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Title: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Dizzy on February 12, 2004, 05:52:16 PM
AC/DC have started writing for their next album which may be released in 2004.

Fifa Riccobono, CEO of Albert Productions, has confirmed to Undercover that songs have been written for the next record but the band is yet to start recording.

While some incorrect information surfaced last week claiming AC/DC have the second biggest selling album in the world with Back In Black, Fifa points out that Back In Black has more than 40 million worldwide.

The title is also Acca Dacca's biggest album in Australia, with Highway To Hell and Live in second and third place. Back in Black has sold almost 900,000 units in Australia and total Australian sales for the catalogue is now over 5.5 million.

Last week they issued a retraction to their original press release saying "The AC/DC press release sent out on the 28th Jan included a statement that the RIAA had certified Back In Black as the second highest selling album in the world . It has come to our attention that this was inaccurate as the RIAA can only certify USA not worldwide sales. Whilst combined world sales of Back In Black are in excess of 40 million there is no international body that certifies world sales".

AC/DC fans can look forward to a new hybrid CD/DVD version of Back In Black soon. It is a double sided disc with the CD on one side and the DVD on the other.

But don't hold your breath waiting for a best of AC/DC, Fifa says it isn't going to happen. "They guys aren't interested in a best of. They never have been" she says. "They have had a wonderful philosophy. They don't like compilation albums and have always turned them down."

The band is also loath to put their music to advertising although they have agreed to certain products that fit with their audience. In Australia, Holden has used three songs for advertisements. 'Are You Ready', 'Thunderstruck' and 'Back In Black' have been used in three separate Holden ads but that isn't AC/DC you have been hearing in the commercials. It is a very good cover band.

AC/DC have also allowed their music to be included in various movies although they have never endorsed the movies. Most recently 'It's A Long Way To The Top' was used in Jack Black's 'School of Rock'. You Am I and Tex Perkins recorded a version of 'Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap' for the Brian Brown / John Goodman film 'Dirty Deeds' and the songs of AC/DC will also feature in the upcoming movie Thunderstruck. The movie is about five friends who decide to visit the grave of Bon Scott after a near death experience.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: MR.BROWNSTONE on February 13, 2004, 12:28:18 AM
It's can't waint for this album to come out. I hope they have a video or may be two for this album would be cool.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: SLCPUNK on February 13, 2004, 12:31:45 AM
Those guys will be 80 one day and still kickin' ass. 8)


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: John Daniels on February 13, 2004, 12:50:24 AM
great news! I have to tell you that these guys are very underrated...these guys rocks even harder that Rolling Stones


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: SLCPUNK on February 13, 2004, 01:41:42 AM
I always thought the Rolling Stones were over rated.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: AxlsMainMan on February 15, 2004, 05:18:32 PM
the stones are overated today, waaaaay to greedy and purely in in for the money and not for the fans IMO. they are up there with the beatles in record sales and genuine popularity that has never faded or dwindled over 40 years of records. I do have to admit they bombed at SARSstock though :-\


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Deez Nuts on February 17, 2004, 07:07:55 PM
Cool, always like their guitar riffs.  Just curious, when was their last album?  I remember Stiff Upper Lip in 2000, also, how often do they put out records?  Thanks.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Captain P?l on February 17, 2004, 08:07:38 PM
last was stiff upper lip...
the one before that was ballbreaker... i think was released in 98 or was that 95? not sure though :p

they released album quite often i think in their early days... in 78 they released 2 album... one live though, but still!


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Dizzy on February 17, 2004, 08:47:28 PM
last was stiff upper lip...

Yes, that was in 2000.

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the one before that was ballbreaker... i think was released in 98 or was that 95? not sure though

Ballbreaker was released in 1995.  The last studio album before that was The Razor's Edge in 1990.  They did release a live album in 1992 and the Bonfire boxset in 1997.

But the spacing between their studio albums since 1990 has been 5 years.  And it's been four since Stiff Upper Lip.


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they released album quite often i think in their early days...

Yeah, up until the 1990s, they pretty much released an album every 1-2 years.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Captain P?l on February 17, 2004, 08:53:18 PM
how many albums they got now? like 18/20/30 or something?


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Dizzy on February 17, 2004, 09:24:01 PM
16 studio albums (including Who Made Who which was the soundtrack to the movie Maximum Overdrive), 2 live albums, and one boxset.

TNT (1975, Australia only)
High Voltage (1976)
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (1976, released in U.S. in 1981)
Let There Be Rock (1977)
Powerage (1978)
If You Want Blood, You Got it (Live) (1978)
Highway to Hell (1979)
Back in Black (1980)
For Those About to Rock, We Salute You (1981)
Flick of the Switch (1983)
'74 Jailbreak (1984)
Fly on the Wall (1985)
Who Made Who (1986)
Blow Up Your Video (1988)
The Razor's Edge (1990)
Live (1992)
Ballbreaker (1995)
Bonfire Boxset (1997)
Stiff Upper Lip (2000)


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Miz on February 18, 2004, 04:52:06 PM
15 studio albums (including Who Made Who which was the soundtrack to the movie Maximum Overdrive), 2 live albums, and one boxset.

TNT (1975, Australia only)
High Voltage (1976)
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (1976, released in U.S. in 1981)
Let There Be Rock (1977)
Powerage (1978)
If You Want Blood, You Got it (Live) (1978)
Highway to Hell (1979)
Back in Black (1980)
For Those About to Rock, We Salute You (1981)
Flick of the Switch (1983)
Fly on the Wall (1985)
Who Made Who (1986)
Blow Up Your Video (1988)
The Razor's Edge (1990)
Live (1992)
Ballbreaker (1995)
Bonfire Boxset (1997)
Stiff Upper Lip (2000)
And I've got them all...[yes] [smoking]

Except TNT, cos I'm not Australian, and I haven't got the single disc Live album, only the double.  But I have got two versions of SUL, one with an extra bonus disc of like 6 live songs and a couple of videos.  And there's a Jailbreak EP which you missed off the list.

Edit: I haven't got the Bonfire Boxset either yet....that means I'm three short... :(


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: lennonisgod on February 18, 2004, 05:14:50 PM
great news! I have to tell you that these guys are very underrated...these guys rocks even harder that Rolling Stones

I'm not too sure about being underrated, maybe WAY OVERRATED!!!  I wonder if they're new album will sound the same as every other album they put out.  They just can't seem to come up with anything new.  The worst song I have ever heard is by them, "I Feel safe in NYC".  That song fucking sucks.  Sorry if I offend any hardcore acdc fans, but you deserve to be offended for liking such a shitty band. :smoking: :smoking:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Dizzy on February 18, 2004, 05:28:55 PM
Except TNT, cos I'm not Australian

Neither am I, but I have it.  I got it off ebay.

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and I haven't got the single disc Live album, only the double.

Same here.  No point in owning the single disc if you've got the double, because it's merely an abbreviated version.

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And there's a Jailbreak EP which you missed off the list.

Shit!  I forgot that one!  The list has been amended.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Miz on February 18, 2004, 06:20:57 PM
I'm not too sure about being underrated, maybe WAY OVERRATED!!!  I wonder if they're new album will sound the same as every other album they put out.  They just can't seem to come up with anything new.  The worst song I have ever heard is by them, "I Feel safe in NYC".  That song fucking sucks.  Sorry if I offend any hardcore acdc fans, but you deserve to be offended for liking such a shitty band. :smoking: :smoking:
Overrated by whom?  Just about every rock n' roll fan on the planet?

Coming from someone who flies to different cities to see Blink 182 (renowned for their live brilliance) that is pretty lame.  Back In Black probably sold more copies than the entire Blink catalogue so...hush.

Diz, what's the tracklisting of TNT?  (cos i'm too lazy to type it into google)
Because I remeber reading ages ago that the EU release of High Voltage was actually a mix between the Aussie releases of TNT and High Voltage.  But I never got round to checking up on it.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Miz on February 18, 2004, 06:25:48 PM
Oh and...

Sorry if I offend any hardcore acdc fans, but you deserve to be offended for liking such a shitty band.

Eat shit and fucking die like your hero Lennon.  You deserve to perish for making a blatantly provocative, shit-stirring statement.  Now fuck off, asshole.
[rofl]


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Dizzy on February 18, 2004, 06:41:35 PM

Diz, what's the tracklisting of TNT?  
Because I remeber reading ages ago that the EU release of High Voltage was actually a mix between the Aussie releases of TNT and High Voltage.

It is.  There are only a few song differences between the two releases.  Here is the track listing for TNT....

It's a Long Way to the top (If You Wanna Rock n Roll)
Rock n Roll Singer
The Jack
Live Wire
TNT
Rocker
Can I Sit Next to you Girl
High Voltage
School Days


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: the dirt on February 18, 2004, 07:31:59 PM
I hope their latest effort will sound something like The Razor's Edge (the album)

PS. I believe they have Phil Rudd drumming for them now, again, but whatever happenned to Chris Slade?


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Dizzy on February 18, 2004, 09:19:40 PM
PS. I believe they have Phil Rudd drumming for them now, again, but whatever happenned to Chris Slade?

They fired him in 1994.  According to an AC/DC site I once came across, the band wanted to get back to their "original drum feel".  They made it a point to praise the work Slade had done for them, and explained to him that the decision to let him go was made for the interests of the band, and had nothing to do with him personally.  Original AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd had cleaned himself up, so they hired him back.

Phil Rudd had been fired in 1983 due to excessive drug use, irresponsible behavior with women, and a physical altercation with one of the band members (whose name was not given).  His behavior had been a hindrance to the band and their touring.  Phil was replaced by Simon Wright, who later quit and was replaced by Chris Slade.

Anywho, I'm glad Phil is back, because he was the original and is an incredible drummer.  I always felt Chris Slade was a mediocre drummer at best.  Simon Wright was slightly better, but still no Phil Rudd.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: John Daniels on February 19, 2004, 01:51:32 PM
great news! I have to tell you that these guys are very underrated...these guys rocks even harder that Rolling Stones

I'm not too sure about being underrated, maybe WAY OVERRATED!!!  I wonder if they're new album will sound the same as every other album they put out.  They just can't seem to come up with anything new.  The worst song I have ever heard is by them, "I Feel safe in NYC".  That song fucking sucks.  Sorry if I offend any hardcore acdc fans, but you deserve to be offended for liking such a shitty band. :smoking: :smoking:


you have got lost in a wrong board man..shouldn't you be at 'nsync board. I think that's more your area.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Lineker10 on February 19, 2004, 03:38:01 PM
AC/DC are cool - Ive got Highway To Hell, Back In Black and Live. Im not a massive fan, and i do agree that alot of there stuff sounds similar - to me anyways. I suppose thats what makes them good though in a way. You Shook Me All Night long is amazing!


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Miz on February 19, 2004, 05:35:43 PM
It was Mal that Phil had a fight with.  I think that's the main reason he left.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: lennonisgod on February 19, 2004, 05:57:50 PM
Sorry if I offend any hardcore acdc fans, but you deserve to be offended for liking such a shitty band.

Eat shit and fucking die like your hero Lennon.  You deserve to perish for making a blatantly provocative, shit-stirring statement.  Now fuck off, asshole.

Thats so cool man.  You sound so bad ass talking shit on a message board.  Sorry if I don't tell you to eat shit and die when you speak your opinions.  Don't be a fucking pussy and get mad over shit people say.  Are you ten years old??  Or just a bitch??

EDIT:  And to John Daniels, this isn't the nsync board??  Damn, I must really be in the wrong place.  Oh yeah, this is a GNR board so don't have a fucking hissy fit if I say ACDC sucks.  Get over it.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: lennonisgod on February 19, 2004, 06:02:18 PM
Are you still here?  I thought I told you to eat shit and die!   :rant:

I seriously would love to sit here and fight about an ACDC comment I made.  Grow fucking up.  You must really love ACDC, I feel sorry for you.  And to keep this on topic of ACDC, I think they suck.  Apparently not as bad as you.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Miz on February 19, 2004, 06:30:09 PM
Grow fucking up.  You must really love AC/DC, I feel sorry for you.  And to keep this on topic of AC/DC, I think they suck.
There's really no need.  Maybe you should feel sorry for yourself?  The fact that you can't communicate that you don't like something in a civil manor, suggests you have some issues that need dealing with.

Do you hate every band/artist/person who does what they want, and does so regardless of trends, and doesn't change because they enjoy what they do?
Maybe you've been watching MTV too long.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: jarmo on February 19, 2004, 07:03:32 PM
Just stop it already.... So fucking pointless.



/jarmo


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: the dirt on February 19, 2004, 07:35:56 PM
PS. I believe they have Phil Rudd drumming for them now, again, but whatever happenned to Chris Slade?

They fired him in 1994.  According to an AC/DC site I once came across, the band wanted to get back to their "original drum feel".  They made it a point to praise the work Slade had done for them, and explained to him that the decision to let him go was made for the interests of the band, and had nothing to do with him personally.  Original AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd had cleaned himself up, so they hired him back.

Phil Rudd had been fired in 1983 due to excessive drug use, irresponsible behavior with women, and a physical altercation with one of the band members (whose name was not given).  His behavior had been a hindrance to the band and their touring.  Phil was replaced by Simon Wright, who later quit and was replaced by Chris Slade.

Anywho, I'm glad Phil is back, because he was the original and is an incredible drummer.  I always felt Chris Slade was a mediocre drummer at best.  Simon Wright was slightly better, but still no Phil Rudd.

Thanks Dizzy, I've wanted to know about this for a while now.

You sure know your AC/DC : ok:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Captain P?l on February 19, 2004, 08:47:17 PM

Diz, what's the tracklisting of TNT?  
Because I remeber reading ages ago that the EU release of High Voltage was actually a mix between the Aussie releases of TNT and High Voltage.

It is.  There are only a few song differences between the two releases.  Here is the track listing for TNT....

It's a Long Way to the top (If You Wanna Rock n Roll)
Rock n Roll Singer
The Jack
Live Wire
TNT
Rocker
Can I Sit Next to you Girl
High Voltage
School Days

is that the album wich doesnt have Bon Scott singing? i saw some live show of Can i sit next to you, girl. And it had a really weird, normal, singer!! i know they released it on single, but does that album future Mr. Bon? :p


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Dizzy on February 19, 2004, 09:10:31 PM
is that the album wich doesnt have Bon Scott singing? i saw some live show of Can i sit next to you, girl. And it had a really weird, normal, singer!! i know they released it on single, but does that album future Mr. Bon? :p

No, Bon Scott sings on TNT.  There was a version of "Can I Sit Next to you Girl" which featured Dave Evans on vocals.  But they only recorded a few songs with him in 1973, before Bon took over in 1974.  Bon sings on all official AC/DC albums released before his death.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Captain P?l on February 20, 2004, 11:08:42 AM
is that the album wich doesnt have Bon Scott singing? i saw some live show of Can i sit next to you, girl. And it had a really weird, normal, singer!! i know they released it on single, but does that album future Mr. Bon? :p

No, Bon Scott sings on TNT.  There was a version of "Can I Sit Next to you Girl" which featured George Young on vocals.  But they only recorded a few songs with him in 1973, before Bon took over in 1974.  Bon sings on all official AC/DC albums released before his death.

okey.-... thnaks..  i rember having a shock seeing that video with george singing... damn, i though it was the real ac/dc as i knew it... :p still a cool song, thoug!  : ok:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: lennonisgod on February 20, 2004, 01:05:21 PM
Just to try and make amends and stop all this hating towards me about ACDC, I went home and put in ACDC live, and listened to it the whole way through.  It wasn't the first time I listened it, probably the forth or fifth time, but definitely the first time in a few years.  I will admit that Angus Young is a great guitar player, with his own unique style.  The cd was good.  I take back saying that they suck.  But I will not take back however that "I feel safe in NYC" is a bad song.  I just couldn't get into the last cd they put out at all.  Back in Black, the first with the new singer if I'm correct, I don't know his name, is a pretty good album.  My dad has all of ACDC albums on vinyl, so I grew up listening to ACDC, Van halen, Motorhead, The Beatles and Jimmy Buffett, etc.  I'm going to be the bigger man here and apoligize for offending all of you ACDC fans.  I didn't realize what little I said would spark such a giant outrage.  Even though I think it it went just a little too far.  I come to this board because GNR is my favorite band and always will be, and I'm not going to ruin my time here by arguing over other bands.  So again, sorry for offending you guys, even though some of you replied with much worse and much ruder comments then I, but hey, its just words on a message board, something I can live with.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: lennonisgod on February 20, 2004, 01:09:25 PM
Grow fucking up.  You must really love AC/DC, I feel sorry for you.  And to keep this on topic of AC/DC, I think they suck.
There's really no need.  Maybe you should feel sorry for yourself?  The fact that you can't communicate that you don't like something in a civil manor, suggests you have some issues that need dealing with.

Do you hate every band/artist/person who does what they want, and does so regardless of trends, and doesn't change because they enjoy what they do?
Maybe you've been watching MTV too long.

And its stupid comments people like this make, that obviously know almost nothing about me.  Because I like Blink 182, I watch mtv all the time?  Thats a stupid assumption.  I'm on a GNR message board and obviously I don't follow trends.  Last time I checked GNR wasn't very trendy.  AIC my second favorite band aren't trendy.  So no I don't watch mtv.  I hate almost all new music out right now. So no need to make comments to just try and join an argument.  Its over and done.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Dizzy on February 20, 2004, 05:01:40 PM
But I will not take back however that "I feel safe in NYC" is a bad song.  

I personally like the song, but you are entitled to your opinion.

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Back in Black, the first with the new singer if I'm correct, I don't know his name

Brian Johnson, and yes, that was his first album with AC/DC.
 
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I'm going to be the bigger man here and apoligize for offending all of you ACDC fans.  I didn't realize what little I said would spark such a giant outrage.  Even though I think it it went just a little too far.  I come to this board because GNR is my favorite band and always will be, and I'm not going to ruin my time here by arguing over other bands.  So again, sorry for offending you guys, even though some of you replied with much worse and much ruder comments then I, but hey, its just words on a message board, something I can live with.

Fair enough.

Hell, it isn't that you said you don't like AC/DC that evoked my responses, because you're entitled to your opinion.  If you think they suck and they're overrated, that's fine.  I just felt the wording of your initial post was made with the deliberate intention of pissing people off; your comment about AC/DC fans "deserving to be offended for liking such a shitty band" was particularly provocative.  My retaliatory posts were made in sarcasm (I am the bitter old man  :rant: ) and not meant to be taken as anything more.  But it's over, let's move on.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Miz on February 20, 2004, 06:36:22 PM
No, Bon Scott sings on TNT.  There was a version of "Can I Sit Next to you Girl" which featured George Young on vocals.  But they only recorded a few songs with him in 1973, before Bon took over in 1974.  Bon sings on all official AC/DC albums released before his death.
Wasn't it Dave Evans, didn't he record some stuff with them, before they kicked him out and hired the bus driver?


Grow fucking up.  You must really love AC/DC, I feel sorry for you.  And to keep this on topic of AC/DC, I think they suck.
There's really no need.  Maybe you should feel sorry for yourself?  The fact that you can't communicate that you don't like something in a civil manor, suggests you have some issues that need dealing with.

Do you hate every band/artist/person who does what they want, and does so regardless of trends, and doesn't change because they enjoy what they do?
Maybe you've been watching MTV too long.

And its stupid comments people like this make, that obviously know almost nothing about me.  Because I like Blink 182, I watch mtv all the time?  Thats a stupid assumption.  I'm on a GNR message board and obviously I don't follow trends.  Last time I checked GNR wasn't very trendy.  AIC my second favorite band aren't trendy.  So no I don't watch mtv.  I hate almost all new music out right now. So no need to make comments to just try and join an argument.  Its over and done.
No, no you misunderstood.  Liking Blink has nothing to do with that last comment I made.  I said maybe you watch MTV too much, because you seemed to have a problem with AC/DC not chaning their music, and doing what they love, and not giving a fuck about what the trends are doing.

Ah well, fuck it, no need to argue.  Peace dude [ok]


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Dizzy on February 20, 2004, 09:35:19 PM
Shit, you're right.  It was Dave Evans, and they recorded several songs with him, but none got widely released.  I have a bootleg entitled "Back into the Black" with all those recordings.

George Young is Angus's and Mal's brother who was their producer.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Captain P?l on February 21, 2004, 01:14:48 PM
what? was bon scott their bus driver?!?


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Miz on February 21, 2004, 02:22:41 PM
what? was bon scott their bus driver?!?
Yeah, and he played drums for them for a little while before he became the singer.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Captain P?l on February 21, 2004, 05:29:21 PM
what? was bon scott their bus driver?!?
Yeah, and he played drums for them for a little while before he became the singer.

cool!!!
poor dave guy :p

i can see it... Angus: yo, dave.... you know, we dont like your singing anymore, wwe found a much more weird and strangled sounded singer... orignal though.
Dave: damnit! who is it?
Angus: well... its our bus driver... hey, look at the bright side, we dont have to pay bus fair no more..!!

(darang pssh.. drum thingie)  :hihi:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: D on February 25, 2004, 11:25:18 PM
u already know how this cd will sound, it all sounds alike to me


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Dizzy on February 26, 2004, 06:03:30 PM
u already know how this cd will sound,

Yeah, kickass!   8)


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: ROSE on August 07, 2004, 06:52:58 AM
Are there any AC/DC fans here. What I'am looking for is a few live shows on cdr. Maybe someone knows a site/sites of AC/DC traders. Someone in Europe would be best.

Cheers!
 :beer: : ok:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on August 07, 2004, 11:09:24 AM
Huge Ac/Dc fan man...dont live in europe and dont have any shows for you though lol sry man


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: John Daniels on August 07, 2004, 11:25:22 AM
Definetely AC/DC fan! why don't you try out DC++ or something else. I believe you can find thoso shows from there..


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: ROSE on August 07, 2004, 03:20:03 PM
Hi Dizzy,
I sent you a PM, talk to you soon!

Cheers! :beer: : ok:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Sl?sh on August 20, 2004, 05:12:24 AM
I'm a huge AC/DC fan, I have lots of bootlegs in my collection (all are LOSSLESS) and I'm very willing to trade to AC/DC, GN'R or Velvet Revolver. You can see my bootlegs from my website:

www.downpaymentblues.tk

I haven't updated them in a couple months, but I'm doing that right now so soon there will be 20-30 bootlegs more.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Sl?sh on August 20, 2004, 05:30:26 AM
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There was a version of "Can I Sit Next to you Girl" which featured Dave Evans on vocals. ?But they only recorded a few songs with him in 1973, before Bon took over in 1974

No, this song wasn't recorded in 1973, it was january 1974. There was a few tracks recorded, but only 2 song out of this recording session saw the light when the Can I Sit Next To You Girl / Rockin' In The Parlour 7" was released in Australia and New Zealand. There was a promo video recorded for Can I Sit Next To You Girl too.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Wheres Izzy on August 20, 2004, 06:03:08 PM
Stiff upper lip and ballbreaker were huge disappointments for me personally. Still one of my favorite groups of all time tho, Gotta love ACDC. However I am not too optimistic for the new record to be all that great. I mean everything they did with Bon is fucking awesome!! I mean every song! But during the brian Johnson years Back In Black (one of the greatest albums ever) and the razors edge are the only really good shit they have done in my opinion.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Miz on August 22, 2004, 07:34:57 PM
Stiff upper lip and ballbreaker were huge disappointments for me personally. Still one of my favorite groups of all time tho, Gotta love ACDC. However I am not too optimistic for the new record to be all that great. I mean everything they did with Bon is fucking awesome!! I mean every song! But during the brian Johnson years Back In Black (one of the greatest albums ever) and the razors edge are the only really good shit they have done in my opinion.
What about Fly On The Wall?!?!  That album rules!  And the live album rocks as well.  And Blow Up Your Video isn't bad.

But I do agree that the Bon Scott era was better.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Wheres Izzy on August 22, 2004, 09:14:41 PM
I have both of those albums and to me they are good..but not great like BIB, TRE and everything with bon.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on August 22, 2004, 09:22:56 PM
Stiff Upper Lip was an amazing cd...every single tune kicked ass


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Dizzy on August 22, 2004, 09:44:34 PM
What about Fly On The Wall?!?!? That album rules!? And the live album rocks as well.? And Blow Up Your Video isn't bad.

Indeed, both Fly on the Wall and Blow Up Your Video are really good albums.


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But I do agree that the Bon Scott era was better.

I wouldn't necessarily say that, and I definitely disagree with Wheres Izzy that every song they did with Bon was great.  I think Bon was a better lyricist, but Brian is a better vocalist.? Brian owned Back in Black; that album wouldn't have been half as good with Bon on vocals.

I think the two AC/DC eras are about par for one another.? Both eras produced good albums and disappointing albums.? Flick of the Switch (1983) was the biggest disappointment from the Brian Johnson era.? Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (1976, with Bon) was a big disappointment as an overall album.? The title song was a classic, but beyond that, the album really lacks.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Wheres Izzy on August 22, 2004, 09:59:29 PM
HUGE oversight Dizzy, Dirty Deeds also has Big Balls.
I just prefer Bons voice to Brians, has more personality. And for some reason even besides the vocals I just prefer alot of the stuff they did with Bon over the stuff with brian.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Sl?sh on August 23, 2004, 03:34:06 AM
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Brian owned Back in Black; that album wouldn't have been half as good with Bon on vocals.

Everyone has their own opinions, but just think of Highway To Hell, and imagine what the next album would've been like!

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Both eras produced good albums and disappointing albums.

Well maybe, if there even are disappointments, are Fly On The Wall, Blow Up Your Video and The Razors Edge. Those are maybe the least best, but they still are fucking great albums.

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Flick of the Switch (1983) was the biggest disappointment from the Brian Johnson era.

Flick Of The Switch is such a fucking great album, it comes close to BIB if talking about Brian-era.

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Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (1976, with Bon) was a big disappointment as an overall album.? The title song was a classic, but beyond that, the album really lacks.

This was a funny one? :hihi: Ride On? Ain't No Fun? Jailbreak? Rock In Peace? Problem Child? Squaler? Full of classics.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Sl?sh on August 23, 2004, 09:56:15 AM
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"Jailbreak" was not on Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap.

Jailbreak IS on Dirty Deeds. Track 5 on B-side, last track of the album.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Miz on August 23, 2004, 07:47:32 PM
I totally agree Dizzy, FLOTS and DDDDC (wow, a lot of D's) are the weakest albums.  There's only about three good tracks on Dirty Deeds, and I never really listen to Flick... that much.

Brian definitely has a better rock voice (Shake A Leg!) but Bon's got a sort of "i don't give a fuck" charm to him.  And his lyrics are brilliant.

But why argue, both singers kick ass, and every album is brutal rhythm and blues.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Jizzo on August 23, 2004, 10:05:36 PM
problem child is a good song


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Sl?sh on August 24, 2004, 12:37:38 AM
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It isn't on the American CD release (the one I have).? '74 Jailbreak (released in the U.S. in 1984) is the American CD with that song.

The original aussie pressing is what I call the real Dirty Deeds, too bad the worldwide CD-collection has the American-version, which is missing great tracks such as Jailbreak and Rock In Peace. Still a great album, no matter what pressing it is.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Hammy on December 17, 2004, 08:54:47 AM
AC/DC frontman BRIAN JOHNSON is thrilled to hear his group's rock music is helping US and British troops terrorise enemies around the globe. The heavy rock band's music is a favourite of soldiers stationed in Iraq and other trouble spots - and he's delighted to hear it's often used to punish the opposition. He says, "Back when the (US) Army had (General Manuel) Noriega surrounded (in Panama), they used our music to drive him f**king nuts. "More recently, they used it to disorient a group of insurgents in Baghdad, like some crazy weapon of deaf and destruction." And Johnson has also heard how songs like 'Hell's Bells' and 'Back In Black' are used to locate lost troops. He adds, "In Somalia, this helicopter pilot was in prison with a broken spine, and his squad couldn't find him. But they knew he was a fanatic for 'Hell's Bells', so to locate him they flew down blaring it from their 'copter. He heard it and dragged himself to a window to signal them."

Great to see they've found something useful to do with this rednecks bands music, using music to locate your troops, hell for me it would be worth going missing just so they could blast out Monster Magnet or Guns N' Roses to find me.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Metallifuck on December 18, 2004, 05:39:15 PM
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I like Blink 182,

Fuck it.

I don't like AC/DC but even I can tell they are a million times better than 'Blink 182'.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Dave_Rose on December 20, 2004, 08:37:57 PM
I was in Borders the other day I picked up AC/DC - Back In Black up and I previewed it, but it wasn't the back in black album although it did have songs have the back in black it was all re-mixed and sorta sounded techno as well I just wanna know what album is it, its been annoying me for days now can somebody help me lol thanks


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Mattman on December 21, 2004, 02:51:35 AM
I don't know, I used to totally love AC/DC a few years ago when I was like 14, but I guess I've kind of grown out of them a bit.  Sure, they rock hard.  But the problem is that they never grow or evolve.  I like it when artists like Metallica take chances and try new things, because it keeps things interesting.  The thing is, when you've already put out perfect albums of straight-ahead hard rock like Highway To Hell and Back In Black, it seems to me to be a little redundant to keep putting out stuff that sounds exactly the same; it just tends to pale in comparision.  I know, I know, the whole point of AC/DC is that they never change, they're just plain simple rock 'n' roll.  And I still like to put on Acca Dacca when I just want to do some good simple headbanging.  But I won't be buying this new album.  I already own several copies of it, but with different titles.

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I like Blink 182,

Fuck it.

I don't like AC/DC but even I can tell they are a million times better than 'Blink 182'.

Blink rocks!  They're the second-best band out there today (after Green Day).  Both bands are good, but they're sort of different types of music.  One thing I like about Blink is that they're expanding their artistic palette, something that AC/DC never could do, even if they are better players (Travis notwithstanding).


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Pryor Murphy on December 21, 2004, 07:45:41 AM
All I know is that the Warp Brothers have done a Thunderstruck techno version few years back...  :'(


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Dave_Rose on December 21, 2004, 09:35:16 AM
really:S I need to find out what album it is but I cant seem 2 find it at all


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on April 13, 2005, 04:52:44 PM
This is for news on the album and news surrounding the band..Theres been alot of updates on the new album so i decided to make a topic..

Launch Radio Networks reports: AC/DC leaders Angus and Malcolm Young have been working on the band's new record for quite a while, and now we know why ? it might be a double album! Singer Brian Johnson said the Youngs are "ensconced" in a U.K. studio, and that they just keep writing new material. "I think, and I might be speaking out of turn, but I think they're doing a double, with the amount of songs ? I've been over a couple of times with the boys and added ideas on 46 tunes we had, and they've been working since then!"

Johnson isn't sure whether the album will come out this year or next, but he did say the band will tour when it comes out.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on April 13, 2005, 04:57:55 PM
 According to a post at AC/DC Ruff Stuff, a new AC/DC DVD and book, entitled "Inside AC/DC", is scheduled for release on May 9. The disc, which will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players, features rare archive footage and commentary from renowned critics.

As previously reported, AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson recently told Launch Radio Networks that the group's upcoming record might be a double album. Johnson said AC/DC leaders Angus and Malcolm Young are "ensconced" in a U.K. studio, and that they just keep writing new material. "I think, and I might be speaking out of turn, but I think they're doing a double, with the amount of songs ? I've been over a couple of times with the boys and added ideas on 46 tunes we had, and they've been working since then!" he said.

Johnson isn't sure whether the album will come out this year or next, but he did say the band will tour when it comes out.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Sakib on April 16, 2005, 05:44:09 PM
wkd


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: jgfnsr on April 16, 2005, 07:45:16 PM
"People have accused us of making the same album ten times.? Well that's just a bloody lie.? We've made the same album thirteen times!"? ?-? ?Angus Young


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on April 16, 2005, 09:03:16 PM
lol nice quote..Gotta love there sound


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: sg4eva on April 19, 2005, 08:55:06 AM
The new "Family Jewels" Dvd is just amazing, it makes me miss Bon Scott :'(


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: mrlee on April 19, 2005, 06:51:21 PM
cant understand why these guys are not awarded like.......awards because if it wasnt for them alot of rock we know wouldnt have gotten anywhere.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on April 19, 2005, 09:25:37 PM
I agree..Same goes for Lynyrd Skynyrd i think..AC/DC is amazing


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: mrlee on April 21, 2005, 01:11:25 PM
and all that crap about same album thing. Well its selling so the critics can suck on pure power.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: im rickjames bitch on April 21, 2005, 09:10:28 PM
has any1 seen that thunderstruck movie? or is that movie only in Australia?


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: BaDoBsEsSiOn418 on April 24, 2005, 09:11:07 AM
I think that only the Brian Johnson era got repetitive.  Most of the songs sound the same.  Not so much with Bon.  I also have the Family Jewels album.  Great stuff.  Although the 2nd disc with Brian is kinda disappointing.  They would record videos for songs on the same day, in the same setting.  Bon was much better, in videos and on albums.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: gnrvrrule on April 24, 2005, 01:23:35 PM
Bon is definitely a better singer/frontman, but I like Brian too.  Although his voice sounds really really raspy on the newest stuff, he still gets the job done.  Bon was better though.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on April 24, 2005, 04:17:36 PM
AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson was interviewed by Eddie Trunk on the "Friday Night Rocks" show on New York's Q104.3 FM this past Friday (April 22). Several excerpts from the interview follow:

On the status of the new AC/DC studio album:

"We should be getting together pretty soon. I've already been with Mal [Malcolm Young, guitar] and Ang [Angus Young, guitar] and we've run a few tunes by each other, and it's sounding great. I think Mal said it best when he said, 'We don't wanna just bring out another album.' It's gotta be something really? It's gotta be perfect. And now him and Angus are really working hard to get something so special. I've been in the studio and I sang a few of the songs with the boys, a couple of little teasers, and I've gotta tell you, I was knocked out with the stuff they were coming up with."

On whether there is any truth to the report that the upcoming CD may be a double:

"I said the other day to somebody, I said, 'Jesus, we've written enough songs, it could be a box set.' And Sony Records got on the phone and said, 'Don't ever say that. Don't ever say that again.' [Laughs] 'These people will be expecting one.' I said, 'I was kidding.' I think it's basically the fact that the guys wanted as much down as possible just so we could pick some gems out. And the great thing is, there'll be a load of songs left over for something in the future ? you never know."

On when he expects to begin recording the new AC/DC album:

"I haven't got a specific date, but I just know that once we start, it's like an avalanche ? we just start moving, and we move quick and fast. But we do want it to be good. And I know Malcolm and Angus have stressed that they want it to be perfect ? they want everybody to have a great show, great songs? It's tough to put your finger on it, but we just want it to be good. Nobody goes in the studio to do a bad album ? nobody. But this time they're looking for a 100 percent guarantee of a great album."

On which studio they will use to record the new album:

"I don't know where we're gonna record it ? you know, there's so many great studios. Last time [for 2000's 'Stiff Upper Lip'] we did in Vancouver, 'cause it was a fabulous little studio, Bryan Adams' studio [Warehouse]. He's got a great studio up there which isn't digital, which gives you lovely warm sounds ? it's analog and it's fabulous. We had a great time there, so I'm hoping we go back, but you never know ? there's always another deal coming in from somebody else who's got a great studio, so you've just gotta keep your eyes and ears open."

On which producer they will use for the upcoming CD:

"I haven't got a clue. George, I love George ? George Young, the boys' [Angus' and Malcolm's] brother. He's lovely. He's just great, he gets the best out of us, but so does 'Mutt' Lange, but I know Mutt wants to try to keep away from the scene as much as possible with his lovely wife. But let's put it this way: That's the short list. And it doesn't get any better than that."


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on May 11, 2005, 10:01:06 AM
According to a post at AC/DC Ruff Stuff, the release date of the new AC/DC DVD and book, entitled "Inside AC/DC", has been postponed from the previously announced May 9 to sometime in August. The disc, which will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players, features rare archive footage and commentary from renowned critics.

As previously reported, AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson recently told Eddie Trunk of the "Friday Night Rocks" show on New York's Q104.3 FM that the band will begin recording their new album soon for a tentative late 2005/early 2006 release. "I've already been with Mal [Malcolm Young, guitar] and Ang [Angus Young, guitar] and we've run a few tunes by each other, and it's sounding great. I think Mal said it best when he said, 'We don't wanna just bring out another album.' It's gotta be something really? It's gotta be perfect. And now him and Angus are really working hard to get something so special. I've been in the studio and I sang a few of the songs with the boys, a couple of little teasers, and I've gotta tell you, I was knocked out with the stuff they were coming up with."


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: BaDoBsEsSiOn418 on May 22, 2005, 09:30:18 PM
I REALLY want that song, but I don't want to buy the whole album.  I really don't use limeware or anything.  Can anyone send this song to me if you have it?  That would RULE!   :beer:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Tied-Up on May 23, 2005, 01:24:55 AM
I have the song, but I have no clue as to how to send it to you.               


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: ClintroN on May 23, 2005, 04:54:52 AM
I REALLY want that song, but I don't want to buy the whole album.  I really don't use limeware or anything.  Can anyone send this song to me if you have it?  That would RULE!   :beer:

go out n' buy the fuckin' album >:(, the whole thing rocks out!! ;)


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: BaDoBsEsSiOn418 on May 23, 2005, 08:35:25 AM
the album has a lot of songs from their other albums, which i already have.  i really dont want to spend the money to buy a CD for one song


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: BaDoBsEsSiOn418 on May 23, 2005, 11:14:11 AM
i dunno, maybe you could email it to me?  Hulkamaniac418@aol.com


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: slash4ever on May 23, 2005, 06:12:53 PM
The new "Family Jewels" Dvd is just amazing, it makes me miss Bon Scott :'(

Yeah same here :crying:
DVD rules though. : ok:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Rob on May 24, 2005, 04:25:17 PM
It's also on the 2-disc live album.  It's a good live album so its worth whatever money you'd have to shell out for it.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Queen of Everything on May 27, 2005, 04:55:17 AM
wkd

enough said


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on May 30, 2005, 04:00:22 PM
 According to a post at AC/DC Ruff Stuff, AC/DC will be recording their next studio album in the U.K.

AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson recently told Eddie Trunk of the "Friday Night Rocks" show on New York's Q104.3 FM that the band will begin recording their new CD soon for a tentative late 2005/early 2006 release. "I've already been with Mal [Malcolm Young, guitar] and Ang [Angus Young, guitar] and we've run a few tunes by each other, and it's sounding great. I think Mal said it best when he said, 'We don't wanna just bring out another album.' It's gotta be something really? It's gotta be perfect. And now him and Angus are really working hard to get something so special. I've been in the studio and I sang a few of the songs with the boys, a couple of little teasers, and I've gotta tell you, I was knocked out with the stuff they were coming up with."

AC/DC's last album, "Stiff Upper Lip" (2000), was recorded at the Warehouse studio (owned by Bryan Adams) in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on June 01, 2005, 10:04:11 AM
BIG MACHINE have signed an exclusive representation deal with the New York law firm Selvern, Mandelbaum, and Mintz. The firm has represented a diverse roster of many of the entertainment industy's biggest artists, including rockers VAN HALEN, GUNS N' ROSES, rappers LUDACRIS, and THE WU-TANG CLAN and even Las Vegas diva CELINE DION. The band will be heading to New York in early July for a special label showcase gig, and photo shoot.

Commented frontman Kelly Shaefer (ex-ATHEIST, NEUROTICA): "This music is the real deal. This ain't some bullshit third-rate rock and roll. This music is coming from the man himself Brian Johnson [AC/DC frontman]. If you leave this disc too close to your bottle of Jack Daniels, it'll be gone"!

In other news, BIG MACHINE have just added a show at The Clubhouse Tavern in Sarasota, Florida on Friday June 3. Doors are at 9:00 p.m. and showtime at 10:00 p.m.

BIG MACHINE are currently tracking new material at Florida's Southern Sound Studios with former ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND engineer Bud Snyder. Doug Kaye is producing. The songs being recorded are: "Love Erosion", "Falling", "Shadow on the Wall" and "I Heard the Thunder". All tracks were written by AC/DC's Brian Johnson and BIG MACHINE guitarist Doug Kaye.
BIG MACHINE is:

Kelly Shaefer (ATHEIST, NEUROTICA) - Vocals
Doug Kaye - Guitar
Donny Jaurols (E3, SERAPHINE, UNHEARD) - Guitar
Joe Scibilia (LAST GREAT HOPE) - Bass
Jeff Klosterman (JULLIET) ? Drums

For more information, visit www.bigmachinerocks.com.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on June 08, 2005, 04:48:35 PM
 According to Billboard magazine, AC/DC's 1980 breakthrough "Back in Black" has been certified for U.S. shipments of 21 million copies, tying it for fifth place with BILLY JOEL's "Greatest Hits Vol. 1 & II" on the Recording Industry Assn. of America's all-time best-sellers list.

The Australian hard rock group's first album with lead singer Brian Johnson, who replaced Bon Scott following his alcohol-related death, "Back in Black" was originally released by Atco and was reissued in 2003 by Epic along with the rest of the band's catalog.

JOEL's "Greatest Hits Vol. 1 & II" reached 21 million in 2000. The leader of the list remains "Eagles/Their Greatest Hits" (Asylum), last certified in 2002 at 28 million. In second is MICHAEL JACKSON's "Thriller" (Epic), which reached 27 million in an April RIAA accounting, followed by PINK FLOYD's "The Wall" (23 million/1999; Capitol) and "Led Zeppelin IV" (22 million/1999; Atlantic).

