Happy New Year

The one and only Michael Bruce will be Ryan Roxie’s guest on the first ‘In The Trenches’ episode of the new year. The show will air on January 5th at 5pm UK time/12pm EST via facebook and YouTube

‘A Paranormal Evening At The Paris Olympia’, the 2017 footage included in the forthcoming ‘Detroit Stories’ box set, appears to be airing on German TV’s 3Sat on New Years Eve
at 1AM local time. Unfortunately it’s likely to be geo-blocked outside Germany, but they do have a watchable trailer for the film on their site.

Nita Strauss was on ‘Rob’s School Of Music‘ discussing her solo material, Fitness and being on the road with the Alice Cooper band.

Calico Cooper turned up on Portland TV channel KATU2ABC chatting about Beasto Blanco and growing up with Alice as a father.

Alice, Slash and others turn up in a trailer for the forthcoming ‘Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp’ documentary ‘Rock Camp: The Movie’ which will receive a ‘virtual cinema’ release on January 15th before going to on demand from February 16th.

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Weekly Catchup

Detroit Stories Splatter Vinyl

It’s been very quiet this past week with only a few small things to cover to stay up to date.

Good Records in Texas, the guys behind the ‘Live From The Astroturf’ reunion album, will be releasing a exclusive ""Spider Eyes Splatter vinyl" version of ‘Detroit Stories’ in February and it’s available to pre-order now. This version comes with an 12" x 12" silkscreened art print of the band at Pontiac Farm in 1971 (from the Dunaway’s archive) and Alice Cooper trading card.

The official Alice Cooper social media pages have also posted a photograph showing the contents of the ‘Detroit Stories’ box set which you can see below.

SkyArts in the UK (now also on Freeview) will be showing Alice’s appearance in ‘Jesus Christ Superstar‘ on Wednesday evening (23rd) at 9pm. As far as I know this will be the first time it has aired in the UK.

Ryan Roxie is now offering gift certificates for his ‘System-12 Guitar Method’, the perfect gift for your budding guitarist relation. All the info is here.

Dennis Dunaway’s ‘Cold Cold Coffin‘ has won yet another award. This time it’s won the ‘Best Music Video’ at the Shockfest Film Festival in Hollywood.

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New Single Released

Alice Cooper releases new single

Today sees the release of the second single from ‘Detroit Stories’ and this time it’s ‘Our Love Will Change The World’, originally by Detroit band ‘Outrageous Cherry’. It’s streaming live in Europe now on Spotify and Youtube, but it could be delayed in your timezone if it isn’t yet midnight where you are. The official video can be seen below.

The Hollywood Vampires have announced an additional show date for their European tour next year. They play Romexpo in Bucharest, Romania on August 31st. Tickets go on sale Monday.

As mentioned a few weeks ago Alice was the first guest on a new webshow by Kesha (‘Welcome 2 My Nightmare’) and they have posted an 8 minute preview of the episode on YouTube. The full 30 minute podcast can be heard via various streaming sites found here.

Radio station WCSX interviewed Alice a few weeks ago and have posted video on YouTube. The ‘Halloween Special’ they keep referring to in the interview appears to just have been the Halloween episode of ‘Nights With Alice Cooper’.

SkyArts in the UK are currently running a show called ‘ICONS: Music Through The Lens’ and Alice pops up occasionally to comment.

The Sunday Times (UK) had a short article last Sunday with Alice talking cars which you can see here (subscription required).

Alice is also seen very briefly in the new Frank Zappa documentary by Alex Winters simply called ‘Zappa’. They show some photos, short clips from the Toronto ’69 film, and Alice talks about Frank for a few seconds. In all less then a minute. He pops up one more time later to comment about Zappa writing “hit” singles. Of course Alice Cooper isn’t a huge part of Zappa’s life and the film IS a pretty good overview of Zappa’s career with some interesting home movie footage. (thanks Jeff for info)

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