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.


Wet Stones 30 Sep 2006

 

Alice And The Stones


It seems that Alice was rained on again when supporting The Stones last night in Louisville (at least it's unlikely to happen in the Phoenix heat!). The Lexington Herald has a short mention of Alice's performance in front of 50,000+ rock fans as does the Courier-Journal. RockRadio.com has a couple of quotes from Alice about The Stones shows.

 

Press 29 Sep 2006

New press coverage this morning includes short interviews in the Belleville News-Democrat, Lexington Herald-Leader, Louisville Courier-Journal, and Chicago's Herald-News

ESP CD and DVD 28 Sep 2006

Bruce Kulick has posted some info about the forthcoming ESP live CD and DVD that are on their way next month. Entitled 'Live in Japan' the CD features Kulick on guitar, Eric Singer (Alice Cooper, Kiss) on drums, John Corabi (Motley Crue, Union) on guitar/vocals and Chuck Garric (Alice Cooper, Dio, Union) on bass). It will be available starting in October at Kulick.net. A DVD version is on its way as well.
(Thanks Blabbermouth)

The Bolingbrook Sun has a short interview with Alice today.

Magic105 are running a competition to win tickets to see Alice in Nashville.

DDP On The Radio 26 Sep 2006

A few Cooper related gigs coming up:

The Dennis Dunaway Project will be on the WRKI 95.1 morning show (5:30am-10am) this Thursday 28th September. Unfortunatly there doesn't appear to be a netfeed so if anyone manages to tape this let me know.

Dash Cooper and Runaway Phoenix will be at the Stir Youth Center, 510 Main St.,Safford, AZ at 8 p.m.on October 5th.

Joe Bouchard (BOC/BDS) also has some shows lined up with his various projects. Dennis Dunaway has been known to turn up at Joe's shows as well.
27th September - Joe Bouchard & Patty G Acoustic Project play Molly Darcy's in Danbury Ct W/ I95 Radio Station
4th October - Joe Bouchard & Patty G Acoustic Project with guests Albert Bouchard and Andy Hillfiger play The Hiro Ballroom, 363 W 16th Street at the Maritime Hotel, NYC, NY (animal rescue benefit). Also appearing are Debbie Harry and The Beastie Boys!
7th October - Joe Bouchard And Patty G with members of 'Bone Dry' play The Fairfield Theatre, Fairfield, CT (Benefit for Habitat For Humanity)
18th November - Joe Bouchard And Friends (Dennis Dunaway, Dave Wonsey and Patty G) play Seany B'S in Millbrook, NY
25th November - Treetop Private Party at the Double Down Grill in Avon, CT (Also open to the Public)

Joe Kleon Interviews Neal Smith 25 Sep 2006

Check out JoeKleon.com and listen to a cool 2 hour interview with the one and only Neal Smith. The interview is in 11 parts and available as MP3's.
(Thanks Devon)

Halifax 24 Sep 2006

Various reviews have appeared of last nights show with the Rolling Stones in Halifax but unsurprisingly they concentrate on The Stones' performance and barely a mention the other bands (so no point listing them). It does appear Alice went on during the early evening before Kanye West which seems rather odd, but then I've never heard of Kanye West before this so haven't a clue how big he may or may not be in the US. It does seem that Alice and the band got completely soaked in the pouring rain but still went over okay. From what little I've read the snake was there and Calico did her bit but beyond that I've seen no clues as to the setlist so if anyone has the details send them through. Jagger thanked all the opening acts by name during the Stones' set.
UPDATE: Thanks to Chris for the following:
"It rained for the whole set but Alice sounded really good. The band was soaked but sounded as tight as ever. Eric Singer was the only dry band member because a small tent structure was put over his drums and the amps. Alice threw out dirty diamonds during that song, he had his sword and money for 'Billion Dollar Babies', he actually threw his crutch into the crowd during the song 'I'm 18' . The stage setup was pretty much the same except for the coffin. Alice's makeup stayed on pretty good even with the rain. The set ran from 5 - 6 pm. They played some of Alice's songs before he hit the stage. Calico Cooper came out during the song go to hell - Alice disappeared under the drums. Very good set from the legend himself."
Setlist is now in the setlists section.
(Thanks Chris)

Alice has been spotted during an advert for Omega Watches currently running on TV presumably in the UK. I've not seen it yet.
(Thanks HeadbangersBall)

Alice In Homer 22 Sep 2006

According to MLive.com Alice will be making a personal appearance in The Homer Mill, 109 Byron St., Homer, MI on October 11th from 7pm-10pm. Homer Mill is a haunted house, restaurant and arcade.

