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.
A quick catch up on news that came in while I was in Sheffield:
The Schwung festival site has a few photos to check out in Gallery 3.
Nieuwsblad has a review of the show (In Dutch). Thanks to Patrick the Alice part translates as: "The shock of the evening had to be Alice Cooper and so it was! The public even fell silent as it looked at the spectacle with growing amazement. Cooper himself was hardly to be heard through the guitar violence. Not everyone could appreciate the dark show ( huh ??) and some started to leave. By doing so they missed a brilliant Poison to end the Schwung 06." There's a small picture of Alice with a mention of “a breathtaking spectacle”.
EagleRock have posted a new flash 'Ecard' to advertise both the 'Live In Montreux' DVD (released next week) and the similar Deep Purple DVD. It includes a link to a low resolution clip of 'School's Out' from the Alice DVD.
The April issue of Guitar Buyer magazine features article on Ryan Roxie and Damon Johnson, their guitars, and touring being on tour with Alice Cooper.
Bizarre Magazine have posted a short Q&A with Alice on their site.
Three different Swedish online stores (Ginza, Discshop and Megastore) have started listing 'The Nightmare Returns' as a DVD to be released in July. Whether this is accurate or not time will tell but they are quoting release dates at the end of July.
(Thanks Maria, Stefan)
DVDcritiques has a review in French of the forthcoming 'Live In Montreux' DVD.
According to a post at the 'Nights With Alice Cooper' forum Misstress Kitty is leaving the show as they are planning to take it in "a new direction".
A short article in Dutch has appeared in advance of the tour over at Nieuwsblad.
(Thanks Patrick, Guy)
According to RollingStones.com the June 6th Bergen, Norway show that Alice Cooper was scheduled to play with The Stones has been postponed due to Keith Richard's unfortunate tree falling incident, presumably meaning Alice won't be able to play any rescheduled show as chances are he won't be in Europe at that time. Rescheduled Stones dates are due in the next few days.
Alice Cooper is scheduled to appear on the following UK radio show:
2nd June - BBC Radio 2 - Steve Wright Show 2-5pm
2nd June - Planet Rock - Nicky Horne Show (also the following week) 8-11pm
9th June - Capital Gold - Mike Sweeney's Rock Show 10pm-1am
Alice Cooper plays in Tulsa, OK at the Brady Theater on August 22nd.
Blog Critics have posted what is probably the first review of the forthcoming 'Live In Montreux' DVD.
There's a new 'Monsters Of Rock' Special available from WHSmiths in the UK and it features a couple of pages on Alice. This is not the Classic Rock MOR special, but a different publication.
The Schwung festival on May 27th is apparently going to be webcast LIVE on www.classic21.be from 4pm until midnight (3pm-11pm UK time I think). Hard to tell exactly what they will be broadcasting, the full shows or clips and interviews etc from the site but it could include the full Alice Cooper set as well as all the main acts including Status Quo, Dio, Ted Nugent and Thunder.
If you are a member of Emusic you can hear and download the soundtrack from the forthcoming 'Live At Montreux' DVD now on their site. The soundtrack CD of course comes with the DVD when it's released next week so probably not worth new people joining emusic just to download it but if you're a member you can hear it early!
Slash (Gun's And Roses/Velvet Revolver) will be Alice Cooper's special guest on Cooper's radio show 'Nights with Alice Cooper' on Tuesday May 23.
More Fargo photos have been added to the photo section courtesy of Eric. Check them out here.
VH-1 (USA) are listing 'Heavy: The Story of Metal: Welcome To My Nightmare' airing on Monday, May 22 at 9:00 pm. The one hours show traces the roots of 'heavy metal' from the late-60's in the 'bombed-out industrial town of Birmingham England' to the spectacular rise of Kiss and "glam metal" in the early 70's and apparently has Alice content. It's the first show in a five part series and as reported earlier there could also be short Alice appearances in later shows.
A couple more articles have appeared in relation to Alice's appearance in Alice, ND on Monday. Blabbermouth have a list of what Alice will be doing which runs as follows:
12 p.m. CST
Alice Cooper interviews Kyle MacDonald of OneRedPaperClip.com for "Nights With Alice Cooper"
KKBX "The Box"
1020 25th Street South
3:30 p.m. CST
Alice Cooper puts handprints on "Walk of Fame"
Special announcement by Mayors
2001 44th Street SW
9:15 p.m. CST
Alice Cooper rocks Fargo in special concert
10:30 p.m. CST
Unveiling of the GIANT Red Paperclip
Civic Center Auditorium
207 4th Street North
The Grand Forks Herald also has another story on the trip with views from some of the locals.
Insight Cable on Demand is offering "School's Out" as a guitar lesson in it's "Mag Rack" selection. The show is about 30 minutes long and features someone teaching you how to play the song.
Some good news for Australian fans. Radio station 96FM has started airing 'Nights with Alice Cooper' from 10PM to Midnight. Only 2 hours of a five hour show but better then nothing!
(Thanks Space Pirate)
The 1,000th issue of Rolling Stone Magazine has a small mention of Alice Cooper relating to classic Rolling Stone covers.
TotalRock reports that "'80s melodic hard rockers" Winger have re-formed, and are planning to release a new studio album in October, through Frontiers. Winger of course fature Ex-Alice Cooper bassist/vocalist Kip Winger and guitarist Reb Beach along with drummer Rod Morgenstein, guitarist/vocalist John Roth and keyboard player Cenk Eroglu. A full world tour is expected to coincide with the as yet untitled record's release.
Alice Cooper has been announced as the 'horror guest of honour' at 'Rue Morgue's Festival Of Fear', part of 'Fan Expo 2006' in Toronto Convention Center, Toronto, Canada on September 1st-3rd. Also appearing at the event are a host of horror stars including Guillermo Del Toro, Jeffrey Combs, Roddy Piper, and Michael Berryman. Tickets are available now.
Also: The CNW Group site has a story about Alice's return to North Dakota, the town of Alice, and that one red paper clip trade off with quotes forom Alice..
While there still doesn't seem to be any official confirmation in the form of adverts etc yet (at least that I've found) it appears the rumours that Alice Cooper is opening for The Rolling Stones are true. A member of the band mentioned it a few days ago and Alice reportedly confirmed it on tonights 'Nights With Alice Cooper' show. It's happening at the Bergen Show in Norway on June 6th but the show is reportedly already sold out!
Also: The Record has a short interview with Alice today in which Alice comments on the Hall Of Shame among other things.
A few press mentions today. The Ottawa Sun has a positive show review describing Alice as being in "peak form".
The Toronto Star runs a story which recounts the chicken incident from an eyewitness.
The Record has an interview with Brian Vollmer, singer with Helix who are supporting Alice Cooper at some shows in Canada. The interview covers how big an Alice fan Vollmer is and how influential Alice was on him.