The BIG news over the last two weeks was the announcement that all the UK performances would be available to buy, both at the show on Alice Cooper USB sticks, or online
as 320 kbit MP3's. On top of this the London show was filmed for a forthcoming DVD release.
Just as we were leaving for the UK tour Contact Music
broke the "news" that Alice Cooper got their name after a ouija board session. How this is news is beyond us but the story was picked up in many places so I thought I should mention it.
American Idol's Scott MacIntyre will join Alice Cooper's Christmas Pudding
at the Dodge Theater in Phoenix, Arizona on Friday, December 18th. Also appearing will be Dee Snider, Warrant, Lita Ford, Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, Gary Mule Deer, Runaway Phoenix, River of Life Choir, ventriliquist Ronn Lucas and world champion magician Murry Sawchuk. Brad Perry will be the MC for evening and will perform with his band, Acoustic Fingerprints.
Keri Kelli wil be travelling to Russia in January to perform with Pushking. This special show will take place Thursday, January 28th at Jagger Club
. Also in January Keri will be playing two shows in Tokyo, Japan with Phil Lewis from L.A. Guns They take place on January 23rd & 24th. The 23rd show will be a special intimate acoustic show at Shibuya Craw, and the 24th will be full blown electric show at Koenji High. Doors open for Both shows at 6:00PM. More info can be found here
The Herald Scotland
, The Sun Scotland
, Miami Herald
, and OneNewsNow
, all have interviews with Alice. Alice also make a comment on the ITN News about writing a song for 'Britain's Got Talent' personality Susan Boyle, which has been quoted all over the place.
There will be lots of photos from the UK dates going up in the photo section over the next week or so, but in the meantime Gigwise
has pics from Manchester, Flickr
has Plymouth pics with a few more here
Show reviews, many with photos, include The Scotsman
, Swindon Advertiser
, The Star
, Shropshire Star
, Birmingham Mail
, Black Velvet
, Plymouth Herald
, Bacon Music
, Express and Star
, and This Is NottinghamThisIsWiltshire
has a short article. The Plymouth Herald
has an article about a fan dressing as Alice for the show with a follow up here
. The Guardian
has Alice listing his top UK shopping haunts. World First
has a short quote.
The new (December 4) issue of Entertainment Weekly includes a brief tribute to Soupy Sales written by Alice.Erik Scott
's excellent solo album "Other Planets" is up for an award at Echoes.org, website for a radio show that is syndicated to around 100 stations in the USA. Erik, of course, was bassist and producer for Alice in the early eighties, and is an all round good guy. We ask all Sickthings to go here
, and vote for Erik's album. It only takes a minute and the only personal info they seem to actually require is your email. You may even win a prize just by voting! You're voting for: Erik Scott - "Other Planets" in the dropdown list. Show the power of the Sick Things and support the musicians who helped create the Cooper legacy!