Recently asked about AC/DC
's upcoming 15th studio effort, the first one not to feature founding guitarist Malcolm Young
, drummer Phil Rudd
had one word to describe the process - "stellar."
Chatting with Triple M
, the skinsman also noted that the work was completed in record time, dubbing the outcome better than 2008's "Black Ice
.""It was done in 10 days and I've never played better. I hope it's as good as I remember when I came away from the studio. It's pretty damn good,"
Explaining how mastering was also scratched off to-do list, Rudd complained about the production pace, saying, "Usually you master something and wait a couple of weeks and you go and have a listen to it. They do things a certain way - I think they're taking too long."
, Malcolm's health issues have prevented the axeman not only from performing, but playing guitar altogether, sparking a series of rumors predicting the end of AC/DC. However, the group recuperated with Young's nephew Stevie
and is still chugging along. Also, sharks like AC/DC, more here