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.

'Keepin' Halloween Alive' is now available via iTunes. It comes with a 'cover' booklet in pdf format.

The Hartford Courant has a short review of the Torrington show.

Vegas News has  an article advertising the Las Vegas shows.

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Posted on 29 Sep 2009 by SickthingsUK

Los Angeles, CA - Shout! Factory and Alice Cooper announced an exclusive alliance to bring Alice Cooper’s brand-new Halloween single, “Keepin’ Halloween Alive,” to the digital music entertainment marketplace. The announcement was made today by Shout! Factory founding partner and COO Bob Emmer.

Under its agreement with Cooper, Shout! Factory will be the exclusive digital media distributor for Alice Cooper’s new single, “Keepin’ Halloween Alive,” as well as the track’s bonus Karaoke (aka “Cooperoke”) version for digital music downloads.

Alice delivers the song with the garage-punk snarl he is best known for, ensuring that it will soon be a Halloween classic. “At home my family all gathers around an old spooky tree decorated with skulls and bones in the living room, and we exchange gifts,” says Cooper. “It’s our holiday. We even all have matching black-and-orange Halloween sweaters!  I wanted a theme song for people like me, and for us Halloween never ends. In the chorus I say, ‘I’m keepin’ Halloween alive, baby, 3,6,5’... and I mean it!”

“Keepin’ Halloween Alive,” was co-written and co-produced by Cooper with Piggy D. (a member of Rob Zombie’s band), who played rhythm guitar/backup vocals. Dave Pino (Powerman 5000) is featured on lead guitar, and David Spreng (Bob Dylan, The Bravery) on drums. Of the recording, Cooper says, “We played it live as a band to capture the vibe. It was the easiest work I think any of us have ever done, not to mention a blast!”

“We are thrilled to be working closely again with the legendary Alice Cooper on his new Halloween-themed single and adding to Shout! Factory’s expansive digital audio library,” said Bob Emmer, Shout! Factory founding partner and COO. “Throughout his long and storied career, Cooper has always been a master entertainer and a consummate showman. His connection to the dark and spooky holiday is definitive. It’s great to be working with him as he is crowned the King of Halloween.”

In addition to releasing the new single, Cooper is busy hosting his “Nights with Alice Cooper” radio program, now syndicated on more than 100 stations worldwide and staying on the road with his Theatre of Death world tour.

Shout! Factory is a diversified entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their careers sharing their music, television and film faves with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD offerings serve up classic, contemporary and cult TV series, riveting sports programs, live music, animation and documentaries in lavish packages crammed with extras. The company’s audio catalogue boasts GRAMMY®-nominated boxed sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations. These riches are the result of a creative acquisitions mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. For more on Shout! Factory, visit


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Posted on 28 Sep 2009 by SickthingsUK

The Hartford Courant has a few words with Alice.

MassLive has a review of the Foxwoods show.

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Posted on 27 Sep 2009 by SickthingsUK

Alice has added the William Saroyan Theatre in Fresno, CA on October 27th to the October show schedule. This show, and the LA show on the 28th, go on sale at tomorrow morning.

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Posted on 25 Sep 2009 by SickthingsUK

It's that time of the year again. I'm not even going to bother with the Rock and Roll Hall Of Shame nomination announcement. You know the score. No Alice Cooper again, but they remembered Kiss (who happen to have a new album out...).

The Richmond Times-Dispatch has a short interview with Alice.

Weekender has a review of the Scranton show.

Alice will be golfing at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Championship Pro-Am, set for Oct. 14 at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas.

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Posted on 25 Sep 2009 by SickthingsUK

Alice will be on 94WYSP between 6pm and 7pm tomorrow. You can listen online.

Roxie 77 have just released the final tracks to the brilliant 'Two Sides To Every Story' album. You can listen or get the whole album here.

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Posted on 22 Sep 2009 by SickthingsUK

5th Avenue Vampires (feat. Dennis Dunaway and Richie Scarlet) open for Alice in Scranton, PA tonight and will feature a set of new material presumably from their forthcoming album, set to be released on October 31st. Titles scheduled to be played are 'She'll Lie', 'Hell-O-Insanity', 'Light Bulb In My Head', 'Psycho Sexual', 'Cravin' A Drink', 'Dream Police', and 'Fear Me'.
(Thanks George)

The Aquarian has an interview with Alice. Australian mag Slaughterama also has an interview in it's free magazine, which can be downloaded as a pdf here.