Elsewhere among the RIAA's May certifications is a triple-platinum award (U.S. shipments of three million) for AC/DC's 1976 set "High Voltage"


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on June 13, 2005, 03:41:02 PM
KnuckleBonz, Inc. announced its plans to create limited-edition sculptures of renowned AC/DC guitarists Angus and Malcolm Young. The figures will be the latest in the Guitar Hero limited-edition collectible series. These are officially licensed products from AC/DC, Angus and Malcolm Young. The sculptures are currently in pre-production and are scheduled for release in early 2006.The sculpture of Angus Young will display the rock star in his iconic schoolboy uniform. The Malcolm Young figure will depict the talented rhythm guitarist in his signature stance cranking out the AC/DC crunch. The Guitar Hero series focuses on capturing the images of legendary musicians of both past and present in detailed limited edition sculptures.

"The dual attack of the Young brothers is one of the all time greatest pairings in rock. Angus is the ultimate combo of chops and showmanship and Mal's rhythm work has always been AC/DC's secret weapon. It is only fitting that they be created as a tandem for the series," says Tony Simerman, President and Creative Director of KnuckleBonz, Inc.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: ClintroN on June 13, 2005, 04:21:10 PM
Whos seen that aussie movie THUNDERSTRUCK???????

its fuckin' terrible, about a band who travel across Australia to see Bon Scotts grave in Freemantle, Perth. Pretty funny but pretty laim!!!


Anyway, i had my own mission to freemantle not to long ago!! : ok:



Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Queen of Everything on June 14, 2005, 07:01:36 AM
Speaking of movies named after song titles!!!

Has anyone seen Mamma Mia or e Will Rock You???

Well I want to write a musical about Gnr called................... WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE!!

Yay, it'll never happen, but still! I would love to do it!!!!!  :yes:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Izzy on June 14, 2005, 11:04:02 AM

Well I want to write a musical about Gnr called................... WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE!!

Yay, it'll never happen, but still! I would love to do it!!!!!? :yes:
I think their reality was enough of a song and dance....


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: madagas on June 14, 2005, 03:17:15 PM
Not that I care, but I just saw that Back in Black was certified 21 times platinum in the US-21 MILLION ACCORDING TO RIAA. That is a lot of records. I wish they would update AFD.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on June 14, 2005, 03:35:34 PM
 According to a posting on AC-DC.net, AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young was voted "Most Underrated Guitarist" in the February 2005 issue of Guitar World magazine. Meanwhile, Malcolm's brother Angus won the top position in the "Who Would You Most Like To Have A Drink With" category.

AC/DC are expected to begin recording their next studio album in the U.K. later in the year. The group's last album, "Stiff Upper Lip" (2000), was recorded at the Warehouse studio (owned by Bryan Adams) in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

AC/DC's 1980 breakthrough "Back in Black" was recently certified for U.S. shipments of 21 million copies, tying it for fifth place with BILLY JOEL's "Greatest Hits Vol. 1 & II" on the Recording Industry Assn. of America's all-time best-sellers list.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on June 16, 2005, 03:42:06 PM
 A new book, entitled "AC/DC: Two Sides to Every Glory" , is scheduled for release on September 30 in the U.K. and November 1 in the U.S. via Independent Publishers Group. This book contains previously unpublished details on AC/DC singer Bon Scott's untimely death in 1980 and the strange circumstances around it, information on AC/DC's upcoming album, plus rare photographs and interviews. Author Paul Stenning recently spent two months in Australia speaking to more than 50 of the band's friends and colleagues.

Paul Stenning is the author of "The Band That Time Forgot" and a regular contributor to Powerplay, Record Collector and Terrorizer magazines. He has interviewed countless recording artists, including ALICE COOPER, IRON MAIDEN and MEATLOAF.

(http://www.ipgbook.com/small/1842403087.jpg)


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Queen of Everything on June 19, 2005, 05:32:26 AM

Well I want to write a musical about Gnr called................... WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE!!

Yay, it'll never happen, but still! I would love to do it!!!!!? :yes:
I think their reality was enough of a song and dance....

Awww.... Well I've Lost one Audience Member Then   :crying:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on July 22, 2005, 10:56:59 PM
AC/DC, DEF LEPPARD and M?TLEY CR?E are among the artists that are planning on touring the U.S. later this year and/or in early 2006, panelists from several major booking agencies revealed at a session during the International Assn. of Assembly Managers (IAAM) conference in Washington, D.C. earlier this week, according to Billboard.biz. Without citing a specific time frame, CAA's Rob Light named a possible AC/DC trek, presumably in support of the group's upcoming studio album, which is not expected until early next year. Adam Kornfeld of Artists Group International named early 2006 dates for M?TLEY CR?E and an upcoming arena-level tour by DEF LEPARD. No further information is currently available.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on July 28, 2005, 09:32:07 AM
Launch Radio Networks reports: If you think you're excited about AC/DC touring again, just imagine how they feel. The band has done a few shows over the past few years, but AC/DC hasn't done anything extensive since their 2000-2001 "Stiff Upper Lip" world tour. Lead singer Brian Johnson told Launch that the guys are getting anxious to get back out there. "Yeah, if I don't go on the road again, I'm just gonna burst," he said. "I'm gonna lose...I'm gonna lose something, I tell ya. (Drummer) Phil (Rudd) was just phoning up from New Zealand, there, and he's going, 'Hey, what the hell's going on, mate? I'm getting bored here!' And (bassist) Cliff (Williams) down the street, he's going nuts. We gotta get out before we fall off, so we cannot wait."

Hopefully, it won't be long. The band has been working on a new studio album, and according to Billboard, their agent told a gathering of concert-industry representatives that a tour is on the horizon, though he didn't say whether it would be this year or next. There's no word on whether the new album will be released in 2005 or 2006.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: deliverthecow on July 29, 2005, 12:14:32 AM
I personally think the last few AC/DC albums especially Stiff Upper Lip were terrible. The lyrics to the song Stiff Upper Lip were dreadful. I dont think they have put together a decent album IMO since The Razors Edge. I really was never to much of a fan of the Brian Johnson era. Not that they havent released any good material with Brian, i just prefer the Bon Scott era, those albums were amazing straight ahead rock and roll records.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Rob on July 29, 2005, 01:12:34 AM
I personally think the last few AC/DC albums especially Stiff Upper Lip were terrible. The lyrics to the song Stiff Upper Lip were dreadful. I dont think they have put together a decent album IMO since The Razors Edge. I really was never to much of a fan of the Brian Johnson era. Not that they havent released any good material with Brian, i just prefer the Bon Scott era, those albums were amazing straight ahead rock and roll records.

They've only put out 2 albums since The Razor's Edge.  However, SUL does drag on after a while.  Its not that its bad, its just I've heard all these songs before basically.  I don't think its necessarily Brian Johnson that brought the band down.  Back In Black, For Those About To Rock, and TRE are all excellent albums.  I think the band has gotten lazy in their old age.  With AC/DC its all about the live show nowadays...unfortunately they don't even do too man of those anymore.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: metallex78 on July 29, 2005, 02:02:08 AM
Yeah, the last great album AC/DC put out was The Razors Edge, after that, I think they've gotten lazy too.

I read an interview with Brian Johnson not too long ago in regards to the new album and he said that Angus and Malcolm were working really hard to come up with some really great songs for the next record.

I hope it's true, but Brian Johnson is really losing his live voice, although I'm not surprised, he's 60's years old isn't he?!


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Rob on July 29, 2005, 03:04:44 AM
Yeah, he's gotta be right up there in age.  And with the way he sings, it definitely has to take a toll.  Just look at Tom Keifer of Cinderella.  He has a very similar vocal style to Brian Johnson, and he started having problems with his voice in the early 90's.  I'm surprised Brian Johnson was able to sing how he did for as long as he did.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on August 16, 2005, 11:12:46 AM
 The Epic/Sony-BMG AC/DC web site is currently offering a bonus DVD with each online purchase of two CDs. The DVD, available exclusively through the web site, includes five promo videos from the "Back In Black" album ("Hells Bells", "Back In Black", "You Shook Me All Night Long", "Rock And Roll Ain't Noise Pollution" and "What Do You Do For Money Honey") filmed in 1980, with the "You Shook Me All Night Long" version different from the one found on "Family Jewels".

AC/DC have been working on a new studio album, and according to Billboard, their agent told a gathering of concert-industry representatives that a North American tour is on the horizon, though he didn't say whether it would be this year or next. There's no word on whether the new album will be released in 2005 or 2006.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: deliverthecow on August 17, 2005, 08:53:30 PM
That is right ,  only two albums have been released since The Razors Edge, I never thought to much into that when i posted. I guess because Razors Edge came out my senior year of high school it feels like they have released more albums than two.

As for Brian Johnson's voice it is shot, he probably is around 60. Speaking of AC/DC, does any of you guys have there latest dvd release. I hear it is really well put together. IS there alot of footage from the Bon Scott era ? If so i am going to buy it, i have all of those cd's but i dont have a whole lot of knowledge about there history and so on with Bon . So any info on that dvd would be greatly appreciated . Thanks Rob for the info regarding the DVD, i may have to pick it up.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Where is Hassan Nasrallah ? on August 18, 2005, 07:50:10 AM
'im not a big dc fan
but i love the song LOVE HUNGRY MAN. the rythm KICKS ass :?)


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Rob on August 18, 2005, 03:52:10 PM
From what I understand there is a lot of Bon stuff on the Family Jewels DVD.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: MikeB on August 18, 2005, 05:44:09 PM
I love that song "Big Gun," by AC/DC. Not a lot of people talk about it and it's never played on the radio either.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Rob on August 19, 2005, 02:01:02 AM
I love that song "Big Gun," by AC/DC. Not a lot of people talk about it and it's never played on the radio either.

Is that the one from the Last Action Hero soundtrack?


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on August 19, 2005, 02:45:42 PM
 According to Undercover News, AC/DC are among the artists who are said to be planning performances in Australia next March to mark the 2006 Commonwealth Games to be held in Melbourne.

AC/DC have been working on a new studio album, and according to Billboard, their agent told a gathering of concert-industry representatives that a North American tour is on the horizon, though he didn't say whether it would be this year or next. There's no word on whether the new album will be released in 2005 or 2006.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: MikeB on August 22, 2005, 05:38:34 PM
I love that song "Big Gun," by AC/DC. Not a lot of people talk about it and it's never played on the radio either.

Is that the one from the Last Action Hero soundtrack?
yeah, the "Ahnold" flick.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Butch Français on August 23, 2005, 04:02:53 PM
From what I understand there is a lot of Bon stuff on the Family Jewels DVD.

1 disc containing 20 Bon Scott songs and 1 disc containing 20 Brian Johnson songs.

just got the dvd's in the mail today, they are awesome!!


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on September 08, 2005, 03:59:46 PM
AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson joined VELVET REVOLVER onstage during their appearance at Hard Rock Live in Orlando, Florida on Tuesday (Sept. 6) for a rendition of LED ZEPPELIN's "Rock and Roll".


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on September 09, 2005, 02:36:57 PM
 Guitarist Angus Young told the Hit Parader magazine that AC/DC have written and recorded so much material over the last year that they might seriously consider making their next album release a double disc.

"We do have a lot of songs at the moment," he said. "But that's not incredibly unusual for us. We tend to have a lot of material at some point in the recording process, then begin to whittle it down. But this time, we like a lot of what we're hearing, so the idea of expanding things out is not out of the realm of possibility."


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on September 22, 2005, 03:47:22 PM
Amazon.com is currently listing an AC/DC DVD, entitled "And Then There Was Rock: Life Before Brian", to be released on October 25 via Chrome Dreams."'AC/DC: And Then There Was Rock' charts the band's early years, up to the tragic death of Bon Scott. This documentary takes the cameras where they have never previously preyed, interviewing AC/DC's original singer Dave Evans, original drummer Colin Burgess, school friends of Bon, Angus and Malcolm, Bon's lifelong friend Vincent Lovegrove, AC/DC biographers Malcolm Dome and Clinton Walker and many others. This DVD is a fitting tribute to the memory of Bon Scott, containing rare footage of him in his earlier bands as well as obscure footage of AC/DC in their glory years, previously unseen photographs and much, much more!"


(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000BB1944.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Smoking Guns on September 22, 2005, 08:49:23 PM
BUY FAMILY JEWELS.  IT IS UNFOCKING BELEIVABLE!!!!  2 DISCS.  One with Bon, One with Brian.  No band has ever had two bad azz frontmen like this.  Don't say Van Halen either.  Goes from like 1975-1990.  I love it.  I love it all.  Watching this band perform is just amazing.  For every AC/DC fan, this is a must buy.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on October 17, 2005, 02:17:49 PM
AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson will be Alice Cooper's special guest on Cooper's radio show "Nights with Alice Cooper" airing on Thursday, October 20. The program is a classic-rock format and is nationally syndicated on the United Stations Radio Networks. Air times differ, so make sure to check out NightsWithAliceCooper.com for more information.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on December 19, 2005, 03:30:44 PM
 According to a posting on the AC/DC fan site AC/DC Ruff Stuff, AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson and bassist Cliff Williams "rocked the house and sounded incredible" at Thursday night's (Dec. 15) hurricane relief concert in Ft. Myers, Florida. They apparently closed the show with the AC/DC classics "Back in Black", "T.N.T.", "Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution", "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap", "You Shook Me All Night Long" and "Highway to Hell", with everyone joining in. They were intending to perform "Whole Lotta Rosie" as well, but due to time constraints it was scratched. Other artists that performed at the concert included Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE), Buck Dharma (BLUE ?YSTER CULT) and Robin Zander (CHEAP TRICK). The event raised funds for the Beasley Disaster Relief Fund and the John Entwistle Foundation.

(http://www.acdc-ruff-stuff.net/bilder/beano_cliff_floridagig2005.jpg)


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on February 13, 2006, 04:41:30 PM
 According to The Sydney Morning Herald, AC/DC guitarist Angus Young will make a cameo appearance in a major Hollywood film ? "Goal! 3".

The first film in "Goal!" trilogy (featuring a cameo by AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson) opens in Australia this month, following the story of aspiring American soccer player Santiago Munez (Kuno Becker).

Australian producer Matt Barrelle, who has been a soccer fan all his life, is behind the film.

"We shoot 'Goal! 3' at the World Cup this year and we have actually changed the script, rolling a bit of Australia in there," said Barrelle, who grew up in Bondi but now lives in Los Angeles.

"So you will see Australia on the big screen, especially the fan element."

While "Goal!" is yet to open in Australia, production is nearly finished on "Goal! 2" and pre-production on the third instalment is well underway.

"This is a great story with the backdrop being a professional footballer," said Barrelle.

"We knew we had enough story to create a trilogy."


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on December 10, 2006, 04:54:54 PM
ccording to the AC/DC fan site Crabsody In Blue, The Mirror newspaper in the U.K. (Irish edition) reports that AC/DC have been asked to headline next summer's spectacular in Slane, Ireland.

Bosses are banking on the group to sign a contract for a massive one-off show before 90,000 fans and help it become Ireland's music Mecca again.

Secret negotiations have been taking place to lure the band to Ireland for a rare appearance.

Slane suffered a huge blow over the past two years when EMINEM cancelled a sold-out gig in 2005 and no act signed up this year.

A source revealed: "At this stage AC/DC are the number one target for Slane 2007. The show would be a huge hit and help Slane become the talk of the music world again.

"AC/DC are one of the biggest selling bands in history and they would definitely sell somewhere as big as Slane out."

AC/DC have sold over 160 million albums since they launched in 1973.

They are also negotiating outdoor concerts in London, France and Germany next summer.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: T_Roxie on December 10, 2006, 05:37:46 PM
Im going to fucking London if they are playing!


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Butch Français on December 11, 2006, 02:27:07 PM
whats happening albumwise?


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on December 11, 2006, 04:56:37 PM
Last I heard was there still working on it...They want this album to be perfect...Im guessing a late 2007 Release


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: JohnMorrison73 on December 12, 2006, 07:09:41 PM
actually.. i was disapointed with the family jewels dvd..

i thought it was all live stuff.. but i gues i was wrong


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: RIFF-RAFF on December 12, 2006, 07:47:57 PM
How could you be disappointed with family jewels dvd
It contained so much footage of Bon Scott. What more do you want?


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on December 21, 2006, 09:13:37 AM
AC/DC Won't Strap It On
by Paul Cashmere - December 21 2006


Despite reports doing the internet rounds, AC/DC do not have a new record titled 'Strap It On' coming in 2007, nor are they anywhere near completing the new record.


AC/DC fan sites and forums have been buzzing with the news of the new album title but according to Albert Music boss Fifa Riccobono, the rumours aren't on the money.

"I ran that past Mal (Young) some time ago and he said it was the first he'd heard of it, so I guess the answer no" she tells Undercover News. "Also, there definitely is no release date scheduled as the album hasn't been recorded yet."



Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: mrlee on December 21, 2006, 09:26:31 AM
damn it, how long do they wanna wait.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on December 21, 2006, 10:25:23 AM
damn it, how long do they wanna wait.

Im guessing they will jump into the studio right after Christmas and hopefully have it out by the summer?....Or maybe the other way around and record over the summer and do a fall/winter arena tour?


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: mrlee on December 21, 2006, 10:26:50 AM
damn it, how long do they wanna wait.

Im guessing they will jump into the studio right after Christmas and hopefully have it out by the summer?....Or maybe the other way around and record over the summer and do a fall/winter arena tour?

im more worried about there age lol!! i wanna see them before they get too old to tour.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: guns_n_motley on December 21, 2006, 10:38:23 AM
damn it, how long do they wanna wait.

Im guessing they will jump into the studio right after Christmas and hopefully have it out by the summer?....Or maybe the other way around and record over the summer and do a fall/winter arena tour?


idk, this cd has become like chinese democracy.. for the past 5 years theyve been saying ya our cds coming along etc.. and still nothing happening :hihi:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on December 21, 2006, 11:07:44 AM
damn it, how long do they wanna wait.

Im guessing they will jump into the studio right after Christmas and hopefully have it out by the summer?....Or maybe the other way around and record over the summer and do a fall/winter arena tour?


idk, this cd has become like chinese democracy.. for the past 5 years theyve been saying ya our cds coming along etc.. and still nothing happening :hihi:

Where have they said that?Maybe it has been coming along nicely..But they have never said anyhting about starting the recording..Last I heard the album is written and stuff they just have to record it..But they said they werent gonna do that anytime soon


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: mdttkk on December 21, 2006, 07:47:22 PM
ballbreaker has become one of my favorite albums by ac/dc.  altho he repeats a  lot of stuff over and over in the choruses the music still kicks ass.  I love The Furor, Burnin Alive, Hard As a Rock, Whiskey on the rocks


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: dub05 on January 12, 2007, 08:17:36 AM
Hi folks

Just wondering if there is any concrete news on ac/dc wether it be recording new material or any plans on touring anytime soon .


Thanks a mill

Dub 05


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on January 12, 2007, 10:23:20 AM
Dude hit the search button and look for AC/DC's thread...most big bands ahve thewre own threads.....and no there isnt...Last I heard they were done writing and havent started recording yet...check there thread


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: GNR_Green on January 14, 2007, 03:00:40 PM
Just pick up any of their old albums  ;)


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: mdttkk on January 16, 2007, 01:45:00 PM
man i have become addicted to the song Shot of Love on the razors edge, sweet song


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Mr Rage on January 18, 2007, 04:11:47 PM
i just got high voltage the first album and u have to check the song "rock n roll singer" it's the anthem for getting into a band!


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: mrlee on January 18, 2007, 05:03:35 PM
i just got high voltage the first album and u have to check the song "rock n roll singer" it's the anthem for getting into a band!

high voltage is too


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Mr Rage on January 20, 2007, 02:42:00 PM
little off topic, do u thnk there is a demand for bands who play there blues/hard rock songs, ac/dc, aerosmith will always have an audience, but what about the new generation is there a place for them or is it always gonna be indie, emo and goth rock!


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on February 03, 2007, 04:34:20 PM
Australia's Sunday Herald Sun reports:

Reclusive AC/DC guitarist Young is spending millions of dollars on a towering mansion in a sleepy Dutch village.

The controversial three-storey home boasts a basement recording studio, his-and-hers bathrooms and a swag of guest rooms.

And there's plenty of space in the vast backyard for Young to hang out his trademark schoolboy uniforms.

The property is the talk of tiny Aalten ? population 12,000. Locals are aghast that the mansion is out of keeping with the modest houses of the rest of the village.

The energetic wildman's connection with the town is long-standing. Ellen, his wife of more than 25 years, is from there and her family runs the local blacksmith business.

Young recently appeared on the Netherland's annual "rich list" for the first time, with Quote 500 estimating his fortune at $125 million.

The Youngs live in a small house diagonally opposite the building site.

Ellen Young, who checks building progress every couple of hours, told the Sunday Herald Sun: "I don't want to talk to you about it. My husband is very private and this is nothing to do with you. We don't go to parties or red carpet events; we don't want attention."

Angry neighbours ? who made a fuss about the house to a local Dutch newspaper ? have agreed to the Youngs' request to keep quiet in future.

But some are still seething.

One, who asked not to be named, questioned why such a private couple would draw such attention to themselves.

"It is a big house in a little town," she said. "It stands out. Look at it. It does not fit.

"Angus does not want to stand out. He is shy and no one really knows him. Why build something like that?"

Nearby resident Albert Linden said: "It's a nice house, but a big house. It's in the middle of other buildings and it's not like those other buildings. Outside the village would be a better spot for something that size."

The sprawling property's impact on the streetscape surprised at least one official.

Politician Jan van Duijvenvoorde said the committee that approved the home hadn't seen the need for debate.

"On the drawings, it didn't look that big," he said.

Building work has so far taken more than two years and it will be another year before the Youngs can move in.

Neighbour Jolanda Assink said Mrs Young had shown her inside the unfinished home.

"It's very large, but nice," Mrs Assink said. "She helped design it. It has a bathroom for her and a bathroom for him. And the kitchen is very big.

"They are good neighbours. I don't see him much, but she is friendly with my children."

Young ? whose band is famous for songs such as "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap", "Highway to Hell", "Jailbreak" and "It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock'n'Roll)" ? is rarely seen in Aalten, which is in the Dutch countryside near the German border and is considered one of Holland's music hubs ? although Young has never attended gigs there.

Young also owns homes in England and Australia.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: BumbleFinck on February 15, 2007, 08:17:58 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=019&sspagename=STRK%3AMESE%3AIT&viewitem=&item=290084156051&rd=1&rd=1


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: RIFF-RAFF on February 15, 2007, 08:50:52 PM
I just spent my money on Chinese food!
Now I can't buy it :'(


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Bill 213 on February 16, 2007, 11:17:15 AM
That's not very rare, it's just the Australian version of it. 

You want rare, try finding their original debut single with Dave Evans..."Can I Set Next To You Girl"  It was on ebay once for $350...I wish I could have gotten it then, but I didn't have the cash. 


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Mr Rage on February 18, 2007, 06:38:44 AM
big balls = the funniest rock song ever!


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: JohnMorrison73 on February 18, 2007, 09:45:15 PM
that lennon dis was a lowblow..


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: TAP on February 18, 2007, 10:05:05 PM
If you're an AC/DC fan, and you've never seen it, download the live 'Baby Please Don't Go' clip which has just been put up at

http://www.acdc-live.com/

It is (in my opinion) one of the truly great performances by any band ever caught on videotape. Pure raw energy.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: GNRreunioneventually on February 19, 2007, 12:58:05 AM
big balls = the funniest rock song ever!

:rofl: i love that fucking song every time its on i sing it like he dose to add hilarity : ok:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Mr Rage on February 19, 2007, 01:22:00 PM
bon scott,

"my balls are always bouncing and always full, no-one can take u higher, people say i have great balls of fire!" :rofl: :hihi:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: stinson4ever on February 19, 2007, 05:16:32 PM
bon scott,

"my balls are always bouncing and always full, no-one can take u higher, people say i have great balls of fire!" :rofl: :hihi:
its not called below the belt rock for nothing


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: stinson4ever on February 19, 2007, 05:19:10 PM
If you're an AC/DC fan, and you've never seen it, download the live 'Baby Please Don't Go' clip which has just been put up at

http://www.acdc-live.com/

It is (in my opinion) one of the truly great performances by any band ever caught on videotape. Pure raw energy.
thanx, i have never been to that site, im gonna have to get some more videos from there!!!!! :beer:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on May 07, 2007, 03:58:53 PM
According to a posting on the AC/DC fan site AC/DC Highway to Hell, it is rumored that AC/DC has completed editing video footage for a brand new double DVD set to be released September, which will contain one Bon Scott DVD and one Brian Johnson DVD of AC/DC live in concert. The band has also supposedly completed a new album which is scheduled for release January 2008, with a world tour to follow.

Back in December 2006, Albert Music boss Fifa Riccobono shot down reports that AC/DC had a new record titled "Strap It On" coming in 2007.

"I ran that past Mal (Young) some time ago and he said it was the first he'd heard of it, so I guess the answer no," she told Undercover News. "Also, there definitely is no release date scheduled as the album hasn't been recorded yet."

AC/DC leaders Malcolm and Angus Young have been writing material for a few years. In early 2005, singer Brian Johnson told Launch there was a lot of stuff to work with. "I think, and I might be speaking out of turn, but I think they're doing a double, with the amount of songs ? I've been over a couple of times with the boys and added ideas on 46 tunes we had, and they've been working since then!" he said.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on May 11, 2007, 06:10:16 PM
Australia's Herald Sun daily newspaper published the following item in its May 6 edition (page 2 of the Sunday entertainment liftout):

"AC/DC will tour next year ? with plans to take the show to the Red Centre [region of Australia]. Concert industry sources at Coachella said AC/DC leader Angus Young wants to do major centres and has asked promoters to put Alice Springs [town in the Northern Territory of Australia] in the tour schedule. Asked about the significance of Alice Springs, Young says it's a gesture of giving back and he wants to take a major tour off the main road. The tour is likely to happen early next year."


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: stolat on May 11, 2007, 06:15:18 PM
Australia's Herald Sun daily newspaper published the following item in its May 6 edition (page 2 of the Sunday entertainment liftout):

"AC/DC will tour next year ? with plans to take the show to the Red Centre [region of Australia]. Concert industry sources at Coachella said AC/DC leader Angus Young wants to do major centres and has asked promoters to put Alice Springs [town in the Northern Territory of Australia] in the tour schedule. Asked about the significance of Alice Springs, Young says it's a gesture of giving back and he wants to take a major tour off the main road. The tour is likely to happen early next year."

COOOOOL! Bring on 2008!


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: guns_n_motley on May 11, 2007, 07:52:13 PM
Brin on 2008!! i cant wait for the tour. :yes:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: freedom78 on May 16, 2007, 10:44:53 PM
Anybody ever listen to all the tracks that never made it onto the US versions? 

Carry Me Home is killer.  :headbanger:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on June 22, 2007, 01:24:43 PM
http://www.johnentwistle.org/crc/crc.html

As we await release, likely in 2008 of a new AC/DC album, word comes down that singer Brian Johnson and bass player Cliff Williams have recorded a new song  for the touring band they are currently with called Classic Rock Cares. The song is called "Chain Gang on the Road" and the charity group will perform it when they kick off a tour next Saturday in Fort Myers Florida. Classic Rock Cares is made up of Johnson and Williams, plus members of John Entwhistle's former band. The tour, which will also include Grand Funk's Mark Farner and Joe Lynn Turner of Deep Purple is specifically to raise money for The John Entwhistle Foundation, which provides free music education and instruments to underpriviledged children via the public library system.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: BlowUpYourVideo on June 22, 2007, 02:01:14 PM
Anybody ever listen to all the tracks that never made it onto the US versions??

Carry Me Home is killer.? :headbanger:

That is a cool song.

"While I'm down here, I might as well try and find the fucking door..." :hihi:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on July 13, 2007, 04:36:07 PM
AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson recently spoke to DailyRecord.com about his participation in the Classic Rock Cares tour, which raises money for the John Entwistle Foundation. The Fort Myers, Fla.-based charity, which is primarily dedicated to promoting musical education for disadvantaged children, is named in memory of the legendary WHO bassist who died in 2002 at age 57 on the eve of the band's U.S. tour.

"We're not gonna change the world," admitted Johnson, "but it's a start. It's good to help (people in other lands), but sometimes, you gotta look at (what's happening) in your own country."

"Classic Rock Cares" is the collective handle of a group headlined by Johnson and his AC/DC bandmate, bassist Cliff Williams. They're joined by guitarist Mark Farner of GRAND FUNK RAILROAD, former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW frontman Joe Lynn Turner, and JOHN ENTWISTLE BAND drummer Steve Luongo, who is the foundation's founder and executive director. According to Johnson, 59, there are few causes more worthy than this one.

"When you got nothing' you got nothing," he growls in a thick Australian accent. "We're not just talkin' money. We're talkin' pride and self-respect. Being in a band gives kids a sense of purpose. It's a wonderful thing when you're meetin' with guys and learnin' new songs instead of (getting in trouble)."

It's no secret the tour's major lure is a chance to see Johnson and Williams; it's been five years since AC/DC last hit the road. Johnson promises fans of the superstar hard-rock outfit won't be disappointed, as the set will include some AC/DC favorites as well as "four or five new songs."

"We're definitely doin' AC/DC, and trying to cram as many (tunes) in as possible," he offered. "We want to give people something to thank them for comin'. We want to prove we're making the effort. I haven't sung in anger in 5? years."

So, does this portend a full-blown AC/DC project anytime soon?

"Malcolm and Angus (Young, the brothers who are the group's co-founders and chief composers) are in the studio," he reported. "There's an album in the works, and a tour, too, I think. The boys are working' on something special. They don't want to do just another album."


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Chief on August 24, 2007, 02:57:26 PM
AC/DC Plugs Back In With Live DVD Set

http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003630972


This looks AWESOME!!!!!


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on October 14, 2007, 05:20:36 PM
Kathy McCabe of Australia's The Daily Telegraph reports that AC/DC is poised to shatter international sales records with the release of a definitive live retrospective DVD collection "Plug Me In" this week.

More than 500,000 copies have already been ordered worldwide for the concert footage compilation which is being released in North America on Tuesday, October 16.

AC/DC "Plug Me In" track listing:

DVD 1 (2 hours 22 mins):

01. High Voltage (King Of Pop awards) - October 1975 (4:02)
02. It's A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock 'N' Roll) (Bandstand) (4:41)
03. School Days (St Albans) - March 1976 (5:40)
04. TNT (St Albans) - March 1976 (4:46)
05. Live Wire (Rollin Bolan) - July 1976 (6:12)
06. Can I Sit Next To You Girl (Rollin Bolan) - July 1976 (4:14)
07. Baby Please Don't Go (Melbourne) - December 1976 (11:49)
08. Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be (Sight & Sound) - October 1977 (5:13)
09. Rocker (Sight and Sound) - October 1977 (8:10)
10. Rock 'n Roll Damnation (Apollo) - April 1978 (3:44)
11. Dog Eat Dog (Apollo Glasgow) - April 1978 (4:26)
12. Let There Be Rock (Apollo) - April 1978 (8:27)
13. Problem Child (Rock Goes To College) - October 1978 (4:44)
14. Sin City (Rock Goes To College) - October 1978 (5:23)
15. Bad Boy Boogie (Rock Goes To College) - October1978 (9:06)
16. Highway To Hell (Veronika) - July 1979 (4:12)
17. The Jack (Veronika) - July 1979 (5:19)
18. Whole Lotta Rosie (Veronika) - July 1979 (5:19)

DVD 1 Bonus Footage:

* Band Interview at Airport 1976 (2:16)
* Band Interview at Covent Garden (2:27)
* "Problem Child" - Melbourne (3:56)
* "Baby Please Don't Go" (Germany, incomplete) (2:10)
* "Dirty Deeds" on Network Sounds (0:40)
* Bon Scott Interview (15:11)
* "Rock n' Roll Damnation" ? Top of the Pops (2:47)
* Australian Music to the World interview in Atlanta (1:31)
* Nice Super 8 movie (3.34

AC/ DVD 2 (2 hours 30 minutes):

01. Shot Down In Flames (Tokyo) - February 1981 (3:27)
02. What Do You Do For The Money - (Tokyo) - February 1981 (2:38)
03. Shook Me All Night - February 1981 (4:55)
04. Let There Be Rock (Tokyo) - February 1981 (5:29)
05. Back In Black (Largo 81) - December 1981 (3:34)
06. TNT (Largo 81) (3:39)
07. Shoot To Thrill (Houston) - October 1983 (5:23)
08. Guns For Hire (Detroit) - November 1983 (5:24)
09. Dirty Deeds (Detroit) - November 1983 (4:12)
10. Flick Of The Switch (Largo 83) (3:27)
11. Bedlam In Belgium (Largo 83) (3:24)
12. Back In Black (USSR) - September 1991 (2:15)
13. Highway To Hell (USSR) - September 1991 (3:36)
14. Whole Lotta Rosie (USSR) - September 1991 (4:16)
15. For Those About To Rock (USSR) - September 1991 (6:52)
16. Gone Shooting (VH1 Session) - July 1996 (6:03)
17. Hail Caesar (Sydney Screen Mix) - 1996 Tour (5:43)
18. Ballbreaker (Sydney Screen Mix) - 1996 Tour (4:29)
19. Rock N Roll Ain't Noise Pollution (Sydney Screen Mix) - Tour 1996 (6:34)
20. Hard As a Rock (Stade De France) - June 2001 (5:02)
21. Hells Bells (Stade De France) - June 2001 (5:49)
22. Ride On (Stade De France) - June 2001 (6:27)
23. Stiff Upper Lip (Munich) - June 2003 (3:54)
24. Thunderstruck (Munich) - June 2003 (5:24)
25. If You Want Blood (Toronto) - July 2003 (5:35)
26. The Jack (Toronto) - July 2003 (9:50)
27. You Shook Me All Night (Toronto) - July 2003 (4:27)

DVD 2 Bonus Footage:

* Beavis and Butthead intro to Ballbreaker tour (1:16)
* "Hells Bells" in Brussells (3:40)
* Donnington BBC interview with Angus (1:03)
* Warmup for VH1 (4:20)
* "Rock Me Baby" - Jam with THE ROLLING STONES (6:43)

DVD 3 (Bonus DVD) (2 hours 7 minutes):

01. Girl's Got Rhythm (Australian TV) - 1979 (3:30)
02. She's Got Balls (St. Albans High School 76) (6:20)
03. Long Way To the Top (St Albans High School 76) (7:08)
04. Let There Be Rock (BBC Sight & Sound 77) (5:57)
05. Bad Boy Boogie (Apollo Glasgow 78) (7:49)
06. House Is On Fire (Detroit 83) (3:06)
07. Guns For Hire (Band rehearsals 84) (3:50)
08. Boogey Man (Sydney 96) (10:49)
09. Girl's Got Rhythm (Sydney 96) (4:08)
10. Highway to Hell (Dublin 1996) (7:01)
11. Let There Be Rock (Stuttgart 2000) (10:55)
12. Angus Statue Intro (Stiff Upper Lip Tour Film 2001) (1:26)

Live at Houston Summit 83 (Whole Concert segment runs 53 minutes):

01. Guns For Hire (5:31)
02. Shoot To Thrill (5:32)
03. Sin City (5:24)
04. House Is On Fire (3:58)
05. Back In Black (4:12)
06. Bad Boy Boogie (14:33)
07. Rock 'n Roll Ain't Noise Pollution (5:07)
08. Flick Of The Switch (3:25)
09. Hells Bells (5:24)

The AC/DC "Plug Me In" DVD box set is both a Holy Grail for aficionados of AC/DC as well as an ideal and comprehensive introduction to the music and history of a pioneering band that continues to define the electrifying possibilities of rock and roll.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: BlowUpYourVideo on October 15, 2007, 07:20:53 AM
I hope they don't overdub the studio versions onto the live footage this time. :-\

Anyway, it's out on the 22nd over here.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Adler_Sorum_Brain on October 15, 2007, 08:34:28 AM
ACDC rocked back with Bon..Nomatter how hard Young tried..He was just Scott?s sidekick  :yes:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: GNRreunioneventually on October 15, 2007, 06:46:16 PM
QUESTION:
will AC/DC ever tour again? ever?

???


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on October 15, 2007, 07:11:18 PM
QUESTION:
will AC/DC ever tour again? ever?

???

Baring any unforseen circumstances they said there touring in 2008


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Chief on October 15, 2007, 07:59:21 PM
Yes, everything I have read and a few people who seem to be in the know, are saying that AC/DC will have a new album and tour in 2008.



QUESTION:
will AC/DC ever tour again? ever?

???


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: pilferk on October 25, 2007, 10:26:47 AM
Picked up "Plug me In" and I LOVE IT.

Here's my question:

Anyone found any mp3 boots of the DVD's?  Or know how to extract MP3's or .wav's from the DVD's?

I want an audio only version I can listen to in my car......


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on January 08, 2008, 04:36:07 PM
AC/DC will reportedly play special "secret" club gig on January 25 at Glashaus in Reinach, Switzerland. Only 400 tickets are apparently available for the concert, which is part of a short mini-tour of small venues the band is planning on undertaking at the end of the month.

According to the Spanish web site RafaBasa.com, AC/DC has been quietly working on its first all-new album since 2000's "Stiff Upper Lip" with Robert John "Mutt" Lange, and is planning on releasing the effort ? which is rumored to be titled "Strap It On" (a name that has apparently been bounced around for at least the last couple of years) ? at the end of April. The group's guitarist, Angus Young, is also said to have fully recovered from a recent knee injury which had apparently contributed to the delay in getting the new record completed.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: GNRreunioneventually on January 08, 2008, 05:06:00 PM
only 400 tickets?

they're being a little modest for being one of the biggest Rock bands EVER! I hope they tour the states soon, its been to long.


:peace:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on January 08, 2008, 06:11:00 PM
only 400 tickets?

they're being a little modest for being one of the biggest Rock bands EVER! I hope they tour the states soon, its been to long.


:peace:

I'm sure its just a warmup tour...The Stones played at a club in Toronto before there tour


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: guns_n_motley on January 08, 2008, 06:19:49 PM
ill beleive it when i see it....the rumors start up january of EVERY year


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on January 10, 2008, 11:10:37 AM
According to the Spanish metal webzine The Metal Circus, AC/DC will tour during the second half of 2008. A source told the site that some of the AC/DC tour crew was informed that the group will hit the road later in the year. There are currently no details available regarding where or when the tour will start.

In other news, Total Rock has reported that there's a fair chance that AC/DC will play one of the so-called "secret shows" in the UK in late January. Speculation is running wild regarding possible cities that will host these showcases, but the group's record label, Sony/BMG, is keeping things quiet, with Sony BMG Italy going as far as to deny that there are plans for an AC/DC album and tour at this moment.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: BlowUpYourVideo on January 10, 2008, 01:31:57 PM
I wonder what Brian Johnson's voice is like nowadays. On Stiff Upper Lip, you could tell they were having to hold back a bit due to the lack of power in his voice. Dude's 60 now. :o


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: freedom78 on January 10, 2008, 07:30:30 PM
I wonder what Brian Johnson's voice is like nowadays. On Stiff Upper Lip, you could tell they were having to hold back a bit due to the lack of power in his voice. Dude's 60 now. :o

Yeah, I really liked Stiff Upper Lip when I first got it, but listening to it today, it sounds pretty tame compared to their older stuff.

But I still wanna go to their shows. :headbanger:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: CheapJon on January 26, 2008, 08:48:02 AM
I've always said, "what's so special about AC/DC anyway" 'til today.. dunno why but i put them on and i dug it :headbanger:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: mrlee on January 26, 2008, 09:00:30 AM
I've always said, "what's so special about AC/DC anyway" 'til today.. dunno why but i put them on i dug it :headbanger:

at last cheapjon sees some sense with ac/dc.

the bands just a straight up rock n roll band with some good catchy rock tunes n punchy riffs!


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: seely on January 26, 2008, 02:56:25 PM
Definately one of the best bands EVER!!!  :peace:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: BlowUpYourVideo on January 26, 2008, 03:21:08 PM
Anyone else a fan of Ballbreaker? It has some cool stuff on it and IMO is underrated. Cover You In Oil and Burnin' Alive are two favourites of mine from it.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: norway on January 26, 2008, 04:22:40 PM

Yeah, I like it. Bring on the furor :headbanger:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Wheres Izzy on January 26, 2008, 04:38:29 PM
Anyone else a fan of Ballbreaker? It has some cool stuff on it and IMO is underrated. Cover You In Oil and Burnin' Alive are two favourites of mine from it.

Might be my favorite Johnson fronted album. I have to listen to it from start to finish it's all so good.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: TAP on January 26, 2008, 10:16:24 PM
I hope AC/DC does something this year (or soon) before they're too old to put on a high energy show, but nobody should hold their breath regardless of the current rumours - at least from things I've heard from people reasonably close to the band. Hope I'm wrong.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: TAP on January 26, 2008, 10:17:13 PM
Anyone else a fan of Ballbreaker?

Title track is great, the rest of it is so so.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: norway on January 27, 2008, 10:55:42 AM
but nobody should hold their breath regardless of the current rumours - at least from things I've heard from people reasonably close to the band. Hope I'm wrong.
So what the rumors says?

It would be great to see them vigourious as ever,
- but I have no prob seeing people working until retirement age (or beyond) even if they get slow :peace:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on January 29, 2008, 09:36:28 AM
A hand up from a legend of rock

In the drizzling rain, five scared boys with perfect rock 'n' roll hair stood on the sidewalk in front of Sarasota pub the Irish Rover.

Brian Johnson, rock legend, lead singer for AC/DC, bounced in between them, infinitely energetic.

Years of screaming "Back in Black" haven't taken a toll on Johnson's vocal cords, nor has the occasional cigarette.

Ten eyes, wide with fear, never left Johnson's face. The boys heard every syllable he spoke with an accent as thick as the day he left England.

