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Alice And Dennis at the Hall Of Fame

Alice Cooper and Dennis Dunaway will be at the Cleveland Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame later today [Monday 16th] for a public interview session to discuss the new Hall of Fame exhibit "Part Of The Machine: Rock and Pinball'. The exhibit will include the new 'Alice Cooper's Nightmare Castle', the original Electric Chair from 1971, and the rare Andy Warhol print Alice found last year. The event is free with admission to the museum, and begins at 12.45pm on the level 1 Klipsch Main Stage.
The 'Rock and Pinball' exihibit features many music related pinball machines, which are all playable using special Rock Hall tokens, a limited number of which are included with the price of admission to the museum, while extra tokens can be purchased in the exhibit.


Posted on 16 Jul 2018
Alice to Perform at Starkey Gala Tonight

Shep Gordon will be honoured tonight (July 15th) at the Starkey Foundation Awards Gala at the Saint Paul RiverCentre, in Saint Paul, Minnesota with Alice also scheduled to perform at the event. The Starkey Foundation helps provide hearing aids to those who can't afford them around the world.  Alice and the Hollywood Vampires have appeared at several Starkey functions over the last few years in support of the cause.

earMusic have uploaded 'Poison' to YouTube from the forthcoming 'A Paranormal Evening' live album recorded at the Olympia, Paris last year. The double album is due out on August 31st.

The Sunday Post has an new interview with Alice today talking about Mary Whitehouse and her attempts to ban the band after seeing 'School's Out' on 'Top Of The Pops'.

Alice is due to appear on the Ronnie Wood show on AXS in the US July 18th. If you are in the US you can see a preview of the show here, but it seems to be geolocked outside North America.

Nights With Alice Cooper have posted a video interview with Alice and Joe Perry talking about Hollywood Vampires partner Johnny Depp.

Legendary producer Quincy Jones watch the Vampires perform in Montreux last week and Reuters carried a story about the show with photos etc.The Camden Adevrtiser also had a brief review of the show.

In Italy The Corriere has an article on the Hollywood Vampires, in Itallian of course.

Alice and Joe Perry will feature in a forthcoming documentary about the 'Rock'n'Roll Fantasy Camp' events that have been happening over the last few years. 'Living After Midnight: The Story of Rock Camp' will also feature interviews with The Who‘s Roger Daltrey, KISS‘ Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, Heart‘s Nancy Wilson, Slash, Judas Priest‘s Rob Halford, Jeff Beck and more. No release date is mentioned.

ZPNetwork have a new interview with Chuck Garric as Beasto Blanco set out on their short US tour. MusicLifeMagazine also have an interview.


Posted on 14 Jul 2018
More Rhino Vinyl reissues.

According to Music Universe Rhino is releasing three more vinyl reissues on July 17th. This time 'Da Da', 'Flush The Fashion' and 'Zipper Catches Skin' will get the treatment on 140g vinyl. There's 4,500 for 'Da Da', 5,200 of 'Flush The Fashion' both on "mixed colour vinyl"  and 4,600 smoke (clear with swirls) vinyl of 'Zipper Catches Skin'.
They're up for pre-order on AmazonUK so presumably will be on AmazonUS soon.
 

Alice is featured in two new commercials for Fiat Chrysler which you can see below. While most of the advert is the same they have alternate endings.



Posted on 28 Jun 2018
Paranormal Night In Paris

According to AmazonUK and AmazonUS August 31st will see earMusic release of a new live album recorded last year at the Paris Olympia. The tracklisting lists the full show, although the other information says the CD and Vinyl are on a single disc. Presumably this is a mistake as it simply wouldn't fit. The vinyl and CD appear to have different covers.Track listing is as follows:
Brutal Planet / No More Mr Nice Guy / Under My Wheels / Department Of Youth / Pain / Billion Dollar Babies / The World Needs Guts / Woman Of Mass Distraction / Poison / Halo Of Flies / Feed My Frankenstein / Cold Ethyl / Only Women Bleed / Paranoiac Personality / Ballad Of Dwight Fry / Killer-I Love The Dead / I'm Eighteen / School's Out.
'Ballad Of Dwight Fry' is already available as a download.
The Paris show was also filmed, but so far there's no listing for a DVD.
 

The rock world lost another star this week, Pantera/Hell Yeah drummer Vinnie Paul. Alice posted the following message soon after the news broke:
"Terribly saddened by the news of Vinnie Paul’s passing. Vinnie was a beloved fixture in the rock and metal communities and we will miss seeing him out on the road. His impact on heavy music is immeasurable. Rest In Peace Vinnie, condolences to your family, friends and fans."

Sand Mountain Reporter seem to have a new interview with Damon Johnson. Unfortunatly they are yet another US site simply blocking anyone in Europe from reading what they post.
 

There's a few new Hollywood Vampires reviews to list including RockShot Mag, The Times (paywalled), The Scotsman (also paywalled), Far Out Magazine, and The Independent.
After the Wembley show the band were presented with plaques commemorating their first headline show.


Posted on 26 Jun 2018
Streaming Vampires

The Hollywood Vampires played Hellfest in France yesterday and the show was streamed live. Unfortunatly I didn't know until after the event but you can currently watch the full show on YouTube.
It also looked like tomorrow's show from the Graspop festival *may* be streamed as well. If it is you should be able to tune in live at the official festival site.
The UK shows have generated a few more reviews including Devilgatemedia [Birmingham], The Daily Mail [Hellfest and Glasgow] ,  The Telegraph [Wembley] , and The List [Glasgow]. Sadly many other "reviews" don't mention anything beyond how Johnny D looks, what he's wearing etc.

The Vampires also turned up at the annual Kerrang! awards on Thursday where guitarist Joe Perry was presented with the 'Inspiration' award by Johnny Depp.

As mentioned a few weeks ago journalist/author Martin Popoff has a new book on the way called 'Welcome To My Nightmare: Fifty Years Of Alice Cooper'. The book is due to be released on July 20th and there's a limited edition deluxe hardcover version available directly from the publishers Wymer Publishing.
Wymer have been kind enough to offer STUK a copy as a competition prize and you can enter shortly via our facebook page. All you have to do is post a fun caption to the photograph you'll find there and the funniest will win a copy of the book. You can enter as many times as you like, but please keep it clean!
I'll post the photo up shortly on the SickthingsUK facebook group page which you can find here.

Chuck and Calico of Beasto Blanco have been talking to Matapaloz in a new interview you can check out on their facebook page.


Posted on 23 Jun 2018
Vampires UK Tour

The UK leg of the Hollywood Vampire's tour concluded last night at Wembley and seems to have been a success. No guest stars last night, although Jimmy Page was backstage before the show (as was Jeff Beck in Manchester I believe). The setlist was the same as normal with highlights including 'Baba O'Riley', 'People Who Died' and 'Heroes' the latter both sung by Depp. The new material also sounds promising. Probably the most amusing part of the show came at the end when most of the huge number of balloons that dropped from the roof seemed to end up on stage, leaving little room for the band to move around (see photo on left)!
Nights With Alice Cooper have posted a short video of Alice and Joe Perry talking about the band.

