Monday Fresh: New AC/DC Record

AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young has recently spoke to Classic Rock magazine about the band's new record, a follow-up to 2008's "Black Ice".

Monday Fresh: New AC/DC Record
9
AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young has recently spoke to Classic Rock magazine about the band's new record, a follow-up to 2008's "Black Ice". He also warned the fans of the possible delay, after singer Brian Johnson suggested there would be new material next year. "You know what Brian's like. He just says things and then walks away," Malcolm said. "It'll be a little while - a year or two anyway." He added, "I've been doing some jamming on some song ideas but I do that all the time, as do the rest of the band. We are still working. But we had a long rest between 'Stiff Upper Lip' and 'Black Ice', so I think we need a couple of years to recuperate and work on it a bit more." During a January 2012 appearance on "The Cowhead Show", the American radio program hosted by Mike "Cowhead" Calta, Johnson revealed that health issues were affecting one of his bandmates, which may have put new album plans temporarily on hold. "One of the boys is a little sick and I can't say anything, but he's getting better," Brian said. "He's doing wonderful. Full recovery fully expected." The singer added, "It's a wonderful thing when we get in a room. Whenever the boys get back together, I get all excited. The boys, after a while, pick the guitars up, Phil [Rudd] will make his way to the drums, Cliff [Williams] will pull his bass out and then all of a sudden this noise comes out and I sit there with just this big old grin on my face." Shall we expect a fine album from the Australian hard rock legends or is it just usual "our next LP is better than the previous" stuff? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

60 comments sorted by best / new / date

comments policy
    p_a_morgan
    Malcolm can talk? Jokes aside, this is legit news. I look forward to see what they can do with E, A, and D, for another 30 years! AC/DC!
    Jyrgen
    georgebushguy79 wrote: I could swear some sounded exactly the same.:/
    AC/DC kind of tends to...
    Ultraussie
    Malcolm can talk? Jokes aside, this is legit news. I look forward to see what they can do with E, A, and D, for another 30 years! AC/DC!
    Pretty sure there's a G in "Its a Long Way To The Top..."
    Lightning_Ray
    (...) and then all of a sudden this noise comes out and I sit there with just this big old grin on my face."
    Malcom, you just described the feeling I have when I listen to AC/DC. Yes, they might sound the same probably from the start, but that's what they are, it's in their blood. And God knows it sounds fantastic most of the time!
    sstony
    VASELINE GUY wrote: eh? are they still not sick of playing the same 3 chords over and over again?
    [quote]VASELINE GUY wrote: I take it by your name that your ass hurts most of the time, probably from making stupid comments and then getting reamed.
    AcdcTXfan
    Exactly, they're not going to change their style. I hate when bands do that (Are you reading this Linkin Park?).
    Paddy McK
    Always good to hear People can say what they want, but Black Ice had a genuinely fresh sound to my ears, and Acca Dacca will always be one of the funnest bands about, regardless of how many or few chords they use.
    Reaper/chaos
    its like a superhero movie.... when all of the original heroes come out and kick ass old school style... Van Halen, AC/DC... even... my mother!!!!! and VASELINE GUY just asking but why in the F*#@ did you name your self that? i mean cmon man someone was gonna comment on a name like that!
    Smokinjoerules1
    AcdcTXfan wrote: Exactly, they're not going to change their style. I hate when bands do that (Are you reading this Linkin Park?).
    Still...if Linkin Park had recorded a 3rd album with the same stuff, fans would've ridiculed them and critics would've torn them to pieces!
    thebigredjj10
    Can't take too long to write a record for these guys. A single jam session could write 4 or 5 solid songs. Not knocking, just saying...
    K!!LsWiTcH
    TheLastWord wrote: But we had a long rest between 'Stiff Upper Lip' and 'Black Ice', so I think we need a couple of years to recuperate and work on it a bit more. Aren't they getting a little old to be waiting 8 years between albums?
    being older is probably why theyre waiting so long in between albums. on topic, shit they still kick ass live
    TheLastWord
    But we had a long rest between 'Stiff Upper Lip' and 'Black Ice', so I think we need a couple of years to recuperate and work on it a bit more.
    Aren't they getting a little old to be waiting 8 years between albums?
    georgebushguy79
    I didn't think Black Ice was anything special. Maybe two good songs. I could swear some sounded exactly the same.:/
    jannick
    p_a_morgan wrote: Malcolm can talk? Jokes aside, this is legit news. AND C and G. gotta love I look forward to see what they can do with E, A, and D, for another 30 years! AC/DC!
    AeroRocker
    redhotsexmagic wrote: I just can't believe they're still going! dudes are freakin rock n roll for life..figured they were touring so much w black ice and yea could've sworn I heard they were wrapping it up after that? guess not..damn idk how Brian Johnson still sings like that night after night..what a boss
    They said they were done touring, not making music. They called the Black Ice tour an unofficial "farewell tour." But I agree, it was unbelievable to see Brian whail like that after doing it for so many years...I love this band. True old fashioned Rock N Roll. Checked.
    redhotsexmagic
    I just can't believe they're still going! dudes are freakin rock n roll for life..figured they were touring so much w black ice and yea could've sworn I heard they were wrapping it up after that? guess not..damn idk how Brian Johnson still sings like that night after night..what a boss
    Shornifier
    Just read the article about Mustaine apologizing...kinda feel sorry for him...supergroup.....super...group.....AC/MEGALLI/DC ?!?!?! lol I wish AC/DC found the elixir of life and they never stopped rocking for eternity.
    acdc51502112
    I've been an AC/DC fan for years and Angus was one of my idols when I first started playing guitar. I LOVED stiff upper lip and I thought and still think it is their best album ever, but most people called it shit and "not AC/DC". So "the boys" pandered to the fans and made that turd black ice. I really hope they tell people to **** off and make another killer record, they had constantly gotten better since their funk in the mid 80s and then there was black ice...ugh....
    TerriThrash
    FUCK YES! AC/DC are one of my all time favorite bands and now another ****in' fantastic CD. Can't FUCKIN' wait! I hope they release it on vinyl too.
    Rock.Domination
    Really, I'm a big prog/experimental fan and I love it when bands experiment with their sound. But it'd be better if a band sticked to a working formula instead of creating a monstrosity. And AC/DC is one of those bands which I cannot imagine to step too far out of their comfort zone. They continue make kickass music anyways, and it's the enjoyment of the musicians that's most important when making music.
    sassyrocks
    AC/DC ARE LEGENDS!!!!! There is not ONE album they have made which has failed. Can't wait till the new material comes out. Keep rockin guys!!!
    perko1
    I watched an interview with Angus and he was asked about AC/DC's music all sounding the same. He replied "Well if you find a cake mix and it turns out to be successful your not going to risk changing it are you?" Dont ask where he gets his methods of arguing from, but its Angus so what he says goes
    Seref
    AC/DC feel like one of those bands where they're just going to do what they love until they're all dead. Gotta respect a group of old guys who continue to live the dream rather than call it a day and live on the royalties.