NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Shock rocker Alice Cooper is crying censorship after a performance on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson on September 30th.
Cooper was on the show to perform some songs from his latest album, "Along Came A Spider", including the track "Vengeance is Mine." The album purports to tell the story of a serial killer and at the conclusion of the performance, Cooper intended to re-enact a segment of the video by picking a female member of the audience to choke with a silk scarf.
CBS apparently wasn't entirely thrilled with the idea however and only broadcast a truncated version of the performance, sans faux murder.
Back in 1972, British campaigner for 'morality & decency', Mary Whitehouse, attempted to get Alice banned from performing in the UK – Cooper subsequently sent her flowers thanking her for the publicity. In 1975, Alice Cooper starred in an ABC special Welcome To My Nightmare starring Vincent Price, which also caused the ABC censors to cut out all the violence that had been included in the originally delivered film. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers