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AC/DC's Brian Johnson Will Appear on Jim Breuer's Album

May 28, 2015

AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson recorded vocals for a song on Jim Breuer's upcoming rock album, the comedian giddily revealed during an interview on SiriusXM's Opie and Jim Norton Show. Breuer delivered his dead-on impression of Johnson throughout...

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Steph Curry's 'Stairway to Heaven:' Rocking the NBA Playoffs

May 6, 2015

We're into the second round of the NBA Playoffs, and since we've already rated each team in terms of overall likeability, it now seems we should assess the survivors in the most careful, analytical way possible: by comparing them to classic rock bands. You...

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Phil Rudd Breaks Silence on Charges: 'We All Make Mistakes'

May 5, 2015

As Phil Rudd awaits sentencing for pleading guilty drugs and threatening to kill charges, the former AC/DC drummer is breaking his public silence. "I've seen the error of my ways," he recently told Australia's A Current Affair. "Onward and upward from...

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AC/DC Shake Coachella With First Show in Six Years

April 11, 2015

"I hope you guys like rock & roll," AC/DC singer Brian Johnson told the crowd at Coachella last night, "because that's all we do." The band, in the headlining slot at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California,...

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AC/DC Share North American Tour Dates

February 11, 2015

UPDATE: AC/DC have announced that their final two shows for the Rock or Bust tour will take place in New Zealand on Dec. 12 at Westpac Stadium in Wellington and Dec. 15 at Western Springs in Auckland (via Ultimate Classic Rock). The band's tour manager...

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AC/DC Drummer's Trial Delayed After Lawyer Quits

February 5, 2015

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has parted ways with the lawyer representing him on several charges, including "threatening to kill," prompting a New Zealand court to delay his scheduled appearance. The beleaguered musician was due in the Tauranga District Court...

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Coachella 2015 Lineup: AC/DC, Jack White, Drake to Headline

January 6, 2015

AC/DC, Jack White and Drake will each headline a night of this year's Coachella. The three-night festival, which features identical lineups playing over two weekends, will take place on the weekends beginning April 10th and April 17th at the Empire Polo...

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AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd Pleads Guilty to Multiple Charges

April 21, 2015

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleaded guilty to drug charges and threatening to kill a former assistant at a hearing Tuesday in New Zealand's Tauranga District Court. Rudd will be sentenced on June 26th. However, his lawyer Craig Tuck later stated that he'd...

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Watch AC/DC 'Rock the Blues Away' in New Video

March 10, 2015

AC/DC will be hitting stadiums for their upcoming North American tour, but the veteran hard rock group channel their small club days in the new video for "Rock the Blues Away." The third video from the group's new album Rock or Bust...

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Watch AC/DC Kick Off Grammys With Devilish, Explosive Medley

February 8, 2015

AC/DC set the Grammy Awards on their own "Highway to Hell" with their explosive opening performance, starting as LL Cool J introduced them. The Aussie hard rockers blasted the audience with the title track of their latest album, last year's Rock...

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Madonna, AC/DC, Ariana Grande to Perform at Grammys

January 13, 2015

UPDATE: Kanye West will perform at the Grammys in what is being billed as a "never-before-seen solo performance." The solo performance will complement West's appearance with Paul McCartney and Rihanna for "FourFiveSeconds."  The 57th annual Grammy...

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AC/DC's Phil Rudd: 'I Want My Job Back'

December 22, 2014

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has declared that he will be rejoining the group by the time it embarks on its world tour next year, despite facing charges of drug possession and threatening to kill in New Zealand. "I'm going back to work...

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AC/DC Drummer's Threats Revealed

December 5, 2014

After AC/DC's Phil Rudd pleaded not guilty to charges of threatening to kill and drug possession on December 2nd, the judge overseeing the trial asked that prosecutors disclose the full details of the case against the beleaguered drummer. Those...

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'Rock or Bust' for Real: Inside AC/DC's Defiant New LP

December 2, 2014

It was a surprise, I must admit – I didn't know which way it was going to go," Cliff Williams says. The bassist is recalling the moment when he got the call at the beginning of this year at his home in Florida, telling him that his band, the Australian...

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Rock or Bust

December 2, 2014

AC/DC ringmaster Brian Johnson may be approaching 70, but that won't stop him from yowling like a young lech: "Mistress, mistress, all night long/Keep on comin' hot and strong," he shouts on "Rock the House," a bluesy cut from the Aussie power-chord monsters'...

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Watch AC/DC Play Their Last Song With Malcolm Young

November 18, 2014

In October 2008, AC/DC kicked off a nearly two-year world tour that would ultimately gross $441 million across 168 shows. It's the fourth highest-grossing tour of all time, bested only by Roger Waters' The Wall Live, the Rolling Stones' A Bigger Bang...

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AC/DC Post Big Sales Debut for 'Rock or Bust'

December 10, 2014

LET THERE BE ROCK (BUT NOT ON SPOTIFY): I'd say AC/DC is following Taylor Swift's lead in keeping its new Rock or Bust (and its entire catalog, for that matter) far away from Spotify, but the hard-rock veterans have been stiff-arming digital-music...

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AC/DC's Phil Rudd Involved in 'Fracas' With Trial Witness

December 4, 2014

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd found himself in police custody again Thursday morning after a bizarre confrontation with a prosecution witness outside a New Zealand coffee shop. The drummer is currently out on bail after pleading not guilty to...

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AC/DC Drummer Pleads Not Guilty to Charges

December 2, 2014

A lawyer for AC/DC's Phil Rudd pleaded not guilty on behalf of his client to charges of threatening to kill and drug possession Monday at New Zealand's Tauranga District Court. The charges stem from Rudd's November 6th arrest, when the drummer's New Zealand...

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AC/DC Go Back to Basics in 'Rock or Bust' Video

November 24, 2014

UPDATE: Rock or Bust is now available to stream in its entirety on iTunes. AC/DC have shared the music video for the title track off their upcoming album Rock or Bust, with the longtime hard rockers performing their new single in a small arena filled...

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