American rock star Alice Cooper is in Dublin for the first time as part of the 'Hey Stoopid' world tour.

Alice Cooper discusses hair, success, fans, humble beginnings, meeting his idols, alcoholism and playing Alice.

Alice Cooper Ticket Point Depot (1991)
Alice Cooper Ticket, Point Depot Dublin (1991)

Despite his success Alice Cooper says he still is surprised at what songs work for fans.

The one that you're never expecting to be the hit is the hit.

21 albums on he recalls a struggling band back in 1971. While a lot of time has past he says,

Alice has not mellowed one inch. In fact, if anything he's gone the other way. It's more vicious than ever. But that's Alice. That's the character.

Alice  is very much a stage character who in the real world would be in an "insane asylum" or dead.

This episode of 'Video File' was broadcast on 6 December 1991. The presenter is Gareth O'Callaghan.