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.

Roxie and Dover - Lost Angels Poster 30 Dec 2012
Lost Angels Poster

Ryan Roxie will be doing the "grand draw" to win one of his own guitars, autographed by the man himself, on New Years Eve. To enter you had to pre-order the awesome 'Roxie Box' 4 CD set and there may still be time if you're quick. All the info is at the Roxie 77 Bandcamp site.

Keri Kelli will be in the UK in March/April as a member of Love/Hate for a series of shows. The dates as as follows:
March 25th - The Underworld - Camden, London
March 26th - The Yardbirds - Grimsby 
March 27th - Bannermans - Edinburgh
March 28th - Trillians - Newcastle
March 29th - The Gasworks - Bradford
March 30th - The Diamond - Sutton
March 31st - The Snooty Fox - West Yorkshire
April 1st - The Patriot - Crumlin
April 3rd - The Slade Rooms - Wolverhampton
April 4th - Bogiez -Cardiff
April 5th - The Diamond Rock Club - Belfast, IE
April 6th - The Vault - Rugby

Alice for Wacken 2013 28 Dec 2012

According to the official festival site Alice Cooper will be performing at the Wacken Open Air festival in Germany next year. The festival takes place 1st-3rd August 2013.

Sydney 2011 Show Online 22 Dec 2012

Some fans may remember the announcement that 'Moshcam' in Australia filmed the Sydney show back in September 2011 with the promise that it would be available to watch. Well over a year later they've finally uploaded it and you can watch the entire show here.

Firebrand Radio's interview the other night with Dennis Dunaway is now available to listen to here. The interview starts at the 36 minute mark. The show recieved the highest ever listening audience for a single show the station has ever had.

Damon Johnson and his Thin Lizzy bandmates played a blinding final show at Shepherd's Bush Empire on Monday. Many of you probably already know that the band (especially Damon and vocalist Ricky Warwick) have been writing new material together and a couple of days after the show they made the official announcement about their plans for these new songs. Damon, Ricky, Scott Gorham and Marco Mendosa have formed a new band called 'Black Star Riders' and recruited ex-Alice Cooper and Megadeth drummer Jimmy DeGrasso to replace Lizzy founder Brian Downey (who doesn't want to tour as much in the future). A new album will be forthcoming in the new year with tour dates which will, of course, still feature a selection of Lizzy classics along with the new music. The band have launched an official facebook page with website to follow.

Fox10 News have posted a news clip on Orianthi which includes comments from Alice.

Dunaway on UK Radio Tomorrow 19 Dec 2012

Dennis Dunaway will be interviewed on "Docs Group Therapy" which airs tomorrow, Thursday night, from 6pm-8pm GMT (1pm-3pm EST) on Firebrand Rock Radio which you can listen to here.  

Dick Wagner will be making personal appearances Texas next February. You can catch him at Austin Barnes And Noble Arboretum on February 8th at 6.30pm and The Twig bookshop in San Antonio on February 9th between 4pm an 6pm.

Roxie 77 will be playing in Stockholm tomorrow night at the 'Jack Mittleman Benefit' which takes place Sturecompagniet. Sturegatan 4, Stockholm. Ryan will also perform with headliners 'Classic Rock All Stars'.

More Blue Coupe 14 Dec 2012

Blue Coupe have added more dates to their 'Hot Rails To Hull' UK tour next month. The full list of shows now reads as follows:
23rd January - Marton Hotel, Stokesley Road, Marton, Middlesbrough, TS7 8DS
24th January - Hertford Corn Exchange, 39 Fore Street, Hertford, Herts. SG14 1AL
25th January - Hessle Town Hall Hall, South Lane, Hessle, Hull. HU13 0RR
26th January - Mickleton Blues Club, Old School House, Mickleton, Barnard Castle, Co Durham. DL12 0LQ
27th January - Great British Rock and Blues Festival, Ingoldmells, Skegness, Lincolnshire, PE25 1NJ
28th January - The Duchess, Stonebow House, York, YO1 7NP
29th January - The Yardbirds Rock Club, Church Street, Grimsby. Lincs. DN32 7DD
30th January - The Robin 2, 20-28 Mount Pleasant, Bilston, Wolverhampton. WV14 7LJ
31st January - The Mill Arts Centre, Spiceball Park, Banbury. Oxfordshire. OX16 5QE
1st February - The Raven Hall, 63 Rockingham Rd, Corby. Northants, NN17 1AG
2nd February - Jersey Opera House, Gloucester Street, St Helier, Jersey JE2 3QR
3rd February - The Grand Clitheroe, York Street, Clitheroe. Lancashire BB7 2DL
You can also see a short clip of the band on Canadian TV during an advert for the Hamilton Music Awards show which airs in Canada Saturday at 8pm on CHCH.

There's a new 'Me, Alice' blog posted on 'Nights With Alice Cooper'.

Orianthi performed with the KLOS All Star Band at the 95.5 KLOS Christmas Show yesterday at Nokia Theatre in L.A. There's some backstage footage here.

Lastly, it appears there has been some problems with the STUK email address the last couple of months which has caused emails from an unknown number of domains to dissapear and never arrive here, with no bounce or fail messages being returned to the sender either. I'm in the process of trying to work around the issue, but wanted to say something in case anyone has been sending stuff in and not getting any replies. I will almost always reply in some way to people who send stuff in to me, so if you didn't hear anything back it's likely I never saw it. Hopefully the situation will soon be resolved.

Michael Bruce In Iceland Video 13 Dec 2012

Back in 2002 Michael Bruce travelled to Iceland to play a couple of shows with members of icelandic band DIMMA. From the shows two albums were released, 'Halo Of Ice' and 'The Second Coming Of Michael Bruce'. Now Ingo has made a 40 minute professionally shot video from the shows available that has never before been seen by the public. Check it out now on YouTube, it's well worth watching even just for the stunning version of 'My Stars'.

Fox Phoenix have posted some footage of Johnny Depp at the Xmas pudding show meeting fans.

The special 'fan package' for next October's 'Ship Of Fear' trip has been extended to January 31st 2013.

Chuck and Beasto Blanco need your vote on 'Rok Out Radio' so if you are on facebook spare a second to vote for them! Just check the box for Beasto and you're done.

Roxie and Dover - Lost Angels 09 Dec 2012

Ryan Roxie and Eric Dover are teaming with Eric Brittingham (Cinderella) and Troy Patrick Farrell (White Lion) in a band called Lost Angels and they're coming to Europe next year.
The full list of shows is as follows:
11th January - Virgin Oil, Helsinki, Finland
12th January - Club Garage, Vaasa, Finland
15th January - Lions And Barrells, Copenhagen, Denmark
16th January - Klubben, Stockholm, Sweden
17th January - Olsen Pa Bryn, Oslo, Norway
18th January - Bluebox, Grimstad, Norway
19th January - Brynerocker, Bryne, Norway
21st Janaury - Ipswich Railway, Ipswich, UK
22nd January - Yardbirds, Grimsby, UK
23rd Janaury - Bannermans, Edinburgh, Scotland
24th January - Underworld, London, UK
25th January - Le Forum, Paris, France
26th Janaury - Paunchy Cats, Lichtenfels, Germany

Fox10 in Phoenix have a short video report from the pudding show yesterday. There's also a interview with Alice and Sheryl.
UPDATE: First reports from the Pudding coming in. Runaway Phoenix played "Run Down The Devil" with Alice and Dash sharing the vocals!

Orianthi is featured in this months Music Entertainment Magazine as "Hot In 2013". You may be able to see the page on Facebook.

Catching Up 07 Dec 2012

With the annual Xmas Pudding show tomorrow night PRWeb has an article 'Smokestack' who won the competition to open this years show.

iDrum have an interview, video and great photos with Glen Sobel. Click the contents tab and the article starts on pages 46 and 47.
You can also check out 'Drum Cam' footage of Glen playing 'Dirty Diamonds' at the last show of the tour in Indio on YouTube.

Blue Coupe played at the Cutting Room in NYC on Tuesday s part of the 'Heartbeats and Haloes Benefit for Pets' along with Emmylou Harris and Steve Earle. At the show they were joined by Tish and Snooky, Robert Gordon nd The Uptown Horns. There's some photos up at Dunaways Rock on Facebook where Dennis posts all sorts of interesting stuff.

Johnny Depp in LA 30 Nov 2012

Johnny Depp joined the Alice and the band on stage last night in Los Angeles not for just one song but the final third of the set! He appeared in time for the 'Raise The Dead' covers section and stayed through to the encore. has a video clip and photos.

Alice On Conan 29 Nov 2012

Alice and the band on the Conan O'Brien show last night in the US performing 'Under My Wheels' to promote the reissued 'Old School' box set. You can see the performance at Team Coco here, and they have also posted a 'web exclusive' performance of 'I'll Bite Your Face Off' here.

Mastermind 27 Nov 2012

"Alice Cooper" is a specialist subject on BBC TV's long running 'Mastermind' quiz show this Friday at 8pm on BBC 2.

You can watch a video of the recent Legends Panel with Alice, and Bob Ezrin over at  Nights With Alice Cooper.

Alice turned up on kids show "The Annoying Orange Show" yesterday on the cartoon network in the US and you can see a clip here including the song "Holiday Mash Up" featuring Alice, Bret Michaels, Weird Al, and Slash.

Reverb has a review and pics from the Paramount Theatre show.

Metal Forces Magazine has photos from the Cardiff show.

Dennis Dunaway's BBC Interview with Keith Middleton which took place on Sunday (see below) will apparently air during the UK tour on Saturday 26th January.

A short update on Steve Hunter. Steve is safely back home after his recent health scare and back working on the forthcoming 'Manhatten Blue' album.

Dennis Dunaway UK Interview 24 Nov 2012

Dennis Dunaway will be interviewed tomorrow for Keith Middleton's Late show. At the time of posting we don't know if it will air in tomorrow's show or at a later date, so watch for an update in the morning. The show airs on various local BBC Radio stations (see link) and will also be available to listen again.

Ruta 66 have a review of the Bournemouth show in Spanish.

Alice has been inducted into the International Knife Throwers Hall Of Fame!

Small Stuff 23 Nov 2012

Denver Westword has a new interview with Alice.

Concert Confessions has a review of the Washington show.

Rock In Houston has posted a ton of photos of Alice in Texas over the years including some very rare ones.

Tommy And Bob Get Award 20 Nov 2012

Tommy Henriksen and Bob Ezrin were up for an award at the 23rd SOCAN Awards Gala in Toronto. SOCAN is the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada and the Awards Gala recognizes the accomplishments of Canadian songwriters. Bob Ezrin was also in attendance. The pair were given an award in the pop/rock music section for their part in Fefe Dobson's "Can't Breathe" which you can hear here.

Glen Sobel (along with Ryan and Orianthi) were at the Woodstick Big Beat in Kirkland, WA on Saturday. The event attempted to break the world record for the most drummers playing drumsets simultaniously! Glen posted a photo of Ryan and Ori at the event as well as a pic of himself with the drummers playing 'School's Out'.

MSN Entertainment have a review of the Saskatoon Show.

Simon Mayo related a Alice-related story yesterday on his Radio 2 show about 'Wind Up Toy' which you can hear about 38 minutes into the show here with text below.

Alice On Road Warriors 18 Nov 2012

Alice was featured on CNN's 'Road Warriors' the other day and you can check it out thanks to

Alice, and Bob Ezrin took part in a "legends panel" at the Vancity Theatre on Friday afternoon organised by Ezrin's 'Nimbus School Of Recording Arts'. Also in attendence were producer Garth Richardson and drummer Chad Smith. The Vancouver Sun has a report.

Blue Coupe On TV 16 Nov 2012

Blue Coupe have arrived in Hamilton, Canada for a show tomorrow night (Saturday) at 'This Ain't Hollywood' which is part of the Hamilton Music Awards showcase. The awards themselves take place the following night at the MacIntyre Theatre. The Saturday show will be filmed and the Sunday show will be televised nationally in Canada!

As most people probably already know the 'Old School' box set is being reissued in the UK on November 19th in more affordable form. Gone is the lavish box of the original edition and most of the extras, but you get a nice package featuring the two music cd's, the interview cd, and the 1971 St. Louis bootleg CD. You can pre-order the set now at AmazonUK or AmazonUS as an import.

MetalExpressRadio have posted their interview with Ryan Roxie which took place at the Edinburgh show. Mick also interviewed Orianthi and that should hopefully appear in the next issue of Fireworks magazine which can be found in most WH Smiths in the UK or ordered online.

Ken Bloor has posted his photos from the recent UK tour over at

Edmonton Sun reviews the Edmonton show.

The Idaho Statesman has a short interview with Alice.

Alice On Conan 13 Nov 2012

Alice Cooper will be performing on "Conan" on TBS Wednesday November 28th at 11pm Eastern/10pm Central.

Metal Express have interviewed Chuck Garric about Beasto Blanco and Alice Cooper.

The Scotsman has a photo of Alice backstage at Wembley for a caption competition.

Keri Kelli has joined US band Nightranger for the rest of the year including their forthcoming dates in Canada. Check out for all the dates.

Blue Coupe Add Show 11 Nov 2012

Blue Coupe have added another date to their UK tour. They will be playing Clitheroe Grand Theatre in Lancashire on February 3rd with "Animals and Friends" and Steve Cropper.

Damon Johnson is back in the UK for the final Thin Lizzy shows the band plan to do before coming back with a new album and new name. Check out for all the dates.

There's a review and pics from the Cardiff show here.

Steve Hunter Update 08 Nov 2012

Steve Hunter is currently in hospital in Phoenix with Afib (cardiac arrhythmia/irregular heart beat). The doctors have kept him in overnight to allow medication to get his normal heart rhythm back and do tests to discover the cause.  Karen Hunter has been posting updates to facebook and as of writing Steve seems okay but bored at being stuck there waiting. Naturally we send our best wishes out to Steve and Karen and hope you are both home safely as soon as possible. We love you guys.
UPDATE: As of now (7pm Thursday UK time) Steve's heart has reverted by to it's normal rhythm after 19 hours.

For those who missed it the other night the complete Swiss show is still available to watch over at ARTE.TV.

Music News has a review of the Sheffield show.

Star Phoenix has a short interview with Alice.

