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.


Superstar Live Launch Panel 27 Feb 2018

Alice appeared live on facebook yesterday on a panel promoting the upcoming live broadcast of 'Jesus Christ Superstar'. The event took place at the 'Paley Center for Media' in New York and featured Alice and other actors and production staff talking about the production and how they personally relate to the musical. You can watch the hour long show on facebook.
Broadway World also has an video interview with Alice about the stage play. Unfortunately the video doesn`t seem to work for me, but maybe it's region locked to the USA.

WZLX has a new interview with Alice as well.

Alice has won the PlanetRock 'The Rock 2018' award for 'Best Worldwide Solo Artist'. 110,000 votes were cast by music fans across the world.

Nita Strauss is on the front cover of the new Guitar Player Magazine.

Vampires In Gothenburg 22 Feb 2018

The Holywood Vampires will play at Liseberg in Gothenburg, Sweden on June 6th.

Two new Alice Cooper figures are being released by 'Funko POP!' in May. One will be generally available with the other only on sale through 'Hot Topic' stores in the US and Canada.

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Vampires Play Orillia, ON 15 Feb 2018

The Hollywood Vampires will play Casino Rama in Orillia, ON on May 18th. Tickets go on sale today.

The official Alice Cooper twitter feed announced the recent passing of Leo Fenn, early Cooper tour manager and father of actress Sherilynn Fenn, after a long illness. Said Alice, "Leo Fenn was a true Detroit guy. He was the ultimate tour manager. He and his then five year old daughter traveled with us during the tough early years. Even on the leanest days the band and Leo agreed she would eat first." His famous when collecting money from shady promoters while simultaneously slipping his hand into his pocket. 'Look buddy, I don`t mind going back to jail.'"

Billboard and Forbes magazines have new articles promoting the forthcoming tours and the Jesus Christ Superstar TV Broadcast.

Rock Zone Legends have an interview with Michael Bruce recorded before his recent NAMM visit.

Hollywood Vampires UK Dates 07 Feb 2018

The Hollywood Vampires will finally play the UK for four shows in June. The dates are:
June 16th - Birmingham Genting Arena
June 17th - Manchester Arena
June 19th  - Glasgow SSE Hydro
June 20th - Wembley Arena
A presale is supposed to be live now, but only Meet and Greet tickets appear to be on sale as I write for an eye watering £1000. The Darkness and The Damned open.
UPDATE: The ticketing site has just now changed the VIP information from General Admission to seated...

Super Bowl Advert 05 Feb 2018

Happy Birthday Alice! 04 Feb 2018

It's February 4th and Alice Cooper has reached 70, with few signs that he will be slowing down in the near future.  The 'Paranormal Night with Alice Cooper' tour starts next month, followed by a new Hollywood Vampires album and tour, and hopefully another new Alice Cooper album will be in there sooner rather then later. Add all that too endless public appearances at charity events, award ceremonies and gold tournaments and it's hard to see when he ever takes a break. So Happy Birthday Alice, and come back to soon!
On top of that, the NFL have kindly scheduled the Super Bowl on his mark the occasion, and if you watch the game in the US (they don't show the famous Super Bowl adverts outside the US) you'll see Alice pop up there as well, as he's apparently featured in an advert for 'Desert Financial Credit Union'. 

DW.com have a short article looking back at Alice's 70 years.

'Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon' on Westwood One this Monday has Mitch chatting to Michael Bruce.

Steve Hunter has posted a new video for 'Softtail Deuce' from his current 'When The Lights Go Out' album which you can see on his facebook page.

'2 Hours with Matt Pinfield' have posted an interview with Alice talking last year about 'Paranormal', the Vampires and the original band.  'Denny Dunaway'??

Alice To Perform at Basketball Game. 02 Feb 2018

Alice Cooper will be performing two songs during the halftime show at the Phoenix Suns basketball game on February 7th which takes place at Talking Stick Resort Arena in downtown Phoenix. He will will be backed by Dash Cooper and CO-OP and the performance will be broadcasted on Fox Spots Phoenix. There will also be two signed guitars up for auction with proceeds split between the teams charities and Alice's own Solid Rock charity. The game is set to start at 8.30pm local time.

The official Alice Cooper facebook page posted that Alice was involved in a car accident late yesterday but everyone is safe and sound. No more details have been posted.

Alice was at the annual 'Imperial Ball' at NAMM on January 27th along with Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen, Matt Sorum and Bruce Witkins from 'Hollywood Vampires' with guests including Wayne Kramer of MC5 . You can find video on YouTube.

The Independent has an article on Alice to mark his upcoming 70th birthday, with their choice of top ten tracks.

Vitriola have an podcast which features UK comedian, and self-proclamed Alice Cooper expert, Nick Helm and friends chatting for over an hour about Alice Cooper. Be aware it has strong language throughout.

WFMU has a new interview with Michael Bruce which was broadcasted a couple of weeks ago. Michael and his band will be playing at Cactus Jacks in Phoenix on February 17th with a meet and greet after the show.

Iconvsicon.com has a new interview with Chuck Garric talking about Beasto Blanco and their new live album 'Live From Berlin'.

Performing Songwriter has a new interview with Bob Ezrin during which he talks about recording the early Alice Cooper albums.

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