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New Show - Finland

Alice Cooper has been announced as playing the Tuska Open Air Metal Festival which takes place between June 26th and 28th in Suvilahti, Helsinki, Finland. Three day tickets are available now with single day tickets to be available later.

Neal Smith has released a new Christmas single from his KillSmith project. It's called 'Noelle No Wonder' and you can check it out on YouTube.


Posted on 18 Dec 2014
Celebrity Doodle Challenge

Alice Cooper guitarist Tommy Henriksen is taking part in the 'Celebrity Doodle Challenge' which aims to help charities caring for severely ill and abused children by donating a doodle sheet will be going up for auction early next year. Don't miss the chance to get your own slice of Tommy's mind on paper.
Check out http://celebritydoodlechallenge.weebly.com for more info. Tradition dictates that each entrant throws down the gauntlet to two others, so Tommy has nominated his band mates Ryan Roxie and Nita Strauss!


There's been a little more coverage of the Pudding show in the last couple of days including a review at the Examiner.

Variety reports that 'School's Out' has been inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame. Each year a special member committee determines a group of recordings, at least 25 years old, which exhibit qualitative or historical importance to induct. A bit of a shame Variety choose to use a picture of Alice from 1975 rather then the band who recorded the song.

Sadly I also have to report the passing of another important figure in the history of Alice Cooper,. Michael Ashley Pandel, on Deceember 10th. Pandel moved to NYC to work as the Press Officer for the band that became “Alice Cooper”, directing publicity and promotional strategies, remaining throughout their most successful years before moving on in 1975 to become a successful restaurateur.


Posted on 17 Dec 2014
Pudding Time

The annual Alice Cooper Christmas Puddingshow was this weekend and for the first time Alice and the band performed a full show, theatrics and all, for those lucky enough to be there. The show apparently ran very late, AC and crew didn't take the stage until after midnight, and the setlist seems to have been changed up a little as they ended with 'Revolution' rather then playing it during a 'Raise The Dead' section. AZ Central have a report and photos from the night which also included a short set by Nightranger who currently feature Keri Kelli on guitar.
Before the Pudding Alice talked to the Phoenix New Times about both the pudding and the Solid Rock thrift store which you can see here. They also have a show review here.

Albert Bouchard of Blue Coupe will be on the air again this Tuesday on WFKU for the Origins 2014 Christmas Show which you can listen onine to at www.wfku.org. The show airs at 7pm EST.


Posted on 15 Dec 2014
New Show - Texas

According to Times Record News Alice Cooper will be playing the Memorial Auditorium in Wichita Falls, Texas on February 8th. Tickets on sale December 19th.

AZ Central has a new interview with Alice.


Posted on 10 Dec 2014
RIP Chris Leahey

From the official Alice Cooper facebook:
"We've lost a good soul in Rock N Roll. Chris "Frank" Leahey was a stage tech for our tours and became like family when he came in with Chuck Garric. Chris had some personal struggles like many do, but ultimately he lost his battle and he passed away peacefully in Mesa Arizona surrounded by family. Chuck Garric wrote a touching note to Chris, R.I.P. Frank, we love and miss you!!"
You can check out Chuck's note here.

Alice visited Fox10 in Phoenix the other day to promote the Xmas pudding show and you can watch it here.

Music Radar has Glen Sobel offering his top 5 tips to Drummers.


Posted on 08 Dec 2014
Las Vegas Guests

The Las Vegas show at The Palms the other night featured a guest appearances from Jason Hook and Motley Crue's Vince Neal for 'School's Out'. Las Vegas Sun have a report and photos.

Neal Smith will be co-hosting 'The Electric Ballroom' on WRAT today at 8pm EST chatting about Alice Cooper and his new solo album 'KillSmith and the GreenFire Empire'. 

Stone Cold Crazy has a new interviw with Special Forces guitarist Mike Pinera talking about his long career including working with Alice.


Posted on 30 Nov 2014
Alice For Graspop

The poster for this years Graspop Festival shows Alice Cooper playing the festival which takes place in Dessel, Belgium between 19th and 21st of June. Headlining are Kiss, Slipknot and Scorpions. Tickets are available from December.

Recordnet has a new interview with Alice.

Nita Strauss is featured in the January issue of Guitar Player Magazine.


Posted on 23 Nov 2014
Grandfather Alice

Congratulations to Dash and Morgan Cooper as Alice and Sheryl become grandparents to twin boys names Falcon Jay and Riot Vincent Cooper!! Due to the happy event Sheryl Cooper is back home helping out and Calico is back in the Cooper show filling in.

There's been some interesting reviews form the Canadian press which all seem to follow the same pattern. Check out the Calgary Sun, Gig City, and Straight.

LA Weekly has a new interview with Alice as does the Modesto Bee.

 


Posted on 20 Nov 2014
Alice For Hellfest

It has been announced that Alice Cooper will be returning to Hellfest in France for the festival which takes place between 19th and 21st June in Clisson. Tickets seem to be available as a three day pass now. Headliners across the weekend appear to be Slipknot, Scorpions and Faith No More so it looks like Alice will have a special guest slot.

Albert Bouchard of Blue Coupe is starting up his own radio show Tuesday at 7PM EST on www.wfku.org where you can listen online.


