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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:

MissWensday Timebomb
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
Alice performs at Benefit

Alice Cooper took part in a cancer research benefit show yesterday in Oklahoma City performing Chuck Berry's 'Nadine' with country star Vince Gill. He will also take part in the charity golf tournament today.

Michigan Live have a short interview with Alice.

Apparently 'Trash' and 'Hey Stoopid' will be reissued in Japan in September on BLU SPEC 2 CDs. 'Trash' will feature two bonus tracks and 'Hey Stoopid' will have three.

Nita Strauss is working with All Axcess on instructional guitar videos the first two of which you can see courtesy of Blabbermouth. There's also a new interview with her at the Examiner.

Jason Hook (Alice Cooper/Five Finger Death Punch) is working on a new solo album which he says will feature a guest apearance by Alice.


Posted on 30 Jun 2014
Alice And Theory Of A Deadman

Check out the new lyric video for the song 'Savages' by metal band 'Theory Of A Dead Man' which features guest vocals from Alice Cooper himself, courtesy of Revolver Magazine.


Posted on 24 Jun 2014
Nita Talks Alice Cooper

Guitar World has a few words from Nita Strauss on joining the Alice band for the forthcoming tour.

'Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon' will get a limited theater release in the UK next month, Check out where you can see it here.

Alice is looking for anyone who has photos, stories, artifacts and witnessed the legendary Hollywood Vampires drinking club at the Whisky A Go Go back in the mid 70s, members of which included Alice, Keith Moon, Mickey Dolenz and John Lennon. He’s asking for people to share their encounters with the Vampires on Twitter using the #HollywoodVampires. This is for the forthcoming covers album project.

Blabbermouth have a video interview with Keri Kelli and Project Rock in Russia.

Louise Goffin talks to American Songwriters about the guest appearance of Alice, Johnny Depp, Tommy, and Glen on her single “Watching The Sky Turn Blue.


Posted on 24 Jun 2014
New Alice Cooper Comic In September

Dynamite Comics have announced a new ongoing Alice Cooper comic book series starting in September. Issue 1 will  feature two covers; a main cover by comic book legend David Mack (Kabuki), as well as an Exclusive Photo incentive cover featuring Alice himself. The interior pages are drawn by Eman Casallos.
The press release continues as follows:

"In Alice Cooper #1, rock n' roll legend Alice Cooper was never a stranger to the mystic and the macabre. His stage shows were the stuff of legend, featuring snakes, pyrotechnics, and the invocation of dark themes and darker forces. But while he was a legend in the waking world, few knew his role as "The Lord of Nightmares" beyond it, where he watched over us while we dreamed, and delivered horrors unto the deserving. Only, someone took it all away from him, cast him out of his realm and locked him away... until now. And if he's going to reclaim his dark throne, he's going to need all the help he can get!
"We're doing cool things with Dynamite," Cooper said. "I always say that the best thing about being in a comic book is that they draw you with great abs! Artistically, for me there is hardly a better medium.  There is so much you can do in the form of a comic that we'd never been able to do on stage.  It's just a different way of storytelling, and it really has almost limitless possibilities.  We're looking forward to stretching the existing boundaries of the comic medium again.  We have new stories to tell, but we'll do it with the same theatrical, sinister sensibility that comes with the name ‘Alice Cooper'.  This is just the beginning!  Welcome to my new Nightmares!"
"Alice Cooper is one of the great, enduring rock personas, first and foremost," says writer Joe Harris. "Alice Cooper has a fantastic visual hook, as he made use of the signature eye black that defines his character. I hope they enjoy what they'll see as a fun take and interpretation on an iconic character."
"Alice Cooper's on-stage persona, the ultimate shock rocker, is perfect for comic books," Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite, said.  "From his comic book debut in Marvel Premiere to The Last Temptation by Neil Gaiman, I've enjoyed the appearances Alice has made in comics.  We are excited to develop captivating and hypnotic comic storylines that incorporate the Sinister Showman's gothic flair and grandiose vision. This is going to be one hell of a ride!"

Dynamite is also releasing a fully-remastered Deluxe Edition printing of Neil Gaiman's The Last Temptation, the groundbreaking graphic novel collaboration between the bestselling author and rock music icon Alice Cooper, with art by Michael Zulli. Neil Gaiman's The Last Temptation will also be offered as an advance solicited book as a special 20th Anniversary Edition. The book is scheduled for an October release. This commemorative edition will be available unsigned as well as signed by the entire creative team - Gaiman, the multiple award-winning author of Sandman, Coraline, and American Gods, alongside artist Michael Zulli, and the Sinister Showman himself, Alice Cooper!
The new edition celebrates the 20th anniversary of the project, the first printing since its original Marvel run, presented in color, featuring Michael Zulli's art remastered by David Curiel at InLight Studios! This collection contains complete scripts to all three issues, plus Neil Gaiman's original outline and correspondence with Alice Cooper. Re-enter the world of the Grand Guignol and the Theatre of the Real as Dynamite celebrates the release of this classic series!"


Posted on 19 Jun 2014
Shep On TV

Shep Gordon is still doing the rounds promoting 'Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon' including appearing on 'The Late Show with David Letterman' on Tuesday parts of which you can see here and here, and appearing on 'Late Night with Seth Myers' last night. There's also a new article on the Daily Californian.

Ken Bloor has posted photos and video from Ryan Roxie's show last week in Bedford.

Hard Rock magazine in France has a 5 page article about Alice and the 'Super Duper' movie.


Posted on 19 Jun 2014
Welcome Aboard Nita

According to 'That Metal Show' host Eddie Trunk the guitarist taking over from Orianthi for the forthcoming tour is Iron Maidens and LA Kiss guitarist Nita Strauss. Trunk posts: "The tour marks the debut of Alice’s new guitarist Nita Strauss, who was recently ranked #1 on Guitar World’s list of “10 Female Guitar Players You Should Know.” She takes the place of Orianthi, who has toured with Cooper for the past few years. Nita, who has made her name in bands including the Iron Maidens, Femme Fatale, and LA Kiss, joins Alice’s band’s three guitar attack, which also features guitarists Ryan Roxie and Tommy Henriksen, plus longtime bassist Chuck Garric and drummer Glen Sobel."

NPR and Go San Angelo have new interviews with Mike Myers and Shep Gordon about 'Supermensch'.

Rock Cellar Magazine and The Guardian have new interviews with Alice.


Posted on 12 Jun 2014
Ryan Roxie In Store In Appearance Edinburgh

Ryan Roxie will be making a special appearance at HMV in Edinburgh tomorrow before his show at Bannermans. You can win tickets by contacting HMV direct.

Roxie and Orianthi were also interviewed at Sweden Rock by radio station P4 which you can find here.


Posted on 10 Jun 2014
London Roxie Show Canceled

Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances Gilby Clarke has had to cancel his London show at the Underworld on Thursday, which included Ryan Roxie's supporting slot appearance. Roxie will still play the Bedford show the following night (this Friday) which is less then an hour from London, and there apparently are trains from St Pancras station to Bedford.

Also a reminder that Blue Coupe are in Europe in the next week with shows in Spain and France. They are:
June 11th Madrid, Spain - La Botte
June 12th Barcelona, Spain - Boveda
June 13th Vaureal, France - Le Forum
June 14th France - Foire Internationale, Rock Exposition


Posted on 09 Jun 2014
Catching Up

Rob Zombie joined Alice and the band for 'School's Out' at the Sweden Rock festival a couple of days ago.

Plzenska1 have posted video of Alice meeing his rhino friend the other day.

Rock Cellar magazine has a new interview with Alice.

There's some French press for tonights show including Ouest France, and ConcertLive plus a look back at the 1982 shows at Republicain.

'Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon' is getting a fair amount of press at the moment including one article at the  Hollywood Insider.


Posted on 08 Jun 2014
New Interviews

Decibel Geek have posted a new audio interview with Chuck Garric talking about Beasto Blanco and behind the scenes stuff from working with Alice.
 

Guitar International have a new interview with Alice while Blabbermouth have a video interview of Dee Snider interviewing Alice and Sheryl at the Golden Gods.

According to a Facebook post by the Official Alice Cooper page "Hello Hooray" can be heard in the new X-Men film "Days Of Future Past".


Posted on 05 Jun 2014
Sweden Rock to be Streamed?

Apparently the Sweden Rock Festival, which features both Alice Cooper and Roxie 77, will be streamed on Sweden Rock Radio. How much will be aired is unclear. Alice is also featured in this months Sweden Rock magazine.

With the new tour now off and running Alice took a few minutes to 'christen a rhino' while in Plzen. Yep, you read that right, apparently the Metalfest festival is staged in the grounds of a local zoo and they had a new born rhino.

FasterLouder has a new interview with Alice taking about various subjects.

Artisan News have posted 70 minutes of interviews from the Revolver Golden Gods awards a few weeks back and about half way through you can catch Alice for a minute or so.

The New York Post has an article about 'Supermensch: The Shep Gordon Story'.


Posted on 02 Jun 2014
Interviews and Films

The Huffington Post has a new interview with Shep Gordon promoting "Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon".

A new Alice quote is doing the rounds of all the news sites at the moment. ""It's been a really funny thing now. All the girls are doing the big productions," Cooper said in a recent interview. "Shakira, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga — it seems like all the girls decided to do it big these days."

"Skum Rocks" is a new film that features narration by Alice. The film "chronicles the hilarious and unbelievable true story of the rise and fall of one of the weirdest acts in rock history.". More info can be found here.

Italy's Republica has a long article in Italian.

Lastly, I keep forgetting to post Damon Johnson's new Black Star Riders UK dates up so here they are. The band have just recruited Robbie Crane to replace the departed Marco Mendoza.

July 18th Holmfirth – Picturedrome
July 19th Ebbw Vale – Steel House Festival
July 20th Brighton – Concorde 2
July 22nd Northampton – Roadmenders
July 23rd Leicester – Academy
July 24th Guildford – G Live
August 6th Buckley – The Tivoli
August 7th Birmingham – The Asylum


Posted on 30 May 2014
New Roxie 77 EP

The Ameriswede EPRyan Roxie and Roxie 77 will have a new 6 track EP released on July 7th (7/7) through Bellyache Records entitled "The Ameriswede EP". Of course being a Roxie 77 record there has to be a twist, and this time the EP will contain two different versions of each of the six new songs. On the excellent 'Two Sides To Every Story' album a few years ago this meant both electric and acoustic versions of each song. On "The Ameriswede EP" you get two different mixes of each song. Side A (The American side) features the six songs mixed by the one and only Tommy Henriksen, while Side B (The Swedish side) has the songs mixed by Swede Jon Bordon. On top of that the first pressing will consist of 500 vinyl copies with the first 77 copies pressed on red vinyl (the rest being standard black vinyl) but it will come with a free digital download and a CD for those without a record player. Bellyache Records are accepting pre-orders now and with only 500 copies of the first pressing it's likely to run out fast so grab yours soon! All pre-orders will also recieve a 4 button (badge) set as well!
 

