Alice Cooper recently returned to the limelight just in time for Halloween.

The”shock rock” singer-songwriter — who famously formed the rock supergroup Hollywood Vampires alongside Johnny Depp in 2015 — graced the O2 Arena stage in London on Oct. 10 and put on much more quiet and tame show than fans are likely used to.


The 71-year-old heavy metal singer, who adopted the name after the original band broke up in 1974, has sat in an electric chair, wrestled a large Boa constrictor, dismembered a chicken and hung from the gallows in previous concerts. At this month’s show, however, he simply decided to play Alice Cooper songs from the 1970s and late 1980s with very few gimmicks to accompany the performance. He was accompanied by just three guitarists, a bassist and a drummer.

Cooper wore his typical pirate attire during the show, in which one of his few props was a guillotine. Most of the highlights of his show came at the end. Cooper tried to kill a plastic doll of a child during “Dead Babies” and emerged from a coffin for “Escape.” The guillotine was used for “I Love the Dead.”


For the finale, Cooper enlisted help from original band bassist Dennis Dunaway to perform “School’s Out.” Big balloons bounced around the O2 Arena and a samurai sword was also featured.

There’s no doubt that Cooper is still into crazy props, but his show in London this year certainly wasn’t the same as his old shows.

Cooper, a three-time Grammy nominee, received a nod this year for Best Musical Theater Album for Jesus Christ Superstar: Live In Concert.  

On Monday, Cooper shared a super-creepy Halloween photo on Instagram of him being strangled by a monster.


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Cooper also recently released his 2019 Halloween playlist on iHeartRadio.


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