Guitarist Glen Buxton (Alice Cooper)
Guitarist ~ Songwriter
Alice Cooper
birth name: Glen Edward Buxton

Glen Buxton

November 10, 1947, Akron, OH ~ October 18, 1997, Clarion, IA

A founding member of the Alice Cooper band, guitarist Glen Buxton was the writer of several of hard rock/heavy metal's most instantly identifiable guitar riffs. ~ Almusic: Glen Buxton ~ retrieved October 15, 2013 © Allmusic

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Glen Buxton ~ Ranked Fricke's Picks: #90 Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Guitarists in 2003 ~ Buxton was a gifted mimic whose ability to unlock the guitar secrets of his Stones and Yardbirds 45s gave a Phoenix garage band the breathing room to develop into Alice Cooper. ~ 2003 © Rolling Stone

Alice Cooper

Originally, there was a band called Alice Cooper led by a singer named Vincent Damon Furnier. Under his direction, Alice Cooper pioneered a grandly theatrical and violent brand of heavy metal that was designed to shock. Drawing equally from horror movies, vaudeville, heavy metal, and garage rock, the group created a stage show that featured electric chairs, guillotines, fake blood, and huge boa constrictors, all coordinated by the heavily made-up Furnier. By that time, Furnier had adopted the name for his androgynous on-stage personality. While the visuals were extremely important to the group's impact, the band's music was nearly as distinctive. Driven by raw, simple riffs and melodies that derived from '60s guitar pop as well as show tunes, it was rock & roll at its most basic and catchy, even when the band ventured into psychedelia and art rock. After the original group broke up and Furnier began a solo career as Alice Cooper, his actual music lost most of its theatrical flourishes, becoming straightforward heavy metal, yet his stage show retained all of the trademark props that made him the king of shock rock. ~ Allmusic: Alice Cooper ~ retrieved July 23, 2013 © Allmusic

Alice Cooper (the band) ~ Inducted in the 2011 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame ~ Before the world heard of KISS, the New York Dolls, Marilyn Manson or Ozzy Osbourne, there was Alice Cooper, the original shock-rock band. With their penchant for ghoulish stage shows and a gender-bending wardrobe, this five-man group brought the element of theater to the world of rock. That alone would securely cement their stature as innovators. ~ 2011 © Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

In 2012 two Alice Cooper albums made it to the #DLW500 Dylan's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time ~ #224 Killer (1971) ~ #87 School's Out (1972)

In 2008 two Alice Cooper albums made it to the 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die ~ Billion Dollar Babies (1973) ~ School's Out (1972)

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