20% Off Alice Cooper merch For Fathers Day

fathersdayIn honor of Dads everywhere, Alice Cooper has authorized a discount in the official web stores! Use the code DAD20 for 20% any webstore order from now until Sunday – June 21st!

U.K./Europe webstore:  https://alicecooper.backstreetmerch.com/

U.S. Webstore:  http://shop.alicecooper.com/

ALICE COOPER AWARDED KERRANG! LEGEND AWARDS IN LONDON


DENNIS DUNAWAY TO SPEAK AND PERFORM WITH SPECIAL GUESTS AT ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME

SOURCE:  rockhall.com

WHERE:   Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Foster Theater

WHEN: June 20, 2015 at 7 pm ET

TO RSVP: This event is FREE with a reservation through the Rock Hall website at https://tickets.rockhall.com or at the Rock Hall Box Office.  Seating is limited.  Rock Hall Members can RSVP starting at 10amEST on Monday, June 8.  Non-Rock Hall members can RSVP starting at 10amEST on Tuesday, June 9.  

ABOUT THE EVENT:
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will welcome Dennis Dunaway of the Alice Cooper Group for a Hall of Fame Series interview on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 7pm in the Museum’s Foster Theater.   During the interview, Dunaway will discuss his newest book Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs!: My Adventures in The Alice Cooper Group (to be released June 9, 2015).  Dunaway will also be joined onstage for a short acoustic performance with special guests Michael Bruce (the Alice Cooper Group) and Joe and Albert Bouchard of Blue Oyster Cult.  Following the program, Dunaway will answer questions from the audience and participate in a book signing.  Books will be available for purchase.

Alice Cooper Group bassist Dennis Dunaway

ABOUT DENNIS DUNAWAY

Before the world heard of KISS, the New York Dolls, Marilyn Manson or Ozzy Osbourne, there was Alice Cooper, the original shock-rock band.  Dennis Dunaway was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011 as a founding member and bass player with Alice Cooper.  Alice Cooper’s musical style evolved into a unique blend of cryptic lyrics and mysterious music, and they began integrating improvised fights, mesmerizing light shows, and feather storms into their stage routines. This caught the attention of Frank Zappa, who signed them to his record label.

The band worked constantly the next six years, knocking out two albums every year, and creating the largest and most innovative stage productions ever seen in rock.  In 1971, the band had their first Top 10 single, “I’m Eighteen.” In the few years to follow, the group acquired 6 gold and 5 platinum albums, 1 certified triple platinum. Their hit single “School’s Out” was the biggest selling single in the history of Warner Bros. records and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2015. Dennis was awarded Best Bass Player of 1974 by Circus Magazine. Their Billion Dollar Babies album reached #1 in America and Britain simultaneously. Their live theatrical concepts set new standards for arena rock shows and their 1973 Billion Dollar Babiess how got them on the cover of Forbes as the highest grossing tour. Alice Cooper were also in the Guinness Book of World Records for drawing the largest indoor audience to their show in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  The band broke up in 1976.

In the 90s, Dennis went into a month-long hospital stay due to Crohn’s disease complications and was flooded with fan mail from around the world. Cued by the kind words of his fans, and by the encouragement of his family, he vowed to perform for live audiences again.  Ever since, Dennis has been back in action, constantly recording and playing shows with bands involving his musical friends.

In 2011, Dennis received a Revolver Golden God Award and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with the other members of the original group known as Alice Cooper.  In 2015, Dennis’s much-awaited memoir about the rise of the Alice Cooper group, Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs!, will be released. (photo credit: David Cluett)

ABOUT THE BOOK
When Alice Cooper became the stuff of legend in the early ’70s, their shows were monuments of fun and invention. Their utterly original performance style and look, known as Shock Rock, was swiftly copied by countless bands.  Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs! is the riveting account of the band’s creation in the ’60s, strange glory in the ’70s, and the legendary characters they met along the way.  Author Dennis Dunaway (bassist and co-songwriter for the band) tells a story just as over-the-top crazy as their (in)famous shows.

Alice Cooper Group bassist Dennis Dunaway Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs! biography

Praise for Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs!

“I still consider Dennis Dunaway to be one of my best friends. Dennis is one of the few true surrealists that I’ve ever met….This book carries on in Dennis’ own private surrealistic world. “- Alice Cooper

“Dennis tells the story from the inside out with wit and wisdom and adds brilliantly to the Alice Cooper Group mythos. There may be many versions of this story, but Dennis’ is one of the most colorful, insightful and entertaining!” -Bob Ezrin, record producer

“For a fan of the Alice Cooper band, as I have been since my adolescence in the 1970s, Cooper bassist Dennis Dunaway’s first-hand account of the group’s humble beginnings, heady triumphs and arguably inevitable implosion is gripping stuff.” -Michael J. Fox

MOTLEY CRUE ANNOUNCE LAST EVER EUROPEAN DATES WITH VERY SPECIAL GUEST ALICE COOPER

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London 9th June 2015 – One of the most legendary and iconic rock bands to ever grace the world of music, Mötley Crüe, have made their last tour announcement ever today when they revealed the cities of their Final European Tour to take place this November. The European dates are part of the band’s 2-year ‘Final Tour’ cycle that will culminate at Staples Center on December 31st in the band’s hometown of Los Angeles, CA for their final show ever.

