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 third single by Dennis Dunaway's American Rock Celebrationwill be up shortly at CDBaby. It's called 'Dead Dog's Eye'.
Dennis' book, 'SNAKES! GUILLOTINES! ELECTRIC CHAIRS! My Adventures in the Alice Cooper Group', will be released on June 9th and is available to preorder now at AmazonUS and AmazonUK.
Alice and Sheryl Cooper will host a charty dinner at the Las Sendas Golf Club in Mesa, AZ on April 26th in aid of Solid Rock and as part of Alice's annual Golf event. Billed as 'Alice's Tee Party' amongst the names announced as appearing is Neal Smith!
Cleveland Scene has an article about Alice Cooper tribute singer Michael Heggedus who performed with 'The Nightmare' in the the Midwest. Michael sadly passed away a couple of days ago and a memorial fund has been set up to help his wife Helen cover funeral costs.
A few weeks back Alice mentioned he would be supporting Motley Crue on dates in Australia but up to now no dates have been announced. Well, they still haven't been officially announced but Motley Crue merchandise has appeared listing the dates so as a 'heads up' here they are:
9th May Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand
12th May Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, AU
16th May Allphones Arena, Sydney, AU
19th May Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, AU
21st May Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, AU
23rd May Perth Arena, Perth, AU
UPDATE: These dates now seem to be confirmed by Motley Crue
Kyler Clark has posted some really cool photos and stories about playing the FrankenAlice in the current show.
Video has surfaced of Nita and Chuck performing 'Poison' At NAMM last month.
Houston Press has a review and photos from the Bayou Music Center.
Dennis Dunaway's 'American Rock Celebration' have a second single, called 'Pacified Sin', released via CDBaby which you can grab now. Watch out for the full EP that's on the way.
Unsurprisingly the 'Hollywood Vampires' announcement has been covered but lots of media outlets. Amazing what happens when you have Johnny Depp on board! While they obviously say more or less the same thing reported yesterday you can check out Rolling Stone, Billboard, Forbes, UpRoxx, NME, and Music Times.
According to the official Rock In Rio website a new supergroup, "The Hollywood Vampires", featuring Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, and Joe Perry will be performing at the festival which takes place between 18th and 27th of September at Rock City in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The text they use in their description translates as something like:
"Think of a group formed by legends of rock, at the peak of 1970, which had getting drunk as an initiation test. Alice Cooper, Keith Moon (drummer of The Who) and John Lennon (yes, that one) were among some of the members. In 2013, Cooper and Johnny Depp (yes, he) decided to do a tribute to the original vampires and recorded an album with Joe Perry of Aerosmith."
Obviously they are talking about the yet to be released covers album.
UPDATE: O Globo have a video of Alice confirming the show.
Alice appeared on Eddie Truck's radio show on Monday and you can listen to the interview on YouTube. Among the topics were the forthcoming covers album (September?) and working on the album that will follow it.
Nita Strauss was interviewed on the Blackstar Amps stand at NAMM.
As reported a few days ago the February 12th show in Austin, TX will be transmitted LIVE over the net as a 'pay per view' event. The broadcast will start at 9PM ET/8PM CST/6 PM PT which if I calculate it correctly will be 2AM in the UK, but don't panic. If you want to see the show, and buy a virtual ticket, the show will repeat for the following 24 hours, so you don't have to stay up all night to see it! Tickets to access the stream can be obtained from Cleeng.com for $19.95.
The show is being transmitted by 'Live Alliance' in high definition, but be aware that the quality you will see will depend on your own internet connection with at least 1.5meg broadband suggested.
The Alice Cooper facebook page is running a competition to win 5 free webcast tickets.
Tulsa World has a review of yesterday's show, the first of this year, with the suggestion there has been at least one change to the normal 'Raise The Dead' setlist.
Chuck Garric's Beasto Blanco have set up six US shows for March starting in Alaska and ending up in Hollywood, California all of which will include Calico Cooper guesting with the band. The dates are as follows:
20th March - Anchorage, AK - Hard Rock Cafe
21st March - Soldotna, AK - Hooligans
25th March - Fullerton, CA - Slide Bar
27th March - Phoenix, AZ - Cooperstown W/ CO-OP (Featuring Dash Cooper)
28th March - Las Vegas, NV - Vamp'd W/ WINGER
29th March - Hollywood, CA - Viper Room
About six years ago Dennis Dunaway put together 'American Rock Celebration' with DDP drummer Russ Wilson, Jimmy Kunes (Savoy Brown/Cactus) on vocals/guitar and John 'Ratso' Geraldi and after a long wait they have released a download single entitled 'Try Me' via CDBaby as a teaser for a forthcoming 6-track EP.
During a recent interview with Australia's Triple-M Alice suggested that he will be opening shows on Australian leg of the Motley Crue tour in May. There's no official confirmation of this yet but keep your eyes open just in case if you're down under.