Why Christian Alice Cooper Still Rocks With the Rebels

Alice Cooper performs with the Hollywood Vampires.
Alice Cooper performs with the Hollywood Vampires. (REUTERS/Stephane Mahe)

Alice Cooper, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer known for his radical transformation from shock rocker to Jesus-follower, was recently seen rocking with his band the Hollywood Vampires, including Johnny Depp and Joe Perry.

Some Christians may question why Cooper, dressed in dark makeup, is performing his latest song, "The Boogeyman Surprise," considering Cooper calls himself a Christian.

But Cooper says he's proud to be a revolutionary, living his faith in the middle of the rock scene, telling Harvest Ministries Pastor Greg Laurie, "There was never a rebel, more of a rebel, than Jesus Christ. You want to talk about a rebel; He was the ultimate."

Laurie recently interviewed Cooper at the rocker's faith-based non-profit organization, Solid Rock teen center in Phoenix. Christian Headlines reports Cooper founded the center in 1995 to help troubled teens.

Cooper tells Laurie he made a career out of "shock rock," but now he's a Christian who just wants to help teens in the name of Jesus.

"People have the wrong concepts of Christians. They think we are supposed to sit around all the time. We like to rock and roll. I think you keep a better watch on your Christian life," he said.

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