Tag Archives: Alice Cooper

Gig review: ALICE COOPER – Manchester Arena, 15 November 2017

ALICE COOPER - Manchester Arena, 15 November 2017

The release of Killer in 1971 was a defining moment in my love affair with rock and I’ve waited 40 plus years to see Alice perform with what remains of the original Alice Cooper band, Glen Buxton having passed away … Continue reading

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Gig review: SIN HOUSE – Spirit Of The Torrington, Old Finchleians, London N12, 15 October 2017

SIN HOUSE – Spirit Of The Torrington, Old Finchleians, London N12, 15 October 2017

It’s take some gumption to start a new band when celebrating the 50th anniversary of your pro career, but then Stevie Smith, the former Bad Manners, Ruthless Blues, Salt and Long John Baldry harp player, is no ordinary performer, and … Continue reading

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DVD review: ALICE COOPER – Welcome To My Nightmare Special Edition

ALICE COOPER - Welcome To My Nightmare Special Edition

Eagle Rock [Release date 08.09.17] Alice’s long available Welcome to My Nightmare, December 1975 Wembley, Empire Pool footage gets a 2017 ‘reboot’ with the addition of a same year TV special -  ‘Alice Cooper: The Nightmare’.  It’s the first time … Continue reading

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Album review: BLACKTHORNE – Afterlife/Don’t Kill The Thrill (Graham Bonnet, Bob Kulick)

BLACKTHORNE - Afterlife

Hear No Evil [Release date 02.09.16] Cherry Red have embarked on a fairly extensive trawl through Graham Bonnet’s back pages, ahead of some UK dates and a generally higher profile.  We’ve reviewed some of his solo material which is frequently … Continue reading

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Gig review: STONE FREE FESTIVAL Day 1 – 02 Arena, London, 18 June 2016

Alice Cooper - STONE FREE FESTIVAL DAY 1 - 02 Arena, London, 18 June 2016

Once upon a time, gigs took place indoors, or in football stadiums for the very largest acts, and festivals in a muddy field. While rock festival demographics have gradually got older, the havoc wreaked by the vagaries of the English … Continue reading

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Album review: FISCHER’S FLICKER – Fornever And Never

FISCHER

Lavender Kartydid Music [Release date 15.08.15] ‘Fornever And Never’ by Chicago Fisher’s Flicker is a bewildering musical journey that reflects its leader’s Scott Fischer’s eclectic musical background. Described by his PR as a ‘a vast musical amusement park’, Scott Fischer … Continue reading

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Gig review: MOTLEY CRUE – Metro Arena, Newcastle, 2 November 2015

MOTLEY CRUE – Metro Arena, Newcastle, 2 November 2015

Almost 30 years ago, give or take a couple of months, I went along to the Edinburgh Playhouse to see Motley Crue who at that point were riding high on the success of their ‘Theatre Of Pain’ album. What a … Continue reading

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Album review: CASABLANCA – Miskatonic Graffiti

CASABLANCA -  Miskatonic Graffiti

Despotz Records [Release date  25.09.15] I am a big fan of the first two albums from Swedish/American band Casablanca, and album number three is no disappointment. A concept album based on Chuthulu mythology, that aside, the album has a maturer … Continue reading

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News: VOODOO VEGAS, THE HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES, MUTE GODS – Thursday 13th August 2015

Alice Cooper - Cropredy 2013

Voodoo Vegas release a new EP ‘Hypnotise’ on October 12th. It can be pre-ordered here. Status Quo bassist John ‘Rhino’ Edwards will release his second solo album, ‘Rhino’s Revenge II’, on October 23rd via Molano Music. The Mute Gods is … Continue reading

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Gig review: RICKY WARWICK AND DAMON JOHNSON – Bannerman’s, Edinburgh, 31 May 2015

RICKY WARWICK AND DAMON JOHNSON – Bannerman’s, Edinburgh, 31 May 2015

It has been a busy year so far for Black Star Riders. They completed a UK tour with Europe, played shows in the US and have been supporting Def Leppard at various European shows. You would think then that having … Continue reading

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Album review: IAN PAICE’S SUNFLOWER SUPERJAM 2012

IAN PAICE

earMUSIC [Released 09.03.15] (CD/DVD) The Sunflower Jam was started back in 2006 by Jacky Paice, wife of Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice and sister-in-law to the late Jon Lord, as a charity event to raise funds for holistic and non-toxic … Continue reading

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Album review: STEVE HUNTER – Tone Poems Live

Steve Hunter - Tone Poems Live

CD Baby [Released 01.09.14] ‘Tone Poems Live’ pairs New York guitarist Steve Hunter (Alice Cooper/Lou Reed/Julian Lennon/Aerosmith) with top session players, bassist Tony Levin, drummer Alvino Bennett and keyboards Phil Aaberg in a in live studio setting that is also … Continue reading

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News: GILLAN, WILKO JOHNSON, VON HERTZEN BROTHERS – Wednesday 21 January 2015

Bernie Torme - Hard Rock Hell, November 2013

A Gillan box set is released on March 16th on Demon. The CD set features the original UK albums, along with 4 LP picture discs. Sleevenotes are written by Joe Geesin and include new interviews with Bernie Torme and Mick … Continue reading

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Album review: HELIX – Bastard Of The Blues

Helix - Bastard Of The Blues

Perris Records [Release Date – out now] I got a bit of a surprise when this album popped through my door mainly because I had no idea that Helix were still in existence. I saw Helix back in 1983 in … Continue reading

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DVD review: ALICE COOPER – Raise The Dead Live From Wacken

 ALICE COOPER – Raise The Dead Live From Wacken

UDR  [Release date – 20.10.14] No one would begrudge Alice Cooper a quiet retirement, playing away his twilight years on the golf course fairways he loves almost as much as the concert hall stage. Alice, thankfully, shows no signs of … Continue reading

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Album review: THEORY OF A DEADMAN – Savages

THEORY OF A DEADMAN - Savages

Roadrunner Records [Released 29.07.14] Theory Of A Deadman (TOAD) return with a new album, certainly darker lyrically than the last couple of albums and they are working again with Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance/Halestorm/Black Stone Cherry). They are definitely a … Continue reading

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Gig review: HIGHWAY TO HELL – Classic Grand, Glasgow, 7 September 2014

HIGHWAY TO HELL – Classic Grand, Glasgow  - 7 September 2014

I am sure that everyone is aware of the Hard Rock Hell franchise which includes the Hard Rock Hell festival, Hammerfest and Hard Rock Hell AOR/ Prog/ Blues weekends. On top of these events for the last five years Chic, … Continue reading

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DVD review: LIVE AT WACKEN 2013 – 24 Years Louder Than Hell

Live At Wacken 2013

UDR  [Release date 04.08.14] For the last 24 years a small village in Northern Germany has become the centre of the heavy metal universe for one weekend of drunken antics, sloppy mud and loud music. Welcome to Wacken Open Air! … Continue reading

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Album review: POOBAH – U.S. Rock

Poobah - US Rock

Ripple Records [Release date 10.02.14] This album was originally released back in 1976 during the peak of Poobah’s career and has now been lovingly re-mastered and reissued by Ripple Records. Poobah were formed by guitarist Jim Gustafson back in 1972 … Continue reading

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Album review: ALICE COOPER – Billion Dollar Babies

Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies

Audio Fidelity [Release date 01.03.14] There’s been something of a glut of Alice Cooper re-issues of late – Trash and Hey Stoopid, The Eyes Of Alice Cooper and Dirty Diamonds, and Brutally Live – to name but a few.  This … Continue reading

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