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.


More Canadian Shows March 31st 2008

Ticketmaster now has the following dates listed in addition to those already mentioned:
19th September - The Centre In Vancouver for Performing Arts Vancouver, BC
21st September - Interior Savings Centre Kamloops, BC
23rd September - Prince George CN Centre Prince George, BC
29th September - Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium Calgary, AB
8th October - General Motors Centre Oshawa, ON
Plus one more:
15th October - St-Denis Theatre, Montreal, ON

New Shows - Canada Again! March 30th 2008

Ticketmaster is listing two more Canadian shows. They are:
27th September Edmonton, AB at Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, and Ottawa, ON, Ottawa Civic Centre, on 11th October. Tickets on sale April 1st at 10am.

Alice and American Idol Jordin Sparks are featured on an all-new episode of "Building Phoenix," the award-winning television program showcasing development in the city of Phoenix. The episode premieres at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, on PHX 11, the city's news and information station available to Cox and Qwest Cable subscribers. "On this episode of "Building Phoenix," Alice and Jordan  get personal about plans for Cooper's "The Rock" teen center."

New Show: Canada March 29th 2008

Alice Cooper returns to London, Ontario to play Centennial Hall on October 10th at 8 p.m. It's being billed as Cooper's 40th anniversary in Canada, dating back to 1968 when promoter Don Jones first brought him to the old Wonderland Gardens. Tickets are $61.50 plus charges. They go on sale Friday.

Whiskey Falls and happypill In The UK March 28th 2008

Whiskey FallsEveryone heading into London for Alice's show on the 24th July should stick around and check out Damon Johnson and Whiskey Falls the following night, July 25th, at the Borderline club. This will be the bands debut UK show and it's a VERY small venue (next to the Astoria) so come down to support Damon and get your tickets while you can. They're on sale now for £7.50 here.
The band then play the Country Rendezvous Festival in Craponne, France on July 27th.

Ryan Roxie and happypill are apparently also coming to the UK for the first time! They play at the "Bug Jam' in Northampton on July 18th. More info on the event here.

Second UK Show March 27th 2008

A second UK show has turned up at Southampton Guildhall on Wednesday 23rd July. Standing and seated tickets go on sale friday at 9am. LiveNation are advertising a presale starting this morning but the link they provide doesn't work! 

On Friday 28th, Russ Wilson and Dennis Dunaway of DDP will be at the David Bowie, 'Hero', tribute album release party at the famous Brighton in New Jersey. Earl Slick (Bowie, Lennon) and Dennis will be jamming together.

New Zealand Reviews March 24th 2008

Reviews and articles have been appearing about the New Zealand featival this weekend. NZHerald have a review and photos.There's a video of a local news report here or here. Stuff.co.nz have a couple of articles including this review.

The Dennis Dunaway Project will be playing at the Westchester Sports Bar and Grill in Yonkers on April 26th.

Ayreon have recorded a cover of 'Elected' with guest vocals by Tobias Sammet (of Avantasia) which will feature on a forthcoming EP.

New Interviews March 21st 2008

Two new Japanese interviews have turned up this morning (in English). The first is at The Daily Yomiuri and the second at The Japan Times.

New Shows: Bulgaria, Sweden March 20th 2008

Alice Cooper has been announced as headlining the second night of the ‘Kaliakra Rock Fest' in Kavarna, Bulgaria on July 6th. Slayer and In Flames headline the other two nights. Tickets go on sale March 24 at the ticket center of National Palace of Culture (NDK) and Ticketstream. The price of 3-day ticket is 90 BGN (45 EUR). Single day tickets will become available later.

There also appears to be another show in Sweden on July 18th in Örnsköldsvik at Swedbank Arena.

Alice Honoured March 20th 2008

The fourth annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert will be honoring Alice Cooper and guitarist Slash on on May 9th at The Music Box @ Fonda, 6126 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA. All proceeds will benefit the MusiCares MAP Fund, which provides members of the music community access to addiction recovery treatment regardless of their financial situation. Alice will receive the  the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for his dedication to and support of the MusiCares MAP Fund and his devotion to helping other addicts with the recovery process. He is also scheduled to perform at the event (as is Slash).  "When I got sober more than 20 years ago, the MusiCares MAP Fund did not exist," said Cooper. "It's so important that musicians and other music industry people have access to the kind of resources MusiCares and the MAP Fund provide and I'm proud to be honored this year and help raise funds to support this significant work."

