maandag 15 augustus 2011

out soon: Dirty Deeds with Mark Evans

Early November, Mark Evans will be the first band member to give an inside look into the early Bon Scott years and his life with (and after) the band in his book "Dirty Deeds: My Life Inside / Outside of AC/DC". Evans, who joined the band as a 19 year old bass player from 1975 until 1977, can be heard on the following studio recordings: TNT, High Voltage, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, Let There Be Rock and '74 Jailbreak. 

"Dirty Deeds: My Life Inside/Outside of AC/DC brings the gripping, laugh-out-loud tale of a band that lived fast and played harder than anyone else. The first bio by a band insider during the early years, the book details the struggles and personalities behind the rise of hard rock’s most successful group; with guest spots by rock n’ roll icons like George Harrison, Gene Simmons, Phil Lynott, and members of Metallica. In his honest and revealing memoir, mark evans contends with life’s many turns: A rough-as-nails upbringing, lucky breaks, soaring highs, and terrible personal loss and tragedy. It was a long way to the top…and he was just getting started" 

Youtube clip with Mark Evans in a clip from Countdown. 

ISBN 978-1-935950-04-2 / US$19.95 
Deluxe 272pp illustrated softcover w/16pp color insert

"You've got the thirst and I've got the booze..."

Have a drink on me !
Warburn Estate, one of Australia's top wineries, has issued a new AC/DC wine collection which will be available through Woolworth's, Dan Murphy, and BWS.

4 grand crus will be available :
"AC/DC Back In Black Shiraz" (2010 750m Dry Red)
"AC/DC You Shook Me All Night Long Moscato" (2011 750m Sweet White)
"AC/DC Highway To Hell Cabernet Sauvignon" (2008 750m Dry Red)
"AC/DC Hells Bells Sauvignon Blanc" (2010 750m Dry White)

I'll wait for Robert Parker to quote these....

zaterdag 14 mei 2011

AC/DC brand new cool Interview

Probably from the day before the screening of Live at the River Plate,
Excellent interview from Absolute Radio, in which Angus and Brian discuss touring, live on the road and the passion they still have for it.

zondag 8 mei 2011

AC/DC Live at River Plate OUT NOW !

The Hammersmith Apollo 6 May.
The same old venue (constructed in 1932 as a Cinema complex), now under the HMV flag, in 2003 exploited as a concert hall by the British beer brand Carling, before that a by other brewers. One single constant factor remained: the connection to the legacy of AC/DC. The band played the Apollo 16 times in 35 years, for the last time in 2003 (see pictures previous posts).

On 6 May, Sony Music rolled out the red carpet for the worldwide premiere of the new DVD Live at River Plate. Actually, the band walked a black carpet with red band logo lettering, and posed for the gathered press in front of a typical heavily logoed banawall and all of this in a style only AC/DC gets away with: casual but rock and roll. Also present: 2 real size canons the Hells Bell, and -as in 2003- lots of AC/DC fans. They came in from all over the world: Canada, Italy, Chile, France, Sweden, Ireland, Germany, you name it.

AC/DC Belgium could also witness the screening of the new DVD, on -according to "UK's largest movie screen (the equivalent of 4 double decker buses stacked)". Next to your reporter, the Studio Brussel contest winners Leen and Jonathan from Kortrijk Rock City, who were treated on a splendid stay in London (it only rained once....) with 2 tix for the premiere.

After being introduced by no other than ant snorting (and other dirty deeds) Ozzy Osbourne, the band (without drummer Phil - taking care of his tornado challenged belongings back in NZ) took the stage for a 2 minute speech in which they expressed their gratitude to the people who made the movie possible and to the "best rock fans in the world". Even though they already saw the movie, the band took place among the fans to watch a big deal of it.

That for the scene setting. Now to the DVD, which can be called a genuine masterpiece. The 32 HD cameras paid off: never were we treated with such a high quality images of an AC/DC concert. Forget VHS copies of the Donnington shows, bootleg Let there Be Rock DVD's: this is thé band's ultimate Live video. Mix these images with those of the bloodhot and steaming Argentina crowd and you get a wonderful idea of what AC/DC shows look like. You will be able to smell the sweat from your screen off all those Argentinean fans pogoing and jumping up and down for the entire length of the show. Excellent choice! You can order the DVD (with or without special T-shirt package) here: SONY AC/DC shop.

donderdag 14 april 2011

Big Avant Première in London in presence of the big 5!

Yez, indeed the Big are 5, not four. And all of them will be present on the worldwide première in London of the Live at Riverplate DVD (see articles below). Dreaming to be present again in this legendary room at the Hammersmith Carling Apollo, or at least in what is left after our last passage in 2003.... But I will need some help... Suggestions more than welcome ]:o)

At least now we know where to send our pictures to..... (see previous post)

zaterdag 19 februari 2011

Brian talks cars and new album/DVD

Hell Yeah! The new live DVD, accompanied by a live CD from the Argentina shows during the Black Ice tour are due for in about six weeks (early April). That's what Brian confirms in this clip. Watch it to take a glimpse of the sweet Porsche he bought his missus for Christmas. Smart move Brian! Enjoy!

The LTBR The Movie DVD will be a WARNER home video release. No exact release date known (yet). :o)

Remember Bon Scott (Rock in Peace).

woensdag 9 februari 2011

Let there be rock - the movie - finally on DVD?

From Blabbermouth: "Let There Be Rock", the AC/DC concert documentary that was filmed December 1979 at the Pavillion De Paris, will finally receive its long-awaited DVD release in June (postponed from the previously announced January). Eddie Trunk, the co-host of the VH1 Classic television program "That Metal Show", was interviewed about the band's impact for one of the DVD's bonus features. He wrote last year on his blog, "[The company which is releasing the DVD is] doing some cleanups to the audio and video and making it as high-def as the source will allow." He added, "I can tell you I have an advance and it looks and sounds great, but they are making it even better!"

According to the All Music Guide, "Let There Be Rock" was released in France a year after it was filmed, though American release was delayed until well after the band had established themselves in the States with new vocalist Brian Johnson and the multi-platinum success of the "Back In Black" album.

YES YES YES.... the original masters of this recording were long time rumoured to have been lost/destroyed. I wonder what the result will look like. This we will know, of course, if we have more certainty about the rumour being true.... to be continued.

maandag 7 februari 2011

What about Cliff?

After we had some news on how Brian copes with the aftermath of the Black Ice Tour, we now have some video footage of Cliff. He explains how much he's into fishing lately. Check out this video from Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp:

In this interview from Bass Frontiers, Cliff talks about how he joined AC/DC:

That's it for now. Remember Cliff's advice: keep banging the door!