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!”

Iron Maiden, Evanescence, Puscifer, Etc. Releases Set For 2021 Black Friday Record Store Day Event

The full list of special releases for this year’s Black Friday Record Store Day event (November 26) has officially been revealed. You can find that HERE. A list of various rock/metal releases can also be found below.

Rock/Metal Releases:

  • Aerosmith – “1971: The Road Starts Hear” (LP/Cassette)
  • All Them Witches – “Live On The Internet” (3XLP)
  • Blackberry Smoke – “Stoned” (LP)
  • Alice Cooper – “Brutal Planet” (2XLP)
  • Crobot – “Rat Child” EP (Vinyl)
  • Dio – “Holy Diver” (LP Picture Disc)
  • Dio – “The Last In Line” (LP Picture Disc)
  • Evanescence – “Evanescence” (LP)
  • Fleetwood Mac – “Alternate Live” (2XLP)
  • Billy F. Gibbons – “Hardware” (CD)
  • The Reverend Horton Heat – “We Three Kings” (LP)
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience – “Paris ’67” (LP)
  • Iron Maiden – “Iron Maiden” (LP Picture Disc)
  • Judas Priest – “Best Of Judas Priest” (2XLP)
  • King’s X “Please Come Home … Mr. Bulbous” (LP)
  • James LaBrie – “Elements Of Persuasion” (2XLP)
  • LA Guns – “Waking The Dead” (LP)
  • Motörhead – “The Lost Tapes, Vol. 1 (Live In Madrid 1995)” (2XLP)
  • Mr. Big – “Lean Into It” (LP)
  • Night Ranger – “Somewhere In California” (LP)
  • Ozzy Osbourne – “No More Tears” (12″ Picture Disc)
  • Poison – “Flesh & Blood” (LP)
  • Puscifer – “Billy D And The Hall Of Feathered Serpents: Puscifer Live at the Mayan Theatre” (7″ Vinyl)
  • Puscifer – “Existential Reckoning: Live at Arcosanti” (LP)
  • Gavin Rossdale – “Wanderlust” (2XLP)
  • Saigon Kick – “The Lizard” (LP)
  • Smith/Kotzen – “Better Days” (Vinyl)
  • Joe Strummer – “Johnny Appleseed” (12″ Vinyl)
  • Tesla – “Mechanical Resonance” (LP)
  • Twiztid – “I Tried 2 Warn U” (7″ Vinyl)
  • Nancy Wilson – “You And Me” (2XLP)

[via Loudwire]

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.”

High On Fire, Eyehategod, Exhorder, Etc. To Be Featured On Upcoming Motörhead Tribute Album

The organizers of the Psycho Las Vegas festival have launched a new label called Psycho Waxx. The first release from the label will be a Motörhead tribute album called “Löve Me Förever: A Tribute To Motörhead.” The effort is expected to be released in July 2022 and it will feature: High On Fire, Blackwater Holylight (feat. Matt Pike), Midnight, Exhorder, Stöner, Psychlona, Creeping Death, The Bridge City Sinners, Lord Buffalo, Relaxer, Eyehategod, Cephalic Carnage, Death By Stereo, Howling Giant, Mothership, Foie Gras, and more. One of the confirmed tracks is an all-star cover of “Ace Of Spades” featuring Phil Anselmo (Pantera), Gary Holt (Exodus), Chuck Garric (Alice Cooper), Sacha Dunable (Intronaut), Nick Oliveri (Stöner, ex-Kyuss), Dwid Hellion (Integrity), Zach Wheeler (Howling Giant), and Tom Polzine (Howling Giant). Pre-orders are available HERE.

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.”

Live Nation To Offer Fans $20 Tickets For Upcoming Shows From Slipknot, Korn, Megadeth, Etc.

Live Nation have announced a special “Return To Live” ticket promotion. The offer will launch on July 28 at 12:00pm EDT / 3:00pm PDT and it will give fans a chance to get $20 tickets for shows from Slipknot, Korn, Megadeth, KISS, Judas Priest and more. Notably, there will also be a pre-sale for T-Mobile and Sprint customers on July 27.

Here’s a list of the participating artists:

  • 311
  • 3 Doors Down
  • Alanis Morissette
  • Alice Cooper
  • Brad Paisley
  • Brett Eldredge
  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Brothers Osborne
  • Coheed And Cambria
  • Dierks Bentley
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Hall & Oates
  • Jason Aldean
  • Jonas Brothers
  • Judas Priest
  • Kings Of Leon
  • KISS
  • Korn
  • Lady A
  • Lil Baby
  • Lindsey Stirling
  • Luke Bryan
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Maroon 5
  • Megadeth
  • NF
  • Pitbull
  • Primus
  • Rise Against
  • Rod Wave
  • Slipknot
  • The Black Crowes
  • The Doobie Brothers
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Trippie Redd
  • Zac Brown Band

You can find more details on the promotion HERE.

Judas Priest, Halestorm, Etc. Members Added To Virtual Ronnie James Dio Birthday Fundraiser

More artists have been added to the “Stand Up And Shout For Ronnie James Dio’s Birthday” virtual fundraiser. That event will take place on July 10 and tickets can be purchased at rollinglivestudios.com.

Here’s the newly announced guests: Rob Halford (Judas Priest), Sammy Hagar (ex-Van Halen), Tenacious D’s Jack Black and Kyle Gass, Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row), John Bush (Armored Saint), Mikkey Dee (Scorpions, Motörhead), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), Brian Tichy (ex-Whitesnake), Lena Hall (“Hedwig And The Angry Inch”), Richie Kotzen (The Winery Dogs, etc.), Derek St, Holmes (Vanilla Fudge, Michael Schenker Group), Scott Travis (Judas Priest), Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders), and The Warning,

Here’s the previously announced guests: Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath), Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge), Vinny Appice (ex-Black Sabbath), Michael Angelo Batio (Nitro, Holland, Shout), Joey Belladonna (Anthrax), Chuck Billy (Testament), Gilby Clarke (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Aynsley Dunbar (ex-Journey), Frank Ferrer (Guns N’ Roses), Lita Ford, Glenn Hughes (ex-Deep Purple), Terry Ilous (ex-Great White), Liliac, Sean McNabb (ex-Quiet Riot), Jeff Pilson (Foreigner), Rudy Sarzo (ex-Quiet Riot), Paul Shortino (ex-Rough Cutt), Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper), Lajon Witherspoon (Sevendust), Brent Woods (Sebastian Bach, Wildside), Wyn Davis, and Ronnie’s widow Wendy Dio.

The Dio band, Oni Logan, Tim “Ripper” Owens, Simon Wright, Scott Warren, Rowan Robertson, and Bjorn Englen, will perform as well. Eddie Trunk and Matt Pinfield will also be on hand conducting interviews.