Posted: 28 November, 2014

AUDIO, INTERVIEW: Angus Young And Brian Johnson

AC/DC's Brian Johnson and Angus Young talk to Triple M's Lee Simon about their new album, Rock Or Bust

AC/DC's Brian Johnson and Angus Young talk to Triple M's Lee Simon about their new album, Rock or Bust, the health of Malcolm Young and the future of the band regarding drummer Phil Rudd. Listen to the full interview below.


Earlier On Triple M - AC/DC Rock or Bust Review

acdc, rock or bust album review

AC/DC with Stevie Young (second from right) - the nephew of Malcolm Young will replace the rhythm guitarist on the upcoming tour Photo: Getty Images

Rock Or Bust is the new AC/DC album. It’s their first album in six years and well, what can we say, it's about time they did another one!

You can hear Lee Simon's exclusive interview with AC/DC's Brian Johnson and Angus Young on Triple M from 6pm tonight (AEST).  

PLUS, CLICK HERE for your opportunity to win tickets to see AC/DC in New York City.

The album is 11 songs and from start to finish, they are the tightest, most compact songs they’ve done ever. They start, they explode and they finish with a bang.

AC/DC have always had their roots in the blues and it’s none more evident than on this album.

In our chat with Angus Young, he credits super producer Brendan O’Brien (who has worked with Pearl Jam, Aerosmith and Black Crowes to name a few) for much of this - keeping the album short, with each song packing as much punch as possible. And it does.

AC/DC "Rock Or Bust" depicts the band performing ‘in the round’, with a circular stage in the centre of a small arena Video: AC/DC YouTube

Triple M's Lee Simon, who lived with the album for days before its official release, said it's the bluesiest album they've ever done.

"Rock or Bust is 11 power-packed tracks, all of them around the 3-minute mark like Angus’ sixties heroes such as the Kinks and the Who," said Lee.

But that's not to say the band have veered away from the formula that's made them one of the greatest and most loved hard rock bands on the planet. The classic AC/DC sound is there... it just feels like a more 'grounded' or earthier album.

AC/DC "Play Ball", the first single form the new album Rock Or Bust Video: AC/DC YouTube

"It’s wall to wall classic AC/DC from, literally, the first chord of the opening, title track ("Rock Or Bust", watch the video above) through to the 'nudge wink' closer, “Emission Control”," he continues.

"In between are nine more crackers with a nod to the band's love of boogie and the blues in tracks like "Hard Times" and "Rock the Blues Away"."

Stevie Young does an excellent job as Malcolm's replacement - the guitarist won't be returning to the band due to his health condition - however Mal's influence can still be felt.

Angus and Mal has a songwriting connection that goes back across their 16 albums (or 17 depending on which part of the world you're reading this review) and the pair came up with a lot of the song ideas for this record. He also gave the boys his blessing to "keep making the music you know lads." And that's what they did.

"[Bassist] Mal insisted that the show must go on. He won’t be disappointed and nor will you," said Lee.

Buy AC/DC's Rock Or Bust

AC/DC Rock Or Bust is out now and you can buy the album below.

JB Hi-Fi - http://smarturl.it/ROCKorBUST.JB
Sanity - http://smarturl.it/ROCKorBUST.SN
iTunes - http://smarturl.it/ROCKorBUST.AU

Album Art

acdc rock or bust album review

Tracklisting

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 AC/DC
8. Baptism By Fire
9. Rock the House
10. Sweet Candy
11. Emission Control

Official Links

www.acdc.com
https://www.facebook.com/acdc

Also See

AC/DC's Aussie Tour Plans Revealed

AC/DC will tour their homeland of Australia late next year “or in March, 2016".

Phil Rudd's Future With AC/DC

"If we're going forward we've gotta get something resolved," admits Angus Young.

Angus Young & Brian Johnson On Malcolm & Moving Forward

Speaking to Triple M, Angus Young & Brian Johnson told us what it's like without Malcolm and his influence on 'Rock or Bust'.

