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.

Steve Hunter Releases 'Before The Lights Go Out' 23 Sep 2017

Guitar Legend Steve Hunter To Release New Album “Before The Lights Go Out”
The Deacon Of Rock Bites Back!
 “Before The Lights Go Out” is long time Alice Cooper/Lou Reed Guitarist Steve Hunter's latest solo album. The cover art and title make a statement about his failing eyesight, but don't make the mistake of thinking this is a quiet wave goodbye. As soon as you put on the first track, you will know that this is more like a Blues Rock Declaration of Independence! There are sexy grooves, luscious guitar tones and melodies galore.
As with all Hunter's releases, there is some diversity and sound imagery, not least of which is 'Tienes Mi Coraz�n' where alongside his nylon string improvisation comes the sound of his own heart. And listen out for Joe Satriani adding his fire to the heat of “Mojo Man.”
Also joining Steve on a couple of tracks are two great Bass players: Erik Scott can be heard on “Mojo Man,” Erik is also an Alice Cooper alumni. On “Under The Bodhi Tree” is Andy Stoller. Steve and Andy toured together with Tracy Chapman during the “Telling Stories” album period, most recently Andy has been touring with Ann Wilson of Heart.
Watch the album sampler video:  
To pre-order Steve Hunter's “Before The Lights Go Out” at iTunes. CDBaby link to follow. Official release date is September 25th.
Steve Hunter is his own man; he has been around the block with a forty-five year career.
From his 1973 solos on Alice Cooper's “Billion Dollar Babies” album, his legendary acoustic work on Peter Gabriel's “Solsbury Hill,” his “Intro” to Lou Reed's “Sweet Jane” and his searing opening solos on Aerosmith's version of “Train Kept A Rolling” Most recently he can be heard on Alice Cooper's 2017 album “Paranormal” making this his ninth Cooper album appearance. The Deacon is not done yet but his life is evolving! He has challenges playing live now but his honed skill, tone, power and soul, is dished up on this hot plate of guitar driven instrumental tastiness.
 Ful Track List:
1.   On The Edge Of Uncertainty
2.   Mojo Man
3.   Summer's Eve
4.   Cinderblock
5.   Softtail Deuce
6.   Tienes Mi Corazen (You Have My Heart)
7.   Ice Storm
8.   Under The Bodhi Tree
9.   The Other Side Of The Coin
10. Happy Trails  (vocal Karen Hunter)

Alice and Arthur In Rio 22 Sep 2017

Alice and the band played the 'Rock In Rio' festival in Brazil last night and were joined not only by the legendary Arthur Brown as previously announced, but also Alice's Hollywood Vampires bandmate Joe Perry for a cover of Browns' 'Fire'. Both stars remained on stage for the closing 'School's Out' as well, and you can already check out footage on YouTube.
Before the show Alice, Sheryl, and the band gave out hearing aids to local children on behalf of the Starkey Hearing Foundation.

Chuck Garric and Calico Cooper will play a Beasto Blanco set at an early Halloween show on September 30th at 'Dr. Gangrene's Horror Hootenanny' which takes place at 'The End' in Nashville, TN.

93XRT have posted a video of Alice's 'Waynes World' introduction in Chicago a couple of weeks back.

'Sticky Fingers TV' interviewed the Alice Cooper band during their show at the venue a few weeks back and they've posted them on their YouTube channel here.

Damon Johnson talks to about his forthcoming live album 'Birmingham Tonite', as well as his time with Alice.

Dennis Dunaway London Signing 15 Sep 2017

Dennis has also announced that he will be at the Chiller Convention again this year and is bringing along Neal Smith and Michael Bruce too! The event takes place between October 27th and 29th at the Hilton Parsippany, Parsippany, N.J and tickets are on sale now.

US Tour Ends With Guests 14 Sep 2017

The US tour with Deep Purple ended a couple of days ago in Cincinnati, OH and featured guest appearances by Edgar Winter, Steve Morse (Deep Purple) and Doug Rappoport (Edgar Winter Group) on the final 'School's Out', which you can see also have some photos. The band now have a couple of weeks off before heading to Brazil for Rock in Rio on the 21st.
You can check out some great photos of the Jones Beach show over at Bravewords, while more photos and a review have been posted to Ultimate Classic Rock. Critical Blast review the St Louis show.

Revolver Magazine has a new interview with Alice as does CBS Chicago,, and CBN News.

One I think I missed is a new video interview with Tommy Henriksen from Rock Scene.

Rhino Records are apparently re-issuing 'Pretties For You', 'Love It To Death', and 'Special Forces' on vinyl on October 3rd. 'Pretties...' will be on red vinyl, 'Love It To Death' on black and white vinyl, while 'Special Forces' is on white vinyl. 'Trash' is also listed for a vinyl reissue on October 13th. you can pre-order them all via AmazonUK and AmazonUS.

Former OKEJ editor Anders Tengner has a new cookbook out which apparently features contributions from Alice, in Swedish of course.

'The Nightmare' Released Today 06 Sep 2017

'The Nightmare' TV Special is out on DVD today worldwide. This release comes with the bonus of the 'Welcome To My Nightmare' concert film recorded live at Wembley in 1975. You can order it from AmazonUK and AmazonUS now. The TV special reportedly comes from the original master tapes. You can read a reviews at ASX and Critical Blast.

The September issue of 'Planet Rock Magazine' has an article about the making of 'School's Out', and Dutch magazine 'Soundz' has Alice on the front cover.

'Steel Notes' magazine have published part 2 of their epic interview with Dennis Dunaway taking up the story from the band break up to the present day.

Damon Johnson is releasing his first solo live album shortly called 'Birmingham Tonight' and the sixteen song set recorded Birmingham, Alabama last year will be available on all the normal platforms. The full track listing features songs from throughout Damon's career and is as follows: Horses & Needles / The Killer Instinct  / Dead / Dayton, Ohio / Hard Act To Follow / I Lie In The Bed I Make / Slave To The System / Amphetamine / 20/20 Faith / Pontiac / Machete / And Fools Shine On / Nobody Usin' / Woman / The Boys Are Back In Town / Got No Shame.

Ultimate Classic Rock, Rolling Stone, and Cleveland Scene, have new interviews with Alice.

A woman in New Orleans is trying to sue Glen Sobel after a loose drum stick hit her during a show at the Saenger Theater that supposedly left her with injuries to her head, face and right eye. She claims the injury happened during the end of 'School's Out' so it seems unlikely Glen "suddenly and without warning... flung a drumstick into the air" and more likely he simply lost his grip on it. Whatever the circumstances, her claim that "hurling a drumstick into a crowd of patrons without warning” was an act of “negligence.” is obviously silly, as drummers have been throwing their sticks to fans for decades, not to mention the canes and whips that get thrown out every night at shows. Maybe she was busy with her phone...

Live reviews come from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (with the classic line "If there isn't an unwritten rule, let's just make it now, that you don't go on after Alice Cooper."), Southgate News-Herald, Live In Limbo, and 101WRIF (photos).

Tthe Miami Herald have an article about the 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' movie (just out on DVD) which, while not concentrating on Alice's involvement, has some interesting background information about this notorious turkey of a movie.

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