Australian rockers AC/DC have shared online the cover artwork and tracklist for their impending new album Rock Or Bust. The album will be released on December 2nd, 2014 and features 11 new tracks recorded in Spring 2014 at Warehouse Studio in Vancouver. Sadly, guitarist Malcolm Young is suffering from dementia and will not return to the band or tour with them next year.
AC/DC will continue to rock out with a new album to be released this December. That's right, the veterans will release a new album 6 years after the last one, Black Ice. Rock Or Bust, as the new album is called, will be released on December 2nd, 2014 on Columbia Records and feature 11 new tracks recorded in Spring 2014 at Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, Canada. Stevie Young, nephew of founding members Angus and Malcolm Young, played guitar on the new album and will tour with the band in 2015.
AC/DC fans worldwide seem to be moving one step closer to a film paying hommage to the late singer Bon Scott. Key production team members from High Voltage Productions Pty., the current controlling production company overseeing Bon Scott - The Legend of AC/DC, begun talks this week with one of the world's leading production and entertainment companies. The film project is a docudrama chronicling the career of frontman Bon Scott of AC/DC, who died tragically at age 33 in 1980 after only six years with the band.
Former AC/DC and Rose Tattoo bassist Neil Smith has died after a battle with cancer. Smith was in AC/DC briefly in 1974, prior to the release of their 1975 debut album High Voltage and in Rose Tattoo in 1978.
Legendary rockers AC/DC are giving you the opportunity to listen to the entire Live At River Plate in advance before it hits stores on November 19th. Sounds like a good way to spend your Saturday? You can revisit AC/DC's Black Ice World Tour 2009 show in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and listen to the 19 live tracks over here.
AC/DC's first live album in 20 years, Live At River Plate, is coming Tuesday November 20th. Recorded in Buenos Aires in December 2009 in front of nearly 200.000 fans, Live At River Plate is the ultimate live recording, chronicling one of the largest rock shows in history. The live record will follow last year's Live At River Plate DVD.
AC/DC vocalist Brian Johnson was interviewed on June 5th by Bay Area rock station 107.7 The Bone. When asked about when fans can expect to hear a new studio album from AC/DC, Johnson said: "I'll be getting together with [AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young] in a couple of weeks, and then we're going to London to meet up with Angus [Young, AC/DC lead guitarist], hopefully. And that's usually how we'll start."
AC/DC are set to release Live At River Plate, a new Black Ice World Tour live CD/DVD on May 10th.
Live At River Plate will be the band's 6th live release which was filmed at the Buenos Aires gigs on December 2nd, 4th and 6th, 2009 in front of 65,000 people each night at the River Plate Stadium in Argentina.
The film was directed by David Mallet, who has been filming AC/DC for over 25 years, starting with Who Made Who which was also used in a feature film in 1986.
Brian Johnson, the band's lead singer, gave an interview in February confirming the latest release. However Johnson wouldn't be drawn on whether we can expect to see any live action from the band in a hurry. "After that we haven't made any plans," he said. "We just want to have a rest, because we were on the road for two years. We played in front of five million people, and we deserve a rest."
Accept is proud to announce the world premiere of their new music video "Teutonic Terror" from their forthcoming album Blood Of The Nations.
The video shot in March, directed by Dave Blass of Grid41.com promises to be the "Most Metal" Accept video ever. Asked about the "story, or theme" behind the video, the director said: "We had all of these cool ideas for stories about a post apocalyptic world, hot girls in Mad Max gear and cool visuals and the more we worked it the more we kept coming back to the basics... this is Accept, not Mötley Crüe, there are people all over the world that have waited years to see this band again, and every second that we cut away to some story that is really just filler anyway, we are missing what is really important. People want to see Wolf Hoffmann shredding his flying V, they want to see new singer Mark Tornillo singing a new Accept song, and they want to see the band ripping into the new track. So I said screw the story, get me some fire, get me some tanks and lets rock it."
Aussie rockers AC/DC could have to cancel a sold-out concert because their big sound poses a danger to rare birds.
Animal rights campaigners are threatening legal action if the veteran band goes ahead with a gig planned for Wels airport in Austria in May. Hans Uhl of BirdLife said birds nesting in the area at the time would be threatened by anthems such as "Highway To Hell" and "You Shook Me All Night Long". "The second biggest colony of curlews in Upper Austria and various other ground-nesting birds must not become endangered," Mr Uhl said.
The event's 80,000 tickets were sold out within hours.
"AC/DC had been in existence for six years and had released as many albums when they recorded this rollicking show at Towson State College, near Baltimore, Maryland. The band was in its prime, with vocalist Bon Scott leading the group through what would later be viewed as some of their strongest material, with the Young Brothers (Angus and Malcolm) driving the guitar-boogie riffs at full throttle.
The band had just released "Highway To Hell", the album that would break the entertaining Aussie band worldwide, and was burning up the rock radio charts with a platter of classics that included "Girl's Got Rhythm," "Touch Too Much," and the title track.
AC/DC's Black Ice is currently streaming on VH1's "The Leak", giving fans a taste of AC/DC's first album in eight years a week early. Black Ice will officially be available for purchase starting Monday, October 20th.
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Events surrounding AC/DC's Black Ice launch in NYC and LA this week, bringing fans a first taste in the countdown to the excitement of Black Ice's release date. Fully decked-out interactive Black Ice trucks and "pop-up" stores will enhance the fan experience to new heights.
Beginning Thursday, October 16, AC/DC fans will be able to visit the Black Ice trucks in various locations (see schedule below) to listen to the Black Ice album in full, try out the yet-to-be-released AC/DC Live: Rock Band Track Pack video game and compete for AC/DC concert tickets amongst like-minded super-fans. Fans are invited to join the celebration at Times Square on Sunday, October 19 where Wal-Mart and MTV will unveil the AC/DC Rock Band-branded store, selling the first copies of Black Ice available to the public (which will be on-sale from the nearby Black Ice truck as well).
AC/DC have posted their new video "Rock 'N' Roll Train" online. The video can be viewed at this location. The video was shot on August 15 in London, England and is the first taste of the band's new "Black Ice" album, due in October. According to online reports, the fans who were present at the video shoot were told to jump and wave their arms while they were filmed for the chorus of the song which goes "Runaway train, running off the track."
Also there's a new AC/DC track, entitled "War Machine" is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page.
Both songs come from the Australian hard-rock legend's first album in eight years, "Black Ice", which will be released on October 20th and will sold exclusively at Wal-Mart, Sam's Club and ACDC.com in the US.