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.

Michael Bruce Book Gets Box Set Re-issue 20 Dec 2017

Gonzo Multimedia are reprinting Michael Bruce's 'No More Mr Nice Guy' biography and there's a limited edition box set also available which includes a signed copy of the book, an interview CD, and various reproductions of magazine covers and promo photos. You can order now here.

Beasto Blanco will play 'The Nick' in Birmingham, AL on February 3rd, and the Matapaloz festival in Leipzig, Germany on June 22nd. Presumably more shows will be announced.

Small Stuff 19 Dec 2017

AZCentral has a new interview with Alice about the new 'The Sound Of A' video and forthcoming single release.

As mentioned previously Alice turned up on ABC's 'The Year In Memoriam' last night. I haven`t seen it yet, but I think this ABC News feature has the video footage that was used.

Ultimate Classic Rock have a look back at the 'Da Da' album with a long feature looking at an often forgotten classic.

Nights With Alice Cooper have posted a fun Alice Cooper 'Twelve Days Of Christmas' animation which you can see here.

In an unusual move (I don`t think I've seen it happen before) Maui Now has announced the bill for the now traditional New Years Eve concert in Hawaii. As far as I'm aware normally the guests are a surprise, but the local newspaper lists Alice as performing along with Steven Tyler, Michael Macdonald, Pat Simmons, Dave Mason, Weird Al Yankovic, Lynda Carter, Bob Rock, David Draiman of 'Disturbed' and various others as performing at the Wailea Beach Resort which benefits the Maui Food Bank and the Maui Arts and Cutural Center.

Sound Of A Video Released 13 Dec 2017

EarMusic have confirmed that 'The Sound Of A' from 'Paranormal' will be released as a single on February 23rd on CD, 10" white vinyl and download with a new video which can be seen here. The EP will also the feature the following live tracks, recorded in Columbus 2016: The Black Widow, Public Animal #9, Is It My Body? and Cold Ethyl.
UPDATE: For some reason the video appears to be blocked in certain regions. If you have a problem try here.

Xmas Pudding Show 11 Dec 2017

Saturday was the annual Alice Cooper Christmas Pudding show which this year featured guests including Slash, Ace Frehley, Edgar Winter, Rob Halford and Richie Faulkner of Judas Priest, and Dave Ellefson of Megadeth. Nita Strauss and Glen Sobel also appeared to back up Halford and Alice himself. Michael Bruce and Rockin' Reggie were also in the audience for the evening.
The Phoenix New Times has photos and AZ Central have a detailed review of the show.
Superfan Andrew Clark has also posted some videos cool videos from the show which you can see at the STUK facebook page. Also of note is the fact that Alice found out he will be a grandad again! Yes, Dash and Morgan Cooper are expecting another little Cooper to join Falcon and Riot. Congrats!!

It appears 'The Sound Of A' is to be released as a 7" vinyl single next year! According to Nuclear Blast it's set to be released on February 23rd and is marked as an EP, although there aren`t any details about any other tracks to be included.

Alice Plays Herod in NBC Special 08 Dec 2017

Alice Cooper is to appear as King Herod in NBC's  'Jesus Christ Superstar Live' which will air on April 1st next year. Alice previously performed 'King Herod's Song', at the request of the play's writers Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, on the 1996 re-recording of the show.

Metal Rules has a new interview with Chuck Garric talking about the forthcoming Beasto Blanco tour and their new live album.

Dennis Dunaway features on 'Rock and Roll Scrooge', the opening track on  'It's Christmas... Again" by 'Albert and the Sleigh Riders' which is really Albert Bouchard (Blue Coupe/Blue Oyster Cult) and various friends. You can get the track or the full album at CDBaby.

Signed Snakes 05 Dec 2017

Omnibus Press have set up a pledgemusic page to get signed copies of Dennis Dunaway's 'Snakes, Guillotines, Electric Chairs' book. This obviously relates to the earlier report that DD had signed a bunch of books for them while in the UK. Apparently they won`t ship to the US though!

The Alice Cooper Band, minus Alice, played a "pre-show" in Paris on December 2nd which featured the band running through a selection of solo tracks and covers, and also featured a guest appearance by Calico Cooper who was in town ahead of the Beasto Blanco European dates which begin as soon as the Alice tour ends. Various videos of the show are up on Youtube including 'Grind' (with Calico), Ace Of Spades, and 'No More Mr Nice Guy'.

I mentioned a week or so ago that Alice received a 'Best International Artist' award backstage at the Glasgow Hydro show and it appears that this was part of the SSE Scottish Music Awards. The awards ceremony actually took place on December 3rd with Alice's award presentation being shown via a video clip recorded when the band were in Glasgow. Proceeds from the event went to Nordoff Robbins Scotland.

Alice will be seen briefly on the ABC's 'The Year In Memoriam 2017' on December 18th. This is a year end show remembering celebrities who have passed away during the year. Alice will apparently talk about Chuck Berry and Tom Petty.

Ulimate Classic Rock are running a year-end poll for the best album of 2017 and you can vote for 'Paranormal' here. Apparently you can vote once an hour!

There was a short feature in French newspaper 'Le Parisien' on December 1st marking the sold out Paris shows.

Alternative Nation has a live review of the Wembley show with some nice photos.

Vampires In Rome 30 Nov 2017

The Hollywood Vampires will play 'Rock In Rome' on July 8th next year. Tickets appear to go on sale today.

The Michael Bruce Group and Dash Cooper's CO-OP will both perform at the 'Cooperstown Farewell Festival' on December 2nd at The Pressroom, in Phoenix. The festival features a host of bands who played Cooperstown over the years before it unexpectedly closed recently.

AZCentral has a new interview with Alice promoting this years Pudding show.

Alice was apparently on French TV yesterday and you may be able to watch it here but I'm geo-locked so can't!

The new issue of Classic Rock Magazine features 'Genuine American Girl' on it's free "Best Of The Year" CD. You can also vote for the same song as "Coolest Song Of The Year' on 'Little Steven's Underground Garage' radio show.

It appears Nita Strauss will be returning to the 'Rock And Roll Fantasy Camp' next year along with headline guests Dave Mustaine of Megadeth and Zakk Wylde (Ozzy/Black Label Society). The event runs between April 19-22nd, 2018 in Hollywood, CA.

Montrose/Van Halen singer Sammy Hagar is 70 and part of his birthday celebrations is a short video with his celebrity friends sending him amusing birthday wishes, beginning with Shep Gordon and Alice!

Beasto Blanco Release Live Album 26 Nov 2017

Beasto Blanco, featuring Chuck Garric and Calico Cooper, have announced the release of their first live album entitled 'Live From Berlin' which will be released on January 19th 2018. The album features songs from both their studio albums including their re-working of 'Feed My Frankenstein'. You can pre-order the album in various formats and packages now at The full track listing is as follows: Il Nostro Spirito/Beasto Blanco, Freak, Motorqueen/Drum Solo, Grind, Machine Girl, Death Rattle, Honey, Feed My Frankenstein, Sadhana/Breakdown.

Noisey have a review and photos from the recent Wembley show, with some rather glaring errors, but it's a review from a non-fan who took her mother to her first AC show so maybe mistakes are understandable. A little research wouldn`t have hurt though!

The Andy Warhol museum have posted a video of Alice doing a screen test at their site.

Before leaving the UK Dennis Dunaway signed over 450 copies of his 'Snakes, Guillotines, Electric Chairs' book which should be appearing at bookshops around the country so keep your eyes open. It's also possible you may be able to order a signed copy if you ask at your local store.

Casinopedia has a video of the Alice slot machine including Alice playing it.

Vampires Add Italian Show 23 Nov 2017

The Hollywood Vampires have added a show in Italy on July 7th at the Lucca Summer Festival. Tickets appear to be on sale now.

Alice has released a short video remembering AC/DC legend Malcolm Young which you can see here.

The UK press has had quite a bit of coverage about the forthcoming 'Urban Legends' show on Sky Arts. I mentioned the show some months back when it was announced UK comic and AC fan Noel Fielding would be playing Alice in the show which tells a version of the story of Alice meeting Dali. There still seems to be no air date, but photos of Fielding as Alice have been released, and this seems to be what has caused the flood of coverage as Fielding is currently co-hosting top rated show 'The Great Britsh Bake Off', and so everything he does is being reported. You can see the photos here, which include David Suchet as Dali.

Ryan Roxie posted the following on the recent passing of David Cassidy:
"When I say 'Keith' was a major influence growing up, most people assume it was Keith Richards. And although I have stolen many of Sir Richards clothing choices & guitar riffs over the years, the TRUE hero of my childhood was none other then 'Keith Partridge' a.k.a. the late great David Cassidy.
He's probably one of the main reasons I still get to drive around the world on a bus (albeit not a multi-colored school bus) and play in a band with family (yes, I consider this AC Band & Crew my extended family as we have spent more time together this year than with our own families back home!
I met David once back in the '90's, and I shook his hand and we exchanged a brief hello...that was enough for me. It was a crowded night club and he was about to go onstage and do what he had always done, entertain. All was good....I had shaken the hand of the man who had passed the 'torch of rock n roll' onto me. He had no idea the amount of inspiration he gave us adolescent rock n' rollers growing up in the '70's...but in the back of his mind, I think he did.
So on this Thanksgiving day 2017, I thank YOU, David Cassidy....and instead of getting bummed and sad about your passing, I will echo your sentiments and continue to try and make the world just a bit more positive then it was the day before....'C'mon, Get Happy' Cheers, 77"

Alice was mentioned on Dutch TV NTR last week and you can watch it here starting around 2.02 into the show. The interesting bit is that it apparently mentions that Alice will be interviewed for the show 'Top 2000 a Go Go' which will air at the end of December, so I suppose this is more of a heads up for that show.

Ruta66 has a review from the UK tour in Spanish with photos.

The Times has a review of the Wembley show for subscribers.

UK betting site 'Betsafe' appear to have a new Alice Cooper themed slots game available. You can only see and play the game by signing up, but they have a review, with photos, that you can see here explaining the game play.

Doro Joins Alice in Germany 19 Nov 2017

Last night in Krefeld, Germany Alice and the band were joined on stage by German metal queen Doro Pesch for 'School's Out'. AC guitarist Tommy Henriksen wrote, recorded and toured with Doro for a few years back in the late 80s. You can watch video here. (Photo by Jan Fleuren)
Also at Krefeld Nita Strauss paid tribute to Malcolm Young of AC/DC, who sadly passed away yesterday, by starting her solo before 'Poison' with the riff from 'Thunderstruck'.

The latest edition of French magazine 'Rock & Folk' has an 8 page article about Alice Cooper and the reunion shows.

The Daily Mail in the UK has an article about Alice and the UK shows with a few mistakes (They didn`t play 'Elected', the name didn`t come from a TV show etc, and I doubt ANY Alice fan will be surprised to learn he plays golf, goes to church or is married...).



UK Tour Ends and News Catch Up 17 Nov 2017

The UK tour is over and it's time to catch up on everything that's happened over the last week or so, but first... well.. it was good wasn`t it! First the stunning Dublin shows, and then the five historic mainland shows with Neal, Dennis and Michael on stage with Alice again in the UK. I hope everyone who could get to the shows had as much fun as I did! As always there are a few thank you's: To Alice, Neal, Dennis, Michael, Ryan, Tommy, Chuck, Glen, Nita and Sheryl for putting on the best shows on the planet. To the Alice Cooper crew who work so hard to put on the show everynight. To Bujie, for what must at times have been super-human patience. To Kyler Clark for being an all round cool dude. To all the Sickthings from around the UK and the world, especially the 'Nation of Ovine', who I was able to spend time with (there is never enough). And finally the indisputable 'Man of the Year' Toby Mamis for his friendship and help above and beyond. Safe travels onwards and I hope we'll see you all again soon!

