Ryan Roxie will be on the road in July promoting his 'Imagine Your Reality' album as part of the 'Planet Axe' tour in the USA with fellow guitarists Brandon Gibbs (Devil City Angels) and Joel Kosche (Collective Soul). Ryan's band for these shows will include Kosche along with Robbie Miller on bass and Kenny Bailey on drums. The dates are as follows:
July 18th - The Nick - Birmingham, AL
July 19th - 37 Main - Buford, GA
July 20th - Private Event - Somerset, KY
July 21st - MVP Bar - Cincinnati, OH
July 22nd - Firehouse BBQ & Blues - Richmond, IN
July 25th - Tailgators - Cedar Rapids, IA
July 26th - Rascals Live Music Venue - Moline, IL
July 27th - Psycho Silo Saloon - Langley, IL
July 28th - Stone Toad Bar & Grill - Menasha, WI
Ryan will also be on Spire Radio Wednesday June 13th between 6pm and 9pm UK time (1-3 EST) on 'The Music Shindig' with Dino Bedrocker. The show will feature an interview with Roxie, music from 'Imagine Your Reality' as well as Cooper classics. You can also check out video of Ryan's "takeover" on Bandit radio here.
Nita Strauss has been talking to Pure Grain Audio about her forthcoming solo album, and she's also writing regular columns for Guitar World magazine the latest of which you can read here.
Damon Johnson will be back in the UK with Black Star Riders bandmate Ricky Warwick for a series of acoustic shows under the 'Sonic Acoustic Attack' banner. The pair will perform material by Black Star Riders, Thin Lizzy, The Almighty, Alice Cooper and Brother Cane, with the shows also featuring "spoken word segments". The dates are:
Sep 25: Stoke, Eleven
Sep 26: Blackpool, Waterloo Music Bar
Sep 27: Kendal, Bootleggers
Sep 28: Grimsby, Yardbirds
Sep 29: Norwich, Waterfront Studio
Sep 30: Chester, Live Rooms
Oct 01: Bilston, Robin 2
Oct 02: London, Dingwalls
Oct 03: Evesham, The Iron Road
Oct 04: Nuneaton, The Queen’s Hall
Oct 05: Sheffield, The Foundry
Oct 07: Bournemouth, Zephyr
Oct 09: Manchester, Night People
Oct 10: Newcastle, Cluny 2
Oct 11: Belfast, The Limelight 2
Oct 12: Glasgow, Audio
Oct 13: Dundee, Church
Oct 14: Edinburgh, Bannerman’s Bar
Alice is still out on the road with the Holywood Vampires, but nearly all the press revolves around Johnny Depp - how he looks and what he's wearing - and so are of limited interest. One particularly silly news story revolves around the VIP experiences refering to it in rather sordid terms. The article tries to suggest this is Depp's idea as a way to meet and pick up women, which is ridiculous. There's no mention of what the VIP packages are or how they work. Gutter journalism at it's best. I've no intention of reporting and linking to such clickbait unless it has direct Alice content, and so far there's been very little of that.
Want to see Alice Cooper for $18? That's the current offer at AliceCooper.com where between June 4th and June 10th you can buy tickets to some of the US shows for just $18! Use the password "schoolsout". There's even a little video to promote the offer. Does all this suggest the US shows aren't selling as well as usual? Whatever the reason it means there's no excuse for missing out on this tour if it comes near you!
Alice has been speaking to Lazer 103 in a new audio interview which you can lisen to on Soundcloud.
Louder Sound have an article focusing on 'Welcome To My Nightmare'.