Alice Cooper Cover’s Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’ at Bonaroo [VIDEO]
Since the 1960′s, Alice Cooper has been the originator of blending theatrics and music into one harmonious performance. An influence that has been copied over the years by countless artists including most notably, Marilyn Manson and Lady Gaga. Over the weekend at the annual Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester, Tennesse, the O.G. of shock rock returned the favor by wrapping up his set with a cover of Gaga’s “Born This Way”.
But this wasn’t the case of one artist covering another seemingly unrelated artist just for fun. As it turns out, Cooper has gone on record to say he’s a fan of the meat-wearing artist. No doubt there is a mutual admiration when you see a Mother Monster performance.
That’s not the only connection between the two artists. Current Cooper guitarist, Tommy Henriksen, lists Gaga as one of several artists he’s worked with in the past as a songwriter and producer.
I’ve never been a huge Alice Cooper fan, but I’ll admit, this is a pretty good cover, and considering the crowd is more than likely a rock/metal crowd, they seem to really get into it. It sticks closely to the original and I like how the chorus is handle by the other members of the band. Cooper also proves that even at 64, he hasn’t lost a step.
Check the performance below which also features guitar goddess Orianthi, who served as Michael Jackson’s guitar player just before he passed away and had her share of solo success with the song “According to You” in late 2009 – early 2010.