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.


Keri Update May 30th 2011

Keri Kelli has posted the following update on what's going on in his world:
Greetings from beautiful Orange County, CA!!
I want to start by thanking all of you for your undying support, and unprecedented enthusiasm during these 13 years of me touring this great big marble we call Planet Earth! All of you have been generous & mightier than ever… I appreciate it a million times over!

Here’s what’s happening in the coming months.
June 17th & 18th I will be in Oslo, Norway doing guitar clinics at
'Backstage Music'. The clinics will both begin at 6PM and run about an hour. If you are in the area, please stop on in for some cool
guitar licks and Q&A sessions. 
June 24th & 25th will bring me to Moscow , Russia & Kaliningrad , Russia respectively; performing with my great friend Chris Holmes (WASP) along with my brothers 'Moscowtown' & Russian Legends 'Pushking'.  I hope to see everyone in the region right there with me!!!

I’ve also been working on some new music/projects with some  friends from the band LIT (Orange County) & Scorpions (Germany), you all will be the first to know what 'develops' with these cool endeavors!
Aces & Ales has been keeping Vegas very lubricated as of late with some great events hosted in conjunction with Stone Brewery, Lagunitas Brewery and Sierra Nevada Brewing. I want to thank everyone for coming out and supporting 'AA' and Great Craft Beer in America. AA is Vegas' Premier craft beer bar also offering a chef driven menu, full bar, 22 draft beers, 50+ bottled beers, 15 video poker machines as well as fourteen giant Flat-Screens displaying all your favorite sporting events! Please stop on in for a beer, two or three! Click http://www.acesandales.com for more info.

Lastly, again a big thanks to all the fans for the unprecedented enthusiasm & support, you roq!
I’m going to sushi...
Cheers! Keri

Santiago Canceled May 27th 2011

Statement from the AC Facebook:
"For the first time in thirty years, Alice was forced to cancel a show tonight due to illness. He was too ill to even leave the hotel here in Santiago, and is very sorry to disappoint the many fans here who have waited so long for this concert. The Doctor is optimistic that he will be well enough for Saturday's show in Buenos Aires. Hopefully, Alice will be able to get back to Chile another time."
"It's nothing more than a nasty bout of food poisoning, not serious but temporarily debilitating as anyone who has had food poisoning will tell you. Thank you Santiago for understanding!"
UPDATE: AC.com has a new blog entry with updated info. Alice is now fine and should be 100% for the next show.

Alice was on Q107 a few days ago and you can see and hear the interview thanks to Brave Words.

Radio station KFIX are auctioning a t-shirt  signed by Alice for the "the Ellis County Big Brothers Big Sisters" charity. All the info can be found on their site.

New Show - Grand Rapids May 25th 2011

'Rock The Rapids' have announced that Alice Cooper will be headlining their week long event in Grand Rapids, MI on August 11th. Tickets go on sale June 3rd.

New show reviews can be read at Fangoria and Chart Attack.

More Norway May 23rd 2011

Alice Cooper will be back in Norway on July 9th for the Norway Rock Festival in Kvinesdal according to the festival website. Tickets are already on sale.

Small Stuff May 20th 2011

New interview today from the Columbus Republic, while the Sudbury Star has photos. The Spec has a video from the Sudbury show.
(Thanks Geoff)

Solid Rock have posted photos from this years Alice Cooper golf tournament here many of which feature Alice.

Ryan Roxie will take part in the '10th Anniversary of the Classic Rock magazine in Russia' concert on May 29th at Music Town in Moscow, performing some Alice Cooper classics with the local tribute band Moscowtown. You can get more info here.
Keri Kelli will be playing Russia again as well this summer. Two dates are confirmed so far: 24th of June (open air bikefest in Maloyaroslavets) and 25th of June (open air fest in Kaliningrad). He'll be playing an Alice Cooper segment with Moscowtown as well as some 'rock classics' jam along with Chris Holmes from (W.A.S.P.).
(Thanks Paul)

More Press May 18th 2011

The Ottawa Citizen has posted has a show review while The Spec covers Hamilton. The Vancouver Sun has a new interview.

AC.com has posted an obituary to the late Jack Richardson written by Bob Ezrin which you can read here.

Ryan Roxie's Big Rock Show has reached it's season finale. You can catch up with all the shows at BigRockShow.se.

The Sudbury Star reports that Alice is helping local Cambrian Collage to establish a new student scholarship for it's School of Art and Design. local artist Tennille Heinonen has created a custom piece of Alice art which will be signed by Cooper before his Wednesday concert in Sudbury. Reproductions if the artwork can be purchased, with one lucky buyer receiving the original signed by Alice. All the details can be read here.

New Blog May 16th 2011

AC.com have posted a new "blog from the road" by Alice's assistant "KC". Read about the run up to the new tour and the new show.

