Alice scooped up the award for Best International Artist at the 19th annual awards held in Glasgow on Saturday 2nd December 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.
“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.
More about Alice Cooper, the man, the myth, the legend:
Alice Cooper pioneered a grandly theatrical brand of hard rock drawing equally from horror movies, vaudeville, and garage rock. With his influence on rock & roll long since acknowledged, his place in rock history and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame secure, and his multiple gold & platinum albums, sold-out tours plus countless honours and career achievement awards, there is little that Alice Cooper hasn’t achieved in his remarkable career.
Cooper has rattled the cages and undermined the authority of generations of guardians of the status quo, continuing to surprise fans and exude danger at every turn, like a great horror movie, even in an era where 24 hour cable news can present real life shocking images.
Still touring worldwide year-in and year-out, still hosting his worldwide syndicated radio show (heard on Planet Rock 5 days a week in the UK), still writing and recording new music, Alice Cooper show no sign of slowing down.