Posted: 16 April, 2014

AC/DC: We Are Not Retiring

AC/DC Frontman Brian Johnson has told The Daily Telegraph in the UK that there is no truth in rumours

After 24 hours of wild speculation surrounding the future of Aussie rock legends AC/DC, the band's frontman Brian Johnson has spoke publicly about the rumours for the first time.

Johnson told Jake Wallis Simons of the Telegraph that rumours that the band are about to split up following concerns for the health of Malcolm Young are not true

"We are definitely getting together in May in Vancouver," he told the Telegraph. "We're going to pick up some guitars, have a plonk, and see if anybody has got any tunes or ideas. If anything happens, we'll record it."

"I wouldn't like to say anything either way about the future," he said. "I'm not ruling anything out. One of the boys has a debilitating illness, but I don't want to say too much about it. He is very proud and private, a wonderful chap.We've been pals for 35 years and I look up to him very much."

Reports claim AC/DC are planning a tour to mark their 40th anniversary, which would involve 40 concerts in 40 different venues. "That would be a wonderful way to say bye bye," said Johnson. "Wewould love to do it. But it's all up in the air at the moment."

"AC/DC is such a tight family. We've stuck to our guns through the Eighties and Nineties when people were saying we should change our clothes and our style. But we didn't and people got it that we are the real deal."

Triple M did not get drawn into the wild speculation and rumour that has dominated the music world in the last day or so. We report the facts for music fans.

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Posted: 16 April, 2014

The 9 Most Underrated AC/DC Songs

Despite vicious rumours, the Australian rockers will go on but here are some of their less well-known works.

#9 A Chuck Berry cover, AC/DC recorded a version of School Days for their second album, T.N.T.

#8 Released in 1985 on their Fly on the Wall album, Shake Your Foundations.

#7 From their 1986 album Who Made Who album, Chase The Ace.

#6 Another one from the 1985 Fly on the Wall album, Sink The Pink.

#5 Their third studio album, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap produced this melodic number.

#4 Yup, Danger was yet unheralded track from the Fly on the Wall album.

#3 In 1988, the Blow Up Your Video album contained this little rock gem.

#2 The below song also appeared on their 1988 album Blow Up Your Video.

#1 From album of the same name, Who Made Who is one of the band's most under-appreciated works.

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Posted: 16 April, 2014

13 Bloody Good Reasons Why We Love AC/DC

They’re one of the greatest rock bands of all time and for 40 years they have given us reasons to love them

Their first appearance on Aussie TV in 1975.

The time they rode a flat-bed truck down Swanston Street in Melbourne.

Every time the inimitable Angus Young did this...

Angus as a GIF...

The Magic that was Bon Scott.

Malcolm Young was one of the best rhythm guitar players in history!

In 1977, they would play their last live TV performance for 20 years. We're blaming Leo Sayer.

Brian Johnson joins the band.... and he talks about his first gig with AC/DC.

This Album cover....

Because Angus is a genuis with his guitar.

This was their last gig ever.... in Bilbao, Spain.

This quote from Brian Johnson

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Posted: 15 April, 2014

Karnivool 2014 Tour Dates

Perth rockers playing Groovin The Moo sideshows

karnivool 2014 tour dates

Karnivool Photo: Karnivool

Karnivool are playing live dates alongside their appearances at the Groovin The Moo festivals around Australia.

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Posted: 15 April, 2014

Rolling Stones Tour Update

New tour dates will take place between October and November 2014

The rescheduled Australia/ New Zealand tour dates will take place between 25 October to 22 November 2014.

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Posted: 14 April, 2014

Amphlett Classic Covered For Breast Cancer Awareness

An amazing cover of Chrissy Amphlett’s I Touch Myself is set to become an anthem for breast cancer awareness.

An amazing cover of Chrissy Amphlett’s I Touch Myself is set to become an anthem for a breast cancer awareness campaign.

