Arts & Culture Music & Events Fara Illich November 25, 2009

The ninth edition of Alice Cooper’s Christmas Pudding benefit concert is amassing a “Who’s Who” lineup of heavy metal icons and local rock favorites.
Alice_CooperAlready on the Dec. 18 bill are Twisted Sister front man and “House of Hair” radio host Dee Snyder, Lita Ford, Warrant, local heroes Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers, “American Idol” contestant Scott Macintyre and comedian Gary Mule Deer.
Also scheduled to appear is Runaway Phoenix, the Christian-rock band featuring Cooper’s son, Dash, on lead vocals, ventriloquist Ron Lucas, comic-magician Murray Saw, and the River of Life Choir.
Valley broadcasting personality Brad Perry returns as emcee, and this time he’s bringing his new band, Acoustic Fingerprints.
Cooper, a longtime Valley resident, will perform with his band and lead a show-ending jam with the other Pudding artists.
Tickets ($38-$203) are available now at the Dodge Theater box office, or by calling 602-522-9200. Christmas Pudding benefits Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock Foundation, which promotes programs for teens throughout the Valley.