So, lets get to the news:

The Hollywood Vampires will play Samsung Hall in Zurich, Switzerland on July 3rd. Tickets are on sale now. The band will also perform at Hellfest in France which takes place between June 22nd and 24th, and there are strong rumours they *may* be at Download this year but that hasn`t been confirmed.

There's new interviews from The Scotish Sun, Dublin Nova, BBC 6 Music, and KJZZ.

Dublin Live has a report on what Alice got up to off stage in Ireland (yes, it's golf related).

Live reviews and photos come from: The Telegraph, Yorkshire Evening Post, Rockshot, The Scotsman, Birmingham Mail, Express and Star, Manchester Evening News, Lancashire Telegraph, Financial Times, and The Sun.

On his one day off in the UK Alice travelled back down to London for the opening of a multimedia art installation called 'The Adoration Trilogy: Searching for Apollo.' It’s a collaboration between The Who‘s Roger Daltrey and photographer Alistair Morrison, and it was unveiled at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum. A whole host of music legends were there including Daltrey, John Paul Jones, Peter Frampton, Donovban, Carl Palmer, Paul Weller, Bill Wyman, Tom Jones and Peter Gabriel. Reports and photos can be seen at Best Classic Bands, Daily Mail, and Rock107.

Penny Black Music interviews Steve Hunter about his new (and excellent) solo album 'Before The Lights Go Out'.

Finally this last one actually appeared just before the tour began but is too good not to mention. Fast forward to about the 17 minute mark for the cutest Alice Cooper review you will ever hear by 8 year old Chloe O'Donovan.

Vampires In Russia 10 Nov 2017

Two new Hollywood Vampires shows have just been announced. They are:
May 28th: Moscow, Russia - Olympisky
May 30th: St. Petersburg, Russia - Ice Palace
Tickets go on sale November 13th at 9AM CET.

Two new interviews with Alice: One in the Irish Times, and a second KJZZ The Show.

Drummer Whitey Glan R.I.P. 08 Nov 2017

Legendary 'Welcome To My Nightmare' drummer Pentti “Whitey” Glan passed away yesterday, November 7th. Whitney first started playing back in 1965 with 'The Rogues' who became 'Mandala' shortly afterwards and toured Canada with their a hit single 'Loveitis'. In the mid-70s he was chosen by Bob Ezrin to back Lou Reed, which led to being part of the 'Welcome To My Nightmare' band on both album and tour. He became an in demand session player, appearing on maybe 100s of records including Bette Midler's 'The Rose' (with other members of the 'Nightmare' band) and Van Morrisons 'Moondance', but he always stayed in touch with the Alice Cooper organisation, visiting them at shows when they were in the area. Glan was diagnosed with lung cancer last October. All our sympathies to his family and friends.
UPDATE: Alice has posted the following statement: "I picked Whitey Glan for the 'Welcome To My Nightmare' tour because he was simply the best drummer around, not knowing he could drink me under a table! Everybody who worked with Whitey was his best friend. He was certainly one of rock's premier drummers, but he was under-rated and under-publicized.  Canada is less one world class musician now".


Late Stuff 07 Nov 2017

A few new items before I leave for Dublin...

The 'Live From The Astroturf' single has won an award for the best .45 single packaging at the 'Alex Awards' which are awarded for 'achievement in vinyl packaging'. Well done Chris Penn and Good Records.

Alice Cooper has been nominated for induction into the 'Songwriters Hall of Fame' along with Tom Waits, N.W.A. and Mariah Carey!

CANADIAN Superfan Paul Brenton is heading to the UK for the tour and will be writing reports for Canadian magazine 'Music Express'. The first introduction articles are up already, but watch for more instalments.

Vampires In Prague 06 Nov 2017

The Hollywood Vampires will be special guests to 'Ozzy Osbourne and friends' on June 13th at the Prague Rocks 2018 festival in the Czech Republic. Tickets go on sale November 9th with a LiveNation presale two days before.

Nita Strauss was a guest on Nikki Sixx's 'Sixx Sense' show a couple of days ago for a long interview and you can listen in via YouTube.

Dennis Dunaway is interviewed by 'Noize In The Attic' which you can hear here. Dennis appears about 15 minutes into the podcast.

Ruta66 have a review of the 'Paranormal' album in Spanish.

Watch out for the Christmas edition of 'Family Guy' this year as it features one of the last recordings by the late Carrie Fisher AND will  feature 'School's Out'.

Note: There may not be many more updates for the next week or so as the UK dates are coming up so I'll be away from home. Keep an eye on the forums and facebook as news will probably appear there before I can post it. Also don't forget that the times on many tickets for the UK tour are wrong. The doors should open around 6pm and The Tubes are set to start at 7pm.

Alice on Kimmel 01 Nov 2017

Alice's appearance last night on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' included a short interview with guest host Dave Grohl and a performance of 'The Ballad Of Dwight Fry', including the guillotine, with the Foo Fighters!. You can see the interview here and the performance here.

Vampires Announce Shows 30 Oct 2017

The Hollywood Vampires have announced 5 show in Europe for next June. They are:
June 2nd – Hamburg, Stadtpark
June 4th – Berlin, Zitadelle Spandau
June 12th - Hala Torwar, Warsaw, Poland
June 14th – Monchengladbach, Sparkassenpark
June 27th – Munich, Tollwood
June 29th – Frankfurt, Jahrhunderthalle

Tickets go on sale November 2nd.

Beasto Blanco with Chuck Garric and Calico Cooper have announced a few more shows in December including an extra night in Edinburgh. The full list of shows is as follows:
December 8th - Amperage, Grenoble, France
December 9th - Rathaussaal, Telfs, Austria
December 10th - Bluesiana, Velden Am Worthersee, Austria
December 11th - Rock Cafe, Bratislava, Slovakia
Decmeber 12th - Rock Klub Nova Chmelnice, Prague, Czech Republic
December 13th - 7er Live Club, Mannheim, Germany
December 14th - Hall Of Fame, Wetzikon, Switzerland
December 15th - Manoir Pub, St. Maurice, Switzerland
December 16th - Ton Sur Ton, La-Chaux-De-Fonds, Switzerland
December 18th - Bannerman's, Glasgow, Scotland
December 19th - Bannerman's, Glasgow, Scotland
December 21st - Bryggarsalen, Stockholm, Sweden
December 22nd - Hard Rock Cafe, Oslo, Sweden

HeavyTV have a new video interview with Alice, which you can watch here, during which he talks about the forthcoming second Hollywood Vampires album. The Inquisitr also have a feature based on information in the HeavyTV interview.

Under the Radar have a review and photos from the Aukland show, which also featured a guest appearance from 'The Emperor of Rock' Richie Scarlet (currently playing with Ace Frehley) during 'School' s Out".

Alice On Jimmy Kimmel Live 28 Oct 2017

According to various sources Alice Cooper will be the musical guest on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' this Halloween, October 31st. Also on the show will be Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters.

The Alice Cooper band (minus Alice) have a pre-show booked for Paris on December 2nd. The show takes place at La Boule Noire' and tickets are on sale now.

The Shropshire Star has a new interview with Alice.

MailOnline and 13th Floor have reviews and photos from the Auckland Show.

Alice and Ace in Brisbane 26 Oct 2017

Ace Frehley (Ex-Kiss) joined Alice and the band last night in Brisbane for 'School's Out' to mark the end of the Australian dates. Ace has of course been special guest on these dates. You can check out video here.
There have been a few more reviews from the tour which you can check out at Courier-Mail, The Mercury (photos), Newcastle Herald, and Rolling Stone Australia.

Cooperstown Phoenix Closes 23 Oct 2017

News is surfacing that the Alice's Cooperstown bar and resturant in Phoenix closed yesterday. I've not found any reasons or official announcements, but it appears the venue had been in trouble for a while. The first Cooperstown (and possible now last), it was the venue of many notable Alice related events including reunions by the original band and a 'Glen Buxton Memorial Weekend'.
UPDATE: The restaurant released the following statement to ABC15: “After 20 years we are sad to close Cooperstown. Thank you to all the loyal staff and patrons. It was a good run!”

There's been quite a few reviews of the Australian tour in the last few days including The Advertiser, Forbes, Sydney Morning Herald, and Noise11. MailOnline just caught Alice at Melbourne airport and had to report it...

BBC Radio 2 had Alice on 'Tracks Of My Years' yesterday and yu can listen again here.

Metal Titans has a new interview with Beasto Blanco bassist Jan Le Grow.

Geldof Joins Alice In Perth 17 Oct 2017

The Australian tour began tonight in Perth with a guest appearance by Sir Bob Geldof who joined the band for 'School's Out. Check out video here.
'The Project' has a new interview in Alice in Australia.

Dennis Dunaway will be performing at the 'Marc Bolan Anniversary Bash' on October 22nd and 23rd at City Winery in New York City, NY. Dennis will perform both nights amongst a host of other stars.

AmazonUS has launched 'Side By Side with Alice Cooper', a playlist of various songs by both Alice and other artists with commentary by Alice. It's supposed to be live now and available to Amazon Music subscribers but as of writing I haven`t found anyone who can actually access the commentaries as they show as "not yet available". No sign of it on AmazonUK yet.

Xmas Pudding 2017 12 Oct 2017

The bill for this years pudding show on December 9th has been announced and joining Alice will be Slash and Rob Halford, along with Edgar Winter, Filter, and Sixwire. Nita Strauss is also confimed as playing, but Chuck has Beasto shows booked so it doesn`t look like it will be the full solo band playing this year. This will be the 16th Pudding show with all profits as usual going to The Rock Teen Center. Tickets go on sale Monday October 16th for the show which as usual is at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix.

Dennis Dunaway has added second signing appearance during the upcoming UK tour. This one is in Birmingham on December 13th at Swordfish Records, 66 Dalton Street, Birmingham. Everything starts at 6pm.
Dennis is also featured in 'Vintage Guitar' in a story about an old Fender guitar amp he used to use waaaay back and what became of it. You can read about it here.

Vamos Musicalizar have posted a funny interview with Chuck Garric and Ryan Roxie answering questions about each other! You can watch part one on facebook.


US Tour 2018 09 Oct 2017

New shows have been announced for North America starting in March. The shows go under the heading "A Paranormal Evening With Alice Cooper" and are as follows:
March 1st - Windsor, ON -The Colosseum at Caesar's
March 2nd - Rama, ON - Casino Rama
March 4th - Baltimore, MD - The Lyric Theatre
March 5th - Englewood, NJ - Bergen Performing Arts Center
March 6th - Boston, MA - Boch Center Wang Theatre
March 8th - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
March 9th - Morristown, NJ - Mayo Performing Arts Center
March 10th - Wilkes-Barre, PA - FM Kirby Center
March 13th - Moline, IL - TaxSlayer Center
March 14th - Madison, WI - Orpheum Theater
March 15th - South Bend, IN - Morris Performing Arts Center
March 17th - Cherokee, NC - Harrah's Cherokee Event Center
March 18th - Jacksonville, FL - Florida Theatre
March 20th - Melbourne, FL - King Center
March 21st - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Broward Center for The Performing Arts
March 23rd - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall
March 24th - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
March 26th - Greenville, SC - Bon Secours Wellness Arena
March 28th - Louisville, KY - Palace Theatre
March 29th - Indianapolis, IN - Murat Theatre
Tickets go on sale October 13th, except Rama on sale October 14th and South Bend on sale November 17th. pre-sales start tomorrow and vary between 10am and 12pm local time depending on venue. The password will be "SICKTHINGS"

There looks to be a "Tour Edition" of 'Paranormal' coming out shortly. No details yet of what will be different about it, but it is listed as a single CD.

An important note to fans going to the UK shows. Many tickets state the shows starts at 7.30. This is incorrect. The Tubes are due on at 7pm each night and doors should be opening around 5.30- 6pm so make sure you are there in time. You don't want to miss The Tubes!
Also, please bare in mind there will be probably be extra security at the doors at all venues, following the tragic bombing in Manchester, so make sure you allow time for that. I would suggest taking as few extra bags or belongings as possible to help them get everyone inside on time. It's a pain, but we can't blame them for taking every precaution so let's make it as easy and painless as we can.

