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Vampires On Kimmel2019-06-20 11:33:37

Footage from last weeks 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' performance aired as planned last night in the US and they have posted two songs from the show on YouTube. Check out 'I Want My Now' and 'Heroes' (with Alice on guitar!). The new Hollywood Vampires album, 'Rise', is out tomorrow!

'Live From The Astroturf, Alice Cooper' has won yet another award! This time it's for 'Best Favorite Film' at the Northeast Mountain Film Festival.

It appears Dennis Dunaway and Blue Coupe will be at the Alice Cooper Fun Day taking place at the 'Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame' in Cleveland on July 14th and there will also be a showing of 'Live At The Astroturf, Alice Cooper', and Dennis' 'Cold Cold Coffin' short film. Get more details and tickets here.

Sometime last year it was announced that Alice would be voicing a character in Disney Channels 'Mickey and the Roadster Racers' and after a very long wait that episode will finally air on Friday July 5th. The segment is called 'Goof Quest' and features Alice as 'Alistair Coop De Ville'.

Alice appears in an amusing new advert for Peter Frampton's US tour which you can see on facebook.

Nita Strauss recalls her first meeting with Alice in a new interview with WMMR which you can listen to courtesy of Blabbermouth. There's also a short interview at 'National Rock Review'

Hear Previews of Full 'Rise' Album2019-06-14 22:53:17

EarMusic have posted a video with short previews of every track from the new Hollywood Vampires album which is released next week. You can pre-order the album via Amazon using this link.

Hollywood Vampires On Jimmy Kimmel Live2019-06-12 12:48:00

According to a post by Kyler Clark, The Hollywood Vampires will be appearing on US late night show 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' next Wednesday, June 19th at 11.35 ET.

It appears the Japanese edition of the new Hollywood Vampires album, 'Rise', will come in a limited edition 3xCD version which will include 21 live tracks as a bonus. This could be the Hollywood Vampires live album Alice has mentioned several times in interviews (recorded in Montreux if I remember correctly), and it's possible it will still be released as a stand-alone album worldwide later. The extra tracks included are:

01. Raise the Dead
02. I Got A Line On You (Spirit Cover)
03. 20th Century Boy (T · Rex Cover)
04. Pinball Wizard (The Who Cover)
05. My Generation (The Who Cover)
06. Manic Depression (Jimi Hendrix Cover)
07. Cold Turkey (Plastic Ono Band Cover)
08. Come Together (Beatles Cover)
09. Seven And Seven Is (Love Cover)
10. Whole Lotta Love (Led Zeppelin Cover)
11. Five To One / Break On Through (Doors Cover)
12. Rebel Rebel (David Bowie Cover)
13. Suffragette City (David Bowie Cover)
14. As Bad As I Am
15. Stop Messin' Around (Fleetwood Mac Cover)
16. My Dead Drunk Friends
17. Ace of Spades (Motorhead cover)
18. Eighteen
19. Sweet Emotion (Aerosmith cover)
20. Train Kept a Rollin'
21. Schools Out

Blue Coupe's show at Sweden Rock at the weekend seems to have been a great success. The band played a mixture of Cooper and Blue Oyster Cult classics with Ryan Roxie sitting in, including a storming version of 'Black Juju'. You can find a couple of clips of the show on YouTube. The band also performed a short acoustic show and you can watch that via Twitch if you scroll forward to around 4 hours 20 minutes. While there they were also interviewed by Rocknytt which you can read here.

Dennis Dunaway will take part in "The Art Of The Interview" at the 'Niagara' in New York City on June 24th. This appears to be an interview event with DD talking to author/filmmaker Steven Blush, but as with many of Dennis' events you never know what will happen!

Nita Strauss appeared on US radio show 'Full Metal Jackie' over the weekend and Loudwire have transcribed some of the interview.

Hollywood Vampires Release 'Heroes' Video2019-06-07 15:48:30

Movie Showings2019-06-06 22:12:22

Movie Mogul Dennis Dunaway has announced more showings for the 'Live From The Astroturf, Alice Cooper' film, as well as the public premiere showings of his 'Cold Cold Coffin' short film.
'Cold Cold Coffin' will be shown at the Berlin Short Film Festival in Berlin, Germany on July 13th at Kino Babylon, and also at the 'Indie Horrorfest' in DeKalb, IL the same day.
'...Astroturf' will receive it's European premiere at the Madrid International Film Festival in Spain on August 11th at 5.10 Local time. The film is nominated for 3 awards at the Madrid festival.
Following that both '..Astroturf' AND 'Cold Cold Coffin' will receive their NYC theatrical premiere on August 14th at 'Theatre 80 St Marks' in New York City at 7.30pm. Each film will be followed by Q&A's and there will be a live music performance by DD and various friends to close the evening. The '..Astroturf Q&A will feature Dennis and Cindy Dunaway, Director Steve Gaddis and Chris Penn, while the 'Cold Cold Coffin' panel will include Dennis and Cindy, plus '...Coffin' star Calico Cooper! Tickets for this one on sale now and are likely to go fast. After the event there will be a "gathering" at the 'William Barnacle Tavern' in the Theatre 80 lobby.

Also while I remember, there's a new interview with Alice in this months 'Reader's Digest' (UK Edition) which should be on the newsstands now.

Alice Cooper Adds More US Dates2019-06-03 12:21:10

AliceCooper.com has announced a new set of dates for November 2019. Strangely the site refers to these new dates as "a Night With..." shows and not 'Ol' Black Eyes Is Back' shows, the name of the new show which will start July 4th. [UPDATE: Apparently this is meant to signify there will be no opening act at these shows. It will be the same stage show as other shows.] The new dates are as follows with tickets appearing to go on sale June 6th:
November 3rd - Ft. Myers, FL — Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall
November 5th - Melbourne, FL — King Center
November 6th - Orlando, FL — Hard Rock Live
November 7th - Clearwater, FL — Ruth Eckerd Hall
November 9th - Biloxi, MS — Beau Rivage
November 10th - Montgomery, AL — Montgomery Performing Arts Center
November 12th - Huntsville, AL — Von Braun Center
November 14th - North Charleston, SC — North Charleston Performing Arts Center
November 15th - Greenville, SC — Peace Concert Hall
November 16th - Roanoke, VA — Berglund Performing Arts Center
November 21st - Glen Falls, NY — Cool Insuring Arena
November 25th - Indianapolis, IN — Murat Theatre
November 27th - Evansville, IN — Old National Events Plaza
November 29th - Prior Lake, MN — Mystic Lake Casino Showroom

Blue Coupe's appearance next weekend at the Sweden Rock Festival will be preceded by two appearances the day before. On Friday June 7th they will be appearing at 4pm CEST for a "guest Appearance, Interview and giveaway", and then at 6.30 there will be an "Unplugged Jam" with Blu Coupe on the MC stage. Both are set to be streamed live via the Twitch platform at www.twitch.TV/metal_casino.
The band have also added a new show on July 21st at the Great South Bay Music Festival in Patchogue, New York.

California Rocker have posted a review of the last Hollywood Vampires show in Indio with photos.

Bottlerock Happenings2019-05-29 11:40:23

When it was announced Alice would be a guest on the 'Culinary Stage' at the 2019 BottleRock in Napa Valley it seemed a little weird.. Well, it got weirder. He was there to take part in an attempt to beat the world record for throwing rubber chickens at the same time! Apparently a record of 1013 chickens already exists!! Sadly Coop didn't succeed, as the Guinness Book Of Records official couldn't confirm all the chickens did take flight at the same time.. Thankfully the Mercury News was on hand to file a report and has some video.

While at the BottleRock festival Alice joined Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters) and his covers band 'Chevy Metal' to perform 'School's Out'. You can see video on YouTube.

Two more shows appear to have been added to next years 'Rock Meets Classics' tour. They are 15th March at the Donau-Arena in Regensburg, Germany and 21st March at the Saturn Arena in Ingolstadt, Germany. Tickets are already on sale. Alice will be accompanied on the tour by Tommy Henriksen, and the show also features Robin Zander of Cheap Trick and Danny Bowes & Luke Morley from Thunder!

