Union (Feat. Chuck Garric)
The STUK staff have just returned from a truly great show show in Camden, London by 'Union', who feature Bruce Kulick (Ex-Kiss), John Corabi (Ex-Motley Cue), Fred Corey (Cinderella) and the one and only king of sideburns, Mr Chuck Garric.
Why are we posting this here? Well as there seems to be no Alice news to report at the moment Jaded decided we would turn into the Garric news for the day!!
First things first, rest assured sideburns are still on show and according to Mr Garric they won't be disapearing any time soon!
The show itself was extremely good. A mix of Union originals and Kiss/Cinderella/(Crue/Scream?) tracks (unfortunatly no Alice songs even though the crowd was screaming for one.. we hoped for 'Jesse Jane'!) with Chuck taking lead vocal on 'War Machine', 'I Love It Loud' and 'Unholy', a revelation after only having seen him do a few backing vocals with Alice before (Jaded says 'He sounded spectacular'). Note: Chucks setlist had a cute little "Alice Eyes" hand-sketched on it!
Afterwards the band came out and signed/chatted with fans for a while before heading off for another signhing at the Hard Rock Cafe. As always Chuck was friendly and chatty and seemed pleased that AC fans had gone to the show to see him.
The band have just ONE more UK show tomorrow night in Nuneaton at [link=http://www.queenshall.net/]Queens Hall and tickets are still available. Catch them if you can! It's worth the trip whether you think you know the songs or not!
Posted on 29 Nov 2005 by Si
As it's still very quiet with little to report, here's an interview Alice did for UK Radio Solent on November 4th kindly sent to me by Madame Bondage. Click [link=http://www.alicec00per.com/05-11-04radiosolent.mp3]here.
Also check out John "Wicked" Youngman's new site [link=http://www.alicecooper.zoomshare.com]here for some UK tour pics.
And lastly [link=http://www.nightswithalicecooper.com]Nights With Alice Cooper is running a competition to win tickets to the Xmas pudding show.
Posted on 24 Nov 2005 by Si
We're Still Alive!
It's all been very quiet since the tour ended but here are a few small things to check out:
[link=http://www.alicecooperpics.co.uk]AliceCooperPics has posted a couple of hundred excellent photos from the UK tour. Bills pics are always of the highest quality so go check them out! There will also be more UK pics added to the STUK photo section in the next couple of days time allowing.
If you and a couple of friends want to play golf with Alice, check out [link=https://www01.charityfolks.com/cfauctions/auction_bid.asp?AuctionID=2493&catname=Adopt-A-Minefield]CharityFolk.com who are auctioning a chance to do just that.
Canadian sources are saying the Live 1973 DVD will be out in Canada on November 29th, not 22st as previously reported.
Posted on 22 Nov 2005 by Si
Back From Tour
Finally back from the UK tour and what a blast it was. Great as always to meet all the Sickthings. The tour ended on a massive high with a blistering show in Bournemouth and as you would have seen Dee Snider joined Alice for 'Under My Wheels', a nice ending to the tour. Anyway time to cover a few things that have come in over the last couple of days.
This weeks issue of [link=http://www.kerrang.com]Kerrang magazine has a review of the Birmingham show.
There is a quote from Alice on the new Donovan (who of course sang on 'Billion Dollar Babies') boxset called 'Try For the Sun'.
Alice is listed as appearing at the 25th Make-A-Wish Golf Classic at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale on Monday.
There maybe a very short clip of Alice on tonights 'Children In Need' telethon on (UK) BBC1.
For those who are interested in checking out the music of Dimma, who features 3 members who played with Michael Bruce on his Iceland tour and "The Second Coming Of Michael Bruce" CD, they have an album out now. Click below for full ordering details and press release..
Posted on 18 Nov 2005 by Si
Alice And Dee In Bournemouth
Thanks to Pete Trustrum for this pic of Alice Cooper and Dee Snider of Twisted Sister on stage at Bournemouth BIC for the last show of the 'Dirty Diamonds' Tour last night. Dee joined Alice for 'Under My Wheels' discribing it from the stage "A dream come true".
Posted on 18 Nov 2005 by Si
New Michael Bruce Interview
[link=http://rocknrolluniverse.com/rocknrolluniverse_360.htm]Rock'n'Roll Universe has an all new and lengthy Michael Bruce interview online. Very interesting stuff.
[link=http://www.moviesonline.ca/movienews_6305.html]MoviesOnline is reporting that Alice will be providing a song for the new Vampire movie "BoodRayne" next year. You can find out more about this movie (based on a cool video game) [link=http://www.bloodrayne-themovie.com/]here. Whether this will be a new song or just reusing an already released one is unclear. The movie is set for a US release on the 6th of January.
Dennis Dunaway and Neal Smith can be found on a new compilation album called 'The Morgue The Merrier' playing on a song called 'The Ghost of Brian Jones' by the one and only [link=http://www.richiescarlet.com]Richie Scarlet. The song was originally featured on Richie's 'Insanity Of Life' CD which is HIGHLY recommended. There's also a release party in New York on November 19th at the Pyramid Club 101 Avenue A. Check the link below for the full party press release.
[link=http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/articles/1115sr-shocket15Z8.html]Arizona Republic has a short story about Alice in a charitable mood when when he's not at home.
The latest issue of MetalEdge (US) apparently has a two page Alice Cooper feature entitled 'Killing Paris'.
Alice will be hosting the 'Top 20 Rock Deaths' on KerrangTV this coming Friday night at 10pm. You can find it on Sky channel 454.
Posted on 16 Nov 2005 by Si
Reviews and Damon News
Alice is featured in Todays Telegraph (UK) supplement 'Seven' talking about golf. Its a full page on page 72.
There's a review of the Cardiff show at [link=http://icwales.icnetwork.co.uk/0900entertainment/0050artsnews/tm_objectid=16346064&method=full&siteid=50082&headline=review--alice-cooper-name_page.html]icWales.
Damon Johnson News: The official release date for Damon's 'Slave To The System' album on Spitfire Records is February 21, 2006. The band has already taken new photos and are working on new and revised album artwork. There is also a new website for the band [link=http://www.slavetothesystem.com]here. The new Santana album, All That I Am, features a Damon Johnson song, "Just Feel Better" (co-written with Buck Johnson and Jamie Houston). And if that weren't enough, the song is sung by none other than Aerosmith's Steven Tyler. "Just Feel Better" is currently the first single from the album in Europe, Asia, and Australia and will be the second single in the US. Krank Amplifiers welcomes Damon as their newest endorser. DJ has played their Krankenstein amp and cabs for the entire Alice Cooper world tour this year. Look for an upcoming ad in several guitar publications featuring Damon and Alice pictured together. The Welfare (another Damon band) makes their return in December with shows in Jackson, Auburn, Birmingham, and a huge New Year's Eve show in Guntersville. Keep up with all news at [link=http://www.damonjohnson.com]Damonjohnson.com.
Posted on 13 Nov 2005 by Si
Some news on the 'Good To See You Again, Alice Cooper' DVD. Release date for Canada is November 22nd and Europe/UK is confirmed as January 30th. You can preview the release at [link=http://www.ifilm.com/ifilmdetail/2680111?refsite=7114&c=clod&cid=238&htv=12]IFilm. Also if you are having trouble finding all the easter eggs on the disc help is now available on the FAQ page at [link=http://www.alicecooper.com]AC.com.
Posted on 12 Nov 2005 by Si
Manchester Press + Calico
[link=http://www.manchesteronline.co.uk/entertainment/music/livereviews/s/181/181526_alice_cooper__men_arena.html]Manchester Online has a review of last nights Manchester show. There is also an interview [link=http://www.manchesteronline.co.uk/entertainment/music/indieandrock/s/164/164737_alice_coopers_still_a_trouper.html]here which I missed yesterday.
A new horror magazine called 'Dark Of Night' features the new film starring Calico Cooper 'Scarlet Fry's Junkfood Horrorfest and includes and interview with Calico Cooper. It can be purchased online [link=http://www.darkofnight.net]here. You can order your copy of the movie on DVD by emailing [link=mailto:email@example.com]here.
Posted on 11 Nov 2005 by Si
Back from Tour for a while so here's an update on what's been happening:
[link=http://icwales.icnetwork.co.uk/0900entertainment/0050artsnews/tm_objectid=16338939&method=full&siteid=50082&headline=i-m-just-a-regular-guy--says-alice-name_page.html]Wales On Sunday have an interview with Alice.
[link=http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/movies/chi-0511080011nov08,1,7776987.story]The Chicago Tribune has a short review of the 'Good To See You Again Alice Cooper' DVD. [link=http://www.musictap.net/Reviews/AliceCooperGoodToSeeYouDVD.html]MusicTap Also have a longer one.
There will be a Live review in Friday's copy of The Sun newspaper (UK).
[link=http://www.theherald.co.uk/50459.shtml]The (Glasgow?) Herald has a short piece about the upcoming Glasgow show.
The Incredible [link=http://www.thetubes.com]TUBES have been added to the bill of the Christmas Pudding show!!
[link=http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=43818]Tommy Clufetos will be embarking on a Sonor Drums-sponsored drum clinic tour beginning in mid-November. The details are as follows:
Nov. 13 - Pocono Music – Broadheadsville, PA
Nov 14 - Playground Music - Fort Walton Beach, FL
Nov. 15 - Birmingham Music Center - Birmingham, AL
Nov. 17 - Music Villa - Bozemont, Montana
Nov. 18 - Avalon Music - Wenatche, WA
Posted on 10 Nov 2005 by Si
And There's More...
Updates will be sporadic over the next few days while I go off on tour but before I go here's the short [link=http://www.alicec00per.com/capitalgold.mp3]Capital Gold interview from this evening, and to save me some work the BBC have kindly already put the Hard Talk interview online [link=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/hardtalk/4408652.stm]here.
If anyone gets to grab the interviews over the next few days then drop me a line (NOT the files) so that I may be able to post them later next week when I get back. If you can host them and post a link to the message board even better.
It's (UK) Tour Time again!!
Posted on 05 Nov 2005 by Si
Small TV Update
The 'Hard News' interview on News24 ran this morning an 4.30am and is repeated again at 11.30pm tonight. It's a 20 minute interview. News24 is available internationally and 'Hard Talk' is also posted to their website [link=http://www.bbc.co.uk/hardnews/]here about a week after it airs.
Alice's interview on Channel 5 news has been shunted until monday's show at 11.30am.
The Capital Gold interview today is part of the 'Rock Show' at 10pm tonight. You can listen online [link=http://www.capitalgold.com]here.
The Radio Five Live interview went without a hitch. Alice was on for about half an hour in total. You can listen to the show again at the [link=http://www.bbc.co.uk/fivelive/programmes/mayo.shtml]FiveLive site.
UPDATE: Yesterdays BBC London News report was shifted to today. You can see it [link=http://www.alicec00per.com/bbclondon.wmv]here.
Posted on 04 Nov 2005 by Si
More UK Press
No sign on Alice on BBC London News last night but the Frank Skinner appearance was present and correct. Alice was on the show for just over 12 minutes and for change they managed to avoid most of the same old stuff (Chicken, Golf, Religion) to allow Alice to tell a few other stories. Check it out [link=http://www.perryspackaging.com/frightclub/skinner.wmv]here. The file is 8meg and dialups are recommended to download.
More Press: Check out The Times supplement on Saturday and The Sunday Telegraph Suppliment on Sunday forpossible Alice Cooper features.
[link=http://knac.com/article.asp?ArticleID=3998]KNAC have a review of the Portand show.
Posted on 04 Nov 2005 by Si
More UK news
More UK appearances on TV and Radio.
Thursday 3rd November:
BBC London TV News - 6pm
ITV Frank Skinner Show - 11pm
Possibly live on Virgin Radio but not sure
Friday 4th November:
BBC News 24 (TV) Hard Talk - 4.30am and 11.30am -
might also be available online.
