‘LADY GAGA Is The Female ALICE COOPER,’ Says Legendary Rocker

Legendary rocker Alice Cooper says that pop superstar Lady Gaga reminds him of himself. “[She] is the female Alice Cooper,” he said. ‘She totally gets it. She created a character named Lady Gaga and wrote songs for Lady Gaga, just as I write songs for Alice. But when you meet her offstage, she’s nothing like that person… and neither am I.”

Cooper previously praised the 25-year-old singer — who is said to be a fan of heavy metal and hard rock — saying: “She can sing, write and play piano — she’s not just a costume queen … you can be as outrageous as you want as long as you back it up with the music.”

Cooper was photographed backstage at Lady Gaga‘s show on March 25 in Phoenix. The pop singer marked the occasion by smearing fake blood over her chest and posting on her Twitter profile, “I just died and went to hell” after the meeting.