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.


Guitar Hero 30 Apr 2008

Activision have released an online version of their hit game 'Guitar Hero' and it features 'School's Out' as one of the three songs you can try and play. Controled via your keyboard you can play it below!

Alice will appear on German TV's 'Chart Show' on RTL friday night 9:15 pm. A commercial last night said that Alice will be live in the studio. (Thanks Gerhard)

 

 

Roxie And Hunter News 27 Apr 2008

Happypill will be playing their biggest show to date supporting KISS (with Eric Singer of course) in Stockholm on Friday 30th May at the Stockholm Stadium. You can still check out the new happypill video below.

Guitarist Steve Hunter has released a new solo album entitled 'Hymns for Guitar'. The album was produced by Bob Ezrin. Hymns for Guitar’ is Steve’s acoustic guitar arrangements of some of his favorite old American hymns. Many of these great melodies were written in the mid 1800s. “When I was a very little boy....maybe 4 or 5 years old...my grandmother would occasionally take me to Sunday church with her. I always enjoyed the sound of people gently and quietly singing those beautiful old hymns. My main goal was to try to recreate the warm, peaceful sound with acoustic guitars that I had heard as a boy in church”. The album can be purchased at Guitar Nine and at CD Baby! Sound clips are available at both sites.

New USA Show 26 Apr 2008

Tickets are on sale for a show on 30th October at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, New Jersey.

Getreadytorock.com has a new interview with Neal Smith and a review of his new KillSmith album.

Alice's interview with Jon Anderson of Yes has been posted to the NWAC site. You can listen to it here.

NME Awards 25 Apr 2008

A couple of Alice mentions in the press to relate. The first is in the Essex Gazette and relates to songwriter Jimmy Jewell and golf, while the second is rather more interesting as it is about Alice's appearance at the NME awards in the El Rey Theater in L.A. on April 23rd, where he presented the 'Best International Live Act" award, and features photos of Alice. There's also video from the event here and a couple more photos here.

There is a new range of STUK clothing now available due to endless requests over the years. Designed by our own artist extrarodinaire Dannorama based on various Alice type images you can grab yours here and wear it with pride on the forthcoming tour! The company supplying them ships worldwide.
STUK also now has a presence on 'Facebook' if you use their site. Check out the STUK group here.

 

 

New Show in Switzerland 24 Apr 2008

A new European show has turned up for 9th July in Pratteln, Switzerland at the Z7 club. Tickets are on sale for 65.00 SFr here.

New Album News 24 Apr 2008

STUK has been stateside for the last week so there's a little catching up to do on the news front.

Alice has been talking about the forthcoming abum, 'Along Came A Spider' and here's what he had to say:
'..the album is based on a fictional serial killer named Spider, who wraps his victims in a silk web. "Every song is sort of a letter to the police," he explains. "They think they're investigating it from the outside, but he's actually woven them into the whole thing." Cooper has international tour dates booked from July through October. For the "Along Came A Spider Tour," which will most likely begin in 2009, Cooper says he plans to model each show after an old radio drama, like "The Shadow."  "Nobody has ever done that, in the format of a '40s radio cliffhanger kind of thing," he notes. "I want people actually playing detectives between the songs."
The album is apparently "75% done" and is currently aimed at a August release date.It's being co-produced by Greg Hampton and Danny Saber in Los Angeles.
You can read the full article here.

The Manchester Evening News has an article mentioning a golf feud between Alice and pop star Lloyd Cole.

Alice is interviewed on a new DVD called 'Radio Revolution' which you can get here. The film is a feature length documentary that investigates the international social, political and musical impact of radio stations CKLW during the 1960s and 70s.

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has been added to the bill at the fourth annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert honoring Alice and Slash on May 9th, 2008, at The Music Box @ Fonda, 6126 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA. He will perform with Kamp Freddy (Billy Morrison, Chris Chaney, Donovan Leitch, Matt Sorum and Slash) along with Chester Bennington (Linkin Park) and Robin Zander (Cheap Trick). The evening will also feature a special performance by Blind Melon, and a very special performance by Alice and Slash.

The Dennis Dunaway Project, who are currently hard at work on new material, will be playing The Haunt in Yonkers on May 30th. A new song will be unveiled. Dennis along with Al Bouchard (of Blue Oyster Cult) will also be playing a special engagement in Paris with members of 'American Dog' on June 14th. More info here. More European appearances are hoped to be announced shortly.

Keri Kelli's new CD with 'Saints Of The Underground' is out now and can be ordered from AmazonUK and AmazonUS. The album, entitled 'Love the Sin, Hate the Sinner' also features Jani Lane (ex-Warrent) on vocals Robbie Crane (Ratt).and Bobby Blotzer (Ratt).

Jason Hook has been busy recently and is hard at work on a new solo album. Some working titles include "Domestic Violins" and "Cheers To My Sobriety". He's hoping to have ot finished in time for the Alice tour this summer. There's also a video clip of Jason working on his first album 'Safety Dunce' over on Youtube. MVD Music Video Distributors has picked up a 2 disc 'Safety Dunce' CD/Video package which should now be avaialble worldwide. You can get it from AmazonUS or AmazonUK. Jason has also signed a sponsership deal with Marshall Amplification, and there's some new merchandise available here.

An audio sample from the Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon) and Tobias Sammet (Avantasia) "Elected" cover mentioned previously is available here.

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