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Alice And Dennis at the Hall Of Fame

Alice Cooper and Dennis Dunaway will be at the Cleveland Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame later today [Monday 16th] for a public interview session to discuss the new Hall of Fame exhibit "Part Of The Machine: Rock and Pinball'. The exhibit will include the new 'Alice Cooper's Nightmare Castle', the original Electric Chair from 1971, and the rare Andy Warhol print Alice found last year. The event is free with admission to the museum, and begins at 12.45pm on the level 1 Klipsch Main Stage.
The 'Rock and Pinball' exihibit features many music related pinball machines, which are all playable using special Rock Hall tokens, a limited number of which are included with the price of admission to the museum, while extra tokens can be purchased in the exhibit.


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Alice to Perform at Starkey Gala Tonight

Shep Gordon will be honoured tonight (July 15th) at the Starkey Foundation Awards Gala at the Saint Paul RiverCentre, in Saint Paul, Minnesota with Alice also scheduled to perform at the event. The Starkey Foundation helps provide hearing aids to those who can't afford them around the world.  Alice and the Hollywood Vampires have appeared at several Starkey functions over the last few years in support of the cause.

earMusic have uploaded 'Poison' to YouTube from the forthcoming 'A Paranormal Evening' live album recorded at the Olympia, Paris last year. The double album is due out on August 31st.

The Sunday Post has an new interview with Alice today talking about Mary Whitehouse and her attempts to ban the band after seeing 'School's Out' on 'Top Of The Pops'.

Alice is due to appear on the Ronnie Wood show on AXS in the US July 18th. If you are in the US you can see a preview of the show here, but it seems to be geolocked outside North America.

Nights With Alice Cooper have posted a video interview with Alice and Joe Perry talking about Hollywood Vampires partner Johnny Depp.

Legendary producer Quincy Jones watch the Vampires perform in Montreux last week and Reuters carried a story about the show with photos etc.The Camden Adevrtiser also had a brief review of the show.

In Italy The Corriere has an article on the Hollywood Vampires, in Itallian of course.

Alice and Joe Perry will feature in a forthcoming documentary about the 'Rock'n'Roll Fantasy Camp' events that have been happening over the last few years. 'Living After Midnight: The Story of Rock Camp' will also feature interviews with The Who‘s Roger Daltrey, KISS‘ Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, Heart‘s Nancy Wilson, Slash, Judas Priest‘s Rob Halford, Jeff Beck and more. No release date is mentioned.

ZPNetwork have a new interview with Chuck Garric as Beasto Blanco set out on their short US tour. MusicLifeMagazine also have an interview.


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More Rhino Vinyl reissues.

According to Music Universe Rhino is releasing three more vinyl reissues on July 17th. This time 'Da Da', 'Flush The Fashion' and 'Zipper Catches Skin' will get the treatment on 140g vinyl. There's 4,500 for 'Da Da', 5,200 of 'Flush The Fashion' both on "mixed colour vinyl"  and 4,600 smoke (clear with swirls) vinyl of 'Zipper Catches Skin'.
They're up for pre-order on AmazonUK so presumably will be on AmazonUS soon.
 

Alice is featured in two new commercials for Fiat Chrysler which you can see below. While most of the advert is the same they have alternate endings.



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Paranormal Night In Paris

According to AmazonUK and AmazonUS August 31st will see earMusic release of a new live album recorded last year at the Paris Olympia. The tracklisting lists the full show, although the other information says the CD and Vinyl are on a single disc. Presumably this is a mistake as it simply wouldn't fit. The vinyl and CD appear to have different covers.Track listing is as follows:
Brutal Planet / No More Mr Nice Guy / Under My Wheels / Department Of Youth / Pain / Billion Dollar Babies / The World Needs Guts / Woman Of Mass Distraction / Poison / Halo Of Flies / Feed My Frankenstein / Cold Ethyl / Only Women Bleed / Paranoiac Personality / Ballad Of Dwight Fry / Killer-I Love The Dead / I'm Eighteen / School's Out.
'Ballad Of Dwight Fry' is already available as a download.
The Paris show was also filmed, but so far there's no listing for a DVD.
 

The rock world lost another star this week, Pantera/Hell Yeah drummer Vinnie Paul. Alice posted the following message soon after the news broke:
"Terribly saddened by the news of Vinnie Paul’s passing. Vinnie was a beloved fixture in the rock and metal communities and we will miss seeing him out on the road. His impact on heavy music is immeasurable. Rest In Peace Vinnie, condolences to your family, friends and fans."

Sand Mountain Reporter seem to have a new interview with Damon Johnson. Unfortunatly they are yet another US site simply blocking anyone in Europe from reading what they post.
 

There's a few new Hollywood Vampires reviews to list including RockShot Mag, The Times (paywalled), The Scotsman (also paywalled), Far Out Magazine, and The Independent.
After the Wembley show the band were presented with plaques commemorating their first headline show.


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Streaming Vampires

The Hollywood Vampires played Hellfest in France yesterday and the show was streamed live. Unfortunatly I didn't know until after the event but you can currently watch the full show on YouTube.
It also looked like tomorrow's show from the Graspop festival *may* be streamed as well. If it is you should be able to tune in live at the official festival site.
The UK shows have generated a few more reviews including Devilgatemedia [Birmingham], The Daily Mail [Hellfest and Glasgow] ,  The Telegraph [Wembley] , and The List [Glasgow]. Sadly many other "reviews" don't mention anything beyond how Johnny D looks, what he's wearing etc.

The Vampires also turned up at the annual Kerrang! awards on Thursday where guitarist Joe Perry was presented with the 'Inspiration' award by Johnny Depp.

As mentioned a few weeks ago journalist/author Martin Popoff has a new book on the way called 'Welcome To My Nightmare: Fifty Years Of Alice Cooper'. The book is due to be released on July 20th and there's a limited edition deluxe hardcover version available directly from the publishers Wymer Publishing.
Wymer have been kind enough to offer STUK a copy as a competition prize and you can enter shortly via our facebook page. All you have to do is post a fun caption to the photograph you'll find there and the funniest will win a copy of the book. You can enter as many times as you like, but please keep it clean!
I'll post the photo up shortly on the SickthingsUK facebook group page which you can find here.

Chuck and Calico of Beasto Blanco have been talking to Matapaloz in a new interview you can check out on their facebook page.


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