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27th June 2011

jonathan churchill

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Alice Cooper was joined by Johnny Depp in London's famous 100 Club tonight. Playing a special club show, Alice raced through a phenomenal - and unique - set list of greatest hits and covers from bands which inspired the original Alice Cooper.

Starting with 'Train Kept A Rollin'', the 60s rock 'n' roll vibe influenced the show, the new band distinctly more classic rock than Metal and sounding fantastic.

'Brown Sugar' soon followed as Alice discussed his influences with the ecstatic crowd! Mixing it up with classics such as 'Under My Wheels', 'No More Mr Nice Guy' and 'Cold Ethyl', we were also treated to 'Back In The USSR', 'You Really Got Me', 'We Gotta Get Out Of This Place' and 'Fire'.

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The tiny 100 Club stage was packed with three lead guitars including classic 70s Alice collaborator Steve Hunter, but there was still room for a special guest! Sending the audience into a fever, Johnny Depp joined in with his guitar for 'I'm Eighteen' and 'School's Out'. But the most notable guest appearance of the night was the snake - which, as Alice joked - seems a lot more scary when he's out of character.

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And that's just what he was tonight. Evil Alice with the blood and theatre left behind. What we saw was an exclusive insight into the singer and artist himself that encompasses Alice Cooper. Plus, the exclusive new track from 'Welcome 2 My Nightmare', 'I'll Bite Your Face Off'.

For die-hard Alice fans, tonight was just unbelievable. This will be one collectable bootleg. But who needs the CD when I was there, three feet away from the snake and rocking like it was the 1960s. Awesome.

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Full set list:

Train Kept A-Rollin' (Tiny Bradshaw cover)
Under My Wheels
No More Mr Nice Guy
Is It My Body
Brown Sugar (Rolling Stones cover)
I'll Bite Your Face Off
Muscle of Love
Cold Ethyl
Billion Dollar Babies
Back in the USSR (The Beatles cover)
You Really Got Me (The Kinks cover)
I'm Eighteen (with Johnny Depp)
School's Out (with Johnny Depp)
We Gotta Get Out Of This Place (The Animals cover)
Fire (The Jimi Hendrix Experience cover)

Were you there? How did you get a ticket? We want to know what you think in the comments box below...

Jonathan Churchill.



Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.



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