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Vampires Shows Rescheduled for 20212020-07-01 13:44:41

The 2020 Hollywood Vampires tour now has rescheduled dates as listed below. Tickets for previously postponed shows should be valid for these new dates. In the UK it seems Killing Joke will be replacing Primal Scream as the opening act.

5th August 2021 - Birmingham Arena, Birmingham, UK (w/ Killing Joke)
6th August 2021 - First Direct Arena, Leeds, UK (w/ Killing Joke)
7th August 2021 - SSE Hydro, Glasgow, UK (w/ Killing Joke)
9th August 2021 - The 02, London, UK (w/ Killing Joke)
12th August 2021 - Charlotta, Charlotta Valley, PL
14th August 2021 - Summer In The City, Mainz, DE
15th August 2021 - Olympiahalle, Munich, DE
18th August 2021 - Citadel Music Festival, Belin, DE
22nd August 2021 - Emsland Open Air, Lingen, DE
23rd August 2021 - Olympia, Paris, FR
25th August 2021 - Stadtpark, Hamburg, DE
26th August 2021 - Konig-Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, DE
28th August 2021 - Riverside Open Air, Aarburg, CH
29th August 2021 - Clam Castle, Klam, AT
1st September 2021 - Armeets Arena, Sophia, BU
4th September 2021 - Lifepark Open Air, Istanbul, TR

In addition to these changes it appears the Alice Cooper shows in Thackerville, OK and Topeka, KS on October 30th and 31st respectively have now been cancelled according to the venue websites. Sadly it looks likely there will be more cancellations to come.
UPDATE: The Regina, Edmonton, Penticton, and Abbotsford shows are now also listed as cancelled on venue sites.

Ryan Roxie's chat with legendary Elton John/Alice Cooper guitarist Davey Johnstone last night can now be seen on YouTube. If you missed the last few 'In The Trenches' broadcasts you can catch up at Roxie's YouTube channel.

Shep Gordon will be taking part in a 'Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp' class on July 26th. As with Alice's class this is is open just 25 people but is rather cheaper at $100 per person. Details here.

Something Else Reviews look back to the 'Brutal Planet' album here.

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Vampires Tour Officially "Postponed"2020-06-21 16:00:56

The European Hollywood Vampires tour has now been officially postponed. This is obviously not a surprise. Many of the shows were at festivals which had already been cancelled over the last couple of week, and both Alice and Glen Sobel had inferred the shows weren't happening in recent interviews. The official statement is as follows: "Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our upcoming European 2020 Tour has been postponed. We will post detailed ticketing information and new replacement dates very soon! We are beyond disappointed but will see you all once we are able to safely rock again!"

On a brighter note, check out this new video of Tommy Henriksen singing AC/DC's 'Hell's Bells' from Lockdown!

New Michael Bruce Song2020-06-19 22:58:05

The Michael Bruce Group have posted a lyric video for their debut single 'Born Screamer' which you can see here. The song is taken from their upcoming debut album and also features Neal Smith on drums!

Eddie Trunk's 'Virtual Invasion' interview with Alice from last week is now available to listen online here. SiriusXM subscribers apparently can see video of the interview as well.

Hawaii Public Radio has a new Alice interview coming up and have posted a preview here. Unfortunately they don't mention a date it will air, just that it will be available at the same link afterwards.

Other new Alice interviews this week include KZZK radio's 'Heather's Chat', and Studio 10 in Australia.

'Phoenix Home and Garden' magazine this month has a great feature on the Cooper home with photos and descriptions. You can read the article here.

'Sonic Perspectives' have a new interview with Neal Smith talking about his just released 'Pop 85/95' album, the reunion tour and recording new tracks with Alice.

The GalaxyCon Nita Strauss/Mick Foley interview can now be watched on YouTube and it's a complete "lovefest", with Nita and Mick telling stories about working together and the wrestling/rock connections. Well worth checking out.

iHeartRadio has a very long interview with Bob Ezrin by author Bob Lefsetz. At well over 2 hours it covers many aspects of Bob's career, including plenty of Alice mentions of course.

