Alice Cooper may be best known as a shock-rock originator, but in these troubled times, Mr. Cooper has given back to the fans with a little stimulus package of his own:

Fans are encouraged to join in on the fun by entering the “Keepin' Halloween Alive” Cooper-oke [ed. note: proof you can add “-oke” to anything] Video Contest, in which they upload videos of themselves singing their own karaoke versions of “Keepin' Halloween Alive.”

Three winners, chosen by Alice Cooper, will have their videos posted on and elsewhere, and will be awarded one of three cash prizes: First Place: $1,000, Second Place: $500, and Third Place: $250. All videos must be submitted no later than midnight PDT, October 31st, 2009. Entry details, contest rules and more info available at

Better than getting a job, right?

And maybe you can hang with Mr. Cooper too:

LA Weekly