Friday, October 10, 2014

Pre-order 'Rock or Bust'


AC/DC fans - Rock or Bust, the highly anticipated new studio album hits shops 1st December, featuring 11 brand new songs.
1. Rock or Bust
2. Play Ball
3. Rock The Blues Away
4. Miss Adventure
5. Dogs of War
6. Got Some Rock & Roll Thunder
7. Hard Times
8. Baptism By Fire
9. Rock the House
10. Sweet Candy
11. Emission Control
CD and LP versions of Rock or Bust are packaged in a limited 3D animated cover. All digital pre-orders of Rock or Bust come with an instant download of Play Ball.


Tuesday, October 7, 2014


The two new AC/DC songs were released today. "Play Ball" was released officially while "Rock or Bust" was posted on AC/DC Vevo Youtube channel, apparently by mistake.

Anyway, you can listen to them on YouTube and elsewhere. Enjoy "Rock or Bust" before it is taken down... ;)




Here's the official artwork for the AC/DC Rock or Bust album. The cover will be in 3D and it will have this explosion effect just like you can see in the gif below.


Sunday, October 5, 2014

AC/DC Rock or Bust Video Shoot - London 4 October 2014 REPORT Part 2 - THE SONG and PHIL RUDD

AC/DC Abruzzo wine tasting

Great AC/DC Abruzzo aftershow party at the Little Social by Jason Atherton, with Gourmet food and some of the best wines on the menu, thanks to Secretary General Stefano.

The Song: "Rock or Bust"

As we said there were six takes so we managed to get an overall impression of the song. It's about 3 minutes long and it has two choruses and two short Angus' solos (Angus was duckwalking close to the edge of the short circular stage with the cameras following him during the solos). The chorus is "In Rock we Trust, it's Rock or Bust". It sound a bit "heavier" than Black Ice/Rock'n'Roll Train with some influence from older albums such as Ballbreaker. Brian's voice seemed very similar to Black Ice. At least this was the impression.

Italian fans

The Phil Rudd Mystery

According to some rumours Phil was not in London the day before the shoot. Now, we can't say if this rumor is true or not. The official version of the story is that Phil flew back home the day of the shoot for some family problem, nothing serious. In any case everything is possible with Phil, considering his rock'n'roll attitude and character but we sincerely hope he's back soon. We got to say that Bob Richards was quite cool. Very approachable and extremely kind to all fans. He took pictures with most of the fans and gave away the drumsticks he used during the shoot.

With Bob Richards

Happy Nonno Alan

Angus signing autographs to all the fans, TRUE ROCKSTAR

AC/DC Rock or Bust Video Shoot - London 4 October 2014 REPORT Part 1

Report from London Part 1 by AC/DC Abruzzo

The fans waiting for the buses in Victoria

We're just back from memorable video shoot of AC/DC at the Black Island Studios of London. What a fantastic day! We saw the boys in great shape, especially Brian who seems to be really ready for the tour (HAPPY BIRTHDAY BTW!). We loved the new song "Rock or Bust". It reminded us of Black Ice album combined with some old school AC/DC sound.

Matteo, Cristian and Matthew

The audience was made up of approximately 400 people, who got to the studios on 8 buses. The first bus left around 1pm and the last around 2.30. All the band was there except Phil Rudd, who apparently had to fly back home in the morning due to some family problem. A cool drummer named Bob Richards stepped in to replace Phil. Nice bloke. From what we heard the whole band was there the previous day for the filming of the Play Ball video (all on green screen).

Entering the studios
As we mentioned in our previous post the stage was circular and the audience was standing around it on 5 different levels. We had the impression that more people were expected as the director's assistant kept telling to "shuffle" and fill empty spaces as much as possible.

There were 6 different takes (5 takes with all the members and 1 with the audience only plus Cliff, Stevie and Bob on stage).

Inside the studios

As we said, Brian was really on fire. Angus was wearing a green uniform and a brown hat. He did his duckwalk and all his moves. Cliff seemed he was having a good time on stage. Stevie, you can say he's been working hard to become an active part of the band.

After the the six takes the audience went back to the entrance where free food was handed over. Angus came out of his black van a few minutes after, before leaving the venue and, patiently, met most of the fans and signed autographs. Hat's off to Angus and to his respect for fans...

It was also great to see all the familiar faces from the Black Ice Tour. Some crazy fans came all the way from Canada (Carole and Matthew) or Argentina (Cristian). We met the Scottish fans from the Bon era, Nonno Alan, Uncle Michel, the French duo JP and Dirtyshoes, the Germans and many more... The farawell drink was at The Shakespeare pub.

Stay tuned for more exclusive material from the London video shoot.

Malcolm Young - AC/DC