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mobby_6kl
Aug 9, 2009

"You are the best poster... do not let anyone say otherwise."


Any news about AC/DC is pretty depressing nowadays so it's quite appropriate that the thread is too.

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Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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Grimey Drawer

mobby_6kl posted:

Any news about AC/DC is pretty depressing nowadays so it's quite appropriate that the thread is too.

Too true.

man nurse
Feb 17, 2014

Oh yeah, that guy is totally straight. I saw a whole thing about him on the VH1.

I mean let’s be honest, they’re pretty much done. But at least they had one of the most consistent runs in rock n roll.

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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Grimey Drawer

Angry Anderson of Rose Tattoo says Angus told him that Axl is in the band:

quote:

Mark: You’re right people are listening to that great music again, listening to Rose Tattoo, AC/DC, Zeppelin, it’s all coming round again, kids are rediscovering great music.

Angry: Exactly, I was talking to Angus earlier last year when we were doing the encores and we were opening for Guns ‘n’ Roses but Angus and I were asked to do the encores and I said to him “What are you going to do?” and he said “Mate I’m writing a new album.” I thought “Cool” so I asked him who was in the band and he said “Axl.” Brian’s not there, Phil’s not there, Cliff’s not there, sadly Malcolm’s not there. And there are these people, and yes it’s sad that the original line-up aren’t there anymore but it’s the songs, people who have supported them all the way through their career they want to hear the songs. And in a sense we owe that to people, so really it’s a debt of gratitude and what we’re saying is you’ve stood by us, we’ll stand by you. So Angus, and let’s face it he doesn’t need the money, he acknowledges that there are still millions of people around the world that want to hear AC/DC songs played live. In the same way, though on a much lesser scale obviously there are plenty of people around the world who want to hear the songs that made Rose Tattoo famous. They want to hear those songs played live. And this is a line-up that can do that.

https://www.therockpit.net/2018/int...-rose-tattoo-2/

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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Grimey Drawer

Great interview with Ang, Mal, and Brian from 1995:

https://www.guitarworld.com/artists/acdc-young-lust

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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Grimey Drawer

This is getting good play during the World Cup:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37Zov7I_irY

BigFactory
Sep 17, 2002



This is the most earnest thread on the something awful forums.

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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Grimey Drawer

HMMM...

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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Grimey Drawer


https://earofnewt.com/2018/08/07/ac...an-johnson-too/



Charles Martel
Mar 7, 2007

"The Hero of the Age..."

The hero of all ages



gently caress. Yes.

Zero.
Apr 21, 2014


There is hope, after all.

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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Grimey Drawer

But wait, there's more!

https://earofnewt.com/2018/08/08/ac...e-in-vancouver/



Sheen Sheen
Nov 18, 2002


Well this certainly makes me feel better about Angus stubbornly refusing to throw in the towel

I guess Brian just decided to say "gently caress my eardrums, I don't need to hear anyways"

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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Sheen Sheen posted:

I guess Brian just decided to say "gently caress my eardrums, I don't need to hear anyways"

He may only be doing studio work.

Also, there was an experimental in-ear monitor he tested that had the potential to protect his hearing onstage.

The situation is unclear ATM...

Zero.
Apr 21, 2014


Sheen Sheen posted:

Well this certainly makes me feel better about Angus stubbornly refusing to throw in the towel

I guess Brian just decided to say "gently caress my eardrums, I don't need to hear anyways"

I think theyll go ahead and perhaps record another album. I dont think I can see him come back to the stage, if there wouldve been a possibility to do so he wouldnt have left it in the first place. More or less gonna be stuck with Axl for now.

Sheen Sheen
Nov 18, 2002


That's what I figured after thinking about it for a while

I never did get to see the band with Axl, but I was opposed to the idea, mostly because it seemed like they hosed Brian over pretty badly. I dunno how I feel about album singer/touring singer, but I'll still buy the album the day it comes out, of course

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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While we're waiting for more news:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yDYOFM8oaA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAnYqAoGKsQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bayek5lLZWY

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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Grimey Drawer

Here's a solid bootleg from 1988 (with Stevie Young on rhythm):

(camera goes away a couple times during Back In Black)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bABYpNAh53g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvtD6ZbKeBE

EugeneJ
Feb 5, 2012

by FactsAreUseless


The organizer of the 2019 Rock in Rio festival tried to get AC/DC with Axl to headline next year...and did not succeed

https://g1.globo.com/pop-arte/music...a-explica.ghtml

quote:

Almost rolled AC / DC with Axl

"About four months ago, I tried to hire AC / DC with Axl (Rose from Guns N'Roses) on the vocals. Everyone knows I have a crush on Guns, although Axl is not exactly an easy-going person - but that's fine, he's special and therefore deserves special treatment.We got to talk and I'm sure it would be great, but the negotiations have not advanced.