Blue Coupe's Joe Bouchard has a new solo album out on July 31st called 'Strange Legends' which also features 'Hey Stoopid' album drummer Mickey Curry. Check out the first video for 'Forget About Love' here.

New Interviews2020-06-13 17:07:25

Another week under lockdown and again not a huge amount happening for obvious reasons. Looking at the Hollywood Vampires tour it appears many of these shows/festivals have now been cancelled (according to venue sites), which puts the rest of the tour in doubt. In interviews Alice is referring to the tour as cancelled, although some shows, including the UK ones, are still on sale. He also confirmed the Mexico shows in October aren't now happening, and they have been removed from AC.com. Check out new Alice interviews at France24 (states ALL shows have been cancelled), 109.2 The Hog (Hollywood Vampires tour cancelled) and Finland's KaaosTV.

The Cooper family all show up in a video made by the Solid Rock Foundation. The clip features kids from the Teen Center performing a cover of U2's '"40" with the Coopers - Alice, Sheryl, Calico, Dash and Sonora - all joining in on the chorus. Check it out here and if you like the video consider making a donation to Alice Cooper's Solid Rock here.

Alice was also a guest on the Rhino Records podcast this week which you can listen and download here.

Chuck Garric appeared on Lzzy Hale's 'We Are Hear' podcast this week where he and Lzzy spent around an hour chatting about Alice, Beasto, and all sorts of other things. Check it out here.

Nita Strauss will be appearing with wrestling star Mick Foley as part of an online streaming event by GalaxyCon on Monday 15th at 7PM ET. You will be able to watch it live here. Nita was also featured during an episode of 'Mosh Talks With Beez' which you can check out here.

Ryan Roxie's 'In The Trenches' this week had a second chat with Michael Monroe and next up will be Roxie's old bandmate Gilby Clarke of Guns'n'Roses which you will see here on Tuesday. Roxie will also being premiering his new video shortly for 'Hearts In Trouble' from his 'Imagine Your Reality' album which you can check out here.

Neal Smith Releases New Album2020-06-07 14:58:18

Neal Smith-Pop 85/95

Neal Smith has just released a new solo album! It's called “POP 85/95” and consists of songs Neal wrote with guitaristJay Jesse Johnson after their band Deadringer (which also featured Dennis Dunaway) split up. You can order the new album now directly from Neal, however currently they won't ship outside the USA. The full press release goes as follows:

Legendary Alice Cooper Group drummer Neal Smith will be releasing a new album in June, 2020. Neal's new Retro Pop album is titled “POP 85/95” signifying the music style and time period in which Neal wrote these songs between 1985 and 1995.The songs and album concept are totally sexy and politically incorrect. Neal's “POP 85/95” songs represent all aspects of relationships, falling in and out of love in a simpler bygone era before Coronavirus, politically correctness and the new world disorder.

With the onslaught of glam hair bands and heavily homogenized rock of the 1980's, Neal Smith, Hall of Fame Drummer and founding member of the original Alice Cooper Group, was looking for a new direction for his songwriting. Inspired by another drummer, songwriter, singer Phil Collins, Neal turned from writing hard rock to a slicker, more pop rock songwriting style. In the late 1980's he took four of his new songs into the studio and recorded them. One of the songs “Secret Eyes” helped land a recording deal with newly formed record company called Grudge Records. Along with Dennis Dunaway (Alice Cooper fame), Joe Bouchard (Blue Oyster Cult fame), Charlie Hune (Ted Nugent fame) and lead guitarist Jay Jesse Johnson (also known as “Triple J”), a new band called “Deadringer” was formed and signed by Grudge Records. Deadringer recorded an album in 1989 called “Electrocution Of The Heart” featuring the single “Secret Eyes.” The album and Deadringer were all short lived after Grudge Records quick demise. After Deadringer and well into the 1990's, Neal continued writing songs with Jay Jesse Johnson (“Triple J”) in this pop rock style.

