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.
Metal Hammer have broken the news publically that Alice Cooper will be playing two extra special Halloween shows at the London Roundhouse on October 31st and November 1st. "For these performances, Alice will be joined by world-renowned alternative performer Jim Rose (of the infamous Jim Rose Circus) as well as Zodiac Mindwarp and The Love Reaction ('Feed My Frankenstein')."
There will also be a video competition running on AC.com looking for ‘sideshow and freak acts’ to appear at the show. "The best will be invited to a live audition on 9th August at The London Dungeon in London at 7pm where they will ‘perform’ in front of a panel of judges consisting of Alice himself, along with Nicky Horne (Planet Rock) and others to be announced. The freakiest and most outrageous sideshows will then become part of Alice Cooper’s Halloween Night of Fear at The Roundhouse on 31st October and 1st November."
The long awaited official release of the Hammersmith 2009 show has now been announced for September 28th. A clip from 'Alice Cooper: Theater of Death. Live at Hammermith 2009' was aired during 'The One Show' on BBC 1 on Thursday and there are also short clips in an Associated Press interview promoting last nights Sonisphere show at Knebworth.
Talking of Sonisphere, the first photos from the show are up already at Jack-FM.
You can check out a large cersion of the poster advertising the forthcoming US 'Halloween Hootenanny' show in LA here.
Keep your eyes open for Alice content on the following sources:Look out for interview footage coming up on: ITN on YouTube, Yahoo, Orange, MSN, "Celebs 24/7" on Living TV and "The Sun" (online) although what form these may take is unknown at the moment.
JohnnyBingo.com has posted some photos from the New York shows with more to come.
AC.com have confirmed/announced three more shows under the 'Halloween Hootnanny' banner, all three of which will also feature Rob Zombie. All go on sale 27th July (today) at 10AM. They are:
September 30th - Gibson Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, CA
October 1st - Harrah's Rincon, San Diego, CA
October 2nd - Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater, Tucson, AZ
More UK Press.
Alice will be on Planet Rock's "The Nicky Horne Show" on 28th July at 18:00. Also on 28th July is BBC Six Music, live on Shaun Keaveny's show with Danny Wallace at approximately 09:10, and then on 3rd August, Absolute Classic Rock Radio, on Leona Graham's show at 18:00.
Blabbermouth has quotes and video from Alice about the recent re-recording of classic songs for the Guitar Hero games.
According to NoiseCreep a new special edition of Rob Zombie's 'Hellbilly Deluxe II' album is forthcoming and will include a version of 'School's Out' featuring Alice himself. This appears to be on the bonus DVD, so whether it will be audio only or in fact video (live?) is to be seen.
Suite101 has a review and pics from the 'Rock The Park' show.
Watch out for Alice turning up on the following UK shows:
27th July - Kerrang! Radio (more information when available)
28th July - "Steve Wright Show" with Chris Tarrant, BBC Radio Two - approximately 15:30pm,
28th July - "The One Show", BBC One 19:00 and
1st August - "Alan Carr: Chatty Man", Channel Four.
According to Joey Jordison (Rob Zombie/Slipknot/Murderdolls) Alice Cooper and Rob Zombie will be performing more shows together later this year under the title 'Halloween Hogmanny'. The dates will feature Murderdolls opening. Blabbermouth list two shows so far, but neither is confirmed.
September 30th - Gibson Amphitheatre - Universal City, CA
October 2nd - AVA Amphitheater - Tucson, AZ
Alice Cooper songwriter and friend Rockin' Reggie makes an appearance at the 20th Annual L.A. Music Awards Thursday, July 29th at the world-famous Whisky A Go-Go.
A little more info has been released about the 'Silas Gore' movie, which now appears to feature a cameo by Alice as well as possible new music by Alice and Dick Wagner.
'Hard Rock' magazine in France have a special Hellfest issue with a double page spread of Alice on stage, a report of his show and some stories from the organisator relating to.
Blue Coupe have the following dates booked in the next few weeks, including the two previously announced French dates:
August 12th - Cadillac Lounge-Toronto, Ontario Canada
August 13th - Simcoe Jazz and Blues Bar-Oshawa, Ontario Canada
August 14th - This Ain't Hollywood-Hamilton, Ontario Canada
August 15th - The Sportsmans Tavern-Buffalo NY
August 21st - Rocknight Festival-Larzac France
August 27th - Tribal Rock Festival-Peymenade France
RockSpot.se has a short interview with Ryan Roxie about 'Casablanca'.
'Nights With Alice Cooper' came with a twist last night as the AC band (Chuck, Keri, Damon, Jimmy and Tiffiny) took over and presented in Alice's place. Unfortunatly it appears Planet Rock played an old show instead.
