Paul Tully raises awareness for mental health with addictive guitar single

Irish Singer/songwriter Paul Tully raises awareness for the often overlooked crippling effects of anxiety that impact millions of people across the world with his striking new single. Drawing upon his own experiences for inspiration, he creates a relatable sense of vulnerability that will draw you in, with the aim to raise the confidence to those dealing with similar struggles, encouraging them to reach out for help.

Despite the important issues covered in the track, Paul maintains an upbeat, positive sound, elevated by addictive guitar and earworm beats. His debut EP ‘Lyric For The Lost’ remains a firm favourite on Irish radio and have him the opportunity to perform alongside Foy Vance, Cara Dillon and Grammy Award-winning Jim Lauderdale at the Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival.

“Paul Tully’s songs are special. They connect and speak to people. Live he’s electric and in studio he’s a craftsman. A name to remember and a talent to treasure”

Ralph McLean, BBC Radio Ulster

You can stream ‘Anxiety’ on Soundcloud below and make sure to follow Paul on social media and share the track to help support his mission towards further raising awareness for mental health.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/paultullymusic
Twitter: www.twitter.com/paul_tully
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2PUDL16FBAMwqnv8g2ULJ0?si=6lezqwEpT5G8SNcUqS70Dg
Apple: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/paul-tully/501315155

AC/DC “confirm comeback” in new photos posted online

As reported by NME, AC/DC have seemingly confirmed their return with singer Brian Johnson and drummer Phil Rudd in a series of photos which were posted online.

Original Article: https://www.nme.com/news/music/ac-dc-confirm-comeback-in-new-photos-posted-online-2757793

According to a Brazilian AC/DC fansite, photos showing the band’s returning line-up were briefly posted on the AC/DC website last week before quickly being removed.

They appear to have been taken during a video shoot and show drummer Phil Rudd playing with guitarist Stevie Young for the first time – with the fan site claiming that the footage was shot in the Netherlands earlier this year.

But the most interesting detail for fans is the return of vocalist Brian Johnson, after he departed the group in 2016 following extensive hearing loss.

Johnson was subsequently replaced on the band’s ‘Rock or Bust’ tour by Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose.

The new look at the band comes after it was claimed that they have already recorded their next album.

In July, Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider, a close friend of the band, claimed that their next album is already finished but its release has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“This is gonna be a miracle of technology,” Snider told ABC.

“What will be achieved, the reuniting of the band that we know for one more album, is gonna be uplifting and heartbreaking at the same time. Because nothing goes on forever. But this is the ultimate ‘one more time.’”

The album is also expected to see the return of drummer Phil Rudd, who was replaced on their ‘Rock or Bust’ tour after he was found guilty of drugs possession and threats to kill in 2015.

An AC/DC reunion was first rumoured in 2018 amid claims that the rock icons were working on a new album that would feature the work of their late rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young on “every track”.

In February, Snider also opened up about a dinner he had with Brian Johnson, revealing that the frontman told him “a lot of stuff, and a lot of stuff that I don’t wanna say”.

“But we know from the photos, and Brian confirmed it, they’ve been in the studio, they’ve been recording,” he added.

Representatives for AC/DC have been contacted for comment.

Ozzy Osbourne to release ‘Blizzard Of Ozz’ expanded edition to mark its 40th anniversary

As reported by NME, Ozzy Osbourne has announced an expanded edition of his debut solo album ‘Blizzard Of Ozz’ to mark its 40th anniversary.

Original Article: https://www.nme.com/news/music/ozzy-osbourne-to-release-expanded-edition-of-blizzard-of-ozz-to-mark-its-40th-anniversary-2754135

The record was originally released back in September 1980 and contains the tracks ‘Crazy Train’, ‘Mr. Crowley’ and ‘Suicide Solution’.

This Friday (September 18), the extended version of ‘Blizzard of Ozz’ will land on streaming platforms, boasting the bonus tracks ‘You Looking At Me, Looking At You’ (originally the B-side to ‘Crazy Train’), ‘Goodbye to Romance’ (2010 Guitar & Vocal Mix) and album outtake ‘RR’.

Fans will also be able to hear seven live songs which were recorded during the ‘Blizzard Of Ozz’ tour, including rarity ‘You Said It All’, ‘Steal Away’ and ‘Revelation’.

In addition to the expanded album, Osbourne will digitally release the live concert films Live & Loud (1993) and Live at Budokan (2002). These were originally available on VHS/DVD and are rarely found online.

You can see the ‘Blizzard Of Ozz’ 40th anniversary edition tracklist below.

01. I Don’t Know
02. Crazy Train
03. Goodbye to Romance
04. Dee
05. Suicide Solution
06. Mr. Crowley
07. No Bone Movies
08. Revelation (Mother Earth)
09. Steal Away (The Night)
10. You Looking at Me, Looking at You (current bonus track – originally the b-side to “Crazy Train”)
11. Goodbye to Romance [2010 Guitar & Vocal Mix] (current bonus track)
12. RR [Outtake from “Blizzard Of Ozz” Sessions] (current bonus track)
13. I Don’t Know – from Ozzy Live
14. Crazy Train – from Ozzy Live
15. Mr. Crowley – from Ozzy Live
16. Revelation (Mother Earth) – from Ozzy Live
17. Steal Away (The Night) – from Ozzy Live
18. Suicide Solution – from Ozzy Live
19. You Said It All (live) – from Mr Crowley EP

Last week, it was announced that Funko Pop! are set to release a new Ozzy Osbourne collectable figure. The toy was inspired by the rock icon’s latest solo album ‘Ordinary Man’.