Legendary Alice Cooper/Lou Reed guitarist Steve Hunter will shortly launch his ‘One on One’ remote clinics, an informal consultation service that enables people to benefit from his 40 + years experience as a Session Musician, Player and Producer. Now you can spend half an hour talking music, life, guitars or gear directly with Steve via Skype or telephone. For full details check out SteveHunter.com.


Posted on 23 May 2014
Roxie GuitarGuitar Clinics in UK

Ryan Roxie will be in the UK this week doing a couple of Gibson Guitar Clinics. He will be at GuitarGuitar in Glasgow tomorrow May 20th and GuitarGuitar in Epsom, Surrey on May 22nd.
Don`t forget he'll be back again next month playing proper shows. Here's the dates:
11th June - Bannermans, Edinburgh
12th June - Camden Underworld (supporting Gilby Clarke)
13th June - Bedford Esquire (support from Teenage Casket Company)


Posted on 19 May 2014
Second Show In Atlantic City

Alice Cooper and Motley Crue will play a second show in Atlantic City on October 24th. Ticket sales begin on May 22nd.

'Super Duper Alice Cooper' is getting a second string of theeatrical showings in the US through Marcus Theaters. Check out the new dates here.

Antimusic have posted an unusual review of the 'Billion Dollar Babies' (SACD) release.


Posted on 17 May 2014
New Interviews

MItch Lafon has posted a great new audio interview with Alice over at Speaker.com during which Alice takes about 'Super Duper', drugs and the forthcoming covers album. Vanyaland and OC Weekly also have a few words with Alice.

Travellers In Time have a new interview with Neal Smith talking about 'Billion Dollar Babies'.

Chuck Garric was interviewed on the 'Silk and Steel Power Hour'.


Posted on 15 May 2014
Nights Interviews

'Nights with Alice Cooper' has posted two recent interviews from the show. The first with Ronnie James Dio's wife Wendy about the recent 'This Is Your Life' tribute album (which was originally announced to as featuring Alice, but doesn`t) and the second is with guitarist Joe Satriani.

GALO magazine has a new interview with 'Super Duper's' Reginald Harkema.


Posted on 09 May 2014
More interviews

Catching up on more 'Super Duper' interviews over the weekend, Alice talks to the Detroit Free Press, and Artisan News, while Plainsville Observer interviews producer Reginald Harkema.

'Supermensch, The Legend Of Shep Gordon' opens in US theaters on June 6th with screenings in the UK on July.

Erik Scott (Special Forces etc) has a new world music album coming out called 'And The Earth Bleeds' and is interviewed about this and his career at the Huffington Post and Broadway News.  Check out the promo video for 'Free' on YouTube.


Posted on 06 May 2014
Film Interviews

With the theater release of 'Super Duper Alice Cooper' in the US and Canada comes what seems to be an endless stream of short interviews with Alice. You can check out MLive, Toronto 606News, San Francisco Bay Guardian, KKSI, Huffington Post, Detroit Free Press, USA Today, WZLX (audio), Now Toronto (video), and Yahoo News with more sure to come.

It's not just Alice on the promo trail either as the Huffington Post has a great article by co-director and writer Reginald Harkema and Metal Insider interviews his partner Sam Dunn while Toronto Film Scene has an interview with all three producers.


Posted on 01 May 2014
New Show - Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Alice Cooper will be playing at the Kewadin Casino Dreammakers Theatre in Sault Ste. Marie, MI on June 27th. Tickets go on sale this Friday.

Ultimate Classic Rock has a few words about 'Super Duper Alice Cooper'.

Decibel Geek's new 'Albums Unleashed' podcast this week spotlights 'DaDa' with special guest Dick Wagner discusssing his memories of writing and recording the album.


Posted on 29 Apr 2014
The Wit, Wisdom and Wickedness of Alice Cooper

'The Wit, Wisdom and Wickedness of Alice Cooper' is a 25 minute biography of Alice that you can see on Vimeo from Christian channel 'Life Focus'. It seems to have been filmed a little while back but only recently made available and worth watching if only for the wonderful comments from Sheryl Cooper about falling for Alice.

There's been a lot more press about the 'Super Duper' movie most of which is just short mentions, but include short interviews in Globe And Mail, and Daily Record. The movie hits theatres in the US and Canada tonight with a live simulcast Q&A from the Hot Docs Canadian Documnetary Festival afterwards. See if it's showing near you here.

The Hollywood Reporter has a short chat with Shep Gordon and a review of the 'Supermensch' film.

Alice Cooper drummer Glen Sobel is up for an award in Drum Magazine's readers poll/ Go vote here. Do it NOW! You can just vote in one catagory (Rock /Metal is the one for Glen), just put in an email address, select Glen, and scroll to the bottom to finish.

Finally in the 'good research' department we had Jewish Newspaper The Algemeiner with an article entitled 'Famed Jewish Rocker Alice Cooper surprises Diners at Kutshers' which reports how "Diners at New York's Kutsher's Tribeca were shocked to see Jewish rockstar Alice Cooper stop by for chicken liver during the Passover holiday last". Fortunatly for them they have since updated the story after readers pointed out their obvious mistake.


Posted on 28 Apr 2014
Supermensch Trailer

The first trailer for 'Shep Gordon: Supermensch' has been released and can be seen below.

LA Beat have a report from the Grammy Museum Q&A.


Posted on 25 Apr 2014
Yet More Super Duper

Lots more press associated with the 'Super Duper Alice Cooper' movie premiere. There's a new Alice interview with the Phoenix New Times which address some of the questions created by the film, FoxNews and radio.com have short videos.  Alice and the films producers also appeared at a showing of the film at The Grammy Museum in LA and 'Heavy Metal Hill' has a report along with photos of other guests including Calico, Glen Sobel and Orianthi. You can also see the full Q&A session after the New York premiere on YouTube. For reviews of the film, both good and bad, Steven Crayn is doing a great job finding them and posting links to the forums so check them out there.

Alice and Orianthi (and a host of others of course) were also at the Revolver Magazine 'Golden Gods' awards last night at Club Nokia in LA and Alice presented Joan Jett with an award. AP have video of Jack Osbourne interviewing guests as they arrived including a few comments from Alice.


Posted on 24 Apr 2014
More Super Duper

More 'Super Duper' stuff from Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, For The Win, and Examiner. According to a couple of Australian sites the movie is to be released there ina deluxe edition which will include a bonus DVD of the Montreal 1972 show and a bonus CD of the Montreaux 2009 show! With the bonus featiures disc this would bring it up to a 4 disc set, which is due May 30th.

Alice appeared on Transworld Sport on UK C4 yesterday and it's now available On Demand at 4OD. The Alice segment started about 25 mins in.


Posted on 20 Apr 2014
Super Duper Premiere

Alice Cooper, Dennis Dunaway and Neal Smith were at the Tribeca film festival in New York for the premiere of the 'Super Duper Alice Cooper' movie and Alice has been doing various press around the event, not all directly about about the film.. He was on the Jim Kerr Morning show (audio),  Rolling Stone, AZ Central, and Artisan News.

Alice presents "The Most Shocking Hits of the 70s" on SiriusXM of April 24th from noon-2pm ET (with On Demand after the broadcast).

Fuse, the national television network dedicated to music, will premiere its new interview series 'Fuse News Presents Artist 2 Artist' this week, one episode of which will feature Alice Cooper.

Special Forces guitarist Mike Pinera has re-formed Blues Image featuring Mike Pinera and is on Facebook.


Posted on 18 Apr 2014
Orianthi Touring with Sambora

It has been announced that Orianthi will be playing with Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi) on his forthcoming European solo shows  (see below). As some of these dates clash with the Alice Cooper shows, now starting on June 28th in Michigan, it would appear that she won`t be able to play with Alice for, at least, the start of the Motley Crue tour.
This seems to be confirmed by a recent interview with Ori on the Polish Bon Jovi fanclub site where she says: "Well, now I’m gonna get back to L.A. for a while, and then I’m going back to Europe with Alice for a short run of shows [May 30th-June 8th]. Then I’m gonna concentrate on recording the [Sambora/Orianthi] album and promoting it by touring with Richie. But if Alice calls me to join some of his shows and I’d be able to do that, I’m gonna join him, definitely. Alice is like a family, as is the rest of his band for me and I’d always be glad to join them."
As the Crue tour takes up most of 2014 this would suggest Orianthi will not be performing with Alice, barring guest appearances, for the foreseeable future. (Thanks to kstone for interview link).
Richie Sambora's European shows, with special guest Orianthi, are as follows:
June 15th Download Festival, Donington
June 17th 013, Tilburg, Holland
June 19th Beethovensaal,  Stuttgart, Germany
June 20th Kesselhaus, Munich, Germany
June 22nd Huxley's, Berlin, Germany
June 24th E-WERK, Cologne, Germany
June 26th Bataclan, Paris, France
June 28th Calling Festival, London
June 30th Olympia, Dublin, Ireland
June 1st Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland
July 3rd O2 ABC, Glasgow, Scotland


Posted on 12 Apr 2014
New Show - Michigan

Another new Alice Cooper show has been announced for the Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, MI on June 26th. Tickets are available now.


Posted on 11 Apr 2014
Alice Cooper In Detroit

According to MLive Alice Cooper will be playing the 27th annual 'Bay City River Roar' in Veterans Memorial Park in Bay City on Saturday, June 28th.

Alice Cooper will join KSLX DJ Mark Mayfield to benefit St Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.  Alice has joined Mark the past several years for on air interviews during Mark’s “bed in”, and will do so again for the 8th Annual 'Get In Bed With Mark' event on Friday, April 11th beginning at 3PM.  Details at kslx.com,


Posted on 10 Apr 2014
New Interviews

There's a new Neal Smith interview over at Punk Globe and there is now a facebook page for the movie Neal is currently working on, called 'Desolation Angels/Rise of the BOAS', which includes photos from the set.

WFMU have posted an excellent, and long, audio interview with Michael Walker, author of 'What you want is in the limo' which is about touring in 1973 and concentrates on Alice Cooper, Led Zeppelin and The Who.

Keri Kelli's 'Project Rock' have a new album of original material in the works. The band also features 'Ripper' Owens (Judas Priest), Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy etc), James Kottak (Scorpions), and Teddy Zigzag (Alice Cooper, GnR).

Mitch Lafon continues what seems to be a quest to interview everyone who has played with Alice over the years by interviewing Kane Roberts in a new hour long video on YouTube.