Keri Kelli has added some new merchandise to his site, where you can still get the info to book a private guitar lesson for the current tour. Spaces are now very limited so book now if you wanna hang with Keri.
Alice Cooper will be featured in "The Story Behind The Song" in the new issue (30 July) of "Metal Hammer" in the UK. There is also a short interview with Alice in the new 'Classic Rock', both tying in with the headline appearance at Sonisphere next week.
Check out Sniderville.com for a short video of Alice leaving a message for Dee Snider.
5th Avenue Vampires will be playing Don Hill's in New York City on August 7th.
'The Seventies' is a new Swedish show which will be airing on Saturdays between 9pm and 9.30. Programme three (Political songs) will feature four Alice songs, and presumable commentary and you can get more info here.
Firstly thanks for all the good wishes and thoughts while I've been away. The worst is over now, just the re-Cooper-ation to go which will take a while but such is life. Everything went as expected so far, but all your comments and wishes were lovely to see. Thank you.
So, catching up of things of interest this week with appologies if they've already been listed.
According to JSOnline Alice will be visiting Milwaukee, On August 31st to play at the Riverside. Tickets go on sale July 23rd (maybe before on AC.com).
The Oshkosh show on July 14th was forced to be canceled after the opening band had only played a few songs. This was due to flash flooding in the area
My Fox has posted a short video aricle about Sheryl Cooper's Dance Studio in Phoenix which features our favourite couple.
Noise Blog have a podcast featuring an interview with Alice on the way to the Common Ground show. They also have some text, presumably from the same interview, here.
NWI has a new interview with Alice promoting the Indiana show.
Friday Music will be releasing a limited edition double vinyl edition of 'A Fistful Of Alice' in August 17th. You can pre-order it from AmazonUS and AmazonUK also has a page ready for it.
Brave Words have posted a review of the 5th Avenue Vampires CD. You can grab a copy by simply clicking the link above.
Planet Rock has a competition to win tickets for Sonisphere.
Lastly just to let everyone know, I will be away for the next week or so, so there probably won't be any updates unless it's something really important. I'll try and catch up with everything else as soon as I'm back.
Damon Johnson has posted a short sample clip of his new version of 'Generation Landslade' on his MySpace page. The song features a guest appearance by Alice both singing and playing harmonica, and we have to say sounds fantastic!!
Emails have been sent out to fans who have bought tickets to the Eastlake, OH show, telling them that BuckCherry will no longer be playing that show. Partial refunds are being instigated automatically, and the say the new support for the show is "the lead singers of classic rock’s Rare Earth, Sugarloaf, Blues Image and Iron Butterfly". This sounds like it will be "The Classic Rock All Stars" which feature former 'Special Forces' guitarist Mike Pinera (Blues Image/Iron Butterfly), Rare Earth original lead singer Peter Rivera and Sugarloaf original lead singer Jerry Corbetta but this is yet to be confirmed.
(Thanks Remarkably Insincere)
Dick Wagner has written a foreword to a new book by Justin Rhodes entitled "King of a Sovereign Nation" which you can get via AmazonUS. Justin is a big Alice fan and became friends with Dick while writing the book. Check out this PDF file for more info and a quote from Dick.
Rhino appear to have released another vinyl edition of 'Easy Action' on 180mg vinyl which is being distributed by Scorpio in the USA. There's no info on their site but it's out. Same serial number as before but no gatefold sleeve.
Radio Metal were at the recent Hellfest press conferance and have a long report during which Alice talks about all sorts of interesting stuff including 'Welcome To My Nightmare 2".
The new issue of Metal Hammer (UK) has a three page interview with Alice about 'Welcome To My Nightmare'.
There will apparently be an Alice related competition in 'The Sun' newspaper tomorrow (Friday).
Hammerheart fanzine in Germany has an interview with Alice in their new issue. Check out there MySpace for info.
The Pit has a review and pics from the Bonn show (in German).
'Suck: The Movie' now has a US release date of September 28th.
Ryan Roxie and Casablanca will be playing the following dates in Sweden:
July 22nd - Trestocksfestivalen, Skellefte
July 30th - Folkets Park Malmo
August 6th - Kungstrodgorden Stockholm
August 7th - Sundsporlan, Folkets Park Helsingborg
August 12th - Folkets Park Gamleby
August 13th - Kulturkalaset Goteborg
August 14th - Folkets Park Vosteros
August 20th - Folkets Park Linkoping
August 21st - Orrskogens, Folkets Park Malung
August 28th - Skogsrojet Rejmyre