More Blue Coupe UK Shows 05 Nov 2012

Blue Coupe have added a few more shows to their UK trip in January. The full list of gigs at the moment is as follows:
January 25th - Hessle, North Humberside, Hessle Town Hall
January 26th - Mickleton Blues Club, Old School House, Mickleton, Barnard Castle, Co Durham
January 27th -  Great British Rock and Blues Festival, Skegness
January 30th - Bilston, The Robin 2
February 2nd Jersey, Jersey Opera House
In related news Blue Coupe's Bouchard Brothers Al and Joe will be rejoining Blue Oyster Cult for a one off reunion show tonight in New York City!

The second "Me, Alice" audio blog is now up at Nights With Alice Cooper.

Steve Hunter's "Manhatten Blues Project" Kickstarter campaign raised almost three times it's goal! I think there's still time to pledge and still some cool stuff available.

EGigs have a review of the Sheffield show with photos.

Tonights Show To Be Streamed Live 04 Nov 2012

Can't make it to the show in Basel Switzerland tonight? You can watch it LIVE starting at 21:45PM in Central Europe, 12:45PM in Los Angeles and 3:45PM in NY at ARTE.TV.

UPDATE: It now appears this may only be available to stream in Germany and France, Sorry.

A Message From Shep And Updates 02 Nov 2012

STUK has arrived home after another awesome UK tour. I'll get to the normal updates etc shortly but first we have an exclusive message from Shep Gordon about the current show, addressing some of the comments that have been made.

Shep here... I had a chance this tour to get some quality time with many of the Sick Things. Really great to get to do more than wave while leaving the building........ Thank you all for your loyalty, honesty and concern... I know many of you are confused by the new show.. I read the postings and appreciated the comments, recommendations and concern... Glad to see most are feeling better.. A few more changes to come.....
I thought I would try and explain what our thoughts were in writing the new show which may help clear some things up for you, and for Alice and I...
Your comments that Alice breaks character at the tribute section was heard loudly by us. We realize we didn't explain what happens clearly enough. For over 40 years Alice on stage has done dispicable acts to society, has been killed for this and has immediiately returned reborn in white. This year Alice deals with the question of "what happens when Alice Cooper dies?" Is he burned in hell? No... he goes to join his friends who have also died... his friends from his drinking club THE HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES. He goes to the rockstar graveyard, as well he should, but nothing can keep Alice down.. it's not his time yet... so he raises the dead so he can come back!
Also please remember there are very special reasons for each artist as I'm sure as Sick Things you should know. Jimi Hendrix introduced Alice and I!!!!!! John Lennon gave Alice his first big show.. the show where the chicken was unleashed!!!!!!! Jim Morrison taught Alice how to REALLY drink!!!!!! And what needs to be said about Keith Moon.. He's Keith Moon and was Alices outrage buddy!!!!!! Who more fitting than Alice to raise these dead.
We are in the process of adding a few simple things to make this clearer to the audience thanks to all of your comments.. THANK YOU SICK THINGS FOR CARING!!!!!!!!

Shep Gordon.

I'd like to take a second to thank Shep for all his help and for taking the time to listen to people's comments and act on them. What the fans say DOES matter to Alice and his team!
We'd also like to thank the always awesome Toby Mamis for all his help and hard work above and beyond again this year, Cesare and the entire crew for their tireless hard work in mounting the show night after night, Kyler, Andy, and Buiji for their friendship and help behind the scenes and, of course, Alice, Chuck, Ryan, Tommy, Glen and Orianthi for being the best rock'n'roll band on the planet and proving it night after night! Safe travels guys. See you again soon.

And now to the NEWS which today is dedicated to Cesare!

The Daily Record and The Herald in Scotland have interviews with Alice.

Show reviews can be found at Clash (Wembley), The Daily Star (Wembley), This Is Nottingham, The Scotsman, The Herald Scotland, The Mirror (Wembley), Bournemouth Echo, RushonRock (Edinburgh), The Steel, and Lucubration (Wembley) with more sure to come.

Alice unsurprisingly won the Guardian's ' Later with Jools Holland' vote, polling more then twice any of the other artists.

Alice wrote a few articles as guest editor for the Village Voice on Wednesday, including a list of his favourite Alice Cooper songs, which you can find here.

Alice also listed his top 10 horror movies for Time Out magazine.

Q Magazine has a article on Alice this month as well as Kerrang! this week.

FightTheLight have posted some cool photos at Flickr as has Helen Parish and probably many more!

Pure People in France caught Alice and Sheryl out shopping in London and have pics and words (in French).

Belgium's HLN have a short article based on Alice's comment about dressing as an insurance salesman for Halloween.

Also don't forget to check out the Band's Blog for lots of behind the scenes high jinx action!

Catching Up 26 Oct 2012

The UK tour is now in full swing but I'll try and catch up on what's been happening in the last few days.

Alice was at Wembley Arena on Tuesday where he placed his hands in the cement for a plaque on the "Square of Fame" to celebrate being the first international artist to play the venue at least once in each of the last five decades. The Examiner also cover this with a different photo and also has pics along with some additional material on other events this week.

The extended version of 'Later with Jools Holland' airs in the UK tonight and should have an extra Alice Cooper song as well as different edits of the two songs shown on Tuesday. 'School's Out' from the show can be seen on YouTube. You can vote in a Guardian poll for best live performance on the show here. Alice is currently winning but quite a margin.

A video has been posted launching this years Xmas Pudding show promotion which you can see here. This years show on December 8th will feature acts including Don Fielder, L.A. Guns, sets by Orianthi and a guest appearance by Johnny Depp joining Alice. Tickets go on sale Monday October 29th. Also check out the cool promo photo for the event at Classic Hits.

The Daily Express had a short piece on Alice losing his voice earlier this week.

'Welcome 2 My Nightmare' is to be released on limited edition transparent blood red vinyl. 

Wolverhampton Express and Star review last nights show. South Wales Argus has a short review of the Cardiff show.

TimesLive and Bromley Times have short interviews with Alice. The Scotsman has a longer one.

Song Facts have a new interview with Neal Smith talking about writing and recording 'I'm Eighteen'.

Alice on "The One Show" Tonight 22 Oct 2012

Alice will be appearing on "The One Show" on BBC1 TONIGHT at 7pm. I assume it will be on iPlayer shortly afterwards.

Alice is also apparently at the Q Awards tonight according to the Huffington Post, while tomorrow he is listed as being at the premiere of the new James Bond film "Skyfall" which will take place at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

According to host Danny Baker Alice will also be on his BBC Radio 5 show on the 27th October between 9am and 11am.

Lastly, "Something To Remember Me By" from 'Welcome 2 My Nightmare' is on the ballot for two grammy awards. Alice and Dick Wagner are up for both 'Best Rock Performance' and 'Best Rock Song'.

Raise The Dead Tour Begins 20 Oct 2012

Last night Verona, NY saw the opening show of the new tour. For the sake of those not wishing to know the setlist yet I won`t list it here, but you can find it in the setlists section, while there's more info about last nights show on the forums.

The Shropshire Star have a short interview with Alice.

There's various new photos and videos now up at the band's blog which you can check out here.

CNN have a short interview with Neal Smith about his real estate career and how he came to be the "rock n' realtor".

Alice On Later... 18 Oct 2012

It's now been confirmed that Alice Cooper will be appearing on BBC 2's 'Later... with Jools Holland' on October 23rd (live) which is repeated in extended form on October 26th.

The List has a new interview with Alice with more hints about the new show.

Chuck Garric appeared on New York's News Channel 9 this morning and you can see the interview courtesy of Blabbermouth.

The new issue of 'Metal Hammer' has a double page photo of Alice and Brian May on stage at the Royal Albert Hall a few weeks ago.

New Tour Press 17 Oct 2012

Various sources including MSN are reporting on a new interview with Alice in Reader's Digest this month although only part of the article itself is online here. have a short interview with Alice as does the Syracuse New Times.

"The Nerdy Show" podcast features Alice Cooper this week with a focus on the early 80s albums. You can listen to it here.

New Band Tour Blogs 14 Oct 2012

The Alice Cooper band have started their own tour blog page to post stories and pics directly from the road. It's just starting up but check it regularly for behind the scenes action.

According to an advert in the new issue of Classic Rock Alice will be Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood's guest on his 'Ronnie Wood Show' on Absolute radio on October 27th.

Alice was also spotted on ABC TV Los Angeles during 'Eye On LA: The Legends Of Laurel Canyon' which you should be able to see soon online here.

Me, Alice Audio Blog 13 Oct 2012

Nights With Alice Cooper have started a new "Me, Alice" audio blog, during which Alice chats about what's going on in his world that week. The first installment can be heard here.

There's a new Alice interview at the Independent today which you can read here.

Alice Opens Rock And Roll Academy 11 Oct 2012

Alice and Sheryl were in South Dakota yesterday (10th) to open a 6,000 square foot "rock and roll academy' created by friend Chuck Brennan of the Dollar Loan Center. Fox News reports with a few words from Alice while AP has a video report. He also got up for a version of 'School's Out' with local band Kory and the Fireflies which you can see on YouTube.

Universal have posted a video of Alice walking through this years Universal Horror Nights maze.

My Music Master Class have posted a 40 minute tutorial by Glen Sobel but you need to sign up to see it. There's a preview on YouTube

Win a Vegas Trip 10 Oct 2012

Nights With Alice Cooper are running a competition to win a trip for two to the Palms Casino Resort to see the Vegas show. All the details and entry form can be found here. US residents only.

The Skinny has an article by Alice about Halloween.

A new edition of the 'Old School' box set is due for release on October 29th in the UK. This version will include the 4 CDs, an eAlbum (?) and is packaged in a DVD sized 60 page year book.You can pre-order on AmazonUK now.

The Rock Grand Opening 07 Oct 2012

Alice was at 'The Rock' yesterday for their grand opening and AZCentral has a story about it all, while Fox Phoenix have a short video interview and another video from earlier in the week here.

G4TV has a walk through of the Universal Haunted House with Alice.

Steve Hunter Kickstarter Project 04 Oct 2012

In what is becoming a growing trend for musicians the legendary Steve Hunter has started a 'kickstarter' campaign to help complete his new 'Manhatten Blues' with a ton of very special stuff up for grabs for loyal fans who pledge to the project, including lots of unique Alice Cooper related swag. Check out the video above and the kickstarter page for all the info and details of the various deals available. The campaign is open until November 2nd with the target set at just $5,000 so show your support, even if it's just to pre-order the CD. You know it will be great!!

Ship Of Fear 03 Oct 2012

Alice Cooper will be the main attraction on a "horror cruise" next Halloween between October 28th and November 2nd. The cruise sets off from Miami, FL passing through Half Moon Cay and Freeport before returning to Miami and will feature a live performance by Alice and the band. Also on the trip will be Dee Snider, directors Joe Dante, Mick Garris and Mary Lambert and actors Tony Todd, Ed Gale, Kane Hodder and R.A. Mihailoff. Prices begin at $719 rising up to $3,399 for a "grand suite". You can read more at or the official Ship Of Fear site.

The recent Sunflower Jam show at the Royal Albert Hall in London is to be released on DVD at some point.

The Myth Of Reason podcast has a new interview with Chuck Garric about Beasto Blanco.

Blue Coupe Funding Campaign 30 Sep 2012

Blue Coupe, the rock band comprised of Albert and Joe Bouchard from the original Blue Oyster Cult and R & R Hall of Famer Dennis Dunaway from the original Alice Cooper Group, are raising money to complete 12 songs for their latest album, which will feature guest singers Tish and Snooky of Manic Panic as well as other surprise celebrities.
So far, Blue Coupe have funded the recordings through sales of their last record, 'Tornado On The Tracks', which featured Robby Krieger of the Doors on guitar. But in order to hire quality people that can complete the new recording in time for the holiday season, Blue Coupe cordially invite you to show your support.
Here's the breakdown;
$6000 to hire a producer to mix the album.
$2000 to master the recordings including a vinyl single.
$500 for graphics.
$1800 for manufacturing.
Reaching these goals will enable Blue Coupe to improve the quality of this album.

In appreciation, Blue Coupe are offering special incentives for your funding, like things the band actually used in the making of the record and props from their videos.  And they are offering more insight into the creative process through some of the demos that were used to arrange the songs on the record. And the biggest supporter will get an executive producer credit on each record.

All extra funds will go toward recordings of unique covers and video production and promotion. Give what you can and thanks for spreading the word about Blue Coupe.

You can find all the details of incentives and you can pledge at Indiegogo.

Suggest A Song For The New Show 24 Sep 2012

The official Alice Cooper facebook page is running a poll to find out which song, that Alice hasn`t performed live in a LONG time, you'd like to see in the new show. This is a very cool idea and could be the chance to hear an overlooked Cooper classic in the new setlist. Unfortunately some "fans" seem to think he hasn't played 'Poison', 'School's Out', 'No More Mr Nice Guy' and various other standard concert songs for "a long time".... In fact most of the songs from the last tour have votes, including 'Poison' with nearly 2000 votes!!

According to a post on Twitter Orianthi will be the musical guest on "Oh Sit" at 8pm EST/7pm CST on the CWTV channel in the USA.

Eyegores 23 Sep 2012

Alice was at this year's Eyegore awards in Hollywood and presented an award to director Guillermo Del Toro before checking out this year's Alice Cooper themed Halloween maze. have a full report and pics.

Press Enterprise has a short interview with Alice talking about this years Universal Haunted House.

Glen Sobel picks his top 10 drum albums over at Music Radar.

Some people will remember earlier this year Dick Wagner was in Italy working with local band 'The Mugshots'. The first fruits of the collaboration are now available in the form of their first international video for the song "Free As I Am" which you can check out on YouTube.

Rhino will be reissuing the 'Killer' album on high quality vinyl on 26th October.

Beasto Blanco - Breakdown 18 Sep 2012

Chuck Garric's Beasto Blanco have released the video for 'Breakdown' which you can see below. The video also features the "dangerous" Tiffany Lowe (from the 'Theatre Of Death' tour) and Chuck's partner in crime Chris Latham, while the song itself has AC drummer Glen Sobel on drums, Calico Cooper on backing vocals and is produced by Tommy Henriksen.

Sunflower Jam 17 Sep 2012

As previously announced Alice was back in London at the weekend and appeared at the Sunflower Jam last night at the Royal Albert Hall. He apparently performed 'School's Out', 'Elected', 'Nadine' (Chuck Berry Song) and 'Smoke On The Water' with the all star band which included Brian May, Ian Paice and John Paul Johns! Metal Hammer have some photos. Alice also recorded an interview for Planet Rock that should air sometime today.

Q magazine are asking for questions to ask Alice for a forthcoming feature. Find out how to submit a question here.

The debut Beasto Blanco video, for the song 'Breakdown', is due to be revealed at 10am PST tomorrow. Assuming all goes okay I'll try and post it up here as soon as I can! Beasto Blanco is, of course, Chuck Garric's new band!

UK Door Times 13 Sep 2012

There's apparently been some confusion with the advertised door opening times for the October UK shows, in part due to the fact there are two opening acts for these shows. These are the correct door times (which may differ from what has been advertised elsewhere):
Oct. 24th Cardiff - 6.30pm
Oct. 25th Wolverhampton - 6.30pm
Oct. 27th Bournemouth - 6.30pm
Oct. 28th Wembley - 6pm
Oct. 30th Nottingham - 6.30pm
Oct. 31st Edinburgh - 6pm
Nov. 1st Sheffield - 6pm.

Nights With Alice Cooper have posted a video of Alice chatting with Graham Nash (Crosby, Stills And Nash) recently which you can watch here.

New Interviews 12 Sep 2012

Alternative Control have a new interview with Dennis Dunaway.

Let The Music Do The Talking has a new interview with Steve Hunter.

Keri Kelli will be playing with John Waite when the later records a live CD this month in Philadelphia between September 25th and 27th, before they head out to Australia for a string of dates.

Rock And Roll Fantasy Camp 07 Sep 2012

Alice Cooper has been announced as the main attraction at the Rock And Roll Fantasy Camp in Las Vegas between February 14th and 18th. These are NOT Alice Cooper live shows. For your $8999 (yes you read that right) you get to spend 5 days and nights at the MGM Grand, attend classes, record songs and even jam on stage with world renowned musicians including Alice. All the info you want can be found at the camp site.

If you have any spare cash after that one how about buying Alice's car? Alice's 1966 Ford Mustang is up for sale. Totally restored from the ground up, with some cool customisations, and a autographed guitar thrown in, it can be yours for just $44,700. Photos and more info at the link above.

Alice features in an advert for the UK version of the Huffington Post. You will remember that Alice has blogged a couple of times recently for the post, as well as taking part in a webchat last week.

Blue Coupe will be returning to NYC on October 9th to play The Canal Room, 285 W. Broadway. The band will go on at 7.30 with "The Cringe" at 8.30 and special guest Andy Hilfiger.

On Saturday October 6th there will be a Grand Opening Block Party at The Rock at 32nd Street and The Rock Teen Center in Phoenix. Between noon and 3pm you can get "entertainment including dancing, bike and skateboard stunt demonstrations, and live music featuring Dash Cooper and Runaway Phoenix."

New Show - Verona 05 Sep 2012

Alice Cooper will be playing Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY on October 19th. Tickets are already on sale from

Dennis Dunaway will be appearing at this years Chiller Theatre Expo between October 26th and 28th. The Expo takes place at the Sheraton in Parsippany, NY. Also on the guest list is Richie Scarlet and ex-Alice band keyboardist Mark Stein. have a short story have an article entitled "14 photographs that shatter your image of famous people" and #1 is a pic of Alice with Col. Sanders.

Ryan Roxie's webstore is now open and can be reached via the Roxie 77 Bandcamp page.

Dick Wagner on Total Rock 03 Sep 2012

Sorry for the short notice but I've just seen that Dick Wagner will be on Total Rock tonight between 7pm and 9pm on "The Noiseletter". Dick will be talking about his career and his book "Not Only Women Bleed".  I'm not sure if Total Rock have a "listen again" option so you might want to make sure and tune in to the webcast this evening to avoid missing it.

Alice and Randi at Dragon*Con 02 Sep 2012

Access Atlanta has a report and photos from Dragon*Con this weekend. The Amazing Randi was also there so he and Alice took part in an hour long panel on Friday reminising about the 'Billion Dollar Babies' days. Alice was also interviewed for a forthcoming film about Randi called 'An Honest Liar'.

Unfortunatly Orianthi's UK shows this month with Dave Stewart have been posponed until next year.

LA Weekly has a short interview with Alice about 'School's Out'.

Inside The Magic have posted a video touring the Universal Studios Haunted House.

We mentioned a little while ago that Kyler Clark has some photos entered into the NME photography awards (and I hope you've been voting for them!), well there's another Alice Cooper pic entered into the amateur competition by Jodie Cunningham so go vote for that one as well!

New Show - Switzerland 29 Aug 2012

Alice Cooper has been announced as playing the Baloise (formerly AVO) Session festival in Basel, Switzerland on November 4th. Tickets go on sale September 5th.

Sunflower Jam 28 Aug 2012

According to Planet Rock Alice Cooper has will be appearing at the Sunflower Jam charity show taking place at the Royal Albert Hall on September 16th. This is an annual charity show put together by Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice and his wife with this years guest list also featuring Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden), John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) Brian May (Queen) and Paice himself.

A few more details about Alice's appearance at Dragon*Con next weekend. Alice is doing a couple of panels. One of them is called “Remembering Billion Dollar Babies” (Friday 4:00 p.m.).  The description says “Hear wild behind the scenes tales and how one of the largest rock tours or the 70s was developed.”  The other is simply called “Alice Cooper” (Sunday 5:30 p.m.) with the description “An hour with the godfather of horror-rock.”

Alice did a live video webchat a couple of days ago for the Huffington Post which you can watch here. They also have a new article written by Alice about reality TV.

A couple of interesting articles have turned up. Listen has a short article about Alice Cooper's influence and influences, while Ultimate Classic Rock has an article celebrating the 30th anniversary of 'Zipper Catches Skin'.

Damon Johnson will be making a rare New York appearance when he plays an acoustic show at BB Kings Blues Club on September 20th. Tickets are available now.

Roxie News 24 Aug 2012

A little Roxie news for the weekend.
Roxie 77 will be playing at the Helgeafestivalen 2012 festival in Sweden this weekend before Roxie himself heads out on a short series of acoustic shows, also in Sweden, including a show in Linkoping, Sweden on September 27th.
Roxie also did an interiew with Udo Dirkschneider (UDO/Accept) for his All Excess show which you can see here.
Lastly, one we missed, an interview with Roxie at the Bloodstock festival which you can see here.

Bits and Pieces 22 Aug 2012

Alice's appearance on the Shaun Keaveney Breakfast Show on BBC6Music can be heard here.

Two more reviews (in Swedish) with photos of recent shows in Sweden can been seen at Crank It Up and Rocknytt.

The lastest Metal Hammer has a short AC review as part of their review of the Toronto show with Iron Maiden. They also have a feature on up and coming guitar shredders which includes Orianthi.
As a sponsor of the Bloodstock festival it's probably safe to assume there will be more AC coverage next issue as there probably wasn`t time to get it in this one.

All Sickthings should visit the NME Photo Awards 2012 page and vote for Kyler Clarke's photos of Alice, not just because they are of Alice (although it's a good reason) but, for those who don't know, Kyler is Alice's personal assistant and all round nice guy so show him some support! There seem to be five photos to vote for and it appears you can vote as many times as you wish!

The Daily Express newspaper has a short piece on Alice today based on an old quote from another interview, unless he's repeated it again recently! It's regarding an Alice Cooper reality show.

Keri Kelli has joined up with John Waite (The Baby's, Bad English) band who have announced an Australian 'Greatest Hits' tour beginning November 1st.

Dick Wagner will be playing shows in Traverse City, MI on October 27th, Tibbitts Opera House, Coldwater, MI on October 28th, Monroe, MI on November 3rd and Callahans in Auburn Hills, MI on November 17th.

Orianthi On Tour 19 Aug 2012

During the break in the Alice Cooper touring schedule Orianthi will be joining Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) for a series of shows in the US and UK up to the end of September. Dave produced Orianthi's 'Fire' EP and forthcoming album, while she has already returned the favour and guested with Stewart on record. You can see a promo video for the tour here. The UK dates are:
September 3rd - Sunderland Empire
September 4th - Birmingham Symphony Hall
September 5th - Manchester Bridgewater Hall
September 7th - London Shepherds Bush Empire
There's also a final 'Dave Stewart and Friends' show at the Troubadour in Los Angeles on September 28th.

The Globe and Mail has a short video of Alice talking about the 40th Aniversay of 'School's Out' with footage from the 'Rock Of Ages' Appearance.

Monsters and Critics have a series of photos from the 'Rock Of Ages' appearance.

Alice has been doing various shows in the UK the last few days which you can hear/see again. He was on Sky News 'Sunrise' which you can see here. He was also at Lords for the cricket which you can see here which the Telegraph reported on.

The Huffington Post has an article wriiten by Alice based again around 'School's Out' and giving kids advice. 

Blue Coupe's new single 'More Cowbell (Gotta Fever)' is available via AmazonUS.

Damon Johnson will being doing a special solo acoustic show on September 21st at The Cooler in Rock Falls, IL with special guest Terry Cox.

Friday Music will apparently be reissuing 'Killer' on 180g vinyl on October 16th in the classic gatefold sleeve. You can pre-order it on AmazonUS now.

Rock Of Ages Press 15 Aug 2012

Unsurprisingly Alice's "surprise" appearance on stage in London at the 'Rock Of Ages' show last night has created a lot of press. There's photos and video up on the official site, but most other sites just repeat the press release. Sky News have some video of the rehearsals, with a short interview, and 'London Tonight' on ITV also aired rehearsal footage last night. The BBC have a longer interview and footage from the actual show.

Alice also turned up on BBC London earlier today which should be available to listen again soon.

According to the Evening Standard Alice will be a guest on the BBC 5Live (although they say it's on Radio 4) Cricket broadcast tomorrow from the England vs South Africa match at Lords! Unfortunatly, if it happens, you may have a long wait to hear him as the 5Live site lists the broadcast as over 8 hours!

Alice will be the guest on the BBC Radio 6 Breakfast Show next Monday between 7am and 10am.

The Sun have posted a news story based on things Alice said during yesterday's webchat. You can also watch an re-edited version of the chat now at their site here.

New Show - Tacoma 14 Aug 2012

Alice Cooper will be playing Tacoma, Washington on November 18th at the Emerald Queen Casino. Tickets go on sale tomorrow.

Alice was on the Steve Wright Show yesterday on BBC Radio and you can listen to what happened here.

Alice is also expected to be on 'London Tonight' tonight (Weds) on ITV at 6pm in the London area.

There are also rumours that Alice will turn up on stage at the 'Rock Of Ages' stage show tonight at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London. It's said he will join the cast to perform 'School's Out' in honor of the 40th aniversary of it reaching #1 in the UK singles charts. This is backed up with posts on the officially Alice Cooper Twitter feed mentioning the show.

Thrash Hits have posted some great photos from the bands triumphant performance at Bloodstock on Sunday. You can also check out some photos from the Gothenburg show here while

Orianthi At Bloodstock 11 Aug 2012

Just a quick update before we leave for Bloodstock to let people know that Orianthi's solo acoustic set is scheduled for 4pm Sunday afternoon on the Jagermeister stage.

Sun Webchat 09 Aug 2012

The Sun have announced that Alice will take part in a webchat for them next Tuesday at 4.30pm. You can access the chat here.

Last night in Gothenburg the AC band members did a surprise show at 'Sticky Fingers' night club. More details if I get them!

GP have a review of the Gothenburg show (in Swedish of course).

Blue Coupe have added another show to their UK tour in January. It's in Hull at the Hull Fruit Space on January 25th. Tickets are available now from WeGotTickets. Support comes from the legendary Stray featuring Del Bromham! As already announced the band also play the Butlins Rock and Blues festival in Skegness which runs between the 25th and 27th January (Blue Coupe will play the 27th) and more dates are expected to be announced soon.

Wagner Book Now In Hard Cover 06 Aug 2012

Dick Wagner's book "Not Only Women Bleed" is now avaliable in hard cover direct from The hard cover comes with 2 CDs and is available worldwide NOW. The website above also has lots more info, videos, and links to buy the eBook version if you prefer that.

The Bloodstock Open Air festival will apparently be transmitted live via Daily Motion here including both Alice Cooper and Orianthi's sets.

Calico Cooper made a surprise one-off appearance with the band last week in Monte Carlo and you see how she looked here!

The Rock Oz'Arenes festival a few days ago has had some local press including video at 20 Minutes Online, and photos on facebook and Flickr,

Phoenix New Times has an interview with Alice.

TravellersInTime interview Billion Dollar Babies guitarist Mike Marconi.

New Show - Las Vegas 02 Aug 2012

Alice Cooper will be playing in Las Vegas, NV on November 30th at the Pearl Theatre. Tickets go on sale August 10th.

Norway Update 01 Aug 2012

We've just had word that despite everyone's best efforts over the last 24 hours the Norway show in Langesund on August 7th is now definitely cancelled.

Norway Show Update. 01 Aug 2012

Rumours started circulating yesterday that the Wrightegaarden show in Langesund, Norway on August 7th had been canceled following news that the local promotors KLM Holding had gone bankrupt (see here). There where also reports of fans being contacted about the cancellation. It now appears that a new promotor has taken over and the show WILL PROCEED AS SCHEDULED with all tickets still valid for the show. If any more information turns up I will update but as things stand the show is still happening as advertised. 

Blue Coupe Update 31 Jul 2012

Dennis Dunaway appeared at the "OurLand" festival in New York yesterday both with Blue Coupe and reading an extract from his forthcoming book. You can watch a video of the reading on YouTube.
Blue Coupe themselves have a new song available entitled "More Cowbell (Gotta Fever)" available from today at CDBaby. The song was recorded live this past January and is a taster for the forthcoming new album which the band are currrently finishing.
Blue Coupe will also be out and about during August playing the following shows:
August 3rd - Route 33 Rhythm And Brews, Wapakoneta, OH (with American Dog)
August 4th - Motor City Music Factory, Detroit, MI
August 9th - Clayton Opera House, Clayton, NY
August 10th - The Rockpile, Toronto, ON
August 11th - This Ain't Hollywood, Hamilton, ON
August 18th - Mont Clare Summer Jam, St. Michael's Park, Mont Claire, PA
August 25th - Providence Firefighters Hall, Providence, RI
August 26th - Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT
Check out for more info on all these shows.
In January 2013 the band will be travelling to Europe with one show so far confirmed in the UK at the "The Great British Rock and Blues Festival" at Butlins in Skegness on January 25th. They are looking to add further dates in Europe around that time so if you can help email Dominique at with details.

