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AC/DC at Coachella

AC/DC at Coachella: 'Highway to Hell' Group Rock Crowd in California [WATCH]

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AC/DC closed out the first night of Coachella yesterday, April 11, as the first headlining act for this year's event. The gig was the band's first -- minus February's appearance at the Grammys -- without guitarist Malcolm Young. AC/DC represented the classic rock genre with a setlist that included hits like "Thunderstruck," "Highway to Hell" and "Hells Bells."READ MORE

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Brendan O'Brien Talks AC/DC's 'Rock or Bust,' Producer Compares it to the Band's Last Album 'Black Ice' [LISTEN]

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After the success of AC/DC's 2008 album, Black Ice, it was a no-brainer for the hard rock band to hire Brendan O'Brien back for their latest album, Rock or Bust. The producer spoke with Ultimate Classic Rock recently about the record, which was released in December. O'Brien talked about his favorite tune on the album as well as how long the effort took to record.READ MORE

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Angus Young Describes AC/DC's Signature Style: 'We Want That Big Sound' [LISTEN]

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Few bands have created and maintained a musical style for 40 years like AC/DC. The Austrailian rockers -- Brian Johnson, Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Cliff Williams and Phil Rudd -- took the signature sound established with former lead singer, Bon Scott, and expanded on it with albums like 'Back in Black,' 'For Those About to Rock We Salute You' and 'Black Ice.' Angus spoke with Rock FM recently about the band's brand of lean hard rockREAD MORE

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AC/DC's Angus Young Talks About Phil Rudd: 'His Behavior Has Been a Bit Strange'

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Everything seems to be back on track for AC/DC. The same cannot be said, though, for the group's longtime drummer Phil Rudd. He was arrested in November for trying to hire a hitman and threatening to kill. The hitman charge was dropped, but he could still go to prison for the threatening to kill charge. Either way, Angus Young and Cliff Williams said in a recent interview that the band has to move forward without him. Young recalled Rudd's erratic behavior during the sessions for their 15th international studio effort, "Rock or Bust," Blabbermouth reports. "His behavior has been a bit strange," he said. "'Cause when we were doing the album, one minute he was coming, the next minute he wasn't coming. So it took quite a while to get him to the studio. When he got there, he did a great job. [But] it's not the Phil that we'd known all over the years. He knew that we were promoting the album and doing stuff [like photo and video shoots], and again he said he'd be there and no, last minute, again, he didn't show." Rudd missed his court date earlier this month. A full review of the case will occur Feb. 10.READ MORE

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Coachella 2015: AC/DC, Jack White and Drake Rumored to be Headlining April Festival

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The 2015 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is about five months away and the rumor mill on who will headline is already turning. AC/DC, Jack White and Drake are all current favorites to show up at the festival as long as they accept the invitations, Hits Daily Double notes. The website also claims that organizer Paul Tollett of Goldenvoice has standing offers of $8 million out to Led Zeppelin, The Talking Heads, The Smiths and the original Guns N' Roses to appear at the festival.READ MORE

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AC/DC Talks Malcolm Young's Final Days With Band: 'He Was Brilliant'

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Former AC/DC rhythm guitarist, Malcolm Young, was diagnosed with dementia this fall and the Australian group announced his departure in unison with the horrible news. Brian Johnson and Angus Young (Malcolm's brother) recently offered more details and said Malcolm has been suffering for years. They called his work on the final tour "brilliant."READ MORE

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[STREAM] AC/DC Share New Album 'Rock or Bust' a Week Ahead of Its Release Date [LISTEN]

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Hard rock fans can stream AC/DC's new album "Rock or Bust" in its entirety a week ahead of its release over at iTunes, "Consequence of Sound" notes. The band's 15th international release will be available Dec. 2. The group put out two singles, "Play Ball" and the title track, dropping a video for the latter just yesterday, Nov. 24. "Rock or Bust" will be the first AC/DC effort not to feature rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young, who retired from the band due to dementia. The new album will be the band's follow-up to 2008's "Black Ice." Produced by Brendan O'Brian, who also sat behind the controls for "Rock or Bust," the album marked somewhat of a comeback for the band. They struck an exclusive deal with Wal-Mart for distribution of the album, but there has not been any word on whether that will be the case with their new album. "Black Ice" was not immediately available for download, either. AC/DC plans to head out on a world tour after the release of "Rock or Bust." "Music Times" will keep you posted on that.READ MORE

