Kane Roberts

Alice Cooper
Floyd Rose Original

Boston native Kane Roberts became hooked on music at a young age and would eventually serve stints as guitarist for several high-profile rock acts, most notably Alice Cooper. Influenced by Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin, Roberts was already forming bands in junior high school. After a very brief period attending Boston University, he was accepted at the New England Conservatory of Music, where he studied classical and jazz guitar for two and a half years. In New York, Roberts turned his attention back to rock-playing sessions and formed a band, Criminal Justice. In 1986, Roberts was enlisted to play for Alice Cooper, for whom he had done an opening gig the year before.

During the late '80s, Roberts not only toured with Cooper, but co-wrote and arranged tracks for Cooper's Constrictor, Trash, and Raise Your Fist and Yell albums. He also found time to release his self-titled solo debut in 1987. Leaving Cooper's band in 1991 to pursue his solo career, Roberts released Saints & Sinners the same year, scoring a Top 40 hit with the single "Does Anybody Really Fall in Love Anymore?" (which was co-written with Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora). By the late '90s, Roberts had turned his attention to multimedia projects, including designing video games, computer graphics, artwork, and websites.