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.
Alice will be appearing at the Grammy awards this sunday, presenting the award for best rock album with Katy Perry. In related news Lady Gaga will be appearing at the show, and this article has a quote from Alice about her.
Further to the news about and Alice Guitar Hero game/download yesterday Reb Beach mentioned on "Eddie Trunk Live" that he also is working on tracks for the project.
Noise Creep have a short interview with Alice about his involvement on the new Slash solo album which is due out April 6th. Alice, along with son Dash Cooper, co-wrote a song entitled 'Baby Can't Drive' for the album and the track also features Nicole Scherzinger of The Pussycat Dolls.
Forgot to mention this one earlier but the latest issue of 'Digital Camera' in the UK has about 6 pages of Alice photos from the Plymouth show illistrating and article about concert photography. It's still on the newstands now.
(Thanks Dave N)
Ex-Alice bassist Greg Smith mentioned on Facebook that he was flying to Nashville this week to record Alice Cooper tracks for the 'Guitar Hero' game. Whether this is a dedicated Alice Cooper Guitar Hero game (surely unlikely) or re-recorded tracks for an add-on pack hasn`t been announced yet.
The Dennis Dunaway interview on "Long Live Rock" is now available to listen to here. Sterling says "This is an hour-long show and we talked about a lot of early Alice Cooper stuff, as well as his upcoming projects. Fans will be particularly interested in this because he allowed us to debut two unreleased tracks from his new band 5th Avenue Vampires, "Fear Me" and "She'll Lie". "
AudioBoo have a short interview with Alice at the Bob Hope classic.
Metal-Rules have a cool interview with current AC drummer Jimmy DeGrasso.
Above is the new video from Ryan Roxie's new band Casablanca entitled "Downtown". Here's the press release with all the info you need to know.
Casablanca Days Are Here Again-
2009 was a busy year for Ryan Roxie as he recorded not 1, but 2 guitar-driven albums to add to his ever growing catalog of work. Now 2010 seems to be another year of grit, determination, and potential reward.
With his own band, Roxie 77's 'Two Sides To Every Story' continues to gain momentum and credibility with it's unique album concept and marketing strategies. And in regards to the second album, Roxie has collaborated with 4 other prominent Swedish artists and personalities to form 'Casablanca'.....a Swedish 'super-group' if you will. The other members of Casablanca all come from other successful Swedish bands such as Sahara Hotnights, Melody Club, and Space-Age Baby Jane. The first single, 'Downtown', has just been released and is currently positioned in the Scandinavian Top 5 iTunes Download Charts. The upcoming album, produced by Chris Laney, will be released in the coming months.
You are invited to drop by the bands official website to check out all the info regarding Casablanca, including their premier video for 'Downtown' and more info on how to purchase their debut single on iTunes.
2010 hopes to bring a new decade of rock music to the people. Casablanca is looking to be at the forefront of that movement.....Casablanca days are here again!
Anders Ljung - Vocals
Ryan Roxie - Guitar
Erik Stenemo - Guitar
Mats Rubarth - Bass
Josephine Forsman - Drums
Dennis Dunaway will be interviewed for 'Long Live Rock' either tonight or tomorrow night and according to their site the interview will be available to hear on January 24th. They will be playing new songs as well as chatting to Dennis.
Keri Kelli will follow his Japanese appearances with shows in Europe in a few weeks, playing with Chris Slade's (Ex-AC/DC, The Firm, Uriah Heep etc) Steel Circle, The "All-Star AC/DC Tribute Band" play the following dates:
5th February Z/7 - Pratteln - Switzerland
6th February The Untouchables - Jevnaker - Norway
7th February Spirit 66 - Verviers - Belgium
9th February Gozo - Malta
11th Februay Koma - Worgl- Austria
12th February F-Haus - Jena- Germany
13th February Logo- Ahaus - Germany
16th February The Underworld - London - UK
18th February Blue Rooms - Hereford - UK
19th February Queens Hall - Nuneaton - UK
20th February Muni Art Center - Pontypridd - Wales
Neal Smith is working on recordings for a new solo album.
Barrett-Johnson, the Scottsdale car auction company, are auctioning another Alice Cooper car the details of which you can see here. Alice himself will be at the Bob Hope Classic golf tournament this week.
