After a few teases, AC/DC have released a brand new music video for their Witch’s Spell track. The song features on the band’s latest album Power Up, which stormed the charts late last year, debuting at No 1 in the UK. The Witch’s Spell video was directed, edited and animated by Wolf & Crow using band performance footage shot by Clemens Habicht.
Power Up was generally well-received by music critics and has sold 1.4 million copies worldwide.
The record is the band’s first since the death of AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young in 2017 and serves as a tribute to him.
In fact, recording the album and performing for this music video and others like Shot in the Dark saw the band’s classic line-up reunited.
After all, as AC/DC closed their 2016 Rock or Bust World tour, Angus Young was the only original member left standing at the time.
While the late Malcolm Young had retired from music after his dementia diagnosis, drummer Phil Rudd was unable to take part in the tour due to ongoing legal problems at the time.
Then as the tour kicked off, Brian Johnson was forced to step back as singer at risk of permanently losing his hearing, so Guns N’ Roses star Axl Rose stepped in.
And at the conclusion of the tour, bassist Cliff Williams announced his retirement from performing.
Nevertheless, AC/DC managed to get back together to record their tribute album to Malcolm just a few years later.
Cliff said how AC/DC had some “great rehearsals” earlier on in 2020 before the coronavirus pandemic kicked off.
The bassist said: “The band was playing really well. So [they asked me], ‘Do you wanna do a few shows?’
He agreed to this, adding: “We were planning on doing that. Everyone goes home to their respective homes, and bang, we’ve been here ever since [in lockdown].”
But also clarified why he doesn’t want to tour with AC/DC anymore beyond those few shows, saying: “I definitely have some physical issues, which I won’t bore you with the details of. But, yeah, it’s tough. I’m very grateful for everything. It’s been fantastic. But I just don’t wanna do that anymore.”
AC/DC Power Up album tracklist:
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. System Down 11. Money Shot 12. Code Red
The improved and expanded GTA 5 will launch for Sony and Microsoft’s powerful new systems on November 11.
According to Rockstar, the PS5 and Xbox Series X versions of GTA 5 will contain exciting new features for fans to enjoy.
“The expanded and enhanced versions of Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online are arriving on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S with new features and more, on November 11th, 2021,” reads a Rockstar post.
Rockstar even hints at the release of some kind of GTA 3-related in-game bonuses for Grand Theft Auto Online.
This will coincide with the 20th anniversary of Grand Theft Auto 3, which launched on October 22, 2001 (October 26 in the UK).
“Plus, in honor of the upcoming 20th anniversary of the genre defining Grand Theft Auto III, we’ll have even more fun surprises to share — including some specifically for GTA Online players.”
While most of us will be excited to experience GTA 5 with improved visuals and new features, it’s unclear what this means for the release of GTA 6.
Previous reports have suggested that GTA 6 wouldn’t be revealed until after the launch of GTA 5 on PS5 and Xbox Series X.
With GTA 5 hitting new consoles so late in the year, this doesn’t leave a lot of room for Rockstar to make the reveal in 2021.
Indeed, if it doesn’t get revealed at The Game Awards in December, it’s unlikely we’ll see GTA 6 until next year.
Of course, everything surrounding GTA 6 is all rumour and speculation at this point, so nobody really knows what will happen and when.
Outside of the PS5 and Xbox Series X reveal, Rockstar also announced new updates coming to GTA Online this summer.
According to Rockstar, the summer update will involve a new addition to the street racing scene.
“In Los Santos, car culture is back on the streets in a big way, with new opportunities for fans of performance and customization upgrades to get together with like-minded gearheads to test and show off their rides free from interference from authorities and other troublemakers,” Rockstar explains.
“The renewed interest is bringing a new underground car meet into the area, along with new additions to the local racing scene — and demand for stolen vehicles has never been higher.
“Expect high stakes and high action as crews hit the streets to get hold of the latest vehicles on the hot list, challenge each other in new race types, or take part in a series of multi-part robbery missions, where a precisely modified getaway vehicle will be your best weapon — all later this summer.”
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he is unsure who he can trust when it comes to dealing with transfers – and those issues could dash any hope he has of signing Erling Haaland this summer.
