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Title: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
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Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 08, 2011, 09:45:24 am
What Is The Best AC/DC Album of All Time with Brian Johnson?

Circa 1995
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Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 08, 2011, 09:57:38 am
AC/DC (Back In Black) 1980
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Inner Sleeve

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Rolling Stones 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time
Back In Black
at #26


Back In Black. What an amazing achievement by AC/DC to not only follow up the greatest Bon Scott era album in the form of Highway To Hell, but to throw down the gauntlet and exceed it and let everyone know that they were back and stronger than ever with new singer Brian Johnson. This is easily the best album with Brian and they have been trying to top it ever since, which is just impossible. Rolling Stone Magazine has this at #26. Sorry, but once again, they failed in their ranking. This is clearly Top 10 material IMO. With 49 Million units sold, this sits at #2 for most albums sold, right behind Michael Jackson's Thriller album. Back In Black is the highest selling album by any band and the highest selling hard rock album of all time.

This album is more or a less an unofficial Greatest Hits set with so many great tracks from Hells Bells to Shoot To Thrill to Let Me Put My Love Into You to Back In Black to You Shook Me All Night Long to Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution. There isn't one wasted second here. This is AC/DC lasting legacy and a fitting tribute to the late, great Bon Scott. Once again, Producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange works his magic and creates another masterpiece. There is a reason why I consider him to be one of the greatest producer of all time. He is right up there with George Martin IMO.

The first time I heard this album when it came out I was just absolutely floored by how f*cking good it was with a replacement singer. Honestly, I didn't think the album would be much at all. How do you follow up the best Bon Scott album with an unknown singer? The odds were stacked against them. But wow, they blew the doors down and are still thriving to this day.

Fave Songs: All of 'em. But MVP goes to....You Shook Me All Night Long

Album cover ftw!! Before there was Spinal Tap and Metallica, there was this....the original all black cover.  The band chose to go with all black as a sign of mourning for Bon. I will replace the back cover with the original vinyl version once I can find it online somewhere. (UPDATE: Look above)

Back In Black Music Videos

AC/DC - What Do You Do for Money Honey (http://youtu.be/SqweaZNZ3_E)

AC/DC - Back In Black (http://youtu.be/oGXzQ9oUpo8)

AC/DC - You Shook Me All Night Long (Original Promo Video) (http://youtu.be/EZGft719Zls)

AC/DC - Let Me Put My Love Into You (http://youtu.be/odqZAGNvxhI)

AC/DC - Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution (http://youtu.be/wr3WKl-1jNM)





Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 08, 2011, 10:16:16 am
AC/DC (For Those About to Rock) 1980
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Inner Sleeve

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For Those About to Rock. Oh f*ck me. Many AC/DC fans will go to the end of the earth saying this is the definitive AC/DC album and I really wouldn't even try to argue with that assessment at all because it's that damn good. You really can't lose with either Back In Black or For Those About to Rock. On the other end of the spectrum you will have fans saying it sucks. Whatever. Rolling Stone Magazine is a weird publication if you ask me. For their review, they said that this album is the best one ever for the band, yet it doesn't even rank in their Rolling Stones 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time list. Go figure. Personally I would put FTATR in the Top 25. Once again Production falls into the mighty hands and ears of Robert John "Mutt" Lange. I highly recommend this album for anyone looking to get into the band. This was the only AC/DC album to go #1, until Black Ice came out in 2008.

The album opens up with one of the greatest openers ever with the title track in the form of For Those About to Rock (We Salute You) . I say that a lot, but this ranks right up there as one of the all time best. It's got cannons damn it!!!  Other great songs that need to be savored are Put The Finger On You, Get It Up, Breaking The Rules and Night Of The Long Knives.

Fave Songs: All of 'em. Co-MVP goes to....For Those About to Rock (We Salute You) and Night Of The Long Knives

Album cover is ok. I love the idea of the cannon, but I hate the rust color.

