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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
Launch Radio Networks reports: When ROB ZOMBIE hits the road this summer on Ozzfest, his touring band will feature former MARILYN MANSON guitarist John 5. Zombie told us how he and the guitar player got together. "CAMP FREDDY asked me to do this benefit, just to play one song, at the Arrowhead Pond (in Anaheim, California) for this tsunami relief thing. And John was there, and we played one song, 'Thunderkiss', and it kicked ass and he's a supercool guy and I was like, 'This is perfect.' John said, 'Do you need a guitar player for Ozzfest?' I said, 'Yes,' he said, 'I wanna do it,' I said, 'Perfect, done.'"
Zombie's new touring band also includes longtime bassist Rob "Blasko" Nicholson and ALICE COOPER drummer Tommy Clufetos. In addition to "Thunderkiss '65", Zombie recently hinted that his Ozzfest set list might include even more old material from his former band, WHITE ZOMBIE. We asked the singer if this was still the plan. "I don't know. I mean, I haven't rehearsed yet. John 5 and Blasko have been rehearsing and learning all these old songs that I haven't played in a million years, so we'll see."
German hard rockers Evidence One were chosen to support the upcoming German shows in July of none other than Alice Cooper.
Jun. 03 Freiburg - Messehalle (DE)
Jul. 15 Freiburg - Zelt-und Musikfestival (DE)
Jul. 16 Wuppertal - Unisporthalle (DE)
Jul. 19 Berlin - Columbiahalle (DE)
Jul. 22 Geiselwind - Earthshaker Fest 2005 (DE)
Jul. 23 Emsdetten - Emshalle (DE)
Alice Cooper is to headline a UK tour at the end of the year, with Twisted Sister as special guests. The dates are: Brighton Centre November 5, London Wembley Pavilion 6, Cardiff International Arena 7, Birmingham NEC 9, Manchester MEN Arena 10, Glasgow Clyde Auditorium 12, Newcastle Metro Radio Arena 13, Sheffield Hallam FM Arena 15, Nottingham Arena 16, Bournemouth BIC 17.
Alice Cooper interviewed Rob Zombie for his "Nights with Alice Cooper" radio show on the Phoenix radio station KDKB on October 24. Download the audio of the 13-minute interview at this location (mp3, 4.6 MB).
Metal legend Bruce Dickinson has more talents than you might expect. Not only does he front one of the most successful heavy-metals bands of all time — Iron Maiden — but he's also an author of two books (on a cross-dressing 18th century toff, as it happens), a competing fencer who was once rated fourth in Britain, and a pilot.
Now he's added yet another string to his bow — or should that be electric guitar? — by becoming a radio DJ for digital station 6Music.
"I love doing the show and it's turned out really successful for us," he enthuses. "We can play whatever the hell we want and mix everything from Alice Cooper to more modern bands like Viking Skull."
Bizarrely, Bruce manages to fit his radio show in between touring the world with Maiden (selling 60m records in the process) and flying passengers around the globe as a pilot for a commercial airline.
"At the moment I'm flying planes full-time and it's now my proper day job until the Maiden tour next year.
"A few months ago I was flying overnight for seven hours to Africa. It was around midnight when the captain leaned over to me and quite unexpectedly showered me with vomit — so I had to spend the next five hours covered in it.
"It was then that I thought to myself, not even in my worst days in rock 'n' roll has anyone ever been sick on me. Sometimes flying airplanes is actually more rock 'n' roll than being in a band."
Toronto Star wrote an article about how "evil isn't what it used to be."
Parents groups, conservative politicians and religious wingnuts worried daily that exposure to metal was promoting everything from promiscuity, substance abuse and casual violence among teens to an overall increase in Satan's power over the surface of the earth. Tipper Gore, of the then-notorious Parents Music Resource Centre (PMRC), claimed the music told young people "It's okay to beat people up" and successfully lobbied for warning labels to be affixed to potentially offensive recordings. Geraldo Rivera presided over a straight-faced, primetime "news" special exploring the links between heavy metal and Satanism.
Ozzy Osbourne — already notorious in the midst of his drunken "lost years" for biting the heads off a dove and a bat (the latter, in Ozzy's defence, was accidental) — found himself dragged into California court over the first of two ludicrous legal claims that his song, "Suicide Solution," had convinced an unfortunate teenager to kill himself. British metallers Judas Priest would face a lawsuit of their own in Reno, Nevada a couple of years later when the families of two more suicidal teens claimed subliminal messages on the band's 1978 album, "Stained Class," had coaxed the boys to "do it." Slayer would be next in court in the '90s when three teens who murdered, then raped, a 15-year-old girl in a horrific "virgin sacrifice" claimed the band's blood-spattered lyrics were responsible.More...
Read the full article at Toronto Star.
Alice Cooper has contributed a recipe for Almond Chicken Salad to celebrity cookbook "Star Palate", which benefits the Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The book, which will hit shelves in October, will also include recipes from Tori Amos, Anastacia, Billy Joel and Britney Spears and her mother, as well as from noted chefs.
This year's Bang Your Head Festival is set to take place on June 25th and 26th at the Messegelande in Balingen, Germany.
The latest act to be confirmed for the festival is ICED EARTH (second headlining act).
The current lineup of bands scheduled to perform at Bang Your Head 2004 includes: ICED EARTH, TESTAMENT, ALICE COOPER, ANTHRAX, QUEENSRYCHE, CHILDREN OF BODOM, PRIMAL FEAR, U.F.O., WHITE LION, MAGNUM, BLAZE, ANGEL, CAGE, MAJESTY, GOTTHARD, LILLIAN AXE, OMEN, DEATH ANGEL, KINGDOM COME, SHOK PARIS, RUFFIANS and BALLISTIC.
A warmup gig is to be held at Rockdisco WOM with Ruffians, Ballistic, Shok Paris and Death Angel.
United Stations Radio Networks, Inc., (USRN) an independent leader in original network radio programming, has announced it has signed a deal with legendary rocker ALICE COOPER whereby the performer will host a weeknight shift targeted to classic rock stations. United Stations will work closely with Cooper to develop the creative content of the program. The announcement came from United Stations EVP/Programming Andy Denemark from the network's New York City headquarters.
"Nights with Alice Cooper" is the latest addition to a rapidly growing field of evening daypart programming and it is the first such entry into the evening daypart arena for the network. Beginning on Monday, January 26, 2004, the show will be delivered to affiliates via satellite for five hours per night and is intended to provide programming for the 7pm to Midnight time period, Monday through Friday. The music playlist for the show will be comprised of upbeat classic rock and the broadcasts will be populated by Alice Cooper and a cast of characters who will be introduced to the program and evolve over time. Cooper, who resides in Arizona, will have the show emanate from a mysterious location in the Arizona desert. More...
Rob Zombie was on hand to see Alice Cooper honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday (December 2) in Hollywood, California. Check out pictures from CelebrityPhoto, StarFile, GlobePhotos, GettyImages, WireImage, Colourpress, DailyCeleb, LFI, and Yahoo.