LiveDaily has a short article and some photos, which I think are the same as ones I posted in the last few days already.

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Posted on 22 Sep 2009 by SickthingsUK

Times-Leader has a short interview with Alice. The Defamer has  an audio interview in four parts.

There's some new show photos in the photo section courtesy of of Glenn and Dan. You can also check out Freedomhill and Motor City Blog for more.

Mountainside Fitness Magazine has an interviw with Alice in their winter addition which is online as a pdf here.

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Posted on 21 Sep 2009 by SickthingsUK

Ace Frehley will apparently be opening for Alice at the Nokia Theatre in LA  on Oct 28th.

'Lillian Axe' will be opening the following shows:
Oct. 02 - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall
Oct. 03 - Pompano Beach, FL - Amphitheatre
Oct. 04 - Fort Meyers, FL - Mann Performing Arts Center
Oct. 11 - Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless Theatre
Oct. 12 - Dallas, TX - Palladium

The York Dispatch has a show review.

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Posted on 19 Sep 2009 by SickthingsUK

GoErie has a new interview with Alice.

The York Daily Record has a show review with pics and an interview with Alice. is asking for photos of fans made up as Alice for an undisclosed future project. You can send your pics to

'Suck: The Movie' has been getting more press including Jam!, ABC News, and 3AM.

The Sony advert currently running on UK TV has won the 'UTalkMarketing People’s Choice' award for this week.

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Posted on 18 Sep 2009 by SickthingsUK

Alice will be returning to San Francisco on October 21st. Tickets go on sale at today.

The Weekender has an interview with Alice.

Associated Press seems to have jumped on the (very) old story of Alice's lost snake, which now seems to be turning up repeated on other sites.

5th Avenue Vampires are now confirmed as opening for Alice in Richmond VA on September 29th. In addition to this there has been a change in Dennis Dunaway's schedule. The Blue Coupe show at the Danny Federici Festival has had a date change. It's now happening on the 17th October and will feature Dennis, Joe Bouchard and  drummer Simon Kirke.
This might be too late, but Dennis will also be sitting in with 'Bashers' at the Bowery Electric in New York on Sept 16th. The band features Earl Slick (Bowie), Sam Yaffa (Hanoi Rocks), Frank Ferrer and Richard Fortus (both Guns n Roses).

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Posted on 17 Sep 2009 by SickthingsUK

A few days ago we mentioned Dennis Dunaway and Richie Scarlet have a new band, The 5th Avenue Vampires. The complete line up for the band is Richie Scarlet (guitar & vocals), Russ Wilson (DDP - drums), Joe Von T (Vocals), DD (Bass & Vocals). Both the new band and Blue Coupe have dates coming up, including shows with Alice himself. They are:

Saturday, Sept. 19, Blue Coupe will be playing at the Danny Federici (E-Street Band) Festival in Virginia.
Tuesday, Sept. 22, The 5th Avenue Vampires will be opening for Alice Cooper in Scranton, PA.
Wednesday, Sept. 23, The 5th Ave Vampires will be opening for Alice Cooper in Englewood, NJ.
Friday, Sept. 25, The 5th Avenue Vampires will be opening for Alice Cooper in Atlantic City, NJ.
Sunday, Sept. 27th, Blue Coupe will be opening for Alice Cooper at the Warner Theater in Torrington, CT.
Tuesday Sept. 29, The 5th Avenue Vampires will be opening for Alice Cooper in Richmond, VA. (Unconfirmed)
Wednesday, Sept. 30, The 5th Avenue Vampires will be opening for Alice Cooper in Durham, NC.
If you're going to any of those Coop shows make sure you get there in time to check out Dennis and the guys. You won't be disappointed.

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Posted on 13 Sep 2009 by SickthingsUK

There's been quite a lot of publicity for the premiere of the 'Suck' movie which happened in Toronto this weekend. Calico was there, but Alice was otherwise engaged. Most of the reports don't really include anything new, but there are a couple worth checking out including CBCNews, and The Star which has an interview with Calico.

Alice is currently filming adverts for Germany company Saturn, directed by Ron Voltz whose association with Alice goes back some years. Check out this short video interview from 1994 on his site.

