New Show Announced - New Brunswick

New show announced!

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

The Centre at Casino New Brunswick

Moncton, NB

Friday May 15 at 9am EST Tickets at: http://www.ticketbreak.com/event_details/9388?skin=casinonb

Alice Cooper’s School’s Out wins The Greatest Riffs in Rock ‘n’ Roll Poll from Cleveland.com

FROM CLEVELAND.COM — It was 50 years ago that Keith Richards “dreamed up” the riff to “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.”

Poor Keith, he still can’t get none.

“Satisfaction,” which was recorded on May 12, 1965, remains the Stones’ most recognizable song because of that riff. It also marked a turning point. Not just for the Stones, but for rock ‘n’ roll.

This was the beginning of The Riff Age – when rock was driven by a big, loud guitar playing a pattern of notes or chords that establishes that structure of a song.

Some say the Stones should stop playing “(I Cant’ Get No) Satisfaction” 50 years and billions of dollars later.

Well, Keith can always point to the Greatest Riffs in Rock ‘n’ Roll Poll. For days, the song was leading the vote, running neck and neck with another doozy, “School’s Out,” by Alice Cooper.

That is until Alice stepped in and activated his base with a get-out-the-vote effort, via Facebook and Twitter. The campaign was reminiscent of the original Alice Cooper band’s 1972 hit, “Elected,” in which he sings: “I’m your Yankee Doodle Dandle in a gold Rolls Royce, I wanna be elected.” (Like so many Alice Cooper songs, “Elected” also has a killer riff – and was considered to appear on the Top 50 list. One problem, original Alice Cooper band bassist Dennis Dunaway told The Plain Dealer: “It was the same riff as ‘Dolly Dagger,’ by Jimi Hendrix.”)

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In the end, the Alice Cooper get-out-the-vote campaign was too much for the Rolling Stones, who were obviously sidetracked by their upcoming tour.

Between the actual poll and write-in votes sent via email and in story comments, there were a total of 5,000 votes cast. The results for the Top 50 are below, which includes the vote percentages.

To read more about the making of “Satisfaction,” go to the original piece that got this whole thing going. In it, Dunaway also discusses the making of those killer riffs by the Alice Cooper band, which also featured Akron natives Glen Buxton, on guitar, and Neal Smith, on drums.

You can disagree all you want about the results, but — as they say — you can’t complain if you didn’t vote.

1. “School’s Out,” Alice Cooper – 16.1%
2. “Eighteen,” Alice Cooper – 8.6%
3. “Back in Black,” AC/DC – 8.5%
4. “Smoke on the Water,” Deep Purple – 6.8%
5. “Highway to Hell,” AC/DC – 5.2%
6. “Satisfaction,” Rolling Stones – 4.2%
7. “Crazy Train,” Ozzy Osbourne – 3.7%
8. “Whole Lotta Love,” Led Zeppelin – 3.3%
9. “The Trooper,” Iron Maiden – 13.2%
10. “Iron Man,” Black Sabbath – 3.1%
11. “Johnny B. Goode,” Chuck Berry – 2.7%
12. “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” Rolling Stones – 2.5%
13. “Black Dog,” Led Zeppelin – 2.4%
14. “Don’t Fear the Reaper,” Blue Oyster Cult – 1.9%
15. “Purple Haze,” Jimi Hendrix – 1.9%
16. “Voodoo Child (Slight Return),” Jimi Hendrix – 1.8%
17. “Immigrant Song,” Led Zeppelin – 1.7%
18. “Day Tripper,” Beatles – 1.6%
19. “Smells like Teen Spirit,” Nirvana – 1.6%
20. “Ace of Spades,” Motorhead – 1.4%
21, “Ride the Lightning,” Metallica – 1.4%
22. “Working Man,” Rush – 1.3%
23. “Midnight Moses,” Sensational Alex Harvey Band – 1.2%
24. “You Really Got Me,” The Kinks – 1.2%
25. “Sunshine of Your Love,” Cream – 1%
26. “Sweet Emotion,” Aerosmith – 1%
27. “Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll,” Blue Oyster Cult – 0.9%
28. “Bitch,” Rolling Stones – 0.8%
29. “Seven Nation Army,” White Stripes – 0.8%
30. “20th Century Boy,” T. Rex – 0.7%
31. “Alright Now,” Free – 0.7%
32. “Foxy Lady,” Jimi Hendrix – 0.7%
33. “Interstellar Overdrive,” Pink Floyd – 0.6%
34. “Ziggy Stardust,” Dave Bowie – 0.6%
35. “Kick Out the Jams,” MC5 – 0.5%
36. “Godzilla,” Blue Oyster Cult – 0.5%
37. “Louie Louie,” The Kingsmen – 0.5%
38. “Bulls on Parade,” Rage Against the Machine – 0.5%
39. “Rock and Roll Queen,” Mott the Hoople – 0.4%
40. “Can’t Explain,” The Who – 0.4%
41. “Outshined,” Soundgarden – 0.4%
42. “Rumble,” Link Wray – 0.3%
43. “Cinnamon Girl,” Neil Young – 0.3%
44. “Wild Thing,” The Troggs – 0.3%
45. “Living Loving Maid,” Led Zeppelin – 0.3%
46. “TV Eye,” the Stooges – 0.2%
47. “Slow Death,” Flaming Groovies – 0.1%
48. “Cold Turkey,” John Lennon – 0.1%
49. “Gloria,” Them – 0.1%
50. “Time Has Come Today,” The Chambers Brothers – 0.1%

