AC/DC To Release New Album 'In Next Couple Of Years'

artist: ac dc date: 05/09/2011 category: upcoming releases
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AC/DC To Release New Album 'In Next Couple Of Years'
AC/DC have revealed plans to release a new album "within the next couple of years". The Australian stadium rockers have said they'll tour again once they've finished the album, which will be the follow-up to 2008's "Black Ice". Guitarist Angus Young told BANG Showbiz: "At some point we'll be touring again once we get a new album out, which will hopefully be within the next couple of years." Frontman Brian Johnson also reiterated the band's desire to top their last tour, commenting: "We'll try to make the next tour even better, we'll bloody try." The band are due to release a new live DVD "AC/DC: Live At River Plate" on Monday (May 9). The show was filmed during their extensive 2009/2010 world tour, which took in 108 cities. Young has recently discussed how AC/DC have "outlived" ever new genre of music that has come along since they formed in 1973. "We have such diehard fans, old and new. We've survived many changing fashions of music we've outlived the lot of them", he commented. In other news, AC/DC have said they will never let people download their music online. Until recently, AC/DC and The Beatles were the highest profile acts who didn't allow fans to download their music, but the Liverpool band secured a deal with iTunes at the end of last year. Guitarist Angus Young said they wanted to ensure fans heard their songs as part of the whole album. "I know the Beatles have changed but we're going to carry on like that", he said. "For us it's the best way. We are a band who started off with albums and that's how we've always been." "We always were a band that if you heard something (by AC/DC) on the radio, well, that's only three minutes. Usually the best tracks were on the albums." Thanks for the report to NME.com and Gigwise.com.
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