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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Solid recent interview with Chris Slade. One especially neat bit:

quote:

I’d been doing demos with the guys in London; Angus, Malcolm, and myself. Mal was playing bass, and Angus was playing rhythm – no lead guitar, just rhythm guitar, which seems very strange, because Malcolm, being one of the greatest rhythm guitarists ever. But he played bass in these sessions, and that went on for weeks, and they were writing as they were going along as well. I thought; “Well, the guys are in the studio and I wouldn’t mind playing drums”, and I put that to them, and they said; “Yeah, come along”, so that’s what I did, again, for weeks and weeks. I’m terrible with titles, but it was for the next album that came out [1995’s ‘Ballbreaker’], and I demoed every track for that album.

I know this is a fact, because after I’d left the band, I went to visit Cliff and Brian. I went to have a pint with them, and they were all in the same apartment complex, and I said; “Oh, where’s Phil [Rudd]?” This is after he’s back in the band, and they said; “Oh, he’s upstairs”, and I heard him playing, learning my drum tracks, which is a turn up for the books, because I usually have to learn his tracks! So, he played my parts that I had demoed for the next album, so that was a little bit of satisfaction, actually.

https://www.eonmusic.co.uk/chris-sl...tober-2018.html

P.S. Sorry for the lack of actual news, folks. AC/DC is very good ( too good, actually... -_- ) at avoiding the spotlight.

Synthetic Hermit fucked around with this message at 02:08 on Dec 4, 2018

EugeneJ
Feb 5, 2012

by FactsAreUseless


Axl showed up in an episode of Looney Tunes singing what sounds suspiciously like a new AC/DC song:

https://vimeo.com/308228032

man nurse
Feb 17, 2014

Oh yeah, that guy is totally straight. I saw a whole thing about him on the VH1.

EugeneJ posted:

Axl showed up in an episode of Looney Tunes singing what sounds suspiciously like a new AC/DC song:

https://vimeo.com/308228032

Porky Pig even does Angus' duck walk in his signature school outfit.

empty baggie
Oct 22, 2003



Lipstick Apathy

Eh, the duck walk was a Chuck Berry thing long before Angus, and the song sounds like any generic AC/DC sounding song. Maybe it is a new official song, but if it really is, I’m not impressed at all.

empty baggie
Oct 22, 2003



Lipstick Apathy

Brian’s back!

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowb...C-DC-album.html

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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We knew he was back. We just didn't know what for exactly. And this still doesn't tell us what exactly, being a second-hand quote. But another regular album is always the most likely thing.

The really big question is live shows, and that is still a total unknown.

The only date that's been rumoured for something being announced is February, and Brian saying something publicly is a good sign, so hopefully we don't have to sit around scratching our heads too much longer...

Let's blast some old poo poo in the meantime, eh?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvA-pmgjDUg

man nurse
Feb 17, 2014

Oh yeah, that guy is totally straight. I saw a whole thing about him on the VH1.

Wonderful news. I love Axl and think he did a fine job filling in for AC/DC, but I'll never not take another album with Brian on.

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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FWIW, a promo clip for this year's Grammys was shown during the Super Bowl, and it used two brief clips from AC/DC's 2015 performance.

https://twitter.com/MendesCrewMedia...227726063423489

They aren't listed as performing (nor are there any rumours for it), but Brian was in L.A. recently (where Terrorizer met him)...

Synthetic Hermit fucked around with this message at 07:17 on Feb 5, 2019

Charles Martel
Mar 7, 2007

"The Hero of the Age..."

The hero of all ages


This popped up in my news feed today. Alan Niven (former manager of Great White and Guns 'N Roses) speculated on a recent podcast that Brian may not be able to tour with the band due to his hearing condition.

More importantly, Eddie Trunk had this to say:

quote:

So I have a source that will remain nameless but a very, very, well-placed, reliable source regarding AC/DC who I did run into and ask about AC/DC. This source told me to his knowledge that album is done, that they went to that studio in Canada, made this record and what people speculated on, meaning these were riffs, ideas and more of a tribute to Malcolm Young is true. Meaning that Malcolm had a bunch of stuff recorded that they worked off of and they sort of incorporated the record. So, this is sort of a unity thing to come together, put out some of Malcolm’s music and celebrate AC/DC.“

Trunk continued:

“This source also told me that they don’t know what they are going to do with this record, when and how it’s going to come out and adds that as far as he was aware and he would know, there are no plans for live shows.  Now that could change but there are no plans at this moment to play. However, there was a recording done and they are going to figure out what they are doing with that. So that’s all he told me. He didn’t tell me about Axl or who is on it, he just basically said: “The guys went in, they went in off of some stuff that Malcolm had, it’s a celebration of Malcolm, there is a record done, whether and how that comes out they’re not sure and whether they play or not it’s not sure.”

They've been though a lot. Malcolm passed away, Cliff retired, and Brian potentially can't tour anymore. I wouldn't be surprised if they did this one last album as a tribute to Malcolm and the fans and hung it up. They've had one hell of a ride. It's all up to Angus at the end of the day, though.

