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.
It appears the July 2nd show in Kiev, Ukraine has been canceled. No reason has surfaced yet that I've seen, although it's has been suggested it will be rescheduled for November.
Alice released the following statement on the Death of pop star Michael Jackson: "Michael Jackson was easily as influential as James Brown and that's saying a lot. He was the Fred Astaire of his time. We had Vincent Price in common -- I used him first on "Welcome to My Nightmare" in 1975 and he (Jackson) later used him on "Thriller." Nobody moved like Michael, he was truly the King of Pop."
The Morung Express has an interview with Alice about religion. While they say this is the first time Alice has spoken in detail on the subject (not true) they also say it was taken from a "Christian Magazine' and mention HM magazine March/April edition. This is the same magazine/issue date that ran a large AC feature way in back in 2002, so it looks like they are maybe quoting a very old article as if it's news.
If you check out Sweden Rock Magazine and watch the video on the front page, you will spot a certain Mr Roxie around 3.48 into it. Don`t forget the new Roxie 77 album is almost here!
Dale Sherman will be signing copies of his books, which include 'The Collectors Guide To Alice Cooper' at Ear-Xtacy, 1534 Bardstown Road in Louisville, Kentucky as part of 'Indie Day' which starts around noon on July 4th. Dale will be appearing at the Carmichael's Bookstore booth.
Richie Scarlet, STUK friend, ACG, Mountain and Ace Frehley collaborator and all round great guy, has been up and about recently. He's on the cover of 'More Sugar' magazine's June 2009 issue, and will be playing in Philidelphia at the Whiskey Tango, 14000 Bustleton Ave, on August 8th. Russ Wilson from the Dennis Dunaway Project will also be there along with other guests.
Alice will be playing the Freedom Hills Amphitheater in Sterling Heights, MI on 19th September. The presale begins today.
Without wanting to dwell on the events of last week too much, there are a couple of worthwhile articles about Brian Nelson's untimely passing that I feel should be passed on (Thanks Susie). The first is his appearance on 'Rock Collectors' on VH1 a few years ago which can be seen on YouTube. The second is a rare interview with Brian which tells the 'Renfield' story and illustrates how big a fan Brian always was. Lastly a short article in the MetroTimes from this week.
Eric Singer is interviewed in the current issue of Sweden Rock magazine.
The Gauntlet has an article with YouTube vids from 10 Alice Cooper commercials.
According to this news report from Mosnews.com tonights show in has been canceled after the stage collapsed early this morning under the weight of equipment placed on it. The show was sold out and all tickets will be refunded.
Ryan Roxie, as Roxie 77, finally releases the follow up to the classic 'Peace Love And Armageddon' album on July 7th. Entitled 'Two Sides To Every Story' each song on the album will be available to download in both an electric and acoustic arrangement. For all the details check out www.roxie77.com. You can also check up on some Roxie/Happypill videos here.
Alice will appear on the Sky Movies channels in the UK on "Alex Zane's Guest List". The programme will be broadcast during the week commencing 19th June for one week at least twenty times on Sky Movies etc. It may have been trailed this week already on Sky Movies.
CBS News have a interview with Alice about the Cooper kids (and get Dash's name wrong...).
Some people may recall a story a while back regarding a fight at the show at Southampton Guildhall during which a one legged man reputably removed his false leg and attacked the guy next to him (you can`t make this up folks). Well, it's taken a while but it finally went to court this week, and has been receiving publicity. Check out the Telegraph for the background to the story and the Portsmouth News for the verdict.
Ryan Roxie's Happypill are confirmed for the 2009 Peace & Love Festival, scheduled for June 22nd - 27th in Borlange, Sweden.
HappyPill will perform on Thursday, June 25th.
Check out Renee Dunaway (with familiar face on bass) performing 'Save You' last week at the Rack 'n' Roll in Stamford, CT.
The Mirror (UK) has a short Alice piece on make-up tips.
UK Comedian Dom Joly (of 'Trigger Happy TV' fame) mentions Alice in his Column for the Independent newspaper which you can read here.
'Aces and Ales' is a brand new nightclub venture by Keri Kelli and friend Ryan in Las Vegas, Nevada, featuring "poker, pints, and pizza!!" More details available on the here. The grand opening is on July 1st, 2009!
"It is with extreme sadness that we need to inform the community of Alice Cooper fans of the passing of Brian "Renfield" Nelson, Alice's long-time archivist and personal assistant. It was a sudden, completely unexpected, and untimely passing. We would appreciate it if you would keep him in your thoughts, appreciate his many contributions to Alice's life and career over the years, and respect Brian's privacy and the privacy of Alice and his extended family (at home and on tour) at this time.
