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Sound Of A Video Released

EarMusic have confirmed that 'The Sound Of A' from 'Paranormal' will be released as a single on February 23rd on CD, 10" white vinyl and download with a new video which can be seen here. The EP will also the feature the following live tracks, recorded in Columbus 2016: The Black Widow, Public Animal #9, Is It My Body? and Cold Ethyl.
UPDATE: For some reason the video appears to be blocked in certain regions. If you have a problem try here.


Posted on 13 Dec 2017
Xmas Pudding Show

Saturday was the annual Alice Cooper Christmas Pudding show which this year featured guests including Slash, Ace Frehley, Edgar Winter, Rob Halford and Richie Faulkner of Judas Priest, and Dave Ellefson of Megadeth. Nita Strauss and Glen Sobel also appeared to back up Halford and Alice himself. Michael Bruce and Rockin' Reggie were also in the audience for the evening.
The Phoenix New Times has photos and AZ Central have a detailed review of the show.
Superfan Andrew Clark has also posted some videos cool videos from the show which you can see at the STUK facebook page. Also of note is the fact that Alice found out he will be a grandad again! Yes, Dash and Morgan Cooper are expecting another little Cooper to join Falcon and Riot. Congrats!!

It appears 'The Sound Of A' is to be released as a 7" vinyl single next year! According to Nuclear Blast it's set to be released on February 23rd and is marked as an EP, although there aren`t any details about any other tracks to be included.


Posted on 11 Dec 2017
Alice Plays Herod in NBC Special

Alice Cooper is to appear as King Herod in NBC's  'Jesus Christ Superstar Live' which will air on April 1st next year. Alice previously performed 'King Herod's Song', at the request of the play's writers Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, on the 1996 re-recording of the show.

Metal Rules has a new interview with Chuck Garric talking about the forthcoming Beasto Blanco tour and their new live album.

Dennis Dunaway features on 'Rock and Roll Scrooge', the opening track on  'It's Christmas... Again" by 'Albert and the Sleigh Riders' which is really Albert Bouchard (Blue Coupe/Blue Oyster Cult) and various friends. You can get the track or the full album at CDBaby.


Posted on 08 Dec 2017
Signed Snakes

Omnibus Press have set up a pledgemusic page to get signed copies of Dennis Dunaway's 'Snakes, Guillotines, Electric Chairs' book. This obviously relates to the earlier report that DD had signed a bunch of books for them while in the UK. Apparently they won`t ship to the US though!

The Alice Cooper Band, minus Alice, played a "pre-show" in Paris on December 2nd which featured the band running through a selection of solo tracks and covers, and also featured a guest appearance by Calico Cooper who was in town ahead of the Beasto Blanco European dates which begin as soon as the Alice tour ends. Various videos of the show are up on Youtube including 'Grind' (with Calico), Ace Of Spades, and 'No More Mr Nice Guy'.

I mentioned a week or so ago that Alice received a 'Best International Artist' award backstage at the Glasgow Hydro show and it appears that this was part of the SSE Scottish Music Awards. The awards ceremony actually took place on December 3rd with Alice's award presentation being shown via a video clip recorded when the band were in Glasgow. Proceeds from the event went to Nordoff Robbins Scotland.

Alice will be seen briefly on the ABC's 'The Year In Memoriam 2017' on December 18th. This is a year end show remembering celebrities who have passed away during the year. Alice will apparently talk about Chuck Berry and Tom Petty.

Ulimate Classic Rock are running a year-end poll for the best album of 2017 and you can vote for 'Paranormal' here. Apparently you can vote once an hour!

There was a short feature in French newspaper 'Le Parisien' on December 1st marking the sold out Paris shows.

Alternative Nation has a live review of the Wembley show with some nice photos.


Posted on 05 Dec 2017
Vampires In Rome

The Hollywood Vampires will play 'Rock In Rome' on July 8th next year. Tickets appear to go on sale today.

The Michael Bruce Group and Dash Cooper's CO-OP will both perform at the 'Cooperstown Farewell Festival' on December 2nd at The Pressroom, in Phoenix. The festival features a host of bands who played Cooperstown over the years before it unexpectedly closed recently.

AZCentral has a new interview with Alice promoting this years Pudding show.

Alice was apparently on French TV yesterday and you may be able to watch it here but I'm geo-locked so can't!

The new issue of Classic Rock Magazine features 'Genuine American Girl' on it's free "Best Of The Year" CD. You can also vote for the same song as "Coolest Song Of The Year' on 'Little Steven's Underground Garage' radio show.

It appears Nita Strauss will be returning to the 'Rock And Roll Fantasy Camp' next year along with headline guests Dave Mustaine of Megadeth and Zakk Wylde (Ozzy/Black Label Society). The event runs between April 19-22nd, 2018 in Hollywood, CA.

Montrose/Van Halen singer Sammy Hagar is 70 and part of his birthday celebrations is a short video with his celebrity friends sending him amusing birthday wishes, beginning with Shep Gordon and Alice!


Posted on 30 Nov 2017
Beasto Blanco Release Live Album

Beasto Blanco, featuring Chuck Garric and Calico Cooper, have announced the release of their first live album entitled 'Live From Berlin' which will be released on January 19th 2018. The album features songs from both their studio albums including their re-working of 'Feed My Frankenstein'. You can pre-order the album in various formats and packages now at ratpakrecords.com. The full track listing is as follows: Il Nostro Spirito/Beasto Blanco, Freak, Motorqueen/Drum Solo, Grind, Machine Girl, Death Rattle, Honey, Feed My Frankenstein, Sadhana/Breakdown.

Noisey have a review and photos from the recent Wembley show, with some rather glaring errors, but it's a review from a non-fan who took her mother to her first AC show so maybe mistakes are understandable. A little research wouldn`t have hurt though!

The Andy Warhol museum have posted a video of Alice doing a screen test at their site.

