In The Press

A few new interviews and reviews to catch up on from the last few days.

Alice talks to Austin-American Statesman with comments about the next album, and CBS San Francisco,  Vegas Seven and Tucson.com about touring and the 'Elected' campaign.

FSU News has a short review from the Tallahasse show with photos. Houston News, Guide Live, and Abilene Reproter-news also have show reviews. KHOU Houston have photos from the Houston show.

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Posted on 26 Aug 2016 by Si
More Interviews (and a Review)

Still having time for promotional duties while on tour Alice talks 'Presidents and Parody' on CNN in a new short video on CNN, and HBO's 'Vinyl' TV show at NewsOK. He calls into Bob And Jim's Morning Show at Lonestar925, talks about touring buddies with The Austin Chronicle and youring and Joe Perry's health scare at My Statesman.
UPDATE: CNN have posted video of Alice talking about his current 'Elected' presiential campaign. This was originally meant to be aired a few weeks back but was pre-empted by both world events and Joe Perry's collapse.

Not to be outdone Chuck Garric chats to the Great Southern Brainfart about Beasto Blanco's forthcoming new album and touring with Alice Cooper, while Glen Sobel chats to Sweetwater Sound in a new video.

Offbeat Magazine has a review and some nice photos from New Orleans (where there was a "surprise" set list change).

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Posted on 19 Aug 2016 by Si
New Interviews

Alice has been talking to Rolling Stone promoting the current 'Elected" re-release and the 'Alice Cooper For President' campaign. This is the main source of many other news stories appearing on various sites. The Standard-Times and the Tallahassee Democrat have different interviews though. The Tampa Bay Times has a show review.

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Posted on 15 Aug 2016 by Si
Sheryl Injured In Huntsville

Last night's show in Huntsville was spoiled by one drunken moron who threw a 'half full tall boy can of beer' a Sheryl Cooper as she performed the 'Zombie Hillary vs Zombie Trump' skit during 'Elected' at the end of the show. The can hit Sheryl in the eye, but luckily she escaped with just some bad bruising. It could have been far far worse. Despite an understandably furious Alice asking who had thrown the can, the sad excuse for a human escaped identification. Why anyone would buy a ticket to a show, just to get drunk and assault a performer is a mystery.
Here's a quote, courtesy of #Cerealkyler, from Sheryl herself: "My understanding is that this person was so intoxicated that he or she could barely stand. Getting hit in the eye with a full can of beer certainly hurt! It could have been so much worse. I am thankful I'm not in the hospital or had to have stitches. My hope and prayer is that this individual made it safely home without injuring another."

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Posted on 10 Aug 2016 by Si
In The Press

Alice is featured in the new issue of 'Classic Rock' magazine (ZZ Top cover) with two pages of text and a full page photo. Quotes from the interview have been pulled for various other news articles but this is the source for all of them, although some of the wording doesn`t sound very much like Alice speaking...

Alabama.com also have a new interview with Alice, Louisville Courier-Journal has a short show review.

Ryan Roxie was in jail a few days ago! He visited the West Shoreline Correctional Facility on Saturday August 6th to share stories and play for the inmates, hoping to inspire them to use their time behind bars constructively. Michigan Live have photos and a report.

Rhino are reissuing 'Billion Dollar Babies' on vinyl on October 18th. This time it's on Green, yellow, & orange marble colored vinyl but dosn`t appear to have anything new included.

"Talk Stoop" has a short video interview with Alice promoting last years 'Peter and the Wolf' album.

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Posted on 09 Aug 2016 by Si
Shep Gordon Memoir - "They Call Me Supermensch"

