New Swedish Festival Date

Alice Cooper plays Atlas Rock

Another festival date seems to have been announced for next year. Alice will be headlining the ‘Atlas Rock‘ festival in Sweden on June 4th. Tickets go on sale Monday. So far he seems to be the only act announced for the festival.

Dennis Dunaway plays on a new single by TBelly called ‘I Never Want To See Me Again’ which is now available via Bandcamp. There’s also a cool video for the song which you can see below.

CBC in Canada have a new interview with Alice, talking about ‘Detroit Stories’ and the early Detroit scene.

Alice seems to have filmed a new commercial for ‘Progressive Insurance’ recently with Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield. The commercial is part of the ‘At Home With Baker Mayfield’ series of adverts and presumably will turn up on Youtube when it is aired.

Beasto Blanco are releasing their recent ‘Freakstream’ webcast on Blu-Ray in mid-August. This version of the film will feature footage not included on the original streaming version of the show, and initial copies will be signed by the band. Be warned however that if you are ordering from the UK shipping and customs charges are likely to cost as much as the disc itself!

Ryan Roxie was interviewed on the ‘2020’d’ podcast a couple of days ago and you can check it out here.

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New Shows

Alice Cooper announces two new shows

Some tour news this week. The Farmingville, NY show set for September 22nd has been cancelled, and replaced by a show in Utica, NY at ‘The Stanley‘ on the same day. Tickets for the new show went on public sale today.

Additionally Alice has been announced as headlining the ‘Rock The Ring‘ festival in Hinwil, Switzerland on June 18th next year. This is the second European festival to be announced for next June so expect more shows to follow.

Damon Johnson’s new band ‘The Get Ready’ have a series of shows coming up from July 24th in Richmond, IN. including a run of UK shows with Buckcherry at the end of the year. Check out all the dates here. The bands album ‘Battle Lessons’ is out now.

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Catching Up

Alice Cooper plays Suns Halftime Show

It’s still very quiet in Cooperland but here’s a few things to cover before they become too out of date.

Alice turned up, backed by Dash and CO-OP, to performed the half-time show at the Phoenix Suns basketball match last week and you can see footage here or below. They played ‘No More Mr Nice Guy’ and ‘School’s Out.’

KillerWatt recently had a chat with Neal Smith which you can listen to here.

SockShop have announced Alice Cooper themed underwear and socks in two box gift sets. There’s four sock designed and two underwear designs. Get yours here!

Recent episodes of Ryan Roxie’s ‘In The Trenches’ podcast have featured Conny Bloom of Electric Boys and the legendary Steve Hunter. Keep up to date on Roxie’s official YouTube channel here.

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Alice Plays Hellfest 2022

Alice Cooper has been announced as headlining the second stage at next years Hellfest in Clisson, France on June 24th. The festival will run over two weekends and a total of 7 nights, with an amazing line up of bands scheduled to play including Metallica, Guns’n’Roses, Nine Inch Nails, Scorpions, Faith No More, Judas Priest, Deep Purple, Whitesnake, Megadeth, and literally hundreds of others. Honestly it looks easier to list the major bands that won’t be there! Tickets go on sale in July.

From our point of view this suggests Alice will likely be playing other festivals in Europe next summer.

The London Film and Comic Con has announced Alice as a guest at the Olympia between November 19th and 21st. He’ll be there doing autographs and photos at various times over the weekend but beware it won’t be cheap. Autographs are £65 with photos another £75, and that doesn’t include the price of entry to the show. An autograph, photo and "gift" pass will set you back £175!!
Alice was set to appear at this event back in 202 but obviously it was cancelled due to the pandemic.

Dennis Dunaway plays on the forthcoming single by UK band TBelly called ‘I Never Want To See Me Again’. The single is due out in July 16th and if you use Spotify you can pre-save it now so you don’t forget.

Nita Strauss will be making an appearance at the Tacoma Guitar and Drum festival in Tacoma, WA on Sunday June 27th. Tickets are on sale now. This is a guitar clinic, not a proper live show.

Ryan Roxie’s next guest of ‘In The Trenches’ on June 22nd will be ex-Alice and Lou Reed guitarist Steve Hunter! You can set a reminder here,

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Catching Up

Catching up with AC news

Maybe it’s just me, but since the announcement of the US tour for September it’s seems to have been pretty quiet on the Cooper front, but here’s what has come in since then:

Alice and Sheryl Cooper will be appearing on Facebook Live with AC tribute band ‘Almost Cooper‘ on June 12th at 7om CST (1AM UK time). Almost Cooper seem to do quite a bit to raise money for Alice’s Solid Rock and seem to have a pretty accurate stage show. Check out the clips here.

Alice was at Bernie Taupin’s 71st birthday bash on May 23rd in Los Angeles along with Bernie’s long time writing partner Sir Elton John, and they took the chance to recreate a famous photograph taken at Bernie’s 21st birthday bash, with ‘Will & Grace’ actor Eric McCormack standing in for the deceased Paul Lynde. You check out the pic on instagram.

June 9th sees the release of ‘Permanent Damage: Memoirs Of An Outrageous Girl’ by former GTO ‘Miss Mercy’ Fontenot, and to launch the book Alice took part in a livestream on June 2nd with co-author Lyndsey Parker, Pamela Des Barres and Alice! You can watch the 45 minute show here. The book features several Alice Cooper stories and is likely well worth checking out if you are interested in the ’69/’70 LA scene.

On May 26th Alice joined guitarist Joe Bonamassa for a great hour long interview on Joe’s ‘Live from Nerdville’ video podcast which you can check out on YouTube here.

The full version of Alice’s interview on BBC6 Music’s ‘Liz Kershaw’s Legends in Their Own Lunchtime’ can be heard on YouTube here.

May 26th saw Alice show up briefly at the ‘White Castle 100th birthday bash’ livestream (around 55 minutes in) which you can see here.

There’s a new video interview with Neal Smith courtesy of North Wales Drum Promotions up now on YouTube.

To mark his 77th episode of ‘In The Trenches’, Ryan Roxie was himself interviewed for nearly 2 hours by Dave ‘The Rat’ Rattenbury and you can check that out now. Other recent interviews include Blaze Bayley and ex-Alice drummer Tommy Clufetos and you can check them all out on Ryan’s Youtube channel.

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US Tour Dates Announced

Alice Cooper is back! Catch Alice on tour this Fall with special guest, former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley.

Celebrating the release of his new album, Detroit Stories, Alice will hit the road starting September 17th in Atlantic City, NJ with stops in Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Nashville and more – culminating in a performance at the 2021 Shaky Knees Festival in Atlanta! 
VIP Tickets and Presales available tomorrow, Tuesday, May 18th at 10am local time with code SICKTHINGS. Tickets go on general sale this Friday, May 21st at 10am local time.

2021 TOUR DATES
September 17th – Ovation Hall at Oceans Resort Casino in Atlantic City, NJ (no Ace Frehley)
September 18th – Bank of NH Pavilion in Gilford, NH
September 19th – Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater in Bridgeport, CT
September 21st – Leader Bank Pavilion in Boston, MA
September 22nd – Long Island Community Hospital Amphitheatre in Farmingville, NY
September 24th – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island in Chicago, IL
September 25th – DTE Energy Music Theatre in Detroit, MI
September 27th – Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre in Youngstown, OH
September 28th – Rose Music Center in Huber Heights, OH
September 29th – Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park in Indianapolis, IN
October 1st – BMO Harris Pavilion in Milwaukee, WI
October 2nd – Saint Louis Music Park in St. Louis, MO
October 3rd – Ascend Amphitheatre in Nashville, TN
October 5th – Appalachian Wireless Arena in Pikeville, KY
October 6th – Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC
October 7th – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre in Charlotte, NC
October 9th – Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, FL
October 10th – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, FL
October 11th – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, FL
October 13th – Montgomery Performing Arts Center in Montgomery, AL
October 14th – BJCC Concert Hall in Birmingham, AL
October 18th – Smart Financial Centre in Sugar Land, TX
October 19th – HEB Center in Austin, TX
October 20th – Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium in Ft. Worth, TX
October 22nd – Bancorp South Arena in Tupelo, MS
October 23rd – Shaky Knees Festival in Atlanta, GA

In other news Alice turned up on the BBC News channel during the week promoting ‘Detroit Stories’, which you can currently watch here.

Alice can also been see on the ‘Word On Woodward‘ podcast talking about ‘Go Wings Go’, and there’s another new interview over at ‘Page Six

Another news story that has been all over the place in the last few days is that the Andy Warhol “Little Electric Chair” print Alice found in his garage a while back is going to be auctioned by the Larsen Gallery in Arizona. So if you have a few spare millions sitting around, here’s your chance! The gallery has placed an estimate on the print around $2.5 million to $4.5 million!! A percentage of profits will go to Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock charity. – AZCentral also has a report.

