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.

Last night was the first show of the 'Spend The NIght With Alice Cooper' tour 2016 in Biloxi, MS but there appear to have been few surprises. The setlist (see setlist section) has been changed with some cool additions, and there are different covers in there from last year, but sadly no big surprises. Of course all reports are that Alice and the band nailed it and put on a great show anyway! Video and photos are starting to appear on social media if you want to check them out.

Ryan Roxie's 'Big Rock Talk' will air live tomorrow night at 6pm (UK) and will feature eevryone's favourite drummer, Glen Sobel! has a short interview with Alice and NiagaraThisWeek has a short chat with Joe Perry about the Vampires. There's also a short interview with Nita at the Sun Herald.

Chuck Garric is featured in the new issue of Bass Guitar Magazine.

The final episode of the 'Alice Cooper Eras' podcast is now up and covers 2003-now including discussions on 'The Eyes Of Alice Cooper', 'Dirty Diamonds', Along Came A Spider', 'Welcome 2 My Nightmare' and the 'Hollywood Vampires' album.

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Posted on 30 Apr 2016 by SickthingsUK

Last night saw the 'Alice Cooper Rock and Roll Golf Classic' show in Phoenix, in aid of 'Solid Rock' and 'The Rock' teen center, and the first reports are appearing. Joining Alice were Neal Smith, Alex Lifeson of Rush, Dash Cooper and CO-OP, Kiss guitarist Tommy Thayer, Slash guitarist Frank Sidoris, Chicago drummer Danny Seraphine amongst others. There's video on facebook of Alice, Neal, Alex, Tommy and CO-OP playing 'Eighteen', as well as footage of 'Rock and Roll All Night' and 'Wild Thing'. Alice also sang 'Satisfaction' and 'Johnny B. Goode' while Sheryl and Calico also did a version of 'I Love Rock and Roll'. AZCentral have a great write up with some photos.
It was also announced that the 2016 Christmas Pudding will take place on December 3rd.

Dennis Dunaway and Paul Brenton put together an excellent 80 minute tour of Dennis' 'Snakes Museum' at the Chiller theater this weekend with Dennis telling stories and showing some of the amazing items they had on display. You can see it in the 'Snakes, Guillotines, Electric Chairs' facebook group but you may need to be a member to view the video. Alice, Michael and Kane Roberts were also at Chiller show and stopped by the museum.

Alice was on radio station WLVQ talking about Prince, Axl/DC, The Pudding, Vampires and the tour.

Joe Perry talks Hollywood Vampires in a new interview for

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Posted on 26 Apr 2016 by SickthingsUK

Alice has been out on press duties the last few days including appearing on 'Today' although strangely it's been promoting last years 'Peter and The Wolf In Hollywood' project. He's also talking about it with AudioBoom, WZLX and WNYC.
He was also on 'The Sound In The Morning' on The Sound 100.3 (Alice shows up around 45 minutes into the show) and was in SiriusXM studios in New York for some reason I have yet to discover. have a short video of Alice inviting members of the Evangelical Covenant Church to go to Phoenix for the denomination’s conference, Gather 2016, in June. Watching it you have to wonder if someone shouldn`t have held the cue cards a little lower...

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Posted on 22 Apr 2016 by SickthingsUK

Another new show announcement. Alice Cooper will play The Coliseum at Ceasars in Windsor, Ontario on October 2nd. Tickets go on sale April 30th.

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Posted on 22 Apr 2016 by SickthingsUK

Alice Cooper will play Cirque Royal in Brussels, Belgium on June 21st. Tickets appear to go on sale April 22nd.

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Posted on 18 Apr 2016 by SickthingsUK

Alice Cooper has announced yet more North American shows as follows:
Aug 9th - Huntsville, AL - Von Braun Center
Aug 10th - Atlanta, GA - Atlanta Symphony Hall
Aug 17th - New Orleans, LA - Saenger Theater
Aug 20th - Abilene, TX - Taylor County Coliseum
Oct 9th - Bemidji, MN - Sanford Center
Oct 11th - Winnipeg, MB - Burton Cummings Theatre
Oct 12th - Regina, SK - Conexus Arts Centre
Oct 13th - Lethbridge, AB - ENMAX Centre
Oct 15th - Calgary, AB - Winsport Arena
Oct 16th - Penticton, BC - South Okanagan Events Center
Oct 19th - Vancouver, BC - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Oct 22nd - Portland, OR - Keller Auditorium
Oct 25th - Reno, NV - Grand Sierra Resort

Alice, Dennis Dunaway and Michael Bruce will all be at the Chiller Theatre Expo in Parsippany, NY next weekend (22nd-24th) and Dennis has a special poster available for his Snakes Museum of rare Alice Cooper artifacts which you can see below.

