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.


DDP at Chiller October 31st 2005

The Dennis Dunaway Project lit up the stage at the Chiller convention this weekend. Setlist ran Hello Hooray / Big Apple Dreamin' / Man Is A Beast / Fire Engine Girl / Me and My Boys / Billion Dollar Babies / Home Sweet Home / Kandahar / Killer / Muscle Of Love / (Don't Fear) The Reaper (w/ special guest Joe Bouchard) / I'm Eighteen. STUK's George Orlay got to join the band on stage for "more Cow Bell" on Reaper as well and reports the new material is top notch!! Row on the DDP album!!

There is a small article on TNT (UK) magazine today. About a third of a page.

Muzicisfaze has a review of 'Dirty Diamonds'... in Romanian!

Alice On Skinner October 30th 2005

It's now confirmed that Alice Cooper will be a guest on 'The Frank Skinner Show' on ITV (UK) this Thursday at 11pm.

Tickets for the Alice Coopers Christmas Pudding show on December 17th officially go on sale next saturday (10th) at 10am however radio station KDKB appear to already be doing a pre-sale of some kind. Confirmed appearances at the show include Alice and the Band, Roger Clyne, Styx, Jeff Keith of Tesla, John O'Hurley and Pete Cummings.

The Sunday Mirror (UK) has a short non-story today and of course Contact Music have copied it.

And lastly a short update on the Australian 'Celebrity Spelling Bee'. As expected it was a false alarm with the only Alice content being a brief clip of Alice on the US version of the show.

Radio Alert October 29th 2005

Sorry for the short notice and vague details but Phoenix Fire Radio are running an Alice Cooper special tonight sometime between 6pm and midnight. Not sure what timezone that's in though but I *think* they are 5 hours behind UK time which would make it 11pm-5am tonight, and the site doesn't have much info to help, or any details about exactly what the "special" will include. Also, the netfeed is too fast for dial-up so I won't get to hear it either!
(Thanks Damien)

Roger Waters Online have posted the Interview Alice did with Roger last week on the radio show.

Alice is likely to be the guest on 'The Frank Skinner Show' on ITV (UK) either this Thursday or next. He's definitly going to be recording the show this week but this weeks show details don't mention him, hence the uncertainly.

Small Stuff October 29th 2005

King County Journal has a short interview with Alice.

MTV in Brazil voted Alice number 6 in a poll "frontman" on a show called "Top Top" this week.

Steve Hunter Interview October 27th 2005

In the latest of our exclusive interviews with Alice Cooper associates past and present we talk to guitar legend Steve Hunter who's association with Alice goes right back to the 'Billion Dollar Babies' album and continued through to the 'From The Inside' tour in 1979. Devon sent through a long list of questions which Steve was kind enough to take time to answer and I think it throws some interesting light on how the period. Check it out the interviews page.

Also: Union, the band featuring Alice Cooper bassist Chuck Garric, have added another UK show to their November tour at Queens Hall, Nuneaton on the 29th November. Tickets are £15 in advance available from the venue.

Dennis Dunaway Goes Live October 27th 2005

DennisDunaway.com is now live!! Check it out!! It's still under construction but there's a biography, Q&A, photos and news page up and running with a store and audio section on it's way. Beware though it takes a while to load on a slow connection but is worth the wait!

There *may* be an interview in today's copy of Metro, which is one of those free papers and is available in the London area (and maybe elsewhere).

Australia's Channel 7i is running an advert for their version of 'Celebrity Spelling Bee' which starts this coming Sunday. The advert includes a few pics of the celebs that will appear on the show and Alice Cooper is one of them. We don't yet know any more than that. It could be they are using clips from the US version of the show that Alice took part in a while. Alice is NOT listed in the list of stars on the Australian version. More info when I get it.
(Thanks Mark)

UK Radio October 25th 2005

Watch out for the following UK interviews in the coming weeks. If anyone finds more accurate info then let me know! It's VERY likely that many of these stations will actually air the SAME interview and a lot of them have online feeds but it would help if we had more accurate times for any or all.