Watch The AC/DC "Play Ball" Video Clip

"Play Ball" is the first video clip from their upcoming new album.

Read more

Tags: AC/DC, Brian Johnnson, Angus Young

Posted: 28 November, 2014

Castlecomer Tour Dates

We're pretty excited about Castlecomer - one of the best new bands in the Australian music scene

Castlecomer Photo: Facebook

We're pretty excited about Castlecomer - one of the best new bands in the Australian music scene. The Sydney rockers are making big waves with their alternative, folk style, which reminds us a lot of Vance Joy and Kingswood.

You would've heard us play their new song "Mis December" at nights here at Triple M.

In the last few years they have been going from strength to strength, culminating in their recent win as the 2013's New Artist to Radio award.

As you can see in the videos below, they're awesome live and they've got some dates coming up for their East Coast tour.

Tour Dates

November 27, 2014 - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney - Tickets: www.moshtix.com.au
December 4, 201- Transit Bar, Canberra - Tickets: www.moshtix.com.au
December 7, 2014 - Northcote Social Club, Melbourne - Tickets: www.corner.ticketscout.com.au
December 12, 2014 Marmalade Skies Festival, Goulburn - Tickets: www.events.ticketbooth.com.au
December 19, 2014 - Old Museum, Brisbane - Tickets: www.oldmuseum.org
December 20, 2014 - The Small Ballroom, Newcastle - Tickets:  www.tickets.oztix.com.au

Castlecomer Videos

Castlecomer - Fugitive Video: YouTube / CASTLECOMERmusic

Castlecomer - Rosie (acoustic) Video: YouTube / CASTLECOMERmusic

Official Links

www.castlecomermusic.com
www.facebook.com/castlecomer

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Tags: Castlecomer, Triple M Tours

Posted: 27 November, 2014

AC/DC New Album Finally Drops

Acca Dacca have always had their roots in the blues and it’s none more evident than on this album

acdc, rock or bust album review

AC/DC with Stevie Young (second from right) - the nephew of Malcolm Young will replace the rhythm guitarist on the upcoming tour Photo: Getty Images

Rock Or Bust is the new AC/DC album. It’s their first album in six years and well, what can we say, it's about time they did another one!

You can hear Lee Simon's exclusive interview with AC/DC's Brian Johnson and Angus Young on Triple M from 6pm tonight (AEST).

The album is 11 songs and from start to finish, they are the tightest, most compact songs they’ve done ever. They start, they explode and they finish with a bang.

AC/DC have always had their roots in the blues and it’s none more evident than on this album.

In our chat with Angus Young, he credits super producer Brendan O’Brien (who has worked with Pearl Jam, Aerosmith and Black Crowes to name a few) for much of this - keeping the album short, with each song packing as much punch as possible. And it does.

AC/DC "Rock Or Bust" depicts the band performing ‘in the round’, with a circular stage in the centre of a small arena Video: AC/DC YouTube

Triple M's Lee Simon, who lived with the album for days before its official release, said it's the bluesiest album they've ever done.

"Rock or Bust is 11 power-packed tracks, all of them around the 3-minute mark like Angus’ sixties heroes such as the Kinks and the Who," said Lee.

But that's not to say the band have veered away from the formula that's made them one of the greatest and most loved hard rock bands on the planet. The classic AC/DC sound is there... it just feels like a more 'grounded' or earthier album.

AC/DC "Play Ball", the first single form the new album Rock Or Bust Video: AC/DC YouTube

"It’s wall to wall classic AC/DC from, literally, the first chord of the opening, title track ("Rock Or Bust", watch the video above) through to the 'nudge wink' closer, “Emission Control”," he continues.

"In between are nine more crackers with a nod to the band's love of boogie and the blues in tracks like "Hard Times" and "Rock the Blues Away"."

Stevie Young does an excellent job as Malcolm's replacement - the guitarist won't be returning to the band due to his health condition - however Mal's influence can still be felt.

Angus and Mal has a songwriting connection that goes back across their 16 albums (or 17 depending on which part of the world you're reading this review) and the pair came up with a lot of the song ideas for this record. He also gave the boys his blessing to "keep making the music you know lads." And that's what they did.

