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Alice Cooper: 'Amy Winehouse, Jim Morrison were destined to die young'

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Alice Cooper has said that he believes the reason he is still alive today is because he knew the limits of excess.

He also revealed that he was a "lightweight drunk" compared to singer of The Doors Jim Morrison, and that he thinks that musicians such as Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Amy Winehouse were destined to live hard and die young.

Alice Cooper joins the cast of 'Rock of Ages' to celebrate the 40th anniversary of 'School's Out'.

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Alice Cooper

Amy Winehouse

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Amy Winehouse



He said in an interview with Rolling Stone: "Nobody could talk Jim Morrison out of dying. I was a drunk, but I was a lightweight compared to him, and nobody could talk him out of where he was going.

"Jim was gonna go there and that was it. Same with Amy. I don't think anybody could've talked Amy out of where she was going."

He also stated: "The true artists are always out on a limb. They're always the ones that are just maybe gonna die.

"I think the early guys, the Jim Morrisons, the Janis Joplins, just did not want to see 30 - 27 was the expiration date... and I guess they said, 'That's too close to 30, I'm just gonna burn out'."

Watch Alice Cooper perform a live version of his 1972 hit 'School's Out' below:

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