Tag Archives: Angus Young

According to Phil Rudd, “I’m going back to work with AC/DC”

Posted by on December 22, 2014

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or bust – wordplay!), then you know all about Phil Rudd’s recent legal troubles. Ok, they’ve been adding up lately, so many are questioning whether the drummer still has his job in AC/DC. Hell, even AC/DC seem to question that. But according to Rudd, his recent problems aren’t […]

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AC/DC surprise fans at New York listening party

Posted by on November 19, 2014

Last night marked a very singular kind of world premiere for AC/DC’s new album Rock Or Bust, as Columbia Records took over NYC’s Webster Hall for a two-hour, free public playback of the full album two weeks before it hits stores on December 2. Most listening parties we end up at are more intimate affairs […]

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Phil Rudd had been behaving erratically, AC/DC says

Posted by on November 13, 2014

AC/DC’s going through some pretty sudden and unfortunate lineup changes with the forthcoming release of their 15th album, Rock or Bust. Malcolm Young’s health issues led to another Young in the band, which would have been sad and tragic enough. Then the shocking news came that drummer Phil Rudd had been arrested for attempting to […]

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Malcolm Young reportedly suffering from dementia

Posted by on September 26, 2014

The excitement that AC/DC’s Rock or Bust is finally coming out in December was tempered by the unfortunate news that founding rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young wouldn’t be on the album. Now, according to a report in the Sydney Morning Herald, the news is even worse. According to sources close to the Young family, the guitarist is suffering from dementia […]

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Headbangers’ Brawl 4/18: Should AC/DC retire?

Posted by on April 18, 2014

Headbangers’ Brawl is a weekly column where Metal Insider’s contributors take a moment to debate and analyze opposing sides of a topical issue occurring in the world of metal and/or the music industry. The internet went bonkers when rumors started to spread that after 40 years, AC/DC were planning to retire. While singer Brian Johnson denied the retirement […]

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AC/DC confirm Malcolm Young is taking a hiatus from the group

Posted by on April 16, 2014

Well, turns out that some of the rumors were true. Almost immediately after singer Brian Johnson refuted rumors that AC/DC was retiring in the near future, the group has issued a statement confirming that Malcolm Young is momentarily stepping down due to poor health. AC/DC issued the following statement confirming the guitarist’s hiatus: “After forty […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Shortest Rock Stars

Posted by on September 16, 2013

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. Rock stars are often perceived as being larger than life. Posters, album covers, and band photos are shot from low camera angles with the band looking down at the lens. We hear the screams and conjure an image that our […]

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AC/DC No Longer Doing Extensive Touring?

Posted by on June 13, 2012

There’s no denying AC/DC’s influence in rock and metal. They’re one of the most successful bands ever, both in album sales and touring (not bad for a band who almost got dropped by their label). However, the Aussie rock legends have done so much touring in the past few years (the last round being in […]

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Steel Panther’s Satchel Talks Groupies, Hair Treatment, Other Guitarists

Posted by on November 7, 2011

  Metal Insider’s sister comedy site The Laugh Button recently got an opportunity to interview the legendary Steel Panther. TLB’s Blake Garris caught up with guitarist Satchel (second from left) about why they’re the greatest band in the world, groupies, Justin Bieber and Snooki. The band’s third record (second as Steel Panther) Balls Out was just released via Universal […]

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