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Hollywood Vampires Tour Begins

Syracuse.com has the first review of first Hollywood Vampires show of the year in Verona, NY with photos and the setlist. The show opened with 'Raise The Dead', with 'As Bad As I Am' and 'Dear Drunk Friends' the only other original songs in a set that included most of the album plus tributes to David Bowie and Lemmy.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has a review and photos from the Stage AE Alice Cooper show while KNAC have a review and photos from the Warren show.


Posted on 25 May 2016
Hollywood Vampires Lisbon Live Stream

It appears that the Hollywood Vampires show next Friday (May 27th) will be streamed live at http://www.livexlive.com/. There's a looping promo video running now on the site, featuring Alice, which you can see below advertising the event. According to the festival site the band are scheduled to take the stage at 11.45 local time which, if i'm correct, will be 10.45 UK time, so do you're own calculations for where you are.

New England Music News have a new interview with Chuck Garric which you can hear here.

I don`t generally post every show review any more as they normally say the same thing (Band is amazing, especially Nita, Alice is amazing, the audience loved it etc) but here's a few worth checking out:
Trib Today has a review of the Packard Music Hall show with some amusing comments from fans while Neo Music has photos and a review, and Nepa Scene has some great photos from Wilkes-Barre.

Alice and Ryan were out golfing at the Fort Wayne County Club yesterday and ABC 21Alice has a short news clip and a few words. Love the golf outfit Roxie!

Live Design have an article about Bandit Lights who are doing the lighting for the current tour.


Posted on 19 May 2016
New Show - Tallahassee

Alice Cooper will play the 'Center of Tallahassee' in Tallahassee, FL on August 16th with tickets going on sale May 20th.

Alice has been talking to Billboard about working with Neal, Dennis and Michael for the forthcoming album.

Glen Sobel is interviewed for the Moore Cymbals Podcast talking about working with Alice, The Hollywood Vampires and stepping in for Tommy Lee last year.


Posted on 17 May 2016
Alice Talks 'Killer' New Album

Alice has been talking to Weekender.com about the forthcoming new Alice Cooper album - "..every once in awhile, though, there’s just a flavor of what album do we want to go to here to give it that flavor. And it seems to be going toward the ‘Killer’ album."
He also reveals he's been working with Dennis, Neal and Michael on new songs - "I wrote three or four songs with Neal Smith and Mike Bruce, and so we worked together in Phoenix for about two weeks just writing songs and demoing songs. Dennis Dunaway (bassist in the Alice Cooper Band) wrote two or three things. We haven’t seen those yet, but I know Dennis has always written great stuff. It’s fun to go back and work with guys you haven’t worked with in awhile. It’s not trying to recapture your youth. It’s trying to recapture a sound. And it’s a very elusive sound."
Alice goes on to talk about the current setlist and the Hollywood Vampires.

Also: Ryan Roxie and Tommy Henriksen will apparently be at 'Record Connection' in Warren, OH on May 16th between 7pm and 8pm for a meet and greet.


Posted on 11 May 2016
Spend The Night Opening NIght

Last night was the first show of the 'Spend The NIght With Alice Cooper' tour 2016 in Biloxi, MS but there appear to have been few surprises. The setlist (see setlist section) has been changed with some cool additions, and there are different covers in there from last year, but sadly no big surprises. Of course all reports are that Alice and the band nailed it and put on a great show anyway! Video and photos are starting to appear on social media if you want to check them out.

Ryan Roxie's 'Big Rock Talk' will air live tomorrow night at 6pm (UK) and will feature eevryone's favourite drummer, Glen Sobel!

NWI.com has a short interview with Alice and NiagaraThisWeek has a short chat with Joe Perry about the Vampires. There's also a short interview with Nita at the Sun Herald.

Chuck Garric is featured in the new issue of Bass Guitar Magazine.

The final episode of the 'Alice Cooper Eras' podcast is now up and covers 2003-now including discussions on 'The Eyes Of Alice Cooper', 'Dirty Diamonds', Along Came A Spider', 'Welcome 2 My Nightmare' and the 'Hollywood Vampires' album.


Posted on 30 Apr 2016
Rock And Roll Golf Show

Last night saw the 'Alice Cooper Rock and Roll Golf Classic' show in Phoenix, in aid of 'Solid Rock' and 'The Rock' teen center, and the first reports are appearing. Joining Alice were Neal Smith, Alex Lifeson of Rush, Dash Cooper and CO-OP, Kiss guitarist Tommy Thayer, Slash guitarist Frank Sidoris, Chicago drummer Danny Seraphine amongst others. There's video on facebook of Alice, Neal, Alex, Tommy and CO-OP playing 'Eighteen', as well as footage of 'Rock and Roll All Night' and 'Wild Thing'. Alice also sang 'Satisfaction' and 'Johnny B. Goode' while Sheryl and Calico also did a version of 'I Love Rock and Roll'. AZCentral have a great write up with some photos.
It was also announced that the 2016 Christmas Pudding will take place on December 3rd.

