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.

Activision have released an online version of their hit game 'Guitar Hero' and it features 'School's Out' as one of the three songs you can try and play. Controled via your keyboard you can play it below!

Alice will appear on German TV's 'Chart Show' on RTL friday night 9:15 pm. A commercial last night said that Alice will be live in the studio. (Thanks Gerhard)



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Posted on 30 Apr 2008 by SickthingsUK

Happypill will be playing their biggest show to date supporting KISS (with Eric Singer of course) in Stockholm on Friday 30th May at the Stockholm Stadium. You can still check out the new happypill video below.

Guitarist Steve Hunter has released a new solo album entitled 'Hymns for Guitar'. The album was produced by Bob Ezrin. Hymns for Guitar’ is Steve’s acoustic guitar arrangements of some of his favorite old American hymns. Many of these great melodies were written in the mid 1800s. “When I was a very little boy....maybe 4 or 5 years grandmother would occasionally take me to Sunday church with her. I always enjoyed the sound of people gently and quietly singing those beautiful old hymns. My main goal was to try to recreate the warm, peaceful sound with acoustic guitars that I had heard as a boy in church”. The album can be purchased at Guitar Nine and at CD Baby! Sound clips are available at both sites.

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Posted on 27 Apr 2008 by SickthingsUK

Tickets are on sale for a show on 30th October at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, New Jersey. has a new interview with Neal Smith and a review of his new KillSmith album.

Alice's interview with Jon Anderson of Yes has been posted to the NWAC site. You can listen to it here.

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Posted on 26 Apr 2008 by SickthingsUK

A couple of Alice mentions in the press to relate. The first is in the Essex Gazette and relates to songwriter Jimmy Jewell and golf, while the second is rather more interesting as it is about Alice's appearance at the NME awards in the El Rey Theater in L.A. on April 23rd, where he presented the 'Best International Live Act" award, and features photos of Alice. There's also video from the event here and a couple more photos here.

There is a new range of STUK clothing now available due to endless requests over the years. Designed by our own artist extrarodinaire Dannorama based on various Alice type images you can grab yours here and wear it with pride on the forthcoming tour! The company supplying them ships worldwide.
STUK also now has a presence on 'Facebook' if you use their site. Check out the STUK group here.



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Posted on 25 Apr 2008 by SickthingsUK

A new European show has turned up for 9th July in Pratteln, Switzerland at the Z7 club. Tickets are on sale for 65.00 SFr here.

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Posted on 24 Apr 2008 by SickthingsUK

STUK has been stateside for the last week so there's a little catching up to do on the news front.

Alice has been talking about the forthcoming abum, 'Along Came A Spider' and here's what he had to say:
'..the album is based on a fictional serial killer named Spider, who wraps his victims in a silk web. "Every song is sort of a letter to the police," he explains. "They think they're investigating it from the outside, but he's actually woven them into the whole thing." Cooper has international tour dates booked from July through October. For the "Along Came A Spider Tour," which will most likely begin in 2009, Cooper says he plans to model each show after an old radio drama, like "The Shadow."  "Nobody has ever done that, in the format of a '40s radio cliffhanger kind of thing," he notes. "I want people actually playing detectives between the songs."
The album is apparently "75% done" and is currently aimed at a August release date.It's being co-produced by Greg Hampton and Danny Saber in Los Angeles.
You can read the full article here.

The Manchester Evening News has an article mentioning a golf feud between Alice and pop star Lloyd Cole.

Alice is interviewed on a new DVD called 'Radio Revolution' which you can get here. The film is a feature length documentary that investigates the international social, political and musical impact of radio stations CKLW during the 1960s and 70s.

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has been added to the bill at the fourth annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert honoring Alice and Slash on May 9th, 2008, at The Music Box @ Fonda, 6126 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA. He will perform with Kamp Freddy (Billy Morrison, Chris Chaney, Donovan Leitch, Matt Sorum and Slash) along with Chester Bennington (Linkin Park) and Robin Zander (Cheap Trick). The evening will also feature a special performance by Blind Melon, and a very special performance by Alice and Slash.

The Dennis Dunaway Project, who are currently hard at work on new material, will be playing The Haunt in Yonkers on May 30th. A new song will be unveiled. Dennis along with Al Bouchard (of Blue Oyster Cult) will also be playing a special engagement in Paris with members of 'American Dog' on June 14th. More info here. More European appearances are hoped to be announced shortly.

Keri Kelli's new CD with 'Saints Of The Underground' is out now and can be ordered from AmazonUK and AmazonUS. The album, entitled 'Love the Sin, Hate the Sinner' also features Jani Lane (ex-Warrent) on vocals Robbie Crane (Ratt).and Bobby Blotzer (Ratt).

Jason Hook has been busy recently and is hard at work on a new solo album. Some working titles include "Domestic Violins" and "Cheers To My Sobriety". He's hoping to have ot finished in time for the Alice tour this summer. There's also a video clip of Jason working on his first album 'Safety Dunce' over on Youtube. MVD Music Video Distributors has picked up a 2 disc 'Safety Dunce' CD/Video package which should now be avaialble worldwide. You can get it from AmazonUS or AmazonUK. Jason has also signed a sponsership deal with Marshall Amplification, and there's some new merchandise available here.

An audio sample from the Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon) and Tobias Sammet (Avantasia) "Elected" cover mentioned previously is available here.

