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New Blue Coupe Album - 'Eleven Even'2019-11-06 22:47:26

Blue Coupe, featuring Dennis Dunaway, Al Bouchard and Joe Bouchard, will release their third album 'Eleven Even' on November 11th and below you can watch the new lyric video for the first single 'D Train'. 'D Train' was written by the late David Roter who also co-wrote the Blue Oyster Cult classic 'Joan Crawford (Has Risen From The Grave).' Signed copies of the CD will be available directly from the band, while standard copies and downloads will be purchased from CDBaby. To mark the release the Blue Coupe website has also received an face lift.

Nita Strauss has launched a new 'patreon' campaign for her second solo album which is due next year. When you become a patreon you will have access to various behind the scenes videos and clips following the creation of the record from start to finish as well as a copy of the finished record. There are three levels of patreon and you can find all the details here.

Alice appeared on Tampa Bay Fox 13 last week for a short interview which you can watch here.

With the band back in the road (with Chuck back on board!) for the next few weeks there's a review of the Fort Myers show at News-Press, and a new interview in the Montgomery Advertiser.

Vampires On Late Late Show2019-11-01 15:56:39

Above is last nights Hollywood Vampire's performance on 'The Late Late Show', which was actually recorded earlier in the year when they recorded 'Heroes' for the same show.

Nights With Alice Cooper posted a short video of Alice reading a Halloween story which you can watch on facebook. There's also new facebook and instagram 'filters' that can add Cooper make up to your photos. You can check that out here for facebook and here for instagram.

Wednesday's 'The Big Interview with Dan Rather' on ASX TV in the US seems to have gone down well with those who saw it, but I haven't found a way for the rest of us to watch it online yet. All there is so far is the 'sneek peek' promo that appeared last week.

According to Blabbermouth Alice and Lzzy Hale are among the stars who will appear on a new single by the 'Planet Rock All Stars' to be released digitally on December 6th. The single will be a version of John Farnham's 'You're The Voice' and is being released in connection with the 'Road 2 Rockstock 2' charity event which sees Planet Rock DJ Wyatt cycling 2000 miles in two weeks.. Limited edition CD's of the song will be available to buy throughout the event, but the report appears to suggest they will only be available if you meet up with Wyatt at some point during his ride. You can see more info and a list of his 'pitstops' here.

Kerrang! have an article looking at the promotional video for 'Poison' which you can check out here.

Creative Loafing have a new interview with Alice promoting the forthcoming Florida shows, while Tampa Bay Times promotes Alice's appearance at the 'Spooky Empire' Convention this weekend with another interview. A third new interview can be found at News-Press prompting the Fort Myers show and there is also an audio interview from WDET Detroit here.

Detroit News has a good report on Alice's appearance last week st the 'Kirk Gibson Foundation' charity bash. Alice appeared in an interview session along side Jack White (White Stripes) and baseball player Kirk Gibson. One snippet of news from this is that Alice was in Detroit recording in Royal Oak for the next Alice Cooper album. Detroit Free Press, Rolling Stone, and Billboard also have reports from the event.

Detroit News also reports that Scottsdale, AZ got it's first 'White Castle' restaurant this past week, and it has an 'Alice Cooper' corner as Alice has long been a fan of fast food chain and was inducted into the White Castle 'hall of fame' a few years ago.

In other food news Alice Cooperstown is back! Apparently the 'Talking Stick Resort Arena', home of the Phoenix Suns, has a new Cooperstown concession stand offering 'Cuban Sandwich's' and the 'Nightmare Dog', a foot long hot dog.

Cold Cold Coffin2019-10-26 10:06:51

Catching Up2019-10-23 22:20:20

The 'Cold Cold Coffin' film will get its 'worldwide release' on October 26th when it will go live on Youtube to co-incide with Dennis Dunaway and friends appearing at the Chiller Theatre Expo at the Hilton Parsippany, NJ. At Chiller Dennis will perform with The Snakecharmers and special guest Nick Didkovsky!

Nita Strauss has booked a guitar clinic while in New Zealand with Alice. She'll be at Wellington's 'San Fran' on Monday February 24th at 7pm and you can get tickets now.

Louder Than War has a review of the recent Birmingham show.

Florida Weekly has a new print interview with Alice, while Newstalk has an audio interview.

Backstage Auctions have announced there 2019 'Rock & Pop' auction and as usual it features some Alice Cooper related items. Check it out.