A new interview today comes in two forms, appearing in both the Guelph Mercury and The Record.

MusikUniverse has a review of the Quebec show (in French) along with photos.

Jack Richardson May 15th 2011

Yesterday brought the sad news that legendary producer Jack Richardson passed away on Friday.  He had been in frail health and died at University Hospital on Friday night. He was 81. Richardson was the head of Nimbus 9 Productions in Toronto in the early days of Alice Cooper, and he was the person who sent Bob Ezrin to check out the young band. A meeting that was to change the lives of all concerned. You can read more about the huge influence Richardson had during his career in the obituaries at the London Free Press and the Toronto Sun.

Also the Toledo Blade has an interview with Alice.

New Interviews May 14th 2011

A couple of new interviews have been posted ahead of the Canadaian shows at the Toronto Star and the Ottawa Citizen.

The new tour got underway Thursday in Elizabeth, IN with a revamped show and setlist includng a few surprises, the big one being new song "I'll Bite Your Face Off" which appeared midset. Plenty of spoilers available in the forums if you want to know setlists etc. The new line-up looked and sounded great by all accounts.

Dangerous Guitar have posted a songwriting interview/lesson with Damon Johnson over at YouTube.

A drink or two, well maybe three May 12th 2011

Box setLast nights Jagermeister event in Battersea, London was a blast. While the much talked about 4D element may have not quite lived up to the hype the event as a whole was immense fun, as was the free bar! The band "appeared" incased in ice on the custom 4D stage, bursting out one by one to perform 'Eighteen', 'No More Mr Nice Guy', 'Under My Wheels', 'Is It My Body', 'Billion Dollar Babies', 'Elected' and 'School's Out' to the gathered fans with various smoke and lighting effects culminating in a rain of confetti and streamers shooting over the audience. All through the night a large airbrushed mural was created behind one of the bars showing the original band, while Jager-girls circulated with free shots and images and movies were projected onto the walls of the iconic powerstation building. All in all a well organised and fun event.
Some press reports and photos have started to appear such as FlushTheFashion's article here, and photos of the mural being created here. The Drinks Business also had an article yesterday with a little background on the event. More coverage will surely follow.

In other news, the new 'No More Mr Nice Guy' tour starts tonight in Indiana and the Courier-Journal has an article including a USAToday interview clip. Jam Music has an interview with Alice after yesterdays Australian shows announcement.

Soundwave Revolution May 12th 2011

Alice has been announced as playing the "Soundwave Revolution" tour in Australia with Van Halen and a host of other bands. The dates are as follows:
24th September - Brisbane
25th September - Sydney
30th September - Melbourne
1st October - Adalaide
3rd October - Perth
Tickets are on sale June 2.
(Thanks Noods)

New Show - USA May 9th 2011

According to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette Alice Cooper will be playing the Stage AE on the North Shore in Pittsburgh on August 12th. Tickets are $30 and go on sale Saturday.
Also Ticketmaster has Akron, Ohio at the Akron Civic Theatre on August 9th and Columbus, Ohio at the Lifestyle Communities Pavilion on August 17th.
(Thanks Remarkably Insincere)

New Show - Bucharest May 9th 2011

AC.com has announced Alice Cooper will be playing in Bucharest, Romania on June 14th and they are offering a special pre-sale untill May 11th giving you 15% off ticket prices. Check it out here.

Two new Damon Johnson audio interviews have appeared. The first is at Metalholic and the second is at IconFetch.

Ryan Roxie will be visiting Greece at the end of the week, appearing at the Greek Alice Cooper Fan Club party at the Rainbow Rock Bar on the 10th to DJ and probably play an acoustic set and then at the Jasmin Rock Club, Athens on May 12th for a guitar clinic.
Don`t forget to check out BigRockShow.se weekly to see Roxie's TV show!

Finally for to day we have something a little different. Lindsay Garric, wife of a certain bassist you may know, is writing a blog for OnMilwaukee.com covering make up, fitness and all sorts of other stuff. She also runs the FabYouGlam "Mobile Makeup and Body Design Team bringing Hollywood Glamour to You!" So you know who to call for that next big night out! And just to cover all bases she also has a twitter feed!

Jagermeister Backstage May 5th 2011

JagermeisterUK and the Alice Cooper Facebook page have posted a short video shoing "backstage" footage of the upcoming 4D hologram show in Battersea which you can watch below:

Interviews May 3rd 2011

Alice was interviewed on Today FM in Ireland at the end of last week and you can hear it now at their website. Go down to the bottom and listen to "KC" part one. Alice appears around 37 mins into the show.
(Thanks Sarah)

'For Bass Players Only' has a great new interview with Dennis Dunaway which you can check out here.
You can also check out and interview with Blue Coupe in France last year over at Radio Larzac.

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