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.


Nita Strauss has been very busy this week at the annual NAMM music convention in Anaheim, CA making various apearances throughout the event, but the biggest moment for her was the announcement that she has become the first ever female Ibanez Signature artist. Nita has endorsed Ibanez guitars for years, but becoming a Ibanez signature artist obviously means a huge mount to her. So much that she streamed the announcement live on facebook yesterday and was almost crying when saw her signature 'Ibanez Jiva' guitar for the first time. You can check out the video on Nita's facebook page and the full specs on the new guitar will be posted shortly. Congratulations Nita!
Also at NAMM this weekend were Alice himself at the Sure Microphone stand, Michael Bruce and Tommy Henriksen.

The new Beasto Blanco 'Live In Berlin' CD is now out and has been arriving worldwide. It's excellent and highly recommended. Rockbladet.se have a new interview with Calico Cooper talking about Beasto and her career.

For those of you who use twitter etc please note that @realalicecooper is no more. The tag to use from now on should simply be @alicecooper on twitter, facebook and youtube.

 

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Posted on 26 Jan 2018 by SickthingsUK

Ryan Roxie has release a new video for his cover of 'California Man', which features Cheap Trick's Robin Zander on guest vocals! The track comes from Roxie's forthcoming album 'Imagine Your Reality' which is due soon. I've heard it, and it's soooo good!

Also check out the cool new video from Steve Conte (New York Dolls/Michael Munroe) for 'Gimme Gimme Rockaway' and you may just spot Dennis (and Cindy) Dunaway grooving away. The single is available now on pink vinyl here.

Alice will apparently be taking part in Steven Tylers 'Janie's Fund' charity gala at at Red Studios in Hollywood on January 28th. The charity, set up by Tyler, supports young girls in the Atlanta metro area who are survivors of abuse and neglect. It offers residential accommodations for up to 30 girls per year, with access to 24-hour medical care and therapeutic support.

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Posted on 22 Jan 2018 by SickthingsUK

Alice is still in Hawaii, and tonight will make a guest appearance with 'Willie K and Friends' at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center along with other guests including Michael McDonald and Pat Simmons from the Doobie Brothers.

Alice has been announced as a guest at the 'Steeel City Con' which takes place at the Convention Center in Monroeville, PA between April 13th and 15th. Tickets are available now.

Beasto Blanco have had to cancel their February 3rd show at The Nick in Birmingham, AL but hope to be able to reschedule the show later in the year.

The new edition of Michael Bruce's 'No More Mr Nice Guy' book is apparently now almost sold out so make sure you pre-order now to avoid missing out. The new edition comes as a box set with extra goodies.

The Daily Stoic have a new interview with Nita Strauss.

The Inquistr have a new article about the Hollywood Vampires, although much of the information seems to be taken from last month's AZCentral interview with Alice.

Rhino are reissuing limited edition vinyl versions of 'Easy Action'. 'Killer' and 'Welcome To My Nightmare'. This time 'Easy Action' will be on gold vinyl, 'Killer' on "translucent red vinyl with swirls" and 'Welcome To My Nightmare' will be on purple vinyl.

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Posted on 06 Jan 2018 by SickthingsUK

So it's a new year, and normally the first posting of the new year reports on the annual New Years Eve charity show in Hawaii, so I've been holding off a little waiting for the reviews or videos to appear, but so far I've seen nothing at all beyond a short clip of Steven Tyler's performance! So I'm not waiting any longer and here's a catch up on a few things that surfaced over the Xmas period.

Alice appeared on Dutch TV talking about 'How You Gonna See Me Now' which made the 'Top 2000 A GoGo', a list of the all time top 2000 songs in The Netherlands. You can see a video of it here. In total Alice had 4 entries in the chart starting with 'School's Out' at 757, followed by 'How You Gonna See Me Now' at 654, 'Poison' at 331, and finally 'Halo Of flies' at 268.

Alice appeared on Chris Jericho's 'Talk Is Jericho' radio show a while ago which you can now listen to here including some words about Glen Buxton and Lemmy.

Penny Black Music has new interviews with Dennis Dunaway, and Michael Bruce, as well as a review of the Birmingham show.

Alice was at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland recently and they have posted a short video of fans remembering their first Alice shows introduced by Alice himself.

BMI.com has a new interview with Alice as well based around his recent nomination to the 'Songwriter's Hall Of Fame'. The awards ceremony takes place on June 14th in New York City.

Black Velvet Magazine has a review of the recent Birmingham show in their latest issue which you can read online here. Just click on issue 95. Elsewhere in the magazine you'll also see a short article about SickthingsUK!

On Friday 5th January the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood will be showing a double header of the 'Welcome To My Nightmare' concert film and John Carpenter's 'Prince Of Darkness', which of course also features Alice.The show will be introduced by 'Prince of Darkness' actor Peter Jason.

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Posted on 02 Jan 2018 by SickthingsUK
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