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.
More Room 101. Apparently there is an extended version of the show called 'Room 101 - Extra Storage' broadcast next Sunday at 11.30pm which obviously is a longer version of Friday's broadcast, so more Alice!
AC.com has posted a report and pics from the "Show Harley" gig in Montreal last night. As suggested last week Keri Kelli returned to the band for the show which featured a 60 minute setlist in front of a big screen with pyro at the end. The set list was as follows: The Black Widow / No More Mr Nice Guy / Under My Wheels / I'm Eighteen / I'll Bite Your Face Off / Billion Dollar Babies / Muscle Of Love / Feed My Frankenstein / Poison / School's Out / Elected / Brown Sugar / Born To Be Wild.
They also say to watch out for a big announcement in the next few weeks.
Tommy Henriksen has a song entitled "Live Or Die" on the new Meatloaf album 'Hell In A Handbasket' which is released in the USA and UK in a couple of weeks.
The Sun have a brief mention of Alice's appearance on 'Room 101' next week. The show features the guests picking items to be exiled to 'room 101' forever, and one of Alice's choices is reality show stars.
The "Alice Cooper 2012 Rock & Roll Golf Classic" will take place on Monday April 23rd at the Las Sendas Golf Club in Phoenix, AZ. Registration details will be available soon.
Some people may recall Alice recording an episode of BBC show 'Room 101' late last year. Alice's episode (3/8) will air next Friday at 8.30pm on BBC 1.
More details about the '2nd Annual Concert for a Cause featuring Damon Johnson' that will be held on February 25, 2012 in Sterling, IL. "The event is nearly sold out with only 2 VIP and 4 General Admission tickets remaining. We have received our items from Alice that will be auctioned off and wanted to open it up to his fans on SickThings to bid. We received an autographed Callaway golf club and a STAGE WORN and autographed shirt from the 'No More Mr Nice Guy' tour. The shirt is the "white eyes" shirt that Alice started the encores of the shows with. These shirts were custom made for Alice and this is the last one out of 5 that were used on the tour. It was used for the entire European run of shows at the end of 2011. If you are interested in bidding remotely, please contact Ben at firstname.lastname@example.org or 815.590.6936 for more info and photos. We also have autographed THIN LIZZY band photos signed by all current members of band (provided by Damon), an autographed 8x10 photo of KISS (provided by Eric Singer), and a custom done painting of Damon performing acoustic that we will open up remote bidding to."
It appears that Keri Kelli will be returning to Alice Cooper to help out at the Montreal show on January 28th. This is said to be a one off guest appearance to cover for Orianthi who is unavailable for this show.
If you are in the US you can watch VH-1's 'Metal Evolution' online. This episode of the show features interviews with Alice, Neal and Dennis.
Orianthi was interviewed at the Dean Markley stand at NAMM which you can check out on YouTube. Positive Side have also posted an interview with Orianthi, which includes footage of her set from the Xmas Pudding show backed by Runaway Phoenix.
And talking of Dash Cooper and Runaway Phoenix, The band have released a six track EP which includes their first single "Tug Of War", which features Alice himself. You can check out all six songs at bandcamp and AmazonUS.
Alice will be at the 'Second Annual Patrick Warburton ‘Golf For Kids’ Celebrity Golf Tournament' taking place at Classic Club in Palm Desert between March 2nd and 4th. According to the My Desert Alice will be taking part in a jam session on March 2nd at the J.W. Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert. Also appearing will be Kim Carnes, Steve Cropper, Mike Reno from Loverboy, Tommy Thayer from KISS, Jerry Cantrell from Alice in Chains, Ricky Phillips from Styx and more.
Damon Johnson is interviewed by MusicLegends.ca which you can check out via Blabbermouth. Damon is currently in the UK on the Thin Lizzy Tour.
AC.com have posted a poster for the 'Coop's Troops Military Night' we mentioned last week, which happens February 18th at the Phoenix Coyotes vs Dallas Stars game in Phoenix. Alice will be there dropping the puck (in a Coyotes jersey of course), and the first 10,000 fans through the door will get an awesome Alice Cooper bobblehead (pictured left)!!
Noise11 have a story of Alice meeting the legendary Duane Eddy at Namm last weekend.
Alice had a car up for auction at the Barrett-Jackson car event in Phoenix this weekend. Unlike previous years this wasn't a custom Alice Cooper car, just a Mustang owned by Alice, but he did throw in a signed guitar and set of golf clubs to the winning bidder.
Alice Cooper will be playing Liseberg Amusement Park in Gothenburg, Sweden on August 8th.
There's a cool little video up on YouTube of Alice guiding Sheryl around 'The Rock' building showing where things will be and how stuff will be laid out once the center is finished.
The VH-1 Classic (US) series "Metal Evolution" will be covering 'Shock Rock' this Saturday at 10pm and is likely to cover Alice.
Alice should also turn up in a Swedish documentary called 'Allt som fanns var OKEJ' (which translates as 'All there was was OKEJ'). It airs February 3rd at 8pm.
PGATour.com have a 'Celebrity Spotlight' video on Alice which you can check out here.
"Rock et Folk" magazine has an article about the French tour last year.
Tommy Henriksen has been working with a new young singer called Annie-Rose. Tommy produced, co-wrote, mixed and played on her debut video "Remember Me" and you can check out the video for it on YouTube now.