Alice is among the talking heads featured in a new documentary called 'Come On Feel The Noise - The Story Of How Rock Became Metal' which is due out on December 13th. You can check out the trailer here.

New North American Shows2019-10-15 17:30:10

New 2020 US and Canadian shows have been announced. They are as follows:

April 1st - Peterborough, ON - Memorial Centre
April 3rd - Grand Rapids, MI - Devos Music Hall
April 5th - Appleton, WI - Fox Performing Arts Center
April 7th - Omaha, NE - Orpheum Theatre
April 8th - Davenport, IA - Adler Theatre
April 10th - Grand Forks, ND - Alerus Center
April 11th - Winnipeg, MB - Centennial Concert Hall
April 13th - Regina, SK - Conexus Arts Centre
April 15th - Edmonton, AB - Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
April 16th - Prince George, BC - CN Centre
April 18th - Abbotsford, BC - Abbotsford Ent & Sports Centre
April 19th - Penticton, BC - South Okanagan Events Centre
April 20th - Seattle, WA - McCaw Hall
April 22th - Portland, OR - Keller Auditorium

AC.com Pre-sale tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10am local time and Lita Ford will open these shows.

End Of UK Tour Wrap2019-10-13 15:37:47

And so another UK tour comes to an end with an epic show in Cardiff, which closed with a stage invasion by the opening acts! What a week it's been. MC50 and the legendary Stranglers offered the best support we've had in many years, highly entertaining and surely gaining new fans every night, but of course no one can top The Coop and the best live band in the world who tore up the stage despite tiredness setting in from a long tour. What a set list, and what a show! We even had Dennis Dunaway join the band in Brighton and London!
As always a few thank you's before we get to all the news from the last 10 days. To Alice, Sheryl and the band (Roxie, Tommy, Glen, Nita, Chris, and Chuck) who always give 110% at very show. To Bujie, Kyler, Amber, David and all the backstage team and crew without whom there would be no show. To the great Toby Mamis who always comes through for us to make every tour unforgettable. To Andy Michael for his help, and of course all the Sickthings whose company, as always, has been the very best! Couldn't do it without you all, and here's to next time!
UPDATE: Photos from all shows now up in the Photo section.

So... on with the news!

As I quickly posted yesterday we sadly lost Erik Scott a couple of days ago. In my limited interaction with Erik he was always generous with his time and it was fascinating listening to his stories from the 'Special Forces' years which he told with affection and pride. He'll be missed, and of course the Sickthings community sends their condolences to his family and friends. His music will live on.

Back to the UK tour and the big shock was that Chuck Garric only played the first show in Manchester! Couldn't believe it when he told us afterwards that he would be heading home, as he had the Beasto Blanco Megacruise show to prepare for. We missed you Chuck! In his place we had Hollywood Vampire's super-bassist Chris Wyse standing stage left, who did a excellent job filling in on short notice for the last six shows. Chuck will be back in the band for the next run of shows in the USA, and Chris will be back with the Vampires next year (hopefully!)
Speaking of the Hollywood Vampire's they'll be back on 'Late Night With James Corden' on Halloween night, when the show will air the second song the band recorded a few months ago when they last appeared.

A couple of enterprising fans did their best to promote the UK shows, including the bus driver in Aberdeen who wore full Alice makeup the evening of the show, and the enterprising London Underground worker who put this up in honor of the master! (Thanks Mercy for photo)

The Aberdeen Evening Express had an article about AC fan Carol McLean and the Aberdeen show.

There's been lots of reviews from the UK shows as well. Check out Purple Revolver, The Guardian, Manchester Evening News, Aberdeen Press and Journal, Society Aberdeen, The Argus, Arts Desk, Brighton News, The Express, The Up Coming, Financial Times (subscription), and Express and Star.

And there's a few new interviews in The Metro, The Telegraph (may need to register), and Express and Star.

Also check out a new interview with Glen Sobel at 'That's My Gig'.

The Daily Mail caught Alice and Sheryl out and about in London and seem surprised he wasn't in full stage costume!

This years 'Record Store Day Black Friday' on November 29th has a couple of Cooper related releases to look for. First is the release of the 1973 Houston, TX show which comes on one LP and one 7". This was previously released on CD as part of the 'Billion Dollar Babies' Deluxe reissue some years ago, but this is the first time it will be on vinyl. It's being released by Rhino Records but there's no info on how many will be pressed yet.
There's also a new vinyl version of 'Dragontown' on 2xLP coloured vinyl. This is a limited edition of 1500.

