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.


Live In Montreux Details March 28th 2006

Now Available for pre-order from AmazonUK is 'Alice Cooper - Live In Montreux 2005', the long awaited DVD from the 'Dirty Diamonds' tour. It's due 29th May in Europe while the US has to wait a whole extra day for their version which is due May 30th (but isn't listed on Amazon yet). Eagle Rock US have confirmed the tracklisting for both the DVD and the CD (which comes with the DVD) as follows:

DVD: 1. Department of Youth / 2. No More Mr. Nice Guy / 3. Dirty Diamonds / 4. Billion Dollar Babies / 5. Be My Lover / 6. Lost in America / 7. I Never Cry / 8. Woman of Mass Destruction / 9. I’m Eighteen / 10. Between High School and The Old School / 11. What Do You Want From Me? / 12. Is it My Body? / 13. Go to Hell / 14. The Black Widow / 15. Gimme / 16. Feed My Frankenstein / 17. Welcome To My Nightmare / 18. The Awakening / 19. Steven / 20. Only Women Bleed / 21. Ballad of Dwight Fry / 22. Killer / 23. I Love the Dead / 24. School’s Out / 25. Poison / 26. Wish I Were Born in Beverly Hills / 27. Under My Wheels

CD: 1. Department of Youth / 2. No More Mr. Nice Guy / 3. Dirty Diamonds / 4. Billion Dollar Babies / 5. Be My Lover / 6. Lost in America / 7. I Never Cry / 8. Woman of Mass Destruction / 9. I’m Eighteen / 10. Between High School and The Old School / 11. What Do You Want From Me? / 12. Is it My Body? / 13. Gimme / 14. Feed My Frankenstein / 15. Welcome To My Nightmare / 16. School’s Out / 17. Poison / 18. Wish I Were Born in Beverly Hills / 19. Under My Wheels

Also: PlanetRock aired an interview with Alice on Saturday. It was part of the Nicky Horne show and was actually a repeat if an interview he did with Alice in 1978!

STTS On The Road March 27th 2006

Alice Cooper guitarist Damon Johnson and Slave To The System have announced some more shows for April as follows:
April 7th - Big E's - Edgerton, WI
April 8th - Harpo's - Detroit MI (w/ BUCKCHERRY)
April 9th - The Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI
April 12th - The Temple Club - Lansing, MI
April 13th - Planet Rock - Battle Creek, MI
April 14th - Piere's - Fort Wayne, IN
April 15th - The Machine Shop - Flint, MI

Another UK Show March 24th 2006

Ticketmaster are now showing ANOTHER UK show for Sheffield City Hall on May 29th. Tickets went on sale this morning.

Also: There's a new Kane Roberts interview over at Rockeyez with Alice content.

Alice in Dublin March 23rd 2006

It seems the rumoured Dublin show has now been confirmed as May 31st at Vicar Street, Dublin. Tickets on sale on March 30th. Full info here.

New German Dates March 23rd 2006

Two new German dates have appeared:
15th June 2006 Bonn, Deutschland, Museumsplatz
16th June 2006 Dischingen, Deutschland, Rock am Härtsfeldsee
(Thanks Gerhard, Petra)

"The Unbelieveable Truth" March 22nd 2006

(c) Bill CroweRumours have been circulating for a few days now that Ryan Roxie is leaving the Alice Cooper band but I wanted to wait for something official before posting the sad news. So here we go:

"After much thought and deliberation, guitarist Ryan Roxie has decided to forgo his six-string gunslinger duties for Alice Cooper to concentrate on becoming a Shoe Cobbler.....namely, Swedish Clogs. Although Mr. Roxie has no interest in shoes, his fasination with wood is unparalled...... But seriously, Roxie is taking time to be with his family and would really like to be able to play for the Godfather of Shock Rock again in the future. The Alice Cooper Rock Show will remain to be one of the most fun and entertaining shows out there mainly for one reason: ALICE COOPER! Roxie is just happy that he's had the opportunity to play for the Man in Black (black eye make-up that is) on and off for the past 10 years. He'd also like to wish Alice, the Band, and the die-hard fans good golf, great poker, and the best rock n roll tour imaginable in 2006......."
J.J. King-press secretary for Mr. Roxie

So there it is. This does NOT mean it's definitly the end for the Alice and Roxie show. My understanding is that after all these years it's just time for a father and husband to take a break and to spend some quality time with his family, something I'm sure fans can understand, and that next year Roxie will hopefully return to take his rightful place stage left. It certainly won't be the same without him.

Obviously STUK will continue to cover all Roxie related news and everyone here wishes him all the best, and we just hope this will allow him enough time to complete a new Roxie77 album!!

So who will replace the irreplacable? Current favourite for the job is Keri Kelli, who played with Ryan in Slash's Snakepit and Dad's Porno Mag and had stints with Ratt, Warrant, Skid Row, Adler's Appetite, Pretty Boy Floyd, and Tuff amongst others, as well as being a well known face on the L.A. scene. Check out Keri at www.kerikelli.com.
More when I get it.

Alice in Bulgaria? March 21st 2006

According to Sofiaecho.com and a couple of other sites Alice Cooper will be performing in Kavarna, Bulgaria on June 30th with Dio. This clashes with an already announced US show in St. Pauls, MN so it looks unlikely this is correct. More if I get it.

Also: Queensryche have been officially added to the bill of the Monsters Of Rock festival in June at the Milton Keynes Bowl.

KNAC have a new interview with Damon Johnson with Alice content.

