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New AC/DC Single "Leaked" To Youtube

The following report is courtesy of Andrew Ramadge from News.com.au:

Perhaps driven insane by an eight-year wait for new material, die-hard AC/DC fans have sunk to a hilarious new low in rock and roll fandom.
In the same week that songs from U2's upcoming album were leaked online, fans of the Australian heavy metal pioneers have given the world a preview of AC/DC's new single 'Rock N Roll Train' – played on air guitar.

Fans who attended a film clip shoot in London last week were among the first in the world to hear the new song and, instead of leaking an unauthorised recording, have set about recreating it themselves on YouTube.

One video shows a fan dressed as Brian Johnson singing 'Rock N Roll Train' in his bedroom. Another clip features a fan "singing" the song's main guitar riff in a series of "nah, nah, nah" noises.

Yet another clip shows a fan playing the song on guitar, after having the riff described to him by a friend who was at the film shoot.

'Rock N Roll Train' is the first single from AC/DC's 15th album Black Ice, set to be released in October, and the first new song since the band's 2000 album Stiff Upper Lip.

Last week four songs from the upcoming U2 album, rumoured to be titled No Line On The Horizon, were leaked on YouTube and then taken down.

Rather than the usual culprits, such as advance album copies and industry insiders, the source of the leak was apparently Bono himself. A fan walking past the singer's villa in southern France noticed the album was playing and stopped to record it on a mobile phone.

Brian Johnson impersonation video (Beware: This video contains horrible attempts at the Geordie accent!)

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1. Vinny the Metalhead writes:

OK. Is there a link to it, so I can listen to it?

Now Playing: AC/DC - Let There Be Rock

# Aug 19, 2008 @ 11:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Red writes:

Hahahahahahahahaha, so f***ing pathetic, he must be related to the Star Wars kid.

# Aug 19, 2008 @ 1:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Jenny writes:

Why did I even CLICK the f***n' play button?..ugh. I couldn't stand how dumb that was, I only saw 24 seconds of the stupid thing. Thank goodness.

# Aug 19, 2008 @ 3:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. wilco writes:

f*** me
they guy should try out for this dancing with the stars

# Aug 20, 2008 @ 7:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

I don't know if I should even press play. My pore evil ears will probably wither away and die if I have to hear this sh**...

# Aug 21, 2008 @ 12:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

AAHHH!!! why th FVCK did i press play?? NOOOOOO

# Aug 21, 2008 @ 2:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Jenny writes:

You clicked it! I made the same mistake: ) I watched 24 seconds of it!!!

# Aug 22, 2008 @ 3:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Rickie writes:

there is 30 sec of rock n roll train on acdc myspace, myspace.com/acdc it sounds great!

# Aug 22, 2008 @ 4:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

post 7: jenny, you have ears made of metal! I couldn't take that sh!t for more than 5 seconds :)

# Aug 22, 2008 @ 9:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Jenny writes:

Post 8: Thax Rickie I'll B sure to check that out when I have time!

Post 9: Metalheaddrummer101: all anyone needs is 5 seconds HEHE

# Aug 22, 2008 @ 10:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Rickie writes:

^^^ Anytime Jenny. It sounds great I love the guitar riff.

# Aug 22, 2008 @ 11:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Jenny writes:

I just checked it out...can't get any better! The album will kick @$$ 4 sure! (That riff IS pretty catchy)

# Aug 22, 2008 @ 11:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

where can I find some of the songs? I'm dying of suspense :)

# Aug 22, 2008 @ 11:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Rickie writes:

no songs out yet but the single will be on aug 28. 5 more days cant wait.

# Aug 22, 2008 @ 11:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Rickie writes:

walmart.com/acdc will have an exclusive album preview sometime it says check back soon.

# Aug 22, 2008 @ 11:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Jenny writes:

Your practically my AC/DC newspaper Rickie lol.

# Aug 23, 2008 @ 12:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Rickie writes:

Rickie's newspaper everything you need to know about ACDC.

# Aug 23, 2008 @ 12:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Rickie writes:

^ I forgot the / in AC/DC

# Aug 23, 2008 @ 12:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. psythe writes:

LOL, what is that kid wearing?!??

# Aug 23, 2008 @ 3:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

If I see that again, it MIGHT turn me emo. That means I should not say that again

# Aug 23, 2008 @ 11:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

I meant i should not SEE it again. Though I should not say anything about being emo. lol.

# Aug 23, 2008 @ 11:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Geordiemetalhead writes:

If anyone is on facebook and is planing on BUYING the new AC/DC single please checkout http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1174487676#/group.php?gid=25040787571&ref=mf and have a look at the group. Read the description (Important!), Join the group and take the pledge!

# Aug 24, 2008 @ 9:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Geordiemetalhead writes:

This is not some bull**** group, this is a true effort by a true AC/DC fan. Thankyou

# Aug 24, 2008 @ 9:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Whistler writes:

why people calling it rock n roll train the single is runaway train

# Aug 28, 2008 @ 10:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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