Planet Rock is moving 'Breakfast With Alice Cooper' to a new evening slot from January 17th and renaming it... "Nights With Alice Cooper!" which will run between 9pm and 1am weeknights.
Speaking of 'NWAC', Alice has recorded an edition with Neal, Dennis and Michael all taking part for future broadcast.
WEGE's 'Wrecker in the Morning' spoke to Alice a couple of days ago about the Hall Of Fame and the pudding, and you can listen here.
Alice and family again took part in the now traditional Salvation Army event for underprivileged kids at Cooperstown in Phoenix a few days ago. There's reports at KPHO Phoenix and Fox News.
This years 'Proof Is In The Pudding CD is now out in the Phoenix area. This normally features the best bands from the annual competition which allows the best local band to play at the pudding show. This years the CD is a triple disc set which also features the best tracks from previous editions and includes Dash Cooper and Runaway Phoenix performing Ride On Down'.
ALICE COOPER BAND MEMBERS COMMENT ON ROCK HALL INDUCTION NEWS
With their upcoming induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Alice Cooper, is acknowledged as one of the most influential bands in rock history. At inception forty years ago, the group shocked the world so fundamentally that it seems to have taken a preternaturally long time for their incredible talent to be recognized.
In 1970, Alice Cooper flipped hippie ideals on their head and astonished the world, “driving a stake through the heart of the Love Generation,” as the group’s namesake put it.
It’s arguable that without Alice Cooper, there might never have been KISS, Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails, Motley Crue, Slipknot or Rob Zombie... maybe not even David Bowie, or at least not Ziggy Stardust. Heavy Metal took the imagery, punk took the tunes, rock and pop took the showmanship and fans the world over fell in love with the macabre sense of humor. Amazingly, those fans have included legends as diverse as Peter Sellers, Groucho Marx, Salvador Dali and Bob Dylan who proclaimed Alice as an “overlooked songwriter.”
These days, artists as diverse as Metallica and Lady GaGa proclaim Alice Cooper's enduring influence on them.
True originals, Alice Cooper invented the concept of the rock concert as theatre with truly trailblazing stagecraft and showmanship in the early 1970's, with Alice himself continuing as a solo artist since 1975, remaining one of rock’s global megastars with well over 50 million record sales to prove it.
The surviving band members (guitarist Glen Buxton died in 1997) upon hearing the induction news provided the following comments:
"This proves that Glen, Neal, Alice, Michael and I (and all of our fans) weren't so crazy after all. I'm absolutely thrilled because, let's face it, this great honor is about as good as it gets." Dennis Dunaway
"Sometimes, aswe were blazing a new theatrical trail in rock, there were moments in the career ofour band that overwhelmingly exceeded even our monstrous expectations. Being inducted into "The Rockn' Roll Hall Of Fame, Class Of 2011,"with my four best friends Michael, the late Glen Buxton, Alice and Dennis, is one of those incredible moments for our one of a kind rock band." Neal Smith
“Take one part Yardbirds, one part West Side Story, starring Bela Lugosi and Bette Davis, and you have Hellzapoppin! and then POOF !! -- and you have Alice Cooper. Now if you can digest that, and the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame can digest that, we will happily be the Hall's arch villains. We are grateful from the bottom of our black little hearts." Alice Cooper
“The band that couldn't shoot straight strikes again, from having all our hits to being in so many Top 100 all-time polls -- be careful what you wish for because with hard work and perseverance and a good group of people like Neal, Dennis, Alice and Glen, you just might get it. It's just a shame that Glen couldn't be here with us to share in it, but we do also share this with (producer) Bob Ezrin and (manager) Shep Gordon, without whom..." Michael Bruce
At the time of writing there still appears to be no official announcement up on rockhall.com confirming the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame inductees for 2011. Despite this, many sources are now confirming that Alice Cooper WILL be inducted. Alice himself has also confirmed this during an interview with AZCentral. Congratulations to Alice, Dennis, Neal, Michael and the Buxton family. The ceremony on March 14th will be aired on the Fuse channel in the USA, and it is likely the band will perform at the event as is traditional.
The official announcement isn`t until Wednesday, but according to Industry website HITS Daily Double Alice Cooper, along with Neil Diamond, Tom Waits, Dr John and Darlene Love, will be the artists inducted in 2011. This is NOT official however, and it won't be until Wednesday before we know for sure.
It is my sad duty to report that Glen Buxton's mother, Jerri Buxton, passed away a couple of days ago. Many fans met Mrs Buxton at the now legendary GB Memorial Weekends, where she and her husband Tom were happy to chat to fans paying in tribute to their legendary son. Our thoughts to go out to the Buxton family.
Alice will turn up, along with Joey Kramer of Aerosmith on SpeedTV's Barrett-Jackson Edition Celebrity Cars starting on Monday December 20th at 9.PM in the US.
Alice Has been named as appearing as usual at next month's Bob Hope Classic golf tournament which takes place January 19th-23rd at the Palmer Private Course at PGA WEST in La Quinta.
A new double vinyl version of 'Dirty Diamonds' appears to have been released, which is a gatefold cover with a pop-up Alice in the center. It's on 'Night Of The Vinyl Dead' records but hasn`t shown up on Amazon etc yet.
The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame results should appear on the rock hall website on December 15th around 10.30 EST.
According to IronMaiden.com Alice Cooper will be Maiden's special guest at two shows in Scandinavia next July. The shows are: 6th July 2011 - Telenor, Oslo, Norway 8th July 2011 - Olympic Stadium, Helsinki, Finland Tickets for both shows appear to have been on sale for some time. (Thanks Terje)
Blue Coupe will be playing a New Years Eve (Dec 31st) show at Seany B's Pub in Millbrook, NY.
Alice picks his favourite Who songs in the current issue of Rolling Stone magazine.
Pacific Eye and Ear, who were responsible for many of the classic Alice Cooper covers, have opened up their archives and made limited edition prints available to buy including the 'Greatest Hits' cover and artwork for the abandoned 'Alice at the Palace' project.
Alice Cooper will make an appearance on the BBC during the 'Rob Brydon Chistmas Show', a photo of which can be seen here.
Some people may remember that a while back we made mention of Russian band Pushking, whose new album was to feature Alice. Well it appears the album is finaly being released through Eagle Rock Entertainment on February 1st. Entitled 'The World As We Love It', the record features Alice himself as well as Keri Kelli and some other big names including Paul Stanley (Kiss) , Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Steve Vai, and Glenn Hughes.
L&S Online has a short article about Alice Cooper concert lighting firm Bandit with a pic.