Alice Cooper’s ‘Welcome 2 My Pudding’ Holiday Concert Turns Into ’80s Metal Showcase
While the name of Alice Cooper‘s yearly charity concert may cause one to taste breakfast a second time, the lineup for the 11th annual Welcome 2 My Pudding concert is unmistakably tasty. Rob Halford, The Tubes and members of Kiss and Motley Crue joined Cooper on stage at the Comerica Theatre in Phoenix on Saturday night.
Proceeds from the event benefit Cooper’s Solid Rock Foundation, a Christian organization that strives to make a difference in the lives of children and teenagers. The Phoenix New Times reports that the night was spiced with Christianity, but the rockers’ heavy-metal music was still the focus.
Halford performed a short set that included Judas Priest hits like ‘Breaking the Law’ and ‘You’ve Got Another Thing Coming.’ Area favorites the Tubes worked through ‘She’s a Beauty,’ ‘White Punks on Dope’ and ‘Talk to Ya Later’ during their short set. The five-hour long concert and variety show wrapped up with Cooper singing ‘School’s Out.’
The original shock-rocker also played hits like ‘I’m 18′ — joking that he might soon have to change the title to ‘I’m 80′ — ‘Billion Dollar Babies’ and ‘No More Mr. Nice Guy.’ Other performers included John Corabi of Motley Crue, Bruce Kulick of Kiss, comedian and ‘Gong Show’ veteran Gary Mule Deer, and Runaway Phoenix with Cooper’s guitarist Orianthi, Kip Winger and Brian ‘Head’ Welch.