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.

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Posted on 28 Apr 2017 by SickthingsUK

Monday, May 15th will see a second reunion of the original Alice Cooper band featuring Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith and Michael Bruce at the 'Music Biz 2017' event in Nashville, TN. Alice Cooper manager Toby Mamis will also be honored with a special award (and well deserved it is too!).  As already announced Dennis, Michael and Neal will be joiing Alice the day before at the Alice Cooper show in Nashville.

Blue Coupe will play at a benefit for the Hegarty Family tomorrow night at the Lion's Club Pavillion in Pine Plains, New York. The show is to help with the family's medical bills and living costs after young Danny Hegarty was diagnosed with severe leukemia. If you can't make the show but want to help you can find more info here.

The Roanoke Times has a short article on Alice promoting the Salem show last night, and Alt Daily has some cool photos.

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Posted on 28 Apr 2017 by SickthingsUK

The Alice Cooper band members (Ryan, Chuck, Nita, Tommy and Glen) will be playing a show at the 'Birmingham Bandstand' at 'The Nick' in Birmingham, AL on May 1st. Tickets are available now here.

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Posted on 27 Apr 2017 by SickthingsUK

Nita Strauss's new band 'We Start Wars' has have just released their first video for 'The Animal Inside', and you can check it out below. Just turn up the volume first!!

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Posted on 25 Apr 2017 by SickthingsUK

Alice Cooper appears to be playing the 'Loudpark 2017' festival at the Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo, Japan on either October 14th or 15th The site is unclear which day Alice will play.

The State-Journal Register has a story about Alice's shopping trip to a local Mall, and photos from yesterday's Springfield show while the Sun-Herald has words with Nita and a short backstage video of her with a scaly friend.

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Posted on 24 Apr 2017 by SickthingsUK

Another South American date has been announced. Alice Cooper will play Curitiba, Brazil on September 23rd at 'Live Curitiba'.

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Posted on 22 Apr 2017 by SickthingsUK

It appears Alice Cooper has been announced as performing at the 'Sao Paulo Trip' Festival at Allianz Parrque, Palmeiras Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil. According to the 'Destak' Brazillian newspaper and other sites (in Portuguese of course) the festival will take place between September 21st and 26th and will also feature The Who, Guns'n'Roses, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Def Leppard, AlterBridge and The Cult!! Alice is set to be special guest to Guns'n'Roses on September 26th! Ticket details don't appear to have been announced yet.

The new tour starts tonight in Billoxi and Alice has been hitting the promotional trail again with short interviews (during one he mentions the new album is due in July!) at the folowing site: Sun Herald, Metro Spirit, KMOD Tulsa (audio), Charleston Gazette, Clarion-Ledger, WQLZ (audio), Illinois Times, and DJournal.

Nita Strauss has announced ANOTHER new band! This one is called 'We Start Wars' and features an all-female line up of Nita plus Seana Lisse - Vocals,  Alicia Vigil (Vigil Of War) - Bass, Nicole Papastravrou - Guitar, Katt Scarlett (Femme Fatale) - Keyboards and Lindsey Martin on Drums. The band will make their live debut on May 25th at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood.

Kncklebonz are releasing two new Alice Cooper 9inch statues which are available to order now. Despite being a little historically inaccurate they look pretty cool but aren't cheap!

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Posted on 21 Apr 2017 by SickthingsUK

Alice Cooper will be returning to Australia in October with Ace Frehley (Kiss) opening for the following shows:
October 17th - Perth Arena, Perth
October 19th - Thebarton Theatre, Adalaide
October 20th - Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne
October 21st - Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
October 23rd - AIS Arena, Canberra
October 24th - Newcastle Entertainment Center, Newcastle
October 25th - Brisbane Convention Center, Brisbane.
Tickets go on sale to the public on April 28th ( possibly the 20th).
UPDATE: Two New Zealand Dates have also just been announced. They are:
October 27th - Trusts Stadium, Auckland
October 28th - TSB Bank Arena, Wellington
Again tickets go on sale April 28th with going on sale on the 20th.

