Alice Cooper hails small independent venues: “That’s where your fanbase comes from”

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Alice Cooper has shared his love for small independent venues,
as they face crisis due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“We all started there,” Cooper told
Loudwire
in a new interview. “Everybody from The Beatlesto
the Rolling Stones to Guns N’ Roses to Alice Cooper to everybody
– anybody that’s worth a salt in this business started in a bar
somewhere or started in a small venue.â€

“If you don’t have [small venues], how is a rock band – a
young rock band – ever going to get good?†Cooper continued.
“I don’t care if it’s 20 people or 200 people. That’s where
your fanbase comes from, that’s where the band actually becomes
good enough to go out and then get on tour once they do make
it.â€

This week, music industry figures have warned that artists,
musicians and crew remain in crisis, amid fears that they will not
be protected by the government’s recent
£1.57billion bailout for venues and arts spaces.

Earlier this month, the #LetTheMusicPlay campaign launched, with

more than 1,500 artists and industry figures coming together to
call on the government to stop “catastrophic damage†to live
music.

After months
of campaigning from fans and the world of music
, the government
finally stepped in with an unprecedented cash injection to help the
arts, culture and heritage industries “weather the impact of
coronavirus†– providing music venues, independent cinemas,
museums, galleries, theatres and heritage sites with emergency
grants and loans.


Writing for NME about the #LetTheMusicPlay campaign
, Primal Scream‘s Simone
Marie Butler wrote: “There’s no doubt that COVID-19 has been
and continues to be a monstrous and invisible threat to us on so
many levels. Livelihoods are crumbling, lives have been tragically
lost and we are still not out of the woods. Not in this generation
have we seen the likes of such a global catastrophe.â€

Meanwhile,
Hollywood Vampires, the band consisting of Johnny Depp, Aerosmith
guitarist Joe Perry, and Alice Cooper, have announced rescheduled
tour dates for 2021.

The band were due to play four arena shows across the UK this
September, but they have now been pushed back by 11 months due to
the coronavirus pandemic. Original tickets will remain valid.

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Alice Cooper hails small independent venues: “That’s where your
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Alice Cooper has shared his love for small independent venues,
as they face crisis due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Read more:
Primal Scream’s Simone Marie Butler on the #LetTheMusicPlay
campaign: “We need you all to come together”
“We all started there,” Cooper told
Loudwire in a new interview. “Everybody from The Beatlesto
the Rolling Stones to Guns N’ Roses to Alice Cooper to everybody
– anybody that’s worth a salt in this business started in a bar
somewhere or started in a small venue.â€
“If you don’t have [small venues], how is a rock band – a
young rock band – ever going to get good?†Cooper continued.
“I don’t care if it’s 20 people or 200 people. That’s where
your fanbase comes from, that’s where the band actually becomes
good enough to go out and then get on tour once they do make
it.â€
This week, music industry figures have warned that artists,
musicians and crew remain in crisis, amid fears that they will not
be protected by the government’s recent
£1.57billion bailout for venues and arts spaces.
Earlier this month, the #LetTheMusicPlay campaign launched, with

more than 1,500 artists and industry figures coming together to
call on the government to stop “catastrophic damage†to live
music.
After months
of campaigning from fans and the world of music, the government
finally stepped in with an unprecedented cash injection to help the
arts, culture and heritage industries “weather the impact of
coronavirus†– providing music venues, independent cinemas,
museums, galleries, theatres and heritage sites with emergency
grants and loans.

Writing for NME about the #LetTheMusicPlay campaign, Primal Scream‘s Simone
Marie Butler wrote: “There’s no doubt that COVID-19 has been
and continues to be a monstrous and invisible threat to us on so
many levels. Livelihoods are crumbling, lives have been tragically
lost and we are still not out of the woods. Not in this generation
have we seen the likes of such a global catastrophe.â€

Meanwhile,
Hollywood Vampires, the band consisting of Johnny Depp, Aerosmith
guitarist Joe Perry, and Alice Cooper, have announced rescheduled
tour dates for 2021.
The band were due to play four arena shows across the UK this
September, but they have now been pushed back by 11 months due to
the coronavirus pandemic. Original tickets will remain valid.
The post
Alice Cooper hails small independent venues: “That’s where your
fanbase comes from†appeared first on NME Music News, Reviews, Videos, Galleries,
Tickets and Blogs | NME.COM.

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