"Louder Than Love - The Grande Ballroom Story" is released on DVD on June 10th by MVD and features Alice talking about the legendary Detroit venue.

Episode 5 of the 'Alice Cooper Era' series is now online covering 'The Last Temptation' to 'Dragontown'.

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Posted on 18 Apr 2016 by SickthingsUK

Alice Cooper is among various stars to be featured in a new advert for the new Apple watch which has started airing in the US. You can see the advert here or below.

Ryan Roxie's 'Big Rock Talk' airs live on Saturday at 7pm Swedish time (6pm UK I think) via and this weeks guests are Mr. Beasto Blanco himself Chuck Garric and music novelist Marisa Tellez. If you haven`t stopped by to watch the show you should, as it's a lot of fun, and has a chat room to ask questions and comment to other fans watching.

Speaking of Chuck, 'For Bass Players Only' have a new interview with him covering his career from school days to Beasto Blanco.

Dennis Dunaway is featured in a new hour long interview for the 'Welcome To Connecticut' podcast which you can find here.

Rolling Stone have been chatting to Alice and Joe Perry about the forthcoming Hollywood Vampires shows and what the setlist might include this time around.

Cobrasfire have part 4 of their six part podcast series available now, this one looking at the "comeback Era" of 1986-1991. Check it out here.

And lastly, just for fun, here's a story and video of Cooper the cockerel playing guitar in a charity shop near Southampton!! Seriously!!!

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Posted on 15 Apr 2016 by SickthingsUK

Hot on the heels of the Vampires dates we now have lots more Alice Cooper solo dates announced. VIP packages go on sale 12th April with tickets available on the 15th April. Here's the list:
Aug 6th - Kalamazoo, MI - Wings Event Center
Aug 7th - Louisville, KY - Louisville Palace
Aug 12th - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Broward Center for The Performing Arts
Aug 13th - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckard Hall
Aug 14th - Orlando, FL - Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Aug 19th - Oklahoma City, OK - The Criterion
Aug 21st - Austin, TX - ACL Live at The Moody Theater
Aug 23rd - Houston, TX - Reverton Music Center
Aug 24th - Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theater
Aug 26th - Tuscon, AZ - AVA Amphitheater
Oct 4th - Toledo, OH - Stranahan Theater
Oct 5th - Indianapolis, IN - Murat Theatre
Oct 6th - Milwaukee, WI - Wilwaukee Theatre
Oct 8th - Omaha, NE - Ralston Arena
Oct 18th - Victoria, BC, Canada - The Q Center
Oct 26th - San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theatre
Oct 28th - San Diego, CA - Harrah's Springs Casino
Oct 29th - Indio, CA - Fantasy Springs Casino
Oct 30th - Los Angeles, CA - Pantages Theatre

UPDATE: have a special presale available beginning Wednesday (13th) at 10AM using the pre-sale code "EYES" and the links on their page.

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Posted on 11 Apr 2016 by SickthingsUK

The Hollywood Vampires have announced 8 more US shows for July to add to the ones we already knew about. They are:

July 1st  - Bethleham, PA - Sands Bethlehem Event Center
July 3rd - Atlantic City, NJ - Bogata Resort Spa and Casino Events Center
July 8th - Orillia, ONT - Casino Rama Entertainment Center
July 9th - Niagara Falls, NY - Stage at Seneca Niagra Resort and Casino
July 16th - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energh Music Theatre
July 18th - Fargo, ND - Scheels Arena
July 22nd - Rohnert Park, CA - Weill Hall
July 24th - Saratoga, CA - The Mountain Winery

The press release also confims that Robert DeLeo of 'Stone Temple Pilots' will be playing bass at the shows in place of Duff, who will be busy with Guns 'n' Roses. He joins Tommy Henriksen, Matt Sorum and Bruce Witkins to complete the live line up.