Precise Corporate Staging, for whom Dash Cooper works and who provide staging fo Alice Cooper on occasion, have won the U.S. Chamber Blue Ribbon Small Business Award for the second year running from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

 


Posted on 08 Apr 2014
Roxie 77 Rehearse and Blue Coupe French Shows

Roxie 77 play an acoustic show at Noel's Bar in Stockholm tomorrow night, but even better for those who can`t be there Ryan has posted over an hour of rehearsals on YouTube!

Blue Coupe have added two shows in France to go with their Spanish shows announced a couple of days ago. They play with the Quireboys at Le Forum, Paris on June 13th and Nancy, France on June 14th.

Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith and the Amazing [James] Randi will attend the Red Carpet event (5:30 pm and the debut screening 6:00 pm) of 'Super Duper Alice Cooper' at the Chelsea Cinema, NYC on 17 April.The same theater will be showing the James Randi biography film 'An Honest Liar' the following day, as well as 'Supermensch' a week or so later.

5 Hammers To The Head is a facebook group that has a long interview with Neal Smith which they are publishing in parts of which three are up so far. You don`t need to be a member of Facebook to see it.


Posted on 01 Apr 2014
Blue Coupe in Spain

Blue Coupe will play two shows in Spain this June under the title 'The Insane In Spain'. They play June 11th in Madrid at La Boite and June 12th in Barcelona at Boveda (Antiguo Mesphisto).

Neal Smith was on the 'Chas and AJ' show a couple of days ago and they have posted a short video clip on YouTube with Neal talking about meeting Frank Zappa.

Alice has written an article for Arizona Guide about his home state.

Mitch Lafon has a new video interview with Kip Winger during which he talks about his time playing with Alice.


Posted on 29 Mar 2014
Band News

Damon Johnson has the following solo shows coming upin the next couple of weeks. Check him out at:
April 2 - Rockford, IL at Whiskey's Roadhouse
April 3 - Hazel Green, WI at Sandy Hook Tavern
April 4 - South Barrington, IL at Penny Road Pub
April 5 - Lombard, IL at Brauer House
April 6 - Richmond, IN at Firehouse BBQ & Blues


Metal Express Radio have a new interview with Ryan Roxie and two of the Ryan Roxie UK shows now have facebook pages.  The London show is here and the Bedford show is here.

Check out some photos fo Alice and Orianthi on the Rock Meets Classics tour in Germany at Palerider.de, Metal-fotos.de as well as a reviews also at Palerider.de.


Posted on 25 Mar 2014
Super Duper UK Screenings.

The UK release date for 'Super Duper Alice Cooper' has been announced as April 22nd and Specticast have a list of UK, European and US cinemas showing the film. There are 46 listings for UK showings covering England, Scotland and Wales.


Posted on 20 Mar 2014
Roxie UK Shows

Ryan Roxie will be in the UK in June for three shows backed by 'Brother Sam Dimas'. The shows are:
11th June - Bannermans, Edinburgh
12th June - Camden Underworld (supporting Gilby Clarke)
13th June - Bedford Esquire (support from Teenage Casket Company)
 


Posted on 19 Mar 2014
Alice at Hot Docs

Alice will be at the showing of 'Super Duper Alice Cooper' at the 'Hot Docs' film festival in Toronto, Canada on April 28th with the film being simulcast to 45 Cineplex threatres across the country. The presentation will include a live Q&A with Alice as well as the film itself.
UPDATE: AC.com has just announced a host of threatrical screenings in the US for April. Check out the full list here.

According to a facebook post by Ryan Roxie he joined Alice and Orianthi at the Frankfurt 'Rock Meets Classics' show a couple of days ago. Roxie has a new edition of his 'All Excess Blog' now available here. In the video Ryan shows you how to play the verse part of 'School's Out' and there is a competition to win the chance to join Roxie 77 on stage at this years Sweden Rock festival.


Posted on 18 Mar 2014
Super Duper Packages

MyPlayDirect has announced various pre-order packages based around the DVD/Blu-Ray release of 'Super Duper Alice Cooper'. Included, in various combinations, are the DVD, Blu-Ray, 40 page book, T-shirt, Frisbee, Panties and posters with pretty much every country covered via the drop down menu on the top left of the page.
According to AmazonUK the discs are due May 26th. You can pre-order via AmazonUK here if you wish.

There's an interesting article about the history of Marvel Music, the Marvel Comics imprint that originally released 'The Last Temptation' comics, at Spin Magazine, and it includes comments from Neil Gaiman and references to Alice.

Dennis Dunaway's site has had a new face lift at dennisdunaway.com. Also the Steve Conte CD called 'The Steve Conte NYC Album'  and featuring Dennis playing on "Lady Luck" is officially released. You can hear samples from all the tracks here.
Finally there is a new 8 page Blue Coupe interview with Dennis in the March issue of 'Popular 1' in Spain. They will have an interview with Albert Bouchard in the next issue.


Posted on 12 Mar 2014
Go Ask Alice

To promote the forthcoming documentary 'Super Duper Alice Cooper' Alice will be answering questions submitted by fans for an interview film to be shown after theatre showings of the movie around the world. The top 20 voted questions will be submitted to Alice who will personally handpick his favourites and answer them. Questions can be submitted until March 15th and voted on until the 17th to create the final 20 questions.


Posted on 11 Mar 2014
This Week

Catching up on a few things from this week:

Alice took part in the Barry Simon MSA Charity show last weekend and performed 'School's Out' and 'Brown Sugar' with Sin City Sinners. The Las Vegas Sun has a lengthy report from the event.

