by Alisha Jackson
His reason? They’re too dumb.
With the 2016 US Presidential Election approaching, everyone has a political opinion. Just look at your “friends” on Facebook. While you’d probably rather have them not get involved, at least not all of over your news feed anyway, Alice Cooper would like to ban rock stars from the political scene.
When Metal Hammer: In Residence On Spotify asked Cooper how he really feels about rock stars getting involved in politics, he said “I absolutely hate it. It’s the worst idea ever.”
Why? Unlike the Milwaukee history expert he plays in Wayne’s World, Cooper thinks that rock stars are just too dumb for politics.
“First of all, why do people think rock stars know more than they do?” Cooper asked. “That is the biggest fallacy in the world – if anything we’re dumber. We’re not smarter than anybody else. I mean, why do you think we’re rock stars?”
Cooper then went on to speak for all rock stars. “Trust me, we don’t read magazines you don’t read. Nobody calls us up and gives us as inside information on politics. We know less than you do. If I watch TV it’s Family Guy.”
“Rock ‘n’ roll was built to go as far away from politics as you could get. When my mum and dad talked about who to vote for, I’d go in the other room and put on the Beatles or Rolling Stones – and I’m still like that.”
He did clarify that he’s all for humanitarians. “I think what Bono does and what [Bruce] Springsteen does, Sting and all the people that raise money for others – that’s humanitarian, and I’m all for that,” he clarified. “But I don’t think that’s political.”