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AC/DC releases new song “Shot In the Dark” of the upcoming “Power Up”

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AC/DC releases new song “Shot In the Dark” of the upcoming “Power Up”

AC/DC is officially back and released their first new song “Shot In the Dark” of the upcoming album “Power Up”. The line-up that has Brian Johnson (Vocals), Phil Rudd (Drums), Cliff Williams (Bass), Angus Young (Guitar) and Stevie Young (Guitar).


Hear the new AC/DC song “Shot In the Dark”:

Angus Young talked with Rolling Stone magazine about their new work and shared details of the songs:

“It’s been a long, long road. But it’s good that everyone came on board and we get to pump out a bit of new rock & roll for the world. At this time, with the pandemic, hopefully it gives people a few hours of toe-tapping enjoyment.”

“This record is pretty much a dedication to Malcolm, my brother,” says Angus. “It’s a tribute for him like Back in Black was a tribute to Bon Scott.”

Brian Johnson also talked about his hearing issues:

“It was pretty serious. I couldn’t hear the tone of the guitars at all. It was a horrible kind of deafness. I was literally getting by on muscle memory and mouth shapes. I was starting to really feel bad about the performances in front of the boys, in front of the audience. It was crippling. There’s nothing worse than standing there and not being sure.”

About the diagnosis, Brian continued, saying:

“Deaf is deaf, son. Cliff and Angus didn’t want to be responsible for me damaging my ears any further. … Shit happens. At least it wasn’t terminal.”

Angus said about Brian hearing issues:

“Brian was running the risk of going deaf permanently,” says Angus. “We had a few days to let everyone know the situation and get the message out. You don’t want people showing up and being disgruntled and finding out at the last minute.”

About moving foward without Johnson, Angus said:

“When you run through the different scenarios, none of them were the best options,” he says. “You think, ‘Should we cancel?’ Then we’d have the other pieces, the legal stuff and whatnot. We got suggestions from management. ‘Maybe if you try put something together that you might get …’ There was a list of people that might fill in. Out of the blue, Axl Rose contacted and said he could help out, which was very good.”

“I suppose we could have canceled. But either way … when you look at all the options … it’s a tough decision all around.”

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