Alice Cooper is the stage name of Vincent Damon Furnier, an American singer, songwriter, and actor, who is widely considered the godfather of ‘Shock Rock’, a sub genre he had accidentally popularized during his early career. With the ambition of selling a million records, he originally started out in a band with his high school friends, which, after repeated name change, became known as ‘Alice Cooper’. However, after the band went on a hiatus following a whirlwind career spanning about a decade, Furnier legally changed his name and continued to perform and release albums with the same name.
In his career spanning over five decades, he has released 27 studio albums, 48 singles, 11 live albums, 21 compilation albums, 12 videos, and an audiobook. Two of his solo albums and four of his band albums were certified platinum by RIAA. He has received two ‘Grammy’ nominations as a solo artist and has also been inducted into the ‘Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’ along with his former band mates. He has also made appearances in many films and television shows.