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