Band Interviews 30 Jul 2012

According to Brave Words Alice's next album will be a covers album, and the "Seven Deadly" project with Alan Menkin could finally see the light of day soon. No specific source for this information is named.
Mitch Lafon of Brave Words also has a video interview with Ryan, Tommy and Orianthi posted to YouTube.

Drumline speak to Glen Sobel in a new video interview which you can watch here.

Suikerrock have posted photos of Alice's performance here.

Interviews 28 Jul 2012

Mitch Lafon of Bravewords interviews Chuck Garric about his new band Beasto Blanco.

Andrew Mon Hughes' interview with author Dave Thompson is now available to 'listen again' at Mixcloud. has some of the concept art for the new 'Alice Cooper Goes To Hell In 3D' attraction at Universal.

Universal Studios Announcement 25 Jul 2012

The Halloween haunted houses at Universal studios, mentioned by Alice in his webchat on monday, have now been officially announced and you can read all about them at Bloody Disgusting as well as see a video announcing the events.

Dennis Dunaway and Blue Coupe will be appearing at the Joe Hurley Our Land Festival at the Lincoln Center in New York City on July 29th. Blue Coupe will be performing 'The Hands That Build America' and 'School's Out' while Dennis will also be reading an except from his forthcoming book! One not to be missed if you are in the arena. Admission is free. Pulitzer Prize winner William Kennedy will also be reading.

Bloodstock have announced that Orianthi will be doing a solo set at the festival on the Jagermiester stage. No time or day has been announced yet but hopefully it will be the same day Alice is headlining! 

Nuvo have a review and photos from the Klipsch Music Center show.

The Belfast Telegraph have a short interview with Alice.

Web Chat 24 Jul 2012

If you couldn`t take part in yesterdays uStream web chat you can still see what happened here. Alice appears around nine and a half minutes into the video. Amongst other things Alice mentioned that last years Universal Studios haunted house wil be returning again this year at both Universal Studios in Hollywood and Universal Orlando. This years theme will be 'Alice Cooper Goes To Hell In 3D." He also mentioned that the new sets for the next show, which is expected to begin in October, are currently under construction by Distortions Unlimited, the same company that created the FrankenAlice for the current show.

Dave Thompson, author of the controversial new Alice Cooper biography 'Welcome To My Nightmare' will be Andrew Mon Hughes' guest on M�n FM's Classic Rock Show tonight between 8pm and 10pm. You can listen online and it will be available to "listen again" shortly afterwards. They will also have a copy of the book to give away.

Tour Wind Up and Video Chat 22 Jul 2012

The Iron Maiden/Alice Cooper tour has come to an end but there are a few last reviews/photos to catch up on at Oakland Press,, PJStar, and IndyStar,
The Indianapolis show had to be delayed due to severe weather as fans were asked to stay in their cars for safety, but when it started at 8.30pm everything went as normal.

Alice will be taking part in a video chat on Monday at 9.30am eastern in the USA when he'll be answering fans questions live as they type them. It's a 'Nights With Alice Cooper' thing and you can check it out at Ustream or on the show's facebook page.

Neal Smith is interviewed by "Road Dog" on YouTube in two parts.

Dick Wagner will be signing hardback copies of his book 'Not Only Women Bleed' at the following locations:
July 25th Harmonie Park Studios, Detroit, MI (5pm-8pm)
July 26th Motor City Guitars, Pontiac, MI (6pm-9pm)
July 28th Callahans Music Hall, Auburn Hills, MI (concert 8pm)

Detroit Tigers 19 Jul 2012

The MLB have a short video of Alice at the Detroit Tigers game on Tuesday throwing out the first pitch.

Dennis Dunaway jammed with the band during soundcheck yesterday and there's a photo posted to Twitter. His band Blue Coupe opened up the show.

Alice is interviewed in the current issue of 'Horrorhound' magazine which you can get here.

Dash Cooper emailed the following:
"Hello from all of your friends at Precise Corporate Staging! We hope you are having a great month of July! July is a very special month for us. Not only is it our 12th Anniversary in business, but The Parnelli Awards are here again! For those of you who are unfamiliar with these awards, they are a prestigious award given out every year to the best of the best in the industries of Sound and Lighting by FOH and PLSN. This year, we are up for both awards and were hoping you will vote for us to win them both! Voting is very simple. Just click the links below, select Precise Corporate Staging, and submit your vote. Better yet, you may vote as many times as you like! We would appreciate your vote(s) immensely and would also love it if you would spread the word to your friends and family!
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Dragon*Con 17 Jul 2012

According to a post on Twitter Alice Cooper will be at the  Dragon*Con convention in Atlanta, Georgia again this year. The event happens between August 31st and September 3rd.

The Montreal Gazette has photos from the Bell Center show.

The world is mourning the passing of two legends yesterday. Firstly Jon Lord, legendary keyboardist and founder of Deep Purple passed away yesterday morning from a fatal pulmonary embolism after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Lord's influence of rock music was immesurable. The official Alice Cooper twitter posted the following: "Heartbroken after hearing Jon Lord has passed away. Our thoughts go out to Jon's family, friends, and Deep Purple". Damon Johnson also tweeted "Love & respect to the legendary Jon Lord. Condolences to his family. His mark in contemporary music is long and permanent. R.I.P."

It was also announced that legendary bassist Bob Babbitt also passed away yesterday. Babbitt performed on 'Alice Cooper Goes To Hell' and 'Lace And Whiskey' as well as hundreds of other recordings during his career including classic motown hits from Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye as well as Elton John, Phil Collins, Bette Midler and a wealth of others. Dick Wagner posted on facebook: "The loss of Bob Babbitt left me in a state of grief all day today. Babbitt was a very close friend of mine, and will be missed so very much. Babbitt was going to join my band for this Maestro of Rock tour I am on, but I knew after our last conversation that he could not be able to join me. His health had really left him unable to really communicate. Bob Babbitt was my friend for many years. I hope he is really in a better place now."
Steve Hunter also paid tribute: The music world lost one of the premiere bass players of all time today...Bob Babbitt. I had the great pleasure of playing with him on a couple of Alice Cooper albums back in the day. And I spoke with him on the phone when I was still in Nashville a couple of months ago. He will be sorely missed. He was all about feel and in a league by himself. Do yourself a favor and Google him . You will be amazed at the classic stuff he has been a part of. And he was a damned cool guy too. Love you Bob. RIP"

New Show - Germany 14 Jul 2012

According to the Jahrhunderthalle site Alice will be playing Frankfurt, Germany on November 3rd. Tickets go on sale July 16th.

Alice was interviewed on Montreal's CHOM-FM and you can listen to the podcast here.

More show reviews/photos can be seen at the Toronto Sun and the Montreal Gazette. has a article/interview with Blue Coupe.

More Press 12 Jul 2012

Alice turned up at Montreal's 'Just For Laughs' comedy festival yesterday at Club Soda to see comic Bobby Slayton's 'The Nasty Show' and the Montreal Gazette has a photo.They also have a show review.

PJStar has a new interview with Alice.

Powerline have a review of the Bethlehem show.

There's an amusing video interview with Alice from Bonaroo 365 here.

Interviews And Press 11 Jul 2012

MusicRadar have a lengthy new interview with Glen Sobel about his current injury, playing with Alice, and lots of other stuff. has an interview with Damon Johnson, mainly about Thin Lizzy but with a few Alice mentions as well.

The Ottawa Sun has an interview with Alice and golfing photos as well as a show review.

Female First has a short interview.

The Ottawa Citizen has photos from Bluesfest and reviews here and here, while CTV News has a short video report.

Revolver has a review and videos from Newark.

I think we mentioned 'Jimmy At The Prom' a few weeks back. This Milwaukee band have a new EP out entitled 'Escape', produced by Chuck Garric, which you can check out at the bands website here.

Roxie Interview 07 Jul 2012

There's a new three part interview with Ryan Roxie up on YouTube by Jacky BamBam of WMMR Philadelphia. Click the links for part one, two and three.

Scots Alice Cooper tribute Gallus Cooper have been nominated in the 2nd Scottish New Music Awards under the best tribute act catagory. You can vote for them now here.

Metro Canada has a short interview with Alice.

Blue Coupe will be playing at St Michaels in Mont Clare, PA on August 18th.

More Beasto Blanco 04 Jul 2012

Beasto Blanco now have a band website at, and have posted a couple more clips to their YouTube channel. Go see what Chuck and his partner in crime Chris Latham have come up with, with a little help from Tommy, Calico, and Glen!
Chuck's also been talking to about the new project and Alice-related stuff.

Alice was on the 'McNeil and Spiegel Show' on CBS Chicago today and you can listen to the interview here.

Brave Words have posted some great photos from the Jones Beach show.

Brooklyn Vegan has photos from the New Jersey show while has a short review.

The New York Times has a few amusing words with Alice at a local coffee shop.

Small Stuff 03 Jul 2012

Show reviews and/or photos can be seen at Examiner.comBoston Phoenix, Ultimate Classic Rock, and Leigh Valley Live.

For the rich fans out there Solid Rock has a limited edition print available for just $5000. $2500 of that goes directly to Solid Rock.

Metro Times has a reminder of the Dick Wagner appearances and shows this month promoting his book "Not Only Women Bleed". They are:
July 13th The Cherry Festival, Traverse City, MI 7:30pm
July 14th Horizon Books, Book Signing, Traverse City MI 12 noon to 2pm
July 14th White’s Bar 75th Anniversary Celebration Concert, Saginaw MI
July 25th Book Signing UDetroit, Harmonie Park Studios 6pm
July 26th Motor City Guitar, Book Signing, Pontiac MI 6:30pm
July 28th Callahan’s Music Hall, Auburn Hills MI 8PM

Glen Injured, Mover Steps In 30 Jun 2012

A message from Alice:
"Glen Sobel's been having neck problems and has been playing the shows in a lot of pain, so he needs to take a short break to heal. Luckily for us, and for you, Jonathan Mover (from the "Trash"tour and the "Trashes The World" live concert video) was available to help out on short notice. We rehearsed with him yesterday and we're all excited about tonight's show in Camden with him. Hopefully Glen will be back soon."
Said Glen: "I'll be off the Alice tour for a few weeks. I've played the last several shows on pain meds due to an inflamed neck situation. We've had some of the best shows on tour with Iron Maiden, so I wanted to do everything I could to stay in the game. I need to get back to LA, have this treated, and then return to finish out our tour dates. In the meantime my main man Jonathan Mover (an Alice band alumni) will be sitting in the drum throne covering for me. I have the utmost confidence that he will deliver the goods along with all my brothers (and sister) in the Alice band. Don't worry about me, I'll be back sooner than later."
Best wishes Glen, hope you get well soon!

Beasto Blanco Unleashed 29 Jun 2012

Music icons Chuck Garric and Chris Latham along with producer, Tommy Henriksen announce the launch of the newest group Beasto Blanco.
"With Beasto Blanco, we have set out to create a live, raw power, rock & roll band that will allow us to indulge our influences and imagery that has shaped our collective musical background. Beasto Blanco taps into a truly unique rock sound, but still stays true to our roots," said Garric.
Beasto Blanco has been busy in the studio recording three songs as well as the video for the first single release, 'Breakdown' which is now available on iTunes. The video produced by Charles Conklyn is scheduled to be released early July.
'Breakdown' is already being heavily played in Alaska and Reno, NV and were psyched at the positive feedback weve received from our fans! said Chris Latham. We cant wait for the rest of the world to hear our first single! And not to mention the video is KILLER!!
Interested media may arrange for an interview with Beasto Blanco members by calling (772) 633-8337. Fans are encouraged to contact their local rock/alternative stations and request Breakdown.
For more information please go to:

The Huffington Post,, and The Mercury have new interviews with Alice.

AZCentral reports that The Rock at 32nd Street is holding a 'Rockfest' this afternoon with local bands playing live from 4pm-7pm to celebrate the center's recent opening.

Brooklyn Vegan have photos from the Jones Beach show.

A Message From Dash Cooper 28 Jun 2012

"Greetings Alice Cooper fans. Dash Cooper here, son of Alice. I am writing you all today in representation of my place of employment, Precise Corporate Staging. We are from Tempe, AZ and have been the loyal sound company behind Alice's live tours for the past 7 years. We were hoping that you might consider voting for us to receive a $250,000 grant from Chase Bank! Our goal, should we win this grant, is to buy more sound, lighting and video equipment in order to do more charity work in the Arizona Valley and around the U.S.A. Voting takes place through Facebook and can be accessed by clicking the link below while "logged on" to Facebook. We need to get 250 votes to qualify and are at this moment are sitting at 154 total votes."
Here's the link:
Once you access this page, Click "Learn More", Scroll down where is says company name type "Precise Corporate Staging", then "Vote"

Thank you all for your time and consideration. You all ROCK!


Dash Cooper and The Team at Precise Corporate Staging

I would hope we have more then enough Sickthings out there to get them to their goal of 250 votes so PLEASE get voting, and get your friends, family or workmates voting as well!!

Charity Appearances 27 Jun 2012

Alice made a surprise appearance at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation on Sunday to raise funds and to play in a charity golf tournament at Oak Tree Country Club in Edmond. Alice joined country star Shooter Jennings for a version of Chuck Berry's 'Nadine' as well as 'School's Out'.

High Winds caused a few problems at the show the other night. Check out the slideshow at to see what happened!

Syfy have posted a trailer for the 'Bigfoot' movie with airs June 30th and features Alice.

Ryan Roxie will be on WUTK-FM (90.3 The Rock) TODAY between 10pm and midnight (local time) on 'Kill Ugly Radio' and they have a netfeed so you can listen in.

Creative Loafing have photos and words from the Atlanta show.

BostInno reports on Alice and an orange Lobster at 'Fresh Catch', Mansfield, Mass Monday night.