The forthcoming Alice Cooper documentary 'Super Duper Alice Cooper', which get's it's official premiere next month at the Tribeca Film Festival, is starting to get a fair amount of press leading up to it's first showing. The film is discribed as "Taking us through his life and career, Alice presents his story in the first ever "doc opera" film — a dizzying blend of documentary archive footage, animation, and rock opera. ...through exclusive interviews with members of the original Alice Cooper band, Elton John, Iggy Pop, John Lydon and Dee Snider."

This years 'Rock and Roll Golf Classic' is also getting closer with the announcement of a special "Killer Evening with RoboCoop'  before the tournament on April 27th at the Las Sendas Golf Club in Mesa, AZ. Also featuring will be Tom Arnold, Don Felder (Eagles), Kevin Sorbo and Tommy Thayer (KIss). Proceeds go to SolidRock.

The Daily Express of all places has an new interview with Shep Gordon talking about the forthcoming 'Supermensch' movie about him.

Taking us through his life and career, Alice presents his story in the first ever "doc opera" film — a dizzying blend of documentary archive footage, animation, and rock opera.
Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/super-duper-alice-cooper-to-receive-world-premiere-at-2014-tribeca-film-festival/#ItscYyoDoi7rIXU0.99
Taking us through his life and career, Alice presents his story in the first ever "doc opera" film — a dizzying blend of documentary archive footage, animation, and rock opera.
Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/super-duper-alice-cooper-to-receive-world-premiere-at-2014-tribeca-film-festival/#ItscYyoDoi7rIXU0.99

Orianthi has joined in promoting the Fretlight Guitar Learning System which Alice was promoting a few months back. The system is "the world's fastest and most innovative way to learn to play guitar."

Dick Wagner is apparently playing a show in London on August 13th. However it seems to be part of an expensive 6 day London "holiday" and no venue is stated. Dick also has a show in Chatham, ON, Canada on March 14th AND was interviewed on Fox Phoenix a video of which you can see here.


Posted on 09 Mar 2014
New US Shows

Alice Cooper and Motley Crue will be playing Madison Square Garden, NY on October 28th and Spokane Arena in Spokane, WA on November 22nd.

Metal-XS have posted edition footage from their recent interview with Alice which you can see here.

The Age have a new interview with Orianthi, who is currently touring with Richie Sambora in Australia.


Posted on 26 Feb 2014
New Show - France

Alice Cooper has been announced as playing the Art Rock festival in Saint Brieuc, France on June 8th. The festival runs between the 6th and 9th of June.


Posted on 21 Feb 2014
Super Duper Trailer Again

The trailer for 'Super Duper Alice Cooper' is officially back up again and you can see it at AC.com.

This years' Alice Cooper Rock'n'Roll Golf Classic will take place April 27th-28th at Las Sendas Golf Club in Mesa, AZ. The first day features a silent auction, reception and live enetrtainment with the golf on  day two.

Phoenix New Times have a new interview with Damon Johnson promoting his upcoming acoustic shows and also talk to him about his time with Alice Cooper.

Hardforce in France have an interview for Metal XS with Alice at the Motley Crue press conference. It's about half way through the video.

Finaly a message form Pricise Corporate Stageing, the company who do lights and staging for Alice Cooper's Xmas Pudding and Solid Rock.:

Precise Corporate Staging has been selected among 100 other small businesses in the nation,as a 2014 Blue Ribbon Award Winner by the US Chamber of Commerce, for our dedication to community service!
We love helping out various charities and giving back to our community and country! Here are a few charities we have donated our time and equipment for recently; the Military, Aunt Rita’s Foundation, Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock, Patrick Warburton “Golf for Kids” Celebrity Golf Tournament, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Brennan Rock and Roll Academy, City of Hope Phoenix, The Boys and Girls Club of Sioux Falls, March of Dimes, among more.
Because of all our charitable donations, totaling around $750,000 a year worth of labor and equipment, we are also up for a Community Excellence Award through the US Chamber of Commerce!
You can vote here! goo.gl/Qgycmo
Voting start now and ends February 28th!
Thank you to all our family, friends, clients, customers, vendors, and employees for all your help and support over the past 14 years!


Posted on 21 Feb 2014
Super Duper Trailer

The first trailer for the forthcoming Banger Films Alice Cooper documentary "Super Duper Alice Cooper" has been released and is looking very impressive! UPDATE: Sorry this has now been removed.

Also check out this video of Blue Coupe performing Queen's 'It's Late' at the recent Queen tribute show in NY.


Posted on 16 Feb 2014
New Show - France

Alice Cooper will be playing the Jardin Du Michel festival on June 7th in Bulligny, France. Tickets appear to be on sale now.


Posted on 13 Feb 2014
New Crue/Cooper show - Detroit

Motley Crue and Alice Cooper will play Detroit Joe Louis Arena on November 8th. Tickets go on sale Saturday at 10AM.

Beasto Blanco stormed London last night with an amazing show at the 02 Islington,.playing the whole  'Live Fast, Die Loud' album along with a couple of BIG surprises. Thanks to everyone who turned out on a rainy Sunday night to support the band! Don't miss your chance to see them on the last few dates of the tour!


Posted on 10 Feb 2014
Alice Plays Hockey Match

Alice Cooper turned up at the Phoenix Coyotes vs Chicago Blackhawks hockey game last night and along with Dash Cooper and CO-OP performed a storming three song set during the intermission. The songs played were 'Eighteen', 'No More Mr. Nice Guy', and 'Schools Out'.

Mitch Lafon has a new Neal Smith audio interview up over at Brave Words.


Posted on 08 Feb 2014
Neal Smith on Radio This Morning

Neal Smith will be on the 'Chaz and AJ in the Morning' show Thursday morning Feb. 6, 2014 between 8 and 9 am (EST) on 99.1 WPLR - 95.9 the Fox, in Connecticut. He'll be on with Jayson Byrd writer/director, Alex Ziwak of Blue Bloods and Kenny Walsh - people he's working with on the "Desolation Angels" movie project.

Blabbermouth have a few words from Alice about the forthcoming cover's album.  "It's gonna be all guests. Some of my backing band, but… almost all guests, and a really, really great bunch of guests… I'm really excited about this album."

Earlier this week Alice and Tommy Lee were on the 'Elliot In The Morning' show promoting the new tour and you can see it courtesy of Blabbermouth. They were also on the 'Lamont and Tonelli Show' which you can hear here.

AC.com have also posted a short clip of Alice on TMZ talking about crazy fans!


Posted on 06 Feb 2014
More Tour News

Lots of press turning up after the announcement of the Motley Crue tour but most just mention Alice as Special Guest.. Please note that Alice Cooper will NOT be playing the Hollywood, FL and Syracuse, NY shows.
Alice and Tommy Lee were on 'Good Day LA' yesterday morning and you can watch it here.

At the tour press conference it was also announced that the forthcoming Sam Dunn Alice Cooper documentary 'Super Duper Alice Cooper' will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival which runs between April 16th and 27th in New York.

It appears a Beasto Blanco 'Meet And Greet' has been announced on February 12th in Padova Italy. This is NOT happening and the band will NOT be there as they have a show in Pavia, Italy that day. It appears it was announced by a support band without Chuck's knowledge.

Alice Cooper, Slash, Vince Neil and Sammy Hagar are set to perform at a charity show in Las Vegas on February 27th called 'Kerry Simon Says Fight MSA' .

One day tickets are now available for the Sweden Rock Festival, meaning you no longer have to buy a full weekend ticket just to see Alice.

Audio Fidelity will release "Billion Dollar Babies" on Hybrid SACD on February 4. As a bonus, along with the meticulously reproduced artwork, enclosed in every CD is the very collectible replicated "Billion Dollar Bill."


Posted on 31 Jan 2014
Alice and Motley Crue

Alice himself was at the Motley Crue press conference this evening where it was announced Alice Cooper will be Special Guest on the US tour which runs right through to November 21st! Tickets go on sale this weekend.
Here's the full list of shows:
Jul 02 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
Jul 04 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
Jul 05 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
Jul 06 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Jul 08 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
Jul 09 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Jul 11 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
Jul 12 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena
Jul 13 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
Jul 15 Cedar Park, TX Cedar Park Center
Jul 16 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
Jul 18 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater
Jul 19 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
Jul 21 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
Jul 22 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Jul 23 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Jul 25 Reno, NV Reno Events Center
Jul 26 Ridgefield, WA Sleep Country Amphitheater
Jul 27 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
Jul 29 Wheatland, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Jul 30 Chula Vista, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Aug 01 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
Aug 02 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Aug 03 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Aug 05 Sturgis, SD Sturgis Buffalo Chip
Aug 06 Sioux City, IA Tyson Events Center
Aug 08 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Aug 09 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug 10 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Aug 12 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
Aug 13 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
Aug 15 Pelham, AL Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Aug 16 Alpharetta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park
Aug 17 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Aug 19 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
Aug 20 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
Aug 22 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
Aug 23 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug 24 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
Aug 26 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Aug 27 Allentown, PA Great Allentown Fair
Aug 29 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Aug 30 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug 31 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Oct 10 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Arena
Oct 11 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Oct 12 Bossier City, LA CenturyLink Center
Oct 14 Louiseville, KY KFC Yum! Center
Oct 15 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Oct 19 Jacksonville, FL Veterans Memorial Arena
Oct 21 Greenville, SC Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Oct 22 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
Oct 25 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Events Center
Oct 26 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Nov 05 Biloxi, MS Mississippi Coast Coliseum
Nov 06 Southaven, MS Landers Center
Nov 09 Moline, IL iWireless Center
Nov 11 Green Bay, WI Resch Center
Nov 12 Madison, WI Alliant Energy Center
Nov 13 Omaha, NE CenturyLink Center
Nov 15 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
Nov 16 Fargo, ND FargoDome
Nov 18 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
Nov 19 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
Nov 21 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena


Posted on 28 Jan 2014
Damon Solo Shows
Damon Johnson will be performing the following solo acoustic shows:
January 31st- Moline, IL @ Rascal's Live
February 1st- Rock Falls, IL @ The Long Shot
February 22nd- Phoenix, AZ @ Musical Instrument Museum Music Theater
The show in Phoenix brings Damon's first solo acoustic performance to the Phoenix Area.  It will be a special night filled with great music and story telling.  Tickets for the Phoenix Show can be purchased at: http://mimmusictheater.themim.org/damon-johnson. Contact Ben at ben@damonjohnson.com for more information.

AC.com has posted more info about Alice's surprise appearance at NAMM yesterday including photos and full info about the songs performed.

Posted on 27 Jan 2014
Alice At NAMM

Fans attending the private show for Dusenburg Guitars and 65 Amps last night at the annual NAMM musicians show got a surprise when the stage was taken over by Tommy Henriksen, Glen Sobel, Alice Cooper, Steven Tyler, Marilyn Manson AND Johnny Depp who hammered out The Beatles 'Come Together'. There's already footage up on YouTube.

