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 9th Annual Michael Douglas & Friends golf tournament will be shown on US TV Sunday June 10th at 2:00PM ET on NBC. Alice of course was there and so should appear on the show.
'Montreux Jazz Festival: 2005 ' will be shown Tuesday May 29th at 9:00 AM ET On RAVE HD. This should include clips of Alice from the 'Live At Montreux' DVD.
There's a good review of Dennis Dunaway's 'Bones From The Yard' album in the new issue of French magazine 'Rock And Folk'.
This month's (June) issue of Blender magazine has 'School's Out' as their pick for "The Greatest Songs Ever". It's got a nice and surprisingly accurate story and the infamous snake picture.
Alice Cooper will be signing his new book on June 5th at CHB (Changing Hands Bookstore) in Tempe, AZ. The event starts at 6pm and you only need to buy a book from that bookstore. No charge for the meet & greet. The store is located at the intersection of Guadaloupe Rd. and McClintock. You can reserve your copy of the book and automatically enter the list of people that will get their copy handsigned by calling 480-730-0205.
Charity Folks Online Auctions are offering the chance to play golf with Alice and have dinner at Cooperstown in Phoenix, AZ. Current bid is $1,600.
According to a post at the official Alice Cooper MySpace: "The Alice Cooper 2007 Tour is set to go. Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond anyone's control, the tour will not be able to go to Mexico. Because of this, the South American tour has been forced to change. The new dates for South. America are:
June 12 Sao Paolo, Brazil Credicard Hall
June 14 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Eric Singer will be appearing at the Nashville Kiss Expo on July 29th at the The Holiday Inn Select Opryland/Airport, 2200 ELM HILL PIKE, Nashville , TN. More info here.
NPR.org interviewed Alice yesterday and you can hear it here or download it here.
(Thanks Daniel, Jon, Hunter, Richard and everyone else who sent this one in!)
Houston Press has a short article on 'Golf Monster'. The Regina Leader-Post in Canada has an article welcoming 'Nights With Alice Cooper' to local station 94.5 JACK FM.
According to Ticketmaster in Brazil the Sao Paulo show has been changed from June 3rd to June 12th. There have been a couple of other date changes as well with the South American dates although no official confirmation yet. See the dates on the right of the news page for updates.
Thorne Winter has posted a cool, if slightly psychotic, animated video for 'Wind Up Toy' here which is worth checking it. The animation is simple but it definitly has a certain demented edge!
Further to our report that Eric Singer will miss a few shows in Australia, we can now confirm those shows will be the last three of the tour in Wollongong, Canberra and Launceston between July 18th and 21st. He WILL be with the band for the other Australian shows.
(Thanks Mitch, Trevor)
'Then, Again, Live' will be repeated on XM Radio Wednesday 23rd May at 9PM ET on Boneyard (XM 41). This of course is a repeat of the show Alice and the band recorded a couple of years back and features them performing the entire original 'Greatest Hits' album from start to finish, in order, live in the XM studio.
Rumours are circulating that Eric Singer will not be with Alice when the tour hits Australia in July. We can confirm that this is correct. Eric has prior commitments to work with Kiss at that point and so will have to miss a few shows. Standing in for him again will be Brent Fitz. Suggestions that Chuck Garric will miss the shows are untrue.
Courtesy of Mitch Lafon you can now read a short interview with Mick Mashbir in the interviews section here. Mick chatsabout his new album 'Keepin' The Vibe Alive' and working with Alice Cooper.
A little more info about the happenings at this years Alice Cooper Golf Tournament. Alice performed five songs at end of the event with with Dash Cooper and Runaway Phoenix including a fun version of 'Lost in America' with Alice and Dash sharing the vocals. He bid for and won a white pearl necklace which he presented to his mom as an early mothers day gift. Lastly the merchandise included new "biometric" guitar picks with Alice finger-print embedded!