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At a press conference in London hosted by Matt Everitt of BBC6 Music today, the band gathered in front of European media from 12 countries and announced the tour dates demanded by none other than their fans. Leading up to today’s announcement, Mötley Crüe gave the fans an opportunity to voice their thoughts and vote on which European cities they would like to see the band play. An overwhelming 500,000 fans in 18 European countries shared their messages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #DemandtheCrue and could track the progress of the conversation via a heat map that was updated daily at: Motley.com/DemandTheCrue

The November tour dates will be the ultimate farewell to the European continent as Mötley Crüe will be bringing over their biggest production and pyro show to date including Nikki Sixx’s flame throwing bass and Tommy Lee’s “Crüecifly” drum coaster, as well as the “Crüesnest” where fans can sit with the band up close and personal during the grand finale of the show. Check out highlights from Mötley Crüe’s show here.

Speaking on their final ever European tour announcement, bassist Nikki Sixx said:
“We’re excited to come back to Europe with all the songs, bells and whistles and say goodbye during The Final Tour to the greatest fans in rock n roll.”

After thirty-four years performing together, the 2015 leg of the Final Tour includes shows all across the globe. Mötley Crüe have just finished a tour of Australia and New Zealand in May for their last ever shows there after concluding their final Japan run this past February. The band are currently saying farewell to the European festival circuit having just laid waste to Sweden Rock Festival this past weekend and with two massive performances coming up this weekend at Novarock Festival in Austria and at Download in the UK before taking their can’t-miss show back to the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

Mötley Crüe first announced plans for their two year Final Tour by signing a Cessation Of Touring Agreement at a press conference in Los Angeles in January 2014, solidifying the end of their touring career for December 2015. Since the announcement the band has been touring tirelessly to say goodbye to fans around the world.

The 2014 leg of the Final Tour was one of last year’s top grossing tours, selling close to a million tickets across 72 cities and grossing more than $45 million. “Mötley Crüe’s Final Tour has been a massive global success and a true testament to the popularity of this legendary rock band,” says Rick Franks, Live Nation’s Regional President of North American Concerts. “New Year’s Eve 2015 will mark the end of an era in rock history but there’s no doubt that Mötley Crüe’s music will influence generations of artists for years to come.”

Audiences can also expect a high-energy performance from very special guest Alice Cooper*, who already joined the band for the Final Tour in 2014. He will be tearing up the stage once again on most 2015 dates. The pairing has been roundly praised as a must-see by fans and media alike.

THE FINAL TOUR – EUROPE
NOVEMBER 2015

ALICE COOPER CONFIRMED FOR THE FOLLOWING DATES

Monday 2 NOV – Newcastle Metro Radio Arena, UK*
Tuesday 3 NOV – Manchester Arena, UK*
Wednesday 4 NOV – Birmingham Genting Arena, UK*
Friday 6 NOV – London SSE Arena, Wembley, UK*
Sunday 8 NOV – Stuttgart Schleyerhalle, Germany*
Tuesday 10 NOV – Milan Mediolanum Forum, Italy*
Friday 13 NOV – Munich Zenith, Germany*
Saturday 14 NOV – Düsseldorf ISS Dome, Germany*

Tickets are on-sale from 9am on Friday 19th June 2015 priced at £47.50 / £40.00 London

£45.00 / £40.00 / £35.00 regionally (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk

Alice Cooper tours haunted Fremantle Prison

SOURCE: smh.com.au
Author - 
Entertainment Reporter

He’s known for his mock executions on stage, but Alice Cooper got a confronting dose of Australia’s convict history when he ventured behind bars for a spooky prison tour.

Cooper, accompanied by a small group of brave fans, walked the corridors of Fremantle Prison on Friday night, stepped inside cells and examined the gallows which claimed 44 lives.

Built in the 1850s, the prison is said to be one of Australia’s most haunted locations, but the rocker said he didn’t feel a paranormal presence during his visit.

 The rocker was fascinated by the historic gallows, which were used to execute 45 people.

“I was more interested in the history of the whole thing, especially when you see the hanging room,” he said.

“That’s something I do on stage and it’s a good trick, but when you realise they actually put the metal in a certain place so they know it’s going to snap your neck at exactly the right place – and it’s a science, that’s bizarre. If there was anything paranormal it would be there.”

After the last inmates were transferred in 1991, Fremantle Prison was restored and has become a popular tourist attraction. In recent years, parts of the complex have been converted to office space and, as of last week, budget accommodation.

Cooper played along with a demonstration of the cat o' nine tails.

Cooper played along with a demonstration of the cat o’ nine tails. Photo: Candice Barnes

“The most amazing thing about it was they actually built this, the convicts built the prison themselves – you don’t hear of anything like that. Usually that’s a government thing they do and it’s still standing, they did a pretty good job,” Cooper said.

Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger visited the prison shortly before the band’s Perth gig in November last year, but Cooper said such outings were rare for rock stars.

“We never get to do things like this. Normally we come into town, we see the venue, we go shopping or something, we go to a movie, we go to dinner and then we’re gone. We do the show and we’re gone,” he said.

Read the rest here: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/shock-rocker-alice-cooper-tours-haunted-fremantle-prison-20150523-gh7y11.html#ixzz3bsu61DN3

Just announced! Alice Cooper to play Buffalo Chip at Sturgis 2015

FIVEFINGERJust announced! Alice Cooper to play Buffalo Chip at Sturgis Saturday, August 1st, 2015 with Five Finger Death Punch!

Admission: This is a free show but you will need campground admission to get onto the grounds. That can be purchased here:

http://www.rallytickets.com/sturgis/productdetails.aspx?ProductID=679