Thursday, October 02 2014 00:01

31 Days of Halloween: ALICE COOPER on THE MUPPET SHOW (1978) #tbt

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"The Godfather of Shock Rock," ALICE COOPER is a legend - and one whose career has spanned six decades. In fact, Cooper and Halloween go hand-in-hand, and way back in 1978, the man who allegedly took his name from a Ouija Board made his way to THE MUPPET SHOW, on which he revealed himself as an Agent of The Devil, offering THE MUPPETS "fabulous riches and Worldwide fame" in exchange for their felt-covered souls. While he may not have succeeded in snatching the heart of Kermit, Cooper did manage to break out memorable performances of "Welcome to My Nightmare," "You and Me," and "School's Out," all while backed by Muppets and Monsters alike. ALICE COOPER's 1978 appearance on THE MUPPET SHOW lands at Day 2 on 31 Days of Halloween 2014, a special "Throwback Thursday" edition. Watch the full episode below.

Nearly 40 years later, ALICE COOPER is still busy as Hell, with a new DVD/CD, RAISE THE DEAD: LIVE FROM WACKEN due out on October 21 via UDR Music, and a cover version of THE BEATLES' "Eleanor Rigby" due out on THE ART OF McCARTNEY, an all-star tribute to Paul McCartney set for release on November 18th. Check out a preview:

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James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade as Publisher of The Rock Father Magazine, he joined Adventure Publishing Group as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider—a destination for all things pop culture. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 25 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

James and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, WGN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, BusinessWire, Babble, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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