Tag Archives: Alice Cooper

Warwick-Johnson – Announce ‘Sonic Acoustic Attack Tour’

WARWICK JOHNSON
ANNOUNCE UK AND EUROPE ACOUSTIC TOUR IN AUTUMN 2018
RICKY WARWICK 

(Black Star Riders / Thin Lizzy / The Almighty)
DAMON JOHNSON 
(Black Star Riders / Thin Lizzy / Alice Cooper)
Rock veterans Ricky Warwick and Damon Johnson are pleased to announce a “Sonic Acoustic Attack Tour” in Autumn 2018. Warwick and Johnson will team up again to deliver a series of intimate acoustic and spoken word shows across the UK and Europe. With over two hours of performance, the evenings will be featuring career-spanning classics from Thin Lizzy, The Almighty, Black Star Riders, Alice Cooper, Brother Cane, alongside anecdotes and stories taken from the artists’ life on the road.Both Warwick and Johnson are members of the critically acclaimed Black Star Riders. The band’s latest album “Heavy Fire” gained worldwide success reaching: #1 in the UK Rock and Indie charts, #3 in the UK Vinyl chart, #6 UK in the National chart, #11 in the German National chart, #6 in the USA Hard Rock chart, #22 USA Independent chart and #25 in the Rock chart.

Ricky Warwick is one of the UK’s most iconic rock front-men. Starting his professional music journey in The Almighty, with whom he released 7 albums in the 90’s, Ricky went on to record several solo albums before becoming the vocalist with Thin Lizzy and now with Black Star Riders.

About the tour, Ricky says: “Two hours plus of acoustic carnage and mayhem with brother Johnson? Who’d have thought bits of wood with wires could be so sonically invigorating??? … Well you’re about to find out!!!”

American guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, Damon Johnson, began his career in the 90’s, when he co-founded Brother Cane. Johnson went on to collaborate with the likes of Stevie Nicks, Ted Nugent and Queensrÿche, before joining Alice Cooper’s band as lead guitarist. Since 2011, Damon is lead guitarist with Thin Lizzy and Black Star Riders.

When referring to the shows, Damon says: “Ricky has inspired my musical efforts in so many ways and we have become best mates. These Warwick Johnson performances always showcase our respect for each other and our love of music. And it’s a great night out!”

“Sonic Acoustic Attack Tour” will start in Sweden in early September and will continue across Europe and the UK until mid October. Full dates are as follows.

UK Tour Dates
Tue 25th Sep            Stoke, Eleven
Wed 26th Sep           Blackpool, Waterloo Music Bar
Thu 27th Sep            Kendal, Bootleggers
Fri 28th Sep              Grimsby, Yardbirds
Sat 29th Sep             Norwich, Waterfront Studio
Sun 30th Sep            Chester, Live Rooms
Mon 1st Oct             Bilston, Robin 2
Tue 2nd Oct              London, Dingwalls
Wed 3rd Oct             Evesham, The Iron Road
Thu 4th Oct               Nuneaton, The Queen’s Hall
Fri 5th Oct                 Sheffield, The Foundry
Sun 7th Oct               Bournemouth, Zephyr
Tue 9th Oct               Manchester, Night People
Wed 10th Oct            Newcastle, Cluny 2
Thurs 11th Oct          Belfast, The Limelight 2
Fri 12th Oct               Glasgow, Audio
Sat 13th Oct              Dundee, Church
Sun 14th Oct            Edinburgh, Bannerman’s Bar

Tickets are available form all usual outlets.

Warwick-Johnson – Announce ‘Sonic Acoustic Attack Tour’ was originally published on PlanetMosh

Damon Johnson Announces Pledge Campaign For New Solo Album

Black Star Riders (Thin Lizzy, Alice Cooper and Brother Cane) guitarist

Damon Johnson
Announces Pledge Campaign For New Solo Album
“Memoirs Of An Uprising”

Album Release in Late 2018

Warwick Johnson Tour Dates Announced For The UK In Sept/Oct 2018

Damon Johnson
Photo Credit Stephen Jensen
Damon Johnson has announced a Pledge Campaign for his forthcoming new solo album “Memoirs Of An Uprising”. The album will receive a full release later in 2018.

Damon has an illustrious career as a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter for Brother Cane, Alice Cooper and currently Black Star Riders and Thin Lizzy. The forthcoming album features ten brand new songs from Damon – and he is currently finishing the mixing, mastering and packaging around the album.

The album will be available on both CD and vinyl and the Pledge site features a whole host of very special options including signed CDs, merch, mystery bundles, guitar lessons, signed guitars, acoustic house performances and even a round of golf with Damon amongst others..

For full details here

https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/damonjohnson

Damon says, “The fact that I’m getting to make this album at all is purely down to the support and love you all have shown for my music over the past three decades. And as I discussed this fact with PledgeMusic, they have encouraged me to “un-earth” and make available one-of-a-kind items during this campaign…things like bundles of exclusive photos and memorabilia from all my various band endeavors; my small Peavy practice amp that I’ve written songs on ever since Brother Cane’s ‘Seeds’ album; a “still-in-the-shrink-wrap” copy of my long time out-of-print ‘Dust’ CD; even autographed guitars…and much more.

Again, this is the first time for me to work with PledgeMusic as a solo artist. And the catalyst is absolutely this new music I’ve created. The songs are inspired and my band (Tony, Jarred & Tony) played and sound amazing as always. And I feel these songs deserve as much exposure as possible, even in this day and age where the business of making and distributing music has change dramatically.

I’m asking for your help. I need your help! I’m at LEAST asking you to check it out what we’re offering through this PledgeMusic campaign.”

The album will then receive a full UK release later in 2018.

Damon will be touring the UK and Europe in 2018 with band mate Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders, Thin Lizzy, The Almighty). The two will be playing acoustic numbers throughout their two illustrious careers as well as speaking about their experiences in music. The “Sonic Acoustic Attack Tour” will start in Sweden in early September and will continue across Europe and the UK until mid October. Full dates are as follows.

UK Tour Dates
Tue 25th Sep  Stoke, Eleven
Wed 26th Sep Blackpool, Waterloo Music Bar
Thu 27th Sep  Kendal, Bootleggers
Fri 28th Sep    Grimsby, Yardbirds
Sat 29th Sep   Norwich, Waterfront Studio
Sun 30th Sep  Chester, Live Rooms
Mon 1st Oct    Bilston, Robin 2
Tue 2nd Oct     London, Dingwalls
Wed 3rd Oct    Evesham, The Iron Road
Thu 4th Oct     Nuneaton, The Queen’s Hall
Fri 5th Oct       Sheffield, The Foundry
Sun 7th Oct     Bournemouth, Zephyr
Tue 9th Oct     Manchester, Night People
Wed 10th Oct  Newcastle, Cluny 2
Fri 12th Oct     Glasgow, Audio
Sat 13th Oct    Dundee, Church
Sun 14th Oct   Edinburgh, Bannerman’s Bar
Mon 15th Oct  Belfast, The Limelight 2

Tickets available from all usual outlets.

Damon Johnson Announces Pledge Campaign For New Solo Album was originally published on PlanetMosh

MOTLEY CRUE REVEALS DATE OF FINAL SHOW + NEW SONG/VIDEO


Announced on Motley Crue’s Website today:- BAND ANNOUNCES DETAILS OF 2015’S LAST LEG OF THEIR “FINAL TOUR,” 34 NORTH AMERICAN DATES TO MARK 34 YEARS OF MOTLEY CRUE NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO CLIP “ALL BAD THINGS” OUT TODAY MOTLEY CRUE’S BESTSELLING “GREATEST HITS” ALBUM AVAILABLE FOR FREE VIA GOOGLE PLAY THIS WEEK ONLY See full announcement here

THE FINAL TOUR 2015 Japan 2/11/15Announced on Motley Crue’s Website today:- BAND ANNOUNCES DETAILS OF 2015’S LAST LEG OF THEIR “FINAL TOUR,” 34 NORTH AMERICAN DATES TO MARK 34 YEARS OF MOTLEY CRUE NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO CLIP “ALL BAD THINGS” OUT TODAY MOTLEY CRUE’S BESTSELLING “GREATEST HITS” ALBUM AVAILABLE FOR FREE VIA GOOGLE PLAY THIS WEEK ONLY See full announcement here THE FINAL TOUR 2015 Japan 2/11/15 – Kobe, JP – Kobe World 2/12/15 – Nagoya, JP – Nagoya Gaishi Hall 2/14/15 – Tokyo, JP – Tokyo Super Arena 2/15/15 – Tokyo, JP – Tokyo Super Arena 2/17/15 – Fukuoka, JP – Fukuoka Kokusai Center North America (with Very Special Guest Alice Cooper except dates marked with *) 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 – […]

Continue reading on MOTLEY CRUE REVEALS DATE OF FINAL SHOW + NEW SONG/VIDEO.

Guitarist Dick Wagner dies

Dick Wagner
Former Alice Cooper guitarist Dick Wagner has died at the age of 71, following a short illness.

Following a successful session career in and around Detroit, Wagner officially teamed up with Cooper in 1975, co-writing hits such as ‘Welcome to My Nightmare’ and ‘Only Women Bleed’: however, the guitarist had previously played uncredited guitar parts onFormer Alice Cooper guitarist Dick Wagner has died at the age of 71, following a short illness. Following a successful session career in and around Detroit, Wagner officially teamed up with Cooper in 1975, co-writing hits such as ‘Welcome to My Nightmare’ and ‘Only Women Bleed’: however, the guitarist had previously played uncredited guitar parts on a number of previous Alice Cooper albums, including 1972′s ‘School’s Out.’ Wagner had suffered a massive heart attack in 2007. His death has been attributed to respiratory failure, after he developed a lung affection following surgery to unblock an artery. A statement on Wagner’s website said: “It is with a heavy heart and great sorrow we have to let you know that Dick Wagner has left this world. Dick had a huge heart, which is perhaps why it gave him so much trouble, it was simply too full of love, of music and life. His creativity and passion will live on forever in the legacy he has left for us, in his music and his words. We have so much of him to celebrate. “Dick was prolific not only in the tangible realm of what we can see and hear but in the […]

Continue reading Guitarist Dick Wagner dies.

Live at Wacken 2013 DVD


Last year the legendary Wacken festival in Germany welcomed 75,000 fans to watch over 120 bands spread over seven stages. Unlike 2012, 2013 was notable for the beautiful hot sunshine that lasted almost all weekend with just a couple of short downpours. If you haven’t been then it’s certainly a festival that I can’t recommendLast year the legendary Wacken festival in Germany welcomed 75,000 fans to watch over 120 bands spread over seven stages. Unlike 2012, 2013 was notable for the beautiful hot sunshine that lasted almost all weekend with just a couple of short downpours. If you haven’t been then it’s certainly a festival that I can’t recommend enough. One thing that Wacken does each year is to release a DVD. Now, just days before the 2014 festival, the DVD of last year’s festival is here. It’s being released as a triple DVD, with 3x BluRay and 2x CD versions also available. The DVD/Bluray versions feature 106 songs from 43 bands – now that is impressive. The first disc alone is almost 3 hours of music, so that one disc is impressive, even before you make a start on the other two. Before I go on to talk more about the contents of the disc, something well worth knowing about is the special prizes hidden in some copies. There is a Golden ticket, along with 10 silver tickets, so 11 winners in total. What do you win? Well the lucky winner of the golden ticket will get a Lifetime membership of Wacken Open […]

Continue reading Live at Wacken 2013 DVD.

Theory of a Deadman – Savages.


@planetmosh reviews Savages by @TOADM on .@rrusa and .@604Records, out on July 28th 2014.

