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UPDATE: Alice Cooper And Barack Obama Share Stage

PHOENIX, AZ (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) –Alice Cooper has never mixed music with politics… until now! On Wednesday
night, Alice Cooper 'opened' for US President Barack Obama, when Obama
addressed Arizona State University's graduation ceremony.

Many students would cringe at the thought of their parent performing in
front of their mates, but ASU student Dash Cooper's dad is a rock legend.
Alice joined Dash's band, Runaway Phoenix onstage and kicked off the
evening's proceedings with a rousing performance of his 1972 hit "School's
Out" at Arizona's Sun Devil stadium, that had the 70,000 guests up on their

Cooper said, "Of all the people I've ever shared a stage with, Obama is the
biggest rock star," adding, "And I'd like to thank him, in advance, for
changing the national anthem to 'Schools Out'."

And when asked if any of his other hits could accompany Obama's address, he
replied "Elected, No More Mr Nice Guy and how about Welcome To My
Nightmare… that's a good one!"

Alice Cooper kicks off his World Tour in Europe this week. He will visit
several territories from Spain and The Ukraine to Russia and Cyprus as well
as performing at The Montreux Jazz Festival before hitting the USA,
Australia and New Zealand in August, September and October. UK dates are
expected to be confirmed shortly.

Aside from his ongoing role as the de facto harbinger of summer, Alice Cooper hosts, Nights with Alice Cooper, heard over a network of more than one hundred affiliated stations for which Alice anchors 30 hours per week of original classic rock programming. Produced and distributed by the United Stations Radio Networks, Nights with Alice Cooper has 110 affiliates broadcasting a combination of weeknight and weekend programming. Alice's time slot reaches 1.1 million listeners (12+) each week, and his affiliates have a weekly reach of over 6 million listeners. Visit for more information. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers