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.


Live In Montreux Details 28 Mar 2006

Now Available for pre-order from AmazonUK is 'Alice Cooper - Live In Montreux 2005', the long awaited DVD from the 'Dirty Diamonds' tour. It's due 29th May in Europe while the US has to wait a whole extra day for their version which is due May 30th (but isn't listed on Amazon yet). Eagle Rock US have confirmed the tracklisting for both the DVD and the CD (which comes with the DVD) as follows:

DVD: 1. Department of Youth / 2. No More Mr. Nice Guy / 3. Dirty Diamonds / 4. Billion Dollar Babies / 5. Be My Lover / 6. Lost in America / 7. I Never Cry / 8. Woman of Mass Destruction / 9. I’m Eighteen / 10. Between High School and The Old School / 11. What Do You Want From Me? / 12. Is it My Body? / 13. Go to Hell / 14. The Black Widow / 15. Gimme / 16. Feed My Frankenstein / 17. Welcome To My Nightmare / 18. The Awakening / 19. Steven / 20. Only Women Bleed / 21. Ballad of Dwight Fry / 22. Killer / 23. I Love the Dead / 24. School’s Out / 25. Poison / 26. Wish I Were Born in Beverly Hills / 27. Under My Wheels

CD: 1. Department of Youth / 2. No More Mr. Nice Guy / 3. Dirty Diamonds / 4. Billion Dollar Babies / 5. Be My Lover / 6. Lost in America / 7. I Never Cry / 8. Woman of Mass Destruction / 9. I’m Eighteen / 10. Between High School and The Old School / 11. What Do You Want From Me? / 12. Is it My Body? / 13. Gimme / 14. Feed My Frankenstein / 15. Welcome To My Nightmare / 16. School’s Out / 17. Poison / 18. Wish I Were Born in Beverly Hills / 19. Under My Wheels

Also: PlanetRock aired an interview with Alice on Saturday. It was part of the Nicky Horne show and was actually a repeat if an interview he did with Alice in 1978!

STTS On The Road 27 Mar 2006

Alice Cooper guitarist Damon Johnson and Slave To The System have announced some more shows for April as follows:
April 7th - Big E's - Edgerton, WI
April 8th - Harpo's - Detroit MI (w/ BUCKCHERRY)
April 9th - The Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI
April 12th - The Temple Club - Lansing, MI
April 13th - Planet Rock - Battle Creek, MI
April 14th - Piere's - Fort Wayne, IN
April 15th - The Machine Shop - Flint, MI

Another UK Show 24 Mar 2006

Ticketmaster are now showing ANOTHER UK show for Sheffield City Hall on May 29th. Tickets went on sale this morning.

Also: There's a new Kane Roberts interview over at Rockeyez with Alice content.

Alice in Dublin 23 Mar 2006

It seems the rumoured Dublin show has now been confirmed as May 31st at Vicar Street, Dublin. Tickets on sale on March 30th. Full info here.

New German Dates 23 Mar 2006

Two new German dates have appeared:
15th June 2006 Bonn, Deutschland, Museumsplatz
16th June 2006 Dischingen, Deutschland, Rock am Härtsfeldsee
(Thanks Gerhard, Petra)

"The Unbelieveable Truth" 22 Mar 2006

(c) Bill CroweRumours have been circulating for a few days now that Ryan Roxie is leaving the Alice Cooper band but I wanted to wait for something official before posting the sad news. So here we go:

"After much thought and deliberation, guitarist Ryan Roxie has decided to forgo his six-string gunslinger duties for Alice Cooper to concentrate on becoming a Shoe Cobbler.....namely, Swedish Clogs. Although Mr. Roxie has no interest in shoes, his fasination with wood is unparalled...... But seriously, Roxie is taking time to be with his family and would really like to be able to play for the Godfather of Shock Rock again in the future. The Alice Cooper Rock Show will remain to be one of the most fun and entertaining shows out there mainly for one reason: ALICE COOPER! Roxie is just happy that he's had the opportunity to play for the Man in Black (black eye make-up that is) on and off for the past 10 years. He'd also like to wish Alice, the Band, and the die-hard fans good golf, great poker, and the best rock n roll tour imaginable in 2006......."
J.J. King-press secretary for Mr. Roxie

So there it is. This does NOT mean it's definitly the end for the Alice and Roxie show. My understanding is that after all these years it's just time for a father and husband to take a break and to spend some quality time with his family, something I'm sure fans can understand, and that next year Roxie will hopefully return to take his rightful place stage left. It certainly won't be the same without him.

Obviously STUK will continue to cover all Roxie related news and everyone here wishes him all the best, and we just hope this will allow him enough time to complete a new Roxie77 album!!

So who will replace the irreplacable? Current favourite for the job is Keri Kelli, who played with Ryan in Slash's Snakepit and Dad's Porno Mag and had stints with Ratt, Warrant, Skid Row, Adler's Appetite, Pretty Boy Floyd, and Tuff amongst others, as well as being a well known face on the L.A. scene. Check out Keri at www.kerikelli.com.
More when I get it.

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