Also announced is an Alice Cooper show in Orlando, FL at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on August 14th. Tickets for this one go on sale April 15th at 10am.

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Posted on 11 Apr 2016 by SickthingsUK

According to the Omaha World-Herald Alice Cooper will be playing Ralston Arena in Ralston, Nebraska on October 8th with tickets going on sale April 15th at 10am. 'Head East' will open the show.

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Posted on 08 Apr 2016 by SickthingsUK

The Hollywood Vampires have two new shows announced today. They play:
RiverEdge Park in Aurora, IL on July 7th. Tickets go on sale April 29th.
Britt Music and Arts Festival in Jacksonville, Oregon on July 23rd. Tickets go on public sale May 13th at 9am.

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Posted on 08 Apr 2016 by SickthingsUK

The Hollywood Vampires tour just keeps growing with the announcement of a show at the Coney Island Amphitheater in Brooklyn, NY on July 10th. Tickets go on sale April 15th at 10am.  Still more shows to come...

Part three of Cobrasfire's 'Alice Cooper Era's' podcast is now up talking about 'The Lost Years' from 1980-1983 and covering 'Fluch The Fashion' to 'Dada'.

AXS TV in the US has announced it will be broadcasting live from the Carolina show on May 8th.  The announcement suggest they will air the Alice Cooper show.

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Posted on 08 Apr 2016 by SickthingsUK

Yet another Hollywood Vampires show has just appeared. This one is Highland Park, IL at the Ravinia Festival on July 17th. Tickets appear to go on sale to the general public on April 26th.
UPDATE: This is no longer happening.

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Posted on 06 Apr 2016 by SickthingsUK

The Hollywood Vampires play Hessentags-Arena in Herborn, Germany on May 29th. Tickets appear to be available now.

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Posted on 06 Apr 2016 by SickthingsUK

The Hollywood Vampires have added two new shows to their short US run. They will play Foxwoods Grand Theater in Mashantucket, CT on July 2nd and Fraze Pavillion in Kettering, OH on July 12th. Tickets for Foxwoods go on sale April 8th and Kettering are on sale April 9th at 9am.

Check out an hour long video interview with Dennis and Cindy Dunaway on 'Studio 411' with Larry Dasilva at

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Posted on 05 Apr 2016 by SickthingsUK

Alice Cooper has been announced as playing the 'Psycho Las Vegas' festival at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas between August 26th and 28th. Presumably Alice will play one night only but the daily lineups don`t seem to be available yet. Three day tickets are on sale. Also among the many bands playing over the three days are Blue Oyster Cult and Arthur Brown!

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Posted on 04 Apr 2016 by SickthingsUK

Hollywood Vampires will play Soaring Eagle Casino in Mount Pleasant. MI on July 13th. Ticket go on sale April 9th.

Michael Bruce will be making a personal appearance at Asylum Records in Mesa, AZ as part of Internatinal Record Store Day on April 16th. Michael will perform an acoustic set in the morning followed by an electric set with his band 'Michael Bruce Force' in the evening.
UPDATE: Neal Smith will be there as well.

Screamer Magazine has a new interview with Chuck Garric talking about Beasto Blanco and their forthcoming album.

Alice Cooper posted the following quote following the recent passing of comedy legend Ronnie Corbett:
"Even Americans know who Ronnie Corbett is. I was fortunate to do a few talk shows with him over the years. I became his 'flatmate' in a commercial, and even played golf with him. The Two Ronnies are reunited in a better place. Heaven is better than London, isn't it?"

Extreme guitarist Numo Bettencourt joined Glen Sobel and the Lucky Strike house band a few days ago and you can check out video of their drum jam here as well as footage of Orianthi joining them for' Voodoo Chile'

Metal Mania have a new interview with Kane Roberts.

Cobrasfire have started a series of podcasts discussing Alice Cooper history. The first two shows are up now with show one discussing the original band and show two taking the story up to 'From The Inside'.

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Posted on 02 Apr 2016 by SickthingsUK
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