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.

Beasto announce UK And German shows 21 Dec 2013

Chuck Garric and Beasto Blanco are booked to play the O2 Academy in Islington on February 9th. Tickets go on sale January 9th. They also have shows booked in Germany at the Spectrum club in Augsburg on January 29th, and in Belfast, Northern Ireland on February 12th at 'Voodoo'. I would expect more will be announced soon.

Alice has posted a short Christmas audio message over at Soundcloud.

Alice Goes To Sea 20 Dec 2013

According to Alice Cooper will be part of the 'Rock Legends Cruise' in February 2015 between the 19th and 23rd. Also on the ship will be bands including Blue Oyster Cult, Doobie Brothers, .38 Special, Uriah Heep and a host of others. Tickets are on sale now.

Blue Coupe have posted a cool trailer for their forthcoming new video 'Everybody Goes Insane' taken from the excellent 'Million Miles More' album. The band play Buffalo on Dec 27, Elmira NY on Dec. 28, and Middletown NY Dec 31 to close out the year.

Alice was at the 'Canada Walk Of Fame Awards' back in September to watch Bob Ezrin being inducted. The show aired on the Global network in Canada on December 18th and can be seen here if you are in the right country.

Alice is on UK TV this Boxing Day in a show called 'Great American Rock Anthems' on BBC4 at 9.00PM.

Orianthi has launched a search to find four musicians to be her backing band at a special show on February 14th in Los Angeles that will be filmed and aired on TV. 'BeMyBand' looks for a rhythm guitarist, drummer, bassist and keyboard player and you can go to Talenthouse to get all the details.

Surprise Appearance 13 Dec 2013

Alice turned up at the Guggenheim Partners Holiday Party in Santa Monica, CA last night performing with all-star band Camp Freddy and Slash. Photos cane be seen at the official Alice Cooper twitter feed.

Check out new drum cam footage of Glen Sobel playing 'Dirty Diamonds' in Poland last August. Glen will be recording drums for the forthcoming solo album by Vivian Campbell of Def Leppard.

Classic Rock Revisited has released it's picks of the top 40 albums released this year and includes Blue Coupe's 'Million Miles More', Steve Hunters's 'Manhatten Blues Project' and is headed at #1 by Damon Johnson and 'Black Star Riders'. We think they have good taste!

Keri Kelli and James Kotak of Project Rock were at Rock-FM in Moscow and performed an acoustic version of 'I'm Eighteen'.

The 'Nation Of Ovine' continues to confuse and baffle  now with cool new 'Glow In The Dark' shirts. Check out CovertOvine and like them on Facebook!

Tuesday Roundup 10 Dec 2013

More Christmas Pudding coverage today courtesy of Phoenix New Times, and  AZ Central. Alice played 'No More Mr Nice Guy', 'Under My Wheels', 'Eighteen', 'Break On Through', and ' School's Out' backed by local band Hairball, and then joined Kiss for 'Rock And Roll All Night' to close the show.

For the guitarists out there Steve Hunter has a new product to help change strings on Bigsby fitted guitars called the 'Steve Hunter String Changer Buddy'. Check out all the info here.

Some people may remember Jason Callear who was the drummer for Sickcon convention guests, and all around great band, 'Sadness Killed The Superman' waaay back in 2002. Jason is still making music and has an acoustic album called 'XXXIX' out on iTunes and soundcloud now which is well worth taking a listen too.

Pudding Time 08 Dec 2013

There's been various press items related to 'The Rock' and the Xmas Pudding show this week including video at AZ Central, interviews at the Phoenix New Times here and here, and short reports at WFJA, and Get Out. MyFox Phoenix also has a video report.

Music Tour Reviews has photos from the Las Vegas show while there is a review at Valor Dictus.

Blabbermouth has a report and video from the Brennon Rock And Roll Academy charity show.

Monday Round Up 02 Dec 2013

After the Las Vegas show the AC band made a surprise appearance with the Sin CIty Sinners footage of which can be seen here.

New show reviews/photos can be seen at Noozhawk, Daily Pilot, The Aquaruian, Orange County Register, Las Vegas Sun, and Raymond Ahner.

Broadway World and Las Vegas Review have short interviews with Alice.

New Beasto Blanco Video 26 Nov 2013

Chuck Garric's Beasto Blanco have released a cool new promo video for 'Live Fast, Die Loud' which you can check out on YouTube or below.

Las Vegas Review-Journal, KNPR (audio), and OC Weekly have short interviews with Alice.

Metal Rules have a new interview with Glen Sobel.

Blue Coupe have released a 'Rehearsal Trailer' for the Queen tribute show at the St. Vitus Theater in Brooklyn NY December 1st. There's also a review of the new Steve Conte album which features Dennis.

Alice Plays Dubai 24 Nov 2013

According to Metality and a post on facebook Alice Cooper will be performing in Dubai on April 11th. It looks like the venue could be the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium.  Further details will be released soon. NOTE: this show is NOT officially confirmed by Alice Cooper and currently they don't have it on their schedule or know about it.

Laguna Beach Independent has a new interview with Alice.

Alice Presents Channel 4 Rock Night 21 Nov 2013

According to RTE Alice Cooper will be presenting a themed night of shows on Channel 4 (UK)  called 'Rock Night' which is set to air in December.

ChicoER, The Press Democrat, and have interviews with Alice.

Tuesday Interviews and Review 19 Nov 2013

The News Tribune, The Daily Pilot and Music Illuminati have interviews with Alice.

The Aldergrove Star has a short show review.

Friday Update 15 Nov 2013

Alice discusses '12 career defining records' over at Music Radar.

The Province has a short interview with Alice while The Examiner has an interview with Orianthi.

BC Local News reviews the Cranbrook show.

Blue Coupe will be taking part in an 'Epic Queen Tribute Show' at St Vitus Bar on Manhattan Ave in Brooklyn, NY on December 1st. They will be joined by both Tish and Snooky and Dennis; daughters Renee and Chelsea.

On December 3rd Dennis Dunaway will be asking questions to author Sherill Tippins about her book 'Inside The Dream Palace' about the legendary Chelsea hotel in New York. This happens at The Strand Bookstore, 3rd Fl, 828 Broadway at 12th St.

Shep Gordon, manager of Alice Cooper for more than 40 years, was honoured with a special VIP Award at this years Classic Rock Awards.

This years Christmas Pudding line-up has been officially announced an includes Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer of Kiss, Joan Jett, Rob Zombie, Vince Neil (Motley Crue), Stephen Pearcy (Ratt), and Tom Keifer (Cinderella).

Anchorage Show Canceled 12 Nov 2013

The show in Alaska next month featuring Dash Cooper's CO-OP with Alice guesting has been canceled. According to a post on the official Facebook page "unfortunately there was a scheduling issue and Alice was unable to fully commit to being there, so rather than risk the possibility of him not being there the show was ultimately cancelled."

The new edition (#14) of the 'Me, Alice' podcast is now available with Alice talking about Thanksgiving.

Fox News reports 'The Guitarnauts' have won this years 'The Proof is in the Pudding' competition and get to open this years Pudding show at the Comerica Theatre in Phoenix on December 7th.

Small Stuff 11 Nov 2013

The Latest From The Greatest have a new audio interview with Alice while Nanaimo Daily News has a short phone interview.

SRO Mag has a review of the Jacksonville show. Tulsa World reviews the Tulsa show. Yahoo reviews the Hollywood show. Ottawa Citizen reviews the Regina show. KNAC review the Marksville show.

'No More Mr Nice Guy' is featured on  the new 'Rocksmith 2014' game

Small Stuff 03 Nov 2013

Anchorage Daily News has an article about the CO-OP show in Alaska with a further statement from Alice about the show. "Alice is saying that he will be doing 10 to 12 songs with Dash’s band. We want to be absolutely sure that everyone understands before purchasing that this is NOT an Alice Cooper concert with theatrics and his touring band and his show. The last thing Alice wants is for anyone to be disappointed! If you are upset by this information, I would suggest you or anyone else request refunds from the promoter or the point of purchase."

In slightly bizarre news a man in Phoenix went on a window smashing spree after getting scared looking through the windows at Cooperstown. Seems he saw 'murderers' inside.

Small Stuff 01 Nov 2013

Urban Tulsa, Tulsa World and The Independent have short interviews with Alice.

Alice picks his top ten Halloween Songs for Yahoo Canada while Village Voice has him checking out Halloween Candy.

Beasto Released Today 29 Oct 2013

Chuck Garric's Beasto Blanco album is officially released TODAY and is now up on iTunes if you've been slow and  haven't already pre-ordered it!

Guitar International, Huffington Post, and Palm Beach New Times have new show reviews.

Songfacts has a new interview with Dick Wagner.

New Casablanca Video Released 26 Oct 2013

Casablanca, featuring Ryan Roxie, have released a new promo for 'The Giant Dreamless Sleep' from their new album 'Riding A Black Swan' which you can see below. The album can be purchased on CD and Vinyl now from who are happy to ship worldwide. You can also listen on Spotify.

Solid Rock Alaska Fundraiser 26 Oct 2013

A fundraiser to benefit Alice Cooper's Solid Rock has been announced in Anchorage, Alaska on December 11th at Sullivan Arena.  Alice's son Dash Cooper and his band CO-OP will be performing their own songs to raise funds for Solid Rock.  Alice will be joining them on stage for a bunch of the songs.  The guys will likely play some cover songs as well as some of Alice’s own hits, though the focus of the evening will be on Solid Rock.
There have been some questions about whether or not Alice is planning to bring his band and the 'Raise The Dead' show, to which Alice has responded: "My band and stage show will not be there.  This is really Dash's event and the spotlight is on he and his band CO-OP.  They asked me to come up and do some songs with them to raise some money for Solid Rock, and since I'll be off tour for the holidays I said sure!  Even without all of the theatrics, it's still going to be a lot of fun to get up and do some songs with my son Dash and to support Solid Rock."
Tickets for the show are on sale now via Ticketmaster. has launched the 'Ghouls Gone Wild' Halloween constume contest whihc will run through November 1st. Upload a photo of yourself in Halloween gear to Twitter, Instagram or Facebook using the hashtags #alicecooper and #ghoulsgonewild to me in with the chance of winning daily prizes with a grand prize of a two night stay in Las Vegas and VIP tickets to the show going to an overall winner. and Miami Herald have short interviews with Alice while Orlando Sentinal has a short show review.

Tommy News and New Press 25 Oct 2013

Tommy Henriksen has been busy recently. Not only did he produce and mix the awesome new Beasto Blanco album but he's also been working with Swiss band 'China' on new material and you can hear the first single from the session entitled 'Everywhere You Are' on iTunes now. An album called 'We Are The Stars' will follow early next month which Tommy produced, mixed and helped out with writing.
On top of that Tommy has been working with Omaha band 'Empathic' with whom he co-wrote three songs. Their album 'Another Life' was released this week and a single reached the iTunes top ten rock chart.

New show reviews can be seen at and WOWKTV, while the Herald-Dispatch has a few photos from Huntington.

There's a new interview with Alice at the Florida Times-Union.

Orianthi picks the '10 records that changed my life' over at Music Radar.

Instagram Take Over and New Press 22 Oct 2013

Apparently Alice Cooper will take over Yahoo Music's Instagram channel today posting back stage photos from tonights show. Check it out here.

The Abbotsford News and Miami New Times have short interviews with Alice.

New show reviews can be seen at Citizen Voice, Times-Leader, and Soundpress (including some nice photos)

Free Tickets for US Military 18 Oct 2013

Alice Cooper is offering free tickets to the October 23rd show in Huntingdon to any military personnel that can show a valid United States Military ID at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena box office.  “We are so honored that Alice Cooper would extend this fantastic offer to military personnel in our area”, says Brian Sipe, General Manger of the SMG managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena.  “Alice Cooper is truly a class act and his shows are not to be missed.  We hope that military personnel take us up on the offer and enjoy the show.”

The Huffington Post has a new interview with Alice while has a shorter chat. LeHighValleyLive also has an interview but with a hidiously bad photoshopped image of Alice at the top! Could they not tell it was fake?

New Interviews and Roxie Lessons 17 Oct 2013

There's new Alice interviews in the Times-Leader and Highway 81 Revisted (part two of their interview).

