Monday night saw Alice playing a special show in aid of SolidRock at the 'Tavern and Wine Store' in Phoenix, AZ and AZCentral have a report. The show featured 'British invasion' band covers that the original band (as the Earwigs/Spiders) used to play back in the 60s, along with a few of his own songs. The setlist was: All Day and All of the Night / Back in the USSR / Drive My Car / A Hard Day's Night / You Can’t Do That / The Last Time / It's All Over Now / No Particular Place to Go / Heart Full of Soul / Train Kept A-Rollin' / You Really Got Me / Hey Bulldog / Summertime Blues / Under My Wheels / I'm Eighteen / I Never Cry / School's Out/Another Brick in the Wall / Brown Sugar / Route 66. The show was a very exclusive one, dubbed 'The Yorkshire Pudding', with extemely expensive tickets and featured Nils Lofgren and Roger Cline joining Alice and local backing band 'The Saucy Jacks' for 'School's Out' and 'Route 66' respectively. All money raised goes to help SolidRock.
Dennis Dunaway is still out and about promoting his book with two special apperances coming up next week. On Oct 6th he will be joined Michael Bruce and Neal Smith in Dallas, at the Good Records (don`t miss this one if you are in the area!), and on Oct 8th he and Michael will be at The Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma to host a songwriting 'Masterclass' at 1pm. During these appearances Dennis tells stories, answers questions, and more often then not he and his guests play a few songs at the end. Most events are free. Check out DennisDunaway.com for more upcoming appearances including the Chiller Theatre in New Jersey where Dennis will be raiding his vaults to mount a 'Snake! Museum', showing off incredible items from the history of Alice Cooper.
Alice will make an appearance at the FestForward conferance between November 22nd and 24th in Santa Barbara, CA to present an award to manager Shep Gordon. This is an industry event but tickets do seem to be available.
Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair have new articles about the Hollywood Vampires, and the album is 'album of the month' in French magazine 'Rock and Folk'. French magazine 'Hard Rock' also has a 4 page feature (not online) on early 80s albums including an interview with Dada drummer Richard Kolinka.
CNS News has a new interview with Alice talking about religion.
Glide Magazine has a new interview with Nita Strauss.