AC/DC released this November 13 the long-awaited studio album “Power Up”, that marks the return of singer Brian Johnson and drummer Phil Rudd to the band. The record has 12 powerful songs.
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“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. It’s a tribute for him like Back in Black was a tribute to Bon Scott.”
During the break after Rock Or Bust Angus started looking at the archives he had with Malcolm. The majority being from the “Black Ice” (2008) era. “There was a lot of great song ideas from that time. At that time he said to me, ‘We’ll leave these songs for now. If we keep going, we’ll be overboard. We’ll get them on the next one.’ So that always stuck with me. When I went through and listened to them, I said, ‘If I do anything in my life, I have to get these tracks down and get these tracks out.”
The work was paused back in October 2017 after his older brother George Young, guitarist of Easybeats and ex-AC/DC producer, died. “So my brother George was a very big part of AC/DC, especially in our early years. George and Malcolm were always the two guys I relied on. Also it didn’t matter if we were in a studio or wherever. I always asked for their advice on whatever I was doing.”