While we all wait for more Alice Cooper tour dates to appear, here's some news on the band:
Chuck Garric is out and about with Billy Bob Thornton and The Boxmasters. They have the following shows booked opening for the legendary Willie Nelson:
5th April - Kingston, ON - Kingston Memorial Arena
7th April - Ottawa, ON - Civic Center Theatre
8th April - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
9th April - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
10th April - Montreal, QC - Palace de Arts
11th April - London, ON - John Labatt Centre
14th April - Stamford, CT - Palace Theatre
15th April - Torrington, CT - Warner Theatre
16th April - New Bedford. MA - Zeiterion Theatre
17th April - Amhurst, MA - Mullins Center (U Mass at Amhurst)
The Boxmasters will also perform two songs from their album 'Modbilly' on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!', Tuesday, April 21st on ABC.
As well as all the Damon Johnson stuff I covered below, he's also out on the road and has the following shows coming up:
Damon will perform with Whiskey Falls at the Sticks Country Festival in Auburn, Alabama on April 17th at 5pm AND with his band The Welfare at the War Eagle Supper Club at 11.30 the SAME NIGHT!
The following day, April 18th, The Welfare play the Iron Horse Cafe in Birmingham, Alabama, and lastly (for now) Whiskey Falls play at Camp Del Corazon, in Los Angeles, CA on April 25th for the annual fundraising event for Camp Del Corazon and the Kid’s Heart Association.
Returning drummer Jimmy Degrasso will be in Europe with 'Hail!', an all-star covers band also featuring guitarist Andreas Kisser (Sepultura), vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (Judas Priest, Iced Earth), and bassist David Ellefson (F5, Megadeth). Dates are:
April 26th - Athens, Greece - Kytarro
April 28th - Budapest, Hungary -Venue TBA
April 29th - Zagreb, Croatia - Boogaloo
April 30th - Innsbruck, Austria - Hafen
May 1st - Vienna, Austria - Maifet
Blabbermouth have more info and videos.
Joe Bouchard has posted three videos from the Blue Coupe show in NYC last November. Check them out here.
Ryan Roxie performs a guest guitar solo on "Only The Best Die Young" by Swedish band Bai Bang. The track is on their new album "Are You Ready" which is out April 24th.
James Hetfield of Metallica mentioned Alice Cooper in an MTV interview recently when asked about his bands induction into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, including Alice in his list of bands he thinks should already be in the Hall.
And finally something ACTUALLY about Alice himself!! Check out this video of a Disco Alice!