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.

Alice Cooper is set to play at the Bukta Tromso Open Air Festival in Norway on July 21st. Tickets appear to be on sale now.

Alice and Nita are featured on the front cover of the new 'Musician's Friend' Christmas catalog and there's a two page interview inside. You can see a copy online here.

Denis Dunaway will be appearing at Johnny's Records in Darien, CT tomorrow from midday to celebrate the Record Store Day release of 'Live From The Astroturf' and sign copies of his book, and probably anything else you put in front of him!

In related news the Dallas News has an article about the man behind 'Live From The Astroturf' Chris Penn and the "reunion" show the recordings come from. Ultimate Classic Rock also has a story with background on the release.

'Hello, Hooray' has been inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. The song was written by Canadian Rolf Kempf and to mark the awards indie rockers 'Fast Romantics' have recorded a new cover version which you can see here.


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Posted on 24 Nov 2016 by SickthingsUK

Alice Cooper will be playing the Jung Garde in Dresden, Germany on August 2nd. Tickets appear to have gone on sale yesterday. The show/tour again appears to be titled "Spend The Night With Alice Cooper".
It also appears there will be a show in Oslo, Norway on July 24th at the Sentrum Scene for which tickets are also on sale.
Expect many more to be announced shortly I'm sure.

Check out the video for 'Is It My Body?' from the 'Live From The Astroturf' single featuring Alice, Dennis, Neal and Michael (And Ryan) that will be released next week.

Beasto Blanco have added a couple more US shows for the beginning of next year. They are:
January 25th - Moline, IL - Rascals
January 26th - Nashville, TN - Basement East
January 27th - Atlanta, GA - 120 Tavern
January 28th - Birmingham, AL - The Nick

Alice's Q&A appearance at the Rhode Island Comic Convention on November 11th was recorded, and you can listen to it now on Soundcloud.

Nita Strauss will be appearing at Swing House Studios in Los Angeles on November 21st for a guitar clinic. Entry is free and Monster Energy Drinks will be providing free drinks! They will also apparently be filming the event.
And talking of film, Nita has been posting stage and backstage footage to her facebook page throughout the tour which is well worth checking out, especially this last one from the end of the tour.

There have been a few more Shep Gordon interviews over the last few days. Check these out at Jewish Light, WTF with Mark Maron, abd CBS News.

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Posted on 19 Nov 2016 by SickthingsUK

The first European show on 2017 appears to have been announced. Alice Cooper will be at the Fezen Festival in Szekesfehervar, Hungary on August 3rd. Tickets appear to go on sale Wednesday.

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Posted on 14 Nov 2016 by SickthingsUK

Beasto Blanco, featuring Chuck Garric, have released a new video for the song 'Grind' from their forthcoming second album 'Beasto Blanco' which you can check out below.

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Posted on 11 Nov 2016 by SickthingsUK

Chuck Garric has been promoting the new Beasto Blanco album (two weeks to go!) and has been chatting to Hair Metal Mansion and Mitch Lafon's Talking Metal Digital, while Beasto guitarist/co-founder Chris Latham has been chatting to Metal Titans. has a feature on Nita Strauss and her fitness regimen.

Metal Radar grabbed Glen Sobel to talk about his drum set up.

Dennis Dunaway's 'Snakes, Guillotones, Electric Chairs', read by Dennis himself, is now available on an MP3 CD via Book Repository for just £5.77 which is a bargain by any measure.

Ultimate Classic Rock has a new article concentrating on Alice's career during the 80s.

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Posted on 09 Nov 2016 by SickthingsUK

It appears (my German is non-existent) Beasto Blanco will be the main support for a German band called "Bohse Onkelz" during their 'Momento' tour, mainly of Germany, during November/December. The tour begins on November 21st in Frankfurt and runs through to December 22nd. The full list of shows also includes one off shows in Switzerland and Austria. Unfortunately for Beasto fans many shows already appear be sold out!

Dennis Dunaway is the guest on 'Atlantic Tunnel' which you can listen to on Soundcloud. Dennis appears around 35 minutes into the show.

KTRS has a interview with Shep Gordon which you can listen to here.

Backstage Auctions are a music memorabilia auction house and their annual 'Rock Gods and Metal Monsters' auction begins shortly and includes several Alice Cooper related artifacts. You can check out the list, including one of Alice's stage swords, here.

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Posted on 07 Nov 2016 by SickthingsUK

Alice and Shep Gordon were at the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles last night and 'LiveTalks Los Angeles' streamed the event. You can watch what happened now over at Facebook. It was a strange interview, as Alice is obviously not used to being the interviewer and basically tells his own stories with Shep occasionally adding his memories, but fun all the same and well worth checking out.

Later in the evening Alice and the band performed on an outside stage for 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'. Better video of this is sure to follow soon (it only aired a couple of hours ago), but at this point they certainly aired 'Elected' at the end of the show including the Trump/Clinton skit. Johnny Depp joined the band onstage for at least 'School's Out' and 'I'm Eighteen'.

Speaking of Johnny, he also turned up at the final show on the current tour in Pantages Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday, along with guitarist Butch Walker and five nurses including Sheryl and Calico Cooper.

Beasto Blanco have added another show to their schedule with the promise of more to be announced soon. The shows listed so far are:
November 4th 2016 - Brick by Brick, San Diego, CA
November 10th 2016 - Whisky A Go Go, West Hollywood, CA
February 2nd 2017 - Monsters of Rock Cruise, Tampa, FL
The new Beasto album is available to pre-order now.

Nita Strauss spent some time with 'Musicians Friend' at the Pantages show and you can see video at their Facebook page.

The Bay Bridged has photos from the Warfield show, CV Independent has pics from Fantasy Springs, and Alice has a few words with the Vauxhall Advance.

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Posted on 01 Nov 2016 by SickthingsUK
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