Alice Cooper: Prince kept trying to steal my guitarist

Alice Cooper always remember Prince trying to poach his guitarist Orianthi

Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper

Alice Copper claims Prince tried to steal his guitarist Orianthi Panagaris.

The 68-year-old hard rocker has revealed his only memory of the late 'Cream' hitmaker - who died last Thursday (21.04.16) at the age of 57 - was that he was always trying to poach his band mate Orianthi, who has worked with the likes of Michael Jackson and Carrie Underwood.

He said: "The only real relationship we ever had was he kept trying to steal Orianthi out of my band.

"Every time I talked to Orianthi she'd be on the phone and say 'It's Prince again'. I said, 'Could you tell him that you're with me for about the next year,' kidding, of course. I know that he liked to have pretty girls in his band. Other than that I don't think I ever talked to the guy."

The 'Poison' hitmaker admired the music legend and feels people didn't realise just how good he was with the guitar.

He told Billboard magazine: "I had total respect for him. Nobody really got how good of a guitar player he was - just a great, great guitar player. Musicians knew how good he was. I don't think the public knew how good he was, though."

Meanwhile, Prince's former band The Revolution is to reunite to honour the music legend.

The Revolution - which includes Bobby Z., Brown Mark, Matt Fink, Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman - have announced plans for some live shows to remember the 'Raspberry Beret' hitmaker.

Brown said: "We have decided, after spending three or four days together now grieving over the loss of Prince, that we would like to come out and do some shows."


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