For Those About To Rock Music Videos


AC/DC- For Those About To Rock (We Salute You) (http://youtu.be/trVcO02nwAE)

AC/DC - Let's Get It Up (http://youtu.be/HBrDNqR16aw)


Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 08, 2011, 10:52:21 am
AC/DC (Flick Of The Switch) 1983
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Flick Of The Switch would be the last album to feature long time Drummer Phil Rudd, who was fired midway through the recording of the album due to a falling out between him and Malcolm Young. It would be a long time before he would find his way back into the band, returning in 1994. Taking over on Drums would be Simon Wright.

This album for whatever reason is considered to be the ugly step child of the AC/DC catalog with fans. Yes, it failed miserably when it came to sales. But how can anyone expect them to equal that of what they did with the last 3 albums. What AC/DC did is nothing short of a miracle. They created 3 successive masterpieces in a row. Any band would be lucky to just get 1. So, with their track record, expectations were at an all time high to keep the streak going. They didn't. I don't have a problem with FOTS like a lot of people do. I guess the one knock against FOTS would be that there was no true, definitive anthem to be found on the album.

Fave Songs: Rising Power, Flick Of The Switch, Guns For Hire, Deep In The Hole and Bedlam In Belgium

Album cover gets the prize for being the most literal interpretation of an album's title. AC/DC. A switch. Angus' flicking it.

Flick Of The Switch Music Videos

AC/DC - Flick Of The Switch (http://youtu.be/Ja8UnnIkwNs)

AC/DC - Nervous Shakedown (http://youtu.be/A1DZxbexniI)

AC/DC - Guns for Hire (http://youtu.be/xis9TcocM-k)


Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Mac on August 08, 2011, 02:30:47 pm
Back in Black is the definitive standard of rock. Cripes, not even a standard. It's the pinnacle of rock. Just put this on and everything else pales. Classic, classic, classic.
Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 08, 2011, 02:31:34 pm
Back in Black is the definitive standard of rock. Cripes, not even a standard. It's the pinnacle of rock. Just put this on and everything else pales. Classic, classic, classic.

Word!
Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 09, 2011, 07:50:57 am
AC/DC (Fly On The Wall) 1985
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VHS Long-form Video Cover

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Fly On The Wall did what Flick Of The Switch couldn't. It produced a handful of anthems that I still enjoy playing on a regular basis. This isn't a perfect record by any stretch, but it is definitely a good album full of classic AC/DC rockers. With Phil Rudd now out of the band, FOTW is the first album to feature Simon Wright on Drums and he does a fantastic job.

I think why I really liked the album, more so than I should is that the band released a Long-form video on VHS for 5 of the songs with a "narrative storyline" running throughout each individual video. The "plot" of the storyline is the photographer trying to take pictures of the band. You can see the videos down below, in order. I gotta point out that one of the best scenes ever in any music video, be it AC/DC or any other band occurs at the end of the Shake Your Foundation. In my best Jack Black impersonation: "The band Rocks so fuuuucking hard, it brings the building down to the ground". When the camera cranes up from the rubble to reveal AC/DC playing in front of the New York skyline, I was like FUUUUCK YEAH!!!! Chills. But now, that image takes on a completely different meaning with the Twin Towers in the background.

Fave Songs: Danger, Sink The Pink, Playing With Girls and Shake Your Foundation. Co-MVP goes to Foundation and Danger.

I've always liked the Album Cover, front and back. Sucks to be Cliff Williams, the bass player. He is like the one guy that is never heard or seen within the band and he has been in the band for pretty much the entire run of AC/DC. And he still doesn't get any respect...even on the back cover with the stupid f*cking green sticker over his face. Haha.

Fly On The Wall Music Videos

AC/DC - Fly On The Wall (http://youtu.be/o0GUqc1442k)

AC/DC - Danger (http://youtu.be/sixvGb4Qb6U)

AC/DC - Sink The Pink (http://youtu.be/AyA_BNIcIZ8)

AC/DC - Stand Up  (http://youtu.be/ePaIr1GWoYg)

AC/DC - Shake Your Foundations (http://youtu.be/b9P_BM58A18)

AC/DC - Shake Your Foundations & Playing With Girls (Credit Sequence) (http://youtu.be/V80jJV5rzpE)


Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 09, 2011, 08:07:27 am
AC/DC (Who Made Who) 1986
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Who Made Who is NOT a Greatest Hits set. It's the soundtrack to Stephen King's Maximum Overdrive. It's more of a compilation by Mr. King, a known AC/DC fan. who chose the songs that he felt suited the scenes best. Since it's not a GH set, I can't even go down the road of slamming it due to omissions of certain songs. And since I love every song that's on it, it gets the rating it does.

The biggest draw for me picking this up were the 3 new songs made specifically for this album. Those songs being the title track Who Made Who and the 2 instrumentals D.T. and Chase The Ace. The title track to me is the most "pop-centric" song that AC/DC has ever done and I am not ashamed to admit that I love it. D.T. and Chase The Ace are really cool songs. I never would have expected the band to do full on instrumentals and the end results don't suck either.

The rest of the album is comprised of one Bon Scott era song: Ride On. The remaining songs are from the Brian Johnson era. Mr. King was smart enough to include You Shook Me All Night Long. If he doesn't add that song, we never would have gotten the new video to go along with it.

Corinne Russell.  Gawd I loved this chick when the video first came out. Um, me love her long time.  Reminds me that I never added the video to the Hottest Music Videos Of All Time Thread. Must correct that little oversight right now.

Fave Songs (of the 3 new ones): Who Made Who, D.T. and Chase The Ace

Album cover is cool. But I gotta point out that Cliff Williams, the never-heard, never-seen band member of AC/DC is not doing himself any favors by covering up his face on the back cover with a face full of hair.  ;D

I will post the official video for Who Made Who when I can find it. Till then, just enjoy the song.  :)

Who Made Who Music Videos

AC/DC - Who Made Who (http://youtu.be/j2TADt0y5h8)

AC/DC - You Shook Me All Night Long (http://youtu.be/Bomv-6CJSfM)


Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 10, 2011, 05:21:33 am
AC/DC (Blow Up Your Video) 1988
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Blow Up Your Video would be the final album with Simon Wright on Drums. I'm guessing even he was disappointed with the end result and decided to leave. I dunno. This album is hovering around/below average. It's not the piece of **** that most fans like to say it is. But it really is a sub-par performance by the band as a whole. Most of the songs are pretty forgettable and uninspired. Even the "hits" are far from the best and pale in comparison to what a true AC/DC hit is. I'm one of the biggest fans of the band and will try in vein to make myself like something just out of loyalty. But this is a very trying album to do so with. And anyone that says this one is better than Fly On The Wall is delusional.

Fave Songs: Heatseeker. No MVP here.

Album Cover is pretty damn weak. It's clearly the work of someone that was trying out his brand spanking new edition of Photoshop and this was the result of using the program after 10 minutes.

Blow Up Your Video Music Videos
Redundant subtitle anyone?  ;D

AC/DC - Heatseeker (http://youtu.be/89n2X_iJ8SM)

AC/DC - That's The Way I Want My Rock 'n Roll (http://youtu.be/5qqlA6BIB7A)


Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 10, 2011, 05:29:08 am
AC/DC (The Razors Edge) 1990
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The Razors Edge would see Chris Slade join the band for this album only before the inevitable return of Phil Rudd on Drums. After Blow Up Your Video, I was pretty certain that this would be the beginning of the decline of AC/DC. My fears would be for nothing as the band came roaring back with an album full of hits like Thunderstruck, Moneytalks and Are You Ready. As good as those songs are, my favorites have always been Razors Edge and Shot Of Love. I have to say that I think the boys from down under are Charger fans to write what is unofficially the official Chargers song.  ;D  Every local sports talk show here in San Diego has been using that song to open up their show for years and for good reasons too.

Fave Songs: Thunderstruck, Moneytalks, The Razors Edge, Are You Ready, Shot Of Love and If You Dare.

Album Cover ftw!

