Alice on Fox10 and Pudding Line up.
With the annual Christmas Pudding show coming up next Saturday, December 4th, Alice and Sheryl have been interviewed on Fox10 Phoenix at the Rock teen center promoting the show. The bill has also been announced and includes the current band (minus Nita, who is on her own tour), Ace Frehley, Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine, Ed Rolland of Collective Soul, Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals and Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray.
Ex-Cooper band bassist Chuck Wright is releasing his first solo album ‘Chuck Wright’s Sheltering Sky‘ early next year and the video for the first single, a cover of Björk’s 1995 hit ‘Army of Me’, is available to watch now on YouTube. You can find out more via Chuck’s official site.
Roxie Rox (not OUR Roxie) has posted a 90 minute video celebrating 50 years of the ‘Killer’ album which features interviews with Neal Smith and Dan Flitcroft, the man behind the ‘Killer: 50 Years Later’ tribute album that has just been released.
David Draiman to guest with Nita Strauss in Los Angeles
No big news to report in the last week or so but a few things to cover before they are out of date:
Disturbed singer David Draiman is set to make a guest appearance at Nita Strauss’ Whisky A Go Go show tonight in Hollywood CA. It had to happen at some point after he guested on Nita’s latest single ‘Dead Inside’ and Draiman himself confirmed in on Facebook a couple of days ago. Nita’s new solo album is due soon and will feature guest appearances by a few more of her favourite vocalists.
UPDATE: And here’s video from last night!
A few weeks ago on ‘The Masked Singer’ in the US a character called ‘Jester’ did a surprisingly decent version of ‘School’s Out’. Turns out under the mask was legendary Sex Pistols/PIL vocalist John Lydon, a long time fan of early Alice Cooper. Check out the video here.
There’s another Alice Cooper tribute album on the way but this one could be a little different. It’s called ‘Hail To Hell: An Acoustic Tribute To Alice Cooper’ by Eric McFadden and features a very eclectic selection of songs including ‘Laughing At Me’, ‘Man With The Golden Gun’ and ‘Former Lee Warmer’. It’s out on November 30th and you can order a copy here.
Lastly a reminder of another tribute album released on November 27th called ‘Killer: 50 Years Later’ that recreates the original Killer album and features a bunch of up and coming band doing a great job covering the Cooper classics. You can order and listen to three tracks on the Pale Wizard Records bandcamp page here. You can see the cover below.
Two new shows have been added to the 2022 Winter Tour, They are January 27th in Windsor, ON and February 1st in Evansville, IN. VIP/Pre-sales are available tomorrow with general on sale Friday at 10am.
The Clearwater show mentioned in the last update has now been confirmed along with seven more shows for the beginning of next year. The dates are as follows and tickets go on pre-sale tomorrow with general on sale on Friday.
28th January – Cincinnati, OH, ICON Music Center
29th January – Toledo, OH, Stranahan Theater
31st January – Wabash, IN, Honeywell Center
3rd February – Louisville, KY, Palace Theatre
4th February – Cherokee, NC, Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center
5th February – Savannah, GA, Johnny Mercer Theatre
7th February – Clearwater, FL, Ruth Eckerd Hall
8th February – Orlando, FL, Hard Rock Hotel Orlando
Also confirmed is this years Christmas Pudding show which will take place on December 4th at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix with the acts appear yet to be confirmed.
Vevo have a series of videos, mainly from Trash, Hey Stoopid or The Last Temptation, with Alice giving short introductions. You can see the full playlist here.
If you have Apple music Alice co-hosts show 303 of ‘Rock Classics Radio with Jenn’ which you can find here.