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Posted on 24 Apr 2008 by SickthingsUK

Aug 3rd Sturgis, SD Legendary Buffalo Chip 
Aug 16th Council Bluffs, IA Harrah's Casino - Stir Concert Cove 
Aug 17th Tower, MN Fortune Bay Resort Casino 
Aug 23rd Florence, IN Belterra Casino Resort 
October 26th Schenectady, NY Proctor's Theatre

Don't forget to Check out Mr. Ryan Roxie's band Happypill who will be premiering their official music video "This Year".(April 18th ) If you can't make it down to the Hard Rock Cafe in Stockholm, the video will also be shown on Youtube as part of their worldwide premiere (just do a search for Happypill) or check it out below!

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Posted on 17 Apr 2008 by SickthingsUK

Check out some footage of Dennis Dunaway performing 'Eighteen' with Earl Slick (David Bowie etc) at the launch of the Bowie tribute album they both feature on at the Brighton Bar, Long Branch, NJ. Friday, March 28, 2008.

Keri Kelli has posted the following update:
"I've added new photos from the Australian, New Zealand, and Japanese tour to Also, some dates of upcoming appearances with my brother Jani Lane, as well as Alice and Slash!
Things are progressing in regards to the new Coop CD, I've heard several tentative release dates but nothing in stone yet. The 'Saints Of The Underground' CD will be available on Tuesday, April 22nd at all your Walmart, Best Buy music retailers (to name a few) as well as online giants iTunes, Amazon, etc. This project also features Lane(Warrant), Bobby Blotzer(Ratt) and Robbie Crane(Ratt). In the merch section, I've also added a few new "Pearl" and "Glow-In-The-Dark" picks to the collection. Go check 'em out!"

'The Northern Light' has a short piece on Alice to check out.

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Posted on 11 Apr 2008 by SickthingsUK

The Southampton show date has been changed from Wednesday 23rd July to Friday 25th July. All tickets will remain valid for the new date.
This is a bit of a disaster as many fan already have Southampton tickets, AND also already have tickets to see Damon Johnson and Whiskey Falls at the Borderline in London which is now on the same night. The date has been changed on instructions of the promotor. No other reason has been given.

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Posted on 08 Apr 2008 by SickthingsUK

The new issue of Classic Rock magazine has a couple of Alice mentions including an entry (surprising low) in their list of top live acts.

The Michael Bruce Group will be playing the legendary Whisky A Go Go club in LA on May 12th at 10:30 P.M. In other MBG news Javier Garcell has become an official member of the band on lead vocals and Steve Conklin has replaced Tommy Dominick on Bass Guitar. The official Michael Bruce Music Page has started accepting friend requests at and new MB music will be featured there shortly.

According to TV Guide Alice will appear on the next episode of 'Final 24', a documentary show that follows the final 24 hours in the life of celebrities shown on the biography channel. This show appears to be on Keith Moon.

Chuck Garric's band 'The Druts' have their EP available now on as a digital download. There are five tracks, three of which appear to have been on the original release of the EP (but could be new versions?) and two new tracks. You can grab them here. have a short Alice article about the 'Golf Monster' book.

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Posted on 06 Apr 2008 by SickthingsUK

Alice will play Osnabruck, Germany at the Halle Gartlage on 13th July.

'Golf Monster' is due to be released in paperback form on May 27th with a new cover. You can pre-order a copy from AmazonUS here or AmazonUK here. Both links also have a pic of the new cover.

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Posted on 04 Apr 2008 by SickthingsUK

September 24th - Grand Prairie, AB Crystal Centre
September 28th - Lethbridge, AB Enmax Centre
October 4th - Thunder Bay, ON Auditorium
October 14th - Kitchener, ON Centre In The Square
October 22nd - Cornerbrook, NF Pepsi Centre

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Posted on 03 Apr 2008 by SickthingsUK

28th August - Waterfest in Oshkosh, WI

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Posted on 02 Apr 2008 by SickthingsUK

July 16th - Soenderborg, Denmark, Moelleparken
July 31st - Redmond, OR, Deschutes County Fair
September 5th, 6th and 7th - Las Vegas, NV, Orleans Hotel & Casino
October 17th - Halifax, NS, Metro Center
October 18th - St John, NB, Harbour Station
October 19th - Moncton, NB, Moncton Coliseum.

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Posted on 02 Apr 2008 by SickthingsUK

More Shows:
20th September - Vernon, BC - Vernon Multiplex
26th September - Red Dear, AB, Enmax Centrium
1st October - Regina, SK, Conexus Arts Centre
2nd October - Saskatoon, SK, TCU Place
6th October - Hamilton, ON, Hamilton Place Theatre
7th October - Barrie, ON, Barrie Molson Centre
21st October - St. Johns, NL, Mile One Centre

Roxie News: Happypill will be releasing their very first music video and have set April 18th 2008  for the "official" premiere party at Stockholm's Hard Rock Cafe. The band will be on hand for the viewing and will also be performing a very special acoustic performance at the event and be there afterwards to sign copies of their debut double single release CD. The Video will be released and aired on You Tube at the exact same date & time, so even if you can't make it to the show you can still see the video.
Also the band have the following shows lined up:
June 7th - Sweden Rock Festival 
July 18th- Bug Jam (UK) 
July 19th- Ljusterö Rockfestival, Sweden

Perfectsoundforever have a great article on Glen Buxton on line now.

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Posted on 01 Apr 2008 by SickthingsUK
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