The Aussie's dying wish has been realised in an emotive video featuring some of Australia's greatest female singers. The video includes cancer survivor Olivia Newton-John.

The performances in the video will give you goosebumps. It's shot in the black-and-white and also features Deborah Conway, Connie Mitchell, Suze DeMarchi, Sarah Blasko, Sarah McLeod, Kate Ceberano, Megan Washington and Katie Noonan.

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Posted: 11 April, 2014

Fake DJs Exposed!

Proof that there is no talent required in being a DJ!

(Image: YouTube)

In case you needed confirmation that very little talent is required in playing crap music, then here’s your proof. 

Take a look at these three turkeys pretending they’re actually doing something while supposed ‘music’ is blasting through the speakers at this live gig. 

DJs? Give us a spell! Unless DJ stands for ‘douchebag jackasses’ of course! 

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Posted: 10 April, 2014

Triple M's Sydney Gig Guide

Here are the pick of the gigs happening across Sydney this week

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Stoner rock veterans Tumbleweed playing in Sydney this week Photo: Triple M

You can bet your bottom dollar that your favourite band started out playing in pubs, which is why we're stoked to launch our Sydney Gig Guide.

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Posted: 9 April, 2014

Who Will Play With Nirvana At Rock Hall Of Fame Ceremony? Here's a clue.

A cryptic clue on Instagram may have revealed who will play with Nirvana at the Rock Hall of Fame ceremony

The rumour mill is rampant and not without justification.

The remaining Nirvana members will perform at the their Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony and it seems Joan Jett will be joining them.

The Foo Fighters shared the below image to their instagram and the inclusion of Jett's guitar has got music fans talking.

Jett's guitar is there for a reason, eh?

And in 2011, the Foo Fighters appeared with the singer on the The Late Show With David Letterman.

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Posted: 9 April, 2014

Who Would Snub Dave Grohl?

King Buzzo from the Melvins regales audience with a joke about the time he brushed rock legend Dave Grohl

Who isn't a fan of Dave Grohl?

As another music publication put it, "the guy could walk into a crowded room, drop the raunchiest rotten egg fart of all time and still have everyone lapping up his jokes." Or he could ask to borrow your other half and you wouldn't bat eyelid. Maybe.

On the other hand, you could be King Buzzo of the Melvins. He apparently brushed the legend in the most epic of ways (even if he does sound a little bit bitter about their relationship).

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Posted: 4 April, 2014

Metallica Hot Rod

James Hetfield from Metallica has built a car from scratch, it's awesome and it's called the 'Black Pearl'

James Hetfield from Metallica has built a car from scratch, it's awesome and it's called the 'Black Pearl'.

Designed with Rick Dore the car has a handmade aluminium body, rests on a custom chassis using frame rails from a 1948 Jaguar and is powered by 375-horsepower 302 cubic inch Ford V8.

You can find out more about the 'Black Pearl' here.

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Posted: 2 April, 2014

Duff Reunites With GN'R!

Former Gunners bassist to play shows with Axl Rose and co.

Duff McKagan is set to reunite with Guns N’ Roses for five South American shows in April. 

McKagan had gone on stage with the Gunners to play a few songs in recent years, but these will be the first full shows he plays with Axl Rose and co. for the first time in nearly 20 years. 

The 50-year-old will be on stage for Guns N’ Roses concerts in Buenos Aires (April 6), Paraguay’s capital Asuncion (April 9), Bolivia’s capital La Paz (April 12) as well as Brazilian cities Recife (April 15) and Fortaleza (April 15). 

McKagan be filling in for current Gunners bassist Tommy Stinson who will be playing with his original band The Replacements for their reunion at the Coachella Festival. 

McKagan, who was in Australia recently for the Soundwave Festival with his newest project Walking Papers, told Billboard.com: “It's pretty great to play these songs again, and looking forward to playing some gigs with my pal again.” 

“South America is always a radical place for rock n roll ... and I'm honored to be doing this thing, in that place.”

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