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Alice Cooper hits Moscow with gore and more

MOSCOW, November 22 (RIA Novosti) - Rock star Alice Cooper gave a sold-out performance in a Moscow night club on Wednesday, thrilling his fans with a selection of tracks both old and new.

The first half of the concert was devoted to songs from Cooper's post-2000 period, and lacked the gruesome special effects and props which the 59-year-old musician has made his trademark.

However, following a long drum solo that divided the performance in two, Cooper launched into his 1975 Welcome to my Nightmare hit, the track signaling the start of the blood and guts.

First Cooper's daughter appeared on stage in a revealing white dress accompanied by evil ghouls and other bloodsucking freaks. She was also pushing a pram containing a small child. Cooper then realistically cut his daughter's throat, the blood splashing onto audience members, before launching a violent attack on the infant.

After this, Cooper went on to splatter more blood on the audience, also performing songs from his earlier periods, including "Elected" and "Dirty Diamonds".

Cooper, a keen golfer and supporter of U.S. president George W. Bush, is set to give his second and final Moscow show tonight.

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