Published on October 8th, 2014 | by AlexandreG.0
Stream AC/DC First Single ‘Play Ball’ From New Album ‘Rock Or Bust’
‘Play Ball’ will appear on AC/DC’s new album ‘Rock Or Bust’ and can be heard in full above by our great friend Youtube. As expected, the sound is the same as the band got us used to with their hard-driving guitar and Brian Johnson‘s amazing voice. The album was produced by Brendan O’Brien and mixed by Mike Fraser, both of whom worked on the band’s previous effort ‘Black Ice’.
The band also released a ‘Rock or Bust’ gif showcasing the album’s artwork, with the AC/DC logo gif imagery exploding into rock fragments. You can get CD,DVD with WOWHD vouchers for the band’s first new material in six years.
The new album ‘Rock or Bust’ is the band’s first studio release since 2008′s ‘Black Ice.’ Check the tracklist below:
01. Rock or Bust
02. Play Ball
03. Rock The Blues Away
04. Miss Adventure
05. Dogs of War
06. Got Some Rock & Roll Thunder
07. Hard Times
08. Baptism by Fire
09. Rock the House
10. Sweet Candy
11. Emission Control
Regarding a possible tour for the album presentation, the band has decided to go ahead with the world tour. Back in February, frontman Brian Johnson said of a tour, ‘It’s been 40 years of the band’s existence, so I think we’re gonna try to do 40 gigs, 40 shows, to thank the fans for their undying loyalty,’ Johnson stated.
Among this new release, there’s a sad new involving founding ex-member Malcolm Young, who will not be returning to the group due to ill health. A statement issued by the group’s Australian record label said, ‘Unfortunately due to the nature of Malcolm’s illness, he will not be rejoining the band.’
Recently his family have confirmed that Malcolm is suffering from dementia. In last month (September) it was reported that Young was in full-time care in a nursing home facility specialising in dementia. Another statement was made by Young’s family, that confirmed the reports are true. ‘Malcolm is suffering from dementia and the family thanks you for respecting their privacy,’
His replacement is Stevie Young, the nephew of Malcolm and his brother and co-founder Angus Young. This is the first AC/DC album in the band’s 40-year history on which Malcolm Young will not appear.