Winchester 7 & The Runners release new single ‘When the World Stops Spinning’

Emily Lindsell

Winchester 7 & The Runners have recently released new single When The World Stops Spinning from recent EP Argos Holiday. The EP features seven tracks from Win, alongside a cover of Bowie’s track Modern Love and a Stuart Epp’s remix.

The tracks each hold their own individuality, however they all have one common factor – the ukulele. The electric ukulele features heavily on each tune, alongside the presence of drums played by Jack Kane and bass played by Phil Voorhees, who help show a cool new twist on track instrumentals. The ukulele offers a unique sound, and displays how much Win likes to work outside of the box – something that’s also demonstrated by his orchestration of his one-man band.

The fact that Winchester 7 & The Runners is actually run by one person is extremely impressive, considering that the production and overall sound of his music has the gusto of a band of 7. In fact, it’s theorised that Jack Kane and Phil Voorhees are simply Win in disguise – although nothing’s been confirmed just yet!

Win takes inspiration from musical legend Paul McCartney, who also became a one-man-band for his first three albums. His creativity, mixed with his passion for music and appreciation of different musical approaches, has all contributed to the creation of a powerful psychedelic rock EP that, as I commented earlier, will leave you unable to believe it’s all put together by one man!

When the World Keeps Spinning will resonate with you from the sheer level of talent showcased, with one man covering everything from the vocals to every last instrumental used in production. The results will blow you away!

You can listen to the new single here.

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InHibit releases all new EP ‘Blinded’

Emily Lindsell

After much anticipation and hard work, InHibit has finally released his debut EP Blinded!

‘Shame On Humans’, which has already achieved great success with its official music video, has accumulated over half a million views in less than two weeks. It paints the perfect picture for the rest of the EPs style; InHibit states that each of his songs have a big piece of him in them lyrically and sonically. He talks of how he puts his thoughts and his mind into his music, which is something that is portrayed clearly throughout his tracks that have an aura of real rawness and honesty.

InHibit’s compositions follow an unconventional path, with the artist mixing his inspirations from a young age with his current personal intricate style. His music takes on an alternative rock venture, featuring a heavy presence of guitars and a prominent display of drums. This, paired with his intense vocals, creates the perfect alt-rock masterpiece, with his influences playing a part in bending his style into something so unique. Industry mainstays such as Foo Fighters can be picked up on occasionally throughout the EP, showing how in touch he can be with his inspirations, channeling them in a way to make his sound his own – something that is hard to come by.

The theme of the EP is simply InHibit’s own views and values, portrayed through his music in a way that can spark thought-provoking conversation amongst his audience. He challenges the norm and how the world is viewed with his own ideas and thoughts, aiming to cause some minor controversy with his lyrics and statements. This is a huge part of how InHibit shows his personality through the music he creates, with other ways being his previously mentioned unique style and individual sound. Showcasing personality and real emotions is the perfect product of realness, and that’s exactly what Blinded is: a real depiction of Inhibit.

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UK Metal Merger release ‘In Soltitude’ in support of Live Music

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A collection of some of the most recognised and appreciated rock and metal stars within the industry are coming together in support of live music – releasing a single that will aid those affected by the loss of work within live music due to COVID-19.

This project, which was created and progressed through the multiple lock-downs over the last year, will raise funds to help out those in need who have been negatively impacted from the shutdown of live music. From sound engineers to venue staff, the list of individuals and job roles supported by this project is practically endless, as the live show industry is one of those worst affected by the pandemic. ‘In Soltitude’ will take us one step closer to maintaining the survival of the live event industry, which is essential for all lovers of music, no matter what your favourite artist or genre is.

‘In Soltitude’, which was cut down from 300 hours of footage to just 12 and a half minutes, is a powerful track that holds all the emotion that has stemmed from the pandemic, putting everyone’s frustration and vulnerability into one track designed to keep a dying industry alive.

UK Metal Merger are asking for anyone who is able to donate to contribute to the project, in order to keep live music stable and running. The loss of the live music industry would be a catastrophic loss of talent, skill and knowledge, and would leave so many without a sector of work. ‘In Soltitude’ can help to make the change we need and offer vital support to keep as many people as possible in work.

