Alice Cooper Breaks Cane Onstage, Accidentally Hits Nita Strauss In The Head

During Alice Cooper’s October 7 show in Charlotte, NC, a piece of the frontman’s cane ended up breaking off and hitting guitarist Nita Strauss in the head. You can see fan-filmed footage of that below. Strauss commented:

“When I joined the Alice Cooper band in 2014, he gave me the same promise he gives all the touring band members: ‘You’re going to see the world, you’re going to get paid, and you’re going to get stitches.’ He left out ‘oh and you may get brained by flying broken cane pieces from the first song’ 😆 All in a day’s work on an Alice Cooper tour 🎩 no real harm done 😆🙏🏻”

Today Is Now “Alice Cooper Day” In Milwaukee

Today (October 1) has been declared “Alice Cooper Day” in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mayor Tom Barrett tweeted the following about that:

Alice Cooper To Get Street Named After Him In Westland, Michigan

Alice Cooper will soon have a street named after him in Westland, Michigan. According to Beasley Media Group, the shock rocker and WCSX-FM’s Big Jim O’Brien will be unveiling “Alice Cooper Court” during a ceremony at the Eloise Asylum on September 23. The event will also include a performance by Alice Cooper tribute band The Nightmare.

Big Jim O’Brien said the following:

“From Glenn Frey Drive to Bob Seger Blvd., we’ve celebrated great local musicians. But NEVER has an artist and location made more sense than Alice Cooper Court at Eloise Asylum. We can’t wait to celebrate Alice here in the Motor City!”

Scott Jameson, vice president of national content and director of Detroit programming at Beasley Media Group, also commented:

“Alice Cooper’s stage show features guillotines, live snakes, and a strait jacket. So, it’s only fitting we honor him with a landmark on the grounds of a century-old Detroit area sanitarium. Some things just write themselves.”

Furthermore, the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio will also be celebrating the news by adding an “Alice Cooper Court” street sign to their “Legends Of Rock” exhibit as part of a new Alice Cooper display, which will open on September 23. Nwaka Onwusa, chief curator and vice president of curatorial affairs at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, had the following to say about that:

“Rock and roll is as much about the spectacle and visual as it is the sonic. Inductee Alice Cooper spawned a new generation of rock and roll with both. We are thrilled to add the official street sign to our exhibit as we celebrate Alice Cooper’s legacy with fans and share stories behind the music he created.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Alice Cooper Partners With Rock & Brews For New “Poison Burger”

Alice Cooper has teamed up with Rock & Brews to create his own burger called the “Poison Burger.” The sandwich features the frontman’s “Poison” Reaper Hot Sauce and jalapenos and it can be found at various Rock & Brews restaurants around the U.S. Fans who think they can finish the burger are encouraged to share photos on social media with the hashtag #PoisonChallenge. Cooper commented:

“I DARE you to finish a Poison Burger. It’s a great cheeseburger, and it’s MY hot sauce on it and I could barely get through half of it before reaching for the antidote. Unlike my guillotine, the Poison Burger doesn’t pose any mortal danger, but it is NOT for the faint of heart. If this cheeseburger were around Salem in the 1600s, they would have burned the chefs as witches!”

Alice Cooper & The Cult Announce Co-Headlining UK Tour

Alice Cooper and The Cult have announced a co-headlining UK tour. Here’s the dates:

05/23 Swansea, UK – Arena
05/25 London, UK – The O2
05/27 Manchester, UK – AO Arena
05/28 Glasgow, UK – The SSE Hydro
05/30 Birmingham, UK – Resorts World Arena
04/01 Leeds, UK – First Direct Arena

Alice Cooper Named Grand Marshal For Arizona’s Desert Financial Fiesta Bowl Parade

According to azfamily.com, Alice Cooper will be serving as one of the grand marshals during the Desert Financial Fiesta Bowl Parade on December 18 in Phoenix, AZ. The singer will share the honor with the nine founders of the Fiesta Bowl.

Mike Nealy, the executive director of the Fiesta Bowl, said the following:

“We are celebrating and honoring our 50 years of community impact and who better to lead the way than Arizona icon Alice Cooper and our legendary Fiesta Bowl Founders, without whom we wouldn’t be here today. With the Desert Financial Fiesta Bowl Parade presented by Lerner & Rowe being earlier this year, we get to celebrate and connect with our community like never before.”

Fiesta Bowl co-founder Don Meyers continued:

“From the beginning, the Fiesta Bowl Founders’ vision was to create Arizona’s largest and most important community effort in history. Over our 50 years, we have done just that, Our collaboration and ‘can-do’ spirit were the foundation of the amazing impact Fiesta Bowl has had on and off the field ever since. The Founders are honored to be Grand Marshals of the Desert Financial Fiesta Bowl Parade presented by Lerner & Rowe, and to once again celebrate this incredible event with our community.”

Cooper added:

“It will be an honor to serve as Grand Marshal for this year’s Desert Financial Fiesta Bowl Parade presented by Lerner & Rowe. Riding on a float doesn’t sound like a hard job and I can’t wait to do so in my hometown. I appreciate the generosity of Fiesta Bowl Charities in helping Phoenix-area teenagers. It’s great when I see other organizations supporting similar organizations like our Solid Rock Teen Center to get the job done for members of our community.”

