Alice Censored
Not quite sure what's going on here, as last report was that Alice would be on the 'Late Late Show' tonight, not the 29th, but anyway Blabbermouth are reporting that Alice's performance of 'Vengeance Is Mine' was censored. They say:
"Alice Cooper, appearing on CBS-TV's "Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson" last night (Monday, September 29), was the victim, yet again, of corporate meddling in his rock 'n' roll. It's called censorship and Cooper, currently promoting his "Along Came A Spider" (SPV) album, has met this particular beast numerous times during his 40-year career.
The album tells the story of a serial killer and as part of the song, Alice was going to re-enact a piece of his video by picking a female victim from the audience to choke with a silk scarf during the band's live performance of "Vengeance is Mine". (Both the album version of the song and the video feature ex-GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash.) What viewers saw was a truncated version of what actually happened. Unfortunately, the "murder" of one of his victims was just too much for CBS-TV's censors (although Ferguson loved it) and, as such, his request was denied."
They also add "The uncensored version of the new thre-song video including "Vengeance is Mine" can be seen on MySpace.com/AlongCameAVideo as well as YouTube.com/SPV and Imeem.com/AliceCooper starting Wednesday, October 1."
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Posted on 01 Oct 2008 by Si
Press and TV
New press articles come from the Couriermail in Australia, Edmonton Journal, Edmonton Sun, and Naanoo.com.

Nightwatcher has a new interview with Neal Smith at his site here.

Don't forget Alice is on the 'Late Late Show' again tonight, hopefully the performance of "Vengeance Is Mine" he recorded when there a month or so back.
UPDATE: The show website has been changed showing Alice's performance for TOMORROW's show.
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Posted on 29 Sep 2008 by Si
Eric Singer Personal Appearance
Eric Singer will be appearing on Saturday, September 27th at Mother's Music "The Drum Shop"  in Edmonton. Although the site doesn't indicate a time, it is from 3pm to 5pm (according to a VUE magazine newspaper advert). It seems to be free of charge.
After this Eric proceeds to do more in-store appearances at:
September 28th Lethbridge, AB - Note-Able Music
October 1st Regina, SK - Long & McQuade
October 6th Hamilton, ON - Pongetti's Musical Instruments
October 7th Newmarket, ON - The Arts Music Store
October 8th Oshawa, ON - Long & McQuade
October 11th Ottawa, ON - Long & McQuade
October 17th Halifax, NS - Long & McQuade
October 18th St. John, NB - Long & McQuade
October 19th Mocton, NB - Live Wire Record Expo
October 21st St. John's, NF - Long & McQuade
For more details on these events, please contact the stores directly.
For info on the Live Wire Expo call (506) 383-9473.
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Posted on 26 Sep 2008 by Si
Press Update
There's a new statement from Alice posted to the Solid Rock Foundation site in which Alice comments on the current status of 'The Rock' amongst other things.

There's a one page comic strip in the German music magazine 'Unclesally's" #139 about Alice. You can get the magazine in a lot of German record stores, bars and clubs for free, or check out the .pdf file here.
(Thanks Andreas)

The Metro has a short article taking quotes from 'Golf Monster'.

Obsidian Fox Photography has some nice live pics online here.Nev has posted some cool photos here.

Edmonton's 'Vue Weekly' has a few words with Alice here as does Canada.com and See Magazine.

Kamloops This Week has a short show review.
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Posted on 25 Sep 2008 by Si
Alice Plays Serbia
Local newspapers and websites are announcing a new show on December 4th in Hala Sportova, Beograd, Belgrade, Serbia.
(Thanks Stela)
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Posted on 22 Sep 2008 by Si
Small Press
The Western Star is reporting slow ticket sales for the October 22nd Cornerbrook show and urges fans to get tickets in advance to stop a cancelation. There's a cool image as well.

The Daily Herald Tribune has a new interview with Alice, an the Vancouver Sun has a few words with him as well.

Two new magazines are hitting the shelves in Italy with Alice content. Italian magazine 'Metal Maniac' for September (#9) has Alice on the cover and inside, and the Italian version of 'Metal Hammer' also has an Alice feature.
(Thanks Michael)

Ryan Roxie has two Gibson guitar clinics coming up in Sweden in Bergeforsen on September 19th and Sundsvall at Pipeline on September 20th.

A quick update on what's going on with Steve Hunter.  Steve has just completed his latest European tour with Lou Reed, performing the 'Berlin' album live. The DVD of the movie and CD of the live soundtrack to the movie will be released in the UK around October 21st (September 30th in the USA). There's a new CD out now called 'Short Stories' which is a collection of rock, blues and mood music, available on CDbaby and downloadable on his MySpace and iTunes. He has completed three separate interviews for 'Guitar World' magazine and a new in-depth interview for 'Vintage Guitar Magazine' will go out in the December/Jan issue. Lastly a book in tablature format of Steve's arrangements on 'Hymns For Guitar' is in the pipeline for the end of the year.
(Thanks Karen)
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Posted on 19 Sep 2008 by Si
Interview
There's a new interview today over at Canada.com which is duplicated at the Victoria Times Colonist.
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Posted on 16 Sep 2008 by Si
New Interview
Jam Music in Canada has a new interview with Alice.

You can check out some pics from the Las Vegas shows here.
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Posted on 15 Sep 2008 by Si
Alice Plays Guitar
Alice will apparently be appearing at the Viper Room in LA on Monday 15th September as part of a 'Rock Band 2' promotional event. It appears he will be in a plastic guitar battle with Sebastian Bach!!

According to a posting by Keri Kelli, Alice and the band will be on the 'Late Late Show' again on September 29th. Presumably this will be the performance of 'Vengeance Is Mine' which was recorded but not aired for the show earlier this week but that's just a guess.

'Nights With Alice Cooper' is running a competition to win DVD sets of the second series of 'Dexter'. As usual they won't allow anyone outside the US to take part. On Wednesday 17th September they will be repeating Alice's interview with Michael, Dennis and Neal from last year.
Sweden will apparently now be getting the radio show from tonight and every saturday there after on Rock Klassiker 106.7.

iCity.se in Sweden has a short article on Ryan Roxie here.
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Posted on 13 Sep 2008 by Si
Alice To Play Czech Republic
Last.FM have a listing for a new show on December 2nd in the Czech Republic at Rondo.
(Thanks Gabor)

Alice's appearance on 'The Late Late Show' has now turned up on YouTube. The band performed two songs for the show but in the end 'Elected' was aired instead of the previously announced 'Vengeance Is Mine' which will hopefully air at a later date.




LiveDaily has an interview with Alice. They have also posted the original audio of the interview.

The Washington Times suggests 'Elected' for the presidential hopefuls theme song.

Radio station KDKB (where 'Nights With Alice Cooper originates) have launched their 'Cooper Cash' promotion again starting Monday, September 22nd.  All you need to do is listen to 93.3 KDKB for your name at 7:30am, 11:30am, and 3:30pm to win. More info here.

Julie Jackson has posted her photos from 'Rock The Bayou' on Facebook here and here.
(Thanks Hunter)

Eric Singer will be making an appearance at the Kiss convention on October 19th in Moncton at Marty LeBlanc's record expo in the Fundy Room of the Crowne Plaza hotel on Main Street before he plays with Alice in the evening. More info here.

Backstage Auctions have more Alice memorabilia coming up for auction soon. The 'David Fishof All Access Rock Auction' will feature a collection of rare memorabilia, including signed guitars, posters and ephemera from the British Rock Symphony Tour. Keep an eye on their site for info.
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Posted on 12 Sep 2008 by Si
Vengeance For Slash
Rumour has it Slash appears in the forthcoming video for 'Vengeance Is Mine' which was recently completed.

There's a new magazine on the stands in the UK from 'Metal Hammer'. The special issue concentrates of 'Slipknot' but also covers other "Shock Rock" artists and has a nice four page feature on Alice along with oither mentions. The current normal issue of 'Metal Hammer' also has a review of 'Along Came A Spider'.

Beginning September 15th, WNOR FM99 in Norfolk,VA, will be broadcasting all 5 hours of 'Nights With Alice Cooper' nightly.
(Thanks DA)
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Posted on 10 Sep 2008 by Si
Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
The official Alice Cooper Myspace page has confirmed the news posted here on August 22nd that Alice will be on the "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" on September 10th. They add "Along with an interview, Alice and the band will be performing the song 'Vengeance [Is Mine]'."
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Posted on 09 Sep 2008 by Si
Calico Interview
PsychobabbleTV has posted a nice interview with Calico Cooper on Youtube here.

The Las Vegas Review Journal has an interview with Alice.

Sweden Rock Magazine #154 has a sizable Alice feature.

'Gothic Beauty' magazine #26 has a page long picture of Alice and a interview.
(Thanks Emily)

The Dennis Dunaway Projects great cover of Spinal Taps "Big Bottom" is featured on another tribute album entitled "Heir Apparent", a tribute to 80's hair bands. They have a MySpace page here.

This last one is probably too late (as I've only just seen it) but you can hear Renee Dunaway on the Electric Ballroom (as mentioned a few days ago) at WRAT.COM tonight (Sunday September, 7th) at 10 p.m. EST.
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Posted on 08 Sep 2008 by Si
Alice in Samsung Advert
Check out this amusing advert for Samsung HDTV's featuring Alice!

There's a new Alice interview at the Arizona Star here. Tuscon Citizen has a shorter interview. The Las Vegas Sun also has an interview, this one with a cool cartoon Alice.

Ink19 has a review of 'Along Came A Spider'.
(Thanks Matt)

Win Alice's Pants (again!). Alice has donated signed pants and a photo to be auctioned tomorrow by Operation Interdependence, a nonprofit group that sends items and notes to U.S. military men and women serving overseas. More info here.

Renee Dunaway will be featured on 'Electric Ballroom' at WRAT 95.9 in the next few days. More when I have it.

Issue 33 of 'Fireworks' UK magazine has a review of the album and a page and a half interview with Ryan Roxie.
The October issue of 'Record Collector' has a half page of Alice with reviews. It also has a page about music to TV adverts by features the Mastercard ad with School's Out.
(Thanks Robert)

The Italian version of Rolling Stone Magazine has a large feature of Alice in the September issue.
(Thanks Mic)

Houston Press has a few pics from the Houston show.
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Posted on 04 Sep 2008 by Si
Small Stuff
Canada.com has a short review of the album.

The Houston Chronicle has a show review and pics.

According to Uncut Alice will have his version of a Status Quo album cover up for auction! "The celebs have created their own versions of classic Quo single and album covers and all money raised at the Bonhams auction on November 5 will go to The Prince's Trust."

EW has a list of 25 cult movies which includes 'The Decline Of Western Civilization Part 2" and has an Alice pic (starting at #23 in the gallery).

Check out another of Chuck Garric's projects, 'The Barons', over on Myspace where you can take a listen to them.
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Posted on 02 Sep 2008 by Si
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