Dennis Dunaway and Paul Brenton put together an excellent 80 minute tour of Dennis' 'Snakes Museum' at the Chiller theater this weekend with Dennis telling stories and showing some of the amazing items they had on display. You can see it in the 'Snakes, Guillotines, Electric Chairs' facebook group but you may need to be a member to view the video. Alice, Michael and Kane Roberts were also at Chiller show and stopped by the museum.

Alice was on radio station WLVQ talking about Prince, Axl/DC, The Pudding, Vampires and the tour.

Joe Perry talks Hollywood Vampires in a new interview for Syracuse.com.


Posted on 26 Apr 2016
New Interviews

Alice has been out on press duties the last few days including appearing on 'Today' although strangely it's been promoting last years 'Peter and The Wolf In Hollywood' project. He's also talking about it with AudioBoom, WZLX and WNYC.
He was also on 'The Sound In The Morning' on The Sound 100.3 (Alice shows up around 45 minutes into the show) and was in SiriusXM studios in New York for some reason I have yet to discover.
Blaze.com have a short video of Alice inviting members of the Evangelical Covenant Church to go to Phoenix for the denomination’s conference, Gather 2016, in June. Watching it you have to wonder if someone shouldn`t have held the cue cards a little lower...


Posted on 22 Apr 2016
New Show - Windsor, Ontario

Another new show announcement. Alice Cooper will play The Coliseum at Ceasars in Windsor, Ontario on October 2nd. Tickets go on sale April 30th.


Posted on 22 Apr 2016
New Show - Belgium

Alice Cooper will play Cirque Royal in Brussels, Belgium on June 21st. Tickets appear to go on sale April 22nd.


Posted on 18 Apr 2016
Even More North American Shows Announced

Alice Cooper has announced yet more North American shows as follows:
Aug 9th - Huntsville, AL - Von Braun Center
Aug 10th - Atlanta, GA - Atlanta Symphony Hall
Aug 17th - New Orleans, LA - Saenger Theater
Aug 20th - Abilene, TX - Taylor County Coliseum
Oct 9th - Bemidji, MN - Sanford Center
Oct 11th - Winnipeg, MB - Burton Cummings Theatre
Oct 12th - Regina, SK - Conexus Arts Centre
Oct 13th - Lethbridge, AB - ENMAX Centre
Oct 15th - Calgary, AB - Winsport Arena
Oct 16th - Penticton, BC - South Okanagan Events Center
Oct 19th - Vancouver, BC - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Oct 22nd - Portland, OR - Keller Auditorium
Oct 25th - Reno, NV - Grand Sierra Resort

Alice, Dennis Dunaway and Michael Bruce will all be at the Chiller Theatre Expo in Parsippany, NY next weekend (22nd-24th) and Dennis has a special poster available for his Snakes Museum of rare Alice Cooper artifacts which you can see below.

"Louder Than Love - The Grande Ballroom Story" is released on DVD on June 10th by MVD and features Alice talking about the legendary Detroit venue.

Episode 5 of the 'Alice Cooper Era' series is now online covering 'The Last Temptation' to 'Dragontown'.


Posted on 18 Apr 2016
Alice In New Apple Advert

Alice Cooper is among various stars to be featured in a new advert for the new Apple watch which has started airing in the US. You can see the advert here or below.

Ryan Roxie's 'Big Rock Talk' airs live on Saturday at 7pm Swedish time (6pm UK I think) via blab.im/RyanRoxie and this weeks guests are Mr. Beasto Blanco himself Chuck Garric and music novelist Marisa Tellez. If you haven`t stopped by to watch the show you should, as it's a lot of fun, and has a chat room to ask questions and comment to other fans watching.

Speaking of Chuck, 'For Bass Players Only' have a new interview with him covering his career from school days to Beasto Blanco.

Dennis Dunaway is featured in a new hour long interview for the 'Welcome To Connecticut' podcast which you can find here.

Rolling Stone have been chatting to Alice and Joe Perry about the forthcoming Hollywood Vampires shows and what the setlist might include this time around.

Cobrasfire have part 4 of their six part podcast series available now, this one looking at the "comeback Era" of 1986-1991. Check it out here.

And lastly, just for fun, here's a story and video of Cooper the cockerel playing guitar in a charity shop near Southampton!! Seriously!!!


Posted on 15 Apr 2016
New US Tour Announced

Hot on the heels of the Vampires dates we now have lots more Alice Cooper solo dates announced. VIP packages go on sale 12th April with tickets available on the 15th April. Here's the list:
Aug 6th - Kalamazoo, MI - Wings Event Center
Aug 7th - Louisville, KY - Louisville Palace
Aug 12th - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Broward Center for The Performing Arts
Aug 13th - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckard Hall
Aug 14th - Orlando, FL - Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Aug 19th - Oklahoma City, OK - The Criterion
Aug 21st - Austin, TX - ACL Live at The Moody Theater
Aug 23rd - Houston, TX - Reverton Music Center
Aug 24th - Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theater
Aug 26th - Tuscon, AZ - AVA Amphitheater
Oct 4th - Toledo, OH - Stranahan Theater
Oct 5th - Indianapolis, IN - Murat Theatre
Oct 6th - Milwaukee, WI - Wilwaukee Theatre
Oct 8th - Omaha, NE - Ralston Arena
Oct 18th - Victoria, BC, Canada - The Q Center
Oct 26th - San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theatre
Oct 28th - San Diego, CA - Harrah's Springs Casino
Oct 29th - Indio, CA - Fantasy Springs Casino
Oct 30th - Los Angeles, CA - Pantages Theatre

UPDATE: Blabbermouth.net have a special presale available beginning Wednesday (13th) at 10AM using the pre-sale code "EYES" and the links on their page.


Posted on 11 Apr 2016
More Vampires in July

The Hollywood Vampires have announced 8 more US shows for July to add to the ones we already knew about. They are:

July 1st  - Bethleham, PA - Sands Bethlehem Event Center
July 3rd - Atlantic City, NJ - Bogata Resort Spa and Casino Events Center
July 8th - Orillia, ONT - Casino Rama Entertainment Center
July 9th - Niagara Falls, NY - Stage at Seneca Niagra Resort and Casino
July 16th - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energh Music Theatre
July 18th - Fargo, ND - Scheels Arena
July 22nd - Rohnert Park, CA - Weill Hall
July 24th - Saratoga, CA - The Mountain Winery

The press release also confims that Robert DeLeo of 'Stone Temple Pilots' will be playing bass at the shows in place of Duff, who will be busy with Guns 'n' Roses. He joins Tommy Henriksen, Matt Sorum and Bruce Witkins to complete the live line up.

Also announced is an Alice Cooper show in Orlando, FL at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on August 14th. Tickets for this one go on sale April 15th at 10am.


Posted on 11 Apr 2016
New Show - Nebraska

According to the Omaha World-Herald Alice Cooper will be playing Ralston Arena in Ralston, Nebraska on October 8th with tickets going on sale April 15th at 10am. 'Head East' will open the show.


Posted on 08 Apr 2016
Vampires in Illinois and Oregon

The Hollywood Vampires have two new shows announced today. They play:
RiverEdge Park in Aurora, IL on July 7th. Tickets go on sale April 29th.
Britt Music and Arts Festival in Jacksonville, Oregon on July 23rd. Tickets go on public sale May 13th at 9am.


Posted on 08 Apr 2016
Vampires In New York

The Hollywood Vampires tour just keeps growing with the announcement of a show at the Coney Island Amphitheater in Brooklyn, NY on July 10th. Tickets go on sale April 15th at 10am.  Still more shows to come...

Part three of Cobrasfire's 'Alice Cooper Era's' podcast is now up talking about 'The Lost Years' from 1980-1983 and covering 'Fluch The Fashion' to 'Dada'.

AXS TV in the US has announced it will be broadcasting live from the Carolina show on May 8th.  The announcement suggest they will air the Alice Cooper show.


Posted on 08 Apr 2016
Vampires Play Highland Park, IL

Yet another Hollywood Vampires show has just appeared. This one is Highland Park, IL at the Ravinia Festival on July 17th. Tickets appear to go on sale to the general public on April 26th.
UPDATE: This is no longer happening.


Posted on 06 Apr 2016
Vampires Play Germany

The Hollywood Vampires play Hessentags-Arena in Herborn, Germany on May 29th. Tickets appear to be available now.


Posted on 06 Apr 2016
New Vampires Shows - Foxwoods and Ohio

The Hollywood Vampires have added two new shows to their short US run. They will play Foxwoods Grand Theater in Mashantucket, CT on July 2nd and Fraze Pavillion in Kettering, OH on July 12th. Tickets for Foxwoods go on sale April 8th and Kettering are on sale April 9th at 9am.

Check out an hour long video interview with Dennis and Cindy Dunaway on 'Studio 411' with Larry Dasilva at DennisDunaway.com.


Posted on 05 Apr 2016
New Show - Las Vegas

Alice Cooper has been announced as playing the 'Psycho Las Vegas' festival at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas between August 26th and 28th. Presumably Alice will play one night only but the daily lineups don`t seem to be available yet. Three day tickets are on sale. Also among the many bands playing over the three days are Blue Oyster Cult and Arthur Brown!


Posted on 04 Apr 2016
Vampires and Michael Bruce Shows

Hollywood Vampires will play Soaring Eagle Casino in Mount Pleasant. MI on July 13th. Ticket go on sale April 9th.

Michael Bruce will be making a personal appearance at Asylum Records in Mesa, AZ as part of Internatinal Record Store Day on April 16th. Michael will perform an acoustic set in the morning followed by an electric set with his band 'Michael Bruce Force' in the evening.
UPDATE: Neal Smith will be there as well.

Screamer Magazine has a new interview with Chuck Garric talking about Beasto Blanco and their forthcoming album.

Alice Cooper posted the following quote following the recent passing of comedy legend Ronnie Corbett:
"Even Americans know who Ronnie Corbett is. I was fortunate to do a few talk shows with him over the years. I became his 'flatmate' in a commercial, and even played golf with him. The Two Ronnies are reunited in a better place. Heaven is better than London, isn't it?"

Extreme guitarist Numo Bettencourt joined Glen Sobel and the Lucky Strike house band a few days ago and you can check out video of their drum jam here as well as footage of Orianthi joining them for' Voodoo Chile'

Metal Mania have a new interview with Kane Roberts.

Cobrasfire have started a series of podcasts discussing Alice Cooper history. The first two shows are up now with show one discussing the original band and show two taking the story up to 'From The Inside'.


Posted on 02 Apr 2016
Vampire in Atlantic City

And the keep on coming.. The latest Hollywood Vampires show to be anounced is Borgata Hotel Casino in Atlantic City, NJ on July 3rd. Tickets for this one go on sale tomorrow April 1st at 10AM.


Posted on 31 Mar 2016
Hollywood Vampires in Romania

And there's another show.... The Hollywood Vampires will play the Romexpo in Bucharest, Romania on June 6th.


Posted on 31 Mar 2016
Hollywood Vampires in Denmark

The Hollywood Vampires will play at the Faegslet concert hall in Horsens, Denmark on June 1. Tickets go on sale April 11th. The press release says the band will play six shows in Europe, which leaves two more to be announced.


Posted on 30 Mar 2016
Hollywood Vampires In Sweden

The Hollywood Vampires will play the Grona Lund in Stockholm on May 30th. This is an amusement park in Stockholm with a concert stage which Alice has played many times in the past. Generally you just buy a ticket to the park to have access to the show.

There's a new video featuring Alice watching and talking about the famous 'Muppet Show' appearance which you can check out on YouTube.

Chuck Garric and Beasto Blanco have been added to the Monsters Of Rock Cruise next year which runs between February 2nd and 7th 2017.


Posted on 30 Mar 2016
Hollywood Vampires Play California

The Hollywood Vampires have been added to the bill of the California Mid-State fair on July 25th. Tickets go on sale Friday April 8th at 10am.

Thisisourmusic.co.uk have a new interview with Dennis Dunaway.

Episode 2 of Ryan Roxie's 'Big Rock Talk' is now online for those who missed the live broadcast. Check it out here. Tommy Henriksen will be Ryan and Anna's guest next Saturday.

The Keen Sentinel have an interview with Special Forces tour drummer Jan Uvena with some Alice related comments.


Posted on 28 Mar 2016
New Show - Netherlands

Alice Cooper will be playing 013 in Tilburg, The Netherlands on June 20th. Tickets go on sale March 28th.


Posted on 25 Mar 2016
Vampires For Summerfest

The Hollywood Vampires have been announced as a headliner of this years Summerfest festival in Milwaukee, WI on July 5th. The exact venue will be announced shortly.

The second installment of Ryan Roxie's 'Big Rock Talk' will happen this Saturday at 7pm (Swedish time) with guest Chad Cherry of 'The Last Vegas' and other surprises. Check out www.blab.im/ryanroxie to sign up and join in. An edited version of last weeks show with Nita Strauss can now be seen here.

Rock 'n' Roll World Magazine has a new interview with Dennis Dunaway.

Dash Cooper and CO-OP were featured on 12News a few days ago with short interviews at 'The Rock'  and some background info.


Posted on 23 Mar 2016
Nita Nita Nita!

Nita Strauss has recorded a guest appearance on a new Quistarama backing track which you can check out on YouTube. Quistarama records cool backing tracks for budding guitarists to practice and jam over and while Nita's intro solo is less then a minute what she plays is just amazing. Her forthcoming solo album just can't come soon enough!
And Speaking of Nita Mariskal Rock have a short video interview and also footage of NIta teaching you how to play 'Poison'.  Also just to complete your Nita fix for the day there's another interview from Blackstar Amplification which I may have missed when it first appeared.
Don't forget Ms Strauss will also be the first guest of Ryan Roxie's 'Big Rock Talk' on Saturday!

Alice has been announced as the headline guest for the 'Spooky Empire' convention in Orlando, FL on April 1st-3rd.

Damon Johnson will be playing at the WorkPlay Theater in Birmingham, AL on March 25th with his new electric band plying songs from his new 'Echo' EP as well as classics from Brother Cane, Alice Cooper, Thin Lizzy and Black Star Riders. The show will be recorded for a live album to be released later this year.

Alice Cooper's Rock and Roll Bash takes place on April 24th as part of this years Alice Cooper Golf Tournament in Phoenix, AZ. The event will include "a Cocktail Reception where you can chill with us in the Pro Em VIP Lounge, Silent Auction, Dinner, Live Auction and Live Entertainment with Alice Cooper and friends."


Posted on 17 Mar 2016
New Show - Switzerland

Alice Cooper will apparently be playing Z7 Konzertfabrik, Pratteln, Switzerland on June 9th. Tickets appear to be on sale now.


Posted on 15 Mar 2016
Roxie Talks Big Rock Blab

Ryan Roxie launches his first 'Blab' show, 'Big Rock Talk', on March 19th which will feature Roxie chatting with Nita Strauss about whatever comes to mind. There is a  chat room where you can post questions as well. The show will air at 6pm Swedish time so you can do the maths for you own local time.

Billboard has Alice interviewing horror author Anne Rice ('Interview with a Vampire') about writing, religion and other things.

Glen Sobel has won this years Drum! Magazine readers best 'hard rock drummer' award!

Dangerous Minds have pulled together a collection of photos recalling the 1975 promotional Alice Cooper hot air balloon.


Posted on 12 Mar 2016
New Show - Israel

Alice Cooper has just announced his first ever show in Israel at the Bloomfield Stadium in Tel Aviv on June 16th. Tickets are already on sale. Check out the announcement video below.


Posted on 09 Mar 2016
Snakes, Guillotines, Electric Chairs Audio Book

The audiobook version of 'Snakes, Guillotines, Electric Chairs', read by Dennis Dunaway himself, is out now via Audible in the US but has yet to make it to the UK version of the sites. You can hear an extract from the book courtesy of Rolling Stone.

Shep Gordon shares some 'behind the scenes' info about the 'Vinyl' TV with Billboard.


Posted on 09 Mar 2016
Damon Johnson Releases 'Echo'

Damon Johnson - EchoFrom the facebook press release: "For the first time in his nearly three decade career, Damon Johnson releases fully realized electric music under his own name as a solo artist. 'Echo' features five stellar tracks of music that will further cement his reputation as a quality guitarist, singer, and songwriter. The songs were recorded over various sessions throughout 2015 (in between his tour schedule with Black Star Riders) and features the talents of longtime friend and drummer Jarred Pope and bass guitarist, Tony Nagy. 'Echo' was produced and mixed by Nick Raskulinecz (Alice In Chains, Rush, Foo Fighters, Black Star Riders) at Rock Falcon Studio in Nashville. The physical CD is now available for Pre-order (official release date: March 18). Anyone that pre-orders will get a signed copy and may request to have it personalized (simply add a note at checkout)."
Be aware that postage to Europe currently seems to cost more then the CD itself, but if you just want to hear the music (which is the most important thing!) you can pre-order digital downloads from both AmazonUK and AmazonUS.

Alice Cooper has been listed as playing Ljubljana, Slovakia on June 12th at the Hala Tivoli.

Dennis Dunaway has posted a blog about the 'Vinyl' TV show as his part in re-recording 'I Love The Dead'.


Posted on 04 Mar 2016
Dennis Tonight

Dennis Dunaway will be a guest on 'The Special with Jessie Camp' which premiere's tonight at 11pm (EST?). You can apparently watch the show online at http://www.mnn.org/.

'Special Forces' era drummer Jan Uvena is in the news today after a tree fell through the roof of his house! Luckily Jan appears to be okay. You can read more at Sentinal Source.

Alice picks the 'five songs I wish I'd written' over at Rolling Stone.

Nita Strauss is interviewed by Music Mania during her current European tour taling about her career and playing with Alice Cooper.


Posted on 02 Mar 2016
Blue Coupe 'Vinyl' Recording

HBO's new series 'Vinyl' will feature Alice Cooper content on this Sunday's episode and include an excellent new version of 'I Love The Dead' performed by singer Andrew WK and backed by Blue Coupe with Dennis Dunaway, Joe Bouchard and Al Bouchard! You can hear the full track below.

Mick Mashbir contributes to the 'Velvet Saints' upcoming CD titled "Shadows".  Mick was in the Alice Cooper band during the Billion Dollar Babies and Muscle of Love years.  He plays on two Velvet Saints tracks, 'Hate' and 'Break You Down'.  "Alice is a big influence on our songs, especially in the dark sinister kind of way," say Jeff Epperson of Velvet Saints.  "I approached Mick about playing on the CD and sent him the basic tracks to work with. Within a few days, he presented us with his tracks and they had the exact groove and feel we were looking for. He definitely understood the direction we were headed.  We are looking forward to collaborating with him soon on the 3rd CD."

Banger Films, the company behind 'Super Duper Alice Cooper', are searching for ZZ Top footage from the '70s (or '60s, including their former bands). ZZ Top of course opened for Alice Cooper in 1973. If anyone out there can help you can send responses to zzfans@bangerfilms.com with "ZZ Top Fan Submission - Footage" in the Subject line.


