Alice Cooper Launches Political Career, Remakes ‘Elected’
Do these troubled times demand an even more troubled mind? Alice Cooper seems to think so.
He's just launched an outsider campaign for public office, complete with the creation of the so-called Wild Party, a hilarious 10-point manifesto and a brand new version of his song "Elected."
"Alice Cooper is tired of the rhetoric, the mudslinging, the media frenzy," a news release announces. "Keeping his snake in his cage and the guillotine in storage, he is putting people before career. Alice Cooper wants to be elected."
He's campaigning on two continents too. The announcement takes jabs at presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, as well as British foreign secretary Boris Johnson. Fans are asked to vote for Cooper in both the U.S. and Britain. "It’s not all about debonair good looks, long flowing locks and a wicked accent," the release argues. "Alice Cooper has a platform that every voter can get behind. He is asking his fellow Americans, his British friends and all those around the world who are disillusioned with their leaders to join the Wild Party."
Cooper's manifesto, as outlined at a new website, includes as its No. 1 item: "Getting Brian Johnson back in AC/DC." Cooper wants to change the name of Big Ben in London to "Big Lemmy," after the late Motorhead frontman. He also promises "a snake in every pot" and, of course, "no more pencils, no more books." His campaign motto? "Make America sick again."
Cooper, who is on the road with the Hollywood Vampires, "is tackling the everyday concerns discussed among his fellow woman and man -- the ordinary, decent hard-working (and -rocking) people he meets and entertains every day while performing nearly 100 concerts a year around the world," the release adds.
"Elected" originally appeared on 1972's Billion Dollar Babies. It's been remade, according to the release, as a "brand new version for a brand new battle."
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