Reviews of the UK shows have shown up in Express and Star, Manchester Evening News, Daily Mail, The Guardian, and The List.
 


Posted on 21 Jun 2018
Vampires In Birmingham

The long awaited Hollywood Vampires UK tour began last night in Birmingham with special guest Ian Hunter of Mott The Hoople joining the band again for 'All The Young Dudes' towards the end of the show. Other than that the band played the same setlist as other shows.
Since the tour began there have been an endless stream of news stories in the press, yet virtually none have had anythng to do with the music or the actual shows (which is why I haven't bothered listing them all), instead concentrating only on what Johnny Depp is wearing, his health, and occasionally the hefty price of the VIP tickets. Finally 'Birmingham Live' have actually reviewed the show, and you can read their thoughts here.

Alice has been talking to the press promoting the UK shows including The Guardian., and The Times.

Music Madness has posted a new interview with Beasto Blanco pair Chuck Garric and Calico Cooper promoting the forthcoming US shows. In it they report a new Beasto album is almost done! Calico is also interviewed by Sportskeeda.

Note: Just wanted to mention a couple of other things.
Firstly in the last couple of weeks EU privacy laws have changed. It's not really a big deal, but many US news sites have rather stoopidly now blocked access to anyone from Europe instead of making a few minor changes on their site, making it somewhat harder to see some American news stories. Hopefully they will sort themselves out soon.
Secondly, you will notice I've started adding the links as text under the news items. This is to allow the links to go through to facebook. The previous app I used to auto post things has been discontinued and the new one seems to lose normal text links, so for the moment this will have to do. Once the post has appeared on facebook I can remove the addition text here.


Posted on 17 Jun 2018
Alice Artist Needs Help

Artist Airic Brumitt, who designed Alice Cooper's stage props, costumes, and more for 20 years, including the famous Alice/Skull design, is in poor health and urgently needs help with medical bills! His friend Hugh Gallagher has organized a GoFundMe campaign to raise fund for his friend so if you can please go look and help. Here's a little more background info about Airic:

"I am a musician and an artist. I did artwork for Alice Cooper for 20 plus years. It took pure dedication and lots of hard work for me to make that happen. It was not handed to me. I designed the Alice Cooper half skull and designed stage sets and props, including the Dirty Diamonds “Angel of Death” guillotine. I designed and oversaw the fabrication of and painted stage clothes for Alice and band members. I consulted during photo and video shoots. I contributed with tour book photography and was an all around graphic artist for Alice. That credit shows up in a few tour books, CDs/LPs and even a 1975 concert DVD from Rhino. My art was requested to be displayed in the Tommy Hilfinger “Rockstyle” show at the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art in New York from Fall of 1999 though Spring of 2000. My art currently hangs in the Hardrock in New York. I also have mentions and artwork in a few books; the 2nd Kisstory book and the Kiss Tour magazine. The Treasures of the Hardrock Cafe book as well."

Ryan Roxie will be on 'The Music Shindig' tomorrow evening between 6pm and 9pm UK time. Host Dino Bedrocker will be playing new Roxie songs and Cooper classics and you can listen in here.
There's another new interview with Roxie on 'Hard Rock with Jay Conroy' which you can check out here.

Alice appeared in a new A&E documentary called 'David Cassidy: The Last Session' which aired on June 9th and is presumably now available to watch on demand if you have access to the US channel.

Piggy D has posted the soundtrack music he recently wrote for the Alice Cooper 'Nightmare Castle' pinball game over on YouTube. The music is accompanied by animated images from the game and is pretty cool!

The new issue of UK magazine 'Uncut' has three pages on Alice Cooper talking about writing and recording 'I'm Eighteen'.

Nita Strauss will be making a few personal appearances this month. They include June 18th in San Diego at Guitar Workshop Plus, June 22nd/23rd at Sweetwater Gearfest, and on June 28th she'll be in Pittsburgh "for a very special performance".
Nita turned up at the Ubisoft press conference earlier today at the E3 Games convention in Los Angeles playing with one of her other bands 'Critical Hit'. Footage will likely turn up on YouTube shortly.

AL.com has a new interview with ex-Alice guitarist/songwriter Eric Dover talking about his career including his time with Alice.

Dash Cooper has been talking to RadioactiveMike Z about his band CO-OP, their new album, and his dad Alice, and you can listen to the conversation via Soundcloud.


Posted on 12 Jun 2018
Roxie Tours USA

Ryan Roxie will be on the road in July promoting his 'Imagine Your Reality' album as part of the 'Planet Axe' tour in the USA with fellow guitarists Brandon Gibbs (Devil City Angels) and Joel Kosche (Collective Soul). Ryan's band for these shows will include Kosche along with Robbie Miller on bass and Kenny Bailey on drums. The dates are as follows:
July 18th - The Nick - Birmingham, AL
July 19th -  37 Main - Buford, GA
July 20th - Private Event - Somerset, KY
July 21st - MVP Bar - Cincinnati, OH
July 22nd -  Firehouse BBQ & Blues - Richmond, IN
July 25th - Tailgators - Cedar Rapids, IA
July 26th - Rascals Live Music Venue - Moline, IL
July 27th - Psycho Silo Saloon - Langley, IL
July 28th - Stone Toad Bar & Grill - Menasha, WI

Ryan will also be on Spire Radio Wednesday June 13th between 6pm and 9pm UK time (1-3 EST) on 'The Music Shindig' with Dino Bedrocker. The show will feature an interview with Roxie, music from 'Imagine Your Reality' as well as Cooper classics. You can also check out video of Ryan's "takeover" on Bandit radio here.

Nita Strauss has been talking to Pure Grain Audio about her forthcoming solo album, and she's also writing regular columns for  Guitar World magazine the latest of which you can read here.

Damon Johnson will be back in the UK with Black Star Riders bandmate Ricky Warwick for a series of acoustic shows under the 'Sonic Acoustic Attack' banner. The pair will perform material by Black Star Riders, Thin Lizzy, The Almighty, Alice Cooper and Brother Cane, with the shows also featuring "spoken word segments". The dates are:
Sep 25: Stoke, Eleven
Sep 26: Blackpool, Waterloo Music Bar
Sep 27: Kendal, Bootleggers
Sep 28: Grimsby, Yardbirds
Sep 29: Norwich, Waterfront Studio
Sep 30: Chester, Live Rooms
Oct 01: Bilston, Robin 2
Oct 02: London, Dingwalls
Oct 03: Evesham, The Iron Road
Oct 04: Nuneaton, The Queen’s Hall
Oct 05: Sheffield, The Foundry
Oct 07: Bournemouth, Zephyr
Oct 09: Manchester, Night People
Oct 10: Newcastle, Cluny 2
Oct 11: Belfast, The Limelight 2
Oct 12: Glasgow, Audio
Oct 13: Dundee, Church
Oct 14: Edinburgh, Bannerman’s Bar

Alice is still out on the road with the Holywood Vampires, but nearly all the press revolves around Johnny Depp - how he looks and what he's wearing - and so are of limited interest. One particularly silly news story revolves around the VIP experiences refering to it in rather sordid terms. The article tries to suggest this is Depp's idea as a way to meet and pick up women, which is ridiculous. There's no mention of what the VIP packages are or how they work. Gutter journalism at it's best. I've no intention of reporting and linking to such clickbait unless it has direct Alice content, and so far there's been very little of that.

Want to see Alice Cooper for $18? That's the current offer at AliceCooper.com where between June 4th and June 10th you can buy tickets to some of the US shows for just $18! Use the password "schoolsout". There's even a little video to promote the offer. Does all this suggest the US shows aren't selling as well as usual? Whatever the reason it means there's no excuse for missing out on this tour if it comes near you!

Alice has been speaking to Lazer 103 in a new audio interview which you can lisen to on Soundcloud.

Louder Sound have an article focusing on 'Welcome To My Nightmare'.


Posted on 05 Jun 2018
Fifty Years Of Alice Cooper

'Welcome To My Nightmare: Fifty Years of Alice Cooper' is a new limited edition deluxe book  by well known rock journalist Martin Popoff and is due out on August 18th directly from publisher WymerUK only. The press release goes as follows:

"This large format tome from Martin Popoff is an easy to read book utilising his celebrated timeline with quotes methodology, allowing for drop-ins on all aspects of Alice’s busy life. The author has made use of his extensive archive of interviews with Alice and the band as well as producers, designers and even The Amazing Randi, world-renowned magician and inventor of Alice’s legendary guillotine prop. 'Welcome To My Nightmare' is an immense addition to Alice Cooper scholarship. Alice Cooper was one of the biggest concert draws in the seventies with a string of gold and platinum albums to his name. Alice continued to shake pop consciousness with 'Welcome to My Nightmare' and a string of hit ballads. He appeared regularly on TV and talk shows. Following a debilitating drug and alcohol addiction and subsequent notorious dark period in the early eighties which is addressed in the book, Alice returned to gold and platinum status with albums like 'Trash' and 'Hey Stoopid', featuring smash singles “Poison” and “Feed My Frankenstein.” He’s never stopped touring and being a multi-media whirlwind since - Alice, with his pioneering use of facepaint, remains one of the most famous faces in America. The key here is the rich content Popoff brings to the project. 'Welcome To My Nightmare' is sure to impress the Alice expert and novice alike, with new revelations and interviews turning up page after page.
Fully illustrated throughout with many unpublished photos this is the largest and most comprehensive Alice Cooper book ever published."

Beasto Blanco have announced a batch of European and US shows for June and July. Tickets are on sale now and the list of shows  goes as follows:
June 22nd - Leipzig, Germany, Matapaloz Festival
June 23rd - Ukk, Hungary, Ukk and Roll Motoros Festival
June 24th - Budapest, Hungary, Crazy Mama Music Pub
June 25th - Manastier Di Treviso, Italy, Krach Club

July 19th - West Dundee, IL, Rochaus
July 20th - Braidwood, IL, Top Fuel Saloon
July 21st - Chesterfield, MI, Diesel Theatre
July 22nd - Cleveland, OH, The Agora Ballroom
July 24th - Louisville, KY, Trixie's
July 25th - Johnson City, TN, The Hideaway
July 26th - Nashville, TN, The Basement East
July 28th - Tulsa, OK, IDL Ballroom

The Metro has a new short interview with Alice about the forthcoming Hollywood Vampires shows.

Ian Chapman, author of the recently released 'Experiencing Alice Cooper - A Listener's Companion' will be appearing at the Dunedin City Library in Dunedin, New Zealand on May 30th to talk about his book and also playng a short acoustic set of Cooper classics. The event starts at 6pm.


Posted on 27 May 2018
Three New Shows Announced.

Three new Alice Cooper shows have been confirmed filling in gaps in October, two of which we already knew about. Tickets appear to be on sale. The dates are:

October 5th - Waterbury, CT, Palace Theater
October 6th - Syracuse, NY, Crouse Hinds Theater
October 27th - Warren, OH, Packard Music Hall

Dennis Dunaway joned the Hollywood Vampires last night for 'School's Out' and you can watch footage here!


Posted on 22 May 2018
Vampires Are Go

The Hollywood Vapires tour begun this weekend with a few warm up shows in North America before they head to Europe next week. The mainstream press seems more interested in Johnny Depp's new hairstyle then the music, so not much to cover there, however the new set list has a few new original songs included including 'The Boogieman Surprise' and 'Bushwackers', while there a few new covers as well - AC/DC's 'The Jack' (with the clean lyrics), The Who's 'Baba O'Riley', Bowie's 'Heroes' and 'People Who Died' by the Jim Carroll Band - the last two sung by Depp. Other then that they run through 'Im Eighteen' and 'School's Out' for Alice, 'Combination' and 'Sweet Emotion' for Perry, and the first album original tracks 'Dear Drunk Friends', 'Raise The Dead' and 'Bad A I Am' along with other covers from last year.

Ryan Roxie has a week of events running up to the official release of 'Imagine Your Reality' this Friday. To start with there's the amusing new video for 'Live And Die In L.A.' which you can see below. Then Roxie will take over the BandItRock radio station on Wednesday between 9 and 10pm local time (repeated Saturday). BandItRock will also run a "voting battle"  today and tomorrow on facebook and instagram which should go up soon featuring the new video against a band called 'H.E.A.T..
On Friday there will be an album release party at the Hard Rock Cafe in Stockholm featuring Roxie playing the new album and  signing CDs. Later in the evening there is a guest appearance by ex-Motorhead/current Scorpions drummer Mickey Dee.
Saturday has a special acoustic show at 'Sticky Fingers' in Goteborg with Timo Raisanen while there will be a second acoustic show at The Oyster Bar in Stockholm on May 31st.

Damon Johnson has launched a PledgeMusic campaign for his new solo album which is due this year. Incentives range from signed CDs, stage gear to a round of golf and new Gibson guitars!

Nita Strauss talks to National Rock Review about her forthcoming solo album and working with Alice.

There's three new Alice Cooper albums set for vinyl reissue from Rhino due July 17th. This new batch includes 'Da Da', 'Flush The Fashion' and 'Zipper Catches Skin' all on coloured vinyl.


Posted on 21 May 2018
New Roxie Single and Album Pre-order

Ryan Roxie is set to release his latest album ‘Imagine Your Reality’ on May 25th, ahead of this he has released the latest single from the album – ‘To Live And Die In L.A.’ You can now pre-order the physical CD, as well as the already announced vinyl editions. See below for links.

Ryan Roxie about the single – To Live And Die In L.A. – “The straight ahead riff-rock guitar part, the sardonic lyrics and over-all angst were originally concocted years ago, but I could never get the balance of sarcasm & anger just right…until now. This song was actually very therapeutic in helping me let go and make certain situations in my life ‘water under the bridge’…And in the end, ‘To Live & Die in L.A. was too good a phrase to just be a cop/action/suspense movie”

The upcoming album “Imagine Your Reality” (Only Physical May 25th) Digital TBA – is Ryan’s first official solo release and sees him joined by other noteworthy musicians, including a collaboration with CHEAP TRICK’s Robin Zander on the track “California Man” to the un-sugarcoated tale of life in La-La Land with “To Live And Die In LA”

Ryan says: “With this album, I think we kept the spirit and power of the 3.5-minute rock song intact as well as keeping the dream of guitar-driven music alive and well. I can’t wait for people to experience my reality.” “Imagine Your Reality” was produced by Kristoffer Folin,Tommy Henriksen and Jon Bordon. It was recorded and mixed at Purple Skull Studios in Stockholm, Sweden.

Vinyl Preorder Link – http://bit.ly/RyanRoxie_AlbumPreorderVinyl
Compact Disc Preorder Link – http://bit.ly/RyanRoxie_PreorderCD

“Imagine Your Reality” track listing:

01. Big Rock Show
02. Over And Done
03. California Man
04. To Live And Die In LA
05. Uh Oh Song
06. Me Generation
07. Look Me In The Eye
08. Hearts In Trouble
09. Nevermind Me
10. God Put A Smile Upon Your Face

As the Hollywood Vampires head off on tour photos from Kyler Clark reveal the new line up of the band. Along with Alice, Joe, Johnny and Tommy they've brought in Glen Sobel on drums, Chris Wyse (Ace Frehley, The Cult, Mick Jagger) on bass and Buck Johnson on keyboards.
The Evening Standard have a short piece on the band.

Reggie Vinson, who worked with the original band back in the seventies, including co-writing 'Billion Dollar Babies', has his autobiography this month. It's callled 'Still Got A Song In Me' and is likely to contain a fair amount of Alice Cooper related material as Reggie was a friend of the band for many years.

Ingo Geirdal of brilliant Icelandic band Dimma is interviewed by Garg Iceland, about his ongoing relationship with Dennis Dunaway. It's in English!


Posted on 16 May 2018
Scam Alert

Be aware that there is some moron on Twitter trying to impersonate both Alice Cooper and Ryan Roxie with the aim of getting your personal details and bank account information. If you receive an unexpected message from anyone connected to the band from an unfamiliar account it's extremely likely to be a scam, especially if the sender doesn't speak proper English!! You have been warned, not that anyone is likely to be fooled.

Q103 in Albany have a new phone interview with Alice talking about the upcoming Vampires shows, the band, and not retiring any time soon!

AZCentral has a report about the recent (April 28th) 'Alice Cooper Birthday Par-Tee' at Las Sendas Golf Club in Mesa, AZ which featured a host of guests including Fee Waybill of The Tubes, Tommy Thayer of Kiss, Don Felder, Geoff Tate, Larry the Cable Guy and the Platinum God himself Neal Smith! The event raised over £250k for 'The Rock' teen center. Alice took the stage to run through the hits including 'No More Mr Nice Guy', Under My Wheels', 'Be My Lover' and 'Lost In America' before playing 'Rock And Roll All Night' with Thayer and closing with 'School's Out', with Neal and Dash Cooper joining in.

Ryan Roxie has a new single coming out soon ahead of the excellent 'Imagine Your Reality' album, which is due May 28th. It's called 'To Live And Die In LA' and will be up on Spotify soon. Make sure you follow his Spotify page to be notified when it arrives.

Backstage Access has a new interview with Nita Strauss about her forthcoming solo album and the Kickstarter campaign.

Loudwire has a report from the 'Ride For Ronnie' charity bash last weekend which includes some cool photos of Chuck and Calico performing as Beasto Blanco, but you'll have to scroll down a long way to get to them!


Posted on 10 May 2018
Vampire News

Various posts have been appearing from 'The Hollywood Vampires' showing them working on the forthcoming album and tour. One particular tweet from Zachary Nevel shows a photo of him with Alice and reveals that Slash, Axl Rose and Izzy Stradlin of Guns'n'Roses will all appear on the new album. Over the last few months various other names have been hinted at in similar social media posts, including both Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck. Of course right now this is all still speculation, it will probably be a while before we get the full details on the album.

Billboard have a new interview with Alice chatting about recent events.

Dash Cooper and CO-OP have released a lyric video for their excellent new single 'N.O.W.' which you can check out here. The video includes a brief introduction by Alice.

There's a new 'Ask Alice' video up. This time Alice talks about his movie appearances.

Nita Strauss is interviewed by Metalwani talking about her forthcoming solo album, the kickstarter campaign and touring with Alice. Wrestling Inc also have a short chat with Nita about her recent Westlemania appearance. She's also on Loudwire talking about what inspired her to start playing guitar. Nita's Kickstarter campaign has reached an amazing $121,000, on a target of just $14,726. Nita says that this will allow her to record and promote the album fully including live shows.

Beasto Blanco have also been in the studio in North Hollywood and have a new record almost done. You can check out a brief blast here.

Bob Lefsetz has posted a fascinating 1hour 45 minute interview with Shep Gordon for his most recent podcast which features all sorts of background to Alice Cooper history. You can hear it here.

KNAC have a short review of Ryan Roxie's new record 'Imagine Your Reality'.


Posted on 04 May 2018
Catch Up

This weeks been a little busy here so here's what's been happening.
Alice turned up at the ASCAP Awards in Beverley Hills on April 23rd to salute 'Trash' producer Desmond Child as he won the 'ASCAP Founders Award'. The award is for "songwriters who have made exceptional contributions to music by inspiring and influencing their fellow music creators". Alice also got up and performed 'Poison'.

'Super Duper Alice Cooper' made it's UK TV debut on SkyArts yesterday and will be repeated Sunday 29th April at 2.45am, and Thursday 3rd May at 9.30pm.  Also on SkyArts is the Alice Cooper/Dali episode of 'Urban Myths' which is due to air May 3rd at 9PM.

'The NIghtmare Returns' drummer Ken Mary has just announced he has joined 'Flotsam and Jetsam' full time after standing in with them last year.

'Beasto Blanco' will be at the '4th Annual Ride For Ronnie' on May 6th in air of the Ronnie James Dio Cancer charity. Broadway World have a few words with Calico and Alice.

Ryan Roxie has posted his newest singles to Spotify. If you click on the 'follow' button below it will help Roxie out, which would be much appriciated, and if you then click the Ryan icon it will take you to the page where you can hear the songs!


Posted on 29 Apr 2018
Two New US Shows Announced

Alice Cooper has announced two more shows for the end of October. They are:
October 26th - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
October 29th - Grand Rapids, MI - DeVos Place and DeVos Performance Hall
Presale tickets go on sale tomorrow.


Posted on 23 Apr 2018
New Interviews

Ryan Roxie was in London recently  promoting his excellent new album 'Imagine Your Reality' with new interviews at Planet Mosh, and MusicMania.

Dennis Dunaway appeared on Studio 411 recently and they have posted a video of the show to YouTube. If you've missed any of Dennis's recent appearances check out his video page at Dennis Dunaway.com.


Posted on 23 Apr 2018
Vampires In Montreux

According to an announcement today the Hollywood Vampires will play the legendary Montreux Jazz Festival on July 5th. Tickets appear to go on sale tomorrow at noon local time.


Posted on 17 Apr 2018
Bits and Pieces

Louder Sound have Ryan Roxie picking his favourite Alice Cooper songs, while 'My Global Mind' have a new interview promoting his forthcoming 'Imagine Your Reality' masterpiece.

Sweetwater Sound have a new video interview with Nita Strauss talking about her career so far and working with Alice. Also Sportskeeda has the first part of a new interview talking about Wrestlemania.

Orianthi and Richie Sambora release their RSO album (the album she left Alice to record over three years ago...) called 'Radio Free America', and according to 'Ultimate Classic Rock' Alice guests. You can pre-order now.

'American Dream: Detroit' is a new documentary by Michael Bolton and features Alice briefly. Check out the trailer here.

Lastly a reminder that Alice will be at the Monroeville Convention Center, PA this weekend (Friday-Sunday) for the Steel City Convention. There'll be a Q&A on Saturday afternoon and he'll be signing at various times all three days.Take lots of cash, it seems to be $60 for a signiture and $70 for a pic!!


Posted on 14 Apr 2018
More US Shows Announced

AC.com has announced a new batch of shows for North America. They are:

September 8th - Tropicana, Atlantic City, NJ
October 4th - Palace Theater, Albany, NY
October 9th - Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte, NC
October 10th - Cobb Energy Perf Arts Centre, Atlanta, GA
October 12th - Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium, Chattanooga, TN
October 13th - Beau Rivage, Biloxi, MS
October 14th - White Oak Music Hill Lawn, Houston, TX
October 16th - The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory, Irving, TX
October 17th - Hartman Arena, Park City, KS
October 19th - Orpheum Theater, Memphis, TN
October 20th - Peabody Opera House, St Louis, MO
October 21st - Paramount Theater, Cedar Rapids, IA
October 23rd - Des Moines Civic Center, Des Moines, IA
October 24th - Coronado Performing Arts Center, Rockford, IL

Nita Strauss was at Wrestlemania last night. Sportskeeda had a short preview.WWE also posted a short pre-show interview with Nita but any uploads of the appearance appear to be dissapearing almost instantly. Hopefully something will show up soon.
Loudwire have posted the first interview with Nita talking about her Kickstarter album campaign.

AnotherManMag have an interview with Alice remembering his encounters with Salvador Dali.


Posted on 09 Apr 2018
Nita Strauss Solo Album

Nita Strauss launched a Kickstarter campaign for her first solo album, 'Controlled Chaos', just under a day ago and it's already doubled it's initial goal! You can still pledge to receive various packages and incentives including signed CDs, pizza nights and stage gear! Check out the site for more info and video. The album is due around September.
Nita also has a new column in 'Guitar World' magazine the first of which, about the guitar solo in 'I'm Eighteen', you can see here.

Goldmine has new interviews with Michael Bruce and Dennis Dunaway talking about the 'Billion Dollar babies' band and giving away copies of the band's live CD.

Beasto Blanco will be performing at the Ronnie James Dio 'Ride For Ronnie' charity show on May 6th at Los Encinos State Historic Park, Encino, CA. Procceeds go to the 'Stand Up And Fight Cancer' charity set up in Dio's name.


Posted on 05 Apr 2018
Alice Cooper, Superstar

Well, what can you say about Alice's performance last night in the live production of 'Jesus Christ Superstar'. I think that final mic drop said it all. Walk on.... Sing your song... steal the show... job done. Apparently "King Herod" was even trending on twitter after his appearance!
For those who missed it Alice's performance was up on Youtube within minutes of it being aired but unsurprisingly that has since been removed. There are versions up there though if you seach, or check out the news articles listed below.
Unlike many people I'm not very familiar with the musicial. I had the original Ian Gillan recording (because it was Gillan), but don`t recall ever really listening to it, and I'd never seen the film or any other production. I'd also never heard if either of the other leads before, so my interest was solely in Alice's participation. I wasn`t even going to stay up and watch it, but turns out Alice was so good it was worth sitting through endless adverts to see it live. And talking of adverts, there was even an advert for a local AC show on the feed I watched, and the occasional shot of Alice (and Kyler) backstage as well, which was cool to see.
I thought many of the youngsters in the cast performed excellently, especially Sarah Bareilles as "Mary" and Ben Daniels as  "Pontius Pilate", but the biggest weak link by far was Legend, who, while having a good voice, was constantly upstaged in both acting (especially) and singing by almost everyone else on the stage with him! The crucifixion scene at the end was also extremely well done with full credit to the live director/editor for capturing it perfectly.
Anyway, on to the morning news reports. In fact this first one at PopCulture.com  turned up before the show even finished, raving about Alice's performance. You can also check out Billboard, Romper, Hollywood Life, WGN Radio (interview),  Variety, and EW.com although there are many others saying similar things.
All in all Alice should be proud of his performance, and it can`t help but raise his profile a little more going forward.


Posted on 02 Apr 2018
Superstar Tomorrow Night

There has been endless promotion in the last couple of days for tomorrow's 'Jesus Christ Superstar' Live TV broadcast on NBC. Most of the reports mention Alice only in passing, with Alice's recent Rolling Stone interview supplying the basis for any AC quotes, so there's no need to list them all. He did appear on Kare11, and briefly on 12News which seems to be edited from a longer interview. Hollywood Life also have 'Five Things You May Not Know About Alice Playing King Herod', all of which you will know of course. The Daily Beast has a longer interview that mentions other things including Alice being in the studio with Dee Snider recording songs from the 'Guys And Dolls' musical!
'Jesus Christ Superstar' airs on NBC in the US tomorrow at 8PM Eastern Time.

The Sarasota Post has a short review of the Clearwater show.

According to various reports both Matt Sorun and Robert DeLeo have dropped out of the forthcoming Hollywood Vampires shows. No replacements have so far been announced. Alice is still suggesting the the next Vampires album with be original material. Let's hope so.


Posted on 31 Mar 2018
Ryan Roxie - Imagine Your Reality

I've had to sit on this announcement for sooo long... but finally we have the full details about 2018s 'Album of the Year'. On May 25th Cargo Records will release the new Ryan Roxie solo album 'Imagine Your Reality', while Bellyache Records is already taking pre-orders for four limited edition coloured vinyl versions of the album with special die-cut sleeves.

'Imagine Your Reality' features guest appearances by Robin Zander (Cheap Trick), Tommy Henriksen, Glen Sobel, and Teddy Zig-Zag amongst others, and includes the following titles: 'Big Rock Show', 'Over And Done''California Man' (with Robin Zander), 'To Live And Die In LA', 'Uh Oh Song', 'Me Generation', 'Look Me In The Eye', 'Hearts In Trouble', 'Nevermind Me' and stunning version of Coldplay's 'God Put A Smile Upon Your Face' which is so much better then the original!

Says Roxie "Cheap Trick were a major influence in my musical upbringing. Both Robin Zander and Rick Nielsen have joined us onstage at Alice Cooper shows in the past and have always been the most quintessential rock stars. In my opinion, Robin Zander's voice is the definition of rock 'n' roll, so having him guest vocal on 'California Man' definitely ticks a box off my 'greatest moments in rock 'n roll' list."

"Imagine Your Reality" continues Roxie's legacy of creating infectiously melodic songs and straight-ahead, no-nonsense rock riffs, and this time with more guitar than ever before. Ten tracks, all underlined by ten gleaming guitar solos. From the punk rock undertones of "Nevermind Me" to the un-sugarcoated tale of life in "La La Land (To Live And Die In LA)" to the superb Beatles-y/Oasis nod "Look Me In The Eye" - it's an uplifting big rock sound. Zander transforms "California Man" into the ultimate vintage-vibed, top-down, drive-in-the-sunshine rock 'n' roll anthem.

"With this album, I think we kept the spirit and power of the 3.5-minute rock song intact as well as keeping the dream of guitar-driven music alive and well. I can't wait for people to experience my reality."

'Imagine Your Reality' was produced and mixed by Kristoffer "Folle" Folin, Tommy Henriksen and Jon Bordon at Purple Skull Studios in Stockholm, Sweden.

In other news Alice's appearance on VintageTV is now up on their website to watch, and the 'Jesus Christ Superstar Live' soundtrack album appears to now have been delayed until early May according to Amazon.


Posted on 29 Mar 2018
New Vampires Show At Foxwoods

The Hollywood Vampires have added a show at Foxwoods Casino Mashantucket, CT on May 20th. Tickets go on sale March 30th.

Sergio Martos Montes's second book on Alice Cooper (cover left) is available to order now and covers the solo years from 1975 to the present, with contributions from all sorts of people including current band members Ryan Roxie and Chuck Garric, Kane Roberts, Dick Wagner, Mike Pinera and a host of others. The book is in Spanish and can be ordered now from 66-RPM.com.

Dennis Dunaway and Michael Bruce will be interviewed on WVCR's 'Moments To Remember' with Brian Donovan on Saturday March 31st just after 9AM Eastern Time in connection to the recent reissue of the Billion Dollar Babies 1977 live recording. The duo have also been interviewed by record collecting magazine 'Goldmine' which should appear online soon.

Michael Bruce will be appearing at 'Chopper Johns' in Phoenix on June 16th telling stories and playing songs with his wife Lyn. The show starts at 9pm and is free!

Penny Black Music begin a celebration of 50 years of Alice Cooper with the first part of a feature on the band/man including comments from many familiar names.

Rolling Stone has a new interview with Alice talking about 'Jesus Christ Superstar', Social News XYZ has a short interview with Alice in his JCS costume, and New York Daily News has a short interview as well.

Greenville Times has an article about the Greenville show talking to fans at the show last night.

The new Alice Cooper pinball machine, 'Alice Cooper's Nightmare Castle' is now available to order for all you rich people out there. The game is a snip at $6,450 which includes a $1,000 up-front deposit! If that isn`t enough you can add various extras including a signed version with the extra money going to Alice's Solid Rock charity. There's just 500 of these being made and  you can get more info here.


Posted on 27 Mar 2018
Superstar CD

Unsurprisingly, the live broadcast of 'Jesus Christ Superstar', featuring Alice as King Herod, will be released on CD on April 20th. There continues to be quite a lot of press about the event although little of it features more then a namecheck for Alice. However Alice himself is, of course, talking about it in new interviews including TampaBay.com, Loudwire, Theatermania, and LEO Weekly. The show airs in the US on April 1st.

CO-OP, featuring Dash Cooper, are to release their self-titled debut album on June 15th via EMP Label Group and head out on tour around the US beginning March 27th, both headlining and opening for 'Flaw'. You can check out a teaser trailer for the album and tour dates at the bands facebook page.


Posted on 24 Mar 2018
Vintage TV

Alice is apparently appearing on "Nicky Horne Presents..." at 10.30pm tomorrow (Tuesday) night on the 'VintageTV' channel. VintageTV is available in the UK via freeview on channel 82, Sky channel 369, Virgin 343 and Freesat 505. It also looks like it could be available later on their website as they have other shows up there. A preview for the 30 minute show appeared on YouTube last week but without any details.

Alice took part in a photo shoot for 'Jesus Christ Superstar' a few days ago and Social News XYZ have posted silent footage which features Alice. The three hour production will air in the US on  April 1st with Alice as King Herod, which seems to be a small role with Alice only singing the one song as he did on the 1996 re-recording of the show.

Wrestler Mick Foley (Mankind) has posted a blog about meeting Nita Strauss, who he obviously has a real thing for! Foley describes Nita as "the coolest person in the world" and gives you ten reasons why!

Loudwire have a little article about a journalist taking his mother to see/meet Alice for the first time.


Posted on 19 Mar 2018
Vampires Play Verona, NY

Another new date for the Hollywood Vampires Tour. This one is May 17th at Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY. Ticket go on sale March 23rd.

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the first show under the name "Alice Cooper" Dennis Dunaway has post a full day by day diary from last Novembers reunion shows in the UK at DennisDunaway.com.

Alice will be voicing treasure hunter 'Alistair Coop De Ville' in the new season of Disney's 'Mickey and the Roadstar Racers' cartoon which will begin ariing on April 13th. Other guests on the show include director Guillermo del Toro, racing driver Mario Andretti and Stepehn Fry!

Alice will be on K106.3 FM this Sunday at 11am local time.


Posted on 16 Mar 2018
Vampires Add US Show

The Hollywood Vampires have added another US show on May 21st. They play the Sands Event Center in Bethlehem, PA. Tickets go on sale tomorrow.

'Little Punk People' have an entertaining interview with Nita Strauss which you can watch here.

Florida Today has an interview with Alice as does KRNA.

Credit Union Journal have an article with the story about the Superbowl advert which featured Alice.

The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame are releasing DVD/BluRay's and digital downloads which feature various performances from their annual awards show. Strangely Alice Cooper seem to be absent from the 4 DVD set but will be featured on one of the five digital download sets along with other artists. This could really be a good thing, as it means we don`t have to pay out for a expensive four DVD set just for a few minutes of the original band performing, which you can find on YouTube anyway!


Posted on 15 Mar 2018
New North American Tour Dates

As predicted AC.com has annouced more shows for August and September. Tickets officially go on sale Friday 16th.
August 3rd — West Allis, WI — Wisconsin State Fair
August 5th — Sioux Falls, SD — Washington Pavilion
August 6th — Kansas City, MO — Kauffman Center for The Performing Arts
August 8th — Colorado Springs, CO — Pike’s Peak Center
August 10th — Las Vegas, NV — The Chelsea (w/ Ace Frehley)
August 12th — Los Angeles, CA — Greek Theatre (w/ Ace Frehley)
August 14th — San Jose, CA — City National Civic
August 15th — Jackson, CA — Jackson Rancheria Casino
August 18th — Bonner, MT — Kettlehouse Amphitheater
August 19th — Everett, WA — Angel of the Winds Arena
August 20th — Vancouver, BC — Queen Elizabeth Theatre
August 22nd — Calgary, AB — Southern Jubilee Auditorium
August 23rd — Edmonton, AB — Northern Jubilee Auditorium
August 25th — Saskatoon, SK — SaskTel Centre
August 26th — Estevan, SK — Affinity Place
August 28th — Winnipeg, MB — Burton Cummings Theatre
August 29th — Thunder Bay, ON — Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
August 30th — St. Paul, MN — Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
September 1st — Ft. Wayne, IN — Foellinger Theatre
September 2nd — Huber Heights, OH — Rose Music Center at The Heights
September 4th — Cincinnati, OH — Taft Theatre
September 6th — New York, NY — Beacon Theatre
September 7th — York, PA — York Fair

The Sky Arts 'Urban Myths' show which it seems we've been reading about for a very long time, will finally air on May 3rd. This is the show that recreates the meeting between Alice an Salvadore Dali and stars Noel Fielding as Alice, David Suchet as  Dali, and Paul Kaye as Shep Gordon.


Posted on 12 Mar 2018
Dennis Dunaway Guests At Morristown

Just after I posted the update last night Dennis Dunaway joined Alice and the band last night in Morristown for 'I'm Eighteen' and 'School's Out'. Thanks to ReGorLaTroy for the photos! UPDATE: Video of 'I'm Eighteen' and 'School's Out'.



Posted on 10 Mar 2018
New Shows

According to 100.3 The Bear [but since been removed], Alice Cooper will play the Edmonton Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium on August 23rd. Tickets on sale March 16th.
The Thunder Bay Community Auditorium is advertising that Alice will be there on August 29th with tickets also on sale March 16th.
I would expect more shows to be announced over the next few days.

The Alice Cooper band, without Alice, will play a warm up show on March 12th at Rascals Live in Moline, IL. On the Beasto Blanco facebook announcement they mention a special guest, with the initials "CC" so no prizes for guessing who that will be! Advance tickets are on sale now.

Alice appeared very briefly on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' in a video commenting on twitter comments. You can see it here.

The Aquarian has a new interview with Alice talking about 'The Sound Of A' and other things. The Boston Globe has a show review. New Jersey Stage has photos from the Jersey show.

Nita Strauss will be taking part in the 'Guitar Workshop Plus' which is due to take place in San Diego, Nashville, Toronto and Seattle between June and August. Full details can be found here.


Posted on 09 Mar 2018
Two More Shows Announced

Alice Cooper will play Bonner, MT on August 18th at the Bonner Kettlehouse Amphitheater. Tickets went on sale today.

The Hollywood Vampire's will play Stockholm, Sweden on June 7th at the Grona Lund. Tickets seem to be on sale now.

Solid Rock have announced "Alice's Birthday Par-Tee", this years golf tournament show which takes place on April 28th at Las Sendas Golf Club in Mesa, AZ. Guests include Tommy Thayer of Kiss, Fee Waybill of The Tubes, Geoff Tate and comedian Larry The Cable Guy. All proceeds from the show go to the The Rock Teen Center.

Creative Loafing have a new interview with Alice.

Nights With Alice Cooper have posted a new 'Ask Alice' video with Alice talking about appearing on Wrestlemania.

YQG Rocks Windsor has a review and excellent photos from the Widnsor show a few days ago.


Posted on 07 Mar 2018
Vampires In Denmark

The Hollywood Vampires have added a show in Denmark on June 8th. They will play the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen.

The Toronto Sun has a short interview with Alice.


Posted on 03 Mar 2018
Superstar Live Launch Panel

Alice appeared live on facebook yesterday on a panel promoting the upcoming live broadcast of 'Jesus Christ Superstar'. The event took place at the 'Paley Center for Media' in New York and featured Alice and other actors and production staff talking about the production and how they personally relate to the musical. You can watch the hour long show on facebook.
Broadway World also has an video interview with Alice about the stage play. Unfortunately the video doesn`t seem to work for me, but maybe it's region locked to the USA.

WZLX has a new interview with Alice as well.

Alice has won the PlanetRock 'The Rock 2018' award for 'Best Worldwide Solo Artist'. 110,000 votes were cast by music fans across the world.

Nita Strauss is on the front cover of the new Guitar Player Magazine.


Posted on 27 Feb 2018
Vampires In Gothenburg

The Holywood Vampires will play at Liseberg in Gothenburg, Sweden on June 6th.

Two new Alice Cooper figures are being released by 'Funko POP!' in May. One will be generally available with the other only on sale through 'Hot Topic' stores in the US and Canada.


Posted on 22 Feb 2018
Vampires Play Orillia, ON

The Hollywood Vampires will play Casino Rama in Orillia, ON on May 18th. Tickets go on sale today.

The official Alice Cooper twitter feed announced the recent passing of Leo Fenn, early Cooper tour manager and father of actress Sherilynn Fenn, after a long illness. Said Alice, "Leo Fenn was a true Detroit guy. He was the ultimate tour manager. He and his then five year old daughter traveled with us during the tough early years. Even on the leanest days the band and Leo agreed she would eat first." His famous when collecting money from shady promoters while simultaneously slipping his hand into his pocket. 'Look buddy, I don`t mind going back to jail.'"

Billboard and Forbes magazines have new articles promoting the forthcoming tours and the Jesus Christ Superstar TV Broadcast.

Rock Zone Legends have an interview with Michael Bruce recorded before his recent NAMM visit.


Posted on 15 Feb 2018
Hollywood Vampires UK Dates

The Hollywood Vampires will finally play the UK for four shows in June. The dates are:
June 16th - Birmingham Genting Arena
June 17th - Manchester Arena
June 19th  - Glasgow SSE Hydro
June 20th - Wembley Arena
A presale is supposed to be live now, but only Meet and Greet tickets appear to be on sale as I write for an eye watering £1000. The Darkness and The Damned open.
UPDATE: The ticketing site has just now changed the VIP information from General Admission to seated...


Posted on 07 Feb 2018
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Posted on 05 Feb 2018
Happy Birthday Alice!

It's February 4th and Alice Cooper has reached 70, with few signs that he will be slowing down in the near future.  The 'Paranormal Night with Alice Cooper' tour starts next month, followed by a new Hollywood Vampires album and tour, and hopefully another new Alice Cooper album will be in there sooner rather then later. Add all that too endless public appearances at charity events, award ceremonies and gold tournaments and it's hard to see when he ever takes a break. So Happy Birthday Alice, and come back to [insert you country of choice here here] soon!
On top of that, the NFL have kindly scheduled the Super Bowl on his mark the occasion, and if you watch the game in the US (they don't show the famous Super Bowl adverts outside the US) you'll see Alice pop up there as well, as he's apparently featured in an advert for 'Desert Financial Credit Union'. 

DW.com have a short article looking back at Alice's 70 years.

'Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon' on Westwood One this Monday has Mitch chatting to Michael Bruce.

Steve Hunter has posted a new video for 'Softtail Deuce' from his current 'When The Lights Go Out' album which you can see on his facebook page.

'2 Hours with Matt Pinfield' have posted an interview with Alice talking last year about 'Paranormal', the Vampires and the original band.  'Denny Dunaway'??


Posted on 04 Feb 2018
Alice To Perform at Basketball Game.