The Razors Edge Music Videos

AC/DC - Thunderstruck (http://youtu.be/RukUetw0hAM)

AC/DC - Moneytalks (http://youtu.be/Je7MqES4Wfk)

AC/DC - Are You Ready (http://youtu.be/zVyNZzyw9zw)


Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 10, 2011, 05:37:37 am
AC/DC (Ballbreaker) 1995
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Ballbreaker saw the return of Phil Rudd back on Drums. So you would think that this would a huge return, especially coming off the heels of The Razors Edge. Granted it had been 5 long years since their last release. But Ballbreaker is an average album at best. It's not one of their best, but certainly far from their worst. This is just an album that I very rarely play anymore due to lack of true AC/DC hits.

Fave Songs: Cover You In Oil and The Furor

Really not sure what to make of the Album Cover. Seriously, what the f*ck is it? Angus is standing on a ball that is part of what..........A gateway of some sort and it's electrified because it's AC/DC? I dunno. A little more work should go into designing the concept better IMO.

Ballbreaker Music Videos

AC/DC - Hard As A Rock (http://youtu.be/rDR3Ngu00YM)

AC/DC - Cover You In Oil (http://youtu.be/W_IEZt-D3lQ)

AC/DC - Hail Caesar (http://youtu.be/Q3elFacjSrU)


Making Of...

The Making of "Hard as a Rock (Part 1) (http://youtu.be/ZmAQraSMQHg)

The Making of "Hard as a Rock (Part 2) (http://youtu.be/KWo98PwTtGc)


Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 10, 2011, 10:51:06 am
AC/DC (Stiff Upper Lip) 2000
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Stiff Upper Lip. This is on par with Ballbreaker IMO. There are a couple catchy songs and riffs. But the rest of the album sees them falling back into automatic pilot mode. For one, there's really only so much Angus can do with the same bag of riffs that he does have. Every once in awhile he pulls something out that's completely fresh, if not original. Another thing about Stiff Upper Lip is that Brian Johnson's voice is really starting to show it's wear and tear. Yes, I know what your thinking "Hey dude, his voice was like that from day 1". True. But he really is starting to crack here.

If there ever was a case to be made about how all AC/DC songs sound the same, this is the album that is guilty of that. I have to point out that Safe In New York City is hands down the worst song that AC/DC has ever recorded. Ugh.

Fave Songs: Satellite Blues, House Of Jazz and Can't Stand Still

I always thought that the Album Cover was somewhat interesting in making Angus a statue for all to worship, which back in the 70's-80's would have been a fitting tribute as he was worshiped by all. But now, it just reminds me of when Michael Jackson totally lost it and decided to turn himself into a statue so that he could worship himself, since no one else was doing so. Don't go down that path Angus! Come back!!!!

Stiff Upper Lip Music Videos

AC/DC - Stiff Upper Lip (http://youtu.be/kkaNdnDt95I)

AC/DC - Satellite Blues (http://youtu.be/VwIxBwAgPOQ)

AC/DC - Safe In New York City (http://youtu.be/bRYwL9OyB90)


Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 10, 2011, 12:07:08 pm
AC/DC (Black Ice) 2008
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Alternate Covers

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Black Ice. I haven't listened to this one since my original review. So I have had the luxury of distance between the two and I can say that this one is so much better than I remember it being. And finishing this one off as the final studio album for this marathon of mine, I can finally put it in context with their entire catalog. First off, this is the most "melodic", radio-friendly AC/DC album. By that I mean, Brian Johnson with his voice clearly gone on the last album and road wear of tours year in and year out, he is forced to sing more rather than relying solely on his patented growl approach. And this is a good thing. Also of note is that Angus really has expanded his playing and doesn't rely solely on his bag of riffs. It's still vintage stuff, but so much more.

The songwriting is also a bit broader which lends itself nicely to distinguishing itself from one song to the next. So there is no "it all sounds the same" card to play from fans and non fans alike. For an example of how different this one is, just one listen to Rock 'n' Roll Dream is all you need to hear to know that they made a conscious effort to do something different. It's a great f*cking song and so unlike anything Brian has sung before. Love it.
So, I can definitely say this is their best album since For Those About To Rock. The only song that really falls into the vintage AC/DC of their classic songs would be their first single for Rock N' Roll Train, which is a great track by the way. So, I have to give this one a higher rating this time around.