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AC/DC Drop 'Rock or Bust' Video: Aussie Rockers Play for the Fans in New Clip [WATCH]

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AC/DC's new video for the title track off their next album, "Rock or Bust," showcases what the band has been about for more than 40 years. The group, minus Malcolm Young and Phil Rudd, perform the new song to a legion of frenzied fans in the video. It has been a long journey for the Australian rock outfit, but they continue to rock just as hard as their "Back in Black" heyday. "We be a guitar band / We play across the land / Shootin' out tonight / Gonna keep you up all right," Brian Johnson sings on a glowing, circular stage in the video below. Rather then being set up on a platform above its fans, the band, like always, holds its loyal rockers above themselves in the video. Angus Young shuffles and steps in his signature schoolboy outfit like a Chuck Berry imitator. Check the clip out below.READ MORE

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AC/DC Share 'Rock or Bust' Title Track, Stream the Band's Second Single Now [LISTEN]

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AC/DC has shared its second single from the upcoming "Rock or Bust" album. The heavy title track has the Australians at their rock 'n' roll best, proving why they have been able to maintain an impressive career for more than four decades. Although guitarist Malcolm Young is not on the track and drummer Phil Rudd has a lot to deal with as of late, the group is living proof of the motto "Rock or Bust." "You hear the guitar sound / Playin' nice and loud," Brian Johnson sings with his iron lungs. "Rock you to your knees / Gonna make your destiny." The riffs are loud, the drums are earth-shattering and Angus Young's guitar work is still a marvel — head to the 1:58 mark for the traditional face-melter. AC/DC crams in so much heavy metal muscle into this three-minute rocker. Check it out below, via Blabbermouth.READ MORE

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AC/DC's World-Premiere 'Rock or Bust' Listening Party Will Be Held in New York City Nov. 18

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If you're ready to hear AC/DC's 15th studio album Rock or Bust and can't wait until its Dec. 2 release date, then head to New York City next week. The band will be premiering the album at the listening event a full two weeks ahead of its release at Webster Hall.READ MORE

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AC/DC Drops Video for 'Rock or Bust' Single "Play Ball," First Music Vid Without Guitarist Malcolm Young [WATCH]

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AC/DC has released its first music video for the upcoming 'Rock or Bust' album, and it's nothing too flashy. The group, minus longtime guitarist Malcolm Young and drummer Phil Rudd, performs the lead single "Play Ball" in the video surrounded by barely clothed women playing various sports that involve balls.READ MORE

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AC/DC To Film Music Video In October With Fans, Snippet Of New Song Surfaces [LISTEN]

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AC/DC will be heading to London in October to film a music video for a new tune off their upcoming Rock or Bust album, and they want fans to be part of the shoot.READ MORE

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AC/DC Announces New Album 'Rock Or Bust' and Departure of Founding Guitarist Malcolm Young

Genres 10:19AM EDT

There's some good news and some bad news this morning (Sept. 24) for AC/DC fans... Good news first: the legendary rock outlet will be releasing a new album Rock or Bust in December. The bad news: AC/DC will be moving on without founding guitarist Malcolm Young for the first time in 41 years.READ MORE

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AC/DC's Brian Johnson Reveals Details On New Album

Genres 12:26PM EDT

Frontman Brian Johnson has revealed to Classic Rock that AC/DC has completed their long-awaited new album, the follow-up to 2008's Black Ice. He told them that the as-yet-untitled album was finished following a series of intense studio sessions in Vancouver.READ MORE

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AC/DC "Very Likely" To Tour This Year

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AC/DC's lead singer Brian Johnson has announced that his band will most likely be touring again later this year, which would be the band's first tour since 2010. The announcement came yesterday in an update posted on brianjohnsonracing.com, Johnson's website for his car racing TV series Cars That Rock.READ MORE

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