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After Glen Campbell’s death, rocker friend Alice Cooper talks about their shared Christian faith

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You probably won’t find a more unlikely friendship between musicians — stylistically or, ahem, visually — than what legendary heartland hero, the “Rhinestone Cowboy” himself, Glen Campbell shared with macabre, shock rocker Alice Cooper.

“Glen was one of the most unique guys,” Cooper told KSAZ-TV in Phoenix after Campbell passed away of Alzheimer’s disease Tuesday. “You think of Glen — country. Alice Cooper — rock ‘n’ roll. We couldn’t have been closer.”

Among the first examples Cooper shared regarding why the pair were so tight had everything to do with their spiritual commonalities.

“Glen and I are of the same faith,” he told the station. “We’re both Christian, and I know where he is now. And I know that he’s in the perfect place.”

There were other things Campbell possessed personality-wise, Cooper told KSAZ, that made being friends with him pretty easy.

“He could go hang out with the Rat Pack, or he could hang out with Donnie and Marie [Osmond], or he could hang out with the Beatles or anybody. He was in that middle. He was just sort of the all-purpose, good-looking kid that could do anything. He was the golden boy,” Cooper told the station. “And yet him and I were like this when it came to sense of humor, when it came to golf, when it came to music.”

In Cooper’s rock ‘n’ roll world — in which guitarists often play screaming, lightning-fast solos and are as flashy as can be — you wouldn’t think Campbell’s southern country picking would garner a sideways glance. But it always did. And then some.

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