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.
The Eagle Online has a short article on Alice today and the Toronto Sun has an interview. The Sun also has times for the various events at the Toronto Fan Expo tomorrow which maybe of use to anyone going. They are:
- 6 p.m. Alice Cooper signing (autograph area E)
- 8 p.m. photo session (Room 718)
- 12 p.m. Alice Cooper signing (Autograph Area E)
- 2 p.m. Intimate and Interactive (Hall G)
- 4 p.m. Alice Cooper signing #2 (Autograph Area E)
- 5:30 p.m. photo session (Room 718)
BBC Wales have posted a short interview clip with Alice form the All Star Golf Tournament here as well as an interview with Meatloaf from the same event, where he mentions Alice a few times, here.
The All Star Cup is over and while Team USA didn't win Alice did pick up an award for 'Best Putt' and seemed enthusiastic about coming back next year. There was a fair amount of Alice footage over the two days (more yesterday then today) as well as a couple of Sickthings showing up in the crowd here and there so watch for photos to follow soon.
There's been quite a lot of small press coverage of the tournament in the UK although little of it says anything of interest, however an exception is BBC News which has an Alice pic and short quote.
Billion Dollar Babies Return
Michael Bruce has confirmed that the Billion Dollar Babies are reuniting for one show at the Chiller Convention this October. Neal Smith, Dennis Dunaway, and Michael Bruce will be at the Convention all weekend signing autographs. They will also be playing a short set on Saturday night. The Convention takes place at The Crowne Plaza in Seacacus, New Jersey from October 27th to 29th. (Thanks Steve)
ALSO: There is apparently a reissue of 'Good To See You Again, Alice Cooper' coupled with 'Brutally Live' as a double pack coming on 11th September in the UK. There doesn't appear to be anything added to it from the original releases beyond a new cover (see pic) but you can pre-order a copy now from AmazonUK.
Check out the STUK photo section for some truly excellent photos from the Los Angeles show courtesy of Andrew Clark, as well as some cool new shots of the BP and Bare Bones tours thanks to Carlos.
Day one of the All Star Golf tournament in Newport is over. The shows included a 'meet the teams' section, the announcements of the match pairings for tomorrow, and then a red carpet show with the guests arriving at the gala dinner this evening (watched closely by a certain Mr Crowe). Alice drew the first match tomorrow paired with William Baldwin. They go up against soap stars Bradley Walsh and Ross Kemp. Their game starts tomorrow morning at 11.30am and the broadcast starts at 11am on ITV2.
For the geographically challenged there's a low res video of Alice's appearances tonight here (dial-ups should probably download it).
Check out ITV.com for more info about the event.
A reminder that Alice Cooper arrives in the UK today to take part in the All Star Golf tournament in Newport, Wales. There is going to be a lot of television coverage of this over the next couple of days starting with a preview tonight, followed by several hours tomorrow and Monday on both ITV1 and ITV2. Check local TV listings for precise times.
ALSO: TulsaWorld has a review and pic from the Tulsa show.
Eagle Vision will be releasing 'Live At Montreux' on two new formats on October 2nd, D-DVD, Blu-ray DVD.
5th October 2006 Springfield, IL Sangamon Auditorium
7th October 2006 Pikeville, KY Eastern KY Expo Center
8th October 2006 Cleveland, OH Tower City Amphitheatre - Freaker's Ball
10th October 2006 Kalamazoo, MI State Theatre
12th October 2006 North Bay, ON Memorial Gardens
Also: KNAC have a new interview with Damon Johnson.
New Show: Sunday 1st October at The Pageant, St Louis, MO on sale: Friday 25th Augist at 5:00pm.
As previously reported Alice Cooper features on "Butchering The Beatles", an album of Beatles covers, on which he sings "Hey Bulldog". More details have now been released. It will be released on October 24th (US) on Restless Records and "Hey Bulldog" also features Steve Vai, Duff McKegan (Velvet Revolver / Guns N Roses) and Mikkey Dee (Motorhead). Other musicians on the album include Alice Cooper alumni Eric Singer (On "Back In The USSR" with Lemmy singing) and Kip Winger (on "Drive My Car"), as well as a host of other famous names.
