Live In Montreux Details
Now Available for pre-order from AmazonUK is 'Alice Cooper - Live In Montreux 2005', the long awaited DVD from the 'Dirty Diamonds' tour. It's due 29th May in Europe while the US has to wait a whole extra day for their version which is due May 30th (but isn't listed on Amazon yet). Eagle Rock US have confirmed the tracklisting for both the DVD and the CD (which comes with the DVD) as follows:

DVD: 1. Department of Youth / 2. No More Mr. Nice Guy / 3. Dirty Diamonds / 4. Billion Dollar Babies / 5. Be My Lover / 6. Lost in America / 7. I Never Cry / 8. Woman of Mass Destruction / 9. I’m Eighteen / 10. Between High School and The Old School / 11. What Do You Want From Me? / 12. Is it My Body? / 13. Go to Hell / 14. The Black Widow / 15. Gimme / 16. Feed My Frankenstein / 17. Welcome To My Nightmare / 18. The Awakening / 19. Steven / 20. Only Women Bleed / 21. Ballad of Dwight Fry / 22. Killer / 23. I Love the Dead / 24. School’s Out / 25. Poison / 26. Wish I Were Born in Beverly Hills / 27. Under My Wheels

CD: 1. Department of Youth / 2. No More Mr. Nice Guy / 3. Dirty Diamonds / 4. Billion Dollar Babies / 5. Be My Lover / 6. Lost in America / 7. I Never Cry / 8. Woman of Mass Destruction / 9. I’m Eighteen / 10. Between High School and The Old School / 11. What Do You Want From Me? / 12. Is it My Body? / 13. Gimme / 14. Feed My Frankenstein / 15. Welcome To My Nightmare / 16. School’s Out / 17. Poison / 18. Wish I Were Born in Beverly Hills / 19. Under My Wheels

Also: PlanetRock aired an interview with Alice on Saturday. It was part of the Nicky Horne show and was actually a repeat if an interview he did with Alice in 1978!
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Posted on 28 Mar 2006 by Si
STTS On The Road
Alice Cooper guitarist Damon Johnson and Slave To The System have announced some more shows for April as follows:
April 7th - Big E's - Edgerton, WI
April 8th - Harpo's - Detroit MI (w/ BUCKCHERRY)
April 9th - The Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI
April 12th - The Temple Club - Lansing, MI
April 13th - Planet Rock - Battle Creek, MI
April 14th - Piere's - Fort Wayne, IN
April 15th - The Machine Shop - Flint, MI
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Posted on 27 Mar 2006 by Si
Another UK Show
Ticketmaster are now showing ANOTHER UK show for Sheffield City Hall on May 29th. Tickets went on sale this morning.

Also: There's a new Kane Roberts interview over at Rockeyez with Alice content.
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Posted on 24 Mar 2006 by Si
Alice in Dublin
It seems the rumoured Dublin show has now been confirmed as May 31st at Vicar Street, Dublin. Tickets on sale on March 30th. Full info here.
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Posted on 23 Mar 2006 by Si
New German Dates
Two new German dates have appeared:
15th June 2006 Bonn, Deutschland, Museumsplatz
16th June 2006 Dischingen, Deutschland, Rock am Härtsfeldsee
(Thanks Gerhard, Petra)
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Posted on 23 Mar 2006 by Si
"The Unbelieveable Truth"
(c) Bill CroweRumours have been circulating for a few days now that Ryan Roxie is leaving the Alice Cooper band but I wanted to wait for something official before posting the sad news. So here we go:

"After much thought and deliberation, guitarist Ryan Roxie has decided to forgo his six-string gunslinger duties for Alice Cooper to concentrate on becoming a Shoe Cobbler.....namely, Swedish Clogs. Although Mr. Roxie has no interest in shoes, his fasination with wood is unparalled...... But seriously, Roxie is taking time to be with his family and would really like to be able to play for the Godfather of Shock Rock again in the future. The Alice Cooper Rock Show will remain to be one of the most fun and entertaining shows out there mainly for one reason: ALICE COOPER! Roxie is just happy that he's had the opportunity to play for the Man in Black (black eye make-up that is) on and off for the past 10 years. He'd also like to wish Alice, the Band, and the die-hard fans good golf, great poker, and the best rock n roll tour imaginable in 2006......."
J.J. King-press secretary for Mr. Roxie

So there it is. This does NOT mean it's definitly the end for the Alice and Roxie show. My understanding is that after all these years it's just time for a father and husband to take a break and to spend some quality time with his family, something I'm sure fans can understand, and that next year Roxie will hopefully return to take his rightful place stage left. It certainly won't be the same without him.

Obviously STUK will continue to cover all Roxie related news and everyone here wishes him all the best, and we just hope this will allow him enough time to complete a new Roxie77 album!!

So who will replace the irreplacable? Current favourite for the job is Keri Kelli, who played with Ryan in Slash's Snakepit and Dad's Porno Mag and had stints with Ratt, Warrant, Skid Row, Adler's Appetite, Pretty Boy Floyd, and Tuff amongst others as well as being a well known face on the L.A. scene. Check out Keri at www.kerikelli.com.
More when I get it.
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Posted on 22 Mar 2006 by Si
Alice in Bulgaria?
According to Sofiaecho.com and a couple of other sites Alice Cooper will be performing in Kavarna, Bulgaria on June 30th with Dio. This clashes with an already announced US show in St. Pauls, MN so it looks unlikely this is correct. More if I get it. 

Also: Queensryche have been officially added to the bill of the Monsters Of Rock festival in June at the Milton Keynes Bowl.

KNAC have a new interview with Damon Johnson with Alice content.

There's a new 'Nights With Alice Cooper' demo mp3 for March here.
(Thanks Steven)
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Posted on 21 Mar 2006 by Si
New Golf Ad
According to LPGA.com Alice Cooper has recorded a new radio spot with Golf star Annika Sorenstam. The advert has the couple "comparing notes on equipment, tours, fans and talents. The spot contrasting a rock tour and the LPGA Tour will first be used to promote the Kraft Nabisco Championship, which will be held March 30-April 2 in Rancho Mirage, Calif."
(Thanks StE) 

Also: For anyone who missed the Neal Smith interview that is running on WPS1 this week, the station have posted the whole show in their archives here. Beware though if you have a slow connection. The file is 60meg and too fast for streaming.
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Posted on 15 Mar 2006 by Si
Neal Smith and Eric Singer Interviews
Neal Smith will be interviewed on WPS1.org's "Living History" this week. Dates and times are as follows:
Monday 3/13: Midnight and 12:00 PM (Noon)
Wednesday 3/15: 10:00 AM / 10:00 PM
Thursday 3/16: 3:00 AM / 3:00 PM
Friday 3/17: 8:00 AM/ 8:00 PM
Saturday 3/18: 1:00 AM / 1:00 PM
Sunday 3/19: 6:00 AM/ 6:00 PM
All times are EST. They have a netfeed.

Also: There's a short Eric Singer interview over at Rockpages with Alice content.
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Posted on 13 Mar 2006 by Si
Singer/Garric in Oz
E.S.P., The Eric Singer Project, will be out on the road in Australia in April. This time along with Eric the band will feature Alice Cooper bassist Chuck Garric along with former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick and John Corabi on vocals. This reunites 3/4 of UNION who stormed the UK late last year with Singer himself being the only difference. The shows scheduled to date are:
April 19th - The Prince of Wales in Melbourne, Australia
April 21st - The Marquee in Sydney, Australia
April 22nd - The Marquee in Sydney, Australia (To Be Confirmed)
Also while I'm reporting on band members check out Kulick.net's news page for a couple of video clips of Union live in Germany, one featuring Mr Garric on vocals. Then skip over to Rockandrollallnite to see pics of ESP over in Japan last month for a Kiss Expo where they were joined onstage by Richie Scarlet and Bob Kulick.

