ALBUM REVIEW: Ellefson – No Cover

Cover songs can be tricky. A balancing act that often results in calamity. Lean too far one way and be accused of musical blasphemy; keep things too safe and be reliably informed you shouldn’t have bothered in the first place. So with that in mind, surely an album consisting entirely of cover versions is just asking for trouble, isn’t it? Continue reading

AC/DC’s New Album “Power Up” Tops the Billboard 200 Chart

Major news for Classic Rock royalty as AC/DC’s Power Up (read our review here) has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, giving the legendary rock band its third chart-topping album in their career. The new studio effort was released via Columbia Records on Nov. 13 and starts with 117,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending Nov. 19, according to Nielsen Music. AC/DC previously hit No. 1 with 2008’s Black Ice and 1981’s For Those About to Rock (We Salute You). Power Up is AC/DC’s 26th charting album, and 10th top 10. Power Up has registered the largest sales week of 2020 for a rock album. The last rock set to log a larger sales frame was Tool’s Fear Inoculum (248,000; chart dated Sept. 14, 2019). Power Up’s sales were assisted by some retailer exclusive editions, vinyl variants, and an elaborate limited-edition deluxe CD package that retails for $49. (The tracklist across all versions of the album — CD, vinyl, and digital download — is identical.) Power Up’s sales were assisted by some retailer exclusive editions, vinyl variants, and an elaborate limited-edition deluxe CD package that retails for $49. (The tracklist across all versions of the album — CD, vinyl, and digital download — is identical.)


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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: November 13th New Music Releases

Purchase And Stream All The New Music Released Today!

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ALBUM REVIEW: AC/DC – POWER UP

 

After months of rumours fuelled by glimpsed sightings and blurry photographs taken outside recording studios, the worst kept secret in rock was finally confirmed at the end of September this year. With a sudden flurry of activity on their website, the announcement was clear. AC/DC was back.

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AC/DC Created the Soundtrack for This Weekend’s Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix


AC/DC comeback album Power Up arrives this Friday, which is their first new album in six years. To celebrate the band has created a 47-song career-spanning playlist to soundtrack this weekends’ Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix. The F1 Tracks playlist also celebrates 70 years of the Turkish Grand Prix. You can find the playlists on Spotify, Deezer, and Apple Music. Continue reading

Watch the Unboxing Video for the New AC/DC Album “PowerUp”

 

AC/DC has shared the unboxing video to their long-awaited comeback album PWR/UP! Stream the single “Shot In The Dark” and pre-order the album now at the links below. The follow-up to 2014’s Rock Or Bust, features AC/DC’s 2020 lineup of Brian Johnson (vocals), Phil Rudd (drums), Cliff Williams (bass), Angus Young (guitar), and Stevie Young (guitar). Be on the look out for a review of the album from Ghost Cult soon.

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Watch the Video for the New AC/DC Single – “Shot In The Dark”

 

AC/DC has shared the video to their new single, “Shot In The Dark”!  You can watch the clip below. The song is the first single from the band’s long-awaited comeback album PWR/UP! Stream the single and pre-order the album now at the links below. The follow-up to 2014’s Rock Or Bust, features AC/DC’s 2020 lineup of Brian Johnson (vocals), Phil Rudd (drums), Cliff Williams (bass), Angus Young (guitar), and Stevie Young (guitar). Be on the look out for a review of the album from Ghost Cult soon.

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Watch Angus Young Discuss his Late Brother Malcolm a New Behind The Scenes Teaser from AC/DC

 

In a new video posted on AC/DC’s YouTube channel, the band shared some more behind the scenes clips from the making of their upcoming new album Power Up. Angus described the album as a tribute to his late brother, founding AC/DC rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young, who died in 2017 from effects of dementia at age 64. Malcolm is credited as a writer on all 12 tracks on Power Up. This is the second album in the band’s career that is a tribute to a fallen member. Back In Black (review here), which turned 40 this summer, was a tribute to former frontman Bon Scott who died prior to the album. The band shared their new single, “Shot In The Dark” last week.

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Listen to the New AC/DC Single – “Shot In The Dark”

AC/DC has finally shared their new single, “Shot In The Dark”!  The song is the first single from the band’s long-awaited comeback album PWR/UP! Stream the single and and pre-order the album now at the links below. The follow-up to 2014’s Rock Or Bust, features AC/DC’s 2020 lineup of Brian Johnson (vocals), Phil Rudd (drums), Cliff Williams (bass), Angus Young (guitar), and Stevie Young (guitar). 

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