News Round-Up: Bob Dylan, Run The Jewels and more

Photo: Paul Bachmann

Photo: Paul Bachmann

You’re in the right place if you’ve missed any of the week’s top news stories – here Live4ever’s News Round-Up presents a recap of the biggest and best headlines we featured during the last seven days…

Bob Dylan has released a new song entitled Murder Most Foul.

A 17-minute, piano-led piece, it looks back on the sixties via the central theme of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. “Greetings to my fans and followers with gratitude for all your support and loyalty over the years,” a statement reads. “This is an unreleased song we recorded a while back that you might find interesting.”

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Whilst lots of bands and artists are delaying the release of their new albums, Nine Inch Nails have made two new records – Ghosts V: Together and Ghosts VI: Locusts – immediately available for free online.

“As the news seems to turn ever more grim by the hour, we’ve found ourselves vacillating wildly between feeling like there may be hope at times to utter despair – often changing minute to minute,” Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross say. “Although each of us define ourselves as antisocial-types who prefer being on our own, this situation has really made us appreciate the power and need for connection.”

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Isle Of Wight and Download are the latest two UK festivals to have been cancelled.

In their statement, Isle Of Wight organisers say their decision, ‘has not been taken lightly’, and that they had, ‘tried their best to make it work’. “But it was unavoidable given the current status,” the statement continues.

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Photo: Paul Bachmann

Photo: Paul Bachmann

Run The Jewels have unveiled more from RTJ4, which should be out this year.

Swiftly following The Yankee And The Brave, also shared this week, is Ooh LA LA, a collaboration with Greg Nice and DJ Premier recorded during sessions with Rick Rubin at the producer’s Shangri-La studio in Los Angeles, and at Electric Lady in New York.

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Bicep have released their new single Atlas.

This should’ve been the launchpad for around the UK from the end of this month, but those of course will no longer be taking place as the duo acknowledge the context which their first track since 2018 instead finds itself in. “It would’ve been unthinkable to foresee the circumstances this track would be released in when we were making it,” they say.

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HAIM and Hinds are among the latest bands to have delayed the release of their respective new albums.

In a message on social media, the Haim sisters have said Women in Music Pt. III will move from its April 24th release to the summer.

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