List of Alice Cooper solo band members

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This is a List of personnel from the various lineups of Alice Cooper's studio and touring bands.

Alice Cooper American rock singer, songwriter and musician

Alice Cooper is an American singer, songwriter, and actor whose career spans over 50 years. With his distinctive raspy voice and a stage show that features guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood, deadly snakes, baby dolls, and dueling swords, Cooper is considered by music journalists and peers alike to be "The Godfather of Shock Rock". He has drawn equally from horror films, vaudeville, and garage rock to pioneer a macabre and theatrical brand of rock designed to shock people.

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Origins

Alice Cooper's original group, The Alice Cooper Band, was formed in the 1960s and officially disbanded in 1975, although they had broken up in 1973 and tried to continue with replacement members. Alice Cooper went on to a successful solo career beginning in 1973, simply referred to as "Alice Cooper". Members of the original act formed "Billion Dollar Babies", which was named after the original band's hit song. For information about the original act, please use this link.

Alice Cooper (band) American rock band

Alice Cooper was an American rock band formed in Phoenix, Arizona in 1964. The band consisted of lead singer Vince Furnier, Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway, and Neal Smith (drums). Furnier legally changed his name to Alice Cooper and has had a solo career under that name since the band became inactive in 1975. The band was notorious for their elaborate, theatrical shock rock stage shows. In 2011, the original Alice Cooper band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

This list is about the members of the post-1973 era Alice Cooper solo act and not the original Alice Cooper Band.

1974–1979

Bob Babbitt musician

Bob Babbitt was a Hungarian-American bassist, most famous for his work as a member of Motown Records' studio band, the Funk Brothers, from 1966 to 1972, as well as his tenure as part of MFSB for Philadelphia International Records afterwards. Also in 1968, with Mike Campbell, Ray Monette and Andrew Smith he formed the band Scorpion, which lasted until 1970. He is ranked number 59 on Bass Player magazine's list of "The 100 Greatest Bass Players of All Time".

Johnny "Bee" Badanjek is an American musician, singer, songwriter and painter.

Bob Ezrin Canadian music producer and keyboardist

Robert Alan Ezrin is a Canadian music producer and keyboardist, best known for his work with Lou Reed, Alice Cooper, Kiss, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, Peter Gabriel, and Phish. As of 2010, Ezrin's career in music had spanned four decades and his production work continued into the 21st century, with acts such as Deftones and Thirty Seconds to Mars. Since co-founding interactive media company 7th Level in 1993, Ezrin has branched out into philanthropy and activism, with music also introduced into this realm of his life, underpinning projects such as Music Rising and Young Artists for Haiti. Ezrin is also involved in education, co-founding the Nimbus School of Recording Arts in 2009.

1980–1983

  • Dennis Conway (drums)
  • Wayne Cook (keyboards)
  • Alice Cooper (vocals)
  • Sheryl Cooper (stage actor/dancer)
  • Bob Ezrin (Fairlight, keyboards, drums)
  • Duane Hitchings (keyboards)
  • Danny Johnson (guitar)
  • Davey Johnstone (guitar)
  • Richard Kolinka (drums)
  • Craig Krampf (drums)
  • John "Cocker" LoPresti (bass)
  • Fred Mandel (guitar, keyboards)
  • John Nitzinger (guitar)
  • Mike Pinera (guitar)
  • Ross Salomone (drums)
  • Erik Scott (bass)
  • Graham Shaw (OBX-8, Roland Jupiter)
  • Jan Uvena (drums)
  • Dick Wagner (guitar)

Wayne Cook is an American keyboardist best known for his time with Steppenwolf and Player. He co-wrote the instrumental "Lip Service" and played keyboards on Steppenwolf's 1976 Skullduggery album. The following year, he joined Player, appearing on their second album Danger Zone in 1978 and Room with a View in 1980.

Craig Krampf is an American musician and songwriter.

John Nitzinger (Nit-Zinger) is a blues rock guitarist, recording artist, songwriter and actor from Fort Worth, Texas.

1985–1988

Ken K Mary is an American musician, who has worked as a drummer, producer, engineer, singer, record executive and writer on over thirty-five albums that combined have sold over five million copies worldwide. He has worked in genres from heavy rock to choral music. Mary is best known for his work with notable acts such as Accept, Fifth Angel, Chastain, TKO, Impellitteri, House of Lords, Bonfire and Alice Cooper, and is currently the drummer of Flotsam and Jetsam.

Kane Roberts is an American heavy metal guitarist best known for his tenure in Alice Cooper's band from 1985 to 1988. Additionally, he has performed as a solo act, and his cover of the unreleased Bon Jovi song "Does Anybody Really Fall In Love Anymore" cracked the Top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100. He also played a memorable cameo role as a forklift driver in Wes Craven's Shocker.

Kip Winger American musician

Charles Frederick Kip Winger is an American rock musician, a member of the rock band Winger, and a solo artist. He initially gained notability as a member of Alice Cooper's band, contributing bass and vocals to his Constrictor and Raise Your Fist and Yell albums.

1989–1995

1996–2002

2003–2010

Since 2011

Current members listed in Bold.

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List of Alice Cooper solo band members

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