41.3 F
Monday, March 27, 2023
HomeIllinois NewsRauner and buds rock with Alice Cooper in Springfield

Rauner and buds rock with Alice Cooper in Springfield



Screen Shot 2017-04-24 at 8.24.11 AM

Politico's Natasha Korecki's Twitter feed Monday features a photo of Governor Rauner backstage with rocker Alice Cooper Sunday night at the Prairie State Convention Center. Rauner posed not only with Cooper, but House MInority Leader Jim Durkin (to Rauner's left) and former IL GOP Chairman Pat Brady (far right in photo, not in politics).

Rauner and buds "Spent the Night with Alice Cooper" and he didn't just pose for the photo. Others in the audience verified he was in the crowd. 

Screen Shot 2017-04-24 at 10.11.54 AM

And audience members recognized the gov, including Patty Eddington: 

Screen Shot 2017-04-24 at 10.11.24 AM

So did another … 

Screen Shot 2017-04-24 at 10.10.29 AM

Have to wonder if the battle-worn Governor didn't especially like Cooper's opening number "Brutal Planet" 

We're spinning round on this ball of hate
There's no parole, there's no great escape
We're sentenced here until the end of days
And then my brother there's a price to pay

We're only human, we were born to die
Without the benefit of reason why
We live for pleasure to be satisfied
And now it's over there's no place to hide

Why don't you, come down to
It's such a brutal planet
It's such an ugly world
Why won't you, come down to

As a fan posted on Facebook from the same concert tour a few days before: 


- Never miss a story with notifications

- Gain full access to our premium content

- Browse free from up to 5 devices at once

Latest stories


  1. I thought he was taller. Loved him in Wayne’s World, Cooper that is not Rauner. I believe Cooper leans conservative so this is good news hanging out with a rock star.
    Maybe Rauner will get a pic at some of the upcoming Wrigley Field concerts including Billy Joel, Zack Brown, Backstreet Boys, Jimmy Buffet or even Lady Gaga.

  2. What a bunch of worthless fools.
    This is the same Bruce Rauner who said he was much to busy working on the budget to go to Trump’s inauguration. Still hasn’t submitted a budget (he’s over 2 years overdue) but he does have time to hang out with other wastes of space like Jim Durkin and Pat Brady.