Fave Songs: Rock N' Roll Train, Skies On Fire, Big Jack, Anything Goes, She Likes Rock N' Roll, Money Made and Rock 'n' Roll Dream. MVP goes to....Anything Goes.

I actually like the Album cover as well as the alternate covers that each came with different designs and not just different colored logos.

Black Ice Music Videos

AC/DC - Rock N Roll Train (http://youtu.be/m3kDWF_CSdo)

AC/DC - Anything Goes (http://youtu.be/0mXq-4CPeL8)


Making Of...

The Making of Rock 'N' Roll Train (http://youtu.be/Ys5eEpT0_S0)

The Making of Anything Goes (http://youtu.be/818HyxTcPPY)


Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 10, 2011, 03:21:54 pm
AC/DC (Iron Man 2 - Soundtrack) 2010

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This is NOT a review

I don't have it. But looking at the tracklist, I would say it's above average and definitely not better than the Who Made Who Soundtrack.

Iron Man 2 Music Videos

AC/DC - Shoot To Thrill (http://youtu.be/9kD8sxIjVuc)


Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 10, 2011, 03:22:48 pm
AC/DC (Family Jewels) 2005
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Family Jewels is a 2 Disc DVD set containing pretty much every single music video and TV appearance of importance in their career. The 3rd Disc containing a few TV appearance as well as the newer music videos picks up where the original set leaves off. The 3rd Disc can be found within the Backtracks box set, which I don't have. Disc 1 is the Bon Scott years and Disc 2 is the Brian Johnson years.

Overall, this is a fantastic set. This is the first time I have watched it since the day I picked it up 5 years ago. And I have a much better appreciation for this DVD set now, coming on the heels of my AC/DC Marathon. Sounds and looks great. Highly recommend this one.

Included with the DVD set is a 23 page booklet with a biography about the band, TV appearances and music videos.
Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Mac on November 19, 2012, 05:53:54 pm
I don't use iTunes, but I figure this is big news. Only a handful of artists are not on iTunes yet, I surmise?

AC/DC releases entire catalog on iTunes

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NEW YORK (AP) — AC/DC is finally releasing its music digitally on iTunes.

Columbia Records and Apple announced Monday that the classic rock band's music will be available at the iTunes Store worldwide.

Sixteen studio albums will be released, including "High Voltage" and "Back in Black," which is already in the Top 30 on iTunes' top albums chart. Two of the group's albums are also in the Top 100 and several of the Australian band's songs are in the Top 200.

AC/DC was one of the few acts that would not release music through the digital outlet. Two years ago Apple struck a deal with The Beatles' record label, EMI Group, and management company, and began selling the group's music. Kid Rock, who had also been against selling his music through the digital retailer, is releasing a new album, "Rebel Soul," on Monday and it's available on iTunes.

Silvio Pietroluongo, Billboard's director of charts, said AC/DC's decision isn't shocking.

"It's something that I think artists realize they need to do in order to get their music into the hands of their fans and to make more money," he said. "Right now with CD sales being what they are, touring is the main source of income and not every band is equipped to be out on tour 200 days a year to make the kind of money the need to make, or want to make."

Garth Brooks, however, has yet to release his music on iTunes. Pietroluongo said he believes the country star will come around, but he's not sure when that will be.

Four of AC/DC's live albums and three compilation records are also available. The statement said the songs have been mastered for iTunes "with increased audio fidelity."

The group's first live album in 20 years, "Live at River Plate," is out Tuesday.

PS: waiting for my copy of Live. Hope it comes in soon.

Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 19, 2012, 06:02:24 pm
What's an iTunes?

























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Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 24, 2014, 08:57:41 am
AC/DC Confirm 'Rock or Bust' LP, Malcolm Young's Departure (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ac-dc-confirm-rock-or-bust-lp-malcolm-youngs-departure-20140924)


We all knew that Malcolm has been sick for quite some time and had been "on a break" since April. But hearing the news being confirmed that he is now officially out of the band is shocking to me. Angus gets all the glory, but Malcolm's rhythm playing is the straw that stirs the pot. He will be missed and it's just going to feel so odd not seeing and hearing him play in AC/DC. He is being replaced by his nephew Stevie Young on the album as well as becoming a member of the touring band.
Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Mac on September 24, 2014, 09:34:21 am
thanks for update

no opinion really
Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Mac on September 26, 2014, 11:54:11 am
AC/DC’s Malcolm Young Reportedly Being Treated for Dementia

Quote
When AC/DC announced the release of their new album the other day, the good news was offset by some bad: Founding guitarist Malcolm Young was no longer in the band. Seeing that he wasn’t involved in the recording of the album due to an undisclosed illness at the time, the news wasn’t all that surprising.

According to news reports, Young is being treated for dementia in a Sydney nursing facility. The 61-year-old guitarist was moved into the full-time care facility after suffering a stroke last year.

A family friend told the Sydney Morning Herald, ”If you were in the room with [Malcolm Young] and walked out, then came back in one minute later, he wouldn’t remember who you are. He has a complete loss of short-term memory. His wife, Linda, has put him in full-time care.”

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, “Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Memory loss is an example. Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia.” Earlier this year, country music legend Glen Campbell was forced to retire from touring, and was placed by his family into an Alzheimer’s care facility, as a result of his battle with the disease.

AC/DC announced their new album, ‘Rock or Bust,’ on Wednesday, the same day they released a statement about Young’s retirement from the band after 41 years. This will be the band’s first album without Young, and its first since ‘Black Ice’ debuted at No. 1 in 2008.

While the album isn’t due until Dec. 2, a minute-long sample of one of its songs, ‘Play Ball,’ has shown up in the trailer for MLB’s postseason play. The band plans to continue without Young. They’ll launch a tour in support of the new record next year with Malcolm’s nephew Stevie taking his place on record and onstage.
Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 26, 2014, 12:27:50 pm
That sucks. It's really sad that it has come to that.
Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 06, 2014, 09:43:32 pm
Charge dropped against AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd (http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/06/world/asia/acdc-phil-rudd-charge-dropped/)

Just heard about Phil being arrested on a Murder for Hire plot. It's the story that everyone is running with on the air right now. What I find ironic is that no one is reporting that those charges were dropped. Producers want to grab as many viewers as possible in spite of additional facts being out there that could derail their Nielsen numbers.
Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 13, 2014, 08:21:44 pm
AC/DC’s Angus Young on Phil Rudd: ‘That Guy Needs to Sort Himself Out’ (http://loudwire.com/acdc-angus-young-phil-rudd-needs-to-sort-himself-out/)

Based on the tone of what Angus and Cliff said, I think it's safe to say that Phil's days with the band are numbered. It wouldn't be the first time he was kicked out of AC/DC.
Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 18, 2014, 11:48:47 pm
AC/DC SURPRISES FANS AT NYC ALBUM LISTENING PARTY, FANS CHIME IN

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXegqcbAqHE


Sounds promising. Can't wait to get my copy.
Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 29, 2014, 12:55:38 pm
AC/DC LINEUP CHANGES: A COMPLETE GUIDE (http://ultimateclassicrock.com/acdc-lineup-changes/)



Nice rundown of each set of line ups that has been put together since the formation of AC/DC. Very fast read. Shouldn't take you more than 5 minutes tops.
Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 04, 2015, 02:48:14 pm
Chris Slade Rumored to Rejoin AC/DC for Grammys Performance (http://ultimateclassicrock.com/acdc-new-drummer/)


I am totally on board with Chris Slade coming back into the fold. Didn't even think he would be mentioned as a viable candidate given how he exited the band the last time.
Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Mac on February 04, 2015, 03:28:21 pm
AC/DC is just an undulating ball of news this past year, eh?
Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 04, 2015, 03:59:06 pm
I know, right. Too bad their latest released is getting slammed by fans and critics alike.
Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 10, 2015, 10:35:03 am
AC/DC - Rock the Blues Away

