Alice Cooper, Godfather Of Shock Rock: Welcome To His Nightmare

Alice Cooper circa 1975 in New York City. (Photo by PL Gould/IMAGES/Getty Images)

Alice Cooper has had hits -- like "School's Out," "I'm Eighteen" and "No More Mr. Nice Guy" -- but he's not known for hits. It's the outrageous stage act, known as shock rock, that has given the hard rocker his career longevity. Coming out of the psychedelic '60s, Cooper found success with a combination of horror-inspired theatrics, gross-out gore and a brand of hard rock that has influenced not just bands but whole genres.