Alice Cooper thinks that musicians telling people who to vote for is an abuse of power
Veteran shock rocker Alice Cooper was recently interviewed by The Guardian and spoke about a number of topics including his views on mixing rock n’ roll and politics.
Alice Cooper advised as follows: “I don’t like to mix politics and rock’n’roll. I don’t look at Bono, Sting and Bruce Springsteen as political. I look at them as being humanitarian. I’ll contribute to anything humanitarian. Helping people who can’t help themselves. But when musicians are telling people who to vote for, I think that’s an abuse of power. You’re telling your fans not to think for themselves, just to think like you. Rock’n’roll is about freedom – and that’s not freedom.
I want my shows to take you as far away as possible from politics. It’s supposed to be an escape from the world we’re living in. And you know the next president is going to be worse than Trump, right?”
You can read the rest of the interview with Alice Cooper at The Guardian.