It's NAMM time again! NAMM is a music industry only event in Anaheim, CA between 19th and 22nd January for musicians and the music industry. The event is NOT open to the general public, but each year there are appearances by various Alice Cooper related people and this year is no different. So, with info from the guys and the NAMM website, here's who to watch out for if you are lucky enough to have access to tickets:
Chuck Garric and Orianthi will be at the Dean Markley booth at 10.15am on Friday 20th.
Orianthi will also be at the Paul Reed Smith booth at 11am on Friday 20th. Then she goes to the TC Electronic booth for 1pm.
Alice himself, with Chuck, will be at the Fender booth at 4pm on Friday 20th.
Alice is also listed as being at the Shure booth at 4pm Friday 20th so one of those will probably change!
Chuck will also be at the Crafter booth at 3pm on Saturday 21st.
Keri Kelli will be at the SIT Strings booth at 2pm on Friday 20th.
Tommy Henriksen will also be around so keep your eyes open and show some respect!
UPDATE: Thanks to AC.com here's Glen Sobel's appearances:
Friday 20th and Saturday 21st Glen will be at the Mapex booth at 2pm, while on Sunday 21st he'll be at Regal Tip at 1pm.
Also from AC.com: On February 18th Alice will be at the Phoenix Coyotes game in Phoenix, AZ to drop the puck for the Coyotes/Ducks matchup. This night is Alice Cooper Bobblehead Night, and the Coyotes will be giving away thousands of Alice Cooper Bobbleheads for free at the game. It is also Military Appreciation Night.
More info on Damon's upcoming solo shows. Damon will be performing at The Long Shot in Rock Falls, IL on Thursday February 23rd. There will be two local acoustic acts that will play before Damon.
The charity event we previously mentioned, the 2nd Annual Concert for a Cause ft. Damon Johnson, will be held on Saturday February 25, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. Terry Cox and Shagwagon will also be performing. The event will also include a silent auction with several variety baskets and items up for auction. It will also feature some larger items including autographed Thin Lizzy band photo/poster (including Damon), autographed KISS photo, autographed Alice Cooper item, VIP experience at an upcoming Brother Cane show, and a custom 1 of-a-kind painting of Damon performing at last years event painted by Alan Jacobs. 4 additional VIP seats have been released and will be the final VIP seats available... approximately 35 general admissions seats remain before the event is sold out!!! Contact Ben at 815.590.6936 for tickets. All proceeds raised support the United Way of Sauk Valley and Giving Power to Adolescents.
Alice has been announced as appearing at the "Humana Challenge" Golf Tournament which takes place January 19th-22nd at three golf courses in La Quinta, CA.
Hard Force interviews Dennis Dunaway about Blue Coupe, BDS and, of course, Alice Cooper. It's in French but there is an English translation if you scroll down. Blue Coupe play France in April. Dates are as follows:
19th April - Jazz Equinoxe - Bastia
20th April - Salle des fetes - Paymenade
21st April - Le Cargo - Arles
Damon Johnson is reviving Brother Cane for a few shows in March during a break from his Thin Lizzy commitments (don`t forget the Lizzy UK dates in February!). For the shows Damon will be joined by Chuck Garric on bass as well as Scott Collier and Zach Myers. Dates are as follows:
March 2nd - The Machine Shop in Flint, MI
March 3rd - Shark City in Glendale Heights, IL
March 4th - Club Landing in South Bend, IN
It seems the Ronnie James Dio Tribute album, first announced nearly a year ago, is still in the works. Wendy Dio has been talking about it which you can read on Blabbermouth. Alice was reported to be covering am old Elf song last year but that could have changed by now.
Bob Ezrin himself has posted a review of Dick Wagner's new ebook 'Not Only Women Bleed' on Amazon which you can read here.
On February 13th Concert Live will be releasing a 2 CD remixed version of the London Alexandra Place show on October 29th 2011 under the title "No More Mr Nice Guy Live". You can pre-order from both AmazonUK and AmazonUS (import) now. The track listing is as follows:
The Black Widow / Brutal Planet / I'm Eighteen / Under my Wheels / Billion Dollar Babies / No More Mr Nice Guy / Hey Stoopid / Is it my Body? / Halo of Flies
I'll Bite your Face Off / Muscle of Love / Only Women Bleed / Cold Ethyl / Feed my Frankenstein / Clones (We're All) / Poison / Wicked Young Man / I Love the Dead / Schools Out / Elected / Fire (with Arthur Brown)
Of course Concert Live have already released this recording as one of their instant live shows back in October, and the show has been aired on TV in both the UK and US, but this will apparently be a properly remixed version of this performance.
Dick Wagner has released his new autobiography, "Not Only Women Bleed", as a Kindle download via AmazonUK and AmazonUS. If you don't own a Kindle device you can still read it using various downloadable programmes including the free PC reader from Amazon. A full "real" book release will follow later in 2011.
TMZ have some footage from the Hawaii New Year's Eve Show. It shows the AC band (with Damon stepping in for Orianthi) backing Steven Tyler and Alice on various Aerosmith tunes.
UPDATE: Blabbermouth have more footage.
Ryan Roxie has posted a New Year Message which includes a preview of his new TV show, a sequal to this years "Big Rock Show", entitled "All Excess with Ryan Roxie" which will feature an interview with Alice.
South County Times has an article about one of the snakes used on at the US shows this year.