Erik Scott R.I.P.2019-10-12 11:18:00

Official announcement from Mickie Scott.
It is with a very heavy heart, that I let you know that Erik Eski Scott has lost his battle with cancer today. Up to the end, he had expressed his love of music and his deep appreciation for having so many talented musicians and friends throughout his life. He was deeply moved by the love and support he received during his battle here at home and in the hospital. Please wish him well on his journey and know that we are so grateful for your support, and as Eski would say, "It's never goodbye, but hang in there!"

Upcoming Events2019-10-09 13:33:08

Just popping in to highlight a couple of things coming up. I'll do a full news update after the tour.

Firstly of course is tonights London premiere of 'Live From The Astroturf, Alice Cooper' and 'Cold Cold Coffin' at the Castle Cinema in Hackney. The first showing is now sold out but there are still a few tickets for the later second showing. Dennis and Cindy Dunaway will be there along with others who worked on the films and it promises to be a fun night! Last minute tickets can be obtained at Castle Cinema, and there is no guarantee there will be any left on the door.

Then there is Ryan Roxie's guitar clinic at 'Sixty Sixty Sounds' in Denmark Street, London, which is also tonight. This starts around 7pm so it's possible to attend both this and the late film (10.45) showing in Hackney. Again, spaces are now very limited but you can still email info@sixtysixtysounds.com and ask to be put on the list. It's free!

Lastly, just after the Alice Cooper tour ends in Cardiff Ryan Roxie and ex-Alice/Slash's Snakepit guitarist Eric Dover set out on their own string of UK club shows as 'Lost Angels'. It's not often we get the chance to see the multi-talented Eric Dover in the UK so well worth the trip if you can make a show. The full list of dates appears below. There are also a few VIP packages at £55 still available for each show and you can check availability and get more info at https://lostangelsvip.blogspot.com.
The full line up for these shows is Ryan and Eric on guitar/vocals, Troy Patrick Farrell (White Lion/Gilby Clarke Band) on drums and EJ Curse (Gilby Clarke Band/Silent Rage) on bass. 'Saints Of Sin' will open most of the UK shows.

There will be a full news update after the tour when I have time to go through everything!

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Tour Dates 2019
(Subject To Change)

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

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

18th November - EKU Center Richmond, KY Info

19th November - Palace Theatre Louisville, KY Info

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

22nd November - Tilles Center Brookville, NY Info

23rd November - Ocean Resort Casino Atlantic City, NJ Info

25th November - Murat Theatre Indianapolis, IN Info

26th November - Stranahan Theater Toledo, OH Info

27th November - Old National Plaza Evansville, IN Info

29th November - Mystic Lake Prior Lake, MN Info

30th November - Genesee Theatre Waukegan, IL Info

Autraliasian Tour 2020

8th February - RAC Arena Perth, AUS Info

11th February - AEC Theatre Adalaide, AUS Info

14th February - Rod Laver Arena Melbourne, AUS Info

15th February - Qudos Bank Arena Sydney, AUS Info

18th February - Entertainment Center Brisbane, AUS Info

20th February - Trusts Arena Auckland, NZ Info

22th February - Horncastle Arena Christchurch, NZ 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

North America 2020
North American Tour 2020:

1st April - Memorial Centre, Peterborough, ON Info

3rd April - Devos Music Hall, Grand Rapids, MI Info

5th April - Fox Arts Center, Appleton, WI Info

7th April - Orpheum Theatre, Omaha, NE Info

8th April - Adler Theatre, Davenport, IA Info

10th April - Alerus Center, Grand Forks, ND Info

11th April - Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg, MB Info

13th April - Conexus Arts Centre, Regina, SK Info

15th April - Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, AB Info

16th April - CN Centre, Prince George, BC Info

18th April - Abbotsford Centre, Abbotsford, BC Info

19th April - S.O. Events Centre, Penticton, BC Info

20th April - McCaw Hall, Seattle, WA Info

22nd April - Keller Auditorium, Portland, OR Info

Hollywood Vampires Europe 2020
Europe 2020:

29th August - Riverside Open Air, Aarburgh, CH Info


More To Come!

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