Ryan Roxie is back in Sweden and his new band 'Casablanca' will be playing in Gothenburg tonight at the P3 Guld in the Scandinavium, Gothenburg.
Chuck Garric's NAMM appearance is confirmed for Saturday on the Coffin Case booth. This will happen at 2pm. Also at 2pm on Saturday drummer Tommy Clufetos will be on the Regal Tip Drumsticks booth, so you'll have to run between the two!
As mentioned previously Keri Kelli will be playing in Russia in a few weeks. On the 28th of January he will perform in Saint Petersburgh with 'Pushking' (see news about their album featuring Keri and Alice below) and on the January 30th he'll be in Moscow to perform some Alice Cooper's classicks with the only Russian Alice Cooper cover-project named 'Moscowtown'. Click here to see the poster.
Glamnation will now be playing a Pre-NAMM show at the "Howl At The Moon" in Universal City Walk tomorrow night (Wednesday) at 11pm. Before they play, Ryan Roxie will be performing an acoustic set at 9.30. Going by the advert it seems safe to say AT LEAST Roxie, Eric Dover and Teddy Zig Zag will be on stage from the Cooper band family.
In other NAMM news Chuck Garric has confirmed he'll be there at will at the very least be appearing Saturday 6th, signing at the Coffin
If you're New York way Dennis Dunaway will be sitting in for a song tomorrow night at the Jimmy Kunes show at BB Kings. Dennis will debut a newly recorded original blues called "Now She's Gone."
It's NAMM time again in Anaheim, California, the big music industry show and once again a couple of AC guys will be here. Damon Johnson will be there on Saturday 16th making appearances on the following stands: Guilford Guitars, Wizard Amps, ESP Guitars, Dunlop Accessories, andS.I.T. Strings.
His predecessor Jason Hook is also there and will be doing the following personal appearances:
Thursday Jan. 14th - 4:30pm signing at EMG Booth
Friday Jan 15th - 3:15pm signing at TC Electronic
Saturday Jan 16th - 4:30pm live performance at the Marshall Amplifiers Booth
Keep your eyes open if you go as I'm sure other Alice alumni will be around.
In LA at the Viper Room on Friday January 15th will be a rare appearance by Glamnation, the band that normally features various Alice musicians playing 70s glam rock covers. In the past Ryan Roxie, Eric Dover, Eric Singer, Tommy Clufetos, Teddy Zig Zag, and Calico have all put in appearances so there's a fair chance some of the above will be there again (Roxie is in LA at the moment).
Ultimate Guitar has a new interview with Dick Wagner talking about the 'Welcome To My Nightmare' album. Dick has a new album out entitled 'Full Meltdown' and you can read my review here.
A while ago I mentioned a forthcoming album by Russian band Pushking. According to Blabbermouth it's almost done with Alice and Kerri definitly confirmed as playing on one track along with an impressive list of other guest artists including Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Paul Stanley of Kiss and a host of others. Alice recorded his vocal on 'Trouble Love' back on the 30th November 2008 so this one has been a while in coming!
Ryan Roxie has yet another project (We think Ryan and Damon are competing to have the most bands on the go at once!) called 'Casablanca' and you can check out their first song on MySpace, as well as follow the band on Facebook.
"The Art of Classic Rock: Rock Memorabilia, Tour Posters and Merchandise from the 70s and 80s" is the rather long title of a new book out now from Goodman Books. Put together by Rob Roth (who is also the 'Alice Cooper's Theater Of Death' show producer) and Paul Grushkin, it's a large format coffee table book featuring six different artists and the posters, promos etc that they've released over the years. Of interest to us is the fact that one of the artists is, of course, Alice Cooper, and there's over 25 pages of AC related content, as well as a short introduction by Alice. Current available at the bargain price of just £12 from AmazonUK but is also listed on AmazonUS.
VH-1 show "100 Most Shocking Music Moments" features Alice making comments on various events. I didn`t list this before as VH-1 already did a show like this, with almost the exact same name some years ago and I assumed it was a repeat. Apparently it isn`t, even though Alice is apparently talking about Jim Morrison again and it features the Chicken Incident at #17. It ran in five one hour shows before Xmas but presumably will be repeated.
Radio station KOZZ has some pics of the Alice show in Reno, and if you check out the photos of LA Guns you'll find some pics of Chuck Garric at the show as well.