Alice Cooper on art vs. life

“I would be dead if I tried to be Alice Cooper all the time. Once I got sober I realised that art is illusion. It is stuff we create. It’s not reality. Now I can go shopping, I can play golf, I can go to the cinema if I want to, and it’s more fun to play the character than be the character.”

Alice Cooper in an interview with The Times Magazine, 16 June 2018