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The Loud Hailer

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

Live Aid songs make Queen movie soundtrack

Audio from Queen's legendary performance at Live Aid is being released for the first time.

Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Ga Ga, Hammer To Fall and We Are The Champions will form part of the official soundtrack to the upcoming Queen and Freddie Mercury movie biopic.

Together with Queen's biggest hits, other highlights on the album include an alternative mix of We Will Rock You and four further live tracks.

The album also opens with Brian May and Roger Taylor's own take on the famous 20th Century Fox Fanfare.

The soundtrack will be released on the 19th of October, ahead of the Bohemian Rhapsody film hitting UK cinemas on the 23rd.

All aboard for the Ozzy tour

The Prince of Darkness, Ozzy Osbourne has lined up a UK arena tour for February next year.

The six-dater tour is part of his No More Tours Two treck which has already seen him perform shows across the US.

Joining Ozzy as very special guests at all shows will be his fellow West Midlands heavy metal torchbearers Judas Priest.

Ozzy explained that he's not retiring, he's just decided not to do any more world tours after this one, so it might be the last chance to see him live.

And he's got some of the best musicians in his touring band, including Zakk Wylde, bassist Blasko (who's also played with Rob Zombie), drummer Tommy Clue-fee-tos who recorded all the drum parts on Black Sabbath's final album, and Adam Wakeman, son of Rick, on keyboards.

Tribute to Gary

The late Gary Moore is being honoured by his friends, peers and family with a new tribute album.

Moore Blues for Gary is the brainchild of Bob Daisley, who had played bass with Gary since the early eighties.

Bob, who has also working with Rainbow and Ozzy Osbourne, says Gary was one of the best guitarists who ever lived and it was an honour to have worked with him.

Rock stars that contribute to the record include Thunder's Danny Bowes, Glenn Hughes, Ricky Warwick and Rainbow vocalist Joe Lynn Turner.

Bid for a bit of Dio

Exactly 666 items from Ronnie James Dio's estate are going under the hammer.

The vast memorabilia sale takes place at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York's Times Square on 14 and 15 September and fans of the late metal legend will also be able to place bids online.

The most expensive lots up for sale are theoriginal acrylic painting used on the cover of Dio's 1984 album The Last in Line and artwork for 1985's Sacred Heart, which have an estimated price tag of fifteen thousand to twenty three thousand pounds each.

Other miscellaneous items include a letter from The Beatles' George Harrison to Ronnie, the singer's personalised wedding goblets and a Queens Park Rangers football club shirt he once owned.

Amy Lee live

Evanescence are to release a live DVD and CD of their recent Synthesis tour.

The Synthesis album saw the band re-record some of their classic songs and give them an electronic and classical edge.

They toured extensively in support of the record, playing shows across North America, Australia, Russia, Europe and the UK with a full orchestra.

Now the band have confirmed that they'll celebrate the landmark tour with a live package.

Synthesis Live was filmed and recorded in front of a sold out crowd last November and will be released on DVD, CD and Blue Ray in a couple of months.

Synthesis contains a couple of new tracks, but the band have hinted that they will be recording a full album of new material soon.

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