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Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

mega survoltage!!!

So, new official photo...



...and Phil is still AWOL (as he was from the video shoot, that slipped my mind earlier).

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Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

mega survoltage!!!

Seems Angus and Cliff will be doing a Reddit AMA on the 15th...

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beejay
Apr 7, 2002



Dinosaur Gum

Apparently Phil Rudd tried to hire a hitman.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29928698

Charles Martel
Mar 7, 2007

"The Hero of the Age..."

The hero of all ages


beejay posted:

Apparently Phil Rudd tried to hire a hitman.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29928698

That puts a whole new spin on dirty deeds.

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

mega survoltage!!!

Mr. Rudd, meet unemployment line!

Alec Bald Snatch
Sep 12, 2012

by exmarx


Guess that would explain his absence in the promo materials.

Dattserberg
Dec 30, 2005

National champion, Heisman winner, King crab enthusiast


Well then. Hopefully this doesn't change upcoming tour plans. I was getting pretty pumped about seeing Angus and the boys again.

Charles Martel
Mar 7, 2007

"The Hero of the Age..."

The hero of all ages


Dattserberg posted:

Well then. Hopefully this doesn't change upcoming tour plans. I was getting pretty pumped about seeing Angus and the boys again.

Hopefully Chris Slade or Simon Wright can be phoned up again.

MarioTeachesWiping
Nov 1, 2006

by XyloJW


fuckin' drummers

exmarx
Feb 18, 2012






Charge has been dropped

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

mega survoltage!!!


Yep, insufficient evidence. Still facing a "threatening to kill" charge though, as well as the drugs (which could kill any chance of another world tour for him).

Enourmo
May 20, 2009

I CAN'T BELIEVE THEY SMOKE THE DEVIL'S LETTUCE IN COLLEGE!!!


You know what? I'm cool with headlines like this.

I mean, it'd've been hosed up if he'd succeeded, but I like my rock stars a little rough around the edges.

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

mega survoltage!!!

It's kind of funny - Angus is the craziest one on stage, but he doesn't drink, do drugs, or even have a driver's license. Phil is known for having a basic, mechanical drumbeat, but HE'S the fast-living, woman-beating druggie!

Charles Martel
Mar 7, 2007

"The Hero of the Age..."

The hero of all ages


Less than 3 weeks until the new album comes out!

Here's a pretty revealing article with Rolling Stone on everything that's been happening. Their drummer situation is up in the air, but by the sound of things, everything is going to be OK. Phil almost didn't record on the album, and when he did, he just seemed to be going through the motions. The new songs are credited to Young-Young which means they come from riffs Malcolm had a hand in coming up with, and according to Brian, Stevie worked his rear end off to get the rhythm down-pat:

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/f...r-bust-20141114

I need to put aside money for concert tickets. This could very well be their last tour with the way things are going.

The band from 1976:

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

mega survoltage!!!

Angus could very well be the only person from that picture left on stage in 2015...

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Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

mega survoltage!!!

Time to bring up this gem of a document from the Black Ice tour...

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/file/acdc



Best part:

quote:

Two (2) Live potted trees, height depending on ceiling

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

mega survoltage!!!

Here's the aftermath of Angus & Cliff's Reddit AMA:

https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comme...acdc/?limit=500

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Charles Martel
Mar 7, 2007

"The Hero of the Age..."

The hero of all ages


Synthetic Hermit posted:

Here's the aftermath of Angus & Cliff's Reddit AMA:

https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comme...acdc/?limit=500

Hahaha, this is fantastic. I love Angus so much. Like many others, I bought a guitar because of him too.

Oh God, if they play stuff from Powerage, Flick of the Switch, or Fly on the Wall when I see them, I will lose my poo poo.

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

mega survoltage!!!

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/...-week/19166953/

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

mega survoltage!!!

New 45 minute interview with Brian & Angus on Howard Stern:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmncCCsWu2Y

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Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

mega survoltage!!!

New mini-interviews:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpDlt_LD9Lg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5Q4l_HhiCg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThyVie8u-Hw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ri2JDRAKCRA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNaXKsunRxE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuuwfwqX1U4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAuceN8yzG8

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

mega survoltage!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NdHySPJr8I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT8e7i0ccLQ

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Bleep
Feb 7, 2004




Synthetic Hermit posted:

New 45 minute interview with Brian & Angus on Howard Stern:

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



who cares

MarioTeachesWiping
Nov 1, 2006

by XyloJW



I do. Thanks for the updates, guy AC/DC is one of my favorites

Wengy
Feb 6, 2008



So how's the new album? Probably gonna gift it to my dad for Christmas, he took me to see the band almost 15 years ago, and gently caress if it isn't one of my most memorable concert experiences up to this day.

