Alice Cooper says he picked up this surprising new skill during COVID lockdown: 'You miss that adrenaline'

So the shock rocker decided to do something shocking: dance his blues away.

금요일에, the 73-year-old told The Associated Press that, during lockdown, he made use of his downtime in Phoenix by learning how to tap dance. 콘센트에 따라, the family practiced in the backyard.

It was like coming off of a drug because the adrenaline is your drug onstage,” the rock icon admitted. “내말은, everybody’s sober. But you miss that adrenaline, the one-on-one.

Cooper shared that he isn’t a fan of Zoom and hasn’t converted to online performances to keep busy during the 코로나 바이러스 감염병 세계적 유행.

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It’s still flat and there’s no audience,” 그는 말했다. “So don’t try to fake it.

Alice Cooper performs onstage at iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre on October 10, 2021 in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Alice Cooper performs onstage at iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre on October 10, 2021 in West Palm Beach, Fla. (Photo by Jason Koerner/Getty Images)

But now Cooper is back on the road and is evengiddy going into rehearsal.

I feel more home onstage than I do offstage,” 그는 말했다.

Cooper is playing several live shows until November. 하나, the star said he won’t be showing off his new moves.

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But one thing fans can expect while Cooper hits the road are his snakes, a key element of his live shows.

The funny thing about the boa constrictors is that they have a mind of their own on stage,” 그는 말했다. “I just let her go wherever she’s got to go, and I have to improvise with where she’s at. Every night it’s different.

Cooper admitted it’s getting harder to travel with his serpents because they now need passports instead of permits.

Alice Cooper performs on stage with a snake at The O2 Arena on June 18, 2016 런던에서, 영국.

Alice Cooper performs on stage with a snake at The O2 Arena on June 18, 2016 런던에서, 영국. (Photo by Christie Goodwin/Redferns/Getty Images)

Could he declare his snakes as a therapy animal? It’s complicated.

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I think the only difference would be that my snake might eat somebody else’s therapy animal,” he chuckled.

Aside from making up for lost time on tour, his latest project is an Audible Original, 제목 “Who I Really Am: Diary of a Vampire.” 작품, narrated by Cooper, features anecdotes from his life on tour, as well as acoustic recordings of his many hit tracks, 같은 “I’m Eighteen,” “School’s Out” 과 “Poison.Cooper said it wasreally funto do stripped-down versions of his songs with just a guitar or a piano.

The Audible Original is just over two hours long and, with a career spanning over half a century, Cooper has plenty more stories to tell.

I’ve got to wait ’til about eight more people die before I write that book,” said Cooper.

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