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Alice Cooper Joins Obama at ASU Graduation Wednesday

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As the press release announcing Alice Cooper's appearance at Arizona State's graduation ceremony Wednesday says, the local shock-rocker has played on some pretty big bills: John Lennon, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix. Even Pele.

All big, but not Barack Obama big.

Cooper will perform "School's Out" for  63,000 people at ASU's commencement ceremonies at Sun Devil Stadium, backed by Runaway Phoenix, the band his son Dash Cooper (ASU Class of '10) is in, after the commencement address given by our popular president.

"Of all the people I've ever shared a stage with Obama is the biggest rock star," says Alice. "And I'd like to thank  him, in advance, for changing the national anthem to 'Schools Out'."

This is also one of Cooper's pricier gigs of late, with scalped tickets going for about $200.

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