Decades later, well into the New Millennium, Neal was searching through his archives of music and found those songs that he composed and recorded with 'Triple J” between the years of 1985 and 1995. Inspired by “Triple J's” amazing lead guitar work, Neal polished the songs and brought them back to life with the help of two of his best friends, Peter Catucci (bass guitar of Killsmith) and Rick Tedesco (guitarist/engineer). Now, much to the excitement of his fans worldwide, Neal Smith's “POP 85/95” is available digitally and on CD!

Hall of Fame Drummer/songwriter/singer Neal Smith on “POP 85/95” CD: "In the 80’s and 90’s Rap, Hip Hop, Pop and even Rock music was being recorded with synthesized programmed drums. I understood that this was a new wave of recording percussion. But what I did not like was many of the synthesized drum tracks were being programmed by engineers and musicians who were not even drummers. Disappointed and inspired by that fact, I began a new phase of songwriting by programming synthesized drums on my recordings. The last eight songs on my new CD “POP 85/95” is a collection of songs I wrote from that era featuring synth drums I programmed myself."

The London Film and Comic Con, which Alice was scheduled to appear at, has now been officially postponed until November 21st/22nd. While the promoters are still listing Alice as appearing "subject to contract" it seems very unlikely he could make the rescheduled dates as he already has shows announced in the US during the period.

Neal Smith and Michael Bruce were in Phoenix last month visiting the new Glen Buxton memorial mural and the project now has it's own facebook page here.

Alice was due to be interviewed for 'Eddie Trunks Virtual Invasion' yesterday but it appears it was postponed until a later date.

New Alice interviews have appeared at California Rocker, and KSHE 95.

519 Magazine has a new interview with Brother Latham and Calico Cooper of Beasto Blanco which you can read here.

Dennis Dunaway and Rockin' Reggie New Single2020-06-03 10:55:41

Dennis Dunaway and Rockin' Reggie have released a new song paying tribute to Detroit legend Suzi Quatro to mark her 70th birthday. The song is called 'Motor City Bad Girl' and be streamed below. Suzi, who has lived in the UK for many years but came out of the same Detroit scene as the Coopers, was a trailblazer for women in rock and is best known for a string of hit singles in the mid-seventies as well as regularly appearing on the classic sitcom 'Happy Days'. She was also the opening act on the 'Welcome To My Nightmare' US tour. A new film biography called 'Suzi Q' has been doing the rounds at film festivals for the last year or so and features Alice and manager Toby Mamis.

In other Dennis news, with the Sweden Rock Festival cancelled this year the organizers are going online and will be streaming concerts and interviews on radio channel Sveriges Radio P4 from this Friday with full concert recordings airing on Saturday including Blue Coupe's epic show from last year which included guest Ryan Roxie. A detailed schedule is now available here.

This years Record Store Day has been split into three separate events due to the coronavirus pandemic. This means that the Alice Cooper live record from Glasgow in 1982 has been put back until October 24th. The other record store dates are August 29th and September 26th.

This Weeks Interviews2020-05-30 13:29:55

Last night Alice was interviewed by Lzzy Hale of Halestorm as part of "We Are Here, On The Air' which was raising money for the Musicares charity. The interview begins around one hour into the show which you can watch here.

He's also been chatting to AZ Central about 'Don't Give Up' and life under lockdown, Yahoo Entertainment, and Billboard. There's also Australia's "Footy Show" from March which I hadn't noticed before.

Nita Strauss is interviewed on the 'MetalSucks' podcast which you can listen to here. This one starts around 30 minutes into the show.

Ryan Roxie's guest on "in The Trenches' this week was Guy Griffin from Quireboys which you can watch here.

