Band reveal first new material in six years
AC/DC have revealed new song ‘Play Ball’. Scroll down to hear the track now.
‘Play Ball’ will appear on AC/DC’s new album ‘Rock Or Bust’, due for release in December. The song is the band’s first new material in six years and is available as a free download for those who pre-order the album now.
Earlier this month it was confirmed that guitarist Malcolm Young is suffering from dementia and will not appear on the new album. A statement from Young’s family confirmed the news following tabloid reports.
‘Rock Or Bust’ will be the first in the group’s 41-year history not to feature the founder member. The album is to be released on December 1 on Columbia Records. The 11-track LP is the group’s first new album in six years, following 2008’s ‘Black Ice’.
It was recorded in Spring 2014 at Warehouse Studio in Vancouver with producer Brendan O’Brien and mixed by Mike Fraser. Stevie Young – nephew of Angus and Malcolm Young – plays rhythm guitar on the album and will accompany the band on tour.
Frontman Brian Johnson previously said he toyed with the idea of calling the album ‘Man Down’ in reference to Young’s absence, “but it’s a bit negative and it was probably just straight from the heart. I like that.”