There's a new 'Nights With Alice Cooper' demo mp3 for March here.
(Thanks Steven)

New Golf Ad March 15th 2006

According to LPGA.com Alice Cooper has recorded a new radio spot with Golf star Annika Sorenstam. The advert has the couple "comparing notes on equipment, tours, fans and talents. The spot contrasting a rock tour and the LPGA Tour will first be used to promote the Kraft Nabisco Championship, which will be held March 30-April 2 in Rancho Mirage, Calif."
(Thanks StE)

Also: For anyone who missed the Neal Smith interview that is running on WPS1 this week, the station have posted the whole show in their archives here. Beware though if you have a slow connection. The file is 60meg and too fast for streaming.

Neal Smith and Eric Singer Interviews March 13th 2006

Neal Smith will be interviewed on WPS1.org's "Living History" this week. Dates and times are as follows:
Monday 3/13: Midnight and 12:00 PM (Noon)
Wednesday 3/15: 10:00 AM / 10:00 PM
Thursday 3/16: 3:00 AM / 3:00 PM
Friday 3/17: 8:00 AM/ 8:00 PM
Saturday 3/18: 1:00 AM / 1:00 PM
Sunday 3/19: 6:00 AM/ 6:00 PM
All times are EST. They have a netfeed.

Also: There's a short Eric Singer interview over at Rockpages with Alice content.

Singer/Garric in Oz March 10th 2006

E.S.P., The Eric Singer Project, will be out on the road in Australia in April. This time along with Eric the band will feature Alice Cooper bassist Chuck Garric along with former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick and John Corabi on vocals. This reunites 3/4 of UNION who stormed the UK late last year with Singer himself being the only difference. The shows scheduled to date are:
April 19th - The Prince of Wales in Melbourne, Australia
April 21st - The Marquee in Sydney, Australia
April 22nd - The Marquee in Sydney, Australia (To Be Confirmed)
Also while I'm reporting on band members check out Kulick.net's news page for a couple of video clips of Union live in Germany, one featuring Mr Garric on vocals. Then skip over to Rockandrollallnite to see pics of ESP over in Japan last month for a Kiss Expo where they were joined onstage by Richie Scarlet and Bob Kulick.

Also: Alice himself will apparently show up during 'Best Ever Muppet Moments' on ITV1 (UK) tomorrow at 7pm. This appears to be a new show and not a repeat of the 'I Love The Muppets' show from a while back.
(Thanks Maggie)

Small Stuff March 9th 2006

DigitallyObsessed.com has a mention of a new DVD called 'Radio Revolution: The Rise And Fall of the Big 8" which has some Alice content. The film is a documentary about a Ontario radio station and features short interview appearances by Alice. It's out now in the USA.

Also a quick reminder to check out Welcome To My Nightmare guitarist Steve Hunter's new site which can be found at www.stevehunter.com.

Alice for Belgium March 9th 2006

Alice Cooper has been announced as closing the Schwung 2006 festival at Expohallen Roeselare in Belgium on May 27th. Also on the bill are Status Quo, Ted Nugent, Dio, Thunder and others. Tickets appear to be on sale now.
(Thanks Steven)

Alice in Brazil? (UPDATED) March 6th 2006

According to Toni Productions Alice Cooper will be playing a show in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil on November 11th at Casa Espetaculo. Tickets seem on sale at the Toni site now. If this is correct it's unlikely there would be only one South American show.
(Thanks Sergio)

UPDATE: Ticketur.com lists the above show and a second Brazillian show: "Proximas Giras, Brazil" for November 10th 2006.
(Thanks Steef)

New US Shows March 6th 2006

According to New West's website, the following U.S. dates have been announced:

June 30th - St. Paul, MN   
July 3rd - Milwaukee, WI   
July 7th - Ionia, MI   
July 21st - Fond du Lac, WI   
July 22nd - London, ON   
August 6th - Sturgis, SD   
August 8th - Ridgefield, WA   
August 9th - Roseburg, OR
(Thanks Devon)

Also: Rockpages.gr now have a review and pics from the Berlin show online.
(Thanks Kostas)

Greek Interview March 4th 2006

The March issue of 'Metal Hammer' in Greece has two pages on Alice Cooper, one is an interview and the other a pic. The text is in Greek but you can see it and the pics here. Also 'Rock Hard' magazine has a one page feature on Damon Johnson and Slave To The System.
(Thanks Kostas)
UPDATE: There'is and English version of the Alice interview here.

Photos March 3rd 2006

Check out WMGK for some photos of Alice at the radio station yesterday and Philidelphia Daily has a short report of the meet and greet afterwards with a couple of Alice quotes.

Regioactive.de has photos from the Mannheim show.
(Thanks Steef)

The John Debello Show March 2nd 2006

As mentioned yesterday Alice was on the John DeBella Show on WMGK this morning for over an hour in total in the run up to the NWAC radio show launching on the station tonight. DeBella does podcasts of his shows which are available at the WMGK site but in case he doesn't include all of Alice's bits click here to listen to an rough edited version.

Also:  Pollstar has a short announcement about the forthcoming Canadian tour that went on sale some weeks ago.

US Radio Tomorrow March 2nd 2006

Alice will be the special guest on the 'John Debella Show' on WMGK tomorrow morning between 6-9am EST (11am-2pm UK). The station has a netfeed at their site.
(Thanks Steef)

The Canadian Jewish News has an article about Bob Ezrin's induction into the Canadian Music Hall Of Fame including some Alice Cooper content.

Press and Pics March 1st 2006

Blogcritics has a new article based around the success of the 'Nights With Alice Cooper' radio show.

Undercover has a short mention of the radio show's arrival at WMGK.

Stargazer.it has posted some pics of Damon and Ryan onstage with Deep Purple in Munich.
(Thanks Jollyjon)

Slavetothesystem.org has posted some pics of Damon Johnson's band Slave To The System from the recent shows.
(Thanks Chas)

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