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.


New Year In Maui 30 Dec 2011

According to Maui News Alice and the band will be performing at Mala Wailea (co-owned by Shep Gordon) in Hawaii on New Year's Eve on a bill that includes "Weird Al" Yankovic, Pat Simmons and Michael McDonald of the Doobie Brothers, and producer Bob Rock with Tom Arnold acting as emcee. Alice performed in Hawaii last New Year's Eve in a band which also featured James Hetfield of Metallica and Mick Fleetwood. The event benefits the Maui Food Bank and the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.

Night Of Fear on UK and US TV 29 Dec 2011

SKY3D are repeating the "Alice Cooper's Night Of Fear" show from Alexandra Palace, London TONIGHT at 10.30pm. The performance will also be shown several times on DirecTV's 3D channel 3net in the USA on New Years Eve/Day beginning at 3AM 1st January.
(Thanks Steve)

Beginning on Tuesday January 3rd Swedish Channel Two will air "The History Of Hard Rock", an 11 part series. The synopsis for part one mentions Alic Cooper.

Karen Hunter has updated her blog to cover the last days of the US tour with photos and stories.

Alice Plays Zappanale 28 Dec 2011

Alice Cooper has been announced as headlining the final day ("Heavy Guitar Day") of Zappanale in Bad Doberan (near Rostock) on August 5, 2012. Tickets seem to go on sale on January 15th. More info on their website.

Alice can be heard during "Suzi Quatro In Search Of..." tonight on Radio Two. He also turned up on a previous episode which can be heard here.

Damon Johnson is hosting the "2nd Annual Concert for a Cause featuring Damon Johnson" on February 25th in Sterling. IL. There's a limited number of VIP tickets available for $50 while standard tickets are $20. Contact Ben at 815.590.6936 for info or tickets or check out the event facebook page for info and updates.

Brave Words have posted a photo gallery from the Bridgeport show on December 3rd. Hard Rock Heaven have a review of the Ohio show with photos.

Alice has drawn a portrait of Freddie Mercury which is being auctioned in aid of the Mercury Phoenix Trust. You can see the image and place bids now at Bandstores.

Ruta66 have a new interview with Neal Smith (in Spanish).

Alice In Germany 21 Dec 2011

Alice Cooper has apparently been confirmed as playing the 'Rock Of Ages' festival in Seebronn, Germany which takes place between July 27th and 28th 2012 with Alice playing the 28th. Tickets are on sale now.

Alice will be on "The Sound of 2011" on BBC Five Live this Christmas Eve at 6pm. There is a video at the above link featuring Alice.

More Pudding 20 Dec 2011

Xmas Pudding reports come from AZ Central in another review and interview while  Ultimate Classic Rock also have a short piece. Chuck, Tommy and Glen, with Bruce Kulick, backed Rob Halford who ran through a selection of Priest classics, Dash Cooper and Runaway Phoenix backed Orianthi in a short solo set while Alice and the full band ran through a set that included 'No More Mr Nice Guy', 'Poison', 'Hey Stoopid', 'Halo Of Flies', 'Eighteen', 'I'll Bite Your Face Off', 'Under My Wheels', 'School's Out', 'Elected' and 'Run Rudolph Run'.

Hit Channel have an interview with Bob Ezrin talking but Alice and his career.

Fox News 18 Dec 2011

Alice was on Fox News again this year to promote last night's Pudding show. They also have a report from the show itself and a review.

Cinema Dave has posted a longer version of his interview with Alice.

MikeDolbear.com has an interview with Glen Sobel.

Palm Beach New Times has a review of the Hollywood, FL show with a great discription of Alice live: "Alice Cooper is a puppeteer in a world of CGI". The Palm Beach Post also has a review while Creative Loafing has photos from Atlanta (where Damon Johnson joined the band for 'School's Out'!).

Nights With Alice Cooper has a Xmas competition to win various swag (US only).

Yet More Interviews 15 Dec 2011

New interviews with Alice can be read at Collage Times, AZ Central, Cheerokee Tribune, Music News, and the Phoenix New Times.

There's a two page interview with Alice in this weeks NME (UK).

There's photos of the House Of Blues show by Michael Zorn over at SmugMug, while the Orlando Sentinal has a review.

Alice Does Skype 13 Dec 2011

If you want to get into the Christmas spirit Skype have a cool little gizmo on their site right now which features the full Alice band hamming it up while playing 'We Wish You A Merry Christmas', which can be customised to end with a greeting to the person of your choice.

Miami New Times, Tuscon Examiner and the Huffington Post all have interviews and photos with Alice.

Switzerland too! 13 Dec 2011

Next summer is starting to take shape with the addition of a show in Switzerland on August 3rd at the 'Rock Oz'arenes' festival in Avenches, Switzerland. Tickets appear to be available now.

Classic Rock Revisted has a long interview with Dennis Dunaway.

The title of the forthcoming Sam Dunn Alice Cooper documentary has been announced as 'Vincent Goes To Hell: An Alice Cooper Doc Opera". The Canadian financed film is tentatively scheduled to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next September.

