R.I.P. Lemmy

As I'm sure everybody has already heard our world suffered a huge loss yesterday when Lemmy passed away. He is simply irreplaceable. I saw Motorhead many times over the years, and also was lucky enough to see him guest with Hawkwind a few of times as well, not to mention meeting him off stage at the Marquee, or after waiting at the backstage door at a show.  The last time I think was backstage at one of the Alice/Motorhead shows some years back. The man was never less then friendly and polite, happy to chat to fans and hang out, sign stuff etc. A true legend who will be sorely missed.
(Photo by Kyler Clark)

Alice posted the following message:
"Lemmy was truly a one-of-a-kind in rock 'n' roll. He was innovative, true to his art and continually relevant even though he never cared about being relevant. He was always creating and redefining hard rock and the role of bass within it. Off stage he was a gem. I can't think of anyone who didn't adore Lemmy. He was such an original character in Rock, and I will truly miss seeing him out on the road. My condolences to his family, his band mates and rock fans everywhere. This loss is great."

Chuck Garric, well known as a HUGE fan, also posted: "RIP Lemmy Kilmister, today is a very sad day for us rock'n'roll people, keep on rockin', you will be missed!." and "Such an honor to tour with you. What a privilege to know you. RIP my friend!"

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Posted on 29 Dec 2015 by Si
Tommy Talks

Metal Rules have an excellent new interview with Tommy Henriksen during which Tommy talks about Alice, his solo work and the next Alice Cooper album!

AZCentral have a report from the Arizona show after which Alice and the band headed down to Cooperstown to play a second show, opening with 'Under My Wheels' followed by a selection of covers from the 'Raise The Dead' show. After the closing 'School's Out' the band continued without Alice  with Motorhead's "Ace Of Spades," the Ramones' Blitzkrieg Bop" and Cheap Trick's "Surrrender." Dash Cooper and CO-OP opened both shows with Dash joining his dad for 'School's Out'.

With the Motley Crue tour dates finally over Chuck Garric and Beasto Blanco are already looking forward to the new year which will start with a performance at the NAMMJAMM in Anaheim, CA on January 22nd and feature a 'Very Special Guest!' John 5 (Rob Zombie) and LA Guns are also on the bill. There should be more Beasto news soon including shows and a new album!

As reported at the time Alice was at the Classic Rock Awards earlier this year to collect an award for 'Welcome To My Nightmare'. You can now watch the whole awards show courtesy of Classic Rock Magazine.

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Posted on 23 Dec 2015 by Si
Small Stuff

Alice Cooper will be a guest on the first episode of Sammy Hagar's new TV show 'Rock & Roll Road Trip' which premiere's on AXS in the US on January 24th. It's a six part series so it's always possible Alice will turn up on later episodes as well.

Nita Strauss will be co-hosting the 2016 'She Rocks Awards' at next years NAMM show in Anaheim, CA on January 22nd. The awards "honor women who stand out as role models in the music industry".

I haven't been posting every single review of the current tour, they all say basically the same thing, but the Calgary Sun has one that's quite amusing.

Kadzoo Magazine has a review of Dennis Dunaways 'Snakes, Guillotines, Electric Chairs'. The link takes you to the full magazine so just fast forward to page 27.

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Posted on 15 Dec 2015 by Si
New Show - Carolina

Alice Cooper has been announced as performing at the Carolina Rebellion Festival at Rock City Campgrounds, Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 8th. Also on the bill are Rob Zombie, Deftones and Disturbed. Presale tickets are already on sale.

Congratulations to Michael Bruce and his bride Lynette who were married a few of days ago in Paradise Valley, Phoenix!

Alice has been announced as appearing at the 2016 Patrick Warburton Celebrity Golf Tournament which takes place between March 6th and 13th at 'The Classic Club' in Palm Desert, CA.

Glen Sobel has a few words with the Lincoln Journal Star.

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Posted on 08 Dec 2015 by Si
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