Schwung Festival Coverage
A quick catch up on news that came in while I was in Sheffield:

The Schwung festival site has a few photos to check out in Gallery 3.

Nieuwsblad
has a review of the show (In Dutch). Thanks to Patrick the Alice part translates as: "The shock of the evening had to be Alice Cooper and so it was! The public even fell silent as it looked at the spectacle with growing amazement. Cooper himself was hardly to be heard through the guitar violence. Not everyone could appreciate the dark show ( huh ??) and some started to leave. By doing so they missed a brilliant Poison to end the Schwung 06." There's a small picture of Alice with a mention of “a breathtaking spectacle”.

Prog-Nose.org has some cool photos of the show as well.

Zwaremetalen.com has a review if the show (again in Dutch) with photo.
(Thanks Patrick, Steef, Guy, Remi and several others who sent in the same links)

The Independent has a short mention of Alice online.
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Posted on 30 May 2006 by Si
New Ecard
EagleRock have posted a new flash 'Ecard' to advertise both the 'Live In Montreux' DVD (released next week) and the similar Deep Purple DVD. It includes a link to a low resolution clip of 'School's Out' from the Alice DVD.
(Thanks Gabor)

The April issue of Guitar Buyer magazine features article on Ryan Roxie and Damon Johnson, their guitars, and touring being on tour with Alice Cooper.
(Thanks Robbie)

Bizarre Magazine have posted a short Q&A with Alice on their site.
(Thanks David)
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Posted on 27 May 2006 by Si
European Stuff
Three different Swedish online stores (Ginza, Discshop and Megastore) have started listing 'The Nightmare Returns' as a DVD to be released in July. Whether this is accurate or not time will tell but they are quoting release dates at the end of July.
(Thanks Maria, Stefan)

DVDcritiques has a review in French of the forthcoming 'Live In Montreux' DVD.
(Thanks François)

According to a post at the 'Nights With Alice Cooper' forum Misstress Kitty is leaving the show as they are planning to take it in "a new direction".

A short article in Dutch has appeared in advance of the tour over at Nieuwsblad.
(Thanks Patrick, Guy)
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Posted on 26 May 2006 by Si
Alice Not Stoned
According to RollingStones.com the June 6th Bergen, Norway show that Alice Cooper was scheduled to play with The Stones has been postponed due to Keith Richard's unfortunate tree falling incident, presumably meaning Alice won't be able to play any rescheduled show as chances are he won't be in Europe at that time. Rescheduled Stones dates are due in the next few days.
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Posted on 25 May 2006 by Si
UK Radio
Alice Cooper is scheduled to appear on the following UK radio show:
2nd June - BBC Radio 2 - Steve Wright Show 2-5pm
2nd June - Planet Rock - Nicky Horne Show  (also the following week) 8-11pm
9th June - Capital Gold - Mike Sweeney's Rock Show 10pm-1am
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Posted on 22 May 2006 by Si
New Tulsa Show
Alice Cooper plays in Tulsa, OK at the Brady Theater on August 22nd.
(Thanks James)

Blog Critics have posted what is probably the first review of the forthcoming 'Live In Montreux' DVD.

There's a new 'Monsters Of Rock' Special available from WHSmiths in the UK and it features a couple of pages on Alice. This is not the Classic Rock MOR special, but a different publication.
(Thanks Robert)
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Posted on 21 May 2006 by Si
Live Webcast?
The Schwung festival on May 27th is apparently going to be webcast LIVE on www.classic21.be from 4pm until midnight (3pm-11pm UK time I think). Hard to tell exactly what they will be broadcasting, the full shows or clips and interviews etc from the site but it could include the full Alice Cooper set as well as all the main acts including Status Quo, Dio, Ted Nugent and Thunder.
(Thanks Patrick)

If you are a member of Emusic you can hear and download the soundtrack from the forthcoming 'Live At Montreux' DVD now on their site. The soundtrack CD of course comes with the DVD when it's released next week so probably not worth new people joining emusic just to download it but if you're a member you can hear it early!
(Thanks kkgalen)

The North West Indiana Times has a new interview with Alice today.

Onewebpaperclip.com guy Kyle MacDonald will be Alice Cooper's special guest on Cooper's radio show 'Nights with Alice Cooper' on Monday May 22nd.
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Posted on 21 May 2006 by Si
Small Stuff (again)
Slash (Gun's And Roses/Velvet Revolver) will be Alice Cooper's special guest on Cooper's radio show 'Nights with Alice Cooper' on Tuesday May 23.

More Fargo photos have been added to the photo section courtesy of Eric. Check them out here.

VH-1 (USA) are listing 'Heavy: The Story of Metal: Welcome To My Nightmare' airing on Monday, May 22 at 9:00 pm. The one hours show traces the roots of 'heavy metal' from the late-60's in the
'bombed-out industrial town of Birmingham England' to the spectacular rise of Kiss and "glam metal" in the early 70's and apparently has Alice content. It's the first show in a five part series and as reported earlier there could also be short Alice appearances in later shows.
(Thanks Heather)
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Posted on 20 May 2006 by Si
Small Stuff
GettyImage have added a few photos from the recent trip to ND including pics of Alice recording his interview with the OneRedPaperClip guy Kyle MacDonald .
(Thanks Katrina)

The Winnipeg Sun has a good live review and some cool photos.

The Newham Recorder is running a competition to win tickets to the Monsters Of Rock show on June 3rd.
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Posted on 18 May 2006 by Si
Wagner On Nights
On Tonights 'Nights With Alice Cooper' Alice will be interviewing 'Welcome To My Nightmare' legend Dick Wagner.

Also:  The Brandon Sun has a good show review.
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Posted on 17 May 2006 by Si
That Paperclip Again
Yet more coverage of the red paper clip guy over at OneRedPaperClip.com including footage of last nights show, a news bulletin and some cool photos.
Also more press (basically the same again) at United Press International, .Ottawa Sun, Fox News, Kare11 and News Interactive.

A short interview has appeared over at the Winnipeg Sun leading up to the show there.
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Posted on 16 May 2006 by Si
More Alice In Alice
Alice In Alice, ND (c) Shaun CrowellThanks to Shaun Crowell for sending in some cool pics of Alice receiving his 'key to the city' of Alice, ND yesterday. Click here to see them.

There's still more coverage of Alice's trip to ND today including Okjendis in Norway (with great photo), Nieuwsblad in Belgium, Pioneer Press, Chicago Tribune, KXMA.com, Valley City Times-RecordCanada.com, and Earvolution.  OneRedPaperclip.com is of course also following Alice's travels leading up to the meeting today.
(Thanks Shaun, E.T., Guy)

And just to be different The Brandon Sun has a completely none-key related short Alice article in the run up to the show there.
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Posted on 15 May 2006 by Si
More Press Coverage
More reports, well mostly the same syndicated report actually, on Alice's trip to Alice have appear at the Seattle Post Intellegencer, Yahoo NewsABC NewsPioneer Press, Bismark Tribune, Rapid City Journal, and probably many more. Even the good ol' BBC have covered it.
There's actually a short video of Alice receiving the key and making a few jokes over at YouTube.
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Posted on 15 May 2006 by Si
Alice On Champaign
Alice Cooper will be playing at the Virginia Theater in Champaign, Illinois on July 6th. Tickets are on sale now from the venue.
(Thanks Randy)
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Posted on 15 May 2006 by Si
A Town Called Alice
A couple more articles have appeared in relation to Alice's appearance in Alice, ND on Monday. Blabbermouth have a list of what Alice will be doing monday which runs as follows:
12 p.m. CST
Alice Cooper interviews Kyle MacDonald of OneRedPaperClip.com for "Nights With Alice Cooper"
KKBX "The Box"
1020 25th Street South
Fargo, ND

3:30 p.m. CST
Alice Cooper puts handprints on "Walk of Fame"
Special announcement by Mayors
2001 44th Street SW

9:15 p.m. CST
Alice Cooper rocks Fargo in special concert

10:30 p.m. CST
Unveiling of the GIANT Red Paperclip
Civic Center Auditorium
207 4th Street North
Fargo, ND

The Grand Forks Herald also has another story on the trip with views from some of the locals.

Insight Cable on Demand is offering "School's Out" as a guitar lesson in it's "Mag Rack" selection. The show is about 30 minutes long and features someone teaching you how to play the song.
(Thanks Devon)
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Posted on 15 May 2006 by Si
Nights In Oz
Some good news for Australian fans. Radio station 96FM has started airing 'Nights with Alice Cooper' from 10PM to Midnight. Only 2 hours of a five hour show but better then nothing!
(Thanks Space Pirate)

The 1,000th issue of Rolling Stone Magazine has a small mention of Alice Cooper relating to classic Rolling Stone covers.
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Posted on 13 May 2006 by Si
Small Stuff
Jukebo.cx has a competition running to win copies of the forthcoming 'Live In Montreux' DVD over at their site.

Grand Forks Herald has a short, positive, mention today.

TotalRock reports that "'80s melodic hard rockers" Winger have re-formed, and are planning to release a new studio album in October, through Frontiers. Winger of course fature Ex-Alice Cooper bassist/vocalist Kip Winger and guitarist Reb Beach along with drummer Rod Morgenstein, guitarist/vocalist John Roth and keyboard player Cenk Eroglu. A full world tour is expected to coincide with the as yet untitled record's release.
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Posted on 12 May 2006 by Si
Alice For Horrorfest
Alice Cooper has been announced as the 'horror guest of honour' at 'Rue Morgue's Festival Of Fear', part of 'Fan Expo 2006' in Toronto Convention Center, Toronto, Canada on September 1st-3rd. Also appearing at the event are a host of horror stars including Guillermo Del Toro, Jeffrey Combs, Roddy Piper, and Michael Berryman. Tickets are available now.
(Thanks Horrorholic)

Also: The CNW Group site has a story about Alice's return to North Dakota, the town of Alice, and that one red paper clip trade off with quotes forom Alice..
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Posted on 10 May 2006 by Si
Alice gets Stoned
While there still doesn't seem to be any official confirmation in the form of adverts etc yet (at least that I've found) it appears the rumours that Alice Cooper is opening for The Rolling Stones are true. A member of the band mentioned it a few days ago and Alice reportedly confirmed it on tonights 'Nights With Alice Cooper' show. It's happening at  the Bergen Show in Norway on June 6th but the show is reportedly already sold out!

