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.


Rock And Skate July 30th 2011

Alice's recent appearance on AZCentral, promoting the Rock and Skate event in Mesa, AZ tomorrow, can now be viewed online here. Fox 10 also have a news report.

The Morton Report has an article about the new album which mentions that 'Welcome 2 My Nightmare' will be released in the USA through Hip-O Records (part of Universal) on September 13th on CD, Download and Vinyl. This is three days before the Classic Rock Fan Pack in the UK, which in turn was supposed to be a month before the standard release.

One Louder Nite July 27th 2011

The Goppingen show in Germany on October 21st is planned to be slightly special. Titled 'One Louder Nite' they have a warm up Barbeque before the show and will be showing the 'Suck' movie as well as decorating the venue for Halloween. There will also be a after show party.

According to Haute Living Alice, Sheryl and Dash spent a short break in Las Vegas last week and have photos.

Blue Coupe will be playing a special show at Rhino's Union Bar in West Seneca, NY on August 21st and original Billion Dollar Babies band guitarist Mike Marconi will be jumping up to join them.

Dennis Dunaways' famous original Fender Jazz Bass has been copied for a limited replica edition by Fender Custom Shop. The new guitar has been recreated in exacting detail by master guitar builder Paul Waller and each one comes with a signed certificate from Dennis. You can see the advert for it here. The instruments are available to order through authorised Fender retailers.
Rotosound also have a short story on their endorsee Dennis, and how he discovered their strings.

Headbanger.ru have a new interview with Keri Kelli.
(Thanks Marijke)

Skate With Alice July 25th 2011

According to the East Valley Tribune Alice will make an appearance at the 'Alice Cooper's Solid Rock "School's Out For Summer Rock and Skate"' 6-10 p.m. July 31st at Mesa's Skateland, 7 E. Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ. It appears to be the chance to skate while listening to local bands, all for a good cause.

ABC Entertainment has Alice list his top five songs in a short interview. This appears to be taken from the 'Nightline' programme which unfortunatly seems to have been 'bumped' from the show on the 22nd due to the unfolding news from Norway that day. Hopefully it will air soon.

Rick Tedesco's 'A Light From The Attic' is now available from both iTunes and CDBaby.

You can check out an interview with Blue Oyster Cult, Blue Coupe and BDS's Joe Bouchard in three parts, the first of which is here, the second here, with the third still to come.

Nightline July 22nd 2011

Alice will be on ABC's "Nightline" tonight at 11:35pm ET.

Billboard Story July 21st 2011

According to MusicFeeds in Australia a 3 x 4 metre billboard advertising the forthcoming Alice show at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney has been stolen. According to a venue representative "the 3 x 4 metre billboard had been untied from the framework and stolen, with no traces of how. Scaling the awning and ascending somehow to the billboard framework, several metres above the awning, the stealth mission was no mean feat. It is also clear that this was no blow away Alice; as the billboard on the other side of the framework remained completely intact."
Promotor Chugg Entertainment are offering two tickets to the show to anyone who has any information on the theft.

Dick Wagner has announced a second show following his September 9th appearance at The Magic Bag. This one will take place at White's Bar, Saginaw, MI on September 17th.

More Nightmare Info July 19th 2011

Classic Rock have posted a track listing for the forthcoming 'Welcome 2 My Nightmare' album which is as follows:

01. I Am Made Of You
02. Caffeine
03. The Nightmare Returns
04. A Runaway Train
05. Last Man On Earth
06. The Congregation
07. I'll Bite Your Face Off
08. Disco Bloodbath Boogie Fever
09. Ghouls Gone Wild
10. Something To Remember Me By
11. When Hell Comes Home
12. What Baby Wants
13. I Gotta Get Outta Here
14. The Underture

'Welcome 2 My Nightmare' features the original Nightmare guitar team of Steve Hunter and Dick Wagner, and the original band (Neal, Dennis, and Michael) appearing on 'When Hell Comes Home'.

The Classic Rock fan pack (on sale September 16th) features two bonus tracks 'Under The Bed' (which also features the original band), and a live version of 'Poison' recorded at the recent Download Festival. Additionally people who pre-order the fan pack from Future Publishing will get their name added to a limited edition poster in addition to the normal fan pack which also includes a giant poster, a facepaint set, a metal pin badge, a face mask and a 132-page magazine.

In other news Blue Coupe will be playing a charity show called 'The Dio Tribute/Cancer Benefit/Big Jim's Birthday Bash 2011' on July 22nd at Toad's Place in New Haven, CT.

Wagner Live July 17th 2011

Dick Wagner returns to the stage after his recent medical problems with a show at The Magic Bag in Ferndale, MI on the 9th of September. The show will feature songs from throughout Dick's career from the 60s to today.

Opeth's Mikael Akerfeldt has been saying some nice things about Alice recently in the run up to the bands new album and you can see an interview with him talking about the original band albums here.

Alice Talks Dali July 14th 2011

According to EuropaPress in Spain Alice will be spending August 31st to September 4th in Figueras, Spain, home of the Salvador Dali museum, where he will speak about Dali and other artists during the 'Festival Acustica de Figueres'. "The highlight is the festival's own production of the show 'Canta Salvador Dali' where a dozen artists give voice to the texts of the painter".
UPDATE: Turns out this story is not correct. Alice has recorded something for the event but will NOT be there in person.

Alice appears in this months 'Uncut' and 'Metal Hammer' magazines in the UK.

FVN.no have a short review and photos from the Norway Rock Festival.

Recent Press July 11th 2011

The Halesowen News has an interview with Alice here.

FVN.no has a long article with photos and a chat with Alice, in Norwegian.
(Thanks Jim)

Alice will apparently appear in the August issue of Record Collector magazine which goes on sale this week.

