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.

Alice Cooper has been announced as playing the Baloise (formerly AVO) Session festival in Basel, Switzerland on November 4th. Tickets go on sale September 5th.

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Posted on 29 Aug 2012 by SickthingsUK

According to Planet Rock Alice Cooper has will be appearing at the Sunflower Jam charity show taking place at the Royal Albert Hall on September 16th. This is an annual charity show put together by Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice and his wife with this years guest list also featuring Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden), John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) Brian May (Queen) and Paice himself.

A few more details about Alice's appearance at Dragon*Con next weekend. Alice is doing a couple of panels. One of them is called “Remembering Billion Dollar Babies” (Friday 4:00 p.m.).  The description says “Hear wild behind the scenes tales and how one of the largest rock tours or the 70s was developed.”  The other is simply called “Alice Cooper” (Sunday 5:30 p.m.) with the description “An hour with the godfather of horror-rock.”

Alice did a live video webchat a couple of days ago for the Huffington Post which you can watch here. They also have a new article written by Alice about reality TV.

A couple of interesting articles have turned up. Listen has a short article about Alice Cooper's influence and influences, while Ultimate Classic Rock has an article celebrating the 30th anniversary of 'Zipper Catches Skin'.

Damon Johnson will be making a rare New York appearance when he plays an acoustic show at BB Kings Blues Club on September 20th. Tickets are available now.

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Posted on 28 Aug 2012 by SickthingsUK

A little Roxie news for the weekend.
Roxie 77 will be playing at the Helgeafestivalen 2012 festival in Sweden this weekend before Roxie himself heads out on a short series of acoustic shows, also in Sweden, including a show in Linkoping, Sweden on September 27th.
Roxie also did an interiew with Udo Dirkschneider (UDO/Accept) for his All Excess show which you can see here.
Lastly, one we missed, an interview with Roxie at the Bloodstock festival which you can see here.

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Posted on 24 Aug 2012 by SickthingsUK

Alice's appearance on the Shaun Keaveney Breakfast Show on BBC6Music can be heard here.

Two more reviews (in Swedish) with photos of recent shows in Sweden can been seen at Crank It Up and Rocknytt.

The lastest Metal Hammer has a short AC review as part of their review of the Toronto show with Iron Maiden. They also have a feature on up and coming guitar shredders which includes Orianthi.
As a sponsor of the Bloodstock festival it's probably safe to assume there will be more AC coverage next issue as there probably wasn`t time to get it in this one.

All Sickthings should visit the NME Photo Awards 2012 page and vote for Kyler Clarke's photos of Alice, not just because they are of Alice (although it's a good reason) but, for those who don't know, Kyler is Alice's personal assistant and all round nice guy so show him some support! There seem to be five photos to vote for and it appears you can vote as many times as you wish!

The Daily Express newspaper has a short piece on Alice today based on an old quote from another interview, unless he's repeated it again recently! It's regarding an Alice Cooper reality show.

Keri Kelli has joined up with John Waite (The Baby's, Bad English) band who have announced an Australian 'Greatest Hits' tour beginning November 1st.

Dick Wagner will be playing shows in Traverse City, MI on October 27th, Tibbitts Opera House, Coldwater, MI on October 28th, Monroe, MI on November 3rd and Callahans in Auburn Hills, MI on November 17th.

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Posted on 22 Aug 2012 by SickthingsUK

During the break in the Alice Cooper touring schedule Orianthi will be joining Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) for a series of shows in the US and UK up to the end of September. Dave produced Orianthi's 'Fire' EP and forthcoming album, while she has already returned the favour and guested with Stewart on record. You can see a promo video for the tour here. The UK dates are:
September 3rd - Sunderland Empire
September 4th - Birmingham Symphony Hall
September 5th - Manchester Bridgewater Hall
September 7th - London Shepherds Bush Empire
There's also a final 'Dave Stewart and Friends' show at the Troubadour in Los Angeles on September 28th.

The Globe and Mail has a short video of Alice talking about the 40th Aniversay of 'School's Out' with footage from the 'Rock Of Ages' Appearance.

Monsters and Critics have a series of photos from the 'Rock Of Ages' appearance.

Alice has been doing various shows in the UK the last few days which you can hear/see again. He was on Sky News 'Sunrise' which you can see here. He was also at Lords for the cricket which you can see here which the Telegraph reported on.

The Huffington Post has an article wriiten by Alice based again around 'School's Out' and giving kids advice. 

Blue Coupe's new single 'More Cowbell (Gotta Fever)' is available via AmazonUS.

Damon Johnson will being doing a special solo acoustic show on September 21st at The Cooler in Rock Falls, IL with special guest Terry Cox.

