Alice Sings Eleanor Rigby

Team Rock have posted a video clip of Alice Cooper performing the Beatles 'Eleanor Rigby' as well as a short interview (see link) talking about recording songs for the forthcoming 'Art Of McCartney' tribute album.

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Posted on 29 Sep 2014 by Si
Dennis Dunaway Book On It's Way

Thomas Dunn Books have announced the forthcoming hardback edition of Dennis Dunaway's long awaited biography 'Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs! My Adventures in The Alice Cooper Group' written with Chris Hodenfield. The book is due next June but you can see the cover below. While the release is some way off yet you can pre-order from AmazonUS and AmazonUK now.

According to the Edmonton Sun Alice Cooper will be appearing at the Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo this weekend. He'll be signing and doing photos Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well as having a panel/interview session on the Saturday. Check out the show site for all the times.

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Posted on 25 Sep 2014 by Si
Celebrity Jam

Alice Cooper appeared along side Alex Lifeson (Rush), Tommy Thayer (Kiss), Lita Ford and Sebastian Bach performed on Monday 22nd at the 'Scott Medlock - Robby Krieger St. Jude Invitational golf classic'  at the Moorpark Country Club in Moorpark, California. Heavy Metal Hill has some video including Alice doing The Doors' 'Back Door Man' and 'School's Out'.

Phoenix New Times has a nice story about a young journalism student from Cortez High School and her chance encounter with Alice's dad.

Ken Bloor has posted some photos from Ryan Roxie's recent UK appearances at lastoftheteenageidols.com.

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Posted on 25 Sep 2014 by Si
Small Stuff

RockPages.gr have an interesting article about the 20th anniversary of 'The Last Temptation' with interviews with Stef Burns, Derek Sherinian and David Uosikkinen.

The Los Angeles Post Examiner have a preview article for the LA show.

This years Christmas Pudding 'Proof Is In The Pudding' band contest has been launched with all the info at the Solid Rock site (which seesm to have had a cool facelift). Alice was at Solid Rock in Phoenix yesterday cutting the ribbon for the newly opened Alice Cooper Thrift Shop which features a lot of things from Alice's own household to get them started.

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Posted on 21 Sep 2014 by Si
New Show - Stockton

AC.com has just announced a new headline show at the Bob Hope Theater in Stockton, CA for November 25th. Tickets go on sale tomorrow.

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Posted on 16 Sep 2014 by Si
Alice Appears at Little Kids Rock Benefit

Market Wired is reporting Alice Cooper will be a guest at the sixth annual Little Kids Rock Benefit, honoring Joan Jett and her music, at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York on October 23rd. 'Little Kids Rock' is a US nonprofit organisation that "seeks to build a world where kids can live rich, purposeful lives, and won't rest until all children have the opportunity to unlock their inner-music makers. The organization partners with economically disadvantaged public school districts to train their teachers to run innovative Modern Band music programs."
Exactly what part Alice will play in the proceedings is unclear, it just states he will be there.

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Posted on 16 Sep 2014 by Si
New Interviews

Mitch Lafon has posted a new interview with Neal Smith which covers Neal's new solo album ' KillSmith and The GreenFire Empire' as well as his time with the Alice Cooper group, writing and recording new music, movie projects, an Alice Cooper group reunion tour & album.

NIta Strauss is interviewed in the new issue of Guitar World and they have a few quotes on their site.

Chuck and Lindsay Garric are backing 'The Soberehead Challenge', a project related to Lindsay's The Force Clothing, which is "in support of Recovery Month. Understand the plight of addiction & the challenges/rewards of recovery through experience!"

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Posted on 13 Sep 2014 by Si
Alice On McCartney Tribute

According to Rolling Stone Alice Cooper has recorded versions of the Beatles 'Eleanor Rigby' and Macca solo track 'Smile Away' for a forthcoming tribute album to Sir Paul McCartney called 'The Art of Paul McCartney'. The album features a ton of heavyweight stars including Bob Dylan, Heart, Steve Miller. Brian Wilson, Willie Nelson. Kiss, Roger Daltrey, and The Cure on 34 songs and 8 bonus tracks. 'Smile Away' is one of the bonus tracks so only on the 'Deluxe' version. Check the link for full track list.  According to AmazonUS the 2CD+DVD Deluxe set is due November 18th.

Ryan Roxie has added two new Gibson guitar clinic appearances in Frankfurt, Germany to his UK clinics this week. The full list now goes like this:
11th September - Peach Guitars, Cowdray Center, Colcester at 7pm
12th September - PMT, Manchester at 7pm
13th September - Music Junkies, Lee Circle, Leicester, 1.30pm
19th September - Session Musik, Frankfurt, Germany at 5pm
20th September - Session Musik, Frankfurt, Germany at 2pm AND 6pm.

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Posted on 09 Sep 2014 by Si
New Comic Book Out

The 1st issue  of the new Dynamite Comics 'Alice Cooper' comic book is now out in shops.  Graphic Policy have some images from the book while Bleeding Cool have a short interview with Alice about it. as well as writer Joe Harris.

Mitch Lafon interviews Erik Scott about his work with Alice in the early 80s and his latest solo album 'And The World Bleeds'.

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Posted on 09 Sep 2014 by Si
Roxie Guitar Clinics In UK

Ryan Roxie will be back in the UK this month for a few more Gibson Experience guitar clinics. The first to be announced is on September 12th in Manchester at PMT Manchester at 7pm with more dates to follow. During these clinics Rayn plays a few songs, chats, demostrates various Gibson guitars and answers any questions from the audience, and best of all it's free!
UPDATE: Two more clinics announced. They are:
11th September - Peach Guitars, Cowdray Center, Colcester at 7pm
13th September - Music Junkies, Lee Circle, Leicester, 1.30pm.

'Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon' gets it's US television debut on the A&E channel in the USA on September 20th at 6PM ET/PT.

Blabbermouth have a few more details about Neal Smith's 'KillSmith and the GreenFire Empire' which was released on Friday, including quotes from Neal talking about the album.

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Posted on 03 Sep 2014 by Si
New Show - USA

AC.com has announced two new Alice Cooper headline shows for November. The first we already knew (Lima on 3rd November, on sale 12th Sept) but the second is November 28th in Valley Centre, CA at the 'Events Center at Harrah’s Resort SoCal'. Tickets go on sale Friday.

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Posted on 02 Sep 2014 by Si
Nita Speaks

Nita Strauss has posted her first blog entry to nitastrauss.com which covers joining the band and the first few shows of the tour, with backstage photos. Nita was also interviewed by Nikki Sixx for his 'Sixx Sense' radio show and you can hear that on Blabbermouth.

Blue Coupe have added a second Paris show on October 12th at the Le Divan Du Monde.

Theory Of A Deadman talk about Alice's guest appearance on their song 'Savages' over at Loudwire.

'Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon' has been nominated for an award at the Classic Rock Magazine annual awards show. It's up for 'Film Of The Year' and you can vote now at TeamRock.com.

If anyone happens to be going to the London Edge Trade Show between September 7th and 9th make sure you swing past the Manic Panic booth and say "hi" to Cindy (Smith) Dunaway who'll be there. This is a trade show, not open to the general public.

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Posted on 01 Sep 2014 by Si
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