"Mal insisted that the show must go on. He won’t be disappointed and nor will you," said Lee.

Buy AC/DC's Rock Or Bust

AC/DC Rock Or Bust is out now and you can buy the album below.

JB Hi-Fi - http://smarturl.it/ROCKorBUST.JB
Sanity - http://smarturl.it/ROCKorBUST.SN
iTunes - http://smarturl.it/ROCKorBUST.AU

Album Art

acdc rock or bust album review

Tracklisting

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 AC/DC
8. Baptism By Fire
9. Rock the House
10. Sweet Candy
11. Emission Control

Official Links

www.acdc.com
https://www.facebook.com/acdc

Also See

AC/DC's Aussie Tour Plans Revealed

AC/DC will tour their homeland of Australia late next year “or in March, 2016".

Phil Rudd's Future With AC/DC

"If we're going forward we've gotta get something resolved," admits Angus Young.

Angus Young & Brian Johnson On Malcolm & Moving Forward

Speaking to Triple M, Angus Young & Brian Johnson told us what it's like without Malcolm and his influence on 'Rock or Bust'.

Watch The AC/DC "Play Ball" Video Clip

"Play Ball" is the first video clip from their upcoming new album.

Read more

Tags: AC/DC

Posted: 27 November, 2014

What's Up With Creed Singer Scott Stapp?!

A bizarre video message, claims of drug abuse and lost money.

Scott Stapp performing in April 2014: Getty Images

In the early 2000s Creed were one of the biggest rock bands in the world. Lead by Scott Stapp they even managed to win a Grammy in 2001 for "With Arms Wide Open" co-written by Stapp.

Now, it looks like the highs of that time in Creed, lead singer Scott Stapp's life has well and truly fallen. In a recent video posted to Stapp's facebook page, he goes on a bizarre 15 minute rant about being homeless, penniless and now living in a Holiday-Inn.

He claims that he has been swindled out of a big sum of money and that an audit on his affairs revealed this.

"A lot of money was stolen from me or royalties not paid. Right now I’m living in a Holiday Inn, by the grace of God, because there’s been a couple of weeks I had to live in my truck," Stapp said.

"I had no money, not even for gas or food. I went two days without eating because I had no money and ended up in an emergency room."

Bizarre video message from Scott Stapp to his fans.



Scott Stapp with his wife Jaclyn in June 2014: Getty Images

This message comes a couple of days after the the Miami Herald and other news sources  reported that Stapp has broken up with his wife after claims of drug abuse.

Former beauty queen Jaclyn Stapp has submitted a divorce petition and asked for full custody of their children, submitting some alarming and odd tweets as evidence after he 'disappeared' from their home in early October.

She revealed that Scott had been "doing so much amphetamines, crystal meth and steroids that he has become a paranoid shell who has threatened to kill himself and harm his family."

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Tags: Scott Stapp, Creed, Jaclyn Stapp

Posted: 27 November, 2014

Molly Meldrum Pays Tribute To Phillip Hughes At The ARIAs

The Aussie Music icon fought back tears as he sent his best wishes to cricketer Phillip Hughes.

Hats off to Molly Meldrum on his induction into the #ARIAs Hall of Fame. A true music legend. Great speech too! Video: YouTube

Molly Meldrum used his induction into the ARIA Hall Of Fame to send his well wishes to cricketer Phillip Hughes.

Australia’s biggest names in music wiped away tears as they gave the Countdown host a standing ovation.

Image: Channel 10

“On behalf of us all here who love music and love cricket. To Philip Hughes,” Molly told the audience.

“Our prayers - believe me from everyone here - are with you and certainly your family.”

“Godspeed to a recovery”.

