AC/DC – ” Shot In The Dark “

Posted: October 27, 2020 in MUSIC
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AC/DC have released the first single from their upcoming “Power Up” album. You can listen to “Shot in the Dark” below. The track features the band’s signature sound, with ripping guitars, a pulsating backbeat and the guttural howls of singer Brian Johnson. A  teaser of the song surfaced last week. Rumors about AC/DC working on the follow-up to 2014’s Rock or Bust began in August 2018, when guitarists Angus and Stevie Young, singer Johnson, and bassist Cliff Williams plus drummer Phil Rudd were spotted at various times at Warehouse Studios in Vancouver.

Williams had previously announced his retirement upon the conclusion of the Rock or Bust tour; Rudd returns after legal issues prevented him from going on the road six years ago. Johnson was forced to leave the band in March 2016 after doctors advised him that hearing issues would probably worsen. The new record is the first to feature AC/DC’s most well-known line-up since Black Ice (2008). The band later picked up Axl Rose mid-tour to fill in on vocals. Not long after that tour with Rose, longtime bassist Williams also announced his departure. “It’s time for me to step out. That’s all…I’m just ready to get off the road,” he said at the time. Young says that the new album is a tribute to his brother. “This record is pretty much a dedication to Malcolm, my brother,” he said . “It’s a tribute for him like ‘Back in Black’ was a tribute to Bon Scott.”

The band recently said the new album was inspired by riffs created by late rhythm guitarist and co-founder Malcolm Young. “Angus and Malcolm had done riffs together all their life and really had a big box of them,” Johnson explained. “And Angus said he basically just went through them all and he went, ‘Oh, that’s a good one. This is a good one,’ and he brought them out. So, it really is true that Malcolm is on there, basically in spirit and all of that.”

“Power Up” will be released on November 13th.

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