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.


Blue Coupe in Spain 29 Mar 2014

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.

Band News 25 Mar 2014

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.

Super Duper UK Screenings. 20 Mar 2014

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.

Roxie UK Shows 19 Mar 2014

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)
 

Alice at Hot Docs 18 Mar 2014

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.

Super Duper Packages 12 Mar 2014

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.

Go Ask Alice 11 Mar 2014

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.

This Week 09 Mar 2014

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.

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