Friday, August 22, 2008
Mystery Riff Uploaded to AC/DC's MySpace Page!
Here's a new riff from AC/DC courtesy of their MySpace page.
Presumably, it's the opening to "Rock 'N' Roll Train," but they've not identified the track as of yet.
(Update: I've been told that fans who attended the video shoot say it is "Rock 'N' Roll Train," but I haven't independently confirmed this to be true.)
2nd Update: Looks like AC/DC's MySpace page took down the sound clip so here it is transferred to a video format. The copy doesn't sound as great but, at least, you'll get the general idea of the track.
In other news of note, Billboard posted a small preview of the "Black Ice" album earlier today. Here's some of what they had to say:
Elsewhere, "Big Jack" nods to the vintage major-key rocker "Who Made Who," while "Wheels" is a hands-in-the-air nod to old favorites such as "Highway to Hell" and "Givin' the Dog a Bone."
Frontman Brian Johnson is in fine form on tracks like "War Machine" ("Better watch your back and cover your tracks!," he warns), the sparse "Decibel," partially sung in his deep, natural voice, and the anthemic "Anything Goes."
"Black Ice" ends with its title track, an old-school blues rocker that finds Johnson growling, "I'll gouge your eyes out."
Sounds pretty good, eh?
Elsewhere, the UK division of SonyBMG has finally unveiled their rehearsal show contest page. Be sure to check out all the entries in their exclusive photo gallery!
Finally, anyone who's ever dreamed of being a long-haired, hard rocker will definitely enjoy Stephen McGinty's latest piece for The Scotsman in which he muses about the greatness of AC/DC and their headbanging demon, Angus Young.
Keep rockin, Jon