The Day Alice Met Elvis

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When rock icon – and fellow Valley resident – [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Alice Cooper[/lastfm] met [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Elvis Presley[/lastfm], the King handed him a gun and told him to “shoot me in the head.”  I cant make this stuff up!!!  Elvis sure was one twisted cat.

(Courtesy of Simon BoyleDaily Mirror)

Alice Cooper loved to outrage gig goers with mock impalings and  beheadings but his meeting with Elvis Presley nearly became a real horror story.  Alice and the King were in the same Las Vegas hotel when they had their  astonishing encounter.

Alice says: “He had the penthouse – this was when he was at the top of his  game. I had always been a fan as a kid, so I jumped at the chance to go upstairs  and meet him. When I got to the lift I found it was me, Liza Minnelli and the  porn actress Linda Lovelace.”

Arriving at Presley’s suite, the unlikely group were frisked for guns by the  King’s security team.

“I don’t know why they bothered – when we got inside the place was full of  guns,” Alice recalls.

“Elvis took me into the kitchen, opened a drawer, and pulled out a loaded  pistol, telling me to put it to his head. I recognised it straight away, a snub  .32. I didn’t know what to do.

“I had this gun in my hand and was expecting one of his security to come in  any second, see me holding a weapon and shoot me dead.

“A little voice in my left ear was telling me, ‘Go on, this is history, kill  him, you’ll always be the guy who killed Elvis’. In my other ear was another  voice saying, ‘You can’t kill him, it’s Elvis Presley – wound him instead,  you’ll only get a few years!’.

“A fraction of a second later Elvis did a flying kick on the gun, and sent it  flying, before tripping me and pinning me to the ground by my neck, announcing, ‘that’s how you stop a man with a gun’.”

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