As previously reported Alice presented the 'Stevie Ray Vaughan Award' to former Audioslave/Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell for Cornell's "dedication an support of the MusiCares MAP Fund and his devotion to helping other addicts with the recovery process" at the third-annual MusiCares Map Fund Benefit concert, which took place this past Friday (May 11) at the Henry Fonda Music Box Theatre in Hollywood, CA. Photos can be seen at WireImage and FilmMagic.
The 'Remember The Coop' site has posted some photos of Eric Singer at the Kiss convention in New Jersey on May 5th here.
Click here to check out the first poster I've seen advertising the 'Psych-drama' tour.
MLive.com have a report about The Rock teen center Alice is funding in Phoenix. The article seems to be echoed on quite a few other sites as well.
MSN.com have a video of Alice appearing on Fox Sports the other day. You have to search through their clips list though to find it.
Alice turned up on radio MMM Sydney this morning promoting the book and tour.
There's a new article in LA Weekly online about the "Inmate Idle Singing Con-Test" There are photos of Alice, and embedded videos. This one appears more detailed than previous stories.
On May 10, at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood they are showing two films by director Frank Perry that are not on DVD as part of "The Seventies" film series. Of interest to us is "Diary of a Mad Housewife" which features very early footage of the band.
Ryan Roxie has posted a new song to his HappyPill Myspace page.
ClassicRockRevisted have reviewed the new Jetsetter album (featuring Renee Ciarra, daughter of Dennis Dunaway).
Alice has turned up on two radio shows in the last couple of days. The first was KTRH in Houston which you can hear here (Thanks Katman), and the second was the Dennis Miller Show which you can hear here (it's in the second hour so fast forward about 47 minutes). (Thanks JumpingJack)
The Montreal Gazette has an article about 'Golf Monster' here.
Serge's Dennis Dunaway Interview for CFOU has now been transcribed and is posted at the Dennis Dunaway Project site here.
The East Valley Tribune has an article about this years Alice Cooper Golf Tournament with photo. This years even takes place on Monday at the Talking Stick Golf Club, 9998 E. Indian Bend Road in Scottsdale.
Billboard have an article about the just released 'Golf Monster' book.
According to LiveDaily Alice will be presenting an award to Chris Cornell (Soundgarden/Audioslave and of course The Last Temptation) on May 11th at the third annual Musicares Map Fund Benefit Concert in Hollywood, CA. It's the 'Stevie Ray Vaughan Award' for Cornell's "dedication and support of the MusiCares MAP Fund and his devotion to helping other addicts with the recovery process." The MusiCares MAP fund "provides members of the music community access to addiction recovery treatment regardless of their financial situation,"
The 'Pick Up The Bones' compilation album mentioned a couple of days ago appears to simply be a reissue of the 'Brutal Planet' album.
Tickets for some of the Australian shows go on public sale on Friday May 11th at 9am. However there are various pre-sales starting up to 5 days before this including a "visa prefered" presale starting Monday 7th. Ticketek say this covers the shows in Sydney, Brisbane, Burswood, Wollongong, and Canberra.
Some of you may remember that a few years back a group of fine upstanding Sickthings hired a tour bus and followed the complete UK tour seeing every show and having a blast doing it. Well, we're looking to do it again this November and there are still a few spaces on the bus for anyone interested in joining the adventure. It will be 14 nights on a state-of-the-art 14 berth tour bus so your bed will be parked outside the venue, and the next morning you will wake up in the next city, refreshed and ready to do it all again. For full details email Bill Crowe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, hot on the heels of Sony's latest 'Best of..." we also have 'Pick Up The Bones - His Latter Recordings', another compilation album, this time from more recent years. This one is out May 7th and you can grab it from AmazonUK or AmazonUS.
(Thanks to lots of people who emailed me this one)
Record collector (UK) has a shport review of the 'Brutal Planet'/'Dragontown' reissue that came out a few weeks ago.