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.


Def Alice 28 Feb 2011

According to Newstalk.ie Alice Cooper will be playing two Irish shows in June, somewhat strangely opening for Def Leppard. Thin Lizzy also play. Tickets go on sale Friday at 9am. The dates are:
June 7th - The Odyessy Arena, Belfast
June 8th - The O2, Dublin

Metal Sludge have a new interview with Alice in which he suggests Keri Kelli has left the band! More info if and when I get it.

Alice has been announced as recording a song for the forthcoming Ronnie James Dio tribute album along with Rob Halford, Glenn Hughes, Lemmy and a host of others. Apparently Alice is looking at recording a song Ronnie performed with his pre-Rainbow band Elf.

 Pegasus News have a review of Damon Johnsons' solo show in Dallas earlier this week.

Alice in Germany 25 Feb 2011

According to an advert in 'Rock Hard' magazine Alice will be playing the Devil Side festival in Oberhausen, Germany on July 2nd.

Golden Gods 24 Feb 2011

This years Revolver 'Golden Gods' awards show, at which Alice will be receiving the 'Golden God' award, has just skyrocketed in importance for all fans as according to the website the show will also feature a performance by the original Alice Cooper band, with a guest appearance by Rob Zombie. It all takes place at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles on April 20th.

ESP In Europe 23 Feb 2011

The Eric Singer Project, which also features Chuck Garric, Bruce Kulick (Kiss, Grand Funk Railroad) and John Corabi (Motley Crue, Ratt) have scheduled a short European Tour. Dates are as follows:
March 26th - Honefoss-Oslo, Norway - Alfred
March 27th - Helsinki, Finland - Nosturi
March 30th - Pratteln-Basel, Switzerland - Z7
March 31st - Prague, Czeck Republic - Exit Chmelnice
April 1st - Zlin, Czeck Republic - Master of Rock Cafe
April 2nd - Tefls, Austria - Rathaussaal Tefls

Alice was on NPR Radio thehe other morning and you can listen to the interview here with a transcript here.

There is now more info on this years Alice Cooper Golf Tournament, which takes place on April 4th in Phoenix, posted to the Solid Rock website including a registration form.

AC.com are now offering VIP packages for some of the forthcoming dates.

As previously reported Keri Kelli has been touring Europe with Chris Slade Steel Circle and you can check out five videos from the Holland show at Gunther's YouTube page.

New Album 20 Feb 2011

Alice spoke about the forthcoming 'Welcome 2 My Nightmare' album on 'Nights With Alice Cooper' a few days ago and this is what he had to say (Courtesy of Planet Rock):
"I'm very happy with working with Bob (Ezrin) again. It's 'Welcome 2 My Nightmare', and it's the next nightmare. Thirty years later, he has another nightmare, and this one is even worse than the last one. . . I haven't worked with Bob in a long time. After the 35th anniversary of 'Nightmare', I said, 'Why don't we start writing something else?' And he said, 'Why don't we just do part two?' We'd never done part two, so I went, 'That's a great idea. Let's get me and you together, I think we can still get Steven Hunter and Dick Wagner. We'll put some of the original people on it and add some new people."
In other interviews Alice has suggested a Halloween release date but of course nothing is fixed in stone yet. We do know, of course, that the original Alice Cooper band have been involved in several tracks, as have Wagner and Hunter, as well as the current band, however what may make the final cut is yet to be announced.

Alice will apparently be appearing on the Dennis Miller radio show on Monday. This could be a re-run of an older interview. You can normally listen to the show here.

Alice will feature in the "Paul Shaffer's Rock Hall Spectacular" which is due to air on US radio on March 9th.

Alice Does Charity Show 16 Feb 2011

Alice Cooper will be performing at a concert to benefit the victims of January's shooting rampage in Tucson. Alice Cooper joins an all-star line-up of musicians at the Tucson Convention Center, (who have donated the building), on Thursday, March 10, 6PM.
The event is a fundraiser for the non-profit Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, benefiting the newly established Fund for Civility, Respect, and Understanding. The Fund will support individuals and families affected by the January 8th shooting in Tucson, and will promote civility and respect in public discourse, schools, and the community. The fund will also work to increase awareness of mental health symptoms, prevention and treatment services.
Other performers set to appear include Jackson Browne, David Crosby & Graham Nash, Sam Moore, Nils Lofgren, Keb’ Mo’, Jerry Riopelle, Dar Williams, Ozomatli, and Calexico. The event will also feature speakers including Ron Barber, who was among those wounded on January 8, NASA Astronaut Mark Kelly (Giffords’ husband), Lea Marquez Peterson (president of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce) and Tucson Mayor Bob Walkup (who introduced a nation-wide Civility Accord at the winter legislative meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C. on January 18, which has since been signed by almost 200 mayors). Tickets go on sale February 19th at 10 a.m. through the Tucson Convention Center Ticket Office 260 S. Church Ave. (10 a.m. - noon), on the web at www.ticketmaster.com, by phone (800)745-3000 and all Ticketmaster Outlets.

Alice will also be making an appearance at the 'Revolver Golden Gods' awards announcement press conference on February 24th at the Club Nokia in Los Angeles.

Calico Cooper will be appearing at the 'Fashion Week In Hell' on March 3rd which takes place in Hell, Nord-Trondelag in Norway. The show is put together by 'Anti Sweden Jeans', and Calico has already done a photoshoot for them, which you can see at their Facebook page along with more info.

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