Alice Cooper has attempted to break the Guinness World Record for the number of rubber chickens thrown in the air at the same time.
The Planet Rock DJ made an appearance on the Williams Sonoma Culinary Stage at the BottleRock Napa Valley festival on Sunday (26th May), where he tried to enter the record books.
The official Guinness World Record for the largest rubber chicken toss was set by Soboba Casino in San Jacinto, California on 29th April 2017 when 1,013 people took part.
Alice took to the stage at BottleRock Napa Valley to lead the world record attempt where he and attendees launched over 1,014 chickens skywards in unison.
An official from the Guinness Book of World Records was present on Sunday, however the Mercury News reports that they couldn’t verify that the chickens were thrown in the air at the same time so the attempt was unsuccessful.
The newspaper says that Alice will return to the festival in 2020 for a fresh try at smashing the world record.
Prior to the attempt, Alice told the audience that this year marks the 50th anniversary of the notorious Chicken Incident.
Firmly entrenched in rock n’ roll folklore (for all the wrong reasons), the Alice Cooper band were performing at the Toronto Rock ‘n’ Roll Revival Festival in September 1969 when Alice inadvertently threw one of their pet chickens, called Pecker, into the air and it landed in the audience.
Pecker was savagely torn apart by the crowd and thrown back on the stage.
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