Today, heavy metal icons AC/DC premiered their new single “Play Ball” off their much-anticipated album Rock or Bust which comes out December 2 via Columbia Records. The album was produced by Brendan O’Brien and mixed by Mike Fraser, both of whom worked on the band’s previous effort Black Ice. The disc debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and sold over 784,000 copies in it’s first week of sales. It was one of only two albums the band released that decade (Stiff Upper Lip, 2000). The disc garnered the band the Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance for the track “War Machine”. Sadly, the new disc will be the band’s first without founding rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young, who recently announced his official retirement from the band due to illness. Stevie Young, nephew of Malcolm and lead guitarist Angus Young, played rhythm guitar on the new album and will tour with the band in 2015. Tour dates are expected to be announced before the new year. AC/DC are undeniably one of the greatest music artists of all time. To date, the band has sold over 200 million albums worldwide and have produced some of hard rock and heavy metal’s biggest anthems. – by Matt Bishop
AC/DC PREMIERE NEW SINGLE “PLAY BALL” OFF UPCOMING ALBUM ‘ROCK OR BUST’
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