Did AC/DC Accidentally Leak Photos From A New Video Shoot?

According to AC/DC fan site AC/DC Brasil, the band may have accidently posted photos from a new video shoot on their official homepage before removing them. The pictures, which appear to feature Brian Johnson, Angus Young, Phil Rudd, Cliff Williams, and Stevie Young, have since surfaced in the below Instagram posts:

[via Blabbermouth]

Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) Meets Brian Johnson (AC/DC) For New Documentary

Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) and Brian Johnson (AC/DC) will be discussing their careers together in a new documentary titled “Brian Johnson Meets Dave Grohl.” U.K’s Sky Arts will be airing the film on September 17. Here’s a synopsis:

“It’s a meeting of rock legends as AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson meets Foo Fighters lead singer and former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl at the Foos’ LA studio to share stories about life on the road.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Halestorm, Guns N’ Roses, Etc. Members Cover The Beatles And AC/DC

Members of Halestorm, Guns N’ Roses, Cheap Trick and more recently performed as part of the “(De)Tour” virtual festival to raise money for NIVA and MusiCares. Footage of two of the performances from the event can be found below. The first video finds Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Slash (Guns N’ Roses), Rob “Blasko” Nicholson (Ozzy Osbourne), Matt Sorum (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Gilby Clarke (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Linda Perry, and Mike Garson covering The Beatles‘ “Come Together.“ The second video finds Hale, Clarke, Sorum, Nicholson, and Robin Zander (Cheap Trick) covering AC/DC‘s “It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock N’ Roll).“

Chris Slade Discusses Rumors Regarding New AC/DC Album, Says He Believes He Is Still Part Of The Band

Ever since 2018, there have been rumors circulating that seemed to suggest that AC/DC reunited with drummer Phil Rudd and were working on a new album featuring guitar tracks from the late Malcolm Young. Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider even claimed that the band completed the record, but had to put its release on hold due to the corona virus pandemic. Despite this, drummer Chris Slade has now cast some doubt on the rumors, while also saying that he believes that he is still in the band.

Slade told Rolling Stone the following when asked if he knew anything about a new album:

“Nope. I don’t at all. To be honest, those pictures are so old. I think it was probably… I don’t know if I was the first drummer to go through Canada. But it looks, to me, like old pictures, to be honest.”

“If you look at the hair on everybody and what the hair is like now, including me, you’ll see what I mean. There are so many rumors about AC/DC. There are daily, and I mean daily, rumors. ‘Oh, Angus has bought New Zealand.’ It’s ridiculous. ‘Oh, I know things because I know. They recorded an album and they’re going to be touring in 2020!’ You know what? They’re not [laughs].”

He also added the following about the idea of using Malcolm Young’s riffs for new music:

“We all know about technology. I’m certain that Malcolm and Angus talked in great depth about this before he passed and before he was really, seriously ill. I’m sure there was a master plan. Of course, you throw away plans. Plan A turns into Plan Z. Personally, my gut feeling is that Angus is not going to retire. There could quite possibly be another album. I’m pretty certain there will be. Who is on it? I have no idea. Will Cliff come out of retirement? Who knows? If he’s had enough fishing for a while, maybe he’ll want to come back to rock & roll.”

Slade went on to address his status in the band:

“To my absolute knowledge, and this is me being absolutely honest, I am the current drummer in AC/DC. [Laughs] It may sound deluded to some people. I’ve said that before in interviews and people have gone, ‘The man is deluded. He’s lost it. He doesn’t know what he’s talking about.'”

“Nobody has ever called me and said, ‘By the way, you’re not the current drummer’ or, ‘By the way, Phil’s been in the band for three years.’ Nobody has ever said that. As far as I’m concerned … God, I’m philosophical enough to realize that Phil may well be back in the band. I have no idea. I had no idea last time when they called me before Rock or Bust. I’m open to all possibilities. That’s the way people should be, open-minded.”

New Metallica, Iron Maiden, AC/DC. Etc. 1,000-Piece Jigsaw Puzzles To Be Release In September

Zee Productions will be releasing a new line of 1000-piece jigsaw puzzles on September 18. This includes puzzles based on the artwork for various albums by Metallica, Iron Maiden, AC/DC, KISS, Queen, etc.

The following statement was issued:

“Rock Saws just got twice as intense!

We are proud to be rolling out 1000 piece variants of some of our all time classic puzzles. That much harder, but that much more rewarding, these 1000 piece variants have been in demand for a long time.

Our first round of officially licensed 1000 piece puzzles includes: Iron Maiden’s “The Number of the Beast,” Metallica’s “Master Of Puppets,” Queen’s “Queen II” and “A Night At The Opera,” Elton John’s “Captain Fantastic and the Dirt Brown Cowboy” and “Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only The Piano Man,” KISS’s “Destroyer,” The Rolling Stones “It’s Only Rock And Roll,” David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance,” AC/DC’s “Highway To Hell,” and of course Nirvana’s “Nevermind!”

This is a veritable embarrassment of riches and a must for any puzzle loving rock and roller, or simply those of us who wish to engage with classic album art in a whole new way.

See the full range, and pre-order yours here: https://bit.ly/ZEE-1000PUZ

PS: What other puzzles do you want to see as 1000 piece variants? We have our own ideas but would love your input!”

Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider Says AC/DC’s New Album Has Been “Delayed” Due To The Coronavirus Pandemic

During a recent interview with ABC News Radio, Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider said that AC/DC’s new album “has been recorded,” but it had to be “delayed” due to the coronavirus pandemic. He also added:

“I haven’t heard anything, but… it’s AC/DC, man. You can’t go wrong! Four chords and a dream, baby! That’s it!”

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AC/DC’s Full “The Story Of Back In Black” Documentary Is Available To Watch For A Limited Time

AC/DC’s full “The Story Of Back In Black” documentary is now available to watch in full for a limited time. You can find that below courtesy of Loudwire. The film is being released as part of the band’s 40th anniversary celebration for “Back In Black.”

More AC/DC Jigsaw Puzzles To Be Released In October

Zee Productions have announced that they will be releasing new 500-piece jigsaw puzzles based on the artwork for AC/DC’s “Highway To Hell,” “If You Want Blood,” “Let There Be Rock,” and “Black Ice” on October 9. A 1000-piece version of “Highway To Hell” will also be available on September 18.