You can listen to Alice's appearance on the Paul and Young Tom radio show here.

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Posted on 13 Sep 2009 by SickthingsUK

Alice was at Cooperstown yesterday to help launch the 'Dine 4 AZ' campaign which aims to promote restaurants in Arizona. AZCentral has the story and a photo.

Alice was apparently on the 'Paul and Young Ron' morning show in the US this morning.

VH-1's 'That Classic Metal Show' is back for a third season and according to FrantikMag Alice will be a guest at some point.

Billboard has a few words with Alice about the new 'Theater Of Death' show.

Toronto Life has a small Alice related piece.

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Posted on 11 Sep 2009 by SickthingsUK

According to 78Productions Alice will be playing in Idaho Falls, ID on October 19th at the Civic Auditorium. Tickets go on sale Friday.

Alice's appearance on TVNZ is now online here, although Firefox seems to have a problem showing it.

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Posted on 09 Sep 2009 by SickthingsUK

Alice will be interviewed on the TVNZ Breakfast show on 8th September. The show starts at 6.30am and Alice will reportedly be on around 8.20. They do seem to have video clips on their site so possibly the rest of us will be able to see it later.
(Thanks Tim)

Faster Louder has a review of the Perth Show.

In a follow up to the story at the weekend about the fan who fell from the balcony at the Auckland show, below is an eye witness account of what really happened.
"Alice started singing and every now and then would haul a set of five or six strings of what seemed to be pearls off the cart and would then throw them into the crowd who were fairly near to him. At this point and into about the third set of necklace giveaways, fan in front of us lurches to his feet and proceeds down the steps, arms outstretched wanting a necklace for himself (or maybe for his wife). I genuinely think he forgot that he was one story up and proceed up to the railing and continued walking, and it is a low railing (maybe 2’6” or possibly 3’) and needless to say, the rest is what has been reported, other than that, after disappearing, I think his wife may have noticed he was missing (at least a minute later, maybe two) and so, she then went and peered over the railing, together with another 10 -15 people who had seen what had happened and then, she came back up the steps, called to two boys and all three left the auditorium, never to be seen again."

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Posted on 07 Sep 2009 by SickthingsUK

There's been quite a few sources reporting that a fan took a nose dive from the balcony at the New Zealand show on Friday. The New Zealand Herald was the first, with others basically repeating the same minimal info. They also have a show review. The jumper also made the evening news which you can see here courtesy of Ziggz who reports the guy simply jumped.

The Slovakia and Czech Republic shows are now on sale at

The Kiss Mask have a short chat with Richie Scarlet during which he spills the beans on his new project with Dennis Dunaway. "I am also working on a CD project with Dennis Dunaway, legendary bass player for Alice Cooper, who when I was in junior high school, was my favorite band. The original band - Michael Bruce, Glen Buxton, Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith and of course, Alice Cooper. So to be working with Dennis on this record, along with Russ Wilson and a crazy lead singer named Joey T. The project is called the Sth Avenue Vampires. We're about 70% done with the CD. Dennis and I wrote all the music, Joe T. wrote all the lyrics. It's a kick ass horror-based vampire themed record. I'm doing all of the guitars on it. And it's another thrill because Dennis is one of my heroes."

The next issue of 'Black Velvet' magazine fetures an interview with Keri Kelli. You can order a copy here.
(Thanks Jen)

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Posted on 06 Sep 2009 by SickthingsUK

NoiseCreep have a new interview with Alice.

AdalaideNow and TheWest have reviews of the recent shows.

TheWest also has a short golf related story including a video. TMZ also has a couple of pics.
(Thanks Wayne)

The episode of Monk with Alice Cooper guesting is repeated on BBC2 on the 9th Sept 2009.
(Thanks Nigel)

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Posted on 03 Sep 2009 by SickthingsUK has announced three new shows in October which all go on pre-sale today. They are:
12th October - Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom
16th October - Lake Tahoe, NV - Harrah's South Shore Room
30th October - Indio, CA - Fantasy Springs Resort

You can check out some cool photos from the Brisbane show here.

Miami New Times has a short announcement piece about the Pompano Beach show.

AdelaideNow has a short article about Alice going out shopping. WAToday has a similarly themed article.

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Posted on 01 Sep 2009 by SickthingsUK
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