“The little devil on my shoulder said, ‘Shoot him. What a great story. Don’t kill him, just shoot him,’ ” Cooper recalls.
But seconds later, the gun was out of Cooper’s hands — and the “School’s Out” singer was on the floor!
Cooper says the face-off happened in 1971 at the Las Vegas Hilton after Elvis summoned him.
“He takes me into the kitchen and says, ‘I want to show you how to take a gun out of somebody’s hand,’ ”
Cooper reveals. Elvis disarmed Cooper, and it was then a mutual admiration society was born!
“He liked that I was doing something he had done. Shock the kids, shock the audience,” says Cooper.