'The Nightmare' TV Special is out on DVD today worldwide. This release comes with the bonus of the 'Welcome To My Nightmare' concert film recorded live at Wembley in 1975. You can order it from AmazonUK and AmazonUS now. The TV special reportedly comes from the original master tapes. You can read a reviews at ASX and Critical Blast.
The September issue of 'Planet Rock Magazine' has an article about the making of 'School's Out', and Dutch magazine 'Soundz' has Alice on the front cover.
'Steel Notes' magazine have published part 2 of their epic interview with Dennis Dunaway taking up the story from the band break up to the present day.
Damon Johnson is releasing his first solo live album shortly called 'Birmingham Tonight' and the sixteen song set recorded Birmingham, Alabama last year will be available on all the normal platforms. The full track listing features songs from throughout Damon's career and is as follows: Horses & Needles / The Killer Instinct / Dead / Dayton, Ohio / Hard Act To Follow / I Lie In The Bed I Make / Slave To The System / Amphetamine / 20/20 Faith / Pontiac / Machete / And Fools Shine On / Nobody Usin' / Woman / The Boys Are Back In Town / Got No Shame.
Ultimate Classic Rock, Rolling Stone, and Cleveland Scene, have new interviews with Alice.
A woman in New Orleans is trying to sue Glen Sobel after a loose drum stick hit her during a show at the Saenger Theater that supposedly left her with injuries to her head, face and right eye. She claims the injury happened during the end of 'School's Out' so it seems unlikely Glen "suddenly and without warning... flung a drumstick into the air" and more likely he simply lost his grip on it. Whatever the circumstances, her claim that "hurling a drumstick into a crowd of patrons without warning” was an act of “negligence.” is obviously silly, as drummers have been throwing their sticks to fans for decades, not to mention the canes and whips that get thrown out every night at shows. Maybe she was busy with her phone...
Live reviews come from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (with the classic line "If there isn't an unwritten rule, let's just make it now, that you don't go on after Alice Cooper."), Southgate News-Herald, Live In Limbo, and 101WRIF (photos).
Tthe Miami Herald have an article about the 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' movie (just out on DVD) which, while not concentrating on Alice's involvement, has some interesting background information about this notorious turkey of a movie.