Alice Speaks about New Album/Tour
[link=http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/_/id/7232451/kiss?pageid=rs.News&pageregion=double1&rnd=1112301006304&has-player=true&version=6.0.11.847]Rolling Stone has a new interview with Alice talking about the forthcoming album and tour which is SO mouthwatering I`ll reprint some highlights here:
'Cooper describes the title track of Dirty Diamonds as an "epic" similar to his multilayered 1971 song "Halo of Flies." "I tried to make it as cinematic as possible -- so it's definitely got a little bit of a John Barry-ish, James Bond-ish thing," he says. "I think if this song had come out five months earlier, it would've been in the movie Sin City, because it has that kind of mentality to it."'
Another new tune is "The Saga of Jesse Jane," the tale of a cross-dressing truck driver. "There's always three or four pretty funny songs," Cooper says, "and a couple of great ballads. But we pride ourselves on the rock & roll."
Cooper is preparing to debut his new live show, the Dirty Diamonds Revue, in Australia and Europe this summer, with Kiss drummer Eric Singer part of the band once again. According to Cooper, the tour -- which will feature "a lot of classic hits, a couple of pretty good stage tricks and a full-out production" -- should make its way to the U.S. by September.
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Posted on 31 Mar 2005 by Si
Holland Date
Thanks to Vlad for spotting [link=http://www.telegraaf.nl/prive/19438211/Alice_Cooper_naar_Groningen.html]this article at the telegraaf site relating to yesterdays Dutch date release (see right). It's in Dutch of course but there is a pic..

Also: The KFIX feed last night had serious connection problems for some due to so many people trying to connect (no surprise there). They are aware and will hopefully do something to help the problem. (Thanks WeirdKat)
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Posted on 31 Mar 2005 by Si
UK Tour Advert On TV
Thanks to Carol for spotting that Kerrang TV in the UK is currently running an advert for the UK tour and the forthcoming new album.
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Posted on 30 Mar 2005 by Si
Another Nights Netfeed
Just like London buses, after a year with no netfeeds at all, now two come along at almost the same time. First there was The Giant in Thunder Bay, and now there's [link=http://www.kfix.com/]KFIX who have started netcasting the show and this time it runs LIVE from 7pm-midnight local time (Midnight-5am UK).
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Posted on 30 Mar 2005 by Si
New Calico Movie
According to Walter Ruether (via IRECOND4U) Calico Cooper has just signed on to play a small part in his upcoming horror movie called "Scarlet Fry's Junkfood Horrorfest" which is scheduled for DVD release in October 2005.
He says "Calico's scene will be very similar to Alice's role in John Carpentars 'Prince of Darkness' and will be filmed in Phoenix, Arizona sometime this month. Unlike 'The Curse of El Charro', Calico will have lines in this movie, which is a series of short films, hosted by Scarlet Fry."
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Posted on 27 Mar 2005 by Si
Producer Named, Album Finished
On last nights [link=http://www.nightswithalicecooper.com]'Nights With Alice Cooper' Alice confirmed that the new album is complete and was produced by Steve Lindsey (who co-produced 'Stand' for Alice on the 'Unity' album plus Leonard Cohen, Elton John amd Aaron Neville). Also Ryan Roxie has confirmed that Teddy Zigzag also performs on the album.
NOTE: Tommy Clufetos has recorded the album. Eric Singer will presumably be on the tour.
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Posted on 24 Mar 2005 by Si
New US Show
August 26th - Atlanta, GA - Chastain Park
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Posted on 23 Mar 2005 by Si
Eric is Back!
Well it's been confirmed, thanks to an email from Ryan Roxie sent to board member 'from_the_inside'. Eric Singer is back with Alice at the moment. Somewhat of a surprise as last we heard from departing drummer Tommy he was looking forward to playing on the new album!!
This now places the current band personal at Ryan Roxie and Damon Johnson on guitar, Chuck Garric on bass and the returning Eric Singer on drums.
The Album is still said to be due in June or thereabouts and is also said to be a continuation of the "Eyes.." style with a few twists including the title track, "Dirty Diamonds", that Alice has discribed as "An epic". Sounds good!

ALSO:
Check out [link=http://see.the-hidden.com/du/index.php?subaction=showcomments&id=1110751517&archive=&start_from=&ucat=1]The-Hidden.com for a few pics of Alice at the charity basketball patch last week (thanks WeirdKat)
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Posted on 23 Mar 2005 by Si
Something Fishy About New Book
[link=http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1582618410/sickthingsuk-21]
According to [link=http://www.presstelegram.com/Stories/0,1413,204~21478~2773277,00.html] The Press Telegram site there's a new book, apparently with Alice content, released in the US on May 15th called "Celebrity Fish Talk: Tales of Fishing from an All-Star Cast," (Sports Publishing LLC, $19.95) by sportswriter Dave Strege. It also includes stories about Kevin Costner, Charlton Heston, Greg Norman, Dan Rather, Clint Black and Sports Illustrated model Kathy Ireland.
AmazonUK have it now for advance order [link=http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1582618410/sickthingsuk-21]HERE and appears to feature Alice Cooper on the cover.
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Posted on 21 Mar 2005 by Si
More Golf
Alice is listed as competing at the Toyota Kraft Nabisco hole-in-one contest at College Golf Center in Palm Desert, CA at 4pm today, March 21st. He`s at the main competition tomorrow at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California.
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Posted on 21 Mar 2005 by Si
New Interview
[link=http://www.thenavajotimes.com/_content/entertain/cooper.php]The Navajo Times has an interesting article based around the recent charity basketball game Alice took part in. It includes some background about the event and a few words from Alice.
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Posted on 20 Mar 2005 by Si
Tour News
According to [link=http://www.bravewords.com/news.html?id=25273]Brave Words and Bloody Knuckles, ALICE COOPER will be touring heavily around the world in support of his upcoming album, Dirty Diamonds, due out through Spitfire later this year. The tour is tentatively scheduled to hit Australia (already confirmed here for June/July), Japan, Europe, North America, South America then back to Europe. Joining Cooper on the road once again will be KISS drummer Eric Singer. Shows will include such opening acts as CHEAP TRICK (North America), BILLY THORPE (Australia) and TWISTED SISTER (Europe). Sources say that "this is going to be one of Alice's biggest shows yet with many of the classic gimmicks returning as will as some new dirty diamond surprises."

ALSO: Los Angles Show at the Greek Theater has appeared for September 16th.
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Posted on 20 Mar 2005 by Si
Alice Cooper on Free CD
Tomorrows issue of 'The News Of The World' will feature a free CD (possibly only in certain areas) which has an Alice track on it. It's being advertised on UK TV today but there's no Alice content in the advert other then his name.
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Posted on 19 Mar 2005 by Si
Tribute Reissue
[link=http://www.cduniverse.com]CDUniverse is listing an album called "Welcome To My Nightmare: An All-Star Salute To Alice Cooper" which is in fact a reissue of the "Hunamary Stew" tribute album from a few years ago with three more recent bonus tracks by Children Of Bordom ('Bed Of Nails'), Iced Earth ('Dead Babies') and Icarus Witch ('Roses On White Ace'). It's out on March 29th in the USA on the Cleopatra label.
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Posted on 19 Mar 2005 by Si
Alice Cooper in WWE Top 50
Alice's appearance on Wrestlemania III seems to have been placed in the 'Top 50 Moments In Wrestlemania History' at [link=http://www.wwe.com/shows/wrestlemania21/mania_moments.jsp]WWE.com
(thanks Brad)
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Posted on 16 Mar 2005 by Si
First US Date Appears
Alice Cooper + Cheap Trick
Where: Wolftrap Farm, Vienna, VA
When: Thursday, August 25, 2005 @ 8:00 PM

Also Alice has been anounced as taking part in the Kraft Nabisco Golf Championship at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California on March 22nd-23rd.
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Posted on 15 Mar 2005 by Si
Alice In New Book
[link=http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1592851568/sickthingsuk-21]
Alice Cooper, along with Grace Slick, Richard Pryor and others, is featured in a new book by Gary Stromberg and Jane Merrill called 'The Harder They Fall'. The book 'shows the extreme highs and the deep lows that each of the celebrities experienced and how they were all able to find a way out to a better and even more successful life, free of drugs and alcohol.' The Book claims to include a "lengthy" interview with 21 stars including Alice.
You can pre-order it [link=http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1592851568/sickthingsuk-21]now from Amazon. It's due April 15th. The book has its own website at [link=http://thehardertheyfall.com/]thehardertheyfall.com.
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Posted on 15 Mar 2005 by Si
More Basketball
[link=http://www.gallupindependent.com/2005/mar/031405cooper.html]The Gallup Independent has a follow-up story to their news about the Basketball game on Saturday which features short interviews with both Alice Cooper and Sheryl Cooper.
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Posted on 15 Mar 2005 by Si
Paris
[link=http://www.olympiahall.com/spectacles.asp]The Paris Olympia site shows Alice Cooper playing there on July 11th. Tickets are on sale now.
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Posted on 13 Mar 2005 by Si
Classic Rock Free DVD
Forgot to mention this earlier this week. The new issue of Classic Rock magazine comes with a free DVD which features 'School's Out' from 'Brutaly Live' as the first track.
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Posted on 12 Mar 2005 by Si
Glasgow Update
Derek emails to say:
"Quick update for you. The Glasgow gig is now in hall 4 of the SECC and is ALL SEATED. Plenty of seats have been reserved for existing ticket holders but you must swap what you already have. Its on a first come first served basis so don't hang about. I've managed to move forward to the 8th row so I can't complain"
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Posted on 12 Mar 2005 by Si
Alice in Dilkon Today
According to [link=http://www.gallupindependent.com/2005/mar/031105alice.html] the Gallup Independent Alice will be taking part in a basketball event at the Navajo Christian Foundation's Gym/Recreation Center, right behind the Dilkon Police Department. Dashiel's band Runaway Phoenix will be playing at the event and Alice is said to be joining them for the last two songs. More info on the link.
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Posted on 12 Mar 2005 by Si
Triple-J Interview Online
Space Pirate has emailed to let us know that the Australian interview from yesterday is now online at the [link=http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/todaytoday/listen/]Triple-Jwebsite.
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Posted on 11 Mar 2005 by Si
Swedish Dates
August 9th '05 - Stockholm, Sweden, Fryshuset
August 10th '05 - Gothenburg, Sweden, Lisebergshallen
(thanks Alexander)
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Posted on 11 Mar 2005 by Si
Australian Ticket Packages
[link=http://www.fanfire.com/artistName=Alice%2BCooper&sourceCode=ACPWEB]Fanfire have announced the extortionate ticket packages for the Australian shows, which will be on sale in 4 days. There are two. US$400 and US$118. Basically they are the same as the UK ones other then that.
Remember, in the UK you did NOT have to buy into these deals to get good tickets. Front tickets were available from the other agencies as normal so, *assuming* it will be the same in Oz, don't go for a package unless you really want the extra stuff.
UPDATE: Info is now on AC.com as well so read both and make sure you know what you are buying if you go for a package.
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Posted on 11 Mar 2005 by Si
Cheap ESP
The ESP show in Germany has had ticket prices reduced to just 23 Euro in advance or 26 Euro at the door! ESP feature Eric Singer and Chuck Garric of Alice's band and the show is in Babenhausen (near to Frankfurt) on April 30th and will apparently include some surprises!
For more Information about the show see [link=http://www.kissfanclub.de]www.kissfanclub.de or email [link=mailto:kissfanclubexpo@aol.com]kissfanclubexpo@aol.com
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Posted on 10 Mar 2005 by Si
Alice on the Radio
Alice Cooper was interviewed on Australian radio channel Triple-J this morning. During the chat he confirmed that the album was still currently called 'Dirty Diamonds' and that the forthcoming Aussie tour will have all the normal theatrics (but then he always says that).
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Posted on 10 Mar 2005 by Si
Glasgow Venue Change
As rather expected, the Clyde Auditorium show has sold out and so they've moved it to the UNSEATED S.E.C.C. building next door, which has a far larger capacity. Tickets will be valid but any seat allocation you had will probably be out the window as last time this happened the SECC was unseated.
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Posted on 09 Mar 2005 by Si
Australia
The details of the Australian dates have been announced (see right). Tickets are on sale March 21st except Brisbane which is March 23rd. Watch out on [link=http://www.alicecooper.com]AC.com for more high priced packages which should be announced in the next couple of days.
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Posted on 07 Mar 2005 by Si
Tommy Vance RIP
I woke up this morning and turned on the TV to the sad news that UK DJ and personality Tommy Vance sadly passed away this morning from a stroke at the Durrant Valley Hospital, in Kent. He was 63. The DJ who was best known for hosting VH1’s Friday Rock Show was rushed into hospital three days ago after suffering his first stroke at home in Kent.
His agent Jon Roseman said Mr Vance would leave “an enormous void”.
"I had known Tommy for 35 years. He certainly had one of the most recognisable voices on radio."
"He was a great bloke and he was held in very high regard for his knowledge of rock which was unsurpassed. Without Tommy there will be a hole that is not going to be filled" he said.

I don't normally list news that isn't Alice related here but I've made an exception this time as Tommy was one of the biggest influences on my life ever. His "Friday Rock Show" on Radio 1 (later on VH-1) introduced my generation to so many bands, old and new, that it's simply impossible to count them. He gave airplay to bands no other show or station in the country would played, from Venom to Kansas, Slayer to The Enid. If he thought it was good he'd play it, and often get the band into the studio to record special sessions for the show. He also used to play live shows from some of the great british festivals like Reading (when it was good) and Castle Donington as well as anything else he could get his hands on.
Tommy was also a big Alice Cooper fan and interviewed Alice many times. The TV version of the "Friday Rock Show" was the show that aired the "A Fistful Of Alice" TV Special. He helped create the countries first and only Rock radio station [link=http://www.totalrock.com]TotalRock because while he did non-rock shows for the BBC, his heart always remained in our world.
With his death UK radio and the UK rock community has lost one of its most loved members. A sad day. Rock on Tommy!

UPDATE: There is now a forum open on [link=http://www.totalrock.com]Total Rock for people to leave messages. Totalrock will be spending a day later this week remembering TV and reading out as many messages as they can get in.
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Posted on 06 Mar 2005 by Si
Australia and Germany
Just in case anyone misses them, look to the tour dates on the right as a few German shows started appearing a couple of days ago and today we have the first show of an Australian tour!
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Posted on 05 Mar 2005 by Si
Chuck Garric Exclusive!
In another of our exclusive chats with Alice Cooper band musicians past and present SickthingsUK talks to current Alice Cooper, Drüts and ESP bassist Chuck Garric about working with Alice on the road and in the studio. Check it out [link=http://www.alicecoopertrivia.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/interviews/chuckgarric_mar_05.php]here!
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Posted on 04 Mar 2005 by Si
Runaway Phoenix Live
Runaway Phoenix, featuring Dashiel Cooper, are performing 2 shows in Phoenix this weekend! The first is this Friday at Alice Cooperstown where they will be on at 5pm Sharp. This show is not your normal rock performance but in fact a Fashion Show benefiting the victims of the Tsunami. Then on Sunday Runaway Phoenix will play again at Alice Cooperstown going on at 3pm, this will be a more normal rock n'roll show and a surprise is promised at the latter show as well!
(thanks psychopat)
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Posted on 02 Mar 2005 by Si
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