Alice Cooper eChive News
Two Songs on Conan
Posted: November 29, 2012, 3:41 pm
Alice appeared on Conan on TBS last night. Alice recorded two songs. Under My Wheels aired on the show, and I'll Bite Your Face Off has been released as a web exclusive.
Conan Appearance and Old School Special Edition
Posted: November 13, 2012, 3:06 pm
Alice Cooper is slated to appear Conan on Wednesday, November 28th, 2012. Alice will be performing on the episode, which will aire at 11pm Eastern/10pm Central on TBS.
The Old School box set which was originally released last year, is being re-released in book form with only the CD content. This condensed version is available as in IMPORT on Amazon, and is a fraction of the price of the original "super deluxe" box set. Missing from his new version of the release are the vinyl pieces, and the DVD. The new edition of Old School is released on November 19th Internationally, and December 4th in the US. Please support this site and buy from Amazon!
Bigfoot gets DVD release!
Posted: October 3, 2012, 12:01 pm
The SyFy channel's Bigfoot film which features a small performance from Alice Cooper has received a DVD and Blu-Ray release, for better or worse. The film aired earlier this year on SyFy and leaves a lot to be desired. You can help support this site by purchasing the release from Amazon.com on DVD or Blu-Ray
HorrorHound - July/August 2012 - NEW!!
Alice returns to Friday Music with a Killer
Posted: August 15, 2012, 6:32 pm
Friday Music are once again beginning their vinyl re-issues of Alice's back catalog. This time around is the Alice Cooper groups LEGENDARY Killer (1971) album. The VINYL ONLY release will hit stores October 16th, just in time for Halloween. As with other Friday Music releases, the album will be pressed on 180g audiophile vinyl and was mastered by Friday Music's Joe Reagoso at Capitol Records from original Warner Bros. tapes! The album comes housed in a Gatefold Sleeve with original calendar artwork.
UPDATE: You can now pre-order the Killer vinyl release from Amazon and help support this site!
Alice in HorrorHound Magazine
Posted: July 18, 2012, 1:09 pm
Alice is featured in the July/August 2012 issue of HorrorHound magazine. The interview with Alice spans two pages, and is part of their Metal in Horror special issue. There is also other smaller Alice content within the magazine. Rob Zombie is on the cover, see below.
The follow are recent additions to the articles section of the site, either new articles or updated with images:
Circus - August 1972
Classic Rock - 2002 - NEW!!!
Cleveland Plain Dealer - July 1980 - NEW!!!
Cleveland Scene - 31st July 1980 - NEW!!!
Hot Metal - 1991
Hot Metal - August 1991
Hot Metal - September 1991
Hot Metal - 1992
Sounds - 1977
New Alice Book to be Published
Posted: March 27, 2012, 8:53 pm
A new book spanning the career of Alice, and the Original Alice Cooper Band, is set to be published on June 13th in the UK, and September 1st in the USA. Titled, Welcome To My Nightmare: The Story of Alice Cooper, it is written by Dave Thompson who has many rock books under his belt.
"Drawing from exclusive and unpublished interviews with a variety of names and faces from throughout Alice's career, the book follows Cooper's tale from his life growing up as a preacher's son in Arizona, through the early years of struggle in Phoenix and then Los Angeles, and then onto the rollercoaster ride that has been the years since then.Includes interviews with original bandmates Michael Bruce and the late Glenn Buxton, drummer Neal Smith, the late Frank Zappa, manager Shep Gordon and producer Bob Ezrin. Includes tributes and recollections from many of the artists who call Alice an influence - from the Damned and the Cramps, to White Zombie and Gwar. Session players and songwriters who have made their own contributions to the Alice story recall their days spent with this Prince of Hell-raisers. The result is a story that alternately thrills, shocks, surprises and delights. Includes full discography and bibliography."
"Unavailable and unseen for more than 30 years, Alice Cooper's macabre masterpiece The Strange Case of Alice Cooper will be released on DVD for the first time on May 22, 2012 from Shout! Factory.
The Strange Case Of Alice Cooper is more than a concert film. It is the warped tale of one man's descent into madness, a theatrical rock 'n' roll spectacle that could only emerge from the twisted imagination of Alice Cooper.
Recorded live on April 9, 1979, in San Diego, California during a stop on the Madhouse Rock Tour, Strange Case was inspired by Alice's stay in a New York sanitarium and the people he encountered there. Vincent Price introduces the proceedings as ghoulish doctors and transvestite nurses cross paths with dancing bottles of alcohol. All the while, Alice performs songs off his album From The Inside, as well as many of his most well-known and best-loved hits.
A must-have for fans of Alice Cooper and rock music alike, Strange Case will be available in stores nationwide with a suggested retail price of $16.98. The DVD also features an audio commentary by Alice Cooper."
