Legendary folkster Bob Dylan returns with his 37th studio album, Fallen Angels, on May 20th. The album serves as a follow-up to 2015’s Shadows In The Night, which sees Dylan covering some of the lesser-known songs of Frank Sinatra’s catalog. The new release continues down that trend, with Dylan picking out favorites from The Great American Songbook for the release. Dylan’s voice has never been perfect, and at 74-years-old, it’s more about his ability to tell a story than actually sing. Still, he captures the essence of these forgotten songs with an enthusiasm, reeling in a listener and teaching some sort of folk lesson.In advance of the new release, Fallen Angels is streaming in full via NPR’s First Listen. Tune in below:Dylan is also featured on the Desert Trip lineup, with The Who, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, and Roger Waters. Check out the latest update on that festival here.
The Battlefield games have been on much more solid footing with fellow Swedish developer EA DICE, as the studio has delivered the World War I-based Battlefield 1 and World War II-based Battlefield V, alongside 10 expansions for the two games put together. DICE is already deep into development on the next as-yet untitled Battlefield game, the EA CEO noted.“DICE is creating our next Battlefield game with never-before-seen scale,” Wilson said. “The technical advancements of the new consoles are allowing the team to deliver a true next-gen vision for the franchise. We have hands-on play testing underway internally, and the team has been getting very positive feedback on the game as we’ve begun to engage our community. The next Battlefield is set to launch in holiday 2021, we’re excited to share a lot more about the game in the spring.”New Need for Speed and Battlefield titles will release in late 2021.- Advertisement – Criterion Games’ return to Need for Speed after eight years is promising, for the British developer best known for Burnout was responsible for the racing game series’ resurgence in 2010 with Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (re-released last week as a remaster for PS4 and Xbox One). Criterion was also on hand for 2012’s Need for Speed: Most Wanted but it had since taken a backseat with Sweden’s Ghost Games — now back to being called EA Gothenburg and an engineering support studio — developing four lacklustre titles between 2013 and 2019.A still from Battlefield VPhoto Credit: EA- Advertisement – – Advertisement – A new Need for Speed and Battlefield game will arrive next year, Electronic Arts CEO and director Andrew Wilson has revealed. During EA’s quarterly earnings call last week, Wilson said that the gaming giant will release “at least six new games” on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X in the next financial year: April 2021 – March 2022. This includes new titles in the Need for Speed, Battlefield, and FIFA. While the Battlefield game has a “Holiday 2021” release window, Need for Speed has a broader “FY ’22” one, though expect it to be around November 2021 given all past titles have done so going back to 2011.“We plan to launch at least 6 new games on the next-gen consoles in FY ’22,” Wilson said during Electronic Arts’ Q2 2021 earnings call on Thursday. “These will include a new Need for Speed game that is bringing some astounding visual leaps developed by the Criterion team who have launched some of the most highly rated games in franchise history.”- Advertisement –
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1 GoalkeeperSimon Mignolet followed up his impressive display at Chelsea with a clean sheet against West Ham and will continue in goal.DefenceWith a big game at Everton on Saturday, Rodgers could opt to rest Emre Can and that could see Dejan Lovren restored to the starting XI.The Croatian has struggled to find the form that convinced Liverpool to part with £20m for the defender but he will be keen to prove his worth.MidfieldLiverpool have looked fluid in their new 3-4-3 system, and that could see Alberto Moreno and Lazar Markovic preserved ahead of the derby, which would give Glen Johnson and Jose Enrique some much needed game time.Steven Gerrard will be keen to see Liverpool progress as he aims to lift the FA Cup on his 35th birthday, but with his final Merseyside derby to come, Rodgers may opt to start the Englishman from the bench.AttackRodgers said Sturridge’s reaction to playing on the weekend was positive but he will continue to manage his return.That will likely see the former Chelsea man start from the bench which gives an opportunity for either Fabio Borini, Rickie Lambert or Mario Balotelli to lead the line.Liverpool fans, how do you think you’ll line-up against Bolton? Comment below… Brendan Rodgers takes his Liverpool side to Bolton this evening in a bid to avoid a major FA Cup upset in their fourth round replay.The Northern Irishman has overseen a change in fortunes for the Reds after a disappointing start to the season, and Liverpool has lost just twice in 17 games in all competitions.Daniel Sturridge marked his return to first-team action on the weekend after five months out with a goal, while captain Steven Gerrard is fully fit after being rested on the weekend.With a Merseyside derby to come on the weekend, will Rodgers rest some of his stars and will Sturridge be in the starting XI?Possible Liverpool line-up against Bolton: 1 Brendan Rodgers takes his Liverpool side to Bolton this evening in a bid to avoid a major FA Cup upset in their fourth round replay.