Blue Coupe's cool new video for 'Everybody Goes Insane' is now out and you can check it out here or below. The tracks is taken from their excellent album 'Million Miles More'.

Also on the new video front The Mugshots from Italy have a new video out of 'Curse The Moon' which features Dick Wagner as does their album from last year which Dick produced and co-worte. It also features a version of 'Pass The Gun Around'. Check them out on facebook.


Posted on 26 Jan 2014
New Shows

Ticketmaster.de is listing two new Alice Cooper shows in Germany. They are May 31st at Phoenixhalle, Mainz am Rhein and June 2nd at Westfalenhalle 2, Dortmund. Tickets apparently go on sale tomorrow at 12.00 local time.
Also announced is Alice Cooper headlining the Metalfest Open Air in the Czech Republic on Friday May 30th.

According to the Las Vegas Sun Alice will be appearing along side Sammy Hagar at the "Iron Chef" Kerry Simon fundraiser at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health on February 27th.


Posted on 22 Jan 2014
Motley Alice

Rumours are circulating that Alice Cooper will tour with Motley Crue this year on their farewell tour. This apparently stems from a tweet by DJ and 'That Metal Show' host Eddie Trunk that has since been removed. An official announcement of the tour is expected at a press conferance on January 28th in LA. While this is officially unconfirmed right now a leeked poster suggest it is probably true, although it's also possible Alice will only do select shows.

Orianthi has been announced as appearing as part of Richie Sambora's band for this years Soundwave festival in Australia. Dates so far include Brisbane on February 22nd, Sydney on the 23rd, Melbourne in the 28th, Adelaide on March 1st, and Perth on March 3rd.


Posted on 18 Jan 2014
DD on Nights, Roxie Charity Show

Dennis Dunaway will be Alice's guest on 'Nights With Alice Cooper' on Friday January 24th (changed from 23rd). Find out how you can tune in at nightswithalicecooper.com. The interview was taped a couple of weeks ago and Dennis says they had a great time hanging out.

Ryan Roxie and Roxie 77 will be playing a charity show in aid of the Childrens Cancer Fund in Stockholm, Sweden on April 2nd at Debaser Medis. The show is called 'Tribute To Youth' and will also feature Kiss tribute band 'Kiss Army Allstars' and local rockers 'Degreed'. Tickets are on sale now at Debaser.se.

Glen Sobel with be amongst a host of stars playing the 2014 NAMM Metal Jam on January 22nd at the famous Whiskey A Go Go in West Hollywood. More info can be found here.


Posted on 16 Jan 2014
Alice Plays Norway

Alice Cooper has been announced as the special guest to Aerosmith at Odderoya i Kristiansand in Kristiansand, Norway on June 4th. Tickets are available now.

There's an Alice interview in the new issue of Elmore magazine in the US which you can get here.


Posted on 10 Jan 2014
Beasto Blanco In Europe

The first leg of the Beasto Blanco "Live Fast Die Loud" European Tour has been officially annoumnced. These select dates will feature full production and Alice Cooper bassist Chuck Garric will be joined by Calico Cooper, Tifany Lowe, Chris Latham, Jan LeGrow and Tim Husung! The list of shows announced are below. Not sure where that leaves the Belfast show which is currenly being advertised. UPDATE: Ticketmaster is now showing  the Belfast show as canceled.
28th Jan - Pratteln, Switzerland - Mini 27
29th Jan - Augsburg, Germany - Spectrum
30th Jan - Wroclaw, Poland - Zaklete Rawtry Club

31st Jan - Velden Ah W., Austria - Bluesiana Club
04th Feb - Barcelona, Spain - Sala Rocksound
05th Feb - Zaragoza, Spain - Sala Explosivo
06th Feb - Eradio Bilbao, Spain - Sala Sonora
07th Feb - St Maurice, Switerland - Manoir Pub
09th Feb - London, England - 02 Academy Islington
10th Feb - Edinburgh, Scotland - Bannerman's Live Club
13th Feb - Brunico, Italy - UFO
14th Feb - Moutiers, Switerland - Societ Halle
15th Feb - Javenaker Glashim, Norway - The Untouchables Club


You can also check out new interviews with Chuck at Rock Radio NI and Metal Invaders.
 

Beasto Blanco European Tour
 


Posted on 08 Jan 2014
New Year Catch Up

There's a new 'Me, Alice' podcast during which Alice talks about the New Years Show and mentions that 'Nights With Alice Cooper' has now been running 10 Years! Check it out here.

'Born To Be Wild: The Golden Age Of American Rock - School’s Out' is the title of a show which will air on January 17th in the UK on BBC 4 and features Alice.

Richie Scarlet plays the Cutting Room in New York on January 18th with guest Joe Von T of 5th Avenue Vampires. Tickets are avialable now.

'Sunset Strip: The Movie' is a documentary about the famous street in Los Angeles and features interviews with Alice. It's available to watch (for a charge) now at sunsetstripthemovie.com.


Posted on 07 Jan 2014
New Years Eve

The now traditional New Years Eve show at the Mala Wailea restaurant in Maui, Hawaii was last night and featured several guests that have become regulars for the charity show including Steven Tyler, Weird Al Yankovic and some new guys including Sammy Hagar, Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi) and and actor Keith Carradine! AC.com has posted some photos from the show. Almost the whole band was present as well with just Tommy missing. TNZ has a short video of 'All You Need Is Love' .


Posted on 01 Jan 2014
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