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Nita Strauss - We Start Wars Debut First Track

Nita Strauss's new band 'We Start Wars' has have just released their first video for 'The Animal Inside', and you can check it out below. Just turn up the volume first!!


Posted on 25 Apr 2017
New Show - Japan

Alice Cooper appears to be playing the 'Loudpark 2017' festival at the Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo, Japan on either October 14th or 15th The site is unclear which day Alice will play.

The State-Journal Register has a story about Alice's shopping trip to a local Mall, and photos from yesterday's Springfield show while the Sun-Herald has words with Nita and a short backstage video of her with a scaly friend.


Posted on 24 Apr 2017
New Show - Curitiba, Brazil

Another South American date has been announced. Alice Cooper will play Curitiba, Brazil on September 23rd at 'Live Curitiba'.


Posted on 22 Apr 2017
New Show - Sao Paulo

It appears Alice Cooper has been announced as performing at the 'Sao Paulo Trip' Festival at Allianz Parrque, Palmeiras Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil. According to the 'Destak' Brazillian newspaper and other sites (in Portuguese of course) the festival will take place between September 21st and 26th and will also feature The Who, Guns'n'Roses, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Def Leppard, AlterBridge and The Cult!! Alice is set to be special guest to Guns'n'Roses on September 26th! Ticket details don't appear to have been announced yet.

The new tour starts tonight in Billoxi and Alice has been hitting the promotional trail again with short interviews (during one he mentions the new album is due in July!) at the folowing site: Sun Herald, Metro Spirit, KMOD Tulsa (audio), Charleston Gazette, Clarion-Ledger, WQLZ (audio), Illinois Times, and DJournal.

Nita Strauss has announced ANOTHER new band! This one is called 'We Start Wars' and features an all-female line up of Nita plus Seana Lisse - Vocals,  Alicia Vigil (Vigil Of War) - Bass, Nicole Papastravrou - Guitar, Katt Scarlett (Femme Fatale) - Keyboards and Lindsey Martin on Drums. The band will make their live debut on May 25th at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood.

Kncklebonz are releasing two new Alice Cooper 9inch statues which are available to order now. Despite being a little historically inaccurate they look pretty cool but aren't cheap!


Posted on 21 Apr 2017
Australian Dates Announced

Alice Cooper will be returning to Australia in October with Ace Frehley (Kiss) opening for the following shows:
October 17th - Perth Arena, Perth
October 19th - Thebarton Theatre, Adalaide
October 20th - Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne
October 21st - Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
October 23rd - AIS Arena, Canberra
October 24th - Newcastle Entertainment Center, Newcastle
October 25th - Brisbane Convention Center, Brisbane.
Tickets go on sale to the public on April 28th (AC.com possibly the 20th).
UPDATE: Two New Zealand Dates have also just been announced. They are:
October 27th - Trusts Stadium, Auckland
October 28th - TSB Bank Arena, Wellington
Again tickets go on sale April 28th with AC.com going on sale on the 20th.

Michael Bruce and Neal Smith will be appearing at Asylum Records in Mesa, AZ on April 22nd for Record Store Day. Also appearing will be Dave Ellefsen of Megadeth and Larry Thomas from 'Seinfeld'. They'll be at the store between noon and 1pm.

Where Y'at Magazine has a short interview with Alice promoting the Biloxi show next week during which he mentions the forthcoming album.


Posted on 18 Apr 2017
Original Band to Perform with Alice in Nashville

Alice Cooper will perform an exclusive 'mini-set' with original band members Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith and Michael Bruce at the upcoming Nashville show on May 14th. The full announcement goes like this:
"Original Alice Cooper band members Dennis Dunaway, drummer Neal Smith and guitarist Michael Bruce will perform with the legendary shock-rock performer at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Andrew Jackson Hall on May 14. Nashville is the only date on the 2017 Spend the Night with Alice Cooper USA tour where fans can experience a special mini-set featuring the four original members of the group, who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011.
Tickets are on sale now at TPAC.org, by phone at 615-782-4040, and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick St., in downtown Nashville. VIP packages are available through the TPAC Box Office for a limited time.
Bassist Dennis Dunaway, drummer Neal Smith, and guitarist Michael Bruce have contributed to, and appear on, Cooper’s forthcoming new album due this summer, produced again by longtime collaborator Bob Ezrin.
"We've recorded much of my last album and my new one in Nashville and it's such a great music town,” said Cooper. “With so many musician, songwriter and producer friends here, as well as great rock fans who come to our concerts, it's special to be performing with Neal, Michael and Dennis in Nashville for them."


Posted on 17 Apr 2017
Blue Coupe Acoustic Session

Blue Coupe dropped in to 99.5 The Fox in Fairfield, CT on Tuesday to play a few songs and you can hear everything now on YouTube. While on the show the band played acoustic versions of 'Be My Lover', 'Under My Wheels', 'Burnin' For You', I'm Eighteen', 'You (Like Vampires)', '(Don't Fear) The Reaper' and 'Johnny B. Goode'. The band play Fairfield Warehouse tonight.

106.9 The Fox have an interview with Alice during which he gives a few more clues about the forthcoming album.

We've covered some pretty bizzare Coop-related news over the years, but this next one is just plain weird. Released today is a new game for the Nintendo 3DS which features Alice Cooper as your boss in a pet shop, while you throw birds around.... Yep.
The blurb says the game has "true-to-life scoop physics that perfectly simulate what it’s like to work for a crazy person at a bird store.” You can read all about it and see a promo video at VentureBeat.


Posted on 13 Apr 2017
Pretties, Ezrin and Pinball!

Pretties For You NYC have announced a show in New York City at The Spectrum at 121 Ludlow Street on April 20th. It seems very likely Dennis Dunaway will be there as well. The band and Dennis also play 'Good Records' in Texas on April 22nd.
In related news the 'Family Re-Entry' Benefit featuring Blue Coupe (with Steve Conte sitting in) has released new cheaper tickets for the Fairfield Warehouse show on April 13th.

Bob Ezrin pays tribute to his mentor Jack Richardson in a new article in the London Free Press. Bob will be at the 'London Music Club' as part of the eight-day 'Jack Richardson London Music Awards Week' which begins today. This is London, Ontario in Canada of course, not London, UK.

Spooky Pinball have released a video trailer for their upcoming 'Alice Cooper's Nightmare Castle' Pinball Machine. Unfortunately the video doesn`t show the actual machine, just the artwork they are using. The game is due towards the end of the year and features the voice of  Alice as well additional music by Piggy D (Rob Zombie). 500 games will be made at $6250 a pop!

Beasto Blanco will be returning to the high seas for next year's 'Monsters Of Rock Cruise' which takes place February 11th-16th 2018. Also on the bill are Steve Harris (Iron Maiden) British Lion, Thunder and Winger amongst many others.


Posted on 02 Apr 2017
Second Paris Date Added

Alice Cooper will play a second show in Paris, this time at L'Olympia, on December 7th, a week after the first show. Tickets appear to be going on sale very soon if not already.

Calico Cooper has been on NBC news in a report about a new eczema cream of all things. You can check out the report at the NBC News site.


Posted on 29 Mar 2017
New Shows - USA

More shows have been announced to fill a gap in the schedule. They are:
June 18th - Airway Heights, WA, Northern Quest Resort and Casino - Tickets on sale April 1st
June 21st - Temecula, CA, Pechanga Theater
June 22nd - Tucson, AZ, AVA Amphitheater - Tickets on sale April 8th.


Posted on 28 Mar 2017
New Show - El Paso

Alice Cooper has been announced as headlining the El Paso, TX 'Downtown Streetfest' on June 24th with support from 'Jackyl' and 'Dokken'. A limited niumber of day tickets are on sale now for just $20 if you are quick.

Dennis Dunaway will be joining NYC band 'Pretties for You' when they play at Christopher Penn's Good Records (who released the 'Live From The Astroturf' single) in Dallas on April 22nd, as part of their Record Store Day festivities.

Most people have already seen the story that seems to be running on all the gossip sites regarding Paris (daughter of Michael) Jackson's meeting with Alice. Rolling Stone has all you need to read.


Posted on 24 Mar 2017
StarStruck Vinyl and Tape

Tommy Henriksen's new solo album 'StarStruck' is now available to pre-order on CD, black, green and white vinyl as well as cassette tape! All come with a free download of the album upon pre-ordering, and are scheduled to ship on May 29th. There's also an 'ultimate bundle' which features signed copies of the album on vinyl (your choice of colour), CD and cassette, signed copies of the  'Tommy Tommy Tommy' vinyl album and CD, a t-shirt and a pick set. Get all the info and order over at Bellyache Records.


Posted on 19 Mar 2017
New Show - Eugene, OR

Alice Cooper will play the Cuthbert Amphitheatre in Eugene, OR on June 17th. Tickets are on sale now.

Eternal-Terror have a new interview with bassist Greg Smith during which he talks about his years playing with Alice.


Posted on 15 Mar 2017
New Shows - France

Two new French show dates have surfaced. They are:
December 1st - Lyon, France - L'Amphitheatre
December 3rd - Paris, France - Salle-Pleyel
It doesn`t appear tickets are on sale yet.


Posted on 14 Mar 2017
Alice Adds Second Dublin Show

Alice Cooper will now be playing two nights in Dublin. In addition to the November 8th show, a second show on November 9th appears to have been added. Tickets for this additional show are already on sale.

Tommy Henriksen has released a video for the lead track 'Punk City' of his forthcoming 'StarStruck' album which you can check out below.


Posted on 11 Mar 2017
New Show - Austria

Alice Cooper will play Vienna, Austria on November 27th at the Wiener Stadthalle. Tickets go on sale tomorrow.


Posted on 09 Mar 2017
Tommy Henriksen - StarStruck

Tommy Henriksen - StarStruckTommy Henriksen's new solo album 'StarStruck' is out in digital form on March 17th and can be pre-ordered through AmazonUK and AmazonUS, where you can also listen to samples of the new songs which sound great! The tracklisting is as follows: A Cold Open / StarStruck / Punk City / The Rock-n-Roll Animals / Hallo From Switzerland / Those Kids Are Alright / Goldmine / Famous / New York Baby (Ode to Joey Ramone) / Jerks and Dopes.

Blue Coupe will be at the 'Family Reentry Spring Fundraiser on April 13th at the FTC Warehouse in Fairfield, CT. The band will be performing classics and new songs from their forthcoming album. The shows starts at 6.30pm with a performance by kids from the Fairfield 'School of Rock'.

Alice has been announced as one of the guests at this years "Patrick Warburton Celebrity Golf Tournament Jam" which takes place this Friday at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort Ballroom.


Posted on 07 Mar 2017
New Show - Ireland

Alice Cooper has added a show in Ireland on November 8th at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin. Tickets go on sale this Friday.


Posted on 06 Mar 2017
Minnesota Troubles

Alice seems to have been caught up in a story about a little old lady in Minnesota who is objecting to the upcoming show there. Apparently she claims that during a recent concert at the Vetter Stone Amphitheater she registered decibels at her home, which is extremely unlikely unless she lives inside the venue in front of the speakers! She also claims to have " looked up the lyrics" and doesn`t think "it’s wise for our community to have to listen to foul language" which raises a few questions considering there's no foul language in Alice Cooper lyrics! South Minnesota News has video.
Alice hit facebook to respond: "Across the river from my #Mankato gig (June 9th, Vetter Stone Amphitheater, tickets on sale now) is a woman who hates the noise generated by shows. She says she experienced 110db at her home during Nelly's recent performance. Now, noise of that magnitude would annoy me too. But sound doesn't travel that well over long distances, so 110db at her home, across the river... That doesn't sound like an accurate number unless the audience at Nelly's show had their spleens ruptured by the loudest show on record (encore!).
We carry decibel meters, and according to my audio guys 110db is a number you'd see inside the venue at the sound board, but the laws of physics dictate it would spread and dissipate over that distance. 110db at her house sounds like a stretch unless she happened to meter the concert sound while 1,000 cats were meowing in her home at exactly the same time...
That seems SUPER unlikely given the circumstances so I'll give her the benefit of the doubt. I'm a "Nice Guy" after all. I guess I COULD have my snake swim over some earplugs... It's the least I could do."

In slightly more serious news Dennis Dunaway and Al Bouchard will be taking part in this years 'Joe Hurley's All Star Irish Rock Review' at the Highline Ballroom in New York City on March 11th. Tickets are available now.


