Steve Hunter has posted a video update (see below) on his new 'Manhatten Blues Project' album including details of some of the amazing guests that feature on the record. These include Tommy Henriksen, Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Johnny Depp, Joe Satriani, Marti Friedman (Megadeth), Michael Lee Firkins, and Tony Levin (King Crimson) amongst other. You can hear clips form the album in the video. The album is due to be released on April 30th and you can pre-order now via a new site which has more infomation.
Tommy Henriksen also has two new songs out now on iTunes. The first is entitled 'I Love It When You Love Me' available from here while the second is 'Locked As One' available here.
Ryan Roxie has announced shows in Sweden for April and May. He will perform acoustic shows on April 20th at Utsiktsvagen in Nynashamn and May 3rd at Dinos Bar And Grill in Mariehamn, followed by two Roxie 77 full band shows on May 4th at The Kings Arms in Avesta and May 8th at Obaren in Stockholm. Also coming soon is a new EP entitled 'Ameriswede'.
'Uncle Alice Presents' is a new Kickstarter project created by Tom Sheppard ('The High Fructose Adventures of the Annoying Orange') and fully backed and featuring Alice himself. Starting with a 12 issue comic book series with the hopes to eventually make a TV series the stories are compared to classic anthology series like EC comics and 'Tales From The Crypt' but all featuring Alice in some way as the 'gatekeeper to the netherworld. There are lots of incentives to get involved ranging from copies of the comics to golfing with Alice and you can read all about it, see some artwork, and of course pledge some cash at the Kickstarter page. But first check out the really cool (and funny) pitch video above!
Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson have added a extra show at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT on June 21st. Tickets go on sale March 29th.
The Milwaukee Public School's website has an article about Chuck Garric's charity show this past weekend with some pics and words form Chuck.
According to Showbiz 411 'Waynes World' actor Mike Myers is working on a documentary about Alice Cooper manager Shep Gordon. Tentatively titled "Super Mensh" the film is aming to be unveiled at this fall's Toronto Film Festival.
SickthingsUK friend Sergio Martos has a new book out entitled "Alice Cooper Por Un Billon De Dolares' which is a history of the original Alice Cooper Group. The book is the first part of a "oral history of Alice Cooper" and features interviews with Alice, Dennis, Neal, Dick Wagner, Joe Greenburg, Bebe Buell, John Sinclair and many more along with prologues by Albert Bouchard and Tony Sanders. You can get more details and see the cover at 66-rpm.com and if you need more ordering info in English you can email Sergio and he'll sort you out.
The Hot Hits interviews Orianthi on Music, Alice Cooper and her Twitter addiction. You can also win a signed copy of "Heaven In This Hell".
Keri Kelli is to tour Russia again with his 'Rockstar' project. The band also features Tim 'Ripper' Owens (Judas Priest), James Kottak (Scorpions), Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy/Whitesnake) and fellow Alice Cooper alumni Teddy Zig Zag. The dates as as follows: May 19th - Krasnodar - Arena Hall May 21st - Rostov - Tesla Club May 23rd - Voronej - Barac’o’mama Club May 25th - Penza - Rock Park Open-Air Festival May 26th - Saratov Tuz Hall May 28th - Moscow - Rockstar Bar You can see a short interview with Keri about the band here.
Dennis Dunaway's 'Billion Dollar Bass' is now on display in Italy at the newly opened Fender Custom Shop Showcase in Blolgna, Italy.
Jimmy DeGrasso will host "Jimmy Degrasso's Hard Rock And Everything Else" drum camp between May 3rd and 5th in Oxnard, CA at the Drum Channel studios and the Courtyard Marriot in nearby Camarillo, CA. The drum camp will offer a limited number of students a total of 24 hours of hands-on, intensive playing alongside Jimmy. For more details check out Muso-Mart.
Three more shows have been announced for the North American Tour. They are: 7th June - Tucson, AZ - AVA Amphitheatre 15th June - Montebello Quebec, Canada - Marina Montebello 19th July - Albany, NY - Palace Theatre
A quick reminder that Chuck Garric is taking part in 'Chuck Garric's After School's Out' which takes place this Friday at the Hotel Foster in Milwaukee. The show is a charity event to benefit Lloyd Barbee Montessori's creation of an after school music program. You can find the event facebook page here and more information about the cause and the event here including a statement from Chuck and Lindsay Garric and many cool things up for auction including a signed ESP guitar from Alice himself!
The Merriwearther Post Pavillion in Columbia, MD is listing a show on June 17th featuring Alice Cooper, Marilyn Manson and Gwar. Tickets go on sale March 15th. Also other shows have surfaced as follows: June 3rd - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre June 8th - El Paso, TX - Don Haskins Center June 10th - Grand Prairie, TX, Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie June 20th - Gilford, NM - Meadowbrook US Cellular Pavilion
According to the Express Times Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson will play the Soverign Center in Reading, PA on June 18th. Tickets on sale March 16th. Pollstar is also listing a new show for Pittsburgh, PA at the Stage AE on June 23rd.
According to the Sioux Falls Argos Leader Alice Cooper and Chuck Garric will take part in a charity show on March 28th at the Brennan Rock & Roll Academy, W. 11th Street, Sioux Falls. Billed as "Alice Cooper and Celebrity Stars' the show will also involve Eric Singer and Tommy Thyler of Kiss, Robby Kreiger of The Doors, Sebastian Bach, and Joey Allen of Warrent with Kory and The Flireflies acting as house band. Tickets for the show are a hefty $1000 each (on sale here) with funds going to the Academy and Boys & Girls Club of the Sioux Empire.
Two new shows have shown up on AC.com. They are: June 25th - St Charles, MO - Family Arena June 28th - Rockford, IL - BMO Harris Bank Center Another show on June 6th at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, CA with MAnson has also turned up. Tickets seem to go on sale March 15th and these appear to be shows with Marilyn Manson.
Two more shows in Germany have just gone on sale. They are: 30th July - Hanau, Germany - Hanau Amphitheater 4th August - Lichtenfels, Germany - Schutzenanger These are apparently being billed as 'Raise The Dead' shows.
The forthcoming Blue Coupe album entitled 'Million Miles More' is now available to pre-order at the official Blue Coupe site. Recorded at the Carriage House Studios in Stamford CT and mixed in LA’s Swing House Studios by the legendary Jack Douglas (Aerosmith, John Lennon, Cheap Trick, Alice Cooper, BOC, etc.) the record is currently at the final mixing stage but is due out late March or early April. If you pre-order you should get it before the official release date. As if it wasn`t already an essential purchase for all Coop fans the band have also announced that amongst the guests on their second album is none other then Alice himself singing on the song "Hallow's Grave".
AC.com have now changed their 'Tour Terror' banner to show a poster with both Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson under the banner 'Masters Of Madness'. This makes it look like the the Pittsburgh show mentioned yesterday is more likely to be correct although there is still no more news on other specific dates yet. Expect them to appear shortly though.
AC.com is now listing a new show for June 4th in Salt Lake City, UT at the USANA Amphitheatre. No more details at present.
Pollstar.com is also listing a show on June 23rd in Pittsburgh at the Stage AE with Marilyn Manson. This appeared briefly on Ticketmaster last week before being removed. So far there's still no confirmation elsewhere to suggest if this is accurate or not.
Alice and Caprices Festival Help Reptile Collection
Most of you have probably already seen this one, but AC.com has details of how Alice's appearance in Switzerland in a a couple of weeks, and his request for a snake to use during the show has resulted in the Caprices Festival generously donating 10% of the reciepts from the show to a Lausanne-based Vivarium, which houses the biggest collection of venomous reptiles in Europe, to help save them from closure. Well done Caprices!
Blabbermouth have video of Glen Sobel on stage at the Hollywood House Of Blues with Steel Panther last week for a version of G'n'R's 'Sweet Child Of Mine'.
Lots of Orianthi news: Guitar World are giving you the chance to win a PRS SE Orianthi guitar or copies of Orianthi's new album 'Heaven In This Hell', Orianthi is also on the front cover of the April issue of Guitar World. The official release party for the new album takes place at the Whisky A Go-Go in West Hollywood on Sunday 17th March. Tickets are available now. Orianthi will also be on KNAC.com TONIGHT at 5pm PST with 'Junkman' and you can listen online.