While campaigning heavily to get Ac/Dc to perform the Superbowl Halftime show for next year’s Superbowl game, Dee Snider reveals some more stuff about Ac/Dc being in the studio for a new album. There has been a huge debate on whether or not Ac/Dc are in the studio recording a new album but there has been pics leaked to the internet of the band at the studio and that’s when it sparked speculation that the band is recording a new album… Dee Snider finally confirms the news that the band is working on their new album. Their next album will be considered their 18th album in their career.
Dee hints that the band will feature the original lineup… we all know that Brian Johnson and Angus Young are still in, of course but what about the other members? Malcolm’s nephew Stevie Young will probably handle rhythm guitar on the new album, but what about bass and drums? Cliff Williams announced retirement from the band not too long ago but does that mean Cliff is back? Phil Rudd the drummer had some legal problems in his life and it looks like he’s back in the band too.
Dee says there will be some more “jaw dropping” surprises but who knows what. I’m predicting Axl Rose will be involved in the new album in some way. Axl took over Brian Johnson on the tour for a long while in Ac/dc but maybe Axl will sing lead vocals for a song or two on the new Ac/Dc album, that could be a huge possibility and I can see it happening for sure. The other guys in Ac/Dc enjoyed Axl’s work on the tour that they believe he should be involved in the new record.
Maybe some past members that are still alive will be back as well like Mark Evans and Tony Currenti.
Some may ask what will the new album sound like? It’ll sound like the same old Ac/Dc. I know there are a lot of legendary bands out there who will sound different every album but Ac/Dc never did that. They never changed their sound and style for every album. They’ll probably sound the same for this album too. Ya know, the same old rock n’ roll sound you’re used to hearing by them… the same old up beat rock n’ roll that you can dance to, bang your head to and sing along to. The same old simplistic rhythm playing and Brian’s screaming vocals like usual. No different but looking forward to the new record and hope we see a new Ac/Dc album this year.
I love the band so much. They’re one of my favorites. I’m trying to collect their entire album discography too, btw.
A lot of people claim that Ac/Dc never changed their style over the years. Even the band themselves made that claim. I disagree. I listened to Ac/Dc’s new album, “Rock Or Bust” earlier today and I was pretty impressed with the album. Despite Mal not playing guitar on it… the album is still good. Their style is a little bit different with their new guitarist, Stevie Young. I think the riffs are great and when I heard the album, I still felt that Mal was playing guitar on it even if he’s not in the line-up anymore sadly. The riffs are really great and catchy. This is Brian’s best singing and Angus’s guitar solo’s are badass as usual.
This album may sound a little too pop and every song sounds like a radio friendly single but it’s still a fun album. Not the best Ac/Dc album. In my opinion, “The Razor’s Edge” will always be the best Brian era album. Nothing will top that album. I only listened to “Rock Or Bust” album once today and I’ll have to listen to it a few more times. “Rock Or Bust” is still a pretty tight album and fun to listen to. I dug it.
Ac/Dc has always been one of those bands that you either love or hate but I love them. Always did. They are one of my top 10 favorite legendary bands other than Led Zep, The Allman Bros., The Doors, Metallica and The Clash.
“Rock Or Bust” is definitely a must listen.
Brian Johnson, the frontman of Ac/Dc, reveals that the legendary rock band have finished their new album; however, they had to do it without their long time guitarist and founding member, Malcolm Young. Malcolm couldn’t play on it ’cause of his health so he had his nephew Stevie play on it instead.
Ac/Dc with a different guitarist? That’s weird coming from Ac/Dc ’cause they never had different guitarists over the years, I believe. It has always been Angus and Malcolm doing the guitar work.
While I’m sure the band’s style and sound will remain the same, I’m sure the band’s sound will be slightly different for the new album ’cause of Malcolm’s replacement guitarist, Stevie. It’s going to be interesting to hear what the band will sound like with Stevie, a different guy. It must be hard for the boys in Ac/Dc with a new guitarist ’cause they’ve been so used to Malcolm over the years.