Alice is listed to appear at The 2008 Kraft Nabisco Golf Tournement at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage on April 1st and 2nd.

New Show: Norway March 16th 2008

Alice Cooper has been announced as headlining the Norway Rock Festival in Kvinesdal on Friday 11th July. Tickets are available now.

German Show Announced March 14th 2008

Alice has been confirmed for this year's 'Magic Circle Festival', which happens on July 9th-12th in Bad Arolsen, Germany.

New Shows - London, Nebraska and Sweden March 13th 2008

Three new shows appear to have been announced. The first is on July 24th at the Motor Show Music Festival at London ExCeL. Tickets are on sale now on some UK ticket sites. (Thanks Rob)
Alice will also be playing the Chase County Fair in Imperial, Nebraska on August 15th (tickets on sale June 28th) and the Rock Weekend in Kilafors Herrgard, Sweden on either the 18th or 19th July.

In other news (and one I forgot to mention before) Gibson.com have an article up about 'Public Animal #9'.
(Thanks Erik)

Alice was at the 'John Varvatos 6th Annual Stuart House Benefit' fashion event this past weekend along side Cheap Trick. You can see photos at GettyImage.
(Thanks NSP)

The debut album by 'Saints Of The Underground' entitled "Love The Sin, Hate The Sinner" will be released on April 22nd on Warrior Records. The band was formed by Keri Kelli and also features Bobby Blotzer (Ratt's drummer), Jani Lane (Warrant vocalist) and Robbie Crane (Ratt's bassist).

Cindy Smith-Dunaway (Wife of Dennis Dunaway and intregral part of the early Alice Cooper ste up) will have a special radio biography and interview on March 18th, 7:30 pm Est (Canada), CFOU 89.1 FM. The show will focus on her career as a fashion and rock'n'roll designer throughout the decades, and more recently on her entrepreneurial career with her home decor store, Moon Hollow, in Wilton, CT. Plus something about the Alice Cooper band of course.
To listen go to www.cfou.ca and in the upper right corner, click on the two speakers with some French words: Écoutez en direct sur le web (it means to listen...). Then select the software that you need (Media player 9 or Winamp) and click on the first French yellow line just beside the software that you need.

Album News March 7th 2008

Steamhammer/SPV (home of Motorhead, Dio, UFO and many others) has announced the signing of rock icon Alice Cooper. Autumn 2008 will see the arrival of Cooper's eagerly awaited new studio album, which the legendary singer began recording in February. Tentatively titled "Along Came A Spider", the CD is being co-produced by Greg Hampton and Danny Saber (Madonna, Bowie, Stones, Ozzy etc) in Los Angeles.

Chuck Garric and Teddy Zig Zag will be performing with Billy Bob Thorntons band 'The Box Masters' in Dallas at the 'House of Blues' on the March 9th, and Austin 'South by South West' on the 11th of March. You can find more info on the Box Masters here.

New Interview March 5th 2008

Alice appeared on 'Campbell Live' in New Zealand the other day and you can see it here.

Happypill with Ryan Roxie have posted a new tune to their MySpace page called "The Valley". In other Roxie news the classic 'Peace, Love and Armaggedon' album is now available again as a download over at www.roxie77.com. If you haven`t heard the album yet, it's a classic so go get it! 'Second Chances' is available for free as a taster.

New Show March 4th 2008

Alice has been anounced as headlining the Kansas State Fair on Friday September 12th. Tickets go on sale May 10th and will be $25.

Alice is mentioned as appearing on the BBC 4 show 'Motor City's Burning' on Friday at 10pm.

Damon Johnson's 'Whiskey Falls' were on the CBS Early Show in New York this past Saturday morning. It was broadcast on every CBS affiliate across the USA. They performed two songs and you can see one of them on Youtube. There was also an article on the band in the March 1st issue of Billboard magazine which mentiosn the band have now sold 25,000 copies of their debut album.

Ryan Roxie was a guest at "An Evening with John Lennon', a Lennon tribute show in Gothemburg, that also featured Plastic Ono Band member (and long time Yes Drummer) Alan White amongst others. Ryan played on three songs, 'Cold Turkey', 'Come Together' and 'Losing You'. Radio Skaraborg are netcasting the show in two parts, the second of which, online friday, will hopefully feature Roxie's songs (the first is online now). You can listen here. If the link doesn't make the show start playing straight away, try hitting the 'settings' link and selecting your player settings, closing the browser window, and then going back. That worked for me.

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