Just back from a whirlwind trip around the UK to see Dennis Dunaway, Al Bouchard and Joe Bouchard (Blue Coupe) bring a lesson in how to rock to some pretty obscure parts of the country! A big thanks to everyone who turned out to see the guys play and made it a great few days, and especially to Dennis, Al, Joe and Cindy for being so cool and friendly, and even inviting a rather nervous, not-so-special guest, to play 'Eighteen' with them last night in Clitheroe!!! You guys are the best! If you haven't caught the show you still have one last chance tomorrow night at the Grand in Clitheroe. Don't miss it if you're in the area. Word is Blue Coupe are hoping to return to the UK sometime later in the year so let's hope it works out!
Catching up on other news form the last few days:
Alice joined Slash on stage in Dubai on Thursday (Jan 31st) to perform 'School's Out' and you can see video of it on YouTube courtesy of AC.com. Said Alice: "When I found out that Slash was going to be in Dubai around the same time as me, I made sure I worked out my schedule to get to his show. Slash has one of the best bands around, and he has joined me on stage many times. It was great to return the favor in Dubai!"
The National also have a short chat with Alice at the Dubai Golf tournement.
Alice along with Doors' guitarist Robby Krieger will take part in a special concert on March 1st in Palm Desert, California as part of the third annual 'Patrick Warburton Celebrity Golf Tournament'.
Noisecreep had a chat with Orianthi at NAMM and you can see the video here.
Retrokimmer have an article on Karen Ann Hunter and the clothing she designed for husband Steve Hunter including items used during his time with Alice recently.
Keri Kelli's Vegas bar 'Aces and Ales' is up for a 'Best Of Vegas' award and everyone of you who are on Facebook or Twitter (so you can log in) can help him out and vote for this fine establishment by going to BestOfVegas.com/vote. The voting is only open until February 4th so go do it now before you forget! Just go to the link, type "Aces And Ales" in the search box, then click the thumbs up to vote! Easy.
Don't forget Keri will be back in the UK next month playing with Love/Hate. The full list of dates reads as follows:
March 25th - The Underworld - London, UK
March 26th - The Yardbids - Grimsby, UK
March 27th - Bannermans - Edinburgh, UK
March 28th - Trillians - Newcastle, UK
March 29th - The Gasworks - Bradford , UK
March 30th - The Diamond - Sutton, UK
March 31th - The Snooty Fox - West Yorkshire, UK
April 1st - The Patriot - Crumlin, UK
April 2nd - To Be Announced - UK
April 3rd - The Slade Rooms - Wolverhampton, UK
April 4th - Bogiez -Cardiff, UK
April 5th - The Diamond Rock Club - Belfast, IE
April 6th - The Vault - Rugby, UK
April 7th - To Be Announced - UK