This years Alice Cooper Christmas Pudding show is going to be a little special, especially for Sickthings. Alice has confirmed in an interview on BraveWords.com
that the star turn will be a performance by original Alice Cooper members Alice Cooper, Neal Smith, Dennis Dunaway and Michael Bruce who, along with the unforgettable Glen Buxton smashed records in the seventies, writing and recording many of the classic Alice songs. Says Alice:
"We’re actually doing a Christmas show in Phoenix (on December 16th). The Alice Cooper Christmas Pudding Show at The Dodge Theatre, and every year I get a bunch of guys together. Last year, it was Ted Nugent and Cheap Trick and the Tubes... It’s a five hour variety show and the money goes to the Solid Rock foundation - for inner city kids. This year I called Neal, Dennis and Mike and said ‘Why don’t you guys come in and we’ll do the original band for half an hour? We’ll do ‘Nice Guy’ and ‘Under My Wheels’ and ‘Eighteen’ and ‘School’s Out’ and all the hits and they said ‘Yeah sure.’ There never was any animosity between the band when the break-up happened. It was more like - everybody was just bushed. We were tired.”
The idea seems to have originated when Neal Smith guested on 'Nights With Alice Cooper' a few months ago. On the air Alice suggested getting Neal, Dennis and Michael to play at the Pudding show (The interview is available to hear on the NWAC website
). After that there came the news that Neal, Dennis and Michael would be playing together at the Chiller convention
in Secaucus, NJ at the end of this month and the scene was set.
Tickets for the show aren't on sale yet, but in past years have sold out very quickly. Normally they can be obtained via Ticketmaster or the Solid Rock Foundation
directly (which aparently is the best bet).