New US Show
Alice Cooper and Rob Zombie will be playing Verizon Arena in North Little Rock, AR for the "Monster Ball" on October 21st. Tickets, which go on-sale August 28th are $39.75 and $49.75.
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Posted on 24 Aug 2010 by Si
Rock And Roll Animals
A while ago I mentioned a forthcoming documentary about legendary guitarists Dick Wagner and Steve Hunter entitled 'Rock and Roll Animals'. It appears the documentary has now been put up on YouTube for all to see! Part one begins with an Alice intro and the film is split up into 11 parts.
(Thanks Hunter)

'Bubblegum Slut' is a magazine that has a bumper 10th birthday issue out now which includes a 5 page feature on this summer's Alice Cooper / Rob Zombie headlined 'Gruesome Twosome' tour. Presented as a view from 'the men behind the monsters', the article includes new interviews with Alice Cooper band members Keri Kelli and Chuck Garric, and Rob Zombie bassist / 'Coop collaborator Piggy D.  As a finishing touch it's all illustrated with some gorey exclusive images created by Detroit-based horror artist 'Shagrat'.
You can order a copy from their MySpace page by using the paypal widget. 
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Posted on 22 Aug 2010 by Si
New Stuff
'Good To See You Again, Alice Cooper' is making it's way to Blue Ray restored and remastered for 1080p and 5.1 DTS.  It's due to be released on September 15th and can be pre-ordered via AmazonUS with AmazonUK coming soon.

Friday Music's new gatefold double vinyl reissue of 'A Fistful of Alice' is now shipping from AmazonUS and AmazonUK.

Also don`t forget to pre-order the new 'Theatre Of Death: Live At Hammersmith' DVD/BlueRay while you're there. Pre-order at AmazonUS (CD/DVD or BlueRay) with UK links to STILL to follow.

Blue Coupe's debut album is getting closer now and you can join in the fun at Pledgemusic. The idea is to sponcer the band to help get the album produced (with a percentage of all pledges going to charity), and in return you can get all sorts of cool packages including signed CD's, photos, hand-written lyric sheets, personal letters and other cool items. Click the box below and you can get all the details as well as hear a track from the album entitled 'You (Like Vampires)'.

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Posted on 18 Aug 2010 by Si
Two More US Shows
AC.com have announced two more shows in October with Rob Zombie. Tickets go on sale this morning at 10am. They also comfirm the Corpus Christie show on October 24th. The new shows are:
October 9th - Youngstown, OH - Covelli Center
October 10th - Johnstown, PA - Cambria County War Memorial Arena
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Posted on 17 Aug 2010 by Si
Classic Rock

Alice Cooper will be hosting this years Classic Rock Awards, which will take place at the Roundhouse on November 10th. The new issue of Classic Rock announces this with a full page Alice pic.

Keri Kelli's Aces & Ales pub in Las Vegas are hosting an online auction, with 100% of all proceeds going to the Ronnie James Dio “Stand Up & Shout” cancer fund. There are many great, R'n'R and beer related items from Alice Cooper and KISS to Dogfish Head and Sierra Nevada! PLEASE visit the link below to view the catalog and bid on items. The auction will run through Monday August 16th at 6PM PST.  This is such a great cause, in the name of a great rock icon, we hope you will participate!

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Posted on 14 Aug 2010 by Si
Alice in Texas
According to the venue Alice and Rob Zombie will be playing the Concrete Street Amphitheater in Corpus Christi, TX on October 24th.

Tweed Daily News, has coverage of the Freak Auditions.

DamonJohnson.com is now taking pre-orders for his new solo album, which features Alice on a re-make of 'Generation Landslide'.

LA Weekly has a short article about the Dali hologram which is currently on display in Atlanta.

'Royal Flush' magazine has a long Alice Cooper article in it's current issue. It appears to be issue #6 you want.
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Posted on 13 Aug 2010 by Si
Yet More Freak Sightings
More Freak Audition coverage can be seen at Londonist, Een.be, HLN.be, Evening Standard, The SunBrisbane Times, Belfast Telegraph, and the Globe and Mail.
Please be aware that some of these reports contain footage of the freaks in action and may not be suitable for children..

TMZ have a photo of Alice and long time Alice fan Sylvester Stallone at the UK premier of 'The Expendables on Monday in London.

Music Room has a short interview (actually things he said on the BBC) with Alice. The Mirror also pulls quotes form other interviews for a short Alice mention.

AC.com has a new Blog up about the UK Sonisphere.
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Posted on 11 Aug 2010 by Si
More Freaks
Part of this mornings BBC appearance is now online at BBC News. As you can see if you watch the clip Alice is suffering badly after losing his voice last night! The ITV appearance is also online at ITV.com and Sky News has a short video and report.
The Evening Standard has photos and a report.

FEARnet has a short article about the Halloween shows.

Alice's interview with TVoost promoting the Lokeren show has been posted to YouTube.
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Posted on 10 Aug 2010 by Si
Dungeon Fever
According to reports the 'Freak Auditions' yesterday at the London Dungeon were a huge success with all sorts of acts doing all sorts of unmentionable things for the panel of judges and a huge number of representatives of the press. So much press in fact that it looks like there could be coverage of the event all over the place in the next few days both on TV, online and in the printed media including "Metal Hammer", "The Evening Standard", "Kerrang!", "The Sun", "Bizarre Magazine", "Classic Rock", "The Today Show" (NBC), various TV news and online news programmes (such as Sky News), Planet Rock, Xfm, and Smooth Radio.
The winners, who will join Alice on stage at the halloween Roundhouse shows, included a ballet dancer, Syban, who accompanied her classical moves by sticking feathers with pins in into her arms and ended her show by piercing her cheeks with two roses, and Damien S Fear and Raye-Gun, a couple, from Harrogate, who performed a blood-curdling show which saw Damien lift up beer barrels attached to safety pins stuck in his arms.
You can read a report at the Sussex Express, with lots more sure to follow.

Tickets for the US shows announced yesterday go on sale at AC.com this morning at 10AM local time.
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Posted on 10 Aug 2010 by Si
A Night To Remember

Press Release:

Sonisphere Finland Hit By Storm Causing Extensive Damage, But The Show Must Go On

We all survived Sonisphere Finland.  An amazing experience for all of us who were there -- bands, crews, and fans alike.

At around 3:45 PM, during the set change on the main stage after Slayer and before Alice, with Alice's crew setting up the gear, and Maiden's crew beginning to set up THEIR gear behind Alice, a tornado-like "weather event" hit the festival site, with the two stages right in the bullseye.

At the second stage, Iggy & The Stooges were about to go on, and Motley's crew were setting up their gear to follow the Stooges. 

Both stages got hit hard, with the second stage rendered useless when part of the ground support (which holds up the lighting, sound and roof) collapsed.   On the main stage, the huge Sonisphere backdrop was ripped off the back of the stage, and crashed down onto Alice's equipment truck.

Thankfully, nobody on either stage was seriously injured, though there were a lot of cuts, scrapes, abrasions, headaches, and frayed nerves. 

What had been a warm sunny but muggy day turned ugly within minutes, as the storm rolled in with high winds, dark clouds, and violently intense rain and, suddenly, hail, as the wind swirled, the trees swayed, and it became dark as night. 

Everyone was yelling to get off the stages NOW, forget trying to save the gear, run for safety. 

Within minutes, the skies cleared and everyone raced back onto the stages to make sure everyone was OK, and to begin checking gear.  Luckily, no band members or crew were seriously hurt, some crew suffering scrapes, cuts, bruises, abrasions and a lot of frayed nerves.

Unfortunately as many as forty of the fans at the festival were injured during the storm, a few of them seriously, and everyone is hoping that they recover. 

The second stage was declared closed and unsafe, which meant that the Stooges and Motley's performances had to be cancelled.  Alice's and Maiden's crews were working feverishly to see what, if anything, still worked, and what they could possibly do, because the Main Stage seemed mostly OK, though soaking wet and without a backdrop.

While they, and the local stage crew, were working to dry everything out and try to put their shows back together, Slayer offered their gear, which had been loaded safely into their truck just before the storm hit, and Alice ended up using some of their band gear and their monitor rig.  

Gear belonging to Alice, Maiden, Motley and the Stooges was seriously damaged, some ruined beyond repair.

Meanwhile, Iggy came over to the Main Stage and performed a short and very special "acoustic" set with just guitarist James Williamson and sax player Steve Mackay, which the crowd loved.   The rainsoaked crowd waited calmly after being informed that Alice and his band and the Maiden guys, and especially their crews, were doing everything possible, and were determined to perform.

The long wait paid off after three more hours, when Bruce Dickinson walked onto the front of the Main Stage and thanked the fans for their patience and then introduced Alice, to a huge roar, as the band launched into "School's Out" and Alice took command.  

Afterwards, Alice's crew took well-deserved and hard-earned showers and had some dinner, and off we went to Helsinki to move on to the next show, with the sound and fury of Iron Maiden's show fading into the distance of the night. 

The fans who waited got the show of a lifetime. One that nobody who was there will ever forget.

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In addition the band and management would like to thank everyone for all the kind messages they have received through various avenues checking if everyone is okay and well. You guys are the best!

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Posted on 09 Aug 2010 by Si
US Shows and Finland Storm
More USA Shows have appeared for the 'Halloween Hootenanny Tour' with Rob Zombie and are as follows:
October 6th - Kansas City, MO Independence Event Center
October 7th - St. Charles, MO The Family Arena
October 8th - Bloomington, IL U.S. Cellular Coliseum
October 12th - Binghamton, NY Broome County Arena
October 14th - Portland, ME Cumberland County Civic Center
October 15th - Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun
October 16th - Worcester, MA DCU Center
October 19th - Roanoke, VA Roanoke Performing Arts Theater
October 20th - Nashville, TN Nashville Municipal Auditorium 

Sunday's Sonisphere show in Finland was disrupted by a severe thunderstorm which resulted in parts of the festival being canceled due to equipment and stage damage. Alice Cooper performed a shortened set, thanks to borrowed gear from Slayer, after some of the own equipment was damaged. Another report here.

AmazonUS now has the new 'Theater Of Death' DVD up for pre-order. There is a DVD/CD package here and a Blueray version here.
AmazonUK links will probably be available shortly.
If you want to support STUK please remember to use these links! Thanks.

You can see Alice on Swedish Morning TV here.
(Thanks Jonas)

Rock Bjornen have a short review and photo from the Sweden Sonisphere.
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Posted on 09 Aug 2010 by Si
UK Television And More
Scuzz TV (UK) will be showing some footage from Sonisphere starting August 7th but repeated on August 9th and 11pm and August 11th at 2am and 11PM. Sky Arts HD are also advertising a new show highlighting UK festival appearances, which mentions Alice Cooper. Their programme airs Saturday evenings for the next few weeks.

Also look out for Alice Cooper on "BBC Breakfast", "This Morning", "London Tonight" (all on 10 August) and on 5 Live (BBC Radio) on "The Richard Bacon Show" (11 August).

There's audio of Alice on Absolute radio here.

Barefoot Fotoblog has some nice Alice pics from Sonisphere.

The Express had a short Alice mention a couple of days ago.

Alice has taken the "Kerrang! Quiz" which should appear in a forthcoming issue of the magazine.

'Dali: The Late Work" is an exhibition of the great artists work which is opening at Atlanta's High Museum Of Art. The exhibition will feature the Dali hologram "First Cylindric Chromo-Hologram Portrait of Alice Cooper's Brain" which he created in 1973. What makes this appearance special is that Alice has narrated audio describing recollections and observations of the event.
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Posted on 08 Aug 2010 by Si
Alice Cooper.com
Due to the large amount of traffic generated by the Halloween ticket sales this morning AliceCooper.com is experiencing technical problems preventing people reaching the site. Please be patient while they work to to increase capacity. In the meantime you could try http://www.alicecoopervip.com which appears to be working.
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Posted on 04 Aug 2010 by Si
Davenport Show Canceled
The September 2nd show in Davenport, IA has been canceled according to Quad City Times. Scheduling conflicts are the reason stated.

According to the Salt Lake Tribune Alice Cooper and Rob Zombie will be playing at the Usana Amphitheatre in West Valley City, Utah on October 4th.

Tickets for the Halloween shows in London go on pre-sale through AC.com this morning at 9am.

Metal Hammer has some photos from Sonisphere. Virtual Festivals reports the festival was a sell out with 55,000 watching Alice perform at his first UK festival in 30 years (which it isn't of course, as he played Milton Keynes Monsters of Rock a few years ago).

There's two reviews for the Lokerse festival here and here. There's also photos here.

Musician Photo Journal have a video interview with Keri Kelli.
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Posted on 04 Aug 2010 by Si
Halloween Info
BBC online has a short video interview with Alice announcing the Halloween shows which you can watch here. Tickets for the shows go on sale August 13th (August 12th for presales).

Alice's appearance on 'Alan Carr- Chatty Man' is available now and for the next 6 days on 4OD.

The Sun online has a short piece on Alice today including  long video interview with clips from the Hammersmith DVD.

Look out for an interview with Alice today in "The Standard", available in the London area only

You can see a short video of Alice at the 'Rock The Park' festival, during which the Stanley Cup was brought on stage, at NHL.com.

Times24 has a review of the Knebworth show with photos.

Dennis Dunaway guests on a new recording of 'Shoo Be Doo' by The Cars, which will appear on a Cars tribute album 'JustWhat We Needed... A Tribute To The Cars' released on Main Man records. the 'Car Crash' version is by Punk songbirds, Tish & Snooky and The Drivers Ed Dropouts (Dennis and Russ Wilson from 5th Avenue Vampires) who also produced it.

Fans in Sweden can now watch the 'Seventies' show, which aired over the weekend, online. Unfortunatly it doesn`t seem to be available elsewhere.

Dayton Daily News has a report about Alice playing golf.

CinemaDave interviewed Alice last year and the results are up on his blog across various pages: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 with photos here.
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Posted on 02 Aug 2010 by Si
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