Posted on 18 Nov 2014
Alice On ESPN

Alice turned up on ESPN Collage Game Day a couple of days ago for a short chat and there is a short video here.

The November issue of Steel Notes Magazine has a cover feature on Glen Buxton including an inteview with Glen's sister Janice Buxton-Davison and rare photos. You can check it out here.

Top Alice Cooper tribute band Gallas Cooper were featured on a recent show about tribute acts in Scotland and if you're in the UK you can watch the show, called 'I Wanna Be Like You', now on BBC iPlayer.

Classic Rock has a short interview with Alice which you can see here.


Posted on 11 Nov 2014
Alice Cooper For Rock The Ring

Swiss festival "Rock The Ring" in Zurich, Switzerland has announced Alice Cooper will be playing there on June 21st 2015, along with Judas Priest and Five Finger Death Punch (featuring Jason Hook).

Bleeding Cool News have posted images from Neil Gaiman's original script for the 'Lats Temptation' comic/graphic novel.


Posted on 07 Nov 2014
Full Pudding Show

According to AZ Central this years Xmas Pudding show will for the first time feature a full production show from Alice and the band. For those who don`t know normally Alice's appearances at the Alice Cooper Christmas Pudding feature a shortened set which includes covers and guest appearances. This year's pudding guests include E Street Band guitarist Nils Lofgren, blues guitarist Jonny Lang, Night Ranger, Thousand Foot Krutch, POD, and Gary Mule Deer. Cooper's daughter Calico Cooper will emcee.

The Music Room has been featuring band interviews and Alice related articles this week.


Premier Guitar has a 'rig rundown' showing the guitars and gear used by Tommy, Nita and Ryan.

Chicago Sun-Times has a short interview with Alice.


Posted on 06 Nov 2014
Damon Johnson Trio

Damon will debut his new power trio at Summit City Lounge in Whitesburg, Kentucky U.S.A. on Saturday November 22nd. "Have been putting this together in my brain for a long time now," Damon says. "Am so stoked to play the first show!". Performing with Damon will be drummer Jarred Pope and bassist Tony Nagy. The trio are preparing a massive list of material to perform, including brand new music that Damon is considering for his upcoming solo album. "The songs that I would want to comprise my very first electric solo album have to be special. Playing some of them with the trio is a great way to test drive the energy before going into the studio." Fans can certainly expect to hear songs from all facets of Damon's career, including Brother Cane, Thin Lizzy, Alice Cooper, and of course, Black Star Riders.
In other Damon news Black Star Riders will be on the road again in the UK with a join tour with Europe in March. The sixteen shows begin on  March 2nd in Dublin and run through to March 21st in London. Check out the full list here.

"Raise The Dead: Live From Wacken" debuted at #24 on the Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums Chart.

Limaohio.com has a few words with Alice.


Posted on 31 Oct 2014
Watch New York Q&A

You can now watch Alice's appearance at the 92nd Street Y where they showed 'Super Duper Alice Cooper' followed by a Q & A with Alice. Check it out here.

Rob Zombie joined Alice on stage at the Mohegan Sun show, Blabbermouth have video, and Dennis and Cindy Dunaway were also there.

Classic Bands have a new interview with Steve Hunter.


Posted on 30 Oct 2014
More New Shows

AC.com have confirmed the shows listed yesterday and added three more with tickets going on sale today. They are:
February 10th - Grand Prairie, TX, Verizon Theater
February 12th - Austin, TX, ACL Live
February 17th - Orlando, FL, Hard Rock Live


Posted on 28 Oct 2014
New Shows

It's looking like the previously mentioned February shows are real. Both venue sites are now listing the shows which are:
February 14th - Bayou Music Center, Houston, TX
February 16th - Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, FL
In Addition to these shows Tulsa World is reporting Alice will be playing The Brady Theater in Tulsa on February 7th with tickets on sale this Friday which is confirmed on the venue website.
Also, according to the venue sites, Alice will be at the Majestic Theater, San Antonio, TX on February 11th and Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, FL on February 18th.


Posted on 27 Oct 2014
Small Stuff

The University of Buffalo Spectrum has posted a report from Shep Gordon's recent appearance there.

Damon Johnson will be playing a charity acoustic show at the Whole Backstage Theatre in Guntersville, AL on November 21st in aid of the theater's childrens program.

TMZ caught Alice in the street and asked him who the coolest guy he ever golfed with was.

The Camel City Dispach have a review of the Greensboro show.

Nights With Alice Cooper is running a competition to win tickets for the Rock Legends Cruise next year. The winner will receive two round trip coach tickets to Florida and a night in a hotel in addition to tickets to the 6 day cruise.


Posted on 26 Oct 2014
Alice In New York

As previously reported Alice was at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York last night for the Little Kids Rock benefit honouring Joan Jett. Other guests included Cheap Trick, and Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day) amongst others. CerealKyler posted a photo of Alice and Joan soundchecking. The pair performed 'Be My Lover' which Jett has covered before. After the show Alice headed down to The Treehouse for legendary rock photographer Bob Gruen's birthday party bash and jumped up to perform 'Eighteen' with the Jessie Malin band.

Nights with Alice Cooper are running a competition with a cool prize. Send in a scary 'selfie' of yourself and the winner will get their selfie hand drawn by Alice himself! Check out the details here. All you have to do is take the photo and post it with hashtag #AliceScarySelfie to enter.

