AC/DC have unveiled a new video for their track ‘Play Ball’, which will appear on the band’s upcoming album ‘Rock Or Bust’.
According to director David Mallet, the clip is a mashup of “all sorts of outrageous videos of people playing ball”. Among clips of AC/DC performing on a sound stage, it stars an array of sweaty bikini-clad women playing volleyball, women lounging on a pool table, and close-ups of footballs bouncing off women’s butts. It also contains comedic footage in the form of football-playing nuns and elephants dunking basketballs.
It is AC/DC’s first video to feature their new rhythm guitarist Stevie Young, who replaced his uncle Malcolm Young, who left the band earlier this year after being diagnosed with dementia.
Former Shogun drummer Bob Richards also sits in for Phil Rudd, who was arrested recently on the now dropped charges of attempting to procure murder. According to Rolling Stone, Rudd missed the video shoot due to a “family emergency”.
“I never thought we’d do this again, but here we are with a new album, getting all the boys together again,” Brian Johnson said in a behind-the-scenes video released on Sunday (November 9). “It’s fantastic.”
Johnson added that new guitarist Stevie Young “is doing a brilliant job to stand in Malcolm’s place. He’s just going on and doing it, fulfilling Mal’s wishes of making music.”