Below are the complete SickthingsUK news archives going back to 2004 when I first added news to the front page.
NOTE: The further back you go, the less likely it is that links and images will work, because the original sites no longer have the articles.


Five Days To Go 18 Sep 2018

There's just five days to go in Denis Dunaway's 'Cold Cold Coffin' kickstarter campaign and we're almost there. Dennis has been adding amazing incentives throughout the campaign and the newest addition could be the best value of all, and side-steps the issue fo the large postage costs outside the USA!
You can now pledge just $20 (approx £15) and get get access to digital downloads of all the exclusive new songs so far only offered on limited edition 7" vinyl. This includes six downloads: 'Cold Cold Coffin (Rock Cinema - the finished mini-movie when released)', 'Cold Cold Coffin (Arena Version)', 'Cold Cold Coffin (Original Demo)', 'When Your Friend Comes Around', 'Sound Of A (Demo Version'), and 'Fireball (Demo Version)', the later two being Dennis original versions for songs recorded by Alice on 'Paranormal' last year. And that's not all... Dennis has also thrown in his amazing solo album 'Bones From The Yard', making a total of 18 songs. If you don't already have the album it's one of the best records Dennis has ever done, and includes 'Subway', which formed the basis for 'A Runaway Train' from Alice's 'Welcome 2 My Nightmare' album. It's a classic record from start to finish. So eighteen tracks for £20 (£15) is a bargain and you wil be helping Dennis reach his goal. Also check out video messages posted including new vids from Cindy Smith Dunaway, producer Sean Quinn, and Dennis' daughter Renee.
I know we've been banging on about this campaign for a few weeks now, and I'm sure a few people are getting fed up with hearing it, but this is IMPORTANT. Dennis is IMPORTANT. He co-created everything Alice Cooper is about, from the songs, to the image, the theatrics, everything. Is $20 too much to ask, especially when you have a value for money option? £15 is just a few pints, a couple of packets of cigarette's, a takeaway pizza.. it really isn't that much to ask and if you've been scared off by the overseas postage fees (like I was), or the high prices of some of the rare items up for grabs, this is your chance to get involved AND get some great music in return. Please, please get involved and help Dennis reach his goal. We have just five days now and are so close.
All the info you need you can find at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dennisdunaway/cold-cold-coffin-rock-cinema/, and if you have previously pledged a small amount, you can easily upgrade to the download package by logging into the Kickstarter site. Other new incentives recently added include two more checks (the last two in existence I believe) featuring the autographs of ALL the original Alice Cooper band members including Glen, a poster of The Spiders at the VIP club, and original ultra-rare 70s t-shirts. Check out the site for more info.

In other news Alice and the Hollywood Vampire's popped up in Japan over the weekend for a private show on September 15th, and there were also Vampire's popup shops in Shibuya, Osaka and Tokyo selling Vampires merchandise which will also be available online shortly. This all came as a bit of a surprise, as it seemed the Vampires were done for the year when teh tour ended, but being a private corporate show presumably explains the lack of announcements about teh visit to Japan. Various videos and photos from the visit have been posted to the official facebook page.

Kerrang magazine have posted a review of the New York show which is worth checking out. I think they hit the nail on the head with a great review highlighting just why Alice Cooper is still the greatest show on earth, with some great photos as well.

Ultimate Classic Rock have a new article looking back at the promotion of 'Trash' in 1989, when Alice used a real garbage truck to promote the album.
 

Fifty Years Book Sample Pages 11 Sep 2018

Copies of the Deluxe limited (500 copies) edition of Martin Popoff's 'Welcome To My Nightmare - Fifty Years Of Alice Cooper' are now shipping and it's a very nicely put together package. The heavy A4 sized hardback book comes in a black presentation box and includes four card photo prints, three taken at Milton Keynes in 2006 and one on the 'Special Forces' tour at Hammersmith. The 240 page book itself runs through Alice Cooper history via important dates and quotes from various people that were involved in the events covered, including the original band and other musicians, producers, backstage crew, and friends. As with most books about Alice Cooper around 2/3rds of the text concentrates on the 1970s, with the last 100 or so pages covering the following 40 years, but at least they are mentioned! I haven't had a chance to read through it yet but it's all very nicely present with lots of photos and images. Certainly well worth getting while you can. You can still order a copy of this deluxe limited edition version, as well as the normal paperback version, at WymerUK, who have kindly sent me some sample pages for you to check out here.

Dennis Dunaway was on 'That Thing with Rich Appel' over the weekend and you can check out the full show here (the one you want is the latest 9/8/18 upload lasting 2:59.48).  Dennis appears a few times during the show.
Don't forget there's only 12 days to go to pledge to Dennis' 'Cold, Cold Coffin' video kickstarter project. Lots of amazing stuff to entice you to pledge, just wish I had the more money! If everyone chipped in just a few dollars to pre-order the finished film it would all help reach the target. It would be a huge shame if this didn't happen. Dennis also sends out regular updates on the project, and over the weekend he and the crew were out at a cold, cold castle, measuring up for sets and lighting in preparation for shooting the mini-film. Check it out here and donate if you can. Remember, this is Dennis Dunaway, founder member of Alice Cooper. The guy behind 'Black Juju', 'Under My Wheels' 'School Out', and all the classic songs Alice has built his career on. Surely there are more then 224 people (as of writing, thank you all) who can chip in a few dollars/pounds to help him out. Remeber you will only be charged if the campaign reaches it's target.

Digital Journal have a review of the Beacon Theatre show.

Guitar World have posted the latest Nita Strauss guitar tutorial. This one is on 'combining rhythm and lead playing'. You can find links to all of Nita's articles on one page here.

Live In New York 07 Sep 2018

Alice Cooper played at the Beacon Theater in New York last night, and they transmitted the closing 'School's Out' live on facebook, which you can see here. Worth checking out not just because it's great to see the band on stage but also for a surprise cameo from 'Waynes World's' Mike Myers, who turned up on stage to do the 'We're Not Worthy' bow!

And speaking of surprises Alice also turned up at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee on Sept 4th. The new venue had it's grand opening/first concert featuring 'The Violent Femmes' opening for 'The Killers', and the latter band received a very special video introduction from Alice, based around a 'Waynes World' theme, it being Milwaukee. You can check out the video at The Killer's facebook page here.

In other news ASX have a short review of the Ohio show, and Long Island Weekly have a short interview promoting the new live album.

Nita Strauss apparently makes a guest appearance on the new 'Metal Allegiance' album 'Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty'. The band features David Ellefson of Megadeth, Alex Skolnick of Testament, ex-Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy, and Mark Menghi and also features a guest appearance from Joe Satriani.

Dennis Dunaway Cold Cold Coffin Interview 03 Sep 2018

The Music Room have a new interview with Dennis Dunaway talking about his 'Cold, Cold Coffin' KIckstarter campaign and some of the new incentives now available, which include original Spider's business cards, Glen Buxton Memorial books, and a full sized coffin that will be used during the production. There's around 20 days left on the fundraiser and they are about half way to the goal. You can pledge everything from $1 upwards for all sorts of goodies. Check it out at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dennisdunaway/cold-cold-coffin-rock-cinema and get involved. Dennis is also sending out updates to everyone who pledges.
The finished mini-movie will feature Calico Cooper in the lead role.

 

Live Album Released Today 31 Aug 2018

Today sees the release of the new Alice Cooper live album - 'A Paranormal Evening At The Olympia, Paris' - which includes the full show from the last night of the 2017 tour. There's no major surprises, it's exactly what you would expect with all the hits and a few lesser known songs, but it sounds great and the band shines.
More of a surprise was the inclusion last night in St Pauls of 'Grim Facts', a song not played live for decades! It apparently replaced 'Be My Lover' in the set and will hopefully remain in the show for a while. You can check out footage on YouTube.

Celebrity Access have an excellent in depth interview with Alice manager Toby Mamis which delves into his career including lots of Alice Cooper stuff.

The Metro in the UK has a new Alice interview promoting the new live album. There's also new inteviews at TwinCities.com, another at UpRoxx, a short peice in Billboard, a show review in the Edmonton Journal (with photos here), and another review with Exclaim!. The Estevan Mercury has had several pieces about the recent show including a review, Discover Estevan also has some photos, while TBNewswatch has some photos from Thunder Bay.

Nita Strauss will be appearing at the UK Guitar Show on September 30th during a break in the US tour. The event takes place at London's Olympia but it's a trade show, not a normal gig, so bare that in mind if you want to go. Tickets are available now here. Nita is expected to be on stage around 3pm on the main stage.

Michael Bruce and 'Texas Chainsaw Ballet' will be performing at El Rancho Disc Golf Course in La Jara, CO, on September 2nd as part of a Labor Day Weekend event and according to Alamosa News he will be recording the show for a possible live album. I have no idea what "disc golf" is, but it seems to involving throwing discs into nets.

A new DVD is due on September 21st featuring the original band's performance at the 'Hall Of Fame' induction in 2011. The 2xDVD or 2xBlu-Ray set is called "Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame In Concert: Encore" and also features Rush, Heart, and Slash joining Ronnie Wood for an all-star jam in 2012. It appears it will feature the full Alice Cooper set which included 'I'm Eighteen', 'Under My Wheels' and 'School's Out', with Steve Hunter standing in for Glen, and Rob Zombie joining in for 'School's Out'.

See Alice For Halloween 25 Aug 2018

Omaze, in association with Alice's Solid Rock, have launched a competition to win VIP tickets and travel to see Alice in Grand Rapids, MI on October 29th for Halloween. You can pledge money to Solid Rock for multiple entry tickets, but if you check out the link at the bottom you can also enter for free from almost anywhere in the world (some countries are excluded because of local laws). Proceeds go to Solid Rock. You can see Alice's announcement on twitter.

Digital Journal, The Inquisitr, Star Phoenix, and The Estevan Mercury all have new short interviews with Alice.
Las Vegas Weekly have a few photos from the Vegas show, while California Rocker has some excellent photos and a show review, spoiled by the reviewers claim to have seen Alice open for Frank Zappa in Fullerton, CA in 1972, which never happened (the poster he includes is a fake).

CBC in Canada have an article about the infamous Toronto Riot in 1980 with photos and video.

October 16th sees another trio of Rhino Alice Cooper vinyl reissues. This time it will be 'Goes To Hell' on orange vinyl, 'Lace and Whiskey' on brown vinyl and 'From The Inside' on green vinyl.

At one point last week the forthcoming 'Paranormal Evening' live album apparently hit #1 on the Amazon 'hard rock and metal' chart in France! It's currently #4. The album was recorded in France, so that could have something to do with it.

'Cold Cold Coffin' Kickstarter 17 Aug 2018

Dennis Dunaway has launched a new Kickstarter campaign revolving around a new song entitled 'Cold Cold Coffin', taken from his forthcoming solo album and also featuring Nick Didkovsky on guitar and Russ Wilson on drums. The campaign seeks funds to produce a "Rock Cinema" film based on the song's lyrics, and starring Calico Cooper, which is being put together with Peter Perenyi (Director of Photography) and Brian Cichocki (Director). Shooting should begin in October with the finished film released no later then May next year.
The Kickstarter campaign page includes all sorts of incentives from digital downloads of the finished project to original Alice Cooper Memorabilia including 1972 tour programmes, 1973 'Alice Cooper' B$B magazines and original Spider's business cards from 1966!!
Check out the page at http://kck.st/2vTSiyb for the full list, and a sneak preview clip of 'Cold Cold Coffin'.
 

Aretha Franklin and Jill Janus 17 Aug 2018

Sadly yesterday also saw the loss of two very different singers. Firstly legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin passed away, which has rightfully been covered extensively in the press. While not directly Alice Cooper related, the 'Queen of Soul' was one of the most important artists of all time, influencing every singer, regardless of genre, for decades.
Less well reported is the passing of Nita Struass' 'Starbreakers' band mate and 'Huntress' lead singer Jill Janus who sadly took her own life on Tuesday  She was 43. Blabbermouth have a statement from Nita paying tribute to her friend. Our condolences go out to the families, friends and fans of both artists.
Nita Strauss is featured on the front cover of the new American Music Supplies catalog and it looks like you can sign up to get a free copy here, although probably only in the United States. There's a small image of the cover at the bottom of the page.

The new Arizona Alice Cooper lottery scratch cards have proven very popular with the organisers apparently being inundated with requests from fans around the world asking how to get copies! Much to their credit they were sending out voided ticket sets free of charge to anyone who asked, but unsurprisingly have now run out. In response to the requests a special commemorative print is being organised which will be available from Alice Cooper's 'Solid Rock' website in a few weeks. These will feature three of each design with proceeds going directly to the charity. So keep an eye out here for further announcements. Remember the actual scratch cards themselves should be available in AZ shops right up until Halloween so you still have plenty of  time to find real ones.

Ultimate Classic Rock have a new interview with Alice and Dennis Dunaway at the Cleveland Hall Of Fame with comments on the forthcoming second 'Hollywood Vampires' album, Glen Buxton, and Dennis' new projects including his forthcoming solo album which will be crowdfunded. A full announcement on that should come soon.

The new issue of 'Classic Rock' Magazine in the UK has a review of the forthcoming live album. They aren't that impressed considering it doesn't featuring the original band performances from the UK tour, or anything from 'Paranormal' - which is odd as it should include the single 'Paranoaic Personality'. The most annoying part of the short review though is where they state fans don't care about Alice's current band of session musicians! What rubbish. The reviewer Ian Fortnam should do his research, and read the track listing!

Dennis Dunaway has just been inducted into the Music Museum of New England and they are looking to fans to post their memories of DD encounters of general tributes to add to their page. You can check out the Museum site here.
Dennis also wrote a foreword to Rockin' Reggie's new biography 'Still Got A Song In Me' which is out now via Hero press. Reggie was a close friend of the original Cooper band and co-wrote and and played on 'Billion Dollar Babies' so expect lots of Alice Cooper mentions.
And lastly for Dennis at the moment, the new paperback edition of 'Snakes, Guillotines, Electric Chairs' featuring an introduction from Alice himself is out now and should be available to order through Amazon and your local book store.

Alice Sells LA Home 13 Aug 2018

According to the Los Angeles Times Alice is selling his "in-town retreat", a duplex in Echo Park that he uses when in town to write or record. It's on the market for $1.299 million.. so the ultimate collectable for the fan who has to have anything? Unfortunately the LA Times still hasn't been updated to allow access to anyone in Europe.

Last night in Los Angeles Orianthi dropped by to join Alice and the band for 'School's Out'. You can check out video on YouTube.

The Alice Cooper band will be playing a 'pre-show jam' in Pittsburgh on October 25th at the Smiling Moose.

A new book, entitled "Rock Gets Religion: The Battle for the Soul of the Devil's Music" by Mark Joseph is out now, and features an introduction by Alice.

The Colorado Springs Independent has a short interview with Alice talking about the original band, and the Hollywood Vampires. The Everett Herald also has a short interview.

The Carmichael Times has a short article ahead of the August 15th show. Shepherd Express promotes the Wisconsin show.

There's two new Ryan Roxie interviews promoting 'Imagine Your Reality'. The first is a TV show on News Center Maine during which Ryan play's an acoustic version of 'This Year', while the other is a short interview with Eddie Trunk. KFH Radio also have something on Ryan, but as they are another site that has blocked Europe from seeing anything I can't tell you what it actually is!

Guitar World has the new Nita Strauss tutorial in which she teaches you how to play part of  'The World Needs Guts'.

WDET seem to have a show talking about Alice Cooper's influence on punk rock. There's a three minute clip on their site which appears to be part of a longer show.

Damon Johnson's new solo album will be called 'Memoirs Of An Uprising' and is due November 9th. The album was partially funded by pledgemusic with various buying options. Damon and his Black Star Riders bandmate Ricky Warwick will be back in the UK in October for acoustic dates whihc you can check out here.

Band Go Solo In Vegas 07 Aug 2018

The Alice Cooper band (Tommy, Chuck, Ryan and Glen) will play a special "pre-show jam" at Count Vamp'd in Las Vegas on August 9th. Doors open at 9pm and the show is free. Over 21s only.

Nita Strauss is back on the Alice Cooper tour after missing the first two shows due to personal commitments. She's also set up a series of Guitar Center clinics on her days off during the tour. She'll appear at the local 'Guitar Center' in the following towns/cities:
August 7th - Colorado Springs, CO
August 9th - Las Vegas, NV
September 3rd - Cinncinatti, OH
September 5th - New York, NY
October 7th - Raleigh, NC
October 15th - Arlington, TX
October 18th - Memphis, TN
October 22nd - Des moines, IA
October 25th  - Pittsburgh, PA
October 28th - Grand Rapids. MI

On Milwaukee has a brief chat with Alice about Hollywood Vampires and song writing.

New Roxie Single - Me Generation 02 Aug 2018

Ryan Roxie has released a new single/lyric video from the excellent 'Imagine Your Reality' album. The song is 'Me Generation' and you can check out the video here or listen on Spotify. The song is produced by Tommy Henriksen and features Glen Sobel on drums.

In another interview from the AZ lottery ticket launch Alice mentions he has four albums on the way. The first to be released is the 'Paranormal Evening' live album on August 31st. This will apparently be followed by the new Hollywood Vampires studio album, and a Vampires live album recorded in Montreux. Lastly there is a new Alice Cooper studio album, but presumably that won't be released until next year at the earliest.

Check out this new interview with Dennis Dunaway from WFMU. It's around an hour long and features Dennis talking about the history of the band, with song clips and special effects!

PsychoBabbleTV have a new interview with Beasto Blanco with some live footage from the recent tour.

DD on the Radio Tonight 29 Jul 2018

Dennis Dunaway will be on WRAT, NJ tonight at 8PM local time co-hosting 'Electric Ballroom'. Topics will include Dennis' book, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, his upcoming solo album, and Blue Coupe! You can listen to the show live here.

EarMusic have released another track from 'A Paranormal Evening' to listen to. This time it's 'Ballad Of Dwight Fry and you can stream it via YouTube.

Fox10 News have another interview with Alice from the lottery ticket launch which you can check out here.

Splice Magazine have photos from the Beasto Blanco show in Cleveland.
 

Alice Cooper Lottery Tickets 26 Jul 2018

The Arizona State Lottery have announced that there will be three new Alice Cooper scratch cards released on August 7th. The $5 cards give you a chance to win up to $50,000, and if you lose you can enter a your card for a chance to win VIP Chirstmas Pudding tickets or other Cooper merchandise. Alice says "I used to say you know you’ve made it if you’re a joke from Bob Hope on the Christmas Special (and I was).... if you were an answer on “Jeopardy”.... or if your head was on a Pez dispenser, because Pez dispensers put you up there with Captain Hook and Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse. And now being on a Lotto ticket."
AZFamily have a video with Alice announcing the new cards filmed at 'The Rock' teen center.

The Hollywood Vampires have posted an 'end of tour' behind the scenes video which you can check out on YouTube.

Nita Strauss has announced she won't be able to play the first two shows when the tour restarts in August due to her sister's wedding. She'll be back on August 6th in Kansas City.

Dennis Dunaway's book 'Snakes, Guillotines, Electric Chairs' is being released in a new paperback edition on August 14th which will feature an introduction from Alice. The new edition will have the same cover as the original, but with an added mention of Alice's introduction.

Speaking of books, Martin Popoff's "Fifty Years Of Alice Cooper' will apparently be delayed. Popoff posted that they are behind in the production process and implies the delay could be some weeks. (Thanks Evenspot)

 

A New Little Cooper 23 Jul 2018

I can't believe I forgot this earlier, but it has been a little crazy here today! Dash and Morgan Cooper welcomed Rexington “Rex” King Cooper into our world on July 21st, 2018 at 9:39am. He was 8lbs 1oz and Mom and baby are healthy and well! Rex is Alice's third grandchild! Congratulations to all the family! You can check out a few photos at Dash's facebook page.

Out and About 23 Jul 2018

As mentioned in the last news update Alice and Dennis were at the 'Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame' on July 16th to launch their 'Rock and Pinball' exhibit. The pair were took part in a short but amusing interview which you can check out here. Also in attendance were Sheryl Cooper, Cindy Dunaway, Shep Gordon, Rob Zombie and Piggy D! Cleveland Scene has a short article about the event.

Alice was at the '18th Annual So The World Can Hear' Awards Gala' for the Starkey Hearing Foundation last Sunday (July 15th) where Shep Godon was honoured with an award and Alice, Ryan, Glen and Chuck performed a few songs together with Robbie Kreiger of The Doors and Don Felder of The Eagles.  Forest Whitaker, Sinbad, Gloria Gaynor, Desmond Tutu, George W Bush, Tony Blair, Buzz Aldrin, Richard Branson, Ashton Kutcher and Ben Affleck were also amongst the guest list.

EarMusic have posted 'Poison' from the forthcoming 'A Paranormal Evening With Alice Cooper' live album due on August 31st. You can check it out on YouTube.

Alice plays 'Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction' at Loudwire and you can watch that video here.

'Dr Shocker's Vault Of Horror' is a new DVD set part of which features the host touring various haunted houses across America, and includes a presumably short interview with Alice along with other horror celebrities.

Notice to anyone on the SickthingsUK website. You'll see things have been updated, so expect a few strange glitches as I find and correct bugs. Most things should be working as expected, but there's bound to be a few things that have to be fixed. My apologies for the forum downtime over the weekend, updating just that took rather longer then I expected!

Alice And Dennis at the Hall Of Fame 16 Jul 2018

Alice Cooper and Dennis Dunaway will be at the Cleveland Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame later today 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.

 

Alice to Perform at Starkey Gala Tonight 14 Jul 2018

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.

Fiat Advert and More Rhino Vinyl reissues. 28 Jun 2018

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.

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.

Paranormal Night In Paris 26 Jun 2018

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.

Streaming Vampires 23 Jun 2018

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 , The Daily Mail [Hellfest and Glasgow] ,  The Telegraph , and The List . 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.

 

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