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Below is our complete AC/DC news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
AC/DC has announced that they will be canceling the next six shows of their Black Ice world tour. Vocalist Brian Johnson issued the following statement about the cancellations:
"It’s an inside job that forced me to reschedule those upcoming 6 shows! Inside being the operative word here. My insides were giving me lots of trouble, ulcers and such. They were really uncomfortable and painful, which required me to seek immediate medical attention. The doctor's looked me over, pocked, scanned and prodded all possible areas. In the end they gave me a clean bill of health, but insisted that I take a bit of time to recuperate and rest up. We've been touring non stop since this time last year and have a lot more touring to do. Thanks for all of the get well wishes and i hope to see you all again very soon."
AC/DC has issued the following announcement about releasing a box set titled "Backtracks:"
"The Ultimate 3CD/2DVD/1LP Rarities Box Set! The comprehensive collection of the band's studio and live rarities together in one place, remastered to sound better than ever (many on CD for the first time), on 3 CDs and 1 LP. 2 DVDs brings 'Family Jewels' up to date plus the entire 2003 Circus Krone gig. A 164 page hard-cover book, collectible merchandise reproductions, and a working guitar amp make this a must-have for true AC/DC fans. Ships by 11/9/2009."
AC/DC has posted another brief sneak peek of their upcoming release "Backtracks," which can be viewed below. AC/DC also issued the following statement:
"One more day until the exciting announcement on www.ACDCBacktracks.com. At 12:01 AM EST on September 29, the announcement will be made." More...
AC/DC has posted another short teaser trailer online for their forthcoming release "Backtracks," which can be viewed below. AC/DC also issued the following brief statement about an upcoming announcement:
"Two more days to the exciting AC/DC announcement! Tune into www.ACDCBacktracks.com on September 29 for all the information." More...
AC/DC has posted a teaser trailer online for their forthcoming release "Backtracks," which can be viewed below. "Backtracks" will be released on November 10th. More...
AC/DC has issued the following announcement about adding on new South American tour dates:
"Last time South America witnessed the sheer power of AC/DC in concert, the band was breaking balls. Well, AC/DC's bound for South America once again and this time they're riding in on their Rock 'n Roll Train as part of their Black Ice World Tour. Get ready, fans in Brazil and Argentina... AC/DC has announced that they will perform at Morumbi Stadium in Sao Paulo on November 27 and at River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires on 2 December.
"These mark the first South American concert dates for AC/DC since the band performed a series of shows in October of 1996 as part of the Ballbreaker World Tour. Tickets for the Morumbi Stadium concert in Sao Paulo go on-sale to the public and members of the Fan Club through a special allotment on Thursday, 1 October and for the River Plate Stadium concert in Buenos Aires on Tuesday, 29 September."
The currently confirmed AC/DC tour dates are as follows: More...
Just For Fun
You can also download an MP3 of the song here.
If that intrigues you, you may be interested in downloading DJ Morgoth's "MetalMashMix 2009" - a single MP3 containing mashups of the following tracks:
1. Wu-Tang Clan vs. System Of A Down vs. Nine Inch Nails vs. Queens Of The Stone Age - Shame on a Bootlegga [ToToM]
2. Lady Gaga vs. Bullet For My Valentine - Scream Aim Dance (Bullet For Lady Gaga) [DJ Schmolli]
3. Gorillaz vs. Rage Against The Machine - Dare to Testify [ToToM]
4. Rage Against The Machine vs. Shaggy - Killing Boombastic [DJ Zebra]
5. Metallica vs. Panjabi MC - Metallica Goes To Punjab [Wax Audio]
6. Pain vs. Black Sabbath - I'm Going Paranoid [DJ Morgoth]
7. The Prodigy vs. Judas Priest - You've Got Another Firestarter Comin' [DJ Morgoth]
8. Gorillaz vs. Motörhead - Ace Of Spades Feels Good [DJ Morgoth]
9. Ray Parker Jr. vs. AC/DC - ThunderBusters [Wax Audio]
10. Bryan Adams vs. Metallica - Enter You [Wax Audio]
Both Slash (Guns N Roses/Velvet Revolver) and Steven Adler (Guns N Roses/Adler’s Appetite) have filed restraining orders against the same woman. Adler claims a woman he met in rehab is stalking him. She is also trying to contact Adler through Slash. One thing we know for sure, she definitely has a type. KISS has announced a special promotion with M&Ms. Expected to be available in October, there is no word whether Gene Simmons will be sending over any of the brown candies to Eddie Van Halen’s dressing room… More...
In addtion to the numerous dates already scheduled for AC/DC's "Black Ice" tour, the band has announced that they will be playing two additional shows in Florida, USA. The dates are as follows:
-October 30, 2009 at Jacksonville Arena in Jacksonville, FL
-November 19, 2009 at Amway Arena in Orlando, FL
Brian Johnson, the lead vocalist of hard rock legends AC/DC, made an appearance on an episode of the hugely popular BBC show Top Gear, which was broadcast this evening. You can check out a clip from the show below. In the video, Johnson shares some memorable stories from his time with AC/DC as well as giving an insight into his love of cars, before taking part in the show's "Star in a reasonably priced car" challenge. More...
Certainly one of the most feel-good rock n' roll comeback stories of recent times is that of Canadian heavy metal band Anvil. The band, considered a major influence for a generation of hard rockers including Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax, and Guns N' Roses, was the subject of a critically acclaimed, must-see rock-doc, "Anvil! The Story of Anvil," directed by Sacha Gervasi. And in the process, the film has made the group (led by singer/guitarist Steve "Lips" Kudlow and drummer Robb Reiner - both founding members) a household name. But the group's story will certainly not end with the film.
First up for Anvil are U.S. shows opening for Aussie rock legends AC/DC - in football stadiums. "We're really excited about these shows, we've only heard awesome things about playing in football stadiums. I was with the Green Day guys last night, and they were telling me, 'Man, it's probably going to be the gig of your life'!"
And then on September 15, "This is Thirteen" will finally see proper national distribution on CD and vinyl via VH1 Classic Records. The CD will feature the newly recorded, never-before released bonus track "Thumb Hang." The collectible double vinyl LP boasts newly re-recorded versions of Anvil classics "Metal on Metal" and "666." The album, originally recorded in 2007 and produced by Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy), was primarily available directly from the band via their website and at their concerts.
"'This is Thirteen' is more like our first three albums," says Lips, "which represent our real identity. For many of our albums, we went on an 'integrity hunt' instead of on a 'commercial/radio hunt,' so we became extremely inaccessible to radio. This time, we stepped back and said, 'What were we originally?' And we rediscovered ourselves, I suppose." Reiner adds, "There are three tracks that in my opinion, are definitely, 100% AOR/hard rock/commercial radio tracks - 'American Refuge,' 'Flying Blind,' and 'Feed the Greed.' Catchy melodies, incredible drum feels - they just all rock." More...
Yesterday brought with it the announcement that AC/DC would bring their Black Ice World Tour to New Zealand with concert dates in Wellington and Auckland. And today brings us news of additional shows added to the band's upcoming North American leg, with an October 16th stop at Washington, DC's Verizon Center and an October 28th touchdown in Buffalo, NY at the HSBC Arena.
The band's two New Zealand dates go on sale to the public and to members of the Fan Club in the Fan Club On Sale on July 28th.
Fan Club tickets and public tickets will be available for the Washington, DC show on July 24th and for the Buffalo, NY date on July 25th.
The latest AC/DC tour dates are now as follows: More...
AC/DC has issued the following statement about adding on two more tour dates to their Black Ice World Tour:
"The Black Ice World Tour is headed for Auckland and Wellington with two added dates! The band will be playing on January 28, 2010 at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, NZ and on February 4, 2010 at Western Springs in Auckland, NZ. Tickets will be on sale starting on Tuesday, July 28."
The complete tour listing is currently as follows: More...
AC/DC have added the following additional tour dates to their Black Ice World tour:
10/1 - Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center
11/6 - Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center
11/12 - Mexico City, MX - Foro Sol
The other confirmed upcoming tour dates for AC/DC are as follows: More...
Rock legends Thin Lizzy has announced that they will be unable to perform their scheduled shows with AC/DC as a result of an accident drummer Tommy Aldridge has sufffered. A message from the band reads as follows:
"Thin Lizzy regret to announce that due to the prolonged recovery of drummer Tommy Aldridge after his recent accident, they have been forced to cancel the three shows with AC/DC: Wembley Arena - June 26th, Dublin Punchestown Racetrack - June 28th and Glasgow Hampden Park - June 30th.
"The band sincerely apologies for the disappointment to their fans attending these shows."
Undercover.com.au has issued the following report from Paul Cashmere:
2.3% of Australia's population bought an AC/DC ticket yesterday. There are 21 million people in Australia and half a million will see Acca Dacca next year.
Credit crunch? Not in AC/DC land. With more than 500,000 tickets sold in Australia yesterday that created a cash flow of more than $60 million. More...
Rock and roll legends AC/DC has announced some more shows in Australia for their tour down under next year. This tour is in support of the bands latest studio album, "Black Ice."
The tour dates are as follows:
February 11 - Melbourne, Australia - Etihad Stadium
February 13 - Melbourne, Australia - Etihad Stadium
February 15 - Melbourne, Australia - Etihad Stadium
February 18 - Sydney, Australia - ANZ Stadium
February 20 - Sydney, Australia - ANZ Stadium
February 25 - Brisbane, Australia - Nathan Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre)
March 2 - Adelaide, Australia - Adelaide Oval
March 6 - Perth, Australia - Subiaco
March 8 - Perth, Australia - ANZ Stadium
Ozzy Osbourne continues to keep his family employed. This week it was announced that Jack Osbourne is producing a documentary on Ozzy titled “Wreckage of My Past” where candid interviews will be given by those close to him. Can anyone else wait ten years from now when Jack heads up an Ozzy tribute band? More...
Thelocal.de is reporting:
A concert by heavy-metal rockers AC/DC in Munich on Friday drew over 100 noise complaints by irate neighbours, police reported Sunday.
Complaints came from as far as Unterhaching, a suburb almost 20 kilometers (12 miles) away from the stadium. Police said the neighbours complained about “overly-loud music” that violated local noise ordinances. More...
As we stumble upon the summer tour season we constantly hear the phrase “big” tour. Whether it is in reference to the number of bands playing, number of asses in the seats, or size of the stage show, a lot of bands claim to own the “big show” title.
Bands like Van Halen, Guns N’ Roses, and Aerosmith (among others) for years have touted their tours in this regard and all (to some degree) have a right to throw their hat in the circle. This year is no exception: Kiss is following up a new album with what they are calling their biggest show ever, Metallica is again filling arenas on the road, and festivals drawing many bands are still going strong. Does tour “size” need to be qualified? Probably not, but what the hell….I personally haven’t given much thought to this until this week when I read the following: As AC/DC prepares for their Australian tour there is word that they will need forty-eight semi trailers to haul their equipment. Forty-eight trailers? I’ll let that one hang there for a minute… More...