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 Tomorrow Night 31 Mar 2018

There has been endless promotion in the last couple of days for tomorrow's 'Jesus Christ Superstar' Live TV broadcast on NBC. Most of the reports mention Alice only in passing, with Alice's recent Rolling Stone interview supplying the basis for any AC quotes, so there's no need to list them all. He did appear on Kare11, and briefly on 12News which seems to be edited from a longer interview. Hollywood Life also have 'Five Things You May Not Know About Alice Playing King Herod', all of which you will know of course. The Daily Beast has a longer interview that mentions other things including Alice being in the studio with Dee Snider recording songs from the 'Guys And Dolls' musical!
'Jesus Christ Superstar' airs on NBC in the US tomorrow at 8PM Eastern Time.

The Sarasota Post has a short review of the Clearwater show.

According to various reports both Matt Sorun and Robert DeLeo have dropped out of the forthcoming Hollywood Vampires shows. No replacements have so far been announced. Alice is still suggesting the the next Vampires album with be original material. Let's hope so.

Ryan Roxie - Imagine Your Reality 29 Mar 2018

I've had to sit on this announcement for sooo long... but finally we have the full details about 2018s 'Album of the Year'. On May 25th Cargo Records will release the new Ryan Roxie solo album 'Imagine Your Reality', while Bellyache Records is already taking pre-orders for four limited edition coloured vinyl versions of the album with special die-cut sleeves.

'Imagine Your Reality' features guest appearances by Robin Zander (Cheap Trick), Tommy Henriksen, Glen Sobel, and Teddy Zig-Zag amongst others, and includes the following titles: 'Big Rock Show', 'Over And Done''California Man' (with Robin Zander), 'To Live And Die In LA', 'Uh Oh Song', 'Me Generation', 'Look Me In The Eye', 'Hearts In Trouble', 'Nevermind Me' and stunning version of Coldplay's 'God Put A Smile Upon Your Face' which is so much better then the original!

Says Roxie "Cheap Trick were a major influence in my musical upbringing. Both Robin Zander and Rick Nielsen have joined us onstage at Alice Cooper shows in the past and have always been the most quintessential rock stars. In my opinion, Robin Zander's voice is the definition of rock 'n' roll, so having him guest vocal on 'California Man' definitely ticks a box off my 'greatest moments in rock 'n roll' list."

"Imagine Your Reality" continues Roxie's legacy of creating infectiously melodic songs and straight-ahead, no-nonsense rock riffs, and this time with more guitar than ever before. Ten tracks, all underlined by ten gleaming guitar solos. From the punk rock undertones of "Nevermind Me" to the un-sugarcoated tale of life in "La La Land (To Live And Die In LA)" to the superb Beatles-y/Oasis nod "Look Me In The Eye" - it's an uplifting big rock sound. Zander transforms "California Man" into the ultimate vintage-vibed, top-down, drive-in-the-sunshine rock 'n' roll anthem.

"With this album, I think we kept the spirit and power of the 3.5-minute rock song intact as well as keeping the dream of guitar-driven music alive and well. I can't wait for people to experience my reality."

'Imagine Your Reality' was produced and mixed by Kristoffer "Folle" Folin, Tommy Henriksen and Jon Bordon at Purple Skull Studios in Stockholm, Sweden.

In other news Alice's appearance on VintageTV is now up on their website to watch, and the 'Jesus Christ Superstar Live' soundtrack album appears to now have been delayed until early May according to Amazon.

New Vampires Show At Foxwoods 27 Mar 2018

The Hollywood Vampires have added a show at Foxwoods Casino Mashantucket, CT on May 20th. Tickets go on sale March 30th.

Sergio Martos Montes's second book on Alice Cooper (cover left) is available to order now and covers the solo years from 1975 to the present, with contributions from all sorts of people including current band members Ryan Roxie and Chuck Garric, Kane Roberts, Dick Wagner, Mike Pinera and a host of others. The book is in Spanish and can be ordered now from 66-RPM.com.

Dennis Dunaway and Michael Bruce will be interviewed on WVCR's 'Moments To Remember' with Brian Donovan on Saturday March 31st just after 9AM Eastern Time in connection to the recent reissue of the Billion Dollar Babies 1977 live recording. The duo have also been interviewed by record collecting magazine 'Goldmine' which should appear online soon.

