There was a period of time when I thought I had to be Alice Cooper all the time.
My friend Anderson Cooper is the scion of one of America's great shipping and railroad families, the Vanderbilts.
When it comes to the stage, I can't help but be inspired by people like George Clinton, Elton John and Alice Cooper.
I learned early on, having known the most handsome, successful, Gary Cooper, Clark Gable, Robert Taylor, don't ever spend too much time looking in the mirror.
Growing up, I had the weird fantasy list: I wanted to be Alice Cooper, Steven Spielberg, and Stan Lee. You have to have almost psychotic drive, because you're going to have years of failure.