Channel 5 (TV) news - 11.30am
Kerrang! TV - no other info
BBC Radio 5 Live Simon Mayo Show - 2.30pm
Capital Gold (Radio)- Rock Show
Saturday 5th November:
BBC Radio London - Gary Crowley Show (6-8.00pm)
Monday 7th November:
Virgin Radio - Ben Jones
Tuesday 8th November:
ITV1 - Paul O'Grady - 5-6pm
The latest issue of Mojo magazine (Kate Bush cover) has a large feature on the Alice Cooper group with comments from Alice, Neal, Dennis, Michael and Bob Ezrin. They also have a review of the 'Good To See You Again, Alice Cooper' DVD.
This weeks issue of Kerrang has a small Alice feature.
The [link=http://www.theprogress.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=39&cat=23&id=523023&more=]Chilliwack Progress has a review of the Chilliwack show.
Posted on 02 Nov 2005 by Si
Good To See The Trailer
[link=http://www.shoutfactory.com/selection/252/Good_To_See_You_Again_Alice_Cooper_-_Live_1973%3A_Billion_Dollar_Babies_Tour.html]Shout Factory have posted an excellent trailer for the forthcoming DVD release of 'Good To See You Again Alice Cooper' which is due out on November 8th in the US and January (30th?) in the UK and Europe. AmazonUK still don't list it for preorder but you can preorder it from [link=http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000BCKXT0/sickthingsuk-20]AmazonUS now and they ship internationally.
Today's [link=http://www.contactmusic.com/new/xmlfeed.nsf/mndwebpages/cooper ill never retire]Contact Music non-story pulled from an unnamed source is the shock announcement that Alice isn't going to retire.... Ever.
Posted on 01 Nov 2005 by Si
Surprise Appearance plus Press
Alice Cooper made a surprise appearance on the Craig Ferguson Show last night in a special Halloween Skit in which Craig dresses up as Alice Cooper and goes trick or treating, only to knock on a door and have Alice himnself open it dressed as... Craig Ferguson!! Video will follow if I can get hold of a copy to post.
[link=http://www.metro.co.uk/metro/interviews/interview.html?in_page_id=8&in_interview_id=1203]Metro Magazine in London has a short interview with Alice today which can be seen online.
Forthcoming UK press to watch for:
- "Evening Standard" (London) sometime this week
- "The Sunday Telegraph" - in new supplement on 6th November
- "The Times" on 5th November in the Saturday supplement, "The Knowledge"
- "Sunday Magazine" - (don’t know when)
- "Sunday Times" "Style" Section - (don’t know when)
- "Bite Me" magazine
- "What’s On in London" magazine - this week or next
- "The Herald" (Glasgow) 4th November
- IRN – interview on 3rd November (for independent radio stations around the UK)
- Capital Gold (London) – interview on 4th November.
Chuck Garric and Union have added another UK show, this time at Camden Lock 17 in London on 28th November.
Posted on 01 Nov 2005 by Si
Viking Skull Off UK Tour
According to a press release [link=http://www.vikingskull.net/news.html]Viking Skull are no longer opening the UK tour.
Quote: "Due to some silly old men being ego driven idiots Viking Skull regret to announce that they have been taken off the Alice Cooper/Twisted Sister tour due to start later this week. Basically despite being added to the advertising and having the tour confirmed for 7 months Twisted Sister decided that they had to play the same length of time as Alice Cooper. So in order to not have their ego’s dented by Mr Cooper they threw Viking Skull off the bill in order to make Alice’s fans sit through 95 minutes of their not had a hit for 20 years rubbish. This has nothing to do with Alice Cooper whom Viking Skull have played with before and whom was a total gent to the band."
What you want to make of this is up to you. There must be a very limited number of people who cared that they were playing the tour at all, and many more who couldn't really care less who is supporting at an Alice Cooper show!!
Eric Singer is featured in the new issue of 'Drummer' magazine which also includes Alice talking about Eric. Alice is mentioned on the front cover of the issue.
Thanks to all those that entered the poster competition. After some late night deliberation the winners are:
Baz, West Yorkshire UK (Board Member Baz)
Pat, North Yorkshire UK (Board Member Annie)
Brett, Greenville Michigan (Nights Board Member ShotgunRomeo)
and a bonus winner: Ann (Board Member Zoogirl)
Prizes will be mailed out shortly.
Posted on 01 Nov 2005 by Si