During a recent interview with Tony “Jack the Bear” Mantz, AC/DC’s longtime engineer Mike Fraser confirmed that the band have “been in the studio doing something.” This news comes after months of rumors that seemed to suggest that the group were recording a new album.
Fraser and Mantz had the following exchange after the engineer was asked if the new album rumors are true:
Fraser: “Umm… Well, yeah, I could say that we’ve been in the studio doing something. What’s come of that I can’t discuss yet, but uh…”
Mantz: “With Brian singing?”
Fraser: “I think so.”
Rumors of a new AC/DC album have been heating up ever since photos leaked of Brian Johnson, Phil Rudd, Angus Young, and Stevie Young at Vancouver’s Warehouse Studio. Johnson also added fuel to the fire after reportedly telling Terrorizer that the rumors were true. After that, another photo surfaced suggesting that Cliff Williams may be involved in the album, despite his retirement. Some reports have even said the effort will feature the late Malcolm Young on every song.
KnuckleBonz have announced that they will be releasing a new Angus Young (AC/DC) “Rock Iconz” statue this spring. The 1/9th scale, hand-crafted figure will be limited to 3,000 handnumbered pieces . Pre-orders can be found HERE.
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Rumors of a new AC/DC album have been heating up ever since photos leaked of various members of the group at Vancouver’s Warehouse Studio. Brian Johnson also added fuel to the fire after reportedly telling Terrorizer that the rumors were true. Now, a photo has surfaced suggesting that Cliff Williams was involved in the album, despite his retirement. The image shows Williams and Johnson with a trainer at a Vancouver hotel, and it is believed to have been taken around the same time as the apparent recording sessions. If true, the rumored album will feature Johnson, Williams, Phil Rudd, and Angus Young. Some reports have even said the effort will feature the late Malcolm Young on every song as well.
Rumors of a new AC/DC album have been heating up ever since photos leaked of various members of the group at Vancouver’s Warehouse Studio. Some reports have even said the effort will feature the late Malcolm Young on every song. Now, Terrorizer are claiming that Brian Johnson has told them that a new album is coming and that he “sick of denying it.”
Terrorizer said the following:
“Last night we played the final show of the TERRORIZER – “Caustic Attack Over Europe” Tour 2019. The last week we have had some great shows. Leiden (NL) was a killer sold out show and Saturday night was a cool fest in Drachten (NL) with our buds in Memorium from the UK. Want to say thanks to the bands Skeletal Remains and De Profundis. All great guys… Can’t say enough good things about both bands!!!
Of course thanks to the crew Darek, Kuba, Max, Jacek and of course the sound man Oscar!!!! Many thanks to Massive Music for another great tour!! Thanks to our management Gunter Ford and Alex Ford at World Entertainment for all their efforts!!
We ran into Brian Johnson from ACDC at the airport today after the flight home and we asked him about the rumors of him being on the new ACDC album and he said “Yes” and that he is ” Sick of denying it”. So that was a cool surprise ending to the tour.
South America is next!!!”
Funko have announced that they will be releasing three Angus Young (AC/DC) figures as part of their Pop! Rocks line. They will be available in January and more info can be HERE.
The Australian government are celebrating AC/DC’s 45th anniversary with 30,000 commemorative 50 cent pieces, 10 of which have been “Thunderstuck” with 3,500,000 volts of electricity. The Royal Australian Mint joined forces with The Questacon National Science and Technology Centre to shock the special coins with a Tesla coil and 10 fans that order the “AC/DC 45 Years of Thunder” uncirculated coins HERE will be selected at random to receive them. Aside from the aforementioned coins, there will also be a nickel-plated, guitar pick shaped $5 coin. Each order will also come with a real guitar pick and an amp-shaped box. Royal Australian Mint chief executive officer Ross MacDiarmid commented:
“AC/DC is famous for their electrifying energy. It’s in their music, the titles of some of their songs, even their insignia. We weren’t sure what effect the lightning would have on the coins, but we discovered that because the coins are such excellent conductors of electricity, the lightning’s mark is only visible under magnification. Striking these 10 coins with lightning adds a uniquely AC/DC element to this release. To help the 10 lucky customers identify their Thunderstruck coins, we have added unique frosting to the coin’s AC/DC logo.”
A new illustrated book on AC/DC’s Bon Scott years, titled “AC/DC 1973-1980: The Bon Scott Years,” is set to be released on November 14 via Jawbone Press. You can pre-order that HERE and read a synopsis below.
“To fans and critics alike, the years 1973 to 1980 – the Bon Scott era – are the most significant of AC/DC’s five-decade career. In a prolific and frequently brilliant run, they recorded six studio albums, established a diehard fanbase that stretched from Australia to the UK, Europe to North America, toured relentlessly, and created no small amount of controversy and chaos.
At one low point in Australia, the band’s records were banned, their shows were cancelled, and they were hounded by police – all because Angus Young dared bare his spotty backside at a press conference. In the midst of the mayhem, however, they were building a body of work that remains unmatched in hard rock. Many of AC/DC’s classic songs were cut during this time – Dirty Deeds, Rock and Roll Damnation, High Voltage, If You Want Blood (You Got It), Whole Lotta Rosie, Long Way to the Top, Let there be Rock, and more – and it says plenty that these fan favourites are still staples of the band’s current live sets today.
Illustrated throughout with rare photographs from the era, this book documents all the key events of this frenetic time, beginning with the band’s very first shows in the bloodhouses of suburban Sydney – even before the name AC/DC had been dreamed up by Margaret Young, Malcolm and Angus’s big sister – and culminating with 1979’s Highway to Hell, the album that paved the way for the mammoth success of Back in Black and all that was to follow, and the untimely death of Bon Scott, both an end and a new beginning for the band.”