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See Alice Cooper's Reverent 'Eleanor Rigby' Video

September 30, 2014

Shock rocker Alice Cooper plays it straight and reverent with his take on the Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby," one of dozens of cover songs that appear on the forthcoming compilation The Art of McCartney. In the song's video, the "Welcome to My Nightmare" singer...

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Dick Wagner, Guitarist for Alice Cooper and Lou Reed, Dead at 71

July 30, 2014

Dick Wagner, who played guitar with Alice Cooper, Lou Reed and on records by Kiss and Aerosmith at various points in his career, died on July 30th after being hospitalized in Scottsdale, Arizona for respiratory failure. Two...

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Alice Cooper Talks Guillotines, John Lennon and Chickens

April 17, 2014

"We did not bring the chicken," Alice Cooper tells Rolling Stone, emphatically gesturing with his hand in a New York hotel room. This September, it will be 45 years since Alice Cooper became Alice Cooper after running a-fowl of the audience at the Toronto...

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Q&A: Alice Cooper Plans Classic Rock Covers Album

March 13, 2013

Alice Cooper has always incorporated covers into his live show, but the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has never done an album of other's people music. He plans to change that soon by recording an album of songs inspired by his legendary onetime drinking...

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High and Tight: World Series Predictions

October 24, 2012

The Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants are two of the most venerable and venerated franchises in major league history; the Tigers have been around since 1894, while the Giants can trace their lineage back to the New York Gothams of 1883. But while...

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High and Tight: Speed Kings

September 12, 2012

Stolen bases are like shred guitar solos – they require speed and dexterity, and they can be exciting as hell when properly employed, but they're not exactly to everyone's taste. Legendary Orioles manager Earl Weaver had a legendary distaste for...

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High and Tight: Mascot Mania

August 29, 2012

On the evening of June 29th, 1979, an armored car bearing a gigantic white egg rolled onto the warning track at San Diego Stadium. The 41,000-plus fans in attendance rose to their feet, their cheers growing increasingly frenzied as the vehicle slowly...

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High and Tight: Our Rock & Roll Baseball Experts on the One Game They Would Love to Have Seen

August 8, 2012

Imagine for a moment that you're searching for baseball tickets online – StubHub, Craigslist, wherever – when suddenly you come across the following listing: "Baseball Time Machine! Choose one game from the entire history of Major League...

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High and Tight: Rock Baseball Experts on Midseason Trades

July 24, 2012

Whatever happens on the field over the course of the baseball season, it's pretty much a given that the most exciting off-the-field happenings will take place as the July 31 trade deadline approaches. July 31 marks the last time that teams can make trades...

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High and Tight: Rock Baseball Experts Talk Pitching

July 10, 2012

Of all the threads running through the 2012 season, no story has been quite as gratifying as that of Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey. A journeyman righty of no real distinction, with plenty of minor league miles on his odometer, Dickey began to turn his career...

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High and Tight: Stars' Favorite Baseball Memorabilia

June 21, 2012

From home runs to whores, Babe Ruth put up some prodigious numbers in his day – and nearly 64 years after his demise, he continues to do so. In May, sports memorabilia auction house Lelands.com paid over $4.4 million for a 1920 New York Yankees...

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Mike Myers' Ode to a Rock & Roll Zelig: Inside 'Supermensch'

June 19, 2014

Two years ago, legendary manager Shep Gordon was lying in the hospital, recovering from gastrointestinal surgery, when Mike Myers approached him with an idea he'd been obsessing over: a documentary about Gordon's life. Gordon – a Zelig-like figure...

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Tribeca Film Fest Adds Bob Weir, Alice Cooper Docs

March 6, 2014

New films starring Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Aubrey Plaza, Olivia Wilde, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Neeson —and not one, but two movies featuring James Franco — round out the lineup of 2014's Tribeca Film Festival, which runs from...

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Johnny Depp Joins Alice Cooper Onstage in L.A.

November 30, 2012

No rocker has had more wild fun in the dark than Alice Cooper, who unveiled a renewed nightmare last night at L.A.'s Orpheum Theatre, an old vaudevillian palace befitting this master horror-rock showman. Cooper was joined by actor Johnny Depp on guitar...

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High and Tight: A View From the Bench

September 19, 2012

Every baseball fan has fantasized at some point in his or her life about hitting a World Series-winning walk-off homer, pitching a perfect game, or committing some other indelible act of diamond heroism. But how many of us have also daydreamed about getting...

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High and Tight: The Return of the Rocket

September 5, 2012

Roger Clemens is back. Again. This past Saturday night, the 50-year-old pitcher took the hill for the Sugar Land Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League, throwing 3 1/3 scoreless innings against the Bridgeport Bluefish. And now comes word that "The...

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High and Tight: Will There Be Another 300-Game Winner?

August 22, 2012

Ever since 1888, when James Francis "Pud" Galvin became the first major leaguer to win 300 games, reaching 300 wins has been an iconic goal for starting pitchers – a numerical Mt. Everest that bestows immortality upon all those who manage to scale...

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High and Tight: Rock Baseball Experts Talk Managers

August 1, 2012

What makes a great baseball manager? Is it a brilliant tactical mind? A charismatic personality? The ability to inspire your players to play up to (or even above) their abilities? The good sense to stay out of your team's way and let them do their thing?...

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Rob Sheffield's Coolest Summer Jams

July 19, 2012

These are the songs that rocked their radio sumer, or just evoke the hazy thrill of beaches, sweaty house parties, roller-disco bar mitzvahs, dazed guitar-freak blowouts, backstreet boomboxes, that gin-and-juice barbecue that went horribly wrong when...

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High and Tight: Our Rock & Roll Baseball Experts Talk Retired Numbers

June 27, 2012

Okay, baseball fans, here's a trivia question for ya: What do George Selkirk, Bud Metheny, Roy Weatherly, Eddie Bockman, Allie Clark, Frank Colman and Cliff Mapes all have in common? Answer: They all wore #3 for the Yankees … after Babe Ruth wore...

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