Michael Bruce and Neal Smith will be appearing at Asylum Records in Mesa, AZ on April 22nd for Record Store Day. Also appearing will be Dave Ellefsen of Megadeth and Larry Thomas from 'Seinfeld'. They'll be at the store between noon and 1pm.

Where Y'at Magazine has a short interview with Alice promoting the Biloxi show next week during which he mentions the forthcoming album.

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Posted on 18 Apr 2017 by SickthingsUK

Alice Cooper will perform an exclusive 'mini-set' with original band members Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith and Michael Bruce at the upcoming Nashville show on May 14th. The full announcement goes like this:
"Original Alice Cooper band members Dennis Dunaway, drummer Neal Smith and guitarist Michael Bruce will perform with the legendary shock-rock performer at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Andrew Jackson Hall on May 14. Nashville is the only date on the 2017 Spend the Night with Alice Cooper USA tour where fans can experience a special mini-set featuring the four original members of the group, who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011.
Tickets are on sale now at, by phone at 615-782-4040, and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick St., in downtown Nashville. VIP packages are available through the TPAC Box Office for a limited time.
Bassist Dennis Dunaway, drummer Neal Smith, and guitarist Michael Bruce have contributed to, and appear on, Cooper’s forthcoming new album due this summer, produced again by longtime collaborator Bob Ezrin.
"We've recorded much of my last album and my new one in Nashville and it's such a great music town,” said Cooper. “With so many musician, songwriter and producer friends here, as well as great rock fans who come to our concerts, it's special to be performing with Neal, Michael and Dennis in Nashville for them."

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Posted on 17 Apr 2017 by SickthingsUK

Blue Coupe dropped in to 99.5 The Fox in Fairfield, CT on Tuesday to play a few songs and you can hear everything now on YouTube. While on the show the band played acoustic versions of 'Be My Lover', 'Under My Wheels', 'Burnin' For You', I'm Eighteen', 'You (Like Vampires)', '(Don't Fear) The Reaper' and 'Johnny B. Goode'. The band play Fairfield Warehouse tonight.

106.9 The Fox have an interview with Alice during which he gives a few more clues about the forthcoming album.

We've covered some pretty bizzare Coop-related news over the years, but this next one is just plain weird. Released today is a new game for the Nintendo 3DS which features Alice Cooper as your boss in a pet shop, while you throw birds around.... Yep.
The blurb says the game has "true-to-life scoop physics that perfectly simulate what it’s like to work for a crazy person at a bird store.” You can read all about it and see a promo video at VentureBeat.

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Posted on 13 Apr 2017 by SickthingsUK

Pretties For You NYC have announced a show in New York City at The Spectrum at 121 Ludlow Street on April 20th. It seems very likely Dennis Dunaway will be there as well. The band and Dennis also play 'Good Records' in Texas on April 22nd.
In related news the 'Family Re-Entry' Benefit featuring Blue Coupe (with Steve Conte sitting in) has released new cheaper tickets for the Fairfield Warehouse show on April 13th.

Bob Ezrin pays tribute to his mentor Jack Richardson in a new article in the London Free Press. Bob will be at the 'London Music Club' as part of the eight-day 'Jack Richardson London Music Awards Week' which begins today. This is London, Ontario in Canada of course, not London, UK.

Spooky Pinball have released a video trailer for their upcoming 'Alice Cooper's Nightmare Castle' Pinball Machine. Unfortunately the video doesn`t show the actual machine, just the artwork they are using. The game is due towards the end of the year and features the voice of  Alice as well additional music by Piggy D (Rob Zombie). 500 games will be made at $6250 a pop!

Beasto Blanco will be returning to the high seas for next year's 'Monsters Of Rock Cruise' which takes place February 11th-16th 2018. Also on the bill are Steve Harris (Iron Maiden) British Lion, Thunder and Winger amongst many others.

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Posted on 02 Apr 2017 by SickthingsUK
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