New Guitarist Announced
Jason HookWe can finally confirm the new Alice Cooper guitarist is Jason Hook (pictured left). Jason has worked with many acts over the years including Lee Aaron, Rhino Party, Vince Neil, Stephen Pearcy (Ratt), and Bulletboys. He also has a solo album out, called 'Safety Dunce' which recently won the LA Music Award for best independent instrumental album. You can check out his MySpace page and listen to him in action. Welcome aboard the nightmare express Jason!
Damon Johnson has left the band to concentrate on his new band 'Whiskey Falls' who will be touring much of this year. Check out their Myspace page to hear the band. Naturally we all wish Damon all the best with his new band.

In other news, as mentioned previously Calico Cooper has filmed an episode of the Dr Keith Ablow Show and according to the show site the episode will air this coming Wednesday and is entitled 'Rock Star Daughters'. There is a brief promo clip on the site as well which features Calico.
(Thanks Sandy)

BlueOysterCult.com is saying BOC will be playing with Alice at the Missouri State Fair on August 11th in Sedalia, MO.
There are also rumours that he will be playing the Detroit State Fair again this year, and that the Halloween show will be in Phoenix, but nothing solid to back these up as yet.

According to the Carson Daly website Alice will be on his show on May 2nd (actually May 3rd in many areas as it's after midnight) and not tonight as previously announced.

The new issue of Classic Rock Magazine has a brief Alice mention in an article about famous groupie and GTO Pamela Des Barres. There is also a photo of the two together.

Brain Damage Films have reissued 'Scarlet fry's Junkfood Horrorfest', which features Calico Cooper. This new version includes 20 minutes of extra footage and a Calico blooper reel!  You can order a copy to download here

'The Barrett-Jackson Experience' magazine has Alice featured on page 54, with 2 pictures and a caption about the auctioning of his Lincoln Zephyr Billion Dollar Babies car.
(Thanks Brett)

Gettyimages has new photos from today's Michael Douglas and Friends Celebrity Golf Tournament.  Just enter a search for "Alice Cooper" under the editorial photos section.
(Thanks Brett)
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Posted on 30 Apr 2007 by Si
More Tour Dates
The following shows have been officially announced:

South America
May 29 Santiago Teatro Caopoican
May 31 Cordoba, Argentina Estadio Juniors
June 1 Buenos Aires Estadio Luna Park
June 3 Sao Paolo Venue To Be Announced
June 5 Belo Horizonte Chevrolet Hall
June 6 Rio de Janeiro Venue To Be Announced
June 8 Curitiba Master Hall

MEXICO
June 13 Mexico City Plaza de Toros
June 14 Guadalajara Plaza Nuevo Progreso
June 15 Monterrey Arena

EUROPE
June 21 Athens, Greece Lycabettus Theatre
June 23 Huttwil, Switzerland Rock Sound Festival
June 25 Florence, Italy Venue To Be Announced
June 29 Borlange, Sweden Peace & Love Festival
July 1 Bucharest, Romania B'estival

AUSTRALIA
July 6 Sydney Enmore Theatre
July 7 Sydney Enmore Theatre
July 8 Brisbane Convention Centre
July 11 Adelaide Thebarton Theatre
July 13 Perth Burswood Theatre
July 14 Perth Burswood Theatre
July 18 Wollongong WIN Ent Centre
July 19 Canberra AIS Arena
July 21 Launceston Silverdome

United States
August 10th Des Moines, IA Iowa State Fair
August 17th Beaver Dam, WI Dodge County Fair
August 19th 2007 Green Bay, WI Radisson Three Clans Ballroom
August 31st Central Wisconsin, WI Central Wisconsin State Fair
September 14th Hutchinson, KS Kansas State Fair

WCSX have a new interview up with Alice which you can hear here.

Also: Alex and Geddy of Rush will be Alice's guests on 'Nights With Alice Cooper' on May 3rd.
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Posted on 28 Apr 2007 by Si
Psycho-Drama Tour
An official announcement from the Alice Cooper MySpace:
Alice will be appearing on "Last Call with Carson Daly" on evening of April 30th on NBC (U.S.). Alice will be appearing on "The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson" on the evening of May 4 on CBS (U.S). Check your local listings for time and channel.
The "PSYCHO-DRAMA" tour will be starting off in South America in May and will continue to Mexico, Australia, Europe, N. America and wrapping up in November in the UK. Stay tuned for tour dates.
Alice will continue to work with the band on the newest album during the tour and it should come out later this year.
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Posted on 26 Apr 2007 by Si
New Keri Kelli Interview plus Iowa Show
Keri KelliThere's a new exclusive STUK interview with Keri Kelli up now in the 'Interviews' section. Keri talks about his past, playing with Alice, and his new project Saints Of The Underground. Check it out here.

Alice has been announced as headlining the Iowa State Fair on August 10th. Tickets on sale July 5th with special guests being Blue Oyster Cult.
Also according to a radio interview Alice is playing Perth, Australia on July 13th.

Sky One (UK) are airing 'Rock Star Families' starting: 01:50 on Thursday 3rd May. It's a 50 minute show and has Alice content. 

Dennis Dunaway's dog (yes.. you read that right) plugs the DDP album "Bones From The Yard" in the latest issue of K-9 Magazine, a UK publication that just happens to be run by Alice Cooper fans.
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Posted on 25 Apr 2007 by Si
Melbourne and Athens Shows
Another Australian show has surfaced today. According to The Sun (Australian edition obviously) Alice will be at the at the Palais Theatre in Melbourne on July 10th. Tickets go on sale on May 7th. Ticketmaster have the date as "To Be Announced" and the venue in St. Kilda which is a suburb of Melbourne.
(Thanks Nick and SM)

Also announced is Athens, Greece on Thursday June 21st at Lycabettus Theatre. Tickets go on sale this week and cost 40 euros.
(Thanks Konstantinos)
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Posted on 23 Apr 2007 by Si
Small Stuff
The Battle Creek Enquirer has a story about Alice visiting the W.K. Kellogg Foundation on Thursday. His Battle Creek trip was a fact-finding mission on behalf of his Solid Rock Foundation.

Dennis Dunaway will be Alice's guest on 'Nights With Alice Cooper' on May 1st. Also, on the 25th of April Dennis will be attending Ian Hunter's 'Shrunken Heads' release party in NYC. Designer John Varvados is hosting and Ian is scheduled to play an acoustic set. Dennis of course appears on the album.

Mick Mashbir's album "Keepin' The Vibe Alive is now available from iTunes using this iTunes link.

Tesla will be covering "Is It My Body" on their upcoming 2-disc "Real
to Reel" covers album, apparently to be available only at their shows.
(Thanks Joe)
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Posted on 21 Apr 2007 by Si
Best Of.. Album and Radio
Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the record store, May 7th sees the release of yet another Sony "best of" album, this one with the imaginative title "The Best Of Alice Cooper". Few details are available but it seems to be a collection of newer tracks including 'Poison', 'Bed Of Nails' and 'Feed My Frankenstein'. You can pre-order from AmazonUK now.
(Thanks Dave)

Alice will be on KDKB's new morning show this Friday to talk about the new 'Golf Monster' book, which appears to have been delayed for a week and is now listed for May 7th.
(Thanks Pat)

Ryan Roxie is in Los Angeles right now for a flying visit, and while there he will be playing a show at the Cat Klub tomorrow night, Thursday, with a reformed Glamnation! This could be your last ever chance to see Glamnation rocking out!

Alice Cooper Front of House soundman Randy Meullier (see interviews section) has popped the question to his girlfriend Lori and they are to be married on January 1st in Maui, Hawaii. Many congratulations and best wishes to you both from everyone here at STUK!
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Posted on 18 Apr 2007 by Si
New Swiss Show and TV
Alice Cooper has been announced as headlining the Rock Sound Festival in Huttwil, Switzerland on 22nd or 23rd of June.  Tickets are available now through the festival website.
(Thanks Tomasz)

Alice will apparently be appearing on 'The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson' again on CBS the 3th May (technically the 4th as it's actually just after midnight in some timezones).
(Thanks Rob)
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Posted on 15 Apr 2007 by Si
Book News and Audio Clip
As previously reported there is to be an audio version of the forthcoming 'Alice Cooper, Golf Monster' biography and we can now confirm it will be read by Alice himself. In fact you can hear a clip of the recording here. All formats of the book are due May 1st and you can pre-order now from AmazonUK and AmazonUS with the audiobook only listed on AmazonUS so far.
(Thanks Steef)

The Crowne Plaza advert mentioned a couple of days ago can now be seen on YouTube here. Adweek also have a piece about it and a link to video although it wouldn't work for me.

A DVD documenting the recording of Frank Zappa's classic albums 'Over-Nite Sensation' and 'Apostrophe' is set to be released on May 1st. Going behind-the-scenes at each album's recording session, the 98-minute documentary also features interviews including one with Alice. You can pre-order now from AmazonUK and AmazonUS.
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Posted on 14 Apr 2007 by Si
DDP shows and Wagner/Hunter Documentary
The Dennis Dunaway Project are to play the Webster Theater in Hartford, CT on April 20th and May 9th. You have to order tickets from them direct at either www.dennisdunawayproject.com or their MySpace page.  Just click on the paypal links and put in the quantity you want. The price on the 20th is a just $10.00 but for the May 9th show the band are opening for 'Jet' so the tickets are $22.50.

Jeremy Dylan Lanni is putting together a documetary on the Dick Wagner/Steve Hunter guitar partnership and is looking for still photos and/or film of Steve and Dick playing with Alice or Lou Reed. You can contact him at jdlanni@noblesavageproductions.com. Jeremy has the approval and participation of all involved and has already completed interviews with Steve, Dick and Fred Mandel with more to come.
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Posted on 13 Apr 2007 by Si
Catching Up
Billion Dolllar Baby Mick Mashbir has released a new album entitled 'Keepin the Vibe Alive' which is available to buy at CDbaby or download at Digistation. The album features 10 tracks: 'American Weirdo', 'Gods Gotta Gun', 'Keepin' The Vibe Alive', 'Golden Touch', 'Hell Of A Man', 'Mirror Image', 'Same', 'Workin' For My Wings', 'Heartache Train', and 'Hold On'. Check out www.mickmashbir.com for more info.

According to www.oneidabingoandcasino.net Alice Cooper will be playing there on August 19th. Tickets go on sale July 2nd.

Alice is one of several celebrities taking part in 'Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts' first national television advertising campaign. Slated to debut April 12 in the USA, the multi-million dollar TV and online campaign features national golf commentator/journalist David Feherty attempting to moderate an entirely unscripted conversation amongst TV personality and golf fanatic George Lopez, shock-rocker and avid golfer Alice Cooper, golf-great Lee Trevino, LPGA star Natalie Gulbis, and outspoken golf scribe Dan Jenkins. More info.

The BBC is reporting that new book should be out in August chronicling the history of the Reading Festival and includes quotes from Alice.
(Thanks Pete)

Rockpages.gr have a new interview with Dennis Dunaway and Neal Smith online.

The last of the CFOU Dennis Dunaway Specials, this one highlighting Dennis' daughters band Jetsetter, will be aired on Tuesday April 17, at 7.30pm, instead of April 10.

In more DD news Dennis guests on the new Ian Hunter album entitled 'Shrunken Heads' which is released on May 15th. Dennis does backing vocals on a track called 'Brainwashed'.

Dennis has also written a review of the DDP Cutting Room show for Classic Rock Revisted.

Classic Rock Revisted also have a new interview with Dick Wagner online.
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Posted on 11 Apr 2007 by Si
New Album News
Alice Cooper first indicated on his radio show last week that the new album had only been written but not recorded.  It has been confirmed that the new album has been delayed until further notice as they are working around the producer's schedule.  No word on a recording schedule as of yet.

BlueOysterCult.com are reporting a show billed with Alice Cooper at the Iowa State Fair on August 10.  There is no information at the Iowa State Fair's website as of yet so no ticket info available. 

The official site for the Wollongong WIN show in Australia are reporting that tickets for the AC show on July 18 go on sale May 11. Ticket Prices have not been announced.

AmazonUS have published the first official description and reviews for Alice's new book 'Golf Monster' which is due next month. 

Ericsinger.de has posted some E.S.P. photos and videos from their recent European shows. E.S.P. of course feature Eric Singer and Chuck Garric.
(News Update courtesy of WickedYoungMan)
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Posted on 08 Apr 2007 by Si
Alice Goes South
According to Pollstar Alice will be going south in May for shows in South America. The dates are:
Monday May 28th - Santiago, Chile, Teatro Caupolican  
Wednesday May 30th - Cordoba, Argentina, Estadio Juniors 
Friday June 1st - Buenos Aires, Argentina, Estadio Pepsi Music 
Saturday June 2nd - Sao Paulo, Brazil, CrediCard Hall 
Monday June 4th - Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Chevrolet Hall 
Tueday June 5th - Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, Citibank Hall 
Wednesday June 6th - Curitiba, Brazil, Master Hall 
Thuday June 7th - Porto Alegre, Brazil, Bourbon Hall 

USP-FM in brazil ran an hour long Alice special a few days ago and it's archived on their site here.

The Rock and Roll Geek Show have a new interview with Dick Wagner online.

According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer the Cooperstown in Cleveland has now changed hands and is no longer Cooperstown.

Poison have covered 'I Never Cry' on their forthcoming covers album.

Keri Kelli's site now has full versions of various tunes to listen to while surfing. On the front page, just click the "Launch KK Media Player" button and you will be up and running. Tracks include rare and unreleased songs by Slashs Snakepit, U.S. Crush, and his band from the 90's, "Rubber". Also, a few new items have been listed in the merchandise section.

STUK could be a little quite for the next week as we're heading Stateside for Easter. Keep an eye on the message board for any important news updates.
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Posted on 03 Apr 2007 by Si
Small Stuff
The new issue of Classic Rock Magazine has a full page advert for the november UK shows. Check it out here.
(Thanks Baz)

Alice has written an appreciation piece for THE STOOGES 1969 debut album in the latest MOJO magazine (Iggy Pop cover issue #161) April 2007). Beneath the piece is a vintage 70s era photo of Iggy and Alice together.
(Thanks Randy)

A last minute gig came up for Dennis Dunaway. The X Brothers are booked to play two sets from 5:30 to 7:30 in Union Square Park in New York City on April 10th. Andy Hillfiger will be in California so Dennis will be sitting in for him.
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Posted on 02 Apr 2007 by Si
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