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.

You can hear Alice's appearance on Triple M 105.1 via a podcast here. He was the last guest on the 28th September.

As expected Alice wasn`t at the 'Eyegore Awards' despite what the press releases suggested. Calico made a speech about her father and collected his award, while Coop himself appeared via a pretaped video. Dread Central have a full report of the evening.

Chuck Garric has posted a very cool little video of backstage footage and messing around on YouTube.

Today Online has a new interview with Alice as well as one with Orianthi. The Jakarta Globe also has an interview with Alice.
Even better the East Lothian Courier has an interview with Sickthing Bill Crowe who will be familiar to most UK fans as the guy who supplies Alice's snake when he's in Europe.

Faster, Louder have reviewed the Sydney show with photos. Asia One has short article advertising the Singapore show.
The West have a short piece on the Australian shows.

Revolver magazine have posted photos from the Whisky show.

USA Today have an article focusing on the Cooper Studios Universal Attraction with photos.

Lots of places have been running basically the same article about Ke$ha's appearance on the album. Here's an example from NZCity.

Blue Coupe's current album 'Tornado On The Tracks' is reviewed by 'Universal Music Tribe'.

There's a new 'Welcome 2 My Nightmare' review at Stereoboard.

'Welcome 2 My Nightmare' entered the charts in New Zealand at #23.

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Posted on 30 Sep 2011 by SickthingsUK

According to a 'tweet' from 'Moshcam' the site, which hosts live video by a variety of bands, will be professionally filming the Alice Cooper show tonight at the Enmore Theatre.

Alice has been spending his spare time in Australia tutoring contestants on 'X-Factor Australia' for their 'Rock Week' which will air soon.

The Orange County Register has a short video about the Universal Studios attraction including a brief appearance by Calico Cooper and some clips of the Alice Cooper maze.

The Brisbane Times has a show review of the Brisbane show. Faster Louder also have a review with some pics from the show.

Audio Ink has an article made up of quotes taken from other sources!

The September issue of 'Sweden Rock Magazine' has an Alice front cover and part one of a long Alice Cooper article.

More 'Welcome 2 My Nightmare' chart positions: Norway: #23, Sweden: #19, Belgium: #80; Canada: #28; Germany: #16 and Switzerland: #49.

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Posted on 26 Sep 2011 by SickthingsUK

The Rock in New Zealand have a new audio interview with Alice.

Alice's apparance on Nikki Sixx's show is now available to hear at trhe Sixx Sense site.

The Guardian has an article with Alice talking about his 'Family Values'.

'Welcome 2 My Nightmare' entered the Swedish charts at #19. In France it entered at #73.

Word has it Neal Smith will be releasing a new 'Killsmith' album in two weeks time! More info when I get it.

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Posted on 24 Sep 2011 by SickthingsUK

San Francisco Chronicle have an article about the Universal Horror Maze, meeting Alice when he visited the attraction while it was being built. Fox News have a different photo.

This Saturday night, Damon Johnson will perform 4 songs with Steven Tyler in Las Vegas for the "I Heart Radio" concert. On lead guitar will be Jeff Beck!. Special guests will also be sitting in. You can apparently watch it live.

'Welcome 2 My Nightmare' has entered the Finnish charts at #17.

Reviews have started appearing after the New Zealand show yesterday including New Zealand Herald, and Stuff.

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Posted on 23 Sep 2011 by SickthingsUK

'Welcome 2 My Nightmare' has debuted in the US Bilboard charts at #22. According to the press release "The founding father of modern horror rock music explodes onto the Billboard 200 this week landing at #22.  With a music career that started more than 42 years ago, Alice Cooper sits squarely on the charts with current artists such as Lady Gaga, Primus, Bush, and Beyonce. This amazing achievement for one of music’s most influential artists proves the relevance and popularity of Alice Cooper today. This debut marks Cooper’s highest charting release in over 20 years, and since the incorporation of SoundScan as a method of tracking album sales. The album also debuted on SoundScan’s Hard Music Albums chart at #6 and Rock Albums chart at #11."
The full press release can be seen at Alice has posted a personal message to all Sickthings on his YouTube channel.

Also listed on the press release is an extra Florida show on December 15th at the Hard Rock Live Arena in Hollywood, FL.

3News in New Zealand has posted a long interview with Alice which you can watch at their site.

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Posted on 22 Sep 2011 by SickthingsUK

There's three new short videos posted to the Official Alice Cooper YouTube page including footage from the Australian album launch event at the Hard Rock in Sydney. You can also see photos from the event here.

Lindsay and Chuck Garric have posted a new song called 'To The Light' at bandcamp which also features Damon Johnson on guitar. The song was written to remember Lindsay's brother who passed away a year ago this week. You can read more about the song and its background at Lindsay's Blog.

