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.
HELLO SICK THINGS!!!!!...HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!.....
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!!!!!!!!
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!