City Slang: Alice Cooper to help celebrate Motley Crue retirement

January 29, 2014
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City Slang: Alice Cooper to help celebrate Motley Crue retirement

LA rockers Motley Crue has announced that it will be touring for the last time this summer. Following a turbulent career that saw members leave and rejoin, jail sentences and drug addictions, the Crue is ready to call it a day. Just to hammer the point home, the tour will be tagged “The Final...
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City Slang: Dick Wagner records song for St. Judes

December 12, 2013
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City Slang: Dick Wagner records song for St. Judes

Former Frost, Alice Cooper and Lou Reed guitarist Dick Wagner has written and recorded a song for St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The song can be seen here: . According to Wagner, “In a style reminiscent of “We Are the World,” we recorded it in LA with a group of classic rockers who were...
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City Slang: Louder Than Hell

September 5, 2013
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City Slang: Louder Than Hell

Many, many words have been written on the subject of heavy metal music. Not necessarily the bands, but the label. As with any other genre tag, most of which are nonsensical to begin with, people seem determined to pin down the ultimate definition of what metal is. The movie that came out a few...
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The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 41: Was So Much Younger Then…

October 30, 2012
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The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 41:  Was So Much Younger Then…

After our Stonehenge trip in the early afternoon we made our way north to the island where Lemmy from Motorhead (and Hawkwind) was born. I forget the name of it, but it is in Wales. We checked into the room and since it was Friday night, we went out for a pint. Ben, Kyle,...
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Lemmy! Motörhead! Ferndale!

January 12, 2011
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Lemmy! Motörhead! Ferndale!

Lemmy in Ferndale Storied speedfreak, rock ’n’ roll torchbearer, death-defier and Motörhead bassist-shouter Lemmy Kilmister is finally the beast upon whom a film is based. Tho we’ve not seen the doc yet, we can imagine the rock ’n’ roll holy hell to be had, even if by-the-numbers. We’ve also heard the film’s a lovefest to...
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Alice Cooper gets into the Rock and Roll of Fame. Lift a toast!

December 14, 2010
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Alice Cooper gets into the Rock and Roll of Fame. Lift a toast!

And I laugh to myself at the men and the ladies/ Who never conceived of us billion dollar babies It’s true, the Alice Cooper group got into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. It’s about stinkin’ time. We’ve bitched around here for years about the band not getting in. Even bitched with Alice about...
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Halloween TV: Hollywood, the Munsters and Alice Cooper

October 14, 2010
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Halloween TV: Hollywood, the Munsters and Alice Cooper

Back in the mid-to-late ’70s, Alice Cooper was semi-famously a “member” of the Hollywood Vampires, a hard-drinking club that closed the Rainbow Bar and Grill on Sunset Blvd. nightly, alongside Harry Nilsson, Ringo Starr, Keith Moon, Micky Dolenz, and a couple of times John Lennon as an honorary member. Cooper had in that time...
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About F**kin’ time: Alice Cooper’s a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, finally

September 28, 2010
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About F**kin’ time: Alice Cooper’s a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, finally

It’s true. After 16  years of getting snubbed and kicked to the curb by the nomination comittee involved in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — er, that Jann S. Wenner circle o’ love — finally wised up and nominated Alice Cooper today for 2011.  (Next to Tom Waits and Joe Tex; though...
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Alice Cooper & Rob Zombie Announce Dates

September 15, 2010
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Alice Cooper & Rob Zombie Announce Dates

Detroit son Alice Cooper and his forever mentee Rob Zombie are joining up for a slew of Halloween-y dates across the country … that don’t  include Motor City. What the fuck, Alice? SEPTEMBER 30 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre OCTOBER 1 San Diego, CA Harrah’s Rincon 2 Tucson, AZ Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater 4 Salt...
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