Band Videos 24 Jun 2012

Ryan Roxie has been doing some short videos for TC Electronic and you can check out the latest on YouTube now which features Roxie teaching you how to play the opening riff of 'School's Out'.

While at Facebook Orianthi has posted a short video of the band before they went on stage opening for Iron Maiden which you can see here. has a review and photos from the Louisville show while Times-News has a short review of the Charlotte show.

The Charlotte Observer has a short interview with Alice.

Interviews and Gigs 22 Jun 2012

Fuse has a short video of Alice answering viewers questions.

BBC Radio 2 show "Dressed To Kill" features Alice. The show is about the Glam Rock era.

Blue Coupe have been announced as playing a UK show at the RocknBlues festival at Butlins Skegness on January 25th 2013 with Hawkwind and Focus amongst others.

Ryan Roxie was interviewed by Glide Magazine after the opening show of the current tour and you can read it here.

More Press 21 Jun 2012

The Aquarian and have new interviews with Alice.

The Daily Express has Alice giving coaching advice to the England Soccer manager.

Travellers In Time have posted a great interview with Dennis Dunaway. interviews Dick Wagner.

Metromix has photos from the Iroquois Amphitheater show. While in Louisville Alice again through out a first pitch, this time at the Louisville Bats game.

Alice is featured in a slightly odd advert for Sol beer in Finnish mag 'Soundi' which you can see here. (Thanks Jari)

Radio Show/Podcast All Time Top Ten recently did a top 10 Alice Cooper songs and you can hear the show and their choices here.

Tiffiny Lowe will be performing with Trainwreaked, her DJ Duo, on Saturday night at Bar Sinister in Hollywood, CA, opening for God Module.

And There's More New Shows 18 Jun 2012 has just announced the following USA shows:
November 17th - Spokane, WA, Northern Quest Casino
November 20th - Kennewick, WA, Toyota Center
November 23rd - Denver, CO, Paramount
November 25th - Reno, NV, Grand Sierra
November 29th - Los Angeles, CA, Orpheum
December 1st - Indio, CA, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
Pre-sales begin at 10am on June 22nd.

DC101 has a new audio interview with Alice which you can listen to here.

The Hawkeye has another report on the Burlington Show while Metal Express Radio have an interview with Roxie.

New Show: San Francisco 18 Jun 2012

Ticketmaster are listing a new show for November 27th at the Warfield in San Francisco, CA. Tickets are on sale now.

Hawkeye talk to Alice about the Solid Rock Foundation as well as the upcoming Burlington show in a second article.

TriCities have a review of the Knoxville show with photos.

Ryan Roxie has a new facebook group called Roxie's Rock 'n' Roll Parking Lot where you can get the new Roxie 77 shirts (which he's wearing on the new tour) as well as find out about meet and greets before shows.

The STUK photos from Biloxi, Charleston and Knoxville are all now up in the photo section.

Catching Up 17 Jun 2012

Just home from the USA for the beginning of the new tour. The band are already on fire and will only get better! Thanks to everyone who, as always, were so friendly and helpful the last couple of weeks especially the awesome Toby Mamis who yet again came through for us when we needed him. Alice Cooper's band, management, and crew are truly second to none. Thank you all!
Setlists etc will go up over the next few days but first there is a LOT of stuff to catch up on so off we go.

New tour dates started to appear as soon as we stepped onto the plane, including UK Dates for Halloween in October. The full list of new dates is as followed:
October 24th - Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
October 25th - Wolverhapton Civic Hall
October 27th - Bournemouth BIC
October 28th - London Wembley Arena
October 30th - Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
October 31st - Edinburgh Usher Hall
November 1st - Sheffield City Hall
November 7th - Calgary, AB, Canada, Southern Jubilee
November 8th - Saskatoon, SK, Canada, TCU Center
November 9th - Moose Jaw, SK, Canada, Mosaic Place
November 13th - Dawson Creek, BC, Canada, Encana Events Center
November 14th - Edmonton, AB, Canada, Northern Jubilee
November 21st - Boise, ID, Revolution Center
The appearance at Wembley Arena will make Alice the first artist to play the venue in each of the past five decades!

Alice's bass god, Chuck Garric, has also been busy being a producer! 'Jimmy at the Prom', based out of Milwaukee, WI, have just released a single and b-side that not only features Chuck's gifted production, but on backing vocals as well! The single is available now on iTunes and will also be released on 7" vinyl!  Check it out at and follow them on Twitter at @jimmyattheprom.
Chuck also sent in a report from the road over at Lip Service with rehersal photos.

The Bonaroo festival last week created a LOT of press, mainly centered around the surprise inclusion of Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' to close the show which brought the house down, especially when the 'FrankenGaga' appeared. There's lots of footage up on Youtube as the entire show was streamed the following night (and its possible it will be repeated at some point if you missed it). Even Gaga herself tweeted "I am not worthy, Sire. The way he changed the words to be about him was so rad. I want to hang out with #Frankengaga!".
Most of the press repeated the same stuff but a few had quotes or something different either before or after the show including: Memphis FlyerUSA Today and here,, Fuse, and Aceshowbiz.

The Alice Facebook page posted photos from the rehersals in Biloxi.

Charleston City Paper reviews the Charleston show with photos while the Kansas City Star covers the Kansas show.

You can check out Glen's new Mapex USA drum kit, as seen on the current tour, over at the Alice Cooper facebook page.

New Alice interviews include: Charleston City Paper, Charleston Post and Courier,, Yes Weekly, The Gauntlet, WLOX (with video),, Fuse Festivals (Video), Local8Now (video), CityBeat, and Jambands.

While in Charleston Alice threw out the first pitch at the Charleston Riverdogs game which was reported in the Post and Courier. The team is co-owned by actor Bill Murray and Official Alice Cooper a photo of the pair at the game.
He also threw out the first pitch at the Kansas City Royals game on June 14th!

SkyArts have posted another short outtake from the Ronnie Wood Show with Alice and Ron talking about guitars. has an article about the opening of 'The Rock' in Phoenix with a lot of history to the project.

Dash Cooper's band Runaway Phoenix now have a Bandcamp Site where you can listen to there songs.

Roxie Box Set 03 Jun 2012

Ryan Roxie is to release a limited edition 4 disc box set later this year. The set will include Dad's Porno Mag's self-titled album, the two Roxie 77 albums 'Peace, Love, And Armageddon' and 'Two Sides To Every Story', as well as a fourth disc compiling other songs by his various bands and projects, much of which has never been heard before. All the songs are remastered and come in a limited edition eco-box containing mini-sleeves of the original albums. 70 songs are included altogether.
If you pre-order the box you will have the chance to win an autographed guitar owned by Roxie, exclusive memorabilia (stage clothing, guitar picks, etc.) used in past & present tours plus other surprises! The draw for these prizes will be held at the conclusion of the 2012 Alice Cooper tour when the box is set to be released. You can pre-order soon via the Roxie Bandcamp site.

Punk Globe has posted a new interview with Neal Smith.

NOTE: We'll be heading Stateside from tomorrow to check out the new tour so this could be the last update for a couple of weeks depending on how often I can get an internet connection in the US. As always you can check the forums where any important news or new dates is sure to be posted.

New Show - Vancouver 01 Jun 2012 is listing a show in Vancouver, BC, Canada at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre for 16th November with tickets on sale next week.

New Show - Canada 31 May 2012

Tickets have just gone on sale at for a show in Medicine Hat, AB, Canada at the Medicine Hat Arena on November 11th. VIP packages are also available.

Professor Garric 30 May 2012

Fancy a "one on one" bass lesson from the bass god himself? Chuck Garric is again offering his expertise this tour and you can book a one hour bass lesson for any show on the upcoming tour (subject to availability) by emailing Chuck at Lessons cost $125 for an hour.

The Loon 103.7 has an article on Alice Cooper running to the Cadott Rock festival in July.

Interviews 28 May 2012

Spin Magazine, Rolling Stone, RGJ, The Hawkeye, Sevier County News and Billboard all have short chats with Alice about the Bonaroo festival and/or the upcoming tour. 

Alice has recorded a short promo video for the Bloodstock festival appearance which you can see here.

Strange Case DVD Orders 23 May 2012

'The Strange Case Of Alice Cooper' is now available to order via The DVD is in NTSC format but is available to people outside the US exclusively through the site. OnMilwaukee has an article and the chance to win copies of the DVD.

Lavish Green have posted photos from Chuck Garris's 'School's Out for Diabetes' show at Comrow a couple of weeks ago.

Alice will be in the Bahamas this week taking part in the Michael Douglas and friends golf tournament.

Billion Dollar Babies guitarist Mike Marconi will be making a rare guest appearance with Blue Coupe when they play Mickey Rats on Saturday.

Today Online have an interview with Bob Ezrin.

New Show: Pittsburgh 21 May 2012

Alice Cooper will play Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE on July 15th. Presales begin May 21st 10am local time at Blue Coupe, with Dennis Dunaway, will be opening the show.

Alice on UK TV 21 May 2012

Alice Cooper is featured on 'Sounds Of The Seventies 2: Rock' tonight on BBC2 at 10pm in the UK. The London Metro newspaper mentions this with a nice photo of Alice, except it's actually a photo of superfan Bill Crowe! (Thanks Pete for the pic)

London Metro

Mitch Lafon has a new interview with Alice posted up to Bravewords. Guitar International also have a new interview with some nice pics.

DreadCentral have an article about the forthcoming 'Bigfoot' movie featuring Alice on Syfy in the US. They say the film will premiere on June 30th with a DVD and BlueRay release to follow on August 14th.

The Science Center in Cabondale's University Mall has a new addition, a 22 foot long Allosaurus they've nicknamed 'Cooper' after Alice.

Man About Town have a review of the new DVD release of 'The Strange Case Of Alice Cooper'.

While at the Annika and Friends golf benefit last weekend Alice turned up to greet a newlywed couple on their wedding day. Photo here

Small Stuff 17 May 2012

Rebel Magazine has a new interview with Alice in their May issue and online.

Alice was at the Coyotes game the other night and have a short interview with him while the Vancouver Sun has a report.

Sherilyn Fenn talks about Alice and the forthcoming "Bigfoot" movie at the Detroit Free Press.

Guitarist Interviews 14 May 2012

RockzoneUK has an audio interview with Roxie in two parts which you can find here.

The Huffington post meanwhile has interviewed Dick Wagner and you can read that here.

More Shadows 09 May 2012

Not unexpectedly the 'Dark Shadows" party show has generated a fair amount of publicity in the last 24 hours or so although most reports are based around the same video clips. PerezHilton have a short clip of Alice and Depp playing 'No More Mr Nice Guy', LA Times has a video interview with Alice while the AC facebook page has added a ton of photos from the party as well.

Alice Cooper and Slash are featured on the front cover of the new issue of Revolver magazine in the USA. It hits the stands May 15th.

Blue Coupe will also be opening the Pittsburg show on July 15th as well as the previously announced Bethlehem, PA show on July 1st.

Dark Shadows 08 May 2012

As mentioned a few days ago Alice was at the premiere of 'Dark Shadows' last night, but even better he and the band (with Keri Kelli stepping in for Roxie) played a surprise set at Tim Burton's after-show party with Johnny Depp, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry joining the band for a couple of songs. has photos and more details while you can check out 'A Whole Lotta Love' on YouTube now!

New Show - Peoria 08 May 2012

Alice Cooper will be performing in Peoria, IL on July 20th at the Civic Center Theater. Pre-sale begins on May 9, 2012 at 10:00am local time with the Public on sale on May 11, 2012 at 10:00am local.

Small Stuff 06 May 2012

Alice talks to Entertainment Weekly about 'Dark Shadows' and his other movie appearances.

Lip Service are giving away tickets to be Chuck Garric's special guest at an upcoming Cooper show. Just fill in the form on their page to be in with a chance of winning.

Glen Sobel will be taking part in the John Bonham Birthday Bash which takes place May 31st in West Hollywood. He joins drummers Carmine and Vinnie Appice, Frankie Banali, Simon Wright and Steven Adler performing Led Zeppelin classics on a replica Bonham drum kit.

Sound Of Silence have photos of Roxie and his new pedal board which they have created for the forthcoming tour so all techheads can see what the man is using.

DecibelGeek feature Dick Wagner in their latest podcast which you can listen to here.

The Rock At 32nd Street Opens 01 May 2012

'The Rock at 32nd Street' in Phoenix has officially opened for religious services, with the Teen Center opening May 16th. The center has been a dream of Alice and Sheryl Cooper and Alice's Solid Rock Foundation's plans for 12 years.

Chuck Garric will be on KOLO in Reno, NV tomorrow morning at
6.15am local time promoting the May 11th charity show at CommRow.
Update: You can see Chuck's appearance now here.

Alice is interviewed very briefly by Artisans News about the Bonnaroo Festival appearance.

Ace Showbiz has a new clip from 'Dark Shadows' which, while Alice isn't in it personally, does mention Alice. Note the clip doesn`t seem to play in Firefox but is fine in Explorer.

Bob Ezin has been announced as producing the forthcoming new Deep Purple album this year.

Dick Wagner has announced his plans for the coming months. For full details of recording and shows check out his facebook page but here are the confirmed gigs:
June 29th - Mt. Clemens Stars and Stripes Festival, Mt. Clemens, MI
July 14th - Whites Bar, Saginaw, MI (Afternoon show)
July 27th - Callahans Club, Pontiac, MI
October 28th - Tibbit's Opera House, Coldwater, MI

Alice Appearances 28 Apr 2012

Alice was interviewed for the film 'Who Shot Rock & Roll' which will be aired exclusively at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles. 'Who Shot Rock & Roll' will open on June 23, 2012 and runs through October 7, 2012.

Alice will also be at the world premiere of 'Dark Shadows' at Grauman's Chinese Theater in LA on May 7th so watch for him to pop up amongst all the news reports the event is sure to get.

Tom Schulte has posted three interviews he has conducted with Neal Smith for Outsight Radio to and you can listen to them now.

'School's Out' is featured on the next episode of hit US show 'Glee' which airs in the US on May 1st. It's a pretty acurate cover of the classic and you can watch a preview below courtesy of Access Hollywood.