Before leaving the UK Dennis Dunaway signed over 450 copies of his 'Snakes, Guillotines, Electric Chairs' book which should be appearing at bookshops around the country so keep your eyes open. It's also possible you may be able to order a signed copy if you ask at your local store.

Casinopedia has a video of the Alice slot machine including Alice playing it.


Posted on 26 Nov 2017
Vampires Add Itallian Show

The Hollywood Vampires have added a show in Italy on July 7th at the Lucca Summer Festival. Tickets appear to be on sale now.

Alice has released a short video remembering AC/DC legend Malcolm Young which you can see here.

The UK press has had quite a bit of coverage about the forthcoming 'Urban Legends' show on Sky Arts. I mentioned the show some months back when it was announced UK comic and AC fan Noel Fielding would be playing Alice in the show which tells a version of the story of Alice meeting Dali. There still seems to be no air date, but photos of Fielding as Alice have been released, and this seems to be what has caused the flood of coverage as Fielding is currently co-hosting top rated show 'The Great Britsh Bake Off', and so everything he does is being reported. You can see the photos here, which include David Suchet as Dali.

Ryan Roxie posted the following on the recent passing of David Cassidy:
"When I say 'Keith' was a major influence growing up, most people assume it was Keith Richards. And although I have stolen many of Sir Richards clothing choices & guitar riffs over the years, the TRUE hero of my childhood was none other then 'Keith Partridge' a.k.a. the late great David Cassidy.
He's probably one of the main reasons I still get to drive around the world on a bus (albeit not a multi-colored school bus) and play in a band with family (yes, I consider this AC Band & Crew my extended family as we have spent more time together this year than with our own families back home!
I met David once back in the '90's, and I shook his hand and we exchanged a brief hello...that was enough for me. It was a crowded night club and he was about to go onstage and do what he had always done, entertain. All was good....I had shaken the hand of the man who had passed the 'torch of rock n roll' onto me. He had no idea the amount of inspiration he gave us adolescent rock n' rollers growing up in the '70's...but in the back of his mind, I think he did.
So on this Thanksgiving day 2017, I thank YOU, David Cassidy....and instead of getting bummed and sad about your passing, I will echo your sentiments and continue to try and make the world just a bit more positive then it was the day before....'C'mon, Get Happy' Cheers, 77"

Alice was mentioned on Dutch TV NTR last week and you can watch it here starting around 2.02 into the show. The interesting bit is that it apparently mentions that Alice will be interviewed for the show 'Top 2000 a Go Go' which will air at the end of December, so I suppose this is more of a heads up for that show.

Ruta66 has a review from the UK tour in Spanish with photos.

The Times has a review of the Wembley show for subscribers.

UK betting site 'Betsafe' appear to have a new Alice Cooper themed slots game available. You can only see and play the game by signing up, but they have a review, with photos, that you can see here explaining the game play.


Posted on 23 Nov 2017
Doro Joins Alice in Germany

Last night in Krefeld, Germany Alice and the band were joined on stage by German metal queen Doro Pesch for 'School's Out'. AC guitarist Tommy Henriksen wrote, recorded and toured with Doro for a few years back in the late 80s. You can watch video here. (Photo by Jan Fleuren)
Also at Krefeld Nita Strauss paid tribute to Malcolm Young of AC/DC, who sadly passed away yesterday, by starting her solo before 'Poison' with the riff from 'Thunderstruck'.

The latest edition of French magazine 'Rock & Folk' has an 8 page article about Alice Cooper and the reunion shows.

The Daily Mail in the UK has an article about Alice and the UK shows with a few mistakes (They didn`t play 'Elected', the name didn`t come from a TV show etc, and I doubt ANY Alice fan will be surprised to learn he plays golf, goes to church or is married...).


Posted on 19 Nov 2017
UK Tour Ends and News Catch Up

The UK tour is over and it's time to catch up on everything that's happened over the last week or so, but first... well.. it was good wasn`t it! First the stunning Dublin shows, and then the five historic mainland shows with Neal, Dennis and Michael on stage with Alice again in the UK. I hope everyone who could get to the shows had as much fun as I did! As always there are a few thank you's: To Alice, Neal, Dennis, Michael, Ryan, Tommy, Chuck, Glen, Nita and Sheryl for putting on the best shows on the planet. To the Alice Cooper crew who work so hard to put on the show everynight. To Bujie, for what must at times have been super-human patience. To Kyler Clark for being an all round cool dude. To all the Sickthings from around the UK and the world, especially the 'Nation of Ovine', who I was able to spend time with (there is never enough). And finally the indisputable 'Man of the Year' Toby Mamis for his friendship and help above and beyond. Safe travels onwards and I hope we'll see you all again soon!

So, lets get to the news:

The Hollywood Vampires will play Samsung Hall in Zurich, Switzerland on July 3rd. Tickets are on sale now. The band will also perform at Hellfest in France which takes place between June 22nd and 24th, and there are strong rumours they *may* be at Download this year but that hasn`t been confirmed.

There's new interviews from The Scotish Sun, Dublin Nova, BBC 6 Music, and KJZZ.

Dublin Live has a report on what Alice got up to off stage in Ireland (yes, it's golf related).

Live reviews and photos come from: The Telegraph, Yorkshire Evening Post, Rockshot, The Scotsman, Birmingham Mail, Express and Star, Manchester Evening News, Lancashire Telegraph, Financial Times, and The Sun.

On his one day off in the UK Alice travelled back down to London for the opening of a multimedia art installation called 'The Adoration Trilogy: Searching for Apollo.' It’s a collaboration between The Who‘s Roger Daltrey and photographer Alistair Morrison, and it was unveiled at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum. A whole host of music legends were there including Daltrey, John Paul Jones, Peter Frampton, Donovban, Carl Palmer, Paul Weller, Bill Wyman, Tom Jones and Peter Gabriel. Reports and photos can be seen at Best Classic Bands, Daily Mail, and Rock107.

Penny Black Music interviews Steve Hunter about his new (and excellent) solo album 'Before The Lights Go Out'.