Alice Cooper Announces In-Store Signing At Rock City Music Company In Livonia, MI

Alice Cooper will be signing copies of his latest album “Detroit Stories” at Rock City Music Company in Livonia, MI on September 23. Tickets are available HERE.

The following information was provided for those attending the signing:

“Please Note: Alice Cooper will ONLY sign copies of “Detroit Stories” and a ticket MUST be purchased to participate in the signing event. Due to time constraints, there will be NO PHOTOS (selfies, posed, etc) permitted with Alice .

By promoter request proof of vaccination or negative Covid test within 72 hours is required! This is a Socially Distanced event and a Mask is required upon entry of the building to protect the health & safety of the artist, staff & fellow attendees.

TICKETS: $25 (plus taxes and fees) INCLUDES a copy of “Detroit Stories” on Vinyl LP or CD/DVD combo pack (while supplies last). Ticket holders will receive their copy of “Detroit Stories” upon entry to the venue.

TICKET & SIGNING DETAILS: Alice will sign up to 2 copies of, “Detroit Stories.”

One (1) additional copy, per person, can be purchased when securing your admission ticket. Fans that have previously purchased “Detroit Stories” are welcomed to bring their copy to be signed in addition to the copy provided with their original paid ticket for a total of 2.

There are no refunds/transfers or exchanges permitted. Due to present circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the event status is subject to change. In the event of cancellation, you will receive a full refund including Eventbrite fees.”

Cooper himself also commented:

“I’m excited to do an album signing in Detroit again. Especially for the ‘Detroit Stories’ album, and for all the Detroit fans. Detroit still feels like home in so many ways. And Rock City Music is the right place to do it. We recorded nearly all of it in Royal Oak, and now we can celebrate it in Livonia, followed by the concert two days later up at Pine Knob. I know it’s DTE Energy now but it will always be Pine Knob to us.”

Alice Cooper Coloring Book To Be Released In August

Rock N’ Roll Colouring will be releasing a new Alice Cooper coloring book on August 27. Pre-orders are available HERE.

The following was said about the book:

“If you ever doodled the logo of your favourite band on the back of your exercise book at school, or you spent hours on end staring at every detail of your favourite vinyl album cover….then this is for you. Rock N’ Roll Colouring is proud to present for the first time officially endorsed colouring books from one of Shock Rock’s greatest acts – Alice Cooper.

Featuring iconic artwork from classic albums and other instantly recognizable images, all printed on high quality paper, in a square format, fully endorsed and officially licenced, these killer designs have the potential for hours of satisfying colouring in. Each book allow you to raise the horns in celebration of rock’s most legendary and important bands, letting your imagination run riot as you create your own personalised versions of your favourite designs.

Each book contains painstakingly created renderings of each image, with beautifully detailed outlines ready for you to unleash your artistic skills using pens, pencils or paint. Let your imagination run wild and add your own interpretation of these classic images, or simply recreate them as closely as you can to the originals. Whatever you decide, the satisfaction of adding your personal touch to these classic designs is extremely rewarding.

Devised and created by two life long rock and heavy metal devotees and colouring book fans, Rock N’ Roll Colouring was formed by fans, for fans. Every effort has gone into making sure these books do justice to the legacy of Alice Cooper, and give fans another reason to enjoy some of the most beautiful and creative artwork from the bands. And not only that Colouring has proven significant mental health benefits including mindfulness, relaxation and increased focus, and can be enjoyed by any age group. These books provide hours of creative and restful activity that combines a love of the music with a love of the art.”

Alice Cooper Announces Fall Tour With Ace Frehley

Alice Cooper has announced a fall U.S. tour. The frontman will also be joined by special guest Ace Frehley.

Tour Dates:

09/17 Atlantic City, NJ – Ovation Hall at Oceans Resort Casino (no Ace Frehley)
09/18 Gilford, NH – Bank of NH Pavilion
09/19 Bridgeport, CT – Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater
09/21- Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
09/22 Farmingville, NY – Long Island Community Hospital Amphitheatre at Bald Hill
09/24 Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
09/25 Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
09/27 Youngstown, OH – Youngstown Foundation Amphitheater
09/28 Huber Heights, OH – Rose Music Center
09/29 Indianapolis, IN – Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park
10/01 Milwaukee, WI – BMO Harris Pavilion
10/02 St Louis, MO – Saint Louis Music Park
10/03 Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheatre
10/05 Pikeville, KY – Appalachian Wireless Arena
10/06 Raleigh, NC – The Red Hat Amphitheater
10/07 Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
10/09 Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place
10/10 West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
10/11 Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
10/13 Montgomery, AL – Montgomery Performing Arts Center
10/14 Birmingham, AL – BJCC Concert Hall
10/18 Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial Centre
10/19 Austin, TX – HEB Center
10/20 Ft. Worth, TX – Will Rogers Auditorium
10/22 Tupelo, MS – Bancorp South Arena
10/23 Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Festival (no Ace Frehley)