BathFM are running an AC special sometime this week

Week beginning 24th October:
- Beacon Radio (Birmingham) on the Breakfast Show
- BRMB radio interview on the Breakfast Show
- 2BR (Manchester radio)
- Home FM (Manchester)
- Dune FM (Manchester)
- 106.7 The Rocket (Manchester)
- Central FM (Falkirk)
- Sun FM (Newcastle)
- Alpha FM (Newcastle)
- Yorkshire Coast Radio
- Silk FM
- Mix 107
- Mix 96
- Arrow FM
- Sovereign Radio
- BCB (Bradford)

The following are all (week beginning 24 October) interviews in the Bournemouth area:
- Win FM + Competition
- 3TR FM
- Spire FM
- Spirit FM
- Ivel FM
- Vale FM + Competition
- Wessex FM
- Fire 107.6
- Isle of Wight FM
- The Quay
- BBC Radio Merseyside
- GTFM Radio 106.9 (Bristol)
- Aston Villa Yes, the football club!
- KRXX/URN - student network Nottingham
- Maximum FM -Yorkshire
- Delta FM - Radio Special

BBC Radio Nottingham will have a ticket competition on the Breakfast Show week beginning 31st October

The Box TV channel will apparently have something as well.

Also: There's possible going to be a feature in Kerrang in the next few weeks.

New Roxie Podcast! October 24th 2005

Ryan Roxie has his new Podcast available and this time he features part 1 of an interview with Alice himself!! On top of that there's a great new Roxie77 track and the chance to hear Yngwie Malmsteen go mental on a plane! Well worth hearing. You can get it via your podcast software as usual or download from here.

Daisy has posted some more cool pics, this time from the Peoria show. You can see them here.

Yesterday's story about Alice hosting a new reality show seems to have been picked up by quite a few news sites, but they all say the exact same thing with the same quote. Still have my doubts its true personally but time will tell.

Small Stuff (again) October 23rd 2005

The Edmonton Sun has a review of the show there with a small photo.

The Hits TV channel (UK) have an Alice competition running up till the 28th Oct. It's for two VIP tickets to see Alice at one of the UK shows and you get to meet him too. The questions is which song does the line "no more teachers dirty looks" come from and it gives three options. You have to ring or text your answer to them.
(Thanks Alicespoison)

Contact Music today are running a story about Alice hosting a new reality show. They are presenting it as fact although I have serious doubts to say the least. Apparently Alice will choose one beggar from the streets of London and turn his or her life around. He explains, "It will be about a guy who is sleeping in downtown London and life is totally gone for him. He's just a bundle of rags. We find out how he got there and reconstruct his life. That would be great TV."
This sounds more like an idea then a certain thing especially as Contact Music are known for printing stuff from other interviews and out of context.

Nights with Alice and Chuck October 22nd 2005

'Nights with Alice Cooper' is now available as a podcast from iTunes and by direct download. The podcast offers "recent segments featured in the show, as well the occasional commentary from Alice's favorite dominatrix, Mistress Kitty. Hear Alice interviewing rock stars, telling stories of his encounters with other rock legends, and commenting on everything from recent news to pop culture."

In other radio news next week is Halloween week on 'Nights With Alice Cooper' and features the following guest interview:
Monday 24th -Edgar Winter,
Tuesday 25th - Wes Craven and Rob Zombie;
Wednesday 26th - Dan Akroyd and Ronnie James Dio
Thursday 27th - John Carpenter, Glenn Danzig and Dee Snider
Friday 28th - Ozzy Osbourne and Ministry's Al Jourgensen
Monday 31st - Gene Simmons of KISS

Alice will feature in 'The Perfect Scary Movie' on UK Channel 4, Saturday 29th October at 9:05pm. This is a feature length documentary film "that exposes the closely guarded tricks and psychological ploys that scary movies have used to make billions of film-goers around the world jump with fright." Apart from Alice contributors include horror directors John Carpenter, Wes Craven, John Landis, Tobe Hooper, Edgar Wright and Joe Dante, stars Linda Blair, Robert Englund, Jenny Agutter, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Bruce Campbell, and writer James Herbert.

Further to the news earlier that Alice Cooper bassist Chuck Garric and Union will be playing a show in Europe more dates have been released. They are:
November 23rd - Alpenrock in Zurich, Switzerland
November 25th - Stadthalle in Babenhausen, Germany
November 26th - Burnout in Witten, Germany
November 27th - RockCafe 2000 in Stourbridge, England
December 1st - The Rock in Copenhagen, Denmark
December 2nd - (venue TBA) in Barcelona, Spain
December 3rd - (venue TBA) in Madrid, Spain
December 4th - La Gabbia in Bassano del Grappa, Italy
More info on Union can be found at Bruce Kulick's site.

Kiss and Chuck (plus press) October 21st 2005

Kiss Podcast have a new podcast up which focuses on the link between Kiss and Alice Cooper and includes an interview with Alice himself. You can download the podcast direct from here but check out their site as well.

Chuck Garric appears to be staying in Europe after the UK shows with Alice. On Saturday 26th November 2005 there will be a show by 'Union', the band featuring Bruce Kulick (Ex Kiss), John Corabi (Ex Motley Crue), Fred Coury (Cinderella) and Chuck in Witten (Germany) at Burnout Music Hall. After the show there will be a photo and autograph Session with the band. Also there will be Kiss and Union merchandise, giveaway etc.
Tickets can be order for 17 Euro and for more information check out Kissfanclub.de.

JazzInternet has a review of the Las Vegas show a few nights ago.
(Thanks Don)

Thursday News October 20th 2005

Jam Music has a brief interview with Alice today taken from the Calgary Sun.

Horrorwood Babbleon has a new review of the Tokeka show.
(Thanks Chuck)

The Eric Singer and Friends" shows in Indiana last week raised over $5,000 for the Red Cross with $1000 from the raffles going to the Humane Society.
(Thanks Mike)

Today's Contact Music non-news story relates to the Leo Abse/Mary Whitehouse story from circa 1973.

Photos and Press October 19th 2005

The Red Deer Advocate has a short article previewing the forthcoming Red Deer show on October 23rd.

Getty Image has posted some excellent pics from the Las Vegas show last night.
(Thanks Katrina)

Apparently 'Nights With Alice Cooper' will switch from Virgin Classic to the main Virgin radio channel (available terrestrially) for the Halloween show this year. So be warned if you listen regularly in the UK, you'll need to switch channels for the night unless they are going to play the same show on both stations.

Contact Music today are reporting Alice is predicting the end of the world soon.

Awesome Music has Photos of the Eric Singer and friends shows in Indiana last weekend as well as pics from Alice's shows in Noblesville and South Bend.

Small Stuff October 17th 2005

Very quiet at the moment. The only new "news" in the press appears to have been multiple reports at Contact Music taken, as usual, from other uncredited interview sources. This time they seem to have discovered Alice once had a drink problem and have reported it here, here, and here. Plus they have another story, presumably taken from the same source here.

The only other thing to appear is in the Las Vegas Review Journal that mentions Alice will again be featured in VH-1's 'Fairway To Heaven' golf tournament show, which will be aired on the channel on October 29th in a show called "Top 18 Countdown", the title of which reflects the 18-hole golf course.

Saturday Stuff October 15th 2005

The Las Vegas Review Journal has a Q&A with Alice today.

Kerrang TV (UK) has started running adverts for the forthcoming UK tour plus a competition which has Alice himself giving details.

Todays (15th Oct) Daily Mail (UK) has an interview with Alice in it's 'Weekend' magazine.

Alice's appearance on comedy show 'Never Mind The Buzzcocks' will be repeated on UKTV G2 plus 1 on Wednesday 26th October.

Upcoming guests on 'Nights With Alice Cooper' include Roger Waters of Pink Floyd fame on Wednesday and Brian Johnson of AC/DC on Thursday. Then the following week it's Edgar Winter on Monday.

Friday Press October 14th 2005

Straight.com has a short preview of the October 19th show.

Las Vegas City Life has a short interview.

Daily Southtown has a review of the Joliet show.

Canada.com has an interview promoting the forthcoming Canadian shows.

Competitions and Press October 13th 2005

Nights With Alice Cooper is running a competition to win 2 tickets to see Alice on Halloween in Anaheim, CA including round-trip airfare to California, tickets and back stage passes to the show, along with two nights hotel stay. You have to be a US resident and over 21 to enter.

And if they can do it so can we (or a somewhat smaller scale!) Courtesy of Devon, SickthingsUK is giving you the chance to win one of three 'Dirty Diamonds' promotional posters in the "Halloween Giveaway Contest."
Here's what you have to do:
You are on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominating committee and you are asked to give a strong case as to why Alice Cooper deserves to be in the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame" over any of the other artists for nomination. In 500 words or less, please present your case and email it to dtjones1987@yahoo.com.
You have until Monday, October 24 to enter. A winner will be announced on or around Halloween! Remember always check spelling and grammer as a well organized presentation can enhance the quality of the entry. It is the quality or humour of the entry we are looking for, not quantity.

Courtesy of Devon, SickthingsUK is giving you the chance to win one of three 'Dirty Diamonds' promotional posters in the "Halloween Giveaway Contest."

