zaterdag 23 augustus 2014

Phil Rudd says show will go on

The world's greatest drummer announces that there will be another tour AND another record, and he'll be on it.  That sounds like rock 'n roll to my ears!  Phil explains that AC/DC will probably go on until the last one left dies.  Hell Yeah.  The drummer is currently promoting his solo record, titled "Head Job" that will be released by the end of this month.  You will read more about it as soon as I heard it.  Here's the first single called "Repo Man".

donderdag 19 juni 2014

On the road again before the end of the year?

We know that AC/DC has left the recording studios in Vancouver after 6 weeks of recording.  The band's gear has left the studios.  Hopefully they had fruitful sessions so we can warm our ears soon enough with this fresh candy.  What's next?  The record or the tour?  It seems like Brian, just hinted via the website that a tour is not too far away.....   

"Hello everyone, i just wanted to thank everyone for their kind words about Cars That Rock. Your encouragement means a lot to me. This was my first ever go at presenting a TV series and even though it may not show, i was real nervous and so am very relieved that you all seem to be enjoying it. We hope to bring you more shows in the near future but, of course, there is the slight distraction of my day job with AC/DC – and it looks very likely that we will be on the road again before the end of the year. So stand by for more music – and more Cars That Rock. thanks – Brian"

vrijdag 16 mei 2014

With Angus (and Stevie...) Young in the studio ...

Treat yourself to a great read for the weekend and visit the website of SoloDallas for an intimate visit of the recording studios in Vancouver, Canada.  SoloDallas - a lifelong AC/DC fan - was invited to the studios along with Ken Shaffer, the inventor of the Shaffer-Vega Diversity System (SVDS) and got a tour, with Angus as the guide.  The articles provide an insight in Angus' guitar sound and come with great pictures from within the studio.  Yep, now we know what Stevie Young is doing in Vancouver: playing the AC/DC pinball!  Read the articles here (make sure you don't miss part two).

What kind of beast is the SVDS? Well, it was the first cordless system to be adopted by major rock acts because it solved technical problems common to earlier wireless systems. The reliable sound and freedom of movement it provided paved the way for bands to tour with large multi-level stages in arenas. The device is also part of Angus's pumped up clean sound.  More information on the SVDS here and on

SoloDallas, Angus' guitar Wizzard and Stevie improving the pinball high score.

Pictures copyright of SoloDallas.

donderdag 1 mei 2014

Stormy May Day guaranteed in Vancouver!

As announced by Brian Johnson a couple of months ago and in spite of recent turmoil, the band seems about to enter the Warehouse Studios in Vancouver, Canada.

AC/DC's monster sound techs and backline have already arrived in the studio to preheat the valves.  A recent Facebook picture shows Brian and Cliff arriving at some airport.  Also Angus is reported in Vancouver.  Probably not just for a cup of tea.   All signs are there: it is clear the band will meet in the studio.

Of course we are all curious what will come out, how many new riffs Angus has up his sleeves, or pre-registered with Malcolm.  But they first might want to take some time together as a band, reflecting upon past events and with a special thought for Malcolm, before "knocking a few tunes out", as Brian called it.


woensdag 16 april 2014

AC/DC statement - AC/DC Lives!

"After forty years of life dedicated to AC/DC, guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young is taking a break from the band due to ill health. Malcolm would like to thank the group’s diehard legions of fans worldwide for their never-ending love and support.  In light of this news, AC/DC asks that Malcolm and his family’s privacy be respected during this time. The band will continue to make music."

After the wildest rumours of these past few days, here it is.  An official statement from the band.  It says it all in the first couple of words and in the last sentence.  All in between is very personal and private.  I deeply feel with the Family in these tough times and wish Malcolm all the best.  Malcolm Young is a fighter, a humble and generous man, and has been more than the backbone for this band that has been a beacon for Rock and Roll history for more than 40 years...... and still counting, just like it reads in the last phrase: AC/DC lives !

zondag 13 april 2014

Vote AC/DC in Stubru's heavy list!

It's that time of the year again.  You can vote your favorite band into Studio Brussel's Heavy List, presented by Alex Agnew.  Click this link to vote: De Zwaarste Lijst  Simply select AC/DC from the drop down menus and your duty 's fulfilled!

If you can't wait until the 21st of April, you can try to get your hands on the vinyl reissue of Stiff Upper Lip and Ballbreaker, two absolute rarities on vinyl, and just reissued for the sake of Record Store Day.  Hurry up while supplies last!

woensdag 26 maart 2014

AC/DC, The French Touch

Our friends in France, Philippe Lageat and Baptiste Brelet, have worked very hard and are ready to surprise the world soon with a master piece that assembles all possible traces left by AC/DC during their numerous visits in France.  The high quality book 'AC/DC Tours de France' will cover ALL concerts of the band in France and every possible recording they did.  The book is packed with high quality pictures as well as fan photos, and lots of interviews, even with the band members.  Bravo les gars!

Hurry up if you want your book in a limited edition format: you can pre-order on
Beware, there might be an oncost for shipping to Belgium, and bien sûr it's all in French......