AC/DC Releases ‘Power Up’ Album
After six years, a new AC/DC album has finally arrived. Power Up, the band’s 17th studio album, is out now via Columbia Records.
The legendary Australian rock band went through much turmoil since the release of Rock Or Bust in 2014. Rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young passed away in 2017, vocalist Brian Johnson struggled with hearing loss, drummer Phil Rudd faced legal issues and bassist Cliff Williams retired. However, co-founding member Angus Young put together a lineup for Power Up that features Johnson, Rudd, Williams and Malcolm’s nephew, Stevie Young.
AC/DC assembled with Rock Or Bust producer Brendan O’Brien to get to work on what turned out to be a 12-track LP at Vancouver’s Warehouse Studio in August and September 2018. The initial six weeks worth of sessions were followed by the band putting finishing touches on Power Up early last year.
“This record is pretty much a dedication to Malcolm, my brother,” Angus told Rolling Stone of Power Up. “It’s a tribute for him like Back In Black was a tribute to Bon Scott.” Angus sifted through the AC/DC vault and used previously unreleased songs and tunes based on riffs he and Malcolm came up with as the basis for the 12 tracks featured on Power Up, each of which is co-credited to Angus and Malcolm Young.
Feast your ears on the new AC/DC studio album below: