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.


New Guitarist Announced 30 Apr 2007

Jason HookWe can finally confirm the new Alice Cooper guitarist is Jason Hook (pictured left). Jason has worked with many acts over the years including Lee Aaron, Rhino Party, Vince Neil, Stephen Pearcy (Ratt), and Bulletboys. He also has a solo album out, called 'Safety Dunce' which recently won the LA Music Award for best independent instrumental album. You can check out his MySpace page and listen to him in action. Welcome aboard the nightmare express Jason!
Damon Johnson has left the band to concentrate on his new band 'Whiskey Falls' who will be touring much of this year. Check out their Myspace page to hear the band. Naturally we all wish Damon all the best with his new band.

In other news, as mentioned previously Calico Cooper has filmed an episode of the Dr Keith Ablow Show and according to the show site the episode will air this coming Wednesday and is entitled 'Rock Star Daughters'. There is a brief promo clip on the site as well which features Calico.
(Thanks Sandy)

BlueOysterCult.com is saying BOC will be playing with Alice at the Missouri State Fair on August 11th in Sedalia, MO.
There are also rumours that he will be playing the Detroit State Fair again this year, and that the Halloween show will be in Phoenix, but nothing solid to back these up as yet.

According to the Carson Daly website Alice will be on his show on May 2nd (actually May 3rd in many areas as it's after midnight) and not tonight as previously announced.

The new issue of Classic Rock Magazine has a brief Alice mention in an article about famous groupie and GTO Pamela Des Barres. There is also a photo of the two together.

Brain Damage Films have reissued 'Scarlet fry's Junkfood Horrorfest', which features Calico Cooper. This new version includes 20 minutes of extra footage and a Calico blooper reel!  You can order a copy to download here

'The Barrett-Jackson Experience' magazine has Alice featured on page 54, with 2 pictures and a caption about the auctioning of his Lincoln Zephyr Billion Dollar Babies car.
(Thanks Brett)

Gettyimages has new photos from today's Michael Douglas and Friends Celebrity Golf Tournament.  Just enter a search for "Alice Cooper" under the editorial photos section.
(Thanks Brett)

More Tour Dates 28 Apr 2007

The following shows have been officially announced:

South America
May 29 Santiago Teatro Caopoican
May 31 Cordoba, Argentina Estadio Juniors
June 1 Buenos Aires Estadio Luna Park
June 3 Sao Paolo Venue To Be Announced
June 5 Belo Horizonte Chevrolet Hall
June 6 Rio de Janeiro Venue To Be Announced
June 8 Curitiba Master Hall

MEXICO
June 13 Mexico City Plaza de Toros
June 14 Guadalajara Plaza Nuevo Progreso
June 15 Monterrey Arena

EUROPE
June 21 Athens, Greece Lycabettus Theatre
June 23 Huttwil, Switzerland Rock Sound Festival
June 25 Florence, Italy Venue To Be Announced
June 29 Borlange, Sweden Peace & Love Festival
July 1 Bucharest, Romania B'estival

AUSTRALIA
July 6 Sydney Enmore Theatre
July 7 Sydney Enmore Theatre
July 8 Brisbane Convention Centre
July 11 Adelaide Thebarton Theatre
July 13 Perth Burswood Theatre
July 14 Perth Burswood Theatre
July 18 Wollongong WIN Ent Centre
July 19 Canberra AIS Arena
July 21 Launceston Silverdome

United States
August 10th Des Moines, IA Iowa State Fair
August 17th Beaver Dam, WI Dodge County Fair
August 19th 2007 Green Bay, WI Radisson Three Clans Ballroom
August 31st Central Wisconsin, WI Central Wisconsin State Fair
September 14th Hutchinson, KS Kansas State Fair

WCSX have a new interview up with Alice which you can hear here.

Also: Alex and Geddy of Rush will be Alice's guests on 'Nights With Alice Cooper' on May 3rd.

Psycho-Drama Tour 26 Apr 2007

An official announcement from the Alice Cooper MySpace:
Alice will be appearing on "Last Call with Carson Daly" on evening of April 30th on NBC (U.S.). Alice will be appearing on "The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson" on the evening of May 4 on CBS (U.S). Check your local listings for time and channel.
The "PSYCHO-DRAMA" tour will be starting off in South America in May and will continue to Mexico, Australia, Europe, N. America and wrapping up in November in the UK. Stay tuned for tour dates.
Alice will continue to work with the band on the newest album during the tour and it should come out later this year.

New Keri Kelli Interview plus Iowa Show 25 Apr 2007

Keri KelliThere's a new exclusive STUK interview with Keri Kelli up now in the 'Interviews' section. Keri talks about his past, playing with Alice, and his new project Saints Of The Underground. Check it out here.

Alice has been announced as headlining the Iowa State Fair on August 10th. Tickets on sale July 5th with special guests being Blue Oyster Cult.
Also according to a radio interview Alice is playing Perth, Australia on July 13th.

Sky One (UK) are airing 'Rock Star Families' starting: 01:50 on Thursday 3rd May. It's a 50 minute show and has Alice content. 

Dennis Dunaway's dog (yes.. you read that right) plugs the DDP album "Bones From The Yard" in the latest issue of K-9 Magazine, a UK publication that just happens to be run by Alice Cooper fans.

Melbourne and Athens Shows 23 Apr 2007

Another Australian show has surfaced today. According to The Sun (Australian edition obviously) Alice will be at the at the Palais Theatre in Melbourne on July 10th. Tickets go on sale on May 7th. Ticketmaster have the date as "To Be Announced" and the venue in St. Kilda which is a suburb of Melbourne.
(Thanks Nick and SM)

Also announced is Athens, Greece on Thursday June 21st at Lycabettus Theatre. Tickets go on sale this week and cost 40 euros.
(Thanks Konstantinos)

Small Stuff 21 Apr 2007

The Battle Creek Enquirer has a story about Alice visiting the W.K. Kellogg Foundation on Thursday. His Battle Creek trip was a fact-finding mission on behalf of his Solid Rock Foundation.

Dennis Dunaway will be Alice's guest on 'Nights With Alice Cooper' on May 1st. Also, on the 25th of April Dennis will be attending Ian Hunter's 'Shrunken Heads' release party in NYC. Designer John Varvados is hosting and Ian is scheduled to play an acoustic set. Dennis of course appears on the album.

Mick Mashbir's album "Keepin' The Vibe Alive is now available from iTunes using this iTunes link.

Tesla will be covering "Is It My Body" on their upcoming 2-disc "Real to Reel" covers album, apparently to be available only at their shows.
(Thanks Joe)

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