Finally this last one actually appeared just before the tour began but is too good not to mention. Fast forward to about the 17 minute mark for the cutest Alice Cooper review you will ever hear by 8 year old Chloe O'Donovan.


Posted on 17 Nov 2017
Vampires In Russia

Two new Hollywood Vampires shows have just been announced. They are:
May 28th: Moscow, Russia - Olympisky
May 30th: St. Petersburg, Russia - Ice Palace
Tickets go on sale November 13th at 9AM CET.

Two new interviews with Alice: One in the Irish Times, and a second KJZZ The Show.


Posted on 10 Nov 2017
Drummer Whitey Glan R.I.P.

Legendary 'Welcome To My Nightmare' drummer Pentti “Whitey” Glan passed away yesterday, November 7th. Whitney first started playing back in 1965 with 'The Rogues' who became 'Mandala' shortly afterwards and toured Canada with their a hit single 'Loveitis'. In the mid-70s he was chosen by Bob Ezrin to back Lou Reed, which led to being part of the 'Welcome To My Nightmare' band on both album and tour. He became an in demand session player, appearing on maybe 100s of records including Bette Midler's 'The Rose' (with other members of the 'Nightmare' band) and Van Morrisons 'Moondance', but he always stayed in touch with the Alice Cooper organisation, visiting them at shows when they were in the area. Glan was diagnosed with lung cancer last October. All our sympathies to his family and friends.
UPDATE: Alice has posted the following statement: "I picked Whitey Glan for the 'Welcome To My Nightmare' tour because he was simply the best drummer around, not knowing he could drink me under a table! Everybody who worked with Whitey was his best friend. He was certainly one of rock's premier drummers, but he was under-rated and under-publicized.  Canada is less one world class musician now".


Posted on 08 Nov 2017
Late Stuff

A few new items before I leave for Dublin...

The 'Live From The Astroturf' single has won an award for the best .45 single packaging at the 'Alex Awards' which are awarded for 'achievement in vinyl packaging'. Well done Chris Penn and Good Records.

Alice Cooper has been nominated for induction into the 'Songwriters Hall of Fame' along with Tom Waits, N.W.A. and Mariah Carey!

CANADIAN Superfan Paul Brenton is heading to the UK for the tour and will be writing reports for Canadian magazine 'Music Express'. The first introduction articles are up already, but watch for more instalments.


Posted on 07 Nov 2017
Vampires In Prague

The Hollywood Vampires will be special guests to 'Ozzy Osbourne and friends' on June 13th at the Prague Rocks 2018 festival in the Czech Republic. Tickets go on sale November 9th with a LiveNation presale two days before.

Nita Strauss was a guest on Nikki Sixx's 'Sixx Sense' show a couple of days ago for a long interview and you can listen in via YouTube.

Dennis Dunaway is interviewed by 'Noize In The Attic' which you can hear here. Dennis appears about 15 minutes into the podcast.

Ruta66 have a review of the 'Paranormal' album in Spanish.

Watch out for the Christmas edition of 'Family Guy' this year as it features one of the last recordings by the late Carrie Fisher AND will  feature 'School's Out'.

Note: There may not be many more updates for the next week or so as the UK dates are coming up so I'll be away from home. Keep an eye on the forums and facebook as news will probably appear there before I can post it. Also don't forget that the times on many tickets for the UK tour are wrong. The doors should open around 6pm and The Tubes are set to start at 7pm.


Posted on 06 Nov 2017
Alice on Kimmel

Alice's appearance last night on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' included a short interview with guest host Dave Grohl and a performance of 'The Ballad Of Dwight Fry', including the guillotine, with the Foo Fighters!. You can see the interview here and the performance here.


Posted on 01 Nov 2017
Vampires Announce Shows

The Hollywood Vampires have announced 5 show in Europe for next June. They are:
June 2nd – Hamburg, Stadtpark
June 4th – Berlin, Zitadelle Spandau
June 12th - Hala Torwar, Warsaw, Poland
June 14th – Monchengladbach, Sparkassenpark
June 27th – Munich, Tollwood
June 29th – Frankfurt, Jahrhunderthalle

Tickets go on sale November 2nd.

Beasto Blanco with Chuck Garric and Calico Cooper have announced a few more shows in December including an extra night in Edinburgh. The full list of shows is as follows:
December 8th - Amperage, Grenoble, France
December 9th - Rathaussaal, Telfs, Austria
December 10th - Bluesiana, Velden Am Worthersee, Austria
December 11th - Rock Cafe, Bratislava, Slovakia
Decmeber 12th - Rock Klub Nova Chmelnice, Prague, Czech Republic
December 13th - 7er Live Club, Mannheim, Germany
December 14th - Hall Of Fame, Wetzikon, Switzerland
December 15th - Manoir Pub, St. Maurice, Switzerland
December 16th - Ton Sur Ton, La-Chaux-De-Fonds, Switzerland
December 18th - Bannerman's, Glasgow, Scotland
December 19th - Bannerman's, Glasgow, Scotland
December 21st - Bryggarsalen, Stockholm, Sweden
December 22nd - Hard Rock Cafe, Oslo, Sweden

HeavyTV have a new video interview with Alice, which you can watch here, during which he talks about the forthcoming second Hollywood Vampires album. The Inquisitr also have a feature based on information in the HeavyTV interview.

Under the Radar have a review and photos from the Aukland show, which also featured a guest appearance from 'The Emperor of Rock' Richie Scarlet (currently playing with Ace Frehley) during 'School' s Out".


Posted on 30 Oct 2017
Alice On Jimmy Kimmel Live

According to various sources Alice Cooper will be the musical guest on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' this Halloween, October 31st. Also on the show will be Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters.

The Alice Cooper band (minus Alice) have a pre-show booked for Paris on December 2nd. The show takes place at La Boule Noire' and tickets are on sale now.

The Shropshire Star has a new interview with Alice.

MailOnline and 13th Floor have reviews and photos from the Auckland Show.


Posted on 28 Oct 2017
Alice and Ace in Brisbane

Ace Frehley (Ex-Kiss) joined Alice and the band last night in Brisbane for 'School's Out' to mark the end of the Australian dates. Ace has of course been special guest on these dates. You can check out video here.
There have been a few more reviews from the tour which you can check out at Courier-Mail, The Mercury (photos), Newcastle Herald, and Rolling Stone Australia.


Posted on 26 Oct 2017
Cooperstown Phoenix Closes

News is surfacing that the Alice's Cooperstown bar and resturant in Phoenix closed yesterday. I've not found any reasons or official announcements, but it appears the venue had been in trouble for a while. The first Cooperstown (and possible now last), it was the venue of many notable Alice related events including reunions by the original band and a 'Glen Buxton Memorial Weekend'.
UPDATE: The restaurant released the following statement to ABC15: “After 20 years we are sad to close Cooperstown. Thank you to all the loyal staff and patrons. It was a good run!”

There's been quite a few reviews of the Australian tour in the last few days including The Advertiser, Forbes, Sydney Morning Herald, Beat.com and Noise11. MailOnline just caught Alice at Melbourne airport and had to report it...

BBC Radio 2 had Alice on 'Tracks Of My Years' yesterday and yu can listen again here.

Metal Titans has a new interview with Beasto Blanco bassist Jan Le Grow.


Posted on 23 Oct 2017
Geldof Joins Alice In Perth

The Australian tour began tonight in Perth with a guest appearance by Sir Bob Geldof who joined the band for 'School's Out. Check out video here.
'The Project' has a new interview in Alice in Australia.

Dennis Dunaway will be performing at the 'Marc Bolan Anniversary Bash' on October 22nd and 23rd at City Winery in New York City, NY. Dennis will perform both nights amongst a host of other stars.

AmazonUS has launched 'Side By Side with Alice Cooper', a playlist of various songs by both Alice and other artists with commentary by Alice. It's supposed to be live now and available to Amazon Music subscribers but as of writing I haven`t found anyone who can actually access the commentaries as they show as "not yet available". No sign of it on AmazonUK yet.


Posted on 17 Oct 2017
Xmas Pudding 2017

The bill for this years pudding show on December 9th has been announced and joining Alice will be Slash and Rob Halford, along with Edgar Winter, Filter, and Sixwire. Nita Strauss is also confimed as playing, but Chuck has Beasto shows booked so it doesn`t look like it will be the full solo band playing this year. This will be the 16th Pudding show with all profits as usual going to The Rock Teen Center. Tickets go on sale Monday October 16th for the show which as usual is at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix.

Dennis Dunaway has added second signing appearance during the upcoming UK tour. This one is in Birmingham on December 13th at Swordfish Records, 66 Dalton Street, Birmingham. Everything starts at 6pm.
Dennis is also featured in 'Vintage Guitar' in a story about an old Fender guitar amp he used to use waaaay back and what became of it. You can read about it here.

Vamos Musicalizar have posted a funny interview with Chuck Garric and Ryan Roxie answering questions about each other! You can watch part one on facebook.


Posted on 12 Oct 2017
US Tour 2018

New shows have been announced for North America starting in March. The shows go under the heading "A Paranormal Evening With Alice Cooper" and are as follows:
March 1st - Windsor, ON -The Colosseum at Caesar's
March 2nd - Rama, ON - Casino Rama
March 4th - Baltimore, MD - The Lyric Theatre
March 5th - Englewood, NJ - Bergen Performing Arts Center
March 6th - Boston, MA - Boch Center Wang Theatre
March 8th - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
March 9th - Morristown, NJ - Mayo Performing Arts Center
March 10th - Wilkes-Barre, PA - FM Kirby Center
March 13th - Moline, IL - TaxSlayer Center
March 14th - Madison, WI - Orpheum Theater
March 15th - South Bend, IN - Morris Performing Arts Center
March 17th - Cherokee, NC - Harrah's Cherokee Event Center
March 18th - Jacksonville, FL - Florida Theatre
March 20th - Melbourne, FL - King Center
March 21st - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Broward Center for The Performing Arts
March 23rd - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall
March 24th - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
March 26th - Greenville, SC - Bon Secours Wellness Arena
March 28th - Louisville, KY - Palace Theatre
March 29th - Indianapolis, IN - Murat Theatre
Tickets go on sale October 13th, except Rama on sale October 14th and South Bend on sale November 17th. AC.com pre-sales start tomorrow and vary between 10am and 12pm local time depending on venue. The password will be "SICKTHINGS"

There looks to be a "Tour Edition" of 'Paranormal' coming out shortly. No details yet of what will be different about it, but it is listed as a single CD.

An important note to fans going to the UK shows. Many tickets state the shows starts at 7.30. This is incorrect. The Tubes are due on at 7pm each night and doors should be opening around 5.30- 6pm so make sure you are there in time. You don't want to miss The Tubes!
Also, please bare in mind there will be probably be extra security at the doors at all venues, following the tragic bombing in Manchester, so make sure you allow time for that. I would suggest taking as few extra bags or belongings as possible to help them get everyone inside on time. It's a pain, but we can't blame them for taking every precaution so let's make it as easy and painless as we can.

Nita Strauss can been seen in a new video by guitarist Angel Vivaldi called 'Serotonin' which features the two shedders facing off.


Posted on 09 Oct 2017
RIP Janice Langan

I've just heard that UK superfan Janice Langan passed away suddenly last night. Janice was a regular presence on the UK tours, as well as being very active on the various Alice Cooper facebook pages, including the "Legendary Alice Cooper" facebook group which she co-ran. Being an Alice Cooper fan was a huge part of her life and she will be missed. Our condolences go out to her family and friends.

Of course yesterday the rock world also lost Tom Petty, and Alice posted the following in tribute:
"Unfortunately I never got the chance to work with Tom Petty and I never properly got to know him, but he was always one of those artists everyone wanted to work with, myself included. It was so rare to find someone who commands such universal respect in this business. He was a rock n roll lifer with music in his blood. This man delievered a wealth of great songs to his fans and to the world and that is something to celebrate. He was an honest renegade, a rebel and a true original. I read that he only really felt himself in the studio and on the road and to that I can truly relate. Rest In Piece Tom and sincere condolences to your family, your friends and your countless fans around the world."
Alice Cooper


Posted on 03 Oct 2017
Steve Hunter Releases 'Before The Lights Go Out'

Guitar Legend Steve Hunter To Release New Album “Before The Lights Go Out”
 
The Deacon Of Rock Bites Back!
 “Before The Lights Go Out” is long time Alice Cooper/Lou Reed Guitarist Steve Hunter's latest solo album. The cover art and title make a statement about his failing eyesight, but don't make the mistake of thinking this is a quiet wave goodbye. As soon as you put on the first track, you will know that this is more like a Blues Rock Declaration of Independence! There are sexy grooves, luscious guitar tones and melodies galore.
As with all Hunter's releases, there is some diversity and sound imagery, not least of which is 'Tienes Mi Corazón' where alongside his nylon string improvisation comes the sound of his own heart. And listen out for Joe Satriani adding his fire to the heat of “Mojo Man.”
Also joining Steve on a couple of tracks are two great Bass players: Erik Scott can be heard on “Mojo Man,” Erik is also an Alice Cooper alumni. On “Under The Bodhi Tree” is Andy Stoller. Steve and Andy toured together with Tracy Chapman during the “Telling Stories” album period, most recently Andy has been touring with Ann Wilson of Heart.
Watch the album sampler video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBYCZ_sPVVA  
To pre-order Steve Hunter's “Before The Lights Go Out” at iTunes. CDBaby link to follow. Official release date is September 25th.
Steve Hunter is his own man; he has been around the block with a forty-five year career.
From his 1973 solos on Alice Cooper's “Billion Dollar Babies” album, his legendary acoustic work on Peter Gabriel's “Solsbury Hill,” his “Intro” to Lou Reed's “Sweet Jane” and his searing opening solos on Aerosmith's version of “Train Kept A Rolling” Most recently he can be heard on Alice Cooper's 2017 album “Paranormal” making this his ninth Cooper album appearance. The Deacon is not done yet but his life is evolving! He has challenges playing live now but his honed skill, tone, power and soul, is dished up on this hot plate of guitar driven instrumental tastiness.
 Ful Track List:
1.   On The Edge Of Uncertainty
2.   Mojo Man
3.   Summer's Eve
4.   Cinderblock
5.   Softtail Deuce
6.   Tienes Mi Corazón (You Have My Heart)
7.   Ice Storm
8.   Under The Bodhi Tree
9.   The Other Side Of The Coin
10. Happy Trails  (vocal Karen Hunter)


Posted on 23 Sep 2017
Alice and Arthur In Rio

Alice and the band played the 'Rock In Rio' festival in Brazil last night and were joined not only by the legendary Arthur Brown as previously announced, but also Alice's Hollywood Vampires bandmate Joe Perry for a cover of Browns' 'Fire'. Both stars remained on stage for the closing 'School's Out' as well, and you can already check out footage on YouTube.
Before the show Alice, Sheryl, and the band gave out hearing aids to local children on behalf of the Starkey Hearing Foundation.

Chuck Garric and Calico Cooper will play a Beasto Blanco set at an early Halloween show on September 30th at 'Dr. Gangrene's Horror Hootenanny' which takes place at 'The End' in Nashville, TN.

93XRT have posted a video of Alice's 'Waynes World' introduction in Chicago a couple of weeks back.

'Sticky Fingers TV' interviewed the Alice Cooper band during their show at the venue a few weeks back and they've posted them on their YouTube channel here.

Damon Johnson talks to AL.com about his forthcoming live album 'Birmingham Tonite', as well as his time with Alice.


Posted on 22 Sep 2017
Dennis Dunaway London Signing

Dennis has also announced that he will be at the Chiller Convention again this year and is bringing along Neal Smith and Michael Bruce too! The event takes place between October 27th and 29th at the Hilton Parsippany, Parsippany, N.J and tickets are on sale now.


Posted on 15 Sep 2017
US Tour Ends With Guests

The US tour with Deep Purple ended a couple of days ago in Cincinnati, OH and featured guest appearances by Edgar Winter, Steve Morse (Deep Purple) and Doug Rappoport (Edgar Winter Group) on the final 'School's Out', which you can see hereCincinatti.com also have some photos. The band now have a couple of weeks off before heading to Brazil for Rock in Rio on the 21st.
You can check out some great photos of the Jones Beach show over at Bravewords, while more photos and a review have been posted to Ultimate Classic Rock. Critical Blast review the St Louis show.

Revolver Magazine has a new interview with Alice as does CBS Chicago, Cincinatti.com, and CBN News.

One I think I missed is a new video interview with Tommy Henriksen from Rock Scene.

Rhino Records are apparently re-issuing 'Pretties For You', 'Love It To Death', and 'Special Forces' on vinyl on October 3rd. 'Pretties...' will be on red vinyl, 'Love It To Death' on black and white vinyl, while 'Special Forces' is on white vinyl. 'Trash' is also listed for a vinyl reissue on October 13th. you can pre-order them all via AmazonUK and AmazonUS.

Former OKEJ editor Anders Tengner has a new cookbook out which apparently features contributions from Alice, in Swedish of course.


Posted on 14 Sep 2017
'The Nightmare' Released Today

'The Nightmare' TV Special is out on DVD today worldwide. This release comes with the bonus of the 'Welcome To My Nightmare' concert film recorded live at Wembley in 1975. You can order it from AmazonUK and AmazonUS now. The TV special reportedly comes from the original master tapes. You can read a reviews at ASX and Critical Blast.

The September issue of 'Planet Rock Magazine' has an article about the making of 'School's Out', and Dutch magazine 'Soundz' has Alice on the front cover.

