Only women bleed. We know that. Alice Cooper told us that, but it seems that there’s a little more to get to know about Elvis’ interaction with us mere mortals. And Alice Cooper too. You see, Alice reckoned that he ended up in a hotel with The King and things got a bit hairy. “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.”
Alice was not shy of telling it how it was. “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 v voice saying, ‘You can’t kill him, it’s Elvis Presley — wound him instead, you’ll only get a few years!'”
Luckily Alice didn’t have to twiddle his thumbs for too long. “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.'”