Friday Music will apparently be reissuing 'Killer' on 180g vinyl on October 16th in the classic gatefold sleeve. You can pre-order it on AmazonUS now.

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Posted on 19 Aug 2012 by SickthingsUK

Unsurprisingly Alice's "surprise" appearance on stage in London at the 'Rock Of Ages' show last night has created a lot of press. There's photos and video up on the official site, but most other sites just repeat the press release. Sky News have some video of the rehearsals, with a short interview, and 'London Tonight' on ITV also aired rehearsal footage last night. The BBC have a longer interview and footage from the actual show.

Alice also turned up on BBC London earlier today which should be available to listen again soon.

According to the Evening Standard Alice will be a guest on the BBC 5Live (although they say it's on Radio 4) Cricket broadcast tomorrow from the England vs South Africa match at Lords! Unfortunatly, if it happens, you may have a long wait to hear him as the 5Live site lists the broadcast as over 8 hours!

Alice will be the guest on the BBC Radio 6 Breakfast Show next Monday between 7am and 10am.

The Sun have posted a news story based on things Alice said during yesterday's webchat. You can also watch an re-edited version of the chat now at their site here.

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Posted on 15 Aug 2012 by SickthingsUK

Alice Cooper will be playing Tacoma, Washington on November 18th at the Emerald Queen Casino. Tickets go on sale tomorrow.

Alice was on the Steve Wright Show yesterday on BBC Radio and you can listen to what happened here.

Alice is also expected to be on 'London Tonight' tonight (Weds) on ITV at 6pm in the London area.

There are also rumours that Alice will turn up on stage at the 'Rock Of Ages' stage show tonight at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London. It's said he will join the cast to perform 'School's Out' in honor of the 40th aniversary of it reaching #1 in the UK singles charts. This is backed up with posts on the officially Alice Cooper Twitter feed mentioning the show.

Thrash Hits have posted some great photos from the bands triumphant performance at Bloodstock on Sunday. You can also check out some photos from the Gothenburg show here while

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Posted on 14 Aug 2012 by SickthingsUK

Just a quick update before we leave for Bloodstock to let people know that Orianthi's solo acoustic set is scheduled for 4pm Sunday afternoon on the Jagermeister stage.

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Posted on 11 Aug 2012 by SickthingsUK

The Sun have announced that Alice will take part in a webchat for them next Tuesday at 4.30pm. You can access the chat here.

Last night in Gothenburg the AC band members did a surprise show at 'Sticky Fingers' night club. More details if I get them!

GP have a review of the Gothenburg show (in Swedish of course).

Blue Coupe have added another show to their UK tour in January. It's in Hull at the Hull Fruit Space on January 25th. Tickets are available now from WeGotTickets. Support comes from the legendary Stray featuring Del Bromham! As already announced the band also play the Butlins Rock and Blues festival in Skegness which runs between the 25th and 27th January (Blue Coupe will play the 27th) and more dates are expected to be announced soon.

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Posted on 09 Aug 2012 by SickthingsUK

Dick Wagner's book "Not Only Women Bleed" is now avaliable in hard cover direct from The hard cover comes with 2 CDs and is available worldwide NOW. The website above also has lots more info, videos, and links to buy the eBook version if you prefer that.

The Bloodstock Open Air festival will apparently be transmitted live via Daily Motion here including both Alice Cooper and Orianthi's sets.

Calico Cooper made a surprise one-off appearance with the band last week in Monte Carlo and you see how she looked here!

The Rock Oz'Arenes festival a few days ago has had some local press including video at 20 Minutes Online, and photos on facebook and Flickr,

Phoenix New Times has an interview with Alice.

TravellersInTime interview Billion Dollar Babies guitarist Mike Marconi.

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Posted on 06 Aug 2012 by SickthingsUK

Alice Cooper will be playing in Las Vegas, NV on November 30th at the Pearl Theatre. Tickets go on sale August 10th.

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Posted on 02 Aug 2012 by SickthingsUK

We've just had word that despite everyone's best efforts over the last 24 hours the Norway show in Langesund on August 7th is now definitely cancelled.

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Posted on 01 Aug 2012 by SickthingsUK

Rumours started circulating yesterday that the Wrightegaarden show in Langesund, Norway on August 7th had been canceled following news that the local promotors KLM Holding had gone bankrupt (see here). There where also reports of fans being contacted about the cancellation. It now appears that a new promotor has taken over and the show WILL PROCEED AS SCHEDULED with all tickets still valid for the show. If any more information turns up I will update but as things stand the show is still happening as advertised. 

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Posted on 01 Aug 2012 by SickthingsUK
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