Many fans simply divide AC/DC's history into two distinct halves: The Bon Scoot Era and the Brian Johnson Era. But original AC/DC vocalist Dave Evans has a bone to pick with that notion, and thinks a lot of AC/DC fans feel differently, too.
While rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young recently said a new AC/DC album might be a few years away, singer Brian Johnson says the boys will be meeting within the next couple of weeks to start working on songs.
It's nice to see AC/DC taking an interest in social media, as the band have recently revamped their official Facebook page, taking advantage of the new timeline to fill in their history over the years and share some cool footage with fans.
With Symphony X kicking off a North American tour with Iced Earth this week, we couldn't think of a better candidate to relaunch our "60 Minutes" feature with that the band's virtuoso guitarist, Michael Romeo.
AC/DC have halted recording sessions for a new album due to the illness of a band member. As for exactly who is feeling under the weather, mum's the word. AC/DC singer Brian Johnson said on The Cowhead Show: "Hopefully this year we can get back together again. One of the boys is a little sick. I can't say anything, but he's getting better."
Like any year-end list, this wasn't an easy one to compile. Of course, stellar documentary pieces by way of Cameron Crowe (Pearl Jam Twenty) and James Moll (Foo Fighters: Back And Forth) made the job a little easier, as did the fact that AC/DC, Slash and Rush continue to be among the best live acts on the planet.
In a world filled with change, there's something profoundly reassuring about AC/DC. They're like a James Bond film -- a winning formula, unvarying, but packed with loud noises, big explosions and stuff about busty lasses. You go in knowing what to expect and you're never disappointed. The boys are as ribald and rockin' as ever on their newest album, AC/DC's 17th to date. Never ones to pass up an opportunity for an oblique phallic reference, they've called it Stiff Upper Lip.