A few months ago, "Alone In His Nightmare" was released on CD, which features a live performance in Los Angeles, California from Alice's Welcome To My Nightmare tour in 1975. The album will now be released on double 180g red vinyl which will be limited to only 1000 copies. If you haven't already picked this up, it seems NOW is the time. The vinyl release is scheduled for April 23rd, or there abouts.
Don't forget... support this site by buying this release from Amazon.com!
Alice announced for Bonnaroo
Posted: February 14, 2012, 12:18 pm
The big annoucement this week out of the Alice Cooper camp is that Alice's has been scheduled to play the Bonnaroo Festival in Tennessee on the 9th of June. This is the first time Alice has played the festival, and the first time he's played a festival in the US in a while. Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Phish are also schedule to play over this 4-day festival.
Alice Cooper is allegedly going to appear on an upcoming Paul McCartney tribute album. Other artists who are to participate include: Billy Joel, Brian Wilson, B.B. King, Willie Nelson, Steve Miller, Jeff Lynne, Heart, Wanda Jackson, Kiss, Ronnie Spector, The Cure and Corinne Bailey Rae.
Steve Hunter made the announcement on facebook that he has decided not to return for this years tour with Alice. He has a new album to finish up and other projects he wants to work on.
Upcoming TV and Film Productions
Posted: February 7, 2012, 9:48 pm
There are a slew of upcoming film and TV productions which Alice will make an appearance in, or is currently attached to. Some might not see the light of day for a little while yet, but this list gives us some great stuff to look forward too.
Mobster Movie (Film)
Director: Michael Giannantonio
Release Date: 2013
The film also stars Jose Rosete.
Director: Bruce Davidson
Release Date: 2012
Also starring: Danny Bonaduce (The Partridge Family), Barry Williams (The Brady Bunch), Howard Hesseman (Head of the Class), Sherilyn Fenn (Twin Peaks), Andre Royo (The Wire).
Creature feature produced for SyFy. "When Bigfoot is discovered in South Dakota, two life-long rivals (Williams and Bonaduce) battle to capture the creature - one to exploit it and one to save it."
Dark Shadows (Film)
Director: Tim Burton
Release Date: 11th May 2012
More details about this can be found in older news stories.
Drew: The Man Behind the Poster (Documentary)
Director: Erik P. Sharkey
Release Date: 2012
Sunset Strip: The Movie (Documentary)
Director: Hans Fjellestad
Release Date: 2012
That Metal Show: Season 10 (VH-1 Classic)
Release Date: Season begins airing 31st March 2012
This will be the second time Alice has appeared on the show.
Alice also recently appeared on Room 101, which aired on February 3rd on BBC 1 in the UK. Well worth checking out!
The following articles have been updated with images or are newly added to the site, see:
Beetle - October 1973 - NEW!!
Kerrang! - 3rd May 1997
Kerrang! - 17th May 1997
Kerrang! - 24th May 1997
Kerrang! - 31st May 1997
Kerrang! - 7th June 1997
Kerrang! - 14th June 1997
Kerrang! - 19th July 1997
Kerrang! - 29th October 1997
Record Collector - June 1992
Today's Arizona Woman - January 2003 - NEW!!
Posted: January 27, 2012, 7:55 pm
These articles have either been added a new or updated with images.
Cream - April 1973 - NEW!!
Creem - May 1979
Entertainment Weekly - 9th June 2000
Entertainment Weekly - 23rd April 1999
Entertainment Weekly - 13th November 1998
Evening Standard (UK) - 20th July 2000
Herald Sun (Australia) - 16th June 2005
Hit Parader - January 1973 - NEW!!
Kerrang! - 1989
Kerrang! - 11th June 1994
Kerrang! - 18th June 1994
Kerrang! - 5th July 1997
Metal Hammer - January 1987
NME - 19th May 1979
Penthouse - 1974
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 18th August 1997
Psychotronic Video - 1999; No. 31 - NEW!!
Q - 1989 - NEW!!
Q - December 1995
Q - August 1997
Velvet - May 1981 - NEW!!
First Spiders Single Reissued
Posted: December 8, 2011, 9:11 am
The most sought after Spiders single, Why Don't You Love Me / Hitch Hike on the Mascot Label has just been reissued and is available on ebay and other good vinyl retailers. The single was originally released in 1965 on very limited quantities and is almost impossible to find, the other pre-Alice Cooper Group singles occasionally appear on ebay, but both have recently been re-released; Don't Blow Your Mind saw a very limited release in the UK a couple of years ago, and Lay Down And Die, Goodbye (by The Nazz) was included in the Old School box set. An EP of the two tracks from the Mascot single has been available for some time from Sundazed Records, but get this replica release of the Mascot reissue while you still can!
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