Also: Alice himself will apparently show up during 'Best Ever Muppet Moments' on ITV1 (UK) tomorrow at 7pm. This appears to be a new show and not a repeat of the 'I Love The Muppets' show from a while back.
(Thanks Maggie)
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Posted on 10 Mar 2006 by Si
Small Stuff
DigitallyObsessed.com has a mention of a new DVD called 'Radio Revolution: The Rise And Fall of the Big 8" which has some Alice content. The film is a documentary about a Ontario radio station and features short interview appearances by Alice. It's out now in the USA.

Also a quick reminder to check out Welcome To My Nightmare guitarist Steve Hunter's new site which can be found at www.stevehunter.com.
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Posted on 09 Mar 2006 by Si
Alice for Belgium
Alice Cooper has been announced as closing the Schwung 2006 festival at Expohallen Roeselare in Belgium on May 27th. Also on the bill are Status Quo, Ted Nugent, Dio, Thunder and others. Tickets appear to be on sale now.
(Thanks Steven)
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Posted on 09 Mar 2006 by Si
Alice in Brazil? (UPDATED)
According to Toni Productions Alice Cooper will be playing a show in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil on November 11th at Casa Espetaculo. Tickets seem on sale at the Toni site now. If this is correct it's unlikely there would be only one South American show.
(Thanks Sergio)

UPDATE: Ticketur.com lists the above show and a second Brazillian show: "Proximas Giras, Brazil" for November 10th 2006.
(Thanks Steef)
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Posted on 06 Mar 2006 by Si
New US Shows
According to New West's website, the following U.S. dates have been announced:
  
June 30th - St. Paul, MN   
July 3rd - Milwaukee, WI   
July 7th - Ionia, MI   
July 21st - Fond du Lac, WI   
July 22nd - London, ON   
August 6th - Sturgis, SD   
August 8th - Ridgefield, WA   
August 9th - Roseburg, OR
(Thanks Devon)

Also: Rockpages.gr now have a review and pics from the Berlin show online.
(Thanks Kostas)
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Posted on 06 Mar 2006 by Si
Greek Interview
The March issue of 'Metal Hammer' in Greece has two pages on Alice Cooper, one is an interview and the other a pic. The text is in Greek but you can see it and the pics here. Also 'Rock Hard' magazine has a one page feature on Damon Johnson and Slave To The System.
(Thanks Kostas)
UPDATE: There'is and English version of the Alice interview here.
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Posted on 04 Mar 2006 by Si
Photos
Check out WMGK for some photos of Alice at the radio station yesterday and Philidelphia Daily has a short report of the meet and greet afterwards with a couple of Alice quotes.

Regioactive.de has photos from the Mannheim show.
(Thanks Steef)
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Posted on 03 Mar 2006 by Si
The John Debello Show
As mentioned yesterday Alice was on the John DeBella Show on WMGK this morning for over an hour in total in the run up to the NWAC radio show launching on the station tonight. DeBella does podcasts of his shows which are available at the WMGK site but in case he doesn't include all of Alice's bits click here to listen to an rough edited version.

Also:  Pollstar has a short announcement about the forthcoming Canadian tour that went on sale some weeks ago.
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Posted on 02 Mar 2006 by Si
US Radio Tomorrow
Alice will be the special guest on the 'John Debella Show' on WMGK tomorrow morning between 6-9am EST (11am-2pm UK). The station has a netfeed at their site.
(Thanks Steef)

The Canadian Jewish News has an article about Bob Ezrin's induction into the Canadian Music Hall Of Fame including some Alice Cooper content.
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Posted on 02 Mar 2006 by Si
Press and Pics
Blogcritics has a new article based around the success of the 'Nights With Alice Cooper' radio show.

Undercover has a short mention of the radio show's arrival at WMGK.

Stargazer.it has posted some pics of Damon and Ryan onstage with Deep Purple in Munich.
(Thanks Jollyjon)

Slavetothesystem.org has posted some pics of Damon Johnson's band Slave To The System from the recent shows.
(Thanks Chas)
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Posted on 01 Mar 2006 by Si
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