THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN – 7 New Firecrackers Week 38

Every week Turn Up The Volume picks 7 new
firecrackers that burned his ears the past 7 days

1. Let’s Get The Party Started by TOM MORELLO feat. Bring Me The Horizon

From the RAGTM guitarist’s upcoming album titled The Atlas Underground Fire
with a series of big name guests. This is the clamorous belter featuring British noise
freaks Bring Me The Horizon

Deafening storm…


2. ‘Black Widow Spider’ by PARQUET COURTS (New York City)

The jangly rockers drop album 7 Sympathy For Life on 21st October.
This is the third single. A rattling and rolling ripper.

Tune in…


3. Hard Skool by GUNS N’ ROSES

The second new track of the year from the macho Roses. Old Skool would
be a more appropriate song title. As usual Slash has sex with his guitar and
Axl Rose‘s vocal cords are still alive and kicking.

Enter paradise city here…


4. ‘A Toxic Life’ by IMPERIAL ASHES (Toronto, CA)

A metal uppercut serving as an urgent call-to-action to address injustices
and atrocities that have plagued Indigenous communities for centuries.

Anger, rage and fury is what you get when awfully greedy governments
do what so many political sharks did in the past, taking the freedom, hope,
and future away of whole populations. Horrible.

We are connected, we’re feeling infected (a toxic life)
The treaty’s neglected, your laws are rejected (give up your fight)
Our colonial apathy, making the rivers bleed (things aren’t alright)
Your violations, stealing from nations (eating us inside)


5. ‘Living in the Heart of Love’ by THE ROLLING STONES

A few weeks ago the imperishable Stones announced a deluxe edition for
one of their last great albums Tattoo You celebrating its 40th-anniversary.
It will feature several previously unreleased tracks from those recording

R.I.P. Charlie Watts…


6. ‘Bonnie’ by CUFFED UP (Los Angeles)

The band says that this new crackerjack is “an anti-love anthem about the grief and
pitfalls of a serious relationship crumbling due to lies and deceit. This is explored through
the eyes of Bonnie (of Bonnie & Clyde fame), in an alternative universe where Clyde selfishly leaves Bonnie for dead.”
Bonnie takes revenge because of the end of their romantic,
albeit toxic relationship.

Famous Bonnie (movie) quote (addressing Clyde): “What would you do if some miracle happened and we could walk out of here tomorrow morning and start all over again clean?
No record and nobody after us?”

Electrifying and fuming.
Here comes Bonnie (with mustache)…


7. ‘Before You Gotta Go’ by COURTNEY BARNETT (Australia)

One of the catchiest tunes I’ve heard all year, proving that sticky simplicity works tremendously well when you can sing along, hum along, or whistle along.
I Love you, Courtney.

Can’t resist this…

See/hear you next week, music junkies…

GUNS N’ ROSES – Back In Rock Business With Stunning Steamroller ‘ABSUЯD’

9 August 2021

Active since 1985 / 6 studio albums (so far)

New single: ABSUЯD
Actually a re-worked version of a song called Silkworms
from the 2008 Chinese Democracy sessions, but never
released before.

Wow! The macho rockers’ guns still smoke. ABSUЯD is a
stunning steamroller speeding like a punk tornado with
Axl Rose on a frenzied roll and Slash, well, being guitar
hero Slash again. Absobloodylutely ace!

Listen, motherfuckers, to the song that should be heard
Back down in the gutter is more than you deserve
Screaming fucking banshee, you know that’s what you are
Pussy full of maggots, isn’t that absurd

Press play and start your one-man moshpit

GUNS N’ ROSES: Facebook

And back on tour. All 2021 / 2022 tour dates here

Macho Rockers GUNS N’ ROSES Released Debut Album ‘APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION’ 30 Years Ago…

21 July 2019

GUNS N’ ROSES, probably the most famous and successful macho rockers in history released their smashing debut LP ‘APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION‘ today 30 years ago,
on 21 July 1987. A thunderous cock rock record filled with tons of hellish electricity. Hot,
rowdy, vicious, filthy and controversial with Axl Rose howling at times like a hungry hyena and barbed-wire guitar duo Slash and Izzy Stradlin producing a tumultuous series of rip-roaring riffs, huge hooks and lively licks. Fucking hard rockin’ riotous racket it was. Damn right!

Rolling Stone wrote: “GN’R mixed drugs, punk and classic rock to make their brilliantly trashy debut. The album looked both forward and backward: The punky rawness of its sound and the pained artistry of its lyrics made it a bridge between commercial Eighties hard rock and the alternative music of the next decade. But Appetite was also among the last classic rock records to be mastered with vinyl in mind, to be edited with a razor blade applied to two-inch tape, to be mixed by five people frantically pushing faders at a non-automated mixing board.”
Full review here.

The absolute highlights…




GUNS N’ ROSES: Facebook – All Albums


21 November 2018


Nashville based singer-songwriter NICOLE ATKINS just shared her alluring version of the Guns N’ Roses classic ballad NOVEMBER RAIN with vocal assistance of great vox Mark Lanegan. Man of many bands, countless collaborations and some impressive solo work. Although their voices resonate differently in tone, timber and color, this appealing duet of both crooners works amazingly well. Catch the beauty here…

NICOLE ATKINS: Facebook – Website