SVD in Sweden has a review of the Lund show, in Swedish.

Kerrang this week features a review of the 100 Club show with photos, plus a couple of other comments from Alice here and there.

A little more info about the forthcoming Rick Tedesco album 'A Light In The Attic'. Says Rick: "Dennis played on 'Fireball' and 'Bottomless Well' ... co-wrote 'Bottomless Well' and wrote 'Fireball' ... the track 'Church of Sinners' was a DDP track as well but his bass track wasn't recorded well (my bad) so I re-did it sticking pretty close to his original track. 'See You In Hell' was originally written for DDP but we never worked it out."
Rick will be on I95 Wednesday morning (13th)  at 9:15 am to promote  the record and you can listen in at http://www.i95rock.com/

Calico Cooper stars in new movie '30 Proof Coil', You can check out more info and the trailer here (over 18s).

New Show - Vienna July 8th 2011

According to various sites Alice Cooper will be playing at the Planet.tt Bank Austria Halle Gasometer in Vienna on October 18th. Tickets appear to be available now.

New Zealand July 7th 2011

Alice Cooper will be playing in Auckland, New Zealand on September 22nd at the Trusts Stadium. This is now listed on Alicecooper.com. Pollstar are listing the show as being in Wellington, New Zealand at the WestpacTrust Stadium, but this is incorrect.

Rick In The Attic July 7th 2011

Dennis Dunaway Project guitarist/songwriter and all around talented guy Rick Tedesco will be releasing a new solo album on July 22nd via CDBaby and iTunes. Entitled 'A Light In The Attic' Rick says of the album:  "I picked up where DDP left off with "Bones" [..From The Yard" - The DDP album, highly recommended if you haven`t got it] and all the boys from DDP are on it with some co-writes with Dennis and a Dennis original, as well as long time friend Ian Hunter and other guest musicians. It was a great time in the making."
You can check out a tracklisting and order direct from Rick at Guitarhanger (Rick's Guitar shop/studio).

Two More For Australia July 7th 2011

AC.com have announced two more Australian shows, tickets for which go on sale today through them. They are:
September 26th - Enmore Theatre, Sydney
September 29th - Palais Theatre, St Kilda, Melbourne

Tommy Gets The Point July 6th 2011

From Alice Cooper's Facebook:
"Guitarist Tommy Henriksen got a little too close to Alice during Schools Out tonight , taking Alice's sword right in the ribs. Luckily his leather vest kept the blade from going too deep, he was able to finish the set and afterwards we stitched him up. Hey, you join this tour and you're bound to get stitches! Off to Sweden tonight!"

More Guests July 6th 2011

There are yet more guest appearances to report today. Firstly the one and only Ryan Roxie joined his old boss at the Stockholm show on Monday for 'School's Out'. Video can be seen here. Then last night Alice himself joined popstar Ke$ha on stage in Oslo, Norway, also for 'School's Out'. Video of this can be seen here (possibly not 'safe for work').

Check out Aftonbladet fore a review of the Swedish show, in Swedish of course.

Spinner have an article about Alice's Brian Wilson (Beach Boys) story which appeared in a recent interview, with some interesting extra info in the form of confirmation from Wilson, in his autobiography, that it happen.

Guitar Aficionado Vol. 3 / No. 4 (July / August issue) have an article about the Fender Custom Shop with a picture of their master builder, Paul Waller, getting specs from Dennis Dunaway's original bass.

Traveling back in a time a little but Nieuwsblad have posted some photos from last years Lokeren show which are worth checking out.

Alice W2MN iPad Info July 3rd 2011

Music Week have published an article about the forthcoming iPad version of the Classic Rock Pack. "The iPad release will feature a video introduction by Cooper and footage shot at his at his first small club gig for more than 40 years at the 100 Club gig last week, where he was joined by Johnny Depp on guitar for I’m Eighteen, School’s Out and Another Brick In The Wall (another Ezrin-produced number). Cooper performed his own classics alongside tributes to British artists like The Yardbirds, The Beatles, The Animals, The Rolling Stones, Elton John and The Kinks."

The Sun reported that Alice was expected to guest with the Foo Fighters in Milton Keynes this weekend. It happened, they played 'School's Out' and 'I'm Eighteen', and you can currently footage on YouTube courtesy of AC.com.

Metal Hammer have footage from the freak Auditions in Hyde Park.

Alice appeared on entertainment show 'Lee Mack's All Star Cast, a clip of which can be seen on YouTube. The BBC has also posted some unaired footage from the Top Gear recording.

There's been a few articles about Alice's upcoming appearance in Tim Burton's 'Dark Shadows' movie, a remake of the old US TV series. The movie is due around May next year.

STV has a short interview with Alice recalling the time he put the sword through his leg.

German Shows July 1st 2011

AC.com has just announced a series of shows in Germany in October and November, all on sale now at AC.com. They are:
October 20th - Chemnitz, Stadthalle
October 21st - Goppingen, EWS Arena
October 22nd - Mannheim, Rosengarten
November 12th - Bremen, Pier II
November 13th - Mulheim, Mulheim An Der Ruhr RWE Arena
November 14th - Berlin, Columbiahalle

Peace And Love In Sweden July 1st 2011

Chuck Garric, Damon Johnson, Tommy Henricksen and Glen Sobel (with special guests) will be performing tomorrow at the Peace And Love festival in Borlange, Sweden under the name "Dirty Diamonds".

The Evening Standard has a report on the freak auditions with some pics.

Aftonbladet in Sweden has a video of the auditions as well as a short report on the 100 Club.
(Thanks Alexander)

AOL have an article that suggests that a London Halloween show may become an annual event!

Ken Bloor has posted his photos from the 100 Club at LastOfTheTeenageIdols.com.

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