Meanwhile, Osbourne has revealed that he doesn’t have the “slightest interest” in reforming Black Sabbath in the future.

“It’s done. The only thing I do regret is not doing the last farewell show in Birmingham with [drummer] Bill Ward. I felt really bad about that,” he explained.

However, Osbourne promised last month that he would never retire from music. “You know the time when I will retire? When I can hear them nail a lid on my box,” he said. “And then I’ll fucking do an encore. I’m the Prince Of Darkness.”

Nonviolenze create artistic experience with new album ‘Ghosts of War’

Known as Nonviolenze, Shri Baratan is an Indian-born, Texas-based artistic mastermind ready to draw you in with enchanting jazz-inspired songs accompanied by a stunning collection of paintings and poems.

Blending guitar rock, pop, jazz and blues into a final project incorporating all of his artistic avenues, he is now ready to release his single ‘Ghosts of War’ to the world on September 18th, giving a first look into what is to come from his forthcoming album with the same name, set to be released on October 16th.

The track explores ideas surrounding religion and how scriptures of all faiths can lead to division, hate and war, breaking boundaries and challenging concepts and beliefs.

In order to create an immersive artistic experience, Nonviolenze has created a stunning painting to match each track, perfectly complementing his deeply philosophical lyrics and creating an audio-visual experience for the listener.

Never afraid to be experimental and challenge the boundaries of music, Nonviolenze is the upcoming artist you need to discover before everyone else does. Using the links below, you can stream Nonviolenze’s previous tracks and follow him on social media to be the first to know when ‘Ghosts of War’ is released on October 16th.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nonviolenze

Twitter: https://twitter.com/nonviolenze

Website: http://www.nonviolenze.com/

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/nonviolenze/tracks

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoFr6g6DDwJma6fdL2OW8UQ/videos

Blues Rockers ‘MASK’ return with mysterious single ‘Smiling Assassins’

Fans of the likes of Artic Monkeys, Miles Kane and Black Keys will admire ‘MASK’ for their effortlessly cool, smooth sound and Beatles-esque charm. Consisting of H Humphrey (guitar/vocals) and friend Craig (guitar/vocals) their new single ‘Smiling Assassins’ boasts a fresh blend of Blues and Glam-Rock with that mysterious ‘movie-soundtrack sound’ created through gripping guitar and gritty vocals, painting a picture of the shady character described in the track’s lyrics.

The inspiration for the record came when ‘MASK’ frontman H Humphrey suffered a loss and decided to escape his everyday life and left for Peru. Feeling enlightened on his return, he reached out to producer Michael
Mormecha and ‘Smiling Assassins’ was born. Never afraid to challenge the norms imbedded in the music industry, the track even features the band banging toolboxes and planks of wood over the chorus, creating a unique, experimental sound. The lyrics of ‘Smiling Assassin’ explore a friend’s betrayal by someone close to them, telling the tale in a gripping, addictive manner.

You can stream ‘Smiling Assassin’ on Spotify and Apple Music below and make sure to follow them on social media to keep up to see what these creative rockers do next.

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3j0c40Z
Apples Music: https://apple.co/31i7m8W
Youtube: http://bit.ly/2CEp1ui
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MASKthebandUK
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/masktheband/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MaskTheBand1
Website: https://masktheband.com

Mick Jagger thought rediscovered Rolling Stones tracks were “terrible”

As reported by NME, Mick Jagger has revealed he wasn’t keen on releasing three Rolling Stones songs from the band’s archives, because he initially thought they were “terrible”.

Original Article: https://www.nme.com/news/music/mick-jagger-thought-rediscovered-rolling-stones-tracks-were-terrible-2742282

The tracks, including ‘Criss Cross’, ‘All the Rage’ and the Jimmy Page-featuring ‘Scarlet’, were initially recorded during sessions for the band’s 1973 record Goats Head Soup, but never featured on the full release.

They have now been included as bonus tracks on a new version of the album, which arrives this Friday.

When bosses at Universal Music Group execs first told Jagger they had discovered the tracks in the band’s archives, he admitted he was against the idea.

“They said, ‘We’ve found these three tracks’,” he told The Sunday Times.

“I said, ‘They’re all terrible.’ That’s always my initial reaction, ‘They’re all useless!’ I mean, actually, I always liked the songs, but they weren’t finished”.

Jagger eventually changed his mind when he realised the group could iron out the imperfections and bring the tracks up to scratch.

“Sonically they still sound like they were recorded then, even if they weren’t perfect,” Jagger said.

“You can make them sound a little better than they did. But I think these three songs are all up there with the rest of the songs on this record”.

‘Goats Head Soup 2020’ will be released on Friday (4 September) and comes after the band remixed ‘Scarlet’ with the likes of The Killers and The War On Drugs.

Legendary guitar Jimmy Page, who features on ‘Scarlet’, recently recounted his experiences of meeting the band for the first time.