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.


Interviews and Films 30 May 2014

The Huffington Post has a new interview with Shep Gordon promoting "Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon".

A new Alice quote is doing the rounds of all the news sites at the moment. "It's been a really funny thing now. All the girls are doing the big productions," Cooper said in a recent interview. "Shakira, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga — it seems like all the girls decided to do it big these days."

"Skum Rocks" is a new film that features narration by Alice. The film "chronicles the hilarious and unbelievable true story of the rise and fall of one of the weirdest acts in rock history.". More info can be found here.

Italy's Republica has a long article in Italian.

Lastly, I keep forgetting to post Damon Johnson's new Black Star Riders UK dates up so here they are. The band have just recruited Robbie Crane to replace the departed Marco Mendoza.

July 18th Holmfirth – Picturedrome
July 19th Ebbw Vale – Steel House Festival
July 20th Brighton – Concorde 2
July 22nd Northampton – Roadmenders
July 23rd Leicester – Academy
July 24th Guildford – G Live
August 6th Buckley – The Tivoli
August 7th Birmingham – The Asylum

New Roxie 77 EP 23 May 2014

The Ameriswede EPRyan Roxie and Roxie 77 will have a new 6 track EP released on July 7th (7/7) through Bellyache Records entitled "The Ameriswede EP". Of course being a Roxie 77 record there has to be a twist, and this time the EP will contain two different versions of each of the six new songs. On the excellent 'Two Sides To Every Story' album a few years ago this meant both electric and acoustic versions of each song. On "The Ameriswede EP" you get two different mixes of each song. Side A (The American side) features the six songs mixed by the one and only Tommy Henriksen, while Side B (The Swedish side) has the songs mixed by Swede Jon Bordon. On top of that the first pressing will consist of 500 vinyl copies with the first 77 copies pressed on red vinyl (the rest being standard black vinyl) but it will come with a free digital download and a CD for those without a record player. Bellyache Records are accepting pre-orders now and with only 500 copies of the first pressing it's likely to run out fast so grab yours soon! All pre-orders will also recieve a 4 button (badge) set as well!
 

Legendary Alice Cooper/Lou Reed guitarist Steve Hunter will shortly launch his ‘One on One’ remote clinics, an informal consultation service that enables people to benefit from his 40 + years experience as a Session Musician, Player and Producer. Now you can spend half an hour talking music, life, guitars or gear directly with Steve via Skype or telephone. For full details check out SteveHunter.com.

Roxie GuitarGuitar Clinics in UK 19 May 2014

Ryan Roxie will be in the UK this week doing a couple of Gibson Guitar Clinics. He will be at GuitarGuitar in Glasgow tomorrow May 20th and GuitarGuitar in Epsom, Surrey on May 22nd.
Don`t forget he'll be back again next month playing proper shows. Here's the dates:
11th June - Bannermans, Edinburgh
12th June - Camden Underworld (supporting Gilby Clarke)
13th June - Bedford Esquire (support from Teenage Casket Company)

Second Show In Atlantic City 17 May 2014

Alice Cooper and Motley Crue will play a second show in Atlantic City on October 24th. Ticket sales begin on May 22nd.

'Super Duper Alice Cooper' is getting a second string of theeatrical showings in the US through Marcus Theaters. Check out the new dates here.

Antimusic have posted an unusual review of the 'Billion Dollar Babies' (SACD) release.

New Interviews 15 May 2014

MItch Lafon has posted a great new audio interview with Alice over at Speaker.com during which Alice takes about 'Super Duper', drugs and the forthcoming covers album. Vanyaland and OC Weekly also have a few words with Alice.

Travellers In Time have a new interview with Neal Smith talking about 'Billion Dollar Babies'.

Chuck Garric was interviewed on the 'Silk and Steel Power Hour'.

Nights Interviews 09 May 2014

'Nights with Alice Cooper' has posted two recent interviews from the show. The first with Ronnie James Dio's wife Wendy about the recent 'This Is Your Life' tribute album (which was originally announced to as featuring Alice, but doesn`t) and the second is with guitarist Joe Satriani.

GALO magazine has a new interview with 'Super Duper's' Reginald Harkema.

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