Alice is currently on tour in Russia, because the show must go on, which is as Brian would have wanted it. "
The story of Alice's luggage seems to have hot most of the UK newspapers yesterday and today including The Guardian, The Sun and The Express. Nothing new in them, but all good publicity.
ITN.com have a short video of Alice talking about 'Guitar Hero' games.
LBC have a short video from the Samual L Jackson Charity event a few days ago. It includes a brief appearance from Alice. There's photos of Alice at the tournament here.
Alice will be on the XFM "Rock Show" on 27th June. This is likely to be a longer version of the interview the station aired on Thursday.
Alice appears on "My Planet Rocks" on Planet Rock (available online) Saturday at 18:00 GMT (and repeated 16 June at 18:00 GMT). We think this is likely to be a repeat of his original appearance on the show a couple of years ago.
According to The Independent Alice has his travel bag back!
"Shock rocker Alice Cooper was being reunited with his beloved collection of more than 300 horror movies after his bag went missing at an airport. Cooper, 61, was said to be "gutted" after losing the piece of luggage crammed with obscure films, some described as irreplaceable. Cooper carried the bag on a flight which landed at Heathrow airport on Tuesday. He had it with him while he was at Heathrow but it somehow got lost. The dark grey Oakley bag contained a collection of obscure horror DVDs and a laptop, a statement on his behalf said. He was so desperate to get the bag back that he issued an appeal, saying anyone able to return his bag with the contents intact would receive two tickets and backstage passes to meet him at any show on his Theatre of Death tour. A spokesman for British Airways said that the airline had found Cooper's bag. As soon as the statement from Cooper was forwarded to them, which had contact details for his representatives, the airline got straight in touch to arrange its return. "The bag is on its way," the spokesman said. "
Alice Cooper arrived at London’s Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 on Tuesday afternoon 9th June, where one of his bags went astray. The shock rocker’s 22-inch dark grey Oakley rollerbag (with a black military faux buckles) has gone missing. It may have a ‘Trash Tours’ tag on it with a US phone number. The bag contains hundreds of obscure horror movies on DVD and a laptop on which to watch them. While of no significant monetary value, Alice is understandably keen to recover his extensive horror collection. An extensive search of both Terminal 5 and Heathrow's lost luggage facilities has not turned up the bag.
Anyone able to return Alice’s bag - with the contents intact - will receive 2 tickets and backstage passes to meet Alice at any one of the shows on Alice Cooper’s Theatre of Death tour, which comes to the UK in November/December.
Anyone with any information, please contact: email@example.com
More UK Appearances:
Alice should turn up on "This Morning" (ITV) tomorrow 12th June around 10:30 , "Five News", tomorrow 12th June at 19:00 and also various ITN news programmes also tomorrow.
Alice Cooper will be on:
- Planet Rock tonight (around 10.30pm) on the Nicky Horne show (available online)
- Ian Camfield show on Xfm tomorrow between 7am - 11am (available online)
- Jonathon Ross Radio Show on BBC Radio 2 10-13.30 Saturday (available online)
(Thanks Andy. Pete)
The forthcoming Hoffman Audio Fidelity remaster of 'Killer' is now up for preorder at AmazonUK and AmazonUS.
According to Ticketmaster Alice will be playing the Horseshoe Casino and Hotel in Elizabeth, IN on July 31st. Tickets go on sale Monday.
In the July 2009 issue of 'Hit Parader' magazine they have 2 Alice Cooper pin ups and two smaller pics. They also talk about 'Billion Dollar Babies', 'Love It To Death' and 'Pretties For You'.
The Courier Mail in Australia has a short interview with Alice.
Bob Ezrin talks about his work with Alice in a new interview posted on Bravewords.com.
Renee Dunaway will be performing Saturday June 6th at Rack n' Roll, 268 Atlantic St, Stamford, CT . Also on the bill will be Jimmy Kunes (singer of Cactus.) Both will be backed by Dennis Dunaway on bass.
'Nights With Alice Cooper' is running a competition (US only) to win download codes for the recent 'Rock Band' Alice Cooper 6 song game pack.
Alice comes tops in a list of songs suggested to be used at US graduation ceremonies, put together by the 'Christian Science Monitor'.
The audio from the 'Nightmare Returns' concert film is now available to download as MP3's via AmazonUS here.
Keri Kelli is amongst the guests appearing on Christian rockers Liberty N' Justice's ninth studio album entitled "Light It Up".