Alice Cooper Teams Up With Hot Shots For His Own Line Of Hot Sauce

Alice Cooper has teamed up with Hot Shots to create his own line of hot sauce. There are three kinds including a mild sauce called “Welcome To My Nightmare,” a medium sauce called “No More Mr. Nice Guy,” and a reaper hot sauce called “Poison.” You can get those HERE.

The following descriptions were shared for each sauce:

“Alice Cooper Welcome To My Nightmare Mild Hot Sauce: I think you’re gonna like it. The great taste of the medium heat of Serrano chiles with an early flavor of lime. But don’t let it scare you, this robust flavor of garlic and a hint of cumin will have you feeling right at home with this Southwestern sauce.

Alice Cooper No More Mr. Nice Guy Medium Hot Sauce: I used to be such a sweet, sweet thing… till I got a hold of this sauce. Aged Red Habanero Peppers create a balance of heat and flavor so good it’s obscene! Make no mistake, with a few drops of this, you’ll be swinging back at the good Reverend.

Alice Cooper Poison Reaper Hot Sauce: My pain, your thrill… your mouth, so hot. The intense heat of this sauce will put you in Alice’s straight jacket. Your senses will tell you to stop when you feel the Reaper chiles running through your veins with poison!”

Cooper commented:

“In general, I don’t believe food should be painful. But in the case of my hot sauces, it is PAIN, PLEASURE, PAIN, PLEASURE! Just repeat until satisfied!”

Matthew Heald, president of Hot Shots, added:

“We are honored to partner with Alice Cooper to develop his line of sauces. These sauce recipes were developed by the godfather of the hot sauce industry, CaJohn, and they are sure to be fan favorites — if they can handle the heat!”

Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Halestorm, The Black Crowes, Etc. Members To Take Part In “Six String Salute” Virtual Concert

A number of artists will be joining forces for the “Six String Salute” virtual concert. The event will take place on September 17 and proceeds from it will benefit Crew Nation. Here’s the artists that are set to appear: Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Steve Vai, Tommy Shaw (Styx) with the Cleveland Youth Orchestra, Rich Robinson (The Black Crowes), Halestorm, Rik Emmett (Triumph), Joe Satriani, Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake), Frank Hannon (Tesla), Alice Cooper’s Nita Strauss, Tommy Henriksen and Ryan Roxie with Kansas’ Richard Williams, Alex Skolnick (Testament), Jennifer Batten, Dave Pirner (Soul Asylum), Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Damon Johnson (Thin Lizzy), Steve Cropper, Jesse Dayton, Steve Hackett (Genesis), Jeff Watson (Night Ranger), Nick Perri (The Underground Thieves), Sammy Boller, Ross the Boss, and Joyous Wolf. “Six String Salute” will be hosted by Steve Black (“The Chop Shop”) and it can be viewed on Live Nation’s YouTube channel. Limited edition merchandise will be also be available during the stream.

The Wheelblocks (Avenged Sevenfold, Fozzy, Etc.) Share Cover Of Iron Maiden’s “Aces High”

The Wheelblocks, the new supergroup featuring Johnny Christ (Avenged Sevenfold), Chris Jericho (Fozzy), Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper), Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head), and Strauss’ boyfriend Josh Villalta, have premiered a new video for their cover of Iron Maiden’s “Aces High.” You can check that out below. You can also head to Loudwire to read a new interview in which Jericho discussed the project.

Avenged Sevenfold, Fozzy, Etc. Members Launch New Project The Wheelblocks

Johnny Christ (Avenged Sevenfold), Chris Jericho (Fozzy), Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper), Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head), and Strauss’ boyfriend Josh Villalta have announced a new project called The Wheelblocks. The band’s first single, a cover of Iron Maiden’s “Aces High,” will be released on August 6.

Alice Cooper Says His “Detroit Stories” Album Is “99 Percent Done”

During a recent interview with Cleveland.com, Alice Cooper offered an update on his new album “Detroit Stories.” The frontman said the following:

“It’s 99 percent done and just being polished. I’m really happy with this album. Right now [Ezrin] is just sitting at home listening to everything, going, ‘Hmm, I wonder if we should re-do that bass?’ or ‘Let’s try that third verse again’ or ‘Can we sing those three lines over again?’ [Laughs] I want him at some point to put a lock and key on and it say ‘It’s done!,’ but I trust him to tell us when it is.”

Alice Cooper Working On New Music With Desmond Child

It looks like Alice Cooper has been working on new music with songwriter/producer Desmond Child. Child said the following on Instagram:

“SCHOOL’S OUT FOR THE SUMMER! @alicecooper and I are cooking up a ginormous, poisonous anthemic masterpiece for next year. So exciting to work with the rock genius & visionary Alice Cooper again. Remember our album TRASH? Listen to it from start to finish now. Sounds like we just recorded last week… it’s eternal like Alice. Stay tuned for more updates!”

