CLASSIC ALBUMS REVISITED: Forty Years of AC/DC’s Back In Black

The comeback to end all comebacks, the story of Back in Black (Atlantic Records) began with tragedy but ended in triumph. While comebacks usually require some form of absence from the public eye, a few weeks would barely register as a blip on the timelines of most bands. But for AC/DC, that short space of time was literally life-changing. Continue reading

Brian Johnson’s AXS TV Show To Debut This September

AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson’s AXS TV series Brian Johnson: A Life On The Road will make its US debut on Sunday, September 15 at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT. The network has acquired the first two seasons of the program from Eagle Rock Entertainment, featuring a combined total of 12 unforgettable episodes never seen before in the United States. “A Life On The Road” joins a star-studded Sunday night lineup that also includes the new music series “Paul Shaffer Plus One”, hosted by musician and television personality Paul Shaffer, premiering September 15 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. Watch the trailer below. Early episodes feature Sting, (The Police) Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin), Roger Daltry (The Who), Joe Elliott (Def Leppard), Lars Ulrich (Metallica) and Nick Mason (Pink Floyd). Continue reading

AC/DC Shares Two Live Videos From Donnington 1991

AC/DC who has worked behind the scenes with singer Brian Johnson on new music for release has shared two historic pro-shot videos. The band has shared live concert performances of their classics ‘Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap’ and ‘Highway To Hell’ performed at Donnington 1991 when the band headlined. Hopefully, this is the warm up to new music, a tour or both!

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AC/DC’s Angus And Stevie Young Now Spotted At A Vancouver Recording Studio

In a story we have been tracking at Ghost Cult, it appears as if AC/DC are convening in Vancouver, British Columbia to work on new music. In addition to Former members Brian Johnson and Phil Rudd photographed together, now a published report shows Angus and Stevie Young have been photographed together at the same studio space the band has recorded their last three albums. Hopefully, this is the start of new AC/DC music, which has been up in the air since the death of Malcolm Young, following the release of 2014’s Rock Or Bust. Continue reading

AC/DC Members, Including Brian Johnson And Phil Rudd Appear To Be Recording Together

Much speculation has surrounded AC/DC and whether they would ever make new music together, following the death of Malcolm Young. A few days after a Canadian journalist claimed that Stevie Young and Phil Rudd were spotted in downtown Vancouver, now former singer Brian Johnson and Rudd have been photographed together at a music studio. Vancouver is like a second home to AC/DC, since they made their last three albums in that city. If this is true this would be huge news for the rock world, but it could also be for another project such as a Johnson solo album, as nothing has been confirmed. With the death of Malcolm Young, plus the departures of Johnson, Rudd, and bassist Cliff Williams now retired, fans have wondered if sole remaining founding member Angus Young would keep the band going or decide it was time for AC/DC retire.  Rudd was replaced the last few years in the band by Chris Slade, with Axl Rose stepping in for Brian Johnson. We’ll keep tracking this story here at Ghost Cult. Continue reading

In Memorium: Malcolm Young Of AC/DC- The Architect Of Rock

When Malcolm Young of AC/DC died yesterday at age 64 after a long illness, a small bit of the flame of Rock `n Roll was put out. Al thought the music Young created will live on forever, as an observer of music history, you have to marvel at the longevity and the quality of the songbook he has left and wonder if anyone will ever come along to replicate it. Continue reading

Accept – Restless and Live!

Since their 2009 reunion Accept have released three stellar albums, with 2014’s Blind Rage (Nuclear Blast) reaching number 1 in the charts of their native Germany. Long term guitarist Wolf Hoffmann and bassist Peter Baltes rejoined the fold but sadly original frontman Udo Dirkschneider did not, his replacement the American Brian Johnson lookalike Mark Tornillo. Restless and Live (Nuclear Blast) comes in a variety of formats including a double album recorded throughout Europe and a live DVD. Continue reading