Alice In Ottawa 25 Apr 2012

According to the festival website Alice Cooper will be playing the Main Stage at the Ottawa Bluesfest at the on July 7th with Iron Maiden headlining. Tickets go on sale 28th April. 'Monster Truck' open the show.

Fox Phoenix has an interview with Alice at the annual AC Golf Tournament last weekend.

Media Mikes has a new interview with Neal Smith.

AFGM have a new interview with Steve Hunter.

Runaway Phoenix (feat. Dash Cooper) will be opening for 'Love And Death' on April 28th at The Venue in Scottsdale. 'Love And Death' are the new band featuring last year's Xmas Pudding performer and ex-Korn guitarist Brian 'Head' Welch.

New Show - Bethlehem, PA 23 Apr 2012

According to LehighValleyLive Alice Cooper will be performing at Sands Bethlehem Event Center in Bethlehem, PA on July 1st, with tickets on sale this Friday at 10am. The venue site says that Blue Coupe will be opening the show!!

Glen Sobel will be playing at the Baked Potato in Hollywood on May 15th with guitarist Adrian Galysh.

Ryan Roxie has posted a video trailer, featuring Alice, for his forthcoming "All Excess with Ryan Roxie".

Chuck Charity Show 19 Apr 2012

Chuck Garric is hosting a 'School's Out For Diabetes' benefit show on May 11th at 'Cargo' at  Commrow in Reno, NV. Chuck and 'Lavish Green' will perform with guests Sil Shoda and Liam Kyle Cahill. There are special 'eat and greet' tickets for $25 which include access to the soundcheck and a VIP gift while normal tickets are $8 in advance and $10 on the door. All proceeds go to the Nevada Diabetes Association.

Support on the US headline shows between June 11th and 22nd will be LA based rockers Venrez.

Joe Bouchard now has a CDBaby page where you can check out his latest solo album "Tales From The Island". Joe has recently been in the studio with band mates Dennis Dunaway and brother Albert Bouchard working on the new Blue Coupe album due later this year. The band are in Corsica today beginning a series of French shows as follows:
April 19th - Jazz Equinox, Bastia
April 20th - Salle Des Fetes, Peymenade
April 21st - Le Cargo, Arles
On their return Dennis, along with Alice and Michael Bruce, will be at the Chiller Expo on April 27th-29th.

RIP Dick Clark 19 Apr 2012

Alice remembers the legendary Dick Clark who passed away yesterday: "I used to come home from elementary school to watch American Bandstand.  It had all the new songs, all the new dances, and it had the happiest guy in the world presenting them to you.  I had no idea that later in my career I would know Dick Clark on a professional level. I ran into him some years ago, and he said to me “Hey Coop, if you had your own radio show, what would it be like?” I told him it would be more like the free form FM stations of the 60’s, where the DJ’s actually played what they liked and demographics didn’t play a role. He said ‘Alice, why don’t you do it then?’ Just like that, my radio show Nights With Alice Cooper was born.  It's been 9 years later and I’m still on the air!  And let me just add that NOBODY loved rock 'n' roll more than Dick Clark!"

Dinner With Alice In Monte Carlo 16 Apr 2012

Alice Cooper will be playing at 'Sporting Monte Carlo' in Monte Carlo, Monaco on August 1st as part of the Sporting Summer Festival. Tickets are on sale now for E160 which seems to include Dinner!

Back To The Hall Of Fame 15 Apr 2012

Alice with Sheryl attended this years 'Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame' event yesterday in Cleveland, OH and various sites have photos, quotes etc including The Examiner, Washington Post, Globe And Mail, WKYC(video), and Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Dr CooperI'm getting a lot of emails about the new Alice Cooper biography due in June. I have mentioned it here a couple of times since it first turned up on Amazon a few months ago, but as people seem to have missed it here's the links and info again: Entitled 'Welcome To My Nightmare: The Alice Cooper Story' it's written by Dave Thomson and published by Omnibus Press on June 13th in the UK and and September 1st in the USA. The discription says: "Drawing from exclusive and unpublished interviews with a variety of names and faces from throughout Alice’s career, the book follows Cooper’s tale from his life growing up as a preacher’s son in Arizona, through the early years of struggle in Phoenix and then Los Angeles, and then onto the rollercoaster ride that has been the years since then.Includes interviews with original bandmates Michael Bruce and the late Glenn Buxton, drummer Neal Smith, the late Frank Zappa, manager Shep Gordon and producer Bob Ezrin."
You can pre-order at AmazonUK and AmazonUS.

Reuters have footage of Alice at the Revolver Awards last week.

Adalaide Now have an interview with Orianthi, who is in Australia to perform with Michael Bolton.

The second part of Metal Shrine's Ryan Roxie interview is also up for you to read here.

This years Alice Cooper golf tournament has officially sold out. The event takes place April 23rd at the Las Sendas Golf Club in Phoenix in aid of The Rock. The announcement reads: "We are pleased to announce our tournament is officially sold out! Thanks to all of our sponsors and golfers who are helping Alice and Sheryl Cooper make a difference in the lives of teens in our all truly rock"

Golden Gods 12 Apr 2012

Alice was at the Golden Gods awards in Los Angeles last night and a series of photos have been posted to the official facebook page. Alice (who sounds like he has a cold or something) also joined Slash on stage to perform 'School's Out'. The full show is apparently being streamed on Xbox Live but you can see Alice and Slash's performance on YouTube or by clicking the top video on the right.

After Alice let it slip on 'Nights With Alice Cooper' a couple of weeks ago, it's now been officially confirmed that Ryan Roxie is back in the band. In the press release Alice says "It's great to bring Ryan back into the fold. This band just destroys on stage, and with Ryan back on board, he will only kick things into a higher gear. Ryan Roxie is a fan favorite. He plays like a tornado, and we can't wait to turn him loose and let him tear into this tour." As expected the rest of the band is unchanged with Chuck Garric on bass, Glen Sobel on drums and Tommy Henriksen and Orianthi on guitars along with Roxie.
Metal Shrine have posted the first part of a two part interview with Roxie discussing his return to the band. The second part should be up in a day or so.

Keri Kelli will be touring with Chris Slade Steel Circle again this year. There appears to be no UK dates but catch the band in Europe at the following shows:
14th April Norway - Grimstad
16th April Belgium - Verviers
18th April Italy - Rome
19th April Italy - Bruneck
20th April Austria - Telfs
21st April Switzerland - Veysonnaz

That Metal Show 07 Apr 2012

A reminder that Alice will be appearing on tonight's edition of "That Metal Show" at 10pm on VH-1 Classic in the USA.

AZFamily have a video report of Alice's presentation speech at the Paradise Valley School Board on Thursday as well as an uncut version of the speech.

Steve Hunter now has a page at Soundcloud called 'DeaconWorld' where you can hear a selection of Karen and Steve's current work.

Dick Wagner is featured in 'The Arizona Music Show' which you can watch on YouTube.

Orianthi is featured on the new single by Dave Stewart as well appearing in the video for 'Girl In A Catsuit' which you can check out here.

The 'Story of Rock And Roll Comics" DVD which we mentioned a few days ago has a UK release date of 7th May. The film features interview footage with Alice.

Odds And Ends 04 Apr 2012

Alice Cooper will be at the Arrowhead Elementary School in Phoenix tomorrow to present the Governing Board of the Paradise Valley Unified School District with $20,000 worth of musical instruments on behalf of the 'Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation'. 

Tommy Henriksen has been working with dance singer Cotten Eye Jane. Tommy co-wrote, produced, engineered and mixed her new single 'I Need A Man' which you can hear over at YouTube.

Karen and Steve Hunter have recorded a tribute to the legendary Les Paul (and Mary Ford) entitled 'Just One More Night' which you can take a listen to on YouTube. Steve's 'What's Going On' from his forthcoming solo album is also available now from CDBaby.

Swedish band Badmouth have decided to pay tribute to Alice Cooper by performing an AC song when they perform at the Skogsrojet festival. You can vote for which song they will play here.

New Show - Kansas City 03 Apr 2012

Alice Cooper will be playing The Midland in Kansas City, MO on June 15th. Tickets go on sale this Friday.

The extended version of Alice's appearance on 'Room 101' finally aired on Saturday night and can be seen now at iPlayer although this is likely viewable in the UK only.

Rock-Interviews have a new interview wih Dick Wagner.

Ultimate Classic Rock has a photo and short article about the upcoming Alice Cooper golf tournament.

Small Stuff 31 Mar 2012

Gibson have an article on the original bands classic sound and interview Michael Bruce and Dennis Dunaway.

Glen Sobel has been recording with 'Villains De Vaudeville', a new band project from Kenny Kweens (LA Guns), in California for an album which should be released in the summer.

Alice appears as one of many stars interviewed about the legendary Detroit venue The Grande Ballroom (where the band played many times in the early days) in a new documentary entitled 'Louder Than Love: The Grande Ballroom Story' by director Tony D'Annunzio. Metro Times have more about the film.

Alice is also interviewed for another documentary, this time 'The Story Of Rock and Roll Comics' which is due out on DVD in the USA on April 24th. The film is the story of Todd Loren, publisher of a series of comic biographies back in the early 90s including one based on the Alice Cooper story.

Alice Cooper Archives in Los Angeles Broken Into! 29 Mar 2012

The storage facility in Los Angeles which houses the Alice Cooper Archives was broken into on March 27, along with three other storage units. A police report has been filed. Items missing include a large quantity of original vinyl records, a jacket, and the original sculpture which was used for the cover of the "Hey Stoopid" album.
With multiple units broken into, we don't believe Alice's Archives was specifically targeted.
If anyone sees anything suspicious or hears anything about these stolen items -- especially on the internet or in Los Angeles -- please let us know at Thanks Sickthings!

New Show: St Louis 26 Mar 2012

RealAliceCooper just tweeted that Alice Cooper will be playing the Pageant Theater in St Louis, MO on June 16th. Tickets go on sale March 30th.

Jagermeister Clip 26 Mar 2012

For those of you who missed the Jaegermeister 4D event at Battersea Power Station in London last year (featuring the original band and Steve Hunter), a clip of 'School's Out' from the 'Broadcast' has surfaced on YouTube with the promise the rest of the show will follow.

The official Alice Facebook page has posted photos of Alice's costume for the 'Dark Shadows' movie. Set in 1972 the costume recreates Alice's stage costume form the period, while Alice himself will be digitally retro-aged to make him look more like he did back then.

Arizona Golf Central magazine has a cover and article about Alice and you can read it on their site.

He's Back!! 22 Mar 2012

After a lot of anticipation over the weeks since Steve Hunter announced he would sadly not be touring with the band this year, Alice finally announced his replacement last night on 'Nights With Alice Cooper'. We're overjoyed to confirm that the one and only Ryan Roxie is back in the Alice Cooper band for the forthcoming tour!!! He'll be joining Tommy Henriksen and Orianthi on guitar, Chuck Garric on bass and Glenn Sobel on drums. Alice added that Steve Hunter will still be involved with future recordings.
Roxie, of course, previously toured and recorded with Alice between 1996 and 2006 and became a big part of Alice Cooper shows for those years before stepping down to spend more time with his young family.

Roxie's Back

Ryan sent the following message through:
"I can't even begin to express how excited I am to have the opportunity to be a part of this years touring line-up….to be able to contribute musically with Alice & the band, perform for all you faithful Cooper fans, and have the chance to play guitar on stage next to one of rock music's coolest icons….well, let's just say I definitely plan to 'enjoy the ride'….and yes, just like all good sports-related interview ending quotes, I also plan on 'taking it one show at a time' and giving it '110%' ;) ….looking forward to seeing all you Sick Things out there in 2012!"

More Dark Shadows 19 Mar 2012

A second slightly longer trailer for the forthcoming remake of 'Dark Shadows' has been released, and this one has some additional clips showing Alice's appearance in the film. You can see the trailer here as well as some stills from the clip.

Alice picks five of his favourite vinyl records for The Vinyl District.

Flickr has some photos of Dennis Dunaway and Blue Coupe bandmate Al Bouchard at this year's 'Joe Hurley and Friends' St Patricks Day gig that took place Saturday night in NY.

'Weclome 2 My Nightmare has been nominated for the 'Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award' for best audio. Voting is via email and goes on until April 1st.

Doctor Cooper Speaks 18 Mar 2012

Dr CooperFrom At about noon , Alice Cooper delivered the Graduation Commencement Speech to 600 rowdy and dangerous graduates from The Musician's Institute in Los Angeles. He opened by joking "First of all, the fact that I am here as your keynote speaker raises a lot of red flags. It show's an obvious lack of judgment on your part."
Alice also received an Honorary Doctorate from The Musician's Institute, the second Doctorate award he has received in his career. Cooper said of the honor, "One more of these and I can write prescriptions".
Check out more at which photos and video to follow.

Glen Sobel has posted a new video and is offering private drum lessons in Los Angeles while not out on the road. You can contact him via for details.

5th Avenue Vampires (featuring Dennis Dunaway and Richie Scarlet) will be releasing two new songs from their forthcoming second album, tentatively entitled 'Not Just A Bad Dream', this coming Thursday. The first song, 'White Ladies', is written by Richie and vocalist Joe Von T and also features Dennis and drummer Russ Wilson (DDP). A demo of the track has been on the bands official site for a while now. The second track, 'I'm Your Nightmare', was written by Joe and Jason Fresta and features a guest appearance by Dick Wagner on guitar and organ and Jason Fresta on guitar and Bass. The songs will be available via the bands facebook page or official website.
The band is also offering a free copy of the new CD to whoever comes up with the best video for 'I'm Your Nightmare'. Just upload your video to YouTube and send the URL to the band via the sites above to be considered.

Speaking of Dick Wagner, the Maestro of Rock has posted the first song from his recent travels to Italy where he worked with Italian band The Mugshots. The song is a cover of the Wagner penned AC classic 'Pass The Gun Around' from 'Dada' and can be heard now at Soundcloud.

Strange Case DVD 16 Mar 2012

According to Guitar World the legendary Alice Cooper concert film is finally coming to DVD on May 22nd via Shout! Factory. The 1979 concert film was originally released on VHS way back in the early 80s but has been officially unavailable ever since. Recorded live on the 'Madhouse Rocks' (From The Inside) tour on April 9th 1979 in San Diego, CA the film features almost the full show included many of Alice's classic theatrical tricks.
(Thanks Josepha) is now selling tickets for the recently announced shows including VIP packages.