 

Full List Of ARIA Winners

SIA - 1000 FORMS OF FEAR Telstra Album Of The Year, Best Female Artist, Best Pop Release, Best Video
CHET FAKER - BUILT ON GLASS Best Male 
Artist, Best Independent Release
SHEPPARD - BOMBS AWAY Best Group
IGGY AZALEA - THE NEW CLASSIC Breakthrough Artist presented by PPCA
5 SECONDS OF SUMMER - SHE LOOKS SO PERFECT ARIA Song Of The Year
NEIL FINN AND PAUL KELLY - GOIN' YOUR WAY Best Adult Contemporary Album
JOHN BUTLER TRIO - FLESH AND BLOOD Best Blues and Roots Album
THE WIGGLES - APPLES & BANANAS Best Children's Album
BUDDY GOODE - IT'S A BUDDY GOODE CHRISTMAS Best Comedy Release
KASEY CHAMBERS - BITTERSWEET   Best Country Album
PEKING DUK FEATURING NICOLE MILLAR - HIGH Best Dance Release
DZ DEATHRAYS - BLACK RAT Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album
DAN SULTAN - BLACKBIRD Best Rock Album
HILLTOP HOODS - WALKING UNDER STARS Best Urban Album
KEITH URBAN Best Live Australian Act
ONE DIRECTION Best International Artist
MOLLY MELDRUM AND COUNTDOWN
 ARIA Hall Of Fame
DENIS HANDLIN
 ARIA Industry Icon Award

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Tags: ARIAs, Molly Meldrum

Posted: 26 November, 2014

Kurt Cobain’s Daughter Teams Up With HBO For Authorised Doco

The documentary with be called Montage Of Heck, after a mixtape Cobain made in the 80s.



Kurt Cobain’s daughter Francis Bean is producing the first 'fully authorised' documentary about her famous father .

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Brett Morgen will direct the doco that will premiere on HBO in 2015.

"I started work on this project eight years ago," Morgan said in a press release.

"Like most people, when I started, I figured there would be limited amounts of fresh material to unearth. However, once I stepped into Kurt's archive, I discovered over 200 hours of unreleased music and audio, a vast array of art projects (oil paintings, sculptures), countless hours of never-before-seen home movies, and over 4000 pages of writings that together help paint an intimate portrait of an artist who rarely revealed himself to the media."

The documentary will be named Montage Of Heck, after a mixtape Cobain made in the 80s.

The mix is a pretty out there mash-up of tv, music, field recordings and some unfinished music that Cobain made with a 2-track recorder back in the late 80s.

Also See

Dave Grohl Performs Acoustic "Something From Nothing"

We've been loving Sonic Highways but now it's time to slow it down a notch.

Exclusive Interview With Brian Johnson & Angus Young

AC/DC's front man Brian Johnsons and lead guitarist Angus Young talked to Triple M ahead of the release of their 17th studio LP 'Rock or Bust'.

Read more

Tags: Kurt Cobain, Frances Bean Cobain

Posted: 26 November, 2014

Who Will Replace Phil Rudd?

Here are 10 possible choices (plus one we would love to see).

There's been a lot of speculation about the future of Phil Rudd with AC/DC.

I mean the band have even admitted it's a situation that needs to be sorted out. Click here to hear Angus and Brian’s frank interview on the matter.
 
But it got us thinking, if Phil was to leave the band who would be the perfect replacement.

Here's what Triple M's Becko had to say about some likely inclusions.

"I think as an AC/DC fan, I’d love to see a familiar face there. Chris Slade would be a brilliant replacement if Phil was unable to go on tour (we hope it doesn’t come to that). Then you think of the other great options: Andy from the Living End! Seriously, he would fit right in. Unlikely, but awesome would be Dave Grohl. Once again, this is a wish list, but can you imagine that?!"

Well, we've decided to put up all the candidates side by side and let you decide. Who do you think could replace Phil?

The Big Names

Chris Slade

Played with AC/DC from '89 - '93 replacing Simon Wright but then getting replaced himself by Phil Rudd.