Posted on 27 Feb 2016
Ezrin Vs West

Many of you have probably already seen the current Twitter "spat" between legendary Alice Cooper producer Bob Ezrin, and rapper/professional egotist Kanye West. Bob apparently wrote a piece which refered to West's “excessive behavior, egomaniacal tantrums and tasteless grandstanding” to which the talentless rapper responded with a rant that began with "Has anybody ever heard of Bob Ezrin???", thus showing how little he actually knows about real music. Twitter exploded, which probably his aim all along, unless he really is that stupid. You can read his posts here. That wasn`t the end of it though when another rapper called 'Young Platinum' also saw an opportunity for self-promotion and took to twitter pretending to be Ezrin to respond to West. The whole thing escalated resulting in national and international coverage.

ABC15 have a video report as Alice helps open a new 'Hopdoddy' burger restaurant on Monday (22nd). Hopdoddy is donating a dollar for every 'No More Mr. Nice Guy' burger to Cooper's Solid Rock Foundation.

Dennis Dunaway has posted a blog about his recent trip to Canada and the Dick Wagner Memorial Concert on the same day. There's also a new video promoting 'Dr Dreary's Snakes Museum' at the Chiller Expo in April which shows a glimpse of some of the amazing things Dennis will have on display.

Nita Strauss has added three UK guitar clinics to her current European tour. She'll appear at:
March 19th - Sounds Great Music Cheadle, Cheshire
March 20th - Absolute Music in Bournemouth
March 22nd - Dawson's Music in Reading.
Check the shops for details of times etc.


Posted on 25 Feb 2016
New Show - Fort Wayne

Alice Cooper will be announced as playing the Foellinger Outdoor Theatre in in Fort Wayne, IN on May 19th according to Pollstar as part of the venues 'Concert and Movie Season'. An official announcement is scheduled for tomorrow and tickets go on sale February 26th.

Alice appeared at the Solid Rook Teen Center the other night to celebrate the 20th aniversary of the charity. You can check out a video of 'I'm Eighteen' with guest Jack Blades here.

You can also check Denis Dunaway performing at the Dick Wagner Memorial show also playing 'I'm Eighteen' with guest Maryann Cotton here.

NIta Strauss is interviewed by Jammcard about her Alice Cooper auditions.

Neal Smith's memorbilia auction is now over. For those interested the classic drum kit sold for $15,000 while the guillotine went for an amazing $32,500!  Drinks are on Neal then!


Posted on 22 Feb 2016
New Interviews

Alice Cooper talks to Andrew WK in a new video interview for Noisey.

Dennis Dunaway takes part in 'Doug's Podcast' at WCSX chatting about his career, book, chckens and the Dick Wagner Memorial show.

Rock 'n' Roll World Magazine have a new interview with Neal Smith talking about his recent auction of classic Alice Cooper memorabilia which ends tomorrow and tells some classic Cooper stories.

'In The Studio' have updated their 'Love It To Death' show for it's 45th anniversary and you can listen to it here.


Posted on 19 Feb 2016
Vampires Play Turning Stone

Rolling Stone is reporting that The Hollywood Vampires will play Turning Stone Events Center in Verona, New York on May 24th. Tickets reportably go on sale February 23rd. In the article Alice also mentions he's working on the next solo record and that there will be a second Vampires album at some point.


Posted on 16 Feb 2016
Vampires at the Grammys

After a seemingly interminable wait The Hollywood Vampires took the stage last night at the Grammy Awards, introduced by Dave Grohl, and stole the show with 'Bad As I Am' running into a shortened 'Ace Of Spades' . As at previous shows Alice, Johnny and Joe were backed by Duff and Matt from Guns n' Roses as well as Tommy Henriksen (although you barely saw him on TV) and Bruce Witkin.
There's a fair amount of press this morning surrounding the appearance, although you'll have to look around to find the actual performance due to copyright. As of writing you can see it at Fansided, and there's a short clip at the Hollywood Reporter but these may be removed. Most of the press doesn`t really say that much but just take quotes from interviews like Artisan News, Billboard, Entertainment City, and E!. Maybe the funniest one is the Daily Mail's silly headline, but it does have some nice photos!


Posted on 16 Feb 2016
Grammy Awards Tonight

The Hollywood Vampires play the Grammys tonight, apparently performing 'Bad As I Am' going into 'Ace Of Spades'. Artisan News have footage from rehearsals and an interview with Alice, Perry and Depp while USA Today also have a chat.

Dennis Dunaway will be sitting in on the 2nd Annual Dick Wagner 'Remember The Child' Memorial concert on February 20th in Detroit after his Q&A and signing at the Chapters Bookstore in Windsor, Ontario.
Dennis and Blue Coupe, with the Darlings of The Demented Tish and Snooky, will also be at the BB King Blues Club at Times Square NYC on March 26th.
Then on April 22-24th 'Dr Dreary's Snakes Museum of Rare Alice Cooper Artifacts' will return to the Chiller Theatre Expo at the Seraton, Parsippany with a display of Alice Cooper memorabilia, and Alice will also be there!