There's also a competition to win two tickets to Alice's appearance at the 92Y showing of 'Super Duper Alice Cooper' in New York on October 27th. Check out the details here.

Ken Bloor has posted some photos from Damon Johnsons UK solo acoustic show which you can check out a lastoftheteenageidols.com.

Glen Sobel is interviewed in the new issue of Modern Drummer and has posted a scan here.

SeatGeek are listing Alice Cooper playing at the Bayou Music Center in Houston, TX on Feruary 14th next year, but as with the other February show that turned up a few weeks ago there is no confirmation yet that this is correct and no information on any other site including the venue site that I have seen, so take this just as a heads up to watch for an announcement if you're in that area.

Nashville Scene have posted video from the McGuiness Pub aftershow a few days ago. The band played a selection of covers and 'Be My Lover' before being joined by Alice to play the 'Raise The Dead' covers and 'School's Out'.

Alice was at the Nashville Paul McCartney show on October 16th and met Sir Cliff Richard backstage who posted a photo to facebook saying "what a nice guy".

Asbury Park Press have a few quotes from Alice ahead of the Atlantic City show tonight.


Posted on 24 Oct 2014
Alice Guitar Bundle Available Now

The ASG Alice Cooper guitar has gone on sale today in a special bundle which includes a vinyl copy of 'Billion Dollar Babies', a 'Super Duper Alice Cooper' DVD/Bluray, poster, AND your guitar will be autographed by Alice himself. This bundle is only available for the next 23 hours (as of writing) and there are only 50 sets available so be quick.

Alice will be at the 92nd St Y in NYC on Oct. 27th for a Q&A / discussion following a screening of Super Duper.  It's the day before the MSG gig.

'Theory Of A Deadman' have released a video for their song 'Savages' which, of course, features Alice. The video uses archive clips and images and is pretty cool.

The Daily Mirror have a clip of 'Welcome To My Nightmare' from the new 'Raise The Dead: Live At Wacken' DVD/CD.


Posted on 18 Oct 2014
New Steve Hunter Interview

Mitch Lafon has a new audio interview up with Steve Hunter.

Nashville Scene has a show review and mention of the surprise club show the other day.

Shep Gordon will be attending a screening of 'Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon' at his old university, The University of Buffalo, on Oct. 23 for a special screening of the film, followed by a question-and-answer session.


Posted on 17 Oct 2014
Surprise Show In Nashville

Alice and the band surprised patrons of the 'Dan McGuiness' bar in Nashville last night when, after performing at the Bridgestone Arena, they headed over and hit the stage again to perform a set of covers and originals. "He started with a cover of The Doors’ Break on Through, then followed with The Beatles’ Revolution, Jimi Hendrix’s Foxy Lady and The Who’s My Generation. The band finished with a medley of School’s Out and Pink Floyd’s Another Brick in the Wall."


Posted on 16 Oct 2014
New Tommy Henriksen Video and Single

Tommy Henriksen has a new digital single coming out on October 31st and you can pre-order it now on iTunes. The song is from his solo album 'Tommy Tommy Tommy' on K-tel records. Below you can check out the video for the single.


Posted on 14 Oct 2014
Alice and Nita Interviews

Alice talks to The Tennessean about working with Vince Gill on Welcome 2 My Nightmare.

Rock Radio N1 have a new interview with Nita Strauss on working and touring with Alice Cooper.


Posted on 13 Oct 2014
New Alice Cooper Guitar Coming Soon

ASG have announced details of their forthcoming, and awesome looking, Alice Cooper custom art guitar which you can see below. They say: "Each instrument is finished by master craftsmen in our Fullerton shop and shipped with a certificate of authenticity. The classic axe comes with all the trimmings, from a hand-carved mahogany top, and solid mahogany body, to a rosewood fingerboard and timeless mother-of-pearl trapezoid inlays. The package is completed by a Gravedigger headstock, custom ASG Arsenal pickups and chrome ASG headstock emblem". They are apparently only making 50 of these so be quick when the pre-sale becomes available shortly!

ASG ALice Cooper Guitar

Music Radar has a new piece with Alice talking about his career.

Rock Music Star have a new interview with Chuck Garric talking about new Beasto Blanco music and shows, as well as Alice Cooper related matters.


Posted on 10 Oct 2014
Damon Johnson UK Acoustic Shows

Damon Johnson has announced his first ever UK solo acoustic shows. They are:
Oct 14th Iron Road, Evesham
Oct 15th The Diamond, Sutton In Ashfield
Damon will also join up with Black Star Riders bandmate Ricky Warwick on October 17th at the Diamond Rock Club, Ahoghill, Ballymena, County Antrim.


Posted on 07 Oct 2014
New Show - Florida 2015

According to the Tampa Bay Tribune Alice Cooper will play the Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, Florida on February 16th next year. Tickets go on sale Friday for $45 and $72 at the box office, by calling (727) 791-7400 or going to www.rutheckerdhall.com.
This could just be a warm up show for the Rock Legends Cruise which is scheduled for a few days later.
UPDATE: The Tampa Bay Tribune page has been removed so could be they were premature in announcing the show, or they could have been completely wrong. Watch this space.


Posted on 06 Oct 2014
New Blue Coupe Show In France

Blue Coupe have added another French show on October 11th at Le Miam's, 16 Rue Du Marechal Joffre, Tours Nord (l'Horoge). Check out Dennis on facebook to keep up with his adventures in France!

Speaking of Dennis there's a new track by track audio interview with Steve Conte on the rock and roll geek network about 'The Steve Conte NYC Album' which features DD on the song 'Lady Luck'.


Posted on 02 Oct 2014
Alice Sings Eleanor Rigby

Team Rock have posted a video clip of Alice Cooper performing the Beatles 'Eleanor Rigby' as well as a short interview (see link) talking about recording songs for the forthcoming 'Art Of McCartney' tribute album.


Posted on 29 Sep 2014
Dennis Dunaway Book On It's Way

Thomas Dunn Books have announced the forthcoming hardback edition of Dennis Dunaway's long awaited biography 'Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs! My Adventures in The Alice Cooper Group' written with Chris Hodenfield. The book is due next June but you can see the cover below. While the release is some way off yet you can pre-order from AmazonUS and AmazonUK now.

According to the Edmonton Sun Alice Cooper will be appearing at the Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo this weekend. He'll be signing and doing photos Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well as having a panel/interview session on the Saturday. Check out the show site for all the times.


Posted on 25 Sep 2014
Celebrity Jam

Alice Cooper appeared along side Alex Lifeson (Rush), Tommy Thayer (Kiss), Lita Ford and Sebastian Bach performed on Monday 22nd at the 'Scott Medlock - Robby Krieger St. Jude Invitational golf classic'  at the Moorpark Country Club in Moorpark, California. Heavy Metal Hill has some video including Alice doing The Doors' 'Back Door Man' and 'School's Out'.

Phoenix New Times has a nice story about a young journalism student from Cortez High School and her chance encounter with Alice's dad.

Ken Bloor has posted some photos from Ryan Roxie's recent UK appearances at lastoftheteenageidols.com.


Posted on 25 Sep 2014
Small Stuff

RockPages.gr have an interesting article about the 20th anniversary of 'The Last Temptation' with interviews with Stef Burns, Derek Sherinian and David Uosikkinen.

The Los Angeles Post Examiner have a preview article for the LA show.

This years Christmas Pudding 'Proof Is In The Pudding' band contest has been launched with all the info at the Solid Rock site (which seesm to have had a cool facelift). Alice was at Solid Rock in Phoenix yesterday cutting the ribbon for the newly opened Alice Cooper Thrift Shop which features a lot of things from Alice's own household to get them started.


Posted on 21 Sep 2014
New Show - Stockton

AC.com has just announced a new headline show at the Bob Hope Theater in Stockton, CA for November 25th. Tickets go on sale tomorrow.


Posted on 16 Sep 2014
Alice Appears at Little Kids Rock Benefit

Market Wired is reporting Alice Cooper will be a guest at the sixth annual Little Kids Rock Benefit, honoring Joan Jett and her music, at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York on October 23rd. 'Little Kids Rock' is a US nonprofit organisation that "seeks to build a world where kids can live rich, purposeful lives, and won't rest until all children have the opportunity to unlock their inner-music makers. The organization partners with economically disadvantaged public school districts to train their teachers to run innovative Modern Band music programs."
Exactly what part Alice will play in the proceedings is unclear, it just states he will be there.


Posted on 16 Sep 2014
New Interviews

Mitch Lafon has posted a new interview with Neal Smith which covers Neal's new solo album ' KillSmith and The GreenFire Empire' as well as his time with the Alice Cooper group, writing and recording new music, movie projects, an Alice Cooper group reunion tour & album.

NIta Strauss is interviewed in the new issue of Guitar World and they have a few quotes on their site.

Chuck and Lindsay Garric are backing 'The Soberehead Challenge', a project related to Lindsay's The Force Clothing, which is "in support of Recovery Month. Understand the plight of addiction & the challenges/rewards of recovery through experience!"


Posted on 13 Sep 2014
Alice On McCartney Tribute

According to Rolling Stone Alice Cooper has recorded versions of the Beatles 'Eleanor Rigby' and Macca solo track 'Smile Away' for a forthcoming tribute album to Sir Paul McCartney called 'The Art of Paul McCartney'. The album features a ton of heavyweight stars including Bob Dylan, Heart, Steve Miller. Brian Wilson, Willie Nelson. Kiss, Roger Daltrey, and The Cure on 34 songs and 8 bonus tracks. 'Smile Away' is one of the bonus tracks so only on the 'Deluxe' version. Check the link for full track list.  According to AmazonUS the 2CD+DVD Deluxe set is due November 18th.

Ryan Roxie has added two new Gibson guitar clinic appearances in Frankfurt, Germany to his UK clinics this week. The full list now goes like this:
11th September - Peach Guitars, Cowdray Center, Colcester at 7pm
12th September - PMT, Manchester at 7pm
13th September - Music Junkies, Lee Circle, Leicester, 1.30pm
19th September - Session Musik, Frankfurt, Germany at 5pm
20th September - Session Musik, Frankfurt, Germany at 2pm AND 6pm.


Posted on 09 Sep 2014
New Comic Book Out

The 1st issue  of the new Dynamite Comics 'Alice Cooper' comic book is now out in shops.  Graphic Policy have some images from the book while Bleeding Cool have a short interview with Alice about it. as well as writer Joe Harris.

