The 54-year-old shock rocker and restaurateur—he owns Alice Cooper'stown sports bars in Phoenix and Cleveland—contemplates the Hall of Fame, Little League baseball and his hometown Phoenix Suns.
SI: For those planning to eat at one of your restaurants, do you recommend the Ryne Sandburger or the Megadeth Meatloaf?
Cooper: What about the Big Unit? In Phoenix we have a two-foot hot clog called the Big Unit. That's our most popular item. I mean, can you believe we get away with calling it that?
SI: As the Suns' most famous celebrity fan [Cooper has season tickets at courtside], how do you rate the trade of Jason Kidd for Stephon Marbury?
Cooper: Boy, was that a bad idea.
SI: Should Alice Cooper really be coaching a Little League team?
Cooper: When Wayne's World came out [in 1992], I was coaching 11-and 12-year-old kids, and we had a practice the Monday after the movie opened. The kids were just standing there stunned. Finally one little kid comes up to me and says, " Coach Cooper, how did you get in Wayne's World?" I said, "Well, I got this little band."
SI: You're currently on a world tour to promote your Dragontown CD. Can you outlast the Stones?
Cooper: At this point I'm in better shape than all of them put together.
SI: In high school you ran a 4:32 mile. How long does it take you now?