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Eddie Van Halen was diagnosed with brain tumour and stage four lung cancer, says son Wolfgang

As reported by NME, Eddie Van Halen‘s son Wolfgang has detailed his father’s battles with illness in the years leading up to his death last month.

Original Article: https://www.nme.com/news/music/eddie-van-halen-brain-tumour-lung-cancer-wolfgang-2818407

In a new interview on The Howard Stern Show, Van Halen revealed that towards the end of 2017, his father was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer.

“The doctors were like, ‘You have six weeks’,” he told Stern, adding that his father went to Germany to receive treatment.

“Whatever the fuck they do over there, it’s amazing, because I got three more years with him.”

Wolfgang goes on to say that things took a turn for the worse in early 2019, when his father got in a motorcycle accident. He was later diagnosed with a brain tumour, and received gamma knife radiosurgery to treat the illness.

“But as time went on, shit kept stacking up and stacking up. It just never let up.”

Wolfgang explained that his father’s worsening condition came amid plans for a Van Halen “classic line-up” reunion tour, which the band’s manager Irving Azoff discussed last month.

“That’s important, to let people know, that yeah, that was real, and we were so excited about it,” Van Halen told Stern. “It just didn’t pan out.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Wolfgang premiered his new song ‘Distance’, a tribute to his father, and discussed the close musical bond he and Van Halen shared.

“We had such a close connection and now, for the rest of my life, there’s no way I’ll never be able to think about him no matter what I do—which is good but also hurts a lot.”

Eddie Van Halen died early last month aged 65, following a long battle with throat cancer, prompting an outpouring of tributes from around the rock world.

Earlier this month, SlashMetallica‘s Kirk Hammett and Rage Against the Machine‘s Tom Morello honoured Van Halen at this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

“Eddie Van Halen was the Mozart of our generation,” Morello said during the moving tribute. “He had the kind of talent that maybe comes around once a century.”

Listen to AC/DC’s brand new song ‘Realize’

As reported by NME, AC/DC have shared their latest song, ‘Realize’ — check out the new track below.

Original Article: https://www.nme.com/news/music/ac-dc-new-song-realize-power-up-2814431

The song is the second to be taken from the returning band’s upcoming new album ‘Power Up’, which is set for release on Friday (November 13). The LP is AC/DC’s first since 2014’s ‘Rock Or Bust’.

‘Realize’ follows on from the LP’s lead single ‘Shot In The Dark’ which arrived last month, and you can hear the final preview of AC/DC’s ‘Power Up’ below.

The full tracklist for AC/DC’s ‘Power Up’ is as follows:

1. Realize
2. Rejection
3. Shot In The Dark
4. Through The Mists Of Time
5. Kick You When You’re Down
6. Witch’s Spell
7. Demon Fire
8. Wild Reputation
9. No Man’s Land
10. Systems Down
11. Money Shot
12. Code Red

Speaking to NME about their comeback, AC/DC’s Angus Young explained how ‘Power Up’ was “guided by the vision” of his late brother Malcolm, who died in 2017.

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Frontman Brian Johnson said that he hopes the new record will inspire a whole new generation of AC/DC fans.

“Instead of looking at dancers on TikTok, I’m hoping this album will make young kids go out and buy a guitar, learn the riffs and discover the rest of our catalogue,” he said. “It would just be great to get more young rock bands out there, writing their own songs and getting up there on stage.”

Keith Richards on marking The Rolling Stones’ 60th anniversary: “The plans are to still actually all be alive”

As reported by NME, Keith Richards has spoken about The Rolling Stones’ upcoming 60th anniversary, saying that “the plans are to still actually all be alive” by the time the milestone comes around.

Original Article: https://www.nme.com/news/music/keith-richards-on-marking-the-rolling-stones-60th-anniversary-the-plans-are-to-still-actually-all-be-alive-2813256

The veteran band are set to celebrate 60 years together in 2022, having formed as The Rolling Stones in 1962.

Richards was asked in a new interview with GQ about whether the Stones had formulated any plans for their 60th anniversary yet, to which he replied: “Well, the plans are to still actually all be alive.”

“Apart from that, at our age, I don’t know. I haven’t heard of any plans, but I’m sure there are things being made,” the 76-year-old continued.