"The first time you'll never forget," Johnson told them. "Your first time on stage, you'll never match.

"This is a special time, my boys, you'll be excellent. Remember to look at your audience; look 'em in the eye."

The band, Bad Sara, consists of four middle-schoolers and a high school freshman; Alex Rappaport, 14, Garrett Moore, 13, Mike Magazino, 14, James Hyde, 13, and Austin Bowman, 15.

About a month ago, Garrett recognized Johnson's wife, Brenda, in a parking lot and handed her a CD that he and his friends recorded in his garage. Garrett sings lead and writes most of the lyrics. Alex and James write their guitar parts and Mike "just comes in on drums, like magic." Garrett said.

Brenda liked the CD so she gave it to her husband.

"Not bad for homemade," Johnson growled. "All you could hear was cymbals and vowels, but I said to myself, 'they've got something, something that needs to be nurtured.'"

Brenda Johnson had invited her nephews from Norway to visit for the holidays and thought it would be nice to have Garrett and the band come over and jam with them.

"But I didn't tell Brian," she said. "The kids came over and I said, 'you've only got one shot with Brian, but don't be nervous.' They were so sweet and respectful.

"They were great, so Brian went out and just started jamming with them."

Brian Johnson interjected: "I heard 'em, I liked 'em, but there is no jumping off place in Sarasota for a rock band.

"So I call my friend Duff, (Paul Duffy, owner of the Irish Rover), and I tell him, give 'em a chance,'" he added.

Duffy agreed, and Bad Sara packed the place. It was standing room only; children, teenagers and adults stood on chairs to see the boys play.

They opened with "Get to Me," and "My Way," both original compositions. The walls vibrated; the energy inside the Rover was palpable.

"I just kept thinking to myself, I can't believe we're really here," Alex said afterward. "I've been waiting for this moment all my life."

The band followed with songs by Nazareth, Black Crowes and Guns N' Roses.

Johnson was not the only well-known musician at the Rover: Donald "Duck" Dunn, an accomplished studio bass player who played with the original Blues Brothers Band and Skid Row guitarist Scotti Hill offered encouragement and musical support to the boys.

Out of the blue, with ultimate cheek, Alex launched into the opening chords of AC/DC's smash hit "Highway to Hell." Garrett decided to surprise Johnson by "covering a few of the songs that helped make Brian a rock legend."

Johnson, vibrating with excitement, could no longer contain himself. He jumped to his feet and joined the boys on stage for "Shook Me All Night Long" and "Thunderstruck."

"Not many people ever get the opportunity to do something like this. Scotti, Brian and Duck signed my guitar; I feel like I'm in a dream," Austin said. Austin intends to go to college while pursuing a musical career.

In addition to playing guitar, violin and keyboards, he is an honor roll student. "I took an engineering class, just as a fallback, but my dream is to be a professional musician."

Mike agreed. "I'm so psyched! I had fun and I made people feel good. What better career is there?" he said.

"I definitely want to go to college," he continued. "I get pretty good grades, but I really want to stick with my drums and play in a band."

Garrett, also an excellent student, feels strongly that he will make music his vocation.

"It's a dream to perform a duet with Brian; it's awesome, doesn't get any better," Garrett said. "It would be great to be a performer forever, but even if I'm not singing, I'll be in the business somewhere. I'll produce; I'll be a sound engineer."

Alex added, "It's the best feeling in the world. I just want to be a famous musician."

He is an honor roll student with three years' experience playing guitar and saxophone.

An afterthought from Garrett momentarily brought the night back down to earth: "Drum sets are expensive, so I really need to thank my Dad."


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on February 19, 2008, 09:30:16 PM
Australian hard rock icons AC/DC are getting closer to ending an eight-year drought of new music. "God, I'm ready," bassist Cliff Williams, who was in L.A. to participate at the Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp, tells Spinner. To that end, the group will hit the studio March 1.

Almost as long as the wait for new music is the band's absence from the stage. Tour plans, however, aren't as firm. "If we go out again or when we go out again," Williams said. "You just never know. We've been around a long time, so we're going to get together and get in the studio and I fully expect we will [tour.]. I don't mean to be so negative about that. [When] the last tour ended in early '01, you'd see kids on their dads' shoulders. And these kids were like 10, 12 years old. It will be tremendous to see that again. And it's very cool -- younger kids getting into older music."

Williams admits that he doesn't listen to his own stuff very often, but on hand at the Rock Camp, the bassist did get a new perspective on some of the band's classics. And what's standing out for him lately? "'Down Payment Blues,' 'Live Wire' -- I dig a lot of the old stuff," he says. "It's amazing. We look back on old albums -- look at tracks -- and I don't remember the tracks from the title. But those two songs I would love to play."


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: freedom78 on February 19, 2008, 10:43:42 PM
Australian hard rock icons AC/DC are getting closer to ending an eight-year drought of new music. "God, I'm ready," bassist Cliff Williams, who was in L.A. to participate at the Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp, tells Spinner. To that end, the group will hit the studio March 1.

Almost as long as the wait for new music is the band's absence from the stage. Tour plans, however, aren't as firm. "If we go out again or when we go out again," Williams said. "You just never know. We've been around a long time, so we're going to get together and get in the studio and I fully expect we will [tour.]. I don't mean to be so negative about that. [When] the last tour ended in early '01, you'd see kids on their dads' shoulders. And these kids were like 10, 12 years old. It will be tremendous to see that again. And it's very cool -- younger kids getting into older music."

Williams admits that he doesn't listen to his own stuff very often, but on hand at the Rock Camp, the bassist did get a new perspective on some of the band's classics. And what's standing out for him lately? "'Down Payment Blues,' 'Live Wire' -- I dig a lot of the old stuff," he says. "It's amazing. We look back on old albums -- look at tracks -- and I don't remember the tracks from the title. But those two songs I would love to play."

For those about to rock...I salute you!


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Smoking Guns on February 20, 2008, 07:54:10 PM
Man, I cannot wait for this album.  Its like their Chinese Democracy.  they are one of the most amazing live bands ever!

The story about the teenage band and Brian jamming is bad ass!


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Axlfreek on February 20, 2008, 09:45:32 PM
first concert i ever went too was ac/dc. so that band will always hold a special place in my heart. hope too see them again  :smoking:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: mrlee on March 09, 2008, 01:49:02 PM
Who thinks "Bedlam in Belgium" is a under-rated ac/dc classic, i also think its one of Brian Johnson era's songs most pure songs.

The lyrics are written about something which happened to the band (see lyrics to get the idea) i assume a riot or something.

Most AC/DC songs are like cheesy innuendo lyrics (which im not against...it makes ac/dc the fun band they are) but it was cool to hear them singing about something slightly different, than usual.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: freedom78 on March 09, 2008, 02:28:48 PM
Who thinks "Bedlam in Belgium" is a under-rated ac/dc classic

*freedom78 raises hand*


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: BlowUpYourVideo on March 09, 2008, 05:12:01 PM
Who thinks "Bedlam in Belgium" is a under-rated ac/dc classic, i also think its one of Brian Johnson era's songs most pure songs.

Haven't listened to that one in a while. Must do so....

Now, Night Of The Long Knives, Flick Of The Switch, Danger and Ruff Stuff are underrated classics for sure. :yes:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: TAP on March 09, 2008, 05:33:29 PM
Who thinks "Bedlam in Belgium" is a under-rated ac/dc classic,

The whole FOTS album is great, it's my favourite of the Brian Johnson albums - I wouldn't claim it's objectively better than Back in Black, but I listen to it much more.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Howard2k on March 10, 2008, 12:14:17 AM
A hand up from a legend of rock

In the drizzling rain, five scared boys with perfect rock 'n' roll hair stood on the sidewalk in front of Sarasota pub the Irish Rover.

Brian Johnson, rock legend, lead singer for AC/DC, bounced in between them, infinitely energetic.

Years of screaming "Back in Black" haven't taken a toll on Johnson's vocal cords, nor has the occasional cigarette.

Ten eyes, wide with fear, never left Johnson's face. The boys heard every syllable he spoke with an accent as thick as the day he left England.

"The first time you'll never forget," Johnson told them. "Your first time on stage, you'll never match.

"This is a special time, my boys, you'll be excellent. Remember to look at your audience; look 'em in the eye."

The band, Bad Sara, consists of four middle-schoolers and a high school freshman; Alex Rappaport, 14, Garrett Moore, 13, Mike Magazino, 14, James Hyde, 13, and Austin Bowman, 15.

About a month ago, Garrett recognized Johnson's wife, Brenda, in a parking lot and handed her a CD that he and his friends recorded in his garage. Garrett sings lead and writes most of the lyrics. Alex and James write their guitar parts and Mike "just comes in on drums, like magic." Garrett said.

Brenda liked the CD so she gave it to her husband.

"Not bad for homemade," Johnson growled. "All you could hear was cymbals and vowels, but I said to myself, 'they've got something, something that needs to be nurtured.'"

Brenda Johnson had invited her nephews from Norway to visit for the holidays and thought it would be nice to have Garrett and the band come over and jam with them.

"But I didn't tell Brian," she said. "The kids came over and I said, 'you've only got one shot with Brian, but don't be nervous.' They were so sweet and respectful.

"They were great, so Brian went out and just started jamming with them."

Brian Johnson interjected: "I heard 'em, I liked 'em, but there is no jumping off place in Sarasota for a rock band.

"So I call my friend Duff, (Paul Duffy, owner of the Irish Rover), and I tell him, give 'em a chance,'" he added.

Duffy agreed, and Bad Sara packed the place. It was standing room only; children, teenagers and adults stood on chairs to see the boys play.

They opened with "Get to Me," and "My Way," both original compositions. The walls vibrated; the energy inside the Rover was palpable.

"I just kept thinking to myself, I can't believe we're really here," Alex said afterward. "I've been waiting for this moment all my life."

The band followed with songs by Nazareth, Black Crowes and Guns N' Roses.

Johnson was not the only well-known musician at the Rover: Donald "Duck" Dunn, an accomplished studio bass player who played with the original Blues Brothers Band and Skid Row guitarist Scotti Hill offered encouragement and musical support to the boys.

Out of the blue, with ultimate cheek, Alex launched into the opening chords of AC/DC's smash hit "Highway to Hell." Garrett decided to surprise Johnson by "covering a few of the songs that helped make Brian a rock legend."

Johnson, vibrating with excitement, could no longer contain himself. He jumped to his feet and joined the boys on stage for "Shook Me All Night Long" and "Thunderstruck."

"Not many people ever get the opportunity to do something like this. Scotti, Brian and Duck signed my guitar; I feel like I'm in a dream," Austin said. Austin intends to go to college while pursuing a musical career.

In addition to playing guitar, violin and keyboards, he is an honor roll student. "I took an engineering class, just as a fallback, but my dream is to be a professional musician."

Mike agreed. "I'm so psyched! I had fun and I made people feel good. What better career is there?" he said.

"I definitely want to go to college," he continued. "I get pretty good grades, but I really want to stick with my drums and play in a band."

Garrett, also an excellent student, feels strongly that he will make music his vocation.

"It's a dream to perform a duet with Brian; it's awesome, doesn't get any better," Garrett said. "It would be great to be a performer forever, but even if I'm not singing, I'll be in the business somewhere. I'll produce; I'll be a sound engineer."

Alex added, "It's the best feeling in the world. I just want to be a famous musician."

He is an honor roll student with three years' experience playing guitar and saxophone.

An afterthought from Garrett momentarily brought the night back down to earth: "Drum sets are expensive, so I really need to thank my Dad."


That is fucking awesome.   Ultimate respect. 


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Chief on March 29, 2008, 01:41:29 PM
just saw this:


AC/DC Planning 'Farewell' Tour? - Mar. 28, 2008

XM's Boneyard/VH1 Classic host Eddie Trunk revealed a rumor on his "Friday Night Rocks" radio show on New York's Q104.3 FM earlier tonight (Friday, March 28) that Australian hard rock legends AC/DC will embark on a "farewell" tour later in the year once the recording sessions for their new album have been completed.

AC/DC bassist Cliff Williams told Spinner.com last month that AC/DC would enter the studio March 1 to begin recording its first new album in eight years. The web site caught up with Williams at the Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp in Los Angeles, where he said, "God I'm ready."

As for touring, however, Williams was less sure about the group's intentions. He explained, "If we go out again or when we go out again, you just never know. We've been around a long time, so we're going to get together and get in the studio and I fully expect we will (tour). I don't mean to be so negative about that."

The band itself is now international, with members scattered across the globe. Malcolm and Angus Young divide their time between Britain and Australia (with Angus also spending time in the Netherlands because he has a Dutch wife). Singer Brian Johnson and Cliff Williams are based in the U.S., while drummer Phil Rudd lives in New Zealand.

Reports surfaced in January that AC/DC was nearly finished recording its next album, but a spokesperson for the band's Australian label, Albert Records, denied the story.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Chief on March 29, 2008, 01:57:19 PM
holy crap, according to billboard, back in black is 22 times platinum!!!! incredible!

http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/riaa/index.jsp


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: seely on April 10, 2008, 07:43:12 AM
holy crap, according to billboard, back in black is 22 times platinum!!!! incredible!

http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/riaa/index.jsp

Justly so!!!


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Chief on April 12, 2008, 07:33:24 PM
more album news:

http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003788673


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on April 16, 2008, 03:49:36 PM
AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson has confirmed reports that the band is recording its new album in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada with producer Brendan O'Brien, best known for his work with PEARL JAM, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS and more recently, AUDIOSLAVE and VELVET REVOLVER.

Speaking to the Los Angeles radio station 97.1 KLSX FREE FM, Johnson revealed that the band has been in the studio for about five weeks now and added, "We're working with Brendan O'Brien, [Bruce] Springsteen's producer, and he's a great guy. He knows exactly what we want, and so far, it sounds really good. I'm well pleased. This will be the first album in about eight years." Asked if the band would hit the road once the current recording sessions were complete, Johnson replied, "I would probably thinks so, yeah. I always hate to say yes in case something happens, but I really do think we will be out there ? everybody's enjoying being back together again and the buzz is still there and the excitement. Mal [Malcolm Young] and Ang [Angus Young] are still just electric on their guitars, and Phil's [Rudd] got the old magic on the drums and Cliff Williams is Mr. Reliable on bass ? he's brilliant ? and it's just been fun. It's like a bunch of old [friends] getting together again and having a great time."


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Wheres Izzy on April 16, 2008, 07:09:19 PM
AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson has confirmed reports that the band is recording its new album in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada with producer Brendan O'Brien, best known for his work with PEARL JAM, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS and more recently, AUDIOSLAVE and VELVET REVOLVER.

Speaking to the Los Angeles radio station 97.1 KLSX FREE FM, Johnson revealed that the band has been in the studio for about five weeks now and added, "We're working with Brendan O'Brien, [Bruce] Springsteen's producer, and he's a great guy. He knows exactly what we want, and so far, it sounds really good. I'm well pleased. This will be the first album in about eight years." Asked if the band would hit the road once the current recording sessions were complete, Johnson replied, "I would probably thinks so, yeah. I always hate to say yes in case something happens, but I really do think we will be out there ? everybody's enjoying being back together again and the buzz is still there and the excitement. Mal [Malcolm Young] and Ang [Angus Young] are still just electric on their guitars, and Phil's [Rudd] got the old magic on the drums and Cliff Williams is Mr. Reliable on bass ? he's brilliant ? and it's just been fun. It's like a bunch of old [friends] getting together again and having a great time."



Can't wait. In 30+ years they have yet to disappoint. I hate that they get slammed for not branching out enough and people saying every album is the same. It's rock n roll at it's finest every time to me.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Butch Français on April 16, 2008, 07:25:11 PM
AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson has confirmed reports that the band is recording its new album in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada with producer Brendan O'Brien, best known for his work with PEARL JAM, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS and more recently, AUDIOSLAVE and VELVET REVOLVER.

Speaking to the Los Angeles radio station 97.1 KLSX FREE FM, Johnson revealed that the band has been in the studio for about five weeks now and added, "We're working with Brendan O'Brien, [Bruce] Springsteen's producer, and he's a great guy. He knows exactly what we want, and so far, it sounds really good. I'm well pleased. This will be the first album in about eight years." Asked if the band would hit the road once the current recording sessions were complete, Johnson replied, "I would probably thinks so, yeah. I always hate to say yes in case something happens, but I really do think we will be out there — everybody's enjoying being back together again and the buzz is still there and the excitement. Mal [Malcolm Young] and Ang [Angus Young] are still just electric on their guitars, and Phil's [Rudd] got the old magic on the drums and Cliff Williams is Mr. Reliable on bass — he's brilliant — and it's just been fun. It's like a bunch of old [friends] getting together again and having a great time."



Can't wait. In 30+ years they have yet to disappoint. I hate that they get slammed for not branching out enough and people saying every album is the same. It's rock n roll at it's finest every time to me.

fuckin me too!


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on April 18, 2008, 03:59:29 PM
AC/DC: New Album Due 'Sometime Later This Year' - Apr. 18, 2008

AC/DC's official web site has been updated with the following message:
"The waiting is almost over! AC/DC fans can expect the band's next album of new material sometime later this year. The band are currently recording in Vancouver with producer Brendan O'Brien and longtime audio engineer Mike Fraser. This will be the band's first collection of new material since the release of 'Stiff Upper Lip' in 2000."


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: seely on April 22, 2008, 08:41:15 AM
Can't wait, this is gonna rule!!!

It's quite a good year for music actually this year:

-New Judas Priest record
-New Metallica record
-New AC/DC record
-Hopefully, Chinese Democracy!!!


 :peace: :peace: :peace:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: freedom78 on April 22, 2008, 03:40:24 PM
Can't wait, this is gonna rule!!!

It's quite a good year for music actually this year:

-New Judas Priest record
-New Metallica record
-New AC/DC record
-Hopefully, Chinese Democracy!!!


 :peace: :peace: :peace:

Crue, too!


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on April 22, 2008, 04:10:29 PM
AC/DC Completes Recording New Album - Apr. 22, 2008 
 
AC/DC has finished recording its new album and is currently mixing the effort for a late 2008 release, the group's vocalist Brian Johnson revealed this morning (Tuesday, April 22) during an interview with Washigton D.C.'s DC 101 radio station. Johnson has apparently left the studio in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada where AC/DC guitarists Angus and Malcolm Young have remained with producers Mike Fraser and Brendan O'Brien in order to complete work on the CD. Brian also stated that the band will next work on getting the artwork done and take care of the promotional activities in connection with the release, to be followed by a tour.
 
 


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: freedom78 on April 22, 2008, 04:15:21 PM
AC/DC Completes Recording New Album - Apr. 22, 2008 
 
AC/DC has finished recording its new album and is currently mixing the effort for a late 2008 release, the group's vocalist Brian Johnson revealed this morning (Tuesday, April 22) during an interview with Washigton D.C.'s DC 101 radio station. Johnson has apparently left the studio in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada where AC/DC guitarists Angus and Malcolm Young have remained with producers Mike Fraser and Brendan O'Brien in order to complete work on the CD. Brian also stated that the band will next work on getting the artwork done and take care of the promotional activities in connection with the release, to be followed by a tour.
 

Best part of the news!


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Smoking Guns on April 22, 2008, 11:39:52 PM
AC/DC Completes Recording New Album - Apr. 22, 2008 
 
AC/DC has finished recording its new album and is currently mixing the effort for a late 2008 release, the group's vocalist Brian Johnson revealed this morning (Tuesday, April 22) during an interview with Washigton D.C.'s DC 101 radio station. Johnson has apparently left the studio in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada where AC/DC guitarists Angus and Malcolm Young have remained with producers Mike Fraser and Brendan O'Brien in order to complete work on the CD. Brian also stated that the band will next work on getting the artwork done and take care of the promotional activities in connection with the release, to be followed by a tour.
 
 



Holy Shit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I am so Excited!!  AC/DC is top 3 all time for me!  I am so pumped.  With the GNR new CD.  VR new singer maybe.  New AC/DC!  Wow


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: mrlee on May 13, 2008, 06:29:48 AM
out of the Bon Scott albums i think my favorite is the most under-rated album they did with him, Powerage.

Not as many songs off that one are recognized like the other albums more well known songs. Powerage is great, Highway to Hell is great too, but Powerage is just as much a classic to me, it just didnt have "the hits" you could say.

Anyone agree?


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: BlowUpYourVideo on May 13, 2008, 09:53:13 AM
^Rock 'N' Roll Damnation is one of my favourite AC/DC songs and Sin City is cool but I've never really got Powerage. Not that I think it's bad or anything it's only really the first half that stands out to me.

Dirty Deeds... on the other hand: Rocker, Big Balls, There's Gonna Be Some Rockin', Ride On... Quality. 8)

But that's me.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: mrlee on May 13, 2008, 10:03:39 AM
in one way, i kinda dont want ac/dc to release an Album yet, while Airbourne aren't complete ac/dc clones, as they are faster n harder, the similarities aren't deniable. They are doing pretty well and constantly getting bigger, id love to see a decent new rock band get somewhere in this day and age, and i think if ac/dc release a new album it will stunt their popularity growth.

Add to the fact i think Airbournes debut album captured the aggression and sleaze of younger ac/dc, the band haven't really done that since The Razors Edge.

Thoughts?


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: mrlee on May 13, 2008, 10:06:21 AM
^Rock 'N' Roll Damnation is one of my favourite AC/DC songs and Sin City is cool but I've never really got Powerage. Not that I think it's bad or anything it's only really the first half that stands out to me.

Dirty Deeds... on the other hand: Rocker, Big Balls, There's Gonna Be Some Rockin', Ride On... Quality. 8)

But that's me.

Its a good album but i dont think AC/DC found their sound until after that album with High Voltage/TNT  or Let There Be Rock, whichever one came out first.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: freedom78 on May 13, 2008, 10:25:38 AM
out of the Bon Scott albums i think my favorite is the most under-rated album they did with him, Powerage.

Not as many songs off that one are recognized like the other albums more well known songs. Powerage is great, Highway to Hell is great too, but Powerage is just as much a classic to me, it just didnt have "the hits" you could say.

Anyone agree?

Not only is it underrated, it's their best album, if you ask me.

in one way, i kinda dont want ac/dc to release an Album yet, while Airbourne aren't complete ac/dc clones, as they are faster n harder, the similarities aren't deniable. They are doing pretty well and constantly getting bigger, id love to see a decent new rock band get somewhere in this day and age, and i think if ac/dc release a new album it will stunt their popularity growth.

Add to the fact i think Airbournes debut album captured the aggression and sleaze of younger ac/dc, the band haven't really done that since The Razors Edge.

Thoughts?

I smell an opening act!


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: TAP on May 13, 2008, 10:26:59 AM
out of the Bon Scott albums i think my favorite is the most under-rated album they did with him, Powerage.

Not as many songs off that one are recognized like the other albums more well known songs. Powerage is great, Highway to Hell is great too, but Powerage is just as much a classic to me, it just didnt have "the hits" you could say.

Anyone agree?

I agree. A lot of hardcore AC/DC fans rate that as their favourite album by the band. Down Payment Blues may be the best song they ever wrote.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Jimmy? on May 13, 2008, 04:41:30 PM
This is gonna be one helluva year (assuming CD will see the light of day aswell). Excellent news indeed!


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Chief on June 09, 2008, 02:12:33 AM
hmm, well i probably won't be getting this one then...


AC/DC To Sell New Album Exclusively Through Wal-Mart -


According to Reuters, Australian hard rock legends AC/DC will sell their new album only through Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the Wall Street Journal reported on its web site on Sunday, citing unnamed sources.

The AC/DC album is expected to come out in the fall, the paper reported. The follow-up to 2000's "Stiff Upper Lip" was recorded at a Vancouver, Canada studio with producers Brendan O'Brien and Mike Fraser. The disc will be AC/DC's first for Sony BMG's Epic Records label, which reissued the band's back catalog a few years ago.

O'Brien is also known for his work with STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, PEARL JAM, AUDIOSLAVE and VELVET REVOLVER, among others.

VH1 Classic host Eddie Trunk recently revealed on his New York radio show that AC/DC was rumored to be planning a "farewell" tour for later in the year.

The band itself is now international, with members scattered across the globe. Malcolm and Angus Young divide their time between Britain and Australia (with Angus also spending time in the Netherlands because he has a Dutch wife). Singer Brian Johnson and bassist Cliff Williams are based in the U.S., while drummer Phil Rudd lives in New Zealand.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: freedom78 on June 09, 2008, 10:48:59 AM
AC/DC To Sell New Album Exclusively Through Wal-Mart

Ugh...really?

I suppose it doesn't matter much for Acca Dacca, since they never did much cursing that the pure souls of Wal-Mart would censor, but still...WAL-MART?  ONLY? 


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: guns_n_motley on June 09, 2008, 11:03:38 AM
guess i wont be buying ac/dcs new album then....I never shop at walmart


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on July 02, 2008, 11:51:32 AM
Paul Cashmere of Undercover News reports that legendary Australian hard rockers AC/DC have three titles that they are considering for for their upcoming album, including "Black Ice" (which is said to be "a frontrunner at the moment") and "Runaway Train".

Danny Keenan of AC/DC's Australian record label Albert Music told Undercover News that a decision on the CD title will be made in the next week.

Albert Music CEO Tim Prescott will head to New York for meetings over the AC/DC release next week.

Danny Keenan told Undercover News that he has heard half the album but did not hear a song called "Black Ice". If it is being used as a title track, then it may have been one of the later tracks recorded for the album.

AC/DC's first album in eight years is tentatively due in October and is expected to be followed by a world tour.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: BlowUpYourVideo on July 02, 2008, 02:49:22 PM
I've never even seen a Wal-Mart... What's the British equivalent? I'm sure Wal-Mart bought some supermarket over here...


Anyway, I'm not sure whether to believe that they'll only sell it through one particular store.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: mrlee on July 02, 2008, 05:28:31 PM
I've never even seen a Wal-Mart... What's the British equivalent? I'm sure Wal-Mart bought some supermarket over here...


Anyway, I'm not sure whether to believe that they'll only sell it through one particular store.

ASDA! ASDA PRICE *SLAPS POCKET WHICH JUST HAPPENS TO HAVE LOOSE CHANGE IN*


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: BlowUpYourVideo on July 03, 2008, 12:48:33 PM
I've never even seen a Wal-Mart... What's the British equivalent? I'm sure Wal-Mart bought some supermarket over here...


Anyway, I'm not sure whether to believe that they'll only sell it through one particular store.

ASDA! ASDA PRICE *SLAPS POCKET WHICH JUST HAPPENS TO HAVE LOOSE CHANGE IN*

Ah yes, that's the one.

Very AC/DC.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: dankrass on July 03, 2008, 04:45:34 PM
Thanks for the heads-up on this Airbourne band.   

I just downloaded their album from Amazon MP3 for $3.99.    A shame it's so short.  Very good.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: mrlee on July 03, 2008, 05:29:41 PM
Thanks for the heads-up on this Airbourne band.   

I just downloaded their album from Amazon MP3 for $3.99.    A shame it's so short.  Very good.
you sure you got the right thing? its plenty of tracks each your average length?


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: dankrass on July 08, 2008, 01:29:20 PM
It's "RUnnin' Wild" - 11 tracks.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: freedom78 on July 08, 2008, 01:45:28 PM
Thanks for the heads-up on this Airbourne band.   

I just downloaded their album from Amazon MP3 for $3.99.    A shame it's so short.  Very good.
you sure you got the right thing? its plenty of tracks each your average length?

It's "RUnnin' Wild" - 11 tracks.

Yeah...it says $8.99 for the download now.

http://www.amazon.com/Runnin-Wild/dp/B0012QI4E0/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1215539084&sr=8-2

If you got it for $4, more power to ya!



Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: dankrass on July 08, 2008, 02:51:42 PM
Yeah Amazon MP3 runs alot of daily specials - guess I got lucky!

Thanks.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Scabbie on July 09, 2008, 05:08:28 PM
out of the Bon Scott albums i think my favorite is the most under-rated album they did with him, Powerage.

Not as many songs off that one are recognized like the other albums more well known songs. Powerage is great, Highway to Hell is great too, but Powerage is just as much a classic to me, it just didnt have "the hits" you could say.

Anyone agree?

Me I fucking love that album.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on July 15, 2008, 07:07:14 AM
According to a posting on the unofficial AC/DC web site AC/DC Electric Shock, AC/DC's new album, whch will most likely be called "Black Ice", will be released by Columbia Records on October 28 in North America and October 27 in the rest of the world. The first single, "Runaway Train", which was also a contender for the album's title, will be released in late August. Details for a world tour starting in late 2008 should be announced in the coming days.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on July 15, 2008, 07:10:55 AM
'Bout time!   ;D

YAAAAY!



Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: dub05 on July 22, 2008, 11:36:17 AM
Dirty rythym ................27 oct followed by new york city 1st jan.......... :beer: :beer:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: metallex78 on July 22, 2008, 08:53:02 PM
out of the Bon Scott albums i think my favorite is the most under-rated album they did with him, Powerage.

Not as many songs off that one are recognized like the other albums more well known songs. Powerage is great, Highway to Hell is great too, but Powerage is just as much a classic to me, it just didnt have "the hits" you could say.

Anyone agree?

Me I fucking love that album.

Fuck yeah - Rock N' Roll Damnation, Riff Raff, Sin City. Kickass album! : ok:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on July 26, 2008, 12:03:03 PM
According to XM's Boneyard host Eddie Trunk (who has a long-running radio show, "Friday Night Rocks", on New York's Q104.3 FM), Australian hard rockers AC/DC will travel to London, England in early August to shoot a video for the first single off their new album, "Black Ice". The track, which is believed to be titled either "Runaway Train" or "Rock & Roll Train", is expected to impact radio in late August, with the full album to follow in late October. Details for a world tour starting in late 2008 should be announced in the coming weeks.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on July 28, 2008, 09:48:03 PM
Extensive AC/DC Tour To Begin In October

As expected, AC/DC will embark on an 18-month world tour beginning this October. Creative Artists Agency managing partner Rob Light confirmed the news during a touring panel today (July 28) at the 83rd annual IAAM conference and trade show in Anaheim, Calif.

Light didn't reveal further details about the trek, which will come in support of AC/DC's upcoming Wal-Mart exclusive release. A single is expected to hit radio in August.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Smoking Guns on July 29, 2008, 12:00:34 AM
Extensive AC/DC Tour To Begin In October

As expected, AC/DC will embark on an 18-month world tour beginning this October. Creative Artists Agency managing partner Rob Light confirmed the news during a touring panel today (July 28) at the 83rd annual IAAM conference and trade show in Anaheim, Calif.

Light didn't reveal further details about the trek, which will come in support of AC/DC's upcoming Wal-Mart exclusive release. A single is expected to hit radio in August.

I cannot wait, they won't dissappoint!


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Wheres Izzy on July 30, 2008, 07:02:44 AM
Extensive AC/DC Tour To Begin In October

As expected, AC/DC will embark on an 18-month world tour beginning this October. Creative Artists Agency managing partner Rob Light confirmed the news during a touring panel today (July 28) at the 83rd annual IAAM conference and trade show in Anaheim, Calif.

Light didn't reveal further details about the trek, which will come in support of AC/DC's upcoming Wal-Mart exclusive release. A single is expected to hit radio in August.


Finally some action on the AC/DC front. Will Not be missing them this time around for anything. Think this might be it.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: mrlee on July 30, 2008, 07:14:54 AM
i have to see these guys on this tour so bad id even travel to fuckin London to see this!


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: metallex78 on July 30, 2008, 08:17:24 AM
Brian Johnson's voice is really bad these days. That's not a dig so much as just old age catching up with him.
He really struggled to sing well on their last tour so I wonder how he'll be this time. The rest of the band still kick ass live though.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: CheapJon on July 30, 2008, 09:08:04 AM
Brian Johnson's voice is really bad these days. That's not a dig so much as just old age catching up with him.
He really struggled to sing well on their last tour so I wonder how he'll be this time. The rest of the band still kick ass live though.

can't be worse then vince neil


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: mrlee on July 30, 2008, 09:44:02 AM
Brian Johnson's voice is really bad these days. That's not a dig so much as just old age catching up with him.
He really struggled to sing well on their last tour so I wonder how he'll be this time. The rest of the band still kick ass live though.

can't be worse then vince neil
id say he is, vince can still at least sing high pitched when he needs to.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Smoking Guns on July 30, 2008, 09:51:23 AM
Brian Johnson's voice is really bad these days. That's not a dig so much as just old age catching up with him.
He really struggled to sing well on their last tour so I wonder how he'll be this time. The rest of the band still kick ass live though.

ummm, this is from 2007, he sounds much better here.  Maybe the layoff helped his voice out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fn82yAnl7C0


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on July 30, 2008, 10:40:48 AM
Brians voice is much better...I believe I was told its because hes quit smoking....Anyways some more news for yas

According to The Pulse of Radio, AC/DC will kick off its first world tour in seven years on Halloween (October 31) in Chicago, a source close to the band has told HardDrive Radio. The tour, which is expected to last 18 months, will come in support of the group's new album, "Black Ice", which is due out on October 28. A single titled "Rock & Roll Train" will arrive at radio stations around August 28.

AC/DC will travel to London, England in early August to shoot a video for "Rock & Roll Train".


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Smoking Guns on July 30, 2008, 10:44:12 AM
Brians voice is much better...I believe I was told its because hes quit smoking....Anyways some more news for yas

According to The Pulse of Radio, AC/DC will kick off its first world tour in seven years on Halloween (October 31) in Chicago, a source close to the band has told HardDrive Radio. The tour, which is expected to last 18 months, will come in support of the group's new album, "Black Ice", which is due out on October 28. A single titled "Rock & Roll Train" will arrive at radio stations around August 28.

AC/DC will travel to London, England in early August to shoot a video for "Rock & Roll Train".


I am fired up.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: freedom78 on July 30, 2008, 10:47:42 AM
Brians voice is much better...I believe I was told its because hes quit smoking....Anyways some more news for yas

According to The Pulse of Radio, AC/DC will kick off its first world tour in seven years on Halloween (October 31) in Chicago, a source close to the band has told HardDrive Radio. The tour, which is expected to last 18 months, will come in support of the group's new album, "Black Ice", which is due out on October 28. A single titled "Rock & Roll Train" will arrive at radio stations around August 28.

AC/DC will travel to London, England in early August to shoot a video for "Rock & Roll Train".


Awesome!  My town usually gets a gig pretty close in time to the Chicago date of any tour.  Happy early November, to me!


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: AxlsMainMan on August 05, 2008, 02:37:24 PM
I missed them on the Stiff Upper Lip tour, definately won't be missing them this time :D


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: freedom78 on August 05, 2008, 03:36:34 PM
I missed them on the Stiff Upper Lip tour, definately won't be missing them this time :D

Me too...worst timing of the flu ever!


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on August 11, 2008, 12:30:44 PM
Sharon Osbourne told Metro of the Philadelphia rock radio station 94 WYSP in a recent interview that she would love to get AC/DC to play next year's Ozzfest. "AC/DC are my favorite band," she said. "I love them. I would love to see Ozzy and AC/DC play together."

August 28th has been officially confirmed as the radio release date for Rock & Roll Train, the first single from the forthcoming AC/DC album. Sony/BMG, the band's record label says the new album should be out the last Tuesday in October, however unlike int the US where it is being exlusively released in Walmart stores, the album will be available at other stores in Canada. An 18 month world tour is expected to begin the same month


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Brundle25 on August 15, 2008, 04:36:16 AM
Anyone on here going to the filming of the new video in London tonight? Myself and a friend won a compettion to attend. Only 150 people were selected, any more from HTGTH?


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Smoking Guns on August 15, 2008, 12:27:42 PM
Anyone on here going to the filming of the new video in London tonight? Myself and a friend won a compettion to attend. Only 150 people were selected, any more from HTGTH?

How was it????? Is the song cool?


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Brundle25 on August 16, 2008, 06:19:43 AM
Hi,

The song was called Rock and Roll Train. The video shoot took place at Ealing studios. All 'winners' were told to meet at victoria station in London. Only 5 miles away for me, but there were guys who flew over at one days notice from Germany. Anyhow, once we signed a disclamier we were ushered onto a bus and taken to Ealing. What we found out though, is that not enough people turned up. So, passers by that were there we able to get on the busses too! so well don to all those who saw the mass of ACDC t Shirts but Victoria station and stuck around!
So 6 bus loads arrive at ealing studios and we are waiting in a dark room, where we are told the band ARE there (phew some thought it was 'blue screen' work) and that we 'All would get a chance to be at the front' This wasnt exactly the case.
So we shortly went into the studio and saw the set. There was blue lighting and massive rotating cogs in the background, plus the odd fire effect for good measue.
First they played the song, it is classic ACDC, no epic, but it stuck in my head solidly. We had to sing the chorus, which went "Running Right off the track!"
So after a couple of plays the band came on to "Angus, Angus Angus!" brilliant.
Ofcourse his guitar wasnt plugged in and Brians mic wasnt either.
So they did two shots from behind the crowd and a couple from the front, managed to get my Donnington DVD booklet signed by Brian, but was too far back when Malcolm and Angus etc started signing.
Basically, even though they said, everyone can get a chance at the front, it was predominatly the same lot.
We were promised a Tshirt at the end but there were not enough and it was first come first serve and they were on the return bus, at least thats what we were told. Got on bus, no Tshirt. Dam. Gave us a sandwich and a kitkat though.
Angus looked great, Phil Rudd had a moody face the whole of the show he really didnt want to be there.

So the song, really classic ACDC, cool solo towards the end. Sticks in your head like glue.

Some one asked about the UK tour and got no reply as to when, sadly.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: w.axl.rose on August 16, 2008, 06:28:22 AM
Gave us a sandwich and a kitkat though.

now thats worth the trip right there!

anyways looking forward to seeing the new video.  :smoking:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Jimmy? on August 16, 2008, 11:31:02 AM
Wow, sounds great, lucky you!! It's gonna be weird seeing the band back again!


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on August 16, 2008, 11:37:14 AM
From Rolling Stone

Sweet vindication! Last year in this column, AC/DC singer Brian Johnson promised that they?d tour in 2008. Well, he wasn?t kidding. Soon they?ll begin rehearsals in a secret location, before hitting U.S. arenas in late fall. We heard this news at the Sony HQ on New York?s Madison Avenue, before hearing all 15 tracks of the band?s earthshaking new Black Ice, recorded in Vancouver in just eight weeks with Brendan O?Brien. On it, Brian wails about skies on fire, blood in his eyes, storms raging, lightning flashes, hard rain and pretty women. Angus Young shreds throughout (we dig his slide work on ?Decibel?), and the rhythm cats ? Malcom Young, Cliff Williams and Phil Rudd ? are solid as a rock. The first single is ?Rock ?N Roll Train?; ?She Likes Rock ?N Roll? will be a stripper anthem; and ?War Machine? (our favorite) will tear you to pieces.\


I cannot frigin wait to hear some new AC/DC...gonna be amazing


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: mrlee on August 16, 2008, 02:22:36 PM
^slide work...Angus actually....doing something different?

Damn this AC/DC sounds like its gonna be  a surprise!!!


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Smoking Guns on August 17, 2008, 04:49:45 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45_5g1MtqN8

From the making of the video.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: norway on August 18, 2008, 05:27:48 AM

Looking forward to it. Brian sings great :peace:
Quote
and ?War Machine? (our favorite) will tear you to pieces

Something very heavy a la' Razors Edge? :D


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on August 18, 2008, 11:39:28 AM
Columbia Records has set an October 20 release date for AC/DC's widely anticipated "Black Ice", the band's first studio album in eight years. "Black Ice" (see artwork below) features 15 new tracks from brothers Angus and Malcolm Young, Brian Johnson, Cliff Williams, and Phil Rudd. The album was recorded in Vancouver in just eight weeks with producer Brendan O'Brien, who has previously worked with PEARL JAM, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN and VELVET REVOLVER, among others.

"Rock 'N Roll Train", the album's first single, will debut on August 28. A source at Harddrive Radio described it as "smoking hot. It's AC/DC like we love them, loud, anthemic and hard!" The video will premiere in September.

"Black Ice" track listing:

01. Rock 'N Roll Train
02. Skies On Fire
03. Big Jack
04. Anything Goes
05. War Machine
06. Smash 'N Grab
07. Spoilin' For A Fight
08. Wheels
09. Decibel
10. Stormy May Day
11. She Likes Rock 'N Roll
12. Money Made
13. Rock 'N Roll Dream
14. Rocking All The Way
15. Black Ice

"Black Ice" will be sold in the U.S. exclusively at Wal-Mart and Sam's Club retail locations at the special price of $11.88. Online, the CD will be available with free shipping and handling via the band's web site, www.acdc.com. It will also be sold at Walmart.com and Samsclub.com.

As one of America's largest music retailers, Wal-Mart will join with Columbia Records to launch multiple activities for fans in celebration of the new CD album, including new product features and promotions to come this fall that will bring fans closer to one of history's greatest rock bands.

"Like all excited fans of AC/DC, we can hardly wait for the launch of this album and all that will surround it," said Gary Severson, Wal-Mart's senior vice president of Entertainment. "We promise there will be a multitude of opportunities for fans of all ages to get involved and 'rock again' as we count down to October 20."

"No Bull: The Director's Cut", a newly edited, comprehensive DVD and of the band's famed July 1996 Plaza De Toros De Las Ventas concert in Madrid, Spain, will be released on DVD and Blu-ray September 9, 2008.

"Black Ice" is AC/DC's first new studio effort since 2000's "Stiff Upper Lip".

The legendary rockers are slated to begin an 18-month world tour in October, with the trek reportedly kicking off on around Halloween in Chicago.

The 1977 AC/DC song "Let There Be Rock" will be featured in the new Rock Band 2 video game, due out in September. This will mark the band's first and so far only contribution to a video game soundtrack.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3110/2773855937_15f0386c65.jpg)


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: mrlee on August 18, 2008, 11:46:06 AM
i can just imagine Skies on Fire with that big AC/DC backing vocal thing going on "SKIIESSS ONNN FIREEEE"

 :drool: :drool: :drool:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on August 18, 2008, 12:52:20 PM
I can't wait!

This is going to be goooooood.  :drool:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Senator Blutarsky on August 18, 2008, 01:02:59 PM
Very cool....I may have to check this one out.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: GNRFAN20 on August 18, 2008, 02:34:28 PM
dat cover is awesome


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Graciela on August 18, 2008, 05:09:33 PM
Anyone on here going to the filming of the new video in London tonight? Myself and a friend won a compettion to attend. Only 150 people were selected, any more from HTGTH?

I was selected... Silly me, I entered the competiton not realising that I wasn't going to be in London on the 15th, I was on holidays. So I was one of the people that didn't show up  :crying:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Jimmy? on August 18, 2008, 06:01:02 PM
That album cover is soooo fuckin' cool! Cannot wait for this album  :drool:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Smoking Guns on August 22, 2008, 01:35:02 PM
How is it this AC/DC album hasn't leaked at all and its been in the works for 7 years.  Amazing.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: GNR4L on August 22, 2008, 08:49:14 PM
How is it this AC/DC album hasn't leaked at all and its been in the works for 7 years.  Amazing.


cause it was recored outside of the united States.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: mrlee on August 24, 2008, 07:13:10 AM
^Buckcherrys new album hasnt leaked yet and thats in the states :(


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Smoking Guns on August 25, 2008, 07:23:10 PM
Just a few days away!!!  I am so ready to hear the new song!


http://www.myspace.com/acdc


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Smoking Guns on August 27, 2008, 07:47:30 PM
Debut Tonight

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=103609


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Smoking Guns on August 28, 2008, 12:05:31 AM
http://www.iheartmusic.com/cc-common/ondemand/player.html?apid=4669&mid=190741

http://www.myspace.com/acdc


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: metallex78 on August 28, 2008, 02:39:11 AM
I know I shouldn't expect much from AC/DC as far as variety goes, but the new single is one most bland rock tracks I've ever heard.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: mrlee on August 28, 2008, 05:47:24 AM
its ok. Sounds more like Stiff Upper Lip AC/DC.....toned down.


Its ok and im sure the album will be fun, but Airbourne are better at AC/DC's sound then AC/DC are now hahaha


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: freedom78 on August 28, 2008, 09:41:40 AM
Not bad.  I'll be interested to hear the rest of 'em.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Smoking Guns on August 28, 2008, 10:15:28 AM
Standard issue AC/DC for sure, but I still love it. 


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: BlowUpYourVideo on August 28, 2008, 11:47:12 AM
Brian Johnson sounds pretty good on it. Better than he did on SUL.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: AxlsMainMan on August 28, 2008, 03:43:11 PM
The new song fuckin' rocks.

Brian still has a killer voice :)


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Smoking Guns on August 28, 2008, 03:57:52 PM
The new song fuckin' rocks.

Brian still has a killer voice :)

Agree!


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: BlowUpYourVideo on August 28, 2008, 04:05:26 PM
^His voice was what I was worried about leading up to this album. He didn't sound too good on Stiff Upper Lip and the band had to kind of mellow out a bit and I didn't think that he would get better 8 years on. But I was wrong! :beer:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on September 11, 2008, 01:00:34 AM
AC/DC: North American Tour Dates Announced - Sep. 11, 2008

According to Billboard.com, Australian hard rock legends AC/DC have scheduled the following North American tour dates:

Oct. 28 - Wilkes-Barre, PA - Wachovia Arena
Oct. 30 - Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena
Nov. 03 - Indianapolis, IN - Conseco Fieldhouse
Nov. 05 - Auburn Hills, MI - Palace of Auburn Hills
Nov. 07 - Toronto, ONT - Rogers Centre
Nov. 09 - Boston, MA - TD Banknorth Garden
Nov. 12-13 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
Nov. 15 - Washington, DC - Verizon Center
Nov. 17 - Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Center
Nov. 19 - East Rutherford, NJ - IZOD Center
Nov. 21 - Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center
Nov. 23 - Minneapolis, MN - Xcel Energy Center
Nov. 25 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
Nov. 28 - Vancouver, BC - General Motors Place
Nov. 29 - Seattle, WA - KeyArena
Nov. 30 - Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome
Dec. 02 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
Dec. 06 - Los Angeles, CA - The Forum
Dec. 10 - Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center
Dec. 12 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
Dec. 14 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
Dec. 16 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
Dec. 18 - Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Arena

Tickets for the North American dates will go on sale during the weekend of September 20 via Ticketmaster and ACDC.com.

Following the North American run, AC/DC will visit South American, Europe and Asia, with dates to be announced.

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=104514


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on September 11, 2008, 01:13:04 AM
AC/DC: North American Tour Dates Announced - Sep. 11, 2008

According to Billboard.com, Australian hard rock legends AC/DC have scheduled the following North American tour dates:


Dec. 06 - Los Angeles, CA - The Forum


Awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: w.axl.rose on September 11, 2008, 01:13:36 AM
hell yeah. i aint missing the LA show


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: GNRFAN20 on September 11, 2008, 01:13:48 AM
sucks i dont have any money


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Chief on September 11, 2008, 01:29:49 AM
then you gotta borrow some, son!

sucks i dont have any money


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: GNRFAN20 on September 11, 2008, 01:32:55 AM
nah already going to metallica


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on September 11, 2008, 01:34:36 AM
sucks i dont have any money

You're just afraid of spending too much time in............Inglewood!  :nervous:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: GNRFAN20 on September 11, 2008, 01:35:37 AM
no i dont have a ride or money


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on September 11, 2008, 01:38:02 AM
no i dont have a ride or money

Use the early Christmas present excuse on your folks.

Come on dude, it's their last tour!


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: GNRFAN20 on September 11, 2008, 01:38:26 AM
already used that one for metallica


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on September 11, 2008, 01:40:21 AM
already used that one for metallica

Convert to Jewishism and use a Channukah excuse.

Use Your Illusions....


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: GNRFAN20 on September 11, 2008, 01:41:11 AM
theirs no way im going to get to go damn you people have a lot of money


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on September 11, 2008, 01:43:13 AM
theirs no way im going to get to go damn you people have a lot of money

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

Look at Mr. Orange County telling us we have a lot of money.

 :rofl:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: GNRFAN20 on September 11, 2008, 01:44:56 AM
I have to pay for my own ticket my money got drained


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on September 11, 2008, 01:45:29 AM
And we find our money on the ground.....


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: GNRFAN20 on September 11, 2008, 01:46:01 AM
no you save it i waste it


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on September 11, 2008, 01:48:00 AM
no you save it i waste it

We only waste it on, ohhh, let's see.

METALLICA
AC/DC

And just to speak for everyone else....EVERYTHING!

I'm gonna count my money with Tom Brady.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: GNRFAN20 on September 11, 2008, 01:48:50 AM
lol anyways a second leg tour should happen


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: w.axl.rose on September 11, 2008, 01:57:05 AM
lol anyways a second leg tour should happen

it could happen and not have a show in the LA area


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: GNRFAN20 on September 11, 2008, 01:58:08 AM
the la area isnt the problem :no:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on September 11, 2008, 02:00:11 AM
the la area isnt the problem :no:

It's the Inglewood area.  :hihi:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: GNRFAN20 on September 11, 2008, 02:02:03 AM
no


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: freedom78 on September 11, 2008, 08:55:46 AM
AC/DC: North American Tour Dates Announced - Sep. 11, 2008

Nov. 03 - Indianapolis, IN - Conseco Fieldhouse

Sweet tit-tays!


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on September 11, 2008, 09:12:30 AM
This is fucking awesome..I've been waiting forever to see AC/DC....Why the Rogers Centre though? Sounds horrible in there...I guess they can prolly sell alot more then 20,000 seats though...looks like there hoping to sell 60,000+ by playing at the Rogers Centre


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: AxlsMainMan on September 11, 2008, 04:27:16 PM
Rogers Centre, here I come ;D


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: sexkitten on September 11, 2008, 08:09:38 PM
MSG here I come!!!!  Hell Yeah!!!!


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: w.axl.rose on September 12, 2008, 04:02:56 AM
i hope Los angeles gets another date added


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on September 15, 2008, 10:26:58 AM
AC/DC: 'Rock 'N Roll Train' Video Teaser Available - Sep. 15, 2008

A teaser for AC/DC's new video, "Rock 'N Roll Train", can be viewed below. The clip was shot on August 15 in London, England and is the first taste of the band's new "Black Ice" album, due in October.

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=104741


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: sexkitten on September 15, 2008, 07:32:54 PM
I signed up for the AC/DC fan club and paid the $40 so I can get the pre-sale password.  I will post it for you guys when i get it. 

Even though no one would share the Metallica pre-sale code with me...but that's not how I roll.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: freedom78 on September 15, 2008, 08:28:12 PM
I signed up for the AC/DC fan club and paid the $40 so I can get the pre-sale password.  I will post it for you guys when i get it. 

Even though no one would share the Metallica pre-sale code with me...but that's not how I roll.

sexkitten = awesome :headbanger:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Smoking Guns on September 16, 2008, 05:05:04 PM
I signed up for the AC/DC fan club and paid the $40 so I can get the pre-sale password.  I will post it for you guys when i get it. 

Even though no one would share the Metallica pre-sale code with me...but that's not how I roll.

Thanks Sexkitten!


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: w.axl.rose on September 16, 2008, 05:33:00 PM
I signed up for the AC/DC fan club and paid the $40 so I can get the pre-sale password.  I will post it for you guys when i get it. 

Even though no one would share the Metallica pre-sale code with me...but that's not how I roll.

i think you could only buy two tickest max with your pre-sale code.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on September 16, 2008, 05:35:10 PM
I signed up for the AC/DC fan club and paid the $40 so I can get the pre-sale password.  I will post it for you guys when i get it. 

Even though no one would share the Metallica pre-sale code with me...but that's not how I roll.

i think you could only buy two tickest max with your pre-sale code.

That's right, I think everyone gets a different code.

But what do I know?  I thought Kid Rock was the singer for Guns N' Roses in 2002.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: w.axl.rose on September 16, 2008, 05:39:47 PM
I signed up for the AC/DC fan club and paid the $40 so I can get the pre-sale password.  I will post it for you guys when i get it. 

Even though no one would share the Metallica pre-sale code with me...but that's not how I roll.

i think you could only buy two tickest max with your pre-sale code.

That's right, I think everyone gets a different code.

But what do I know?  I thought Kid Rock was the singer for Guns N' Roses in 2002.

yup everyone gets there own code so they can purchase their pair of tickets for one show of for the whole tour only . lots of people complaining about that in the ac/dc forum


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on September 16, 2008, 05:41:02 PM
I signed up for the AC/DC fan club and paid the $40 so I can get the pre-sale password.  I will post it for you guys when i get it. 

Even though no one would share the Metallica pre-sale code with me...but that's not how I roll.

i think you could only buy two tickest max with your pre-sale code.

That's right, I think everyone gets a different code.

But what do I know?  I thought Kid Rock was the singer for Guns N' Roses in 2002.

yup everyone gets there own code so they can purchase their pair of tickets for one show only. lots of people complaining about that in the ac/dc forum

That's right Hal!  Now, let's check in with Fritz with the weather.

Fritz?


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: w.axl.rose on September 16, 2008, 05:52:56 PM
so this is from an admin.

Quote
Members are entitled to two fan club tickets for the entire tour.

ahaha damn. good thing there's only 1 show in LA. one for my son Garry and the other ticket for me  :beer:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Olorin on September 16, 2008, 06:04:37 PM
I wasnt very impressed with the new single but I would still love to see them live, I hope they come back to Scotland.

Nothing beats getting pissed and singing along to a bit of AC/DC :beer:



Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: w.axl.rose on September 16, 2008, 06:25:29 PM
I wasnt very impressed with the new single but I would still love to see them live, I hope they come back to Scotland.

Nothing beats getting pissed and singing along to a bit of AC/DC :beer:



oh man i can't even imagine getting pissed on and watching ac/dc


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on September 16, 2008, 06:30:14 PM
(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/7132/pissedonacdcro1.jpg)


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Olorin on September 17, 2008, 10:42:01 AM
Fool of a Took!! ;D

Getting pissed means getting drunk lol!!!


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: BlowUpYourVideo on September 17, 2008, 11:18:13 AM
I hope they come back to Scotland.

Aye, me too. :beer: Though I've never seen them anywhere before....



(The "aye" is to prove I am indeed Scottish too... :P)


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Olorin on September 17, 2008, 11:30:14 AM
If You Blood We Got It - was recorded in Glasgow at the Apollo   : ok:

I once worked with a grouchy old man who used to moan about modern music and say - "I seen AC/DC live In Glesga, that wiz fuckin music!"


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on September 17, 2008, 10:46:03 PM
Fool of a Took!! ;D

Getting pissed means getting drunk lol!!!

Duh!  Everyone knows that.

I've just had that image saved for a long time and I wanted to use it.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Olorin on September 18, 2008, 03:02:42 AM
Wonderful.



Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: w.axl.rose on September 18, 2008, 08:46:43 PM
rock n roll train video tonight at midnight


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: sexkitten on September 18, 2008, 09:04:34 PM
yeah, we can only purchase 2 tix with passcode and passcode is specific to your concert.  We also won't know where our seats are until we receive in the mail!  That's so scary! WTF?

I'll still post my code after I get my tix at 10am, just in case someone else can use it.

For those about to rock....still so excited!!!!!


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: adman2374 on September 18, 2008, 10:44:23 PM
yeah, we can only purchase 2 tix with passcode and passcode is specific to your concert.  We also won't know where our seats are until we receive in the mail!  That's so scary! WTF?

I'll still post my code after I get my tix at 10am, just in case someone else can use it.

For those about to rock....still so excited!!!!!

 You can't use the code more than once.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on September 18, 2008, 10:46:43 PM
Bloody hell, I think they are going to have seats on the floor.

Seats at an AC/DC concert.  What fun.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: w.axl.rose on September 18, 2008, 11:09:53 PM
yeah, we can only purchase 2 tix with passcode and passcode is specific to your concert.  We also won't know where our seats are until we receive in the mail!  That's so scary! WTF?

I'll still post my code after I get my tix at 10am, just in case someone else can use it.

For those about to rock....still so excited!!!!!

you will see what seats you have once you click on how many tickets you want and once you have clicked on search


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: sexkitten on September 18, 2008, 11:32:53 PM
yeah, we can only purchase 2 tix with passcode and passcode is specific to your concert.  We also won't know where our seats are until we receive in the mail!  That's so scary! WTF?

I'll still post my code after I get my tix at 10am, just in case someone else can use it.

For those about to rock....still so excited!!!!!

you will see what seats you have once you click on how many tickets you want and once you have clicked on search

That's not what the site says.  It says we won't know where seats are until you receive in the mail. http://acdc.com/help/faqAnswer.php?faqID=47&catID=8


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: w.axl.rose on September 18, 2008, 11:48:20 PM
yeah, we can only purchase 2 tix with passcode and passcode is specific to your concert.  We also won't know where our seats are until we receive in the mail!  That's so scary! WTF?

I'll still post my code after I get my tix at 10am, just in case someone else can use it.

For those about to rock....still so excited!!!!!

you will see what seats you have once you click on how many tickets you want and once you have clicked on search

That's not what the site says.  It says we won't know where seats are until you receive in the mail. http://acdc.com/help/faqAnswer.php?faqID=47&catID=8

most likely when we click on get tickets from the fan club section we are gonna go though Ticketmaster get our tickets there and if you've order from TM before you know that it tells you what seats you got before you purchase your order.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: GNRFAN20 on September 19, 2008, 12:40:12 AM
lucky for those that are going to go


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on September 19, 2008, 12:50:02 AM
AC/DC: 'Rock 'N Roll Train' Video Posted Online - Sep. 19, 2008

AC/DC's new video, "Rock 'N Roll Train", can be viewed below. (Note: The clip starts out shaky but gets better around the two-minute mark.) 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.

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=105109


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: GNRFAN20 on September 19, 2008, 12:59:45 AM
good video :)


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: w.axl.rose on September 19, 2008, 02:51:21 AM
lucky for those that are going to go

must suck for JB. no ac/dc show in vegas or metallica show.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on September 19, 2008, 02:53:29 AM
Sucks for us that are getting hosed by the band and their policies.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: w.axl.rose on September 19, 2008, 03:11:13 AM
yeah man. this is one membership i am not renewing


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on September 19, 2008, 10:44:50 AM
According to radio stations...AC/DC just soldout the Rogers Centre (Skydome) in toronto....this is unheard of....I dont know one band except for the Stones...that can still play at the Skydome...most bands struggle to fill a 20,000 seater at the ACC....but again according to radio stations they just toldout the Rogers Centre which is approx 65,000


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: mrlee on September 19, 2008, 11:25:25 AM
The video sucks.

and WTF are all the dickhead metallica fans commenting below.

What is it with Metallica fans and ripping on every band on earth then saying how Metallica is better. They need to get there heads out of Hetfields ass and listen to other bands.



Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on September 19, 2008, 11:50:29 AM
AC/DC: New Song 'War Machine' Available For Streaming - Sep. 19, 2008

A new AC/DC track entitled "War Machine" is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. It can also be heard below. The song comes off the Australian hard rock legends' first studio album in eight years, "Black Ice", which will arrive on October 20 and will sold exclusively at Wal-Mart, Sam's Club and ACDC.com in the U.S. All three plan multiple promotional campaigns aimed at the group's millions of fans.

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=105137


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Bitch Slap Rappin on September 19, 2008, 01:32:15 PM
I 'm glad that AC/DC is going to kick some serious ass. I recently bought For those about to Rock cd remastered. I always liked Ac/dc.  I've seen them with both Bon Scott and Brian. Both were pure high energy rock & roll. I can always rely on these guys to slice the BS of life right in half and get you back on the track. To be honest with you rockers I'd rather go see AC-DC than the Rolling Stones. Back and Black and Highway to Hell are still at the top on my list. The first lp I bought was If you want blood you've got it. That live cd with Bon Scott is so freaking heavy it still rocks today. I still like that track Let there be rock......the way Bon sings it is like he's preaching one for God above.......... : ok:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on September 19, 2008, 02:32:37 PM
The video sucks.

and WTF are all the dickhead metallica fans commenting below.

What is it with Metallica fans and ripping on every band on earth then saying how Metallica is better. They need to get there heads out of Hetfields ass and listen to other bands.



Where do you see that?


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: mrlee on September 19, 2008, 03:18:37 PM
The video sucks.

and WTF are all the dickhead metallica fans commenting below.

What is it with Metallica fans and ripping on every band on earth then saying how Metallica is better. They need to get there heads out of Hetfields ass and listen to other bands.



Where do you see that?
check the blabbermouth link above, the one on the music video scroll down and read the various metallica fan comments.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on September 19, 2008, 08:04:03 PM
According to radio stations...AC/DC just soldout the Rogers Centre (Skydome) in toronto....this is unheard of....I dont know one band except for the Stones...that can still play at the Skydome...most bands struggle to fill a 20,000 seater at the ACC....but again according to radio stations they just toldout the Rogers Centre which is approx 65,000

AC/DC: Boston, Columbus, Toronto Shows Sold Out In Minutes - Sep. 19, 2008

The following AC/DC shows went on sale this morning (Friday, September 19):

* Nov. 07 - Toronto, ON - Rogers Centre (sold out within 30 minutes)
* Nov. 09 - Boston, MA - TD Banknorth Garden (sold out in 15 minutes)
* Nov. 21 - Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center (sold out in 15 minutes)

Tickets for the Wilkes-Barre, Chicago, Indianapolis, Detroit, New York, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, East Rutherford, Minneapolis, Seattle, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Antonio, Atlanta, and Charlotte concerts go on sale Saturday, September 20. Tickets for the Oakland concert go on sale Sunday, September 21.

Tickets to AC/DC's Black Ice World Tour are available through Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster charge-by-phone, Ticketmaster retail outlets, or at ACDC.com. Specific market on sale dates and times are listed at Ticketmaster.com's AC/DC page.

AC/DC is using Paperless Ticket to help ensure fan club members and fans purchasing designated seats will be able to secure tickets at face value. Seats delivered with Paperless Ticket will not be transferable. These fans will not have to stand in long willcall lines or remember to bring their paper tickets to the show. They simply present venue door staff their credit card, along with a valid photo ID, and they'll get a receipt and be granted immediate access.

Paperless Ticket will be used for up to 3,000 seats each night of the Black Ice World Tour. Paperless Ticket only is available through Ticketmaster.com or through Ticketmaster charge-by-phone.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: GNRFAN20 on September 20, 2008, 12:52:05 AM
holy shit they better do a second leg tickets sell out so fast damn


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Dead N' Bloated on September 20, 2008, 01:49:21 AM
Bloody hell, I think they are going to have seats on the floor.

Seats at an AC/DC concert.  What fun.

I saw them in 2001 at Sydney entertainment centre and and the whole show except a very very small vip section was seated. Both Alice Cooper shows i've been to were seated to but that didn't stop me from runnin to the front and banging my head.


 :peace:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on September 20, 2008, 05:40:39 AM
Bloody hell, I think they are going to have seats on the floor.

Seats at an AC/DC concert.  What fun.

I saw them in 2001 at Sydney entertainment centre and and the whole show except a very very small vip section was seated. Both Alice Cooper shows i've been to were seated to but that didn't stop me from runnin to the front and banging my head.


 :peace:

We have little rent-a-cops here in the United States who go on power trips.

What you did sounds fun though.  :)


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on September 20, 2008, 05:41:02 AM
The video sucks.

and WTF are all the dickhead metallica fans commenting below.

What is it with Metallica fans and ripping on every band on earth then saying how Metallica is better. They need to get there heads out of Hetfields ass and listen to other bands.



Where do you see that?
check the blabbermouth link above, the one on the music video scroll down and read the various metallica fan comments.

Fuck Blabbermouth and fuck dumb Metallica fans.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: metallex78 on September 20, 2008, 07:01:41 AM
I'm a Metallica fan, so I take offence to that. I think AC/DC and Metallica are both great bands, but AC/DC is rock, and Metallica is more metal, although many would argue they went rock with their 90's stuff.

But really, it's apples and oranges.

Both bands are rock legends. Nuff said.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: freedom78 on September 20, 2008, 09:32:40 AM
I'm a Metallica fan, so I take offence to that. I think AC/DC and Metallica are both great bands, but AC/DC is rock, and Metallica is more metal, although many would argue they went rock with their 90's stuff.

But really, it's apples and oranges.

Both bands are rock legends. Nuff said.

Well, presumably you aren't a dumb Metallica fan.  ;D

Anyway, chalk it up to internet badasses.  A lot of people talk shit when no one can do anything about it, and it certainly isn't limited to Metallica fans.

28 Minutes to ticket sales!


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: anythinggoes II on September 20, 2008, 09:43:40 AM
I'm a Metallica fan, so I take offence to that. I think AC/DC and Metallica are both great bands, but AC/DC is rock, and Metallica is more metal, although many would argue they went rock with their 90's stuff.

But really, it's apples and oranges.

Both bands are rock legends. Nuff said.

Well, presumably you aren't a dumb Metallica fan.  ;D

Anyway, chalk it up to internet badasses.  A lot of people talk shit when no one can do anything about it, and it certainly isn't limited to Metallica fans.

28 Minutes to ticket sales!

are you waiting by the computer too??

i keep refreshing just in case they go on sale earlier

im hoping to grab two Seated ones for the Thursday MSG show, luckily a trip to the US/NY has coincided with this.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: freedom78 on September 20, 2008, 09:47:11 AM
I'm a Metallica fan, so I take offence to that. I think AC/DC and Metallica are both great bands, but AC/DC is rock, and Metallica is more metal, although many would argue they went rock with their 90's stuff.

But really, it's apples and oranges.

Both bands are rock legends. Nuff said.

Well, presumably you aren't a dumb Metallica fan.  ;D

Anyway, chalk it up to internet badasses.  A lot of people talk shit when no one can do anything about it, and it certainly isn't limited to Metallica fans.

28 Minutes to ticket sales!

are you waiting by the computer too??

i keep refreshing just in case they go on sale earlier

im hoping to grab two Seated ones for the Thursday MSG show, luckily a trip to the US/NY has coincided with this.

Refreshing like crazy, here.  :hihi:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: anythinggoes II on September 20, 2008, 10:16:23 AM
I'm a Metallica fan, so I take offence to that. I think AC/DC and Metallica are both great bands, but AC/DC is rock, and Metallica is more metal, although many would argue they went rock with their 90's stuff.

But really, it's apples and oranges.

Both bands are rock legends. Nuff said.



Well, presumably you aren't a dumb Metallica fan.  ;D

Anyway, chalk it up to internet badasses.  A lot of people talk shit when no one can do anything about it, and it certainly isn't limited to Metallica fans.

28 Minutes to ticket sales!

are you waiting by the computer too??

i keep refreshing just in case they go on sale earlier

im hoping to grab two Seated ones for the Thursday MSG show, luckily a trip to the US/NY has coincided with this.

Refreshing like crazy, here.  :hihi:

Sweet got my two tickets im in section 90, would rather be on the floor but will of only landed in NY at 1pm that afternoon, and plus this is my GF first ever concert, (wish my 1st concert had been something as cool as this)

(http://media.ticketmaster.com/en-us/tmimages/venue/maps/ny5/24888s.gif)


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: freedom78 on September 20, 2008, 12:13:36 PM
I'm in 210, row 4.  But it's a basketball arena, so these seats aren't the nosebleeds they might be in other (larger) venues.
(https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/248/905/10m/origin.media.ticketmaster.com/en-us/tmimages/venue/maps/ch2/24844s.gif)


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on September 20, 2008, 12:32:57 PM
I'm a Metallica fan

Yeah, so am I.... :confused:

Tickets go on sale in 27 minutes here, I am so nervous.

Got my tickets!  Not the best, Colonnade 36, but we're in dammit!  And if anything better comes up, I can always sell these and go for the better tickets.  Wo0oo0o0!


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: sexkitten on September 20, 2008, 01:39:12 PM
I was on at 9:59, all set with my passcode and all signed up through TM.  The first seats that came up was sect. 86 (MSG) which isn't the greatest tix, but still purchased.  After I purchased it said sect. 11 which is the FUCKING BACK OF THE ARENA!!!!  WTF???  I'M SO FUCKING PISSED OFF!!!!  I COULDN'T GIVE THESE TICKETS AWAY EVEN IF I COULD!!!!  SO NOW I PAID $40 FOR THE FANCLUB AND $214 FOR TIX I WON'T USE!!!!  NOW I HAVE TO GO  THRU A SCALPOR AND PAY UP!!!!  THIS SUCKS!!!!  IT'S THE  BIGGEST RIP-OFF EVER!!!!  I'VE BEEN DREAMING ABOUT THIS SHOW FOR YEARS!!!!  THIS IS HOW THEY TREAT THEIR FANS!!!!  THIS SUCKS!!!!


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: GNRFAN20 on September 20, 2008, 01:43:52 PM
that sucks sexkitten these tickets go out so fast its going to happen


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: sexkitten on September 20, 2008, 01:50:33 PM
THEY DO HAVE THE BIGGEST BALLS OF THEM ALL!  FUCK THEM!!!!


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: w.axl.rose on September 20, 2008, 01:54:32 PM
I was on at 9:59, all set with my passcode and all signed up through TM.  The first seats that came up was sect. 86 (MSG) which isn't the greatest tix, but still purchased.  After I purchased it said sect. 11 which is the FUCKING BACK OF THE ARENA!!!!  WTF???  I'M SO FUCKING PISSED OFF!!!!  I COULDN'T GIVE THESE TICKETS AWAY EVEN IF I COULD!!!!  SO NOW I PAID $40 FOR THE FANCLUB AND $214 FOR TIX I WON'T USE!!!!  NOW I HAVE TO GO  THRU A SCALPOR AND PAY UP!!!!  THIS SUCKS!!!!  IT'S THE  BIGGEST RIP-OFF EVER!!!!  I'VE BEEN DREAMING ABOUT THIS SHOW FOR YEARS!!!!  THIS IS HOW THEY TREAT THEIR FANS!!!!  THIS SUCKS!!!!


yeah it sucks balls doesn't it. just like i said earlier. this is one membership i am not going to renew


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: w.axl.rose on September 20, 2008, 01:58:32 PM
I'm in 210, row 4.  But it's a basketball arena, so these seats aren't the nosebleeds they might be in other (larger) venues.
(https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/248/905/10m/origin.media.ticketmaster.com/en-us/tmimages/venue/maps/ch2/24844s.gif)

i hope the seating # is the same from my show. i got seat 14 so if we get the same seating arrangement ill be great. if its the other way around and i get the last seat right next to the lodge section... i am going to kill someone...preferably my friend Garry


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: w.axl.rose on September 20, 2008, 02:18:22 PM
i changed my mind. i think i might just end up killing gnrfan when i see him in ............ "Inglewood"  :nervous:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: GNRFAN20 on September 20, 2008, 02:24:11 PM
their is security i dont think you will get any weapons in


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on September 20, 2008, 02:31:23 PM
HAHA the security at the Forum is a joke.

No metal detectors.

No big guys on a power trip asking you to empty your pockets!

HAHA.

If Tony wants to kill me, I'll double-kill him!


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: IKnowWhereIAM on September 20, 2008, 02:37:34 PM
Would have liked to get tickets in Boston, but I blinked...


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on September 20, 2008, 06:12:50 PM
AC/DC: Second Shows Added In Chicago, Los Angeles - Sep. 20, 2008

Due to overwhelming demand, AC/DC have added second dates at the Allstate Arena in Chicago (November 1) and at The Forum in Los Angeles (December 8 ). The band's official fan club is holding an on-sale for these tickets that will function exactly as all others have. If you have already picked up a passcode for Chicago or Los Angeles but you were previously unable to purchase tickets, the codes will work for the new shows.

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=105226


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Smoking Guns on September 21, 2008, 03:47:05 AM
AC/DC War Machine   : ok:

http://www.acdcrocks.com/

I can't wait for this album.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on September 21, 2008, 04:36:06 AM
I got tickets for the show on the 8th.

And appropriately enough, they're in the eighth row!

I'm gonna sell my tickets for the sixth, this is WAY better!


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: adman2374 on September 21, 2008, 04:24:56 PM
I was on at 9:59, all set with my passcode and all signed up through TM.  The first seats that came up was sect. 86 (MSG) which isn't the greatest tix, but still purchased.  After I purchased it said sect. 11 which is the FUCKING BACK OF THE ARENA!!!!  WTF???  I'M SO FUCKING PISSED OFF!!!!  I COULDN'T GIVE THESE TICKETS AWAY EVEN IF I COULD!!!!  SO NOW I PAID $40 FOR THE FANCLUB AND $214 FOR TIX I WON'T USE!!!!  NOW I HAVE TO GO  THRU A SCALPOR AND PAY UP!!!!  THIS SUCKS!!!!  IT'S THE  BIGGEST RIP-OFF EVER!!!!  I'VE BEEN DREAMING ABOUT THIS SHOW FOR YEARS!!!!  THIS IS HOW THEY TREAT THEIR FANS!!!!  THIS SUCKS!!!!

 


yeah it sucks balls doesn't it. just like i said earlier. this is one membership i am not going to renew

That sucks, but you must have refreshed the page on TM, because once the seats come up, they are then "locked" to the purchase page. I think you screwed it up and section 11 aren't that great. I'm sorry.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: GNRFAN20 on September 21, 2008, 04:55:15 PM
if angus young is ever sick, buckethead can fill in for him, as angus is one of bucketheads influences to play guitar


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on September 21, 2008, 05:12:11 PM
if angus young is ever sick, buckethead can fill in for him, as angus is one of bucketheads influences to play guitar

LOL.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: GNRFAN20 on September 21, 2008, 06:38:59 PM
no im serious look it up its true one of bucketheads influences is angus young

here is the link for proof from the offcial site

http://www.bucketheadland.com/faq/faq2/FAQ_2_0.html#15


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: anythinggoes II on September 21, 2008, 07:35:35 PM
I was on at 9:59, all set with my passcode and all signed up through TM.  The first seats that came up was sect. 86 (MSG) which isn't the greatest tix, but still purchased.  After I purchased it said sect. 11 which is the FUCKING BACK OF THE ARENA!!!!  WTF???  I'M SO FUCKING PISSED OFF!!!!  I COULDN'T GIVE THESE TICKETS AWAY EVEN IF I COULD!!!!  SO NOW I PAID $40 FOR THE FANCLUB AND $214 FOR TIX I WON'T USE!!!!  NOW I HAVE TO GO  THRU A SCALPOR AND PAY UP!!!!  THIS SUCKS!!!!  IT'S THE  BIGGEST RIP-OFF EVER!!!!  I'VE BEEN DREAMING ABOUT THIS SHOW FOR YEARS!!!!  THIS IS HOW THEY TREAT THEIR FANS!!!!  THIS SUCKS!!!!

Shit that does suck sorry to hear that hope you manage to get something better soon


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: w.axl.rose on September 21, 2008, 08:46:34 PM
if angus young is ever sick, buckethead can fill in for him, as angus is one of bucketheads influences to play guitar

LOL.

yeah that made me laugh too


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Senator Blutarsky on September 21, 2008, 08:54:06 PM
War Machine is a good tune. Makes you really appreciate Angus' playing again.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on September 23, 2008, 08:11:05 PM
Fans responded enthusiastically to the first AC/DC world tour in eight years with 18 "Black Ice World Tour" concerts selling out in record time. Unprecedented fan response forced additional shows in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Oakland.

"Black Ice World Tour" ticket sales highlights include:

* Chicago's Allstate Arena concert sold out in minutes forcing the second show to go on sale, which also sold out over the weekend.
* Both Madison Square Garden concerts sold out in minutes.
* Vancouver's General Motors Place concert sold out in 4 minutes, a record for that venue.
* San Antonio fans purchased more tickets in one day for AC/DC than for any other artist in that market's history.
* Tickets for Toronto's Rogers Centre sold faster than any stadium concert in the venue's history.

"The tremendous fan response to AC/DC is evidenced by record breaking ticket sales this weekend," said Columbia Records co-Chairman Steve Barnett. "Along with the worldwide success of the 'No Bull' DVD re-release, it's obvious that fans are anxiously awaiting the October 20 release of the new album, 'Black Ice'."

"AC/DC's fans came out in force this weekend to get tickets to the band's upcoming 'Black Ice' tour," said David Marcus, Ticketmaster's senior vice president, Music. "A live AC/DC event promises to be a legendary rock show. We're glad Paperless Ticket helped fan club members and fans get tickets at face value for designated seats."

The "Black Ice World Tour" opens on October 28 at the Wachovia Arena in Wilkes-Barre, PA. The worldwide tour ? the band's first since 2001 ? promotes "Black Ice", AC/DC's latest studio album. "Black Ice" will be released on October 20 and sold in the U.S. exclusively at Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, and www.acdc.com. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.walmart.com and www.acdc.com.

Tickets to AC/DC's "Black Ice World Tour" are available through Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster charge-by-phone, Ticketmaster retail outlets, or at ACDC.com. Specific market on sale dates and times are listed at Ticketmaster.com's AC/DC page. Fans ordering tickets through Ticketmaster.com will have an exclusive opportunity to pre-order AC/DC's "Black Ice" album in connection with their ticket purchase.

Additional appearances throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia, will be announced shortly.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: BlowUpYourVideo on September 24, 2008, 07:52:42 AM
If anyone other than Angus Young was playing lead guitar at an AC/DC show, they would get lynched.

8)


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on September 30, 2008, 11:12:39 AM
AC/DC: North American Tour Extended - Sep. 30, 2008

According to Billboard.com, AC/DC has extended its "Black Ice" tour of North America into early 2009. New dates begin Dec. 20 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and run through Jan. 31 in Nashville.

Tickets begin going on sale Saturday (Oct. 4). Eighteen previously announced shows have already sold out, according to the band's label, Columbia.

Here are AC/DC's new tour dates:

Dec. 20 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Bank Atlantic Center
Dec. 21 - Tampa, FL - St. Pete Times Forum
Jan. 05 - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
Jan. 07 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mellon Arena
Jan. 09 - Toronto, ONT - Rogers Centre
Jan. 11 - Cincinnati, OH - U.S. Bank Arena
Jan. 13 - St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center
Jan. 15 - Omaha, NE - Qwest Center
Jan. 17 - Fargo, ND - Fargodome
Jan. 19 - Minneapolis, MN - Xcel Energy Center
Jan. 21 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
Jan. 23 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
Jan. 26 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
Jan. 28 - Little Rock, AR - Alltel Arena
Jan. 30 - Memphis, TN - FedEx Forum
Jan. 31 - Nashville, TN - Sommet Center

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=105873


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on September 30, 2008, 03:17:43 PM
AC/DC comes exclusively to Rock Band beginning this November for the worldwide release of AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack by Harmonix, the leading developer of music-based games, and MTV Games, a part of Viacom's MTV Networks. This exclusive deal with Columbia Records and AC/DC marks the first time ever the band has included an entire album for video game play, with 18 live tracks from their prolific live performances becoming available in one electrifying, standalone game. The AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack allows players to experience this amazing set list with Rock Band, Rock Band 2 or other compatible music game peripherals. Full of the band's classic songs, the game will be available this November in the U.S. and throughout Europe, Australia and New Zealand beginning in early December.

"When MTV first launched in 1981, we promised that people would 'never look at music the same way again' and, with Rock Band, we continue to fulfill this commitment," stated Paul DeGooyer, MTV's Senior Vice President of Electronic Games & Music. "We're excited to be part of AC/DC's and Columbia's global plan for the release of their new album, DVD and now, videogame. Being the first to present these revered songs in interactive form, exclusively on the Rock Band platform is a true honor. For those about to rock with the AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack, we salute you!"

"AC/DC fans can now experience performing live, on stage with the band," said Columbia Records co-Chairman Steve Barnett. "An unforgettable concert is now an ultimate at-home entertainment experience with the AC/DC Live: Rock Band Track Pack."

AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack will feature the master recordings from the best of the band's live performances. The live recording was specially remixed for Rock Band by Mike Fraser. The game features 18 tracks, with more than 99 minutes of game play for each instrument:

* "Thunderstruck"
* "Shoot to Thrill"
* "Back in Black"
* "Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be"
* "Heatseeker"
* "Fire Your Guns"
* "Jailbreak"
* "The Jack"
* "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap"
* "Moneytalks"
* "Hells Bells"
* "High Voltage"
* "Whole Lotta Rosie"
* "You Shook Me All Night Long"
* "T.N.T."
* "Let There Be Rock"
* "Highway To Hell"
* "For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)"

All tracks from the AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack will also be available for play in Rock Band and Rock Band 2 by entering a special export authentication code for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system versions. As previously announced, AC/DC's anthem "Let There Be Rock" is featured in Rock Band 2 ? the first time the group has been included in a music-based video game.

The AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack will be available in the U.S. on November 2 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system and on November 16 for Wii. Pricing for AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii is MSRP $39.88 and MSRP $29.88 for the PlayStation 2. The AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack will also be available at most major retailers in Europe, Australia and New Zealand in early December on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2 and Wii.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Smoking Guns on October 01, 2008, 01:41:03 AM
AC/DC comes exclusively to Rock Band beginning this November for the worldwide release of AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack by Harmonix, the leading developer of music-based games, and MTV Games, a part of Viacom's MTV Networks. This exclusive deal with Columbia Records and AC/DC marks the first time ever the band has included an entire album for video game play, with 18 live tracks from their prolific live performances becoming available in one electrifying, standalone game. The AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack allows players to experience this amazing set list with Rock Band, Rock Band 2 or other compatible music game peripherals. Full of the band's classic songs, the game will be available this November in the U.S. and throughout Europe, Australia and New Zealand beginning in early December.

"When MTV first launched in 1981, we promised that people would 'never look at music the same way again' and, with Rock Band, we continue to fulfill this commitment," stated Paul DeGooyer, MTV's Senior Vice President of Electronic Games & Music. "We're excited to be part of AC/DC's and Columbia's global plan for the release of their new album, DVD and now, videogame. Being the first to present these revered songs in interactive form, exclusively on the Rock Band platform is a true honor. For those about to rock with the AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack, we salute you!"

"AC/DC fans can now experience performing live, on stage with the band," said Columbia Records co-Chairman Steve Barnett. "An unforgettable concert is now an ultimate at-home entertainment experience with the AC/DC Live: Rock Band Track Pack."

AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack will feature the master recordings from the best of the band's live performances. The live recording was specially remixed for Rock Band by Mike Fraser. The game features 18 tracks, with more than 99 minutes of game play for each instrument:

* "Thunderstruck"
* "Shoot to Thrill"
* "Back in Black"
* "Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be"
* "Heatseeker"
* "Fire Your Guns"
* "Jailbreak"
* "The Jack"
* "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap"
* "Moneytalks"
* "Hells Bells"
* "High Voltage"
* "Whole Lotta Rosie"
* "You Shook Me All Night Long"
* "T.N.T."
* "Let There Be Rock"
* "Highway To Hell"
* "For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)"

All tracks from the AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack will also be available for play in Rock Band and Rock Band 2 by entering a special export authentication code for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system versions. As previously announced, AC/DC's anthem "Let There Be Rock" is featured in Rock Band 2 ? the first time the group has been included in a music-based video game.

The AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack will be available in the U.S. on November 2 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system and on November 16 for Wii. Pricing for AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii is MSRP $39.88 and MSRP $29.88 for the PlayStation 2. The AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack will also be available at most major retailers in Europe, Australia and New Zealand in early December on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2 and Wii.

How badass is that......  AC/DC's management is really doing a great job promoting the band! Listen to ESPN during football games, especially college.. You hear "Rock N Roll Train" nonstop!


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on October 01, 2008, 01:50:58 AM
AC/DC comes exclusively to Rock Band beginning this November for the worldwide release of AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack by Harmonix, the leading developer of music-based games, and MTV Games, a part of Viacom's MTV Networks. This exclusive deal with Columbia Records and AC/DC marks the first time ever the band has included an entire album for video game play, with 18 live tracks from their prolific live performances becoming available in one electrifying, standalone game. The AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack allows players to experience this amazing set list with Rock Band, Rock Band 2 or other compatible music game peripherals. Full of the band's classic songs, the game will be available this November in the U.S. and throughout Europe, Australia and New Zealand beginning in early December.

"When MTV first launched in 1981, we promised that people would 'never look at music the same way again' and, with Rock Band, we continue to fulfill this commitment," stated Paul DeGooyer, MTV's Senior Vice President of Electronic Games & Music. "We're excited to be part of AC/DC's and Columbia's global plan for the release of their new album, DVD and now, videogame. Being the first to present these revered songs in interactive form, exclusively on the Rock Band platform is a true honor. For those about to rock with the AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack, we salute you!"

"AC/DC fans can now experience performing live, on stage with the band," said Columbia Records co-Chairman Steve Barnett. "An unforgettable concert is now an ultimate at-home entertainment experience with the AC/DC Live: Rock Band Track Pack."

AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack will feature the master recordings from the best of the band's live performances. The live recording was specially remixed for Rock Band by Mike Fraser. The game features 18 tracks, with more than 99 minutes of game play for each instrument:

* "Thunderstruck"
* "Shoot to Thrill"
* "Back in Black"
* "Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be"
* "Heatseeker"
* "Fire Your Guns"
* "Jailbreak"
* "The Jack"
* "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap"
* "Moneytalks"
* "Hells Bells"
* "High Voltage"
* "Whole Lotta Rosie"
* "You Shook Me All Night Long"
* "T.N.T."
* "Let There Be Rock"
* "Highway To Hell"
* "For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)"

All tracks from the AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack will also be available for play in Rock Band and Rock Band 2 by entering a special export authentication code for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system versions. As previously announced, AC/DC's anthem "Let There Be Rock" is featured in Rock Band 2 ? the first time the group has been included in a music-based video game.

The AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack will be available in the U.S. on November 2 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system and on November 16 for Wii. Pricing for AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii is MSRP $39.88 and MSRP $29.88 for the PlayStation 2. The AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack will also be available at most major retailers in Europe, Australia and New Zealand in early December on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2 and Wii.

How badass is that......  AC/DC's management is really doing a great job promoting the band! Listen to ESPN during football games, especially college.. You hear "Rock N Roll Train" nonstop!

Especially when a tailback breaks free or you have a kickoff return for a TD.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Smoking Guns on October 07, 2008, 11:39:26 PM
A Review of Black Ice...

"Huge anticipation, but no one debates words like ?ambition? the way they do around Metallica. No, this is about making people happy for months on end (or not), pure and simple, about gleefully killing brain cells despite the stock market crash. And Black Ice is more than up to the task, thank the rock ?n? roll gods, doing more for the swagger of the world?s workers than any bank bailout (or pockets full of Prozac) will. As background, this is a band that is practically retired. Four studio albums in 18 years don?t cut it, making these guys more serial reformers than an ongoing act. That said, man, Black Ice sounds vital, reversing the tide on the small-ish, quaint blues permutations of the last two records, a problem plaguing doppelgangers Status Quo as well - since about 1977, I might add. No, AC/DC seemed to be taking solace in a sort of Zen-like origami work of interesting yet subdued southern rock for a while there. That still serves as an anchor here, although first thing one notices is the vibrant recording and the very electric guitars. And the quiet moments often explode into something bigger, as with ?Decibel? and ?Money Made?, which both stomp along to malevolent chord structures very red in the neck. And the title track is even better, the guitars managing to sound both dark and jangly, as the band pound away. ?Wheels? shakes things up with a Stonesy feel, Brian cawing along with a discomforting higher yet thinner range. His voice has for years sounded like it?s threatening to blow out, but now there?s some frequencies missing, just adding a different type of blow-out discomfort. In fact, he?s singing better than ever, but it sounds like he just might pop and disappear, if that makes any sense. Love the way the rhythm guitar tracks are pretty sophisticated throughout, how the riffs have more notes than usual. And o?er Malcolm?s inspiring crashing and reanimations, Angus is in there soloing violently mid-neck like a Billy Gibbons (who has to ? they are a trio), adding to the crunchy texture, rather than being conventional dog whistle overtop strummery. So yeah, one might decry the predictable verse/chorus structure of a whole bunch of these songs (of uniform length) in a row, but man, each on its own is pretty progressive for AC/DC. Indeed, through the weird southern rock-ness of the last two albums, they?ve arrived at a rarified ribfest place with this new obscure knowledge no one else has picked up on. Once there, they turn the guitars back up, punch up the drums, and Brian does more actual singing than one would expect given those tortured pipes. One could write volumes about the parallels to the other big album released approximately concurrently, Death Magnetic, with a possible criticism being that issuing a perfect, smart, self-aware album that reaches into the heart of what the band is about, is actually trite and not bold enough ? just ?accomplished.? But this record, if good, was going to get played by me way more than the excellent Metallica album. And I?m totally digging it, so those abstract arguments fly right out the window ? I?d like to be happy, thanks, and I?ll suppress misgivings to get there. Black Ice is track after track of fun time metal reflective of a maturity and a decades-long steeping of a sound that is beloved by upwards of hundreds of millions around the world (OK, if you count people now dead). There are some weird ones here I may not warm to however, such as the poppy ?Anything Goes?. And through no fault of itself in isolation, something like ?Big Jack? might fade due to similarity of its bits to bits all over the rest of the album. OK, to sum up (and get back to the headbang), this is an action-packed album, with riffs that seem to be the product of some thought, recorded loudly and electrically (let?s not get into the compression debate again). And finally, AC/DC have capitalized on the unsuccessful explorations into the swamp of their last two albums, Ballbreaker and Stiff Upper Lip. They?ve found a way to grab hold of that alligator (Florida and Australia are the two main bases of these guys, right?) and add some sparks to the fight. As a result, Black Ice sounds alive and rhythmic, with new permutations track after track, most anthemic, and the rest, just sort of adding to the argument or the creative singularity of these guys being by far, the only band who sounds like this, now that Rhino Bucket and Angel City aren?t around."

 : ok:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Howard2k on October 08, 2008, 01:01:19 AM
I enclose some spare carriage returns here:






 - End

:)


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: freedom78 on October 08, 2008, 09:50:08 PM
Anyone heard the album yet?  I'm not saying there's a full leak, but an enterprising person might be able to find a link to a rapidshare DL of as many as 15 full tracks, free of malware and all the crap in the fake leaks from earlier in the year.  : ok:

An enterprising person might check DRaGONZDEN.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Smoking Guns on October 08, 2008, 11:06:49 PM
Anyone heard the album yet?  I'm not saying there's a full leak, but an enterprising person might be able to find a link to a rapidshare DL of as many as 15 full tracks, free of malware and all the crap in the fake leaks from earlier in the year.  : ok:

An enterprising person might check DRaGONZDEN.

Well, how is it?


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: freedom78 on October 08, 2008, 11:15:24 PM
Anyone heard the album yet?  I'm not saying there's a full leak, but an enterprising person might be able to find a link to a rapidshare DL of as many as 15 full tracks, free of malware and all the crap in the fake leaks from earlier in the year.  : ok:

An enterprising person might check DRaGONZDEN.

Well, how is it?

After one listen...me likey.

They do some Southern rock, believe it or not.  Interesting stuff.  I need to listen a few more times to really get it...been a while since we've had fifteen songs and almost a full hour of material.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Smoking Guns on October 08, 2008, 11:22:54 PM
Anyone heard the album yet?  I'm not saying there's a full leak, but an enterprising person might be able to find a link to a rapidshare DL of as many as 15 full tracks, free of malware and all the crap in the fake leaks from earlier in the year.  : ok:

An enterprising person might check DRaGONZDEN.

Well, how is it?

After one listen...me likey.

They do some Southern rock, believe it or not.  Interesting stuff.  I need to listen a few more times to really get it...been a while since we've had fifteen songs and almost a full hour of material.

AC/DC is right up there with the Stones and GNR to me.  Ugh, should I download or is it worth the wait?  Its killing me. 


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: freedom78 on October 08, 2008, 11:24:39 PM
Anyone heard the album yet?  I'm not saying there's a full leak, but an enterprising person might be able to find a link to a rapidshare DL of as many as 15 full tracks, free of malware and all the crap in the fake leaks from earlier in the year.  : ok:

An enterprising person might check DRaGONZDEN.

Well, how is it?

After one listen...me likey.

They do some Southern rock, believe it or not.  Interesting stuff.  I need to listen a few more times to really get it...been a while since we've had fifteen songs and almost a full hour of material.

AC/DC is right up there with the Stones and GNR to me.  Ugh, should I download or is it worth the wait?  Its killing me. 

I'll buy it as soon as it comes out, so it didn't bother me to hear it.  But some people like that anticipation.  Twenty days to go.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Smoking Guns on October 09, 2008, 12:01:40 AM
Anyone heard the album yet?  I'm not saying there's a full leak, but an enterprising person might be able to find a link to a rapidshare DL of as many as 15 full tracks, free of malware and all the crap in the fake leaks from earlier in the year.  : ok:

An enterprising person might check DRaGONZDEN.

Well, how is it?

After one listen...me likey.

They do some Southern rock, believe it or not.  Interesting stuff.  I need to listen a few more times to really get it...been a while since we've had fifteen songs and almost a full hour of material.

AC/DC is right up there with the Stones and GNR to me.  Ugh, should I download or is it worth the wait?  Its killing me. 

I'll buy it as soon as it comes out, so it didn't bother me to hear it.  But some people like that anticipation.  Twenty days to go.

Was the best song released on the album?  Or are there other gems in there?


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: mrlee on October 09, 2008, 06:07:53 AM
i am an enterprising person and i believe i used the saying carpe accadacca. Seizing AC/DC when ive got the chance.

I believe the information is true and that i now am on the Rock N Roll Train.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: mrlee on October 09, 2008, 07:49:01 AM
good album.

Best since Razors Edge.

Big Jack is my favorite song on there.

And Skies On Fires chorus is exactly how i imagined it to be earlier in this thread.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: freedom78 on October 09, 2008, 08:15:33 AM
good album.

Best since Razors Edge.

Big Jack is my favorite song on there.

And Skies On Fires chorus is exactly how i imagined it to be earlier in this thread.

I need a few more listens to get a good feel for it, but I liked what they did with expanding their sound a LITTLE.  It's still AC/DC, but they tried some new things on a couple of songs, and it made for an unexpected treat.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: freedom78 on October 09, 2008, 08:16:24 AM
Anyone heard the album yet?  I'm not saying there's a full leak, but an enterprising person might be able to find a link to a rapidshare DL of as many as 15 full tracks, free of malware and all the crap in the fake leaks from earlier in the year.  : ok:

An enterprising person might check DRaGONZDEN.

Well, how is it?

After one listen...me likey.

They do some Southern rock, believe it or not.  Interesting stuff.  I need to listen a few more times to really get it...been a while since we've had fifteen songs and almost a full hour of material.

AC/DC is right up there with the Stones and GNR to me.  Ugh, should I download or is it worth the wait?  Its killing me. 

I'll buy it as soon as it comes out, so it didn't bother me to hear it.  But some people like that anticipation.  Twenty days to go.

Was the best song released on the album?  Or are there other gems in there?

I'll have to get back to you on that.  One listen isn't enough for me to really nail down a "best song."  But Rock n' Roll Train is a standout, as expected...and there are other gems.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: mrlee on October 09, 2008, 08:23:19 AM
Skies on Fire, Big Jack are favorites of mine on the album. Great chorus's


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Smoking Guns on October 09, 2008, 09:30:56 AM
Skies on Fire, Big Jack are favorites of mine on the album. Great chorus's

I tried to find dragonzden or whatever but with not luck.  Give me a direct link.  I can't take it anymore!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on October 09, 2008, 10:48:14 AM
I cant believe this has leaked already...Well I downloaded it but ill still buy the album the morning it comes out...I'm pumped to hear 'Anything Goes'...I read a review that said it would be there biggest hit since Shook me all night long


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: freedom78 on October 09, 2008, 10:58:36 AM
I cant believe this has leaked already...Well I downloaded it but ill still buy the album the morning it comes out...I'm pumped to hear 'Anything Goes'...I read a review that said it would be there biggest hit since Shook me all night long

I noticed that people started giving it real reviews on rateyourmusic.com and I figured..."well...it must be out there somewhere."  Apparently someone "leaked" it early this year, but full of viruses and gay porn.  The gay porn I can delete.  The viruses...now those are a pain.




Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Smoking Guns on October 09, 2008, 01:50:04 PM
I cant believe this has leaked already...Well I downloaded it but ill still buy the album the morning it comes out...I'm pumped to hear 'Anything Goes'...I read a review that said it would be there biggest hit since Shook me all night long

Anything goes Rocks!!!


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: mrlee on October 09, 2008, 04:19:28 PM
anything goes sounds like a track youd find on The cults "Born into This" album.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: CheapJon on October 09, 2008, 04:45:17 PM
u guys overrate anything goes ;)  :hihi:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Smoking Guns on October 09, 2008, 04:54:17 PM
u guys overrate anything goes ;)  :hihi:

Ya, its not awesome. 

What about Rock N Roll Dreams?????


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: mrlee on October 09, 2008, 05:30:21 PM
anything goes is one of my least favorite tracks id like to add, its a very tame ac/dc track


i prefer other tracks off the album :D


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on October 09, 2008, 05:32:39 PM
C/DC Album Leaks; Is Label Sending Out Fakes? - Oct. 9, 2008

According to The Pulse of Radio, AC/DC's new album, "Black Ice", has leaked online nearly two weeks ahead of its October 21 release date. The record's arrival on the Internet was confirmed on Monday (October 6), with reviews popping up at websites such as Idolator. Meanwhile, Undercover News reported on Wednesday (October 8) that the band's label, Sony Music, might be flooding file-sharing and BitTorrent sites with false tracks to throw eager fans off the trail.

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=106556


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: mrlee on October 09, 2008, 06:30:16 PM
im pretty certain the one ive got is the real deal...lol.

noobs.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Smoking Guns on October 09, 2008, 09:54:43 PM
im pretty certain the one ive got is the real deal...lol.

noobs.

I agree.  There is nothing fake about this..  I like it!


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on October 10, 2008, 02:32:52 AM
I'll wait like I waited for Metallica.

I'll wait even longer to find a copy somewhere other than Wal*Mart.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: freedom78 on October 10, 2008, 11:16:27 AM
I'll wait like I waited for Metallica.

I'll wait even longer to find a copy somewhere other than Wal*Mart.

Can't you buy it direct from AC/DC's website?


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on October 10, 2008, 08:27:22 PM
I'll wait like I waited for Metallica.

I'll wait even longer to find a copy somewhere other than Wal*Mart.

Can't you buy it direct from AC/DC's website?

After I paid off all my credit cards (all three of them), I promptly chopped them up.

I keep my money in my boots now.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: freedom78 on October 10, 2008, 08:30:31 PM
I'll wait like I waited for Metallica.

I'll wait even longer to find a copy somewhere other than Wal*Mart.

Can't you buy it direct from AC/DC's website?

After I paid off all my credit cards (all three of them), I promptly chopped them up.

I keep my money in my boots now.

No prob!  Just click on the "Pay with Boot Money" link.  ;D

EDIT: Oh, and  : ok: for getting off the cards.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on October 10, 2008, 08:32:58 PM
I'll wait like I waited for Metallica.

I'll wait even longer to find a copy somewhere other than Wal*Mart.

Can't you buy it direct from AC/DC's website?

After I paid off all my credit cards (all three of them), I promptly chopped them up.

I keep my money in my boots now.

No prob!  Just click on the "Pay with Boot Money" link.  ;D

EDIT: Oh, and  : ok: for getting off the cards.

Thank you young man!  I really need to get with the times!


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on October 10, 2008, 11:59:58 PM
AC/DC has confirmed the following European tour dates for February/March 2009:

Feb. 18 - Oslo, NOR - Telenor Arena Coming
Feb. 20 - Stockholm, SWE - The Globe
Mar. 05 - Leipzig, GER - Halle 1
Mar. 07 - Dusseldorf, GER - ISS Dome
Mar. 09 - Oberhausen, GER - K?nig Pilsener Arena
Mar. 11 - Bremen, GER - AWD Dome
Mar. 15 - Dortmund, GER - Westfallenhalle
Mar. 17 - Prague, CZR - O2 Arena
Mar. 19 - Milan, ITA - Datch Forum
Mar. 23 - Budapest, HUN - Papp L?szl? Budapest Sportarena
Mar. 25 - Frankfurt, GER - Festhalle
Mar. 27 - Munich, GER - Olympiahalle

More dates will be announced soon.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: CheapJon on October 11, 2008, 05:25:17 AM
might pay STHLM a visit then..



anyway, since i downloaded black ice from that rapidshare link from dragonzden or whatever, my computer has bitched about anti-spyware.. has that happened to anyone of you guys? anyway i just removed the album and stuff and for now i seem to havegot rid of the virus thingie, might just be a coincidence tho


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: w.axl.rose on October 11, 2008, 05:37:51 AM
i can hook u up if you want


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: CheapJon on October 11, 2008, 07:37:03 AM
nah it's ok man, i aint the biggest fan, i can wait

AC/DC has confirmed the following European tour dates for February/March 2009:

Feb. 18 - Oslo, NOR - Telenor Arena Coming
Feb. 20 - Stockholm, SWE - The Globe
Mar. 05 - Leipzig, GER - Halle 1
Mar. 07 - Dusseldorf, GER - ISS Dome
Mar. 09 - Oberhausen, GER - K?nig Pilsener Arena
Mar. 11 - Bremen, GER - AWD Dome
Mar. 15 - Dortmund, GER - Westfallenhalle
Mar. 17 - Prague, CZR - O2 Arena
Mar. 19 - Milan, ITA - Datch Forum
Mar. 23 - Budapest, HUN - Papp L?szl? Budapest Sportarena
Mar. 25 - Frankfurt, GER - Festhalle
Mar. 27 - Munich, GER - Olympiahalle

More dates will be announced soon.

tickets to the stockholm gig sold out in 11 minutes so they added another gig at the same arena 2 days after, probably already sold out too  :smoking:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: freedom78 on October 11, 2008, 09:08:11 AM
might pay STHLM a visit then..



anyway, since i downloaded black ice from that rapidshare link from dragonzden or whatever, my computer has bitched about anti-spyware.. has that happened to anyone of you guys? anyway i just removed the album and stuff and for now i seem to havegot rid of the virus thingie, might just be a coincidence tho

Hmm...I've had no problems at all.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: BlowUpYourVideo on October 11, 2008, 11:36:29 AM
More dates will be announced soon.

It would be nice of they played Edinburgh but I doubt it since no one seems to play Edinburgh. It's all Glasgow nowadays. Rant, rave.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on October 11, 2008, 03:12:32 PM
Austalian hard rock legends AC/DC have added a second show in Stockholm, Sweden due to overwhelming demand. Tickets to the band's initial date, February 20 at Globen, reportedly sold out in a record-breaking 11 minutes after they went on sale at 10:00 a.m. today (Saturday, October 11), prompting the group to announce another show at the same venue for February 22. Tickets to the second concert were released at 10:20 a.m. and reportedly were gone within 24 minutes.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: mrlee on October 14, 2008, 08:09:29 AM
only 3 dates here? bit gay.

Least they are doing brum.

im gonna try get tickets the second they go on sale.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: BlowUpYourVideo on October 14, 2008, 01:57:54 PM
Come on, play in Scotland! :crying:


Two of you were born here for the love of god.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on October 14, 2008, 07:27:49 PM
AC/DC: Entire 'Black Ice' Album Available For Streaming - Oct. 14, 2008

AC/DC's "Black Ice" is currently streaming on VH1's The Leak, giving fans a taste of the band's first album in eight years a week early. "Black Ice" will be available for purchase starting Monday, October 20 and sold in the U.S. exclusively at Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, and ACDC.com.

Link:http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=106862


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on October 16, 2008, 11:14:58 AM
To get into shape for the upcoming AC/DC tour, lead singer Brian Johnson has hired a personal trainer.  The 61-year-old Johnson says of Nick Harris, who trains race car drivers, "I've asked him to come and give me a two-week assault course and really beat the living crap out of me. I don't want anybody to go to the gig and just go, 'You should have seen them 10 years ago.'"

I love the last line in this...It makes me very excited for the show...Brians a class A guy


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: mrlee on October 16, 2008, 07:35:57 PM
You know people from my generation suck when no one wants to go to an AC/DC gig.

I cant find anyone who wants to go to it, what a pisstake!!!


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: axlrosegnr on October 16, 2008, 08:10:01 PM
To get into shape for the upcoming AC/DC tour, lead singer Brian Johnson has hired a personal trainer.  The 61-year-old Johnson says of Nick Harris, who trains race car drivers, "I've asked him to come and give me a two-week assault course and really beat the living crap out of me. I don't want anybody to go to the gig and just go, 'You should have seen them 10 years ago.'"

I love the last line in this...It makes me very excited for the show...Brians a class A guy

Kinda off topic but, I kinda wish Vince Neil had that same attitude this past summer...


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on October 17, 2008, 01:47:53 AM
Australian Stores Start Selling AC/DC's 'Black Ice' Early - Oct. 17, 2008

Paul Cashmere of Undercover News reports that stores across Australia have broken the embargo for AC/DC's long-awaited new album, "Black Ice", and started selling the CD early. Despite the fact that the album's official Australian release is tomorrow (Saturday, October 18), "Black Ice" is being sold now by just about every store that has it.

One Australian retailer told Undercover News, "We don't care about embargos and the fans don't care about charts. We are here to sell music and the fans are here to buy it. I couldn't care less if Sony has an embargo on it until tomorrow. My customers want it today and I'm giving it to them."

Read more from Undercover News: http://undercover.com.au/News-Story.aspx?id=6581

Thank to Blabbermouth.net


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on October 17, 2008, 01:49:09 AM
Who's going to go check out the Black Ice Bus?


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: don_vercetti on October 17, 2008, 05:03:37 AM
Just bagged two tickets for the UK gig at the 02 arena, wooo.  No hassle either, but they did go onsale two minutes before ten. 


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: mrlee on October 17, 2008, 05:45:13 AM
fuckin bullshit.

fuck off.

WHO THE FUCK, DECIDED THAT. WHEN YOU BUY TICKETS ON SEATING, TO NOT FUCKING LIST WHAT FUCKIN BLOCK ITS IN. YES WE ARE JUST GONNA GIVE YOU A RANDOM LETTER WHICH APPLIES TO ALL AROUND THE ARENA SO YOU DONT KNOW WHAT THE FUCK YOU ARE BUYING.


AND FUCKS SAKE, WHY DID I AGREE TO GO WITH MY DAD WHO REFUSED TO DO STANDING, I BET IF ID OF FUCKING TRIED TO GET STANDING ID HAVE THOSE TICKETS.

FUCK THOSE FUCKERS BUYING IN BULK

FUCK THE SHITTY BIRMINGHAM LG WEBSITE DESIGN

FUCK IT FOR NOT HAVING ENOUGH BANDWIDTH TO SUPPORT THE DEMAND

AND JUST IN GENERAL FUCK ANYONE THAT GOT TICKETS, I HATE YOU.

NOW PLEASE, SOMEONE, KILL ME.




Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: JAC185 on October 17, 2008, 09:01:27 AM
I thought two was maximum you could buy at once? Surely they sold out too quickly to really 'buy in bulk'?


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: CheapJon on October 17, 2008, 10:20:50 AM
i take it like you're a bit angry, can't imagine no one wanted to go with you, i have severalfriends that wanted to go to sthlm or denmark but tickets sold out to the sthlm gig, might go to denmark


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: anythinggoes II on October 17, 2008, 10:24:06 AM
What bollocks both me and a friend logged on just before 10 and refreshed till it changed so we were straight in we wanted standing tickets and within that 1 min they had all gone, how the hell does that happen, seetickets then crashed so we couldnt use that, luckily we got a pair of standing for Thursday but two other people that we going to come with us cant now. Does anyone know if these two other dates are going to be added sometime soon??


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: AxlsMainMan on October 17, 2008, 11:02:12 AM
Don't feel bad mrlee, I wasn't able to get tickets for either Toronto show :(


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on October 17, 2008, 11:40:27 AM
What bollocks both me and a friend logged on just before 10 and refreshed till it changed so we were straight in we wanted standing tickets and within that 1 min they had all gone, how the hell does that happen, seetickets then crashed so we couldnt use that, luckily we got a pair of standing for Thursday but two other people that we going to come with us cant now. Does anyone know if these two other dates are going to be added sometime soon??

I read somewhere that Ticketmaster and the other tickets sites can move 17,000 tickets a minute...So if its a highly popular show...It's very easy not to get tickets


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Irish gunner II on October 18, 2008, 01:57:29 PM
A question for anyone in England and Ireland. I thought Black Ice wasn't out here till the 20th of October but I walked into both  HMV and Zavvi and eventually bought it in Zavvi. So what's the story or did they decide to move it up a few days ?


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on October 18, 2008, 04:55:35 PM
There was only that instance in France where they sold Death Magnetic early.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on October 18, 2008, 05:22:22 PM
Uhhhhh, we got the album on a Friday too.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: mrlee on October 18, 2008, 06:53:39 PM
shake your foundations has one of the most annoying music videos ever.

you cant even hear half the song the more into the video.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on October 19, 2008, 07:52:09 PM
AC/DC Debuts At Number 3 In Australia

by Paul Cashmere - October 20 2008

The AC/DC `Black Ice` album became the third biggest selling album in Australia last week, after stores broke an embargo and put it on sale early.

Although officially released on Saturday October 18, ?Black Ice? could be easily bought on Friday October 17.

The Australian chart is calculated from Saturday to Friday, so the Friday sales last week counted towards this weeks chart ? or did they?

The title clocked up sales of 7265 units making it the third biggest selling album of the week behind Kings of Leon ?Only By The Night? and the compilation album ?So Fresh ? The Hits of Spring 2008?.

Kings of Leon sold 26593 units (including downloads) making it an easy winner over ?So Fresh? with 10,239 units (which as a compilation only had physical sales).

Strangely, ARIA has chosen not to list ?Black Ice? in the overall chart despite awarding Kings of Leon a chart position for ?Only By The Night? just a month back when the same thing happened and stores broke the embargo and put it on sale early.

When 4751 units of Kings of Leon ?Only By The Night? sold early, the title was listed as the number three album of the week, behind ?Breakout? Miley Cyrus and Metallica ?Death Magnetic? or at number 5 if compilations were counted. AC/DC has missed out on that same courtesy.

Unlike in the USA, in Australia, compilation albums are eliminated from the removed from the album chart as they often overshadow.

Although robbed of a chart position this week, despite qualifying as the bona-fide number three album (or two album after removing compilations), AC/DC should easily top next weeks chart.

The album is available with four different coloured album covers as well as a package with a T-Shirt.



Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: andy1981 on October 20, 2008, 07:33:16 AM
Come on, play in Scotland! :crying:


Two of you were born here for the love of god.

Indeed, I aint going to Manchester.

There ARE rumers though for Glasgow, anyone got anything concrete?


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Allman on October 20, 2008, 02:27:11 PM
I believe AC/DC's new album will be a good indication, it seems Wall Mart pulls out all the stops to make sure it's a hit.

See this article:

http://www.bostonherald.com/entertainment/music/general/view/2008_10_20_Wal-Mart_and_AC_DC_agree:_Moneytalks!

I'm sure Best Buy will do anything they can to make sure it's a big seller.

Edit, oops put in in the wrong thread, sorry Jarmo  : ok:
The best buy line is obviously aimed at Gn'R and not AC/DC...


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: IKnowWhereIAM on October 20, 2008, 08:31:34 PM
Like a well worn pair of sneakers...you can alway count on AC/DC.  Hear R&RT...thought it was some old lost gem...

Of Course the Brian Johnson clock is ticking...Mick Jagger can mumble his way into his 80's, but can Brian keep the wail going much longer?


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Gunner80 on October 20, 2008, 08:41:09 PM
Like a well worn pair of sneakers...you can alway count on AC/DC.  Hear R&RT...thought it was some old lost gem...

Of Course the Brian Johnson clock is ticking...Mick Jagger can mumble his way into his 80's, but can Brian keep the wail going much longer?
For the record Mick Jagger does not mumble in concert!. Does he sound like he did when he was 20? -  no - but who does?


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: axlrosegnr on October 20, 2008, 09:06:17 PM
Like a well worn pair of sneakers...you can alway count on AC/DC.  Hear R&RT...thought it was some old lost gem...

Of Course the Brian Johnson clock is ticking...Mick Jagger can mumble his way into his 80's, but can Brian keep the wail going much longer?


Haha, I love the stones, but Mick couldn't really sing to begin with  :hihi: 


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Thorned Rose on October 20, 2008, 10:19:47 PM
So what's everyone's opinion on the Black Ice album?

Any count?

I've not yet had time to listen to it.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: freedom78 on October 20, 2008, 11:19:30 PM
So what's everyone's opinion on the Black Ice album?

Any count?

I've not yet had time to listen to it.

Me likey.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: MR.BROWNSTONE on October 21, 2008, 12:05:34 AM
Like a well worn pair of sneakers...you can alway count on AC/DC.  Hear R&RT...thought it was some old lost gem...

Of Course the Brian Johnson clock is ticking...Mick Jagger can mumble his way into his 80's, but can Brian keep the wail going much longer?

All the new songs i have heard so far are great. I wish I could have got a ticket to one of the shows in my area. I heard that Brian said, this my be their last tour and album. That would suck.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: freedom78 on October 21, 2008, 12:13:10 AM
Like a well worn pair of sneakers...you can alway count on AC/DC.  Hear R&RT...thought it was some old lost gem...

Of Course the Brian Johnson clock is ticking...Mick Jagger can mumble his way into his 80's, but can Brian keep the wail going much longer?

All the new songs i have heard so far are great. I wish I could have got a ticket to one of the shows in my area. I heard that Brian said, this my be their last tour and album. That would suck.

Better that this is it than Stiff Upper Lip...an ok album, but somewhat meek, in my opinion.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: *Timothy* on October 21, 2008, 12:29:03 AM
First couple of spins I was a bit let down now the thing is growing on me.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on October 21, 2008, 12:59:54 AM
This is ultra cheesy, but my friends and I are going to go on a train ride the day of our AC/DC show.

It gets cheesier, we're gonna sing the train song a capella for everyone to hear.

And yes, we shake like Malcolm does when he provides his backing vocals.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Gunner80 on October 21, 2008, 01:49:18 AM
Like a well worn pair of sneakers...you can alway count on AC/DC.  Hear R&RT...thought it was some old lost gem...

Of Course the Brian Johnson clock is ticking...Mick Jagger can mumble his way into his 80's, but can Brian keep the wail going much longer?


Haha, I love the stones, but Mick couldn't really sing to begin with  :hihi: 
You sir are wrong but whatever - to each his own right? I love micks voice.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on October 21, 2008, 02:45:25 AM
AC/DC - The Undercover Interview

by Paul Cashmere - October 21 2008

With AC/DC breaking out all over the world with the Black Ice album this week, Undercover sat down with Angus Young to get the story of how they got to where they are today.

Angus Young spent time with Undercover to talk about his favorite music, the origins of the band, the death of Bon Scott, the appointment of Brian Johnson and the gaps between albums.

PAUL CASHMERE: You?ve always had a bad boys or rock and roll image. Are you worthy?

ANGUS YOUNG: I always said AC/DC never had to look for trouble. It just walked up to us. I don?t think we really are bad boys. A German interviewer said to Malcolm ?here is a TV, do you want to toss it out the window? and Malcolm answered ?no, I?ll just take it home?.

PAUL CASHMERE: The irony about the bad boy image is that you really are all happily married family men.

ANGUS YOUNG: For the two hours I climb on stage, I become the school-boy. But as soon as it is over, I get off stage and go home. I don?t even get in the front door if I come home like that with the horns hanging out of my head. I get told to wipe my feet before I come home.

PAUL CASHMERE: So Mrs. Young doesn?t dress up in the school girl uniform to greet you?

ANGUS YOUNG: (laughs) He wishes

PAUL CASHMERE: I?ve read that you are very much into painting, that you do a lot of landscapes.

ANGUS YOUNG: Sure. I?ll have a crack at anything. I?ve even been given a paint brush and told to do a little bit of wall painting.

PAUL CASHMERE: What sort of lifestyle has the fame and wealth created?

ANGUS YOUNG: I?ve always been one for the simple things. I have never been one for the flashy lifestyle. I think that is the same for everyone in AC/DC. I think that is why we stand out as who we are. We are just one of those bands. I think if you said to someone to describe you a rock guitarist they wouldn?t picture somebody like myself, with the shorts and the school suit on. I think we have always been different from the rest.

PAUL CASHMERE: What about material things?

ANGUS YOUNG: Material things? I have never been a big lover of the flash life, the big house with the big swimming pool and the couple of bimbos on each arm. Throw in the two bimbos, maybe.

PAUL CASHMERE: So you still have the Holden panel-van lifestyle?

ANGUS YOUNG: A lot of people laugh at how we are as people. I?ve gone to AC/DC shows and I?ve just walked in with the crowd. It is rare they ever spot me. They are always looking for the guy in the school suit.

PAUL CASHMERE: Do you see yourself competitive with younger bands?

ANGUS YOUNG: Not really. We?ve been there, seen there, done it. As far as for us, there is always a new band out there, this year?s new thing. AC/DC is AC/DC and what the other guy does has never really bothered us. We have never had to have been in a competition. They always expect us to go for the number one thing and we always say when you get to number one there is only one way to go and that is down. We would rather be Top 5 for 20 years.

PAUL CASHMERE: In the early days, we were competing with Sherbet and Skyhooks.

ANGUS YOUNG: There has always been someone we?ve been packaged with but AC/DC, we have always looked at ourselves as a rock and roll band. From the moment we started, it was always a compliment that you could motivate somebody to part with his hard-earned money and walk into a record shop and buy your record.

PAUL CASHMERE: How exhausting is a live show?

ANGUS YOUNG: It can take its toll. When we toured once for 18 months, at the end of the 18 months you can be pretty fried. Put it this way, you always look like you need a good feed at the end of it.

PAUL CASHMERE: Angus, you?ve always looked like you?ve needed a good feed anyway.

ANGUS YOUNG: (laughs)

PAUL CASHMERE: Has the noise from your gigs affected your hearing?

ANGUS YOUNG: That?s another thing I have never had a problem with. It is also a very good reason that I am running around a lot.

PAUL CASHMERE: Are you still a follower of Australian music?

ANGUS YOUNG: If I am there, when I get into Australia I pick up about what is happening there. But a lot of the people are still around from when we were there at the beginning. Jimmy Barnes is still around churning out songs. There is still a lot of the old school still there but a lot of new things are happening.

PAUL CASHMERE: What do you listen to at home?

ANGUS YOUNG: I have a minimum record collection. I go into a record store and pick up an album but the problem is that I?ve already got it. I?ve got 8 copies of Muddy Waters, 4 copies of a BB King album.

PAUL CASHMERE: Do you still consider yourself an Australian band?

ANGUS YOUNG: Sure, that is where we started and where we were first recognized as coming from. For us, for sure. That is where our roots are. If it wasn?t for Australia we wouldn?t be here.

PAUL CASHMERE: Its funny how American?s often compliment Brian on his ?Australian? accent.

ANGUS YOUNG: I think they are just trying to figure out where he is from. Brian does have a very strong accent and I think they just figure that because it doesn?t come from their part of the world, so it must be Australian.

PAUL CASHMERE: You guys all live in various parts of the planet. How do you keep in touch?

ANGUS YOUNG: The same way I am talking to you now.

PAUL CASHMERE: Band rehearsals over the phone, hey.

ANGUS YOUNG: (laughs) Yeah.

PAUL CASHMERE: Do you all go your own separate ways after a tour?

ANGUS YOUNG: After a tour we all like to get home and feed the cat and dog. There are some points during the year that we get together and decide what we are going to do. If I haven?t seen Brian for a while, the first thing I see when I walk into a hotel is Brian leaning against the bar, where he was when I left him.

PAUL CASHMERE: At least you always know where to find him.

ANGUS YOUNG: That?s right.

PAUL CASHMERE: When critics do polls for the world?s best guitarist, names like Eddie Van Halen always come up, but rarely you. The fans say it but the critics don?t. How do you feel about that?

ANGUS YOUNG: We started life as a band. AC/DC was a band first and foremost. We never looked at ourselves as individual pieces. That has always been the way we have looked at it. I have never said AC/DC is one guitar solo and here is your drum solo. AC/DC is a combination of five guys who all play with the same intent in mind. We go out there to play a bit of rock and roll. We aren?t five individual guys displaying their technique.

PAUL CASHMERE: You have knocked out some pretty impressive lead breaks over the years but people like Jimmy Page seem to get all the accolades.

ANGUS YOUNG: We get our things. I am quite lucky. There are a lot of people out there who will say AC/DC inspired them to pick up a guitar. I think that is a compliment in itself too.

PAUL CASHMERE: What is your favourite AC/DC cover?

ANGUS YOUNG: I heard a French band once do a track off ?Dirty Deeds?, the song ?Right On?. I was in Paris and the guy played it to us. It was certainly strange hearing it sung in a foreign language.

PAUL CASHMERE: What has kept AC/DC going after all these years? There must have been times where you wanted to call it a day.

ANGUS YOUNG: Not really. The only time we thought about it was when Bon died. That was a big decision whether we would go on or stop. Ever since that time we kept going. I think that was the hardest thing to decide but ever since then we have only ever gone forward. We have never said ?okay now it stops?. We have gone forward with a positive attitude.

PAUL CASHMERE: How did Bon?s death affect you?

ANGUS YOUNG: For me it was like losing someone probably more than even in your family. We were very close as people. We were very, very tight. In a band like AC/DC it is like a childhood gang. We think the same. You spend so much time together that it is a very tough thing for you to go through.

PAUL CASHMERE: How hard was Bon to replace?

ANGUS YOUNG: That was difficult too. We really didn?t know. At the time people were saying ?go on? and others were saying ?you should stop?. At the time we didn?t even want to look for a singer. All I know is that Malcolm called me up one day and said we should get together and keep writing songs because we were just moping around at the time. He said this will just keep our minds away from it and then we can decide when we felt more what we should do. As far as replacing someone like Bon Scott, you can never replace someone like him. We were lucky we met Brian Johnson. Brian has his own character too. He has a unique character like Bon. I always looked at someone in music doing something different as unique people. That is what I did with Brian Johnson. He is a unique character.

PAUL CASHMERE: He is the longest serving singer? Does he still feel like the new boy for you?

ANGUS YOUNG: It?s true. I can imagine sometimes he still feels like the new guy. When I joined I felt like the new guy. Malcolm got me in a week after it started and I felt the same thing.

Continue reading here: http://www.undercover.com.au/News-Story.aspx?id=6599



Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: andy1981 on October 22, 2008, 08:16:30 AM
Come on, play in Scotland! :crying:


Two of you were born here for the love of god.

Indeed, I aint going to Manchester.

There ARE rumers though for Glasgow, anyone got anything concrete?

Strong rumers are April 12th @ SECC, Glasgow. Theres even a ticket agency selling tickets online, though I wouldn't give them a ?1 of my money.

Awaiting anything more concrete? Anyone else got any news?


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: BlowUpYourVideo on October 22, 2008, 12:06:44 PM
This is ultra cheesy, but my friends and I are going to go on a train ride the day of our AC/DC show.

It gets cheesier, we're gonna sing the train song a capella for everyone to hear.

And yes, we shake like Malcolm does when he provides his backing vocals.

I'm sure the lyrics "runnin' right off the track" will make your fellow passengers love you.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: BlowUpYourVideo on October 22, 2008, 04:32:20 PM
On the first listen of the new album, the songs that stand out to me are Rock 'N' Roll Train, Anything Goes and Stormy May Day. To me, SMD wouldn't sound out of place on Physical Graffiti...


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: freedom78 on October 22, 2008, 06:08:37 PM
On the first listen of the new album, the songs that stand out to me are Rock 'N' Roll Train, Anything Goes and Stormy May Day. To me, SMD wouldn't sound out of place on Physical Graffiti...

Yeah, I dig that SMD slide guitar.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Gunner80 on October 22, 2008, 06:12:34 PM
The album is expected to sell 800,000 copies in it's first week of release. Can't wait to get my copy.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Bridge on October 22, 2008, 10:17:48 PM
I listened to the whole album, and I definitely like it better than the last two.  Even at age 61, Brian Johnson's voice sounds better than it did on Ballbreaker and Stiff Upper Lip.

Black Ice still isn't a standout album to me though.  I guess you just really have to love repetitive songs about booze, sex, and rock n roll to rock hard to AC/DC after all these years, because their style hasn't changed a lick.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on October 26, 2008, 02:44:48 AM
AC/DC Rock and Roll Train Crashes Into Your Computer

by Paul Cashmere - October 26 2008

AC/DC is claiming a world first, a video in a spreadsheet, but be warned, it is more than likely to either not work or crash your computer.