Posted on 04 Mar 2017
New Shows in US and Italy

Two more shows have been announced, one in the US and one in Italy. Both appear to go on sale tomorrow. They are:
August 21st - Atlanta, GA, Chastain Amphitheatre with Deep Purple
November 30th - Milan, IT, Alcatraz


Posted on 02 Mar 2017
New Show Netherlands

Alice Cooper will play the 013 in Tilburg, NL on December 4th. Tickets go on sale March 4th.

Tommy Henriksen has a new solo album on the way! It's called 'StarStruck' and is due out March 17th. Links to order will follow shortly.


Posted on 01 Mar 2017
New Show - Bakersfield

Alice Cooper will play the Rabobank Theater in Bakersfield, CA on June 20th. Tickets go on sale today at AC.com.


Posted on 28 Feb 2017
New Shows: Germany

Six shows have been announced for November in Germany. Tickets go on general sale March 6th. The dates are:
November 18th - Krefeld, Konigspalast
November 20th - Aurich, Sparkassen-Arena
November 21st - Frankfurt, Jahrhunderthalle
November 23rd - Berlin, Tempodrom
November 24th - Neumarkt, Jurahalle
November 25th - Ludwigsburg, MHP Arena


Posted on 26 Feb 2017
Rock In Rio Confirmed

As expected Alice Cooper has been confirmed as returning to the Rock In Rio festival in Brazil on September 21st, with Arthur Brown also confirmed to play the same day.

Dennis Dunaway is featured on the new 'Rock Brigade' podcast talking about his autobiography. There is also an interview with Dennis in 'Steel Notes' Magazine which features an excellent Dennis Dunaway cover!


Posted on 22 Feb 2017
New US Show: Appleton, WI

A new showhas been announced today. Alice Cooper will play the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton, WI on June 7th. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10AM.


Posted on 21 Feb 2017
New Show - Finland

Alice Cooper will play the QStock Festival in Oulu, Finland on July 29th. Tickets appear to be on sale now.

Pollstar have posted video footage of the recent 'Pollstar Live' event with Alice and Shep Gordon.

Damon Johnson talks to 'Alabama.com' about Black Star Riders, Alice Cooper and teaching Sting to play 'Sweet Emotion'!

Lastly today, here is the full press release for the upcoming Third Annual Dick Wagner 'Remember The Child' Memorial Concert on March 24th in Detroit.:

ROCK THIS WAY!  The 3rd Annual Dick Wagner “Remember the Child” Memorial Concert to feature over 25 music legends, including Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad), Suzi Quatro, Kip Winger, and more!       
After a sold-out premiere in January 2015 and reprise concert in 2016, the Dick Wagner “Remember the Child” Memorial Concert returns for a star-studded sequel, presented by New Horizons Computer Learning Centers.  Concert is set for Friday March 24, 2017 at MotorCity Casino, Sound Board, in Detroit. 
The concert is jam-packed with an all-star lineup featuring Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad), Suzi Quatro & The Pleasure Seekers (Suzi is a groundbreaking female rocker & Happy Days’ “Leather Tuscadero”), Kip Winger (Winger), Robert Wagner, Jimmie Bones (Kid Rock), musical director & Grammy nominee Paul Brown, Johnny “Bee” Badanjek (Mitch Ryder, the Rockets), The Accidentals (Billboard’s 2015 Breakout Band at SXSW), Thornetta Davis, John Ellison (Some Kind of Wonderful), Danish shock rocker, Maryann Cotton, rock diva Miss Wensday, Detroit Music Award winners, Ray Goodman, Dennis Burr, David Winans II, Muruga Booker, and more!
All Concert profits Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, including Beaumont Children’s of Royal Oak and more. The Dick Wagner “Remember the Child” Fund (DWRTC), a 501(c)3 non-profit, creates and funds music therapy programs for hospitalized children. Each hospital receives funds to support the hiring of Board Certified Music Therapists as well as a broad selection of musical instruments.  
The Dick Wagner Fund is proud to add Hurley Children’s Hospital, Flint, Michigan, as a beneficiary of 2017 concert profits. Flint water, contaminated with toxic lead poisoning, has adversely affected the health of thousands of children. Music therapy reduces the effects of lead poisoning on functional, behavioral, and cognitive skills.    The “Remember the Child” Concert honors the memory of legendary guitarist and songwriter, Dick Wagner, renowned for his lead guitar and songwriting with Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, Aerosmith, Kiss, and Peter Gabriel, and his wildly popular early bands, The Frost and the Bossmen. Wagner co-wrote more than 100 songs with Cooper, including "Only Women Bleed," "I Never Cry," “You and Me,” and Welcome to My Nightmare, along with mega-hits for other artists. In his lifetime, Wagner donated his talent generously to benefit the lives of children, vets and the homeless. As Dick tells us, “There is more love in the human heart than can ever be given away.”  
Celebrity-studded Live and Silent Auctions will feature autographed music and sports memorabilia, including guitars signed by The Hollywood Vampires (Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper, and Joe Perry), Mark Farner, Kid Rock, Suzi Quatro, Alice Cooper, Sports Celebrities, Balloon rides, and more.
CONCERT DETAILS:  • March 24, 2017, Doors Open 5:30pm. MotorCity Casino, Sound Board, Detroit, MI 48201 • Tickets $25, $75, $120, $150 www.dwrtc.org/tickets  (800) 745 3000 or (313) 309-4700   • VIP $120 includes Meet & Greet, 2 Drinks, Priority seating, Gift Bags. VIP Hotline (888) 458 7900 • SUPER VIP $150 includes above plus invitation to private rehearsal on March 23. VIP Hotline 888 458 7900.


