NIGHTS WITH ALICE COOPER WINS KERRANG AWARD!

SOURCE:  KERRANG.COMKerrang! Awards 2016

We waited a whole year for it, but now our 35th birthday / awards are sadly over. Sob!

Three generations of rockstars  – everyone from Iron Maiden, to Deftones, to blink-182, to A Day To Remember – came, drank, and got merry. Perhaps some a little too merry. Most importantly, some of those rockstars were crowned 2016 Kerrang! Award winners, and stumbled up to the stage to pick up their K!-shaped trophies, while others lost out, and spent the evening crying into their pizza. There, there, guys.

“I’m just a year older than Kerrang! And every day my knees hurt and I’m out of breath putting my socks on,” says Kerrang! Editor James McMahon. “But what the night’s mayhem confirmed to me, is that even three and a half decades into it’s existence, Kerrang! is as fit and lithe as it’s ever been. No other brand could unite stars old and new like Kerrang!. Bound by booze, yes, but by a shared spirit and passion for rock ‘n’ roll too. Because the night was, from start to finish, one of those nights that sear themselves into your memory – where fans, bands, mag, friends old and new, became one mass of love for a style of music a group of people were so obsessed with 35 years ago they started a magazine, just because one didn’t exist to cover it. By fans, for fans. Thirty five years young. Last night was the best birthday party ever.”

Now, we’ve got an epic clean-up job to undertake before we scoot off to Download Festival (once we’ve figured out who threw up on our suitcases…) So while we do that, why don’t you guys take a look at the winners…

KERRANG! AWARDS – FULL WINNERS LIST

 

BEST RADIO SHOW

Nights With Alice Cooper – Planet Rock

 

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Presented by Planet Rock

Deftones

 

KERRANG! LEGEND

Presented by Ghost Vodka

Iron Maiden

 

KERRANG! HERO

Thin Lizzy

 

THE ICON AWARD

blink-182

 

SPIRIT OF PUNK

Frank Carter

 

BEST EVENT

Presented by K! TV

You Me At Six – The Ghost Inside Benefit Show

 

BEST BRITISH BAND

Presented by WWE2K17

Asking Alexandria

 

BEST BRITISH NEWCOMER

Presented by Help Musicians UK

Creeper

 

BEST INTERNATIONAL NEWCOMER

Presented by Troxy

Cane Hill

 

BEST TRACK

Presented by K! Radio

All Time Low – Missing You

 

BEST LIVE BAND

BABYMETAL

 

BEST ALBUM

Presented by Zippo

No Devotion – Permanence

 

BEST INTERNATIONAL BAND

Presented by Fireball

A Day To Remember

 

BEST FANBASE

twenty one pilots

 

BEST FILM

Deadpool

 

BEST TV SHOW

Making A Murderer

 

 

BEST VIDEO GAME

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

 

BEST COMICBOOK

The Wicked + The Divine

 

BEST FESTIVAL

Bloodstock

 

BEST COMEDIAN

Amy Schumer

 

TWEETER OF THE YEAR

Hayley Williams

HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES VISIT DRACULAS CASTLE IN ROMANIA

The Hollywood Vampires met up at Dracula’s Castle, aka Bran Castle, in Romania a few days prior to their gig in Bucharest!  

As if that wasn’t enough, the band was joined by Tim Burton!  Check out the pics below! 

Alice Cooper Arrives At Bran Castle, aka Dracula’s Castle outside of Bucharest Romania. Photo by @cerealkyler

  

Alice Cooper And Tim Burton Arrive At Bran Castle, aka Dracula’s Castle outside of Bucharest Romania. Photo by @cerealkyler

  

Alice Cooper And Tim Burton Arrive At Bran Castle, aka Dracula’s Castle outside of Bucharest Romania. Photo by @cerealkyler

  

Johnny Depp And Matt Sorum Arrive At Bran Castle, aka Dracula’s Castle outside of Bucharest Romania. Photo by @cerealkyler

  

Bran Castle, aka Dracula’s Castle outside of Bucharest Romania. Photo by @cerealkyler

 

REVIEW: Hollywood Vampires honor the dead with a show full of life

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By Katrina Tulloch | ktulloch@syracuse.com 
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VERONA, N.Y. — When three legends take one stage, and one of those legends is Alice Cooper, it’s hard to pay attention to anyone else.

Rock supergroup Hollywood Vampires, featuring Cooper, actor Johnny Depp and Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry, kicked off their summer tour on Tuesday night (May 24) at the Turning Stone Resort Casino.

At 68, Cooper is the picture of vivacity. He commanded the stage with vigorous vocals, glam rock swagger and full “vampire” attire. (Lestat, not Edward Cullen). His frilly poet shirt was splattered with blood, and despite wearing both a corset and skintight leather pants, Cooper missed no opportunities to gyrate his hips.

Perry, rock royalty dressed in deep purple, seemed to have an endless supply of guitars at his disposal. Around 8:30 p.m., Perry smashed his white guitar and threw pieces of it into the crowd.