Here's what you have to do:
You are on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominating committee and you are asked to give a strong case as to why Alice Cooper deserves to be in the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame" over any of the other artists for nomination. In 500 words or less, please present your case and email it to xxxxx.

You have until Monday, October 24 to enter. A winner will be announced on or around Halloween! Remember always check spelling and grammer as a well organized presentation can enhance the quality of the entry. It is the quality or humour of the entry we are looking for, not quantity.

Competition Rules and Other Things:
1. The Competition Judges' decision are final.

2. The Contest is open to anyone whereever you happen to live worldwide. However, if you are on the New West Street Team and already have the poster, please give consideration to the majority of others (national and international) who do not already have one.

3. SickthingsUK and anyone involved in the competition are NOT responsible for any damages incurred to the posters during shipping.

4. These are official posters, however this giveaway is not officially endorced by anyone. This is a SickthingsUK Competition courtesy of Devon Jones and SickthingsUK and is free for anyone to enter anywhere in the world.

Also: Next months issue of Mojo Magazine (UK) has a feature on Alice Cooper. It's the December issue but on the newsstands from November 2nd.

For those of us who can't get to Indy for the Eric Singer and Friends shows this weekend but still want to donate to the Hurricane relief effort (and get something cool in return!) Getalifeinc is offering a way for people to buy "tickets" to the show ($20) and get an 8x10 personally autographed photo from the Eric Singer and Friends band. ($2.00 additional for postage).
(Thanks AlienSpice)

The X Brothers featuring Joe Bouchard of BDS are playing in Larchmont NY this Friday Oct 14. The club is Chat 19 on Chatsworth Ave. They go on about 10 PM and since it's Andy's birthday there's no telling who might show up to party!
Also since DDP drummer Russ Wilson has a previous comittment, Albert Bouchard (BOC, Brain Surgeons) will be playing drums with Dennis Dunaway, Joe Bouchard and Rick Tedesco at CBGBs on Oct 21. Check out CellSum for more details.

Alice has 3 new videos available for download on iTunes (following the release of the new iPod which supports video playback). They are 'Feed My Frankenstein' (from Waynes World), 'Poison' and 'Loves's a Loaded Gun' - all £1.89 each and available to download on iTunes 6 (again - a new version of iTunes).
(Thanks Tim)

Press and DVD update October 12th 2005

DVDTalk has a long and detailed review of the 'Good To See You Again, Alice Cooper' DVD that is released in the USA on November 8th which should answer just about any question about the DVD other then when it gets a UK release!
(Thanks Brian)

The Radio Times has a short interview with Alice in next weeks issue (on news stands now with 'Eastenders' cover). The article is not online.
(Thanks Janwolf)

The DVD version of 'Scarlet Fry's Junkfood Horrorfest', featuring Calico Cooper, is available now so you don't have to wait until halloween. Order today by emailing waltruether@yahoo.com.

The Peoria Journal-Star has a review of the Peoria show today and Cleveland Free Times has a review of the Cleveland show.

The Sunday Mail in Brisbane Australia had a short review of 'Dirty Diamonds' on Sunday. It's not online but you can read it by clicking the link below.
(Thanks Desley)

More Press and Stuff October 11th 2005

DVDVerdict have a review of the forthcoming DVD release of 'Good To See You, Alice Cooper' which you can preorder by clicking the link in the left column.

Goerie.com has a review of the Erie show. Unfortuntaly its yet another subscription site so click the link at the bottom of this news item for the text of the article.

Coopella's pictures from Alice's October 1, 2005, Jacksonville, FL, show are now available on the SickThings2 site.
(Thanks Hunter)

An update on the Michael Bruce CD that is now available. There was an error in the orginal information posted through to me.
In the previous announcement it stated the price of £20.00 UK pounds for "The Second Coming of MB" CD. This is a mistake. The correct price is £17.00 for the new CD only (Including Air-mail). However we are also offering a complete package of "The Second Coming of MB" + "Halo Of Ice" together at £20.00 for BOTH CDs (Including Air-mail shipping)!
Also due to popular request, there is now a Paypal account for those that want to order the CDs and avoid having to send cash. You can make payments securely and immediately through Paypal and CDs will be sent out to you by Air-mail within 24 hours after receipt of payment.
Please make paypal payments to geirdal@xnet.is.

The Sunday Papers October 10th 2005

Just a few new online articles today:
Atlantic City Weekly has a new article for the House of Blues show.
(Thanks JerseyGirl)

The Joliet Herald News has a short article/interview as well today.

The Australian Sunday Mail has an article with an Alice Cooper reference.

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