Posted on 15 Feb 2016
Snakes In Windsor

Dennis Dunaway will be at Chapters in Windsor, Ontario (Devonshire Mall, 3100 Howard Avenue) on Saturday, February 20th at 3pm signing copies of his memoir "Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs!". Dennis will make a 30-minute presentation, followed up with a Q&A and he will then sign books. A traveling portion of the Snakes! Museum (of rare Alice Cooper costumes and artifacts) will also be on display. The audiobook version 'Snakes...' is now available for pre-order from  Audible. The audiobook is released on March 8th. Read by Dennis himself this the full, unabridge version of the book.

Rolling Stone has Alice talking about a dinner date with David Bowie and writer Ray Bradbury, as well as an article with him talking about the Guns n' Roses reunion. You can also check out Alice speaking about meeting Pink Floyd in a YouTube video promoting the 'Symphonic Wish You Were Here' album.


Posted on 09 Feb 2016
Vampires At Rock Fest

'Rock Fest' in Cadott, WI have announced that the Hollywood Vampires will be performing at their event which runs between July 14th and 16th. From the advert it looks like they could be playing the 15th although this isn`t specifically stated on the site. Three day tickets are on sale now. Also scheduled to play are Slipknot, Alice In Chaines, Marilyn Manson and Five Finger Death Punch (featuring Jason Hook) among many others.

The 2nd annual Dick Wagner 'Remember The Child' memorial concert takes place on February 20th at The Fillmore, Detroit. The show celebrates the work of legendary guitarist Dick Wagner and will feature Brad Whitford (Aerosmith), Derek St Holmes (Ted Nugent) and a long list of Wagner associated from through the years.


Posted on 05 Feb 2016
Vampires For Grammys

According to Rolling Stone Alice Cooper along with the Hollywood Vampires (inc. Johnny Depp, Aerosmith's Joe Perry and Guns N' Roses' Duff McKagan) will perform at February 15th's Grammy awards ceremony in Los Angeles performing a tribute to Lemmy as well as a new song called "As Bad As I Am". The new song is apparently a bonus track on the (inevitable) deluxe edition of the Hollywood Vampires album which also includes 'I'm A Boy' (The Who) and 'Seven And Seven Is' (Love) and is released on February 12th.

Dennis Dunaway's 'Snakes, Guillotines, Electric Chairs - My Adventures with the Alice Cooper Group' is going into it's third printing and Dennis has just completed an audiobook version which will be released by Audible on March 8th. A German translation is also on the way. In the US the book is apparently available at branches of 'Hamilton R Robinson Booksellers' for just $5.95 while stock last so there's no excuse not to get a copy.

February 7th will see AXS in the USA airing last years 'Live From Austin' Webcast.


Posted on 04 Feb 2016
Michael Bruce Hand Injured.

It looks like Michael Bruce has been forced to pull out of his appearance with Dennis Dunaway on January 30th/31st in Hamilton, Ontario after badly injuring his hand. You can see Michael's post here, but beware, it's not a pretty picture. No cause of the injury has been given. Our best wishes go out to Michael for a speedy recovery.
Dennis will still be doing his meet and greet on Saturday afternoon (Jan 30th) from 3pm to 5:30pm at 'This Ain't Holllywood!' followed by the Sunday night concert with the Snake Charmers.

Spike Games are to make a new slots machine based around Alice Cooper and 'School's Out'. The game set to be released in the next couple of months for mobile, tablet and desktop on HTML5.

The OCRegister has a full review and photos from the Duesenberg Guitars event on Saturday.

Nita Strauss will be back in mainland Europe for a series of guitar clinics in February/March. She will appear in the Neatherlands, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Hungry, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, and France promoting Ibanez guitars, playing songs, chatting and signing stuff. Check out the link for the full dates and venues. So far there's nothing listed for the UK.


Posted on 28 Jan 2016
NAMM Jams

Alice Cooper joined Johnny Depp and 'The No Name Band' (Tommy Henriksen, bassist Bruce Witkin, guitarist Joey Malone, and drummer Abe Laborial Jr. - more or less the 'Hollywood Vampires' album line up) at the annual Duesenburg 'Imperial Ball' at NAMM on Saturday (23rd), running through various covers and Cooper songs including 'Be My Lover', 'I'm Eighteen', 'No More Mr Nice Guy', 'School's Out', 'Come Together' and 'Five To One/Break On Through' with guest Robbie Kreiger.

Elsewhere at NAMM Nita Strauss co-hosted the 'She Rocks Awards' while Glen Sobel launched his new signiture drum stick 'The Sobelizer' which is made by Regal Tip and available to order now through your local store.


