Nightmare Castle.’ And so you can imagine what comes out of that. I can only say that there’s a lot of surprises in the show, theatrically. And the music is gonna be A1+. It’s the best band I’ve ever worked with.

She’s a force of nature — she really is — and one of the nicest ladies I’ve ever met in my life. [She] cannot wait to get on stage. Everybody in the band is like that, though; everybody in the band are best friends.”

He continued:

“I always tell my band one thing. I said, ‘I can guarantee you three things: you’re gonna get paid, you’re gonna see the world, you’re gonna get stitches. Everybody in the band has had stitches at some point. Because the swords I use on stage are not rubber. In fact, the one word that I use on stage actually belonged to Errol Flynn.

I kind of wield this… Every once in awhile, if you get too close, you might get hit on the arm or the leg or someplace… It’s a matter of pride. ‘Did you get your stitches yet?’ ‘Yes, I did.’ It’s like your mark.”

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