NEW YORK (AP) — Alice Cooper came into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a friend — a boa constrictor.
The theatrical rock band with a lead singer who takes the same name was inducted Monday into the Hall of Fame. His class includes New Orleans piano maestro Dr. John, Tom Waits, Neil Diamond, Darlene Love and Leon Russell.
Cooper wore a blood-splattered shirt and also brought schoolkids along to sing "School's Out." It all seemed appropriate for a band that inductor Rob Zombie said invented the rock show.
Says Cooper: "We've always been a hard rock band. We just wanted to decorate it a little differently."
The work by the inducted artists will be celebrated in perpetuity at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland.