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Alice Cooper: “I’d join the Foo Fighters if they ever needed a really sick singer”

Alice Cooper and Dave Grohl
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 Alice Cooper has revealed that he’d consider singing for the Foo Fighters.

When asked which band he’d like to front in an interview with Atlanta's Rock 100.5 radio station, Cooper replied:  “I think probably the Foo Fighters… When they do my songs, they do it exactly like the band. I mean, it's amazing. I've done a bunch of things with the Foo Fighters, and a lot of their influence was Alice Cooper.”

“The guys in the band, they said they learned how to play listening to our early albums. So when I go up on stage with the Foo Fighters, they nail my songs — they do 'em exactly the way they should be done. So I'd probably be in that band, if they ever needed a really sick lead singer.” 

Cooper continued to share his love for Foo Fighters, saying, “First of all, they've got the two best drummers… The first time I saw Nirvana, I looked right past the first two guys, and I said, 'Who's this drummer?' 'Cause he was really good; he stuck out.” 

“And I said, 'If that band ever breaks up, I'm going for that drummer’… I went up and did a couple of songs with [Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins's] band also. And he is really something. Hawkins is the Energizer bunny."

We hate to be the crusher of dreams, but there’s just one or two things standing in the way of Alice getting the Foos gig – and he’s about 6ft, moustached, loves a good dad joke, and is the nicest guy in rock. Yup, it’s Dave Grohl. And let’s face it, we don’t see him stepping down from the Foo Fighters throne anytime soon.

Liz works on keeping the Louder sites up to date with the latest news from the world of rock and metal. Prior to joining Louder as a full time staff writer, she completed a Diploma with the National Council for the Training of Journalists and received a First Class Honours Degree in Popular Music Journalism. She enjoys writing about anything from neo-glam rock to stoner, doom and progressive metal, and loves celebrating women in music. '10 bands that rip off Black Sabbath but get away with it' is her favourite article she's written with Louder so far. When not writing, Liz enjoys various creative endeavours such as graphic design, as well as reading about rock’n’roll history, art and magic.