It was only the fifth song of the night.

Another white guitar appeared in its place, only to be traded for an orange and white arrow during “Break on Through,” and later, a classic black shredder. He played just as he always has, with razor sharp licks and even a behind-the-head solo on “Stop Messin’ Around.”

Next to the wildly confident Cooper and Perry, global megastar and sex symbol Johnny Depp looked almost boyish.

Dressed in a simple black vest over a collared white shirt, Depp played the right-hand man for most of the show, backing up Cooper’s vocals and Perry’s guitar expertise. With a toothy smile, Cooper played down Depp’s celebrity, calling him “Johnny D from Kentucky.”

But Depp is no Hollywood hack. He showed off impressive chops during “As Bad As I Am” with a picking style to rival Keith Richards. One audience member remarked Depp looked like he could’ve been Richards’ son.

Depp seemed to enjoy taking a backseat to Cooper. He smiled coyly at the massive cheers following his solos, and wiggled his fingers at fans.

That’s important to note: Johnny Depp does not wave, he wiggles. It’s like a little piece of Captain Jack Sparrow never left him. The audience loved it, cheering wildly every time he murmured a “thank you” into the mic.

NEW ALICE COOPER SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT!

  NEW ALICE COOPER SHOW ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tuesday, August 16th,2016

Venue: The Pavilion at The Centre of Tallahassee

Tallahassee, FL

Onsale: Friday at 10 am

Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/1ZOvdTI

REVIEW – Alice Cooper proved to be more than just another concert, but more like an EXPERIENCE

SOURCE: The Rust Belt Chronicles

Alice Cooper at EXPRESS LIVE. Photos taken Parry Ritter/The Rust Belt Chronicles.

Alice Cooper at EXPRESS LIVE. Photos taken Parry Ritter/The Rust Belt Chronicles.

I’ve been going to rock concerts for nearly four decades now so it’s pretty hard to throw something at me that will truly leave me feeling amazed. Well those boundaries were not only tested last Friday night at EXPRESS LIVE in Columbus, Ohio, they were absolutely blown away by the legendary Alice Cooper and his band.

For whatever reason every time that I had the chance to see the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Famer, something always came up to make it impossible to visit the venue he was frequenting at the time. And after finally getting to see ‘The Godfather of Shock Rock’ live, I’m not real happy that I was denied those previous opportunities.

Not only would I consider what I saw one of the top 10 shows I have seen during the past 38 years, I might be hard-pressed not to put it at the top of the list. Not only was there theatrics throughout the show, there were theatrics throughout the show being done by a man who is 68 years old, and doing them with what looked like relative ease (I can only hope to be walking at that age).

As if that wasn’t enough, he was singing songs that I remember as a teenager and taking me back to a time that were full of great memories. Not only did he do that with his hits but there were also a few covers thrown in by other rock legends, I’ll get to that in a little more detail later in the article.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT THERUSTBELTCHRONICLES.COM

NWI TIMES – Alice Cooper Rocks Star Plaza Again

SOURCE: NWITIMES.COM

PHOTO BY DAMIAN RICO, THE TIMES. ALICE COOPER TAKES THE STAGE ON THURSDAY EVENING AT THE STAR PLAZA THEATRE FOR HIS SPEND THE NIGHT WITH ALICE COOPER TOUR

After all these years, Alice Cooper is still bringing it.

The shocker rocker extraordinaire delivered a performance Thursday filled with his snake, blood, an electric chair, monsters and a guillotine coupled with classics like “No More Mr. Nice Guy,” “I’m Eighteen,” “Feed My Frankenstein,” “Poison,” “School’s Out” and more. He made it a nightmare to remember at the Star Plaza Theatre.

His current tour, Spend the Night with Alice Cooper, runs about an hour and a half and pays homage to some of the musician’s best late rock pals during the Raise the Dead segment, which highlights the work of Keith Moon (“Pinball Wizard”), Jimmy Hendrix (“Fire”), Jim Morrison (“Love Me Two Times”) and David Bowie (“Suffragette City”).

Raised Vincent Furnier in Detroit, Michigan, the son of a Baptist minister, Alice Cooper has made his name as one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most prolific showmen entertaining fans for generations with a theater production-like show.

But don’t be fooled, his high energy antics and top-notch band are a force to be reckoned with and much more than just theatrics. Guitarists Nita “The Hurricane” Strauss, Tommy Henriksen, Ryan Roxie and Chuck Garric put on demanding performances night after night. Drummer Glen Sobel’s mesmerizing skills are both breathtaking and inspiring.

Some other highlights of the show were when Cooper was transformed into a 12-foot monster during “Feed My Frankenstein” and when he was beheaded by the ginormous guillotine onstage.

Alice Cooper formed his band in high school and was discovered by Frank Zappa in 1969 and has managed to remain consistently relevant. Most impressive is Cooper has stayed true to his early days of a dark horror themed-show, which has set him apart from any other artists in the business.

READ THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE AT NWITIMES.COM