Hard rock advocates have been offered another advance listen of a new song from AC/DC’s first studio album in six years, ‘Rock or Bust,’ and while the jamming chord progressions on the previously released “Play Ball” were enough to hook the interest of longtime fans, it’s with the insane screams from lead vocalist Brian Johnson on the title track that is perhaps proving that the core of this band is bulletproof.
The founding guitarist behind AC/DC has spoken out regarding the recent departures of longtime band members Malcolm Young and Phil Rudd, and Angus Young has revealed that it was a challenging task trying to have Rudd involved during the recording sessions for the band’s upcoming studio album, ‘Rock or Bust.’
Stand at your positions, rock and roll veterans: the members of AC/DC have declared that it’s time to “Play Ball” with their new music video for the lead single off of ‘Rock or Bust,’ the rock group’s first studio album in six years
AC/DC’s Phil Rudd has been charged with attempting to hire a hitman to kill two men Thursday afternoon local time. The percussionist’s Mauta, New Zeland home was raided by police yesterday (September 5), and now faces charges of attempting to procure a murder, possession of methamphetamine, possession of cannabis and threatening to kill.
Has AC/DC lost another veteran band member? That is the question many dedicated followers are asking upon the release of the rock group’s promotional photo for their upcoming studio album, ‘Rock or Bust.’ The image above is the first official photo to feature newly appointed rhythm guitarist Stevie Young, who has taken over the position which, until most recently, was maintained for more than four decades by his uncle Malcolm.
With less than two months separating hard rock fans from AC/DC’s anticipated follow-up to 2008’s ‘Black Ice,’ we now have a better understanding of what the veteran rock band has in store. ‘Rock or Bust’ will be comprised of eleven new songs with such attention-grabbing titles as “Baptism by Fire” and “Emission Control,” while the album’s lead single “Play Ball” has been released in its entirety and issued to digital outlets in advance of the effort’s December 2 release date.
The family of founding AC/DC member and longtime rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young has broken their silence regarding the previously unspecified illness which ultimately led to his permanent exiting from the lineup. It has been revealed that the guitarist has been suffering from dementia, a brain disorder which damages one’s ability to perform everyday tasks, let alone the role which Malcolm has played behind one of the most influential hard rock groups.
As we recently reported, Australian rockers AC/DC are currently preparing for the release of their fifteenth studio album ‘Rock or Bust,’ which is currently slated to arrive on December 2. In light of this announcement, a segment of the band’s new song “Play Ball” is currently featured in a newly aired commercial for Turner Sports’ Major League Baseball Postseason campaign, and considering the song title is a justifiable decision on behalf of the members of AC/DC.
An unusually melancholic attitude accompanies this type of news which should only be met with instant excitement for dedicated rock fans. AC/DC have announced that their new studio album, ‘Rock or Bust,’ will be released before the end of the year, however it also marks the first in the band’s 41 year history to not feature founding rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young, who as the result of an undisclosed illness will not be returning to the band.
It’s been six years since the release of their last full-length studio album, 2008’s ‘Black Ice,’ however AC/DC have proven that while they aren’t ones to put out a new effort every couple of years, when the focus is placed towards crafting new material they’re some of the most efficient rock groups at doing so. According to drummer Phil Rudd, AC/DC completed work on their forthcoming effort in less than two weeks time.