Nights With Alice Cooper has a competition to win a 'Walking Dead' themed guitar and a meet and greet with Alice.

As mentioned a little while ago Dennis Dunaway guests on the new album by Steve Conte and there is now a video clip of Dennis recording his parts at the Steve Conte PledgeMusic page. The full video is only available to those who pledge  at least $10 for the album and future updates. has collaborated with Ryan Roxie to bring you an online beginning Electric Guitar Course that will have you actually playing songs almost immediately!
Roxie's interactive teaching style quickens the learning pace - 'Less Talk, More Rock' is the way we get things done!
If you'd like to try a month of Roxie's online lessons absolutely FREE, just email for your complimentary login code!
There's a promo video below giving you more of an idea of what it's all about.

Roxie US Parking Lots 15 Oct 2013

Ryan Roxie wanted us to let everyone know that his 'Rock and Rock Parking Lots' are up and running again for the current US shows. If you don't know the 'parking lot' involves Ryan (and any other band mates who might be around) coming out before the show to chat, take photos and sign stuff for anyone who wants to come and say "hi". You can keep track on where and what time these happen at each night by checking out the facebook page where you can also request Ryan brings any specific Roxie merchandise etc you may want. Currently he has the following with him:
-The BRAND NEW Casablanca Album 'Riding A Black Swan'...not even available in N. American stores yet, and Roxie will be happy to sign a copy for ya - $20
-The 'Roxie Box' 4 CD Box Set...Personally Autographed including one (1) Roxie guitar pick - $40 (special 'Parking Lot' price)
-Autographed Roxie 77 'Peace, Love & Armageddon' CD - $20
-Autographed Casablanca 'Apocalyptic Youth' - $20
-'NEW' Ryan Roxie autographed  picture / pick pack which includes all 4 Tour Designs PLUS autographed photo - $15 (special 'Parking Lot' price)
-Roxie77 'Pan Am' logo pick / coin holder .... including two (2) Roxie guitar pick - $10
-Roxie77 Red,White&Blue Wrist Band - $10 per wristband or $15 for pair
-Roxie 77 Wonka Bar T-shirt (specify size) -$25
-Roxie 77 'Pan-Am' Girlie Tank Top - $25

- or 'The ROXIE SPECIAL PACKAGE DEAL'  for only $60 (a $25 savings!) which includes: 

1. One BRAND NEW Casablanca CD 'Riding A Black Swan' 
2. One 'Roxie Box' 4 CD Box Set...Personally Autographed 
3. One Red,White&Blue Roxie 77 Wrist Band
4. One 'NEW' Ryan Roxie autographed picture / pick pack (4 picks included)
5. Plus your complimentary  FREE 1 Month Video Guitar Lessons Card (sponsored by, and your free 'pay it forward' and 'enjoy the ride' wrist-bands - Please email Roxie at direct if you want to pick up the 'Roxie Special' so he can have it prepared for you

Chuck Garric also has Beasto Blanco Photo/Pick packs for $10 and will likely have the excellent 'Beasto Blanco' CDs once the album is released. Speaking of which RatPak Records have posted a new song from the forthcoming Beasto Blanco album entitled 'Vegas Baby Vegas' over at Soundcloud. The album is available to pre-order now!

The four current members of Kiss - Gene Simmons Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer, and Eric Singer will join Rob Zombie and Vince Neil of Motley Crue at Alice Cooper’s 13th Christmas Pudding on Saturday, Dec. 7, at Comerica Theatre, Phoenix.Former “Seinfeld” and “Family Feud” star John O'Hurley will serve as a guest host for the festivities with more special guests will be announced closer to the show.

Alice Visits Dali 10 Oct 2013

While in Florida later this month Alice will be attending a 'members only' event at the Dali museum in St. Petersburg. Alice will be there October 26th to talk about the famous Dali 3D hologram and answer questions from 107.3-FM The Eagle DJ Nick VanCleve.

The Aquarian has a new interview with Alice.

There's a Alice new video for 'Quitters Anonymous' up now at the Fretlight site.

Newswire has a few words with Dick Wagner.

Keri Kelli's 'Project Rock' debut their forst original song on Moscow radio a few days ago.  The cound quality isn't the best but you can hear the song and interview here.

Alice For Sweden Rock 05 Oct 2013

According to the official festival site Alice will return to the Sweden Rock festival next year which takes place between the 4th and 7th of June. Tickets are on sale now. THey are advertising this as Alice's only show in Sweden next year.

All Star Rock Show In Vegas 05 Oct 2013

Alice Cooper is listed as performing at a charity benefit for the Brennan Rock & Roll Academy in Sioux Falls, SD. The show takes place  on December 5th at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas as part of a star studded night of rock. Kiss, Rob Zombie, Vince Neil, Dee Snider and Kip Winger are among the other names listed as performing with the house band 'Hairball'. RockConfidential has the info and a poster. Tickets go on sale around October 11th.

According to the New York Post Alice Cooper is in "negotiations" to join the cast of Broadway show “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” as 'The Green Goblin'. The play has had a troubled history but has lasted three years so far so the thought is adding Alice will boost interest.

Calico Cooper was at this years Eyegore awards and was interviewed by 'Doc Mock' for his YouTube show.

Roxie 77 are featured in the new issue of Rock And Roll Industries which yo can read online now here.

According to an article at Hispanic Business Alice, Tommy Henriksen, Glen Sobel and Johnny Depp will appear on the new version of a single by Louise Goffin called "Watching the Sky Turn Blue." Goffin's new album is being produced by Bob Ezrin, who introduced her to a few of his friends who then provided handclaps and backing vocals to the song. Going by what is said in the press release the version currently (on YouTube etc) available is NOT the version that features Alice and friends.

Two New Shows 30 Sep 2013

Two new show dates have ben announced today. They are:
November 5th in Grand Island, NE, Fonner Park-Heartland Event Center
November 7th in Regina, Canada, Conexus Arts Center

101KGB has a new interview with Alice. According to Alice the new covers album is finished but may not be out until next spring.

Dennis Dunaway talks to Rotosound Strings about Blue Coupe and Alice Cooper. He also talks to AntiMusic here.

Small Stuff 28 Sep 2013

Graffitti Magazine and BC Local News have new interviews with Alice.

"Will And Grace" star Eric McCormack talks about meeting Alice in a short video at TeamCoCo.

Catching Up 25 Sep 2013

STUK finally has an internet connection again so I will try an catch up with everything from the last week:

The Las Vegas show at the 'Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms' has been confirmed for November 27th. Pre-sales begin tomorrow!

The November 6th show in Idaho Falls, however, has been canceled "due to the failure on the part of the promoter to meet their basic contractual obligations". Ticket holders can get a refund from their point of purchase.

Chuck Garric's Beasto Blanco will be releasing their debut album 'Live Fast, Die Loud' on October 29th through RatPak Records. You can pre-order the album now in various bundles including the 'Ultimate Fan Bundle' which includes a personal thank you call from Chuck himself! The album, which features Calico Cooper, Glen Sobel, Tommy Henriksen, Jonathan Mover, Tiffany Lowe and Chris Latham, is sure to be epic from what we've heard so far! Check it out here or see the image below for track listing and pre-order bundles.

Alice honoured Bob Ezrin at the 2013 Canada Walk Of Fame Gala which took place Saturday September 23rd at the Elgin Theatre in Toronto. It was filmed and is scheduled to air on Global and Slice on October 27th. Global News have a photo.

Radius-TWC have acquired North American distribution rights to 'Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon.' They plan to release the film theatrically in early 2014 with presumably a DVD release to follow.

Alice talks to USA Today about the soon to be reissued 'Prince OF Darkness' movie.

CharityBuzz have four VIP tickets to see Alice and the band at the Capital Theatre om Port Chester from the exclusive 'Presidential Box'. It's an auction and you can bid now with all proceeds going to charity.

Vice has an article based around the 'Raise The Dead' theme with some cool cartoons.

Tiffany Lowe is out on the road with Combichrist and going from this brief clip she hasn't calmed down since she toured with Alice!

'The Alice Cooper Show' is due out on 180g vinyl via Friday Music on October 23rd. You can pre-order at AmazonUS now and there is a page ready at AmazonUK.

Beasto Blanco

Catching Up 16 Sep 2013

Fretline Guitars have posted a new promo video featuring Alice on YouTube.

A-Sides has a new interview with Alice.

Orianthi's appearance on Rockline at the weekend is now available to listen again at Rockline Radio.

The Baltic Times has an article based around Alice's show in Tallinn next month.

CBC Hamilton talk to Joe Bouchard abut the upcoming Blue Coupe show there.

Glen Sobel jumped up with Steel Panther at the House Of Blues in West Hollywood on Monday to play Van Halen's 'Hot For Teacher' and a short solo. Video can be seen here.

New Shows - USA 10 Sep 2013 has announced four new shows for November. They are:
22nd November - Reno, NV, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
23rd November - Redding, CA, Civic Auditorium
25th November - Santa Rosa, CA, Wells Fargo Center For The Arts
26th November - Costa Mesa, CA, Segerstrom Center For The Arts
A fifth show on 27th November at Las Vegas, NV Pearl Concert Theater At The Palms was announced but quickly removed for the list, so keep your eyes open if you are in that area just in case it is confirmed at a later time.

This may be the last update for a few days. I apologise for any delays but will try and get back on schedule as soon as possible..

Orianthi On RockLine 09 Sep 2013

Orianthi will be on US radio show 'Rock Line' today at 8.30pm PT answering questions from listeners. Check out which stations in your area carry the show at

Alice has been at the Toronto Film Festival to help launch 'Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon'. City News have a short video on the red carpet. Deadline have an interview with director Mike Myers. Toronto Life also have a short quote from Alice.

Michael Bruce will be making a rare live appearance in Spain at the Moby Dick Club in Madrid on October 26th. This is part of an event celebrating the release of Sergio Martos' new book 'Alice Cooper Por Un Billion De Dolares' which we mentioned a couple of months ago. See the poster below for more details.
In related news Ernie Cefalu talks to Sergio in the current issue of Spain's Ruta 66 magazine, the cover of which you can see here.

New Show - Kindersley 06 Sep 2013

Ticketmaster are listing, and selling tickets for, a show in Kindersley, SK on November 8th at the West Central Events Centre.

New Show - Santa Ynez, CA 05 Sep 2013

Alice Cooper will be playing Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, CA on November 21st. Tickets are on sale now.

Alice was interviewed on Jack-FM recently and you can listen now here. He also called in to the WJRR Orlando morning show and you can hear that interview in two parts here and here.

Bit Of Java have posted the first part of a new Ryan Roxie interview. Part two should follow soon.

Dennis Dunaway will guest on the new album by Steve Conte of the New York Dolls and Michael Munroe band fame. This is a pledgemusic project and you can pledge to order the album now along with a wide range of other incentives..

'Hey Stoopid' will be reissued on September 23rd and will feature three bonus tracks:  "Hey Stoopid (Beba edit)" (and edited version of the album version), "It Rained All Night", and a cover of Jimi Hendrix's "Fire."

Small Stuff 02 Sep 2013

You can now read all the questions and answers from Alice's 'Reddit' session on Sunday here.

Steve Hunter is interviewed at length by FabricationsHQ.

BellaOnline review 'Million Miles More' by Blue Coupe.

Alice On Reddit 28 Aug 2013

Apparently Alice will take part in an online Reddit interview on August 30th at 3pm which appears to be connected to his appearance this weekend at the Toronto Film Festival.

Highway 81 Revisited has the first part of a new interview with Alice.

The New York Times has an amusing blog suggesting Alice should update 'School's Out' with an older approach!

Finally a message from Dash Cooper

Hello all you Sick Things! Dash Cooper here to share the exciting news that my company, Precise Corporate Staging has been nominated, once again, to win The Hometown Hero Award for Sound and Lighting at this year's Parnelli Awards!

For those of you who are unfamiliar with us, Precise Corporate Staging (PCS), is an audio, lighting and video rental company located in Tempe, AZ and have been supporting Alice for years on his world tours and his charitable organization: Alice Cooper's Solid Rock Foundation.

