New Show - Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Alice Cooper will be playing at the Kewadin Casino Dreammakers Theatre in Sault Ste. Marie, MI on June 27th. Tickets go on sale this Friday.

Ultimate Classic Rock has a few words about 'Super Duper Alice Cooper'.

Decibel Geek's new 'Albums Unleashed' podcast this week spotlights 'DaDa' with special guest Dick Wagner discusssing his memories of writing and recording the album.

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Posted on 29 Apr 2014 by Si
The Wit, Wisdom and Wickedness of Alice Cooper

'The Wit, Wisdom and Wickedness of Alice Cooper' is a 25 minute biography of Alice that you can see on Vimeo from Christian channel 'Life Focus'. It seems to have been filmed a little while back but only recently made available and worth watching if only for the wonderful comments from Sheryl Cooper about falling for Alice.

There's been a lot more press about the 'Super Duper' movie most of which is just short mentions, but include short interviews in Globe And Mail, and Daily Record. The movie hits theatres in the US and Canada tonight with a live simulcast Q&A from the Hot Docs Canadian Documnetary Festival afterwards. See if it's showing near you here.

The Hollywood Reporter has a short chat with Shep Gordon and a review of the 'Supermensch' film.

Alice Cooper drummer Glen Sobel is up for an award in Drum Magazine's readers poll/ Go vote here. Do it NOW! You can just vote in one catagory (Rock /Metal is the one for Glen), just put in an email address, select Glen, and scroll to the bottom to finish.

Finally in the 'good research' department we had Jewish Newspaper The Algemeiner with an article entitled 'Famed Jewish Rocker Alice Cooper surprises Diners at Kutshers' which reports how "Diners at New York's Kutsher's Tribeca were shocked to see Jewish rockstar Alice Cooper stop by for chicken liver during the Passover holiday last". Fortunatly for them they have since updated the story after readers pointed out their obvious mistake.

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Posted on 28 Apr 2014 by Si
Supermensch Trailer

The first trailer for 'Shep Gordon: Supermensch' has been released and can be seen below.

LA Beat have a report from the Grammy Museum Q&A.

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Posted on 25 Apr 2014 by Si
Yet More Super Duper

Lots more press associated with the 'Super Duper Alice Cooper' movie premiere. There's a new Alice interview with the Phoenix New Times which address some of the questions created by the film, FoxNews and radio.com have short videos.  Alice and the films producers also appeared at a showing of the film at The Grammy Museum in LA and 'Heavy Metal Hill' has a report along with photos of other guests including Calico, Glen Sobel and Orianthi. You can also see the full Q&A session after the New York premiere on YouTube. For reviews of the film, both good and bad, Steven Crayn is doing a great job finding them and posting links to the forums so check them out there.

Alice and Orianthi (and a host of others of course) were also at the Revolver Magazine 'Golden Gods' awards last night at Club Nokia in LA and Alice presented Joan Jett with an award. AP have video of Jack Osbourne interviewing guests as they arrived including a few comments from Alice.

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Posted on 24 Apr 2014 by Si
More Super Duper

More 'Super Duper' stuff from Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, For The Win, and Examiner. According to a couple of Australian sites the movie is to be released there ina deluxe edition which will include a bonus DVD of the Montreal 1972 show and a bonus CD of the Montreaux 2009 show! With the bonus featiures disc this would bring it up to a 4 disc set, which is due May 30th.

Alice appeared on Transworld Sport on UK C4 yesterday and it's now available On Demand at 4OD. The Alice segment started about 25 mins in.

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Posted on 20 Apr 2014 by Si
Super Duper Premiere

Alice Cooper, Dennis Dunaway and Neal Smith were at the Tribeca film festival in New York for the premiere of the 'Super Duper Alice Cooper' movie and Alice has been doing various press around the event, not all directly about about the film.. He was on the Jim Kerr Morning show (audio),  Rolling Stone, AZ Central, and Artisan News.

Alice presents "The Most Shocking Hits of the 70s" on SiriusXM of April 24th from noon-2pm ET (with On Demand after the broadcast).

Fuse, the national television network dedicated to music, will premiere its new interview series 'Fuse News Presents Artist 2 Artist' this week, one episode of which will feature Alice Cooper.

Special Forces guitarist Mike Pinera has re-formed Blues Image featuring Mike Pinera and is on Facebook.

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Posted on 18 Apr 2014 by Si
Orianthi Touring with Sambora

It has been announced that Orianthi will be playing with Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi) on his forthcoming European solo shows  (see below). As some of these dates clash with the Alice Cooper shows, now starting on June 28th in Michigan, it would appear that she won`t be able to play with Alice for, at least, the start of the Motley Crue tour.
This seems to be confirmed by a recent interview with Ori on the Polish Bon Jovi fanclub site where she says: "Well, now I’m gonna get back to L.A. for a while, and then I’m going back to Europe with Alice for a short run of shows [May 30th-June 8th]. Then I’m gonna concentrate on recording the [Sambora/Orianthi] album and promoting it by touring with Richie. But if Alice calls me to join some of his shows and I’d be able to do that, I’m gonna join him, definitely. Alice is like a family, as is the rest of his band for me and I’d always be glad to join them."
As the Crue tour takes up most of 2014 this would suggest Orianthi will not be performing with Alice, barring guest appearances, for the foreseeable future. (Thanks to kstone for interview link).
Richie Sambora's European shows, with special guest Orianthi, are as follows:
June 15th Download Festival, Donington
June 17th 013, Tilburg, Holland
June 19th Beethovensaal,  Stuttgart, Germany
June 20th Kesselhaus, Munich, Germany
June 22nd Huxley's, Berlin, Germany
June 24th E-WERK, Cologne, Germany
June 26th Bataclan, Paris, France
June 28th Calling Festival, London
June 30th Olympia, Dublin, Ireland
June 1st Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland
July 3rd O2 ABC, Glasgow, Scotland

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Posted on 12 Apr 2014 by Si
New Show - Michigan

Another new Alice Cooper show has been announced for the Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, MI on June 26th. Tickets are available now.

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Posted on 11 Apr 2014 by Si
Alice Cooper In Detroit

According to MLive Alice Cooper will be playing the 27th annual 'Bay City River Roar' in Veterans Memorial Park in Bay City on Saturday, June 28th.

Alice Cooper will join KSLX DJ Mark Mayfield to benefit St Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.  Alice has joined Mark the past several years for on air interviews during Mark’s “bed in”, and will do so again for the 8th Annual 'Get In Bed With Mark' event on Friday, April 11th beginning at 3PM.  Details at kslx.com,

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Posted on 10 Apr 2014 by Si
New Interviews

There's a new Neal Smith interview over at Punk Globe and there is now a facebook page for the movie Neal is currently working on, called 'Desolation Angels/Rise of the BOAS', which includes photos from the set.

WFMU have posted an excellent, and long, audio interview with Michael Walker, author of 'What you want is in the limo' which is about touring in 1973 and concentrates on Alice Cooper, Led Zeppelin and The Who.

Keri Kelli's 'Project Rock' have a new album of original material in the works. The band also features 'Ripper' Owens (Judas Priest), Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy etc), James Kottak (Scorpions), and Teddy Zigzag (Alice Cooper, GnR).

Mitch Lafon continues what seems to be a quest to interview everyone who has played with Alice over the years by interviewing Kane Roberts in a new hour long video on YouTube.

Precise Corporate Staging, for whom Dash Cooper works and who provide staging fo Alice Cooper on occasion, have won the U.S. Chamber Blue Ribbon Small Business Award for the second year running from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

 

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Posted on 08 Apr 2014 by Si
Roxie 77 Rehearse and Blue Coupe French Shows

Roxie 77 play an acoustic show at Noel's Bar in Stockholm tomorrow night, but even better for those who can`t be there Ryan has posted over an hour of rehearsals on YouTube!

Blue Coupe have added two shows in France to go with their Spanish shows announced a couple of days ago. They play with the Quireboys at Le Forum, Paris on June 13th and Nancy, France on June 14th.

Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith and the Amazing [James] Randi will attend the Red Carpet event (5:30 pm and the debut screening 6:00 pm) of 'Super Duper Alice Cooper' at the Chelsea Cinema, NYC on 17 April.The same theater will be showing the James Randi biography film 'An Honest Liar' the following day, as well as 'Supermensch' a week or so later.

5 Hammers To The Head is a facebook group that has a long interview with Neal Smith which they are publishing in parts of which three are up so far. You don`t need to be a member of Facebook to see it.

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Posted on 01 Apr 2014 by Si
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