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Alice Cooper was recently honored by the City of Milwaukee during a recent tour stop and had October 1 named “Alice Cooper Day.”

Mayor Tom Barrett shared via Twitter, “If you are a Milwaukeean, you cannot forget @alicecooper’s Milwaukee history lesson to characters Wayne and Garth in the 1992 movie ‘Wayne’s World,’ where he coined the phrase ‘Mil-ee-wau-kay.’ The Godfather of shock rock and stage theatrics, @alicecooper has entertained countless Milwaukee fans since his first Wisconsin show in 1973. I welcome him back to the ‘good land’ today by proclaiming October 1 as ‘Alice Cooper Day’ throughout the City of Milwaukee.”

Cooper went on to play a 23-song set at Milwaukee’s BMO Harris Pavillion the night of October 1 that saw the Godfather of Shock Rock open the show with “Feed My Frankenstein,” which was the song he performed during the concert scene in Wayne’s World.

Also, bravo to Mayor Barrett for recognizing frequent visitor Alice Cooper with such an honor, even though Milwaukee has certainly had its share of visitors. We’re not worthy!


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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.