Look like we’re gonna see a new Ac/Dc album later this year. I predict the album will come out in the Fall/Winter???
I wish Malcolm well and looking forward to their new record. I’ve always been an Ac/Dc fan.
It’s pretty insane how so many Ac/Dc fans are going nuts about Malcolm’s health. Some even went as far as putting Malcolm tributes on their facebook pages and shit like that. Giving Malcolm their well-wishes and all that stuff. I mean, everyone is acting like Malcolm is gonna die or something. I’m like seriously?
The band made it pretty clear today that Malcolm is only gonna take a break so that probably means his illness is not all that serious and he could recover from it easily. He’s just taking a break until he feels better again and then he will re-join the group.
Malcolm have taken breaks from the band many times before so this is nothing new. They won’t get into details of his illness but that doesn’t mean his illness is life-threatening. Malcolm is probably okay enough to record in the studio with them but he won’t be able to tour with them for a while. I think that’s what they mean.
It’s okay. Nothing’s gonna happen to Malcolm! I give him my well-wishes too!
Welp. Here you have it. Ac/Dc just released statement, squashing retirement rumors totally but they confirm Malcolm is sick. So it’s looking like Ac/Dc will go on without Malcolm for a while. Look like they got Malcolm’s blessing to do so. I’m sure fans are gonna be all ignorant and have negative opinions of them moving on without Malcolm but they have to. They’re not just a band. They’re an institution. A brand. They’re a business. So the show must go on. The band still have plenty of music left in them. The band can’t hang it up ’cause that’s what they do. They’re musicians and Ac/Dc is a family like Brian Johnson just said in a previous article.
I’m glad the band never changed their image and style of music. A lot of bands change their style of music every album but Ac/Dc refuses to do that. Their next album will probably have the same sound they had for the last 40 years. Their usual simplistic power chord riffing that they’ve always been known for.
Will Ac/Dc get a guitarist replacement for Malcolm for a while or is Angus gonna be the only guitarist for the band for now??? We’ll know more soon.
Brian Johnson, the frontman of Ac/Dc, squashes retirement rumors to the Telegraph. He does confirm; however, that Malcolm is “debilitating” sick but the band is still planning a possible new album and a possible 40 Year Anniversary tour.
See? Told ya so. When you get the news from someone else, it’s probably not true. The news will be official once you hear it from the band themselves. So there you have it, folks. Ac/Dc, not going away anytime soon. It’s look like they still have a lot of music left in them. 🙂
Why are they taking so long to release an album and tour? Maybe they’re just taking a break and relaxing. Spending time with their families and stuff. I’m sure Angus and Malcolm are still making music and jamming together, though.
The band will probably release an official statement squashing retirement rumors on their official site and their official facebook page soon.
Now I know how the rumors of the Ac/Dc breakup started, it amazes me how quickly people believe everything they read on the internet. The rumors started on twitter by guys who claim to be close friends of the band. Sure enough, a lot of people are actually believing it. Sending Malcolm their well-wishes and thanking the band for a good 40 years. I’m like scratching my head like, huh? They really believe those guys from twitter who claim to be friends of the band? What if they aren’t really close to the band at all and they’re just trying to stir up controversy for attention to themselves?
I think there’s a 100% good chance that the band is gonna squash the breakup rumor and the Malcolm health problems. I think the band is gonna put out a statement calling the rumors a bunch of bullshit and that the band vows to make a new album and go on tour. That’s what I’m thinking.
Anyway, you guys… you’ll know when a band is done when you hear from the band themselves. If the news comes from somebody else, you can’t believe it. I’m not believing the break-up rumors until the band says so themselves.
The band will probably address these rumors this week… hopefully tomorrow. They’re an institution much like Led Zeppelin, The Who, The Allman Brothers, Rolling Stones, etc. If it turns out true that Ac/Dc is breaking up ’cause of Malcolm’s health, then my bad. I don’t think it’s true if the news came from someone else and not them, ya know? Are people really this naive?