Mitch Lafon interviews Erik Scott about his work with Alice in the early 80s and his latest solo album 'And The World Bleeds'.


Posted on 09 Sep 2014
Roxie Guitar Clinics In UK

Ryan Roxie will be back in the UK this month for a few more Gibson Experience guitar clinics. The first to be announced is on September 12th in Manchester at PMT Manchester at 7pm with more dates to follow. During these clinics Rayn plays a few songs, chats, demostrates various Gibson guitars and answers any questions from the audience, and best of all it's free!
UPDATE: Two more clinics announced. They are:
11th September - Peach Guitars, Cowdray Center, Colcester at 7pm
13th September - Music Junkies, Lee Circle, Leicester, 1.30pm.

'Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon' gets it's US television debut on the A&E channel in the USA on September 20th at 6PM ET/PT.

Blabbermouth have a few more details about Neal Smith's 'KillSmith and the GreenFire Empire' which was released on Friday, including quotes from Neal talking about the album.


Posted on 03 Sep 2014
New Show - USA

AC.com has announced two new Alice Cooper headline shows for November. The first we already knew (Lima on 3rd November, on sale 12th Sept) but the second is November 28th in Valley Centre, CA at the 'Events Center at Harrah’s Resort SoCal'. Tickets go on sale Friday.


Posted on 02 Sep 2014
Nita Speaks

Nita Strauss has posted her first blog entry to nitastrauss.com which covers joining the band and the first few shows of the tour, with backstage photos. Nita was also interviewed by Nikki Sixx for his 'Sixx Sense' radio show and you can hear that on Blabbermouth.

Blue Coupe have added a second Paris show on October 12th at the Le Divan Du Monde.

Theory Of A Deadman talk about Alice's guest appearance on their song 'Savages' over at Loudwire.

'Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon' has been nominated for an award at the Classic Rock Magazine annual awards show. It's up for 'Film Of The Year' and you can vote now at TeamRock.com.

If anyone happens to be going to the London Edge Trade Show between September 7th and 9th make sure you swing past the Manic Panic booth and say "hi" to Cindy (Smith) Dunaway who'll be there. This is a trade show, not open to the general public.


Posted on 01 Sep 2014
Neal Smith - New KillSmith Album

Neal Smith is to release a new album this Friday through iTunes, AmazonUK, AmazonUS and CD Baby. It's the third CD by his KillSmith project entitled "KillSmith & the Greenfire Empire.” It's a concept album and includes the following tracks: Blessings and Curses, Good Morning Blue Soul Land, Screaming Bloody Murder, The Killsmith Overture, Palacio De Esmeraldas, Greenfire Born Of Poison, I Want Money, Pandemonium, I Remember Blue Soul Land, Death To The King, and Noelle No Wonder.

J. Backlund Design Guitars, the company behind Chuck Garrics new 'Schools Out' bass guitar, as seen on the current tour, have a new kickstarter campaign which includes special replica 'School's Out' basses in it's pitch and is endorsed by Chuck. Check out their Kickstarter page which includes an interview with Chuck, 14 'School's Out' basses.as one of the pledge options and dinner and jam session with Chuck as another option!

'Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon' is due out on DVD on October 7th in the US and 13th in the UK. You can pre-order now at AmazonUK, and AmazonUS.


Posted on 27 Aug 2014
Raise The Dead - Live From Wacken DVD/CD

It seems it's taken a long time but the new Alice Cooper Live DVD/CD is finally on the way. "Raise The Dead – Live From Wacken" was recorded at the Wacken festival in Germany on August 3rd 2013 and will be released as a 2CD/DVD digipack, BlueRay and "D2C fan package" on October 20th (21st in the US) through UDR Music. The show featured Chuck, Tommy, Glen, Ryan and Orianthi and will include all but two songs from the show: Hello Hooray, House Of Fire, No More Mr Nice Guy, Under My Wheels, I'll Bite Your Face Off, Billion Dollar Babies, Caffeine, Department Of Youth, Hey Stoopid, Dirty Diamonds, Welcome To My Nightmare, Go To Hell, He's Back (The Man Behind The Mask), Feed My Frankenstein, Ballad Of Dwight Fry, Killer/I Love The Dead, Break On Through, My Generation, Poison, School's Out (inc. Another Brick In The Wall). Revolution and Foxy Lady appear to be missing from the advertised tracklist.
UDR have released a trailer video and a EPK (Electronic Press Kit) featuring chat from Alice which you can see here.

Alice has now listed the shirt and he was wearing during the 'ice bucket challenge' on Ebay with 100% of the proceeds will be given directly to ALSA.org. The organisation has raised a massive $53.3 million this year due to the ice bucket challenge compared to £2.2 million last year. The ALS Association’s mission includes providing care services to assist people with ALS and their families through a network of chapters working in communities across the nation and a global research program focused on the discovery of treatments and eventually a cure for the disease.


Posted on 23 Aug 2014
Alice Cooper Band Accepts ALS Challenge

Not to be out done by their boss (And Motley Crue who accepted Alice's challenge after their show last night) below you can see the Cooper band, Chuck, Roxie, Nita, Tommy and Glen, go under the ice for ALSA.org.


