Alice Cooper, Doors guitarist playing at academy

By By DIRK LAMMERS

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Alice Cooper and Robby Krieger are in South Dakota for the first show in a week of concerts benefiting a music academy for Sioux Falls Boys & Girls Clubs members.

Cooper is being joined on stage by guitarist Krieger of The Doors and a who's who of '80s glam and metal to help christen the $3.6 million Brennan Rock & Roll Academy in Sioux Falls.

Also performing are Joey Allen of Warrant, former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach, and Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer of Kiss.

The $1,000-a-ticket concert is a fundraiser for the center, which is the brainchild of Sioux Falls native Chuck Brennan. Brennan, founder of short-term lender Dollar Loan Center, based his idea on Cooper's Solid Rock Foundation in Phoenix.

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