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.

The UK tour is now in full swing but I'll try and catch up on what's been happening in the last few days.

Alice was at Wembley Arena on Tuesday where he placed his hands in the cement for a plaque on the "Square of Fame" to celebrate being the first international artist to play the venue at least once in each of the last five decades. The Examiner also cover this with a different photo and also has pics along with some additional material on other events this week.

The extended version of 'Later with Jools Holland' airs in the UK tonight and should have an extra Alice Cooper song as well as different edits of the two songs shown on Tuesday. 'School's Out' from the show can be seen on YouTube. You can vote in a Guardian poll for best live performance on the show here. Alice is currently winning but quite a margin.

A video has been posted launching this years Xmas Pudding show promotion which you can see here. This years show on December 8th will feature acts including Don Fielder, L.A. Guns, sets by Orianthi and a guest appearance by Johnny Depp joining Alice. Tickets go on sale Monday October 29th. Also check out the cool promo photo for the event at Classic Hits.

The Daily Express had a short piece on Alice losing his voice earlier this week.

'Welcome 2 My Nightmare' is to be released on limited edition transparent blood red vinyl. 

Wolverhampton Express and Star review last nights show. South Wales Argus has a short review of the Cardiff show.

TimesLive and Bromley Times have short interviews with Alice. The Scotsman has a longer one.

Song Facts have a new interview with Neal Smith talking about writing and recording 'I'm Eighteen'.

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Posted on 26 Oct 2012 by SickthingsUK

Alice will be appearing on "The One Show" on BBC1 TONIGHT at 7pm. I assume it will be on iPlayer shortly afterwards.

Alice is also apparently at the Q Awards tonight according to the Huffington Post, while tomorrow he is listed as being at the premiere of the new James Bond film "Skyfall" which will take place at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

According to host Danny Baker Alice will also be on his BBC Radio 5 show on the 27th October between 9am and 11am.

Lastly, "Something To Remember Me By" from 'Welcome 2 My Nightmare' is on the ballot for two grammy awards. Alice and Dick Wagner are up for both 'Best Rock Performance' and 'Best Rock Song'.

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Posted on 22 Oct 2012 by SickthingsUK

Last night Verona, NY saw the opening show of the new tour. For the sake of those not wishing to know the setlist yet I won`t list it here, but you can find it in the setlists section, while there's more info about last nights show on the forums.

The Shropshire Star have a short interview with Alice.

There's various new photos and videos now up at the band's blog which you can check out here.

CNN have a short interview with Neal Smith about his real estate career and how he came to be the "rock n' realtor".

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Posted on 20 Oct 2012 by SickthingsUK

It's now been confirmed that Alice Cooper will be appearing on BBC 2's 'Later... with Jools Holland' on October 23rd (live) which is repeated in extended form on October 26th.

The List has a new interview with Alice with more hints about the new show.

Chuck Garric appeared on New York's News Channel 9 this morning and you can see the interview courtesy of Blabbermouth.

The new issue of 'Metal Hammer' has a double page photo of Alice and Brian May on stage at the Royal Albert Hall a few weeks ago.

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Posted on 18 Oct 2012 by SickthingsUK

Various sources including MSN are reporting on a new interview with Alice in Reader's Digest this month although only part of the article itself is online here. have a short interview with Alice as does the Syracuse New Times.

"The Nerdy Show" podcast features Alice Cooper this week with a focus on the early 80s albums. You can listen to it here.

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Posted on 17 Oct 2012 by SickthingsUK

The Alice Cooper band have started their own tour blog page to post stories and pics directly from the road. It's just starting up but check it regularly for behind the scenes action.

According to an advert in the new issue of Classic Rock Alice will be Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood's guest on his 'Ronnie Wood Show' on Absolute radio on October 27th.

Alice was also spotted on ABC TV Los Angeles during 'Eye On LA: The Legends Of Laurel Canyon' which you should be able to see soon online here.

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Posted on 14 Oct 2012 by SickthingsUK

Nights With Alice Cooper have started a new "Me, Alice" audio blog, during which Alice chats about what's going on in his world that week. The first installment can be heard here.

There's a new Alice interview at the Independent today which you can read here.

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Posted on 13 Oct 2012 by SickthingsUK

Alice and Sheryl were in South Dakota yesterday (10th) to open a 6,000 square foot "rock and roll academy' created by friend Chuck Brennan of the Dollar Loan Center. Fox News reports with a few words from Alice while AP has a video report. He also got up for a version of 'School's Out' with local band Kory and the Fireflies which you can see on YouTube.

Universal have posted a video of Alice walking through this years Universal Horror Nights maze.

My Music Master Class have posted a 40 minute tutorial by Glen Sobel but you need to sign up to see it. There's a preview on YouTube

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Posted on 11 Oct 2012 by SickthingsUK

Nights With Alice Cooper are running a competition to win a trip for two to the Palms Casino Resort to see the Vegas show. All the details and entry form can be found here. US residents only.

The Skinny has an article by Alice about Halloween.

A new edition of the 'Old School' box set is due for release on October 29th in the UK. This version will include the 4 CDs, an eAlbum (?) and is packaged in a DVD sized 60 page year book.You can pre-order on AmazonUK now.

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Posted on 10 Oct 2012 by SickthingsUK

Alice was at 'The Rock' yesterday for their grand opening and AZCentral has a story about it all, while Fox Phoenix have a short video interview and another video from earlier in the week here.

G4TV has a walk through of the Universal Haunted House with Alice.

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Posted on 07 Oct 2012 by SickthingsUK

In what is becoming a growing trend for musicians the legendary Steve Hunter has started a 'kickstarter' campaign to help complete his new 'Manhatten Blues' with a ton of very special stuff up for grabs for loyal fans who pledge to the project, including lots of unique Alice Cooper related swag. Check out the video above and the kickstarter page for all the info and details of the various deals available. The campaign is open until November 2nd with the target set at just $5,000 so show your support, even if it's just to pre-order the CD. You know it will be great!!

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Posted on 04 Oct 2012 by SickthingsUK

Alice Cooper will be the main attraction on a "horror cruise" next Halloween between October 28th and November 2nd. The cruise sets off from Miami, FL passing through Half Moon Cay and Freeport before returning to Miami and will feature a live performance by Alice and the band. Also on the trip will be Dee Snider, directors Joe Dante, Mick Garris and Mary Lambert and actors Tony Todd, Ed Gale, Kane Hodder and R.A. Mihailoff. Prices begin at $719 rising up to $3,399 for a "grand suite". You can read more at or the official Ship Of Fear site.

The recent Sunflower Jam show at the Royal Albert Hall in London is to be released on DVD at some point.

The Myth Of Reason podcast has a new interview with Chuck Garric about Beasto Blanco.

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Posted on 03 Oct 2012 by SickthingsUK
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