Angus Young says AC/DC has a “mountain” of song ideas still to be recorded

Angus Young of AC/DC performs onstage during day 1 of the 2015 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival (Weekend 2) at The Empire Polo Club on April 17, 2015 in Indio, California
(Image credit: Karl Walter/Getty Images for Coachella)

As if a dozen new AC/DC tracks weren’t enough of a gift (and, let’s be honest, something well needed and deserved in 2020), apparently there might be even more new music from Angus and Co in the coffers beyond the new Power Up.

In a new interview with, the electric guitar player was asked if there was still a "mountain" of AC/DC material yet to be released. To which he replied (via Blabbermouth): "Oh, yeah. If I went through [all the boxes], there's a lot of ideas that were [recorded] through our career.

“The hard part is just keeping up with the technology of that time. Because in a lot of the early years, when cassettes mainly came around, you were using a lot of early cassettes. And then from that point, then when it went into CDs, we were using that.

“A lot of people go to their computers, but we'd pretty [stuck to] the CD world. We may have a few DAT tapes and other formats — ADATs and stuff like that."

Elsewhere in the interview, Angus shared his thoughts on Eddie Van Halen, who died on October 6 at age 65.

“The first time I met him was in the ‘90s,” he said. “We were doing a tour through Europe and did some shows together.

“He was such a warm person and the first thing you noticed about him was had a big smile. He’d laugh and give you a big hug and was excited to see you.

“To the music world, it’s a big loss. Those of us lucky to have met him, it’s probably an even bigger tragedy.”

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.