Nita Strauss can been seen in a new video by guitarist Angel Vivaldi called 'Serotonin' which features the two shedders facing off.

RIP Janice Langan 03 Oct 2017

I've just heard that UK superfan Janice Langan passed away suddenly last night. Janice was a regular presence on the UK tours, as well as being very active on the various Alice Cooper facebook pages, including the "Legendary Alice Cooper" facebook group which she co-ran. Being an Alice Cooper fan was a huge part of her life and she will be missed. Our condolences go out to her family and friends.

Of course yesterday the rock world also lost Tom Petty, and Alice posted the following in tribute:
"Unfortunately I never got the chance to work with Tom Petty and I never properly got to know him, but he was always one of those artists everyone wanted to work with, myself included. It was so rare to find someone who commands such universal respect in this business. He was a rock n roll lifer with music in his blood. This man delievered a wealth of great songs to his fans and to the world and that is something to celebrate. He was an honest renegade, a rebel and a true original. I read that he only really felt himself in the studio and on the road and to that I can truly relate. Rest In Piece Tom and sincere condolences to your family, your friends and your countless fans around the world."
Alice Cooper

Steve Hunter Releases 'Before The Lights Go Out' 23 Sep 2017

Guitar Legend Steve Hunter To Release New Album “Before The Lights Go Out”
The Deacon Of Rock Bites Back!
 “Before The Lights Go Out” is long time Alice Cooper/Lou Reed Guitarist Steve Hunter's latest solo album. The cover art and title make a statement about his failing eyesight, but don't make the mistake of thinking this is a quiet wave goodbye. As soon as you put on the first track, you will know that this is more like a Blues Rock Declaration of Independence! There are sexy grooves, luscious guitar tones and melodies galore.
As with all Hunter's releases, there is some diversity and sound imagery, not least of which is 'Tienes Mi Coraz�n' where alongside his nylon string improvisation comes the sound of his own heart. And listen out for Joe Satriani adding his fire to the heat of “Mojo Man.”
Also joining Steve on a couple of tracks are two great Bass players: Erik Scott can be heard on “Mojo Man,” Erik is also an Alice Cooper alumni. On “Under The Bodhi Tree” is Andy Stoller. Steve and Andy toured together with Tracy Chapman during the “Telling Stories” album period, most recently Andy has been touring with Ann Wilson of Heart.
Watch the album sampler video:  
To pre-order Steve Hunter's “Before The Lights Go Out” at iTunes. CDBaby link to follow. Official release date is September 25th.
Steve Hunter is his own man; he has been around the block with a forty-five year career.
From his 1973 solos on Alice Cooper's “Billion Dollar Babies” album, his legendary acoustic work on Peter Gabriel's “Solsbury Hill,” his “Intro” to Lou Reed's “Sweet Jane” and his searing opening solos on Aerosmith's version of “Train Kept A Rolling” Most recently he can be heard on Alice Cooper's 2017 album “Paranormal” making this his ninth Cooper album appearance. The Deacon is not done yet but his life is evolving! He has challenges playing live now but his honed skill, tone, power and soul, is dished up on this hot plate of guitar driven instrumental tastiness.
 Ful Track List:
1.   On The Edge Of Uncertainty
2.   Mojo Man
3.   Summer's Eve
4.   Cinderblock
5.   Softtail Deuce
6.   Tienes Mi Corazen (You Have My Heart)
7.   Ice Storm
8.   Under The Bodhi Tree
9.   The Other Side Of The Coin
10. Happy Trails  (vocal Karen Hunter)

Alice and Arthur In Rio 22 Sep 2017

Alice and the band played the 'Rock In Rio' festival in Brazil last night and were joined not only by the legendary Arthur Brown as previously announced, but also Alice's Hollywood Vampires bandmate Joe Perry for a cover of Browns' 'Fire'. Both stars remained on stage for the closing 'School's Out' as well, and you can already check out footage on YouTube.
Before the show Alice, Sheryl, and the band gave out hearing aids to local children on behalf of the Starkey Hearing Foundation.

Chuck Garric and Calico Cooper will play a Beasto Blanco set at an early Halloween show on September 30th at 'Dr. Gangrene's Horror Hootenanny' which takes place at 'The End' in Nashville, TN.

93XRT have posted a video of Alice's 'Waynes World' introduction in Chicago a couple of weeks back.

'Sticky Fingers TV' interviewed the Alice Cooper band during their show at the venue a few weeks back and they've posted them on their YouTube channel here.

Damon Johnson talks to about his forthcoming live album 'Birmingham Tonite', as well as his time with Alice.

Dennis Dunaway London Signing 15 Sep 2017

Dennis has also announced that he will be at the Chiller Convention again this year and is bringing along Neal Smith and Michael Bruce too! The event takes place between October 27th and 29th at the Hilton Parsippany, Parsippany, N.J and tickets are on sale now.

US Tour Ends With Guests 14 Sep 2017

The US tour with Deep Purple ended a couple of days ago in Cincinnati, OH and featured guest appearances by Edgar Winter, Steve Morse (Deep Purple) and Doug Rappoport (Edgar Winter Group) on the final 'School's Out', which you can see also have some photos. The band now have a couple of weeks off before heading to Brazil for Rock in Rio on the 21st.
You can check out some great photos of the Jones Beach show over at Bravewords, while more photos and a review have been posted to Ultimate Classic Rock. Critical Blast review the St Louis show.

Revolver Magazine has a new interview with Alice as does CBS Chicago,, and CBN News.

One I think I missed is a new video interview with Tommy Henriksen from Rock Scene.

Rhino Records are apparently re-issuing 'Pretties For You', 'Love It To Death', and 'Special Forces' on vinyl on October 3rd. 'Pretties...' will be on red vinyl, 'Love It To Death' on black and white vinyl, while 'Special Forces' is on white vinyl. 'Trash' is also listed for a vinyl reissue on October 13th. you can pre-order them all via AmazonUK and AmazonUS.

Former OKEJ editor Anders Tengner has a new cookbook out which apparently features contributions from Alice, in Swedish of course.

'The Nightmare' Released Today 06 Sep 2017

'The Nightmare' TV Special is out on DVD today worldwide. This release comes with the bonus of the 'Welcome To My Nightmare' concert film recorded live at Wembley in 1975. You can order it from AmazonUK and AmazonUS now. The TV special reportedly comes from the original master tapes. You can read a reviews at ASX and Critical Blast.

The September issue of 'Planet Rock Magazine' has an article about the making of 'School's Out', and Dutch magazine 'Soundz' has Alice on the front cover.

'Steel Notes' magazine have published part 2 of their epic interview with Dennis Dunaway taking up the story from the band break up to the present day.

Damon Johnson is releasing his first solo live album shortly called 'Birmingham Tonight' and the sixteen song set recorded Birmingham, Alabama last year will be available on all the normal platforms. The full track listing features songs from throughout Damon's career and is as follows: Horses & Needles / The Killer Instinct  / Dead / Dayton, Ohio / Hard Act To Follow / I Lie In The Bed I Make / Slave To The System / Amphetamine / 20/20 Faith / Pontiac / Machete / And Fools Shine On / Nobody Usin' / Woman / The Boys Are Back In Town / Got No Shame.

Ultimate Classic Rock, Rolling Stone, and Cleveland Scene, have new interviews with Alice.

A woman in New Orleans is trying to sue Glen Sobel after a loose drum stick hit her during a show at the Saenger Theater that supposedly left her with injuries to her head, face and right eye. She claims the injury happened during the end of 'School's Out' so it seems unlikely Glen "suddenly and without warning... flung a drumstick into the air" and more likely he simply lost his grip on it. Whatever the circumstances, her claim that "hurling a drumstick into a crowd of patrons without warning” was an act of “negligence.” is obviously silly, as drummers have been throwing their sticks to fans for decades, not to mention the canes and whips that get thrown out every night at shows. Maybe she was busy with her phone...

Live reviews come from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (with the classic line "If there isn't an unwritten rule, let's just make it now, that you don't go on after Alice Cooper."), Southgate News-Herald, Live In Limbo, and 101WRIF (photos).

Tthe Miami Herald have an article about the 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' movie (just out on DVD) which, while not concentrating on Alice's involvement, has some interesting background information about this notorious turkey of a movie.

Alice Presents Waynes World In Chicago. 31 Aug 2017

Alice will be introducing a free showing of 'Waynes World' in Millennium Park, Chicago next Tuesday (Sept. 5th) at 6.30PM. The film is being shown as part of a summer season of films being shown in the park.

There have been quite a few new interviews in the last few days including WDHA's Monring JoltKGON, Audioboom, QFM 96, Detroit Metro Times, TribLive, and Fox Sports Radio.

TribLive talks to Ryan Roxie ahead of the Moondogs band show tonight.

WBAB has photos from the Jones Beach show. The Quietus reviews 'Paranormal'.

Alice On Sirius XM Again 25 Aug 2017

Alice appeared on the Eddie Trunk Sirius XM show today and it was streamed live through the official Alice facebook page. Unfortunatly I didn`t find out until it was already happening but you should be able to watch it again here.

The Alice Cooper band will play another warm up show at 'Moondogs' in Pittsburgh on August 31st. Doors open 6.30pm.

EarMusic have uploaded their 'Rapid Fire' interview part 2 video which you can watch here.

MyAJC have a review of the Atlanta show while the Alice was on 'WTF with Mark Moran' today and you can listen to that one here. PhillyVoice also has an interview.

Tour Reviews and more 23 Aug 2017

More tour reviews have been appearing and, as with previous co-headlining tours Alice has done, the general consensus is as you would expect. You can read some examples at Phoenix New Times, AZ Central, Houston Press, Dallas Observer, and Atlanta Journal.

EarMusic have posted part three of their 'Paranormal' interview which you can see here. OMNY also have an audio interview.

Herald and Review has a short article about Steve Hunter.

Damon Johnson and Scott Gorham of Black Star Riders are interviewed by MusicRadar with a few Alice mentions.

The full version of Lynch Mob's 'Mr Jekyl and Hyde' video, which features Chuck Garric and Calico Cooper, can now be seen on YouTube.

US Tour Press 16 Aug 2017

The new US tour with Deep Purple has begun and there has been a bit of press to cover:
KKLZ have a few words with Alice and Deep Purple's Roger Glover about the current co-headline US tour. The OC Register has a review of the LA show (although you wonder if they actually watched the show). The Dallas Observer has a short Alice interview with a very deceiving headline. Houston Press has a longer interview, and finally Ultimate Classic Rock have video and setlists from the Las Vegas show.

Alice turned up on the BBC World Service 'Top Of The Pops' which you can hear here about 7 minutes into the show. Alice will be back on Radio 2 on August 28th for an hour long special with Johnnie Walker. The show airs at 8pm UK time.

Forbes Magazine have a short interview with Shep Gordon.

AC Band play Vegas Tomorrow 10 Aug 2017

The Alice Cooper band will be playing at 'The Sayers Club' at the SLS Las Vegas Hotel and Casino tomorrow night as a warm up for the first US tour show the following night. The advert mentions 'Special Guests!" Admission is free.

Alice was interviewed by Fox10 News in Phoenix about the recent passing of country star Glen Campbell.

EarMusic have posted yet another 'Paranormal' promo video. This one is a 'rapid fire' interview. Also NME have an interview with Alice talking about 'the soundtrack of my life' which I don`t recall mentioning before.

A deleted scene from the recent 'Guardians Of The Galaxy 2" has just been released and features an amusing Alice Cooper reference!

Dennis Dunaway will be interviewed on on Thursday August 17th at 9.30PM (local time).

Q2 in Belgium have an interview with Alice and some footage but you have to register to see it, which is apparenty free. The Alice part is around 49 mins into the show.

Lastly, if you check out the new promo for Lynch Mobs 'The Brotherhood' album you will spot Chuck Garric and Calico Cooper making guest appearances in a forthcoming song video.

Manson Guests In Belgium 07 Aug 2017

After the storming Wacken show (which WAS streamed live and can now be found on YouTube) the European dates ended with a bang last night in Belgium when Marilyn Manson joined Alice and the band for 'I'm Eighteen', which you can see here.

The 'Paranormal' album has been making a good showing in charts around the world, gaining Alice's best chart positions in decades. So far the tally is:
Germany: #4 (highest chart entry in 45 years since the classic “School’s Out”)
Australia: #4 (highest chart entry in 39 years)
Belgium: #5
UK: #6 (highest chart entry in 23 years) / #1 Rock Charts #1 independent Charts
Sweden: #6 (highest charts entry in 28 years since 1989)
Finland: #9 (best charts entry ever) #1 physical album sales
USA: #6 current album charts (#32 Billboard 200, #1 Hard Music Albums, #3 Current Physical)
EarMusic have posted two more 'Track By Track' videos for 'Rats' and 'The Sound Of A' as well as a behind the scenes video from the 'Paranormal' photo shoot.

Rolling Stone Australia has an interview with Alice asking what scares him and Stereoboard have an album review.

AC Band solo show and Wacken Livestream 04 Aug 2017

The Alice Cooper band will be doing a 'pre-show party' at Moondogs, in Blawnox, PA on August 31st the day before the big show at KeyBank Pavillion. Tickets are $20 and are sure to sell out fast.  These pre-shows feature the entire band (Ryan, Chuck, Tommy, Nita and Glen) playing various covers, tracks from their solo projects and some Cooper classics, sometimes with a special guest! Not to be missed if you get the chance to be there.

Tomorrow's Wacken Open Air Festival show *may* be webcast. Keep and eye out here, as they are streaming other band and list Alice Cooper in the schedule.

EarMusic have now added  'track by track' interview clips for 'Private Public Breakdown' and 'Holy Water'.

Rolling Stone have a new interview with Alice about 'Paranormal' which is being quoted in various other sites. There's new album reviews at Young Folk, Treble, Uproxx and Uniontown Herald and  photos from the Dresden show at Rex Features.

Track By Track Videos 01 Aug 2017

EarMusic have been pushing 'Paranormal' with a series of videos featuring Alice talking about each track on the new album. So far they have posted 'Paranormal', 'Dead Flies', 'Fireball', 'Fallen In Love', and 'Dynamite Road' with the rest of the tracks presumably following over the next few days. They have also posted the second part of their video interview with Alice about the album. 'Paranormal' appears to be selling well in many territories and things are looking good for a high chart entry at the end of the week in both the US and UK (where it is currently #3 in the midweek chart)!

Alice is confirmed as appearing on this Sunday's 'Johnnie Walker Show' on Radio 2. The show airs at 3pm.

A few more short soundbites have shown up in the Montrose Daily Press, NME, and Hot Press,
Alice is also on the cover of Mixdown magazine, which you can see here. They also have a short interview with Nita.

Paranormal Released 28 Jul 2017

Well, in case you missed it (how??) 'Paranormal' was officially released today and is currently at the #1 spot on Amazon in the US which can`t be bad. EarMusic have released a short video announcing the release, which interestingly features a few seconds of the original band reunion in Nashville.

Alice was live on facebook in Stockholm yesterday and you can see the video here. There's also new interviews at Consequence Of Sound, WRIF, Forbes, WCSX, Audioboom, Paste Magazine, Virgin Radio (Italy), Radio X, and WROR.
On top of that there are the reviews at The Guardian, AV Club, Consequence Of Sound, Wall of Sound, PlattenTests (German), and Rock Sins.

Ultimate Classic Rock has an article telling the story behind 'Trash' in 1989.

The new 'Sweden Rock' magazine has an article about 'Paranormal'.

According to something host Johnnie Walker apparently said on his Radio 2 show the other day, Alice will be on the show in a couple of weeks, followed by a "radio special" in about six weeks. No more info on this yet but one to watch for.

Shout Factory will be releasing 'Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band', the infamous 1978 movie which features Alice singing 'Because', on Spetember 26th on DVD, possibly for the first time?

News Roundup 25 Jul 2017

'Paranoiac Personality' received it's first live performance at the Tromso show on Friday slotting in near the end of the show and by all accounts sounded great. Alice has promised a few more 'surprises' on the next leg of shows so lets hope it happens.

Meanwhile on their days off the band have been busy playing a couple of club shows. They played the Hard Rock Cafe in Oslo, Norway on Sunday night (review here) and play Sticky Fingers in Gothenburg tonight! Unfortunately I didn`t know until this morning as facebook isn`t playing nice at the moment...
UPDATE: Alice himself joined the band at 'Sticky Fingers' for a few songs including 'No More Mr Nice Guy', and 'School's Out'.

EarMusic have posted two new videos in the last couple of days. The first is a 11 minute sampling of clips from the new album, while the second is a nine minute interview with Alice talking about it.

The news about Alice's Andy Warhol print discover seems to have gone viral. The ArtNet link I posted a few days ago is the main source though so I won`t link every other report that's has shown up since!

Midlandmetalheads have a look at the five Alice Cooper albums people may have missed.

With the album just a few days away there have been more interviews and reviews showing up so I'm just going to list them before I miss something.
The new 'Mojo' Magazine in the UK has an interview as do the Sherbrook Times, The Creative Independent, and 94.7 WCSX (Audio).
Album reviews can be seen at: The Washington PostSlant Magazine, Paste Magazine, RockSins, MetalInside (Swiss), Polyprisma (German), and PowerMetal (German). More are sure to follow of course.

Paranormal Photo App 21 Jul 2017

earMusic have just launched a new 'Paranormal Photo App' where you can add your own photo as one of the two Alice heads on the album cover, and then post it to social media sites!  Just a week to go now until the album release!

Alice is also on the cover of the new issue of the Dutch Aardschok magazine with 5 pages inside.

Interviews Everywhere 21 Jul 2017

Phoenix Magazine have posted a video of Alice on a photo shoot and have a cover and article in their August issue, while AZCentral have a new interview as well.

Musik have a new video interview with Alice talking about the band and seeing a UFO!

Alice is featured in the new August dated issue of Goldmine in the US talking about his solo career and the Nashville reunion with photos. The article isn`t online yet.

ArtNet has a story relating to Alice and an original Andy Warhol print that he recieved as a gift from Cindy Lang back in 1974 and completely forgot he had!

Mixdown in Australia also have a short interiew.

Alice has started playing more songs from Paranormal' on 'Nights With Alice Cooper' beginning with 'Fallen In Love' yesterday. The album is also the album of the week on Ken Bruce's show on Radio 2 and he's been playing songs from it as well including 'Holy Water'.
The Times has a review of the album.

Nordlys in Norway has a golf related article with photos of Alice and Roxie in Tromso.

Small Stuff 19 Jul 2017

The forthcoming 'Welcome To My Nightmare/The Nightmare' DVD is now up on AmazonUS for pre-order. Presumably AmazonUK will follow shortly.

LineaRock2017 have posted a new video interview with Alice.

The Wall Street Journal has an article retelling the story behind 'I'm Eighteen', unfortunately it seems to be behind a paywall for some people and not others.

Paranormal Lyric Video 14 Jul 2017



Above is the lyric video for the title track from 'Paranormal' which is just a couple of weeks away now. The song is also now available on Spotify, iTunes and other streaming platforms.TeamRock have posted their review of the full 'Paranormal' album.

'The Nightmare' Arrives On DVD 11 Jul 2017

In the last few weeks various japanese sites have been surfacing with listings for a new DVD featuring the 1975 'Welcome To My Nightmare' live concert film. While this in itself wouldn`t be that exciting (it's been released several times over the years), what IS exciting with these listings is that they said it will come with the first DVD release of 'The Nightmare' TV Special, something we've been asking for for years! Well, it now seems to be official, and the DVD will get a worldwide release on September 8th!
'The Nightmare' is the original 1975 TV show companion to Alice's first solo album, and features slightly different versions of all the songs from the album, plus 'Ballad Of Dwight Fry', along with guest appearances by horror legend Vincent Price throughout. A VHS tape of the show was officially released in the early 80s but quickly vanished again, so up until now the only way of seeing it was either bootleg copies or on Youtube. There's no information yet as any other details about this release, including whether it will have Alice and Brian Nelson's classic commentary for the live film that was originally only available on the US Rhino version of the concert film, or how much work has been done to improve sound or picture, but the simple fact it's finally being released should be exciting enough!




More Press 10 Jul 2017

A few more Interviews have appreared over the weekend. The Sunday Times Magazine had four pages with an interview and photo. The article is on their site but unfortunatly locked behind a paywall.
Alice turned up on the Shaun Keaveny show on BBC Radio 6 which you can listen to here. Alice appears around 2hrs 17 minutes into the show.
There's also a video interview with 'Radio Bob!' during which Alice talks about plans to change up the setlist for this years Wacken festival!
New interviews also appear at Sunday Star Times (New Zealand),, and (video).

Paranormal Song Clips 06 Jul 2017

Alice was interviewed on Italy's 'Radio Capital' a few days ago and during the 45 minute chat they played parts of two new 'Paranormal' songs. You can find the title track 'Paranormal' at around 27.55 into the interview and 'Genuine American Girl' follows around 34.45.

Alice is featured in the new issues of 'Planet Rock' magazine in the UK, and 'Rock Hard' magazine in France which seems to have a cool 3D cover. Expect many more to follow in the next few weeks.

The New European has an article about Alice meeting Dali.

Joe Perry Joins Alice In Barcelona 04 Jul 2017

Fellow Hollywood Vampire Joe Perry of Aerosmith joined Alice and the band on stage in Barcelona for 'Schools Out' a couple of nights ago.  You can see video on YouTube.

Finnish Magazine Kaaos has a new interview with Alice.

A while back Neal Smith obtained the remains of one of Glen Buxton's classic Gibson SG guitars, and together with ex-Dennis Dunaway Project guitarist Rick Tedesco they decided to try and restore the classic axe to playable condition. You can now watch a video telling the story and showing the results on YouTube.

PennyBlackMusic have a review and photos of the Nashville reunion show (although they list an old setlist and not the one for the show they are reviewing!).

CBC has an interesting article about a young fan who based her PhD in psychology on the song 'Man Of The Year' and ended up meeting Alice.

Today's press 01 Jul 2017

Thursday's press launch has resulted in various short mentions in the UK and world press. Most consist of simply pulling short quotes out from the Q&A but a few are a little more interesting. One worth talking about is from 'The Sun' who have taken a few comments Alice made about politics, and added a completely frabricated context which wasn't mentioned or suggested in what he actually said during the Q&A. They headline the short report with "Alice Cooper hits out at Glastonbury for bringing politics to the Pyramid Stage following Jeremy Corbyn’s speech". Alice didn't mentioned Glastonbury or Corbyn at all while explaining his often repeated opinion that rock and roll and politics shouldn't mix. As previously, he explained that going to a rock show should be about escaping normal everyday issues like politics, and just having fun. The Glastonbury context is completely false and simply made up by the writer, presumably looking to push their own agenda. As usual, don't believe all you read, especially in The Sun!
Yesterday Alice turned up at the Silver Clef Awards in London. Chieftain have a short video from the red carpet and lots of photos from the event are appearing on facebook and elsewhere.

Alice is scheduled to appear on BBC Radio 4 show 'Loose Ends' today at around 6.15. It should be available to 'listen again' shortly afterwards.

PennyBlackMusic have an excellent, long interview with Cindy Smith Dunaway which includes lots of background to her involvement with the early days of the band. Well worth reading.
You can also now watch the video version of 'The Rocker Dad' podcast interview with her husband Dennis Dunaway on YouTube.

