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.


BC Show Announced August 31st 2005

A new show has been announced for October 25th at The Sunwave Centre in Salmon Arm, BC. Normal priced tickets are on sale as well as Fanfire packages.
(Thanks Bruce)

The Alice Cooper Photo book by Wolfgang Heilemann first mentioned late last year is finally out. It's listed on AmazonUK but they haven't updated their page yet to show it as finally available. However you can order it direct in the UK here and the USA here. I haven't seen a copy yet but it looks very interesting with lots of rare pics. They accept Paypal and Credit Cards and claim to ship on payment.
(thanks Darren)

There's live reviews of the Syracuse show at Syracuse Post Standard and Daily Orange. Seems it rained rather hard at the outdoor venue.

AmazonUK are listing a double pack DVD of 'Brutally Live' and 'Welcome To My Nightmare' for release on October 24th. You can pre-order it here.

More on Biloxi August 30th 2005

Latest news indicates the Hard Rock Casino sustained 50-75% damage and will need to be completely rebuilt. Reportedly, the guitar out front, said to be the "worlds largest", still stands. The casino's sit on barges in the gulf. More than one now rests in downtown Biloxi. 285,000 without power. 80 dead. Most areas still "unreachable."
(Dwight Frye)

In other news:
New 'Dirty Diamonds' reviews have appeared at MarkPrindle.com and HiBias.
And there's another short Golf article at News10.

Biloxi Problems August 30th 2005

Reports are reaching me that the Hard Rock Cafe and Casino in Biloxi, where Alice Cooper was scheduled to play on October 2nd, has been destroyed by Hurricane Katrina which is currently causing destruction in the area. According to a local news item the venue will be rebuilt next year. This obviously means that Alice's show will have to be rescheduled or canceled. More info if/when I get it.
(Thanks Dwight Fry)

Syracuse Post Standard has a short article today about Alice and golf.

US Concert Reviews August 29th 2005

Carolina Concerts has a review and pics of the Atlanta show (Thanks Benji) and The Washington Times has a review of the Wolftrap show.

Sunday Stuff August 28th 2005

Cincinatti Weekley has a rather silly aricle comparing Alice to Jimmy Buffet and Hilary Duff.

Wisconsin State Journal has a short interview in the lead up to the Madison show.

Glam-Metal.com has a 'Dirty Diamonds' review as does Inside Pulse.

Saturday Morning August 27th 2005

The Greenley Tribune has a new interview with Alice Cooper. You have to register to see it but it's free.

There's a short 'Dirty Diamonds' review over at VueWeekley.
(Thanks Steve)

Penns Peak have a few photos from the Jim Thorpe show online (thanks Mike) and MaxFM have a few photos of their competition winners with Alice at the VA show.

Friday News August 26th 2005

Asbury Park Press have an few Alice quotes today. The Denver Post has an slightly longer interview.

Jam Music have an album review.

Billboard have a good review of the Detroit show online. Now Toronto also has a review of the Toronto show.
(Thanks Des)

Crossover have a review (in German) and some small pics of the Friedburg Show
(Thanks Tomasz)

And it appears that as of last nights show in VA the Snake is back in the show!!

Small Items August 25th 2005

A few small items today:

Kirstin has posted some photos of the Toronto show here.

Another review has appeared at That's So Metal.

The Coloradoan has a short interview with Alice and East Valley Tribune also has a short piece.

Erie, PA Show Added August 24th 2005

Alice Cooper will be playing sunday 9th October in Erie, PA at the Warner Theater. Tickets on sale August 26th through Ticketmaster.

More Small Stuff August 24th 2005

New York Press has a new interview with Alice.

A new review has appeared at Classic Rick Revisited.

Small Items August 24th 2005

Karen has posted a review and some pics of the Ohio show over at the Roxie77 board.

New 'Dirty Diamonds' review has appeared at the Calgary Sun.

Texas Show August 23rd 2005

Panhandletickets is listing a show in Amarillo, TX at the Civic Center Coliseum for September 12th. Tickets on sale now.