Also: The Record has a short interview with Alice today in which Alice comments on the Hall Of Shame among other things.

Blabbermouth reports that two videos from the Ottawa on Saturday, May 6 have been posted online at YouTube.com. The clips are 'Dirty Diamonds' and 'The Awakening/Steven'.
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Posted on 08 May 2006 by Si
Small Press
A few press mentions today.
The Ottawa Sun has a positive show review describing Alice as being in "peak form".

The Toronto Star runs a story which recounts the chicken incident from an eyewitness.

The Record has an interview with Brian Vollmer, singer with Helix who are supporting Alice Cooper at some shows in Canada. The interview covers how big an Alice fan Vollmer is and how influential Alice was on him.
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Posted on 08 May 2006 by Si
Damon Johnson News
Slave to The System, featuring current Alice Cooper guitarist Damon Johnson, have issued the following press release:
            "A huge word of thanks to everyone that attended the shows in the month of April (as well as February). The band had a great time getting to talk to many of you in person and are continuing to put more show dates together for the summer, schedules permitting. As has been rumored, the band has 10 new songs already recorded and mixed for the follow-up to the debut album, and the band hopes to have a sophomore release out within the next 8 to 12 months. More news and updates coming, and be looking for a 'Slave to the System Store' at STTS.com with good deals on t-shirts, pictures, CDs, and other paraphenalia. Finally, don't forget to continue to request STTS at rock radio. The band made a great impact with 'Stigmata' and want to build on that momentum as they continue forward."

CBC.Ca has a short news story about a guy who got to play golf with Alice in New Brunswick recently.

A new Ryan Roxie Interview can be found over at RockPages.gr.
(Thanks Kostas)
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Posted on 06 May 2006 by Si
New Shows Announced
June 6th - Bergan, Norway Koengen
July 1st - Cedar Rapids, IA, Paramount Theatre
July 8th - Columbus, OH, Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
July 11th - Wabash, IN, Honeywell Center
July 14th - Waujegan, IL, Genesee Theatre
July 15th - Merrillville, IN, Star Plaza Theatre
July 18th - Indianapolis, IN, Celebration Ampitheatre
July 20th - Dayton, OH, Fraze Pavillion
August 6th - Billings, MT, Grandstand at Metra Park
August 15th or 16th - Anaheim, CA, The Grove
August 17th - Cabazon, CA, Morongo Casino
August 18th - Yuma, AZ, Paradise Casino

Tentative Halloween Dates

October 13th - Oneida, WI, Casino
October 15th - Evansville, IN, Victory Theatre
October 20th - Atlantic City, NJ, House of Blues
October 21st  - Boston, MA, Orpheum
October 22nd - New York City, NY, Nokia Theatre
October 27-28th - Niagara Falls, ON, Fallsview Casino
October 29th - Montreal, QC,  Metropolis
October 31st - Mashantucket, CT,  Foxwoods
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Posted on 05 May 2006 by Si
Reviews and Personal Appearance

A couple of reviews from the Canadian tour have surfaced. One in the Halifax Daily News and another in the Halifax Chronicle Herald.

The Enderlin Independent reports that Alice will recieve the keys to the city of Alice in North Dakota on May 14th (Mothers Day in the USA). Alice (the man, not the City) will arrive in town between the hours of 2:00-6:00 p.m.
Call After U Bar, 689-6569 for more information on Alice’s trip to Alice.

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Posted on 04 May 2006 by Si
Norway Show Added
A new show has appeared for June 7th 2006 at the Tennishallen, Stavanger, Norway as part of the Folken Festival.

Also: On May 13th, Dennis Dunaway and Andy Hilfiger will be judging the Classic Battle of the Bands at Bendheim Performing Arts Center in Larchmont, N.Y.
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Posted on 03 May 2006 by Si
Cooper, Wagner and Quatro??
Dick Wagner has added some interesting news to his site. As we already knew he's been writing some new material with Alice recently but while there he also recorded an interview for 'Nights with Alice Cooper' and is currently "in the process of scheduling sessions for my production of a recording of Alice Cooper and Suzi Quatro doing a duet. It’s a song Suzi and I wrote together. This could be a real blockbuster. I am excited...very excited."
(Thanks Devon)
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Posted on 01 May 2006 by Si
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