Alice Cooper Chocolate Milk To Be Released In Arizona

Danzeisen Dairy will be releasing a special chocolate milk with a bottle inspired by Alice Cooper. Fans will be able to get the drink from retail grocers and for home delivery in Arizona this fall. Proceeds from it will benefit Cooper’s Solid Rock organization.

Slipknot, Halestorm, Bush, Etc. Members Set For “Rock For Relief” Virtual Concert

A special “Rock For Relief” virtual concert will be taking place on Friday (July 3) at 5pm PDT / 8pm EDT via rockforrelief.net. The show will be hosted by Lou Brutus and Rikki Rachtman and money raised from it will go towards Feeding America‘s Coronavirus Response Fund. Here’s the artists set to perform: Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), Gavin Rossdale (Bush), Don Felder, George Thorogood, Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge), Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Joe Hottinger (Halestorm), Filter, Lisa Loeb, BJ Thomas, The Dead Daisies, Jesse Hasek (10 Years), Brian Vodinh (10 Years), Chris Robertson (Black Stone Cherry), Starset, Simon Neil (Biffy Clyro), Brandon Saller (Atreyu), Ricky Byrd, Bobby Whitlock (Derek & The Dominos, CoCo Carmel), Joe Grushecky, Bones Owens, Kathy Sledge, Danielia Cotton & Mickey Factz, and Matt Bigland (Dinosaur Pile-Up). Alice Cooper, Peter Frampton, Joe Satriani, Melissa Rivers, and Adam Gontier (Saint Asonia) will also be involved in the event.

Horseneck (Will Haven, Chelsea Wolfe) Cover Alice Cooper’s “School’s Out”

Horseneck (Will Haven, Chelsea Wolfe) have released a cover of Alice Cooper‘s “School’s Out.“ You can check that out below:

Guitarist Anthony Paganelli commented:

“During our ‘Fever Dream‘ recording sessions, we decided to record a few cover songs. Alice Cooper’s ‘School’s Out’ being one of them. We all love ‘70s rock and it’s a big influence in our songs and songwriting. ‘School’s Out’ is a bad ass song and that main riff is so catchy and super fun to play.

We jammed on it a few times and decided to record it. The other cool thing about recording this song is that we all did vocals on it. All four of us sang. I even had my kids do the yelling part at the end. They thought it was cool to go in the studio and yell into a microphone a few times. But then again, who doesn’t.”

Ozzy Osbourne, Dave Grohl, Robert Plant, Etc. Among 600 Artists Asking Congress To Save Independent Venues

600 artists have signed an open letter to Congress in an effort to help save independent music venues across the U.S. Among those who signed are Ozzy Osbourne, Dave Grohl, Alice Cooper, Trent Reznor, Jack Black, Robert Plant, Josh Homme, Beartooth, Cannibal Corpse, Alter Bridge, GWAR, Halestorm, New Years Day, Power Trip, Sevendust, Whitechapel, Zakk Wylde, and tons more.

The letter said the following:

“Dear Congress:

We, the undersigned artists, respectfully submit this letter in support of NIVA’s request for federal assistance for independent music venues and promoters across the United States.

We will know America is “back” when our music venues are filled with fans enjoying concerts safely. The live music experience is inextricably tied to our nation’s cultural and economic fabric. In fact, 53% of Americans – that’s 172 million of us – attended a concert last year.

We urge you to remember we are the nation that gave the world jazz, country, rock & roll, bluegrass, hip hop, metal, blues, and R&B. Entertainment is America’s largest economic export, with songs written and produced by American artists sung in every place on the globe. All of these genres of music, and the artists behind them, were able to thrive because they had neighborhood independent venues to play in and hone their craft, build an audience, and grow into the entertainers that bring joy to millions.

Independent venues give artists their start, often as the first stage most of us have played on. These venues were the first to close and will be the last to reopen. With zero revenue and the overwhelming overhead of rent, mortgage, utilities, taxes and insurance, 9 0% of independent venues report that if the shutdown lasts six months and there’s no federal assistance, they will never reopen again.

We are asking you to support NIVA’s request for assistance so these beloved venues can reopen when it’s safe and welcome us and our fans back in. The collapse of this crucial element in the music industry’s ecosystem would be devastating.

Independent venues are asking for an investment to secure their future, not a handout. One Chicago report found that every dollar small venues generate in ticket sales results in $12 of economic activity. If these independent venues close forever, cities and towns across America will not only lose their cultural and entertainment hearts, but they will lose the engine that would otherwise be a driver of economic renewal for all the businesses that surround them.

With respect and solidarity, we, as artists and as community members ourselves, urge you to pass federal legislation that will help #SaveOurStages.”