AC/DC has released a video for “Rock or Bust,” the title track from their upcoming album that comes out December 2nd. This comes after the their video for “Play Ball,” which came out earlier this month. Unlike that one, whic is one of the cheesier videos we’ve seen, this is a straight-ahead performance video that shows the band playing in the round as fans clap along to the song. It’d be impossible to mess up a video like that, and they don’t.
The album will unfortunately be the first without Malcolm Young, as confirmed by Columbia Records:
“‘Rock or Bust’ is the first AC/DC album in the band’s 41 year history without founding member Malcolm Young on the recordings. Earlier this year AC/DC released a statement explaining that due to illness, Malcolm would be taking a break from the band. Unfortunately, due to the nature of Malcolm’s condition, he will not be returning to the band.”
If that weren’t enough of a set-back, drummer Phil Rudd was arrested on attempted murder charges earlier this month. Those charges were dropped, but according to Angus Young, “he’s not the Phil we’ve known from the past.”