The anti-download band has tried something different by putting the video for ?Rock N Roll Train? into an excel spreadsheet.

You download the file and the clip plays in ASCII characters as it plays (when it works).

Pretty much the only way you are going to see what this thing is meant to look like is if you use a PC and Vista.

Forget trying it on a Mac and good luck trying it on earlier versions of Excel.

The great thing with this idea is that it compliments so much what Microsoft offers. That is flawed products that need continual updates.

Hopefully AC/DC Rock N Roll Train Ver 2.0 might have the bugs of Ver 1.0 ironed out. But then, if it does work for Ver 2.0, there would be no need for a Ver 3.0.

You might not be able to download AC/DC and now you can also have fun letting their Rock N Roll Train crash your computer.

Just to be safe, watch what it is meant to look like here: http://www.undercover.com.au/News-Story.aspx?id=6655



Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Smoking Guns on October 26, 2008, 01:59:32 PM
AC/DC Rock and Roll Train Crashes Into Your Computer

by Paul Cashmere - October 26 2008

AC/DC is claiming a world first, a video in a spreadsheet, but be warned, it is more than likely to either not work or crash your computer.

The anti-download band has tried something different by putting the video for ?Rock N Roll Train? into an excel spreadsheet.

You download the file and the clip plays in ASCII characters as it plays (when it works).

Pretty much the only way you are going to see what this thing is meant to look like is if you use a PC and Vista.

Forget trying it on a Mac and good luck trying it on earlier versions of Excel.

The great thing with this idea is that it compliments so much what Microsoft offers. That is flawed products that need continual updates.

Hopefully AC/DC Rock N Roll Train Ver 2.0 might have the bugs of Ver 1.0 ironed out. But then, if it does work for Ver 2.0, there would be no need for a Ver 3.0.

You might not be able to download AC/DC and now you can also have fun letting their Rock N Roll Train crash your computer.

Just to be safe, watch what it is meant to look like here: http://www.undercover.com.au/News-Story.aspx?id=6655



Now, that was cool as hell.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on October 27, 2008, 04:08:45 PM
Australian hard rock legends AC/DC held a "dress rehearsal" for their Black Ice World Tour last night (Sunday, October 26) at the Wachovia Arena in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania in front of 3,000 specially invited fans from around the world.

AC/DC reportedly began rehearsals at the arena on October 19 and agreed to kick off the tour at the same venue on October 28.

One person who attended last night's concert told BLABBERMOUTH.NET, "They played an 80-minute set of classic AC/DC, including 'Rock 'N Roll Train' and 'Black Ice' from the new album. The show was obviously just a selection of the setlist for the upcoming tour, but on my way out of the venue, I noticed what I guess is the complete setlist for the tour. It was written on a small poster in the closed off area around the sound- and light board, and all the songs they played on today's mini show were on the list."

A photo of the above-mentioned list can be viewed below.

AC/DC's setlist - October 26, 2008 at the Wachovia Arena in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania:

01. Rock 'N Roll Train
02. Hell Ain't a Bad Place To Be
03. Back in Black
04. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
05. Thunderstruck
06. Hells Bells
07. You Shook Me All Night Long
08. TNT
09. Black Ice
10. Whole Lotta Rosie
11. Let There Be Rock
12. Highway to Hell
13. For Those About to Rock

The complete song listing is as follows (***Note***: Not all of these songs were performed at the dress rehearsal):

01. Rock 'N Roll Train
02. Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be
03. Back In Black
04. Stiff Upper Lip
05. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
06. Thunderstruck
07. Hard As A Rock
08. The Jack
09. Hells Bells
10. Shoot To Thrill
11. You Shook Me All Night Long
12. TNT
13. Whole Lotta Rosie
14. Let There Be Rock
15. Highway To Hell
16. For Those About To Rock
17. Anything Goes
18. Big Jack
19. War Machine
20. Black Ice
21. Bad Boy Boogie


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: MR.BROWNSTONE on October 27, 2008, 11:25:24 PM
I like the songs they picked for the setlist.  Anyone of you who are going to the show Tues have fun.  :beer:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on October 28, 2008, 08:30:55 AM
Released globally on Monday October 20, 2008, AC/DC's first new studio album in eight years, "Black Ice" tops sales charts in 29 countries, including the U.S., U.K., Germany, Canada, France, Argentina, Japan, Australia, Belgium, Finland, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and more. In the U.S. alone, "Black Ice" has sold more than 780,000 units its first week on sale, marking the band's first ever debut entry at No. 1 on the album charts. Over 5 million copies of "Black Ice" have been shipped worldwide, combined with close to 5 million in catalog sold this year, the band is poised to sell over 10 million units this year alone.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on October 29, 2008, 11:02:06 AM
AC/DC electrifies Wachovia Arena crowd

WILKES-BARRE TWP. ? Australia?s very bad boys of heavy metal rock AC/DC returned to town Tuesday night before a sold-out audience of 8,500 people at the Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza and made it their business to rip the place apart.

Not literally, of course, but figuratively, musically if you will. Brothers Angus and Malcom Young didn?t fail to delight again as they unraveled their grandiose anthemic rock show.

AC/DC?s music flaunts heavy metal guitar riffs layered in crunchy power cords, thumping bass lines and sexual juvenility as their lyrical template. For the most part, their music objectifies women except those in attendance who did not seem to mind.

Joining the Young brothers on stage in AC/DC are vocalist Brian Johnson, drummer Philip Rudd and bassist Cliff Williams. The quintet?s primal 4/4 beat has seen the band through four different decades of success dating back to their auspicious debut with their late frontman Bon Scott.

The Hall of Fame rockers offered up a playlist touching on just about every part of their career. Resounding versions of ?Back In Black,? ?Highway to Hell,? ?Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap,? ?Stiff Upper Lip? and ?For Those About To Rock? are probably still rebounding around the Wachovia Thunder Dome.

AC/DC?s high-decibel wattage and fist-pumping anthems made this a perfect night for the band that was still in the process of punching its ticket to the Hall of Fame on their last trip through Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Four generous video screens surrounded a life-like locomotive emblazoned with the band?s name as a backdrop. Very appropriately, the group opened with ?Rock & Roll Train? from their latest release, ?Black Ice.?

Guitarist Angus Young perched on his left foot all night like a crane lifting and lowering his right leg in time stomping on the arena stage. On occasion, he would wander the spacious illuminated runway that jutted out into the audience slapping hands along the way and never missing a lick on his wireless Gibson guitar.

Angus still sports his trademark grade school uniform, red velvet shorts and all. During ?The Jack,? Young does a fake striptease all the way down to his boxers which sport an AC/DC logo across the back as he shows off to a thunderous approval from the Wachovia Arena audience.

During most songs, vocalist Brian Johnson would squint his eyes and reach down in a Joe Cocker-like seizure flailing his arms as he pranced across the stage, seeming to search for every word deep in the arena flooring. He still hangs from the giant bell and sways back and forth as the opening notes to ?Hells Bells? ring out.

On Sunday night, the band gave a dress rehearsal performance for 1,000 people at a ?Secret Show? (mostly for radio contest winners) at the arena. Some reported that the Aussies gave a perfunctory performance lacking in any real impetus or purpose. That certainly wasn?t the case Tuesday night. It seems that when you add 7,500 more people and a tour opening-night press contingent, there?s a bit more motivation.

Double-stacked Marshall amplifiers, elaborate props, slick lighting scheme and an audience full of people wearing pulsating plastic devil horns ? yeah, all of the elements were there for a night of classic arena rock. And there are few out there that do it better than AC/DC ? very few.

The group's setlist was as follows:

01. Rock 'N Roll Train
02. Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be
03. Back In Black
04. Big Jack
05. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
06. Thunderstruck
07. Black Ice
08. The Jack
09. Hells Bells
10. War Machine
11. Anything Goes
12. You Shook Me All Night Long
13. TNT
14. Whole Lotta Rosie
15. Let There Be Rock
----------------------
16. Highway To Hell
17. For Those About To Rock


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Smoking Guns on October 29, 2008, 03:32:15 PM
784,000 fuck me!  Way to go AC/DC

http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003878705


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: CheapJon on October 29, 2008, 03:32:43 PM
that's pretty sweet : ok:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Smoking Guns on October 29, 2008, 03:48:50 PM
that's pretty sweet : ok:

I remember when VR debuted with 259,000 in 2004 and we thought that was a lot.  This is like 3 times that amount. 


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: CheapJon on October 29, 2008, 03:58:00 PM
that's pretty sweet : ok:

I remember when VR debuted with 259,000 in 2004 and we thought that was a lot.  This is like 3 times that amount. 

woah you're good with math too :hihi: ;)


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Smoking Guns on October 29, 2008, 10:42:29 PM
that's pretty sweet : ok:

I remember when VR debuted with 259,000 in 2004 and we thought that was a lot.  This is like 3 times that amount. 

woah you're good with math too :hihi: ;)

Thanks CheapJon...  :rant: :hihi:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Bridge on October 30, 2008, 03:45:44 PM
Damn, I didn't expect such a strong debut from just one store selling the albums, but kudos to AC/DC!  Another statistic that could be shared is that it took a year for their last album, Stiff Upper Lip, to hit platinum in the U.S., and they nearly broke that in one week with Black Ice!  Pretty impressive.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: mrlee on October 30, 2008, 03:54:51 PM
Damn, I didn't expect such a strong debut from just one store selling the albums, but kudos to AC/DC!  Another statistic that could be shared is that it took a year for their last album, Stiff Upper Lip, to hit platinum in the U.S., and they nearly broke that in one week with Black Ice!  Pretty impressive.
plus reformed bands seem to be doing better this side of the decade than earlier this decade.

id say most of that is owed to motley crue.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: don_vercetti on October 30, 2008, 09:48:46 PM
A lot is to do with the fact that Black Ice is a good album, wheras Stiff Upper Lip (and most preceeding it since For Those About To Rock, except The Razors Edge, are thoroughly average).  And, Hard Rock is starting to come back. 


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: freedom78 on October 30, 2008, 09:58:37 PM
Damn, I didn't expect such a strong debut from just one store selling the albums, but kudos to AC/DC!  Another statistic that could be shared is that it took a year for their last album, Stiff Upper Lip, to hit platinum in the U.S., and they nearly broke that in one week with Black Ice!  Pretty impressive.

Black Ice is a lot better.  Barring the generic corporate pop junk (and fans who listen to what MTV tells them to), for real music lovers, quality sells.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: MR.BROWNSTONE on October 31, 2008, 12:31:36 AM
Anyone going tot he show in Philly on 11-17-08? I just got tickects tonight. Not the best tickets. Try to make the best of it.  :beer:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on November 02, 2008, 12:28:05 PM
AC/DC Drops From Top After One Week

by Paul Cashmere - November 2 2008

The AC/DC `Black Ice` dominance of the music charts was shirt lived. After one week, the AC/DC album has been bumped by Pink in Australia and Snow Patrol in Ireland.

?Black Ice? fell back to second spot in Australia making way for Pink?s ?Funhouse?.

In Ireland, the drop was more severe. It fell to number 4, behind Snow Patrol?s ?A Hundred Million Suns?, Pink ?Funhouse? and Celine Dion?s ?My Love?.

Coming in behind Celine is indeed ironic. Just this past year, her version of their song ?You Shook Me All Night Long? was voted the worst cover version of all time.

The English chart is the next major chart to be published. That will be out tomorrow.

http://www.undercover.com.au/News-Story.aspx?id=6736



Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: freedom78 on November 02, 2008, 12:39:58 PM
Going tomorrow! :headbanger:

 :beer:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: mrlee on November 02, 2008, 01:28:00 PM
AC/DC Drops From Top After One Week

by Paul Cashmere - November 2 2008

The AC/DC `Black Ice` dominance of the music charts was shirt lived. After one week, the AC/DC album has been bumped by Pink in Australia and Snow Patrol in Ireland.

?Black Ice? fell back to second spot in Australia making way for Pink?s ?Funhouse?.

In Ireland, the drop was more severe. It fell to number 4, behind Snow Patrol?s ?A Hundred Million Suns?, Pink ?Funhouse? and Celine Dion?s ?My Love?.

Coming in behind Celine is indeed ironic. Just this past year, her version of their song ?You Shook Me All Night Long? was voted the worst cover version of all time.

The English chart is the next major chart to be published. That will be out tomorrow.

http://www.undercover.com.au/News-Story.aspx?id=6736


poor guys, being out done by shite artists.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on November 02, 2008, 07:49:03 PM
AC/DC Drops From Top After One Week

by Paul Cashmere - November 2 2008

The AC/DC `Black Ice` dominance of the music charts was shirt lived. After one week, the AC/DC album has been bumped by Pink in Australia and Snow Patrol in Ireland.

?Black Ice? fell back to second spot in Australia making way for Pink?s ?Funhouse?.

In Ireland, the drop was more severe. It fell to number 4, behind Snow Patrol?s ?A Hundred Million Suns?, Pink ?Funhouse? and Celine Dion?s ?My Love?.

Coming in behind Celine is indeed ironic. Just this past year, her version of their song ?You Shook Me All Night Long? was voted the worst cover version of all time.

The English chart is the next major chart to be published. That will be out tomorrow.

http://www.undercover.com.au/News-Story.aspx?id=6736


poor guys, being out done by shite artists.

LOL you called them "artists."


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Dot on November 02, 2008, 09:47:16 PM
Black Ice is really a great one...I learned to love it real fast. Brian Johnson said somewhere the other day that this might be AC/DC?s last tour considering he?s 61 and at that age it?s really hard to be all over the place. The guy might be right, but I hope he?s not really serious!


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: mrlee on November 03, 2008, 12:28:52 PM
AC/DC Drops From Top After One Week

by Paul Cashmere - November 2 2008

The AC/DC `Black Ice` dominance of the music charts was shirt lived. After one week, the AC/DC album has been bumped by Pink in Australia and Snow Patrol in Ireland.

?Black Ice? fell back to second spot in Australia making way for Pink?s ?Funhouse?.

In Ireland, the drop was more severe. It fell to number 4, behind Snow Patrol?s ?A Hundred Million Suns?, Pink ?Funhouse? and Celine Dion?s ?My Love?.

Coming in behind Celine is indeed ironic. Just this past year, her version of their song ?You Shook Me All Night Long? was voted the worst cover version of all time.

The English chart is the next major chart to be published. That will be out tomorrow.

http://www.undercover.com.au/News-Story.aspx?id=6736


poor guys, being out done by shite artists.

LOL you called them "artists."
Good call.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: freedom78 on November 04, 2008, 12:32:28 AM
That.

Show.

Was.

Awesome.

:headbanger:

Oh, and by the way, they do have an opener, which comes on right about the exact time the show is scheduled to start.  Assuming it's the same in every city, the opener is The Answer, which is a bluesy rock band out of N. Ireland.  Mix Zeppelin, the Black Crowes, a heavy dose of blues, and a hint of gospel...that's The Answer.  It's a band I've enjoyed for a while now, and I highly recommend everyone to check out their first album, "Rise" (samples here: http://www.last.fm/music/The+Answer/Rise ).  And, if you suffer from early show bad acoustics, be sure to give them a chance somewhere OTHER than in an arena.

Anyway, AC/DC were stellar.  That might be the best show I've ever seen.  No spoilers from me.  Angus has more energy than I do, at twice my age, and he and Brian really know how to work a stage and give a great performance.  The new material fit in really well with the old.  Personally, I'd like one fewer new song and maybe something extra from Powerage, but that's me.  I will say a surprising highlight was "The Jack".  This was a pricey show, but I left fully satisfied.   


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on November 04, 2008, 12:47:52 AM
That's awesome dude, I'm super happy for you!

Thanks for the report!


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Smoking Guns on November 04, 2008, 01:10:49 AM
That.

Show.

Was.

Awesome.

:headbanger:

Oh, and by the way, they do have an opener, which comes on right about the exact time the show is scheduled to start.  Assuming it's the same in every city, the opener is The Answer, which is a bluesy rock band out of N. Ireland.  Mix Zeppelin, the Black Crowes, a heavy dose of blues, and a hint of gospel...that's The Answer.  It's a band I've enjoyed for a while now, and I highly recommend everyone to check out their first album, "Rise" (samples here: http://www.last.fm/music/The+Answer/Rise ).  And, if you suffer from early show bad acoustics, be sure to give them a chance somewhere OTHER than in an arena.

Anyway, AC/DC were stellar.  That might be the best show I've ever seen.  No spoilers from me.  Angus has more energy than I do, at twice my age, and he and Brian really know how to work a stage and give a great performance.  The new material fit in really well with the old.  Personally, I'd like one fewer new song and maybe something extra from Powerage, but that's me.  I will say a surprising highlight was "The Jack".  This was a pricey show, but I left fully satisfied.   

Wow, that is awesome!  I am glad you had a great time.  I have seen AC/DC three times and every time I am blown away.  I hope to catch them in January.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: freedom78 on November 05, 2008, 12:27:46 PM
Review from the Indy show (11/3)
SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!!

Time stands still for AC/DC (http://indianapolis.metromix.com/music/review/time-stands-still-for/747010/content)

AC/DC played old songs with fresh energy Monday night at Conseco Fieldhouse, where a sell-out audience of 14,000 rallied around 2008?s biggest comeback in rock ?n? roll.

Guitarist Angus Young thrived in the feel-good atmosphere, executing a reverse duckwalk and modified moonwalk during a rendition of "Back in Black."

Slow-burn classic "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" elevated the intensity, thanks to the song?s tribal beat and menacing message.

"Back in Black" and "Dirty Deeds" were paired as the third and fourth songs of the show, although they could have served as a pulverizing encore.

Young starred throughout the two-hour performance.

His blues solo during "The Jack" was authentic enough to be enshrined. More impressively, he played it moments after an over-the-top striptease routine.

At age 53, Young ditched his velour schoolboy gear to the point of flashing boxer shorts decorated with a large "AC/DC" logo across the back.

In the arena?s balcony, "The Jack?s" various phases played well as a communal experience defined by plenty of fun.

Pre-concert attention focused on this part of the room, as every ticket in the house sold for $91.50. Seats in the balcony customarily are priced at a fraction of what?s closest to the stage.

Visually, video screens and a light-colored stage made it easy for people in the rafters to follow the action.

Regarding sound, the decelerated pace of "The Jack" cut into any echo. The crisp striking of drummer Phil Rudd was somewhat muddied, and there was no chance to understand the between-song banter of vocalist Brian Johnson.

At 61, Johnson continues to portray the ultimate pub rocker. A driver?s hat tops his slouched profile, and a smile punctuates every lyric.

From new album "Black Ice," "Big Jack" featured a two-word chorus that Johnson mocked as an easy sing-along.

"War Machine" delivered a grittier payoff complete with blood heard in Johnson?s voice, and the melodic pop of "Anything Goes" makes it the best of "Black Ice."

This tour, however, will be remembered for its revival of long-established tunes. "Shoot to Thrill" and "You Shook Me All Night Long," two highlights of 1980?s "Back in Black" album, found Young and Johnson flaunting their remarkable staying power.
*********************************

And photos...

(http://www2.indystar.com/autofocus/photos/standard/2008/11/177100.jpg)

(http://www2.indystar.com/autofocus/photos/standard/2008/11/177106.jpg)

(http://www2.indystar.com/autofocus/photos/standard/2008/11/177096.jpg)



Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Smoking Guns on November 07, 2008, 08:12:57 PM
From the other night in Detroit!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOWmp39Td7o


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on November 07, 2008, 10:54:12 PM
Freedom, does Angus still go crazy during his solos?

(Going on his back, kicking and spinning around etc....)


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: freedom78 on November 07, 2008, 10:55:42 PM
Freedom, does Angus still go crazy during his solos?

(Going on his back, kicking and spinning around etc....)

Every so often.  ;D


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on November 07, 2008, 11:01:58 PM
Freedom, does Angus still go crazy during his solos?

(Going on his back, kicking and spinning around etc....)

Every so often.  ;D

(http://a1259.g.akamai.net/f/1259/5586/5d/images.art.com/images/-/The-Simpsons---Mr-Burns-Excellent--C11749617.jpeg)


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: freedom78 on November 07, 2008, 11:06:47 PM
Freedom, does Angus still go crazy during his solos?

(Going on his back, kicking and spinning around etc....)

Every so often.  ;D

(http://a1259.g.akamai.net/f/1259/5586/5d/images.art.com/images/-/The-Simpsons---Mr-Burns-Excellent--C11749617.jpeg)

With no spoilers, let me just say that Angus was a highlight unto himself.  You won't be disappointed.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Lisa on November 08, 2008, 01:58:52 PM
The show last night in Toronto was awesome! The Answer was a no show,something about border problems..I don't think anyone missed them. The beer was cold, the tunes rocked hard and an amazing time was had by all...well except for the two guys that tried to punch the shit out of each other in c-1 section ::)


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on November 12, 2008, 11:10:49 AM
Well I seen these guys in Toronto on Nov.7th at the Rogers Centre...45,000 people and it was an amazing show...Setlist is still the same, show is still basically the same...but man do they ever bring it every night...amazing

Also the title track of the new album which I never gave much a chance to is an awesome song...They play it live, Black Ice #15 on the new cd is awesome


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Lisa on November 12, 2008, 08:41:51 PM
Well I seen these guys in Toronto on Nov.7th at the Rogers Centre...45,000 people and it was an amazing show...Setlist is still the same, show is still basically the same...but man do they ever bring it every night...amazing

Also the title track of the new album which I never gave much a chance to is an awesome song...They play it live, Black Ice #15 on the new cd is awesome
War Machine was amazing as well..infact I think it should have been the first release of the cd ;)


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: GeorgeSteele on November 14, 2008, 12:55:36 PM

Just saw them last night at the Garden, un-fucking-believable.  What a great time.

Angus was amazing; how he does what he does at that age (or at any age night-in, night-out) is unreal.  But I really get a kick out of Malcolm.  For some reason, that whole Tourette's-like schtick that he's got going on really energizes me.  And I love the workman-like manner that he walks to and from the backing vocal mike.  If I ever come back in another life as a rock star, I want to do exactly what he does.

OI!



Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Mobenrad on December 04, 2008, 10:43:19 AM
I guess I'm the only one who doesn't love this band.

I don't hate them, but I just can't get into them.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on December 04, 2008, 01:50:30 PM
I can't wait until Monday!

And I have to make an important presentation the next morning in front of 50 people!

Gotta love rock n' roll.  :beer:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: w.axl.rose on December 07, 2008, 04:25:07 AM
taken with my phone. i should of taken my camera

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y17/slash310/1206082144b.jpg)
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y17/slash310/1206082217.jpg)
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y17/slash310/1206082225a.jpg)
this if for garry
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y17/slash310/1206082143.jpg)

oh and by the way, towards the last few songs one of the screens got a big dead pixel, so for the people going to Mondays show will see a big black square on the screen if they dont fix it  :rofl:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on December 07, 2008, 02:01:04 PM
Nice pictures Tony, and sorry, you can't take Blow-Up Rosie home with you.  :(


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: w.axl.rose on December 07, 2008, 05:05:13 PM
it was too big for me to carry  :-[


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on December 07, 2008, 05:38:23 PM
It's a job for two men.  I'll call CheapHookerface and we'll get it for you.

How were they with cameras?  I want to take mine tomorrow.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: w.axl.rose on December 07, 2008, 06:00:14 PM
they didn't say anything about the camera, lots of people had them. take yours this way you can get better pics then me


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on December 07, 2008, 10:28:37 PM
That's what she said.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: w.axl.rose on December 09, 2008, 05:14:41 AM
where the pics at


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on December 09, 2008, 05:15:10 AM
where the pics at

Bitchcakes, I just got home.

No worries, I'm pulling an all nighter.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on December 09, 2008, 05:55:52 AM
(http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n17/GarryCarlson/IMG_1339.jpg)

(http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n17/GarryCarlson/IMG_1249.jpg)


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: BlowUpYourVideo on December 11, 2008, 04:19:20 PM
^Brian looks crazy there :o



I now know why Stormy May Day reminded me of Physical Graffiti. The riff is very similar to the one on In My Time Of Dying. That would be why...


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on December 11, 2008, 05:45:11 PM
(http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n17/GarryCarlson/IMG_1254.jpg)

(http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n17/GarryCarlson/IMG_1208-1.jpg)


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: BlowUpYourVideo on December 13, 2008, 09:11:24 AM
AC/DC are playing Glasgow next June! :o I must attend. Fan club tickets go on sale on Wednesday but what about us who aren't in the club? WHAT ABOUT US?! :crying:

Anyway, good to see they decided to come to Scotland. ;D


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on December 13, 2008, 11:17:10 AM
AC/DC are playing Glasgow next June! :o I must attend. Fan club tickets go on sale on Wednesday but what about us who aren't in the club? WHAT ABOUT US?! :crying:

Anyway, good to see they decided to come to Scotland. ;D

If you want good seats, join the club.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: CheapJon on December 13, 2008, 11:18:50 AM
seats at a rockconcert? garry how did you get 65 so fast


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Mudkicker on December 13, 2008, 02:43:30 PM
my ac/dc pictures.....(12/8/08 Los Angeles)
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c382/axlism/acdc10.jpg)
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c382/axlism/acdc11.jpg)
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c382/axlism/acdc12.jpg)
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c382/axlism/acdc13.jpg)
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c382/axlism/acdc14.jpg)
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c382/axlism/acdc15.jpg)
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c382/axlism/acdc16.jpg)
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c382/axlism/acdc18.jpg)
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c382/axlism/acdc19.jpg)
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c382/axlism/acdc2.jpg)
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c382/axlism/acdc20.jpg)
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c382/axlism/acdc21.jpg)
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c382/axlism/acdc22.jpg)
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c382/axlism/acdc23.jpg)
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c382/axlism/acdc24.jpg)
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c382/axlism/acdc25.jpg)
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c382/axlism/acdc3.jpg)
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c382/axlism/acdc4.jpg)
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c382/axlism/acdc5.jpg)
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c382/axlism/acdc6.jpg)
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c382/axlism/acdc7.jpg)
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c382/axlism/acdc8.jpg)
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c382/axlism/acdc9.jpg)
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c382/axlism/acdc1.jpg)



Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: andy1981 on December 15, 2008, 03:54:59 AM
AC/DC are playing Glasgow next June! :o I must attend. Fan club tickets go on sale on Wednesday but what about us who aren't in the club? WHAT ABOUT US?! :crying:

Anyway, good to see they decided to come to Scotland. ;D

yup, pre-sale codes/site anyone? not paying $40 to join the fan club

its gonna be awesome though  : ok:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: w.axl.rose on December 15, 2008, 03:59:10 AM
amazing pictures dude. some of the best ive seen so far  : ok:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on December 15, 2008, 04:07:05 AM
AC/DC are playing Glasgow next June! :o I must attend. Fan club tickets go on sale on Wednesday but what about us who aren't in the club? WHAT ABOUT US?! :crying:

Anyway, good to see they decided to come to Scotland. ;D

yup, pre-sale codes/site anyone? not paying $40 to join the fan club

its gonna be awesome though  : ok:

They check your ID via electronic ticket scanner.

No way of getting around it.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: w.axl.rose on December 15, 2008, 04:10:54 AM
39$ and ill give you my code.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: BlowUpYourVideo on December 15, 2008, 04:33:12 PM
39$ and ill give you my code.

25


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: BlowUpYourVideo on December 17, 2008, 05:35:44 AM
Hell yeah, seeing them in June!

I finally have a reason to go to Glasgow ;D


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: CheapJon on December 17, 2008, 05:56:31 AM
i really don't know why, but i decided this morning to not try and get tickets :hihi:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: andy1981 on December 17, 2008, 06:49:07 AM
got my tickets this morning.

 ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Bansidhe on December 17, 2008, 04:28:06 PM
Tix for Glasgow went on sale this morning & sold out in 6 mins apparently. Was gutted. Just a stroke of luck then that my mate's dad found this site which still has some left & they're at face value.

https://www.seetickets.com/see/event...e&filler2=home

Hope this is handy for anyone looking for tix.  : ok:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on January 24, 2009, 03:52:17 PM
PWInsider.com is reporting that famed rock band AC/DC will be performing the theme to this year's Wrestlemania 25 event. Vince McMahon reportedly became a big AC/DC fan back in 2000 when Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live. He has since attended a concert of theirs with John Cena which has been written about in a few tabloids and news outlets.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Chief on January 24, 2009, 06:17:37 PM
kickass pics mudkicker!!!  you must have a pro camera or something high end!!!


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Smoking Guns on January 24, 2009, 07:15:23 PM
kickass pics mudkicker!!!  you must have a pro camera or something high end!!!

Agree, those pics were amazing.  AC/DC is a bunch of badasses.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: seely on January 27, 2009, 08:15:05 AM
Awesome pics you got there!
Can't wait to see these guys at wembley in June  ;D

Though i find it a little concerning that so many people still enjoy seeing a 55-year old man wearing a schoolboy uniform before stripping off  :nervous:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Dead N' Bloated on January 29, 2009, 10:26:02 AM
Any romures of an Aus tour?


 :peace:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on April 06, 2009, 12:00:11 PM
AC/DC's highly successful "Black Ice World Tour" returns to the U.S. on July 28 in Foxborough, MA at Gillette Stadium (see below for full itinerary).

AC/DC kicked off their "Black Ice World Tour" in late October 2008, crisscrossing North America and Europe garnering raves from critics along the way. The "Black Ice World Tour" was given the "Major Tour of the Year" award at the 20th annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards.

Tickets for the Foxborough, East Rutherford, Detroit, Grand Rapids and Tacoma shows go on sale Saturday, April 11, 2009. Tickets for the San Jose concert go on sale Sunday, April 12. Tickets for the San Diego concert go on sale Saturday, April 18. Tickets for the Los Angeles concert go on sale Saturday, April 25. Tickets will be available via Ticketmaster and the band's web site, www.acdc.com.

Upcoming shows on the "Black Ice" North American tour include:

Jul. 28 - Foxborough, MA - Gillette Stadium
Jul. 31 - E. Rutherford, NJ - Giants Stadium
Aug. 16 - Detroit, MI - Palace of Auburn Hills
Aug. 18 - Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena
Aug. 30 - Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome
Sep. 02 - San Jose, CA - HP Pavillion
Sep. 04 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
Sep. 06 - San Diego, CA - Sports Arena

Additional concerts will be announced shortly.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: w.axl.rose on April 06, 2009, 08:03:57 PM
ill be there for staples center. 10 minuets away from my house... looks like Garry and i have a date on september 4th  :smoking:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on April 06, 2009, 11:14:07 PM
ill be there for staples center. 10 minuets away from my house... looks like Garry and i have a date on september 4th  :smoking:

Wow, you are really close!

(http://www.geocities.com/jubing/my_music/picture/minuet_bach.gif)


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: BlowUpYourVideo on April 07, 2009, 12:24:01 PM
^Ten of those isn't far at all. Awkwardly close in fact.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on May 10, 2009, 01:23:15 PM
Australian retro-rock combo WOLFMOTHER will support AC/DC on their upcoming tour of Australia. The Australian/New Zealand dates are as follows:

Jan. 30 - Wellington, New Zealand - [to be announced] (no WOLFMOTHER)
Feb. 06 - Auckland, New Zealand - [to be announced] (no WOLFMOTHER)
Feb. 11 - Melbourne, Australia - Etihad Stadium
Feb. 18 - Sydney, Australia - ANZ Stadium
Feb. 25 - Brisbane, Australia - Nathan Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre)
Mar. 02 - Adelaide, Australia - Adelaide Oval
Mar. 06 - Perth, Australia - Subiaco

Tickets will be available for $99, or $149.90 for the best seats.

According to Undercover News, the final show in Perth is expected to be attended by late AC/DC singer Bon Scott's mother Isabelle.

Promoter Garry Van Egmond said the band gave specific instructions to keep prices reasonable.

"They want everybody to be able to afford it," he said. "They won't allow pre-sale selling ? it will be 9:00 a.m. on a Monday and the same for everyone, there is no preferential treatment."



Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on May 16, 2009, 03:50:14 PM
BUCKCHERRY Guitarist On AC/DC: 'Musically, The Band Is An Unstoppable Freight Train' - May 15, 2009 
 
Road Crew Magazine recently conducted an interview with BUCKCHERRY guitarist Keith Nelson. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

Road Crew Magazine: You were the co-producer on "Black Butterfly". So how did that differ from playing the musician's role?

Keith: Well, it started with the album "15" kind of out of sheer necessity. Because back when we were looking at making the record "15", not only was there no record deal but there was no money to pay people the ridiculous salaries to come down and produce a record. So, I made a proposition to the band. I said, "Let me do three songs over the weekend and let me produce it and if we like it, I'll make the record. If we don't like it, then we will move on and I won't bring it up again." I also offered to refund the band the cost of the studio time. Those songs were actually "Carousel" and "So Far" off "15". So, it was a boost of confidence for me and it just kind of seemed natural. I feel like we made a lot of records and we have worked with some really cool producers but, I just kind of felt like the band just needed to be the band and we just needed to capture what was going on with it with some subtle pushes in some places. For the most part, everyone can play and there is not a whole lot of direction needed. So, I guess it is kind of my job in that role to insure that we are coming across.

Road Crew Magazine: BUCKCHERRY is doing a campaign right now called the "Rescue Me" campaign to bring awareness to child abuse. Can you tell me how you got involved in that?

Keith: It came about as a result of Josh [Todd; vocals]. He read a book called "A Child Called It" and it inspired the lyrics to two songs on this record ("Rescue Me", "A Child Called It"). Once we got aware of the tragedy of that and the ongoing abuse that occurs, we looked for something that we could be involved in. We didn't think it would be this high profile. We thought we would do it a little more on the down low, but this organization and us are a really good fit. There is an event planned and we have tried to raise a little bit of awareness. We really aren't a very political band. We really like to think of ourselves as a good time rock and roll band but, there have been a few causes that we have aligned ourselves with and this is a pretty worthy one.

Road Crew Magazine: I heard AC/DC is a huge influence on you guys.

Keith: They really are. Their music is just timeless. That is one of the things that is really inspiring. Their music is timeless and they keep doing it, the longevity of their career.

Road Crew Magazine: When you got to meet them, how was that?

Keith: It was incredible. We did a number of shows with them a few years back, they were very gracious and spent some time with the entire band. Their entire band spent time with us after the last show we did with them and it was pretty cool.

Road Crew Magazine: What did you take away from that musically?

Keith: Musically and personally... Musically, the band is an unstoppable freight train. Personally, we live on the road and we meet a lot of bands and it seems like the more successful bands are and the more accomplished they are, the nicer they are. Bands that are struggling and up and coming tend to be harder to deal with and not very personable. When you play shows with bands like KISS, AEROSMITH, and AC/DC and they are just guys hanging out, it is really cool to meet people like that and have them be so cool.

Road Crew Magazine: Are you taking any bands under your wing now?

Keith: I don't really know if we are taking any bands under our wing because I don't really know that we are so established that we have a wing yet. There are definitely bands out there that we like that are maybe one or two steps on the ladder from where we just came from. It's fun to be able to pick bands to take on tour and pick bands to get involved with.

 
 


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on May 17, 2009, 01:43:38 PM
AC/DC concert shakes Munich neighbours all night long

A concert by heavy-metal rockers AC/DC in Munich on Friday drew over 100 noise complaints by irate neighbours, police reported Sunday.

Complaints came from as far as Unterhaching, a suburb almost 20 kilometers (12 miles) away from the stadium. Police said the neighbours complained about ?overly-loud music? that violated local noise ordinances.

The noise did not drive off Economy Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, who showed up at the concert with his wife, Stephanie, according to the daily Bild. The 37-year-old minister has admitted his love of heavy metal before and said that he?s been a fan of the Australian rockers since he was a teenager. Bild quoted Stephanie zu Guttenberg as saying that she had never been to an AC/DC show before, but was going because her husband was so excited to see the band.

The concert at the Olympic Stadium was attended 70,000 fans. Police said despite the noise, the concert was extremely calm. Four people were arrested for trying to get into the stadium with counterfeit tickets, otherwise there were no reports of brawling or rowdiness. Five fans without tickets also climbed a crane at a nearby building site in order to get a free peek from afar into the stadium.

God I love this band lol


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: andy1981 on May 18, 2009, 04:51:39 AM
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As Part of thier 2009 European tour; Thin Lizzy are very please to announce thay have just been confirmed as guests on the following AC/DC shows;

June 26th London Wembly
June 28th Ireland - Dublin
June 30th Scotland - Hampden

from www.thinlizzyonline.com

The Answer, Thin Lizzy & ACDC in 1 day  : ok: :beer:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: seely on May 20, 2009, 02:34:39 PM
Tickets will be available for $99, or $149.90 for the best seats.

According to Undercover News, the final show in Perth is expected to be attended by late AC/DC singer Bon Scott's mother Isabelle.

Promoter Garry Van Egmond said the band gave specific instructions to keep prices reasonable.

"They want everybody to be able to afford it," he said. "They won't allow pre-sale selling ? it will be 9:00 a.m. on a Monday and the same for everyone, there is no preferential treatment."




Cool, more artists should be doing this kind of thing

Goin to the wembley gig in just over a month now, can't wait!  :peace:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on May 24, 2009, 10:56:25 PM
According to GoldCoast.com.au, Anglo-Australian rockers AC/DC have scheduled a second Brisbane show as part of their "Black Ice" Australian tour after tickets for the first show sold out in record time Monday morning (May 25).

Tickets for the first Brisbane show, at the Queensland Sports and Athletics Centre on February 25, went on sale through Ticketek at 11:00 a.m. Monday and sold out in 30 minutes. Meanwhile, the band's Subicao Oval gig in Perth on March 6 sold out Monday morning in 10 minutes flat.

Tickets are now on sale for a second Brisbane show at the Queensland Sports and Athletics Stadium on February 27. An additional Perth concert has been announced for March 8.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: seely on June 27, 2009, 10:20:44 AM
Was at the Wembley Stadium gig last night, utterly amazing, i was in the seating section, but still got a perfect view (And we all stood up anyway), the sound was brilliant, and the band were on fire, especially Angus. THey had evberything, the hells bell, the rock n' roll train, the rosie, the cannons, two massive devils horns at the top of the stage,  a massive podium in the middle of the stadium where angus rose up ffrom surrounded by pyros, it was unforgettable! Even bettered the show i saw by Iron Maiden last year at rwickenham


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: BlowUpYourVideo on June 27, 2009, 08:37:15 PM
^What time did they come on??

Venturing into Glasgow to see them on Tuesday. :D


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Dayle1066 on June 27, 2009, 08:37:56 PM
I was there last night too down the front left. I seriously doubt I will ever have a better 2 hours in my life.

They were on at half 8, Thin Lizzy didnt play and the awful Subways replaced them.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: seely on June 28, 2009, 11:27:11 AM
^God yeah, they sucked, and the singer was just such a tit
The Answer weren't too bad though


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: andy1981 on June 29, 2009, 04:23:20 AM
Tomorrow for me!!!

cannot wait till then, I gotta work today though  ::)

reports from Wembly are that it was the best concert ever  :o

Youtube videos from Friday look utterly fantastic

not looking forward to the subways though, hope they switch the running order to them on first


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: seely on June 29, 2009, 06:22:09 AM
It was truely amazing, i thought Iron Maiden put on a great show, but AC/DC are something else altogether (though i prefer Maiden song-wise), you'll have a great fucking time buddy!


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: BlowUpYourVideo on June 30, 2009, 08:46:12 PM
Great show. ;D Had a pretty good spot, not that far from the stage. Was pretty nuts for the first 4 or 5 songs but people couldn't really keep it up. :P Speaking of which, how does Angus keep going like that for 2 hours every night at 54?? Incredible.

They played the 'Bonny' intro to Highway To Hell! :D


The support acts weren't bad. I knew one of The Subways' songs (Rock & Roll Queen) but that was it. And I think the singer from The Answer told us to have a great weekend even though it was Tuesday. :P Perhaps I misheard...

And on a totally random but I-found-it-amusing note, leaving the stadium I saw a guy with a shirt that said "WHO THE F@#! IS EDDIE VAN HALEN?" on the back. :hihi:


There were fireworks afterwards. Don't know if it was because it's the last show of the European leg or if this has been a regular thing.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: andy1981 on July 02, 2009, 08:02:37 AM
Best concert ever  : ok:

what an atmosphere!

still kinda sore today and what a comedown to come back to work today  :rofl:

no point in going to anything ever again, it just won't be as good


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on July 17, 2009, 07:55:20 PM
A few weeks before the big event, Gillett Entertainment Group has released approximately 3,000 more tickets for the highly anticipated AC/DC concert at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on August 8.

With over 50,000 tickets already sold, this will be the biggest show presented at the Olympic Stadium in the past decade.

With the release of these floor and side stage tickets, Gillett Entertainment Group hopes to satisfy the demand of as many fans as possible.

AC/DC made Forbes magazine's list of Top-Earning Musicians list of the year, with MADONNA, CELINE DION and BEYONC? taking the top three spots.

Says Forbes: "The Aussie rock band fronted by aging schoolboy Angus Young tied for No. 5 on this year's list of top earners thanks to their seemingly relentless popularity. Their fall 2008 effort, 'Black Ice', was the band's first album in eight years. Sales of 'Ice' combined with international catalog sales made AC/DC the No. 1 catalog artist of 2008. As well, their domestic tour grossed $38 million in 2008."


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on July 24, 2009, 07:07:28 PM
AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson admitted in a new interview with Classic Rock magazine that he has been considering retirement. "We were talking about the end of the tour and I said, 'We're finishing in May and that's me done!'" he says. "But Malcolm [Young, rhythm guitarist] said, 'What are you talkin' about? We're not gonna let you retire!' And now they're talking about next year. I'm going, 'What do you mean next year? We're finishing in May in Japan, I'll be tired!' And they said: 'Well, we've been offered some festivals?'"

The 61-year-old Johnson, who is scheduled to publish his autobiography "Rockers And Rollers" in October, insists that he remains fully committed to AC/DC, but says, "It's a tough one. It's not me ? it's just my age," he reveals. "I try to keep myself fit, and I love it being in this band. But it's not just me ? Cliff [Williams, bassist] is knocking on a bit more than the others. The other lads are in their early 50s. I'm the old dog in the regiment.

"It's a purely selfish thing. I don't want to look a prat if I try to push it too far. I don't want for people to see me on stage and say, 'Oh, poor old fucker, the band's carrying him!'"

Despite this, Johnson says he's feeling as good as he's ever done, and enjoying every moment on stage.

"We've been out on the road since September [2008], but it never gets boring," he says. "They're just the best rock band, and just to listen to them every night, it gets me. Every time they kick in, you think, What the fuck! You're on again and you're thinking, 'This is ridiculous! I'm still grooving!'"


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: seely on July 25, 2009, 05:10:10 PM
to be honest, i don't think it'll be long before they finally do retire  :'(


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Bodhi on July 31, 2009, 06:23:37 PM
on my way to the show at Giants Stadium, in the pouring rain...awesome  :beer:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: BlowUpYourVideo on August 01, 2009, 09:27:58 AM
on my way to the show at Giants Stadium, in the pouring rain...awesome  :beer:

Ye shall enjoy it. ;D

Actually, it was supposed to rain when they played Glasgow but it never did. In fact, it was quite warm. Suspiciously warm in fact....



With regards to retiring, hopefully it's just one of those things they talk about, but won't actually do for a while. They seem like they could go on forever..... :D


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on August 01, 2009, 12:32:42 PM
on my way to the show at Giants Stadium, in the pouring rain...awesome  :beer:

Ye shall enjoy it. ;D

Actually, it was supposed to rain when they played Glasgow but it never did. In fact, it was quite warm. Suspiciously warm in fact....



With regards to retiring, hopefully it's just one of those things they talk about, but won't actually do for a while. They seem like they could go on forever..... :D

Think so? I hope thats the case...However Brian is 61, and I doubt his voice will holdup for 2 hours in a few years screaming like he does (mind you this tour he was singing alot more), and if you look at AC/DC's pattern...How old will they be by the time they do another album/tour? last few have been at least 5 years apart..Angus and Malcolm arent getting any younger to go out and perform at the level they are now...Dont get me wrong AC/Dc is my fav band and would love nothing more then to see them continue to tour into there 70's...but I think there just being realistic...and besides Brians into his racing alot right now..Hope they stick around though...Cant even imagine the music scene without the superbly consistent AC/DC :beer:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on August 01, 2009, 12:34:29 PM
At 61 years of age, Brian Johnson is worried he may not have what it takes to keep going.  Not that it matters though, he was planning on quitting anyway.  If the other guys in the band will let him.  He revealed, in an interview with Classic Rock magazine, that when he joined the band in 1980, he planned to do thirty years and retire from performing in 2010, but that he has been persuaded by his band mates to carry on until 2011 to fulfill some festival commitments.  In the interview Johnson says "we were talking about the end of the (current Black Ice) tour and I said, 'We're finishing in May (10) - and that's me done!'  But Malcolm (Young) said, 'What are you talk in' about? We're not gonna let you retire!'"

Dosent sound too promising if hes been planning this for 30 years lol...Hope they can persuade him into 1 more album...Black Ice was so great itd be a shame not to follow it up


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on August 27, 2009, 04:44:47 PM
AC/DC tacks on more 'Black Ice' dates

Rock legends AC/DC have tacked another show onto their in-progress "Black Ice World Tour."

Since last check, an Oct. 23 concert in Atlanta has been added to the schedule, which now hits 22 cities behind Saturday's (8/29) show in Vancouver and the final concert Nov. 19 in Orlando.

Tickets for the Atlanta show go on sale Saturday (8/29) via Ticketmaster. (LiveDaily is an operating unit of Ticketmaster Entertainment, which also owns Ticketmaster.)

AC/DC also has plans to perform in Mexico and Puerto Rico in November. Information about those performances can be found on the band's website.

Last month, the Australian rockers kicked off their North American outing behind last year's "Black Ice," the group's first new studio set in nearly a decade. The long-awaited album, which is only available via Walmart, Sam's Club and the band's website, debuted at No. 1 in 29 countries, including the US.

The "Black Ice World Tour," which AC/DC began last October, marks the band's first live shows in five years.

August 2009
29 - Vancouver, British Columbia - BC Place
31 - Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome

September 2009
2 - San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion at San Jose
4 - Fresno, CA - Save Mart Center
6 - San Diego, CA - San Diego Sports Arena
8 - Anaheim, CA - Honda Center

October 2009
1 - Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center
3 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand
6 - Louisville, KY - Freedom Hall
8 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
10 - Des Moines, IA - Wells Fargo Arena
14 - Milwaukee, WI - Bradley Center
16 - Washington, DC - Verizon Center
18 - Buffalo, NY - HSBC Arena
23 - Atlanta, GA - Phillips Arena (on sale 8/29)
25 - Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum
28 - New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Arena
30 - Jacksonville, FL - Jacksonville Arena

November 2009
2 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center (on sale 9/19)
4 - Oklahoma City, OK - Ford Center (on sale 8/22)
6 - Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center
19 - Orlando, FL - Amway Arena


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on August 27, 2009, 04:58:12 PM
If anyones considering going to see them (Brian has said (whether it will be or not) that this will be there last tour...Anyways heres a review from there most recent show in Edmonton. I cant get enough of this band.

Concert Review: AC/DC
Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton - August 26, 2009
By MIKE ROSS - Special to Sun Media


EDMONTON - How delightful to encounter an AC/DC virgin posing the innocent question, "What's with all the devil horns?"

Glad you asked, Virginia. The rock band known as AC/DC has one or two songs dealing with the devil, or hell, or things that are "black," or a combination thereof. Some of the 60,000 fans who turned up at Commonwealth Stadium last night sported the promotional flashing devil horns as a homage to what they consider the world's greatest rock band, not as a way to glorify the devil, but to mock him and rob him of power, and then give all that power to AC/DC.

So it is with all good hard rock music, Virginia. Rock on.

The band has a new album -- Black Ice -- and who cares? It sounded the same as all their other stuff, basic three chord rock, which when not on the subject of hell and/or the devil, is mainly about having sex or general "rocking," or both.

No one can write a rock song about rocking better than these guys. Add them up as they were heard last night: Rock N' Roll Train (a new one) to open, Let There Be Rock, For Those About to Rock, the list goes on and on.

For 36 years these guys have been plowing their own path, blithely rocking away on those same three chords and universal subject matter, heedless of passing musical trends. When disco hit, what were they doing? Highway to Hell. The grunge revolution? It was news to them. They gave us Thunderstruck. And now that some of that meaty back-to-basics rock is coming back, full circle, as it were, AC/DC remains the same.
In fact, the older they get, the more convincing they are -- especially singer Brian Johnson, who sounded like a pirate as he praised the good people of Edmonton: "Arr, avast, ye mateys, hard to starboard!"
   
No, he didn't say that. He said they were here to "do some rock 'n' roll tonight." Good to know. AC/DC are kings of stating the obvious and not looking silly. He said the massive response from the delirious, damp fans "make us feel proud." He said he can "smell the rock 'n' roll in the air!" It smells like marijuana, by the way.

Nothing can stop AC/DC. A thunderstorm blew through the area, with lightning sighted just as they took the stage. And heavy rain arrived an hour into the show. This was no problem for the road warriors. One of the giant inflatable devil-horn hats that sat on top of the stage became flaccid. No matter. It was removed and the show went on. Most of what the fans came to hear was delivered, and then some.

The special effects were impressive. The opening, with that new song about the train, was accompanied by what appeared to be an actual train crashing through the back of the stage. Guitarist Angus Young is his own special effect, of course, in his own zone, spazzing out, vibrating and drenched in sweat as he uncorked one blistering solo after another. Blistering solos are, of course, always uncorked. It's not safe to keep them all bottled up. And when in doubt, do a slow one -- The Jack, as in "she's got the jack," in this case -- for the traditional striptease. This was still a big crowd-pleaser from the 54-year-old guitarist. Point for Johnson's running leap for the rope on the giant bell in -- you guessed it -- Hells Bells.

But the best special effect of all was the crowd itself, seething, cheering, chanting, screaming at every opportunity -- many while wearing those promotional flashing devil horns on their heads. It was quite a spectacle. Take that, Satan!

The question: What would be the perfect band to open for AC/DC? If you said, "Airbourne," which is the new AC/DC, you'd be close. The answer is the Answer, which is the new Led Zeppelin.

Credit the Answer's singer Cormac Neeson for his impressive Robert Plant howl over sturdy, three-chord rockers with titles like Keep Believin', Never Too Late and other hearty motivational oatmeal. Start your day with it! It's good for you. The Irish foursome specializes in the sort of hard-rocking blues Zeppelin did during its early days --even featuring a bit of the old mouth harp from Neeson --and it went over just fine with thousands of die-hard AC/DC fans. And let's face it, AC/DC is a hard-rocking blues band. Always has been. Always will be. The relatively recent success of the Answer is proof, if any more is needed, that this sort of thing never goes out of style.

(http://jam.canoe.ca/Music/Artists/A/Acdc/ConcertReviews/2009/08/27/acdc.jpg)


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: estebanf on September 29, 2009, 07:23:40 PM
Got tickets for AC/DC today!!!

Friday 4th of December, River Plate Stadium :beer:



Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on September 29, 2009, 09:22:17 PM
AC/DC's December 2, 2009 concert at the 65,000-capacity River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina is officially sold out and a second show has been added at the same venue for December 4. According to Argentine media reports, 30,000 tickets to the first concert were gone within an hour after they went on sale this morning.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on September 29, 2009, 09:24:23 PM
'Why AC/DC Matters' Book Due In October - Sep. 29, 2009

AC/DC is the second-best-selling popular music act of all time, bested only by THE BEATLES. They've sold 200 million albums worldwide. "Back in Black" is the second best-selling album in the world behind MICHAEL JACKSON's "Thriller" at 49 million copies sold. In 2008, thirty-five years after AC/DC first took to the stage, their sixteenth studio album, "Black Ice", debuted at #1 in 29 countries around the world, despite the fact that it was only available in Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, and via the band's web site.

So with credentials like these, why is a book titled "Why AC/DC Matters" (William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; Hardcover; October 13, 2009) necessary? Because, from the start, AC/DC was at best ignored ? and at worst ridiculed ? by the mainstream music press. In AC/DC's thirty-five-year history, the band has graced the cover of Rolling Stone exactly twice ? there was no Bon Scott memorial issue, no exclusive "in-the-studio" pieces, and no fitting recognition in any of the magazine's endless "greatest" lists. The mainstream media's critical subtext has always been that AC/DC is unworthy of serious consideration, an inexplicably popular band for the tasteless masses, selling the obvious to an unseen, uncultured majority.

Now Anthony Bozza sets the record straight. In addition to helming Rolling Stone's "Random Notes" column for two years, he penned a wide array of cover stories and features on artists ranging from Trent Reznor to Jennifer Lopez to Ozzy Osbourne and Bo Didley. Bozza also has several mega-selling books to his credit: he wrote "Whatever You Say I Am: The Life and Times of Eminem", and co-wrote comedian Artie Lange's "Too Fat to Fish" which debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, "Tommyland", the autobiography of M?TLEY CR?E drummer Tommy Lee, and Slash, the autobiography of GUNS N' ROSES and VELVET REVOLVER's legendary guitarist. In "Why AC/DC Matters" Bozza throws down the gauntlet when he states, "AC/DC is the greatest living rock band, end of story." Coming from him, this means something.

Bozza's perspective in "Why AC/DC Matters" is unique, combining the keen analytical eye of a pop culture critic with the zeal of a true music lover. His writing career has provided him with keen insight into what makes rock bands tick, and incredible access to its top-rung talent. In these pages we hear from rockers Tommy Lee and Slash, multiple Grammy Award-wining producer Rick Rubin, and professors of voice and guitar at the prestigious Berklee School of Music. Bozza examines AC/DC's rise and every aspect of what makes them so appealing, influential, and culturally important ? the bonds of brotherhood (familial and otherwise) within the band, their instantly recognizable sound, their remarkable consistency, and their army of devoted fans who span generations. This is not a definitive biography of the band. There is no deep examination of the childhood and rise of each band member or travelogue of tour bus and backstage antics. Instead, Bozza treats us to the ultimate critical appreciation of a supremely beloved and phenomenally successful rock band. "Why AC/DC Matters" is the sum total of the long-overdue serious consideration that has been so incredibly and conspicuously absent ? until now.

So, to AC/DC and their legions of fans: consider yourselves snubbed no more. "Why AC/DC Matters" validates what fans have known all along ? AC/DC is the greatest rock and roll band of all time!

(http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/reviewpics/whyacdcmatters.jpg)

Looks real cool..Will definetly pick this up


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on September 29, 2009, 09:25:21 PM
Columbia Records and Albert Productions has announced the release of "Backtracks", the ultimate AC/DC collector's experience, available Tuesday, November 10.

Arriving in two distinctly different fan-friendly editions, "Backtracks" spans the length and breadth of AC/DC's career, bringing together rare songs, hard-to-find live performances and the long-awaited debut of "Family Jewels Disc 3", a DVD showcasing the group's music videos, live performances, and promotional clips from 1992-2009. (The original double-disc "Family Jewels" was named 2005's "DVD of the Year" by the U.K.'s Classic Rock magazine while the RIAA certified the collection 10x platinum for sales in excess of 1 million copies in the U.S. alone.)

Manufactured in an exclusive run limited to 50,000 pieces, the deluxe collector's edition of "Backtracks" includes a CD of studio rarities, two CDs of live rarities, the "Family Jewels Disc 3" DVD, the "Live at the Circus Krone" DVD, a front-row immersion in the band's scorching 2003 club show in Munich, Germany, and a 12" long-playing album, struck in 180 gram vinyl, of hard-to-find studio tracks. The limited-edition "Backtracks" includes a five-disc media carrier to house and transport the set's three CDs and two DVDs.

In addition the deluxe collector's edition comes with a 164-page coffee table book and an Original Memorabilia Reproductions Envelope containing an astounding array of facsimiles including the "I DO IT FOR AC/DC" button (the band's very first tour merch), the 1976 "Lock Up Your Daughters" tour flyer, the "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" recording track sheet, a 2' x 3' 1977 "Let There Be Rock" European tour poster, a Bon Scott parrot tattoo replica, an AC/DC logo guitar pick, an Australian "Money Talks" dollar, three black-and-white fine art lithographs of never-before-seen photos of the band in the Alberts Studio in 1977 and more.

The AC/DC deluxe collector's edition of "Backtracks" comes housed in a fully operational AC/DC guitar amplifier. The limited and numbered deluxe collector's edition of "Backtracks" will be available direct-to-consumers exclusively through the web site ACDCBacktracks.com with full details on pre-ordering going live on the site on Tuesday, September 29.

The three-disc standard version of "Backtracks" distills the electrifying essence of the deluxe set into one CD of studio rarities, one CD of hard-to-find live tracks, and the indispensable "Family Jewels Disc 3" DVD.

What you get with AC/DC "Backtracks" Deluxe Collector's Edition:

Collector's Edition Box-Set:

The 12"x12"x4" (30cm*30cm*10cm) exterior box is designed to resemble a vintage AC/DC guitar amp ? complete with the original logo that was spray-painted onto the rear of Angus and Malcolm Young's speaker cabinets in 1975. The "head" of the amp has a handle that lifts the top off to reveal the contents housed within. Oh yeah, the head is also a WORKING GUITAR AMPLIFIER! That's right, one watt of pure AC/DC makes this box a truly unique collector's item. You can PLAY the box set while LISTENING TO the box set! Check out the videos of Angus using the amp.

3 CDs:

CD 1 ? Studio Rarities

This CD, for the first time, collects AC/DC's studio rarities, many on CD for the first time. These are all of the songs that the band recorded throughout their career that appeared on Australian-only LP releases, movie soundtracks, 7" and 12" single releases, and CD "tour editions", etc. 12 of the 18 tracks are completely unique songs that have all been remastered to match the unparalleled sound quality of the rest of the Columbia AC/DC catalog reissues. The other 6 tracks are the original versions of classic AC/DC songs previously only available on the original Australian albums. Some restore seconds to the original fades, others restore guitar solos and choruses. All are highly sought-after collectibles and have never sounded this good!

CDs 2 & 3 ? Live Rarities

Like CD 1, this is a collection of the band's live rarities from singles, CD pros, compilations and other oddities. All have been remastered from original sources for optimum sound quality.

2 DVDs:

"Family Jewels" Disc 3

Picking up where the original 2DVD "Family Jewels" set leaves off (1991), "Family Jewels" Disc Three begins with "Big Gun" the theme song to the motion picture "Last Action Hero" ? itself a rarity on CD 1 ? the first time on any AC/DC album! You also get all three music videos from the "Ballbreaker" album, three from "Stiff Upper Lip" and the most recent clips for "Rock N Roll Train" and "Anything Goes" from the #1 album "Black Ice". But there's more! Several clips from the original "Family Jewels" set actually had more than one promotional clip. Here are the alternate versions of those classic videos ? all on DVD for the first time.

Live At The Circus Krone 2003:

2003 was a banner year for AC/DC. From their induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame to massive European dates with THE ROLLING STONES, the band made several high-profile public appearances (including the SARS concert in Toronto for 200,000!). One run of shows found the band returning to their roots ? playing clubs and theaters where they thrilled fans with sweaty, stripped-down shows and even throwing in some rarities they hadn't played in years. This show from Munich, Germany is the epitome of an "inside" look at how powerful the AC/DC show is ? without all the bells and whistles of the big arena and stadium shows (well, they did bring the cannons?).

164-Page Coffee Table Book:

164 pages of rare and unseen photos spanning 1974-2009 plus full-size re-prints of original press releases, tour itineraries, tour books, test pressing labels, advertisements and much more. A real history of the band from the inside out. Rare photography includes never-before-seen shots of the band recording at the Albert Music studio on King Street in Sydney with legendary producers Harry Vanda and George Young in 1977. Also tons of unpublished live shots from all over the world.

LP:

The 12 unique studio rarities from CD 1 presented on 180-gram audiophile vinyl, mastered specifically for LP. A classic album in its own right!

For complete track listings, video clips, photos and extensive information, visit ACDCBacktracks.com.

(http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/reviewpics/acdccoll.jpg)


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: estebanf on September 29, 2009, 10:28:10 PM
AC/DC's December 2, 2009 concert at the 65,000-capacity River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina is officially sold out and a second show has been added at the same venue for December 4. According to Argentine media reports, 30,000 tickets to the first concert were gone within an hour after they went on sale this morning.

this is so damn true!!!

I tried buying the tickets via internet from 0:00 to 3:00 AM and then from 11:00 AM to 07:00 PM. The page was absolutely collapsed.

Made (not kidding) 50 attempts via telephone, and finally some guy's voice appeared and was able to buy two tickets. But for 4th of december. 2nd was sold out.

AC/DC sold (this is what argentine press says) 45.000 tickets in 8 hours, and the gig was sold out today at 7 PM (its 11:25 PM here). The tickets went on sale from 0:00 to 9:00 (only via internet, only ''field'' tickets) and all other places plus the rest of the fields tickets went on sale via all other options at 9:00.

Its just a matter of hours for the band to officially announce a third date. three dates at the River Plate Stadium are... 180.000 people +

buying these tickets was the worst nightmare I had suffered. trust me.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on December 02, 2009, 04:34:30 PM
According to 10Musica.com, AC/DC's three sold-out shows at the River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina on December 2, 3 and 6 (65,000 capacity each) will be filmed for a future DVD release. Additional footage at the stadium will be shot on Saturday, December 5 without the presence of an audience.

AC/DC arrived in Buenos Aires on Sunday, November 29.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: estebanf on December 02, 2009, 11:35:24 PM
just ended the first of the three shows. Im attending the next one, on friday.

I talked to people who just came from the River Plate stadium and they're just speechless.

I've read several ''i dont know what to say, its simply unbelievable. go to the show having for sure you're attending one of the best shows of your whole life''.

cant wait to see the young brothers onstage  :beer:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: estebanf on December 03, 2009, 05:07:20 PM
(http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/6416/acdc.jpg)
(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/3915/acdc1a.jpg)
(http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/7789/acdc2.jpg)
(http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/7096/acdc3.jpg)

 :peace:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: estebanf on December 05, 2009, 01:20:12 AM
just came back from the River Plate Stadium.

damn man, I've never attended a show this intense. You spend 1:45 of the total 2 hours jumping and fighting for your life. Its too adrenalinic, and the band sounds tight, simply perfect. Angus Young is the fucking biggest guitar god of all times, and Brian is in top form. He ran like 60 meters in 9 seconds to then jump into the bell's rope and introduce ''Hells Bells'', which was  the best song of the show along with Dirty Deeds, Thunderstruck, Shoot To Trill and the incredible opener, Rock N' Roll Train.

There were 66.000 people. It was packed as I have never seen the River Plate Stadium.

An incredible show, from the start to the end. The fireworks, the sound quality, the performance... everything... lots of topless during ''The Jack'' :hihi:

From what i remember, the songs played were:

Rock N Roll Train - Shot Down In Flames - Back In Black - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap - Black Ice - Dog Eat Dog - Thunderstruck - Hells Bells - You Shook Me All Night Long - TNT - Shoot To Thrill - One more from Black Ice I cant remember the name - Big Jack - Whole Lotta Rosie - For Those About To Rock (we salute you)


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: mrlee on December 05, 2009, 07:20:55 AM
oohh they did Dog Eat Dog? Nice


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: estebanf on December 10, 2009, 07:33:08 PM
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Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: BlowUpYourVideo on December 25, 2009, 09:22:43 AM
Got the deluxe edition of the Backtracks boxset for Xmas. The thing is a beast. ;D


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Halo69 on December 28, 2009, 01:56:57 PM
I went to AC/DC's show in june i think, this year in Portugal and they rocked the house! I can't believe they can still throw out a show like that... 5 stars, amazing!


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on February 11, 2010, 07:54:37 PM
AC/DC's setlist for tonight's (Thursday, February 11) concert in Melbourne as as follows:

01. Rock N' Roll Train
02. Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be
03. Back In Black
04. Big Jack
05. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
06. Shot Down In Flames
07. Thunderstruck
08. Black Ice
09. The Jack
10. Hells Bells
11. Shoot To Thrill
12. War Machine
13. High Voltage
14. You Shook Me All Night Long
15. T.N.T.
16. Whole Lotta Rosie
17. Let There Be Rock

Encore:

18. Highway To Hell
19. For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)

AC/DC started its first Australian tour since 2001 this week amid reports that singer Brian Johnson has been thinking about retiring after a possible throat cancer scare late last year. Johnson said, "Of course I don't want to retire, but I'm telling you if the body or the voice packs in there's nothing I can do. Pride is what it is. You don't want to let yourself, the band or the fans down. I'll go on as long as I can."

As previously reported, Johnson has lashed out at U2 frontman Bono and musician and Live Aid organizer Bob Geldof for their outspoken activism and public charity work. In an interview with Australia's Herald Sun, Johnson said that he donates to charity but prefers to stay quiet about it, explaining, "I don't tell everybody they should give money ? they can't afford it. When I was a working man, I didn't want to go to a concert for some bastard to talk down to me that I should be thinking of some kid in Africa. I'm sorry, mate, do it yourself, spend some of your own money and get it done."

AC/DC does not play charity events, even turning down a slot at Geldof's massive 1985 Live Aid global concert. Johnson said, "Bob Geldof is a canny lad. He did what he thought was right at the time but it didn't work. The money didn't go to poor people. It makes me mad when people try to use politics or charity for publicity. Do a charity gig, fair enough, but not on worldwide television."

   


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on February 15, 2010, 09:59:53 AM
The Daily Telegraph reports: Midway through AC/DC's song "Thunderstruck" at Melbourne, Australia's Etihad Stadium on Saturday night, first-time mom-to-be Samantha Williamson from Drouin was hit with a contraction.

But Williamson was determined to hang on until the end of the gig.

"Not even the baby was going to stop me seeing AC/DC,'' she said.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: BlowUpYourVideo on February 19, 2010, 06:25:32 AM
(http://www.buoy.com/~bonfire/Bon_Angusjbk.jpg)

Bon Scott died 30 years ago today. :(


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on February 19, 2010, 07:43:40 PM
Angus looks like Mick Jagger in that picture.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Getizzyback on February 20, 2010, 09:23:49 PM
Seems like I remember that picture from the Jailbreak '74 album sleeve.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Finckism on February 21, 2010, 01:24:20 AM
I saw them in Buenos Aires last December. Now everytime i hear For Those About To Rock i remember the best day of my life.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: metallex78 on February 21, 2010, 01:29:54 AM
Saw them Thursday night at ANZ stadium in Sydney, and for a bunch of guys in their 60's, they'd give alot of younger bands a run for their money.
They were pretty fuckin amazing, and talk about tight as well. These guys play the songs exactly how they sound on the albums.

Pretty awesome stage show as well, lots of props, pyro and explosions, and the intro sequence was really good too.

If you get a chance to see them play, do it! : ok:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: andy1981 on May 06, 2010, 06:25:40 AM
quite a shrewd marketing ploy with ALL ACDC on the Iron Man 2 sound track

I'd reccomend you stump up the cash for the 2 disk version with the live tracks on disk 2 as most fans will have all the tunes on disk 1 already

Love a bit of the DC me  : ok:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: The Bedouin on July 29, 2010, 05:50:12 PM
this week (25th) was the 30th anniversary of the album back in black.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: BlowUpYourVideo on July 30, 2010, 02:34:55 PM
Man, there really wasn't that much time between Bon dying, them hiring Brian and recording and releasing BIB (which then went on to be the second-highest-selling album ever).

Anyway, happy birthday Back In Black. :beer: Must listen to it again at some point.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on February 19, 2011, 02:44:14 PM
AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson revealed in a new interview (see video below) with OversteetTV.net that the band's new live album, and accompanying concert video, will be released "in about six weeks." The set is expected to contain footage of AC/DC's three sold-out shows at the River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires on December 2, December 3 and December 6, 2009 (65,000 capacity each).

"We've got a new live album which we shot in Argentina at the end of the last tour, which was about September," Johnson said during the interview. "There was 300,000 people there, and it was just wonderful. We had about 12 cameras there and a great sound crew, and we just enjoyed the heck out of it.

"The live album comes out, with the video of those concerts, in about six weeks or something. So I'm looking forward to that."

He added, "After that, we haven't made any plans; we just wanted to have a rest, 'cause we were on the road for two years. We played in front of five million people. and we deserve a rest, I think. We're pretty pooped. I know that sounds horrible to people that work hard, but believe me, it is hard work."

Footage from AC/DC's Buenos Aires concerts was previously used in the video for the band's classic album cut "Shoot To Thrill", which served as the first single from AC/DC's "Iron Man 2" soundtrack (featuring catalog material from the mid-1970s onwards). The video also incorporated exclusive footage from "Iron Man 2".

The Buenos Aires concerts were part of AC/DC's highly acclaimed "Black Ice World Tour", the second-highest-grossing world tour of 2009, according to concert industry trade publication Pollstar.

AC/DC's setlist for the Buenos Aires concerts was as follows:

01. Rock N' Roll Train
02. Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be
03. Back in Black
04. Big Jack
05. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
06. Shot Down In Flames
07. Thunderstruck
08. Black Ice
09. The Jack
10. Hells Bells
11. Shoot To Thrill
12. War Machine
13. Dog Eat Dog
14. You Shook Me All Night Long
15. T.N.T.
16. Whole Lotta Rosie
17. Let There Be Rock

Encore:

18. Highway To Hell
19. For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)


Awesome news cant wait


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on March 06, 2011, 03:39:59 PM
According to ACDCZone.com and Amazon.com, AC/DC will release a new concert DVD, tentatively titled "Live At River Plate", documenting the band's massive "Black Ice" world tour. Shot with 32 cameras entirely in HD in December of 2009, the set marks AC/DC's triumphant return to Buenos Aires where nearly 200,000 fans, and three sold-out shows in December 2009, welcomed the band back after a 13-year absence from Argentina. This stunning live footage of AC/DC underscores what Argentina's Pagina 12 newspaper reported by saying "no one is on the same level when it comes to pure and clear rock and roll." Additionally, the DVD contains a bonus feature titled "The Fan, The Roadie, The Guitar Tech & The Meat", featuring interviews with AC/DC, their crew and fans among the excitement of the creation of the concerts and the city of Buenos Aires.

Track listing:

01. Rock N Roll Train
02. Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be
03. Back In Black
04. Big Jack
05. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
06. Shot Down In Flames
07. Thunderstruck
08. Black Ice
09. The Jack
10. Hells Bells
11. Shoot To Thrill
12. War Machine
13. Dog Eat Dog
14. You Shook Me All Night Long
15. T.N.T.
16. Whole Lotta Rosie
17. Let There Be Rock
18. Highway To Hell
19. For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)

Bonus features:

* The Fan, The Roadie, The Guitar Tech & The Meat
* AC/DC Tour Animation

According to OnSight.co.uk, after workflow planning for the three-day, 20-camera shoot, it was up to On Sight to make sure everything went smoothly. Axis Films took care of all HD cameras (including 15 REDs) as well as the production equipment. Axis Films also supplied DITs to manage all of the digital rushes produced during the three sold-out shows.

The seamless production was completed by the HD Lab who provided conform, online, mastering and deliverable services for Serpent Productions, who regularly work with some of the world's best-known artists.

AC/DC singer Brian Johnson said in a recent interview that the band has no immediate plans following the set's release, explaining, "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."

Footage from AC/DC's Buenos Aires concerts was previously used in the video for the band's classic album cut "Shoot To Thrill", which served as the first single from AC/DC's "Iron Man 2" soundtrack (featuring catalog material from the mid-1970s onwards). The video also incorporated exclusive footage from "Iron Man 2".

The Buenos Aires concerts were part of AC/DC's highly acclaimed "Black Ice World Tour", the second-highest-grossing world tour of 2009, according to concert industry trade publication Pollstar.

(http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/soulflypremiere/acdcplatenew.jpg)


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on May 11, 2011, 12:13:25 PM
Rock Solid: AC/DC Stand Firm On Downloads

They are the last major act to refuse to sell their music on the internet but AC/DC are still insisting their songs will never be available to download.

Speaking at the world premiere of their new concert film in London, the band?s guitarist Angus Young said he refuses to sanction allowing individual tracks to be downloaded because their songs should be heard as part of a full album.

He told Sky News: "I know the Beatles have changed but we?re going to carry on like that.

"For us it?s the best way. We are a band who started off with albums and that?s how we?ve always been.

"We always were a band that if you heard something (by AC/DC) on the radio, well, that?s only three minutes. Usually the best tracks were on the albums."

Speaking to Sky News Johnson denied he was thinking of hanging up his legendary flat cap and quitting.

?No, never. Not as long as I can still walk and sing. I should think we?ll be back absolutely.

?We?ll definitely be back,? added Angus, who confirmed they are working on a new album but admitted he had no idea how they could top the Black Ice tour, which sold 5.1m tickets and grossed an estimated $477m.

"We?ll just keep at it and next time we?ll try to do it bigger and better."

Skynews.com


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: overmatik on May 16, 2011, 10:03:34 PM
I know they have been playing the same music for the last 30 years, but damn, this live DVD is insane. Apart from the fast editing, the band is in the top of their game!


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on May 17, 2011, 10:08:46 AM
I know they have been playing the same music for the last 30 years, but damn, this live DVD is insane. Apart from the fast editing, the band is in the top of their game!

Agreed, what woulda been nice, is over those 3 shows if they hada added an extra tune or two we hadnt heard in awhile to spice up the tracklisting, but crowd is amazing, and angus still blows me away that he can move like that at the age of 56...love the dvd though and change of heart about doing another tour


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on May 13, 2012, 11:44:38 AM
AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young has confirmed to Classic Rock magazine that the band is working on the follow-up to 2008's "Black Ice". But he said fans will likely have to wait longer than expected, after singer Brian Johnson suggested there would be new material next year.

"You know what Brian's like. He just says things and then walks away," Malcolm said. "It'll be a little while ? a year or two anyway.

He added, "I've been doing some jamming on some song ideas but I do that all the time, as do the rest of the band. We are still working. But we had a long rest between 'Stiff Upper Lip' and 'Black Ice', so I think we need a couple of years to recuperate and work on it a bit more."

During a January 2012 appearance on "The Cowhead Show", the American radio program hosted by Mike "Cowhead" Calta, Johnson revealed that health issues were affecting one of his bandmates, which may have put new album plans temporarily on hold. "One of the boys is a little sick and I can't say anything, but he's getting better," Brian said. "He's doing wonderful. Full recovery fully expected."

The singer added, "It's a wonderful thing when we get in a room. Whenever the boys get back together, I get all excited. The boys, after a while, pick the guitars up, Phil [Rudd] will make his way to the drums, Cliff [Williams] will pull his bass out and then all of a sudden this noise comes out and I sit there with just this big old grin on my face."


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: MR.BROWNSTONE on February 21, 2014, 10:27:40 PM
AC/DC hoping to celebrate 40th anniversary with 40 shows.

Rock legends AC/DC will celebrate their 40th anniversary in 2014 by performing 40 shows around the world, while recording their first new album in five years. Frontman Brian Johnson has revealed he and his bandmates are planning to enter a studio in Vancouver, Canada, in May.

Calling in to Florida DJ Andy Preston's 98.7 The Gater radio show on Friday, Johnson told the radio personality the band has been keeping a low profile of late because one member was ill.

Johnson explained, "One of our boys was pretty ill, so we didn't like to say anything, and we're very private about things like this, so we didn't wanna say anything. And he's a very proud man. But I think we'll be going into the studio in May."

He added, "It's been 40 years of the band's existence, so I think we're gonna try to do 40 gigs, 40 shows, to thank the fans for their undying loyalty. I mean, honestly, our fans are just the best in the world, and we appreciate every one of them. So, like I said, we'll have to go out, even though we're getting a bit long in the tooth."

source: http://music.msn.com/music/article.aspx?news=852744&gt1=28101


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: rebelhipi on February 22, 2014, 11:14:59 AM
AC/DC hoping to celebrate 40th anniversary with 40 shows.

Rock legends AC/DC will celebrate their 40th anniversary in 2014 by performing 40 shows around the world, while recording their first new album in five years. Frontman Brian Johnson has revealed he and his bandmates are planning to enter a studio in Vancouver, Canada, in May.

Calling in to Florida DJ Andy Preston's 98.7 The Gater radio show on Friday, Johnson told the radio personality the band has been keeping a low profile of late because one member was ill.

Johnson explained, "One of our boys was pretty ill, so we didn't like to say anything, and we're very private about things like this, so we didn't wanna say anything. And he's a very proud man. But I think we'll be going into the studio in May."

He added, "It's been 40 years of the band's existence, so I think we're gonna try to do 40 gigs, 40 shows, to thank the fans for their undying loyalty. I mean, honestly, our fans are just the best in the world, and we appreciate every one of them. So, like I said, we'll have to go out, even though we're getting a bit long in the tooth."

source: http://music.msn.com/music/article.aspx?news=852744&gt1=28101
Hellyeah! : ok:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: overmatik on April 15, 2014, 09:06:10 AM
Fans hope for the best as rumours swirl about Malcolm Young?s health and AC/DC?s future

MUSIC fans are waiting for rock band AC/DC to confirm or deny the latest rumours over their future. Whispers surfaced this morning that the band?s 40th anniversary tour may be axed due to the health of one member, with some suggesting guitarist Malcolm Young may be unwell.

The band?s publicist has yet to comment and there has been no official statement from the notoriously private band on the new retirement speculation. Showbiz commentator Peter Ford tweeted ?there was some sad detail? behind the rumoured decision.

Source: http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/fans-hope-for-the-best-as-rumours-swirl-about-malcolm-youngs-health-and-acdcs-future/story-e6frfmq9-1226884658411 (http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/fans-hope-for-the-best-as-rumours-swirl-about-malcolm-youngs-health-and-acdcs-future/story-e6frfmq9-1226884658411)



Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: GeorgeSteele on April 16, 2014, 10:23:23 AM

Here's the band's statement posted on FB:

After forty years of life dedicated to AC/DC, guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young is taking a break from the band due to ill health. Malcolm would like to thank the group?s diehard legions of fans worldwide for their never-ending love and support.

In light of this news, AC/DC asks that Malcolm and his family?s privacy be respected during this time. The band will continue to make music.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: rebelhipi on April 16, 2014, 01:17:59 PM

Here's the band's statement posted on FB:

After forty years of life dedicated to AC/DC, guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young is taking a break from the band due to ill health. Malcolm would like to thank the group?s diehard legions of fans worldwide for their never-ending love and support.

In light of this news, AC/DC asks that Malcolm and his family?s privacy be respected during this time. The band will continue to make music.

:(
I hope he gets well soon.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Is he struggling? on April 16, 2014, 04:10:51 PM
Awful news. Little brother Angus may get the limelight, but Malc's riffing has always been the guts of AC/DC.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: GeorgeSteele on April 16, 2014, 04:36:09 PM
Awful news. Little brother Angus may get the limelight, but Malc's riffing has always been the guts of AC/DC.

Absolutely.  Angus has always said it's been Malcolm's band since day 1.  Hope he gets well soon.   :peace:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on July 09, 2014, 10:25:00 AM
Legendary Anglo-Australian hard rockers AC/DC have completed work on their new studio album, due later in the year. The group's lead singer Brian Johnson revealed to TeamRock Radio earlier today that he and his bandmates have toyed with the idea of calling the CD "Man Down" in reference to guitarist Malcolm Young's health problems which have forced him to take a break from AC/DC.

AC/DC's new effort was laid down over a series of recording sessions with producer Brendan O'Brien in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. "It was brilliant over there," Johnson said.

"We're done. I'm very excited and we've got some great songs.

"I wanted to call the album 'Man Down'. But it's a bit negative and it was probably just straight from the heart. I like that."

Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/acdc-completes-work-on-new-album-considers-man-down-as-possible-title/#AtPbMzm5DjyPi8CV.99


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: GeorgeSteele on September 24, 2014, 09:46:12 AM

Sad day for rock n' roll...

AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young retires from band

http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/acdc-to-release-new-album-rock-or-bust-as-guitarist-malcolm-young-retires-from-band/story-e6frfmq9-1227069572711


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: JAEBALL on September 25, 2014, 11:43:03 AM
Really sad... he can't be in good shape for this to occur..

I have never seen AC DC ... which I certainly will correct if they tour this fall


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Bridge on September 28, 2014, 03:32:23 PM
I know they have been playing the same music for the last 30 years, but damn, this live DVD is insane. Apart from the fast editing, the band is in the top of their game!

Yeah, the crowd was incredible during the shows that were filmed!  67,000 people at each of the three consecutive shows, singing along to every word and guitar riff!


Really sad... he can't be in good shape for this to occur..

I have never seen AC DC ... which I certainly will correct if they tour this fall

Glad I saw them with Malcolm, during the 2008 Black Ice tour.  One of the most amazing shows I've ever seen.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: GeorgeSteele on November 06, 2014, 09:13:32 AM

DONE DIRT CHEAP!!!

AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd Arrested in Murder Plot

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/10711053/Serious-charges-for-AC-DC-drummer-Phil-Rudd



Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: rebelhipi on November 06, 2014, 09:44:24 AM
someone didnt do something for money honey, and he got caught with his pants down.

its a good thing that, hell ain't a bad place to be  :D


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: jarmo on November 06, 2014, 12:01:25 PM
Wow.

That's just like something out of a movie...


/jarmo



Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: GeorgeSteele on November 06, 2014, 12:37:02 PM
Wow.

That's just like something out of a movie...


/jarmo



In the case of this band, something out of one their songs!


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: JAEBALL on November 06, 2014, 12:43:58 PM
I have never posted in a thread about another band before minus VR... (I don't think)

but this story is just so absurd !

he looks awful in that picture... he must be in real deep with the drugs...

I wonder how this affects their upcoming plans


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: rebelhipi on November 06, 2014, 12:58:28 PM
I have never posted in a thread about another band before minus VR... (I don't think)

but this story is just so absurd !

he looks awful in that picture... he must be in real deep with the drugs...

I wonder how this affects their upcoming plans
Well AC/DC are going to tour in 2015 and its almost sure that Rudd cannot leave the country, he might even go to prison for years. Added to all this Rudd wasent present to AC/DC:s video shoot earlier this week and a photo shoot they did a few weeks back so that indicates that the band might have known whats going on and continuing without him.
I think they are auditioning drummers right now.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: JAEBALL on November 06, 2014, 01:04:49 PM
Oh yeah... Guilty or innocent.. I can't imagine him being an option for the foreseeable future


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Sosso on November 06, 2014, 09:32:16 PM
A statement from the band:

"We've only become aware of Phil's arrest as the news was breaking. We have no further comment. Phil?s absence will not affect the release of our new album Rock or Bust and upcoming tour next year."


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Sosso on November 06, 2014, 09:39:31 PM
I have never posted in a thread about another band before minus VR... (I don't think)

but this story is just so absurd !

he looks awful in that picture... he must be in real deep with the drugs...

I wonder how this affects their upcoming plans
Well AC/DC are going to tour in 2015 and its almost sure that Rudd cannot leave the country, he might even go to prison for years. Added to all this Rudd wasent present to AC/DC:s video shoot earlier this week and a photo shoot they did a few weeks back so that indicates that the band might have known whats going on and continuing without him.
I think they are auditioning drummers right now.