Shep Gordon's forthcoming memoir "They Call Me Supermensch" is due out in hardback, paperback and ebook on September 20th in the US (UK is November 1st) and is now available to pre-order though AmazonUS an AmazonUK. Published through Anthony Bordain's Ecco Books imprint, via HarperCollins, the book promises to be "A backstage pass to the amazing worlds of film, food and rock 'n' roll" and undoubtably the book will be an essential read for any Alice Cooper fan.
Here's the back cover blub and a few celebrity quotes about the book and Shep:
"In the course of his storied career as a manager, agent, and producer, Shep Gordon has worked with—and befriended—some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, from Alice Cooper to Bette Davis, Raquel Welch to Groucho Marx, Blondie to Jimi Hendrix, Sylvester Stallone to Salvador Dalí, Luther Vandross to Teddy Pendergrass. He is also credited with inventing the “celebrity chef,” and has worked with Nobu Matsuhisa, Emeril Lagasse, Wolfgang Puck, Roger Vergé, and many others.
In this wonderfully engaging memoir, the captivating entertainment legend recalls his life, from his humble beginnings as a shy, unambitious kid growing up on Long Island to his unexpected rise as one of the most influential and respected personalities in show business, revered for his kindness, charisma—and fondness for a good time.
Gordon shares riotous anecdotes and outrageous accounts of his freewheeling, globe-trotting experiences with some of the biggest celebrities of the past five decades, including his first meeting with Janis Joplin in 1968, when the raspy singer punched him in the face. Told with incomparable humor and heart, They Call Me Supermensch is a sincere, hilarious, behind-the-scenes look at the worlds of music and entertainment from a consummate Hollywood insider."

“Reality has never seemed to important in the 50 years Shep and I have been working together.  When we need something to happen, Shep just works his magic to simply MAKE it a reality.  I’m still not sure how he does it, he just has that natural ability to create scenarios and relationships that help to get you where you need to go”
Alice Cooper

"The amazing, incredible, unlikely-but-true story of the man who's done everything, been everywhere, and was at seemingly every important moment in musical and culinary history. He's a one-man history of cool. And through it all, he's somehow managed to remain a mensch. Shep Gordon is a legend."
Anthony Bourdain

"I have never been so hungry after finishing a book! Shep Gordon loves life, and Supermensh is his joyful, soulful, and hilarious account of how he found some purpose for his own life. One for the good guys. Thank you, thank you"
Michael Douglas

"When you realize what Shep has done for the world of rock and roll, Hollywood and artists at large, you will be floored. What you don't know is that he also single handedly created the movement of "celebrity chefs" and not only changed the profession forever but also the entire perception of food; he created a culture. Not only is Shep my dear friend, he's one of the greatest humans I know and the journey this book takes you on will expose all the reasons he is truly Supermensch."
Emeril Lagasse

"Snoop said I was the only one to smoke him under the table But I remember more than once when the pot party Ended,  Shep and I were the last ones standing Let's burn another one soon Shep”
Willie Nelson

“Shep's memoir is a testament to the human capacity for adventure, survival, and kindness. This is truly the most interesting man in the world, not to mention one of the most generous and loving. Luckily for us, his lust for life is contagious. If I had to be stuck in a prison cell for the rest of my life, my only requests would be this book, and an annual meal prepared by its sensational author.”
Olivia Wilde

Far from a “walk down memory lane,” Shep’s memoir is like a rollercoaster highway ride through the greatest decades for food, celebrity, and entertainment—and it made me smile and laugh at every turn.  
Throughout Shep’s career, he’s mastered the art of giving people a great show.  From Hollywood to Cannes, dabbling in food, music, and all things entertainment, this book is no exception.
-Daniel Boulud, Chef/Owner, The Dinex Group

"Super Mench is an understatement. I've known Shep Gordon for over 40 years. He's the real most interesting man in the world!!!"
Sammy Hagar

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Posted on 04 Aug 2016 by Si
New Show - Elmira, NY

Alice Cooper has added a show at the First Arena in Elmira, NY on September 26th to the current 'Spend the Night with Alice Cooper' tour. Tickets go on sale Friday.

Dennis Dunaway's appearance in Los Angeles this weekend attracted various old Alice Cooper friends, including original co-manager Joe Greenburg, 70s roadie Ron Voltz, and Monica Lauer, who provided the childs voice of the classic 'Ballad of Dwight Fry'. You can check out a 25 minute video with words from all three as well as Dennis and Cindy of course.

Beasto Blanco, featuring Chuck Garric and Calico Cooper, will apparently play a show at the Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, CA on November 10th. Interestingly Ex-Alice bassist Kip Winger's band Winger play the following night!

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Posted on 02 Aug 2016 by Si
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