Posted on 21 Aug 2014
Alice Cooper takes ALS Challenge

Last nights show in Virginia Beach ended in a unique way. Some of you may be aware of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that is currently all over the internet, especially in the US. The idea is that you pour a bucket of ice water over your head and challenge others to do the same within 24 hours or donate $100 to ALSA.org, an organisation for research into Lou Gehrig's Disease (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). Well, Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres challenged Alice and after the show last night Alice took up that challenge, and called out tour mates Motley Crue and Johnny Depp who now have to do the same within 24 hour!
AC.com have excellent video and photos of what happened with Nita, Ryan and Glen pouring the bucket and Chuck and Sheryl talking to the audience!
Of course Alice's isn`t one to skimp when it comes to charity so he's offered also offered to auction the American Flag stage shirt he was wearing and his post ice bath robe to benefit ALSA.org.


Posted on 21 Aug 2014
New Steve Hunter Live CD/DVD

Los Angeles, CA - For the first time ever, Blues Rock Guitarist Steve Hunter, renowned for his work with Peter Gabriel, Lou Reed and Alice Cooper, is captured on film playing a career-spanning anthology in an intimate setting with some of the worlds finest players.
The DVD, entitled 'Tone Poems Live', was filmed on August 24th 2013 at a recording studio in LA. Alongside Steve was Tony Levin on Bass (Peter Gabriel, King Crimson) Phil Aaberg on Keyboards (Elvin Bishop, Peter Gabriel) Alvino Bennett on Drums (Dave Mason, Robin Trower).
They rehearsed for two days and filmed on the third day as though it were in front of an audience. Fourteen tunes, each played twice, with no overdubs added later. The material was chosen from most of Steve’s solo albums plus a few covers, including ‘Solsbury Hill’ ‘What’s Going On’ and Stevie Ray Vaughan’s ‘Riviera Paradise’.
This is the first time Steve Hunter has ever been filmed doing his own material plus material of his own choice. Steve is now legally blind and all though not out of the question, touring has become more of a challenge. The recording session was produced and recorded by Brian Brinkerhoff and Paul Lani.
The release date is September 1st to CDBaby, Amazon and iTunes but you can get a signed copy of either CD, DVD or CD/DVD bundle early by checking out SteveHunter.com.

Steve Hunter - Tone Poems Live

 


Posted on 19 Aug 2014
Yet More New Shows

AC.com has announced three more Alice Cooper headline shows:
17th October - Montgomery PAC in Montgomery, AL
18th October - Macon Arena in Macon, GA
23rd November - Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, WA
Mongomery and Tacoma go on sale today with Macon following tomorrow.


Posted on 19 Aug 2014
Another New Show

Lima Civic Center in Lima, Ohio is advertising an Alice Cooper headline show on November 3rd. Tickets go on sale September 12th.


Posted on 17 Aug 2014
Two New Interviews

Neal Smith is interviewed on the Stone Cold Crazy blog.

Nita Struass was interviewed in 'The Louvau Show' a couple of days ago and you can listen to the show now on Blabbermouth.


Posted on 15 Aug 2014
New Shows Announced

AC.com has anounced three new Alice Cooper headlining shows including the Halloween show. They are:
30th October – Casino Rama – Rama Ontario
31st October – Centre in the Square – Kitchener, Ontario
2nd November – Hammond, In – The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
26th November - Pearl Theater at Palms Casino Las Vegas, NV
Tickets go on sale Friday


Posted on 11 Aug 2014
New and Updated Sites

Blue Coupe have an updated version of their site at Bluecoupeband.com where you keep up with Tour Dates etc and Nita Strauss has launched her own new site as well at Nitastrauss.com with photos and info. Not only that but a certain ovine-centric site has also had a new make over where you can join 'The Nation of Ovine' and wear your alligence with pride.

GHGumman has a new interview with Dennis Dunaway. Check out the link and scroll right down near the bottom for the start of it.

The Morning Sun and Detroit News also have a few words from Alice


Posted on 09 Aug 2014
Steve Hunter Interview

Steve Hunter was interviewed on 'Music Without Boundries' on Friday, talking about the passing of both Dick Wagner and Johnny Winter, and you can hear it here.

Members of the Alice Cooper band made a surprise appearance after the Las Vegas show joining friends 'Sin City Sinners' again at 'The Lounge' inside Palms Casino Resort and playing songs including “20th Century Boy” and “Ace of Spades.”

Global News has a report on Dick Wagners last recorded song which was for STUK friend Mitch Lafon's fundraising project for the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Care Residence. A cover of Kiss’ 'Every Time I Look At You' will be included on a forthcoming EP to raise more funds for the cause.


Posted on 04 Aug 2014
Dick Wagner News Reports

There have been various reports today about the sad passing of Dick Wagner including a piece on AC.com,  an interesting article in the Detroit Free Press, plus Ultimate Classic Rock, and VVN Music

Dennis Dunaway has changed the name of his Facebook page from Dunawaysrock to just Dennis Dunaway for those wanting to keep up with DD's activites, which you should as he posts all sorts of interesting stuff both past and present!

Blue Coupe's 'Hallow's Grave' featuring Alice Cooper has been submitted for Grammy consideration.

Steve Hunter will again be taking part in the annual 'Jason Becker's Not Dead Yet' show on August 30th at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. For those who don't know the show is in aid and celebration of guitarist Jason Becker who's truly incredible story can be seen in the movie 'Not Dead Yet' which is currently on Netflix if you have that. It's a film everyone should see if they get the chance.

