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.
Damon will debut his new power trio at Summit City Lounge in Whitesburg, Kentucky U.S.A. on Saturday November 22nd. "Have been putting this together in my brain for a long time now," Damon says. "Am so stoked to play the first show!". Performing with Damon will be drummer Jarred Pope and bassist Tony Nagy. The trio are preparing a massive list of material to perform, including brand new music that Damon is considering for his upcoming solo album. "The songs that I would want to comprise my very first electric solo album have to be special. Playing some of them with the trio is a great way to test drive the energy before going into the studio." Fans can certainly expect to hear songs from all facets of Damon's career, including Brother Cane, Thin Lizzy, Alice Cooper, and of course, Black Star Riders.
In other Damon news Black Star Riders will be on the road again in the UK with a join tour with Europe in March. The sixteen shows begin on March 2nd in Dublin and run through to March 21st in London. Check out the full list here.
"Raise The Dead: Live From Wacken" debuted at #24 on the Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums Chart.
AC.com have confirmed the shows listed yesterday and added three more with tickets going on sale today. They are:
February 10th - Grand Prairie, TX, Verizon Theater
February 12th - Austin, TX, ACL Live
February 17th - Orlando, FL, Hard Rock Live
It's looking like the previously mentioned February shows are real. Both venue sites are now listing the shows which are:
February 14th - Bayou Music Center, Houston, TX
February 16th - Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, FL
In Addition to these shows Tulsa World is reporting Alice will be playing The Brady Theater in Tulsa on February 7th with tickets on sale this Friday which is confirmed on the venue website.
Also, according to the venue sites, Alice will be at the Majestic Theater, San Antonio, TX on February 11th and Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, FL on February 18th.
Nights With Alice Cooper is running a competition to win tickets for the Rock Legends Cruise next year. The winner will receive two round trip coach tickets to Florida and a night in a hotel in addition to tickets to the 6 day cruise.
As previously reported Alice was at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York last night for the Little Kids Rock benefit honouring Joan Jett. Other guests included Cheap Trick, and Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day) amongst others. CerealKyler posted a photo of Alice and Joan soundchecking. The pair performed 'Be My Lover' which Jett has covered before. After the show Alice headed down to The Treehouse for legendary rock photographer Bob Gruen's birthday party bash and jumped up to perform 'Eighteen' with the Jessie Malin band.
Nights with Alice Cooper are running a competition with a cool prize. Send in a scary 'selfie' of yourself and the winner will get their selfie hand drawn by Alice himself! Check out the details here. All you have to do is take the photo and post it with hashtag #AliceScarySelfie to enter.
There's also a competition to win two tickets to Alice's appearance at the 92Y showing of 'Super Duper Alice Cooper' in New York on October 27th. Check out the details here.
Ken Bloor has posted some photos from Damon Johnsons UK solo acoustic show which you can check out a lastoftheteenageidols.com.
Glen Sobel is interviewed in the new issue of Modern Drummer and has posted a scan here.
SeatGeek are listing Alice Cooper playing at the Bayou Music Center in Houston, TX on Feruary 14th next year, but as with the other February show that turned up a few weeks ago there is no confirmation yet that this is correct and no information on any other site including the venue site that I have seen, so take this just as a heads up to watch for an announcement if you're in that area.
Nashville Scene have posted video from the McGuiness Pub aftershow a few days ago. The band played a selection of covers and 'Be My Lover' before being joined by Alice to play the 'Raise The Dead' covers and 'School's Out'.
Alice was at the Nashville Paul McCartney show on October 16th and met Sir Cliff Richard backstage who posted a photo to facebook saying "what a nice guy".
Asbury Park Press have a few quotes from Alice ahead of the Atlantic City show tonight.
The ASG Alice Cooper guitar has gone on sale today in a special bundle which includes a vinyl copy of 'Billion Dollar Babies', a 'Super Duper Alice Cooper' DVD/Bluray, poster, AND your guitar will be autographed by Alice himself. This bundle is only available for the next 23 hours (as of writing) and there are only 50 sets available so be quick.
Alice will be at the 92nd St Y in NYC on Oct. 27th for a Q&A / discussion following a screening of Super Duper. It's the day before the MSG gig.
'Theory Of A Deadman' have released a video for their song 'Savages' which, of course, features Alice. The video uses archive clips and images and is pretty cool.
The Daily Mirror have a clip of 'Welcome To My Nightmare' from the new 'Raise The Dead: Live At Wacken' DVD/CD.
Mitch Lafon has a new audio interview up with Steve Hunter.
Nashville Scene has a show review and mention of the surprise club show the other day.
Shep Gordon will be attending a screening of 'Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon' at his old university, The University of Buffalo, on Oct. 23 for a special screening of the film, followed by a question-and-answer session.
Alice and the band surprised patrons of the 'Dan McGuiness' bar in Nashville last night when, after performing at the Bridgestone Arena, they headed over and hit the stage again to perform a set of covers and originals. "He started with a cover of The Doors’ Break on Through, then followed with The Beatles’ Revolution, Jimi Hendrix’s Foxy Lady and The Who’s My Generation. The band finished with a medley of School’s Out and Pink Floyd’s Another Brick in the Wall."
Tommy Henriksen has a new digital single coming out on October 31st and you can pre-order it now on iTunes. The song is from his solo album 'Tommy Tommy Tommy' on K-tel records. Below you can check out the video for the single.
ASG have announced details of their forthcoming, and awesome looking, Alice Cooper custom art guitar which you can see below. They say: "Each instrument is finished by master craftsmen in our Fullerton shop and shipped with a certificate of authenticity. The classic axe comes with all the trimmings, from a hand-carved mahogany top, and solid mahogany body, to a rosewood fingerboard and timeless mother-of-pearl trapezoid inlays. The package is completed by a Gravedigger headstock, custom ASG Arsenal pickups and chrome ASG headstock emblem". They are apparently only making 50 of these so be quick when the pre-sale becomes available shortly!
Music Radar has a new piece with Alice talking about his career.
Rock Music Star have a new interview with Chuck Garric talking about new Beasto Blanco music and shows, as well as Alice Cooper related matters.
Damon Johnson has announced his first ever UK solo acoustic shows. They are:
Oct 14th Iron Road, Evesham
Oct 15th The Diamond, Sutton In Ashfield
Damon will also join up with Black Star Riders bandmate Ricky Warwick on October 17th at the Diamond Rock Club, Ahoghill, Ballymena, County Antrim.
According to the Tampa Bay Tribune Alice Cooper will play the Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, Florida on February 16th next year. Tickets go on sale Friday for $45 and $72 at the box office, by calling (727) 791-7400 or going to www.rutheckerdhall.com.
This could just be a warm up show for the Rock Legends Cruise which is scheduled for a few days later.
UPDATE: The Tampa Bay Tribune page has been removed so could be they were premature in announcing the show, or they could have been completely wrong. Watch this space.