I humbly ask that you would all please cast your vote for us to win these two prestigious awards. They are one of the coveted prizes in our field of work and we would be honored to be awarded with them. Voting is very simple, takes no time at all and... you can vote more than once!

Please follow the (2) links below to vote for us in both categories and look for us, (Precise Corporate Staging), in the (Southwest Region).

Link 1 - Hometown Hero Award: SOUND

Link 2 - Hometown Hero Award: LIGHTING .

Voting will expire on August 31st. I politely ask that you would all please take a moment to vote for us before that time and perhaps pass along the message to all the other Cooper Minions out there! :)

Thank you all so very much and keep ROCKING!


Dash Cooper and The Team at Precise Corporate Staging

New Show - Cranbrook 26 Aug 2013

Alice Cooper will be performing at Western Finantial Place in Cranbrook, BC on November 13th. Tickets go on sale September 4th.

The Toronto Film Festival have announced the showing times for Mike Myers' 'Supermensh: The Legend Of Shep Gordon'. It will screen on September 7th, 8th and 14th and full details can be found here.

Joe Bouchard is interviewed about Blue Coupe at CBC Hamilton.

Alice In Toronto 22 Aug 2013

The Toronto Star has a new interview with Alice promoting his appearance at the Toronto Fan Expo this weekend. Alice will also apparently be back in Toronto in a couple of weeks for the 'Toronto International Film Festival' where Mike Myers' documentary on Shep Gordon is set to premiere. The festival runs from September 5th to 15th.

Alice's appearance at the 'Sunflower Jam' last year is to be released as part of double DVD and 2CD sets on September 16th. You can pre-order now at the Sunflower Jam store. It should feature 'School's Out' and 'Elected' with Alice and various well known musicans including Brian May. The pair also feature on the cover.

Ryan Roxie will be performing a series of 'New Gibson Guitar Clinics' in Germany early next month. The dates are as follows:
10th September, Tuesday : BTM Guitars, Nurnberg
11th September, Wednesday: Station Music, Jettingen-Scheppach
12th September, Thursday, Session Music, Frankfurt
13th September, Friday, Rockland, Witten
14th September, Saturday, Music Store, Koln

The New York Times reviews the new documentary on artist Drew Strazan, which features both Alice and Dennis Dunaway talking about his work with Alice Cooper in the 70s..  The film has been showing at the Cinema Village Theatre in NYC and should be officially released in September.

New Shows - Cold Lake and Ft Murray 20 Aug 2013

Tickets go on sale today for a new show in Cold Lake, AB on November 9th at the Cold Lake Energy Center. Also announced is a show in Ft McMurray, AB at the Casman Centre on November 11th.

BBC Radio 6 is repeating 'The British Invasion' on Friday at 4AM. This is a documentary narrated by Alice which first aired in 2010.

Steve Hunter is interviewed by Gibson here.

According to a report on Brave Words Alice and Dick Wagner have written 3 songs to be featured on the forthcoming album by Rocker MaryAnn Cotton.

Orianthi will be releasing a deluxe version of her recent 'Heaven In This Hell' album on September 3rd which will feature three bonus tracks, one of which will feature Steven Tyler of Aerosmith on a version of 'Sex E Bizarre'. You can hear a clip at the link.

New Shows - US 14 Aug 2013

Two more new US show dates have surfaced:
October 25th - Orlando, FL, UCF Arena
November 14th - Abbotsford, BC, Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre
Tickets appear to start going on sale today.

Contrary to reports in various papers, and as reported a couple of days ago here, Alice will NOT be appearing at the Hilton Head Golf Tournament. He WAS invited but sheduling conflicts prevent it and it shouldn`t have been announced.

New Show - Tampa 13 Aug 2013

According to the Tampa Tribune Alice Cooper will headline the 'Halloweenie Roast' on October 26th at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. Also on the bill are Bullet For My Valentine, Black Veil Brides, Papa Roach, Pop Evil and Heaven's Basement. Tickets go on sale Friday.

The Guardian talks to Alice about the Cropedy Festival.

Blue Coupe's Beachland Ballroom show is reviewed by Brave Words

Interviews 09 Aug 2013

The Wall Street Journal has a new interview with Alice about the famous 'Cooper Mansion' at the Galesi Estate where the band lived in the early 70s.

Toledo Free Press and the Toledo Blade have interviews with Joe Bouchard of Blue Coupe promoting their show at the Rocket Bar on Sunday.

Orianthi Storms London 08 Aug 2013

Orianthi took to the 100 Club stage last night for her first solo UK show in front of a sold out crowd melting in the EXTREME heat of the tiny basement club. Backed by Glen and Chuck (with Ryan and Tommy in the crowd as well) they played songs from both her recent 'Heaven In This Hell' record and earlier material proving without a doubt just why she is so high regarded by the likes of Steve Vai and Carlos Santana. Stand out song was certainly the sublime blues of 'How Do You Sleep' featuring second guitar and backing vocals from Cyril Niccolai of the Fairchilds (who also played a cool short opening set).
Encore time saw the band play Ori's big hit single 'According To You' before probably the most unsurprising 'surprise guest' of all time (being that he previously appeared at her solo New York show a few weeks ago) arrived to help close the show with 'Foxy Lady'. While it's Alice's appearance that will probably get most the press, Orianthi had triumphed well before that and it was just the icing on the cake for a amazing performance.
You can already see songs from the show on YouTube including 'Foxy Lady' and 'How Do You Sleep' and there are a few photos up now in the photo section.

In other news The Daily Mail have a story with photos of Alice and Sheryl in Convent Garden yesterday for dinner. Also while in London Alice stopped by at Planet Rock and Radio Kerrang amongst others for interviews and other promo duities. Details of when they are scheduled to air to follow.

Steve Hunter now has an online store where you can buy songs, albums and posters. You can check it out at

New Shows - Vancouver 06 Aug 2013

According to a story in the Times Colonist Alice Cooper will play the Port Theatre in Nanaimo, BC (Vancouver Island), on November 17th and 18th. Tickets go on sale August 9th.

Alice Cooper Confirmed For Rock Meets Classic Tour 03 Aug 2013

Alice Cooper has been confirmed as headlining the 'Original Rock Meets Classic Tour" in Europe next year. Confirmed dates so far are below.
The tour appears to feature a house rock band and the Bohemian Symphony Orchestra Prague backing the various main performers. This would suggest these will not be true Alice Cooper concerts, but Alice closing a show featuring various other performers. There's a video on YouTube from the 2012 show to give you an idea.
UPDATE: It now appears that Alice will be joined by Orianthi for these shows. Also appearing is ex-Rainbow/Deep Purple singer Joe Lynn Turner and 80s pop star Kim Wilde?!?

March 9th - Berlin, Germany, Tempodrom
March 11th - Frankfurt, Germany, Jahrhunderthalle
March 12th - Neu-Ulm, Germany, Ratiopharm Arena
March 13th - Nuremberg, Germany, Arena Nurnberger Versicherung
March 14th - Wurzburg, Germany, S. Oliver Arena
March 16th - Passau, Germany, Dreilanderhalle
March 18th - Mannheim, Germany, SAP Arena
March 19th - Kempten, Germany, bigBOX Allgau
March 20th - Munich, Germany, Olympiahalle
March 21st - Regensburg, Germany, Donau-Arena
March 23rd - Zurich, Switzerland, Hallenstadion
March 25th - Strassbourg, France, Zenith
March 26th - Innsbruck, Austria, Olympiahall
March 27th - Ingolstadt, Austria, Saturn Arena
March 29th - Halle-Westfallen, Germany, Gerry Weber Stadion
March 30th - Leipzig, Germany,Arena Leipzig
April 1st - Hamburg, Germany, o2 World Hamburg
April 2nd - Essen, Germany, Grugahalle
April 4th - Stuttgart, Germany, Porsche Arena
April 5th - Dresden, Germany, Messe Dresden (Halle 1)

Chuck Garric and Beasto Blanco have signed to Ratpak Records for their forthcoming album 'Live Fast Die Loud' which will be released soon. The first single is the title track and it will 'debut' on 'Nights With Alice Cooper' next Thursday 8th August.

Blue Coupe Live Show Stream 29 Jul 2013

Blue Coupe's show in August 2nd in Londonderry, NH will be streamed LIVE at The stream costs $5 which you can prepay at the site. In other Blue Coupe news 'Devil's Highway' from their new album 'Million Miles More' is featured in 'A Short History Of Decay', a comedy film by Michael Maren which will be released in October.

Nyheter has a golf interview video with Alice in Sweden.

Wacken Festival Broadcasts 26 Jul 2013

This year the Wacken Open Air Festival (where Alice Cooper plays on August 3rd) will be broadcasting on TV and streaming live. The full list of what they will broadcast and where isn't released yet but you can see the schedule and more info at the Wacken site.

The Swedish snake saga continues.. After finding a snake for Saturday's show it now appears the owner has withdrawn due to all the 'media pressure' the story has created! Fear not though as yet another snake is now in the picture and the owner has requested not to have his name released. Will or won't Alice actually have a snake tomorrow? We'll have to wait and see. If, unlike me, you speak Swedish you can follow the story here and here.

Coventry Telegraph has a new interview with Alice.

The Hollywood Report has an except from 'What You Want Is in the Limo: On the Road With Led Zeppelin, Alice Cooper and The Who' by Michael Walker which has mentions of Alice Cooper.

New French Biography 25 Jul 2013

'Alice Cooper - Le Parrain Du Shock Rock' is a new Alice Cooper book (pictured left) by Eric Tessier that has just been published in France by Camion Blanc. The 350 pages are in French, but you can still order the real book or a kindle version now via AmazonUK or presumably at AmazonUS soon as well.

According to Billboard 'Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon", the documentary directed by 'Waynes World' star Mike Myers, will premiere at the Toronto international Film Festival in September. has a few words with Myers on meeting Shep Gordon for the first time. now has most of the new US tour dates on sale, as well as Platinum VIP meet and greet packages.

Scream Factory have announced the special features for their upcoming collectors edition of John Carpenters 'Prince OF Darkness' and they include a new interview with Alice called 'Alice at the Apocalypse'.

Following on from the recent Swedish stories following Alice's search for a snake to use at Saturday's show it seems the Swedish Board of Agriculture has now stepped in with fears that the snake will feel "stressed" during the show. They have declared that while there is no ban on using the snake they don't think it is "suitable". Surely they are about 30 years to late to worry about it now! There are three articles you can check out (in Swedish of course) at Aftonbladet, Nyheter (with a photo of the snake in question) and SverigesRadio.

New Interviews 24 Jul 2013

Alice was on Classic Rock 100.7 WZLX talking about the recent Mumford and Sons comments and other stuff.

Esquire has a new interview with Alice.

Blue Coupe's show at the Stephen Talk House tomorrow night will see Joe and Albert Bouchard presented with an award to celebrate their induction into the Long Island Music Hall Of Fame! There will also be a surprise special guest!

Entertainment Focus has a new interview with Calico Cooper about her appearances on US show 'Bloomers'.

Steve Hunter is interviewed by FourCulture and they include a couple of tracks from 'The Manhattan Blues Project' album..

Small Stuff 23 Jul 2013

While in New York earlier this week (July 21st) Alice caught a matinee performance of Broadway show 'Kinky Boots' and visited the cast backstage.

'Rock Guitar Daily with Tony Conley' interviews Steve Hunter.

ST.NU have a news story (in Swedish) stating Alice would be snakeless when he plays Saturday's show in Ostersund unless a suitable reptile could be found. There is then a follow up story in Dagbladet saying that the problem has been solved!

Mathieu Deflem has posted some great shots from the NY show over on facebook here and more from Orianthi's solo show here.

New Shows - More US Dates 22 Jul 2013 now has an official announcement of the shows listed earlier plus the following new dates. All tickets appear to go on sale July 26th
October 13th - Port Chester, NY, Capital Theatre
October 19th - Morristown, NJ, Mayo-Pac
October 23rd - Huntington, WV, Big Sandy Arena
November 1st - Biloxi, MS, Beau Rivage
November 2nd - Marksville, LA, Paragon Casino
November 15th - Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma, WA

Some people may have already seen this appeal on the official AC facebook page. Bob Pfeifer is a personal friend of Alice and was the man who signed Alice Cooper to Sony Records for the hugely successful 'Trash' album. Bobs son Jerry and his half brother Sasha have been taken out of the USA to Europe by their Slovakian mother, against a court order granting Bob sole legal custody, and dispite every effort he hasn't had any contact with them for a year. The Cooper community is an international comunity so please check out facebook and contact Bob if by any chance you have seen anything or can help in any way.