This Weeks Happenings2020-05-22 00:29:38

Alice has been amusing himself with interviews over the last week including AXS.TV's 'At Home And Social With' show, the Don Jamieson ('That Metal Show') podcast, and a text interview for AZ Centralwith talk about 'Detroit Stories' and this years Christmas Pudding.

In case you couldn't spot yourself in the 'Don't Give Up' video AliceCooper.com has posted every photograph sent in, so you can have fun trying to spot yourself there now!

If you have missed any of the Alice Cooper 'Vintage Vault' podcasts you can listen to them all here. The latest has Alice talking to, and about, Johnny Depp.

Ryan Roxie has been busy online as usual with this week's 'In The Trenches' featuring The Lost Angels' including Eric Dover and John Corabi, while the 'Sunday Livestream Sunday' featured a guest appearance from Nita Strauss along with the usual fun and performances. Ryan is also the subject of an hour long interview at '9.42' which you can listen to here.

'What Difference Does It Make?" has a new interview with Glen Sobel. It's part one of two so watch out for the second segment to be posted.

Damon and his bandmates Jarred Pope and Robbie Harrington will perform a livestream set from Nick Raskulinecz's Rock Falcon Studio in Nashville, TN on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 8PM Eastern/7PM Central. The show will be a ticketed event through 'VEEPS', and tickets are limited. Damon says: "This will be a one of a kind event, featuring a performance of a brand new song from my upcoming album. We're thrilled to perform again as a unit, while practicing safe distancing in these times of the pandemic." Tickets are on sale now here.

Louder.com has posted a long article about the 'Billion Dollar Babies' album that originally appeared in Classic Rock back in 2004.

Blue Coup - Keep Rollin' On2020-05-18 17:00:40

Don't Give Up2020-05-15 10:30:59

The new Alice Cooper single. 'Don't Give Up', went live on streaming services at midnight and you should now be able to watch the official video above. The video was made in lockdown featuring photos sent in by fans to illustrate the lyrics to the songs and also features the current band! A limited edition vinyl picture disc will be released on August 14th and is now available to pre-order (click the earMusic link).
Tonight (Friday) at 6PM EST Alice and Dennis Dunaway will feature on SiriusFM channel 'Ozzy's Boneyard' to premiere the song and talk to Keith Roth about what they have been up to the last few weeks. They will also play Blue Coupe's 'Hallow's Grave' (featuring Alice). The show should be repeated several times if you miss it. Outside the USA it *appears* you can listen online at https://player.siriusxm.com/ if you select to start free trial (no card details needed). Just do a search for 'Ozzy's Boneyard'. It's unclear how long that 'free trial' lasts though.

Earlier this week Betty Wright, Soul and R&B singer, songwriter and background vocalist passed away. Betty dueted with Alice on 'No Tricks', the B-side to 'How You Gonna See Me Now' in 1978.

Phoenix New Times interviews Alice on how he and the family have been entertaining themselves in lockdown.

The last remaining April Alice Cooper shows now have new dates but The Grand Rapids show is now cancelled. The Milwaukee show is rescheduled for November 10th, Omaha will be November 13th, and finally Seattle will be on November 30th.

Ryan Roxie interviewed band mate Chuck Garric on 'In The Trenches' this week and you can watch the show now on YouTube. It's a great interview with lots of stories about a young Chuck starting out in the music industry. A part 2 is promised.

Beast Blanco (Calico, Chuck and Chris) also show up on the 'Tru Rock Revival Magazine' podcast which you can watch on facebook here.

Monday May 18th would have been the day that Blue Coupe, with Tish and Snooky, would have been performing on the Silja Rock Cruise, but since that was cancelled they are releasing a 'Stay Home Video' of "Keep Rollin' On". It will debut on Monday at noon eastern time and will hopefully be on Spotify etc as well. Keep an eye on Facebook for links when it goes live.

There's a new trailer video for the Suzi Quatro documentary 'Suzi Q' which features Alice. Suzi is of course an old friend from the Detroit days and the 'Welcome To My Nightmare' tour.

