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.
Gibson have an article on the original bands classic sound and interview Michael Bruce and Dennis Dunaway.
Glen Sobel has been recording with 'Villains De Vaudeville', a new band project from Kenny Kweens (LA Guns), in California for an album which should be released in the summer.
Alice appears as one of many stars interviewed about the legendary Detroit venue The Grande Ballroom (where the band played many times in the early days) in a new documentary entitled 'Louder Than Love: The Grande Ballroom Story' by director Tony D'Annunzio. Metro Times have more about the film.
Alice is also interviewed for another documentary, this time 'The Story Of Rock and Roll Comics' which is due out on DVD in the USA on April 24th. The film is the story of Todd Loren, publisher of a series of comic biographies back in the early 90s including one based on the Alice Cooper story.
The storage facility in Los Angeles which houses the Alice Cooper Archives was broken into on March 27, along with three other storage units. A police report has been filed. Items missing include a large quantity of original vinyl records, a jacket, and the original sculpture which was used for the cover of the "Hey Stoopid" album.
With multiple units broken into, we don't believe Alice's Archives was specifically targeted.
If anyone sees anything suspicious or hears anything about these stolen items -- especially on the internet or in Los Angeles -- please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks Sickthings!
For those of you who missed the Jaegermeister 4D event at Battersea Power Station in London last year (featuring the original band and Steve Hunter), a clip of 'School's Out' from the 'Broadcast' has surfaced on YouTube with the promise the rest of the show will follow.
The official Alice Facebook page has posted photos of Alice's costume for the 'Dark Shadows' movie. Set in 1972 the costume recreates Alice's stage costume form the period, while Alice himself will be digitally retro-aged to make him look more like he did back then.
Arizona Golf Central magazine has a cover and article about Alice and you can read it on their site.
After a lot of anticipation over the weeks since Steve Hunter announced he would sadly not be touring with the band this year, Alice finally announced his replacement last night on 'Nights With Alice Cooper'. We're overjoyed to confirm that the one and only Ryan Roxie is back in the Alice Cooper band for the forthcoming tour!!! He'll be joining Tommy Henriksen and Orianthi on guitar, Chuck Garric on bass and Glenn Sobel on drums. Alice added that Steve Hunter will still be involved with future recordings.
Roxie, of course, previously toured and recorded with Alice between 1996 and 2006 and became a big part of Alice Cooper shows for those years before stepping down to spend more time with his young family.
Ryan sent the following message through:
"I can't even begin to express how excited I am to have the opportunity to be a part of this years touring line-up….to be able to contribute musically with Alice & the band, perform for all you faithful Cooper fans, and have the chance to play guitar on stage next to one of rock music's coolest icons….well, let's just say I definitely plan to 'enjoy the ride'….and yes, just like all good sports-related interview ending quotes, I also plan on 'taking it one show at a time' and giving it '110%' ;) ….looking forward to seeing all you Sick Things out there in 2012!"
A second slightly longer trailer for the forthcoming remake of 'Dark Shadows' has been released, and this one has some additional clips showing Alice's appearance in the film. You can see the trailer here as well as some stills from the clip.
From AC.com: At about noon , Alice Cooper delivered the Graduation Commencement Speech to 600 rowdy and dangerous graduates from The Musician's Institute in Los Angeles. He opened by joking "First of all, the fact that I am here as your keynote speaker raises a lot of red flags. It show's an obvious lack of judgment on your part."
Alice also received an Honorary Doctorate from The Musician's Institute, the second Doctorate award he has received in his career. Cooper said of the honor, "One more of these and I can write prescriptions".
Check out more at AC.com which photos and video to follow.
Glen Sobel has posted a new video and is offering private drum lessons in Los Angeles while not out on the road. You can contact him via GlenSobel.com for details.
5th Avenue Vampires (featuring Dennis Dunaway and Richie Scarlet) will be releasing two new songs from their forthcoming second album, tentatively entitled 'Not Just A Bad Dream', this coming Thursday. The first song, 'White Ladies', is written by Richie and vocalist Joe Von T and also features Dennis and drummer Russ Wilson (DDP). A demo of the track has been on the bands official site for a while now. The second track, 'I'm Your Nightmare', was written by Joe and Jason Fresta and features a guest appearance by Dick Wagner on guitar and organ and Jason Fresta on guitar and Bass. The songs will be available via the bands facebook page or official website.
The band is also offering a free copy of the new CD to whoever comes up with the best video for 'I'm Your Nightmare'. Just upload your video to YouTube and send the URL to the band via the sites above to be considered.
Speaking of Dick Wagner, the Maestro of Rock has posted the first song from his recent travels to Italy where he worked with Italian band The Mugshots. The song is a cover of the Wagner penned AC classic 'Pass The Gun Around' from 'Dada' and can be heard now at Soundcloud.
According to Guitar World the legendary Alice Cooper concert film is finally coming to DVD on May 22nd via Shout! Factory. The 1979 concert film was originally released on VHS way back in the early 80s but has been officially unavailable ever since. Recorded live on the 'Madhouse Rocks' (From The Inside) tour on April 9th 1979 in San Diego, CA the film features almost the full show included many of Alice's classic theatrical tricks.
AC.com is now selling tickets for the recently announced shows including VIP packages.
Alice will be the keynote speaker for the commencement ceremony at the Musicians Institute Of Technology on March 17th at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles, CA.
Casablanca, the new(ish) band featuring the ever wonderful Ryan Roxie, release their debut album on Monday in the UK entitled 'Apocalyptic Youth'. The band will play shows around Sweden during April.
'Nights With Alice Cooper' is supporting the 'Ride For Autism,' an overnight motorcycle poker run that will take place March 23-24. The run begins at the Cajun Harley-Davidson in Lafayette, LA., and ends at the Flora-Bama Lounge in Perdido Key. Alice has donated a pair of his pants-autographed-and one of his golf score cards to be auctioned off.
Speaking of auctions Alice himself (kinda) has signed up to Ebay to auction items from his personal collection of music memorabilia, with proceeds going to Solid Rock. There are currently two items up for grabs: A framed photo of the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show, and a Elvis Presley framed Litho Print. Check them out here.
Legendary Rock Interviews have been chatting to Dennis Dunaway and you can read the results here.
Alice turns up in "Sunset Strip: The Movie" which premiere's Friday in Austin Texas. You can check out the trailer that briefly features a clip of Alice at Bravewords.
Apologies for the following, but not speaking the language involved makes it a little hard to work out exactly what this is about. There's a video up on YouTube which features footage of the famous Alice Cooper hologram by Dali. It appears it is being displayed at an event called 3Dali.
Glen Sobel has signed a new sponsorship deal with Gibraltar Custom Racks.
Amazing icelandic band DIMMA have a new EP out entitled 'Dogma' which also features their excellent cover of 'Halo Of Flies' featuring Dennis Dunway on bass. The EP also includes a new original song and five live DIMMA classics. It's available on GB Records for $8 + $5 shipping worldwide (total $13) directly from the band. Just email email@example.com or paypal the correct amount to that email address including your details in the mesage box.
SkyArts are showing the 'British Rock Symphony' show from 1999 this Friday at 10pm. Alice is featured performing a couple of songs.
Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad have named the cover of 'Welcome 2 My Nightmare' one of the most tasteless and stupid covers ever!!
Alice was at the John Varvatos benefit yesterday (March 11th) which was part of the 'John Varvatos Stuart House Online Auction' campaign. You can still bid on a round of golf with Alice over at Charitybuzz.
Orianthi played a special show on March 2nd with American Idol finalist James Durbin in Burbank, CA in aid of the Rock School Scholarship Fund. The pair played Dio classic 'Rainbow In The Dark' and Orianthi also performed he own 'Heaven In This Hell' with the School Of Rock (North Hollywood) amongst other songs. They also auctioned an Orianthi signiture PRS guitar. There's video on the link above.
Amazon are listing a NEW version of 'No More Mr Nice Guy Live' to be released on April 10th through EMM. A double CD, this looks like it will NOT be the same as the ConcertLive CD that has been listed as a new release on Amazon for some time, and was also available to buy at shows last year. Although there is no official confirmation yet it is possible that while both were recorded at the Alexandra Palace on 29th October, this will be a properly mixed and produced CD. You can preorder at AmazonUK and AmazonUS now.
Also listed on Amazon is a reissue of the tribute abum released a few years ago. Entitled 'Going To Hell: A Tribute To Alice Cooper" this appears from the track list to simply be the 'Humanary Stew' album reissued with a new title. The second time this has happened as it was also reissued as 'Welcome To The Nightmare' with a couple of bonus tracks. It's listed on AmazonUK and AmazonUS.
Yesterday's BBC radio documentary 'Your World' is now available to listen to at the BBC.
Alice has been announced as one of the guests on Season 10 of 'That Metal Show.' The highly successful US VH-1 show is back March 31st with Alice on the April 7th show.
CharityBuzz is holding the 'John Varvatos Stuart House Online Auction' and one of the things up for grabs is a round of golf with Alice. The only stipulation is that to bid you muct have a golf handicap of less then 20. All proceeds go to The Rape Foundation In Support of Stuart House.
Various ticketing sites including ticketmaster are listing Alice Cooper as performing at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, MS on June 8th. Tickets go on sale 7th March.
Alice was at the "Patrick Warburton Golf for Kids" golf event at the weekend and got up on stage for a jam with Robbie Krieger of the Doors, Steve Cropper of Booker T. and the MGs, drummer Danny Seraphine of Chicago, Tommy Thayer of Kiss and drummer Adrian Young of No Doubt. Alice sang The Doors' “Back Door Man” and “Roadhouse Blues”. The event raised $310,000 for charity.
Alice Cooper and Dennis Dunaway have been added to the list of guests at this years Chiller Theatre Convention which takes place between the 27th and 29th of April at the Hilton in Parsippany, New Jersey.
In other Dunaway news, Dennis has started posting a daily report to facebook following the legendary 'Billion Dollar Babies' tour of 1973 with photos and he encourages comments from others that might have been there at the time.
Dennis and Cindy Dunaway were also at RIFF in the Bowery, NYC earlier this week for a music themed art event hosted by Andy Hilfiger. The Wall Street Journal ran a report, with a photo of the Dunaways, and Dennis performed with Hilfiger, Marky Ramone and Michael H for a forthcoming HGTV show called 'Selling NY', airdate to follow.
The BBC World Service is listing a show called "Your World" for next Saturday (with repeats Sunday and Monday). The 25 minute show is described as "A profile of musician Alice Cooper, who welcomes us to his theatrical world of rock horror."
Alice has been announced as appearing at the 'Annika & Friends' charity golf event at Sandestin Golf And Beach resort in South Walton, FL on May 12th/13th.
Robert Kenney recently did a photo shot for Dick Wagner while he was at NAMM and you can see the photos at AP Images.
Finally, there could be some downtime for STUK over the next couple of days while I do some updates and impliment a new look to the site. Some things can only be tested 'live' so you may expect some strange behavior on occasions, but I'll try and keep it to a minimum.