Why not Simon Wright or Chris Slade?


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: GypsySoul on November 07, 2014, 12:10:08 AM
Prosecutors drop charge against AC/DC's Phil Rudd
http://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/prosecutors-drop-charge-against-ac-dcs-phil-rudd/ar-AA6W7Mc

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) ? New Zealand prosecutors on Friday backtracked by dropping a murder-for-hire charge against AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd, saying there wasn't enough evidence to proceed.

But the 60-year-old member of the popular Australian band still faces a serious charge of threatening to kill, which comes with a maximum prison term of seven years. He also faces charges of possessing methamphetamine and marijuana.

In a statement, Tauranga Crown Solicitor Greg Hollister-Jones said his office became responsible for prosecuting Rudd after he had been charged by police and had appeared in court.

"The file was obtained today and reviewed," Hollister-Jones said Friday, adding he "made the decision that there was insufficient evidence to proceed with the charge of attempting to procure murder."

Rudd's lawyer Paul Mabey said the decision to charge Rudd was made by police without consulting with prosecutors.

"The charge alleging an attempt to procure murder should never have been laid," Mabey said in a statement, adding "Mr. Rudd has suffered unnecessary and extremely damaging publicity as a result of widespread and sensational reporting of a very serious allegation, which on any basis was never justified. The damage to Mr. Rudd is incalculable."

Attempting to procure murder comes with a maximum 10 year prison sentence.

AC/DC said the arrest of its drummer won't affect its upcoming tour or album release. The band released a statement through publicist Benny Tarantini on Thursday saying band members had "only become aware of Phil's arrest as the news was breaking."

"We have no further comment. Phil's absence will not affect the release of our new album 'Rock or Bust' and upcoming tour next year."

"Rock or Bust" is due to be released on Dec. 2 and will be the band's first new studio album in six years. The band plans to promote it during a world tour next year.



Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: jarmo on November 07, 2014, 07:57:15 AM
Innocent until proven guilty....




/jarmo


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: AxlsMainMan on November 07, 2014, 08:34:30 AM
Surely their new album will debut at #1 after all this publicity :hihi:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: jarmo on November 14, 2014, 11:12:20 AM
Sounds similar to another drummer in another band we all know: http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2014/11/13/acdcs-rudd-difficult-pre-arrest-say-bandmates/18967191/




/jarmo




Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: rebelhipi on November 15, 2014, 08:03:02 AM
Sounds similar to another drummer in another band we all know: http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2014/11/13/acdcs-rudd-difficult-pre-arrest-say-bandmates/18967191/




/jarmo



;D its 1990 all over again

I saw Rudd walk past me in 2010 and he looked very very different from what he looked like a few years before.
Its a shame really, Chris Slade  is my fav ac/dc drummer  i hope he comes back.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: rebelhipi on November 15, 2014, 08:18:17 AM
Funny story actually, it was the day before guns played in helsinki and i decided to go hang out in front of the hotel where 95% of big names that come to helsinki stays. So i meet fellow fans and board members, i had my chinese cd with me and a marker, and theres Malcom Young that walks in the hotel, i saw ac/dc play in Tampere which is about 200 km from helsinki  a few days before. So i was very suprised to see ac/dc people still in helsinki.

Me being a massive ac/dc fan i desided to stay for a while even thou i didnt interact with any ac/dc people, i didnt have a camera or ac/dc cd's. and then Phil Rudd comes out looking weird and didnt give any photos or autographs unlike Malcom. Then i met Dj Ashba and Dizzy Reed who where extremently nice. After that Angus Young came out and gave many photos and autographs, still i didnt go in there i just watched. i didnt see the point to ask Angus to sign my chinese cd. :)

I saw also Del James and some other people maybe even Jarmo! then i saw a big car leaving the hotel thru the 'secret' exit, and im still sure that that was AXL leaving helsinki to go to Kimi R?ikk?nens place.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: kaasupoltin on November 18, 2014, 11:46:24 AM
Good times rebelhipi, good times ;) That was a long day though.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: norway on November 20, 2014, 03:44:29 PM

Wow.

That's just like something out of a movie...


/jarmo



Drugs :nervous:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: rebelhipi on November 23, 2014, 05:28:52 PM
Good times rebelhipi, good times ;) That was a long day though.
Good times indeed!

I hope that you and your kid are doing really great!


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Sosso on November 23, 2014, 08:42:34 PM
(https://fbcdn-photos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-0/10527287_10152865478752930_2207420706882916180_n.jpg?oh=9a2958b2db61dc40ee5776f6005db04d&oe=54E05880&__gda__=1423524821_fb65946891c0a6ee2bfdd3c37f943add)

(https://fbcdn-photos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-0/10801652_10152865817427930_9203073032981123278_n.jpg?oh=a0445f7ccf8addb1430c79df88951df5&oe=550A9897&__gda__=1426664898_3ed55a3a1fd11795f113395e655c7710)

Source: official facebook page


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: andy1981 on December 12, 2014, 05:38:32 AM
Just announced UK and reland dates  ;D

Tickets on sale December 17th.

Can anyone direct me to a pre-sale for Hampden?


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Sosso on December 28, 2014, 07:06:07 PM
I will be at one of the concerts in Germany  :smoking:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Sosso on January 01, 2015, 09:24:09 PM
http://ultimateclassicrock.com/brian-johnson-billy-joel-new-years-eve/

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/govt-mule-acdc-covers-myles-kennedy/


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Sosso on February 07, 2015, 08:14:20 PM
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/chris-slade-confirms-return-to-acdc-this-is-an-amazing-opportunity-for-me/


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Sosso on February 08, 2015, 09:22:24 PM
http://billboard.com/entry/view/id/115248


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Getizzyback on February 08, 2015, 10:48:26 PM
Too bad about Phil Rudd, the dude has been with the band for neons, you really hate to see people lose their lives. I know it's his own fault and all
but man it sucks. I have been a fan for many years, probably longer than some of the posters on this board have been alive..lol!
Not only that, but Phil and I share the same birthday (May 19th)  :'(


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Bridge on February 08, 2015, 11:32:44 PM
Too bad about Phil Rudd, the dude has been with the band for neons, you really hate to see people lose their lives.

Recent news of Phil Rudd's death was a hoax.  He is very much alive.

http://en.mediamass.net/people/phil-rudd/deathhoax.html (http://en.mediamass.net/people/phil-rudd/deathhoax.html)


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: rebelhipi on February 09, 2015, 04:44:42 AM
i am exited about Chris Slade. he is my fav ac/dc drummer.

I will need to see them live this tour.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Sosso on February 10, 2015, 11:04:20 PM
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/acdc-films-rock-the-blues-away-video-in-los-angeles/#lPOrbLExXSmDODmI.01


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Falcon on February 11, 2015, 03:14:15 PM
Stadium tour in North America just announced:

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ac-dc-announce-north-american-rock-or-bust-tour-dates-20150211

AC/DC North American "Rock or Bust" Tour Dates:

August 22 - Foxborough, MA @ Gillette Stadium
August 26 - E. Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium
August 28 - Quebec City, ON @ Plains Of Abraham 
August 31 - Montreal, QC @ Olympic Stadium       
September 3 - Ottawa, ON @ TD Place     
September 5 - Moncton, NB @ Magnetic Hill     
September 8 - Detroit, MI @ Ford Field             
September 10 - Toronto, ON @ Downsview Park   
September 15 - Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field       
September 20 - Edmonton, AL @ Commonwealth Stadium
September 2 - Vancouver, BC @ BC Place       
September 25 - San Francisco, CA @ AT&T Park               
September 28 - Los Angeles, CA @ Dodger Stadium   





Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Sosso on February 14, 2015, 09:47:05 PM
i am exited about Chris Slade. he is my fav ac/dc drummer.

I will need to see them live this tour.

My Top 4 is as follows: 1. Chris Slade / 2. Phil Rudd / 3. Simon Wright / 4. Tony Currenti


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on February 26, 2015, 04:09:32 PM
pissed its a stadium tour...and toronto is first come first serve...i planned on throwing down bigtime to get great seats


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: rebelhipi on February 27, 2015, 02:56:40 PM
i am exited about Chris Slade. he is my fav ac/dc drummer.

I will need to see them live this tour.

My Top 4 is as follows: 1. Chris Slade / 2. Phil Rudd / 3. Simon Wright / 4. Tony Currenti
Same here, i love the drums on the tracks where Tony plays so i might pick him before Simon but its hard to judge.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Sosso on March 18, 2015, 04:34:34 PM
Rock the Blues Away (Music Video)

https://youtube.com/watch?v=XJHdu6qhzWw


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Sosso on March 25, 2015, 01:12:59 AM
I'm a fan of both bands but I would never compare them.

I always liked AC/DC, liked them better with Bon, but I fully realize that they have perfected formulated rock and it has worked well for them.

No need to compare bands at all, some "fans" here are grasping at straws to trying to demean GNR, as well as inventing delusions.

I love every AC/DC singer - Dave Evans, Bon Scott, Brian Johnson. But if I would have to make a choise I would vote Bon as my favourite too. High Voltage, Dirty Deeds and Powerage are fantastic examples of rock music.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Bridge on March 26, 2015, 03:16:26 PM
Amazing that this thread is over 11 years old.   :o  Pretty soon we'll have people posting on it who weren't even alive when it was started!   :D


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: rebelhipi on March 27, 2015, 09:45:01 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyFvDbwyhF8
Alt. link for rock the blues away.!
Great to see Chris back in action.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Sosso on March 27, 2015, 04:12:38 PM
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/acdc-honored-at-germanys-echo-awards/


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Sosso on April 11, 2015, 02:43:14 PM
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/acdc-plays-first-full-north-american-show-in-over-five-years-photos-video-footage/

The setlist:

01. Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be
02. Shot Down In Flames
03. Back In Black
04. Rock Or Bust
05. Shoot To Thrill
06. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
07. Thunderstuck
08. Play Ball
09. The Jack
10. Hells Bells
11. Baptism Of Fire
12. You Shook Me All Night Long
13. Have A Drink On Me
14. Sin City
15. T.N.T.
16. Rock 'N' Roll Train
17. Whole Lotta Rosie
18. Let There Be Rock

Encore:

19. Highway To Hell
20. For Those About To Rock


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on April 13, 2015, 09:49:19 AM
I like the setlist...love seeing have a drink on me in there


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Sosso on April 13, 2015, 10:26:27 AM
https://youtube.com/watch?v=xHmEhft2TTY




Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Bridge on April 13, 2015, 03:00:57 PM
I like the setlist...love seeing have a drink on me in there

Don't worry about tomorrow, take it today
Forget about the tip, we'll get Hell to Pay!
HAVE A DRINK ON ME!   8)


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Mysteron on May 11, 2015, 03:27:08 PM
ACDC on the USB in the car just now. Big Balls!


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: jarmo on March 07, 2016, 06:18:46 PM
AC/DC Postpone Tour As Brian Johnson Faces ?Total Hearing Loss?

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/acdc-postpone-2016-tour/




That's sad.  :(





/jarmo


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on March 07, 2016, 07:57:28 PM
AC/DC Postpone Tour As Brian Johnson Faces ?Total Hearing Loss?

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/acdc-postpone-2016-tour/




That's sad.  :(





/jarmo


This is horrible Jarmo, my favourite band, GNR being a close second.....Very lucky I seen them this past september, the show was so friggen loud, Sending my best to Brian


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: JAEBALL on March 08, 2016, 09:25:24 AM
I had ALMOST picked up two tickets on StubHub jsut last week for the MSG show...

This just sucks.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on March 08, 2016, 10:55:19 AM
I had ALMOST picked up two tickets on StubHub jsut last week for the MSG show...

This just sucks.

Agreed, I was thinking of making the trip from Ontario, Canada to Buffalo march 29 on my birthday to see them again, Hope Brian can recover, Doesn't sound great with the "guest vocalist" quote though


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: JAEBALL on March 08, 2016, 12:02:07 PM
I had ALMOST picked up two tickets on StubHub jsut last week for the MSG show...

This just sucks.

Agreed, I was thinking of making the trip from Ontario, Canada to Buffalo march 29 on my birthday to see them again, Hope Brian can recover, Doesn't sound great with the "guest vocalist" quote though

If they do a couple of shows as a tribute to him.. that would be awesome... but continuing on as ACDC with really only Angus left... seems like a stretch.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Sosso on April 26, 2016, 08:47:26 PM
Dave Evans would be a very good choise as permanent replacement for Brian after the Rock Or Bust Tour.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: gnr1967 on April 29, 2016, 03:44:29 AM
Dave Evans would be interesting to say the least.   ???  "Can I Sit Next to You Girl?" is such a strange song for the band.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlWC8qZvYFw   

I'm hoping Axl stays as singer for a little longer until a permanent replacement (if any) is found.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Sosso on April 29, 2016, 01:53:04 PM
Dave Evans would be interesting to say the least.   ???  "Can I Sit Next to You Girl?" is such a strange song for the band.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlWC8qZvYFw 

The Dave Evans from today is way different. Just listen to his solo albums they are both damn good.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=R2W1lNp7QS0

https://youtube.com/watch?v=o4INIzx1uSE


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: GypsySoul on June 04, 2016, 06:37:11 PM
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ac-dcs-brian-johnson-gives-positive-update-on-hearing-loss-20160603

AC/DC's Brian Johnson Gives Positive Update on Hearing Loss
"I was ... able to hear music again like I haven't heard for several years now," singer says of new in-ear technology

By Daniel Kreps June 3, 2016

AC/DC singer Brian Johnson has issued an optimistic statement on the hearing issues that threatened to end his career in rock.

AC/DC singer Brian Johnson, whose hearing issues forced him to leave during the band's Rock or Bust tour, has issued a statement on his treatment. Johnson met with Stephen Ambrose, an in-ear technology specialist, and is hopeful that his work will improve his hearing loss.

"It works," Johnson said of Ambrose's ADEL hearing technology in an authorized statement. "It just totally works and you can't argue with that. I was really moved and amazed to be able to hear music again like I haven't heard for several years now. I can't wait for it to be miniaturized so I can use it in every situation from normal communication, going out to noisy restaurants, [and] performing live music onstage."

After Johnson revealed that hearing issues threatened to leave him with "total hearing loss," Ambrose reached out to Johnson via YouTube. Ambrose, the creator of the wireless in-ear monitor first popularized in the Seventies, discovered that his invention could cause permanent damage to hearing. As a means to improve his product, Ambrose worked with scientists on an improved in-ear monitor that acted like a second, synthetic eardrum that "absorbs only the harmful sound pressures."

"Brian, I introduced Guns N' Roses to in-ear monitors in 1990 and I'm a big fan of Axl Rose's voice, but let's be clear: I'm with Roger Daltrey on this, I really can't imagine anyone but you singing 'Back in Black,'" Ambrose said in the video.

Johnson's latest statement is decidedly more optimistic than he was just a month earlier in a Sirius XM interview, when the singer said his touring days were over: "I had so many good times with the boys," Johnson said. "And I've had such a lucky and great life. And I'm just thankful really that I came out of it in one piece. Now I guess I could rest me socks off."


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: tim_m on June 04, 2016, 09:53:06 PM
Hopefully that means he can return to touring. Axl has been great but i think the AC/DC fans would love to get Brian back if possible.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: AxlsMainMan on June 10, 2016, 10:17:57 AM
Hopefully that means he can return to touring. Axl has been great but i think the AC/DC fans would love to get Brian back if possible.

But what about Angus and the rest of the band? Axl's presence seems to have energized them.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Bridge on July 09, 2016, 02:47:27 PM
http://www.guitarworld.com/artist-news/acdcs-cliff-williams-retire-after-current-tour/29419 (http://www.guitarworld.com/artist-news/acdcs-cliff-williams-retire-after-current-tour/29419)

CLIFF WILLIAMS will retire after current AC/DC tour; notes that lineup changes brought it on.

Cliff Williams has played bass in AC/DC since 1977. By the time the group?s current tour wraps up in September, he?ll have logged nearly 40 years with the Australian rockers.

Apparently 40 years is long enough. Williams says his future plans don?t include continuing with AC/DC.

It?s been what I?ve known for the past 40 years,? Williams says. ?But after this tour I?m backing off of touring and recording.? 

His decision was influenced by changes within AC/DC that have been beyond the group?s control. Founding guitarist Malcolm Young was forced to leave the band in 2014 due to dementia. Last March, longtime singer Brian Johnson announced he was suffering from severe hearing damage and could no longer perform. His position was quickly filled by Guns N? Roses singer Axl Rose, who signed on to fulfill the group?s tour obligations.
 
 Between the two losses, longtime drummer Phil Rudd fell out with the band and became enmeshed in legal troubles. He was replaced by Chris Slade, who drummed for the band from 1989 to 1994.

?Losing Malcolm, the thing with Phil and now with Brian, it?s a changed animal,? Williams says of the band. As for his decision, ?I feel in my gut it?s the right thing.?

Williams says he looks back on his time with the group with happiness. ?When you start out, you kind of hope for success,? he says. ?That?s what you are working for. But you never really know. It?s been surreal, really.? 

In the recently released video from AC/DC below, Williams reflects on his role in the band, saying, ?I don?t know what else I would wanna do. I love the music and I love playing in the band and I?m all filled up.?


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on July 10, 2016, 04:49:53 PM
It sucks but likely the right move. If Brian comes back id like to see Cliff back


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Sosso on February 26, 2017, 10:43:36 PM
I would like to see Tony Franklin as the new bassist. He was a bandmate of Chris Slade in The Firm.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: rebelhipi on February 27, 2017, 08:45:51 AM
I would like to see Tony Franklin as the new bassist. He was a bandmate of Chris Slade in The Firm.
What about, Tommy Stinson ;D  :smoking:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Sosso on March 01, 2017, 07:27:53 PM
17 years to "STIFF UPPER LIP" !

Stiff Upper Lip is AC/DC's 14th Australian and 13th international studio album ,released in February 2000. The album was recorded at The Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, British Columbia and mastered at Sterling Sound in New York City. The album was produced by George Young, older brother of Malcolm and Angus Young. The three singles to be released from it were the title track, "Safe in New York City", and "Satellite Blues". The album is currently certified platinum in the US for shipments in excess of 1,000,000 copies.


(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/09/Stiff_Upper_Lip.jpg)

https://facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10154187114576175&substory_index=0&id=282889256174


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: rebelhipi on March 02, 2017, 04:44:36 AM
17 years to "STIFF UPPER LIP" !

Stiff Upper Lip is AC/DC's 14th Australian and 13th international studio album ,released in February 2000. The album was recorded at The Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, British Columbia and mastered at Sterling Sound in New York City. The album was produced by George Young, older brother of Malcolm and Angus Young. The three singles to be released from it were the title track, "Safe in New York City", and "Satellite Blues". The album is currently certified platinum in the US for shipments in excess of 1,000,000 copies.


(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/09/Stiff_Upper_Lip.jpg)

https://facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10154187114576175&substory_index=0&id=282889256174
This is my first album that i ever got when i was 4 years old, the first album i paid for was Powerage some months later.
I think this is on of my favourite if not the favourite AC/DC album


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Senator Blutarsky on March 02, 2017, 03:42:54 PM
17 years to "STIFF UPPER LIP" !

Stiff Upper Lip is AC/DC's 14th Australian and 13th international studio album ,released in February 2000. The album was recorded at The Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, British Columbia and mastered at Sterling Sound in New York City. The album was produced by George Young, older brother of Malcolm and Angus Young. The three singles to be released from it were the title track, "Safe in New York City", and "Satellite Blues". The album is currently certified platinum in the US for shipments in excess of 1,000,000 copies.


(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/09/Stiff_Upper_Lip.jpg)

https://facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10154187114576175&substory_index=0&id=282889256174
This is my first album that i ever got when i was 4 years old, the first album i paid for was Powerage some months later.
I think this is on of my favourite if not the favourite AC/DC album


Now I feel old  :hihi:


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on March 17, 2017, 10:35:26 AM
17 years to "STIFF UPPER LIP" !

Stiff Upper Lip is AC/DC's 14th Australian and 13th international studio album ,released in February 2000. The album was recorded at The Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, British Columbia and mastered at Sterling Sound in New York City. The album was produced by George Young, older brother of Malcolm and Angus Young. The three singles to be released from it were the title track, "Safe in New York City", and "Satellite Blues". The album is currently certified platinum in the US for shipments in excess of 1,000,000 copies.


(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/09/Stiff_Upper_Lip.jpg)

https://facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10154187114576175&substory_index=0&id=282889256174
This is my first album that i ever got when i was 4 years old, the first album i paid for was Powerage some months later.
I think this is on of my favourite if not the favourite AC/DC album


Now I feel old  :hihi:

Just an amazing album top to bottom


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Sosso on March 17, 2017, 04:21:50 PM
17 years to "STIFF UPPER LIP" !

Stiff Upper Lip is AC/DC's 14th Australian and 13th international studio album ,released in February 2000. The album was recorded at The Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, British Columbia and mastered at Sterling Sound in New York City. The album was produced by George Young, older brother of Malcolm and Angus Young. The three singles to be released from it were the title track, "Safe in New York City", and "Satellite Blues". The album is currently certified platinum in the US for shipments in excess of 1,000,000 copies.


(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/09/Stiff_Upper_Lip.jpg)

https://facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10154187114576175&substory_index=0&id=282889256174
This is my first album that i ever got when i was 4 years old, the first album i paid for was Powerage some months later.
I think this is on of my favourite if not the favourite AC/DC album


Now I feel old  :hihi:

Just an amazing album top to bottom

Indeed! Stiff Upper Lip, House of Jazz, Safe in New York City and Satellite Blued are my favourite tracks.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on October 23, 2017, 06:55:34 PM
George Young, Easybeats Guitarist and AC/DC Producer, Dead at 70

Older brother of AC/DC's Angus and Malcolm Young penned Sixties hit "Friday on My Mind"

George Young, guitarist in the Sixties band the Easybeats and the co-producer on AC/DC's first five albums, has died at the age of 70. Young was the older brother of the band's Angus and Malcolm Young, who confirmed his death on Facebook. "It is with pain in our heart that we have to announce the passing of our beloved brother and mentor George Young," the band wrote. "Without his help and guidance there would not have been an AC/DC. As a musician, songwriter, producer, advisor and much, much more, you could not ask for a more dedicated and professional man."

The Young brothers added, "As a brother, you could not ask for a finer brother. For all he did and gave to us throughout his life, we will always remember him with gratitude and hold him close to our hearts." No cause of death was provided.

After emigrating from Scotland to Australia with his family as a teenager, George Young formed the Easybeats with four other European musicians, including Dutch guitarist Harry Vanda.

After a string of successful singles in Australia, the British Invasion-inspired Easybeats, along with the Bee Gees, were among the first Australian rock acts to have international impact as their single "Friday on My Mind," co-written by Young and Vanda, reached Number 13 on the Hot 100. Artists ranging from David Bowie (on Pin-Ups) to Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (at a Sydney, Australia concert in 2014) covered the single.

Following the Easybeats' breakup, Young and Vanda became one of Australia's most successful songwriting tandems. However, it was Young's work with his younger brothers Angus and Malcolm that will be his most enduring contribution.

On George Young's suggestion, AC/DC recruited singer Bon Scott after firing Dave Evans in 1974; Scott's previous band, the Valentines, had released some Vanda/Young compositions as singles in the late Sixties.

Starting with AC/DC's 1975 debut LP High Voltage, Young and Vanda co-produced the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band's first five studio albums, including 1975's T.N.T., 1976's Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, 1977's Let There Be Rock and 1978's Powerage. Young and Vanda also co-produced the 1978 live LP If You Want Blood You've Got It.

Following AC/DC's decade-long collaboration with producer Robert "Mutt" Lange, Young and Vanda reunited with the band to produce 1988's Blow Up Your Video. Young, sans Vanda, would go on to produce one more AC/DC LP, 2000's Stiff Upper Lip.

Vanda said of his longtime bandmate and producing partner's death, "Rest in Peace my dear friend."


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on November 18, 2017, 07:28:49 PM
AC/DC Co-Founder And Guitarist MALCOLM YOUNG Dead At 64

Malcolm Young, guitarist and co-founder of the legendary Australian hard rock band AC/DC, has died at the age of 64. He had been suffering from dementia for at least the past three years.

Malcolm died peacefully on Saturday with his family by his bedside, a statement said.

"Today it is with deep heartfelt sadness that AC/DC has to announce the passing of Malcolm Young," AC/DC wrote in a statement.

"Malcolm, along with Angus, was the founder and creator of AC/DC. With enormous dedication and commitment, he was the driving force behind the band. As a guitarist, songwriter and visionary, he was a perfectionist and a unique man. He always stuck to his guns and did and said exactly what he wanted. He took great pride in all that he endeavored. His loyalty to the fans was unsurpassed."

Malcolm's brother Angus said they were close until the end.

"As his brother, it is hard to express in words what he has meant to me during my life. The bond we had was unique and very special," he said. "He leaves behind an enormous legacy that will live on forever."

In a separate statement to Australia's SBS, the band said: "Renowned for his musical prowess, Malcolm was a songwriter, guitarist, performer, producer and visionary who inspired many. From the outset, he knew what he wanted to achieve and, along with his younger brother, took to the world stage giving their all at every show. Nothing less would do for their fans."

Malcolm Young struggled with the onset of dementia for a period of time prior to being admitted to full-time nursing care in Sydney, Australia beginning in 2014.

Malcolm was replaced in AC/DC by Stevie Young, nephew of Malcolm and AC/DC guitarist Angus Young.

"We miss Malcolm, obviously," AC/DC singer Brian Johnson told TeamRock Radio in July 2014. "He's a fighter. He's in hospital, but he's a fighter. We've got our fingers crossed that he'll get strong again.

"Stevie, Malcolm's nephew, was magnificent, but when you're recording with this thing hanging over you and your work mate isn't well, it's difficult. But I'm sure he was rooting for us. He's such a strong man. He's a small guy, but he's very strong. He's proud and he's very private, so we can't say too much."

The Sydney Morning Herald reported in September 2014 that Malcolm was being treated in a nursing home in Sydney, Australia. The facility was believed to be Lulworth House in Elizabeth Bay. A Young family connection told the newspaper, "If you were in the room with [Malcolm] and walked out, then came back in one minute later, he wouldn't remember who you are. He has a complete loss of short-term memory. His wife, O'Linda, has put him in full-time care."

Malcolm did not participate in the recording sessions for AC/DC's latest studio album, "Rock Or Bust", which arrived on December 2, 2014.

Malcolm Young was faced with two other massive health scares after the conclusion of the group's marathon 20-month tour in support of 2008's "Black Ice" album. First, he was diagnosed with lung cancer, which was detected early, enabling surgeons to operate on the guitarist successfully. Then he discovered he had a heart condition, which Brian Johnson only learned about while having dinner in London with Malcolm and his wife one evening a few years ago.

"This is typical Malcolm ? he got a hold of my hand and went... [bangs repeatedly on his chest]" the vocalist told Q. "He says, 'Pacemaker. Fucking good, mate.' He scared the shit out of us! And there's a twinkle in his eye, he was tickled pink. It's like he was showing us a new fuzzbox or something!"

Meanwhile, Angus, who had begun working on ideas for songs, was posed with a dilemma: whether or not AC/DC should continue on as a touring and recording act without Malcolm. He sought advice from his older brother George, the ex-EASYBEATS frontman who co-produced many of AC/DC's early albums, but eventually made the decision himself.

"Any time I saw [Malcolm], I'd be asking him whether the band should carry on," Angus told Q. "I was even asking him, 'Are you picking up your guitar?' And a lot of times he wasn't. Communication was hard. You kind of know then ? what you're saying is not getting through. So I thought: 'Do I keep going?' I talked with my brother George, and George always said, 'It's really what you want. Do you think you should go forward??' I said, 'It's not easy.' And he said, 'You know Mal better than anyone. Mal always liked to go forward, to play on.' I thought, 'Okay. I'll give it a shot. I'll try.'"

Angus Young spoke to GMI Rock about his brother's health issues, explaining: "Besides the mental side with the dementia, he had physical problems also. He had a lung operation, which was pretty critical, but he got treatment for that because they got to it. It was like a cancer. So they got that early and then later on he had also a heart problem. So it was like everything hit him at once... But he kept going as long as he could... You were hoping that he would get better, y'know, but unfortunately it's a disease... The physical side of him, he got great treatment for all that so he's good with all that, but the mental side has deteriorated. He himself had said, 'I won't be able to do it anymore.'"

Angus Young told Sweden's Aftonbladet that his nephew Stevie was the first person he thought of as a possible replacement for Malcolm. He said: "The logical choice to fulfill Mal's role on the project was my nephew Stevie. He had filled in for Mal in 1988 and he had done an American tour, a whole American tour, and he did it well."

Angus told The Pulse Of Radio that Stevie was a natural fit. "He just plugged into what we were doing, 'cause he's of the same age era as Malcolm and myself," he said. 'He was my eldest brother's son. You know, we all grew up together. Mal played that style how he played that rhythm style. Stevie, you know, he emulated that."

Asked if it was emotional for AC/DC to continue without Malcolm, Angus said, "When we were recording and listening, I didn't notice. Yeah, when you look, [you go], 'Yeah, it's not Malcolm.'"

Malcolm's death comes just weeks after his brother George Young, guitarist for THE EASYBEATS and AC/DC producer, died at age 70.

Malcolm is survived by his wife, two children and three grandchildren.

This really sucks. My real name is matt, not malcolm. But I chose this name because I loved Malcolm Young and thought he was badass. AC/DC were the tightest band ever. RIP Uncle Mal


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on November 20, 2017, 08:29:18 PM
AC/DC's BRIAN JOHNSON Pays Tribute To MALCOLM YOUNG: 'I'm Going To Miss Him So Much'

Brian Johnson has paid tribute to his AC/DC bandmate Malcolm Young, calling him a "genius" whose "riffs have become legend, as has he."

Malcolm died on Saturday at the age of 64. He had been suffering from dementia for at least the past three years.

In a post on his official web site under the title "For 32 Years We Stood Side By Side On Stage," Brian wrote: "I am saddened by the passing of my friend Malcolm Young. I can't believe he's gone. We had such great times on the road.

"I was always aware that he was a genius on guitar; his riffs have become legend, as has he.

"I send out my love and sympathy to his wife Linda, his children Kara and Ross, and Angus, who will all be devastated, as we all are. He has left a legacy that I don't think many can match.

"He never liked the celebrity side of fame; he was too humble for that. He was the man who created AC/DC because he said there was no rock and roll out there.

"I am proud to have known him and call him a friend, and I'm going to miss him so much. I salute you, Malcolm Young."

Very well said Brian


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Bridge on November 22, 2017, 08:30:14 PM
Great interview with Brian Johnson here....


https://www.yahoo.com/music/ac-dc-apos-brian-johnson-160400920.html (https://www.yahoo.com/music/ac-dc-apos-brian-johnson-160400920.html)

"It was a lousy weekend," Brian Johnson says from his Florida home. And with good reason: As AC/DC's primal-grunt lead singer, Johnson spent 35 years singing and writing songs with guitarist and co-founder Malcolm Young, who died November 18th at age 64 of complications from dementia.

During those years, the 70-year-old singer co-wrote many of hard rock's most enduring battering rams with Malcolm and his schoolboy-garbed lead-guitarist brother Angus. Johnson, who stopped touring with the band last year over hearing issues, is still dealing with the aftershock of what he calls "nine fucking operations" on his ears. "You got to take it like a man, but when it hurts, you know that's it ? you're done, pal," he says. "But Malcolm had it way worse ?another invisible thing. I call it the invisible disease that nobody can see or touch." Johnson spoke with Rolling Stone about his memories of working with Malcolm Young.

Malcolm was a catalyst. It was Malcolm that got ahold of Angus and said, "Just go fucking crazy [on guitar]." Malcolm taught everybody in the band how to be in a band. One of the super-fans came to one of the gigs and the security just wouldn't let him in. We were in Germany and he had hitchhiked there, so Malcolm just pulled out 500 pounds and said, "I am sorry I can't get you in, but why don't you fly home?" He was just a sweetheart.

I'll always remember my little audition for AC/DC in 1980. They had asked singers to come in and do a couple of songs. The smallest guy in the room stood up and walked towards me. Pulled out a bottle of Newcastle Brown Ale, because that is where I am from, and said, "There you go, mate, just make yourself at home." It was Malcolm.

? "Malcolm never missed a trick. He paid attention to everything." 

I sang and left and thought, "I will never get this." I was a nobody. I said, "Hey guys, I'll sing a couple of songs and then I got to get back home." At least I could tell me pals I had a sing with AC/DC. Then a month later, it was Mal's voice on the phone saying, "Would you like to come down?"

I said, "For what?"

And he said, "You know, we got to do an album."

And I go, "Does that mean I am in the band?" And he went, "Oh, fuck yeah." When I first joined them and went to Australia, he took me to meet his mother and father. Then he came up to Newcastle to meet me mom and dad, just to say, "Hey, I am Malcolm and this is the band." He was just such a thoughtful man.

When we went to the Bahamas [to record Back in Black], I was pretty on edge. I was joining this band and first thing they did was say we're going to do an album. The first day, Malcolm gave me a little cassette and a legal pad. He said, "Okay, this is the first rough recording. Just give us some lyrics; see what you got." And I said, "Do you have a title?" And he said, "Yeah it's called 'You Shook Me All Night Long.'" I said, "That's a fucking long title." He said, "Mate, take your time. We are going in all day to get some tracks." And that is the man he was. He wouldn't say, "I want some words tomorrow." He would just say, "Sit down and see what you come up with." Luckily enough, I came up with a whole song. You just didn't want to let a man like him down because he picked me.

Malcolm never missed a trick. He paid attention to everything. Onstage he was always watching, taking in things and making sure it wouldn't happen again if he didn't like the look of some lights or something. We were in the Bahamas doing Back in Black and listening back of one of the tracks. I was sitting there going, "Yeah, that's Malcolm riff!" Phil [Rudd] was right on the money with the drums like he always is. Mal sat for a moment and went, "What is that noise?" And we said, "What noise? What are you talking about?" He goes, "There was a noise there. Play that again." They played it again and we were all listening ? nothing.

We took the tracks off one at a time until the only thing left was the bass drum. And I will be a son of gun: All you heard was a clicking noise. I was like, "What the fuck is that?" They took the big blanket out of the bass drum and there was a little sand crab that had been stuck there for two days. It had found itself a nice little cozy thing while Phil was banging the living shit out of it. We just looked at Malcolm and said, "How the hell did you even [know]?" That was just the way he was. It was unbelievable.

In 1981 or '82, Malcolm said, "Let's go to Loch Ness. Let's go see if there is a monster!" We booked a hotel right on the side of the Loch and had dinner and, you know, we had a few sherbets, and as we are walking down there I said to Malcolm, "What's that you got?" He said, "I've got a box of fireworks." I said "What for?" He said, "Well, we will set them off and it may get the attention of the monster." I said, "Ah, that is a fucking great idea." We walked straight into the water; we didn't even take our shoes off. And there we were giggling and laughing trying to set these fireworks. Everything got soaked in the water and we all fell down, and of course we thought we had seen it. We weren't sure.

Malcolm gave rock and roll a fist. He'd give it a kick in the ass. People always used to ask Mal, "How do you get that sound, man?" Malcolm either wouldn't tell them or just really couldn't explain it. He would just go, "We just play." I used to stand next to him at the end of "Let There Be Rock," where there is a big huge build at the end and it builds and builds. Malcolm would go through two guitar picks during that one song. He would wear them down. He was the most precise guitarist.

? "Malcolm gave rock and roll a fist.  He'd give it a kick in the ass." 

Many times on the road, Angus would tell me, "Hey Brian, I got to rehearse in my room every day. My finger bits and all of this. I do it every day." And I said, "Why? You are just so natural at it." And he said, "No, because of him [Malcolm] behind me. If I don't do it right, he will just pick it up and play better than me. I am just in constant fear of it!"

In the 1980s, we had just suddenly become unfashionable because of the hair bands. Atlantic threw our new album on the table in front of Mal and Angus and said, "There are no singles, there is nothing." Mal just went, "That is the way it is going to be. We are not going to be a singles band." People were telling us to change, get some leather jackets and that mid-Eighties hair band stuff. Malcolm had two black T-shirts and a pair of jeans. Malcolm always looked cool in whatever he was doing.

"I was lying there and couldn't move, and there was me pal next door. It was fucked up." 

On the Black Ice tour, he was just amazing, even though he had to relearn some of the songs. That was the dementia kicking in; the evil silent thing. You can't see it with an X-ray machine or anything like that. It is just nasty. It wasn't so bad during the making of the album. He was still pretty good. He had some great riffs on that one as well. But as the tour went on, it started to dig in. But I will never forget it was the last night. Malcolm had a fire in his eyes you could spot a mile away.

By the time of the Rock or Bust tour [in which Young did not participate], he was pretty much being taken care of and searching for cures or how to try stop this thing. About three-and-a-half years ago, he came over to Florida to talk to a neurologist friend of mine. But I think it was pretty much too late. I was in the hospital in Australia two years ago getting an operation, and the guys said Malcolm was in the next wing. I said, "I would love to see him," and they said, "No, you can't see him. He is in a bad way now." He had just had a pacemaker put in and was pretty weak so the doctors didn't want to excite him. I was lying there and couldn't move, and there was me pal next door. It was fucked up. That was a toughie. Maybe it is good I didn't see him, because that would have broke me heart.

Malcolm would have been absolutely stunned at the outpouring of tributes and grief. He didn't think of himself in that way, that he was great and all that. I learned the team spirit from Malcolm. You are just a cog in a well-oiled machine. If we all pulled together at the same time, you get this amazing thing happening. And it worked, you know. Mal is not here anymore, but if I ever have a problem I stop and go, "What would Mal do?" He just always seemed to do the right thing.


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on November 23, 2017, 06:49:58 PM
Great read


Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Bridge on November 28, 2017, 08:58:23 PM
Malcolm's funeral...

https://www.yahoo.com/music/ac-dc-members-past-present-135423825.html (https://www.yahoo.com/music/ac-dc-members-past-present-135423825.html)

Phil Rudd and Brian Johnson in this photo....

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Title: Re: Official AC/DC Thread
Post by: Malcolm on August 08, 2018, 08:22:17 PM
BRIAN JOHNSON And PHIL RUDD Appear To Be Back In Studio With AC/DC: Photographic Proof

A few days after a Canadian journalist claimed that Stevie Young and Phil Rudd were spotted in downtown Vancouver, we now have the first photographic proof that something is brewing in the AC/DC camp.

According to Steve Newton of Straight.com, Vancouver resident — and hardcore AC/DC fan — Crystal Lambert has an apartment located near Warehouse Studios, where the band's last three albums were recorded, and she and longtime friend Glenn Slavens have been keeping an eye on the studio's outside deck, where various bandmembers seemingly retreat to get some air and get a drink.

As you can see from the photo below, taken by Glenn two days ago, Rudd appears to be sharing a laugh with none other than singer Brian Johnson.

The assumption is that AC/DC is in the midst of making — or at least planning — another album, with Rudd and Johnson both back in the lineup.

Ever since AC/DC completed the tour cycle for its 2014 album "Rock Or Bust" nearly two years ago — a turbulent trek that weathered the forced retirement and eventual death of co-founder Malcolm Young, plus the departures of Johnson, Rudd and bassist Cliff Williams — fans have wondered whether sole remaining founding member Angus Young would keep the band going or decide it was time for AC/DC to pack it in.

Johnson was forced to leave AC/DC mid-tour due to a dangerous level of hearing loss, and was eventually replaced on the road by GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose, while Williams decided to retire at the end of the cycle.

Rudd's spot behind the kit for AC/DC's "Rock Or Bust" world tour was taken by Chris Slade in 2015 after Rudd was arrested for drug possession and threatening to kill an employee.

Angus has not said publicly what he has planned for the future of AC/DC.

Rudd told Kaaos TV in a 2017 interview that he "would like to be involved with Angus again, maybe on the next [AC/DC] album or something. But I still have some traveling restrictions, and I'm not sure if I can go to America or not," he said. "I've got some lawyers doing some work so I can go back to America, but I'm not too sure. So I have some limitations on what I can do, and I'm just making the best of my situation at the moment."

Asked if was is in contact with his former bandmates in AC/DC, Phil said: "I am. Yes, I am. I talk to Brian, and we just talk about cars, and I talk to Cliff, and we just talk [about] anything. It's just old friends talk. But I'm sure Angus has got a few ideas. He did a great job on the 'Rock Or Bust' album. I think it's a great album — one of the best ones we've done, for sure. [It was] very well produced by Brendan O'Brien, who understands guitarists. And he did a really good job. And I was pleased with my work on that as well."

Johnson joined AC/DC in 1980 following the death of vocalist Bon Scott. He made his debut with the band on that year's "Back In Black" album, one of the most successful LPs of all time.

The rock legend spoke to The Sunday Times about the hearing problems that almost ended his 36-year career with AC/DC. "On stage, it was getting harder and harder to hear the guitars, even hear the keys, and I was basically going on muscle memory," he said. "And I'm not the kind of guy who likes to cheat. The way I look at it, I had a great run."

Two years ago, Johnson said in an open letter to fans that he intended to solve his hearing problem and continue recording and touring, although he pointedly did not say whether he would be rejoining AC/DC.

The vocalist wrote: "My entire focus is to continue medical treatment to improve my hearing. I am hoping that in time my hearing will improve and allow me to return to live concert performances. While the outcome is uncertain, my attitude is optimistic."

The Warehouse has been AC/DC's studio of choice for the band's last three albums: 2000's "Stiff Upper Lip", 2008's "Black Ice" and the aforementioned "Rock Or Bust".