Nita Strauss talks to 'Guitar World' about her new 'Rock Guitar Fundamentals' guitar course.

Glen Sobel and Orianthi appear in a new lockdown video for the Beatles 'Let It Be' to raise funds for the MusiCares Relief charity. The song features a huge list of musicians, way to long to list here.

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Tour Dates 2020
(Subject To Change)

North America 2020
North American Tour 2020:

All shows between March 31st and April 22nd have been postponed, with new dates arranged in November.

31st March - Fallsview Casino, Niagara Falls, ONInfo
- Postponed until November 6th

1st April - Memorial Centre, Peterborough, ONInfo
- Postponed until November 7th

3rd April - Devos Music Hall, Grand Rapids, MIInfo
- Cancelled according to Ticketmaster

4th April - Miller High Life Theatre, Milwaukee, WIInfo
- Postponed until November 10th

5th April - Fox Arts Center, Appleton, WIInfo
- Postponed until November 11th

7th April - Orpheum Theatre, Omaha, NEInfo
- Postponed until November 13th

8th April - Adler Theatre, Davenport, IAInfo
- Postponed to November 14th

10th April - Alerus Center, Grand Forks, NDInfo
- Postponed until November 18th then Cancelled

11th April - Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg, MBInfo
- Postponed to November 19th

13th April - Conexus Arts Centre, Regina, SKInfo
- Postponed to November 21st then Cancelled

15th April - Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, ABInfo
- Postponed to November 23rd then Cancelled

16th April - CN Centre, Prince George, BCInfo
- Postponed until November 25th

18th April - Abbotsford Centre, Abbotsford, BCInfo
- Postponed to November 28th then Cancelled

19th April - S.O. Events Centre, Penticton, BCInfo
- Postponed to November 27th then Cancelled

20th April - McCaw Hall, Seattle, WAInfo
- Postponed to November 30th

22nd April - Keller Auditorium, Portland, ORInfo
- Cancelled according to venue.

All but three shows between May 29th and July 18th have been cancelled.

29th May - Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, NV Info

30th May - Vina Robles Amp., Paso Robles, CA Info

31st May - Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA Info

3rd June - Mission Ballroom, Denver, CO Info

5th June - Winstar World Casino, Thackerville, OK
- Postponed until October 30th - Now Cancelled

6th June - Stormont Vail Events Center, Topeka, KS Info
- Postponed until October 31st - Now Cancelled

7th June - Hollywood Casino, Maryland Heights, MO Info

9th June - Ascend Amphitheater, Nashville, TN Info

10th June - Rose Music Center, Huber Heights, OH Info

12th June - Treasure Island Resort, Welch, MN Info

13th June - Rosemont Theater, Rosemont, IL Info

14th June - Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH Info

16th June - Rockland Trust Pavilion, Boston, MA Info

17th June - Mohegan Sun Arena, Wilkes-Barre, PA
- Postponed until January 24th 2021 Info

19th June - PNC Bank Arts Arena, Holmdel, NJ Info

20th June - Bank of NH Pavilion, Gilford, NH Info

21st June - Live! Casino, Hanover, MD Info

23rd June - Northwell Heath, Wantagh, NY Info

25th June - The Mann Center, Philadelphia, PA Info

26th June - S&T Bank Music Park, Burgettstown, PA Info

27th June - DTE Energy Theatre, Clarkston, MI Info

13th July - Altria Theater, Richmond, VA Info

14th July - Mountain Health Arena, Huntington, WV Info

15th July - Express Live!, Columbus, OH Info

18th July - Moondance Jam, Walker, MI Info

Hollywood Vampires Europe 2020
Europe 2020:

Hollywood Vampires Europe Dates are all "postponed" until 2021.

