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 has been announced as headlining the El Paso, TX 'Downtown Streetfest' on June 24th with support from 'Jackyl' and 'Dokken'. A limited niumber of day tickets are on sale now for just $20 if you are quick.
Dennis Dunaway will be joining NYC band 'Pretties for You' when they play at Christopher Penn's Good Records (who released the 'Live From The Astroturf' single) in Dallas on April 22nd, as part of their Record Store Day festivities.
Most people have already seen the story that seems to be running on all the gossip sites regarding Paris (daughter of Michael) Jackson's meeting with Alice. Rolling Stone has all you need to read.
Tommy Henriksen's new solo album 'StarStruck' is now available to pre-order on CD, black, green and white vinyl as well as cassette tape! All come with a free download of the album upon pre-ordering, and are scheduled to ship on May 29th. There's also an 'ultimate bundle' which features signed copies of the album on vinyl (your choice of colour), CD and cassette, signed copies of the 'Tommy Tommy Tommy' vinyl album and CD, a t-shirt and a pick set. Get all the info and order over at Bellyache Records.
Alice Cooper will now be playing two nights in Dublin. In addition to the November 8th show, a second show on November 9th appears to have been added. Tickets for this additional show are already on sale.
Tommy Henriksen has released a video for the lead track 'Punk City' of his forthcoming 'StarStruck' album which you can check out below.
Tommy Henriksen's new solo album 'StarStruck' is out in digital form on March 17th and can be pre-ordered through AmazonUK and AmazonUS, where you can also listen to samples of the new songs which sound great! The tracklisting is as follows: A Cold Open / StarStruck / Punk City / The Rock-n-Roll Animals / Hallo From Switzerland / Those Kids Are Alright / Goldmine / Famous / New York Baby (Ode to Joey Ramone) / Jerks and Dopes.
Blue Coupe will be at the 'Family Reentry Spring Fundraiser on April 13th at the FTC Warehouse in Fairfield, CT. The band will be performing classics and new songs from their forthcoming album. The shows starts at 6.30pm with a performance by kids from the Fairfield 'School of Rock'.
Alice has been announced as one of the guests at this years "Patrick Warburton Celebrity Golf Tournament Jam" which takes place this Friday at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort Ballroom.
Alice seems to have been caught up in a story about a little old lady in Minnesota who is objecting to the upcoming show there. Apparently she claims that during a recent concert at the Vetter Stone Amphitheater she registered decibels at her home, which is extremely unlikely unless she lives inside the venue in front of the speakers! She also claims to have " looked up the lyrics" and doesn`t think "it’s wise for our community to have to listen to foul language" which raises a few questions considering there's no foul language in Alice Cooper lyrics! South Minnesota News has video.
Alice hit facebook to respond: "Across the river from my #Mankato gig (June 9th, Vetter Stone Amphitheater, tickets on sale now) is a woman who hates the noise generated by shows. She says she experienced 110db at her home during Nelly's recent performance. Now, noise of that magnitude would annoy me too. But sound doesn't travel that well over long distances, so 110db at her home, across the river... That doesn't sound like an accurate number unless the audience at Nelly's show had their spleens ruptured by the loudest show on record (encore!).
We carry decibel meters, and according to my audio guys 110db is a number you'd see inside the venue at the sound board, but the laws of physics dictate it would spread and dissipate over that distance. 110db at her house sounds like a stretch unless she happened to meter the concert sound while 1,000 cats were meowing in her home at exactly the same time...
That seems SUPER unlikely given the circumstances so I'll give her the benefit of the doubt. I'm a "Nice Guy" after all. I guess I COULD have my snake swim over some earplugs... It's the least I could do."
In slightly more serious news Dennis Dunaway and Al Bouchard will be taking part in this years 'Joe Hurley's All Star Irish Rock Review' at the Highline Ballroom in New York City on March 11th. Tickets are available now.
Two more shows have been announced, one in the US and one in Italy. Both appear to go on sale tomorrow. They are:
August 21st - Atlanta, GA, Chastain Amphitheatre with Deep Purple
November 30th - Milan, IT, Alcatraz