Press and Expo News
The Eagle Online
has a short article on Alice today and the Toronto Sun
has an interview. The Sun also has times for the various events at the Toronto Fan Expo tomorrow which maybe of use to anyone going. They are:
- 6 p.m. Alice Cooper signing (autograph area E)
- 8 p.m. photo session (Room 718)
- 12 p.m. Alice Cooper signing (Autograph Area E)
- 2 p.m. Intimate and Interactive (Hall G)
- 4 p.m. Alice Cooper signing #2 (Autograph Area E)
- 5:30 p.m. photo session (Room 718)
Posted on 31 Aug 2006 by Si
Yet More Golf
BBC Wales have posted a short interview clip with Alice form the All Star Golf Tournament here
as well as an interview with Meatloaf from the same event, where he mentions Alice a few times, here
Posted on 29 Aug 2006 by Si
More Golf and Billion Dollar Babies Return
The All Star Cup is over and while Team USA didn't win Alice did pick up an award for 'Best Putt' and seemed enthusiastic about coming back next year. There was a fair amount of Alice footage over the two days (more yesterday then today) as well as a couple of Sickthings showing up in the crowd here and there so watch for photos to follow soon.
There's been quite a lot of small press coverage of the tournament in the UK although little of it says anything of interest, however an exception is BBC News
which has an Alice pic and short quote.Billion Dollar Babies Return
Michael Bruce has confirmed that the Billion Dollar Babies are reuniting for one show at the Chiller Convention this October. Neal Smith, Dennis Dunaway, and Michael Bruce will be at the Convention all weekend signing autographs. They will also be playing a short set on Saturday night. The Convention takes place at The Crowne Plaza in Seacacus, New Jersey from October 27th to 29th. (Thanks Steve) ALSO:
There is apparently a reissue of 'Good To See You Again, Alice Cooper' coupled with 'Brutally Live' as a double pack coming on 11th September in the UK. There doesn't appear to be anything added to it from the original releases beyond a new cover (see pic) but you can pre-order a copy now from AmazonUK
Check out the STUK photo section for some truly excellent photos from the Los Angeles show courtesy of Andrew Clark, as well as some cool new shots of the BP and Bare Bones tours thanks to Carlos.
Posted on 28 Aug 2006 by Si
All Star Cup Update
Day one of the All Star Golf tournament in Newport is over. The shows included a 'meet the teams' section, the announcements of the match pairings for tomorrow, and then a red carpet show with the guests arriving at the gala dinner this evening (watched closely by a certain Mr Crowe
). Alice drew the first match tomorrow paired with William Baldwin. They go up against soap stars Bradley Walsh and Ross Kemp. Their game starts tomorrow morning at 11.30am and the broadcast starts at 11am on ITV2.
For the geographically challenged there's a low res video of Alice's appearances tonight here
(dial-ups should probably download it).
Check out ITV.com
for more info about the event.
Posted on 27 Aug 2006 by Si
A reminder that Alice Cooper arrives in the UK today to take part in the All Star Golf tournament in Newport, Wales. There is going to be a lot of television coverage of this over the next couple of days starting with a preview tonight, followed by several hours tomorrow and Monday on both ITV1 and ITV2. Check local TV listings for precise times.ALSO
has a review and pic from the Tulsa show.
Eagle Vision will be releasing 'Live At Montreux' on two new formats on October 2nd, D-DVD, Blu-ray DVD.
Posted on 26 Aug 2006 by Si
And Another One...
October 20th 2006 - Jim Thorpe Penns Peak. Tickets on sale 2nd September at 10am although apparently the venues club can buy them already.
Posted on 24 Aug 2006 by Si
More Shows Confirmed
5th October 2006 Springfield, IL Sangamon Auditorium
7th October 2006 Pikeville, KY Eastern KY Expo Center
8th October 2006 Cleveland, OH Tower City Amphitheatre - Freaker's Ball
10th October 2006 Kalamazoo, MI State Theatre
12th October 2006 North Bay, ON Memorial Gardens
have a new interview with Damon Johnson.Retrolowfi
has a new article about 'Dada'.
Posted on 24 Aug 2006 by Si
Butchering The Beatles & New Show
New Show: Sunday 1st October at The Pageant, St Louis, MO on sale: Friday 25th Augist at 5:00pm.
As previously reported Alice Cooper features on "Butchering The Beatles", an album of Beatles covers, on which he sings "Hey Bulldog". More details have now been released. It will be released on October 24th (US) on Restless Records and "Hey Bulldog" also features Steve Vai, Duff McKegan (Velvet Revolver / Guns N Roses) and Mikkey Dee (Motorhead). Other musicians on the album include Alice Cooper alumni Eric Singer (On "Back In The USSR" with Lemmy singing) and Kip Winger (on "Drive My Car"), as well as a host of other famous names.ALSO: Canada.com
has a new interview up today.
Posted on 23 Aug 2006 by Si
Posted on 22 Aug 2006 by Si
have a new interview with Tommy Clufetos which includes Tommy talking about his time with Alice.
(Thanks Alienspice, Devon)
Posted on 21 Aug 2006 by Si
Official: Alice Cooper Is A Legend
The September issue of Classic Rock magazine has the following:
CLASSIC ROCK'S ROLL OF HONOUR, 2006
The 2006 ceremony is set to take place in early November at a still-secret - but incredibly prestigious - venue in central London. The event is already guaranteed to be bigger, better and louder than before. Because already confirmed to appear at this year's awards is the sultan of shock rock himself, Alice Cooper!
The Coop - plus assorted boa constrictors, no doubt - will be on hand to receive the Classic Rock Living Legend award, which recognises the enduring stature of a true rock icon. He will be flying in from the States especially to attend the awards.
Posted on 19 Aug 2006 by Si
More New Shows
More new shows announced:
September 26th - Verona, NY, Turning Stone Casino
September 27th - Ploughkeepsie, NY, Mid Hudson Civic Center
September 30th - Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorum
October 6th - Evansville, IN, The Center
Posted on 18 Aug 2006 by Si
Shows, Press and DD in Iceland!
A new show has been announced for the 3rd October 2006 at the Rialto Square Theatre, Joliet, IL. pre-sale tickets go on sale Thursday 24th August at 10:00am.
The Rolling Stones support slot in Phoenix now seems to definitely be happening on for November 8th, It was announced on local radio this morning. Tickets go on sale August 28th at 10am.
Messages from the Strand box office are saying the October 21st show in Lakewood, NJ has been changed to October 24th. No reason has been given.
New press today includes interviews in the El Paso Times
, and Tulsa World
has a short Alice quote about Groucho Marx.
Dennis and Cindy Dunaway have been staying with the Geirdal brothers Ingo and Silli (Michael Bruce's band on 'Halo Of Ice') in Iceland for the last two weeks and Dennis has been playing and jamming on some new songs with their band Dimma (who supported Alice last year in Iceland) for the next Dimma album. He will also be playing with with them tonight (Friday August 18th) at a bar called "Amsterdam" in downtown Reykjavik, playing on "Halo Of Flies" as well as their own song "Dimma". To celebrate the occasion, Silli and Ingo will be wearing new stage outfits designed by Cindy. Dunaway, who of course designed the early Alice Cooper stage costumes.
According to a press release from 'RealTV News' "rumors abound that Calico Cooper will star in a new reality comedy show being developed for one of the networks. Reportedly she will star opposite Denton Rose, a leading candidate on an on-line reality show called, 'America’s Dream Date'. No other details are available, but rumor has it this could be one of the biggest shows in decades".
Posted on 18 Aug 2006 by Si
As previously forewarned Alice and the band appeared on 'The Late Late Show' last night. Alice was interviewed and they performed 'Dirty Diamonds' complete with Alice throwing out the necklaces. Alice also seemed to confirm a rumor that has been circulating fora few days. When he was asked about the forthcoming Rolling Stones shows he listed three shows, the two already announced and a Phoenix, AZ show (at Cardinals Stadium on November 8th). This was rumored after the promotor apparently mentioned it a few days ago, however it is officially unconfirmed at this time. Archie's Ice Cream
have posted some backstage pics of the band and their guests at the Anaheim show a couple of days ago.
The Arizona Star
has a short interview with Alice today.
Posted on 17 Aug 2006 by Si
DDP New Date
The Dennis Dunaway Project have announced a new show on September 9th 2006 at Norwalk Oysterfest, Norwalk CT. They're due on stage at 3:00pm in the big budweiser tent and more info can be found here
Tickets went on sale this morning via Ticketmaster
for the Niagra Falls shows despite the fact it's still not listed on their website.
Posted on 16 Aug 2006 by Si
Keri Kelli has updated his website with more cool photos from the US tour as well as making new autographed 'photos and guitar pick' packs available direct from the site. Check it out at www.kerikelli.com
There are also a four amazing new photos from the Las Vegas show last weekend, taken by Andrew Clark, posted in the photos section here on STUK.
Posted on 15 Aug 2006 by Si
More Stones And Atlantic City
AC.com has confirmed two more shows including a second show opening for the Rolling Stones. The dates are September 29th 2006 in Louisville, KY at Churchill Downs Race Track (with The Rolling Stones) and October 28th 2006 in Atlantic City, NJ at the House of Blues. The Stones show is rumoured to already be sold out.
The Salt Lake Tribune
have a good live review of the SaltAir show online.
There may be some Alice Cooper content (actually it could be Callico Cooper content) in the September issue of "Elle".
Posted on 15 Aug 2006 by Si
Alice Cooper is the musical guest on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on Wednesday night/Thursday morning at 00.35/11.35c AM. He will also be appearing on the Halloween show.
You can always check for forthcoming TV appearances and repeats in the USA and UK using the TV links on the right above the tourdates.
Posted on 12 Aug 2006 by Si
Tickets for the Alice Cooper show at The Strand Theatre
in Lakewood, New Jersey went on sale at noon last Wednesday. In a matter of a few minutes, the ticket site apparently crashed. The site then posted a message stating:
Please Note: Ticket Sales have temporarily been suspended for this show due to heavy volume. Please check back later for date and time when we will continue sales. Two days later, it still has not been restored.
It could be worth calling the venue direct if you are looking for tickets for this show rather then waiting for the website to be fixed. The number is 732-367-7789.
have a new interview with Alice today.
Posted on 11 Aug 2006 by Si
has a review of the Douglas County Fair show including some quotes from Alice, as well as an addition short article here
There is a feature on Alice in the latest issue of Metal Edge (US) about Alice Cooper Day and the Red Paperclip. It includes two photos, one of Alice onstage with the paperclip and teh other of him signing his name in cement.
(Thanks Brett)Orange County Weekly
has a short article promoting the Anaheim show.Indoor Putting Greens.com
has posted a short video from NBC10 featuring Alice putting on a toy putting green.
The Salt Lake Tribune
has a new short interview with Alice.
Posted on 11 Aug 2006 by Si
Posters and Dvds
Check out BrutalVisions.com
for a cool, exclusive, Matt Coddington shot Alice Cooper poster that is available either signed by Alice Cooper or unsigned.
Just released on DVD in the USA is 'Scarlet Moon', a movie featuring the one and only Michael Bruce. You can order it now from Amazon
USA. Apparently the actual film is pretty awful (it's released by Troma...) but Michael appears a couple of times performing Alice Cooper songs.
Posted on 10 Aug 2006 by Si
The new Rolling Stone magazine has an article about Syd Barret which includes a mention of the Floyd staying with the Coopers during the first Floyd tour of America.
(Thanks Dennis)The Columbian
has a new interview with Alice today in advance of the Clarke County Fair show.
'Rock Stars' Kids', the show featring Calico Cooper and footage of the band and Alice backstage and after the show, is repeated at 23:00 on Wednesday 16th August on Sky One HD.
Rapper Ice-T is Alice's guest on 'Nights With Alice Cooper' tomorrow.
Posted on 07 Aug 2006 by Si
Alice on CNN
Alice Cooper was on CNN this morning talking about his new charity venture and other stuff. You can see video of it over at the CNN site. Just click on 'Rightious Rocker
There's a cool new interview with Alice Cooper bassist Chuck Garric about his love for the Stealers football team over at Steelersfever.com
has a brief mention of the upcoming Detroit Fair appearance including a live photo of Alice performing 'Dirty Diamonds'.