15th August - Summer In The City, Mainz, DE
Postooned until August 14th 2021 Info

16th August - Stadtpark, Hamburg, DE
Postponed until August 25th 2021Info

18th August - Legends Of Rock, Strzelinko, PL Info

20th August - Citadel Music Festival, Belin, DE
Postponed until August 18th 2021 Info

21st or 22nd August - Lowlands, Biddinghuizen, NL
Cancelled Info

23rd August - Emsland Open Air, Lingen, DE
Postponed until August 22nd 2021Info

25th August - Konig-Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, DE
Postponed until August 26th 2021Info

27th August - Clam Castle, Klam, AT
Postponed until August 29th 2021Info

28th August - Olympiahalle, Munich, DE
Postponed until August 15th 2021Info

29th August - Riverside Open Air, Aarburgh, CH
Postponed until August 28th 2021Info

31st August - Olympia, Paris, FR
Postponed until August 23rd 2021Info

2nd September - First Direct Arena, Leeds, UK
Postponed until August 6th 2021Info

3rd September - SSE Hydro, Glasgow, UK
Postponed until August 7th 2021Info

5th September - The 02, London, UK
Postponed until August 9th 2021Info

6th September - Birmingham Arena, Birmingham, UK
Postponed until August 5th 2021Info

8th September - Rockhal, Esch/Alzette, LU
Postponed Info

9th September - Mediolanum Forum, Milan, IT
To Be Rescheduled Info

11th September - Armeets Arena, Sophia, BU
Postponed until September 1st 2021Info

13th September - Lifepark Open Air, Istanbul, TR
Postponed until September 4th 2021Info

North America 2020
North American Tour 2020:

23rd October - Arena Monterrey, Monterrey, MX Info

25th October - Arena Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico City, MX Info

Ticketmaster/AC.com are showing the following new dates for postponed shows. Original tickets should be valid, however even these shows are now being cancelled.

30th October - Winstar World Casino, Thackerville, OK
- Cancelled Info

31st October - Stormont Vail Events Center, Topeka, KS
- Cancelled Info

6th November - Avalon Theatre, Niagara Falls, ONT Info

7th November - Memorial Center, Peterborough, ONT Info

10th November - Miller Theatre, Milwaukee, WIInfo

11th November - Fox Cities PAC, Appleton, WI Info

13th November - Orpheum Theatre, Omaha, NEInfo

14th November - Adler Theatre, Davenport, IAInfo

18th November - Alerus Center, Grand Forks, ND
- Cancelled Info

19th November - Centennial Hall, Winnipeg, MBInfo

21st November - Conexus Arts Centre, Regina, SK
- CancelledInfo

23rd November - Jubilee Aud, Edmonton, AB
- CancelledInfo

25th November - CN Centre, Prince George, BC Info

27th November - S.O. Events Centre, Penticton, BC
- CancelledInfo

28th November - Abbotsford Centre, Abbotsford, BC
- CancelledInfo

30th November - McCaw Hall, Seattle, WAInfo

2021

24th January - Mohegan Sun, Wilkes-Barre, PAInfo

Hollywood Vampires Europe 2020
Europe 2021: Rescheduled shows from 2020. Tickets for previous dates should be valid.

5th August - Birmingham Arena, Birmingham, UK Info

6th August - First Direct Arena, Leeds, UK Info

7th August - SSE Hydro, Glasgow, UK Info

9th August - The 02, London, UK Info

12th August - Charlotta, Charlotta Valley, PL

14th August - Summer In The City, Mainz, DE Info

15th August - Olympiahalle, Munich, DE Info

18th August - Citadel Music Festival, Belin, DE Info

22nd August - Emsland Open Air, Lingen, DE Info

23rd August - Olympia, Paris, FR Info

25th August - Stadtpark, Hamburg, DE Info

26th August - Konig-Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, DE Info

28th August - Riverside Open Air, Aarburg, CHInfo

29th August - Clam Castle, Klam, AT Info

1st September - Armeets Arena, Sophia, BU Info

4th September - Lifepark Open Air, Istanbul, TR Info

More To Come!

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