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.

A message from Alice:
"Glen Sobel's been having neck problems and has been playing the shows in a lot of pain, so he needs to take a short break to heal. Luckily for us, and for you, Jonathan Mover (from the "Trash"tour and the "Trashes The World" live concert video) was available to help out on short notice. We rehearsed with him yesterday and we're all excited about tonight's show in Camden with him. Hopefully Glen will be back soon."
Said Glen: "I'll be off the Alice tour for a few weeks. I've played the last several shows on pain meds due to an inflamed neck situation. We've had some of the best shows on tour with Iron Maiden, so I wanted to do everything I could to stay in the game. I need to get back to LA, have this treated, and then return to finish out our tour dates. In the meantime my main man Jonathan Mover (an Alice band alumni) will be sitting in the drum throne covering for me. I have the utmost confidence that he will deliver the goods along with all my brothers (and sister) in the Alice band. Don't worry about me, I'll be back sooner than later."
Best wishes Glen, hope you get well soon!

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Posted on 30 Jun 2012 by SickthingsUK

Music icons Chuck Garric and Chris Latham along with producer, Tommy Henriksen announce the launch of the newest group Beasto Blanco.
"With Beasto Blanco, we have set out to create a live, raw power, rock & roll band that will allow us to indulge our influences and imagery that has shaped our collective musical background. Beasto Blanco taps into a truly unique rock sound, but still stays true to our roots," said Garric.
Beasto Blanco has been busy in the studio recording three songs as well as the video for the first single release, 'Breakdown' which is now available on iTunes. The video produced by Charles Conklyn is scheduled to be released early July.
'Breakdown' is already being heavily played in Alaska and Reno, NV and were psyched at the positive feedback weve received from our fans! said Chris Latham. We cant wait for the rest of the world to hear our first single! And not to mention the video is KILLER!!
Interested media may arrange for an interview with Beasto Blanco members by calling (772) 633-8337. Fans are encouraged to contact their local rock/alternative stations and request Breakdown.
For more information please go to:

The Huffington Post,, and The Mercury have new interviews with Alice.

AZCentral reports that The Rock at 32nd Street is holding a 'Rockfest' this afternoon with local bands playing live from 4pm-7pm to celebrate the center's recent opening.

Brooklyn Vegan have photos from the Jones Beach show.

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Posted on 29 Jun 2012 by SickthingsUK

"Greetings Alice Cooper fans. Dash Cooper here, son of Alice. I am writing you all today in representation of my place of employment, Precise Corporate Staging. We are from Tempe, AZ and have been the loyal sound company behind Alice's live tours for the past 7 years. We were hoping that you might consider voting for us to receive a $250,000 grant from Chase Bank! Our goal, should we win this grant, is to buy more sound, lighting and video equipment in order to do more charity work in the Arizona Valley and around the U.S.A. Voting takes place through Facebook and can be accessed by clicking the link below while "logged on" to Facebook. We need to get 250 votes to qualify and are at this moment are sitting at 154 total votes."
Here's the link:
Once you access this page, Click "Learn More", Scroll down where is says company name type "Precise Corporate Staging", then "Vote"

Thank you all for your time and consideration. You all ROCK!


Dash Cooper and The Team at Precise Corporate Staging

I would hope we have more then enough Sickthings out there to get them to their goal of 250 votes so PLEASE get voting, and get your friends, family or workmates voting as well!!

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Posted on 28 Jun 2012 by SickthingsUK

Alice made a surprise appearance at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation on Sunday to raise funds and to play in a charity golf tournament at Oak Tree Country Club in Edmond. Alice joined country star Shooter Jennings for a version of Chuck Berry's 'Nadine' as well as 'School's Out'.

High Winds caused a few problems at the show the other night. Check out the slideshow at to see what happened!

Syfy have posted a trailer for the 'Bigfoot' movie with airs June 30th and features Alice.

