Alice and the Mad Hitter
Alice Cooper has revealed that upon meeting Elvis Presley for the first time, The King handed him a pistol and told him to put the gun to his (Elvis’s) head. Speaking to London’s Daily Mirror, Cooper said the incident occurred in 1971, in Elvis’s penthouse suite in a Las Vegas hotel: “Elvis took me into the kitchen, opened a drawer, and pulled out a loaded pistol, telling me to put it to his head. I recognized 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 [people] 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.’” For more, click here.