Drummer PHIL RUDD Talks Return To AC/DC - "ANGUS YOUNG Just Sort Of Asked Me If I Was Up For A New Album"

November 7, 2020, a year ago

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Drummer PHIL RUDD Talks Return To AC/DC - "ANGUS YOUNG Just Sort Of Asked Me If I Was Up For A New Album"

This week, AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd guested on Dean Delray's Let There Be Talk podcast. During the interview, found below, Rudd discussed his return to the band in after being given the boot in 2015 due to Rudd having several legal issues to deal with at the time.

Rudd: "Angus (Young) and I had a good chat at Mal's (Malcolm Young) funeral and caught up. There was crazy shit going on, but since then, I'd got my shit together and put a little band together, I went to Europe and was doing a bit of playing and stuff and did a solo album. The guys knew I was still playing, so when I caught up with Angus at the funeral, we were sort of chatting away and somehow, he just sort of asked if I was up for (a new AC/DC) album, and he started writing the next day. He went in the studio and started writing straight away."

AC/DC have released the new video below, taking you behind the scenes on the video shoot for "Shot In The Dark", the first single from the band's new album, Power Up, out on November 13 via Columbia Records. Watch the new clip below:

Last week, AC/DC released a video teaser for their new single, "Demon Fire". Watch below:

The Limited Edition Deluxe Lightbox, CD, Vinyl and Digital Download editions of Power Up are available for pre-order here. The official AC/DC store also has an array of pre-order options, which can be viewed at this location.

Power Up is AC/DC’s 17th studio album. For Power Up, the band reunited with producer Brendan O’Brien who helmed the double-platinum Black Ice in 2008 and the gold Rock Or Bust in 2014. Charged up for the next decade, AC/DC cut twelve new tracks for the album, proudly maintaining their signature sound and all of its powerful hallmarks.

The AC/DC lineup of Angus Young (lead guitar), Brian Johnson (lead vocals), Cliff Williams (bass guitar), Phil Rudd (drums), and Stevie Young (rhythm guitar) is firing on all cylinders once again.


"Shot in the Dark"
"Through the Mists of Time"
"Kick You When You're Down"
"Witch's Spell"
"Demon Fire"
"Wild Reputation"
"No Man's Land"
"Systems Down"
"Money Shot"
"Code Red"

"Shot In The Dark" video:

Watch an exclusive conversation with the band & longtime video director David Mallet telling the stories behind your favorite AC/DC videos, moderated by the band’s Creative Director, Josh Cheuse:










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