Wacken Streaming

Wacken World Wide performance streaming

Alice and the band appeared on the Wacken World Wide virtual festival yesterday with ‘at home’ performances of ‘School’s Out’ and ‘Don’t Give Up’. This was followed by highlights from the ‘Raise The Dead – Live From Wacken’ dvd. You can see what was broadcast via this post on facebook, while the Magenta360 site has the full Wacken 2013 show streaming if you don’t already own it.

Sheryl Cooper was interviewed on Arizona TV7 a few days before the birth little Desiree Diaz talking about being a grandmother again, lockdown, and being on the road with Alice.

‘Interviewing The Legends’ have a new interview with Neal Smith promoting his latest ‘Pop 85/95’ CD.

Ryan Roxie has launched a new Instagram Face Filter ‘Electric Guitar Quiz’ which you can find here on a mobile device. I don’t use Instagram, so all I can add is what Roxie says: "What ‘Guitar’ Are You? Ever wondered that exact question? Well…. now it can finally be answered by using Ryan Roxie’s newest Instagram FaceFilter  ‘Electric Guitar Quiz’. Roxie has collaborated with Beats AR to bring you the Rock’n’Roll Face Filter of all time… featuring some of the worlds most memorable and iconic Guitars! NOW it’s YOUR turn to find out exactly ‘which’ of these Electronic Beauties will be your ‘Axe of the day’…And because it’s nobody’s guess, try it as many times as you want until you get that ONE Guitar that screams… ‘THIS IS ME!’

Alice shows up briefly in a new documentary ‘House Of Cardin’, about the fashion legend Pierre Cardin.

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Wacken World Wide

Alice Cooper and Band to appear on Wacken World Wide Virtual Concert

This years Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany has obviously been cancelled, however they are mounting an online version with interviews and performances by many of the festival regulars and this includes Alice and the band. On Thursday there will be an interview with Alice, followed a little later by a special performance by the full band and some archive footage of previous Wacken shows. You can see the daily schedules at ‘Wacken-world-wide.com‘ where you will also be able to tune in. Ryan Roxie and Glen Sobel confirmed their participation during the latest ‘In The Trenches‘ podcast this evening saying they would be playing "a few songs" for the event.

Sheryl Cooper has just announced the arrival of their first granddaughter, named Desiree Diaz! Congratulations to Sonora Cooper and her husband Diego Diaz!

And speaking of ‘In The Trenches‘ Ryan also announced that his next guest will be Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick! This will air next Tuesday at 5PM UK time. Make sure you catch up with Roxie’s recent podcasts including chats with Glen Sobel and a return of Kane Roberts, both well worth watching.

In a tour update it seems as expected every show this year is now cancelled, with the exception of the Seattle show with is listed as ‘Postponed’ but expect that to go as well. I wouldn’t expect any new show announcements until things have calmed down significantly and it’s safe for them to go ahead without more cancellations.

Cleveland.com have a new interview with Alice talking as usual about the lockdown and the new album, ‘Detroit Stories’ which is now apparently 99% done.

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Weekly News

It’s been a pretty quiet week in Cooperland but Alice turned up briefly on the Manchester Arena 25th Anniversary livestream. He talks about the playing in the UK and they then play a few clips of the Manchester show. You can see him around two hours six minutes into the show.

Various sites have been reporting that Alice is working with Desmond Child (Trash, Hey Stoopid) again after Desmond posted about it. It’s likely however that he is talking about Alice’s appearance on his forthcoming solo album which he first announced last year, rather then a new Alice Cooper album.

Calico Cooper was on the ‘What Does Joey Know‘ podcast last week amd it was a pretty entertaining chat with Calico talking about growing up in the Cooper house with Alice Cooper as her dad. Worth checking out.

Steve Hunter’s ‘Cafe la Rouge’ has a new six track EP out called ‘Covered In Love’. Recorded in Spain while on lockdown it also features legendary bassist Tony Levin and Steve’s wife Karen on vocals. Anything Steve does is worth checking out and you can hear samples and order a copy here. ‘Animal House Radio’ interviewed Steve and Karen Hunter about the new EP which you can watch on facebook.

Ryan Roxie’s next ‘In The Trenches’ on Tuesday sees the return of Kane Roberts for a second chat, while his newest show ‘The Roxie Review‘ had a surprise start when Alice and Sheryl happened to call just as they went live! It also saw a quick appearance by Eric Dover. Both have agreed to be on ‘In The Trenches’ sometime soon so watch out for that.

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Weekly Update

More dates cancelled, and new interviews

Alice has been hard on the lockdown interview trail in the last week. First was ‘Rock For Relief’ where he is interviewed by Cathouse legend Rikki Rachtman. Then Yahoo Sports talked to Alice about the ‘Flush The Fashion’ album and Q104.3 ‘Out Of The Box’ chatted about lockdown, ‘Detroit Stories’ and other stuff. He’s also been talking to Loudwire. Metal Hammer have published an interview from last year (?) which was in the print edition but possibly not online before. Also the Hawaii public radio interview mentioned a little while ago is now online to listen to.

More of the November rescheduled dates have now been cancelled (with one officially ‘postponed’ again). I would say the rest will be gone soon with a completely new set of shows next year. It’s a shame, but what can you do. Not only have they got to keep Alice, the band and the crew safe, but also the fans at the show. Better to be safe then sorry.

Alice is also now on ‘Cameo’, A site that allows you to pay for personal video messages from the star (or it seems almost anyone – there even seems to be a cat and a pig available!) of your choice. All the info is here including a few examples of what you get.

The Danzeisen Dairy in Phoenix. AZ is producing a special Alice Cooper chocolate milk bottle with all profits going to the Solid Rock Teen Center. The instant collectors items will be available in stores this fall. Hopefully they will announce some way of getting one for those of us outside the Arizona area.

Glen Sobel was interviewed by GalaxyCon which you can check out here. Glen talks about all sorts of things including his early career and of course Alice.

Ryan Roxie has annouced two live shows in Sweden. He will play "An Evening With Ryan Roxie’ shows on July 25th at the Garage Bar in Höganäs. and August 15th at Trollhättan’s Backstage Bar. The next ‘In The Trenches’ podcast will feature Sepultura guitarist Andreas Kisser on July 14th. Roxie also turned up on ‘The VoiceIt Show’ which you can check out here.

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Vampires Shows Rescheduled for 2021

The 2020 Hollywood Vampires tour now has rescheduled dates as listed below. Tickets for previously postponed shows should be valid for these new dates. In the UK it seems Killing Joke will be replacing Primal Scream as the opening act.

5th August 2021 – Birmingham Arena, Birmingham, UK (w/ Killing Joke)
6th August 2021 – First Direct Arena, Leeds, UK (w/ Killing Joke)
7th August 2021 – SSE Hydro, Glasgow, UK (w/ Killing Joke)
9th August 2021 – The 02, London, UK (w/ Killing Joke)
12th August 2021 – Charlotta, Charlotta Valley, PL
14th August 2021 – Summer In The City, Mainz, DE
15th August 2021 – Olympiahalle, Munich, DE
18th August 2021 – Citadel Music Festival, Belin, DE
22nd August 2021 – Emsland Open Air, Lingen, DE
23rd August 2021 – Olympia, Paris, FR
25th August 2021 – Stadtpark, Hamburg, DE
26th August 2021 – Konig-Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, DE
28th August 2021 – Riverside Open Air, Aarburg, CH
29th August 2021 – Clam Castle, Klam, AT
1st September 2021 – Armeets Arena, Sophia, BU
4th September 2021 – Lifepark Open Air, Istanbul, TR

In addition to these changes it appears the Alice Cooper shows in Thackerville, OK and Topeka, KS on October 30th and 31st respectively have now been cancelled according to the venue websites. Sadly it looks likely there will be more cancellations to come.
UPDATE: The Regina, Edmonton, Penticton, and Abbotsford shows are now also listed as cancelled on venue sites.

Ryan Roxie’s chat with legendary Elton John/Alice Cooper guitarist Davey Johnstone last night can now be seen on YouTube. If you missed the last few ‘In The Trenches’ broadcasts you can catch up at Roxie’s YouTube channel.

Shep Gordon will be taking part in a ‘Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp’ class on July 26th. As with Alice’s class this is is open just 25 people but is rather cheaper at $100 per person. Details here.

Something Else Reviews look back to the ‘Brutal Planet’ album here.

Hollywood Vampires 2021

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