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.
Rock Mountain News has a feature on rockstars on the radio which includes quotes from Alice Cooper.
The running order for the Milton Keynes Monsters Of Rock Festival has been announced so for anyone going here it is:
11.30am Doors open
1.00pm - 1.30pm Opening act
1.45pm - 2.30pm Ted Nugent
2.50pm - 3.40pm Queensryche
4.00pm - 5.00pm Thunder
5.25pm - 6.35pm Journey
7.00pm - 8.30pm Alice Cooper
9.00pm - 10.30pm Deep Purple
BBC News reports that tickets have gone on sale for the Isle of Man show next month, the first time Alice has ever played in the Isle Of Man.
The Swung Festival has put a new advert up on their site which features Alice and you can find here. They are also running a poll to see who people are going to the festival to see. Alice is currently in second place so get voting!
(Thanks Patrick, Luc)
An Edmonton, Canada newspaper today featured a political cartoon suggesting Alice should run for office. You can check it out here.
The East Valley Tribune has a short interview relating to the success of this years golf tournement which apparently brought the overall total raised by the annual event to $1.5 million!
The new issue of Classic Rock Magazine (UK) has a Alice Cooper feature and photos. It shoudl hit the newstand i the next week or so.
Broadcast Newsroom has mention that Alice will appear on a new VH-1 show of greatest "metal" songs which is part of a "metal" week on the channel. The show premiers on Monday at 10PM with 'I'm Eighteen' at number 39 in the top 40.
Alice and son Dash were apparently on 'Good Morning Arizona this week to promote a mini-tour by Runaway Phoenix, Dash's band.
Lastly (for the moment) new guitarist Kerri Kelli's Official Site has been completely revamped and is well worth checking out to find out more about the new guy who makes his debut with Alice Cooper on Monday.
In what we used to call a "only in America" story comes news today of a guy who has a scheme to get his own house, with a difference. Apparently he's trading up, starting from a paperclip, and has now reached "an afternoon with Alice Cooper"!! Rather then to go into detail here check out the News.com story, and also the background to it at C-Net. Definitly one of the stranger stories STUK has reported on!
Elsewhere: Amazon.com have finally sorted out their "Live In Montreux" page by adding a pre-order link. Just click on the link (US or UK) in the banner above which also shows the cover of the new DVD that has been posted at EagleRock.
Also: Dublinks has a short article based around Alice's return to Dublin next month and Blabbermouth has a short article based around the Cooper Golf Tournament and Alice's dancing prowess - "I can dance better than Napoleon Dynamite, you know? I just never show it. To win my, my wife, I had to go to Fire Island (in New York) with a bunch of Italian guys and literally dress like they did in 'Saturday Night Fever', and disco, and hustle - learn to hustle. When she realized that I went to that extent to win her over, then she never made me dance again. But I can dance."
The Arizona Republic has a short story on Disco Alice and this years Golf Tournement. Also, Alice appeared on stage with Dash Cooper and Runaway Phoenix yesterday at the event at Cooperstown, singing backing vocals on 'Eighteen'.
There's a new 'Nights With Alice Cooper' demo MP3 up at United Stations.
Alice is also currently appearing in an advert for 'Longhorn Steakhouse' in the USA. Not seen it yet so can't really add anything!
The forthcoming 'Live In Montreux' DVD is now listed on Amazon.com for pre-order. Click here to preorder, at least it SAYS you can pre-order, but they don't seem to have much info there yet! The DVD is released on May 30th in the USA.
Last night at this years Golf tournament launch Alice announced that this years Christmas Pudding show will be on December 16th. Also in attendence were Dick Wagner and Fee Waybill (The Tubes). whatsnewwithalicecooper has some pics from the event.
Weather.com has a promo up for 'Ten Hottest in Phoenix' It's a video clip and the first fifteen seconds feature Alice.
Runaway Phoenix, the band featuring Alice's son Dash Cooper, are asking for a little help from all the Cooper fans out there. Here's the deal:
"Hello Runaway Phoenix here, we are asking for your help. We recently wrote a song for Samuel L Jackson's new movie "Snakes on a Plane" and we need people to vote to get our song in the movie. Both Dash and his DAD Alice would love it if you could go to www.tagworld.com, sign up (it's free) and then vote for the song by going to www.tagworld.com/snakesonaplane and clicking where it says "vote for you favorite song".
Thanks for all the support youve giving Alice over the years and the support you will no doubtably give to his sons band Runaway Phoenix.
-Chiko and Dash"
I'm sure everyone can realise how important it could be for a young band to get a song on a movie soundtrack, it could be a huge break, so if everyone could take a couple of minutes to help them out it would be really appriciated. Once you click on the 'vote for you favorite song' button, select "rock" as the genre and keep clicking on "next" until you find 'Runaway Phoenix' to vote.
In slightly bizarre news Canada.com reports that 'Indiepolitik', a Toronto-based group of indie musicians who raise money for charity, is planning to play 'School's Out' for six hours, non-stop, at a local nightclub on thursday. Participants can either pay a $5 entrance fee to hear the heavy metal loop in the club or collect pledges based on how long they endure the song. All the money raised will go to the Regent Park School of Music, which offers subsidized classes to children in a crime-ridden area of the city. More info at Canada.com.
A few new shows have been announced for both Europe and the USA:
June 9th 2006 Fredrikshavn, Denmark Arena Nord
June 12th 2006 Grefrath, Germany, Sporthalle
June 17th 2006 Grafenhainichen, Germany, Ferropolis
Aug 11th 2006 Kelseyville CA Konocti Harbor
Aug 19th 2006 Tucson AZ KLPX Radio Event
Alice will make a brief appearance on "The Weather Channel" in the USA on a show called "Top 10" or something similar, about the most extreme cities when it comes to weather. The advert showed a brief clip of Alice giving an interview about weather conditions (presumably in Phoenix). The show will air in the U.S. next Monday at 9 P.M. EST.
Damon Johnson (who seems to be chatting to everybody at the moment!!) has a new interview over at Metal-Rules.com including some Alice content. In it he confirms that Kerri Kelli will be playing guitar on the forthcoming Alice dates replacing Ryan Roxie.
Alice Cooper filmed a "very brief" cameo appearance on the TV detective show, "Monk". No air date has been announced as of yet. You can find out more about "Monk" here.
Alice will also be on the cover of the next issue of Goldmine, #672, on sale April 28 which will include a new interview. Here's what they say in the previous issue's advert:
"Alice Cooper is, of course, the original shock rocker. What people don't give him enough credit for is his David Bowie-like ability to bravely and provocatively re-create himself. Even in the early days of wearing makeup, snake handling and the billion dollar babies, Cooper always had a deep understanding of entertainment that left his less cerebral competitors shaking their heads at his brilliant rock 'n' roll moves. This intelligence and good humor are evident in Goldmine's wide-ranging chat with Alice, aka Vincent Furnier. As a bonus, Cameron Strang, the boss of Cooper's label, New West Records, explains why Alice has found a home with a label best known for roots-rock."
Alice Cooper drummer Eric Singer can be heard playing drums on the song 'Sweet Victory' which was featured in the 'Sponge Bob Squarepants' episode 'Band Geeks'. The song, written by Bob Kulick and David Glen Eisley, also appears on the SpongeBob CD, 'The Yellow Album'. During the episode the character Patrick is seen playing the drums to Eric's track.
Also: Ex-Alice Cooper Songwriter/Producer/Bass player Erik Scott has just launched his new official site which is well worth checking out at erikscottbass.com.
The film 'Scarlet Fry's Junkfood Horrorfest' featuring Calico Cooper, will be re-vamped & re-released this summer with more Calico footage & more music from Ryan Roxie. Calico's scene currently opens the film, but the producers have decided to extended it so have taken all the footage and have re-edited her scenes including additional footage of Calico (never before seen) which will be strung out throughout the film. That way Calico can be seen during the whole movie not just the begining, The new version of Junkfood Horrorfest will also feature more music from Ryan Roxie and will be available worlwide this summer. The new version will be distributed by Brain Damage Films this June.
I forgot to list this in a previous news update. Alice attended the new 'Lestat' stage play (with music by Elton John and Bernie Taupin and designs by TLT cover artist Dave McKean) a couple of weeks ago in New York and you can see a little bit of footage of him backstage with the stars at Broadway.com.
As previously reported 'Puppy' is the new no-budget horror flick staringh Calico Cooper. The movie now has a MySpace page which includes a movie trailer (if you can get it to work) and a short interview with Calico.
Joe Bouchard (B.D.S.) and Patti Gesmondi will be playing shows at the Eastside Tavern in Torrington, CT on May 19th, June 30th and August 4th.
Wireimage have posted some pics of Alice at the Celebrity Pro-Am at the Kraft Nabisco Championships.
Rather surprisingly according to Empire Magazine the 'A Headbangers Journey' movie reported months ago seems to have managed to get a limited theatrical release in the UK so check local listings. Alice appears in the documentary.
According to the BBC Alice Cooper will be playing a show at The Villa, in Douglas, Isle Of Man on June 1st as part of this years TT Bike event. Lou Reed is also playing shows. Isle Of Man Tourism Minister David Cretney said "It's a lot of hard work behind the scenes, but we are absolutely delighted - I'm certainly very delighted - that we've got to this stage and it certainly enhances what is going on at TT time."
Tickets will go on sale in the next few weeks.
This months Classic Rock Magazine has a review of the Deep Purple / Alice Cooper gig from Munich, at which the reviewer says Alice walked away with the honours. It includes a couple of photos.
Also: Shadowfire.de has posted a few photos from the Mannheim show.