The Quietus have a new interview with Alice. The Sydney Telegraph have a short video interview as does NineMSN.

Fearnet have posted a report from the Universal Studios Halloween event including photos of some of the scenes in the Alice themed haunted maze. The LA Times also has a look at the attraction.

According to Alice Cooper has signed a new publishing agreement with Rondor Music Publishing.

Today's album review comes from Starpulse.

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Posted on 21 Sep 2011 by SickthingsUK

NME has a short article about the Whisky show with a photo (also seen elsewhere) of some of the guests backstage. Matt Coddington has posted some nice photos from the show on Facebook and there are more facebook pics here.

The official Alice Cooper YouTube page have posted a short video of Alice arriving in Australia.

Auckland Now and Stuff have new interviews with Alice while TV Station KTLA5 has a video interview with Alice.

'Billion Dollar Babies' tour guitarist Mick Mashbir has another new song out entitled 'Bottom Feeders' which is available now from CDBaby.

The New York Post has the famous Bob Gruen photo of Alice and Dali with comments from Gruen himself.

More album reviews can be seen at Icon vs Icon (you can also win signed copies), SeattlePI, and The Oracle.

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Posted on 20 Sep 2011 by SickthingsUK

A few articles have begun appearing about the Whisky show on Thursday. Rolling Stone has a review and a pic as does Billboard, Ultimate Classic Rock, and Hollywood Reporter.
You can also now listen to the entire Whisky show, anywhere in the world, courtesy of KLOS by clicking here, as well as seeing some more photos from the event.

New Zealand Herald has a short interview with Alice.

Music Radar has a new interview with Orianthi talking about joining up with Alice and the forthcoming tour.

The iPad version of 'Welcome 2 My Nightmare' is now available in the Apple App store in the UK. It appears to include the album, a digital version of the Classic Rock Fan Pack magazine with video introduction and interview, the 'I'll Bite Your Face Off' video, and some other minor interactive stuff. What is strange is that you can't import the songs to your music library, or burn them to CD, and so you can't listen to them in any other way other then within the app .

Today's online reviews include Rolling Stone (if you can really call it a review), Oregon Music News, and Wizzbang.

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Posted on 17 Sep 2011 by SickthingsUK

So the Whisky show is over and it seems a great time was had by everyone. The setlist for the show was: Train Kept A Rollin', Under My Wheels, No More Mr Nice Guy, Is It My Body, Brown Sugar, I'll Bite Your Face Off, Muscle Of Love, Cold Ethyl, We Gotta Get Out Of This Place, Billion Dollar Babies, Break On Through, Back Door Man, Poison, Eighteen, School's Out and Elected. Robbie Kreiger of The Doors joined the band for his band's 'Break On Through' and 'Back Door Man' while Ke$ha jumped up on 'School's Out'. Damon Johnson was also up on stage his last appearance with Alice, at least for a while. Apparently Tom Morello was due to join them for 'Poison' but while he was in the audience he didn't make it on stage. Also in attendance were Rob Zombie (who introduced Alice), Paul Stanley, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayler of Kiss, Tiffiny Lowe, Bob Ezrin and probably more.
From all reports the KLOS netcast worked a treat but was unfortunately only available to those in the USA.

The Orange County Register has an interview with Alice while The Age in Australia interviews Alice and Bob Ezrin.

LA Weekly has a nice centerspread advert for the Universal Halloween event.

New album reviews today at SeatllePI, Popmatters,

According to Alice Cooper MAY be playing at the AFL (Australian Football League) Grand Final on Saturday October 1st.

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Posted on 16 Sep 2011 by SickthingsUK

According to Pollstar Alice Cooper has added two more Canadian shows in December. They are:
December 5th - Kingston, Ontario, K-Rock Centre
December 7th - Oshawa, Ontario, General Motors Center

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Posted on 15 Sep 2011 by SickthingsUK

The Hollywood Reporter has an article that suggests Alice Cooper is in talks with 'American Idol' producer Nigel Lythgoe about a possible 'unscripted' TV project. After Alice's comments about reality TV (including 'American Idol') in the past you would have thought this would have to be something pretty different to get him interested.

The Examiner has a new interview with Alice.

The Orange County Register has an article about the Universal Studios attraction that launches next week.

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Posted on 15 Sep 2011 by SickthingsUK

Alice was on the CBS news talking to Ken Lombardi about the new album and you can watch it here and there's a partial transcription here.

Fox News also have a slice of Alice, this time talking about how romantic Budapest is!!

Alice also called into the Mark and Brian radio show this morning which you can hear in their podcast archive under the "7AM Hour".
According to the official Alice Cooper twitter feed he was also on the 'Bob And Tom' radio show this morning.