Michael Bruce will be appearing at 'Chopper Johns' in Phoenix on June 16th telling stories and playing songs with his wife Lyn. The show starts at 9pm and is free!

Penny Black Music begin a celebration of 50 years of Alice Cooper with the first part of a feature on the band/man including comments from many familiar names.

Rolling Stone has a new interview with Alice talking about 'Jesus Christ Superstar', Social News XYZ has a short interview with Alice in his JCS costume, and New York Daily News has a short interview as well.

Greenville Times has an article about the Greenville show talking to fans at the show last night.

The new Alice Cooper pinball machine, 'Alice Cooper's Nightmare Castle' is now available to order for all you rich people out there. The game is a snip at $6,450 which includes a $1,000 up-front deposit! If that isn`t enough you can add various extras including a signed version with the extra money going to Alice's Solid Rock charity. There's just 500 of these being made and  you can get more info here.

Superstar CD 24 Mar 2018

Unsurprisingly, the live broadcast of 'Jesus Christ Superstar', featuring Alice as King Herod, will be released on CD on April 20th. There continues to be quite a lot of press about the event although little of it features more then a namecheck for Alice. However Alice himself is, of course, talking about it in new interviews including TampaBay.com, Loudwire, Theatermania, and LEO Weekly. The show airs in the US on April 1st.

CO-OP, featuring Dash Cooper, are to release their self-titled debut album on June 15th via EMP Label Group and head out on tour around the US beginning March 27th, both headlining and opening for 'Flaw'. You can check out a teaser trailer for the album and tour dates at the bands facebook page.

Vintage TV 19 Mar 2018

Alice is apparently appearing on "Nicky Horne Presents..." at 10.30pm tomorrow (Tuesday) night on the 'VintageTV' channel. VintageTV is available in the UK via freeview on channel 82, Sky channel 369, Virgin 343 and Freesat 505. It also looks like it could be available later on their website as they have other shows up there. A preview for the 30 minute show appeared on YouTube last week but without any details.

Alice took part in a photo shoot for 'Jesus Christ Superstar' a few days ago and Social News XYZ have posted silent footage which features Alice. The three hour production will air in the US on  April 1st with Alice as King Herod, which seems to be a small role with Alice only singing the one song as he did on the 1996 re-recording of the show.

Wrestler Mick Foley (Mankind) has posted a blog about meeting Nita Strauss, who he obviously has a real thing for! Foley describes Nita as "the coolest person in the world" and gives you ten reasons why!

Loudwire have a little article about a journalist taking his mother to see/meet Alice for the first time.

Vampires Play Verona, NY 16 Mar 2018

Another new date for the Hollywood Vampires Tour. This one is May 17th at Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY. Ticket go on sale March 23rd.

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the first show under the name "Alice Cooper" Dennis Dunaway has post a full day by day diary from last Novembers reunion shows in the UK at DennisDunaway.com.

Alice will be voicing treasure hunter 'Alistair Coop De Ville' in the new season of Disney's 'Mickey and the Roadstar Racers' cartoon which will begin ariing on April 13th. Other guests on the show include director Guillermo del Toro, racing driver Mario Andretti and Stepehn Fry!

Alice will be on K106.3 FM this Sunday at 11am local time.

Vampires Add US Show 15 Mar 2018

The Hollywood Vampires have added another US show on May 21st. They play the Sands Event Center in Bethlehem, PA. Tickets go on sale tomorrow.

'Little Punk People' have an entertaining interview with Nita Strauss which you can watch here.

Florida Today has an interview with Alice as does KRNA.

Credit Union Journal have an article with the story about the Superbowl advert which featured Alice.

The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame are releasing DVD/BluRay's and digital downloads which feature various performances from their annual awards show. Strangely Alice Cooper seem to be absent from the 4 DVD set but will be featured on one of the five digital download sets along with other artists. This could really be a good thing, as it means we don't have to pay out for a expensive four DVD set just for a few minutes of the original band performing, which you can find on YouTube anyway!

New North American Tour Dates 12 Mar 2018

As predicted AC.com has annouced more shows for August and September. Tickets officially go on sale Friday 16th.
August 3rd — West Allis, WI — Wisconsin State Fair
August 5th — Sioux Falls, SD — Washington Pavilion
August 6th — Kansas City, MO — Kauffman Center for The Performing Arts
August 8th — Colorado Springs, CO — Pike’s Peak Center
August 10th — Las Vegas, NV — The Chelsea (w/ Ace Frehley)
August 12th — Los Angeles, CA — Greek Theatre (w/ Ace Frehley)
August 14th — San Jose, CA — City National Civic
August 15th — Jackson, CA — Jackson Rancheria Casino
August 18th — Bonner, MT — Kettlehouse Amphitheater
August 19th — Everett, WA — Angel of the Winds Arena
August 20th — Vancouver, BC — Queen Elizabeth Theatre
August 22nd — Calgary, AB — Southern Jubilee Auditorium
August 23rd — Edmonton, AB — Northern Jubilee Auditorium
August 25th — Saskatoon, SK — SaskTel Centre
August 26th — Estevan, SK — Affinity Place
August 28th — Winnipeg, MB — Burton Cummings Theatre
August 29th — Thunder Bay, ON — Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
August 30th — St. Paul, MN — Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
September 1st — Ft. Wayne, IN — Foellinger Theatre
September 2nd — Huber Heights, OH — Rose Music Center at The Heights
September 4th — Cincinnati, OH — Taft Theatre
September 6th — New York, NY — Beacon Theatre
September 7th — York, PA — York Fair

The Sky Arts 'Urban Myths' show which it seems we've been reading about for a very long time, will finally air on May 3rd. This is the show that recreates the meeting between Alice an Salvadore Dali and stars Noel Fielding as Alice, David Suchet as  Dali, and Paul Kaye as Shep Gordon.

Dennis Dunaway Guests At Morristown 10 Mar 2018

Just after I posted the update last night Dennis Dunaway joined Alice and the band last night in Morristown for 'I'm Eighteen' and 'School's Out'. Thanks to ReGorLaTroy for the photos! UPDATE: Video of 'I'm Eighteen' and 'School's Out'.

New Shows 09 Mar 2018

According to 100.3 The Bear , Alice Cooper will play the Edmonton Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium on August 23rd. Tickets on sale March 16th.
The Thunder Bay Community Auditorium is advertising that Alice will be there on August 29th with tickets also on sale March 16th.
I would expect more shows to be announced over the next few days.

The Alice Cooper band, without Alice, will play a warm up show on March 12th at Rascals Live in Moline, IL. On the Beasto Blanco facebook announcement they mention a special guest, with the initials "CC" so no prizes for guessing who that will be! Advance tickets are on sale now.

Alice appeared very briefly on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' in a video commenting on twitter comments. You can see it here.

The Aquarian has a new interview with Alice talking about 'The Sound Of A' and other things. The Boston Globe has a show review. New Jersey Stage has photos from the Jersey show.

Nita Strauss will be taking part in the 'Guitar Workshop Plus' which is due to take place in San Diego, Nashville, Toronto and Seattle between June and August. Full details can be found here.

Two More Shows Announced 07 Mar 2018

Alice Cooper will play Bonner, MT on August 18th at the Bonner Kettlehouse Amphitheater. Tickets went on sale today.

The Hollywood Vampire's will play Stockholm, Sweden on June 7th at the Grona Lund. Tickets seem to be on sale now.

Solid Rock have announced "Alice's Birthday Par-Tee", this years golf tournament show which takes place on April 28th at Las Sendas Golf Club in Mesa, AZ. Guests include Tommy Thayer of Kiss, Fee Waybill of The Tubes, Geoff Tate and comedian Larry The Cable Guy. All proceeds from the show go to the The Rock Teen Center.

Creative Loafing have a new interview with Alice.

Nights With Alice Cooper have posted a new 'Ask Alice' video with Alice talking about appearing on Wrestlemania.

YQG Rocks Windsor has a review and excellent photos from the Widnsor show a few days ago.

Vampires In Denmark 03 Mar 2018

The Hollywood Vampires have added a show in Denmark on June 8th. They will play the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen.

The Toronto Sun has a short interview with Alice.

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