Dennis and Cindy Dunaway’s appearance on the Alexxis Steele Podcast can be seen here, but make sure you put aside some time to watch it all as it’s nearly 2 hours long!

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Listen To The Electric Ballroom

A couple of weeks ago Alice Cooper and Dennis Dunaway appeared on Keith Roth’s ‘Electric Ballroom‘ show, but unless you managed to listen in live (difficult with the US/Europe time differences) you missed it, as it hasn’t been posted online… until now. Courtesy of Electric Ballroom Radio and Keith Roth, below you can listen to the show which originally aired  April 25th 2021.


Courtesy of Electric Ballroom Radio, Originally Aired 4-25-21

Alice was on BBC Radio 6’s Liz Kershaw show recently and they have posted video of the interview over on facebook.

He was also interviewed on the ‘Metal From The Inside’ podcast which you can watch on YouTube.

Alice has been announced as a guest at this years ‘Geek’d Con‘ in Shreveport, LA between August 13th-15th. Tickets are on sale now.

Dennis and Cindy Dunaway will be on the Alexxis Steele’s ‘Music 101’ show tonight (May 10th) at 9PM EDT which you can watch live at YouTube. Presumably it will be available to watch on their channel afterwards.

One to watch for in the future: Bank Side Films are in post-production on a new film called ‘Dali Land’ which "tells the story of the later years of the strange and fascinating marriage between the genius Salvador Dalí and his tyrannical wife, Gala. Set in New York and Spain in 1973, the story is told through the eyes of James, a young assistant keen to make his name in the art world, who helps the eccentric and mercurial Dalí prepare for a big gallery show." Of interest to us is that they DO plan to feature Alice Cooper and the famous Hologram, with actor Mark McKenna playing Alice. You can keep track on this here.

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Go Wings Go

Alice Cooper released ‘Go Wings Go’ video

Alice Cooper has just released a new video for ‘Go Man Go’ from ‘Detroit Stories’ but with revised lyrics reflecting his love of Detroit Red Wings hockey team. It’s called ‘Go Wings Go‘ and you can see it below. Obviously Alice is well known as a sports fan having been sighted at baseball, football, and hockey games in the past, not to mention a few boxing matches. Can’t help wondering of his actual home town of Phoenix, where he grew up, started a band, and has lived most of his life, is feeling a little unloved recently!

Also newish is a ‘bonus episode’ of the ‘Alice Cooper’s Vintage Vault‘ podcast with Alice talking to William Shatner on ‘Nights With Alice Cooper’.

Alice turned up on CBS Detroit’s ‘Michigan Matters’ for a short zoom interview which you can watch here and there’s an interview in the Detroit Free Press.

Autoweek‘ has a story about Alice’s old 1963 ‘Studebaker Avanti’ which was apparently previously owned by a KGB spy!

Dennis Dunaway makes an appearance on Lydia Lunch’s podcast ‘Lydian Spin‘ around 20 minutes into the show. Lydia Lunch has frequently covered ‘Black Juju’ over the years in her live shows and it’s featured on her album ‘Shotgun Wedding’ from 1991.

Joe Bonamassa interviews Nita Strauss on his ‘Live from Nerdsville‘ podcast.

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New Interviews

CoopStock and Interviews

Alice Cooper played his first live show in over a year last night for the ‘CoopStock’ show in aid of ‘Solid Rock’. I was hoping some more info would come in today as to what actually happened but so far haven`t seen anything useful. There was a post that seemed to suggest Chuck Garric was in Phoenix a couple of days ago so maybe that suggests he may have been there. Dash Cooper’s CO-OP were certainly there, as were Brent Fitz and Tommy Thayer. More when I get it!

The Monsters Of Rock Cruise’ to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic that was scheduled for May before being cancelled, has been rescheduled for February 9th-14th 2022 with Alice Cooper still headlining. This time it looks like it’s a proper cruise (rather then a beach party) and you can get more info here.

A reminder that Alice and Dennis Dunaway will be together on WRAT 95.9 tonight with Keith Roth 8-10pm EST time. This will be repeated on May 2nd.

Alice was on Fox 2 Detroit this week for a short interview, talking about the Cooper Tire contest, as well as WTKR’s ‘Coast Live’ and ‘Good Day Rochester‘. He’s also been chatting to AZCentral about the contest as well as his covid situation and CoopStock.

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