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- Posted on Oct 23rd 2007 12:00PM by Steve Baltin
Spike TV's 'Scream 2007' awards -- which premieres tonight at 10PM on the network -- mostly honor the year's scariest, hottest and out of this world films and comic books, but the world of rock plays a prominent role. Both Ozzy Osbourne -- who told Spinner before the show that he flew to L.A.'s Greek Theatre from Seattle just to appear -- and Avenged Sevenfold performed to rousing ovations early in the night, while Keith Richards, who taped a thank you message for his Best Cameo honor for his appearance in 'Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End,' took home various honors. The end of the night, however, deservedly belonged to Alice Cooper.
Cooper, who was joined by Rob Zombie and Slash for a medley of 'I Love the Dead' and 'School's Out,' told Spinner he couldn't do the show without resurrecting some of the '70s-style theatrics that earned him the night's honor of "Scream Rock Immortal." "I said, 'We can't do that without a little theater involved,'" he recounts. "If you're in the first couple of rows tonight it could get a little sticky."
As for how Slash and Zombie got involved, Cooper said it was at his invitation. "They're my best friends. I could call Slash at four in the morning in Anchorage, Alaska and he'd show up because we've been that tight," he said. "Same with Rob. And anytime they call me I'm right there for them."
The performance was introduced by Evanesence's Amy Lee, who was excited to help honor Cooper. "I just think he's an icon and definitely someone we all mimic," she said. "It's very, very cool that people like him are still around and kicking ass."