Alice Cooper Pays Tribute to Late Drummer Pentti 'Whitey' Glan

By Andrew Magnotta

November 10, 2017

Alice Cooper is mourning the loss of former drummer Pentti 'Whitey' Glan, who provided the backbeat for Cooper's crucial Welcome to My Nightmare album and the ensuing tour.

In addition to working with Cooper on Nightmare and The Alice Cooper Show, Glan was well-known as the drummer for Lou Reed's Rock 'n' Roll Animal, Lou Reed Live and Sally Can't Dance albums.

Glan died of lung cancer on Tuesday, November 7, at age 71. 

"Rest In Peace Whitey!" Cooper wrote in a Facebook post. "I picked Whitey Glan as the drummer for my Welcome To My Nightmare Tour because he was simply the best drummer around, not knowing he could drink me under a table! He was just a great guy, everybody who’s worked with him considered him one of their best friends. He was one of rock's premier drummers, but in my opinion he was very under-rated and under publicized—he was certainly a drummer's drummer! Canada is less one world class musician...

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