'Steel Notes' magazine have published part 2 of their epic interview with Dennis Dunaway taking up the story from the band break up to the present day.

Damon Johnson is releasing his first solo live album shortly called 'Birmingham Tonight' and the sixteen song set recorded Birmingham, Alabama last year will be available on all the normal platforms. The full track listing features songs from throughout Damon's career and is as follows: Horses & Needles / The Killer Instinct  / Dead / Dayton, Ohio / Hard Act To Follow / I Lie In The Bed I Make / Slave To The System / Amphetamine / 20/20 Faith / Pontiac / Machete / And Fools Shine On / Nobody Usin' / Woman / The Boys Are Back In Town / Got No Shame.

Ultimate Classic Rock, Rolling Stone, and Cleveland Scene, have new interviews with Alice.

A woman in New Orleans is trying to sue Glen Sobel after a loose drum stick hit her during a show at the Saenger Theater that supposedly left her with injuries to her head, face and right eye. She claims the injury happened during the end of 'School's Out' so it seems unlikely Glen "suddenly and without warning... flung a drumstick into the air" and more likely he simply lost his grip on it. Whatever the circumstances, her claim that "hurling a drumstick into a crowd of patrons without warning” was an act of “negligence.” is obviously silly, as drummers have been throwing their sticks to fans for decades, not to mention the canes and whips that get thrown out every night at shows. Maybe she was busy with her phone...

Live reviews come from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (with the classic line "If there isn't an unwritten rule, let's just make it now, that you don't go on after Alice Cooper."), Southgate News-Herald, Live In Limbo, and 101WRIF (photos).

Tthe Miami Herald have an article about the 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' movie (just out on DVD) which, while not concentrating on Alice's involvement, has some interesting background information about this notorious turkey of a movie.


Posted on 06 Sep 2017
Alice Presents Waynes World In Chicago.

Alice will be introducing a free showing of 'Waynes World' in Millennium Park, Chicago next Tuesday (Sept. 5th) at 6.30PM. The film is being shown as part of a summer season of films being shown in the park.

There have been quite a few new interviews in the last few days including WDHA's Monring JoltKGON, Audioboom, QFM 96, Detroit Metro Times, TribLive, and Fox Sports Radio.

TribLive talks to Ryan Roxie ahead of the Moondogs band show tonight.

WBAB has photos from the Jones Beach show. The Quietus reviews 'Paranormal'.


Posted on 31 Aug 2017
Alice On Sirius XM Again

Alice appeared on the Eddie Trunk Sirius XM show today and it was streamed live through the official Alice facebook page. Unfortunatly I didn`t find out until it was already happening but you should be able to watch it again here.

The Alice Cooper band will play another warm up show at 'Moondogs' in Pittsburgh on August 31st. Doors open 6.30pm.

EarMusic have uploaded their 'Rapid Fire' interview part 2 video which you can watch here.

MyAJC have a review of the Atlanta show while the Alice was on 'WTF with Mark Moran' today and you can listen to that one here. PhillyVoice also has an interview.


Posted on 25 Aug 2017
Tour Reviews and more

More tour reviews have been appearing and, as with previous co-headlining tours Alice has done, the general consensus is as you would expect. You can read some examples at Phoenix New Times, AZ Central, Houston Press, Dallas Observer, and Atlanta Journal.

EarMusic have posted part three of their 'Paranormal' interview which you can see here. OMNY also have an audio interview.

Herald and Review has a short article about Steve Hunter.

Damon Johnson and Scott Gorham of Black Star Riders are interviewed by MusicRadar with a few Alice mentions.

The full version of Lynch Mob's 'Mr Jekyl and Hyde' video, which features Chuck Garric and Calico Cooper, can now be seen on YouTube.


Posted on 23 Aug 2017
US Tour Press

The new US tour with Deep Purple has begun and there has been a bit of press to cover:
KKLZ have a few words with Alice and Deep Purple's Roger Glover about the current co-headline US tour. The OC Register has a review of the LA show (although you wonder if they actually watched the show). The Dallas Observer has a short Alice interview with a very deceiving headline. Houston Press has a longer interview, and finally Ultimate Classic Rock have video and setlists from the Las Vegas show.

Alice turned up on the BBC World Service 'Top Of The Pops' which you can hear here about 7 minutes into the show. Alice will be back on Radio 2 on August 28th for an hour long special with Johnnie Walker. The show airs at 8pm UK time.

Forbes Magazine have a short interview with Shep Gordon.


Posted on 16 Aug 2017
AC Band play Vegas Tomorrow

The Alice Cooper band will be playing at 'The Sayers Club' at the SLS Las Vegas Hotel and Casino tomorrow night as a warm up for the first US tour show the following night. The advert mentions 'Special Guests!" Admission is free.

Alice was interviewed by Fox10 News in Phoenix about the recent passing of country star Glen Campbell.

EarMusic have posted yet another 'Paranormal' promo video. This one is a 'rapid fire' interview. Also NME have an interview with Alice talking about 'the soundtrack of my life' which I don`t recall mentioning before.

A deleted scene from the recent 'Guardians Of The Galaxy 2" has just been released and features an amusing Alice Cooper reference!

Dennis Dunaway will be interviewed on wdlsradio.net on Thursday August 17th at 9.30PM (local time).

Q2 in Belgium have an interview with Alice and some footage but you have to register to see it, which is apparenty free. The Alice part is around 49 mins into the show.

Lastly, if you check out the new promo for Lynch Mobs 'The Brotherhood' album you will spot Chuck Garric and Calico Cooper making guest appearances in a forthcoming song video.


Posted on 10 Aug 2017
Manson Guests In Belgium

After the storming Wacken show (which WAS streamed live and can now be found on YouTube) the European dates ended with a bang last night in Belgium when Marilyn Manson joined Alice and the band for 'I'm Eighteen', which you can see here.