The Guardian have followed up their recent webchat with Alice, by reprinting an old article from way back in 1972. Unfortunately they also have a mid-80s photo accompanying it... Still, it's the thought that counts!

London Album Launch 30 Jun 2017

Very Big ChairLast night was the official 'Paranormal' album launch which took place at the 'hidden masonic lodge' in the  Andaz Hotel, London, which was a cool setting for the event, and has an interesting back story. The very plush hotel is built on the site of the old Bedlam hospital for the insane and was only discovered relatively recently during construction work, having been forgotten about for years. You can read a little history and see some pics here to give you an idea. Chairs were arranged in the center of the room with press folders for everyone including a welcome letter, a sheet of European tour dates, and a signed photo of the album cover.

The evening began with a brief intro from our hosts from earMusic before they proceeded to play selected tracks from the forthcoming 'Paranormal' record. The sound system wasn't great to be honest, and while good enough to get a feel for some of the songs it wouldn't really be fair to completely judge things from just this single playback. Also bare in mind these are my personal first impressions and not meant to be a proper review of the record.
They began with the title track, 'Paranormal', which brings to mind early 'The Who'. It sounded a little disjointed on first listen but I'm sure when we get to hear it properly it will all come together better. Next up was 'Dead Flies' which has a Hendrix feel/groove along the lines of maybe 'Fire' or 'Crosstown Traffic'. "It's all Lies, We're Dead Flies". They then skipped ahead to 'Fallen In Love (And I Can't Get Up) which has Billy Gibbons all over it, sounding not unlike Alice singing on a real ZZ Top track, with that familiar blues swagger. I also think I heard a few old song references including 'Billion Dollar Babies' and Desperado' in the lyrics.
By now it was becoming clear what Alice meant when a few months back he referred to the album having a "70s feel". He didn`t really mean an Alice Cooper 70s feel, but more a general 70s rock feel, and I think comparing it to 'Killer' was a bit of a red herring!
'Private Public Breakdown' was next up and has more of an 80s big rock feel to it. Kiss (around the 'Lick It Up' period) was my first thoughts. 'Holy Water' though has another change of pace, with an almost jazzy groove (more 'Blue Turk' then 'Last Man On Earth') including horns, and what felt like a LOT of lyrics which could have had a duel meaning, both telling a story and having some religious undertones as well, but as with all these songs it really would need to be heard properly to fairly judge. This was probably the one that sounded most interesting up to that point, and I wrote "best???" in my hastily scribbled notes. That was until they followed it up with 'The Sound Of A'. This sounds like the real winner on the album. Very Pink Floydian and maybe the longest track on the album, allowing the song to build naturally which is something I think has too often been missing on recent material. This could be a future classic and I can't wait to hear it properly.
Finally, we got to hear one of the two new original Alice Cooper band songs, 'Genuine American Girl', which I think Alice later mentioned was a Neal Smith song. It starts with Neal laying down a drum beat before heading off into a kinda Beach Boys/Surf groove. If you are hoping for something that actually sounds like 70s Alice Cooper this isn't really it, but it's a cool number if not a classic. There's some nice duel guitar playing which I think I heard is Michael Bruce and Nick Didkovsky of the 'Pretties For You NYC band. There's also a nice Mae West quote in there somewhere.
So that was the end of the playback. All in all most of the songs sounded promising with a couple of obvious stand outs, but as I say, I don't really feel I could call it based on just this first hearing. I'm looking forward to hearing everything properly.

Playback over, it was time for Alice to make his appearance at the back of the room, making his way down to the front while marvelling at the decor, and promptly tripping up, landing face first on the stone floor! At first I thought he was joking around but no it was for real. Luckily he seemed okay and made his way to the large 'throne' at the front of the room. Amusingly, if you look at the photos you'll see some latin writing above the chair which we were told actually translates as 'Very Big Chair'! Who said secret societies didn't have a sense of humour!
There followed a brief Q and A with Alice, most of which to be honest readers here will have heard before, but Alice is always a great interview so it's easy to just enjoy it. They covered a little background on the album recording, the guests, and the November UK shows with Dennis, Michael and Neal, confirming the basic setup will be the same as the recent Nashville reunion. Alice also took a few minutes out, unprompted, to mention the sadly missed Glen Buxton, praising him as a truly unique talent and character who he still misses to this day. The affection for his fallen friend was clear even after all these years.
A mention that the interviewer had been with Pink Floyds' David Gilmour earlier in the day (can I have his job!!) who had told him to say "hi" to Alice saying they went "way back" prompted the old Pink Floyd stories about the band with Syd Barrett staying with the original band for a few days back in the late sixties. All very cool.
After a few more questions from the assembled audience of radio and magazine journos everything wrapped up with photos and autographs for those who wanted them before Alice and Sheryl headed off, hand in hand, to the next interview or event he was probably late for!
All in all it was a very enjoyable evening, and I extend my thanks to Toby for the invite, and the lovely people at earMusic for being such friendly hosts and making me feel so welcome at their event. Now I just need the real album even more!

Phew, well with all that written up I should also mention Alice's was up and about again first thing this morning, appearing on 'The Chris Evans Breakfast Show' again on BBC Radio 2, this time in person along with various other guests including Steve Winwood who plays a few songs live in the studio. This interview was much more disjointed then yesterdays ones, being that Alice was just one of four or more guests on air at the same time, but you can listen again now on the Radio 2 site.

Chris Moyles Show This Morning 29 Jun 2017

Alice appeared on 'The Chris Moyles Show' on London's 'Radio X' early this morning for a long 45 minute interview which, while covering a lot of the normal stories, was a cut above the norm. Moyles had done his research and the result is well worth listening to, which you can do now here. Alice appears around 1.45 into the show. The interview was also broadcast live on facebook.
Alice later appeared on Planet Rock, which I missed as I was listening to the Moyles interview! The replay should appear here shortly or is on facebook.
Alice is due to be on the 'Chris Evans Breakfast Show' on BBC Radio 2 tomorrow morning.

Alice's webchat with The Guardian yesterday is also now available.

Ryan Roxie is featured in the new 'Rock Brigade' podcast which you can listen to here. Amongst other things Ryan chats about playing with the original band.

Nita Strauss talks to 'Tigs Metal Box' about her involvement in Jason Hook's 'Hired Guns' movie which is having special screenings across the US tonight, so check your local listings. The movie features quite a few Alice Cooper related musicians as well as Alice himself.

Steve Hunter is on the move again and is selling off some of his old gear. You can check out what's up for grabs here including amps, pedals, a mixing desk and guitars!

Shep Gordon is to receive the Woodstock Film Festival's 'Trailblazer' award for his work in the film industry at the Woodstock Film Festival takes place in October.

Small Stuff 27 Jun 2017

A reminder that Alice is set to re-appear on the 'Chris Evans Breakfast Show' on BBC Radio 2 on the 30th June. The last appearance featured the world premiere of 'Paranoiac Personality' so maybe they will play another new track, probably with Evans talking over it again...

The Guardian is taking question to ask Alice in the form of a webchat set to take place tomorrow at 4.15pm. You can leave your questions in the comments section.

The 'Rocker Dad' podcast has a new interview with Dennis Dunaway on his life and book.

Alice's intrerview in 'What's Up' mentioned last week is now available to read online here.

New Press 23 Jun 2017

The new issue of 'Classic Rock' in Germany has a 10 page feature on 'Paranormal' and Alice Cooper front cover. This isn`t in the UK version of the mag.
'What's Up' magazine also has Alice on the cover and a short interview.

Gruemonkey asks Dennis Dunaway to pick and comment on his favourite songs.

The Sydney Morning Herald has Alice look back at the 1977 Australian Tour.

The Los Angeles Times has an article about the June 11th charity show which saw Alice and Tommy Henriksen backed by local band 'Flashback Heart Attack' for a short set.

The Daily Emerald has some cool photos from the Oregon show. Pacific Northwest Inlander has a review of the Airway Heights show.

New Show - Belgium 16 Jun 2017

Alice Cooper has added a show in Belgium on December 5th at Brielpoort in Deinze.

New Video - Alice Talks about 'Paranoiac Personality' 16 Jun 2017

There's a new official video clip out with Alice briefly talking about the ideas behind 'Paranoiac Personality'. It's titled 'Alice Cooper Track By Track Interview' which suggests we'll get other videos featuring clips of other album tracks as we get closer to the release date.

New short interview, photos or reviews have appeared at the Salt Lake Tribune (photos), Westword (review/photos), TripleM 104.9 (audio interview), Lemonwire (single review), and The Register-Guard (interview).

Original Band To Perform Mini-Set on UK Dates 14 Jun 2017

AC.Com has confirmed that Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith and Michael Bruce will be joining Alice Cooper for a mini-set during the forthcoming UK shows in November, similar to the recent reunion in Nashville. The official text goes as follows:
"On May 14th, 2017 following Alice Cooper’s customary execution via guillotine on stage at his Nashville concert, fans were treated to something rarely seen since 1973. The stage went dark and original band members, bassist Dennis Dunaway, guitarist Michael Bruce and drummer Neal Smith reunited to perform a five song mini-set of their classic hits with Alice.
This followed the recent announcement that his forthcoming album – Paranormal, out July 28th on earMUSIC – will include two new recordings written and recorded by the original line-up (“Genuine American Girl and “You And All Of Your Friends”).
Now, Alice announces that the three members of the original Alice Cooper band will join him on tour in the UK, returning to these shores 46 years after they first shocked and enthralled us on their historic 1971 tour.
In Nashville, they were joined by current band member Ryan Roxie filling in for the late Glen Buxton on guitar. The band ripped through “I’m 18,” “No More Mr Nice Guy,” “Muscle of Love,” “Billion Dollar Babies” and then closed with “School’s Out,” bringing back current band members – drummer Glen Sobel, bassist Chuck Garric, and guitarists Nita Strauss and Tommy Henriksen for a grand finale."
UPDATE: Alice has posted a short video of the announcement on instagram.


Australian Shows Upgraded 13 Jun 2017

According to Noise11 there are two changes to the Australian tour dates due to ticket demand. The Melbourne show has been moved from the Evonne Goolagong Arena to the Rod Laver Arena, about twice the size, and the Brisbane Convention Center show will now take place at the Brisbane Entertanment Center. Presumably all original tickets will remain valid.

Some people may have seen a viral video doing the rounds on facebook recently of the young guy, Johnny Crow, who sadly lost his father just before his 16th birthday, only to discover his father had put his birthday present away for him before he died... his dream guitar! Well, to prove there are still good people in this world members of social media site Reddit wanted to do something and together raised over $16,000 for the kid, to go towards guitar lessons, strings an everything else he might need to go with his fathers present and one member also got him another guitar! The reason I report this particular story is that another of Johnny's birthday presents was apparently tickets to go see Alice Cooper. On seeing this Alice Cooper guitarist Nita Strauss contacted the family and arranged for aftershow meet and greet passes for Johnny to meet Alice himself at the show. Way to go Nita.

The Daily Emerald and Westword have new interviews with Alice.

Alice's recent interview with Arthur Brown on 'Nights With Alice Cooper' has been posted to YouTube.

Mankato Free Press has a review of last Friday's show.

Official 'Paranoiac Personality' Video 09 Jun 2017

'Paranoiac Personality' is now up on Spotify and other platforms, and EarMusic have posted a video of the song in full (see below) which states there will be a limited edition 7" vinyl version released. Ultimate Classic Rock have a new interview with co-writer and co-producer Tommy Denander with some background to the song and forthcoming album.

The Salt Lake Tribune has a new interview with Alice.