Alice Cooper on twitter have also posted a pic of Alice and Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue after Alice appeared on Sixx's radio show 'Sixx Sense' yesterday. I haven`t found anywhere to hear this yet but the shows website does have a listen feature, it's just not available outside the USA.

The Dutch Radio 2 interview from last week is now available as a Podcast here.

According to this press release Alice is supposed to be honoured at this years Eyegore Awards which take place on September 23rd at the opening of the Universal Horror Nights attactions at Universal Studios Hollywood. It may be hard for him to actually be there in person though as he should be travelling between New Zealand and Australia that day! Calico Cooper and Rob Zombie are also listed as attending so presumably they can grab Alice's award for him.

'Nights With Alice Cooper' on facebook is offering signed copies of the vinyl versions of both '..Nightmare' albums and all you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is 'like' their announcement.

The Arizona Republic has a new interview with Alice as does the Miami Herald,

Lots more album reviews have surfaced of course, and they include:, and Ultimate Classic Rock (with competition to win copies).

Ryan Roxie will take part in the annual Russian music exhibition called 'Music Moscow', presenting Gibson guitars. On Friday 16th September he also will do a small set with the local Alice Cooper tribute-act Moscowtown. Then later the same evening Ryan will play the whole 'Alice Cooper classics' set - again with Moscowtown - in the Rock House club in Moscow.

Also in Russia on September 24th Keri Kelli will play an open air biker-fest near the city of Fryazino, which is about 20 km away from Moscow. His set will be a 'rock hits' set, which will include songs from Motley Crue, Guns N' Roses, Kiss and of course Alice Cooper.

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Posted on 14 Sep 2011 by SickthingsUK

Ticketmaster now list all the US dates reported a few days ago here. Tickets for all go on sale this Friday, September 16th, at 10 AM to the general public. There is one additional show up there which is Kitchener, ON on December 6th at the 'Center In The Square'.

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Posted on 12 Sep 2011 by SickthingsUK

The new issue of Classic Rock (NOT the fan pack) has Alice as the guest editor, which means there is an introduction by him and a few comments on other articles throughout the issue, as well as an interview and an album review.

Classic Rock Revisted also have a new interview with Alice.

Rock Eyes, and Female First, have album reviews.

In an update to the show mentioned yesterday it appears that the Music Max show in Australia will be a Alice Cooper documentary.

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Posted on 12 Sep 2011 by SickthingsUK

You can see Alice and the band perform ' I'll Bite Your Face Off' on 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno' courtesy of Blabbermouth.

The official Alice Cooper Youtube Channel have posted a cool set of videos featuring samples of all the songs on 'Welcome 2 My Nightmare' along with Alice commenting on each track.

This months Australian edition of 'Rolling Stone' features a one page article about Alice's own favourite albums.
(Thanks Dwight)

Drummer Glen Sobel will be performing a drum clinic at GS Studios, Owensmouth Road in Woodlands, CA on Saturday September 17th at 4pm.

Also in Australia the Music Max channel is apparently advertising a world premier "No More Mr Nice Guy" on Thursday 22nd September. No other info about what exactly this could be.
(Thanks Brett)

'Rue Morgue' magazine this month (#115) features interviews with Alice and Bob Ezrin.

Alice is the 'guest editor' of the next issue of 'Classic Rock magazine' which is due out in a couple of weeks.

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Posted on 11 Sep 2011 by SickthingsUK

New US tour dates have appeared on Livan's facebook page showing the band opening for Alice Cooper, as they did last month in the US. They are:
November 26th Mt Pleasent, MI Soaring Eagle Casino (On sale Sept 24th)
November 27th Huntington, WV Albee Theater (w/ Livan)
November 29th Verona, NY Turning Stone Casino (w/ Livan)
November 30th Albany, NY Palace Theater (w/ Livan)
December 2nd Atlantic City, NJ House Of Blues (w/ Livan)
December 3rd Bridgeport, CT Klein Memorial (w/ Livan)
December 9th Merrillville, IN Star Plaza Theater (w/ Livan)
December 10th Erie, PA Warner Theater (w/ Livan)
December 11th Cincinnati, OH Taft Theater (w/ Livan)
December 13th Atlanta, GA Cobb Energy Center (w/ Livan)
December 14th Orlando, FL Hard Rock (w/ Livan)
These dates aren`t officially confirmed as yet.

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Posted on 09 Sep 2011 by SickthingsUK

According to Worldscreen 3D versions of selected live performances, including "Alice Cooper's Halloween Night Of Fear' will be offered to broadcasters at  MIPCOM by BBC worldwide. They say "Alice Cooper’s Halloween Night of Fear is to be filmed on October 29th with the set including classics such as “School’s Out,” as well as tracks from Cooper’s new album. The two-hour mix will be available on October 30, 2011 for Halloween broadcasts."

