Cooper makes shock West End stage appearance

Alice Cooper on stage at the Shaftesbury Theatre performing his hit 'School's out' Photo: ITN

Rock veteran Alice Cooper was a surprise guest on stage for West End hit Rock Of Ages The Musical last night.

The US singer made his one-off appearance to mark the 40th anniversary of his hit single School's Out topping the chart in the UK.

Alice Cooper on stage at the Shaftesbury Theatre performing his hit 'School's out' Credit: ITN

He and his band's outrageous performances at the time led clean-up campaigner Mary Whitehouse to call for the video to be banned while one MP tried to stop him appearing in the UK.

Cooper joined cast members including Shayne Ward - who plays Stacee Jaxx - for the performance at the Shaftesbury Theatre.

Alice Cooper posing with the cast of hit musical 'Rock of Ages' Credit: ITN

The 64-year-old, whose real name is Vincent Furnier, has been playing live in the UK and is promoting his forthcoming Halloween Night Of Fear III UK Tour.

Cooper joined cast members including Shayne Ward - who plays Stacee Jaxx Credit: ITN