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.


Catch Up 29 Apr 2018

This weeks been a little busy here so here's what's been happening.
Alice turned up at the ASCAP Awards in Beverley Hills on April 23rd to salute 'Trash' producer Desmond Child as he won the 'ASCAP Founders Award'. The award is for "songwriters who have made exceptional contributions to music by inspiring and influencing their fellow music creators". Alice also got up and performed 'Poison'.

'Super Duper Alice Cooper' made it's UK TV debut on SkyArts yesterday and will be repeated Sunday 29th April at 2.45am, and Thursday 3rd May at 9.30pm.  Also on SkyArts is the Alice Cooper/Dali episode of 'Urban Myths' which is due to air May 3rd at 9PM.

'The NIghtmare Returns' drummer Ken Mary has just announced he has joined 'Flotsam and Jetsam' full time after standing in with them last year.

'Beasto Blanco' will be at the '4th Annual Ride For Ronnie' on May 6th in air of the Ronnie James Dio Cancer charity. Broadway World have a few words with Calico and Alice.

Ryan Roxie has posted his newest singles to Spotify. If you click on the 'follow' button below it will help Roxie out, which would be much appriciated, and if you then click the Ryan icon it will take you to the page where you can hear the songs!

 
Two New US Shows Announced 23 Apr 2018

Alice Cooper has announced two more shows for the end of October. They are:
October 26th - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
October 29th - Grand Rapids, MI - DeVos Place and DeVos Performance Hall
Presale tickets go on sale tomorrow.

New Interviews 23 Apr 2018

Ryan Roxie was in London recently  promoting his excellent new album 'Imagine Your Reality' with new interviews at Planet Mosh, and MusicMania.

Dennis Dunaway appeared on Studio 411 recently and they have posted a video of the show to YouTube. If you've missed any of Dennis's recent appearances check out his video page at Dennis Dunaway.com.

Vampires In Montreux 17 Apr 2018

According to an announcement today the Hollywood Vampires will play the legendary Montreux Jazz Festival on July 5th. Tickets appear to go on sale tomorrow at noon local time.

New US Shows Announced 09 Apr 2018

Alice Cooper - New Tour Dates

AC.com has announced a new batch of shows for North America. They are:

September 8th - Tropicana, Atlantic City, NJ
October 4th - Palace Theater, Albany, NY
October 9th - Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte, NC
October 10th - Cobb Energy Perf Arts Centre, Atlanta, GA
October 12th - Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium, Chattanooga, TN
October 13th - Beau Rivage, Biloxi, MS
October 14th - White Oak Music Hill Lawn, Houston, TX
October 16th - The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory, Irving, TX
October 17th - Hartman Arena, Park City, KS
October 19th - Orpheum Theater, Memphis, TN
October 20th - Peabody Opera House, St Louis, MO
October 21st - Paramount Theater, Cedar Rapids, IA
October 23rd - Des Moines Civic Center, Des Moines, IA
October 24th - Coronado Performing Arts Center, Rockford, IL

Nita Strauss was at Wrestlemania last night. Sportskeeda had a short preview.WWE also posted a short pre-show interview with Nita but any uploads of the appearance appear to be dissapearing almost instantly. Hopefully something will show up soon.
Loudwire have posted the first interview with Nita talking about her Kickstarter album campaign.

AnotherManMag have an interview with Alice remembering his encounters with Salvador Dali.

Nita Strauss Solo Album 05 Apr 2018

Nita Strauss - KickstarterNita Strauss launched a Kickstarter campaign for her first solo album, 'Controlled Chaos', just under a day ago and it's already doubled it's initial goal! You can still pledge to receive various packages and incentives including signed CDs, pizza nights and stage gear! Check out the site for more info and video. The album is due around September.
Nita also has a new column in 'Guitar World' magazine the first of which, about the guitar solo in 'I'm Eighteen', you can see here.

Goldmine has new interviews with Michael Bruce and Dennis Dunaway talking about the 'Billion Dollar babies' band and giving away copies of the band's live CD.

Beasto Blanco will be performing at the Ronnie James Dio 'Ride For Ronnie' charity show on May 6th at Los Encinos State Historic Park, Encino, CA. Procceeds go to the 'Stand Up And Fight Cancer' charity set up in Dio's name.

 

 

Alice Cooper, Superstar 02 Apr 2018

Alice Cooper - Jesus Christ SuperstarWell, what can you say about Alice's performance last night in the live production of 'Jesus Christ Superstar'. I think that final mic drop said it all. Walk on.... Sing your song... steal the show... job done. Apparently "King Herod" was even trending on twitter after his appearance!
For those who missed it Alice's performance was up on YouTube within minutes of it being aired but unsurprisingly that has since been removed. There are versions up there though if you seach, or check out the news articles listed below.
Unlike many people I'm not very familiar with the musicial. I had the original Ian Gillan recording (because it was Gillan), but don't recall ever really listening to it, and I'd never seen the film or any other production. I'd also never heard if either of the other leads before, so my interest was solely in Alice's participation. I wasn't even going to stay up and watch it, but turns out Alice was so good it was worth sitting through endless adverts to see it live. And talking of adverts, there was even an advert for a local AC show on the feed I watched, and the occasional shot of Alice (and Kyler) backstage as well, which was cool to see.
I thought many of the youngsters in the cast performed excellently, especially Sarah Bareilles as "Mary" and Ben Daniels as  "Pontius Pilate", but the biggest weak link by far was Legend, who, while having a good voice, was constantly upstaged in both acting (especially) and singing by almost everyone else on the stage with him! The crucifixion scene at the end was also extremely well done with full credit to the live director/editor for capturing it perfectly.
Anyway, on to the morning news reports. In fact this first one at PopCulture.com  turned up before the show even finished, raving about Alice's performance. You can also check out Billboard, Romper, Hollywood Life, WGN Radio (interview),  Variety, and EW.com although there are many others saying similar things.
All in all Alice should be proud of his performance, and it can`t help but raise his profile a little more going forward.

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