AC/DC are more than just a great rock band, they're an institution. Trends may come and go, but their unique brand of rhythm 'n bruise has proven to be timeless. Angus Young, the band 's lead playing livewire, has also deservedly attained a legendary standing in the business. In fact, one of modern rock's leading lights, Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains, recently refered to him as "the absolute god of blues-rock guitar."
Earlier today, AC/DC announced North American dates for their Rock or Bust World Tour. The North American dates kick off August 22 in Foxborough, Massachusetts, at Gillette Stadium and run through September 28 in Los Angeles at Dodger Stadium. You can check out all the dates below.
Malcolm's really underrated. He makes the band sound so full, and I couldn't ask for a better rhythm player. Sometimes I look at Malcolm while he's playing, and I'm completely awestruck by the sheer power of it. He's doing something much more unique than what I do-with that raw, natural sound of his. People like Malcolm, Steve Cropper, Chuck Berry and Keith Richards-they're all doing something better than the rest of us.
Below, you can witness some very early footage of Guitar World's current cover stars, AC/DC. Both were filmed in 1976, after the release of their first major album, High Voltage, at St. Albans High School in their native Australia.
“It was pretty hard,” Angus Young says about making the band’s new album, Rock or Bust. “I was doing a lot on my own.” Speaking from the Netherlands, where his wife’s family lives, AC/DC’s lead guitarist and eternal schoolboy sounds a bit more grave than usual, just a shade or two less whimsical.
AC/DC have premiered the official video for "Rock or Bust," the title track from their new album. The clip, which you can watch below, was shot in early October with director David Mallet at Black Island Studios in Middlesex, England.
AC/DC have released "Rock or Bust," the latest single (and title track) from their new album, which will be released December 2. The track is available immediately on all album pre-orders, along with another track, "Play Ball."