Listen! as AC/DC stream “Rock Or Bust” in full

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AC/DC are streaming their new album Rock Or Bust in full.

The LP can be listened to via iTunes now as an iTunes Radio First Play. The stream comes hot on the heels of the release of videos for first single, “Play Ball”, and the title track in the past few days.

Rock Or Bust is released on Monday 1st of December and is AC/DC’s first album without founding guitarist Malcolm Young. Young, 60, retired from the band following confirmation that he is suffering with dementia.

The band are planning a world tour next year, but it is unknown whether they will be joined by drummer Phil Rudd who was arrested and charged with various offences in New Zealand earlier this month. Rudd is due back in court on Thursday the 27th of November.

Rock Or Bust was officially launched in the small Australian town of Rock this past weekend. Early reviews of the LP have counted 70 references to the word “rock” across the album’s 35 minutes of music.

You can watch the official videos for “Play Ball” and “Rock Or Bust” below:

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Watch! AC/DC release new video for “Rock Or Bust”

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AC/DC have released a video for the title track from their forthcoming new album.

“Rock Or Bust” is lifted from the album of the same name, due for release next Monday.

As with their last video for song “Play Ball”, the “Rock Or Bust” clip features guitarist Stevie Young replacing founding member Malcolm Young, and drummer Bob Richards standing in for regular sticksman Phil Rudd.

Director of the new video, David Mallett, insists that AC/DC remain strong and relevant despite their recent woes: “It’s just as thrilling doing stuff with them now as it was all those years ago. That’s because the records are just as good.”

Check out the video for “Rock Or Bust” below:

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AC/DCs Brian Johnson: Gene Simmons is “terribly wrong”

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AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson has said that he believes Gene Simmons’ claim that rock is dead to be “terribly wrong.”

Speaking to Ultimate Classic Rock, Johnson said: “I don’t think anybody should have the nerve to stand here and say a certain genre of music has disappeared ‘because I say so.’

“I’m here to tell you, Gene – you’re wrong. I’m saying it’s alive and kicking. My name’s Brian. How do you do?”

Kiss mainman Simmons claimed back in September that the music industry and illegal downloads had “murdered” rock music as a genre. Numerous rock and metal musicians have now spoken out against the claim.

Johnson goes on to say that he believes it is easier for young bands these days to decide if they have what it takes to make a career in the music world:

“Kids have got a better chance to get their stuff out now with social media,” he says. “They can buy stuff to record with – we couldn’t buy a four-track recorder. We’d save up to go into a little studio in Newcastle and we’d have to physically take it to London. Now they can literally do it in their garage and put it out.

“But if you’re playing stuff and people are digging it, you’ve started your band. All you’ve got to do now is keep at it – and dodge the people who go ‘Get yourself a proper job.’ Take the path less travelled and take it on the chin.”

AC/DC will release their new album, Rock Or Bust, on the 1st of December. You can watch Johnson’s conversation with Ultimate Classic Rock below.

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Listen! AC/DC stream title track from new album “Rock Or Bust”

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AC/DC are streaming the title track from their new album, Rock Or Bust.

The new LP is scheduled for release on the 1st of December and will be the first without founding guitarist Malcolm Young who is suffering with dementia.

“Rock Or Bust” is the second song to be released from the parent album and you can listen to it below:

Be sure to let us know what you think!

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Watch! AC/DC release video for “Play Ball”

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AC/DC have released a ridiculously literal video for their new track, “Play Ball.”

The song is lifted from the band’s 17th studio album, Rock Or Bust, due for release on the 2nd of December, and the video was directed by David Mallet.

“The spirit of ‘Play Ball’ is a mess-up of all sorts of outrageous videos of people playing ball,” says Mallet, “plus a rather good performance from the band.”

The clip features appearances from Stevie Young, who has replaced Malcolm Young on guitar, and drummer Bob Richards, who fills in for Phil Rudd. It is not known whether Richards’ appointment is a permanent one.

You can watch the video for “Play Ball” below:

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