RecordOnline has a short interview with Alice today as a preview of the Poughkeepsie show.

TheRockRadio.com has a couple of quotes from Alice about the forthcomong Stones support show. Apparently they will be bare bone shows with minimal theatrics. "You have to just play rock-and-roll, so we're playing, like, an hour of Alice Cooper rock-and-roll. Now, it'll be theatrical, 'cause Alice is gonna be theatrical no matter what -- it just won't be the normal flow of an Alice Cooper show. And it'll be just great."

According to tvshowsondvd.com Alice is interviewed during a documentary included on the forthcoming 'The Groovie Goolies - The Saturday Mourning Collection' which is released in the USA on October 24th.
(Thanks Jeff)

Butcher Cover 21 Sep 2006

A little more info has turned up regarding "Butchering The Beatles: A Headbashing Tribute", the Beatles tribute album featuring Alice singing a version of 'Hey Bulldog' that we first mentioned some months ago. AmazonUK are now listing it for preorder with a release date of October 23rd. They also have a cover scan (see left). No sign of it on AmazonUS yet though. KNAC have an early review of the album.

If anyone in the UK is thinking of seeing Wednesday 13 while he's touring over here (before supporting Alice in the USA) then make sure you arrive early enough to check out support band 'Sign'. They feature Silli Geirdal on bass and Egill "E" Rafnsson on drums who played on Michael Bruce's "Halo of Ice" album a couple of years ago. You can find out more at their MySpace page.

Dennis Dunaway Interview and Hungry Hamsters 21 Sep 2006

Dennis DunawayThanks To Matt Parish for a new interview with Alice Cooper legend Dennis Dunaway now available in the 'Interviews' section. Dennis talks about the early days of Alice Cooper, Deadringer, BDS, and of course the Dennis Dunaway Project. Thanks Matt!

According to CreativeMatch.co.uk Alice will be voicing a hamster in the new HD CGI sitcom animation 'Hungry Hamsters'. Alice joins a a cast which includes Brian Blessed, who will play the leading character Maclean, Jack Davenport and Harry Hill.
Quote: "Hungry Hamsters is a new comedy animation series of 26 x half hour programmes for television and multimedia distribution, which has been created by comedy producer, Nick Sercombe. Cooper will be voicing Psalmanazar, the bête-noir character who opposes the Hamsters during their adventures. Chosen specifically for his highly individual personality, Cooper is deemed to make the perfect villain in the programmes and he loves the role; the first he has undertaken in an animation series for television.
Hungry HamstersSercombe commented that Cooper was selected for his dry wit as well as his performing talent. “Alice has already made some amusing suggestions as to the visual design of his character, Psalmanazar, and he is really looking forward to getting into the studio next year to record his voice. All the Hungry Hamsters voices have been chosen carefully for their colourful characters and now we have added the enormous theatrical talent of Alice Cooper, which is a real bonus."
Hungry Hamsters is currently in advanced development at leading Danish studio, Krogh Mortensen Animation. The series is being produced using the most advanced CGI ever used in an animated television series.

In reference to the recent downtime of STUK, I'm afraid there isn't a whole lot I can do about it. The problem is with the URL referer (not the host this time) who's machines keeps failing. They keep sending me reports saying the problem is fixed, and then it goes down again. Please be patient as and eventually they'll get it fixed permanently. 

Eric Singer Interview 20 Sep 2006

DavesOnTour.com has a new interview with Eric Singer with lots of Alice content.

