Below are the complete SickthingsUK news archives going back to 2004 when I first added news to the front page.
NOTE: The further back you go, the less likely it is that links and images will work, because the original sites no longer have the articles.


Union (Feat. Chuck Garric) 29 Nov 2005

The STUK staff have just returned from a truly great show show in Camden, London by 'Union', who feature Bruce Kulick (Ex-Kiss), John Corabi (Ex-Motley Cue), Fred Corey (Cinderella) and the one and only king of sideburns, Mr Chuck Garric.
Why are we posting this here? Well, as there seems to be no Alice news to report at the moment Jaded decided we would turn into the Garric news for the day!!
First things first, rest assured sideburns are still on show and according to Mr Garric they won't be disapearing any time soon!
The show itself was extremely good. A mix of Union originals and Kiss/Cinderella/(Crue/Scream?) tracks (unfortunatly no Alice songs even though the crowd was screaming for one.. we hoped for 'Jesse Jane'!) with Chuck taking lead vocal on 'War Machine', 'I Love It Loud' and 'Unholy', a revelation after only having seen him do a few backing vocals with Alice before (Jaded says 'He sounded spectacular'). Note: Chucks setlist had a cute little "Alice Eyes" hand-sketched on it!
Afterwards the band came out and signed/chatted with fans for a while before heading off for another signhing at the Hard Rock Cafe. As always Chuck was friendly and chatty and seemed pleased that AC fans had gone to the show to see him.
The band have just ONE more UK show tomorrow night in Nuneaton at Queens Hall and tickets are still available. Catch them if you can! It's worth the trip, whether you think you know the songs or not!

Radio Solent 24 Nov 2005

As it's still very quiet with little to report, here's an interview Alice did for UK Radio Solent on November 4th kindly sent to me by Madame Bondage. Click here.

Also check out John "Wicked" Youngman's new site here for some UK tour pics.

And lastly Nights With Alice Cooper is running a competition to win tickets to the Xmas pudding show.

We're Still Alive! 22 Nov 2005

It's all been very quiet since the tour ended but here are a few small things to check out:

AliceCooperPics has posted a couple of hundred excellent photos from the UK tour. Bill's pics are always of the highest quality so go check them out! There will also be more UK pics added to the STUK photo section in the next couple of days time allowing.

If you and a couple of friends want to play golf with Alice, check out CharityFolk.com who are auctioning a chance to do just that.

Canadian sources are saying the Live 1973 DVD will be out in Canada on November 29th, not 22nd as previously reported.

Back From Tour 18 Nov 2005

Finally back from the UK tour and what a blast it was. Great as always to meet all the Sickthings. The tour ended on a massive high with a blistering show in Bournemouth, and as you would have seen Dee Snider joined Alice for 'Under My Wheels', a nice ending to the tour. Anyway time to cover a few things that have come in over the last couple of days.

This weeks issue of Kerrang magazine has a review of the Birmingham show.

There is a quote from Alice on the new Donovan (who of course sang on 'Billion Dollar Babies') boxset called 'Try For the Sun'.

Alice is listed as appearing at the 25th Make-A-Wish Golf Classic at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale on Monday.

There maybe a very short clip of Alice on tonights 'Children In Need' telethon on (UK) BBC1.

For those who are interested in checking out the music of Dimma, who features 3 members who played with Michael Bruce on his Iceland tour and "The Second Coming Of Michael Bruce" CD, they have an album out now.

For those who are interested in checking out the music of DIMMA (Alice's support band in Iceland) we have a new CD out on GB Records in Iceland.
Alice liked our music, so maybe you will! DIMMA features 3 members who played with Michael Bruce on his Iceland tour and "The Second Coming Of Michael Bruce" CD.
Like the MB CD, the DIMMA album was produced by Ingo & Silli Geirdal and includes 10 new original songs written by the band members. It also includes a music video which you can view on your computer. Anyone interested in checking out this CD can order it directly from us through Paypal and we'll send the CD out to you by Air-mail within 24 hours after receipt of payment.
The price of the DIMMA CD is $25.00 + $5.00 for Air-mail shipping to Anywhere in the world! For UK buyers, the price is £17.00 UK Pounds including Air-mail. Please make Paypal payments to this e-mail address; geirdal@xnet.is
We also accept payments in CASH (US Dollars & UK Pounds ONLY) by Air-mail in a Registered letter to;

Ingo Geirdal Ragnarsson
Hraunteigur 10,
Reykjavik 105,
ICELAND

We strongly recommend you make your payment thru Paypal or send it by REGISTERED mail as we can not be responsible for payments lost in the mail!

Alice And Dee In Bournemouth 18 Nov 2005

Thanks to Pete Trustrum for this pic of Alice Cooper and Dee Snider of Twisted Sister on stage at Bournemouth BIC for the last show of the 'Dirty Diamonds' Tour last night. Dee joined Alice for 'Under My Wheels', describing it from the stage "A dream come true".

New Michael Bruce Interview 16 Nov 2005

Rock'n'Roll Universe has an all new and lengthy Michael Bruce interview online. Very interesting stuff.

MoviesOnline is reporting that Alice will be providing a song for the new Vampire movie "BoodRayne" next year. You can find out more about this movie (based on a cool video game) here. Whether this will be a new song or just reusing an already released one is unclear. The movie is set for a US release on the 6th of January.

Dennis Dunaway and Neal Smith can be found on a new compilation album called 'The Morgue The Merrier' playing on a song called 'The Ghost of Brian Jones' by the one and only Richie Scarlett. The song was originally featured on Richie's 'Insanity Of Life' CD which is HIGHLY recommended. There's also a release party in New York on November 19th at the Pyramid Club 101 Avenue A. Check the press release:

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 19, 2005 at the PYRAMID CLUB 101 AVENUE A

Starring Tripwave, The Subway Surfers, Ugly Friend, The Scared Stiffs, Spooky Pane and the Migraines & Stark

Hosted by satellite radio DJ Chris T.!!! Also debuting that night will be The Pyrate Sisters All-Gal Sideshow, featuring A.V. Phibes, a.k.a., Vulnavia Queen of Nails; the fire-eating burlesque cutie, Molly Crabapple; andhuman blockhead/raconteur, Ilise "The Lady Aye" Carter, the "Sisters" will amuse and enthrall audiences with their unique circus skills and feminine wiles. Plus there will be CD and t-shirt giveaways, drink specials and more!

If you've never been there, the Pyramid Club "it's older than you are, and has gone through as many personalities. Punk rockers, Goth betties and queers of every feather worship weekly at this temple of iniquity, which moonlights as an Off-Off-Broadway venue when it feels like being theatrical. (The Donkey Show cavorted here before finding a permanent home at El Flamingo.) The bar up front is serviceable, and if you're lucky, hotties will be dancing around your rocks glass. In the back, there's a small dancefloor and a stage that's seen everything from They Might Be Giants (at their beginning) to GG Allin (at his end). If you're feeling adventurous, the shadowy downstairs area hides a multitude of sins, mostly of the carnally curious variety. -Peter Landau" The Pyramid is located at 101 Avenue A
(East Village) between 6th and 7th Streets. 212-473-7184 (Subway Stops F, V to Second Ave.; 6 to Astor Pl., L to First Ave.)

Arizona Republic has a short story about Alice in a charitable mood when when he's not at home.

The latest issue of MetalEdge (US) apparently has a two page Alice Cooper feature entitled 'Killing Paris'.
(Thanks Brett)

Alice will be hosting the 'Top 20 Rock Deaths' on KerrangTV this coming Friday night at 10pm. You can find it on Sky channel 454.

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