Posted on 16 Feb 2017
Two More US Shows

Two new US shows have just been announced. They are:
June 13th - Salt Lake City, UT - Kingsbury Hall
June 16th - Lincoln, CA - Thunder Valley Casino Amphitheatre (with Skid Row)
Presale tickets go on sale today.

Dennis Dunaway is featured in the new issue of Vintage Guitar Magazine and you can read an online version of the mag here. Dennis and Blue Coupe will play a special benefit show for 'Family Re-Entry' on April 13th at the Fairfield Theatre, CT with guests Tish and Snooky and Nick Didkovsky (NYC Pretties For You).

Nita Strauss talks to Guitar World about her new solo track 'Pandemonium' and the forthcoming AC/Deep Purple tour.

Best Classic Bands have a feature on 'Billion Dollar Babies'.


Posted on 14 Feb 2017
Nita Strauss New Band - The Starbreakers

Nita Strauss has announced the new band she's been talking about in recent interviews, an all-star covers band also featuring Jill Janis (Huntress), Courtney Cox (The Iron Maidens), Lindsey Martin and Emily Ruvidich. The band will make their live debut at the Viper Room in West Hollywood on Saturday March 11th.


Posted on 10 Feb 2017
New Show - Spain

Alice Cooper has been announced as headlining the 'Rock Fest Barcelona' on July 1st. The three day festival features Aerosmith and Deep Purple headlining the other two nights and takes place at the Parc De Can Zam in Barcelona, Spain. Weekend tickets are already on sale with single day tickets to follow.

The third annual Dick Wagner 'Remember The Child' Memorial Concert takes place March 24th aty the Motor City Casino Hotel. Mark Farmer (Grand Funk Railroad), Suzi Quatro and Kip Winger are the headline acts this year. Tickets are available now!

The cast of 'Waynes World', including Alice, talk to Billboard on the 25th anniversary of the movie.


Posted on 08 Feb 2017
New US Shows

Three new shows have been announced for June. They are:
June 8th - Hinkley, MN - Grand Casino Hinkley Amphitheatre
June 9th - Mankato, MN - Vetter Stone Amphtheratre
June 12th - Denver, CO - Paramount Theater
Tickets go on sale today.

Alice will be appearing at the WestWorld of Scottsdale on April 8th backed by Dash Cooper and CO-OP.  The show is a  benefit the Solid Rock Foundation and is part of Arizona Bike Week.

Amplify have a report from the Pollstar Live! event during which Alice and Shep chatted about the history of the band and their long relationship.


Posted on 06 Feb 2017
Upcoming Shows

Beasto Blanco, who are currently on the 'Monsters of Rock Cruise', will be back in Alaska next week for two shows. They play 'Koots' in Anchorage on February 9th and ACW, also in Anchorage,  on February 10th. The first show is over 21s only while the second show doesn`t have an age limit.

Ultimate Classic Rock have a new interview with Nita Strauss while 'Rock Brigade' have an audio interview.

The NYC band 'Pretties for You' will be performing at Christopher Penn's Good Records (who released the 'Live From The Astroturf' single)  in Dallas on April 22nd, as part of their Record Store Day festivities.

Blue Coupe have three shows coming up. They play:
February 25th - Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL
April 13th - Fairfield Theatre Company, Fairfield, CT
July 22nd - Clayton Opera House, Clayton, NY

Ryan Roxie will play a special acoustic show at 'The Pub' in Thessaloniki, Greece on February 18th. Entrance is free!


Posted on 03 Feb 2017
Alice Cooper and Deep Purple Tour North America

Deep Purple and Alice Cooper have announced a string of 19 US shows beginning in August in Las Vegas. 
The press release begins: "Music history will be made when Deep Purple and Alice Cooper, joined by special guest The Edgar Winter Band, visit 19 cities across America this summer on an epic rock tour. Produced by Live Nation, the tour will also serve as the "Long Goodbye" tour for Deep Purple, and begins Saturday, August 12 in Las Vegas, with stops in Los Angeles, Boston, including Cooper's hometown [??] of Detroit, and more."
Alice and Purple previously toured together in Europe a few years ago.
The list of shows is below. Tickets go on sale Friday February 3rd but AC.com presales are available today..
August 12th - The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas - Las Vegas, Nevada
August 13th - Greek Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
August 15th - Ak-Chin Pavilion - Phoenix, AZ
August 16th - Isleta Amphitheater - Albuquerque, NM
August 18th - The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion - Woodlands, TX
August 19th - Starplex Pavilion - Dallas, TX
August 23rd - Jiffy Lube Live - Bristow, VA
August 24th - BB&T Pavilion - Camden, NJ
August 26th - Jones Beach Theater - Wantagh, NY
August 27th - Xfinity Center - Mansfield, MA
August 28th - PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ
August 30th - Klipsch Music Center - Noblesville, IN
September 1st - KeyBank Pavilion - Burgettstown, PA
September 2nd - Budweiser Stage - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
September 3rd - DTE Energy Music Theatere, Clarkston, MI
September 6th - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, Chicago, IL
September 8th - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, St Louis, MO
September 9th - Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
September 10th - Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH


Posted on 30 Jan 2017
Beasto Blanco, Damon Johnson and Alice in Nashville

Beasto Blanco played a storming show in Nashville last night with a few surprises. The show opened with local band Denman, before Damon Johnson took the stage with his solo band. Damon's later guest appearance with Beasto Blanco of course wasn`t entirely a surprise. Beasto (minus Chuck) and Damon performed Thin Lizzy's 'Jailbreak' before Chuck returned and they started up 'No More Me Nice Guy' which saw Alice himself (in Nashville working on the new abum) join them on stage! They continued through 'Under My Wheels', 'I'm Eighteen' and closed with 'School's Out' which featured yet another guest, Lzzy Hale of Halestorm.
UPDATE: Check out some cool photos at Nashville Scene.


Posted on 27 Jan 2017
New Show - Belgium

Alice Cooper will be performing at the Lokeren Festival in Belgium on August 6th. Also performing that night will be Marilyn Manson and Megadeth. Tickets appear to be available now.

Alice and Bob Ezrin have been talking to CTV as part of a mental health awareess campaign. You can watch Alice here and Bob here. Also check out the music in the background.. New Alice Cooper or Vampires music?


Posted on 27 Jan 2017
Vampires at NAMM

The Hollywood Vampires performed at the annual NAMM Imperial Ball last night and you can check out video of 'Eighteen', 'School's Out' '20th Century Boy/Get It On', and 'Walk This Way' (with Brad Whitford). Other events around NAMM this weekend included appearances by Chuck Garric (at the Bonzo Bash), Glen Sobel and Johnny Depp presenting Joe Perry with the Les Paul Award.

Beasto Blanco play Basement East in Nashville on January 26th and the Nashville Scene has an interview with Chuck Garric.

'The Rock and Roll Vampire Bash' is this years Solid Rock Golf event show on March 26th with Alice and friends performing "Under The Big Top".  The actual golfing will take place the following day.


