Rat Pak Records have released full details of the new Beasto Blanco album “We Are” which will be released on May 24th. The full press release is as follows:
Beasto Blanco, the band comprised of Chuck Garric (long time Alice Cooper bassist) on guitars and vocals, Calico Cooper on vocals,Brother Latham on guitars, Jan LeGrow on bass and Sean Sellers on drums, will release their 3rd studio album ‘We Are’ on May 24, 2019 via Rat Pak Records. ‘We Are’ is the follow up album to their highly successful 2016 self-titled sophomore release ‘Beasto Blanco’. Produced by Ryan Greene, the new album is available for pre-order in various bundle configurations at: www.ratpakrecords.com/BeastoBlanco. Regarding the new album Chuck Garric comments, “We spent a lot of time channeling, dissecting and arranging the songs from our new album. The idea was, “Let’s make ‘our’ record – not necessarily what’s popular now or what we think other people will like. We said, let’s make a record for us and our fans. Our fans are loyal and our sound is our sound.” Guitarist Brother Latham adds “We Are” is a novel record for us. It shows maturity in the band, without surrendering our reckless abandon and love of rock n’ roll!” Calico Cooper adds, “This record has teeth. It’s got a bite to it that I love. It’s message is from the people we see around us every day, it’s heartbeat is so loud. It says We are strong. We are indestructible. We are here. We Are!” The track listing for ‘We Are’ is as follows: 01 The Seeker, 02 Solitary Rave, 03 Ready To Go, 04 Down, 05 Perception Of Me, 06 Let’s Rip, 07 Half Life, 08 We Got This, 09 Follow The Bleed, 10 I See You In It, 11 Halcyon (Bonus-track CD & Download versions).
AZCentral has a long article about the premiere screening of the ‘Live From The Astroturf’ film tonight at the Phoenix Film Festival. Expect some special guests at the screening! UPDATE: All four surviving members of the original Alice Cooper line up – Alice, Neal, Michael, and Dennis – where at the premiere.
Ryan Roxie could be a guest on the ‘Electric Crush’ radio show on April 9th between 7pm and 9pm. You can listen in to the show here.
While we’re still awaiting any details about either Hollywood Vampires albums set for release this year, you can now welcome fellow vampires to your home with HV doormats!
Shep Gordon is interviewed on ‘Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast’. which you can listen to here.
After last weeks UK tour announcement Alice has made a couple of UK radio appearances and there’s been a few interviews as well. First up was an appearance on BBC Radio 2 where he was interviewed by pop star Will Young (and obviously had no idea who he was!). You can listen again to this one now here. Alice shows up at around 1 hour 20 mins. The NME has a new interview with Alice, during which he confirms both Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page have recorded parts for the forthcoming Hollywood Vampire’s album, which he revealed on NWAC will be called ‘Rise’ and will feature “all new material”. The following day NME ran another article here, and then another one a couple of days later! Kerrang! have an interview with Alice as well, while The Mirror also ran the tour announcement and added their usual expert research – “First album ‘Welcome to My Nightmare’ was released in 1969”. Hmm..
Ryan Roxie’s UK shows at the weekend were excellent. Playing songs from his solo projects DPM and Roxie 77, as well as his latest album ‘Imagine Your Reality’ and a couple of Cooper classics, Roxie and his band (Robby Miller, Sean Tobin and Rob Lane) played two storming sets in Bedford and Birmingham you really shouldn’t have missed (if you did!). While here Roxie posted a series mini-films showing real and not-so-real life on the road which you can see here. Ryan will be playing a special show in Athens, Greece on March 16th at ‘Crow Live Stage‘. For this show Ryan will be backed by Greek Alice Cooper tribute band ‘Snakebite‘.
Nita Strauss will make a guest appearance on the debut album from ‘Over It All’, a project featuring members of Lamb Of God, Animals as Leaders and Sworn Enemy. She’s also interviewed on Wrestling Inc, and Music Radar. Nita will be special guest for Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 on on April 14th at ‘Brick By Brick’ in San Diego, CA.
Ryan Roxie has announced US shows for April this year. He plays the following dates:
April 3rd – Rascals Live Music Venue, Moline, IL
April 4th – Tailgators, Cedar Rapids, IA
April 5th – Mississippi Moon Bar at Diamond Jo Dubuque, Dubuque, IA
April 6th – RocHaus, West Dundee, IL
April 7th – Top Fuel Saloon, Braidwood, IL
April 10th – The Rhythm Saloon, Mt Juliet, TN
April 11th – 37 Main, Buford, GA
April 13th – Bourbon Street. New Port Richey, FL
Don`t forget Ryan is in the UK next week for two solo shows!
you can watch the new video for ‘The Beginning Of The End’ by Kane
Roberts. Taken from his new solo album ‘The New Normal’ it features
Alice along with Arch Enemy’s Alissa White-Gluz and Sheryl Cooper!
‘Heavy New York’ interviewed Chuck Garric and Calico Cooper of Beasto
Blanco at NAMM yesterday and you can see the interview now on YouTube.
Ryan Roxie’s UK shows are getting closer so get your tickets before
they sell out. These are full band shows for the first time in the UK
and not to be missed. Catch Roxie at Bedford Esquires on February 22nd and The Asylum in Birmingham on February 23rd (and at the Birmingham Guitar Show during the afternoon).
Ryan was also scheduled to play the ‘Cancer On The Rocks‘
benefit show in Nantwich on February 24th but this show has been
postponed. Refunds should be available from point of purchase.
usual Alice spent the new year in Hawaii and performed at Shep Gordon’s
annual jam in aid of the Maui Food Bank at Wailea Beach Resort, along
with Steven Tyler and Mick Fleetwood. Songs performed included ‘Brown Sugar‘, ‘No More Mr Nice Guy‘, ‘Under My Wheels‘, ‘I’m Eighteen‘, ‘Poison‘ and ‘School’s Out‘,
Family and band members were also there including Sheryl, Calico,
Chuck, Glen and Nita, who backed various other performers over the
course of the evening including Disturbed’s David Draiman on ‘The Sound Of Silence‘ and Wonder Woman Lynda Carter.
Alice will reportedly remain on the island and, as last year, will perform at Willie K’s Bluesfest at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center on January 5th.
Between February 28th and March 3rd Alice will be taking part in the
annual “Warburton Celebrity Golf Tournament Jam” in Palm Springs which
on February 28th includes a “Story Behind The Story: Songwriter’s
Ryan spent his New Year in Paso Roboles, CA performing with a reformed Glamnation along with Eric Dover and Teddy ZigZag!
There’s a few other things to catch up on from the Xmas week:
had a short interview with Alice, parts of which have been repeated on
numerous other sites. It’s nothing particularly new, just Alice again
talking about his dislike of mixing politics and music, but as has
happened previous times other sites have grabbed hold of the comments
and built their own news stories around them.
According to an interview
with Joe Perry the new Hollywood Vampire’s album is currently at the
mixing stage and he hopes the band will play more shows this summer.
Rue Morgue Records
have posted an article telling the story of the ‘Live From The
Astroturf’ album with lots of photos and background info on the release.
Nita Strauss is interviewed by ‘The Roman Show‘ which you can see on YouTube. There’s also an interview with Nita at WSOU over at Soundcloud. Nita also came in a #6 on Ultimate Guitar‘s ‘Guitarist of the Year 2018’!
WhatsupNW have a long article about the Alice Cooper stage play ‘Shock Opera’ which background on the actors and photos. Check out the facebook page for more info.