New Angus Young (AC/DC) Blown Ups! Figure Released

A new Blown Ups! figure based on AC/DC guitarist Angus Young has been released through acdc.com. The following was said about that:

“If your favorite mode of transportation is the Highway to Hell, you’re in for a treat. Blown Ups! is ready to add some high voltage rock ‘n’ roll to your collection with the release of Angus Young. The AC/DC lead guitarist and co-founder is rocking on his guitar as an officially licensed Blown Ups! musician.

• Standing approximately 6”, these figures have a weighted design, making them fun to flick and spin. They’ll just wobble around – unless you choose to throw a knock-out punch!

• With an iconic bop bag shape, Blown Ups! appear to be inflatable, but the patented valve design is just for show. They’re actually made of hard vinyl and their arms rotate 360° for added entertainment.”

Metallica & AC/DC Episodes Of “Breaking The Band” To Premiere On Reelz This Weekend

Reelz will be premiering two new episodes of their “Breaking The Band” series on August 29. One will focus on Metallica, while the other will focus on AC/DC. A preview of the Metallica episode can be found below:

Magnetic Eye Records Reveal Full Track Listings For Upcoming AC/DC Tribute Albums

Magnetic Eye Records have officially revealed the full track listings for their upcoming AC/DC tribute albums. As previously reported, those efforts include a “Back In Black“ tribute album called “Back In Black [Redux]” and another tribute record called “The Best Of AC/DC.”

“Back In Black [Redux]” Track Listing:

01. Red Fang – “Hells Bells”
02. Howling Giant (feat. Udo Dirkschneider) – “Shoot To Thrill”
03. Supersuckers – “What Do You Do For Money Honey”
04. Smoking Lightning – “Givin The Dog A Bone”
05. Heavy Temple (feat. Valient Himself) – “Let Me Put My Love Into You”
06. Besvärjelsen – “Back In Black”
07. Jakethehawk (feat. Patrick Waters) – “You Shook Me All Night Long”
08. Whores (feat. Bill Kelliher) – “Have A Drink On Me”
09. Early Man – “Shake A Leg”
10. Earthride – “Rock And Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution”

“The Best Of AC/DC” Track Listing:

01. Witchskull – “Sin City”
02. Kal-El – “It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘N Roll)”
03. Bob Balch & Tony Reed – “What’s Next To The Moon”
04. Kryptograf – “Bad Boy Boogie”
05. Blue Heron – “Walk All Over You”
06. Supersuckers – “Overdose”
07. Riff Lord – “For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)”
08. Solace – “Whole Lotta Rosie”
09. Red Mesa – “If You Want Blood”
10. Ghost Ship Ritual – “The Razors Edge”
11. Caustic Casanova – “Dog Eat Dog”
12. Electric Frankenstein – “High Voltage”
13. Domkraft – “Night Prowler”

Magnetic Eye Records’ Jadd Shickler commented:

“Our Redux releases have always been and will always be works of pure love and respect for truly amazing bands and albums, our way of celebrating classics and paying proper homage to the artists who’ve made some of the most meaningful music of our lives. We take the overwhelming response as a sign of trust and support for the dedication that goes into the Redux series, and we’re thankful for the amazing response! Even with the industry-wide delays on vinyl production, we’ll be making our strongest efforts to deliver these albums into everyone’s hands before the end of 2021.”

Pre-orders are available via Kickstarter.

KnuckleBonz And Calicraft Brewing Company Announce New AC/DC Craft Beers

KnuckleBonz and Calicraft Brewing Company have teamed up with AC/DC for two new craft beers. The two beverages, “PWR UP” Juicy IPA and “TNT” Double IPA, will be available through select retailers later this summer.

A tap room release event for the beer will be held at the Calicraft headquarters in Walnut Creek, CA on July 23-25. The 16 oz collector’s edition cans will also be available through the Reyes Distribution network, which sells to Raley’s, WholeFoods, etc. Stores in California and Arizona are expected to carry the beer in mid-September. They will also be available online. Here’s a description of the beers:

“AC/DC PWR UP Juicy IPA (6.66%) mixes the tropical hop punch of hazy IPAs with the balance of West Coast IPAs. A blend of Australian Galaxy Hops and American Citra Hops bring massive flavors of bright passionfruit, ripe peaches, and juicy mandarin. Inspired by the newest AC/DC album, AC/DC PWR UP Juicy IPA combines new school vibes with old-school cool.”

“AC/DC TNT Double IPA (8.2%) is a modern take on a classic style. We blend a mix of Australian Cascade, American Cascade, and Simcoe to create a big, bold 8.2% Double IPA. Flavors of fresh cut grapefruit, sweet mango, and fresh pine explode out of the glass. Inspired by the first international AC/DC album — AC/DC TNT Double IPA proves that classics never go out of style.”

Tony Simerman, CEO of KnuckleBonz, Inc., commented:

“We are beyond excited to be collaborating with Calicraft on a new line of craft beers for music superfans. Many of the bands we have worked with in the Rock Iconz and 3D Vinyl Series will be coming to the new beverage line. There’s not a better band than AC/DC to kick this off.”

Blaine Landberg, CEO of Calicraft Beverage Co., added:

“Over the years, we’ve always stood for collaborations that go beyond beer. We value community and the arts. As music enthusiasts, we could not be more excited to work with our friends at KnuckleBonz and some of the most influential and groundbreaking musicians in history. Our collaboration is inspired by the band and is designed to be paired with their music. Great music and great beer — there is no better pairing!”

More details will be available at Calicraft.com/ACDC and KnuckleBonz.com/ACDC.

AC/DC’s Brian Johnson To Release “The Lives Of Brian” Autobiography In October

AC/DC’s Brian Johnson has announced that his autobiography “The Lives Of Brian” will be released on October 26. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Here’s description of the book:

“Brian Johnson’s memoir from growing up in a small town to starting his own band to ultimately replacing Bon Scott, the lead singer of one of the world biggest rock acts, AC/DC. They would record their first album together, the iconic Back in Black, which would become the biggest selling rock album of all time.

Brian Johnson was born to a steelworker and WWII veteran father and an Italian mother, growing up in New Castle Upon Tyne, England, a working-class town. He was musically inclined and sang with the church choir. By the early ’70s he performed with the glam rock band Geordie, and they had a couple hits, but it was tough going. So tough that by 1976, they disbanded and Brian turned to a blue-collar life.

Then 1980 changed everything. Bon Scott, the lead singer and lyricist of the Australian rock band AC/DC died at 33. The band auditioned singers, among them Johnson, whom Scott himself had seen perform and raved about. Within days, Johnson was in a studio with the band, working with founding members Angus and Malcolm Young, Cliff Williams, and Phil Rudd, along with producer Mutt Lange.

When the album, Back in Black, was released in July—a mere three months after Johnson had joined the band—it exploded, going on to sell 50 million copies worldwide, and triggering a years-long worldwide tour. It has been declared “the biggest selling hard rock album ever made” and “the best-selling heavy-metal album in history.”

The band toured the world for a full year to support the album, changing the face of rock music—and Brian Johnson’s life—forever.”

Funko Release Pop! Albums Figure Based On AC/DC’s “Back In Black”

Funko have released a new Pop! Albums figure based on AC/DC’s “Back In Black.” You can find that at Walmart and on the band’s website. This news comes after Funko recently announced a Pop! Albums figure based on “Highway To Hell.”