Alice Cooper Calls Out Rockers Who Tell People Who to Vote For
There have been a number of musicians expressing their political views, but don't look for Alice Cooper to ever be one to vocalize his stance on politics ... other than to say that he feels that politics and rock don't mix in his world.
Speaking with The Guardian, Cooper says, "I don’t like to mix politics and rock 'n' roll. I don’t look at Bono, Sting and Bruce Springsteen as political. I look at them as being humanitarian. I’ll contribute to anything humanitarian. Helping people who can’t help themselves."
Where Cooper does draw a line with musicians and politics is a specific call to action. "When musicians are telling people who to vote for, I think that’s an abuse of power," says the singer. "You’re telling your fans not to think for themselves, just to think like you. Rock 'n' roll is about freedom -- and that’s not freedom."
The shock rocker adds, "I want my shows to take you as far away as possible from politics. It’s supposed to be an escape from the world we’re living in. And you know the next president is going to be worse than Trump, right?"
Cooper, who is an avid golfer and has crossed paths with Donald Trump in the past, continues, "Here’s the thing about golf. There are people who are purists about golf and then there’s me and my friends. We play for fun and sometimes that means cheating. People have asked me if Trump cheats at golf – they all do -- Bush, Clinton, Obama -- they’re just having fun!"
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