Posted on 22 Jan 2017
Nita Strauss Releases New Song/Video

Nita Struass has released a new video for the instrumental "Pandemonium" from the 'She Rocks, Vol.1' compilation being put together by Steve Vai and set to be released on January 20th.
Nita says: "As you guys may or may not know by now, for the past year or so I've been focusing on writing and putting my band together, and while I always thought about making a solo album, I thought my energy would be better spent right now focusing on giving the band my all and making those songs as great as they could be.
But whenSteve Vai asked if I'd be a part of this compilation, you better believe I jumped at the chance!!!! I've always loved instrumental guitar music, and to step into this world for the first time and get to do it on 'Favored Nations Entertainment' alongside the other badass girls on the She Rocks album, is an honor and a privilege.
I'm extremely grateful to Steve Vai, Brad Tolinski and Laura B. Whitmore for including me on this compilation!! And I have a feeling this isn't the last instrumental music I'll be writing."


Posted on 18 Jan 2017
New Show - Augusta

Alice Cooper will play the Bell Auditorium in Augusta, GA on April 30th. Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10AM.
There are also reports Alice will be returning to the 'Rock In Rio' festival in Brazil in September but this is yet to be confirmed.

A new Sky Arts (UK) series called 'Urban Myths' is set to feature an episode based around the famous meeting with artist Salvador Dali. The series has courted controversy already by casting a white actor to play Michael Jackson. While the title of the show suggests that the stories covered are untrue, in fact the aim of the show is to retell famous stories that are both true and untrue.


Posted on 17 Jan 2017
New US Shows

Six new shows have just been announced, with tickets going on sale tomorrow. They are:
May 2nd - Birmingham, AL - Alabama Theater
May 3rd  - Little Rock, AR - Robinson Center Music Hall
May 11th - Shreveport, LA - Municipal Auditorium
May 13th - Columbia, SC - Koger Center for the Arts
May 14th - Nashville, TN - Jackson Theater
May 16th - Columbus, OH - Express Live

With sadness we also have to report the passing of Cindy Lang, fashion model and Alice's long time girlfriend in the early 70s, who died on January 3rd.


Posted on 09 Jan 2017
New Year's Eve Show

News is coming in about this year's annual New Years Eve show in Maui, Hawaii in aid of the Maui Food Bank which featured Alice and his guests backed by Nita Strauss, Chuck Garric, Glen Sobel and Damon Johnson! The band backed all the guests this year which included Steven Tyler, Jim Carrey ('No More Mr Nice Guy' and 'School's Out'), Michael McDonald, Fergie, Bob Rock, Weird Al, Alto Reed, Linda Carter, Dave Mason and Willie K. You can check out some videos courtesy of Howard Dinits on YouTube.

Beasto Blanco are cover stars on the new issue of 'Screamer' magazine which features an interview with Chuck inside.


Posted on 02 Jan 2017
Alice Returns to Wacken

Alice Cooper has been announced as performing at the 2017 Wacken Open Air festival in Germany. The exact day hasn`t been released but the festival runs between August 3rd and August 5th and as there is already a show in Hungary on the 3rd , that obviously leaves August 4th or 5th.


Posted on 26 Dec 2016
Alice And Shep at Pollstar Live

It's all been a little quiet this week since the last show announcements but here's a couple of things worth reporting:

Alice and Shep are set to be keynote speakers at 'Pollstar Live 2017!' which takes place in Los Angeles between January 31st and February 2nd, and it looks like they will appear on February 1st. The title of their event is "Shep Gordon and Alice Cooper: A 47 Year Conversation" so sounds like a repeat of the Bootleg Theater event a few weeks ago. The industry event is aimed at the Concert industry.

Epiphone Guitars feature Ryan Roxie and the Epiphone guitars he's been using on stage this past year. Expect more from this partnership in the coming year.

Neal Smith's movie "Desolation Angeles/Rise of the BOAS" gets it's world premiere on December 28th at the Bijou Theatre (275 Fairfield Ave.) in Bridgeport, CT. Admission free although a donation is encouraged. Quote: Smith wrote the title song for the film and plays a ruthless Russian mob boss in a full-length black-and-white production based on morality issues rooted in classical Greek mythology."

