Below are the complete SickthingsUK news archives going back to 2004 when I first added news to the front page.
NOTE: The further back you go, the less likely it is that links and images will work, because the original sites no longer have the articles.
Small Stuff31 Jul 2008
The Source Weekly has a slightly odd article comparing Alice to some country act called Brooks and Dunn, as both are playing central Oregon soon.
'Nights With Alice Cooper' has launched a new Blog page here to mark the US release of the album today.
Today's Press29 Jul 2008
Metal Hammer have a short interview with Alice at the Classic Rock announcement.
ContactMusic have a short quote from Alice (source not mentioned) on how the film Barbarella influenced the Alice Cooper character. Showbizspy has a similar short uncredited story, this one about Alice not wanting plastic surgury.
Alice will be, or has already been, on the following:
- Virgin Classic Rock Radio - "The Leona Wright Show" on 25 July
- Virgin Classic Rock Radio - "The Leona Wright Show" on 27 July (may be a repeat of the above). Repeated also on 1 and 3 August
- "Transmission" - Channel Four, 1 August.
The vinyl version of 'Along Came A Spider' seems to have been delayed, at least in the UK, for a couple of weeks. All Amazon orders will still be valid of course and it will be shipped as soon as it arrives there.
The forth 'Along Came A Spider' Piggy D promo is now online. See it below.
Alice In London23 Jul 2008
Alice was in London today doing promotional duties for the new album. He also appeared at the launch of this years Classic Rock Awards at which he read out the nominees to the gathered press.
He was on "Simon Mayo" today (which you can hear at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00cm7bw) and will be on "Sunday Live With Adam Boulton" on Sky News, 27 July. More to come.
Alice has been announced to play August 26th at Lakewood Civic Auditorium, OH. Reserved seat tickets are $45 and $32.50 and will go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Some new photos have turned up at Mats Ragnarsson's site here in the portfolio.
SPV have launched a new webpage to promote the new album here. There's details about the album and packaging, a pinball game, a competition, and the trailer videos from YouTube.
Alice is due to be on the following programs while in the UK:
- "The One Show" - BBC One - 19:00 - 19:30 - 23 July
- BBC Six Music (radio) - "The George Lamb Show" - 23 July
- BBC Radio Two - "The Steve Wright Show" - 24 July
- "Loose Women" - ITV1 - 12:30 - 1:30 - 24 July
- Planet Rock Radio - date to be confirmed
- Virgin Classic Rock Radio - date to be confirmed
- Sky News - date to be confirmed
- Channelbee - date to be confirmed.
Monday Press21 Jul 2008
Alice is listed as appearing on ITV's "Loose Women" chat show on Thursday at 12.30pm.
Sr.se has a short piece including some audio which sounds like it's from a press conference.
Contactmusic have been raiding the papers from the weekend and have picked up on a few things here and here.
ST.nu has a pic and short article about the Kilafors show.
Photos and Interview20 Jul 2008
More new stuff already today. We have new photos of the Osnabruck show in the photo section courtesy of Jens in Berlin, and The People has a short interview with Alice online and possibly in their print edition as well.
UPDATE: Just got The People. Has a cool two page centerspread and a competition to win London tickets.
Aftonbladet have picked up on yesterday's story about Alice's custom golf clubs and have a pic here. There's another article at SR.se suggesting ticket sales for the Swedish show haven't been that great this time. DN.se has a golf related article,.and according to ST.nu the Kilafors show where Alice is performing on July 19th will be filmed for the Swedish Television who will do a documentary about the event including interviews with the artists.
New Website16 Jul 2008
AliceCooper.com has finally had the long awaited redesign and it was certainly worth the wait. It all looks very impressive with a cool opening video promoting the album. There's also some new promo pics and wallpapers amongst other stuff.
'I Am The Spider' has been added to the official Alice Cooper Myspace page.
Aftenpostin in Norway have a video of Alice receiving a custom painted golf club.
ST.NU are running a competition to meet Alice. All the info is here.
Keri Kelli is featured on the new LA Guns live CD 'Hellraisers Ball' (on Secret Records). It was recorded on April 8th, 2003 at Penningtons in Bradford. It features Keri and Faster Pussycat's Brent Muscat on guitars. The CD is the companion piece to a live DVD of the same name. The CD's tracklisting is as follows: 1. Over The Edge, 2. Kiss My Love Goodbye, 3. Never Enough, 4. Sex Action, 5. Revolution, 6. Long Time Dead, 7. Beautiful, 8. Hellraisers Ball, 9. Don't Look At Me That Way, 10. One More Reason, 11. Electric Gypsy, 12. Ballad Of Jayne, 13. Rip And Tear.
The August issue of Guitar Player magazine has a feature on Eric Dover and his Sextus project.
Tex Wagners' MySpace page has an interesting review of the 'Love It To Death' album in the left-hand side bar.
New Interview With Greg Hampton14 Jul 2008
Greg Hampton, co-producer, writer and musician on the new Alice Cooper album 'Along Came A Spider' kindly agreed to chat to STUK about the making of the album and you can now read the results here. Greg talks about working with Alice, how the songs came together and all sorts of other things. There's also some exclusive newsbites in there, including the news that there will be a special iTunes version of the album featuring bonus tracks! And check out Greg's T-shirt. Every home should have one!
Thanks to Greg for taking the time to chat with us.
'Toaster' in Germany has a review of the Osnabruck show along with some photos here.
German Changes13 Jul 2008
There are a couple of changes to the German tour dates. The Munich and Hamburg have exchanged dates with each other meaning the Hamburg show is now November 18th while the Munich show is November 26th. Also the Nurnberg show has been moved to Bayreuth at the Oberfrabkenhalle.
Two Dead In Norway12 Jul 2008
Two visitors to the festival in Kvinesdal, Norway which was headlined by Alice last night, died due to suspected carbon monoxide poisoning, police from the southern Norwegian city of Agder reported Saturday. According to the report, six further people had to be hospitalized, three of whom in a life threatening condition. All the victims were found unconscious in a bus. The three-day festival was temporarily delayed because of the accident. Police identified a fire on the bus as the probable cause of the tragedy.
(Monsters and Critics, BBC News)
'30 Days Out' has the first review we've seen of the new album 'Along Came A Spider'.
Hammond Show NOT Canceled12 Jul 2008
The news that the Hammond show was canceled appears to be incorrect info from the venue. As far as Alice Cooper management are concerned it's still happening. Tickets go on sale July 19th.
The new issue of Itallian magazine 'Hard Rock' has an Alice Cooper cover and story as well as a pull out poster. You can get more info and order it here. The magazine has it's own site here but doesn't list the new issue yet.
The July 21st issue of 'The National Enquirer' has an article on movie legend Raquel Welch that reports that "the sex symbol has just signed a deal to write her memoir" titled "Secrets of Timeless Appeal". The article then goes on to say "The memoir, set to be released next year, is going to be one of the hottest kiss-and-tells ever written, publishing insiders say - with details about her relationships with Robert Evans, Warren Beatty, Sean Connery, Richard Burton and Alice Cooper, as well as a few surprises!"