Apparently Rick Nielsen and Robin Zander will no longer be appearing at the Xmas Pudding show this weekend. Also The Gin Blossoms have been forced to pull out due to contractual conflicts with a local festival show they are booked to play in January. The contract stipulates they can`t play another show within a certain distance of the festival, even a CHARITY show!

Alice In Sweden 12 Dec 2011

Alice Cooper has been announced as headlining the Skogsrojet festival in Rejmyre, Sweden which takes place on the 10th-11th August next year. The tickets costs SEK 530 for festival pass or SEK 635 for the Festival and camping, and are bookable now.

Dick Wagners' facebook interview from this weekend can be read now here.

News Reports 11 Dec 2011

Orlando Sentinal, Observer OnlinePalm Beach New Times, Backstage Beat, and MDJ online all have a few words with Alice.

Oshawa News has a video report of the local show with some live footage.

Alice was interviewed by golfer Goran Zachrisson on Sweden's 'Viasat Golf' which you may be able to catch on repeats.

Interviews 09 Dec 2011

AV Club have a long interview with Alice, taking him through a playlist of Cooper songs from the early years to 'Welcome 2 My Nightmare', while Go Erie and the Chicago Sun Times have short interviews with Alice.

Dick Wagner will be the guest for the "Facebook Music Interview" this Sunday December 11th at 11am PST / 2pm EST (North America) / 7pm (UK) / 8pm (Euro).

There's another new Roxie interview over at UberRock while The Gauntlet has a report of the London guitar clinic and show.

Blue Coupe In Europe 06 Dec 2011

Dennis Dunaway and Blue Coupe will be in France in April playing the following shows:
April 19th - Bastia (Corsica) - Jazz Equinoxe
April 20th - Peymeinade (Nice) - Salle des Fetes
April 21th - Arles - Le Cargo
Hopefully more shows will be added.

CSNPhilly have a report form the Atlantic City show.

There's a fan's review and photos from the Bristol show here.

CovChurch have an article about Alice promoting Solid Rock in Phoenix.

Blabbermouth have a video interview, by Rhythm Magazine, with Glen Sobel showing off his kit.

Pudding Time 05 Dec 2011

More acts have been announced for the 'Alice Cooper Christmas Pudding show' next week. Alice will front a 'Super Band' on the night the line up of which includes current AC guitarist Orianthi, Rob Halford (Judas Priest), Brian "Head" Wetch (Korn), The Tubes, John Corabi (Union, ESP, Motley Crue), Bruce Kulick (Kiss/ESP/Union), and Kip Winger (Winger/AC).
If you donate you could also be in with the chance to be a "Roadie For A Day' in a special draw.

The New York Times has an article about the 'Rock and Roll Hall of Fame' with quotes from Alice.

Calico's American Dream 03 Dec 2011

Calico Cooper is part of a new project called 'Finding The American Dream' which will be a new show following her travels across the United States and interviewing people about what the 'American Dream' means to them, if it still exists. The show is looking for backing via Kickstarter, a site at which you can pledge money ($5 upwards) to support the project in return for special access to reports and other benefits starting with signed DVD's up to being in the film or getting credited as a producer depending on the amount you pledge.

The Waterloo Record has a new interview with Alice.

The new issue of Classic Rock magazine has a review of the London show with photos, and chooses 'Welcome 2 My Nightmare' as #14 in it's critics list of albums for 2011. Alice (amongst others) will also be on the cover of the 100th issue of Revolver magazine in the US whihc hits newstands on December 13th.

Alice In Montreal 02 Dec 2011

Alice will apparently be a guest at the 2012 'Show Harley', a Harley Davison Motorbike show on January 28th 2012 at the Bell Center in
Montreal. The website suggests this is a full band show playing a greatest hits set. Tickets are on sale now.

New Album? 02 Dec 2011

Sergio at Ruta66 in Spain interviewed Alice on Toulouse and you can read it (in Spanish) here. In the interview Alice apparently suggests that the next Alice Cooper album will be recorded in 2013 by the original Alice Cooper band, Neal, Dennis, Michael and himself, with Bob Ezrin producing. Of course as with anything said this far in advance it may or may not happen. 

CT Post also has an interview with Alice promoting the Bridgeport show on Saturday.

Runaway PhoenixRunaway Phoenix (Dash Cooper's band) have recently released their first single: "Tug of War (feat. Alice Cooper)" on iTunes, Amazon MP3 (US), Amazon MP3 (UK) & Spotify. Alice performs an intro for the new song. The band will also be performing at this years Xmas Pudding show in Phoenix.

The Times-Union reviews the Albany show.

Ryan Roxie was interviewed at the Gibson Custom Event in Frankfurt last month and techheads can check it out on YouTube. Roxie is planning a new box set for 2012 which will feature the 'Dad's Porno Mag', ' Peace Love And Armageddon', and 'Two Sides To Every Story' along with a bunch of Unreleased songs from Roxie 77 and other Roxie bands.

Karen Hunter has updated her road blog with some behind the scenes stories and photos from the end of the European tour.

Just in time for Xmas you can buy your Alice Cooper Christmas Stocking direct from the AC store!

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