The 'Paranormal' album has been making a good showing in charts around the world, gaining Alice's best chart positions in decades. So far the tally is:
Germany: #4 (highest chart entry in 45 years since the classic “School’s Out”)
Australia: #4 (highest chart entry in 39 years)
Belgium: #5
UK: #6 (highest chart entry in 23 years) / #1 Rock Charts #1 independent Charts
Sweden: #6 (highest charts entry in 28 years since 1989)
Finland: #9 (best charts entry ever) #1 physical album sales
USA: #6 current album charts (#32 Billboard 200, #1 Hard Music Albums, #3 Current Physical)
EarMusic have posted two more 'Track By Track' videos for 'Rats' and 'The Sound Of A' as well as a behind the scenes video from the 'Paranormal' photo shoot.

Rolling Stone Australia has an interview with Alice asking what scares him and Stereoboard have an album review.


Posted on 07 Aug 2017
AC Band solo show and Wacken Livestream

The Alice Cooper band will be doing a 'pre-show party' at Moondogs, in Blawnox, PA on August 31st the day before the big show at KeyBank Pavillion. Tickets are $20 and are sure to sell out fast.  These pre-shows feature the entire band (Ryan, Chuck, Tommy, Nita and Glen) playing various covers, tracks from their solo projects and some Cooper classics, sometimes with a special guest! Not to be missed if you get the chance to be there.

Tomorrow's Wacken Open Air Festival show *may* be webcast. Keep and eye out here, as they are streaming other band and list Alice Cooper in the schedule.

EarMusic have now added  'track by track' interview clips for 'Private Public Breakdown' and 'Holy Water'.

Rolling Stone have a new interview with Alice about 'Paranormal' which is being quoted in various other sites. There's new album reviews at Young Folk, Treble, Uproxx and Uniontown Herald and  photos from the Dresden show at Rex Features.


Posted on 04 Aug 2017
Track By Track Videos

EarMusic have been pushing 'Paranormal' with a series of videos featuring Alice talking about each track on the new album. So far they have posted 'Paranormal', 'Dead Flies', 'Fireball', 'Fallen In Love', and 'Dynamite Road' with the rest of the tracks presumably following over the next few days. They have also posted the second part of their video interview with Alice about the album. 'Paranormal' appears to be selling well in many territories and things are looking good for a high chart entry at the end of the week in both the US and UK (where it is currently #3 in the midweek chart)!

Alice is confirmed as appearing on this Sunday's 'Johnnie Walker Show' on Radio 2. The show airs at 3pm.

A few more short soundbites have shown up in the Montrose Daily Press, NME, and Hot Press,
Alice is also on the cover of Mixdown magazine, which you can see here. They also have a short interview with Nita.


Posted on 01 Aug 2017
Paranormal Released

Well, in case you missed it (how??) 'Paranormal' was officially released today and is currently at the #1 spot on Amazon in the US which can`t be bad. EarMusic have released a short video announcing the release, which interestingly features a few seconds of the original band reunion in Nashville.

Alice was live on facebook in Stockholm yesterday and you can see the video here. There's also new interviews at Consequence Of Sound, WRIF, Forbes, WCSX, Audioboom, Paste Magazine, Virgin Radio (Italy), Radio X, and WROR.
On top of that there are the reviews at The Guardian, AV Club, Consequence Of Sound, Wall of Sound, PlattenTests (German), and Rock Sins.

Ultimate Classic Rock has an article telling the story behind 'Trash' in 1989.

The new 'Sweden Rock' magazine has an article about 'Paranormal'.

According to something host Johnnie Walker apparently said on his Radio 2 show the other day, Alice will be on the show in a couple of weeks, followed by a "radio special" in about six weeks. No more info on this yet but one to watch for.

Shout Factory will be releasing 'Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band', the infamous 1978 movie which features Alice singing 'Because', on Spetember 26th on DVD, possibly for the first time?


Posted on 28 Jul 2017
News Roundup

'Paranoiac Personality' received it's first live performance at the Tromso show on Friday slotting in near the end of the show and by all accounts sounded great. Alice has promised a few more 'surprises' on the next leg of shows so lets hope it happens.

Meanwhile on their days off the band have been busy playing a couple of club shows. They played the Hard Rock Cafe in Oslo, Norway on Sunday night (review here) and play Sticky Fingers in Gothenburg tonight! Unfortunately I didn`t know until this morning as facebook isn`t playing nice at the moment...
UPDATE: Alice himself joined the band at 'Sticky Fingers' for a few songs including 'No More Mr Nice Guy', and 'School's Out'.

EarMusic have posted two new videos in the last couple of days. The first is a 11 minute sampling of clips from the new album, while the second is a nine minute interview with Alice talking about it.

The news about Alice's Andy Warhol print discover seems to have gone viral. The ArtNet link I posted a few days ago is the main source though so I won`t link every other report that's has shown up since!

Midlandmetalheads have a look at the five Alice Cooper albums people may have missed.

With the album just a few days away there have been more interviews and reviews showing up so I'm just going to list them before I miss something.
The new 'Mojo' Magazine in the UK has an interview as do the Sherbrook Times, The Creative Independent, and 94.7 WCSX (Audio).
Album reviews can be seen at: The Washington PostSlant Magazine, Paste Magazine, RockSins, MetalInside (Swiss), Polyprisma (German), and PowerMetal (German). More are sure to follow of course.


Posted on 25 Jul 2017
Paranormal Photo App

earMusic have just launched a new 'Paranormal Photo App' where you can add your own photo as one of the two Alice heads on the album cover, and then post it to social media sites!  Just a week to go now until the album release!

Alice is also on the cover of the new issue of the Dutch Aardschok magazine with 5 pages inside.


Posted on 21 Jul 2017
Interviews Everywhere

Phoenix Magazine have posted a video of Alice on a photo shoot and have a cover and article in their August issue, while AZCentral have a new interview as well.

Musik have a new video interview with Alice talking about the band and seeing a UFO!

Alice is featured in the new August dated issue of Goldmine in the US talking about his solo career and the Nashville reunion with photos. The article isn`t online yet.

ArtNet has a story relating to Alice and an original Andy Warhol print that he recieved as a gift from Cindy Lang back in 1974 and completely forgot he had!

Mixdown in Australia also have a short interiew.

Alice has started playing more songs from Paranormal' on 'Nights With Alice Cooper' beginning with 'Fallen In Love' yesterday. The album is also the album of the week on Ken Bruce's show on Radio 2 and he's been playing songs from it as well including 'Holy Water'.
The Times has a review of the album.

Nordlys in Norway has a golf related article with photos of Alice and Roxie in Tromso.


Posted on 21 Jul 2017
Small Stuff

The forthcoming 'Welcome To My Nightmare/The Nightmare' DVD is now up on AmazonUS for pre-order. Presumably AmazonUK will follow shortly.

LineaRock2017 have posted a new video interview with Alice.

The Wall Street Journal has an article retelling the story behind 'I'm Eighteen', unfortunately it seems to be behind a paywall for some people and not others.


Posted on 19 Jul 2017
Paranormal Lyric Video

 

 

Above is the lyric video for the title track from 'Paranormal' which is just a couple of weeks away now. The song is also now available on Spotify, iTunes and other streaming platforms.TeamRock have posted their review of the full 'Paranormal' album.


Posted on 14 Jul 2017
'The Nightmare' Arrives On DVD

In the last few weeks various japanese sites have been surfacing with listings for a new DVD featuring the 1975 'Welcome To My Nightmare' live concert film. While this in itself wouldn`t be that exciting (it's been released several times over the years), what IS exciting with these listings is that they said it will come with the first DVD release of 'The Nightmare' TV Special, something we've been asking for for years! Well, it now seems to be official, and the DVD will get a worldwide release on September 8th!
'The Nightmare' is the original 1975 TV show companion to Alice's first solo album, and features slightly different versions of all the songs from the album, plus 'Ballad Of Dwight Fry', along with guest appearances by horror legend Vincent Price throughout. A VHS tape of the show was officially released in the early 80s but quickly vanished again, so up until now the only way of seeing it was either bootleg copies or on Youtube. There's no information yet as any other details about this release, including whether it will have Alice and Brian Nelson's classic commentary for the live film that was originally only available on the US Rhino version of the concert film, or how much work has been done to improve sound or picture, but the simple fact it's finally being released should be exciting enough!


Posted on 11 Jul 2017
More Press

A few more Interviews have appreared over the weekend. The Sunday Times Magazine had four pages with an interview and photo. The article is on their site but unfortunatly locked behind a paywall.
Alice turned up on the Shaun Keaveny show on BBC Radio 6 which you can listen to here. Alice appears around 2hrs 17 minutes into the show.
There's also a video interview with 'Radio Bob!' during which Alice talks about plans to change up the setlist for this years Wacken festival!
New interviews also appear at Sunday Star Times (New Zealand), Forbes.com, and DeeKay.it (video).


Posted on 10 Jul 2017
Paranormal Song Clips

Alice was interviewed on Italy's 'Radio Capital' a few days ago and during the 45 minute chat they played parts of two new 'Paranormal' songs. You can find the title track 'Paranormal' at around 27.55 into the interview and 'Genuine American Girl' follows around 34.45.

Alice is featured in the new issues of 'Planet Rock' magazine in the UK, and 'Rock Hard' magazine in France which seems to have a cool 3D cover. Expect many more to follow in the next few weeks.

The New European has an article about Alice meeting Dali.


Posted on 06 Jul 2017
Joe Perry Joins Alice In Barcelona

Fellow Hollywood Vampire Joe Perry of Aerosmith joined Alice and the band on stage in Barcelona for 'Schools Out' a couple of nights ago.  You can see video on YouTube.

Finnish Magazine Kaaos has a new interview with Alice.

A while back Neal Smith obtained the remains of one of Glen Buxton's classic Gibson SG guitars, and together with ex-Dennis Dunaway Project guitarist Rick Tedesco they decided to try and restore the classic axe to playable condition. You can now watch a video telling the story and showing the results on YouTube.

PennyBlackMusic have a review and photos of the Nashville reunion show (although they list an old setlist and not the one for the show they are reviewing!).

CBC has an interesting article about a young fan who based her PhD in psychology on the song 'Man Of The Year' and ended up meeting Alice.


Posted on 04 Jul 2017
Today's press

Thursday's press launch has resulted in various short mentions in the UK and world press. Most consist of simply pulling short quotes out from the Q&A but a few are a little more interesting. One worth talking about is from 'The Sun' who have taken a few comments Alice made about politics, and added a completely frabricated context which wasn't mentioned or suggested in what he actually said during the Q&A. They headline the short report with "Alice Cooper hits out at Glastonbury for bringing politics to the Pyramid Stage following Jeremy Corbyn’s speech". Alice didn't mentioned Glastonbury or Corbyn at all while explaining his often repeated opinion that rock and roll and politics shouldn't mix. As previously, he explained that going to a rock show should be about escaping normal everyday issues like politics, and just having fun. The Glastonbury context is completely false and simply made up by the writer, presumably looking to push their own agenda. As usual, don't believe all you read, especially in The Sun!
Yesterday Alice turned up at the Silver Clef Awards in London. Chieftain have a short video from the red carpet and lots of photos from the event are appearing on facebook and elsewhere.

Alice is scheduled to appear on BBC Radio 4 show 'Loose Ends' today at around 6.15. It should be available to 'listen again' shortly afterwards.

PennyBlackMusic have an excellent, long interview with Cindy Smith Dunaway which includes lots of background to her involvement with the early days of the band. Well worth reading.
You can also now watch the video version of 'The Rocker Dad' podcast interview with her husband Dennis Dunaway on YouTube.

The Guardian have followed up their recent webchat with Alice, by reprinting an old article from way back in 1972. Unfortunately they also have a mid-80s photo accompanying it... Still, it's the thought that counts!


Posted on 01 Jul 2017
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