Rock legend, songwriter, singer, and lead of his own band, Alice Cooper has come to the spotlight. Recently in an interview, the eccentric rockstar spoke about Marilyn Manson and the abuse allegations he has against him.
“It's funny about Marilyn in that I know Marilyn — when we toured together, we got along very well. I never noticed that streak in him, if it's there. I always believe in the word — still allegations are still allegations.”
Evan Rachel Wood was the one that has spoken publicly against Marilyn Manson, accusing him of grooming and a relationship full of abuse.
Both Manson and Cooper toured on the 'Masters of Madness Tour', launched in support of Cooper's 26th full-length studio LP, 2011's Welcome 2 My Nightmare and Manson's 8th full-length studio LP, 2012's Born Villain, the tour visited stadiums from June 1, 2013, through July 7, 2013.
Later on, in the same interview, Alice Cooper, whose real name is Vincent Damon Furnier, spoke about fellow music partner and best friend, Johnny Depp. “First of all, here's a prime example: Johnny Depp," Cooper continued, "Johnny Depp and I are best friends. I've never seen him lift a finger against anybody. He's one of the most gentle people. And all of his former girlfriends and wives say the same thing. So it's really hard to believe that all of a sudden he's gonna turn into this monster. And I know the guy — I'm with the guy on tour all the time. He's one of the most gentle, harmless people I've ever met. Now I don't know Marilyn, though, as well as I know Johnny. So what happens in the bedroom is entirely a mystery to me for what's going on with Marilyn."
This comes as a reference to the actor and the scandal he is facing against his ex-wife Amber Heard, who wrote in the Washington Post that he was violent towards her.
Alice Cooper has a band called 'Hollywood Vampires', where Johnny Depp and Joe Perry play together. They cover the songs of rockstars who died because of drugs and excess, and they honor them by replaying their songs. The band has released two studio albums featuring guest appearances by Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Joe Walsh, and Christopher Lee, among others. Cooper and Perry have discussed plans for a future live album, stating that Depp's schedule works differently than theirs.
Later, when the interviewer mentioned, “I’m hoping that the coffin hasn’t been nailed shut with Hollywood Vampires yet,” Alice Cooper said not at all, adding: “I just talked to Johnny a couple of days ago, and he’s writing like crazy. He just finished an album with Jeff Beck, And yeah, Johnny’s playing guitar with Jeff Back during this whole thing, and then, you know, all the Vampires are writing."