Chris Slade v Phil Rudd "Let Their Be Rock" drum solo: YouTube/Pertan81

Matt Sorum

Played with Guns N' Roses from '90 - '97 during arguably their most famous 'Use Your Illusion' Tour, he's definitely well traveled with huge experience

Sorum drum solo during the Tokyo '92 stop of the 'Illusion' tour: YouTube/Mitsos Fragopoulos

Rob Hirst

Oils drummer and songwriter, there's no doubt Hirst has the chops to play with AC/DC and definitely has a bit of flair (watch the video below).

Rob Hirst showing off his skills in a different take on the drum solo: YouTube/CJ Kerr

Andy Strachan

As the longtime drummer for The Living End, Strachan has played all over Australia. AC/DC would be a challenge that we think he could rise to.

Strachan on the BDO stage with The Living End: YouTube/kn03i

Phil Collins

One of the world's most famous drummers. The Genesis man could definitely do the job but is he the right fit for AC/DC?

Phil Collins drum solo: YouTube/Mouhsine Kourfal

Ryan O'Keefe

Airbourne founder and drummer has played all over the world and with that hair has a very 'Phil Rudd-esque' look, could definitely be one to watch.

Airbourne playing Wacken hard rock festival: YouTube/らんま


The Outsiders

There's also a lot of local talent in Australia, we would love to see one of these guys (or girl) give it a go. Here's what Triple M's Lee Simon had to say aboout a few...

"While we all hope Phil sorts out the issues which might see him out of AC DC, so many of our drummers, especially those who are constantly on the road, are world class and candidates for the gig. Danny and Davey sit amongst the top of that brotherhood with an awesome, powerful and clean style of which Phil is also a master."

Danny Leo

King of the North drummer Danny Leo may be a wild card but with a beard like that and his patent bowler hat, it would make a great look.

Danny Leo style would go great with AC/DC: YouTube: kingofthenorthband

Amy Cesari

It would be great to see a girl behind the drums for Acca Dacca and who better than Amy Cesari from The Donnas?

The Donnas are some hard rocking girls: YouTube/sleazeballninja

Davey Porter

Electric Mary have a classic rock sound and Davey Porter definitely helps that with his powerful style, could he make it on the big stage?

Electric Mary with Davey Porter on drums: YouTube/demo66n6


If Only...

Dave Grohl

Ok we know he's the busiest man in music and has his own thing going but just IMAGINE!

Is Dave Grohl is the best drummer in the world who doesn't drum?: YouTube/Suka00

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Tags: AC/DC, drummers, Phil Rudd

Posted: 26 November, 2014

Listen To New AC/DC Album

Acca Dacca have made their new album available for you to listen to for free

AC/DC have made their brand new album, Rock Or Bust available on iTunes for you to listen to for free before it comes out this Friday.

CLICK HERE to listen to AC/DC's new album on iTunes.

Meanwhile, this Friday Angus Young and Brian Johnson will be joining Triple M to talk about the new album.

ac/dc rock or bust album stream

AC/DC Rock Or Bust publicity shot minus Phil Rudd Photo: Getty Images

AC/DC will tour their homeland of Australia late next year “or in March, 2016″, fans at the global launch of new album Rock Or Bust were told.

"The band will be on a World Tour in 2015, which we're hoping will see them here in Oz late next year or before March in 2016," reported Hot Metal Online, who were at the event covering the global launch of Rock Or Bust in the town of The Rock in New South Wales.

Rock Or Bust is released on November 28 in Australia.

Pre-Order AC/DC's New Album Rock Or Bust

JB Hi-Fi - http://smarturl.it/ROCKorBUST.JB
Sanity - http://smarturl.it/ROCKorBUST.SN
iTunes - http://smarturl.it/ROCKorBUST.AU

Also See

Phil Rudd's Future With AC/DC

"If we're going forward we've gotta get something resolved," admits Angus Young.

AC/DC's Aussie Tour Plans Revealed

AC/DC will tour their homeland of Australia late next year “or in March, 2016".

Another Cracking AC/DC Clip, "Rock or Bust"

AC/DC are killing it at the moment with some great tunes and equally awesome videos.

Angus Young & Brian Johnson On Malcolm & Moving Forward

Speaking to Triple M, Angus Young & Brian Johnson told us what it's like without Malcolm and his influence on 'Rock or Bust'.

