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:
Jack White is streaming his forthcoming new album online.
Lazaretto is due for release on the 9th of June via XL Recordings, but you can listen to the whole album now via iTunes Radio here.
A special vinyl ‘Ultra’ version of Lazaretto will also be available. The 180 gram release will feature two vinyl-only hidden tracks, which will be situated under the labels on the record, with one playing at 78 rpm and one at 45 rpm, making the release a three speed album. The mix of the album will also be different from the digital and CD release and have a different running order. In the dead wax of Side A is a hand-etched hologram of an angel by Tristan Duke of Infinity Light Science. “This is a really beautiful component to the Ultra LP,” says White.
The standard tracklisting for Lazaretto is as follows:
‘Would You Fight For My Love?’
‘High Ball Stepper’
‘Just One Drink’
‘Alone In My Home’
‘That Black Bat Licorice’
‘I Think I Found The Culprit’
‘Want And Able’
White will be playing a one-off show in the UK at London’s Eventim Apollo on the 5th of July.
The Birds Of Satan is the side project of My Ruin’s Mick Murphy, Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins and Chevy Metal’s Wiley Hodgden. The album is due for release in the UK on the 14th April.
As NME describes it: “It’s a frenetic blast of sick guitar riffs, epic guitar solos and propulsive drums that was recorded in less than a week. Produced by John Lousteau, The Birds are joined by a bunch of guest artists including Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters and Nirvana guitarist Pat Smear and keyboard player Rami Jaffee. Enjoy.”