Alice Cooper is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. Born Vincent Damon Furnier on February 4, 1948, in Detroit, Michigan, Cooper is known for his theatrical stage presence, elaborate live performances, and his pioneering contributions to the genre of shock rock. Cooper's career began in the late 1960s when he formed the band Alice Cooper, initially named after himself and later adopted as the band's name. The band gained popularity for their rebellious image and macabre stage shows, combining elements of rock, glam, and shock theater. Cooper, with his distinctive raspy voice and dark lyrics, quickly became the face of the group. Some of Cooper's most iconic songs include "School's Out," "No More Mr. Nice Guy," "I'm Eighteen," and "Poison." His music often tackles themes of teenage rebellion, horror, and social commentary. Cooper's theatrical performances, which often involved props, costumes, and stage effects, added an extra layer of shock and entertainment to his live shows. Aside from his successful music career, Cooper has dabbled in acting, with notable appearances in films such as "Wayne's World" (1992) and "Dark Shadows" (2012). He has also made guest appearances on various television shows. Cooper's influence on rock music and his contribution to the development of the shock rock genre cannot be overstated. His unique blend of music, theater, and visual aesthetics has inspired countless artists in the rock and metal genres. Alice Cooper continues to perform and tour, captivating audiences with his signature style and theatricality. He has released numerous albums throughout his career and remains an influential figure in rock music.