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.
Philidelphia station WMGK starts to air 'Nights With Alice Cooper beginning Thursday, March 2. To welcome him to Philadelphia Alice will be appearing this Thursday from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at Chickie's & Pete's, located at 1526 Packer Avenue in South Philadelphia.
SickthingsUK will be the subject of a new weekly feature called "Website's That Rock" on United Rock Radio at www.unitedrock.com. This is a new feature on the Double DJ (Devon/Wickedyoungman) show and will highlight various fan made/tribute rock websites that are worth talking about, along with the artists of whom they are dedicated to, including some background on the site and artists. Along with talking about the website, He'll be playing several more unusual Alice Cooper songs.
Devon would like to take requests from the visitors before Tuesday Night at firstname.lastname@example.org and they should be played on the air. The show airs Wednesday Night at Midnight E.S.T. at www.unitedrock.com.
Dennis Dunaway has sent through an album update to the BDS mailing list. The DDP album is heading towards completion. "Six songs are ready to mix. Five more are very close and one is
straggling. The new technology allows us to zero in on mixes as we go but Ingo and Silli Geirdal (from Iceland who worked on the more recent Michael Bruce CD's) are going to mix it as well and then we will choose the best."
Alice Cooper will appear on UK TV during 'Kings Of Glam', a documentary about Glam Rock. It airs on March 3rd at 10.35 on BBC1.
(Thanks Rob, Leighton)
Timar has posted 30 photos from the Mannheim, Germany show over at Mercury666.
Damon Johnson's band Slave To The System will be appearing on Rockline on Monday March 20th. According to Blabbermouth the band will also be performing live in the studio! The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, check out rocklineradio.com.
The band will also be playing the following live shows:
Saturday Feb. 25th at The Swamp in Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Monday Feb. 27th at the Ridgeport Pub in Naples, Florida
Wednesday March 1st at Sammy T's in Huntsville, Alabama.
Also check out this short Damon interview at the Mongomery Advertiser.
Also: There's a interview with Alice Cooper in this month´s issue of the Brazilian magazine 'Rock Brigade' in which he talks about the new album, rockstars as characters on stage, his first tour in Brazil in the 70´s plus some other stuff. The magazine has a website here.
There's a review of the Mannheim show here.
According to Ticketmaster Alice has added an extra show in Fargo, ND during the Canadian dates in May. The show is at the Civic Centre Memorial Auditorium and tickets go on sale March 10th.
Fresh home from Germany Bill Crowe has done it again with some amazing photos of the last two shows with Deep Purple. Check them out now over at AliceCooperPics. There's even a pic of Damon AND Ryan on stage with Deep Purple on the last night of the tour!
There's a new demo of the 'Nights With Alice Cooper' radio show up at United Stations.
Alicegolf.com, the official site of the annual Alice Cooper Golf Tournament has been updated to show this years theme which has Alice as a Disco star!!!
Roxie's Big Rock Show #7 is now available to download. In this episode Roxie delves into the past and pontificates about the present and future state of the entire Alice Cooper touring guitarist arsenal. Plus special interview with current AC gunslinger Damon Johnson there's and also an exclusive unreleased track, 'Consquence of the City', from the Roxie Vault featuring Eric Dover on vocals.
You can download it here.
Also:Palerider.de has some pics online from the Mannheim show.
As forewarned Alice made an appearance on 'The Bigger Picture With Graham Norton' this evening on BBC1. The new 30 minute show is a satirical look at current news stories and Alice's main commentary was on Bird Flu, connecting it to the chicken incident. He was on the stage all through the show and made various other comments during the show. Click here to see edited highlights (slow connections should right-click and 'Save as'). Warning: some adult(ish) content.
Alice Cooper has been added to the bill of the Sweden Rock festival which takes place June 8th-10th in Solvesborg, Sweden. It hasn't been confirmed which night he will be playing. Other bands on the bill include Deep Purple, Whitesnake, Journey, Molly Hatchet, WASP, Sensational Alex Harvey Band, and loads more. Check out the official festival site here.
