Alice Cooper golfs with Jason Carr, talks sports, music, Detroit

Alice Cooper was back in Detroit, most recently at John Varvatos' store opening party Thursday.

They are both Michigan natives and it was Cooper who stopped by a visit.

On Friday the iconic shock-rocker - and 4 handicap -  played a little closest to the pin in the FOX 2 backyard with our Jason Carr.

"Now this is for a percentage of your royalties," Carr quipped.

It was only the second most surreal moment of the morning, the other being the rock legend posing with the Simpsons in studio C,

That was where Carr talked to him at length about music, golf, Justin Verlander and more.

"I was Tigers, Lions, Red Wings, when I was a little kid," Cooper said. "My room looked like a shrine to Al Kaline. Then I moved to Scottsdale because of asthma and I've been there for 50 years.

"And at the same time, people say 'Where you from?' Detroit."

As down to earth and as nice a guy you're ever likely to meet, Alice Cooper played the John Varvatos store at 1500 Woodward Thursday night.

"Very rarely do we get to be a bar band," Cooper said. "Normally it's all the theatrics. But to go out and be a bar band was fun last night."

As for that next generation of fans?

"It's amazing, classic rock is bigger than it's ever been," he said. "We go out in front of 15,000 people a night and half of the audience is 15 to 25. And they have the makeup on and know every lyric."

What a cool cat. 
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