Charles Martel
Mar 7, 2007

"The Hero of the Age..."

The hero of all ages


Wengy posted:

So how's the new album? Probably gonna gift it to my dad for Christmas, he took me to see the band almost 15 years ago, and gently caress if it isn't one of my most memorable concert experiences up to this day.

It was leaked yesterday, but I don't have the heart to listen to it before buying the CD on Tuesday.

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

mega survoltage!!!

Charles Martel posted:

It was leaked yesterday, but I don't have the heart to listen to it before buying the CD on Tuesday.

Me neither.

Charles Martel
Mar 7, 2007

"The Hero of the Age..."

The hero of all ages


So Best Buy has this bad boy sale for $12.99, but I got them to price-match Amazon at $9.97:





The cover is holographic with the logo exploding as it moves, which is very cool, but nothing beats the small tribute to Malcolm. Speaking of, he's all over this record. I can just tell he came up with some of these riffs and wouldn't even tell he's missing unless I opened up the booklet, which shows Stevie has the Young guitar chops and then some. Phil, on the other hand, has exactly two pictures in the booklet (one being a head shot) neither of which are included with the band. Hiring hitmen and doing drugs are way cooler than having your picture taken with your longtime bandmates, I guess.

First impressions: Better than Black Ice by a mile; probably their best since Razors in 1990 (which isn't hard to say since I personally consider Ballbreaker and Black Ice their weakest material so the only other post-1990 studio competition is Stiff Upper Lip).

The songs are tighter, the grooves are infectious, and "Rock or Bust" and "Play Ball" sound better with the added fidelity from the disc. My favorite song by far right now by far is "Baptism By Fire", which miraculously reaches "Safe in New York City" levels of tempo. THAT's the kind of stuff I want to hear from these guys and I can't wait to scream it with 10,000 other people next year until I lose my voice. The only songs that didn't really grab me on the first spin were "Dogs of War" (cool fade-out though) and "Sweet Candy".

All-in-all, very cool album. Turn this one up LOUD.

Alec Bald Snatch
Sep 12, 2012

by exmarx


Best Buy still sells CDs? Learn something new every day.

Charles Martel
Mar 7, 2007

"The Hero of the Age..."

The hero of all ages


comes along bort posted:

Best Buy still sells CDs? Learn something new every day.

Yep. Crazy people like me that have CD collections and refuse to let go of the 90s still buy them too!

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

mega survoltage!!!

Highly informative article!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/f...-album-20141202

Charles Martel
Mar 7, 2007

"The Hero of the Age..."

The hero of all ages



Very good read. I didn't think Angus was that critical of himself. Everything he does looks effortless, but considering the family he grew up in and playing guitar almost non-stop since the 70s...yeah.

I don't think he has to worry one bit about fans "accepting" the new album. It rocks. It's under 40 minutes long, but not a single note is wasted.

And no, Rolling Stone, Flick of the Switch was anything but a "pale followup".

mobby_6kl
Aug 9, 2009

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


Charles Martel posted:

All-in-all, very cool album. Turn this one up LOUD.

Confirming that this is a Good Album™. Some faster stuff like back in the day would be nice but it's enjoyable the way it is. Hopefully they'll do a European tour and I'll be able to make it this time

Dunno if anyone caught this in the AMA thread, but this was the first time I saw this video of Angus dealing with an rear end in a top hat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjBOg50EDqw

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

mega survoltage!!!

Time for another episode of Adventures With Phil™!

Happy Hippo
Aug 8, 2004

The Something Awful Forums > The Finer Arts > Batman's Shameful Secret > BSS Derailed Thread: Spider-Island



why is phil yelling about the mafia

MarioTeachesWiping
Nov 1, 2006

by XyloJW


Yep, this is yet another totally kickass and rock solid album by AC/DC. The coca cola classic of rock, never disappoints.

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

mega survoltage!!!

Another good interview:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6_rpuuvxpc

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

mega survoltage!!!

Phil speaks...but will you understand him?

http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/phi...deo?vid=6210632

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MarioTeachesWiping
Nov 1, 2006

by XyloJW


It'll be interesting to see if he ends up on the tour, much less back in the band, considering his poo poo attitude recording the album and all the bad press. AC/DC seemed pretty neutral on the whole matter publicly.

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Alec Bald Snatch
Sep 12, 2012

by exmarx


They should just get a drum machine to cover the parts and put up a life-size cardboard cutout of Rudd and his kit on stage. Nobody would know the difference.

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