Jim Carrey Joins Alice Cooper for “School’s Out” and “No More Mr. Nice Guy”

Actor Jim Carrey performed with Alice Cooper at a benefit show for the Maui Food Bank this past New Year's Eve.

After sorting out some microphone issues, Carrey—wearing Cooper-style makeup—got a chance to show his stuff on “No More Mr. Nice Guy,” a classic track from Cooper’s 1973 album, Billion Dollar Babies, before moving on to “School’s Out,” the title track from Cooper’s hit 1972 album.

During “School’s Out” they segue into Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2).” (Liner-note readers will recall that both songs were produced by Bob Ezrin, who brought in school children to sing each track’s chorus.) Cooper and Carey were backed by Cooper’s band, which features guitarists Nita Strauss and Damon Johnson, bassist Chuck Garric and drummer Glen Sobel.

The event also featured appearances by Weird Al Yankovic, Steven Tyler, Bob Seger, the Doobie Brothers and others.

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Christopher Scapelliti

Christopher Scapelliti is editor-in-chief of Guitar Player magazine, the world’s longest-running guitar magazine, founded in 1967. In his extensive career, he has authored in-depth interviews with such guitarists as Pete Townshend, Slash, Billy Corgan, Jack White, Elvis Costello and Todd Rundgren, and audio professionals including Beatles engineers Geoff Emerick and Ken Scott. He is the co-author of Guitar Aficionado: The Collections: The Most Famous, Rare, and Valuable Guitars in the World, a founding editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine, and a former editor with Guitar WorldGuitar for the Practicing Musician and Maximum Guitar. Apart from guitars, he maintains a collection of more than 30 vintage analog synthesizers.