"Better to remember the good days via those magnificent early records, those mid-period hits, and this likeable volume of memoirs."-Record Collector
"Original guitarist Michael Bruce's book successfully attempts to buy back credit where it was never given."-Mojo
Michael Bruce was guitarist and keyboard player with America's ghoulish rock vaudevillians-the Alice Cooper group. As the melody man within the group's ranks he helped to write many of their classic early seventies tracks. Hit singles like "School's Out" and "Elected" were teenage pop anthems that perfectly encapsulated the decadent spirit of the times, while the band's love for theatrics ran the gamut of mock electrocutions, hangings and guillotinings, creating a larger-than-life personality of singer Alice Cooper.
No More Mr Nice Guy follows the group on a journey from Arizona garage band, through years of being "the band you loved to hate," culminating in their eventual rise to worldwide stardom. Michael Bruce opens the lid on his years with the group, revealing the truth behind the publicity stunts, the dead babies, the drinking, the executions and, of course, the rock 'n' roll.