Phil Rudd Late To Court

Bad boy Phil Rudd flips off the press after arriving late to court.

Watch The AC/DC "Play Ball" Video Clip

"Play Ball" is the first video clip from their upcoming new album.

Read more

Tags: AC/DC

Posted: 26 November, 2014

Phil Rudd Late To Court

Bad boy Phil Rudd flips off the press after arriving late to court.

AC/DC's drummer Phil Rudd flips off the press outside a NZ court: Getty Images

As AC/DC are preparing for the release of their 17th studio album, ex-drummer and bad boy Phil Rudd is back in court this morning, arriving late and almost resulting in a warrant for his arrest.

He arrived 30 minutes late to his 9am court appearance this morning, forcing the judge to declare that she would issue the warrant.

Rudd is back in court to face his 'procuring murder and drug charges' which he's trying to get downgraded from the New Zealand High Court to the District Court.

AC/DC's drummer Phil Rudd facing a recent hearing in an NZ court: Getty Images

If you would think that Rudd is concerned about the recent charges and events you would probably be wrong. The Daily Mail reported that Rudd seemed at ease outside court, joking around with passers by and jumping on the back of his security guard.

At this point in time it is unknown whether Rudd will be able or even allowed to join his AC/DC bandmates on their upcoming 2015 Rock or Bust World Tour, with the band recently Angus Young recently admitting, "If we're going forward we've got to get something resolved."

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Tags: Phil Rudd, AC/DC, Charges

Posted: 25 November, 2014

Kingswood New Clip For "Micro Wars"

A great new video clip from Aussie up and coming rockers.

Kingswood short film style new clip "Micro Wars": YouTube/kingswoodband

Those Melbourne boys Kingswood have done it again. After the hilariousness of their "Ohio" clip, they've made an equally impressive clip for "Micro Wars".

However, this clip is a lot more serious than the previous one, with the boys alongside some well known Aussie artists (Cold Chisel guitarist Ian Moss, Sticky Fingers' Freddy Crabbs and The Preatures' Thomas Champion to name a few) acting out a Sons Of Anarchy bikie feud.

The track comes from their debut LP Microscopic Wars which was released in August and is up for an ARIA for Best Rock Album.

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Tags: Kingswood, Mircro Wars

Posted: 25 November, 2014

Lenny Kravitz Announced As Bluesfest Headliner

Joining bands like Counting Crows and The Black Keys, Kravitz will healine the first day.

Lenny Kravitz Photo: Lenny Kravitz Facebook

We thought the Bluesfest lineup was pretty good, with artists like The Black Keys and Counting Crows announced but it just got even better with the addition of Lenny Kravitz.

This will be Kravitz third time in Aus and he will take to the Bluesfest mainstage headlining the opening night with a 16-piece band.

He's out here on the back of the release of his 10th studio album, Strut.

In an interview earlier in the year with Triple M, Kravitz mention his new found love for Byron Bay during his last [2012] tour in Aus.

"I fell in love with Byron Bay and the guys from Wolfmother took me down there. They had three days off from the tour and they were doing the tour with us… so we got in his [Andrew Stockdale's] truck [and drove to Byron]."

"The Chamber" off of Kravitz New Album Strut

Lenny Kravitz - "The Chamber": YouTube/LennyKravitzVEVO


Byron Bay Bluesfest is on April 2nd-6th.

You can purchase tickets here.

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Tags: Lenny Kravitz, Byron Bay Bluesfest

Posted: 25 November, 2014

Exclusive Interview With Brian Johnson & Angus Young

AC/DC's front man Brian Johnsons and lead guitarist Angus Young talked to Triple M ahead of the release of their 17th studio LP 'Rock or Bust'.

AC/DC on the Black Ice Tour: Getty Images

At Triple M, AC/DC pumps through our veins, it’s part of our DNA. So when we got the chance to exclusively interview the indelible Angus Young and Brian Johnson we were bloody excited.

