Arizona Republic

Originally Published: November 13, 2008

Alice Cooper's Christmas Pudding lineup announced

Author: Larry Rodgers

Fleetwood Mac alumnus Bob Welch, heavy-metal band F5, country-rockers Whiskey Falls and Tempe's Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers will headline the eighth edition of Alice Cooper's Christmas Pudding in Phoenix.

The Dec. 13 charity event at the Dodge Theatre also will feature an appearance by its namesake, who says he will play all 14 tracks from his classic 1974 album, Alice Cooper's Greatest Hits.

Canadian musician and survival expert Les Stroud and Runaway Phoenix, a band led by Cooper's son, Dash, also are scheduled to appear, as are comedy and dance acts.

Phoenix-based Iron Chef America winner Mark Tarbell will whip up pudding for concertgoers. About 3,500 people attended last year, helping the Solid Rock Foundation, which promotes programs for teens in the Valley.

Tickets cost $33 to $63. VIP tickets cost $203 and include dinner and a reception with performers.