More Paranormal Details 08 Jun 2017

NWAC have announced the track list for 'Paranormal' and it goes as follows:

1. Paranormal
2. Dead Flies 
3. Fireball 
4. Paranoiac Personality
5. Fallen In Love
6. Dynamite Road
7. Private Public Breakdown
8. Holy Water 
9. Rats 
10. The Sound Of A

Studio recordings with the original Alice Cooper band:
11. Genuine American Girl 
12. You And All Of Your Friends

Live in Columbus, Ohio, May 6th, 2016 with the current Alice Cooper band:

13. No More Mr. Nice Guy
14. Under My Wheels
15. Billion Dollar Babies
16. Feed My Frankenstein
17. Only Women Bleed
18. School's Out

'Paranormal' is released on July 28th.

Paranoiac Personality World Permiere 08 Jun 2017

Alice called into the Chris Evans Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2 this morning for the world premiere of 'Paranoiac Personality' from the forthcoming 'Paranormal album. Then shortly afterwards he called PlanetRock's breakfast show and did the same again! You should be able to listen to both shows soon at their respective sites, although I recommend just the PlanetRock version so you don`t have the DJ talking over the song! The single is officially released tomorrow.
UPDATE: EarMusic have just uploaded a short teaser video of the song here.

Consequence of Sound have a new interview with Bob Ezrin with lots of Alice Cooper content.

There's a new 'Go Ask Alice' up on YouTube. In this episode Alice and Sheryl talk about how they first met.

August 7th is the release date for 'Connecticut Rock'n'Roll', a new book about the CT rock scene which features Alice Cooper content.

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester has posted some nice photos from the 2016 show at the venue.

OnMilwaukee has photos Of Alice and Ryan out on the Golf Course earlier this week.

Paranormal Cover Revealed 02 Jun 2017

New Show - Mexico 01 Jun 2017

Alice Cooper has been announced as playing the 'Mother Of All' Rock Festival at the Forum Arena in Monterrey, Mexico on October 7th. The show will be headlined by Aerosmith and Def Leppard with Vince Neil, Tesla and Buck Cherry also on the bill.

'School's Out' turns 45 years old this year and MLive have an article highlight various appearances of the song over the years.

Live Design have an article about the stage lighting for the recent Nashville reunion show with some cool show photos from Kyler Clark.

Appleton Post-Crescent has a new interview with Alice.


Paranoiac Personality Single Due June 9th. 31 May 2017

According to a post on Blabbermouth 'Paranoiac Personality', the first single from new album 'Paranormal', will be officiialy released on Friday June 9th. That suggests that Alice will be playing the single on 'Nights With Alice Cooper' the same day or possibly just before. The article also suggests that just two songs with the original band made the album, but this could be an error as previous press has stated it will be three songs (with other material on the bonus disc).

Blabbermouth also has live footage from Nita Strauss's new band 'We Start Wars' at their live debut in West Hollywood ,CA last week.

Sonoma News has an article about Tom Silberkleit, who claims to hold the rights to the 1975 'Welcome To My Nightmare' Wembley concert film on which his father was a producer. Tom will be at the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael, CA on June the 1st for a screening of his 35mm copy of the film, with a Q&A afterwards.

Paranormal Single Named As 'Paranoic Personality' 27 May 2017

'Nights With Alice Cooper' has announced that the first single from 'Paranormal' will debut on the show sometime in July. The song is called 'Paranoic Personality'! In all likelyhood Alice will play all the album in the run up to the July 28th release date, as he did for 'Welcome 2 My Nightmare' and the Hollywood Vampire's album.

In the 'strange collectables' catagory this week we have a framed napkin 'kissed' and autographed by Alice, Dennis, Neal and Michael being auctioned for charity by Manic Panic on behalf of 'Cancerland'.

Entertainment Weekly has a clip from the 'Hired Gun' movie showing Alice chatting about the importance of hiring the best musicians which also includes clips of Nita and Jason Hook.

Kane Roberts ha announced that Alice popped into the studio recently to record a duet for Kane's forthcoming new album. He has a gofundme campaign going to finance a video for the album and you can help out here. He's half way to his goal already!

Alice is at MegaCon 2017 in Orlando this weekend with a host of other stars including Meat Loaf and Tim Curry. The event is on until tomorrow at the Orange Country Convention Center. has a couple of quotes from Alice.

Beasto Tour Europe 24 May 2017

If you're in LA tonight you might like to head down to the 'Lucky Strike Live' tonight. It's the launch party for ex-Alice guitarist and current Five Finger Death Punch star Jason Hook's 'Hired Gun' movie and will feature not just Jason but Chuck Garric, Callico Cooper and Chris Latham of Beasto Blanco, backed up by Glen Sobel and Nita Strauss!! Here's the blub: "Join your fellow rock n’ roll aficionados for a special one-time musical event as we celebrate the release of the new Hired Gun Documentary—featuring a blockbuster lineup of players from the film! Experience a night full of surprises with 7 featured acts of musical greatness—channeled through our world-class Bose Soundmatch System—plus tons of exclusive & limited-edition giveaways from top-tier music brands (including an autographed guitar, signed drum heads and more), and a select quantity of raffle tickets for the Hired Gun Movie Premiere on June 29th!" Not to be missed if you can get there and it's free!!

Beasto Blanco have also announced a series of European shows for December. They play the following dates:
8th December - Ameprage, Grenoble, France (with Bloodlost)
9th December - Rathaussaal, Telfs, Austria (with Bloodlost)
10th December - Bluesiana, Velden Am Worthersee, Austria (with Bloodlost)
11th December - Rock Cafe, Bratislava, Slovakia (with Bloodlost)
12th December - Rock Klub Nova Chmelnice, Prague, Czech Republic (with Bloodlost)
13th December - 7we Live Club, Mannheim, Germany (with Bloodlost)
14th December - Hall Of Fame, Wetzikon, Switzerland (with Bloodlost)
15th December - Manoir Pub, St. Maurice, Switzerland (with Bloodlost)
16th December - Ton Sur Ton, La Chaux De Fonds, Switzerland (with Silverdust and Bloodlost)
18th December - Bannermans, Edinburgh, Scotland
21st December - Bryggarsalen, Stockholm, Sweden (with Northern Ladies)
22nd December - Hard Rock Cafe, Oslo, Norway

Manchester 23 May 2017

Alice Cooper has posted the following on facebook about the horrific events last night in Manchester: "My heart goes out to the people of Manchester and all of the UK. Manchester is one of the heart and soul cities of the UK, and having been there many, many times over the past 40+ years, I've gotten to know the city and the people there pretty well. I cannot pretend to know or even imagine the pain of the parents, brothers, sisters and other family members and friends of the innocent victims of this, these mostly young music fans having just enjoyed the concert. But I know that the people there will stand together and stay strong."
Alice has of course played the Manchester Arena several times, and is due to return there on November 15th.

Alice and Tommy Henriksen turned up with Ken Hensley (ex-Uriah Heep) in Krasnodar, Russia on May 20th as part of the 'Stairway To Heaven' charity concert. From the video it appears to be Hensley's show until about an hour in when first Tommy, and then Alice (in full make up and costume), appear on stage and preceed to take the band through 'Under My Wheels', 'No More Mr Nice Guy', 'Be My Lover', 'I'm Eighteen' and 'School's Out'. It all sounded really good and well rehearsed as well!

Meanwhile, Nita Strauss was at the Rock On The Range festival in Columbus, OH playing the US national anthem. The event didn`t go quite to plan though, as just as she was about to take the stage the venue was evacuated due to an incoming storm. "I was literally on the Rock on the Range stage with my guitar in my hands, ready to play the National Anthem with the Marine color guard... and they shut the whole place down for a storm". Obviously someone heard that Hurricane Nita was in town and was taking no chances! Lucky the storm passed without incident and Nita got her chance!

Dennis Dunaway has posted a report of the Nashville shows from his perspective, which you can read at Steel Notes Magazine has part two of their epic interview with Dennis online now here.

Roxie 77 will be playing a show next Saturday May 27th at midnight at the 'International Pop Overthrow Stockholm. More details here.

Chris Cornell R.I.P. 19 May 2017

Most of you will probably have already sen the sad news yesterday that Chris Cornell, frontman of Soundgarden and Audioslave, as well as co-writer/performer on 'The Last Temptation', passed away unexpectedly in his hotel room shortly after leaving the stage in Detroit. I only saw Cornell live once at a rainy Hyde Park festival show with Aerosmith, where during his hour long set he wiped the floor with the headliners with ease. Such a great lose to music. Alice posted the following late last night:
"‘Chris Cornell, in our circle, was known as “The Voice” because he had the best voice in rock and roll. I was lucky enough to write and record two songs with him. His death comes as a total shock to all of us. 'Black Hole Sun' will live on as a classic, and his is a true legacy of rock and roll."
Nita Strauss posted the following: "Superunknown was one the first albums I had as a kid that really had an impact on the way I thought about my life. Shortly after I started listening to this, I got my first guitar and everything changed. Soundgarden was one of those bands that I kept missing, being out of town... I was going to see them for the first time tomorrow. What a huge, huge loss this is for the music world... Let's all celebrate Chris Cornell's amazing voice today by listening to all the music he made that did so much for all of us. #RIP"
Chuck Garric: "We are so saddened by the sudden death of Chris Cornell. Such an amazing talent, beautiful voice and poet! His words, music and concerts spoke to us. LOUD/LOVE."

GratefulWeb have a review of the Nashville shows with some great photos of the original band on stage together. MusicCityNashville also has a report. ColumbusUnderground has photos and words on the Columbus Show.

Eddie Trunks interview with Alice from last week has now appeared on YouTube and you can hear it here. There's also a short interview at Long Island Weekly.

Nita Strauss talks to AXS about her new band 'We Start Wars'

TeamRock has an interview with Alice talking about some of the famous names he's wroked with over the years. This is reprinted from an very old issue of the magazine.

Reunion Day 2 16 May 2017

The 'Music Biz 2017' show last night was reportedly an even better performance then Sunday's show, and longer! After receiving their award from Bob Ezrin the band stormed through 'I'm Eighteen', 'Under My Wheels', 'Billion Dollar Babies', 'No More Mr Nice Guy', 'Muscle Of Love' and 'School's Out'. You can check out some videos, including Bob's speech, on the STUK facebook page courtesy of Andrew Clark.

Alice appears to have regular column in the new 'Planet Rock' magazine that has just launched in the UK. The column is called 'Nights Out With Alice Cooper' and in the first installment Alice talks about John Lennon.

PopularCultureCast has a review from the Columbia show.

Lastly, Calico Cooper has just posted a brilliant video to mark Chuck Garric's birthday! It's a spoof of Beasto Blanco's 'I Rise' video featuring a lot of familiar faces! Check it out below.

Nashville Reunion 15 May 2017

So the moment everyone had been waiting for arrived. A black curtain dropped to reveal a giant 'Billion Dollar Babies' backdrop behind Michael, Neal and Dennis on stage together again for their own mini-set at the end of the normal Alice show. Neal had a second kit set up on a riser behind Michael on the left, with Dennis and Roxie (standing in for Glen again) on the right, and after a brief intro launched into their first hit single, 'I'm Eighteen' with Alice appearing at the back of the stage next to Neal. 'Billion Dollar Babies' followed, then 'No More Mr Nice Guy' and 'Muscle Of Love' before they were rejoined by Chuck, Nita, Tommy and Glen for the climatic 'School's Out' with balloon's, confetti and explosions to bring the show to a close. They sounded fantastic going by the videos and seemed to be having a great time! Let's hope it happens again soon!

Snakes, Guillotones Goodie bags in Nashville! 14 May 2017

In honour of the mini-reunion tomorrow in Nashville local book and record stores will have limited copies of Dennis Dunaway's book 'Snakes, Guillotines, Electric Chairs' with an extra special bonus 'Snakes Sack' full of collectable goodies, so if you're going to the show make sure you look around and grab a copy!

Amazon have started to add pages for the new 'Paranormal' album which is due July 28th. No real details there yet but you can pre-order with the following through these SickthingsUK links:
AmazonUK: Standard CD, 2xVinyl, and  Deluxe Box Set
AmazonUS: Standard CD, 2xVinyl. The box set isn`t up on AmazonUS yet.

