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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Queen to Share 1992 Freddie Mercury Tribue Concert ft Guns N Roses, Metallica, Elton John, David Bowie, Def Leppard, Tony Iommi, Robert Plant, George Michael and More!

Queen are sharing their famous 1992 Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness via Youtube. The band is raising money to donate to COVID-19 relief efforts and they’ll be sharing the show for 48 hours via their Youtube live on Queen’s Youtube from 2pm EST on May 15th. May.  Queen’s’ Benefit Concert took place in London’s Wembley Stadium on Easter Monday (20th, April). The surviving members of the band: Brian May, John Deacon, and Roger Taylor wanted to perform the benefit concert in memory of Freddie Mercury, who had passed away the previous November. The concert featured Queen and friends like David Bowie, Elton John, Axl Rose, and James Hetfield among others to pay tribute to Freddie Mercury. The setlist included some real treats like Bowie’s ‘Heroes’, ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’, and a special rendition of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’.

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The New AC/DC Album and Tour Announcement May Be Imminent!

According to a published reported by Classic Rock Magazine, AC/DC is on the verge of announcing their comeback able and a world tour! Ghost Cult reported last year that the band convened in Vancouver British Columbia where the current band of Brian Johnson, Angus Young, Stevie Williams, Phil Rudd, and Cliff Williams were all photographed at the studio where they have made several albums. Cliff retired from touring at the end of 2016, but perhaps he could be convinced to tour again. Co-founding guitarist Malcolm Young died in 2017.  Speaking recently on Melbourne’s Triple M Hot Breakfast show, Australian broadcaster Eddie McGuire claimed that AC/DC’s new album would be out sometime in the next couple of months, with live shows to follow later in the year. Nothing has been confirmed yet by the band but this is very encouraging! The band also potentially an EP worth of material with Axl Rose of Guns N Roses, which we also hope sees the light of day! Their classic album Back In Black also turns 40 in 2020. Continue reading

Guns N Roses Adds Second London Concert for 2020 Due To Overwhelming Demand

Due to overwhelming demand, Guns N Roses has had to add a second show in London next May. The new London date at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is scheduled for May 30 — one day after the previously announced concert at the same venue. A statement about the U.K. shows reads: “The event marks the first live music concert to be staged at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium since the venue opened in April this year and the two nights will be the only dates that the band will be performing their enormous and beloved catalogue of hits in the U.K.” Tickets are on sale now through Live Nation. The GNR “Not In This Lifetime” tour, which began three and a half years ago, recently became the No. 3 highest-grossing tour in the history of Billboard Boxscore. Continue reading

Axl Rose Has Written “Magnificent” New Guns N Roses Music According To Duff McKagan

Guns N Roses bassist Duff McKagan appeared on Eddie Trunk’s n SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation” show to promote his new single from his upcoming solo album. Discussing potential new GNR music, Duff stated: “I heard some new material and there’s been some jams going around, and that’s the next step for us, for the GN’R thing.” Further quotes can be found below. As we previously reported GNR has at least recorded one new track, a T. Rex cover for release in 2019, likely for Record Store Day, but as yet unannounced. Continue reading

Slash Discusses New Guns N Roses Material, No Timetable For Recording Yet

In a new interview with Masa Ito of TVK’s Rock City, Slash praises the Guns N Roses reunion, which started in 2015, as a magical experience, beyond his expectations. He also discusses new material that has been written for a brand new Guns N Roses release, but there is no present timetable for recording or release. Previously we reported that GNR has a release for 2019, likely a cover they were in the studio to cut in 2018 for a possible Record Store Day release. Technically Guns N Roses “Not In This Lifetime” Tour is still ongoing, with dates recently in Asia and Hawaii. Continue reading

Guns N’ Roses Will Donate Proceeds From Their Show In Hawaii To Charity

Guns N’ Roses, getting set for their first ever show in Hawaii this coming weekend will donate a portion of the proceeds from the gig to charity. The December 8 show of the “Not In This Lifetime” will benefit will the Andy Irons Foundation (AIF). The charitable organization was created in honor of the late surfing legend by his widow Lyndie Irons to raise awareness and institute programs for young people pertaining to mental health, drug recovery, and learning disabilities. Continue reading

Guns N’ Roses Forced To Cut Short Abu Dhabi Concert After Axl Rose Falls Ill

Guns N Roses performed for the first time in the United Arab Emirates Sunday night (November 25), a highly-anticipated concert event in the city of Abu Dhabi and an expected highlight of the nearly three-year-long “Not in This Lifetime Tour”.  Sadly, the band cut their set short, after singer W. Axl Rose performed ill most of the night and ultimately couldn’t finish the show. He actually told the crowd he was ill and apologized a few times including “They’ve got me on IVs and a bunch of injections, ’cause I got sick today, I’ve been throwing up for about the last five hours. So, instead of canceling, I’m gonna do the best show we can for you.”

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Slash Says New Guns N Roses Music Is Possible

In a new interview with Eddie Trunk’s (Friday, August 3) edition of “Trunk Nation LA Invasion: Live From The Rainbow Bar & Grill” on SiriusXM, Slash said the current members of Guns N Roses have discussed making new music. This is the first time since 3/5ths of the classic lineup (Slash, Axl Rose, Duff McKagan) reunited two years ago for the wildly successful Not In This Lifetime Tour. Continue reading