Rhino Records have released some Alice Cooper albums on iTunes, which include 'Easy Action' and 'Pretties For You'. £7.11 to download 'Easy Action' and £7.99 for 'Pretties for You'. You can obviously download individual tracks from both albums for 79p each. (or you can buy the real things through the STUK store haha )
(Thanks Tim)

Canada.com has a cool article on Alice to coincide with the Toronto show last night.
(Thanks Susie)

There's a 'Dirty Diamonds' Review at Pop Matters and a short AC quote at Metro News in Canada.
(Thanks Des)

Indiana Show August 22nd 2005

Noblesville, IN, Verizon Wireless Music Center, October 13, 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale this Saturday at 10:00.
(thanks DD25)

Alice Pitches For Tigers August 22nd 2005

Alice threw out the first pitch at the Tigers game yesterday in Detroit.

There's a new Neal Smith site at MySpace. Its fan run but promises to keep fans updated with new of Neal, BDS and anything related.

Kids Stuff August 21st 2005

Calico Cooper has been confirmed for role of 'Ashley' in Mindsplinters Films up coming ghostly flick 'The Visitor'. Mindsplinters is best known for 'The Woodland Haunting 2'.

Runaway Phoenix (featuring Dash Cooper) will be playing at the 'Frock and Roll For Charity' fashion show at Cooperstown, Phoenix on September 10th.

Todays 'Dirty Diamonds' Review: Detroit Free Press.

Total Rock Interview Part 2 August 20th 2005

Total Rock aired the second part of their extended Alice Cooper interview this evening and played 'The Saga of Jesse Jane' and 'Zombie Dance' from 'Dirty Diamonds' as well as 'Eighteen' and 'Welcome To My Nightmare' from 'A Fistful Of Alice'. You can hear what Alice had to say about recording the new album and lots of other stuff here (Dialups should download this one).

US Tour Starts Today August 20th 2005

Yahoo News is running a Reuters news story about the start of the US tour tonight with some Alice quotes.

Don't forget the second part of the Total Rock interview is on tonight at around 8pm UK time (at least that's when the first part was last night).

Thursday News August 18th 2005

Fredericksburg.com has a short article with Alice quotes relating to the forthcoming VA show next week.

Also at Real Detroit Weekly there is a short interview.

New 'Dirty Diamonds' reviews have turned up at Journal Now and Straight.com. There's also a video live report of the Monte Carlo show at cultureetloisirs.

A new 'Nights with Alice Cooper' demo is available to download at United Stations.
(Thanks Steven)

New E Card and Pics August 17th 2005

New West have posted an all new E-card for everyone to send to friends, enemies and anyone else with an email address! This time the track is 'Dirty Diamonds' itself and features lines from some of the great reviews the album has received.

Ingo Of Dimma (who supported Alice in Iceland) has posted some very cool pics of the Iceland show. Check them out here and also check out the Dimma pics here while you're at it!

Apparently 'Dirty Diamonds' has debuted at #97 on the Canadian Soundscan chart.

US TV! August 17th 2005

Alice Cooper will be on the 'Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson' on September 15th. What I've seen suggests he will both perform and be interviewed this time. The show is on CBS Weeknights 12:35AM ET/PT.

The new OFFICIAL release date for the 'Good To See You Again, Alice Cooper' DVD in the USA is November 8th. This doesn't mean the UK date below is wrong but could suggest it will be delayed here to match the US date closer.

The song 'Dirty Diamonds' appears to have been released as a promo single in German as copies have started appearing on Ebay.

Detroit Metro News has a short piece on Alice including mentiosn for the album and five 'little things' that annoy him.

Another 'Dirty Diamonds' review is up at Rhino.com.

Reminder: Alice Cooper will be the guest on Rockline TONIGHT. Rockline is a US radio show and can be heard on a variety of stations and netfeeds around the USA (8.30-10pm Pacific).

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