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyFvDbwyhF8


Finally I can post some good stuff regarding AC/DC that doesn't involve hit-men or drug possession charges.. Here's their newest video that premiered yesterday. Song is great.
Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 13, 2015, 11:15:45 pm
Angus Young - A True Guitar Monster

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0s9CC33Nq8


I've never seen this before. No one from the band appears in this little clip, including Angus, and yet I was utterly hooked because I dig hearing his peers talking about the man and his playing. Very cool stuff here. I just wish this was a lot longer than it is.
Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Mac on July 29, 2015, 09:20:18 am
Every AC/DC Song Ends The Same Way. Here's Proof (http://www.971talk.com/blogs/dgs-blog/must-see-videos/every-acdc-song-ends-same-way-heres-proof).

Too funny

Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 07, 2016, 11:16:30 pm
AC/DC Reschedule 10 Shows Due to Injury (https://www.yahoo.com/music/ac-dc-reschedule-10-shows-due-injury-231100544-rolling-stone.html)


Man, the band is beset with endless problems these days. Now Brian is going on the shelf. Not good. Sigh.
Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 12, 2016, 05:58:17 am
Very First AC/DC Singer Offers Reunion
 (http://radio.com/2016/03/10/very-first-acdc-singer-offers-to-reunite-for-the-rest-of-the-tour/)



What the f*ck. Now I've heard everything. I don't even know this guy or even knew he existed until now. I thought this was an article about how they were going to bring back Bon Scott through cloning or some other nonsense.
Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 15, 2016, 02:24:53 pm
AC/DC Singer Brian Johnson Says He's Been Replaced (http://radio.com/2016/03/15/has-acdc-replaced-brian-johnson/)



What the f*ck! This has to be some kind of joke.
Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Mac on March 15, 2016, 02:54:44 pm
I would be hesitant about the source... The author.

I need to see other articles from different sources.
Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Mac on March 15, 2016, 03:06:44 pm
I'm reading updates... Breuer was going off. He was pissed and exaggerated some of the news. So it's somewhere in the middle and we need to keep an eye on the truth and what's really happening. These tweets and Facebook posts and Instagram, blah, blah, blah... Need to slow the **** down.
Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 15, 2016, 03:09:28 pm
Yeah, it just doesn't make sense to replace Brian. Yes, he may have some health issues with his hearing, but to replace him would be career suicide for a band already on its last legs. They are going on 40 years and to think they can replace him and suddenly "revive" their career beyond what it is now is just pin-in-the-sky wishful thinking.
Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Mac on March 16, 2016, 09:49:20 am
Some Ultimate Classic Rock news...
with some questions and little more clarity

Has Brian Johnson Been ‘Kicked to the Curb’ by AC/DC? (http://ultimateclassicrock.com/brian-johnson-acdc-kicked-to-curb/)
Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 16, 2016, 09:53:46 am
I suggest that Angus look into hiring Gary Cherone. He could use the work.
Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 24, 2016, 07:37:43 am
Axl Rose to front AC/DC: report (http://news.yahoo.com/axl-rose-front-ac-dc-report-064902238.html)


What the f*ck! That's where this news should be in right now. Priorities Axl, priorities!! They might as well get Slash to replace Malcolm and Adler to replace Chris Slade and while we are at it, get Duff in for Cliff Williams. Just sayin.
Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 11, 2016, 05:06:06 pm
Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander Would Front AC/DC
 (http://radio.com/2016/04/11/cheap-trick-robin-zander-acdc/)



Say what?!
Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Mac on April 11, 2016, 06:19:34 pm
Man, why doesn't AC/DC just call it a day. Why tarnish their image with any of this substitution crap. I can't even begin to fathom Axle fronting the band. Let alone anyone else.
Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 11, 2016, 06:25:01 pm
My money is on Miley Cyrus taking over and singing Back in Black completely naked.
Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 16, 2016, 10:33:19 pm
AC/DC Confirm Axl Rose Is New Lead Singer, Joining Band on Tour (https://www.yahoo.com/music/ac-dc-confirm-axl-rose-lead-singer-joining-024600068-rolling-stone.html)


