Alice Cooper has drank and drugged with the best of them, and it started with one of the best — Jimi Hendrix. Cooper said, “Weed was the first drug, and it was [with] Jimi Hendrix. I’m sitting there after the show…I went to see them. And we were just a little high school band. But they said, ‘Hey, come on up to the hotel room.’ And we were sitting on his bed, and Jimi goes, ‘Here, man,’ [and he passed me the joint]. And I went, ‘Okay.’ And then he goes and puts a quarter in the bed — you know, the vibrating bed. There was, like, eight people sitting on the bed. And he goes, ‘We’re on a spaceship.’ And I went, ‘Okay.'”

And Cooper says his worst drug experience was in his hometown of Detroit.

“I think it was crystal THC. It was, like, four in the morning. I regained consciousness. And I thought it [was] a Jim Jones thing. And I got up. I remember it was about 20 degrees below outside. And I walked outside just in my shirt on, just to wake up. And when I came back in, everybody was just kind of coming up. It was weird; it was like a [director Federico] Fellini thing. It was so strange that I really did believe that everybody was dead, and I was the only one that survived it.”

Cooper also had some side effects from his most recent drug intake, his second COVID vaccine.”I hate needles more than anything else. And I never felt either shot; it was the most painless thing I’d ever felt in my life. And the second shot, 12 hours later, I went, ‘Oh, man. This is nothing.’ I got the chills for about two hours. I was under blankets for two [hours], and then it was gone. That was it…”

 

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