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The Loud Hailer

Catch up on the latest releases, gig news and scandal from the turbulent world of rock.

Super duper live Cooper

Music legend Alice Cooper has announced details of a brand new live album.

A Paranormal Evening at the Olympia Paris was recorded at the world-famous venue back in December as part of his Paranormal Tour.

The 90 minute live rock shows includes 18 tracks with hits like Poison, School's Out and No More Mr Nice Guy, along with newer songs from his latest album.

The album is set to be released at the end of August and will be available on CD, red and white vinyl and digital formats.

The tour followed last year's release of Alice's first studio album in six years, which saw him, reunite with Alice Cooper band guitarist Michael Bruce, bassist Dennis Dunaway and drummer Neal Smith, and featured special guest spots from Deep Purple's Roger Glover and ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons.

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Eddie Van Halen is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Van Halen's debut album by launching three signature 'Eruption' model guitars.

The replicas are based iconic black and white striped instrument Eddie is shown holding on the album cover that he used to record anthems including the instrumental track Eruption.

There are three separate models in the range, limited to 78 units across the world in total.

Guitar company EVH Gear meticulously recreated the guitar and each model comes with an accompanying case and additional items including picks, straps and other goodies.

There are currently no prices listed for the instruments, but fans will undoubtedly have to have extremely deep pockets.

Priest set up Parkinson's Foundation

Judas Priest have announced the creation of the Glenn Tipton Parkinson's Foundation.

The guitarist issued a statement addressing his ongoing battle with Parkinsons disease earlier this year after taking a step back from the majority of Priest's live Firepower tour dates.

Now the band have announced that they're selling special t-shirts, with proceeds from sales going towards pioneering new research into the disease.

The shirts features a classic photo of Glenn with the words no surrender on the back. These are available on Priest's current tour and via the band's online store.

The band are set to play the UK in August when the headline this year's Bloodstock Open Air Festival.

Black Sabbath back for Brum 2020?

Both Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi say they are up for reforming Black Sabbath one more time to play the opening ceremony at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The games will be held in their home city of Birmingham in four years time and their pair had been asked if they would consider playing.

Black Sabbath called it quits in February 2017 after playing their swansong show in the city.

Tony had previously ruled out getting back together for a one-off show, but now he seems to be warming to the idea of giving the games a big opening if he was asked.

In the meantime, the band has released a limited-edition seven inch vinyl box set called 'Supersonic Years - The Seventies Singles.

Another rasher of Danish metal

Volbeat frontman Michael Poulsen has confirmed that the band's seventh studio album will be released next year.

The band already have a list of songs they want to record and are planning to get together in Denmark soon to put the finishing touches to their ideas before recording the album in the autumn.

Volbeat's last studio album Seal the Deal and Let's Boogie came out in June 2016 and since then they've been on the road promoting it.

The tour also included a stint supporting metal giants Metallica on their North American stadium dates, something Michael described as 'an amazing experience'.