Alice Cooper

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Why David Bowie, Johnny Rotten, Motley Crüe and Nirvana Owe This Guy a Big One

The band was fronted by a guy named Alice who wore women's clothes. They played New York City a month before the Stonewall riots and caused their own riot amongst the fawning drag queens in attendance when Alice started tossing beer bottles in the audience to get a reaction. New York City police should not have messed with a bunch of pissed off drag queens hopped up on testosterone and Alice Cooper!

NAMM 2014: A Musical Gearhead's Disneyland

NAMM, short for the National Association of Music Merchants, is a not-for-profit association that promotes and strengthens the $17 billion global music products industry. Every January, NAMM organizes a trade show that features innovative music products, recording technology, and sound/lighting technology. Here are my top picks.