Super Duper Alice Cooper

His career peaked while Edward Heath was still PM, yet Alice Cooper is still, at 70, selling out the big rock sheds

His career peaked while Edward Heath was still PM, yet Alice Cooper is still, at 70, selling out the big rock sheds.

In between telling a familiar story – smalltown boy finds fame, does too much drink and drugs, cleans up – this fond biography explains why.

It’s the personality of the man born Vincent Furnier – he is self-aware enough to realise that draping yourself in snakes and clowning around with fake blood and guillotines on stage is all a bit of a giggle, as much pantomime as ‘shock rock’.

Elton John and Iggy Pop are among the voices turning up to sing the praises of this old trouper, in a documentary refreshingly free of talking heads.