Calico On The Streets
Calico Cooper will be teaming up with on-line reality show winner Denton Rose to roam the streets of Hollywood on December 6th and 7th. They will be filming scenes for "Denton Rose's Haunted Christmas Special" which will be available on-line on Christmas Eve. More info over at http://dentonrose.com.

The Daily Mirror (UK) have put out an unofficial glam rock 2007 calendar featuring one page on Alice (good Muppet show pic).

Alice is listed as as appearing at the 48th annual Bob Hope Chrysler Classic hosted by George Lopez, to be played January 17th-21st at four desert courses in Palm Springs.
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Posted on 30 Nov 2006 by Si
Hunky Alice
Alice was briefly in a news segment on KABC TV Los Angeles on Friday during a segment on the 4pm news and replayed
it during the 6pm news.  A news crew was there doing a story
about the Beverly Center's mall's 7th annual "Hunky Santa" being driven around town.  Apparently about 300 men applied to be "Hunky Santa" and the lady doing the story said while she was there doing the story she ran into "one of her favorite rockers of all time, Alice Cooper!"  Then Alice joked about applying but maybe he would make it next year and he flexed his bicep.

Famous US celebrity Dick Clarke is auctioning off some of the stuff he's collected up over the years. Of interest to us is one of Alice's Canes and a sword with doll. A portion of the preceeds from the auctions will go to charity.
(Thanks Steef)
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Posted on 27 Nov 2006 by Si
Dennis Dunaway in Stripshow
Alice Cooper fans maybe aware that the Icelandic members of the Michael Bruce Group featured on 'Halo Of Ice' and 'The Second Coming' have released a CD of original material with their own band Dimma. Dimma opened for Alice last year in Iceland and Dennis Dunaway has played with the band both live and on an upcoming album to be released in the spring of 2007 (You can see a review of Dimma´s debut album in the "Reviews" section). Fewer may know that before Dimma and the Michael Bruce Group, Silli, Bjarki and Ingo were members of the Icelandic rock band 'Stripshow' and released one album 'Late Nite Cult Show' in 1996. The album featured an original rock opera telling the story of a Freakshow in which the deprived "freak" slaves ultimately conquer their dictator and master of ceremonies. The album was released in Japan and South Korea where it was subsequently banned from all radio and TV play for "immoral" lyrics!! Needless to say this brought 'Stripshow' a certain notoriety in the music magazines in South Korea.
Since the bands break up, 'Late Nite Cult Show' has long since sold out everywhere and the album´s been virtually impossible to find for years. Until now!
To celebrate the albums's 10th Anniversary, it has now been re-issued in a "Special Edition Xtravaganza" of only 999 copies. Completely re-mastered from the original master tapes the CD features the banned video to "Where Are We Now?" and bonus tracks including the new "Here Comes The Spider" which was recorded by the original members of Stripshow last September with none other than Dennis Dunaway on bass!
The special edition includes a 12 page full color booklet with all lyrics, band photo and liner notes (all in English) and comes in a jewel case with a special de-luxe slip case. It's now available to order directly from the band for $20.00 (including shipping).
They are also offering the following package deals:

2 CD Package:
STRIPSHOW - LATE NITE CULT SHOW
THE SECOND COMING OF MICHAEL BRUCE
Price: $35.00 (incl. Shipping).

4 CD Package:
STRIPSHOW - LATE NITE CULT SHOW
DIMMA - DIMMA (Debut album - Now sold out in stores!)
THE SECOND COMING OF MICHAEL BRUCE
MICHAEL BRUCE- HALO OF ICE
Price $50.00 (incl. Shipping)
All orders Payable via Paypal to: igeirdal@btnet.is where you can also get further info if needed.
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Posted on 24 Nov 2006 by Si
Small Stuff
Brave Words have a short interview up with Alice guitarist Keri Kelli by Mitch Lafon.

Gibson.com, home of Gibson guitars, have a photo of Alice up to promote their products. It was apparently taken backstage at one of the Stones shows.
(Thanks Dan)

Damon Johnson plays a solo acoustic show at the Iron Horse Cafe in Birmingham, Alabama on December 3rd.
(Thanks Tabitha)
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Posted on 22 Nov 2006 by Si
DDP Dates and Ezrin Interview
The Dennis Dunaway Project have added the following dates:
December 4th 2006 - Don Hills 511 Greenwich St NYC, NY 10013 9:00pm 212-219-2850
February 23rd 2007 - Daniel Street 21 Daniel Street, Milford, CT 06460

Producer Bob Ezrin is interviewed in a new podcast over at the Rock And Roll Geek Show site.
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Posted on 20 Nov 2006 by Si
Christmas Pudding Tickets
The official Xmas Pudding site now has info on this year's line-up for Christmas Pudding.
Performing will be Alice and the orginal Alice Cooper members Michael Bruce, Neil Smith, and Dennis Dunaway, Tommy Shaw and Jack Blade Band, Danny Seraphine of Chicago, Ace Young of American Idol, California Transit Authority (featuring Danny Seraphine and Mark Bonilla), Stephen Stills, Don Felder, Jeff Keith, Troy Luccetta, and Dave Rude of Tesla, and Brandon Reed.
Comedy will be performed by Les Stroud, star of Survivorman and KDKB's Ruby Cheeks.
Also performing with be Sheryl Cooper's Destiny Dancers, and the Proof is in the Pudding contest winners.
The event will be held on Dec. 16 at the Dodge Theatre in Phoenix. The VIP reception beings at 5:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets go on sale Thursday, Nov. 9. Tickets prices are $88 for floor seats, $53 for bottom bowl, and $33 for middle balcony.
Tickets for the VIP Reception are $103, and are only good for the VIP reception prior to the show, which includes hors d'oeurves and mingling with the celebrities.
For tickets, call the Dodge Theatre at 602-379-2888 or the Solid Rock Foundation at 602-522-9200.
As always, all proceeds go to the Solid Rock Foundation.
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Posted on 19 Nov 2006 by Si
Kerrang TV
Alice will host Kerrang! TV's "10 Commandments Of Rock" on 19th November at 6pm. The episode will be repeated on 24th November at 7pm.

Concert Blast have two Alice Cooper related files online. The first has conversations and the second a review both from the Nashville show. Check them out here.

Check out Stephen Jensens photos from teh last tour at his MySpace blog.
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Posted on 17 Nov 2006 by Si
Dick Wagner, Photos and Catching Up
Today we present a new interview with the legendary Dick Wagner as Mitch Lafon continues his halloween quest to talk to the major players in Alice Cooper. They discusse Dick's work with Alice, Aerosmith, Kiss and his current Projects. Check it out in the STUK Interviews section. Coming up next should be a chat with the one and only Michael Bruce.

New photos up in the Photos section come from the 2006 Niagara Falls, Kingston and Foxwoods shows courtesy of Sue Hoover and Lee Steel.

Reuters have a short article about the book deal reported yesterday.

Backstreet Boys member A.J. McLean credits Alice and Steven Tyler as influences in a short article over at AOL music. Says McLean "They're icons of the music industry and yet they're still dads, they're normal guys outside of work, do the same stuff we all do. And they kind of took me under their wings, like father figures, at these awards-show type of events. We can sit and talk for hours."

There's a small mention of Alice in the latest issue of 'Sweden Rock Magazine'. It's about "10 worst intros on hard rock songs" and the intro to 'DaDa' (the song) is on the list. They also have a story on the history of Hard Rock which covers 1994 and mentions 'The Last Temptation'.

The Sweden Rock Kick Off Show in Nalen, Sweden on December 2nd will be broadcast live on the internet. The show features 'The Sweden Rock All Star Band' featuring Ryan Roxie. More info on how to access the webcast can be found at SwedenRock.

Catching up on press from the last couple of weeks while I was away:

The Boston Globe has a short article talking to Alice about the radio show.

The East Valley Tribune has an interview about opening for The Stones. AZcentral has an interview with Alice but the show.

According to RockRadio.com Alice has been rated the top classic Rock golfer in a new list compiled by 'Golf Digest'. He's actually #11 in the list but the top rock star.

As previously reported Alice received the Classic rock Magazine 'Living Legend' award at the Langham Hotel in London on November 6th. The award was presented by Brian May of Queen and Alice also received a £50,000 painting of himself. The BBC have a short report of the event with a pic of Alice. There's another pic at The Sun.

Apparently the Blu-Ray edition of 'Live At Montreux' turned up in shops last tuesday in the USA via Eagle Rock

According to Blabbermouth Keri Kelli has a new band called 'Saints Of The Underground'. The band feature Keri along with Jani Lane (ex-Warrent) on vocals, Bobby Blotzer (Ratt) on drums and Robbie Crane (Vince Neil, Ratt ) on bass and there are audio samples of two songs "Good Times" and "Signs of Life" at the web site of Blotzer's Diamond recording facility in Houston, Texas. The tracks come off the group's debut album, "Love the Sin, Hate the Sinner", tentatively due early next year and was mixed by Andy Johns (Stones, Zeppelin, Van Halen).

Alice can be seen in press photos for a new DAB radio from Pure Digital. You can see the pic at their site.

Oh, and the Rock and Roll Hall Of Shame have again ignored Alice in their 2007 nominations... but that's hardly news any more.
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Posted on 16 Nov 2006 by Si
Book and Band News
More info has turned up about "Alice Cooper, Golf Monster: My 12 Steps to Becoming a Golf Addict," which is to be published next year (pre-order from AmazonUS or AmazonUK). According to the New York Post Alice signed a $500,000 deal with publisher Random House for the book. Quote: The book "is billed as a candid look at his 35-year career, his drinking and his recovery, which was helped along by a new addiction to golf." It appears there will also be an abridged audio version of the book as well although no news whether Alice himself will be narrating it.

Upstage Magazine have a review of the Dennis Dunaway Project album 'Bones From The Yard' by Sickthing Matt Parish. If you haven't grabbed a copy of this album yet it's highly recommended.

Keri Kelli has updated his site with some behind the scenes pics from the halloween tour. Check them out at KeriKelli.com.

Chuck has emailed me to point fans to an Ebay auction for a necklace with one of his guitar pics on it. It's not Chuck's auction but he thought it was cool. NOTE: Jaded is bidding on this so forum membrs beware haha.

Alice has apparently donated something to a new line of watch straps coming from Nixon watchmakers sales of which will benefit he MusiCares MAP Fund, a pool of resources set aside to address addiction and recovery needs of members of the music community. Not much more info on this but you can check out the report at Spin.com.

Ryan Roxie now has not one but two spots on Swedish radio. The first, as previously, reported is his cool two hour show over at Rocket.FM (2pm Sweden, 1pm UK, 8am EST) which is well worth tuning in for. The second is the "Roxie Rock Report" on Thursday mornings 7:30 am Swedish Time (6.30am UK, 1.30am EST) at Rockklassiker 106.7 FM click on "lyssna live" on top right corner) and says "if ya wanna really go nuts, call the station and request some Roxie77 when I'm on at 011 468 661 1067 (from the states) or 00 468 661 1067 (from Europe)".

And to continue the band members news thanks to Tabitha for pointing out that Damon Johnson has yet another project on the go. This time it's a country band called 'Whiskey Falls'. They have a MySpace page with photos, music and their first video. They also have a NASCAR which will be at the HBO Comic Relief show this Saturday. Later that day they will perform at the SLEM Tailgate Party promoting their new CD released through the William Morris Agency.

Classicrockrevisited have an autographed photo of Alice up for auction taken at the Moondance Jam show.  Also included is an original 45 of "Schools Out" and an original and unused jukebox tag for "Schools Out."  There is a ticket from the Moondance Jam included.  Quote: "This is the very show Alice was playing at in the photo. The entire montage is permanently mounted and framed and is very attractive to the eye.  Alice signed the photos specifically for this auction.

Note: The new German version of 'Brutal Planet' mentioned yesterday that has appeared on Amazon could well be a bootleg so buyer beware.
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Posted on 15 Nov 2006 by Si
Back Home
STUK is back home in the UK now so while I start to work through the mountain of mail that's waiting here I'll add a quick update on the most obvious things, in no specific order:

Alice is mentioned on Decembers edition of Classic Rock magazine

Alice is selling his Mustang on Ebay. Check it out here. There's a few articles about the auction as well but KNAC seems to have the main information.

'Nights With Alice Cooper' is now offering some very basic merchandise at Cafe Press.

SleezeRock has a review of the Boston show. Also related to the Boston show, there was no intro tape that night because some over-enthusiastic fan managed to mess up something on the sound desk just before they were due to start, pulling a lead out and causing big problems for Randy, Alice's the sound guy. This screwed up the beginning of the show for everyone else in the audience. If you are going to shows you should remember that the crew are just as important to the show as the band you see onstage. While they are happy to chat to fans when they have time please always remember they are there to do a job and do NOT touch the equipment!!

Alice appeared on the 'Late Show with Craig Ferguson' on Halloween night. This was pre-recorded when he was there last. I haven't seen it yet.

Alice appears on "James Bond's Greatest Hits" on Channel Four (UK) on 18 November at 21:00.

'Brutal Planet' appears to have been reissued in Germany with a new cover. Check it out here.

Damon Johnson has added video of 'School's Out' recorded at the Sweden Rockfest to his MySpace page.

You can now purchase Richie Scarlett's new CD "Revelation Supreme" at www.richiescarlet.com for $15.00 plus $3.00 s&h. Highly recommended.

Backstage Auctions Inc. are auctioning a collection of memorabilia owned by Howard Kaylan AKA 'Eddie' of Flo and Eddie fame, who had many connections with Alice Cooper throughout the 70s and early 80s. The collection includes some Alice related items and you can find out more here.

The 'Welcome To My Nightmare' live film is being released on Blu-ray DVD according to the Eaglerock site.

Joel Samual Productions have posted an interesting performance by Alice impersonator Scott Rowe over on YouTube which is worth checking out. It includes a short appearance of Alice himself at the end.
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Posted on 14 Nov 2006 by Si
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