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.

Johnny Depp joined the Alice and the band on stage last night in Los Angeles not for just one song but the final third of the set! He appeared in time for the 'Raise The Dead' covers section and stayed through to the encore. has a video clip and photos.

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Posted on 30 Nov 2012 by SickthingsUK

Alice and the band on the Conan O'Brien show last night in the US performing 'Under My Wheels' to promote the reissued 'Old School' box set. You can see the performance at Team Coco here, and they have also posted a 'web exclusive' performance of 'I'll Bite Your Face Off' here.

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Posted on 29 Nov 2012 by SickthingsUK

"Alice Cooper" is a specialist subject on BBC TV's long running 'Mastermind' quiz show this Friday at 8pm on BBC 2.

You can watch a video of the recent Legends Panel with Alice, and Bob Ezrin over at  Nights With Alice Cooper.

Alice turned up on kids show "The Annoying Orange Show" yesterday on the cartoon network in the US and you can see a clip here including the song "Holiday Mash Up" featuring Alice, Bret Michaels, Weird Al, and Slash.

Reverb has a review and pics from the Paramount Theatre show.

Metal Forces Magazine has photos from the Cardiff show.

Dennis Dunaway's BBC Interview with Keith Middleton which took place on Sunday (see below) will apparently air during the UK tour on Saturday 26th January.

A short update on Steve Hunter. Steve is safely back home after his recent health scare and back working on the forthcoming 'Manhatten Blue' album.

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Posted on 27 Nov 2012 by SickthingsUK

Dennis Dunaway will be interviewed tomorrow for Keith Middleton's Late show. At the time of posting we don't know if it will air in tomorrow's show or at a later date, so watch for an update in the morning. The show airs on various local BBC Radio stations (see link) and will also be available to listen again.

Ruta 66 have a review of the Bournemouth show in Spanish.

Alice has been inducted into the International Knife Throwers Hall Of Fame!

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Posted on 24 Nov 2012 by SickthingsUK

Denver Westword has a new interview with Alice.

Concert Confessions has a review of the Washington show.

Rock In Houston has posted a ton of photos of Alice in Texas over the years including some very rare ones.

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Posted on 23 Nov 2012 by SickthingsUK

Tommy Henriksen and Bob Ezrin were up for an award at the 23rd SOCAN Awards Gala in Toronto. SOCAN is the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada and the Awards Gala recognizes the accomplishments of Canadian songwriters. Bob Ezrin was also in attendance. The pair were given an award in the pop/rock music section for their part in Fefe Dobson's "Can't Breathe" which you can hear here.

Glen Sobel (along with Ryan and Orianthi) were at the Woodstick Big Beat in Kirkland, WA on Saturday. The event attempted to break the world record for the most drummers playing drumsets simultaniously! Glen posted a photo of Ryan and Ori at the event as well as a pic of himself with the drummers playing 'School's Out'.

MSN Entertainment have a review of the Saskatoon Show.

Simon Mayo related a Alice-related story yesterday on his Radio 2 show about 'Wind Up Toy' which you can hear about 38 minutes into the show here with text below.

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Posted on 20 Nov 2012 by SickthingsUK

Alice was featured on CNN's 'Road Warriors' the other day and you can check it out thanks to

Alice, and Bob Ezrin took part in a "legends panel" at the Vancity Theatre on Friday afternoon organised by Ezrin's 'Nimbus School Of Recording Arts'. Also in attendence were producer Garth Richardson and drummer Chad Smith. The Vancouver Sun has a report.

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Posted on 18 Nov 2012 by SickthingsUK

Blue Coupe have arrived in Hamilton, Canada for a show tomorrow night (Saturday) at 'This Ain't Hollywood' which is part of the Hamilton Music Awards showcase. The awards themselves take place the following night at the MacIntyre Theatre. The Saturday show will be filmed and the Sunday show will be televised nationally in Canada!

As most people probably already know the 'Old School' box set is being reissued in the UK on November 19th in more affordable form. Gone is the lavish box of the original edition and most of the extras, but you get a nice package featuring the two music cd's, the interview cd, and the 1971 St. Louis bootleg CD. You can pre-order the set now at AmazonUK or AmazonUS as an import.

MetalExpressRadio have posted their interview with Ryan Roxie which took place at the Edinburgh show. Mick also interviewed Orianthi and that should hopefully appear in the next issue of Fireworks magazine which can be found in most WH Smiths in the UK or ordered online.

Ken Bloor has posted his photos from the recent UK tour over at

Edmonton Sun reviews the Edmonton show.

The Idaho Statesman has a short interview with Alice.

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Posted on 16 Nov 2012 by SickthingsUK

Alice Cooper will be performing on "Conan" on TBS Wednesday November 28th at 11pm Eastern/10pm Central.

Metal Express have interviewed Chuck Garric about Beasto Blanco and Alice Cooper.

The Scotsman has a photo of Alice backstage at Wembley for a caption competition.

Keri Kelli has joined US band Nightranger for the rest of the year including their forthcoming dates in Canada. Check out for all the dates.

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Posted on 13 Nov 2012 by SickthingsUK

Blue Coupe have added another date to their UK tour. They will be playing Clitheroe Grand Theatre in Lancashire on February 3rd with "Animals and Friends" and Steve Cropper.

Damon Johnson is back in the UK for the final Thin Lizzy shows the band plan to do before coming back with a new album and new name. Check out for all the dates.

There's a review and pics from the Cardiff show here.

