Alice Cooper scooped up the award for Best International Artist at the 19th annual awards held in Glasgow last Saturday at Nordoff Robbins Fundraiser. Accepting his award in advance when playing Glasgow’s SSE Hydro last month, Alice recorded a special video message that was played at the ceremony for the SSE Scottish Music Awards held at Glasgow’s Old Fruitmarket.
Commented Alice: “Thank you this is great. You have to survive this business long enough and rock ‘n’ roll business is not the easiest thing… We’ve been doing it 50 years and keeping the quality of the show and music up really is the whole trick to doing it. In my case though they do cut my head off every night so it’s a matter of survival! Thanks very much!”
The awards are held each year to raise money for music charity Nordoff Robbins Scotland. This year they raised over £148,000 for the music therapy charity.
Alice Cooper has just finished a hugely successful UK-wide tour, his first full UK tour in five years, which included a stop at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow. The shows saw Alice reunited with the original Alice Cooper band and schoolmates Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith and Michael Bruce. The Alice Cooper band split in 1974 after which Alice went on to continued success as a solo artist.
2017 has been a busy year for Alice, who also released the new album ‘Paranormal’ earlier this year. His first new original studio album in six years saw him collaborate with his original band as well as iconic guests such as ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, U2’s Larry Mullen, and Deep Purple’s Roger Glover. It was recorded by Alice’s long-time producer Bob Ezrin and received much acclaim from fans and critics alike.