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 final episode of 'Rock Band 2 The Stars' is now up on Youtube here.
Insurance Daily mention that Alice is to appear in a new advert for Aviva, the world’s fifth largest insurence company. TV adverts will feature celebrities who have changed their names and the campaign starts at Christmas.
'Black: Australian Dark Culture magazine' issue #3 (November 2008) has a nice 'Alice Cooper: Along Came A Psychotic Spider' feature. (Cover, plus 5 page full color feature). You can get a copy here.
Gibson.com highlight singers who have been ignored by the Rock And Roll Hall Of Shame. Top of their list is Alice.
Paul Shaffer of 'David Letterman' band fame will be mentioning Dennis Dunaway in his birthday slot on December 9th. More info about the show here.
On Saturday December 6th Alice will be at the Apache Wells Golf Course in Mesa, Arizona for 100 holes of Golf to raise money for 'The Rock' teen center. You can sponser him at $1.00 per hole by calling 602-522-9200.
LiveVideo has a Alice doing a short promo for a web site called shaggylive.com.
In the new issue of Blender magazine, they asked musicians to give their top songs everyone should download. Rage Against The Machine/Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello's #9 of his "Rifftacular List" is 'School's Out', of which he says "Stuck in conservative suburbia, this was the '**** Tha Police' of it's day."
Ryan Roxie will be performing his Gibson Guitar Clinics in Denmark next month. The dates are:
1st Dec '08 Musikhuset - Næstved
2nd Dec '08 Musikhuset Aage Jensen - Odense
3rd Dec '08 Eskildsen/Musikhuset Aage Jensen - Århus
4th Dec '08 Super Sound/Musikhuset Aage Jensen - København
Due to circumstances beyond the bands control tomorrow nights New York Dolls show at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey, due to feature Dennis Dunaway and 'Blue Scarlet Coupe', has been postponed. A building code problem means the venue is unable to proceed with the show.
Rolling Stone has put together a list of the 100 greatest singers, which is about as interesting as it sounds, however what is of interest to us is that Alice voted for his choices, and you can see his voting form here.
The Eric Singer Project have added another date to their slowly growing Euro-tour. They play Uden, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands at the 'De Pul' club on February 9th 2009.
WUZZ FM in Meadville, PA is running a competition to win signed Alice Cooper golf balls. The '12 Days Of Alice Cooper Christmas' begins on Friday December 5th. Each weekday for 12 days - they'll call out a registered WUZZ listeners name during the Classic Cafe show. They will have 12 minutes to call in to claim Alice Coopers autographed balls as well as a special holiday card too! All winners qualify for the grand prize package - a 2009 season pass at Whispering Pines Golf Course, a new driver, a new golf bag, and an autographed copy of Alice Cooper's autobiographical "Golf Monster" book. More info here.
Alice hosted the Parnelli Awards in Las Vegas on October 24th. The award "recognizes pioneering, influential professionals and their contributions, honoring both individuals and companies." There's a short film about Alice you can download at the official awards site.
The fifth episode of 'Rock Band 2 The Stars' is now up on Youtube.
The Eric Singer Project have added a show in the Czech Republic on February 6th in Prague at the Retro Music Hall.
Tickets for this year's Xmas Pudding show go on sale on Sunday November 16th. Tickets range from $33 to $63 for general admission and $203 for VIP seating, which includes a seat at one of the cabaret type tables in front of the stage, an artist attended pre-show reception, as well as a pre-show dinner. All proceeds from the event will benefit Solid Rock, whose mission is to make an everlasting difference in the lives of children and teens throughout our community. Alice called in to KDKB on Tuesday morning to talk with presenters J.R.+Mary about this years show. He stated that he will be joined onstage by Bob Welsch, Robby Krieger (The Doors), Runaway Phoenix (featuring Dash Cooper), Les Stroud (Survivorman), Rodger Cline and the PeaceMakers and Billy Bob Thornton. He also mentioned some tenative guests who have not yet been finalized including Mick Fleetwood, Leslie West (Mountain), Whiskey Falls (with Damon Johnson) and said that Rob Halford (Judas Priest) will probably be stopping by.
Alice will be making an appearance at the 'Coat Drive' this Friday morning November 14th with J.R.+Mary at Christown Mall of Camelback and 19th Ave in Phoenix, before he heads off to Germany.
Blue Scarlet Coupe, with Al Bouchard, Richie Scarlet and Dennis Dunaway will be opening for the New York Dolls at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey on November 22nd. Also on the bill are Frankenstein 3000 and Tuff Darts.
Check out the poster for the Blue Coupe show on Saturday November 15th in NYC.
According to various reports Alice will be appearing in a new Rock and Roll vampire spoof film entitled "Suck". Also listed as appearing are Henry Rollins, Moby, Iggy Pop and Malcom McDowell (A Clockwork Orange, Halloween, Heroes). Whether this ever actually happens is a different matter as I read one piece that suggested it isn't even written yet!
Alice's concert in Belgrade will be held in Belgrade Arena (Beogradska Arena, where Eurovision 2008 was held), not in Hala Sportova, as it was earlier announced. The place of the event has been changed because apparently Hala Sportova wouldn't be able to fulfill technical standards Alice's management had asked for. You can check out on the venue's site here.
(Thanks Stela, Tanya)
Episode 4 of 'Rock Band 2 The Stars' is up on Youtube.
Phoenix New Times has details of this years "Proof Is In The Pudding" competition to win a place on the bill for the Xmas Pudding show.
I mentioned a few days ago that Dennis Dunaway and Blue Coupe would be playing an the big Halloween parade in NYC. You can spot them in this YouTube clip (Fast forward to about 1:30), and there are some pics over at the BDS mailing list.
Blue Coupe will also be playing a free show on Saturday November 15th at 'Le Royale' club on 7th Avenue South in New York City. The band features Joe Bouchard, Albert Bouchard and Dennis Dunaway with the support of Andy Hilfiger. Doors open at 9pm and the show starts at 10pm. There will be free T-Shirts and other giveaways and Joe will have copies of his brand new solo album available.
ESP, the Eric Singer Project (with Chuck Garric of course) have more European Dates (but STILL no UK show!):
Feb. 4th: Mainz, Germany - KUZ
Feb. 7th: Freiburg, Germany - Ganter Brauereihalle
Feb. 8th: Kaiserslauten, Germany - Halle Nordtribühne
The Eric Singer Project have announced three more dates for Italy. They are:
Feb. 12 - Legend 54 - Milan, Italy
Feb. 13 - New Age Club - Roncade (Treviso), Italy
Feb. 14 - Rock Planet - Pinarella Di Cervia (Ravenna), Italy
C'mon guys, where's the UK shows?!?
Tommy Clufetos is featured in a new DVD about his playing and background that includes Tommy showing you how to play a couple of Rob Zombie songs. It's available from IMVDVD and they have a trailer mentioing Tommys involvement with Alice.
Finally, a bizarre one. Ever wanted your own Alice Cooper finger puppet? Well 100Rock have got one for you!