The September issue of Classic Rock magazine has the following:
CLASSIC ROCK'S ROLL OF HONOUR, 2006
The 2006 ceremony is set to take place in early November at a still-secret - but incredibly prestigious - venue in central London. The event is already guaranteed to be bigger, better and louder than before. Because already confirmed to appear at this year's awards is the sultan of shock rock himself, Alice Cooper!
The Coop - plus assorted boa constrictors, no doubt - will be on hand to receive the Classic Rock Living Legend award, which recognises the enduring stature of a true rock icon. He will be flying in from the States especially to attend the awards.
More new shows announced:
September 26th - Verona, NY, Turning Stone Casino
September 27th - Ploughkeepsie, NY, Mid Hudson Civic Center
September 30th - Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorum
October 6th - Evansville, IN, The Center
Dennis and Cindy Dunaway have been staying with the Geirdal brothers Ingo and Silli (Michael Bruce's band on 'Halo Of Ice') in Iceland for the last two weeks and Dennis has been playing and jamming on some new songs with their band Dimma (who supported Alice last year in Iceland) for the next Dimma album. He will also be playing with with them tonight (Friday August 18th) at a bar called "Amsterdam" in downtown Reykjavik, playing on "Halo Of Flies" as well as their own song "Dimma". To celebrate the occasion, Silli and Ingo will be wearing new stage outfits designed by Cindy. Dunaway, who of course designed the early Alice Cooper stage costumes.
According to a press release from 'RealTV News' "rumors abound that Calico Cooper will star in a new reality comedy show being developed for one of the networks. Reportedly she will star opposite Denton Rose, a leading candidate on an on-line reality show called, 'America’s Dream Date'. No other details are available, but rumor has it this could be one of the biggest shows in decades".
As previously forewarned Alice and the band appeared on 'The Late Late Show' last night. Alice was interviewed and they performed 'Dirty Diamonds' complete with Alice throwing out the necklaces. Alice also seemed to confirm a rumor that has been circulating fora few days. When he was asked about the forthcoming Rolling Stones shows he listed three shows, the two already announced and a Phoenix, AZ show (at Cardinals Stadium on November 8th). This was rumored after the promotor apparently mentioned it a few days ago, however it is officially unconfirmed at this time.
Archie's Ice Cream have posted some backstage pics of the band and their guests at the Anaheim show a couple of days ago.
Keri Kelli has updated his website with more cool photos from the US tour as well as making new autographed 'photos and guitar pick' packs available direct from the site. Check it out at www.kerikelli.com.
There are also a four amazing new photos from the Las Vegas show last weekend, taken by Andrew Clark, posted in the photos section here on STUK.
AC.com has confirmed two more shows including a second show opening for the Rolling Stones. The dates are September 29th 2006 in Louisville, KY at Churchill Downs Race Track (with The Rolling Stones) and October 28th 2006 in Atlantic City, NJ at the House of Blues. The Stones show is rumoured to already be sold out.
Alice Cooper is the musical guest on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on Wednesday night/Thursday morning at 00.35/11.35c AM. He will also be appearing on the Halloween show.
You can always check for forthcoming TV appearances and repeats in the USA and UK using the TV links on the right above the tourdates.
Tickets for the Alice Cooper show at The Strand Theatre in Lakewood, New Jersey went on sale at noon last Wednesday. In a matter of a few minutes, the ticket site apparently crashed. The site then posted a message stating:
Please Note: Ticket Sales have temporarily been suspended for this show due to heavy volume. Please check back later for date and time when we will continue sales. Two days later, it still has not been restored.
It could be worth calling the venue direct if you are looking for tickets for this show rather then waiting for the website to be fixed. The number is 732-367-7789.
The News-Review has a review of the Douglas County Fair show including some quotes from Alice, as well as an addition short article here.
There is a feature on Alice in the latest issue of Metal Edge (US) about Alice Cooper Day and the Red Paperclip. It includes two photos, one of Alice onstage with the paperclip and teh other of him signing his name in cement.