Savages is the fifth studio album from Vancouver four piece Theory of a Deadman. They are Tyler Connolly on vocals/guitar, Dean Back on bass, David Brenner on guitar and Joe Dandeneau on drums. I saw Theory of a Deadman open for Black Stone@planetmosh reviews Savages by @TOADM on .@rrusa and .@604Records, out on July 28th 2014. Savages is the fifth studio album from Vancouver four piece Theory of a Deadman. They are Tyler Connolly on vocals/guitar, Dean Back on bass, David Brenner on guitar and Joe Dandeneau on drums. I saw Theory of a Deadman open for Black Stone Cherry and Alterbridge a couple of years ago and they remain the only band I’ve ever seen work their own merch stand at the 8000 capacity SECC in Glasgow. Faced with a massive queue waiting for autographs and photos the band showed great patience and good humour and made themselves a lot of new fans. Those same fans have the opportunity to see Theory of a Deadman back in Glasgow later this year, and they will not be disappointed when they hear Savages. Tyler Connolly describes this album as “Theory of a Deadman on steroids.” As he went into the writing process for the album lots of things were weighing on his mind: the state of the world today, how we’re all desensitised to the violence we see on a daily basis, how brutal we are as a society. These ideas took precedence in Connolly’s mind […]

Continue reading Theory of a Deadman – Savages..

“SUPER DUPER ALICE COOPER”: Second Exclusive Theatrical Clip

ALICE COOPER fans just can’t get enough! A second exclusive clip from the upcoming ALICE COOPER “doc-opera” Super Duper Alice Cooper is live now, exclusively via Rolling Stone. In this clip, we see the band introduced to their manager, Shep Gordon, for the very first time… amongst some other familiar characters. Click here to watch theSuper Duper Alice Cooper ALICE COOPER fans just can’t get enough! A second exclusive clip from the upcoming ALICE COOPER “doc-opera” Super Duper Alice Cooper is live now, exclusively via Rolling Stone. In this clip, we see the band introduced to their manager, Shep Gordon, for the very first time… amongst some other familiar characters. Click here to watch the clip right now via RollingStone.com. Filmmaker Reginald Harkema comments on the segment,“It’s 1969 in Los Angeles an d Lester Chambers of the Chamber Brothers (Time Has Come Today) has hooked up a meeting between the Alice Cooper Group who live in his basement and dope dealer Shep Gordon who is looking for a group to manage as a front for his dope dealing business at the Landmark Hotel. When the Alice Cooper Group arrive, they enter a cloud-filled room that reveals the club of 27, Jimi, Janis and Jimbo, enjoying Shep’s wares” Last week, Entertainment Weekly revealed the very first exclusive clip of footage from the Super Duper Alice Cooper, which specifically highlights the sweeping momentum of the band’s iconic teen anthem ‘I’m Eighteen’. Watch the clip here. Super Duper Alice Cooper is presented by Banger Films, […]

Continue reading “SUPER DUPER ALICE COOPER”: Second Exclu sive Theatrical Clip.

SUPER DUPER ALICE COOPER: Premiering at Tribeca Film Festival; Theatrical Screenings to Follow

As announced earlier this month, the upcoming official ALICE COOPER documentary, Super Duper Alice Cooper, will premiere at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival and will hit theaters nationwide beginning April 30, 2014. Super Duper Alice Cooper will officially premiere on April 17, 2014 and is presented by Banger Films, in association with Eagle Rock Entertainment,Super Duper Alice Cooper As announced earlier this month, the upcoming official ALICE COOPER documentary, Super Duper Alice Cooper, will premiere at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival and will hit theaters nationwide beginning April 30, 2014. Super Duper Alice Cooper will officially premiere on April 17, 2014 and is presented by Banger Films, in association with Eagle Rock Entertainment, and distributed to theaters and venues by SpectiCast (As The Palaces Burn, Aerosmith: Rock for the Rising Sun, Morrissey 25: Live). Catch this special “doc opera” at a theater or venue near you! Super Duper Alice Cooper will screen in over 250 U.S. cinemas and venues following the premiere (see below for a full listing). As mentioned previously, a special pre-recorded “Keep Calm & Just Ask Alice” Q&A and welcome from Alice will be included exclusively with each screening. See below for a current list of U.S. theatrical and venue screenings, sorted by their original screening date. Several of the mentioned theaters and venues will show multiple screenings of Super Duper Alice Cooper, so make sure to check your local listings for more information. Upcoming SUPER DUPER ALICE COOPER U.S. Screenings: 4/30: CITY: THEATER/VENUE: Fairfax, VA Angelika […]

