We can finally confirm the new Alice Cooper guitarist is Jason Hook (pictured left). Jason has worked with many acts over the years including Lee Aaron, Rhino Party, Vince Neil, Stephen Pearcy (Ratt), and Bulletboys. He also has a solo album out, called 'Safety Dunce' which recently won the LA Music Award for best independent instrumental album. You can check out his MySpace page and listen to him in action. Welcome aboard the nightmare express Jason!
Damon Johnson has left the band to concentrate on his new band 'Whiskey Falls' who will be touring much of this year. Check out their Myspace page to hear the band. Naturally we all wish Damon all the best with his new band.
In other news, as mentioned previously Calico Cooper has filmed an episode of the Dr Keith Ablow Show and according to the show site the episode will air this coming Wednesday and is entitled 'Rock Star Daughters'. There is a brief promo clip on the site as well which features Calico.
BlueOysterCult.com is saying BOC will be playing with Alice at the Missouri State Fair on August 11th in Sedalia, MO.
There are also rumours that he will be playing the Detroit State Fair again this year, and that the Halloween show will be in Phoenix, but nothing solid to back these up as yet.
According to the Carson Daly website Alice will be on his show on May 2nd (actually May 3rd in many areas as it's after midnight) and not tonight as previously announced.
The new issue of Classic Rock Magazine has a brief Alice mention in an article about famous groupie and GTO Pamela Des Barres. There is also a photo of the two together.
Brain Damage Films have reissued 'Scarlet fry's Junkfood Horrorfest', which features Calico Cooper. This new version includes 20 minutes of extra footage and a Calico blooper reel! You can order a copy to download here.
'The Barrett-Jackson Experience' magazine has Alice featured on page 54, with 2 pictures and a caption about the auctioning of his Lincoln Zephyr Billion Dollar Babies car.
Gettyimages has new photos from today's Michael Douglas and Friends Celebrity Golf Tournament. Just enter a search for "Alice Cooper" under the editorial photos section.