After 43 years on the road, Alice Cooper is still going strong at age 66, and the elder statesman of rock credits his resilience to one main factor: “Early in your career, you have to do everything. Once you’ve established yourself on the level of, say, myself, Ozzy [Osbourne] or Aerosmith, you do it because you want it, and that takes a lot of the stress off. Stress kills.” Here are his top tips for a long career on the road. 

1. Pick the Right Addiction

Subscribe to billboard biz to continue reading this article and thousands more. subscribers get:
  • 24/7 coverage of every genre and sector of the business with over 150 exclusive charts
  • Bulletin: Breaking stories, chart info and analysis sent directly to your inbox every weekday
  • Billboard Magazine iPad Edition: An enhanced version of the magazine with video, photo galleries and playable charts
  • Archives: A rich history of articles and exclusive charts

Join now or Log In