Skip to main content

'Nice guy' Alice Cooper responds to Mankato woman's loud concerts complaint

He argues that her noise complaint defies the laws of physics.
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Barb Church's complaint about the noise from outdoor concerts near her Mankato home has prompted a response from none other than Alice Cooper himself.

The rocker is due to perform at the city's Vetter Stone Ampitheater this June, and it was brought to his attention that Church had some concerns about the 100db–plus noise levels at her home and the "foul language" in his lyrics.

"I don't think we have to listen to things about suicide," she said at a council meeting last week (though she might want to read this, which provides some context behind the song "Hey Stoopid").

The "School's Out" singer responded on Facebook Thursday, calling into question her claims about the decibel levels she experienced at a recent show at the ampitheater by Nelly.

"That doesn't sound like an accurate number unless the audience at Nelly's show had their spleens ruptured by the loudest show on record (encore!)," he wrote, saying such noise levels at her home across the river would defy the laws of physics.

"110db at her house sounds like a stretch unless she happened to meter the concert sound while 1,000 cats were meowing in her home at exactly the same time," he added.

He also made an offer of a gift to the North Mankato resident that will be delivered in a rather unusual way.

"I'm a "Nice Guy" after all. I guess I COULD have my snake swim over some earplugs... It's the least I could do."

Next Up

argue-wertman booking photos

Charges: 2 teens responsible for violent carjacking spree across Twin Cities

They face a combined 31 felony counts, all tied to carjackings and related crimes.

rep nolan west mn house

MN rep. says he was 'assaulted' at activist group's public meeting

The Republican said a man grabbed his arms and yanked him from the room.

Screen Shot 2022-01-20 at 12.56.52 PM

What were the 'bizarre things' seen in Minnesota's sky?

The mysterious streaks were not UFOs and they weren't pieces of an asteroid.

icicles, freezing weather, cold weather

Booming noises in the night could be frost quakes

The loud sounds are most likely to happen during the middle of the night.

coronavirus, coronavirus test, covid-19

Free COVID testing site to open in St. Paul for 3 weeks

The federal testing site comes as demand for testing remains high.

Reyel Simmons photo 1 - complaint - crop

MN TikToker accused of faking federal agent life pleads guilty

He told his 10,000 followers he was a Homeland Security agent — authorities say it was a lie.

Wilf

Report: Vikings request second interview with 2 GM candidates

Ryan Poles of the Chiefs and Kwesi Adofo-Mensah of the Browns.

Amaya Battle

Hopkins takes on No. 1 team in the country on ESPNU Friday

The game will feature a pair of top recruits in the Class of 2022.

st. paul federation of educators - teachers

Educators in Minneapolis, St. Paul could strike amid contract negotiations

Teachers and support staff are demanding smaller class sizes, mental health support and better pay.

turtinen two harbors

MN mayor in hot water for hawking $400M underwater hotel plan

The city council called a special meeting to discuss the mayor's public comments.

police lights

Woman in critical condition after attempted murder, authorities say

A 33-year-old woman is in custody and facing possible charges.

Related

'Nice guy' Alice Cooper responds to Mankato woman's loud concerts complaint

He argues that her noise complaint defies the laws of physics.

Alice_Cooper_2015

Alice Cooper and special guests announced for Treasure Island

The 'Poison' rocker will play the Welch casino this June.

This woman is done with loud outdoor concerts – and done with nothing changing

Hairball and Nelly have "virtually tortured" nearby North Mankato residents, she says.

Dave Simonett Trampled by Turtles

Trampled By Turtles singer responds to complaints about concert vax requirements

Some of TBT's recent appearances have required proof of vaccine/negative test.

Xcel energy center

Xcel Energy Center announces new bag restrictions for concerts

The rules for Wild games now apply for all events at the arena.

🙌 for the woman who books music for First Avenue

Had a great time at First Ave recently? You should probably thank Sonia Grover.