At 75 years old, Alice Cooper has no plans to slow down anytime soon.
He told Rock Candy magazine that, unlike many of his peers, Cooper has never considered a farewell tour.
“A farewell tour hasn’t crossed my mind at all,” said Alice. “And it’s weird, because all my friends are retiring. Gene Simmons said to me recently, ‘Look, I’m done. Come December, it’s over.’ And I go, ‘Well, you know, these farewell tours go on for years and years now, right?’ But Gene was very serious and said, ‘Not this time. I promise you that come December, KISS as we know it is absolutely done.'”
“The guys in Aerosmith are saying the same thing, as are many other bands from my era. But none of that occurs to me. It’s never been a thought that I’d retire.” Alice continued, “I feel great, and the band sounds great. I’m 75, but I’ll be up there at 90 if I’m still in good enough shape.”
Cooper points to another aging rocker for inspiration – Mick Jagger: “Mick still does three-hour shows and the soundcheck. So if Mick can do it, so can I.”