Dr Cooper on Video
Grand Canyon University, after promising it for months, have finally put video of Alice`s honorary doctorate presentation online. You can find it on their site [link=http://www.grand-canyon.edu/gradcast.html]here. There are two versions, one for broadband and one for slow connections.
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Posted on 30 Sep 2004 by Si
Alice and Cheap Trick Shots
[link=http://editorial.gettyimages.com/source/cfw/FrameSet.aspx?s=ImagesSearchState|0|30|0|1|||0|0|0|0|7|alice+cooper|0|0&p=7]Getty Images have posted some cool shots of Alice on stage with Cheap Trick at the Miller Show last weekend. Click on the small pics to get a larger (but watermaked) view.
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Posted on 26 Sep 2004 by Si
Alice on Muchmoremusic Canada
The "Story Of Alice Cooper" show, which has been repeated endless on Scuzz in the UK recently, makes a repeat showing on its original home on the Muchmoremusic Channel in Canada. It will be at 10:00AM ET on Saturday (1:00 PT Westcoast) and 2:00PM ET on Sunday (5:00 PT Westcoast) for those who missed it the first time. It's well worth catching.
(thanks Zoogirl)
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Posted on 25 Sep 2004 by Si
Christmas Pudding show
Tickets appear to be on sale for the Annual Alice Cooper's Christmas Pudding show at Dodge Theatre in Phoenix on December 18th. Alice and the band are due to appear as usual, along with Weird Al Yankovic and others to be announced. Get all the info [link=http://www.alicepudding.com]here.
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Posted on 24 Sep 2004 by Si
Dali Hologram on display
I`ve just received some details about a new exhibition about Salvadore Dali which will have the Famous Alice Cooper Hologram on display.
The exhibition is at the Palazzo Grassi in Venice from 12 September 2004 to 16 January 2005 and is open from 10am to 7pm every day, except 24, 25 and 31 December 2004 and 1 January 2005. The website is [link=http://www.palazzograssi.it/eng/mostre/dali/index.html]here
After this the show moves to the Philadelphia Museum of Art in February, and it is hoped the hologram will travel as well, though that`s not 100% certain at present. In addition to the Alice hologram is a drawing Dali describes as a preliminary study for the hologram, though there is no apparent relationship between the two works.
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Posted on 22 Sep 2004 by Si
The Mole Speaks
Ryan Roxie has posted out a message that references some of the strange events that happened on the US tour, Click below to read.
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Posted on 22 Sep 2004 by Si
Baseball Live and Ryan Interview
[link=http://www.streetsofportland.com]Streetsofportland.com are hoping to stream The Nightmares' baseball game from Portland once it has finished. It's supposed to be happening around 4pm Portland time. They also have a Ryan Roxie interview sometime tomorrow on 'SOP Radio', Unfortunatly their site doesn`t have any info about this that I can find and their streaming is setup for broadband users only so that counts me out! Sorry for the vagueness but that`s about all I know.

UPDATE: The Nightmares won 19-14. Alice was not there.
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Posted on 21 Sep 2004 by Si
Alice`s Cheap Trick
Alice appeared as expected at the Roseland Ballroom in New York on Saturday. He guested with Cheap Trick doing a version of "Eighteen". Not sure if that's the only track he did as so far I only have [link=http://www.nj.com/entertainment/ledger/index.ssf?/base/entertainment-2/1095655946165210.xml]one review to go on. Cheap Trick are a great band. Lets hope a recording of this turns up somewhere.
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Posted on 20 Sep 2004 by Si
Alice and Arnie
There's a new interview over at [link=http://www.app.com/app/story/0,21625,1055187,00.html]Asbury Park Press. In it Alice mentions the new album will be done in November with Mudrock returning to produce, and there's a cool road story about Schwarzenegger. Worth a read.
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Posted on 19 Sep 2004 by Si
Monster Dog reissue
Thanks to WeirdKat for spotting that the immortal "Monster Dog" is set for a reissue in the USA on VHS. Amazon.com are listing it for a October 26th release, just in time for Halloween. There's not much detail on the page but you can pre-order it from the USA [link=http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/stores/detail/-/video/B00062IY0U/glance/ref%3Dpm%5Fdp%5Fln%5Fv%5F7/103-2129763-4535048]here. Hopefully it`ll get a UK releases as well. A DVD would be nice!
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Posted on 19 Sep 2004 by Si
Greatest Hits Live on XM
Thanks to Ryan Foster for spotting this. This is obviously related to the XM show reported a few weeks ago. Obviously that wasn`t transmitted live as originally thought (the info was somewhat vague on this point). If ANYONE can actually revieve XM digital radio I'd appricaite it if they could contact me. XM radio can be found [link=http://www.xmradio.com]here
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XM is proud to present a New Exclusive Music Series: Then...Again...Live!T

Imagine taking one of the most classic albums of all time, and asking the original artist to reinterpret it live-in sequence, before an audience of fans-from today's vantage point, and with the benefit of 21st century technology...

Well, XM dreamed it - and did it - with stunning recreations of albums that are musical touchstones to entire generations of fans including Cheap Trick's At Budokan, The Allman Brothers' Eat A Peach, Jethro Tull's Aqualung, and Lynyrd Skynyrd's Pronounced Leh'-Nerd Skin'-Nerd.

Each episode features the LIVE performance of a legendary album, inter-cut with the artist's personal observations on the landmark work.

Alice Cooper - Greatest Hits
November 21 @ 8PM ET

The father of all shock rockers proves the depth and diversity of his theatrical, pop-skewed hard rock on this multi-platinum compilation that showcases unforgettable anthems, raucous rockers and potent ballads alike in a seamless onslaught of hits.

XM Live - XM 200 | Deep Tracks - XM 40
Top Tracks - XM 46 | Boneyard - XM 41

Encore Performances:
Mon, Nov 22 @ 6PM ET Wed, Nov 24 @ 9AM ET
Fri, Nov 26 @ 2PM ET Sat, Sept 27 @ 3AM ET
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Posted on 18 Sep 2004 by Si
Dennis Dunaway/Joe Bouchard news
Joe Bouchard posted some news through to the BDS list. Here's the gist of it:
Joe Bouchard & Friends featuring Dennis Dunaway will be playing at Ale Mary's Pub in Millbrook NY on Saturday Sept 25. Performing with the Friends will be Dave Wonsey on Djembe and mini-kit. Patty G will also sit in for a set.

Dennis Dunaway has a great new project in the works. Patty got to do percussion overdubs Wednesday night and all I can say it was a lot of fun and the music is great. No word as to when it might be released, but the songs will delight the fans for sure.
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Posted on 18 Sep 2004 by Si
New Guitarist?
Apparently Alice was on WMGK on Monday in a short interview during which he spoke about the political comment, the Staples advert, and announced that there`s a new guitarist duputising for Eric D when the tour resumes. The name he said is uncertain but believed to be Kevin Johnson. Obviously Erics not going to be back in time for the tour to resume.

UPDATE: The new guy is Damon Johnson, previously with Brother Kane. He will fill in for 6 weeks. Check him out [link=http://www.damonjohnson.com]here.
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Posted on 16 Sep 2004 by Si
VH-1 US
Quick note about some upcoming VH-1 Alice soundbite appearances for US readers:
24th September The Greatest: 25 Greatest Rock Star Cameos
27th September The Greatest: 100 Greatest Shocking Moments in Rock & Roll
1st October The Greatest: 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock
Mostly repeats of course but there there are in case you missed them before
(Thanks Andy)
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Posted on 15 Sep 2004 by Si
Alice in Rolling Stone But Snubbed again from the Hall of Shame
Alice is featured in the current issue of Rolling Stone in a list of "50 greatest portraits". The pic included is the Annie Liebowitz shot used on the cover of an old issue of RS as well as on teh recent Miller beer can (coincidence?).

In other news, the yawn inducing saga of the Rock and Roll Hall Of Shame rolls on with the release of the 2005 nominees list and yet again Alice has been snubbed (12th year now?). The hall, in their infinte stupidity are now saying artists including U2, Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five, Randy Newman, the O'Jays, the Pretenders, Buddy Guy, Wanda Jackson, the J Geils Band, Conway Twitty and Percy Sledge have had more influence on rock and roll history then the likes of Alice Cooper, Black Sabbath etc.
I don't need to say how obviously stoopid this is as its become a broken record. Some of these acts aren`t even rock and roll acts and show the hall is now really scraping the bottom of the barrel. While some are certainly worthy of inclusion (but not before Alice and co.), others nominations are just ludicrous when compared to some of the acts that are still missing from the hall.
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Posted on 15 Sep 2004 by Si
Alice is Greatest Act From Phoenix: OFFICIAL!
According to a poll run by the [link=http://www.azcentral.com/ent/music/articles/0909music-greatest09.html]Arizona Republic Alice is officially the greatest act to emerge from the Phoenix area. As if there was any doubt! Shame they list him as a 70s star though. They should know better.
Good to see The Tubes in there as well. One of my other fav. bands (and with connections to Alice) who will be back in the UK in December and aren`t to be missed.
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Posted on 11 Sep 2004 by Si
Chrity Ticket/Passes Auction
Two tickets for Alice Cooper’s concert at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, New York on Sunday, September 26, 2004, are up for auction on [link=www.ebay.com/sweetrelief]Ebay. The tickets also include passes to meet Alice after the show. The auction ends Monday, September 20, 2004 at 1:08 p.m. PDT.

The auction was sanctioned by Alice Cooper and all proceeds go to the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund. Sweet Relief was founded in 1994 by Victoria Williams to provide assistance to all types of career musicians who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems. For more information on the organization, visit www.sweetrelief.org.
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Posted on 11 Sep 2004 by Si
Press
Its been rather quiet the last couple of weeks, other then the endless repeating of the political comments anyway but here are a couple more press mentions, The first is an article about the Staples advert. It seems a journalist at 'Pieces of Flair' has finally realised that Alice DOES say 'School Is Out Forever' in School's Out! Check it out [link=http://piecesofflare.typepad.com/pieces_of_flare/2004/09/alice_coopers_m.html]here
Next is a couple related to the political comments but worth a read anyway at [link=http://www.terminalcity.ca/Music/current/Wild+Oats+Moan+until+September+9,+2004.htm]Terminal City and [link=http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_55112.asp]The Chattanoogan
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Posted on 08 Sep 2004 by Si
News reports
A couple of press items worth a quick look.
First is about a new cook book that appears to feature a recipe by Alice at [link=http://www.contactmusic.com/new/xmlfeed.nsf/0/6E951000D443F54580256F02000924CB!opendocument]Contactmusic.
Second is an interesting update on the snake/heating pad story by the people who hired Alice the snake in the first place [link=http://www.amazonreptile.com/alicecooper2.html] here.
And next there's article that shows there is a least one journalist who seems to understand what Alice was talking in "that" interview. Check it out [link=http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_55112.asp
]here
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Posted on 04 Sep 2004 by Si
Toronto Review
Thanks to Celtic Bob for pointing out his cool revieew and pic from the Totonto show. Take a look [link=http://www.metal-rules.com/concerts/AliceCooper-August2004.htm]here
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Posted on 01 Sep 2004 by Si
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