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Alice Cooper deems today’s rock bands ‘too vanilla'

Just weeks after Snoop Dogg announced his plans to launch a hip-hop version of ‘The X Factor’, Alice Cooper has said that he wants to create a ‘rock and roll version’ of the talent show.

The singer, who has recently finished work on his latest album ‘Welcome 2 My Nightmare’ and is set to headline the Download Festival this Saturday (June 11th), told The Daily Star that rock bands don’t have any ‘attitude’ or ‘showmanship’ anymore – and that it was ‘infinitely more fun’ watching popstars like Lady Gaga and Katy Perry.

He went on to declare: ‘Bands don’t have attitude any more. They’re all beige and have no showmanship. My generation was the opposite. Striving for normality was never an option.’

’But rock has become too vanilla. Take Vampire Weekend: here’s a great name for an act. If I was them I’d keep the squeaky clean music but have blood splashed over my shirt.’ Cooper feels like he knows how to re-inject some showmanship into live rock acts- and it takes the surprising form of a reality TV talent show.

He went on to say: ’Forget The X Factor. I’d like to see a TV show that discovers real songwriting rock genius. I’d call it Lunatic Fringe.’

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