Alice’s appearance on NBC’s Today show can now be seen online here. It has Alice and Sheryl talking about religion and ‘The Rock’ teen center.
Alice Cooper has been announced as one of the acts appearing at this years ‘MusiCares’ ‘Person of the Year’ tribute concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on January 24th. This years winners are Aerosmith, so it’s no surprise Alice will be there.
Also not entirely unexpected. Alice will be appearing in this years Maui Food Bank charity concert on New Years Eve. This year is the 12th New Year’s Eve event at the Wailea Beach Resort and it’s organized again by Shep Gordon. Ticket’s range between $675 and $2000 for a seat at the table to see Alice and other guests including Willie Nelson, Michael McDonald, Dave Mason, and Weird Al Yankovic.
Last nights Christmas Pudding show seems to have been a great success. The original band headlined the event with Johnny Depp and Joe Bonamassa sitting in for the short set which included ‘No More Mr Nice Guy’, ‘Be My Lover’, ‘Under My Wheels’, ‘I’m Eighteen’ and ‘School’s Out’, before the evening closed with a version of the Sister Sledge’s disco hit ‘We Are Family’ featuring all the evenings guests including Nita Strauss, Rob Halford, Extreme, and Orianthi. You can see the Alice Cooper set below courtesy of YouTube.
Fox10 news had a short video before the show which you can check out here.
UPDATE: AZCentral have now posted their traditional pudding review which you can see here.
AZCentral has an excellent long article about the early days of Alice Cooper with comments from the whole band.
Kerrang! magazine has a new interview with Alice promoting next years Hollywood Vampires shows in the UK.
According to some sources Alice will be a guest on NBC’s ‘Today’ show on Tuesday December 17th between 9-10AM.
Alice Cooper has added an extra show to the US 2020 tour. It’s April 4th in Milwaukee, WI at the Miller High Lite Theatre. Tickets go on sale Wednesday at 10AM local time.
The Adalaide show on February 11th has been upgraded to a larger venue. The show will now take place at the AEC Arena, rather then the smaller AEC Theatre. All tickets will remain valid.
Calico Cooper appears on the new Wednesday 13 cover of Gary Numan’s ‘Films’ which you can hear on YouTube. Alice himself appears on the title track from the last Wednesday 13 album ‘Necrophaze’.
Alice also appears very briefly on the Planet Rock charity single ‘You’re The Voice‘. You can hear him saying a couple of lines at the very start of the song.
‘Three Sides of the Coin‘ sit down with Alice in Mystic Lake for an interview which covers a few things not normally asked.
The San Tan Sun News has a few words with Alice about the upcoming Christmas Pudding show and the original band reuniting. AZ Central also has an article recalling past Pudding shows and the guests who have appeared.
Nita Strauss is on the front cover of the new ‘Guitar World’ magazine which should be on the shelves now.
News is coming in that original Earwigs/Spiders guitarist John Tatum sadly passed away this morning from “complications of alzheimer’s”. He was 71.
John was there at the beginning, the first Letterman’s show at Cortez High that began the whole Alice Cooper story. After leaving ‘The Spiders’ in 1966 he had various bands and toured the world for the USO. Later he became an ‘Ordained Music Minister’ with a bachelor degree in music from Arizona State University, produced a Christian Radio show, and formed the ‘John Tatum Network‘ to develop “empowering and healing tools to help people find faith, hope and victory in their lives.” Through the JTN he continued to play write and record.
I was lucky enough to be in contact with John for a while and interviewed him for this site in 2009 when I found him open, friendly, and happy to answer my questions about his life so many years before as well as being passionate about his faith and more current work.
My condolences go out to his family and friends.