Some UK fans might know the name Chris Pavlou. Chris was the guy that appeared on 'Stars In Their Eyes' a few years ago as Alice Cooper, promoted Michael Bruce's last UK tour and he also sang in a band called Aunt May. Well Chris has reformed Aunt May to celebrate his 25th anniversary and they are playing a show at Putney Arts Theatre in London SW15 on Sat 12th August at 7.30pm. Tickets are £8.00 and the box office can be reached at 0208 788 6943.
Posted on 03 Aug 2006 by Si
There seems to be a fair bit of Alice content in the UK rock press this month. Thanks to robert for the following:
FIREWORKS issue24 has review of new dvd (with pic)
POWERPLAY August issue has review of the M.O.R. show (with pic)
RECORD COLLECTOR August issue has reviews of dvd and M.O.R.
BURN issue10 has a review of M.O.R.full page with 2 pics
CLASSIC ROCK/METAL HAMMER special on DEVIL'S MUSIC VOL1 has small Alice content with pic from the Muppets.
DEVIL'S MUSIC VOL2 now out with very small Alice content and 1 pic
According to project producer Bob Kulick the Beatles tribute album that features Alice will be called 'Butchering The Beatles'. As previously reported Alice sings 'Hey Bulldog' on the album accompanied by Steve Vai and Duff from Guns'n'Roses/Vevet Revolver. The album is due to be released by Rykodisk.
The news world seems to have really latched onto the story reported yesterday about Alice's new Teen activity center. It seems pretty much everywhere is running variations of those reported yesterday so here's the full press release from Asociated Press to avoid listing all the versions individually:
Alice Cooper to Build Teen Center in Ariz.
The Associated Press
By TERRY TANG
PHOENIX (AP) — For all the envelope-pushing Alice Cooper has done as a shock rocker, he also knows the value of boundaries, especially for children.
"Kids love boundaries. We used to fight against them. But in all reality, what we really did want was to know where we could go. Of course, you always step over the line just a little bit to see what's going to happen," said the 58-year-old rocker, known for his ghoulish makeup and hits such as 1975's "Welcome to My Nightmare."
Cooper said his Christian, nonprofit Solid Rock Foundation has begun fundraising efforts for a 20,000-square-foot teen activity center to be called The Rock, to be built at Grand Canyon University in West Phoenix.
The $3 million center will feature a recording studio, indoor basketball courts, rock-climbing walls, coffeehouse, game room and concert hall. Construction is expected to begin next year.
"People don't lay in the sun in southwest Phoenix. There's lots of shootings going, there's lots of meth going on, there's lots of gangs," Cooper said. "In the middle of all that is a bunch of 12-, 13-, 14-year-old kids that can go one way or the other."
Officials for Grand Canyon University, a private college with a Christian focus, came to Cooper with the offer to build the youth center on the campus. Cooper has given scholarships to the school for more than five years.
"We're not going to beat them over the head with a Bible," Cooper said. "But we're certainly going to be available to tell them that that's available to them."
Cooper, who spends about seven months of the year at home in suburban Paradise Valley, said that when he walks off the stage, "I'm going back to Phoenix, play golf, work on Solid Rock, go shopping and do everything that a father and a husband's supposed to do."
"I watched all of my best friends — Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Keith Moon — every one of them, die trying to live their image," he said.
"The one thing that my generation learned was `be a rock star when it's time to be a rock star.'"
Posted on 02 Aug 2006 by Si
Alice's School Of Rock
The Arizona Republic
has a news story today about Alice teaming up with Grand Canyon University in Phoenix to establish a $3 million youth haven featuring a school of rock and roll, a concert hall and sporting attractions similar to a Boys Club. Reports also appear at KTVK
, AZ Daily Star
, and Yahoo Newswire
The Black Hills Pioneer
has a short interview with Alice today.Entertainment Weekly
has a short comment looking back on 'School's Out' with a photo.
The Halifax Daily News
reports that 35,000 tickets were solid in one day for the forthcoming Rolling Stones/Alice Cooper show on September 23rd. Local band 'Sloan' will open the show.
Posted on 01 Aug 2006 by Si