The man who “changed the course of rock music in the ‘70s with bloody guillotines, sparking electric chairs, slimy boa constrictors, and a little blood and eyeliner”, Alice Cooper, finished his European tour in Iceland last weekend.
Cooper, who according to his website, is used to re-inventing himself, “shedding his skin like one of his snakes to become everything from a mascara’d grave robber to a leather-wrapped street hooligan, a film noir detective, insane asylum honor student, and nihilistic dada-ist”, showed Icelanders another side of himself when he turned up at a quiet Reykjavík golf course to played 18 holes before the show.
With a handicap of four, he played the course five over par, attired in a patterned vest, white polo shirt and matching golf shoes.
When asked by a reporter form the National Broadcasting Service, RÚV, if it wasn’t a contradiction to play heavy metal on stage and golf in the suburbs of a small town like Reykjavik, Cooper said with a smile, “You couldn’t get any more far away as to what I am going to be tonight as to what I am right now. When we play golf we are just sort of normal you know, tonight we are going to be insane. There is going to be blood everywhere, guillotines, and all kinds of things going on out there!”