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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Those are variations of the same vague rumours that have been going around since the studio photos.

I honestly don't put much value in AC/DC rumours. Nobody predicted Phil's return, just as nobody predicted Chris Slade rejoining.

Most big name music artists, we know what time they go to the bathroom. AC/DC is like the NSA, except we don't have a Snowden.

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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A summary from acdcfans.net:

quote:

So recap on what we do know;
- Boys were in the studio in SEP, Vancouver. All the boyz were spotted there except Cliff, but his daughter was in the area
- Whereabouts 2019
o Brian; LA, UK and Florida
o Cliff: Florida
o Slade: LA and Las Vegas
o Ang: No idea, Holland? Rumour of the States as well
o Stevie: No real sighting, rumoured to have been in Russia
o Rudd: Totally off the radar
- FEB rumoured to be the month (22 days left)
- Brian had botox
- Phils house sold
- Rumour that Phil has fell of the Rock N Roll Caravan again
- Cliffs daughter change her public name
- Cliff had something on his eye but that is now fixed according to new photos
- Cliffs hair was a bit shorter, but has now been longified again
- Brian read a book about the Beatles
- Brian talked to some band called Pooparizer and according to them confirmed the album and that he is on it and that he is tired of denying it
- Axl Rose appeared in Looney Tunes with a new song Rock the Rock
- Eddie Trunk knows nothing
- People know nothing, only Ang knows what is about to happen
- Grammy ad showed clips of Angus for some reason, maybe Kanye West had some copyright thing filed and they could not use him so they went to the next big thing

Oh what a six months it has been! To be continued

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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Charles Martel
Mar 7, 2007

"The Hero of the Age..."

The hero of all ages


The rumor mill is starting again.

https://loudwire.com/report-ac-dc-t...-brian-johnson/

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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Just so this thread doesn't drop off the face of the earth:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_czqYMjRuU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzvufIMGpMo

man nurse
Feb 17, 2014

Oh yeah, that guy is totally straight. I saw a whole thing about him on the VH1.

The AC/DC Facebook page has suddenly come to life, celebrating Highway to Hell’s 40th. Tour imminent??

I’m also going to take this opportunity to say that after having lost my copy years back I recently reacquired Stiff Upper Lip and it’s low key one of their best later day albums.

Charles Martel
Mar 7, 2007

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Stiff Upper Lip is definitely one of their better ones. I like it better than anything else released past Live or The Razors Edge (though I think I like Razor's Edge a little better).

Rumors have been swirling that because they updated their YouTube channel and such that THEY'RE GOING TO ANNOUNCE TOUR DATES ANY DAY NOW GUYS OMG but we'll see what happens within the next week.

I have to go if they do. I went on the last two tours and I'm not missing this one.

man nurse
Feb 17, 2014

Oh yeah, that guy is totally straight. I saw a whole thing about him on the VH1.

I have quite a lot of love for most of the Brian Johnson led albums. Besides the obvious ones and Razors Edge like you mentioned, Flick of the Switch is one of their best, and I quite like Ballbreaker and Rock or Bust. Black Ice was awesome when it came out because of the tour and the general AC/DC renaissance associated with it, but I think I prefer what came before and after it in terms of solid albums.

Charles Martel
Mar 7, 2007

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The hero of all ages


man nurse posted:

I have quite a lot of love for most of the Brian Johnson led albums. Besides the obvious ones and Razors Edge like you mentioned, Flick of the Switch is one of their best, and I quite like Ballbreaker and Rock or Bust. Black Ice was awesome when it came out because of the tour and the general AC/DC renaissance associated with it, but I think I prefer what came before and after it in terms of solid albums.

If I had to rank the Brian Johnson studio albums, it would be something like:


  1. Flick of the Switch
  2. The Razors Edge
  3. Fly on the Wall
  4. Back in Black
  5. Blow Up Your Video
  6. Stiff Upper Lip
  7. For Those About To Rock
  8. Ballbreaker
  9. Black Ice
  10. Rock or Bust


Not saying the ones near the bottom are "bad" either. If Live was included, it would be near the top. I could swap Blow Up Your Video and Stuff Upper Lip back and forth depending on the day. The newer albums probably just need a little more time to grow on me but they haven't had the staying power the other ones have had obviously.

man nurse
Feb 17, 2014

Oh yeah, that guy is totally straight. I saw a whole thing about him on the VH1.

Not sure I could go about ranking them, but I know Fly on the Wall would be at the bottom for me. Not a fan of most of the songs, or the production on that particular album. I like the song Danger, though. I'm also in agreement that Blow Up Your Video is better than most people give it credit for.

Guyver
Dec 5, 2006



Youtube Music finally got ACDC's discography or at least most of it from a quick look at the album list.

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Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

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Here's a clip of Bon performing with Fraternity at a Battle of the Bands in 1971 (@ 4:35)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycTC-fNjLSE#t=275s

They won.

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