Alice Cooper does PSA to promote Alzheimer's Benefit Football Game in Phoenix

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VALLEY PROFESSIONALS TACKLE ALZHEIMER’S

WITH BLONDES VS BRUNETTES® GAME

Participants Raising Awareness and Funds to Help End Alzheimer’s

PHOENIX, APRIL 20, 2015 – The Alzheimer’s Association Blondes vs. Brunettes flag football game kickoffs at 7:00 pm on April 25, 2015 at Phoenix Community College. The two teams are divided based on the age-old rivalry between blondes and brunettes, while increasing awareness of Alzheimer’s disease among a new generation (Note: Redheads are “free agents,” permitted to play for the team of their choice).  Funds raised benefit the care, support, advocacy and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association.  According to the Alzheimer’s Association 2014 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures, nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease are women.

Young professionals across the Valley have come together to lead the charge to tackle Alzheimer’s through Blondes vs Brunettes Phoenix. Over 200 spectators saw the Blondes emerge victorious on the field (40-7) in 2014. However, the community was the ultimate winner with over $23,000 raised for local programs and services as well as the latest breakthroughs in research.

“We are excited by the dedication of all the Blondes vs Brunettes Phoenix players and coaches!” said Jamie Rogers, Special Events Coordinator for the Desert Southwest Chapter Central Arizona Region. “The statistics show that women are at the epicenter of the Alzheimer’s epidemic. But together, these young women are taking action today to change the course of this disease!”

Alzheimer’s disease is a growing epidemic and the nation’s sixth leading cause of death.  More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s and this number is estimated to grow to as many as 16 million by year 2050.  In Arizona alone, there are over 120,000 people living with Alzheimer’s.

“This disease has touched so many of our families and friends,” states Leann Preminger, 2015 BvB Chair. “We cannot stand back and watch as it steals the future for our generation, and our children’s generation after. We must come together today to take a stand and help end Alzheimer’s.”

The Blondes vs Brunettes game is April 25, 2015 at Phoenix Community College. The gates open at 5:30 pm for a kick-off at 7:00 pm. Tickets are available at the gate for $10 per person age 12 and older.

For more information on the game, go to www.bvbphoenix.org or call 602-528-0545. 

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MOTLEY CRUE & ALICE COOPER REVEAL LAST REMAINING NORTH AMERICAN DATES TO OVERWHELMING FAN DEMAND

New York, NY (April 21, 2015) – This morning Motley Crue announced the remaining North American Dates on THE FINAL TOUR 2015  via motley.com.

Local ticket pre-sales start this Thursday, 4/23 at 10am local time before the public on-sale begins on Friday 4/24 at 10am local time with some dates going on sale on Saturday, 4/25.  Alice is offering VIP packages for these shows, details can be found at http://www.meetalicecooper.com.  Below is the full list of remaining dates, those WITHOUT Alice Cooper are marked with an *

Newly announced dates in RED!

7/22/15 – Eugene, OR – Matthew Knight Arena
7/24/15 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
7/26/15 – Billings, MT – Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark
7/28/15 – Boise, ID – Taco Bell Arena
7/29/15 – Salt Lake City, UT – EnergySolutions Arena
7/31/15 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
8/3/15 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre
8/5/15 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
8/7/15 – Milwaukee, WI – BMO Harris Bradley Center
8/8/15 – Chicago, IL – Allstate Arena
8/9/15 – Detroit, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills
8/11/15 – Hershey, PA – Giant Center
8/12/15 – New York, NY – Barclays Center
8/14/15 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
8/15/15 – Worcester, MA – DCU Center
8/16/15 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
8/18/15 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
8/19/15 – Cincinnati, OH – U.S. Bank Arena
8/20/15 – Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
8/22/15 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
8/23/15 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
8/24/15 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
8/26/15 – Baltimore, MD – Royal Farms Arena
8/28/15 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
8/29/15 – Charlotte, NC – Time Warner Cable Arena
8/30/15 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
* 9/2/15 – Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena
9/4/15 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
* 9/5/15 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
* 9/6/15 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome
* 9/8/15 – Monterrey, NL – Arena Monterrey
* 9/10/15 – Mexico City, DF – Arena Ciudad de Mexico
10/5/15 – Hidalgo, TX – State Farm Arena
10/7/15 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
10/8/15 – Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena
10/10/15 – Evansville, IN – The Ford Center
10/11/15 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
10/13/15 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
10/14/15 – Buffalo, NY – First Niagra Center
10/16/15 – Bridgeport, CT – Webster Bank Arena
10/17/15 – Manchester, NH – Verizon Wireless Arena
10/18/15 – Bangor, ME – Cross Insurance Center
12/4/15 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
12/7/15 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center
12/8/15 – Grand Forks, ND – Alerus Center
12/10/15 – Saskatoon, SA – SaskTel Centre
12/12/15 – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
12/13/15 – Calgary, AB – ScotiaBank Saddledome
12/15/15 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
12/19/15 – Phoenix, AZ – U.S. Airways Center
12/20/15 – San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena
12/22/15 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
*12/27/15 – *Las Vegas, NV – MGM Arena
*12/28/15 – *Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
*12/30/15 – *Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
*12/31/15 – *Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center

 

Fox8 Coverage of Alice Cooper at Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame Inductions

Check out the Fox8 Coverage of Alice Cooper at Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame Inductions below!

Alice Cooper walks Red Carpet at 2015 Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame