Alice Cooper Can’t Advise Winehouse Or Doherty


November 7, 2007

Rocker Alice Cooper has no words of wisdom for troubled stars Amy Winehouse and Pete Doherty, because they have to “hit rock bottom” before they will allow anyone to help them. The 60-year-old star is famed for living the wild rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle during his youth, but has since kicked his drug and alcohol habit.

And he believes other substance abusers can only seek help once they’ve reached their drug limit.

He says, “Some people are bent on destroying themselves and you can’t talk them out of it. You have to reach rock bottom first.”

Both Winehouse and Doherty have spent time in rehab this year, and they have also recently been in trouble with the law over drug offenses.

Alice Cooper also has no regrets about changing his first name from the more masculine Vince, insisting it was one of the best decisions he has ever made. The veteran rocker – born Vincent Furnier – legally renamed himself in the late 1960s but admits his mother Ella Mae still can’t get used to the idea.

He says, “That was one of the brilliant moments of my life. At this point, Alice Cooper is woven into Americana. My mom’s the only one to still call me Vince. She says, ‘Hey, superstar, take out the trash.'”

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