Alice will be the keynote speaker for the commencement ceremony at the Musicians Institute Of Technology on March 17th at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles, CA.

Casablanca, the new(ish) band featuring the ever wonderful Ryan Roxie, release their debut album on Monday in the UK entitled 'Apocalyptic Youth'. The band will play shows around Sweden during April.

'Nights With Alice Cooper' is supporting the 'Ride For Autism,' an overnight motorcycle poker run that will take place March 23-24. The run begins at the Cajun Harley-Davidson in Lafayette, LA., and ends at the Flora-Bama Lounge in Perdido Key. Alice has donated a pair of his pants-autographed-and one of his golf score cards to be auctioned off.

Speaking of auctions Alice himself (kinda) has signed up to Ebay to auction items from his personal collection of music memorabilia, with proceeds going to Solid Rock. There are currently two items up for grabs: A framed photo of the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show, and a Elvis Presley framed Litho Print. Check them out here.

Various Little Things 14 Mar 2012

Legendary Rock Interviews have been chatting to Dennis Dunaway and you can read the results here.

Alice turns up in "Sunset Strip: The Movie" which premiere's Friday in Austin Texas. You can check out the trailer that briefly features a clip of Alice at Bravewords.

Apologies for the following, but not speaking the language involved makes it a little hard to work out exactly what this is about. There's a video up on YouTube which features footage of the famous Alice Cooper hologram by Dali. It appears it is being displayed at an event called 3Dali.

Glen Sobel has signed a new sponsorship deal with Gibraltar Custom Racks.

Amazing icelandic band DIMMA have a new EP out entitled 'Dogma' which also features their excellent cover of 'Halo Of Flies' featuring Dennis Dunway on bass. The EP also includes a new original song and five live DIMMA classics. It's available on GB Records for $8 + $5 shipping worldwide (total $13) directly from the band. Just email or paypal the correct amount to that email address including your details in the mesage box.

SkyArts are showing the 'British Rock Symphony' show from 1999 this Friday at 10pm. Alice is featured performing a couple of songs.

Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad have named the cover of 'Welcome 2 My Nightmare' one of the most tasteless and stupid covers ever!!

Three New US Shows 12 Mar 2012

Three new shows have been announced. They are:
June 11th - North Charleston, SC - Performing Arts Center
June 12th - Knoxville, TN - Tennessee Theater
June 19th - Louisville, KY - Iroquois Park

Alice was at the John Varvatos benefit yesterday (March 11th) which was part of the 'John Varvatos Stuart House Online Auction' campaign. You can still bid on a round of golf with Alice over at Charitybuzz.

Orianthi played a special show on March 2nd with American Idol finalist James Durbin in Burbank, CA in aid of the Rock School Scholarship Fund. The pair played Dio classic 'Rainbow In The Dark' and Orianthi also performed he own 'Heaven In This Hell' with the School Of Rock (North Hollywood) amongst other songs. They also auctioned an Orianthi signiture PRS guitar. There's video on the link above.

Another Nice Guy Live 11 Mar 2012

Amazon are listing a NEW version of 'No More Mr Nice Guy Live' to be released on April 10th through EMM. A double CD, this looks like it will NOT be the same as the ConcertLive CD that has been listed as a new release on Amazon for some time, and was also available to buy at shows last year. Although there is no official confirmation yet it is possible that while both were recorded at the Alexandra Palace on 29th October, this will be a properly mixed and produced CD. You can preorder at AmazonUK and AmazonUS now.

Also listed on Amazon is a reissue of the tribute abum released a few years ago. Entitled 'Going To Hell: A Tribute To Alice Cooper" this appears from the track list to simply be the 'Humanary Stew' album reissued with a new title. The second time this has happened as it was also reissued as 'Welcome To The Nightmare' with a couple of bonus tracks. It's listed on AmazonUK and AmazonUS.

Yesterday's BBC radio documentary 'Your World' is now available to listen to at the BBC.

Legendary Rock Interviews has a new interview with Neal Smith.

The official Alice Cooper Facebook page has posted so very cool photos from the archives which you can check out here.

Sunday Times photographer Theo Fakos has won an award with four of his photos, the first of which features a couple of  familiar faces.

Small Stuff 08 Mar 2012

Alice has been announced as one of the guests on Season 10 of 'That Metal Show.' The highly successful US VH-1 show is back March 31st with Alice on the April 7th show.

CharityBuzz is holding the 'John Varvatos Stuart House Online Auction' and one of the things up for grabs is a round of golf with Alice. The only stipulation is that to bid you muct have a golf handicap of less then 20. All proceeds go to The Rape Foundation In Support of Stuart House.

Alice In Biloxi 06 Mar 2012

Various ticketing sites including ticketmaster are listing Alice Cooper as performing at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, MS on June 8th. Tickets go on sale 7th March.

Alice was at the "Patrick Warburton Golf for Kids" golf event at the weekend and got up on stage for a jam with Robbie Krieger of the Doors, Steve Cropper of Booker T. and the MGs, drummer Danny Seraphine of Chicago, Tommy Thayer of Kiss and drummer Adrian Young of No Doubt. Alice sang The Doors' “Back Door Man” and “Roadhouse Blues”. The event raised $310,000 for charity.

Alice and Dennis For Chiller 04 Mar 2012

Alice Cooper and Dennis Dunaway have been added to the list of guests at this years Chiller Theatre Convention which takes place between the 27th and 29th of April at the Hilton in Parsippany, New Jersey.

In other Dunaway news, Dennis has started posting a daily report to facebook following the legendary 'Billion Dollar Babies' tour of 1973 with photos and he encourages comments from others that might have been there at the time. 
Dennis and Cindy Dunaway were also at RIFF in the Bowery, NYC earlier this week for a music themed art event hosted by Andy Hilfiger. The Wall Street Journal ran a report, with a photo of the Dunaways, and Dennis performed with Hilfiger, Marky Ramone and Michael H for a forthcoming HGTV show called 'Selling NY', airdate to follow.

The BBC World Service is listing a show called "Your World" for next Saturday (with repeats Sunday and Monday). The 25 minute show is described as "A profile of musician Alice Cooper, who welcomes us to his theatrical world of rock horror."

Alice has been announced as appearing at the 'Annika & Friends' charity golf event at Sandestin Golf And Beach resort in South Walton, FL on May 12th/13th.

Robert Kenney recently did a photo shot for Dick Wagner while he was at NAMM and you can see the photos at AP Images.

Finally, there could be some downtime for STUK over the next couple of days while I do some updates and impliment a new look to the site. Some things can only be tested 'live' so you may expect some strange behavior on occasions, but I'll try and keep it to a minimum.

Revolver Commercial 28 Feb 2012

Revolver have posted an amusing commercial for the Golden Gods awards, which take place April 11th at Club Nokia in Los Angeles.

The Music Zoo have the Signature Dennis Dunaway Fender Jazz bass available and have some very cool photos of it as well. Each bass comes with a certificate signed by Dennis. You can also see Dennis playing with his daughter Renee Dunaway at a show in Stamford a couple of years ago over at YouTube.

Roxie 77 are lined up to play at Sigurdsgatan 25 in Vasteras, Sweden on March 2nd.

MLive have an interview with Damon Johnson in advance of the Brother Cane shows later this week, which will also have Chuck Garric on bass.

CBS5AZ have an interview and a couple of photos with Dick Wagner.

Small Stuff 26 Feb 2012

More coverage of the Dollar Loan Center private show earlier this month. Chuck was also there, backing Alice and Gary Mule Deer (with Ron Keel on Guitar) and you can see photos and a video at the Dollar Loan site. There's also photos of Alice's appearance there last year if you scroll down. is repeating 'Download Festival 2011' (which features Alice Cooper footage of course) during March on the 1st, 3rd and 12th.

Ronnie Wood Show 23 Feb 2012

Sky Arts have posted three clips from tomorrow night's 'Ronnie Wood Show' which airs at 11pm. The first clip shows Ronnie and Alice talking about The Stones and Detroit, the second shows Alice and Ronnie messing around on 'Wake Up Little Suzy', while the third doesn`t appear to be working for me right now!

SFGate have a report of Alice's appearance at the Dollar Loan Centre private event in Las Vegas a few days ago. The event donated $200,000 to Solid Rock and Alice appeared on stage with Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer of Kiss, Mick Fleetwood and Jack Blades of Night Ranger.

Music Legends have posted a recent interview with Dick Wagner which you can listen to here.

A couple of months back Oprah magazine featured a long article/interview about Shep Gordon which has now appeared online so everyone can see it.

Bobblehead Fever 19 Feb 2012

Lots of reports this morning from last night's 'Alice Cooper Bubblehead Night' at the Phoenix Coyotes game at Arena. Most repeat an Associated Press article which you can read here, but a few have something different. have a short video and interview. Dallas News have a photo of Alice on the ice. Fox Sports have a photo of Alice and his Bobblehead and RealAliceCooper posted a photo on Twitter.

More Maiden 18 Feb 2012

Two more shows have already been added to the Iron Maiden/Alice Cooper tour. They are Summerfest at the Marcus Amphitheater in Milwaukee, WI on 4th July and Rock Fest in Cadott, WI on July 21st. Tickets for the latter are available now.

Karen Hunter now has a page up at ReverbNation where you can listen to a few songs from her album, which feature Steve Hunter of course.

Alice In Norway 17 Feb 2012

Another new European show has been announced. Alice Cooper will be playing at Wrightegaarden in Langesund,  Norway on the 7th August. Tickets went on sale this morning for 495.00 NOK.

The amazing Roxie 77 have been added to the bill for the Skogsrojet Festival in Sweden on 10th and 11th August. Alice plays the same festival on August 10th.

Alice was at the launch of this years Revolver Golden Gods awards and you can see the press conferance here. Rolling Stone also interviewed Alice at the event which you can read here.

Glen Sobel has posted a video on YouTube recapping last years tour. Check it out here.

Houston Press has an interview with Dick Wagner and a review of his book, 'Not Only Women Bleed', which is out now in digital form from Amazon.

Alice and Maiden in North America 15 Feb 2012

Iron Maiden have announced that they will be touring North America and Canada starting June 21st and that Alice Cooper will be "very special guest" at all shows up to July 21st. This would mean Alice Cooper will be playing the following shows:
21st June - Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
23rd June - Atlanta, GA - Aarons Amphitheatre
26th June - Boston, MA - Comcast Center
27th June - Wantagh, NY - Jones Beach
29th June - Philadelphia, PA - Susquehanna Bank Center
30th June - Washington, DC - Jiffy Lube Live
2nd July - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
5th July - Chicago, IL - First Midwest Bank
8th July - Quebec, QC - Colisee Pepsi Arena
11th July - Montreal, QC - Bell Center
13th July - Toronto, ON - Molson Amphitheatre
14th July - Sarnia, ON - Bayfest
16th July - Buffalo, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
18th July - Detroit, MI - DTE Music Theatre
19th July - Indianapolis, IN - Klipsch Music Centre
If all this is correct it means the show mentioned earlier today in Greeley obviously isn`t happening. More dates could be added. Tickets go on sale March 2nd and 3rd with the Maiden Fan Club getting pre-sales.

Another US show 15 Feb 2012

Various internet sites are advertising Alice Cooper playing at the Greeley Stampede in Greeley, CO on June 30th. In appears tickets go on sale from 9am Saturday.
UPDATE: Obviously incorrect going by the above announcement.

Alice For Bonnaroo 14 Feb 2012

Alice Cooper will be performing at the Bonnaroo Festival on June 9th in Manchester, TN. Tickets go on sale Saturday.

NBC Sport and Yahoo Sports have a piece on the Phoenix Coyotes Alice Cooper night on February 8th.

Wagner In Italy 12 Feb 2012

Dick Wagner will be in Italy for two weeks in order to produce an album for Italian band 'The Mugshots', which - besides four original songs by The Mugshots - will also include a cover of Alice Cooper's "Pass The Gun Around" featuring Dick on guitars, plus two songs by Dick himself: an unused Alice song and "Makin' Love In A Traffic Jam" (written by Dick Wagner & Vivian Rae). More info on the Mugshots at Dick will also apparently be appearing with the band on February 25th and you can see a flyer for the show at their MySpace page.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal has a quote from Alice on the death of Whitney Houston yesterday. Alice was at the Dollar Loan Center awards party at Green Valley Ranch. He said "Every single girl -- every diva -- was trying to be like Whitney. She was the Barbra Streisand of her music. She had the purest voice of anybody."

Steve Hunter Leaves Alice 11 Feb 2012

From Steve Hunter (via Facebook):
"Hello all my peeps and fans. I have an announcement to make. I have spent many weeks mulling this over...losing sleep. For many reasons both personal and professional I have reluctantly decided not to join Alice Cooper onstage this year. None of the reasons has to do with my health which is very good at the moment. Nor do any have anything to do with my poor eyesight, because I was able to find ways around my impairment to enable me to perform and play guitar onstage. Nor is Alice any part of the reasons I have made this decision. He is a brother to me and we share a real history. I think it’s time I move on. I have a solo album to finish among other things. I will miss all the beautiful people I met last year. I will miss glancing over to my right and seeing Alice belting out 18 again. I hope you all understand and aren’t disappointed in me. But I think I have to do this. I hope to see you all out there again one day soon. Thanks for understanding and God bless!"

New US Show 10 Feb 2012

Alice Cooper will be playing the Fraze Pavilion in Dayton, OH on June 13th. Tickets go on sale February 18th at 9AM and range between $27.50 and $59.50.

According to the Hollywood Reporter Alice is to record a song for a forthcoming Paul McCartney tribute album set for release later this year. Also slated to be on the album are Billy Joel, Brian Wilson, BB King, Heart, Kiss, The Cure and many others.

Alice In Belgium 09 Feb 2012

Alice Cooper will be playing the Belgium Suikerrock Festival on July 27th. Tickets are on sale now from 45 Euro.

Alice was apparently at KSLX-FM yesterday being filmed for the forthcoming documentary.

New Hunter Site 09 Feb 2012

Steve Hunter has launched his new website where you can find out about his CDs, gear and all sorts of other things. Check it out at

The official AC YouTube has posted a video of Alice at the Phoenix Coyotes game on Monday promoting the Bobblehead Night there on February 18th.

