Alice Cooper's Christmas Pudding with Johnny Depp, Sebastian Bach, and More, Comerica Theatre, 12/8/12

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Melissa Fossum
See more photos in the complete Alice Cooper's Christmas Pudding slideshow.
After a quick set change it was Cooper's turn. The media personality, radio deejay, rock 'n' roller, and all-around-nice-guy (despite those lyrical statements to the contrary) started his electrifying set with the rock anthem "No More Mr. Nice Guy."

He sported a black and red-striped jacket and matching pants as he roamed the stage
pointing his wand at the crowd. His playful interaction with Orianthi during "I'll Bite Your Face Off" was charming in only a way Cooper could pull it off.

While Cooper is obviously the star of the show, Orianthi is the perfect wing-woman. The Australian guitarist was simply stunning, stealing the show with her deft playing. She rocked during "Billion Dollar Babies," as Cooper danced up and down the catwalk during the chorus.

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Melissa Fossum
See more photos of Johnny Depp in the complete Alice Cooper's Christmas Pudding slideshow.
"In the '70s I had a lot of friends involved in alcohol; four of them are dead," Cooper told the crowd before introducing "Johnny D. from Kentucky" to the stage for covers of The Doors' "Break On Through", The Beatles' "Revolution", Jimi Hendrix's "Foxy Lady," and The Who's "My Generation."

It wasn't very surprising that Depp fit in well with the band. He's one of the guys who is fantastic in just about every role, and he nailed the part of the shy rhythm guitarist lurking in the shadows not trying to bring to much attention to himself. The Cooper staple "Under My Wheels" and "Poison" got the 50-somethings on their feet and dancing. A quartet of backup singers dubbed the "Cooperettes" joined the band for "School's Out," and they played a snippet of Pink Floyd's "Another Brick In the Wall (Part Two)" towards the end.

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Melissa Fossum
See more photos in the complete Alice Cooper's Christmas Pudding slideshow.
For the finale, Cooper invited members of all the bands that performed for a rocking cover of the Christmas song "Run Run Rudolph" as a giant Santa zombie stomped across the stage as snow fell. While Cooper may be getting older, he still knows how put on a fun show and deliver the goods -- and the right pals to call in to help him do it.

See the next page for notes, photos, and video from Alice Cooper's Christmas Pudding.

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Comerica Theatre

400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ

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11 comments
nildep
nildep

I was there. Maybe it was my seat but the sound quality was absolutely terrible. You couldn't hear Orianthi when she played some of her solos. Really bad acoustics.

ChrisRondinella
ChrisRondinella

@sebastianbach Gutted I missed this show! Already had Springsteen tickets from 2 days before, and Bon Jovi tickets for April. Be back soon!

lilycamp
lilycamp

@sebastianbach Can Johnny Depp get any more perfect!!! You're not a slouch there yourself:)

wyldchyld72
wyldchyld72

DAMMIT! I missed it AGAIN this year! And Hottie Depp was there too! DAMMIT ALL! This is ALWAYS a great show, too!!!

SimonP66
SimonP66

@sebastianbach yeah bitch. You rock!

heidi_feldhaus
heidi_feldhaus

Alice Malice has to see this she adores you! So do I you are very nice Mr.Cooper.We met at a store and you were kind to my daughter & myself.

Ffractured
Ffractured

@sebastianbach DO YOU LIKE PUDDING

HeidiYahoo
HeidiYahoo

@PHXmusicdotcom @RealAliceCooper @sebastianbach what? Alice Cooper!

crnflkgrl
crnflkgrl

@phoenixnewtimes so bummed I missed that.

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