New Shows - USA 22 Jul 2013

Alice Cooper will be playing the following US shows in October: Tickets go on sale 26th July.

October 15th - Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, NJ.
October 18th - F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre, PA.
October 21st - Turning Stone Casino, Verona, NY.
October 22nd - The National, Richmond, VA.
October 27th - Hard Rock Live, Holywood, FL.
October 29th - Florida Theatre, Jacksonville, FL.  

Dennis Dunaway on Cleveland Radio Tonight 19 Jul 2013

Dennis Dunaway will be on Bill Peters Metal on Metal show at WJCU-FM 88.7 in Cleveland tonight (Friday 19 July) between 7 & 8 p.m.

Village Voice and Daily Planet both have reviews and photos of the New York show.

Alice Joins Orianthi At Solo Show 18 Jul 2013

In what was a slightly predictable turn of events, especially after a recent post on Twitter, Alice Cooper joined his guitarist Orianthi, backed by Glen Sobel and Chuck Garric, at her solo show at Webster Theater last night to sing 'Foxy Lady',

Dynamite Comics have announced they will be releasing a '20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition' of 1994's 'The Last Temptation' graphic novel by Neil Gaiman and Mike Zulli. This will be the first time since its original three part release that the story will be presented in colour. There are also plans for a new ongoing comic book featuring Alice Cooper.

Steve Hunter will take part in a live Twitter chat at 9pm on July 23rd in association with Guitarkadia.

Alice is named as the narrator of a new music film called 'Skum Rocks!' about "the rise and fall of one of the strangest acts in rock history".

After the media has been endlessly repeating Alice's comments about Munford And Sons from the Fuse interview, here's a site that actually seriously looks at what he actually said. While they agree with him, they very much question the logic behind his comments!

The Record has a new interview with Alice.

New Steve Hunter Interview 16 Jul 2013

Glide magazine have an epic new interview with Steve Hunter about the 'Manhatten Blues Project' abum and his long career.

CBS Minnesota has a report from the Gallery-13 album art exhibition 'The Fine Art Of Rock' which Alice officially opened the other day.

The Toronto Sun has a new interview with Alice.

Minneapolis Star Tribune has a show review.

Ultimate Classic Rock are running a competition to find who will enter the "Ultimate Classic Rock Hall Of Fame'. It's Alice Cooper vs T-Rex and you can vote once a day. Alice Cooper is winning of course but it can`t hurt to add to the vote total a little!

New Shows - Russia/Estonia 15 Jul 2013

Three new shows have been announced for later this year. They are:
October 5th - St Petersburg, Russia, Sports Complex Jubilee
October 7th - Moscow, Russia, Crocus City Hall
October 9th - Tallinn, Estonia, Nokia Kontserdimaja

Welcome To My Nightmare Studio in Sioux Falls 14 Jul 2013

Alice was in Sioux Falls on Friday at the Brennan Rock and Roll Academy for the opening of a recording studio named after 'Welcome To My Nightmare'. Keloland, Argus Leader and KSFY have video.

Lots of sites have picked up on Alice's comments in the Fuse video the other day about 'Mumford and Sons' but seem to have purposely missed the point of what Alice actually said, claiming Alice was "slamming" them and 'The Lumineeers'. If you actually listen he did nothing of the sort. He simply pointed out they weren't rock and roll bands. He actually stated they were very good at what they did, just that it wasn't rock. Unfortunately that isn't interesting enough for these "journalists" so they have just reported what they wanted to hear.

Minnesota Star Tribune, Billboard, and Minneapolis City Pages have new interviews with Alice.

USA Today have a short video from Fretlight Guitars with Alice talking about Keith Moon.

FabricationsHQ have a review of Blue Coupe's 'Million Miles More'

Blue Coupe Tour Dates 11 Jul 2013

Blue Coupe have a series of shows coming up promoting 'Million Miles More'. I've probably mentioned a few of these before but it's worth listing them again in case I missed any.
July 25th - Amagansett, NY, Stephen Talkhouse
August 2nd - Londonderry, NH, Tupelo Music Hall
August 3rd - White River Junction, VT, Tupelo Music Hall
August 7th - Toledo, OH, Rocket Bar
August 9th - Chicago, IL, Hard Rock Cafe
August 10th - Cleveland, OH, Beachland Ballroom/Tavern
August 16th - Clayton, NY, Clayton Opera House
August 17th - Clayton, NY, Clayton Opera House
August 22nd - North Kitchner, Canada, Chrysalios Theater
August 23rd - West Toronto, Canada, The Rockpile
August 24th - North Hamilton, Canada, This Ain’t Hollywood
September 7th - Shirley, MA, Bull Run

Alice was interviewed on CBC's 'The Bridge' the other day and you can hear it now here.

The Windsor Star have posted a video about Alice at the launch of the Sioux Falls Rock And Roll Academy a while back.

FuseTV have posted a short video interview with Alice. have a short golf interview with Alice and also have a few words.

WSBT have a short story about the Gurney used in the current show.

Pop Matters have a review of the Bonner Springs show.

Our Home have some great photos from the Windsor show while have some pics from the Horseshoe show..

New Show Photos 08 Jul 2013

The Windsor Star has posted some cool photos from the Ontario show with more shots from that show at Windsorite and Oakland Press,  while Rock Revolt has photos from Bonner Springs. has footage of Alice throwing out the first pitch at the Reds game the other night.

Steve Hunter Podcast 05 Jul 2013

Steve Hunter's chat with Alice on 'Nights With Alice Cooper' the other week is now available as a podcast which you can listen to here.

Following the news the other day that Alice would be throwing out the first pitch at the Cincinnati Reds game tomorrow it seems he has become a popular choice for teams as on Tuesday (3rd) he threw out the first pitch at the Blue Jays vs Tigers game!

NWI Times, Fort Wayne Journal Gazette and the Fort Wayne News Sentinal (text and audio) have new interviews with Alice.

Alice Throws First Pitch 03 Jul 2013

Alice Cooper will be throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at the Cincinnati Reds vs Mariners game on July 6th at 4.10pm before playing the Horseshoe.Casino the following night.

Toledo Free Press has an interview with Alice while Oakland Press also has a few words..

Twin Cities Daily Planet has a preview of the Minneapolis show. has posted photos from Summerfest.

The Rock at 32nd Street is holding "Let The Good Times Roll' on July 19th featuring a performance by Dash Cooper and CO-OP. has posted photos and words wrapping up the Alice Cooper/Marilyn Manson tour.

New Show - Tulsa 01 Jul 2013

Alice Cooper will apparently be playing the Brady Theatre in Tulsa, OK on November 3rd.

The Windsor Star has a new interview with Alice. They also report that Alice will be receiving a 'Caesars Sold Out' award at the July 5th show.

Tap Milwaukee also have an interview with Alice while On Milwaukee have a show review.

Travellers In Time have a new interview with Billion Dollar Babies guitarist Mick Mashbir.

Alice in Milwaukee 28 Jun 2013

Alice Cooper will be at Guitar Center in Milwaukee on Monday July 1st from 5-6pm for a "meet and greet".

Blue Coupe have released a cool video "trailer" for 'Hallow's Grave', the song featuring Alice from their new album 'Million Miles More'. Check it out here.

Ryan Roxie is interviewed by Outsiders Podcast which you can watch here while OnMilwaukee interview Chuck Garric..

Steve Hunter plays the blues in a couple of live clips from his 'Manhattan Blues Project' launch show. Check them out here and here.

ReviewSTL review the St Louis show while the Kansas City Star reviews the Bonner Springs show.

New Interviews 26 Jun 2013

Dennis Dunaway will be Serge's guest on 'Rock Revele' tomorow at 6pm Canadian Eastern Time on Classic Rock Revisited has a review or the new Blue Coupe album. You could also check out my review of the album here.

The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame have a new video interview with Alice.

Phoenix New Times has an interview with Steve Hunter.

Fox2Now have a video news report about the snakes Alice is using in the USA this tour.

KramerTunes have completed its series of blogs following Alice Cooper albums bringing it up to date.

Alice guests at Toronto Horror Expo 25 Jun 2013

Alice Cooper has been announced as a guest at this years 'Fan Expo Canada' which runs between August 22nd and 25th at the Metro Toronto Convention Center. No details about which days Alice will appear have been announced.

Damon Johnson has returned to the band for the next week to allow Tommy Henriksen to return home to spend some time with his wife and newborn baby. Tommy will be back on the road in a week or so.

Mitch Lafon has posted a new interview with Ryan Roxie which you can watch on YouTube.

In appriciation of fans buying copies of the new excellent Blue Coupe album 'Million Miles More' the band have posted their entire debut album 'Tornado On The Tracks' on YouTube for you to check out. You can listen here.

An Alice Cooper signed guitar, which was taken to the top of Mount Everest in a charity climb of the mountain, is now available to bid on in an Ebay auction with proceeds going to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Show reviews have appeared at Times Online, Loudwire, Leigh Valley Music, and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Alice Opens Art Exhibition and 'Alice Cooper Day' in Minnesota 21 Jun 2013

 “We, along with a hand full of others, over the years, through our art, like music itself…left images for the world that will live on forever.”

“The music from those days is the soundtrack to so many, many lives and the images associated with those songs and images have become an important part of ourselves.”

– Ernie Cefalu, Pacific Eye and Ear Creative Director, and, Owner of the world’s largest, original, Rock & Roll album cover art collection

Amazingly, more than 40 years later, these sentiments from legendary creative director and iconic graphic designer, Ernie Cefalu, still ring true - perhaps louder than ever. Even more incredible, on July 15th at Gallery 13 in Minneapolis, 50 major pieces from Ernie’s private collection are kicking off their tour! It’s a sight you have to see to believe.

Ovation Framing has teamed up with Ernie, who created the original Rolling Stones’ lips and tongue logo and the ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ graphics and packaging, to offer a trip through time by experiencing an “Original Album Cover Art and Design Process” exhibition, featuring over 50 major collection pieces of original artwork from the Grammy® nominated Pacific Eye and Ear, the #1 album cover design firm from the 1970s and 1980s. The artwork is rare. The craftsmanship exceptional. The mastery of the era’s methods and materials simply astonishing and inspiring.

The extensive collection, the only one of its kind, has never been exhibited before. It has rested, well protected and stored away for 40+ years, consisting of over 300 signed originals. This extraordinary exhibition captures and freezes in time the vinyl LP and album cover art’s “Golden Age” (1970-1985), including many Drew Struzan masterpieces and classic artwork from the other great award winning Pacific Eye & Ear artists including Bill Garland, Carl Ramsey, Joe Garnett, Ingred Haenke, Joe Petagno, and the master of the logo and lettering, PE&E founder Ernie Cefalu himself.

The works on display span the 15+ years Ernie and his team collaborated creating artwork for the Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, Jefferson Airplane, The Bee Gees, Iron Butterfly, Canned Heat and more. There’s a fabulous exhibit highlighting many of the 11 album packages Ernie created for Alice Cooper over 40 years, including 'Welcome to My Nightmare', 'School's Out,' 'Billion Dollar Babies', ‘Greatest Hits’, ‘From The Inside’, ‘Muscle of Love’ and the recent ‘Old School' box set. Plus, a new exhibit featuring Burton Cummings’ artwork exclusives.

The size, scope, and overall quality of the artifacts uniquely illustrating the creative process from ‘concept to production’ is remarkable. The collection compellingly demonstrates and captures the rarified skills, amazing talents, and exceptional artistry of the young Pacific Eye and Ear (PE&E) artisans - in the midst of the time they were creating the fine art of Rock ‘n Roll and American pop culture.

The exhibition provides a unique walk back in time and magnificent experience. Once you’ve seen and connected with these original works of art, including the artists and processes that brought them to be - you’ll leave in awe with a deep understanding and true appreciation of the scope, skill, and sheer enormous talent that was Pacific Eye and Ear. And you’ll never be the same.

The art tells the story of a band of originals and the profound artistic impact they had on our Rock ‘n Roll culture, that thanks to Ernie and Ovation still lives on today. In tandem with the exhibit, Ernie and Ovation have also announced their plan to virtually extend the experience, enabling attendees, enthusiasts, aficionados, and fans to never be disconnected from their love of album art again with the launch of

The private, invitation-only, World Premiere Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony & Reception for ‘The Fine Art of Rock’ exhibition will be held on July 15, 2013. The event features a presentation of the mayor’s formal proclamation of ‘Alice Cooper Day’ to special guest, rock icon Alice Cooper by city council members Lisa Goodman and Steve Reich, and the Aquatennial royalty.

At 3pm, after the city’s proclamation and welcome remarks, Alice Cooper, Ernie Cefalu and the assembled dignitaries will cut the ceremonial ribbon to officially open the exhibition. Alice Cooper, Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame 2011 Inductee, is on his 2013 ‘Raise The Dead' tour, performing 2 sold-out shows, July 14 and July 15, at the historic State Theatre.

"The Fine Art of Rock: Original Album Artwork from the 70s and 80s". The exhibition starts in Minneapolis, MN at Gallery13 and will be open to the public from July 16-27, 2013. Exhibition hours are: Tue - Sat Noon-7pm. Gallery 13 is located at 811 LaSalle Ave. Minneapolis, MN.
The exhibition is presented by Ernie, Ovation and management is in the process of scheduling, site scouting and discussing sponsorship opportunities and arrangements. Sponsors interested in participating in this historic tour, please contact John Borowicz.

Keri Kelli Opens Second Bar 21 Jun 2013

Aces And Ales in Las Vegas, co-owned by Keri Kelli, is opening it's second bar called 'Aces and Ales Tenaya' today at 5pm. Situated at 2801 N Tenaya Way in Vegas the new bar will host 50 tap beers, 150 bottled beers, 37 flat screens as well as patio and lounge  areas. For more info check out

Interviews and Orianthi Video 21 Jun 2013

Pittsburgh Post Gazette, their Staff Blog, and the St Louis Post-Dispatch have new interviews with Alice.

Speaker Creatures has a long audio interview with Steve Hunter.

Orianthi has a new video for 'Heaven In This Hell' which features Glen and Tommy as well. Check it out on YouTube.

If you're in AZ then you don't want to miss this cool event happening this Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Zia Records at 18th Avenue and Camelback in Phoenix! Come celebrate the release of two new CDs of archival Arizona music, "The Mascot Records/Jack Curtis Story," featuring music from producer/songwriter/nightclub owner Jack Curtis' Mascot label, including Alice Cooper's 60s garage band The Spiders, and the "Condello Comedy Album Plus," a mostly unreleased collection of comedy music and outtakes from the music director of the beloved "Wallace and Ladmo Show, as well as unreleased tracks, demos, and sides cut for Lee Hazlewood's LHI Records and Takoma Records, the label founded by roots guitarist John Fahey.
Lovingly assembled by Arizona music historian John P. Dixon with help from a host of Phoenix music greats, both collections feature rare garage rock, pop, psychedelic novelty tunes, soul and R&B from Phoenix's musical past.
The best part is we will be holding a raffle for some cool Alice stuff with the proceeds benefitting Alice Cooper's Solid Rock and the Rock Teen Center!

Small Stuff Again 20 Jun 2013

Alice has been chatting to the press again with two new interviews at Here and Here

WFMZ have a short video report with footage from the Reading show.

The Times-Picayune also has a short article with three facts we all knew.

If you want to see what the band and crew get up to on their days off you can check these photos from the 'Grillmasters of Madness BBQ'!

Small Stuff 18 Jun 2013

One I missed as I didn't hear about it. Alice appeared on NPR show "Wait, Wait, Dn't Tell Me' last month. Part of the show can be heard via their podcast here.

Alice Cooper has written a foreword for the forthcoming autobiography by Dave Ellefson, bassist for Megadeth which is due on October 29th.

Solid Rock have posted the following announcement: "It's time for the girls to rock! Join us on Friday, June 28th from 6 to 8p.m. for another great FREE teen concert at The Rock Teen Center featuring The Girls of Rock! Live bands including Carmel Richards, Joy Standley and Krystal Waters from the band "The Waters." Special guest speaker Sam Sloan makes this a night you don't want to miss! And for just a buck you can get pizza and a drink! Bring your friends and watch the girls rock the stage!"

Small Stuff 15 Jun 2013

New Alice interviews can be read at Daily Local News, InForum, and the Washington Post,  while there are show reviews at, Buffalo News and Scene

Maximum Ink have a review of the new Blue Coupe album 'Million Miles More'.

Today sees the release of the debut single from Ryan Roxie and Casablanca, previewing their forthcoming second album 'Riding A Black Swan' which is due out later this year. Entitled 'Hail The Liberation' you can hear it now on Spotify and iTunes.

Steve Hunter will be Alice's guest on 'Nights With Alice Cooper' Thursday June 20th talking about his 'Manhattan Blues Project' album and his history with Alice.

Neal Smith has announced that 'The Fish Factory' will be distributing his KillSmith albums in Spain. Neal is currently working on new music for an unspecified project.

Two New Interviews 13 Jun 2013

Cleveland Scene and Art Voice have new interviews with Alice today.

It's A Boy! 12 Jun 2013

Huge congratulations to Sandra and Tommy Henriksen on the birth of their son!  Finn Cooper Henriksen arrived safely (albeit a bit early!) on June 11th. Mother and baby are doing well and our love and best wishes go to them at this special time.

Damon Johnson takes time out from Black Star Riders to play 5 Brother Cane shows in July/August. They are:
July 17th, Battle Creek, MI at Planet Rock
July 18th, New Buffalo, MI at Four Winds Casino
July 20th, Dayton, OH at McGuffy's
August 3rd Birmingham, AL at WorkPlay Theater

New Show - Lynn, MA 11 Jun 2013

According to this article at ItemLive Alice Cooper will be performing at the Lynn Auditorium in Lynn, MA on October 17th. Ticketing information will follow.

Tuscon Weekly have posted some nice photos from the AVA show including an excellent shot of Alice and Manson on stage together.

El Paso Times has a show review.

Kamer Tunes continues their 'history of Alice Cooper' articles with part 6 covering 'The Last Temptation' to 'Brutally Live'. Make sure you check out the previous articles while you're there.

Orianthi US Solo Shows 08 Jun 2013

Orianthi will be playing two solo shows during the current US dates. She will be playing at Webster Hall in New York on July 17th (the night before the band play the Beacon Theatre) and also the Mexacali Live in Teaneck, NJ on July 21st ( the night after the band play Atlantic City). .

Phoenix New Times has a new interview with Alice.

News and Interviews 07 Jun 2013

Alice has recorded an interview (not a commentary as has been mentioned) to go with Scream Factory's blue-ray release of the classic John Carpenter movie 'Prince Of Darkness'. It will also have new cover art which you can see here. More details about this release to follow.

Many people have probably seen or heard the news story currently circulating about Paris Jackson, daughter of Michael Jackson, who apparently attempted suicide, and connecting it to the suggestion she was upset after she wasn`t allowed to go to the Alice Cooper/Marilyn Manson show in LA. I wasn`t going to cover this as it's not really an Alice Cooper story, but yesterday a journalist asked Alice about it and this is what he said: “I don’t think the concert was the thing. She’s under a lot pressure right now with this trial. She’s 15 years old. I have two girls, and I know what 15-year-old girls are like. Everything is important. I think she’s just very emotional right now. It’s always going to between what you can do and what you can’t do.” and the El Paso Times have new interviews with Alice.

Back To The Hard Rock has a short interview with Ryan Roxie while Chuck Garric has been chatting in length to Legendary Rock Interviews.

Dick Wagner has been named an "Artist Ambassador" for 'Guitar's For Vets', a non-profit organisation providing guitars and lessons to injured military veterans.

Interviews, Movie News and Steve Hunter Show 05 Jun 2013

New interviews with Alice can be found at Montgomery Media, (a golf interview), LA Weekly, and VVN,

Show reviews can be seen at Reverb, and Salt Lake Tribune,

Mercury News has photos from Red Rocks.

Blabbermouth reports that the forthcoming Alice Cooper documentary movie, now entitled "Super Duper Alice Cooper", is scheduled to shown at the Toronto International Film Festival which runs from September 5th to 15th. The film is a 97-minute retrospective on Alice Cooper from Canadian documentarians Sam Dunn and Scot McFadyen of production company Banger Films ("Metal: A Headbangers Journey", "Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage") and writer/director Reginald Harkema.

Steve Hunter has announced that he will be holding an 'informal release party' for his excellent new album "The Manhatten Blues Project" on June 25th at the Rhythm Room in Phoenix. You'll get to hear the album (or buy it of you don't already have it) and have Steve autograph it for you. The show will feature the Chuck Hall Band.

Small Stuff 04 Jun 2013

More press for the new tour is appearing.

Rolling Stone has a video interview with Alice about his role as a 'therapist" for 'Quitter's Anonymous', who also have a signed guitar up for grabs,  as well as the forthcoming covers album and his favorite guitarists.
Check out the press release for 'Quitter's Anonymous' explaining what it's all about and Alice's involvement. Basically it's a project by Fretlight Guitars who have created software to help people learn to play guitar quickly and easily!

Yahoo! Entertainment have a short interview as does Denver Westword who also have a review of the Red Rocks show.

Also congratulations to Damon Johnson and Black Star Riders for entering the UK album charts at #25!

Masters Of Madness Tour Begins 02 Jun 2013

Last night was the opening night on the Alice Cooper/Marilyn Manson 'Master's Of Madness' Tour down in New Mexico and it started with a bang when not only did Manson join the band for 'I'm Eighteen', but Robin Zander and Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick joined them for 'School's Out'! The RealAliceCooper twitter fed has a some pics while there's some fan filmed footage of 'School's Out' now up on YouTube.

Short Interviews 01 Jun 2013

There's two new short interviews today as the new tour promotion gets into full swing. The first is at the Salt Lake Tribune while the second is at the Pasadena Star-News.

Black Star RIders featuring Damon Johnson and Jimmy DeGrasso have posted a few videos of Damon and Ricky talking about and performing songs from their amazing debut album 'All Hell Breaks Loose'. Check them out on the band's YouTube channel.  BSR played the first show in Milton Keynes last night with a mix of the new BRS material and a selection of Lizzy classics.

New Interview and Classic Early Footage 30 May 2013 has a new interview with Alice about past and present including the forthcoming cover's album.

Also worth checking out is some classic footage from Beat Club show in 1971 showing the recording of 'Ballad Of Dwight Fry' which, to the best of my knowledge, has never been seen before.

Orianthi Solo UK show 29 May 2013

Orianthi has announced a solo show in London on August 7th (the day before the band play the Cropedy Festival). She plays at the legendary 100 Club and tickets, which are sure to sell out very fast, are on pre-sale tomorrow from 9AM.

New Interview 29 May 2013

Alice was on WMMR last night and you can listen to the interview here.

The new Blue Coupe album gets an official release on June 7th while people who pre-ordered have started recieving their copies already. The album 'Million Miles More' features a guest appearance by Alice himself.

The band have now convened in New Mexico for rehearsals for the forthcoming tour and there's new material up at the AC Band Blog.

New Interviews 23 May 2013

Legendary Rock Interviews interview Chuck Garric about Alice Cooper, Beasto Blanco and managing to find time for both.

Revolver Magazine have posted a video of Megadeth's Dave Elleson interviewing Alice from the Golden Gods awards show.

The new issue of Metal Hammer has one page dediciated to a short interview with Orianthi and a shot of her on stage in her Halloween make-up.

Anti Music have an interview with Dick Wagner.

New Show - Kansas 20 May 2013 has just announced a new show with Marilyn Manson in Bonner Springs, KS for June 27th at the Cricket Wireless Amphitheater. Tickets go on sale May 22nd.

New Interview 19 May 2013

Alice was on the NPR show 'Wait Wait.. Don't Tell Me' yesterday and you can listen to it here.

According to the Solid Rock website this year's Christmas Pudding show is set to happen on December 7th at it's usual venue the Comerica Theatre in Phoenix. Tickets range from $35 to $100 and will be available at in
late Fall.