Steve and Karen Hunter have created a new 'GoFundMe' page where you can pledge your support for Steve's forthcoming new album, entitled 'Before The Lights Go Out'. The campaign features many of the usual incentives, as well as a few extra special ones like Tommy Henriksen's stage pants, and a signed Jason Becker guitar pedal!
To further the fund raising (which also helps with Steve's bills now he can no longer tour or work without assistance) there is an Ebay auction for a one-of-a-kind 'Loic Le Pape Mosteel J.Ramone tribute guitar'. The instrument has been donated by Tommy Henriksen, who played it at this years Christmas Pudding show, and is signed by many of the guests at that show including Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, Joe Perry, Sammy Hagar, Tommy Henriksen, and Bob Ezrin, as well as Steve himself. The auction has about a day to run so be quick if you are interested!


Posted on 21 Dec 2016
New Show - Lithuania

Tickets have just gone on sale for a show at Trakai Castle in Lithuania on July 31st.


Posted on 14 Dec 2016
UK Shows!

Alice Cooper has announced UK shows for next november with opening bands The Mission and The Tubes (which is a personal dream com true!!!!). The shows are:

11th November - Leeds - First Direct Arena
12th November - Glasgow - S.E.E. Hydro
14th November - Birmingham - Barcleycard Arena
15th November - Manchester - Manchester Arena
16th November - London - Wembley SSE Arena

Pre-sale tickets appear to go on sale December 15th at 9am except Glasgow which is December 14th at 9am.
The announcement also states that the shows will coincide with the new studio album!


Posted on 13 Dec 2016
More US dates

More US dates:
April 21st - Biloxi, MS - Beau Rivage Theatre
April 23rd - Springfield, IL - Prairie Capital Convention Center
May 4th - Tulsa, OK - Brady Theater
May 7th - Midland, TX - Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
May 8th - San Antonio, TX - Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
May 10th - Corpus Christie, TX - American Bank Center Arena


Posted on 12 Dec 2016
New US Dates Appear

More US show dates have appeared, four on Ticketmaster and one in local press. They are:
April 22nd - Tupelo, MS - BancorpSouth Arena
April 25th - Charleston, WV - Charleston Municiple Auditorium
April 26th - Norfolk, VA - Chrysler Hall
April 27th - Salem, VA - Salem Civic Center
April 29th - Cherokee, NC - Harrah's Cherokee Resort Event Center.
Tickets appear to go on sale Friday.
Expect more shows shortly.

Nita Strauss has been chattig to Ultimate Guitar about learning to play.


Posted on 12 Dec 2016
New Show - Sweden

Alice Cooper is returning to the Grona Lund in Stockholm, Sweden on July 27th. Admission comes free with entry to the park so presumably you can buy advanced park tickets now.
UPDATE: There is also a show at Liseberg amusement park in Gothenburg on July 26th.

I've been having a few computer problems here (basically my laptop died on me) so you may have seen coverage of the Xmas pudding show already, but from what I can tell it was again a huge success with the Hollywood Vampires (with Glen Sobel on drums) headlining with a set that opened with 'Raise The Dead', ran through many of the songs from the album, and closed with Run, Rudolph, Run'.
You can read a full review courtesy of AZ Central, while Phoenix New-Times has lots of photos and a review of their own. They also have photos from CO-OP's CD launch show, last Friday during which Alice joined the band for 'I'm Eighteen' and 'School's Out'.


Posted on 06 Dec 2016
CO-OP Release Debut EP Today

CO-OP, the band featuring Dash Cooper, release their debut self-titled five track EP today via EMP and it should be available through all the usual digital outlets. The band, who have often stood in as Alice's back up band for local Phoenix functions, will have the first full length album out in 2017. You can check out the final epic track, 'Sleep', via Soundcloud and the band play a launch party tonight at Joe’s Grotto in Phoenix, AZ and open for Steel Panther on New Years Eve at Livewire AZ, in Scottsdale, AZ.


Posted on 02 Dec 2016
New Beasto Video

Beasto Blanco have released a new video for 'Death Rattle' from their new self-titled album which you can check out below.

The Musician's Friend interview with Alice and Nita is now available to watch via YouTube. There's also a new "Ask Alice" video up with Alice talking about tattoo's and Kyler  speaking about the Frankenalice smell!


Posted on 01 Dec 2016
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