As we reported yesterday, AC/DC — a band that no longer features Malcolm Young — will premiere their new song, "Play Ball," September 27 as part of Turner Sports' 2014 Major League Baseball Postseason campaign.
A few more facts about AC/DC's next album — their first in six years — have been released by the band. The disc will be called Rock Or Bust. It will feature 11 songs and will be released November 28 in Australia and December 2 in North America.
We don't know about you, but around here, September brings to mind tours and massive live shows — probably because it's the only month where summer and fall, the two biggest touring seasons, collide. So, as our thoughts turn to the gigs we've reported on, witnessed and celebrated in recent weeks and months, we thought we'd get our readers — as in, you! — involved as we attempt to pick rock's greatest live band or artist!
Before AC/DC's Malcolm and Angus Young took us down the Highway to Hell, they joined their brother, George Young, and guitarist Harry Vanda to form the Marcus Hook Roll Band, a band that never left the studio.
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."
These guys might look and sound familiar to a portion of our readers; they're the Croatian cellists who had a taste of online success when their dueling-cellos version of Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal" went viral last year. They've also covered Jimi Hendrix's "Purple Haze" and Guns N' Roses' "Welcome to the Jungle."
If it feels like you haven't been hearing a lot about AC/DC of late, that's about to change in a big way this year. This past Friday, in an interview with a Florida radio station 98.7 "the Gater," AC/DC's Brian Johnson said the band is about to head into the studio. He also said they're in the process of planning a 40th-anniversary tour.