Orianthi is back from her short tour of Japan and will be at the Billboard Awards tonight at the MGM Grand in Vegas.

Syracuse Canceled - New Show in Buffalo 16 May 2013

The Syracuse show on 14th June has been canceled and replaced by a show in Buffalo, NY on the same night at the Outer Harbour. All ticket holders can get a refund from their point of purchase. Anyone with a VIP package can use it at the new Buffalo show instead. There will be full details on later today.

A few weeks ago we mentions that Alice Cooper was advertised as appearing at the Ciudad De Mexico Harley Davison event. Turns out Alice did appear and joined local group 'Mad Mex; for three songs as well as signing stuff for fans. have a couple of pics.

Dennis Dunaway's appearance on Firebrand radio is now available to hear in full at Mixcloud.

Whopperjaw have a new interview with Alice.

The Rock has two events coming up for any one in the area. The first is a free event at The Rock Teen Center  on May 17th featuring performances by the Solid Rock Dance Company, Circle of Creation, Solid Rock Hip Hop Team, Worldbeat Orchestra, Elements Dance Crew, FootKlan, Neighborhood Ministries Dance Crew, Paradise Valley Dance Team and more all hosted by Sheryl Cooper and Solid Rock Director of Dance Hodgie Jo! Doors open at 6PM and the show starts at 7pm. The second event is a free 'School's Out For Summer' teen concert on May 24th between 6PM and 8PM which features live bands and "2 slices of pizza and a drink for just $1"!

Blue Coupe In Rhode Island 12 May 2013

Blue Coupe will be playing the YAM (Young Aspiring Musicians) Jam on Saturday May 18th at the Twin River Casino in Lincoln, RI. It runs from 6AM to 1AM and admission is for a $20 donation. More info here.

The Guardian has a short Q&A with Alice about festivals.

Dennis Dunaway On Firebrand Radio Today 10 May 2013

Dennis Dunaway will be on Firebrand Rock Radio today, May 10th, between 1pm and 3pm (EST) in the US and 6pm-8pm in the UK. During the show he will be talking about Blue Coupe, Alice Cooper, and playing songs from the new Blue Coupe album 'Million Miles Away' which is available to pre-order now.

KamerTunes has been running a series of articles on Alice Cooper albums and in part three covers 'Welcome To My Nightmare' to 'Goes To Hell'.

New Show - Alabama 05 May 2013

Ticketmaster is listing a show on October 31st (Halloween) on Montgomery, AL at the Performing Arts Centre. Tickets go on sale 26th July at 10AM.

For those who missed it on May 2nd Alice and Marilyn Manson presented the Golden God award for the 'most dedicated fans'  to 'HIM'  which you can see on YouTube.  Be warned, Manson's language is not family friendly.  There is also footage of the 'Black Carpet event with Alice and Manson interviewed by Sebastian Bach before the awards, also with bad language, and Alice turns up in HardRockChick's footage from the black carpet about 7 minutes in.

Keri Kelli Rockstar Update 04 May 2013

Keri Kelli's new project 'Rockstar', which also features Teddy Zig Zag, Ripper Owens (Judas Priest), James Kottak (Scorpions) and Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy/Whitesnake), have added a couple of European festivals to their schedule which now runs as follows:
May 18th - Rockstar Bar, Moscow, Russia
May 19th - Arena Hall, Krasnodar, Russia
May 21st - Dom Oficerov, Rostov, Russia
May 23rd - Event Hall Grand, Voronej, Russia
May 24th - DS Kristall, Tambov, Russia
May 25th - Rock Park Open Air Festival, Penza, Russia
May 26th - Tuz Hall, Saratov, Russia
May 28th - UFI Club, Ohni, Russia
June 29th - Graspop Festival, Belgium
July 13th  Torreviejo Rocks Festival, Spain
The band have posted a new promo video over at YouTube check you can check out here.



Revolver Golden Gods 02 May 2013

According to Facebook updates Alice will be at the Revolver Magazine Golden Gods Awards tonight. The show will air live on both Xbox Live and the Revolver Facebook page at 8PM with a preshow 'black carpet' pre-show from 7PM PST.

Glen Sobel on Drum Channel Today 30 Apr 2013

Glen Sobel will be live on the Drum Channel today at 12pm PST.
There's a new interview with Glen and Orianthi by DrumTalkTV over on YouTube. You can also check out Glen playing with Adrian Galysh recently at the Baked Potato in Studio City, California on YouTube including a drum solo! Glen performs on Galysh's recent album 'Earth Tones'. Glen is also featured in 'Full On Drums espisode 23' which you can also see on YouTube, and lastly Glen has also started contributing a new monthly column in Drum! magazine starting from the April issue.

Glide Magazine has a very good interview with Dennis Dunaway during which Dennis chats about the beginnings of Alice Cooper.

STUK sends out all our best wishes to Steve and Karen Hunter after Steve had another heart operation yesterday. Karen reports that it seems successful and Steve is currently recovering in Phoenix. In a post to facebook Karen says "Just saw Steve in recovery room, he is drowsy but already looks and sounds better than the previous time which was only 10 days ago. Dr says it was tricky to get to the trigger point they thought was the culprit but he feels confidant they got it and Steve's heartbeat is rock steady for the first time in ages. I thank God and all the best wishes and prayers from you guys. You all know how much we want to put this behind us. Xx"
Steve's new album 'The Manhatten Blues Project' is out now.

New Show- Sweden 26 Apr 2013

According to the festival website Alice Cooper will be performing at Storsjoyran in Ostersund, Sweden on July 27th. have released a new limited edition lithograph to commemorate the 40th aniversary of 'Billion Dollar Babies' reaching #1 in the album charts.

There's a video interview of Ryan Roxie showing off the new Gibson guitars (you can play 'spot the riff' haha) at the recent Musikmesse music expo in Germany.

The Music Instrument Museum in Phoenix has added an Alice Cooper display featuring the 'glitter' costume from the last tour.

Richie Scarlett has a new promo video out for the song 'Without Your Love' taken from his new album 'Plead The Fifth' which is out now.

Jodie Cunningham is offering limited edition prints of her Alice photos (one of which was entered in last years NME photo contest) over at her website.

New Show - Mount Pleasant 23 Apr 2013

Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson will play at the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort, Mount Pleasant, MI on June 29th. Tickets go on sale April 27th.

Orianthi Solo Shows 21 Apr 2013

Orianthi has some solo shows lined up with Chuck Garric and Glen Sobel backing her up. The first is the previously announced Las Vegas show on April 25th at 'Vinyl at The Hard Rock Hotel And Casino' which are followed by shows in Japan between May 13th and May 17th. Unfortunatly all the info is in Japanese so I can't offer much more beyond the fact that the May 14th show appears to be in Tokyo and May 17th show appears to be in Osaka, both at venues called 'Billboard Live'.

Sadly the 'Uncle Alice Presents..' Kickstarter campaign failed to reach it's $200,000 target. Where this leaves the project hasn't been announced but maybe funding will appear from another source. Contary to what seemed the general perception this was NOT an Alice Cooper project but the idea of a small company called 'Dark Matter' who are just starting out (hence the campaign) that would feature Alice. Still, it's a shame this may never now happen.

Blue Coupe play at the Cutting Room in NYC on April 27th. This is a show to mark the release of the new BC album 'Million Miles More' which you can order here (and features Alice on one track). Tickets available here. This will be followed up with more US shows throughout the year (starting May 3rd) some of which are already announced. Full details can be at the official Blue Coupe site.  

Metal Sludge has a recent interview with Kane Roberts during which he talks about working with Alice.

Chuck Garric and Beasto Blanco Shows 13 Apr 2013
Beasto Blanco Tour

Orianthi also has a solo show announced. She plays at 'Vinyl' at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV on April 25th. Tickets are on sale now.

Roxie In Germany 12 Apr 2013

Late notice for this one but Ryan Roxie will be appearing at the Gibson booth at Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Germany tomorrow Saturday 13th April at 2pm. Go say "hi" if you are in the area!

Vote For Glen 12 Apr 2013

Alice Cooper drummer Glen Sobel has been nominated in two catagories of the Drum Magazine reader's poll. He's up for the "Rising Star" and "Rock/Metal" awards. Says Glen: "OK here's the deal- Never once have I asked for anyone to vote for me for anything...ever...BUT. I am nominated in DRUM! Magazine's readers poll in 2 categories-"Rising Star" & "Rock/Metal". Takes 20 seconds & u don't have to vote in every category. I'd love you guys forever if you'd cast your vote for me. Thanks!! I'm honored to say the least :)"
So you know what you have to do! Go to Drum Magazine and get voting!!

New Show - Rama, ONT 10 Apr 2013

A new show has been added for July 4th in Rama, Ontario at the Casino Rama Entertainment Center. Tickets go on sale 15th April.

Bill Crowe sadly posted the following yesterday:
Sadly, yesterday, after a battle against a respiratory ailment, Dali (Alice's UK snake of some years) was put to sleep! A veteran of Donington, 2 UK Night of Fear tours plus the 100 Club gig in London, Dali also featured on the cover of W2MN and book. Photographed by Ross Halfin and star of numerous Gallus Cooper shows!! He was a great performer and will be sorely missed!!"

Uncle Alice Home Inspectors 09 Apr 2013

Get all the info on the Uncle Alice project and pledge at Kickstarter.

Alice Guests In Mexico 06 Apr 2013

According to Harley Davidson Mexico Alice Cooper will make an appearance at the 'Experiencia 110 Aniversario' in Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico on May 11th. Quite what this appearance will entail is hard to tell.

Ryan Roxie is holding a series of Gibson Guitar Showcases in France and Germany this month. You can get all the info here, but the dates are:
April 6th - Nauntes, France - Michenaud & Co
April 10th -13th - Frankfurt, Germany - Music Messe

Dick Wagner is doing another book signing, this time in Ridgewood, New Jersey at 'Bookends' on April 13th.

New Show: Windsor, ONT 03 Apr 2013

Alice Cooper will be playing Windsor, Ontario on July 5th at the 'Colosseum at Caesars, Windsor'.

New Uncle Alice Promo 03 Apr 2013

Glen Sobel will be doing a drum clinic at the Scott's Drum Center in Lafayette, LA on April 6th. He will be perorming at 11AM, 1PM and 3pm and hanging out to answer question betwwen the shows..

According to a tweet on Twitter Orianthi will be appearing on American Idol tonight (Wednesday) in the US.


New Shows - Atlantic City and Syracuse 01 Apr 2013

Ticketmaster is showing Alice Cooper playing at the House Of Blues in Atlantic City, NJ on July 20th. Presales begin on 4th April.
There will also be a show in Syracuse, NY on June 14th at the On Center.

"Who Shot Rock And Roll" is a new film detailing stories of rock's most famous photos and features an interview with Alice. The film will be showing at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Dick Wagner will be signing copies of his book 'Not Only Women Bleed' on April 10th at Barnes and Nobles, 86th Street, New York.

New Show - New Mexico 30 Mar 2013

Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson will be playing the Isleta Amphitheater in Albuquerque, NM on June 1st. Tickets on sale 5th April.

A second video has been released promoting the "Uncle Alice Presents..." Kickstarter campaign. This one is a funny animatic showing a short story staring Alice. Check it out below!

Two New Shows Announced 29 Mar 2013

Two new dates have been announced for the forthcoming tour. They are:
July 7th - Horseshoe Casino, Cincinnati, OH
July 13th - Harrah's Casino, Council Bluffs, IA

The Washington Post has a Associated Press report from last nights charity show in South Dakota. Alice and Chuck jammed with Robby Krieger of the Doors and Tommy Thayer of Kiss.

Steve Hunter's Manhatten Blues Project 28 Mar 2013

Steve Hunter has posted a video update (see below) on his new 'Manhatten Blues Project' album including details of some of the amazing guests that feature on the record. These include Tommy Henriksen, Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Johnny Depp, Joe Satriani, Marti Friedman (Megadeth), Michael Lee Firkins, and Tony Levin (King Crimson) amongst other. You can hear clips form the album in the video. The album is due to be released on April 30th and you can pre-order now via a new site which has more infomation.

Tommy Henriksen also has two new songs out now on iTunes. The first is entitled 'I Love It When You Love Me' available from here while the second is 'Locked As One' available here.

Roxie Solo Dates 27 Mar 2013

Ryan Roxie has announced shows in Sweden for April and May. He will perform acoustic shows on April 20th at Utsiktsvagen in Nynashamn and May 3rd at Dinos Bar And Grill in Mariehamn, followed by two Roxie 77 full band shows on May 4th at The Kings Arms in Avesta and May 8th at Obaren in Stockholm.
Also coming soon is a new EP entitled 'Ameriswede'.

New Show - Milwaukee 27 Mar 2013

A new show has been announced in Milwaukee on June 30th at the BMO Harris Pavilion. Tickets are on sale now.

Uncle Alice Presents... 26 Mar 2013

'Uncle Alice Presents' is a new Kickstarter project created by Tom Sheppard ('The High Fructose Adventures of the Annoying Orange') and fully backed and featuring Alice himself. Starting with a 12 issue comic book series with the hopes to eventually make a TV series the stories are compared to classic anthology series like EC comics and 'Tales From The Crypt' but all featuring Alice in some way as the 'gatekeeper to the netherworld. There are lots of incentives to get involved ranging from copies of the comics to golfing with Alice and you can read all about it, see some artwork, and of course pledge some cash at the Kickstarter page. But first check out the really cool (and funny) pitch video above!

Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson have added a extra show at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT on June 21st. Tickets go on sale March 29th.

The Milwaukee Public School's website has an article about Chuck Garric's charity show this past weekend with some pics and words form Chuck.

Shep Gordon Movie 23 Mar 2013

According to Showbiz 411 'Waynes World' actor Mike Myers is working on a documentary about Alice Cooper manager Shep Gordon. Tentatively titled "Super Mensh" the film is aming to be unveiled at this fall's Toronto Film Festival.

New Alice Cooper Book 20 Mar 2013

SickthingsUK friend Sergio Martos has a new book out entitled "Alice Cooper Por Un Billon De Dolares' which is a history of the original Alice Cooper Group. The book is the first part of a "oral history of Alice Cooper" and features interviews with Alice, Dennis, Neal, Dick Wagner, Joe Greenburg, Bebe Buell, John Sinclair and many more along with prologues by Albert Bouchard and Tony Sanders. You can get more details and see the cover at and if you need more ordering info in English you can email Sergio and he'll sort you out.

The Hot Hits interviews Orianthi on Music, Alice Cooper and her Twitter addiction. You can also win a signed copy of "Heaven In This Hell".

Keri Kelli is to tour Russia again with his 'Rockstar' project. The band also features Tim 'Ripper' Owens (Judas Priest), James Kottak (Scorpions), Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy/Whitesnake) and fellow Alice Cooper alumni Teddy Zig Zag. The dates as as follows:
May 19th - Krasnodar - Arena Hall
May 21st - Rostov - Tesla Club
May 23rd - Voronej - Barac’o’mama Club
May 25th - Penza - Rock Park Open-Air Festival
May 26th - Saratov Tuz Hall
May 28th - Moscow - Rockstar Bar
You can see a short interview with Keri about the band here.

Dennis Dunaway's 'Billion Dollar Bass' is now on display in Italy at the newly opened Fender Custom Shop Showcase in Blolgna, Italy.

Jimmy DeGrasso will host "Jimmy Degrasso's Hard Rock And Everything Else" drum camp between May 3rd and 5th in Oxnard, CA at the Drum Channel studios and the Courtyard Marriot in nearby Camarillo, CA. The drum camp will offer a limited number of students a total of 24 hours of hands-on, intensive playing alongside Jimmy. For more details check out Muso-Mart.

More North American Shows 20 Mar 2013

Three more shows have been announced for the North American Tour. They are:
7th June - Tucson, AZ - AVA Amphitheatre
15th June - Montebello Quebec, Canada - Marina Montebello
19th July - Albany, NY - Palace Theatre

New Show - Germany 18 Mar 2013 is showing a new show in Saarbrucken, Germany on July 29th at the Saarlandhalle. Tickets are already on sale.

There is also apparenntly now a second night booked in Minneapolis. The band now play the State Theatre on the 14th AND 15th of July.

Chuck Garric After School's Out 18 Mar 2013

A quick reminder that Chuck Garric is taking part in 'Chuck Garric's After School's Out' which takes place this Friday at the Hotel Foster in Milwaukee. The show is a charity event to benefit Lloyd Barbee Montessori's creation of an after school music program. You can find the event facebook page here and more information about the cause and the event here including a statement from Chuck and Lindsay Garric and many cool things up for auction including a signed ESP guitar from Alice himself!

New Show - Cleveland 15 Mar 2013

Ticketmaster is listing another Alice Cooper/Marilyn Manson show at the Jacobs Pavillion at Nautica in Cleveland, OH on June 13th. On sale 22nd March.

20 Minutes Online has some coverage of yesterday's Swiss show. There's some photos here, an interview here, and video of 'Devil's Food' here.

Alice Talks New Album 14 Mar 2013

Rolling Stone chat to Alice about the possible forthcoming covers album and the Cooper/Manson tour.

Hot Fix interview Orianthi on the release of her new album 'Heaven In This Hell'.

Alice has decorated and signed a ceramic bowl for an upcoming charity auction in aid of Assumption Greek Orthodox Church’s fourth annual Empty Bowls fund-raiser for Cass Community Social Services.

New Show - US 11 Mar 2013

The Merriwearther Post Pavillion in Columbia, MD is listing a show on June 17th featuring Alice Cooper, Marilyn Manson and Gwar. Tickets go on sale March 15th.
Also other shows have surfaced as follows:
June 3rd - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
June 8th - El Paso, TX - Don Haskins Center
June 10th - Grand Prairie, TX, Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
June 20th - Gilford, NM - Meadowbrook US Cellular Pavilion

New Show - USA 09 Mar 2013

According to the Express Times Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson will play the Soverign Center in Reading, PA on June 18th. Tickets on sale March 16th.
Pollstar is also listing a new show for Pittsburgh, PA at the Stage AE on June 23rd.

Alice at Charity Show 09 Mar 2013

According to the Sioux Falls Argos Leader Alice Cooper and Chuck Garric will take part in a charity show on March 28th at the Brennan Rock & Roll Academy, W. 11th Street, Sioux Falls. Billed as "Alice Cooper and Celebrity Stars' the show will also involve Eric Singer and Tommy Thyler of Kiss, Robby Kreiger of The Doors, Sebastian Bach, and Joey Allen of Warrent with Kory and The Flireflies acting as house band. Tickets for the show are a hefty $1000 each (on sale here) with funds going to the Academy and Boys & Girls Club of the Sioux Empire.

New Shows - USA 08 Mar 2013

Two new shows have shown up on They are:
June 25th - St Charles, MO - Family Arena
June 28th - Rockford, IL - BMO Harris Bank Center
Another show on June 6th at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, CA with Manson has also turned up.
Tickets seem to go on sale March 15th and these appear to be shows with Marilyn Manson.

New Shows - Germany 08 Mar 2013

Two more shows in Germany have just gone on sale. They are:
30th July - Hanau, Germany - Hanau Amphitheater
4th August - Lichtenfels, Germany - Schutzenanger
These are apparently being billed as 'Raise The Dead' shows.

New Show - Belgium 08 Mar 2013

Alice Cooper has been announced as playing the Lokerse Feesten festival in Lokeren on August 6th. Also playing that day are Deep Purple and Monster Magnet. Tickets are on sale now.

Alice To Guest On New Blue Coupe Album 05 Mar 2013

The forthcoming Blue Coupe album entitled 'Million Miles More' is now available to pre-order at the official Blue Coupe site. Recorded at the Carriage House Studios in Stamford CT and mixed in LA’s Swing House Studios by the legendary Jack Douglas (Aerosmith, John Lennon, Cheap Trick, Alice Cooper, BOC, etc.) the record is currently at the final mixing stage but is due out late March or early April. If you pre-order you should get it before the official release date. As if it wasn`t already an essential purchase for all Coop fans the band have also announced that amongst the guests on their second album is none other then Alice himself singing on the song "Hallow's Grave". have now changed their 'Tour Terror' banner to show a poster with both Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson under the banner 'Masters Of Madness'. This makes it look like the the Pittsburgh show mentioned yesterday is more likely to be correct although there is still no more news on other specific dates yet. Expect them to appear shortly though.

New Show - Salt Lake City 04 Mar 2013 is now listing a new show for June 4th in Salt Lake City, UT at the USANA Amphitheatre. No more details at present. is also listing a show on June 23rd in Pittsburgh at the Stage AE with Marilyn Manson. This appeared briefly on Ticketmaster last week before being removed. So far there's still no confirmation elsewhere to suggest if this is accurate or not.

Alice and Caprices Festival Help Reptile Collection 04 Mar 2013

Most of you have probably already seen this one, but has details of how Alice's appearance in Switzerland in a a couple of weeks, and his request for a snake to use during the show has resulted in the Caprices Festival generously donating 10% of the reciepts from the show to a Lausanne-based Vivarium, which houses  the biggest collection of venomous reptiles in Europe, to help save them from closure. Well done Caprices!

Blabbermouth have video of Glen Sobel on stage at the Hollywood House Of Blues with Steel Panther last week for a version of G'n'R's 'Sweet Child Of Mine'.

Lots of Orianthi news: Guitar World are giving you the chance to win a PRS SE Orianthi guitar or copies of Orianthi's new album 'Heaven In This Hell', Orianthi is also on the front cover of the April issue of Guitar World.
The official release party for the new album takes place at the Whisky A Go-Go in West Hollywood on Sunday 17th March. Tickets are available now.
Orianthi will also be on TONIGHT at 5pm PST with 'Junkman' and you can listen online.

New Show - South Bend, IN 27 Feb 2013

According to the Elkhart Truth Alice Cooper will be playing the South Bend Morris Performing Arts Center on July 2nd. Tickets go on sale 10 am March 9th. This is advertised as "An Evening With Alice Cooper" with NO opening act.

And More US Shows 26 Feb 2013

Ticketmaster in the US is now listing three more US shows for July. They are:
July 11th - Merrillville, IN - Star Plaza Theatre (Presales 27th Feb.)
July 14th - Minneapolis, MN - State Theatre (Presales 1st March)
July 18th - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre (Presales 27th Feb.)
This last show is listed as "An Evening with Alice Cooper - All Alice - All Night" while the other shows are 'Raise The Dead' Shows. Whether this is an indication that the content of the shows will be different time will tell.

New Show - Sylvania, OH 26 Feb 2013

Alice Cooper will apparently be playing Centennial Terrace in Sylvania, OH on July 9th.  Tickets go on sale this Friday. This show is also listed as part of the 'Raise The Dead' Tour'.

Orianthi's new solo album 'Heaven In This Hell' is due for a UK release via Spinefarm Records on March 11th. The iTunes version will come with two bonus tracks. You can pre-order via AmazonUK and AmazonUS now.

New Show: Switzerland 24 Feb 2013

Alice Cooper will be playing the Caprices Festival in Crans-Montana, Switzerland on March 14th. He comes in as a late replacement for 'The Kills' who have canceled. Tickets have been available for some time but the festival is offering refunds due to the cancelation so there should still be tickets available.

The has a short article about Orianthi and her new album 'Heaven In This Hell'

New US Show - Fort Wayne 23 Feb 2013

Tickets go on sale March 1st (Member presale Feb 26th) for a show at the Embassy Theatre in Fort Wayne, IN on July 10th. The show is listed as "An Evening With Alice Cooper, Raise The Dead Tour" - "All Alice - All Night".

Alice And Kane Roberts 22 Feb 2013

Noisecreep have a video of Kane Roberts, Kip Winger and John 5 (Rob Zombie/'Disco Bloodbath Boogie Fever') joining Alice on stage for 'No More Mr Nice Guy' at last weekends 'Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp' in Las Vegas. Teddy Zig Zag was also there (he can be seen at the end of the clip) and joined in for 'School's Out'. They also have a short video interview with Alice.
Contact Music also have a couple of clips of Alice at the event.