“First off, I’m going to get through this year and see how we handle next year. Because I think at the moment, there are more problems than a Rolling Stones celebration. Although I’m very glad that we’re all here, but I’ll leave it at that if I can.”

Richards further confirmed that the Stones have been working on a new album, which he says was “halfway in the works before [the] shit hit the fan” — a reference to the coronavirus pandemic.

“I was trying to progress a few things along, but there’s not a lot one can really do except wait for the vaccine,” the guitarist said.

Richards also reflected on his own mortality in the interview, saying that “every day is a pleasure”.

“I mean, I don’t wish to defy anybody’s predictions and I’m really not interested in them,” he added in reference to the interviewer’s observation that “people have been wondering in interviews when you’re going to die for the last 50 years”.

“But I’ll croak when I croak and everybody will know.”

Richards stated in another interview back in September that he “can’t imagine” The Rolling Stones ever retiring.

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne’s credit cards “maxed out” by fraudster

As reported by NME, Sharon Osbourne has revealed that her and Ozzy Osbourne‘s credits were recently “maxed out” by a fraudster.

Original Article: https://www.nme.com/news/music/ozzy-and-sharon-osbournes-credit-cards-maxed-out-by-fraudster-2803305

Appearing on her U.S. chat show, The Talk, Sharon explained how she was first made aware of the crime when attempting to buy a birthday present for daughter Kelly.

“It’s my Kelly’s birthday today, I went out last night to pick up her gift,” Sharon explained.

“I give my credit card and they come back and say, ‘Do you have another credit card? It didn’t go through.’ I say, ‘Just try it again’… still didn’t go through…. I hand them Ozzy’s.”

She added: “Then, they come back and go, ‘Do you have another one? It didn’t go through.’ Someone rang up charges and maxed out Ozzy’s card and my card. I called through to the credit card company and they go, ‘No, no, no, you’re maxed out, so is Ozzy.’ I’m like, ‘I don’t go to that store, or to that store.’”

When asked if it was fraud, Sharon confirmed the crime, before adding that all of the fraudulent transactions on her card are currently being processed.

This comes after Ozzy recently announced details of his rescheduled farewell tour.

The gigs in question, which were originally announced back in September 2018, have already been postponed a number of times due to Osbourne’s ill health and, more recently, the coronavirus pandemic.

After his wife Sharon confirmed last week that the live dates — which had most recently been pencilled in for this month — would be moving to 2022, Osbourne himself has announced today (October 22) that the UK and European legs of the ‘No More Tours 2’ tour will now kick off in January 2022.

The official video for AC/DC’s ‘Shot In The Dark’ has arrived

As reported by NME, AC/DC have revealed the official video for their comeback single ‘Shot In The Dark’.

Original Article: https://www.nme.com/news/music/the-official-video-for-ac-dcs-shot-in-the-dark-has-arrived-2798808

The first single from the re-united band’s much anticipated seventeenth album ‘Power Up’ arrived at the beginning of this month. ‘Shot In The Dark’ is the rock veterans’ first new material since 2014’s ‘Rock Or Bust’ LP.

You can take a look at the visuals, which features the band performing live and were shot by longtime AC/DC video director David Mallet.

Describing ‘Shot In The Dark’, guitarist Angus Young told NME: “It’s a strong single from a powerful rock album. You’ll be able to hear it and know straight away that it’s AC/DC. That’s what we’ve always strived for.”

The Australian rock veterans’s new album is out on November 13. It sees frontman Brian Johnson returning to the group after Axl Rose’s stint as singer, with drummer Phil Rudd and bassist Cliff Williams also returning to the fold.

Last week, meanwhile, AC/DC shared a new online program which allows users to display their initials in the style of the band’s iconic lightning bolt logo.

Angus Young has also confirmed that the album does not feature contributions from his brother and the band’s original rhythm guitarist Malcolm, who died in 2017, despite it featuring a number of his “ideas”.

Young said: “I know a lot of people have been saying: did Malcolm actually play, is it his instrument on the new album? I chose not to do that because I felt Malcolm himself wouldn’t like me trying to splice his guitar work.”

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.

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.

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/nonviolenze

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

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

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