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.
Alice guested onstage with an all-star band in Boca Raton, Palm Beach FL. last night. The band and show was put together by Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres and also featured Steven Van Zandt and Bobby Dall. The show was the launch party for the Celebrity Golf Tournament the following day in aid of "Children's Safe at Home".
ALSO: PGA.com has a short mention of the show Alice did a few days ago. Full 90 minute set it appears. Not many details though.
This years Annual Alice Cooper Golf Tournament has been confirmed for May 1st-3rd this year. It will be the ninth year of the tournament. Check out AliceGolf.com for past details and meet Cap'n Cooper!!
After a year of the "Nights With Alice Coooper" radio show being on the air but not on the net, is it possible we poor souls outside of transmission areas will be able to hear the show online? Well, I could be speaking too soon but it appears so. A report in the Chronicle Journal indicates that the show will be aired from this Monday on Hot105: The Giant in Thunder Bay, which has just changed it format to Classic Rock and is to air the show every weekday evening!! What's even better is that after a bit of searching it appears the station has a new website and, low and behold, they have an online feed!! Now it could be wishful thinking, but this could be the news many have been waiting for! We'll know when the station goes fully to its new format on Monday.
The first couple of Mainland Europe shows have appeared for Finland and Denmark in August with many more to follow I'm sure. All dates will be added to the tour dates area (look right) as soon as I hear about them. If you find any dates in your area/country please let me know as it's impossible for me to watch every possible festival and venue site in Europe so may miss things appearing.
A couple of reports have appeared about Alice's appearance at the Sundance Film Festival at the 'Rock School' Launch party. He performed 'School's Out' of course. The one with the most AC content is Newsday.com.
There is already talk about where to meet up before the shows on the new UK tour, including the suggestion of one big meet up, so how would you like a (dis)organised UNOFFICIAL Sickthings meetup at a private function room on the afternoon of the show? There would be food, drink, music, possibly film, kareoke, a quiz and maybe even a surprise or two (NOT Alice). It would involve a small cover charge to help pay for the room hire but if enough people are interested this would hopefully be kept to a few pounds (no prices or quotes are available yet).
At the moment we are looking at ONLY Wembley (6th Nov.) OR Birmingham (9th Nov.) as these are the shows that logistically would be the easiest to do for the organisers.
If this type of informal event would interest you then send an email to email@example.com simply stating your prefered venue, Wembley or Birmingham. You will be under no obligation by replying. This is simply a fact finding thing to see whether there is enough interest to make it work. (NOTE: You will not get a reply as we are simply collecting numbers for the moment, however if the plan goes further you will be contacted at a later date. Emails come directly to me so you will NOT get spam or added to any mailing lists.) Please only email if you are genuinely interested in such an event and would be able to attend.
Can I repeat this is just an idea at present (may never happen) and a private unofficial fan gathering. Alice Cooper, the band, management and promotors are NOT involved.
'Prince of Darkness' is on Movie Central's 'Shadow Lane' tommorow at 10:30 am and 10:15 pm.
'Shadow Lane' is one of the "extra" paid package channels here, but it's not "Pay per view". The times are Pacific. It's also on a few times more in January and February according to the Movie Central site.
This is a statement direct from Fanfire who are running the ticket packages.
"Update Information : January 19, 2005"
A VERY LIMITED PORTION of all tickets in the front 20 rows (only approximately 200 tickets) are available through AliceCooper.com.
No entire row has been reserved for the package opportunities, ensuring that tickets in all rows be available not only through AliceCooper.com, but also through other ticket outlets and without the premium add-ons.
Premium tickets have NOT taken the entire first two rows for the Platinum packages.Many other tickets are available without paying a premium. Effort has been taken to put together a special evening including awesome seats, exclusive merchandise, autographs, a meet and greet, and a photo. More than just a ticket -- a night that will never be forgotten.
Since yesterday morning there has been an incredible amount of ill feeling towards the organisers of the forthcoming UK (and by extention Australian, European and North American) tour from the online Alice Cooper community on the mailing list, the message board and also through private emails we have recieved here.
In response to this the owner and contributers to this site have felt the need to issue the following statement on our position in this matter. We do not expect that the promotors will take any notice of it, however we believe something has to be said.
Read it here
As reported earlier 'Monster Dog', staring Alice Cooper, is to finally see a DVD release in the US on Feb. 15th through Video Music Distribution. Click the link to get it direct from the distributers and see a pic of the new cover design.
Ticketmaster seems to be having some strange problems. The Newcastle show mentioned below IS up there but you won't find it using a search for either "Alice Cooper" or anything else at thier site. Instead, go to http://www2.ticketmaster.co.uk, then click "rock & pop", and look a little way down the list. You'll find all three shows we've reported listed, including Newcastle on 13th November with an 'on sale' date of 21st January.
Ticketmaster are listing UK shows at Brighton Center on November 5th and Cardiff CIA on the 7th November with support from Twisted Sister. No confirmation if this is correct yet, but it does fit in with the info I've been told previously. Tickets aren't on sale yet (Jan 19th).
For some reason a search on ticketmaster doesn't show the Brighton gig, but you can use this link, not that there's much extra info there.
UPDATE: Newcastle Arena said to be 13th November.
Thanks to Steef for spotting this one. Schwarzkopf Publishing in Germany have a new Alice photo book on it's way for May this year and it looks AMAZING! Photos from concerts and backstage. The samples on this page are enough to wet any fan's appitite. Unfortunatly the site text is in German but you should be able to get the idea. It does look like there will be an English distributor here but they don't have info on the Alice book yet.
According to Philly.com Alice will be performing at the Sundance Film Festival later this month in relation to the film about the Rock school mentioned a further down this page. The festival runs between January 20th-30th in Park City, Utah. I can't find a specific date for Alice's appearance so if anyone finds anything give me a shout. As he's scheduled to be at the Bob Hope Classic for the first part of this period, and then at the PGA Show on the 29th (likely date) that really only leaves a few days between the two for this to happen.
More info on the real "School Of Rock" can be found here.
Ripped from the pages of Jollyjon.com here's your chance to vote for the greatest No. 1 single ever at the BBC website. The choice I think is pretty obvious. I mean, how many good number ones have there been??
Alice appears to be the subject of a show called "Star! Close-up" this coming Saturday in Canada, although I'm not quite sure what channel it might be on. "E" possibly or maybe "CityTV" if that's a channel. It'll be on at 7am anyway and repeated at 2.30pm. It's listed here.