Elvis Presley Once Handed Alice Cooper a Gun and Told Him to Shoot Him and Alice Almost Did It
Elvis Presley's tragic death could've been even earlier, sadder, more bizarre and more DEFINITE than it ended up being if Alice Cooper had shot him in the head as Elvis requested. Here's the story:
Alice tells the "Daily Mirror" that in 1971 (when he was 23, and just starting his career) he was invited to Elvis' penthouse in Las Vegas. Liza Minnelli and adult film actress Linda Lovelace were also there.
He explains, quote, "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 to come in any second, see me holding a weapon and shoot me dead. A little voice in my 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!'"
Fortunately, Alice didn't have to decide what to do. Elvis did for him. Alice says, quote, "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.'”
Now THAT’S rock & roll!