A little news on the forthcoming 'Live in Montreux' DVD. According to DVD.nl it is set to be a CD/DVD double release (i.e. the release will include the show on both DVD and CD like the reissue of 'Brutally Live') and is due for release on May 22nd in Europe (obviously subject to change and not officially confirmed). The show, recorded near the beginning of the 'Dirty Diamonds' tour at the Montreux Jazz festival on July 12th 2005, is expected to include the full show so the track list should look very like this:
Department Of Youth (part) / No More Mr Nice Guy / Dirty Diamonds / Billion Dollar Babies / Be My Lover / Lost In America / I Never Cry / Woman Of Mass Distraction / Eighteen / Between High School and Old School / What Do You Want From Me / Is It My Body / Go To Hell / Black Widow Jam (Inc. Drum solo) / Gimme / Feed My Frankenstein / Welcome To My Nightmare / "The Piece" (Includes The Awakening / Steven / Only Women Bleed / Steven / Ballad Of Dwight Fry / Killer) / I Love The Dead (Band vocal only) / School's Out / Poison /Wish I Were Born in Beverly Hills / Under My Wheels
Alice also recorded a special interview for the release. More info when I get it.
Also: Wireimage has a few small photos from the Katrina benefit in LA at the beginning of the month.
I don't normally mention auctions but Neal Smith himself has an interesting item up on Ebay right now. It's one of the two original mirrorballs from the 1973 'Billion Dollar Babies' tour stage set. A real collectors item!
Site News: The site has had a few server problems over the last couple of weeks. I'm afraid this is related to updates at the site host and there isn't a whole lot I can do about it. Mostly it seems to be very temporary and the host are actively working on fixing the problem so hopefully everything will be back to normal soon.
In the first of this years STUK interviews we chat to the newest member of the Alice Cooper band, guitarist & songwriter Damon Johnson, about Brother Cane, The Welfare, Sammy Hagar, Santana and loads more. Damon's new band Slave To The System have their new album is released this month (and highly recommended) which seemed the perfect time to find out all about the new guy who's making his mark onstage with Alice right now in Germany. Check it out here!
Also: There's a review of the 'Good To See You Again, Alice Cooper' DVD in the new March issue of 'Classic Rock' magazine which just hit the stands in the UK.
Swedish show 'Rundgång' which is showing on Wednesday 15th February features an interview with Alice subtitled 'the myths about him'. For more info check out this site. The good news for those outside Sweden is that ALL episodes of 'Rundgång' are viewable 30 days after the program is shown at the above site.
James Randi, known to Alice Cooper fans as The Amazing Randi, creator of the guillotine and who can be seen in the recently released 'Good To See You Again, Alice Cooper' movie, underwent bypass surgery last Thursday. He is currently in stable condition. Since working with Alice Cooper Randi has become a world reknowned 'debunker' of psychic phenomenon and instigator of the '$Million Dollar Paranormal Challenge'. You can read more about his career at his website. Anyone wishing to make a guesture should consider donating blood at your local Red Cross or Community Blood Center, or cards may be sent to Randi in care of JREF, 201 SE 12 Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316. Obviously our best wishes go our to Randi for a speedy recovery.
Also: The march issue of 'Total Guitar' features 'Poison' in their 'learning to play' section and Alice is pictured on the tutition CD cover as well.
Alice Cooper has been announced as headlining this years 'Rock The Park' festival at Harris Park in London, Onterio, Canada on July 22nd. Tickets appear to be on sale now and come in two flavours, a standard weekend pass at C$59.50 and a VIP weekend pass at C$175.00. Also playing over the weekend are Styx and Max Webster with more acts to be announced.
A couple of US magazines to check out: The February issue of 'Metal Maniacs' has 2 pages on Alice including interview, discography and an 'In His Own Words' column and the January issue of 'Hit Parader' has 1 page with half page interview and a full page poster.
Just a few small things for today, Alice's birthday:
Tommy Shaw has posted a report of the Katrina Benefit that took place on February 1st. Alice performed 'No More Mr Nice Guy', 'I'm Eighteen' and 'School's Out' with Tommy on guitar! Check it out here.
The February issue of Powerplay Magazine (UK) has a one page article written by Ryan Roxie.
Lastly there's a new Alice Cooper interview up at SuicideGirls.com.