Triple M Sydney's The Grill Team, Matty Johns, Mark Geyer and Gus Worland had the absolute pleasure of interviewing Angus Young and Brian Johnson ahead of the release of AC/DC's 17th studio album Rock or Bust which is out this Friday.

We went through everything from the bad old days of growing up in Burwood, playing in Sydney with Bon Scott through to the new album and their favourite Acca Dacca songs, albums and riffs.

"Angus, mate, it’s your 17th studio album, jeez you must be tired!" joked Matty.

"Haha thank you for that vote of confidence, hey I do my best," Angus responded

"There’s 11 tracks on the new album, all very short and punchy, was that deliberate?" asked Gus.

"That’s what we wanted, we just wanted to pack as much punch into each track as we’ve done and Brendan and Brian he was the one saying ‘yeah we’ve got to keep everyone interested, keep a lot of interest, we don’t want people to be bored we want them to hear excitement all the way through’ so that’s what we went for,' " Angus explained.

"We love you big time mate, you know that and watching a bit of footage of you guys just over the last few days, it all started in a little suburb called Burwood right here in Sydney, Angus," said MG.

"That’s right, I always said if you made it big in Burwood you’ll make it big anywhere," Angus joked.

Listen To The Full Interview With Brian Johnson & Angus Young


Brian Johnson On Bon Scott

As the original leader of AC/DC Bon Scott was reviled as one of the greatest front men in rock and roll. The boys also asked Brian about if he was nervous filling those huge boots after his unfortunate passing in 1980.

"It's an understatement, I was one of Bon's biggest fans I thought he was a great poet, great with words, he was brilliant and a great singer and a great front man, a great showman but when you go out to do these things you can't duck and dive once you're in that position, we just went out and did it and it was just brilliant."

"The fans were great, I knew I had a tough act to follow but, you know, the band were great everybody was great," explained Brian.

There's also a great (NSFW) story about how Bon was first recruited to the band that was taken from their recent interview with Howard Stern on American TV.

Recently Released "Rock or Bust" Music Video

AC/DC - "Rock or Bust" music video: YouTube/acdcVEVO

Angus Young & Brian Johnson - Favourite AC/DC Albums, Songs & Riffs

It's something that we've always wanted to know and always wanted to ask the boys. What're there favourite albums, song and riffs.

"My favourite song, well it's a biased one it's "Shook Me All Night Long" because it's the first song I wrote with the boys, it was the first song I recorded with the boys and it was on "Back In Black". It's a tough question to answer but Back In Black it changed my life so I would say Back In Black [for favourite album]," said Brian.

"I think for me it would probably be the song that kicked it all off, I mean, I think the first big song that we ever really had especially in Aussie was probably "Long Way To The Top If You Want To Rock And Roll" or as some people say 'long way to the shop if you want a sausage roll'," laughed Angus.

First Video From Their New Album "Play Ball"

AC/DC - "Play Ball" music video: YouTube/acdcVEVO

AC/DC's 17th studio album Rock or Bust comes out in Australia on Friday 28th Nov.

You can pre-order the album below.

Pre-Order AC/DC's New Album Rock Or Bust

JB Hi-Fi - http://smarturl.it/ROCKorBUST.JB
Sanity - http://smarturl.it/ROCKorBUST.SN
iTunes - http://smarturl.it/ROCKorBUST.AU

Also See

AC/DC's Aussie Tour Plans Revealed

AC/DC will tour their homeland of Australia late next year “or in March, 2016".

AC/DC Album Launch At The Rock

Small country town The Rock will launch new album Rock or Bust.

Angus Young & Brian Johnson On Malcolm & Moving Forward

Speaking to Triple M, Angus Young & Brian Johnson told us what it's like without Malcolm and his influence on 'Rock or Bust'.

Another Cracking AC/DC Clip, "Rock or Bust"

AC/DC are killing it at the moment with some great tunes and equally awesome videos.

Phil Rudd's Future With AC/DC

"If we're going forward we've gotta get something resolved," admits Angus Young.

Read more

Tags: AC/DC, Triple M, Interview, Exclusive