Mino Raiola has been going about his business in a very public manner over recent days.
The agent, who represents Haaland, flew to Barcelona alongside the Borussia Dortmund star’s father.
Amazingly, by some sheer coincidence, there was a journalist from Spanish publication Sport waiting the capture their arrival on video.
Raiola then flew to the capital for a meeting with Real Madrid. Haaland was again top billing on the agenda.
News has surfaced that the agent is planning to travel to the UK to talk to Premier League clubs, with Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea all linked with Haaland.
The way Raiola has made his business very public will only raise the stock and peak interest in the 20-year-old star he represents.
But Solskjaer outlined his transfer plan during a press conference on Good Friday, and he wants to do the complete opposite to Raiola.
If the United boss sticks to his word, then that may mean that a move for Haaland is off the table.
“I think the way the world works at the moment, you’d like to do, of course, all your business on the quiet and all your talks on the quiet,” Solskjaer said.
“But there’s platforms everywhere, there’s news – the media now makes that more and more difficult. Who can you trust?
“Hopefully we can suddenly sit here with players that no-one’s written about and thought we’re going to go to.”
United will turn their attention to other targets who will play along with their silence.
“We conduct our recruitment business or scouting and the players that we are interested in, we do it the right way I feel,” Solskjaer added.
“Of course we have a plan and one we think’s going to happen.
“Two months is a long time in football as well. Things might change.
“There’s obviously a couple of players whose future is not decided yet – some without contracts, some with contracts.
“We do have a certain picture of how we think the squad is going to look in August.”
Apple is hard at work on the next version of its iPhone operating system, iOS 14.5. The Californian company has rolled out a new beta version to developers to iron-out any issues before the update ships to millions of iPhone owners in the coming weeks. Interestingly, Apple has sprinkled a couple of exciting new features into this new beta, which weren’t previously available in iOS 14.5.
In fact, iOS 14.5 looks to be shaping up to be one of the biggest updates in a while. One of the new additions will be handy for any iPhone owners frustrated with their battery life. Yes, if your iPhone battery is draining faster than expected, Apple will “recalibrate” its battery life estimates to provide a more accurate estimate of how much juice is left in the tank.
Unfortunately, iPhone 11, 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max seem to be the only handsets eligible for this process in the current beta version of iOS 14.5.
With any luck, Apple will add support for more iPhone ranges in subsequent beta versions or updates to iOS. As the battery cell inside your smartphone ages, the battery life estimate can be thrown. As a result, you might find your smartphone dying when iOS tells you there is still 10% left in the tank.
Based on the latest beta, the recalibration process will be automatic and will take place in the background, so you won’t need to dig deep into the Settings menu to find a button to kickstart the process. Sadly, the entire process takes a little time.
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According to Apple, you’ll need to charge and deplete your iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro battery a few times for the operating system to recalibrate properly. Depending on how much you use your handset, that could take a few weeks to complete. If something goes wrong and the battery somehow fails to be recalibrated, a new battery service message will pop up and an Apple Authorised Service Provider will replace it for free, Apple has clarified in a support article about the as-yet unreleased feature (first spotted by those clever people at 9to5Mac)
Battery life is always one of the biggest issues with any smartphones. As so much of our lives have become dependent on these pocket-sized gadgets – from paying at the check-out, tracking our fitness, online shopping, social media, and keeping in touch with friends and family – making sure you have enough battery to get you through the end of the day is essential.
Having an accurate battery life estimate, so you can judge whether you need to quickly top-up your iPhone with a fast-charger before heading out, is a big part of that.
With any luck, iOS 14.5 will make the battery life estimates more accurate for millions of iPhone 11 owners. It’s unclear when the next iOS update will begin rolling out, but fingers crossed, there isn’t much longer to wait.
The news comes as Apple announced the date for its next developers conference, dubbed WWDC, when it’s likely to offer a sneak peek at the next-generation upgrades to its operating systems, including iOS 15. Here’s hoping Apple will use this next update to bring more functionality to the widgets introduced last year, as well as new camera and Siri features.
As you’d expect,Express.co.ukwill have all the news from WWDC 2021 when it arrives in June 2021, so stay tuned.