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".

AC/DC To Release New Album 'In Next Couple Of Years'
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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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    JimBonJovi
    I full heartedly agree with Angus. I'm sure some of the new generation growing up will disagree but I enjoy having an actual album in my hands and physically reading what instruments were used, who mixed, engineered, produced the particular record. It's all in the experience of going out and buying an album to keep and even go back and re-read all of the linear notes inside every couple of months.
    Angus Electric
    They should release one every 2 years and tour the shit out of it. It's what they do best. Keep it simple and electrify people
    headbang123
    Wilbo Baggins wrote: WHY ARE YOU POSERS BEING SO UNGRATEFUL? seriously, I like all of AC/DC's albums, Can't you just enjoy the music?!!!!!
    but they all sound the same after like 1990
    Wilbo Baggins
    WHY ARE YOU POSERS BEING SO UNGRATEFUL? seriously, I like all of AC/DC's albums, Can't you just enjoy the music?!!!!!
    rechris06
    AngusRocker22 wrote: Fuck all the AC/DC haters. Go listen to your pussy music. They are the hardest rocking band of all time. No band has ever been so entertaining or resilient.
    So are you saying AC/DC is heavy metal? *looks at username* Total fanboyism, that's all i have to say. While i don't care too much for ac/dc, i might listen to them if they actually make an album that doesn't sound the same as every other ac/dc album.
    Whit3snak3
    Hopefully this album will be as good as the others, black ice wasnt bad guys.. R.I.P Bon scott!
    jannick
    legends. best band ever. simple is best if you got the talent for it. agreeing with everything angus said. greatest poeple alive! rock in peace bon.
    Stikit2duhman
    is it just me or do all acdc songs kinda sound the same? you have to admit: versatile, acdc is not
    HH_Emo_666
    Maybe James Hetfield should let Angus borrow some of his "700" riffs so a new ACDC cd doesnt just have A,E and D chords all over it
    anvil is god
    I love ac/dc, but black ice was to soft. Either make it heavier or go for a blues tone like stiff upper lip, which i quite liked. The only time on black ice i liked was the new inventive stuff like war machine. I know everybody says it but new riffs would do wonders and make Brian less wheezy!
    Most_Triumphant
    JimBonJovi wrote: I full heartedly agree with Angus. I'm sure some of the new generation growing up will disagree but I enjoy having an actual album in my hands and physically reading what instruments were used, who mixed, engineered, produced the particular record. It's all in the experience of going out and buying an album to keep and even go back and re-read all of the linear notes inside every couple of months.
    +666 cause your on a highway to Hell
    Mobby32
    "In Next couple of Years"? That's a lot of time to be rehashing their riffs
    i dont really hear alot of ac/dc riffs that sound alike, some do but not many
    Mobby32
    they should take a more blues approach like with ballbreaker or stiff upper lip
    georgebushguy79
    That would actually be interesting to hear them take that approach. Can't be worse than ****ing Black Ice...
    Right? I bought Black Ice, knowing it should be pretty good since its AC/DC. Listened to it once and hopefully never again. Every track has the same boring rythym. Expected much more from them.
    rockandloltrain
    People hate on AC/DC so much, yet they're incredibly successful to this day. Unless you guys start puttin' out hits like AC/DC has over the years, you have no room to talk.
    headbang123
    judging from black ice: first tab: d--22--22- a--22--22- e--00--00- secound tab: g--2---2--- d--2-2-2-2- a--0-2-0-2- e----0---0- an d so on...
    captainperoxide
    Dunno where all the Black Ice hate is coming from. Solid record, some great tracks, some not-so great. It's been the same with AC/DC for as long as I can remember. I'm just happy they're still making music and planning on touring.
    ninjagayden777
    slaveskinJACKET wrote: JDx7 wrote: i wonder how the new album will sound? oh wait I read somewhere that they all really enjoyed Darius Rucker's new material. They said they really like the direction he's taken, and they hope to follow soon. So.. the new album will be an experimental Nashville pop country record.
    That would actually be interesting to hear them take that approach. Can't be worse than ****ing Black Ice...
    Rocker_94
    JimBonJovi wrote: RamblinMan2450 wrote: I personally don't think Angus is soundin' too good. I like all the music he displayed.... Back in the day, when he had a voice, now it's just.... It doesn't sound too good. And Black Ice was okay, obviously not my favorite. What do you expect? The guy smokes cigarette's constantly.
    Ummm...you do know Angus doesn't sing right? I thibk all he's ever done vocally is Oi! on TNT. Brian Johnson on the other hand, I believe sounds the best he's been since the early 1980s.
    slaveskinJACKET
    JDx7 wrote: i wonder how the new album will sound? oh wait
    I read somewhere that they all really enjoyed Darius Rucker's new material. They said they really like the direction he's taken, and they hope to follow soon. So.. the new album will be an experimental Nashville pop country record.
    vikkyvik
    RamblinMan2450 wrote: I personally don't think Angus is soundin' too good. I like all the music he displayed.... Back in the day, when he had a voice, now it's just.... It doesn't sound too good. And Black Ice was okay, obviously not my favorite.
    Angus, the guy who doesn't sing on albums and barely sings at all live? Not sure that his voice affects his guitar playing. Or Brian Johnson, the singer?
    AngusRocker22
    Fuck all the AC/DC haters. Go listen to your pussy music. They are the hardest rocking band of all time. No band has ever been so entertaining or resilient.
    JimBonJovi
    RamblinMan2450 wrote: I personally don't think Angus is soundin' too good. I like all the music he displayed.... Back in the day, when he had a voice, now it's just.... It doesn't sound too good. And Black Ice was okay, obviously not my favorite.
    What do you expect? The guy smokes cigarette's constantly.
    RamblinMan2450
    I personally don't think Angus is soundin' too good. I like all the music he displayed.... Back in the day, when he had a voice, now it's just.... It doesn't sound too good. And Black Ice was okay, obviously not my favorite.
    AcdcTXfan
    rockandloltrain wrote: People hate on AC/DC so much, yet they're incredibly successful to this day. Unless you guys start puttin' out hits like AC/DC has over the years, you have no room to talk.
    I've figured it out. With more popularity comes more hate. Think about it, Nickelback and U2 receive a shitload of hate on this site, yet they're some of the most successful bands. Bands like System of a Down don't receive any hate because they're not very popular.