Alice Cooper will be performing two songs during the halftime show at the Phoenix Suns basketball game on February 7th which takes place at Talking Stick Resort Arena in downtown Phoenix. He will will be backed by Dash Cooper and CO-OP and the performance will be broadcasted on Fox Spots Phoenix. There will also be two signed guitars up for auction with proceeds split between the teams charities and Alice's own Solid Rock charity. The game is set to start at 8.30pm local time.

The official Alice Cooper facebook page posted that Alice was involved in a car accident late yesterday but everyone is safe and sound. No more details have been posted.

Alice was at the annual 'Imperial Ball' at NAMM on January 27th along with Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen, Matt Sorum and Bruce Witkins from 'Hollywood Vampires' with guests including Wayne Kramer of MC5 . You can find video on YouTube.

The Independent has an article on Alice to mark his upcoming 70th birthday, with their choice of top ten tracks.

Vitriola have an podcast which features UK comedian, and self-proclamed Alice Cooper expert, Nick Helm and friends chatting for over an hour about Alice Cooper. Be aware it has strong language throughout.

WFMU has a new interview with Michael Bruce which was broadcasted a couple of weeks ago. Michael and his band will be playing at Cactus Jacks in Phoenix on February 17th with a meet and greet after the show.

Iconvsicon.com has a new interview with Chuck Garric talking about Beasto Blanco and their new live album 'Live From Berlin'.

Performing Songwriter has a new interview with Bob Ezrin during which he talks about recording the early Alice Cooper albums.


Posted on 02 Feb 2018
Nita Strauss Becomes Ibanez Signature Artist

Nita Strauss has been very busy this week at the annual NAMM music convention in Anaheim, CA making various apearances throughout the event, but the biggest moment for her was the announcement that she has become the first ever female Ibanez Signature artist. Nita has endorsed Ibanez guitars for years, but becoming a Ibanez signature artist obviously means a huge mount to her. So much that she streamed the announcement live on facebook yesterday and was almost crying when saw her signature 'Ibanez Jiva' guitar for the first time. You can check out the video on Nita's facebook page and the full specs on the new guitar will be posted shortly. Congratulations Nita!
Also at NAMM this weekend were Alice himself at the Sure Microphone stand, Michael Bruce and Tommy Henriksen.

The new Beasto Blanco 'Live In Berlin' CD is now out and has been arriving worldwide. It's excellent and highly recommended. Rockbladet.se have a new interview with Calico Cooper talking about Beasto and her career.

For those of you who use twitter etc please note that @realalicecooper is no more. The tag to use from now on should simply be @alicecooper on twitter, facebook and youtube.


Posted on 26 Jan 2018
New Roxie Video

Ryan Roxie has release a new video for his cover of 'California Man', which features Cheap Trick's Robin Zander on guest vocals! The track comes from Roxie's forthcoming album 'Imagine Your Reality' which is due soon. I've heard it, and it's soooo good!

Also check out the cool new video from Steve Conte (New York Dolls/Michael Munroe) for 'Gimme Gimme Rockaway' and you may just spot Dennis (and Cindy) Dunaway grooving away. The single is available now on pink vinyl here.

Alice will apparently be taking part in Steven Tylers 'Janie's Fund' charity gala at at Red Studios in Hollywood on January 28th. The charity, set up by Tyler, supports young girls in the Atlanta metro area who are survivors of abuse and neglect. It offers residential accommodations for up to 30 girls per year, with access to 24-hour medical care and therapeutic support.


Posted on 22 Jan 2018
Tim Smith Appeal

Tim SmithI almost never post anything to this page that isn`t directly Alice Cooper related, but I hope you'll forgive me this once if I post about following.
People who know me probably know I'm a HUGE fan of UK band Cardiacs and have been since I first saw them back around 1983 playing small clubs around my area. 10 years ago Tim Smith, singer, guitarist and songwriter of Cardiacs suffered a catastrophic brain injury which left him in a wheelchair, unable to move or speak. Since then the people around him have been fighting the system to get Tim the help he needs but have now reached out for help. You can read the full story here, or the official statement here. A crowdfunding page has been set up, and reached it's initial goal in just 10 hours! But this amount only pays for things for three months, so the target has been raised and any donation would be appriciated. If you feel inclinded please read the story and donate even a small amount to help. Thank you. You can donate here.


Posted on 08 Jan 2018
Alice Appears Tonight In Maui

Alice is still in Hawaii, and tonight will make a guest appearance with 'Willie K and Friends' at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center along with other guests including Michael McDonald and Pat Simmons from the Doobie Brothers.

Alice has been announced as a guest at the 'Steeel City Con' which takes place at the Convention Center in Monroeville, PA between April 13th and 15th. Tickets are available now.

Beasto Blanco have had to cancel their February 3rd show at The Nick in Birmingham, AL but hope to be able to reschedule the show later in the year.

The new edition of Michael Bruce's 'No More Mr Nice Guy' book is apparently now almost sold out so make sure you pre-order now to avoid missing out. The new edition comes as a box set with extra goodies.

The Daily Stoic have a new interview with Nita Strauss.

The Inquistr have a new article about the Hollywood Vampires, although much of the information seems to be taken from last month's AZCentral interview with Alice.

Rhino are reissuing limited edition vinyl versions of 'Easy Action'. 'Killer' and 'Welcome To My Nightmare'. This time 'Easy Action' will be on gold vinyl, 'Killer' on "translucent red vinyl with swirls" and 'Welcome To My Nightmare' will be on purple vinyl.


Posted on 06 Jan 2018
Happy New Year

So it's a new year, and normally the first posting of the new year reports on the annual New Years Eve charity show in Hawaii, so I've been holding off a little waiting for the reviews or videos to appear, but so far I've seen nothing at all beyond a short clip of Steven Tyler's performance! So I'm not waiting any longer and here's a catch up on a few things that surfaced over the Xmas period.

Alice appeared on Dutch TV talking about 'How You Gonna See Me Now' which made the 'Top 2000 A GoGo', a list of the all time top 2000 songs in The Netherlands. You can see a video of it here. In total Alice had 4 entries in the chart starting with 'School's Out' at 757, followed by 'How You Gonna See Me Now' at 654, 'Poison' at 331, and finally 'Halo Of flies' at 268.

Alice appeared on Chris Jericho's 'Talk Is Jericho' radio show a while ago which you can now listen to here including some words about Glen Buxton and Lemmy.

Penny Black Music has new interviews with Dennis Dunaway, and Michael Bruce, as well as a review of the Birmingham show.

Alice was at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland recently and they have posted a short video of fans remembering their first Alice shows introduced by Alice himself.

BMI.com has a new interview with Alice as well based around his recent nomination to the 'Songwriter's Hall Of Fame'. The awards ceremony takes place on June 14th in New York City.

Black Velvet Magazine has a review of the recent Birmingham show in their latest issue which you can read online here. Just click on issue 95. Elsewhere in the magazine you'll also see a short article about SickthingsUK!

On Friday 5th January the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood will be showing a double header of the 'Welcome To My Nightmare' concert film and John Carpenter's 'Prince Of Darkness', which of course also features Alice.The show will be introduced by 'Prince of Darkness' actor Peter Jason.


Posted on 02 Jan 2018
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