Posted on 25 Jan 2016
Alice Does Floyd

It seems Alice has recorded a version of Pink Floyd's classics 'Wish You Were Here' and 'Welcome To The Machine' for a new symphonic version of the record. Entitled 'Wish You Were Here Symphonic' the album is due February 5th and also features Rick Wakeman. You can pre-order from AmazonUK and AmazonUS.

I've mentioned Neal Smith's role in the forthcoming movie 'Desolation Angles: Rise of the Boas' a few times before. There is now a Indiegogo funding campaign to raise funds to complete the movie, with lots of the usual incentives including dinner with Neal! Check out the site here and watch the video with the cast and director.

Finally a reminder that Beasto Blanco will be playing a show at the NAMM music convention tonight and Alice himself will be guesting with them. From what I can tell most of the AC band will be at NAMM again this year as well as many old band members including Steve Hunter. NAMM is an industry event but you can check out who will be there and when at the official NAMM site which will also apparently be streaming some of the events.


Posted on 22 Jan 2016
New North American Shows Announced

AC.com has announced more shows under the banner 'Spend The Night With Alice Cooper'. Tickets go on sale Friday an 10am. The shows are:

4th May - Peoria, IL, USA, Peoria Civic Center
5th May - Merrillville, IN, Star Plaza Theatre
6th May - Columbus, OH, LC Pavilion
10th May - New Brunswick, NJ, State Theatre
12th May - Port Chester, NY, Capitol Theater
13th May - Wilkes-Barre, PA, FM Kirby Center
14th May - Lynn, MA, Lynn Memorial Auditorium
15th May - Morristown, NJ, Mayo Performing Arts Center
17th May - Warren, OH, Packard Music Hall
20th May - Pittsburgh, PA, Stage AE
21st May - Rama, ON, Canada, Casino Rama Entertainment Centre


Posted on 19 Jan 2016
Three New US Shows

Three shows have been announced today going on sale in a few hours. They are:
29th April - Billoxi, MS, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
2nd May - Nashville, TN, Tpac's Jackson Hall
8th May - Concord, NC, Carolina Rebellion Campground


Posted on 13 Jan 2016
R.I.P. David Bowie

Alice posted the following after the death of David Bowie yesterday: "It's hard to know exactly what to say when you hear of someone's passing. I know that I have certainly lost one of my life-time Rock and Roll theatrical comrades in David Bowie.
We both started in theatrical Rock N Roll at the same time, and in some cases we challenged each other to go farther and push the envelope.
The loss of David Bowie will be hard to swallow for everyone. He leaves behind a rich history of musical and cultural experimentation and invention that will rarely be seen again, if ever.
He was one of a kind. The man that fell to Earth has gone back to the planet that he came from.
Condolences to his family and fans. "

Ryan Roxie: "David Bowie....You will ALWAYS be our brother....AND our lover. Glamnation salutes you! Long live Rock n Roll....and Mr. Bowie, you ARE rock n roll..."

Glen Sobel: "I think Coop accurately sums it up here. My 1st exposure to Bowie was the "Let's Dance" LP. And eventually I found everything else. Just that record alone features players we've lost: Bowie, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Tony Thompson (a big influence on me), and Bernard Edwards. RIP David Bowie."


Posted on 12 Jan 2016
Dunaway/Bruce play Hamilton

Dennis Dunaway and Michael Bruce will play a special show at 'This Ain't Hollywood' in Hamilton, Ontario on January 31st. At the show they will be backed by 'Nick Sinopoli and The Snake Charmers' featuring Nick Didkovsky (the man behind the recent 'Pretties For You' performance', Gordie Lewis and Russ Wilson (DDP). Tickets are available here.

Alice appears to be featured in the new February issue of Q Magazine. I've not seen it yet but various sites are pulling quotes from it.

Glen Sobel is featured in the latest (January) issue of Drum Magazine.


Posted on 09 Jan 2016
Neal Smith Auction

With Ebay etc being such a part of life nowadays we're used to seeing the odd gem turn up, but you don`t see an auction like this every day! The Platinum God, Neal Smith, is letting go of some amazing items he's kept from the glory days, including his legendary mirrored drum kit and the original guillotine from the 'Billion Dollar Babies' tour in 1973!! It looks like the auction will go live in February so better start saving your money now!

Alice Cooper'stown is holding the "Second Annual 'Flippin' With The Greats' Pinball Party Showdown"  between January 28th and 31th. All proceeds go to Solid Rock.


Posted on 06 Jan 2016
New Year's Eve

Reports are now coming in from Shep Gordon's annual New Year's Eve bash in Maui, Hawaii. The whole band were present this year along with guests including Sammy Hagar, Steven Tyler, Michael McDonald, Pat Simmons (Doobie Brothers), and Dave Murray (Iron Maiden) who between then ran through Cooper classics, Hagar/Van Halen classics (Poundcake, I Can`t Drive 55) and all sorts of covers including a blistering version of 'Ace Of Spades' for Lemmy. And congratulations to Roxie and Bianca on their engagement!!


Posted on 02 Jan 2016
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