Beasto Blanco's new album 'We Are' is now out and everyone who pre-ordered should either have their copy (USA) or expect it to arrive imminently (everywhere else). It's another blockbuster record from the band but has a slightly different feel to previous records. Maybe a little less full on, and a little more refined? Just go get a copy and judge for yourself.
My Global Mind has a review of the New Jersey show with some excellent photos.

Blue Coupe have added two more shows on Ohio following their appearance at this years Sweden Rocks festival (where they will be joined by special guest Ryan Roxie!). The new US dates are:
July 12th - Ottawa Tavern, Toledo, OH
July 13th - Rhythm and Brews, Wapakoneta, OH.
New Jersey Arts also has a new article about the band which you can check out here.

Ryan Roxie has posted a report and video from his recent appearance with the 'Sunset Winos', a covers band that also features ex-Coop bandmates Eric Dover, Teddy Zig Zag, and Jimmy Degrasso as well as old friend Stefan Adika with guest Slim Jim Phantom of the Stray Cats.

Solid Rock have posted photos from this years golf event at surrealsister.com. There's lots of photos to look through only some of which feature Alice, and a few also feature Neal Smith.

CBN News have an article focusing on Alice's religious beliefs.

News Catch Up2019-05-24 11:30:57

Shock Opera have posted video of the Q&A that followed the world premiere of 'Live From The Astroturf, Alice Cooper' in Phoenix a couple of weeks ago. The picture quality isn't great, but you can follow what's going on and hear what is being said, and how often do you get to see Alice, Neal, Dennis and Michael interviewed together!

AZCentral have a review of the recent Hollywood Vampires show in Phoenix.

Blue Coupe will be playing at the Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland, OH on July 11th. Tickets are on sale now.

CBC in Canada have posted a long interview with producer Bob Ezrin talking about his career.

Nita Strauss can be heard on a new single by Duane Morano called 'Manhattan Nights' You can check out the video here.
Kerrang! has a new interview with Nita and she will also be a judge on the 'Young Guitarist of the Year' competition and Music Radar has all the details on how to enter.

Vampires Press and DD Update2019-05-17 08:47:54

The Hollywood Vampires are over half way through their short tour and various reviews and articles have started to appear. PE.com has a few words with Jo Perry, SF Weekly review the San Francisco show, although the reviewer clearly went to the show intending to trash it. They have some photos too. The Denver post have photos from the Denver show, as does Westword. 303Magazine review the Fillmore show and Glide Magazine have more photos.
UPDATE: Just after I posted this EarMusic released a new video for 'The Boogieman Surprise'. See below.

Dennis Dunaway has posted part 2 of his Astroturf Film Festival blog post which you can check out here. This one covers the Detroit festival.
Blue Coupe will be playing with Mott The Hoople's Ian Hunter at The City Winery in New York City on May 31st. The event is already sold out but you can sign up for a waiting list in case any more tickets become available.
There's also a new interview with Dennis at 'The College Crowd Hates Me' which covers a lot of ground including the story behind 'Black Juju'.
Finally for DD news the 'Cold Cold Coffin' mini-movie has been accepted into the 'Indie Horror Film Festival' in Illinois and will be screened on July 13th. Dennis is hoping for other festival screenings to follow soon. For those who took part in the Pledge campaign to make the film, your pledge items have started to ship so watch your mail box!

Nita Strauss has released a new video for 'Mariana Trench' which features live and backstage footage from her last solo tour. You can check it out here. Nita also joined US band Evanescence on stage at the Epicenter Festival in North Carolina last week, footage of which you can see at Ultimate Guitar along with a few words from Nita.
Nita is out on her solo tour right now.

Special Guests At The Greek2019-05-12 09:05:52

Last night saw the Hollywood Vampires hit the famous Greek Theater in Los Angeles and perhaps unsurprisingly they had a couple of special guests. Marilyn Manson joined them onstage briefly at the end of 'I'm Eighteen', and Steven Tyler turned up to sing 'Train Kept A Rollin''.

Vampires Tour Begins2019-05-11 13:19:44

Last night was the opening show on the Hollywood Vampire's mini-tour at The Joint in Las Vegas. Not much information has surfaced just yet however it appears the set list was similar to last years shows but with several of that shows cover songs replaced by songs from the new album 'Rise'. A short rehearsal video posted to social media did show a full set list sheet, however I don't yet know if that was a final list used last night. Also on the Hollywood Vampires facebook page they posted a very short clip of a second song from the album.
Of course there's been some interview action promoting the tour. Alice was on KTNV Channel 13 yesterday morning talking about the show, while AZCentral has an interview with Alice and Joe Perry talked to CV Weekly. More coverage will certainly follow.
UPDATE: Setlist confirmed with photos at Ultimate Classic Rock. Check out Alice playing guitar on 'Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory'.

Nita Strauss has launched a new project called the 'Body Shred Challenge', a fitness challenge aimed at musicians and music fans. The promo blurb goes "Body Shred is a unique, 3 month fitness challenge that pairs a love of music with passion for getting healthier in your body and mind! Participants will have the chance to win prize packages valued at over $2,500 while becoming a part of a fun, supportive world wide community. Along with this challenge, participants will have access to an exclusive Facebook group for challenge members to inspire and encourage each other as well as Facebook Live workouts and Q&A with Nita and some surprise guests, and weekly challenge emails from Nita with recipes, workout ideas and more!"
You can find more details at NitaStrauss.com with links to join the challenge.

95.9 KRFF interviewed Chuck and Calico the other day after the Bismark show with Halestorm, and you can listen to the chat on Soundcloud now.
Calico was also on DV Radio's 'Contraband' for an hour long interview and you can listen to that one here.

Backstage Auctions have announced their 2019 'Rock Gods And Metal Monsters' auction and this year it features various Alice related lots which, for a change, are very affordable including tour posters and programmes. The auction runs from today until May 19th.

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Tour Dates 2019
(Subject To Change)


Alice Cooper:

4th July - Foxwoods Casino, Mashantucket, CT Info

6th July - Express Live!, Columbus, OH Info

7th July - Civic Center, Peoria, IL Info

9th July - Five Flags Center, Dubuque, IA Info

10th July - The Sylvee, Madison, WI Info

11th July - Honeywell Center, Wabash, IN Info

13th July - Roxodus Festival, Edenvale, Ontario Info

14th July - Jacobs Pavillion, Cleveland, OH Info

Alice Cooper/Halestorm 2019
Alice Cooper/Halestorm:

17th July - PPL Center, Allentown, PA Info

19th July - KeyBank Pavillion, Pittsburgh, PA Info

20th July - DTE Energy Music Theatre, Detroit, MI Info

21st July - Hollywood Amphitheatre, Chicago, IL Info

23rd July - Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH Info

25th July - Hollywood Amphitheatre, St Louis, MO Info

26th July - Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, MO Info

28th July - Zoo Amphitheatre, Oklahoma City, OK Info

29th July - H-E-B Center, Cedar Park, TX Info

31st July - Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory, Irving, TX Info

1st Aug - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston, TX Info

3rd Aug - Thompson Boling Arena, Knoxville, TN Info

4th Aug - The Opry House, Nashville, TN Info

7th Aug - Performing Arts Center, Canandaigua, NY Info

8th Aug - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY Info

10th Aug - Maine Savings Pavilion, Portland, ME Info

11th Aug - Bank of NH Pavilion, Gilford, NH Info

13th Aug - Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA Info

15th Aug - PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ Info

16th Aug - BB&T Pavilion, Camden, NJ Info

Ol' Black Eyes Is Back
Europe:

31st Aug - Riverside Open Air Festival, Aarburg, CH Info

3rd Sept - Le Dome, Marseille, FR Info

5th Sept - Arkea Arena, Bordeaux, FR Info

7th Sept - Palacio Vistalegre, Madrid, ES Info

8th Sept - Sant Jordi Club, Barcelona, ES Info

10th Sept - Pala Alpitour, Turin, IT Info

11th Sept - Sap Arena, Mannheim, DE Info

13th Sept - Max-Schmeling-Halle, Berlin, DE Info

15th Sept - Incheba Expo Arena, Bratislava, SK Info

16th Sept - Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna, AU Info

18th Sept - Porsche-Arena, Stuttgart, DE Info

20th Sept - La Seine Musicale, Paris, FR Info

21st Sept - Forest National, Brussels, BE Info

23rd Sept - Barclaycard Arena Hamburg, DE Info

25th Sept - Royal Arena Copenhagen, DK Info

27th Sept - Hovet Stockholm, SE Info

28th Sept - Partille Arena Gothenburg, SE Info

30th Sept - Leipzig Arena Leipzig, DE Info

1st October - Olympiahalle Munich, DE Info

2nd October - 013 Tilburg, NL Info

4th October - Manchester Arena Manchester, UK Info

5th October - Teca Aberdeen, UK Info

7th October - First Direct Arena Leeds, UK Info

8th October - Brighton Centre Brighton, UK Info

10th October - The 02 London, UK Info

11th October - Resorts World Arena Birmingham, UK Info

12th October - Motopoint Arena Cardiff, UK Info

North America

3rd November - Performing Arts Hall Ft. Myers, FL Info

5th November - King Center Melbourne, FL Info

6th November - Hard Rock Live Orlando, FL Info

7th November - Ruth Eckerd Hall Clearwater, FL Info

9th November - Beau Rivage Biloxi, MS Info

9th November - Beau Rivage Biloxi, MS Info

10th November - Arts Center Montgomery, AL Info

12th November - Von Braun Center Huntsville, AL Info

14th November - Arts Center North Charleston, SC Info

15th November - Peace Concert Hall Greenville, SC Info

16th November - Performing Arts Center Roanoke, VA Info

21st November - Cool Insuring Arena Glen Falls, NY Info

25th November - Murat Theatre Indianapolis, IN Info

27th November - Old National Plaza Evansville, IN Info

29th November - Mystic Lake Showroom Prior Lake, MN Info

Rock Meets Classic 2020
Rock Meets Classic 2020:

3rd March - Dreilanderhalle, Passau, DE Info

5th March - BigBOX Allgau, Kempten, DE Info

6th March - Hallenstadion, Zurich, CH Info

7th March - Arena Nurnberger, Nurnberg, DE Info

8th March - Olympiahalle, Munich, DE Info

10th March - Tempodrom, Berlin, DE Info

11th March - Brose Arena, Bamberg, DE Info

13th March - S. Oliver Arena, Wurzburg, DE Info

14th March - Jahrhunderhalle, Frankfurt, DE Info

15th March - Donau-Arena, Regensburg, DE Info

17th March - Ratiopharm Arena, Neu-Ulm, DE Info

19th March - MHPArena, Ludwigsburg, DE Info

20th March - Messe Halle 1, Dresden, DE Info

21st March - Saturn Arena, Ingolstadt, DE Info


More To Come!

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June 7th - Harrisburg Arts, Harrisburg, PA Info

June 8th - Chance Theater, Poughkeepsie, NY Info

June 9th - Montage Music Hall, Rochester, NY Info

June 11th - Canal Club, Richmond, VA Info

June 12th - Smith's Olde Bar, Atlanta, GA Info

June 13th - The Basement, Nashville, TN Info

June 14th - Rockhouse Live, Memphis, TN Info

June 15th - The Parish, New Orleans, LA Info

June 17th - Varsity Theater, Baton Rouge, LA Info

June 19th - Come And Take It, Austin, TX Info

June 20th - Trees, Dallas, TX Info

June 21st - The Rock Box, San Antonio, TX Info

June 22nd - Warehouse Live, Houston, TX Info

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June 8th - Sweden Rock, Solvesborg, SE Info

July 11th - Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH Info

July 12th - Ottawa Tavern, Toledo, OH Info

July 13th - Rhythm And Brews, Wapakoneta, OH Info

July 21st - South Bay Music Festival, Patchogue, NY Info

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