Well, it's official. Angus doesn't know what the f*ck he is doing anymore.
Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Mac on April 17, 2016, 03:50:04 pm
Assclowns
Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 03, 2016, 09:44:24 pm
AC/DC & Axl Rose Rehearsal (4 Songs)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StAHpwfK1N8

You be the judge,,,,,
Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 17, 2016, 02:58:45 pm
Brian Johnson / Jim Breuer and the Loud & Rowdy - Mr. Rock'n'Roll

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98B_J6prjnI

New song by Big Bri.
Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Mac on May 17, 2016, 04:38:26 pm
Hey Brian just may have some new chapters to write
Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 17, 2016, 05:47:18 pm
Agreed. It was premature on the part of Angus to write him off as being finished.
Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Mac on May 17, 2016, 06:01:13 pm
I don't know what Angus and the band is doing... Maybe it's just Angus.

I know you guys are digging the Axle stuff, but I'm just not seeing it.
Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 17, 2016, 06:08:12 pm
Well, the first show in Lisbon was very interesting because Axl was basically singing exactly like Brian, which was a plus because it was doing the songs justice and it wasn't your typical Axl "voice". It was fun, but never would I choose him over Brian. You don't replace the perfect singer for the perfect band.
Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 24, 2016, 10:27:29 am
Brian Johnson reveals reason he left AC/DC (http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2016/05/24/brian-johnson-reveals-reason-left-acdc.html)


We finally get the full details of what happened to Brian, beyond the "he's losing his hearing" soundbite.
Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Mac on May 24, 2016, 08:00:50 pm
What I totally expected to hear. Man the Internet can be ridiculous
Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 24, 2016, 08:02:02 pm
What I totally expected to hear.

You could have just left it at that, dropped the mic, and walked off the stage.........
Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Mac on May 24, 2016, 08:05:34 pm
Listening to my podcasts and they told a recent news article about an IEM (in ear monitor) company appealing to Brian that they could work with his ear issue. Maybe allowing him to continue record, possibly perform live. Let's see if that pans out.
Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 24, 2016, 08:09:28 pm
I fully expect Brian to be back in the band sooner, rather than later because someone will come up with a solution that will help him.
Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 08, 2016, 01:13:56 pm
AC/DC bassist Cliff Williams: 'After this tour I’m backing off of touring and recording' (http://www.ew.com/article/2016/07/08/acdc-bassist-cliff-williams-retiring)

Malcolm Young, Phil Rudd, Brian Johnson and Cliff Williams. Um, Mr. Angus. Please end the band. You're all alone now, bow out gracefully.
Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 21, 2016, 06:04:11 am
AC/DC Bassist Cliff Williams Announces Retirement
 (https://www.yahoo.com/music/ac-dc-bassist-cliff-williams-164600690.html)



And then there was one.....

It was alluded to earlier (see last post), but this makes it official.
Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 21, 2016, 11:36:22 pm
Angus Young Pays Tribute at Cliff Williams’ Last AC/DC Show (http://radio.com/2016/09/21/angus-young-pays-tribute-at-cliff-williams-last-acdc-show/)

AC/DC / For Those About To Rock / Philadelphia 2016 / Goodbye / SQUiERS


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEkT1z6vOts

Very cool.
Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 16, 2017, 04:26:13 pm
KIDS REACT TO AC/DC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8DsivFJb_0

You can't help but smile watching these kids rocking out to AC/DC tunes and analyzing the songs themselves.
Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 02, 2017, 09:03:27 pm
Thunderstruck White Trash Washer Cover

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKZTdkvr4qo

This is f*cking hilarious and awesome all rolled into one.
 ;D
Title: Re: AC/DC - Discography (Brian Johnson Years)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 02, 2018, 06:10:00 pm
The Late Malcolm Young Will Be On The New AC/DC Album

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlCAa324Bw0

I already knew about Brian and Phil being back in the band (at least for recording), no work on Cliff though. But the news about Malcolm being included is awesome news.