There's also a couple of short interviews/articles to check out at DO615 and 102.9 The Hog.

More Paranormal Info 11 May 2017

According to an article at Planet Rock 'Paranormal' will be released on a 2CD Digipak, 2LP, Limited Box Set and Digital formats. The 12 track main album will come with a bonus 'mini-album' featuring three tracks by the original band (Alice, Dennis, Neal and Michael) plus "carefully selected live recordings". 'Paranormal' was produced by Bob Ezrin of course.
No more details yet as to what the differences may be. The article also mentions Deep Purple's Roger Glover can be added to the guest list that already included Michael Bruce, Neal Smith, Dennis Dunaway, Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) and Larry Mullens Jr (U2). Alice has also mentioned two song titles: "I've Fallen In Love & I Can't Get Up" and "I Wanna Be A Genuine American Girl".

New short interviews have appeared at Shreveport Times, and Tulsa World.

'Just Listen To This' has an article about their favourite Alice Cooper songs, with some unusual choices.

RETSAF 06 May 2017

Alice Cooper joined Eddie Trunk yesterday in Tulsa for a chat. It should be online somewhere soon, I'll add a link if I find it. TulsaWorld has a short piece about the interview.  He also called into Q96FM to talk about 'Billion Dollar Babies' and spoke to the Durant Daily Democrat.

Paranormal? 03 May 2017

Alice was on 'The Mad Rock Morning Show' on Mad Rock 102.5 a couple of days ago and you can listen to the interview here. During the show he talked about various things including the new album, which he said will be called 'Paranormal'!
After a little searching I found the following that appears to be from a new Australian interview with 'May The Rock Be With You'.
"Well I’ve got a new album coming out in July and it’s called ‘Paranormal’ and it’s Bob Ezrin and I, Bob is producing. Larry Mullen is playing drums on it from U2, that’s a whole different thing, Billy Gibbons plays on one of the songs, from ZZ Top, and then it’s really all stuff that Bob and I just decided we’re going to do an album of stuff that we like. So it goes all over the place but it’s still a guitar rock album, we decided no story-line in this one, the songs all have a story but there’s no connecting sort of string that connects the songs all together. So that’s why we called it ‘Paranormal’ it’s sort of other than normal for us."

The current Alice Cooper band had a surprise guest at their club show on Monday at 'The Nick' in Birmingham, AL and it wasn't the one you maybe could have expected. Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen joined the band for a few songs in what by all reports was a storming show. You can check out video on Youtube.

Scott Friedlander has posted lots of excellent photos from last weeks 'Pretties For You In NYC' show with Dennis Dunaway.

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Second Reunion In Nashville 28 Apr 2017

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

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

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

Alice Cooper band play own show in Birmingham, AL 27 Apr 2017

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

Nita Strauss - We Start Wars Debut First Track 25 Apr 2017

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

New Show - Japan 24 Apr 2017

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

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

New Show - Curitiba, Brazil 22 Apr 2017

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

New Show - Sao Paulo 21 Apr 2017

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

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

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

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

Australian Dates Announced 18 Apr 2017

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

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

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

Original Band to Perform with Alice in Nashville 17 Apr 2017

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

Blue Coupe Acoustic Session 13 Apr 2017

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

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

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

Pretties, Ezrin and Pinball! 02 Apr 2017

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

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

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

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

Second Paris Date Added 29 Mar 2017

Alice Cooper will play a second show in Paris, this time at L'Olympia, on December 7th, a week after the first show. Tickets appear to be going on sale very soon if not already.

Calico Cooper has been on NBC news in a report about a new eczema cream of all things. You can check out the report at the NBC News site.

New Shows - USA 28 Mar 2017

More shows have been announced to fill a gap in the schedule. They are:
June 18th - Airway Heights, WA, Northern Quest Resort and Casino - Tickets on sale April 1st
June 21st - Temecula, CA, Pechanga Theater
June 22nd - Tucson, AZ, AVA Amphitheater - Tickets on sale April 8th.

New Show - El Paso 24 Mar 2017

Alice Cooper has been announced as headlining the El Paso, TX 'Downtown Streetfest' on June 24th with support from 'Jackyl' and 'Dokken'. A limited niumber of day tickets are on sale now for just $20 if you are quick.

Dennis Dunaway will be joining NYC band 'Pretties for You' when they play at Christopher Penn's Good Records (who released the 'Live From The Astroturf' single) in Dallas on April 22nd, as part of their Record Store Day festivities.

Most people have already seen the story that seems to be running on all the gossip sites regarding Paris (daughter of Michael) Jackson's meeting with Alice. Rolling Stone has all you need to read.

StarStruck Vinyl and Tape 19 Mar 2017

Tommy Henriksen's new solo album 'StarStruck' is now available to pre-order on CD, black, green and white vinyl as well as cassette tape! All come with a free download of the album upon pre-ordering, and are scheduled to ship on May 29th. There's also an 'ultimate bundle' which features signed copies of the album on vinyl (your choice of colour), CD and cassette, signed copies of the  'Tommy Tommy Tommy' vinyl album and CD, a t-shirt and a pick set. Get all the info and order over at Bellyache Records.




New Show - Eugene, OR 15 Mar 2017

Alice Cooper will play the Cuthbert Amphitheatre in Eugene, OR on June 17th. Tickets are on sale now.

Eternal-Terror have a new interview with bassist Greg Smith during which he talks about his years playing with Alice.

New Shows - France 14 Mar 2017

Two new French show dates have surfaced. They are:
December 1st - Lyon, France - L'Amphitheatre
December 3rd - Paris, France - Salle-Pleyel
It doesn`t appear tickets are on sale yet.

Alice Adds Second Dublin Show 11 Mar 2017

Alice Cooper will now be playing two nights in Dublin. In addition to the November 8th show, a second show on November 9th appears to have been added. Tickets for this additional show are already on sale.

Tommy Henriksen has released a video for the lead track 'Punk City' of his forthcoming 'StarStruck' album which you can check out below.

New Show - Austria 09 Mar 2017

Alice Cooper will play Vienna, Austria on November 27th at the Wiener Stadthalle. Tickets go on sale tomorrow.

Tommy Henriksen - StarStruck 07 Mar 2017

Tommy Henriksen - StarStruckTommy Henriksen's new solo album 'StarStruck' is out in digital form on March 17th and can be pre-ordered through AmazonUK and AmazonUS, where you can also listen to samples of the new songs which sound great! The tracklisting is as follows: A Cold Open / StarStruck / Punk City / The Rock-n-Roll Animals / Hallo From Switzerland / Those Kids Are Alright / Goldmine / Famous / New York Baby (Ode to Joey Ramone) / Jerks and Dopes.

Blue Coupe will be at the 'Family Reentry Spring Fundraiser on April 13th at the FTC Warehouse in Fairfield, CT. The band will be performing classics and new songs from their forthcoming album. The shows starts at 6.30pm with a performance by kids from the Fairfield 'School of Rock'.

Alice has been announced as one of the guests at this years "Patrick Warburton Celebrity Golf Tournament Jam" which takes place this Friday at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort Ballroom.


New Show - Ireland 06 Mar 2017

Alice Cooper has added a show in Ireland on November 8th at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin. Tickets go on sale this Friday.

Minnesota Troubles 04 Mar 2017

Alice seems to have been caught up in a story about a little old lady in Minnesota who is objecting to the upcoming show there. Apparently she claims that during a recent concert at the Vetter Stone Amphitheater she registered decibels at her home, which is extremely unlikely unless she lives inside the venue in front of the speakers! She also claims to have " looked up the lyrics" and doesn`t think "it’s wise for our community to have to listen to foul language" which raises a few questions considering there's no foul language in Alice Cooper lyrics! South Minnesota News has video.
Alice hit facebook to respond: "Across the river from my #Mankato gig (June 9th, Vetter Stone Amphitheater, tickets on sale now) is a woman who hates the noise generated by shows. She says she experienced 110db at her home during Nelly's recent performance. Now, noise of that magnitude would annoy me too. But sound doesn't travel that well over long distances, so 110db at her home, across the river... That doesn't sound like an accurate number unless the audience at Nelly's show had their spleens ruptured by the loudest show on record (encore!).
We carry decibel meters, and according to my audio guys 110db is a number you'd see inside the venue at the sound board, but the laws of physics dictate it would spread and dissipate over that distance. 110db at her house sounds like a stretch unless she happened to meter the concert sound while 1,000 cats were meowing in her home at exactly the same time...
That seems SUPER unlikely given the circumstances so I'll give her the benefit of the doubt. I'm a "Nice Guy" after all. I guess I COULD have my snake swim over some earplugs... It's the least I could do."

In slightly more serious news Dennis Dunaway and Al Bouchard will be taking part in this years 'Joe Hurley's All Star Irish Rock Review' at the Highline Ballroom in New York City on March 11th. Tickets are available now.

New Shows in US and Italy 02 Mar 2017

Two more shows have been announced, one in the US and one in Italy. Both appear to go on sale tomorrow. They are:
August 21st - Atlanta, GA, Chastain Amphitheatre with Deep Purple
November 30th - Milan, IT, Alcatraz

New Show Netherlands 01 Mar 2017

Alice Cooper will play the 013 in Tilburg, NL on December 4th. Tickets go on sale March 4th.

Tommy Henriksen has a new solo album on the way! It's called 'StarStruck' and is due out March 17th. Links to order will follow shortly.

New Show - Bakersfield 28 Feb 2017

Alice Cooper will play the Rabobank Theater in Bakersfield, CA on June 20th. Tickets go on sale today at

New Shows: Germany 26 Feb 2017

Six shows have been announced for November in Germany. Tickets go on general sale March 6th. The dates are:
November 18th - Krefeld, Konigspalast
November 20th - Aurich, Sparkassen-Arena
November 21st - Frankfurt, Jahrhunderthalle
November 23rd - Berlin, Tempodrom
November 24th - Neumarkt, Jurahalle
November 25th - Ludwigsburg, MHP Arena

Rock In Rio Confirmed 22 Feb 2017

As expected Alice Cooper has been confirmed as returning to the Rock In Rio festival in Brazil on September 21st, with Arthur Brown also confirmed to play the same day.

Dennis Dunaway is featured on the new 'Rock Brigade' podcast talking about his autobiography. There is also an interview with Dennis in 'Steel Notes' Magazine which features an excellent Dennis Dunaway cover!



New US Show: Appleton, WI 21 Feb 2017

A new showhas been announced today. Alice Cooper will play the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton, WI on June 7th. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10AM.

New Show - Finland 16 Feb 2017

Alice Cooper will play the QStock Festival in Oulu, Finland on July 29th. Tickets appear to be on sale now.

Pollstar have posted video footage of the recent 'Pollstar Live' event with Alice and Shep Gordon.

Damon Johnson talks to '' about Black Star Riders, Alice Cooper and teaching Sting to play 'Sweet Emotion'!

Lastly today, here is the full press release for the upcoming Third Annual Dick Wagner 'Remember The Child' Memorial Concert on March 24th in Detroit.:

ROCK THIS WAY!  The 3rd Annual Dick Wagner “Remember the Child” Memorial Concert to feature over 25 music legends, including Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad), Suzi Quatro, Kip Winger, and more!       
After a sold-out premiere in January 2015 and reprise concert in 2016, the Dick Wagner “Remember the Child” Memorial Concert returns for a star-studded sequel, presented by New Horizons Computer Learning Centers.  Concert is set for Friday March 24, 2017 at MotorCity Casino, Sound Board, in Detroit. 
The concert is jam-packed with an all-star lineup featuring Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad), Suzi Quatro & The Pleasure Seekers (Suzi is a groundbreaking female rocker & Happy Days’ “Leather Tuscadero”), Kip Winger (Winger), Robert Wagner, Jimmie Bones (Kid Rock), musical director & Grammy nominee Paul Brown, Johnny “Bee” Badanjek (Mitch Ryder, the Rockets), The Accidentals (Billboard’s 2015 Breakout Band at SXSW), Thornetta Davis, John Ellison (Some Kind of Wonderful), Danish shock rocker, Maryann Cotton, rock diva Miss Wensday, Detroit Music Award winners, Ray Goodman, Dennis Burr, David Winans II, Muruga Booker, and more!
All Concert profits Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, including Beaumont Children’s of Royal Oak and more. The Dick Wagner “Remember the Child” Fund (DWRTC), a 501(c)3 non-profit, creates and funds music therapy programs for hospitalized children. Each hospital receives funds to support the hiring of Board Certified Music Therapists as well as a broad selection of musical instruments.  
The Dick Wagner Fund is proud to add Hurley Children’s Hospital, Flint, Michigan, as a beneficiary of 2017 concert profits. Flint water, contaminated with toxic lead poisoning, has adversely affected the health of thousands of children. Music therapy reduces the effects of lead poisoning on functional, behavioral, and cognitive skills.    The “Remember the Child” Concert honors the memory of legendary guitarist and songwriter, Dick Wagner, renowned for his lead guitar and songwriting with Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, Aerosmith, Kiss, and Peter Gabriel, and his wildly popular early bands, The Frost and the Bossmen. Wagner co-wrote more than 100 songs with Cooper, including "Only Women Bleed," "I Never Cry," “You and Me,” and Welcome to My Nightmare, along with mega-hits for other artists. In his lifetime, Wagner donated his talent generously to benefit the lives of children, vets and the homeless. As Dick tells us, “There is more love in the human heart than can ever be given away.”  
Celebrity-studded Live and Silent Auctions will feature autographed music and sports memorabilia, including guitars signed by The Hollywood Vampires (Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper, and Joe Perry), Mark Farner, Kid Rock, Suzi Quatro, Alice Cooper, Sports Celebrities, Balloon rides, and more.
CONCERT DETAILS:  • March 24, 2017, Doors Open 5:30pm. MotorCity Casino, Sound Board, Detroit, MI 48201 • Tickets $25, $75, $120, $150  (800) 745 3000 or (313) 309-4700   • VIP $120 includes Meet & Greet, 2 Drinks, Priority seating, Gift Bags. VIP Hotline (888) 458 7900 • SUPER VIP $150 includes above plus invitation to private rehearsal on March 23. VIP Hotline 888 458 7900.

Two More US Shows 14 Feb 2017

Two new US shows have just been announced. They are:
June 13th - Salt Lake City, UT - Kingsbury Hall
June 16th - Lincoln, CA - Thunder Valley Casino Amphitheatre (with Skid Row)
Presale tickets go on sale today.

Dennis Dunaway is featured in the new issue of Vintage Guitar Magazine and you can read an online version of the mag here. Dennis and Blue Coupe will play a special benefit show for 'Family Re-Entry' on April 13th at the Fairfield Theatre, CT with guests Tish and Snooky and Nick Didkovsky (NYC Pretties For You).

Nita Strauss talks to Guitar World about her new solo track 'Pandemonium' and the forthcoming AC/Deep Purple tour.

Best Classic Bands have a feature on 'Billion Dollar Babies'.

Nita Strauss New Band - The Starbreakers 10 Feb 2017

Nita Strauss has announced the new band she's been talking about in recent interviews, an all-star covers band also featuring Jill Janis (Huntress), Courtney Cox (The Iron Maidens), Lindsey Martin and Emily Ruvidich. The band will make their live debut at the Viper Room in West Hollywood on Saturday March 11th.

New Show - Spain 08 Feb 2017

Alice Cooper has been announced as headlining the 'Rock Fest Barcelona' on July 1st. The three day festival features Aerosmith and Deep Purple headlining the other two nights and takes place at the Parc De Can Zam in Barcelona, Spain. Weekend tickets are already on sale with single day tickets to follow.

The third annual Dick Wagner 'Remember The Child' Memorial Concert takes place March 24th aty the Motor City Casino Hotel. Mark Farmer (Grand Funk Railroad), Suzi Quatro and Kip Winger are the headline acts this year. Tickets are available now!

The cast of 'Waynes World', including Alice, talk to Billboard on the 25th anniversary of the movie.




New US Shows 06 Feb 2017

Three new shows have been announced for June. They are:
June 8th - Hinkley, MN - Grand Casino Hinkley Amphitheatre
June 9th - Mankato, MN - Vetter Stone Amphtheratre
June 12th - Denver, CO - Paramount Theater
Tickets go on sale today.

Alice will be appearing at the WestWorld of Scottsdale on April 8th backed by Dash Cooper and CO-OP.  The show is a  benefit the Solid Rock Foundation and is part of Arizona Bike Week.

Amplify have a report from the Pollstar Live! event during which Alice and Shep chatted about the history of the band and their long relationship.

Upcoming Shows 03 Feb 2017

Beasto Blanco, who are currently on the 'Monsters of Rock Cruise', will be back in Alaska next week for two shows. They play 'Koots' in Anchorage on February 9th and ACW, also in Anchorage,  on February 10th. The first show is over 21s only while the second show doesn`t have an age limit.

Ultimate Classic Rock have a new interview with Nita Strauss while 'Rock Brigade' have an audio interview.

The NYC band 'Pretties for You' will be performing at Christopher Penn's Good Records (who released the 'Live From The Astroturf' single)  in Dallas on April 22nd, as part of their Record Store Day festivities.

Blue Coupe have three shows coming up. They play:
February 25th - Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL
April 13th - Fairfield Theatre Company, Fairfield, CT
July 22nd - Clayton Opera House, Clayton, NY

Ryan Roxie will play a special acoustic show at 'The Pub' in Thessaloniki, Greece on February 18th. Entrance is free!

Alice Cooper and Deep Purple Tour North America 30 Jan 2017

Deep Purple and Alice Cooper have announced a string of 19 US shows beginning in August in Las Vegas. 
The press release begins: "Music history will be made when Deep Purple and Alice Cooper, joined by special guest The Edgar Winter Band, visit 19 cities across America this summer on an epic rock tour. Produced by Live Nation, the tour will also serve as the "Long Goodbye" tour for Deep Purple, and begins Saturday, August 12 in Las Vegas, with stops in Los Angeles, Boston, including Cooper's hometown [??] of Detroit, and more."
Alice and Purple previously toured together in Europe a few years ago.
The list of shows is below. Tickets go on sale Friday February 3rd but presales are available today..
August 12th - The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas - Las Vegas, Nevada
August 13th - Greek Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
August 15th - Ak-Chin Pavilion - Phoenix, AZ
August 16th - Isleta Amphitheater - Albuquerque, NM
August 18th - The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion - Woodlands, TX
August 19th - Starplex Pavilion - Dallas, TX
August 23rd - Jiffy Lube Live - Bristow, VA
August 24th - BB&T Pavilion - Camden, NJ
August 26th - Jones Beach Theater - Wantagh, NY
August 27th - Xfinity Center - Mansfield, MA
August 28th - PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ
August 30th - Klipsch Music Center - Noblesville, IN
September 1st - KeyBank Pavilion - Burgettstown, PA
September 2nd - Budweiser Stage - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
September 3rd - DTE Energy Music Theatere, Clarkston, MI
September 6th - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, Chicago, IL
September 8th - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, St Louis, MO
September 9th - Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
September 10th - Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH

Beasto Blanco, Damon Johnson and Alice in Nashville 27 Jan 2017

Beasto Blanco played a storming show in Nashville last night with a few surprises. The show opened with local band Denman, before Damon Johnson took the stage with his solo band. Damon's later guest appearance with Beasto Blanco of course wasn`t entirely a surprise. Beasto (minus Chuck) and Damon performed Thin Lizzy's 'Jailbreak' before Chuck returned and they started up 'No More Me Nice Guy' which saw Alice himself (in Nashville working on the new abum) join them on stage! They continued through 'Under My Wheels', 'I'm Eighteen' and closed with 'School's Out' which featured yet another guest, Lzzy Hale of Halestorm.
UPDATE: Check out some cool photos at Nashville Scene.

New Show - Belgium 27 Jan 2017

Alice Cooper will be performing at the Lokeren Festival in Belgium on August 6th. Also performing that night will be Marilyn Manson and Megadeth. Tickets appear to be available now.

Alice and Bob Ezrin have been talking to CTV as part of a mental health awareess campaign. You can watch Alice here and Bob here. Also check out the music in the background.. New Alice Cooper or Vampires music?

Vampires at NAMM 22 Jan 2017

The Hollywood Vampires performed at the annual NAMM Imperial Ball last night and you can check out video of 'Eighteen', 'School's Out' '20th Century Boy/Get It On', and 'Walk This Way' (with Brad Whitford). Other events around NAMM this weekend included appearances by Chuck Garric (at the Bonzo Bash), Glen Sobel and Johnny Depp presenting Joe Perry with the Les Paul Award.

Beasto Blanco play Basement East in Nashville on January 26th and the Nashville Scene has an interview with Chuck Garric.

'The Rock and Roll Vampire Bash' is this years Solid Rock Golf event show on March 26th with Alice and friends performing "Under The Big Top".  The actual golfing will take place the following day.

Nita Strauss Releases New Song/Video 18 Jan 2017

Nita Struass has released a new video for the instrumental "Pandemonium" from the 'She Rocks, Vol.1' compilation being put together by Steve Vai and set to be released on January 20th.
Nita says: "As you guys may or may not know by now, for the past year or so I've been focusing on writing and putting my band together, and while I always thought about making a solo album, I thought my energy would be better spent right now focusing on giving the band my all and making those songs as great as they could be.
But whenSteve Vai asked if I'd be a part of this compilation, you better believe I jumped at the chance!!!! I've always loved instrumental guitar music, and to step into this world for the first time and get to do it on 'Favored Nations Entertainment' alongside the other badass girls on the She Rocks album, is an honor and a privilege.
I'm extremely grateful to Steve Vai, Brad Tolinski and Laura B. Whitmore for including me on this compilation!! And I have a feeling this isn't the last instrumental music I'll be writing."

New Show - Augusta 17 Jan 2017

Alice Cooper will play the Bell Auditorium in Augusta, GA on April 30th. Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10AM.
There are also reports Alice will be returning to the 'Rock In Rio' festival in Brazil in September but this is yet to be confirmed.

A new Sky Arts (UK) series called 'Urban Myths' is set to feature an episode based around the famous meeting with artist Salvador Dali. The series has courted controversy already by casting a white actor to play Michael Jackson. While the title of the show suggests that the stories covered are untrue, in fact the aim of the show is to retell famous stories that are both true and untrue.

New US Shows 09 Jan 2017

Six new shows have just been announced, with tickets going on sale tomorrow. They are:
May 2nd - Birmingham, AL - Alabama Theater
May 3rd  - Little Rock, AR - Robinson Center Music Hall
May 11th - Shreveport, LA - Municipal Auditorium
May 13th - Columbia, SC - Koger Center for the Arts
May 14th - Nashville, TN - Jackson Theater
May 16th - Columbus, OH - Express Live

With sadness we also have to report the passing of Cindy Lang, fashion model and Alice's long time girlfriend in the early 70s, who died on January 3rd.

New Year's Eve Show 02 Jan 2017

News is coming in about this year's annual New Years Eve show in Maui, Hawaii in aid of the Maui Food Bank which featured Alice and his guests backed by Nita Strauss, Chuck Garric, Glen Sobel and Damon Johnson! The band backed all the guests this year which included Steven Tyler, Jim Carrey ('No More Mr Nice Guy' and 'School's Out'), Michael McDonald, Fergie, Bob Rock, Weird Al, Alto Reed, Linda Carter, Dave Mason and Willie K. You can check out some videos courtesy of Howard Dinits on YouTube.

Beasto Blanco are cover stars on the new issue of 'Screamer' magazine which features an interview with Chuck inside.