Alice Cooper: I always looked at Metallica as being THE metal band
“I always looked at Metallica as being THE metal band because they were so good at what they did. They had the anger, they had the songs, they had the stage presence, and they never did a bad show.”
Cooper adds: “They spoke for a generation that before was a little bit afraid to say they were metal. Now these kids are going, ‘Yeah, we want a little anger in our rock’n’roll. We don’t want it to be nice.’
“That’s why they liked me, because I wasn’t nice – Alice Cooper was a threat. And I think Metallica were a threat, but they were also making hit records.”
He said: “It’s a song about what we’ve all been going through right now and about keeping our heads up and fighting back together… and whatever you do – Don’t Give Up!”
Cooper will release Don’t Give Up as a limited edition 7-inch picture disc on August 14 through earMUSIC, which will be available exclusively through the label’s online store.