Neal Smith has made a video for "Squeeze Like A Python" from the current 'KillSmith Two' album which you can get from

Alice In Italy 07 Feb 2012

According to TicketOne in Italy Alice Cooper will be playing Milan Civic Arena on July 30th. Tickets are E40,25 and appear to be on sale now. is now selling a cool new Alice Cooper limited edition comic book style lithogram.

Sky Arts has posted a clip from the 2nd episode of 'Metal Evolution' on their website which featuires the original Alice Cooper band and Bob Ezrin. It appears they are airing the show in the UK at 9pm tonight!

The new Casablanca album (featuring Ryan Roxie) now has an official release date of March 16th through Rocket Songs. 'May The Rock Be With You' has more background info.

Interviews and stuff 06 Feb 2012

Rockpit Australia have posted an Alice interview from October 2011 to YouTube which includes some interesting stuff.

ClassicRockRevisited have a new interview with Dick Wagner talking about his new Biography, 'Not Only Women Bleed' which is available now.

A new book is listed for publication on June 13th entitled "Welcome To My Nightmare: The Alice Cooper Story". It's written by Dave Thomson and published by Omnibus Press but no other details at the moment.

There's a new interview with Sheryl Cooper on a show called 'Portraits' up on YouTube.

Some time ago we mentioned Alice had recorded an appearance for 'The Ronnie Wood Show' on Sky Arts. The series is due to start airing February 24th at 11pm, althoug it hasn`t been announced who is on which show yet. You can see a promo for the show (with a brief shot of Alice) here.

Monster 101 03 Feb 2012

A quick reminder that Alice will be on 'Room 101' tonight on BBC1 at 8.30pm. It also appears the extended rerun due for Sunday is now not happening, but that version of the show may still be available online at the BBC iPlayer site.

Alice has been filming a part in a new Syfy channel movie, 'Bigfoot' in Seattle this week (Tuesday). The film also features Danny Bonaduce (The Partridge Family) and Barry Williams (The Brady Bunch), Howard Hesseman (Head of the Class), Sherilyn Fenn (Twin Peaks), Andre Royo (The Wire). Bruce Davidson is directing. Entertainment Weekly have a photo of Alice on set in his stage gear, so presumably he will be playing himself. Alice tweeted "Next month I'll be shooting the new SyFy films "Rattlestork VS Sasquid" and "Rhinocerat VS Grizzlybat 2: Blood at Makeout Point".

First US Show appears 31 Jan 2012

According to 'Steamboat Days', Alice Cooper will be playing at their event in Burlington, IA on June 17th. Tickets for the week long event appear to on sale now.

La Depeche has an article with more details about the Carcassone show on August 2nd.

Another French Show 29 Jan 2012

According to L'Independant in France Alice Cooper will be playing at Festival de la Citee in Carcassone on August 2nd.
(Thanks Francois)

More Room 101. Apparently there is an extended version of the show called 'Room 101 - Extra Storage' broadcast next Sunday at 11.30pm which obviously is a longer version of Friday's broadcast, so more Alice!

Show Harley 29 Jan 2012 has posted a report and pics from the "Show Harley" gig in Montreal last night. As suggested last week Keri Kelli returned to the band for the show which featured a 60 minute setlist in front of a big screen with pyro at the end. The set list was as follows: The Black Widow / No More Mr Nice Guy / Under My Wheels / I'm Eighteen / I'll Bite Your Face Off / Billion Dollar Babies / Muscle Of Love / Feed My Frankenstein / Poison / School's Out / Elected / Brown Sugar / Born To Be Wild.
They also say to watch out for a big announcement in the next few weeks.

Tommy Henriksen has a song entitled "Live Or Die" on the new Meatloaf album 'Hell In A Handbasket' which is released in the USA and UK in a couple of weeks.

The Sun have a brief mention of Alice's appearance on 'Room 101' next week. The show features the guests picking items to be exiled to 'room 101' forever, and one of Alice's choices is reality show stars.

Updates 27 Jan 2012

The "Alice Cooper 2012 Rock & Roll Golf Classic" will take place on Monday April 23rd at the Las Sendas Golf Club in Phoenix, AZ. Registration details will be available soon.

Some people may recall Alice recording an episode of BBC show 'Room 101' late last year. Alice's episode (3/8) will air next Friday at 8.30pm on BBC 1.

More details about the '2nd Annual Concert for a Cause featuring Damon Johnson' that will be held on February 25, 2012 in Sterling, IL. "The event is nearly sold out with only 2 VIP and 4 General Admission tickets remaining.  We have received our items from Alice that will be auctioned off and wanted to open it up to his fans on SickThings to bid.  We received an autographed Callaway golf club and a STAGE WORN and autographed shirt from the 'No More Mr Nice Guy' tour.  The shirt is the "white eyes" shirt that Alice started the encores of the shows with.  These shirts were custom made for Alice and this is the last one out of 5 that were used on the tour.  It was used for the entire European run of shows at the end of 2011.  If you are interested in bidding remotely, please contact Ben at or 815.590.6936 for more info and photos.  We also have autographed THIN LIZZY band photos signed by all current members of band (provided by Damon), an autographed 8x10 photo of KISS (provided by Eric Singer), and a custom done painting of Damon performing acoustic that we will open up remote bidding to."

Kelli for Montreal 25 Jan 2012

It appears that Keri Kelli will be returning to Alice Cooper to help out at the Montreal show on January 28th. This is said to be a one off guest appearance to cover for Orianthi who is unavailable for this show.

If you are in the US you can watch VH-1's 'Metal Evolution' online. This episode of the show features interviews with Alice, Neal and Dennis.

Orianthi was interviewed at the Dean Markley stand at NAMM which you can check out on YouTube. Positive Side have also posted an interview with Orianthi, which includes footage of her set from the Xmas Pudding show backed by Runaway Phoenix.

And talking of Dash Cooper and Runaway Phoenix, The band have released a six track EP which includes their first single "Tug Of War", which features Alice himself. You can check out all six songs at bandcamp and AmazonUS.

Alice will be at the 'Second Annual Patrick Warburton ‘Golf For Kids’ Celebrity Golf Tournament' taking place at Classic Club in Palm Desert between March 2nd and 4th. According to the My Desert Alice will be taking part in a jam session on March 2nd at the J.W. Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert. Also appearing will be Kim Carnes, Steve Cropper, Mike Reno from Loverboy, Tommy Thayer from KISS, Jerry Cantrell from Alice in Chains, Ricky Phillips from Styx and more.

Damon Johnson is interviewed by which you can check out via Blabbermouth. Damon is currently in the UK on the Thin Lizzy Tour.

Bobbleheads 23 Jan 2012 have posted a poster for the 'Coop's Troops Military Night' we mentioned last week, which happens February 18th at the Phoenix Coyotes vs Dallas Stars game in Phoenix. Alice will be there dropping the puck (in a Coyotes jersey of course), and the first 10,000 fans through the door will get an awesome Alice Cooper bobblehead (pictured left)!!

Noise11 have a story of Alice meeting the legendary Duane Eddy at Namm last weekend.

Alice had a car up for auction at the Barrett-Jackson car event in Phoenix this weekend. Unlike previous years this wasn't a custom Alice Cooper car, just a Mustang owned by Alice, but he did throw in a signed guitar and set of golf clubs to the winning bidder.


Alice and Noel in The Guardian 21 Jan 2012

In todays "The Guide" supplement in 'The Guardian' (UK) comedian Noel Fielding interviews Alice and draws a "Alice and Noel" cartoon as well. You can read the interview here while the cartoon is here.

Another Swedish Show 20 Jan 2012

Alice Cooper will be playing Liseberg Amusement Park in Gothenburg, Sweden on August 8th.

There's a cool little video up on YouTube of Alice guiding Sheryl around 'The Rock' building showing where things will be and how stuff will be laid out once the center is finished.

The VH-1 Classic (US) series "Metal Evolution" will be covering 'Shock Rock' this Saturday at 10pm and is likely to cover Alice.

Alice should also turn up in a Swedish documentary called 'Allt som fanns var OKEJ' (which translates as 'All there was was OKEJ'). It airs February 3rd at 8pm. have a 'Celebrity Spotlight' video on Alice which you can check out here.

"Rock et Folk" magazine has an article about the French tour last year.

Tommy Henriksen has been working with a new young singer called Annie-Rose. Tommy produced, co-wrote, mixed and played on her debut video "Remember Me" and you can check out the video for it on YouTube now.

NAMM Time 16 Jan 2012

It's NAMM time again! NAMM is a music industry only event in Anaheim, CA between 19th and 22nd January for musicians and the music industry. The event is NOT open to the general public, but each year there are appearances by various Alice Cooper related people and this year is no different. So, with info from the guys and the NAMM website, here's who to watch out for if you are lucky enough to have access to tickets:
Chuck Garric and Orianthi will be at the Dean Markley booth at 10.15am on Friday 20th.
Orianthi will also be at the Paul Reed Smith booth at 11am on Friday 20th. Then she goes to the TC Electronic booth for 1pm.
Alice himself, with Chuck, will be at the Fender booth at 4pm on Friday 20th.
Alice is also listed as being at the Shure booth at 4pm Friday 20th so one of those will probably change!
Chuck will also be at the Crafter booth at 3pm on Saturday 21st.
Keri Kelli will be at the SIT Strings booth at 2pm on Friday 20th.
Tommy Henriksen will also be around so keep your eyes open and show some respect!
UPDATE: Thanks to here's Glen Sobel's appearances:
Friday 20th and Saturday 21st Glen will be at the Mapex booth at 2pm, while on Sunday 21st he'll be at Regal Tip at 1pm.

Also from On February 18th Alice will be at the Phoenix Coyotes game in Phoenix, AZ to drop the puck for the Coyotes/Ducks matchup.  This night is Alice Cooper Bobblehead Night, and the Coyotes will be giving away thousands of Alice Cooper Bobbleheads for free at the game.  It is also Military Appreciation Night.

More DJ News 13 Jan 2012

More info on Damon's upcoming solo shows. Damon will be performing at The Long Shot in Rock Falls, IL on Thursday February 23rd. There will be two local acoustic acts that will play before Damon.
The charity event we previously mentioned, the 2nd Annual Concert for a Cause ft. Damon Johnson, will be held on Saturday February 25, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. Terry Cox and Shagwagon will also be performing. The event will also include a silent auction with several variety baskets and items up for auction. It will also feature some larger items including autographed Thin Lizzy band photo/poster (including Damon), autographed KISS photo, autographed Alice Cooper item, VIP experience at an upcoming Brother Cane show, and a custom 1 of-a-kind painting of Damon performing at last years event painted by Alan Jacobs. 4 additional VIP seats have been released and will be the final VIP seats available... approximately 35 general admissions seats remain before the event is sold out!!! Contact Ben at 815.590.6936 for tickets.  All proceeds raised support the United Way of Sauk Valley and Giving Power to Adolescents.

Alice has been announced as appearing at the "Humana Challenge" Golf Tournament which takes place January 19th-22nd at three golf courses in La Quinta, CA.

Dunaway and Johnson On The Road 10 Jan 2012

Hard Force interviews Dennis Dunaway about Blue Coupe, BDS and, of course, Alice Cooper. It's in French but there is an English translation if you scroll down. Blue Coupe play France in April. Dates are as follows:
19th April - Jazz Equinoxe - Bastia
20th April - Salle des fetes - Paymenade
21st April - Le Cargo - Arles

Damon Johnson is reviving Brother Cane for a few shows in March during a break from his Thin Lizzy commitments (don`t forget the Lizzy UK dates in February!). For the shows Damon will be joined by Chuck Garric on bass as well as Scott Collier and Zach Myers. Dates are as follows:
March 2nd - The Machine Shop in Flint, MI
March 3rd - Shark City in Glendale Heights, IL
March 4th - Club Landing in South Bend, IN

It seems the Ronnie James Dio Tribute album, first announced nearly a year ago, is still in the works. Wendy Dio has been talking about it which you can read on Blabbermouth. Alice was reported to be covering am old Elf song last year but that could have changed by now.

Bob Ezrin himself has posted a review of Dick Wagner's new ebook 'Not Only Women Bleed' on Amazon which you can read here.

New Live Album 07 Jan 2012

On February 13th Concert Live will be releasing a 2 CD remixed version of the London Alexandra Place show on October 29th 2011 under the title "No More Mr Nice Guy Live". You can pre-order from both AmazonUK and AmazonUS (import) now. The track listing is as follows:
Disc 1
The Black Widow / Brutal Planet / I'm Eighteen / Under my Wheels / Billion Dollar Babies / No More Mr Nice Guy / Hey Stoopid / Is it my Body? / Halo of Flies
Disc 2
I'll Bite your Face Off / Muscle of Love / Only Women Bleed / Cold Ethyl / Feed my Frankenstein / Clones (We're All) / Poison / Wicked Young Man / I Love the Dead / Schools Out / Elected / Fire (with Arthur Brown)
Of course Concert Live have already released this recording as one of their instant live shows back in October, and the show has been aired on TV in both the UK and US, but this will apparently be a properly remixed version of this performance.

Hawaii Photos 05 Jan 2012

Shooting Stars Photography have posted over 500 photos from the Hawaii New Year's Eve show.

Alice will be appearing on "Room 101" in the UK on February 3rd.

The Columbus Dispatch and Flipside have posted interviews with Alice.

The NME has Alice talking about his favourite guitar solo.

Wagner Book Released 01 Jan 2012

Dick Wagner has released his new autobiography, "Not Only Women Bleed", as a Kindle download via AmazonUK and AmazonUS. If you don't own a Kindle device you can still read it using various downloadable programmes including the free PC reader from Amazon. A full "real" book release will follow later in 2011.

TMZ have some footage from the Hawaii New Year's Eve Show. It shows the AC band (with Damon stepping in for Orianthi) backing Steven Tyler and Alice on various Aerosmith tunes.
UPDATE: Blabbermouth have more footage.

Ryan Roxie has posted a New Year Message which includes a preview of his new TV show, a sequal to this years "Big Rock Show", entitled "All Excess with Ryan Roxie" which will feature an interview with Alice.

South County Times has an article about one of the snakes used on at the US shows this year.