It appears the Classic Rock Fan Pack version of 'Welcome 2 My Nightmare' has arrived at some stores, like Asda, in the UK as well as some some fans receiving their pre-ordered copies from Future Publishing in the mail (but not us!!). In mainland Europe the standard CD's have been seen in the shops as well.

Blabbermouth have a couple of photos featuring Orianthi rehearsing with the band. She makes her Alice Cooper debut tonight on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno'.

Alice's appearance the other night on Rockline can now be heard on their website.

The Gauntlet has posted a very interesting interview with [The Amazing' James Randi about his time with Alice.

Alice was on Dutch Radio 2 last night talking about 'Halo Of Flies' and the current tour on a programme based on the year 1973. It should turn up on a podcast here but isn`t there yet as of this moment.

French magazine 'Rock Hard' has a 6 page article on Alice this month (#113) as well as a front cover.
(Thanks Hervé)

Reviews of the new album are now appearing all over the place both online and in the printed press. Generally they are very positive (as they should be!) but there are of course a few slightly strange ones who don't like it. Here's a few to check out if you feel inclinded: Jukebox Metal, Global Mind, Kerrang!, Popdose, Rock And Roll Geek Show, Mehta Kya Kehta, RushOnRock.

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Posted on 09 Sep 2011 by SickthingsUK

The Whisky show in LA next week, which went on sale this morning, has now unsurprisingly sold out. However you still have a chance to hear it as KLOS in Los Angeles will be webcasting the whole show live. They also have some tickets for the show to give away.

According to Planet Rock the legendary 'God Of Hellfire' Arthur Brown has been added to the bill  for the London show in October. He joins the previously announced 'New York Dolls'.

Steve Hunter will be taking part in a live Q & A on the Seymour Duncan Group Forums today from 11am to 12pm Pacific time.

Calico Cooper has had her personal website revamped at Calico so make sure you check it out and see what she's up to!

Acording to Rock Star Weekly Keri Kelli has joined Russian band Pushking. You may recognise the band for last years album 'The World As We Love It' which featured both Keri and Alice making guest apearances amongst a host of others.

In case anyone has missed them, Chuck Garric has been posting a few backstage videos to facebook which have been great fun. The best of the bunch so far is 'The Lemon Project' which you can now watch on YouTube.

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Posted on 06 Sep 2011 by SickthingsUK

Press Release:
In the midst of the “No More Mr. Nice Guy” world tour, Alice Cooper will treat fans to a special performance at the legendary Whisky a Go-Go on Thursday, September 15 2011, 9:00pm. Cooper will take the stage of the legendary rock venue, on the Sunset Strip, for the first time since Alice Cooper the band performed there live in 1969 with Led Zeppelin.

"The Whisky had an option for a return engagement, but we got busy and it just slipped our minds.   No, seriously, the Whisky gig we did with Led Zeppelin is something we all talk about to this day.  It's going to be amazing to go back as a straight ahead LA bar band... We might even take requests.  I figure, if we could do it in London, we can do it at the Whisky.  And it's LA, so you never know who else might show up..."

Earlier this summer, Cooper played the world renowned 100 Club in London with special guest guitarist Johnny Depp and received rave reviews. The London Times gave the evening 4 stars, while Kerrang stated, quite simply, “Truly, this is an amazing gig, priceless. Every Alice Cooper fan deserves to be here”. 

Cooper will be joined by Steve Hunter, one of rock's great guitarists; Tommy Henriksen who co-wrote much of the new release; bassist Chuck Garric; drummer Glen Sobel; and eminent guitar prodigy Orianthi, making her debut with the band.

The audience will hear some old school hits in addition to songs from his new album Welcome 2 My Nightmare, the long-awaited sequel to his 1975 classic Welcome to My Nightmare, which is released on September 13, 2011.

Tickets are available from the Alice Cooper Facebook page if any are still left.

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Posted on 06 Sep 2011 by SickthingsUK

NME have posted a video interview with Alice including some cool footage from the 100 Club show.

Euronews also have a video highlighting Alice under the title "Rock Legends Rod and Alice Still Going Strong'.

Tickets are now available for the Alice Cooper themed 'Halloween Horror Nights' at Universal Studios Hollywood. Check out more info about the events here. You can also see soem artwork from the project at the LA Times.

All sort sof news sites seem to have latched onto Alice's comments about Lady Gaga recently which can be seen on a video at the Washington Post.

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Posted on 03 Sep 2011 by SickthingsUK

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