Revolver Magazine have an interview with Nita Strass talking about joining the band and her influences.

Club and Resort Business News had a round of gold and chat with Alice.


Posted on 01 Aug 2014
Alice Cooper and Steve Hunter Remember Dick Wagner

Alice Cooper And Dick WagnerThe following is from Alice Cooper on the passing of Dick Wagner earlier today:
"Even though we know it's inevitable, we never expect to suddenly lose close friends and collaborators.  Dick Wagner and I shared as many laughs as we did hit records.  He was one of a kind.  He is irreplaceable.  His brand of playing and writing is not seen anymore, and there are very few people that I enjoyed working with as much as I enjoyed working with Dick Wagner.  A lot of my radio success in my solo career had to do with my relationship with Dick Wagner.  Not just on stage, but in the studio and writing.  Some of my biggest singles were ballads that I wrote with Dick Wagner.  Most of "Welcome To My Nightmare" was  written with Dick.  There was just a magic in the way we wrote together.  He was always able to find exactly the right chord to match perfectly with what I was doing.  I think that we always think our friends will be around as long as we are, so to hear of Dick's passing comes as a sudden shock and an enormous loss for me, Rock N Roll and to his family."

Steve Hunter also posted the following earlier today:
"Sad news today...my old compadre Dick Wagner passed away this morning after a hard fought battle with a very bad lung infection. I know there are lots of you out there who know about the two of us and our history together. From 1973 until about 1978 Dick and I were lucky enough to play on some pretty cool records and some amazing stages all over the world with some incredible artists. We had a thing when we played together like none other I’ve experienced. It might be because, for the most part, I think we were opposites. But I think that’s what helped us play so well together. We hardly ever had to work anything out...we just did it and it was always right. It was truly a phenomenon. There was always mutual respect. After 1978 we went our separate ways but always stayed in loose touch. And we tried many times through the years to put something together as the Hunter/Wagner team again, but it just never seemed to work. We were at our best as a team I think, when we were focusing on the material of artists like Lou Reed and Alice Cooper. That always seemed to be when the magic happened. Dick has written and co written some real Rock N Roll classics that will live on, as well as his playing. The stuff we did together back in the 70s was really and truly magical. With much love and respect, Rest In Peace my dear old Compadre"


Posted on 30 Jul 2014
Dick Wagner R.I.P.

Dick Wagner

From the Dick Wagner Maestro Facebook Page:

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Providence, RI

"It is with a heavy heart and great sorrow I have to let you know that Dick Wagner has left this world. Dick had a huge heart, which is perhaps why it gave him so much trouble, it was simply too full of love, of music and life. His creativity and passion will live on forever in the legacy he has left for us, in his music and his words. We have so much of him to celebrate. Dick was prolific not only in the tangible realm of what we can see and hear but in the boundless energy of his spirit, which will never die. He was a fighter, but in the end his body couldn’t keep up with his spirit, and so he lays to rest. Dick said in 2013, “Love is in the air. Breathe deep.” Take Dick’s advice into your own hearts, and notice all of the beauty in the world, even when it seems cruel and unfair."

I'm sure I speak for everyone here in sending Dick's family and friends our deepest condolences. I will post more details when they are made public. The world has lost a legend today but his music will live on forever.


Posted on 30 Jul 2014
Alice Thrift Store

Good Morning Arizona has a short video about the opening of the Alice Cooper's Attic and Thrift Store, a charity shop in aid of 'The Rock' and which features some of Alice's personal and tour items which opens tomorrow at 13627 N. 32nd Street on the southeast corner of 32nd Street and Thunderbird Road in Phoenix.

I've not been posting every review that has shown up from the current Motley Crue/Alice Cooper tour, I think most people are probbaly aware that they are nearly all reporting the same thing, but here are a couple of recent ones that go into a little more detail. Check out Phoenix New Times, Metal Assault, Oregon Live,

There's a couple of short interviews with Nita Strauss, one in LA Weekly and a second at Artist Direct.

In a recent Chicago New-Times interview Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry mentions that he was recently in the studio with Alice, Johnny Depp and ex-Beatle Sir Paul McCartney for an undesclosed project. It's easy to jump to the conculsion that this is for the forthcoming Alice Cooper 'Hollywood Vampires' cover project (We already know Depp is on it, and Perry wouldn`t be a great surprise) there is no actual suggestion that is what the recording is for. It's refered as a "top secret project" and the forthcoming covers album is hardly a secret. We'll just have to wait and see.

Lastly a quick reminder that the awesome Black Star Riders (previosuly Thin Lizzy), featuring Damon Johnson and Jimmy Degrasso from previous Alice Cooper bands along with Lizzy legend Scott Gorham, Ricky Warwick and Robbie Crane are currently out on the road in Europe. I was lucky enough to see them last night and they are tearing it up with a combination of excellent new original material and Lizzy classics. Don't miss the chance to catch them if you can as they finish up their trip through Europe including a few more UK dates and the Wacken festival in Germany next month.


Posted on 25 Jul 2014
Alice and Band Make Surprise Appearance

Alice Cooper 'surprised' a packed house at Alice Cooperstown after the Phoenix show wth Motley Crue this weekend by taking to the small stage with the entire band during the official after-party presented by radio station 100.7 KSLX. AC.com have some photos to check out. Pete Cummings Band performed rock 'n' roll classics while Alice and his band mingled and ate at the resturant. Then around 11:30 Alice’s band took over the stage and on stepped Alice himself for the surprise performance which included hits and covers from the current live show and a guest appearance by Dash Cooper for 'Under My Wheels' and 'Eighteen'.