Continue reading SUPER DUPER ALICE COOPER: Premiering at Tribeca Film Festival; Theatrical Screenings to Follow .

ALICE COOPER: Submit Your Questions Now For The “Keep Calm & Go Ask Alice Anything” Q&A

Banger Films, in association with Eagle Rock Entertainment, presents ALICE COOPER in Super Duper Alice Cooper, the brand new official ALICE COOPER documentary distributed by SpectiCast (As The Palaces Burn, Aerosmith: Rock for the Rising Sun, Morrissey 25: Live).

Super Duper Alice Cooper will premiere at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival and will hit theaters nationwideKeep Calm & Go Ask Alice Anything Banger Films, in association with Eagle Rock Entertainment, presents ALICE COOPER in Super Duper Alice Cooper, the brand new official ALICE COOPER documentary distributed by SpectiCast (As The Palaces Burn, Aerosmith: Rock for the Rising Sun, Morrissey 25: Live). Super Duper Alice Cooper will premiere at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival and will hit theaters nationwide beginning May 30, 2014. The film is the first ever ‘doc opera’ – a dizzying blend of documentary archive footage, animation and rock opera that will cement forever the legend of ALICE COOPER. In order to make Super Duper Alice Cooper as interactive for his devoted fans as he possibly can, ALICE COOPER is putting together a special pre-recorded “Keep Calm & Go Ask Alice” Q&A that will run following each theatrical screening. In order for Alice to giv e some wild answers, he’ll require some burning questions from fans, so he’s inviting YOU to ask him anything now via http://www.SuperDuperAliceCooper.com (click the “Keep Calm & Go Ask Alice” graphic). Once the submission period is closed, Alice will personally handpick select questions and answer them via video, serving as the aforementioned Q&A. So, do you want […]

Continue reading ALICE COOPER: Submit Your Questions Now For The “Keep Calm & Go Ask Alice Anything” Q&A.

SUPER DUPER ALICE COOPER: Official Documentary of a Rock ‘N’ Roll Icon

Eagle Rock Entertainment, in association with Banger Films, are proud to announce the world premiere of Super Duper Alice Cooper at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, where it will screen as part of their Spotlight section. Taking us through his life and career, ALICE presents his story in the first everSuper Duper Alice Cooper Eagle Rock Entertainment, in association with Banger Films, are proud to announce the world premiere of Super Duper Alice Cooper at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, where it will screen as part of their Spotlight section. Taking us through his life and career, ALICE presents his story in the first ever “doc opera” film – a dizzying blend of documentary archive footage, animation, and rock opera. Super Duper Alice Cooper is the twisted tale of a teenage Dr. Jekyll whose rock n’ roll Mr. Hyde almost kills him. It is the story of Vincent Furnier, a preacher’s son who struck fear into the h earts of parents as ALICE COOPER, the ultimate rock star of the bizarre. From the advent of Alice as front man for a group of Phoenix freaks in the 60’s to the hazy decadence of celebrity in the 70s to his triumphant comeback as 80s glam metal godfather, we will watch as Alice and Vincent battle for each other’s’ souls. Alice’s story is told not only by the man himself, but through exclusive interviews with members of the original Alice Cooper band, Elton John, Iggy Pop, John Lydon, […]

Continue reading SUPER DUPER ALICE COOPER: Official Documentary of a Rock ‘N’ Roll Icon.