Alice, Crue on final show 'death' stunt

Alice Cooper says he only offered to “kill” Motley Crue on stage as a joke – but Tommy Lee loved the idea so much that it will happen.

Crue are on their Final Tour, which ends in Los Angeles on New Year’s Eve. Cooper is their main support and in January he said he’d lop off their heads with guillotines and auction them off on stakes.

Cooper, Lee and Crue singer Vince Neil spoke to TeamRock Radio ahead of Download, where Crue play the main stage on Sunday.

Cooper says: “The idea was, because people were saying, ‘It’s not really gonna be the end,’ and I go, ‘New Year is their last show. You know how I know? Because I’m gonna kill them at the end.’

“Of course I was kidding, but Tommy said that wasn’t a bad idea. With a machine gun and blood packs.”

Cooper is known for ‘dying’ in a variety of ways during his own gigs, and Lee jokes that he doesn’t want blood packs – he wants the real thing.

Lee says: “No blood packs, real bullets. We’re tired, we’re old, we’re cranky. You’ve gotta put us down.”

Neil admits that the band would have loved to play more places on their last ever jaunt. He adds: “I wish there was some more dates because a lot of people are asking, ‘Why aren’t you coming to our city?’ But hey, we’re trying to get to everywhere we can in the short time that we have left on this earth.”


Jun 14: Download, UK

Jul 16: Alaska Airlines Center, Anchorage, AK, US

Jul 17: Alaska Airlines Center, Anchorage, AK, US

Jul 22: Eugene Matthew Knight Arena, OR, US

Jul 24: Tacoma Dome, WA, US

Jul 25: Paso Robles California Mid State Fair, CA, US

Jul 26: Billings Rimrock Auto Arena, MT, US

Jul 28: Boise Taco Bell Arena, ID, US

Jul 29: Salt Lake City EnergySolutions Arena, UT, US

Jul 31: Denver Pepsi Center, CO, US

Aug 03: Winnipeg MTS Centre, MB, Canada

Aug 05: Saint Paul Xcel Centre, MB, US

Aug 07: Milwaukee BMO Harris Bradley Center, WI, US

Aug 08: Chicago Allstate Arena, IL, US

Aug 09 Detroit The Palace At Auburn Hill, MI, US

Aug 11: Hershey Giant Center, PA, US

Aug 12: New York Barclays Center, NY, US

Aug 14: Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center, PA, US

Aug 15: Worcester DCU Center, MA, US

Aug 16: Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena, CT, US

Aug 18: Cleveland Quicken Loans Arena, OH, US

Aug 19: Cincinnati US Bank Arena, OH, US

Aug 20: Indianapolis Bankers Life Fieldhouse, IN, US

Aug 22: Toronto Air Canada Centre, ON, Canada

Aug 23: Ottawa Canadian Tire Centre, ON, Canada

Aug 24: Montreal Bell Centre QC, Canada

Aug 26: Baltimore Royal Farms Arena, MD, US

Aug 28: Raleigh PNC Arena, NC, US

Aug 29: Charlotte Time Warner Cable Arena, NC, US

Aug 30: Atlanta Philips Arena, GA, US

Sep 02: Miami American Airlines Arena, FL, US

Sep 04: New Orleans Smoothie King Center, LA, US

Sep 05: Houston Toyota Center, TX, US

Sep 06: San Antonia Alamodrome, TX, US

Sep 08: Monterrey Arena Monterrey, NL, Mexico

Sep 10: Mexico City Arena Ciudad De Mexico, DF, US

Oct 05: Hidalgo State Farm Arena, TX, US

Oct 07: Dallas American Airlines Arena, TX, US

Oct 08: Little Rock Verizon Arena, AR, US

Oct 10: Evansville The Ford Center, IN, US

Oct 11: Lexington Rupp Arena, KY, US

Oct 13: Grand Rapids Van Andel Arena, MI, US

Oct 14: Buffalo First Niagra Center, NY, US

Oct 16: Bridgeport Webster Bank Arena, CT, US

Oct 17: Manchester Verizon Wireless Arena, NH, US

Oct 18: Bangor Cross Insurance Center, ME, US

Nov 02: Newcastle Metro Radio Arena, UK

Nov 03: Manchester Arena, UK

Nov 04: Birmingham Genting Arena, UK

Nov 06: London SSE Arena Wembley, UK

Nov 08: Stuttgart Schleyerhalle, Germany

Nov 09: Basel St Jakobshalle, Switzerland

Nov 10: Milan Mediulanum Forum, Italy

Nov 12: Monte Carlo Monaco Sporting Club, Monaco

Nov 13: Munich Zenith, Germany

Nov 14: Dusseldorf ISS Dome, Germany

Nov 16: Stockholm Ericcson Globe, Sweden

Nov 18: Helsinki Hartwall Arean, Finland

Nov 20: Abu Dhabi Arena, UEA

Dec 04: Lincoln, Pinnacle Bank Arena, NE, US

Dec 07: Sioux Falls Denny Sandford Premier Center, SD, US

Dec 08: Drank Forks Alerus Center, ND, US

Dec 10: Saskatoon Sasktel Centre, SA, Canada

Dec 12: Edmonton Rexall Place, AB, Canada

Dec 13: Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome, AB, Canada

Dec 15: Portland Moda Center, OR, US

Dec 19: Phoenix US Airways Centre, AZ, US

Dec 20: San Diego Viejas Arena, CA, US

Dec 22: Anaheim Honda Center, CA, US

Dec 27: LAs Vegas MGM Arena, NV, US

Dec 28: Los Angeles Staples Centre, CA, US

Dec 30: Los Angeles Staples Centre, CA, US

Dec 31: Los Angeles Staples Centre, CA, US

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