TV And Press 17 Sep 2006

The Artsworld programmes, originally mentioned about a mouth ago seem to have been a bit early, as in the new issue of the Artsworld magazine they feature Alice as introducing "Alice Cooper's Rock Revolutionaries", a series of films about other artists. It appears Alice will introduce each film with various anecdotes and background info. The series unfortunatly started on 2nd September but runs through to 28th October every saturday.
(Thanks Robert)

Next months Classic Rock magazine (not the one about to hit the newsstands thois week but the following issue on October 18th) will apparently have substantial Cooper content in line with Alice visiting the UK to collect the 'Living Legend' award at the Classic Rock Awards. According to the advert "Alice looks back over four decades of shock rock, moral outrage, boa constrictors and perfectly played birdies."
(Thanks Baz)

Classic Rock And Calico Website 15 Sep 2006

Alice will be signing autographs tomorrow saturday September 16th at the "All Fords Car Show" at Cardinal Stadium in Glendale, AZ. He'll be at the Solid Rock Foundation booth from 10:00 am.
(Thanks PsychoPat)

This months issue of Classic Rock (UK) contains a free 'Live At Montreux' sampler DVD containing everything from Deep Purple to ELP and includes 'School's Out' by Alice Cooper.
(Thanks Baz)

Calico Cooper has launched her own official website over at www.calicocooper.com. It's still being put together but there are some cool photos to check out.
(Thanks Rob)

New York, New York 13 Sep 2006

After a few false starts the New York show was finally confirmed on AC.com a few days ago as October 21st at the Beacon Theater. However Ticketmaster now have it listed as happening at Roseland Ballroom, as does LiveNation, with tickets going on sale on friday at 9am.
Other on sale dates include Rochester, NY on thursday at 10am and Reading, PA on Wednesday at 10am.
Some support acts have also been confirmed. Crash Kelly will again support Alice from 27th September until 10th October. The Sins will be opening in Canada and Wednesday 13 will apparently be playing the later shows including Roselands. Some of the casino shows as usual likely won't have a support act.
(Thanks NotSoPerfect, Chas)

There's a small mention of Alice in the current issue of the National Examiner (Clinton cover).
(Thanks Heather)

Small Stuff 10 Sep 2006

The interview in the Times mentioned yesterday can now be read online at The Times website.

This month´s issue of the Brazilian magazine 'Roadie Crew' has a
two-page interview with Alice. The main topic is still the 'Dirty
Diamonds' album and he confirms that he´s probably coming to South America again in November.
(Thanks Neimar)

In more DDP news you can now check out the cover of 'Bones From The Yard' as well as some info on the songs and musicians (who include ex-Mott The Hoople leader Ian Hunter) in the albums section.

DDP Album Now Available 09 Sep 2006

The Dennis Dunaway ProjectIt's finally here. The debut album by the Dennis Dunaway Project entitled 'Bones From The Yard' is now available to order over at the DDP website. The album includes all new songs including 'Kandahar', 'Me And The Boys', 'Little Bitty Kid (With A Big Big Gun)', 'Me And The Boys', 'Man Is A Beast' and 'Needle In The Red'. It's available in two flavors, a normal edition and a special signed edition, and you can pay via paypal. Check out four songs from the album over at their MySpace page.
As previously reported DDP will be playing at The Norwalk Oyster Festival in Connecticut today at 3 p.m. They hope to have a limited number of advance copies of the album available at the show.

Also: In the London Times today is a color golf magazine which features a one page interview with Alice with three pics.
(Thanks Tony)

Small Stuff 08 Sep 2006

The Paramus Post News has a short interview with Alice today while the Orange County Register has an interview with guitarist Keri Kelli.

Also check out this cool little clip on YouTube from the Toronto Expo last week which shows Alice reuniting with Linda Blair (The Exorcist) for the first time in 30 years.

More New Shows 07 Sep 2006

New dates announced on AC.com
October 23rd - Washington, DC, Warner Theater
October 25th - Rochester, NY, Auditorium Theater
October 27th - Reading, PA, Sovereign Performing Arts Center
October 29th - Boston, MA, Orpheum Theatre
Also: The New York show is now on October 21st at the Beacon Theatre

DDP Reminder 07 Sep 2006

A quick reminder that The Dennis Dunaway Project will be playing at The Norwalk Oyster Festival in Connecticut on Saturday September 9th at 3 p.m. in the giant Budweiser Tent.

Fanfire.com are offering meet and greet packages for some US shows again this year. Details on their site.

Golf Photos 05 Sep 2006

Mr Crowe has posted his photos from last weeks All Star Cup golf tournament at Alicecooperpics.co.uk.

A new review of the 'Live At Montreux' DVD is up now at MusicLiveWire.
(Thanks Benji)

Small Stuff 04 Sep 2006

The Toronto Sun has a short article about the SciFi/Horror Expo which includes some quotes from Alice.
(Thanks Sue)

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