Alice Cooper is a man of many achievements. He's a veteran of a bygone arena rock era, an avid golfer and believe it or not, quite knowledgeable about the great city of Milwaukee. Perhaps that is why the city of Chicago has recruited rock’s most iconic villain to help fans celebrate the 25th anniversary of the hit SNL spinoff comedy, Wayne’s World next week.
Consequence of Sound reports that Cooper will be on hand to introduce the film during a free screening in the city’s Millennium Park on Tuesday, Sept. 5. According to the report, Cooper’s presence will help to provide some “introductory remarks about the film and the cameo performance that cemented his ‘we’re not worthy' status among a generation of music fans.” For movie buffs or those just generally old enough to remember, Cooper made quite the cameo in the film as a softer spoken version of himself. The clip featuring him in the original film can be watched above.
Thanks to Cooper’s brief appearance in the movie, there are presumably many rock fans out there in the world today who now know that the name Milwaukee actually translates from “The Good Land” in Algonquian language. It’s also worth noting that according to Cooper, it’s the only major American city to have ever elected three socialist mayors. Good to know Alice!
Cooper kicked off his end of summer North American tour in promotion of his latest album alongside fellow rock veterans Deep Purple, back on Aug. 12. Titled Paranormal, the new LP is Cooper’s mind blowing 27th studio release, and features new songs written and recorded with the original Alice Cooper Band.