Ryan Roxie will be on WUTK-FM (90.3 The Rock) TODAY between 10pm and midnight (local time) on 'Kill Ugly Radio' and they have a netfeed so you can listen in.

Creative Loafing have photos and words from the Atlanta show.

BostInno reports on Alice and an orange Lobster at 'Fresh Catch', Mansfield, Mass Monday night.

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Posted on 27 Jun 2012 by SickthingsUK

Ryan Roxie has been doing some short videos for TC Electronic and you can check out the latest on YouTube now which features Roxie teaching you how to play the opening riff of 'School's Out'.

While at Facebook Orianthi has posted a short video of the band before they went on stage opening for Iron Maiden which you can see here. has a review and photos from the Louisville show while Times-News has a short review of the Charlotte show.

The Charlotte Observer has a short interview with Alice.

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Posted on 24 Jun 2012 by SickthingsUK

Fuse has a short video of Alice answering viewers questions.

BBC Radio 2 show "Dressed To Kill" features Alice. The show is about the Glam Rock era.

Blue Coupe have been announced as playing a UK show at the RocknBlues festival at Butlins Skegness on January 25th 2013 with Hawkwind and Focus amongst others.

Ryan Roxie was interviewed by Glide Magazine after the opening show of the current tour and you can read it here.

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Posted on 22 Jun 2012 by SickthingsUK

The Aquarian and have new interviews with Alice.

The Daily Express has Alice giving coaching advice to the England Soccer manager.

Travellers In Time have posted a great interview with Dennis Dunaway. interviews Dick Wagner.

Metromix has photos from the Iroquois Amphitheater show. While in Louisville Alice again through out a first pitch, this time at the Louisville Bats game.

Alice is featured in a slightly odd advert for Sol beer in Finnish mag 'Soundi' which you can see here. (Thanks Jari)

Radio Show/Podcast All Time Top Ten recently did a top 10 Alice Cooper songs and you can hear the show and their choices here.

Tiffiny Lowe will be performing with Trainwreaked, her DJ Duo, on Saturday night at Bar Sinister in Hollywood, CA, opening for God Module.

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Posted on 21 Jun 2012 by SickthingsUK has just announced the following USA shows:
November 17th - Spokane, WA, Northern Quest Casino
November 20th - Kennewick, WA, Toyota Center
November 23rd - Denver, CO, Paramount
November 25th - Reno, NV, Grand Sierra
November 29th - Los Angeles, CA, Orpheum
December 1st - Indio, CA, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
Pre-sales begin at 10am on June 22nd.

DC101 has a new audio interview with Alice which you can listen to here.

The Hawkeye has another report on the Burlington Show while Metal Express Radio have an interview with Roxie.

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Posted on 18 Jun 2012 by SickthingsUK

Ticketmaster are listing a new show for November 27th at the Warfield in San Francisco, CA. Tickets are on sale now.

Hawkeye talk to Alice about the Solid Rock Foundation as well as the upcoming Burlington show in a second article.

TriCities have a review of the Knoxville show with photos.

Ryan Roxie has a new facebook group called Roxie's Rock 'n' Roll Parking Lot where you can get the new Roxie 77 shirts (which he's wearing on the new tour) as well as find out about meet and greets before shows.

The STUK photos from Biloxi, Charleston and Knoxville are all now up in the photo section.

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Posted on 18 Jun 2012 by SickthingsUK

Just home from the USA for the beginning of the new tour. The band are already on fire and will only get better! Thanks to everyone who, as always, were so friendly and helpful the last couple of weeks especially the awesome Toby Mamis who yet again came through for us when we needed him. Alice Cooper's band, management, and crew are truly second to none. Thank you all!
Setlists etc will go up over the next few days but first there is a LOT of stuff to catch up on so off we go.

New tour dates started to appear as soon as we stepped onto the plane, including UK Dates for Halloween in October. The full list of new dates is as followed:
October 24th - Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
October 25th - Wolverhapton Civic Hall
October 27th - Bournemouth BIC
October 28th - London Wembley Arena
October 30th - Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
October 31st - Edinburgh Usher Hall
November 1st - Sheffield City Hall
November 7th - Calgary, AB, Canada, Southern Jubilee
November 8th - Saskatoon, SK, Canada, TCU Center
November 9th - Moose Jaw, SK, Canada, Mosaic Place
November 13th - Dawson Creek, BC, Canada, Encana Events Center
November 14th - Edmonton, AB, Canada, Northern Jubilee
November 21st - Boise, ID, Revolution Center
The appearance at Wembley Arena will make Alice the first artist to play the venue in each of the past five decades!

Alice's bass god, Chuck Garric, has also been busy being a producer! 'Jimmy at the Prom', based out of Milwaukee, WI, have just released a single and b-side that not only features Chuck's gifted production, but on backing vocals as well! The single is available now on iTunes and will also be released on 7" vinyl!  Check it out at and follow them on Twitter at @jimmyattheprom.
Chuck also sent in a report from the road over at Lip Service with rehersal photos.

The Bonaroo festival last week created a LOT of press, mainly centered around the surprise inclusion of Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' to close the show which brought the house down, especially when the 'FrankenGaga' appeared. There's lots of footage up on Youtube as the entire show was streamed the following night (and its possible it will be repeated at some point if you missed it). Even Gaga herself tweeted "I am not worthy, Sire. The way he changed the words to be about him was so rad. I want to hang out with #Frankengaga!".
Most of the press repeated the same stuff but a few had quotes or something different either before or after the show including: Memphis FlyerUSA Today and here,, Fuse, and Aceshowbiz.

The Alice Facebook page posted photos from the rehersals in Biloxi.

Charleston City Paper reviews the Charleston show with photos while the Kansas City Star covers the Kansas show.

You can check out Glen's new Mapex USA drum kit, as seen on the current tour, over at the Alice Cooper facebook page.

New Alice interviews include: Charleston City Paper, Charleston Post and Courier,, Yes Weekly, The Gauntlet, WLOX (with video),, Fuse Festivals (Video), Local8Now (video), CityBeat, and Jambands.

While in Charleston Alice threw out the first pitch at the Charleston Riverdogs game which was reported in the Post and Courier. The team is co-owned by actor Bill Murray and Official Alice Cooper a photo of the pair at the game.
He also threw out the first pitch at the Kansas City Royals game on June 14th!

SkyArts have posted another short outtake from the Ronnie Wood Show with Alice and Ron talking about guitars. has an article about the opening of 'The Rock' in Phoenix with a lot of history to the project.

Dash Cooper's band Runaway Phoenix now have a Bandcamp Site where you can listen to there songs.

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Posted on 17 Jun 2012 by SickthingsUK

Ryan Roxie is to release a limited edition 4 disc box set later this year. The set will include Dad's Porno Mag's self-titled album, the two Roxie 77 albums 'Peace, Love, And Armageddon' and 'Two Sides To Every Story', as well as a fourth disc compiling other songs by his various bands and projects, much of which has never been heard before. All the songs are remastered and come in a limited edition eco-box containing mini-sleeves of the original albums. 70 songs are included altogether.
If you pre-order the box you will have the chance to win an autographed guitar owned by Roxie, exclusive memorabilia (stage clothing, guitar picks, etc.) used in past & present tours plus other surprises! The draw for these prizes will be held at the conclusion of the 2012 Alice Cooper tour when the box is set to be released. You can pre-order soon via the Roxie Bandcamp site.

Punk Globe has posted a new interview with Neal Smith.

NOTE: We'll be heading Stateside from tomorrow to check out the new tour so this could be the last update for a couple of weeks depending on how often I can get an internet connection in the US. As always you can check the forums where any important news or new dates is sure to be posted.

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Posted on 03 Jun 2012 by SickthingsUK is listing a show in Vancouver, BC, Canada at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre for 16th November with tickets on sale next week.

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Posted on 01 Jun 2012 by SickthingsUK
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