Chuck Garric is taking part in 'Chuck Garric's After School's Out' which takes place at the Hotel Foster in Milwaukee. The show is a charity event to benefit Lloyd Barbee Montessori's creation of an after school music program. You can find the event facebook page here and more information about the cause and the event here including a statement from Chuck and Lindsay Garric.

Spanish magazine 'Popular 1' has a nice article on Ryan Roxie in their current issue which you can check out here (.pdf)

Many news sites have just started running reports about the canceled 'Ship Of Fear' cruise, despite the fact it was actually canceled over a month ago.

A Message From Dash Cooper 19 Feb 2013

Greetings all you Sick Things! Dash Cooper here. I humbly ask all of my father’s minions out there to vote for Precise Corporate Staging to win the Community Excellence Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce!
Precise Corporate Staging has throughout the years been a loyal company who has provided my father’s band with tour support in sound, lighting and video and has always supported his charity, Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock Foundation.
Just this past year we have won three prestigious awards: The Parnelli Hometown Hero Lighting Company of the year, The Top Dog Regional Production Company West from Tour Link and most recently, The Blue Ribbon Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that is only given out to 100 small business in the country!
Please help us to win this last big award! Please take a minute and vote here for Precise Corporate Staging to win. Time is ticking down and you only have until Friday the 22nd of February to submit! If you don’t vote for Precise Corporate Staging, be afraid because I know where you live!

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Dash Cooper


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Alice And Depp For New Album? 13 Feb 2013

Alice attended Clive Davis' annual pre-grammy party in LA at the weekend (Saturday), turning up with Johnny Depp, who he has been writing with according to the 'Me, Alice' audio blog. Bob Ezrin and Tommy Henriksen are also involved in the writing process again towards the next Alice Cooper album..

Live and Loud Radio are now hosting a weekly online three hour Alice Cooper song request show called 'Luney Tunes: The Alice Cooper Retrospective' on Thursdays between 4 and 7pm. The show also has a facebook page here.

Ken Bloor has posted some cool photos from the Blue Coupe tour at There's also a review of the Skegness show here, near the bottom of the page.

96.5 The Fox has a story of the time one DJ played softball with Alice.

Two More Shows In Europe 08 Feb 2013

Information is coming through from the Czech Republic suggesting Alice Cooper will be playing a couple of shows in July/August. The Kajot Arena in Brno, Czech Republic lists the band playing there on July 26th with tickets on sale now while there is are also reports suggesting they will play at the 'VII Festiwal Legend Rocka' at the Dolina Charlotty, Strzelinko in Poland on August 1st although the festival website has yet to updated since last years event.

Alice Roasts Snider 08 Feb 2013

At the end of January (24th) Alice sent a video message to Guitar Worlds's 'Dee Snider Roast' and you can finally see what he had to say in the video here.

Two more Dennis Dunaway interviews from the UK tour have turned up. The first at the Lanchashire Telegraph, and the second, an audio interview, is at Metal Express.

Alice Joins Slash In Dubai 02 Feb 2013

Just back from a whirlwind trip around the UK to see Dennis Dunaway, Al Bouchard and Joe Bouchard (Blue Coupe) bring a lesson in how to rock to some pretty obscure parts of the country! A big thanks to everyone who turned out to see the guys play and made it a great few days, and especially to Dennis, Al, Joe and Cindy for being so cool and friendly, and even inviting a rather nervous, not-so-special guest, to play 'Eighteen' with them last night in Clitheroe!!! You guys are the best! If you haven't caught the show you still have one last chance tomorrow night at the Grand in Clitheroe. Don't miss it if you're in the area. Word is Blue Coupe are hoping to return to the UK sometime later in the year so let's hope it works out!

Catching up on other news form the last few days:

Alice joined Slash on stage in Dubai on Thursday (Jan 31st) to perform 'School's Out' and you can see video of it on YouTube courtesy of Said Alice: "When I found out that Slash was going to be in Dubai around the same time as me, I made sure I worked out my schedule to get to his show. Slash has one of the best bands around, and he has joined me on stage many times. It was great to return the favor in Dubai!"

The National also have a short chat with Alice at the Dubai Golf tournement.

Alice along with Doors' guitarist Robby Krieger will take part in a special concert on March 1st in Palm Desert, California as part of the third annual 'Patrick Warburton Celebrity Golf Tournament'.

Noisecreep had a chat with Orianthi at NAMM and you can see the video here.

Retrokimmer have an article on Karen Ann Hunter and the clothing she designed for husband Steve Hunter including items used during his time with Alice recently.

Keri Kelli's Vegas bar 'Aces and Ales' is up for a 'Best Of Vegas' award and everyone of you who are on Facebook or Twitter (so you can log in) can help him out and vote for this fine establishment by going to The voting is only open until February 4th so go do it now before you forget! Just go to the link, type "Aces And Ales" in the search box, then click the thumbs up to vote! Easy.
Don't forget Keri will be back in the UK next month playing with Love/Hate. The full list of dates reads as follows:
March 25th - The Underworld - London, UK
March 26th - The Yardbids - Grimsby, UK
March 27th - Bannermans - Edinburgh, UK
March 28th - Trillians - Newcastle, UK
March 29th - The Gasworks - Bradford , UK
March 30th - The Diamond - Sutton, UK
March 31th - The Snooty Fox - West Yorkshire, UK
April 1st - The Patriot - Crumlin, UK
April 2nd - To Be Announced - UK
April 3rd - The Slade Rooms - Wolverhampton, UK
April 4th - Bogiez -Cardiff, UK
April 5th - The Diamond Rock Club - Belfast, IE
April 6th - The Vault - Rugby, UK
April 7th - To Be Announced - UK

Jam with Blue Coupe 01 Feb 2013

On Friday 1st February, the musicians who make up Blue Coupe - Dennis Dunaway (ex Alice Cooper group and who co-wrote rock anthem, 'Schools Out') and brothers Joe & Albert Bouchard of Blue Oyster Cult ('Dont Fear The Reaper') host a once in a lifetime opportunity for local musicians to jam with these international stars at Keystreet, Clitheroe. This unique event precedes Blue Coupe's concert as guests of The Animals & Friends & their Very Special Guest, Stax legend Steve Cropper and local blues band The Stumble at The Grand, Clitheroe on Sunday, 3rd February. This event replaces tonights previously announced Corby show which has been cancelled due to flooding.

Alice Heads East For Golf 28 Jan 2013

Alice arrived in Dubai yesterday (27th) where he will be playing golf and getting some publicity for it. Tomorrow he's at the 'Omega Dubai Desert Classic Challenge Match' at the Jebel Ali Golf Resort. Sport 360 UAE Golf Online, and Golf In Dubai all have reports. He will also play in the 'Omega Dubai Desert Classic Pro Am' the following day.

According to a tweet on Twitter Orianthi will be the guest of Dead Dave's Radio tonight at 8pm EST.

Orianthi on US TV 25 Jan 2013

Orianthi and Tommy Henriksen appeared on Studio11LA last night to perform Orianthi's new single 'Frozen' which comes from her forthcoming 'Heaven In This Hell' solo album. Check it out now on YouTube.

Guitar International have a new interview with Dick Wagner discussing his book 'Not Only Women Bleed' and working with Alice through the years.

A short while ago I mentioned the forthcoming biopic on The Amazing Randi which will feature Alice. The producers of the film, Flim Flam Films, have started a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to complete the film with lots of incentives to get involved. There is also a video appeal on the page by Alice, plus footage from the film covering Randi's work with Alice.

More Blue Coupe Press 22 Jan 2013

More Dennis Dunaway press for the upcoming Blue Coupe UK shows which start tomorrow! Get Ready To Rock have today's DD interview with some excellent photos of the band. There's also a short article at the Banbury Guardian.

Ryan Roxie now has a French blog site which you can check out here.

Dennis Dunaway UK Interviews 18 Jan 2013

Dennis Dunaway has been interviewed by Sue Merchant of BBC Radio Cambridgeshire and you can listen to it on Sunday 20th around 9.30pm. There is also a new interview with Dennis at the Hull Daily Mail and an audio interview at Radio Teesdale which you can 'listen again' to now. There will be more to come to promote the Blue Coupe UK tour which begins next week. Check out the dates here and don't miss out on the rare chance to see them in the UK.

ABC News has a story on Dick Wagner and his medical problems over the last few years.

This year's 'Alice Cooper Rock and Roll Golf Classic' takes place on April 21st-22nd at Las Sendas Golf Club in Phoenix, AZ. Early registrations begin February 4th.

Small Stuff 14 Jan 2013

The LA Times has a short interview with Alice about Golf.

Dunaway Interview 11 Jan 2013

Speaker Creatures: Verse Chaos Verse have launched a new podcast and the first episode features an interview with Dennis Dunaway which you can listen to here.

Glen Sobel is out and about at the moment. Tonight he's playing with Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell and 'Sir Sawoff and The Trainwreaks' at the Baked Potato in North Hollywood, while on January 24th he'll take part in the all star Bonzo Bash NAMM Jamm at The Observatory in Anaheim, CA along with a star line up of drummers. Also check out this video update from Orianthi showing Glen recording drums for her forthcoming album.

Cooper for Cropedy 10 Jan 2013

According to the Fairport Convention official site Alice Cooper will headline the annual folk festival 'Cropedy' on Thursday August 8th!!
Cropedy organiser and Fairport bassist Dave Pegg says "We've been hoping to get Alice to Cropredy for years and at last the work calendars have coincided. Alice is one of rock music's great originals and his live shows are pure entertainment with their great combination of rock, theatricality and breathtaking staging. But at the end of the day it's the music that counts at Cropredy and Alice has produced some of the most accomplished and exciting rock of the past four decades."
The site also says this is expected to be Alice's only UK show this year.

According to the 'Ship Of Fear' site the Chiller Theatre organised cruise which was to feature Alice playing a show on the ship has been cancelled.

Billion Dollar Babies on "In The Studio" 08 Jan 2013

US radio show "In The Studio: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands' celebrates the 40th aniversary of 'Billion Dollar Babies' and you can listen to the show now at their website. The show has covered the album before so whether this is a completely new show, an update of a previous show, or a straight repeat isn't clear.

More Lost Angels 06 Jan 2013

Lost Angels (With Roxie and Eric Dover) have added four shows in Italy to their January tour. The dates are:
January 31st - Circolo Colony Travagliato, Italy
February 1st - UFO Bruneck, Italy
February 2nd - Borderline Pisa, Italy
February 3rd - Rock Club Tricesimo, Italy

Tommy Henriksen's 'Dis Vicious Apparel' online store is now open for business. Now you can own your own clothing designed by Tommy himself and they will ship worldwide.

Orianthi's new solo album 'Heaven In This Hell' is due to be released on February 26th in the US through Waterfront Records.

New Years Eve Show 02 Jan 2013

In what is becoming a tradition Alice and the band (minus Roxie who was at home) played a show at the Mala Restaurant in Maui, Hawaii on New Years Eve and in a repeat of last years show the band were joined by Steven Tyler and Weird Al Yankovich to ring in the new year. The Daily Mail has a report and some great pics.
It's also worth checking out the band blog to see a couple of amusing videos between the band and the absent Roxie.
On top of all this, congratulations and best wishes to Tommy and his bride Sandra who were married on the beach on New Years Day!

KNAC have a review of last years Cleveland show.

Blue Coupe will soon be in LA to mix their new album with legendary producer Jack Douglas. In other BC news collaborators Tish and Snooky will be joining the band at two shows on the UK tour, Hertford on January 24th and Skegness on January 27th.

And The Winner Is... 01 Jan 2013

...and now, (Drum Roll Please ;)........we DO have a grand prize winner of the Roxie Box Give-Away....... without further ado, the winner of Roxie's Autographed guitar is - The One (no not NEO), The Only.... Serena Dixon from West Yorkshire, UK!  CONGRATS from Team Roxie!!!!
Many thanks and well wishes for all of you that ordered the Roxie Box and entered the RB Give-Away....and not to worry.....the give away will continue in 2013 with chances to win exclusive memorabilia (stage clothing, guitar picks, back stage passes, etc.) used in past & present tours.....and the good news is YOU are already enrolled ;)
For those of you who have no idea just what the hell a 'Roxie-Box' is anyway, satisfy your curiosity by visiting -