As we learned last December, Alice Cooper will soon be stepping up to take his much-deserved place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for their 26th annual induction ceremony. Now, in a report from USA Today, it's been revealed that Alice's kindred evil spirit Rob Zombie will also be taking the stage next month to introduce the elder statesman of shock rock, along with members of Alice's original band. Hit the jump for more details!
Zombie's the ideal choice to present Cooper with rock's highest honors, and not just because he considers Alice to be a major creative inspiration. The two have also become good friends over the past year, touring together during the summer as the “Gruesome Twosome” and later for the “Halloween Hootenanny” mini-tour along with Murderdolls.
Alice and his original bandmates Glen Buxton (who passed away in 1997), Michael Bruce, Denis Dunaway and Neal Smith will be inducted together, and the surviving members are slated to perform at the ceremony. Back when Alice was chosen as an inductee, he told Rolling Stone that the group wasn't sure what song to choose: “We're trying to figure out if we do 'School's Out,' do we send balloons of confetti into the audience?” he wondered. “I doubt there'll be a snake there though.”
The Hall of Fame induction ceremony takes place on March 14th at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York. USA Today announced the final lineup of celeb presenters – including Neil Young introducing gravel-voiced folk antihero Tom Waits.