Malcolm Young, who has died aged 64, was co-founder of one of the most unapologetic, unadulterated rock and roll machines of all time. AC/DC have long since established their place in the pantheon, delivering over 40 years of relentless, head-bashing, pile-driving electric guitar music at its biggest, heaviest, dumbest and, arguably, its purest. Like Status Quo and The Ramones, AC/DC came up with a cartoonish rock formula so perfectly pared down that they never saw any need to mess with it.
“Society’s hell/ you need me, just like I need you,” sings Morrissey on My Love, I’d Do Anything for You. This seems a neat enough summary of his oeuvre: at once political and personal, isolationist and needy, revelling in contradiction. Low in High School, his 11th solo album, is as dazzling and infuriating as anything in his canon, full of the stuff that has made the 58-year-old former Smiths frontman one of the most provocative and adored stars of our time.
Royal Blood are the most exciting rock band in Britain right now. A duo from West Sussex, they make more noise than seems possible for just two people –especially considering that they have dispensed with rock’s most iconic instrument: the lead guitar. The band’s line-up features just drums and bass. “It doesn’t matter how many strings you’ve got,” insists singing bassist Mike Kerr.
@u2gigs Hmmm. All songs? You sure? B dropped a couple of lines of The Ghost Who Walks 'People I Don't Know are Trying to Kill Me' into Electric Co several times during Vertigo Tour. (I only noticed cos its my song). 😉
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".