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Posted on 11 Nov 2012 by SickthingsUK

Steve Hunter is currently in hospital in Phoenix with Afib (cardiac arrhythmia/irregular heart beat). The doctors have kept him in overnight to allow medication to get his normal heart rhythm back and do tests to discover the cause.  Karen Hunter has been posting updates to facebook and as of writing Steve seems okay but bored at being stuck there waiting. Naturally we send our best wishes out to Steve and Karen and hope you are both home safely as soon as possible. We love you guys.
UPDATE: As of now (7pm Thursday UK time) Steve's heart has reverted by to it's normal rhythm after 19 hours.

For those who missed it the other night the complete Swiss show is still available to watch over at ARTE.TV.

Music News has a review of the Sheffield show.

Star Phoenix has a short interview with Alice.

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Posted on 08 Nov 2012 by SickthingsUK

Blue Coupe have added a few more shows to their UK trip in January. The full list of gigs at the moment is as follows:
January 25th - Hessle, North Humberside, Hessle Town Hall
January 26th - Mickleton Blues Club, Old School House, Mickleton, Barnard Castle, Co Durham
January 27th -  Great British Rock and Blues Festival, Skegness
January 30th - Bilston, The Robin 2
February 2nd Jersey, Jersey Opera House
In related news Blue Coupe's Bouchard Brothers Al and Joe will be rejoining Blue Oyster Cult for a one off reunion show tonight in New York City!

The second "Me, Alice" audio blog is now up at Nights With Alice Cooper.

Steve Hunter's "Manhatten Blues Project" Kickstarter campaign raised almost three times it's goal! I think there's still time to pledge and still some cool stuff available.

EGigs have a review of the Sheffield show with photos.

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Posted on 05 Nov 2012 by SickthingsUK

Can't make it to the show in Basel Switzerland tonight? You can watch it LIVE starting at 21:45PM in Central Europe, 12:45PM in Los Angeles and 3:45PM in NY at ARTE.TV.

UPDATE: It now appears this may only be available to stream in Germany and France, Sorry.

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Posted on 04 Nov 2012 by SickthingsUK

STUK has arrived home after another awesome UK tour. I'll get to the normal updates etc shortly but first we have an exclusive message from Shep Gordon about the current show, addressing some of the comments that have been made.

Shep here... I had a chance this tour to get some quality time with many of the Sick Things. Really great to get to do more than wave while leaving the building........ Thank you all for your loyalty, honesty and concern... I know many of you are confused by the new show.. I read the postings and appreciated the comments, recommendations and concern... Glad to see most are feeling better.. A few more changes to come.....
I thought I would try and explain what our thoughts were in writing the new show which may help clear some things up for you, and for Alice and I...
Your comments that Alice breaks character at the tribute section was heard loudly by us. We realize we didn't explain what happens clearly enough. For over 40 years Alice on stage has done dispicable acts to society, has been killed for this and has immediiately returned reborn in white. This year Alice deals with the question of "what happens when Alice Cooper dies?" Is he burned in hell? No... he goes to join his friends who have also died... his friends from his drinking club THE HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES. He goes to the rockstar graveyard, as well he should, but nothing can keep Alice down.. it's not his time yet... so he raises the dead so he can come back!
Also please remember there are very special reasons for each artist as I'm sure as Sick Things you should know. Jimi Hendrix introduced Alice and I!!!!!! John Lennon gave Alice his first big show.. the show where the chicken was unleashed!!!!!!! Jim Morrison taught Alice how to REALLY drink!!!!!! And what needs to be said about Keith Moon.. He's Keith Moon and was Alices outrage buddy!!!!!! Who more fitting than Alice to raise these dead.
We are in the process of adding a few simple things to make this clearer to the audience thanks to all of your comments.. THANK YOU SICK THINGS FOR CARING!!!!!!!!

Shep Gordon.

I'd like to take a second to thank Shep for all his help and for taking the time to listen to people's comments and act on them. What the fans say DOES matter to Alice and his team!
We'd also like to thank the always awesome Toby Mamis for all his help and hard work above and beyond again this year, Cesare and the entire crew for their tireless hard work in mounting the show night after night, Kyler, Andy, and Buiji for their friendship and help behind the scenes and, of course, Alice, Chuck, Ryan, Tommy, Glen and Orianthi for being the best rock'n'roll band on the planet and proving it night after night! Safe travels guys. See you again soon.

And now to the NEWS which today is dedicated to Cesare!

The Daily Record and The Herald in Scotland have interviews with Alice.

Show reviews can be found at Clash (Wembley), The Daily Star (Wembley), This Is Nottingham, The Scotsman, The Herald Scotland, The Mirror (Wembley), Bournemouth Echo, RushonRock (Edinburgh), The Steel, and Lucubration (Wembley) with more sure to come.

Alice unsurprisingly won the Guardian's ' Later with Jools Holland' vote, polling more then twice any of the other artists.

Alice wrote a few articles as guest editor for the Village Voice on Wednesday, including a list of his favourite Alice Cooper songs, which you can find here.

Alice also listed his top 10 horror movies for Time Out magazine.

Q Magazine has a article on Alice this month as well as Kerrang! this week.

FightTheLight have posted some cool photos at Flickr as has Helen Parish and probably many more!

Pure People in France caught Alice and Sheryl out shopping in London and have pics and words (in French).

Belgium's HLN have a short article based on Alice's comment about dressing as an insurance salesman for Halloween.

Also don't forget to check out the Band's Blog for lots of behind the scenes high jinx action!

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Posted on 02 Nov 2012 by SickthingsUK
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