The Telegraph has an interview with Shep Gordon about 'Supermensch' and you can also hear Shep on BBC London (about 70 mins into the show).


Posted on 21 Jul 2014
Roxie 77 Release 'The Solution'

Above you can check out the first video from the new Roxie 77 EP 'Ameriswede' for the song 'The Solution' which is directed by Gustav Kronfelt. Please share wherever you can and spread the word!

Shep Gordon is still doing the rounds promoting 'Supermensch' including chatting to the Huffington Post, Newstalk, and BBC Manchester which will air on Sunday.

SolidRock have posted all the info about this years 'Proof Is In The Pudding' contest whicj you can find here.


Posted on 17 Jul 2014
Dick Wagner In Hospital

Dick Wagner was hospitalized on July 8th after he complained of breathing problems. He has since undergone surgery to have artery cleaned up and has gained 30 percent better blood flow, but was still suffering from a severe lung infection after the operation. He remains under observation.

There's a short interview with Chuck Garric about the new J Backlund 'School's Out' Bass guitar which Chuck is using on tour this year.

Shep Gordon has been talking to the BBC about 'Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon', He was on BBC Wales (starts about 90 minutes in) and the BBC World Service (starts about 35 minutes in).

Alice is featured on a new 'In The Studio' radio show which you can hear online here.

Blue Coupe have three shows coming up. They are:
July 30th - Frankies Ineer-City, Toledo, OH
July 31st - Melody Inn, Indianapolis, IN
August 2nd - Reggies Music Joint, Chicago, IL


Posted on 16 Jul 2014
More Comic News

Bleeding Cool have images from issue 2 of the new Dynamite Comics 'Alice Cooper' comic as well as an interview with the writer while Westfield Comics has interior art images and more words from Joe Harris.

Great American Sports News has a new interview with Ryan Roxie.


Posted on 13 Jul 2014
Steve Hunter Launches 'One On One' consultations

Steve Hunter is excited to launch this interactive service that enables people to benefit from his 45 years experience as a Session Musician, Touring Musician, Player, Composer and Producer.
For anyone familiar with classics such as Solsbury Hill (Gabriel), Train Kept A Rolling (Aerosmith), Intro To Sweet Jane (Reed)  or his Alice Cooper work this is a chance to get answers from the man himself.
If you are a guitar player or a music fan, a teacher or someone looking for a unique gift to give a loved one. Now comes the opportunity to spend half an hour talking music, guitars, gear or life on the road with a musician who has been there and done it at the highest level.
Steve will talk to you on Skype or by telephone. Give you tips on tunings, guitars, amps or pedals. He will share his thoughts on phrasing, soloing and tone or recording and production. If you are writing a book about any of the iconic artists that Steve has worked with and would like his unique perspective, now is your chance.
More information can be found on the ‘One On One’ tab on Steve’s website www.stevehunter.com


Posted on 10 Jul 2014
Tommy Tommy Tommy

Tommy Tommy TommyTommy Henriksen will be out and about during the current US tour with Motley Crue to meet fans at Ryan Roxie's pre-show 'Rock n Roll Parking Lot' events, and he'll have advance copies of his new solo album, "TOMMY TOMMY TOMMY" with him. The album is due to be released on the K-tel Switzerland label in August, and features a guest appearance by Steve Hunter. It includes the following tracks: We Let It Rock, Teenage Kicks Part 2, Give 'Em Hell, Big Guns Big Fun, Ima Alien, You're Cannonball, Boys Just Wanna Have Sex, 21st Century Dopes, All My Heroes and Mr Finn.

Blue Coupe release a new single from their excellent 'Million Miles More' album. It's 'Hallow's Grave' which features someone called Alice Cooper on guest vocals,.and you can get it now at iTunes.


Posted on 09 Jul 2014
Alice Performs at White Castle

There have been a few press reports of Alice's induction into the White Castle 'Cravers Hall Of Fame yesterday. Apparently Alice performed 'No More Mr Nice Guy' with local band 'Misfit Toys' and told stories.

Blue Coupe play the Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland, OH on July 11th.

Roxie 77's new EP 'Ameriswede' was officially released yesterday. If you haven't already head on over to Bellyache Records to grab a copy.


Posted on 08 Jul 2014
White Castle Hall Of Fame

Alice will be at White Castle headquarters in Columbus on Monday at 4.30pm to be inducted into the 'Cravers Hall of Fame' which honors the US fast food franchise's most loyal customers.

The Alice Cooper/Motley Crue tour is now underway with the first show causing some talk after Crue had several problems during their set including Tommy Lee breaking his bass drum, causing a 10 minute delay to their set, and suggestions they seem under rehearsed! Alice Cooper had no such problems during a 50 minute greatest hits minute set which went down well.

Fox17 have a new interview with Nita Strauss talking about the new tour and playing with Alice Cooper.

Comic Shop News, a free leaflet given out at some comic specialty stores, have a feature on the forthcoming Alice Cooper comic book including words from Alice and the creators.


Posted on 04 Jul 2014
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