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Lots of rumors about this the past 2 days.  Johnson and Rudd were photographed together outside of Warehouse Studios in Vancouver where AC/DC has recorded their last 3 albums.  Just prior to that, a Canadian journalist says he spoke to Rudd and Stevie Young, who were together in Canada, and it appeared that Rudd was back in the band.  You would think that all of them gathering Canada means that the recording of a new album is imminent or has already begun.

Rudd was kicked out of the band in 2014 after he tried to hire someone to kill his wife, and Chris Slade replaced him.  Johnson of course left the band in 2016 with hearing loss and seemed like he would have to retire, but has since said that he's improved and has even sang a little bit in surprise appearances.  Axl Rose filled in for the ret of the 2016 tour and seemed like he would continue with the band, possibly even recording an album with them.  Now it seems like they're trying to regroup with the old members.  They will still need a bassist after Cliff Williams' retirement. 
 

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I can't imagine that Phil Rudd is a better drummer than Chris Slade at this point in life, but Angus is seemingly just making decisions based around what he wants and not what's best for the band.

Also...I was actually hoping for Axl Rose to sing on an AC/DC album, because while I didn't see him perform live, I heard a lot of classic Bon Scott songs were done because Axl really had a grasp of how to perform them. That sound would have been cool to hear on a 2019 album.



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I look at AC/DC as 2 different bands with 2 separate sounds depending on the lead singer.

Brian Johnson always sounded more metal to me (save for Stiff Upper Lip) where Bon Scott had a lot more of a mix of a hard rock/blues sound.

That said, they are my favorite band, and I'm probably enough of a fanboy to buy their CD if Donald Duck sang lead.



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As a kid, I preferred Brian Johnson's vocals, but nowadays I prefer Bon Scott's.

I'm more concerned about the lack of Malcolm Young on any future AC/DC efforts.

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Superstar wrote: I can't imagine that Phil Rudd is a better drummer than Chris Slade at this point in life, but Angus is seemingly just making decisions based around what he wants and not what's best for the band.

Also...I was actually hoping for Axl Rose to sing on an AC/DC album, because while I didn't see him perform live, I heard a lot of classic Bon Scott songs were done because Axl really had a grasp of how to perform them. That sound would have been cool to hear on a 2019 album.

Axl had Angus put a lot more Bon Scott-era songs into the setlist, songs that Brian Johnson couldn't attempt to sing at this point, and he crushed it.  That tour was universally praised by all who saw it, most of whom were eager to shit on it and then were pissed that they couldn't.  It blew away my expectations.  The funniest part was watching Axl play a completely different character than he does in GNR, mostly singing while standing in place to the side of the stage and being deferential to Angus, who played guitar front and center and had the spotlight for 90% of the show.  It was very clear that this was Angus' concert and Axl was just happy to be there.  Weird to see Axl play sideman, but the respect was obvious.  But obviously Johnson deserves the spot if he's healthy enough to perform.  Rudd is a prick who's lucky not to be in jail, and certainly isn't half the drummer that Slade is at this point.  I don't think there was a huge demand for his return, but it's Angus' band.

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You must have seen a different concert than me, Rossi. I love AC/DC but on this last round with Axl, I was disappointed by the performance. Axl sounded great, hearing "If you want blood" was a treat, but (at least at my show) after each song they stopped and its like they had to get ready for the next song- so it didn't flow smooth. Just when the crowd was really getting into it, they would stop and pause. Kind of threw me.

However, I'mm echo what nyhack said and agree, I'd buy an album with Donald Duck singing as they're my favorite band



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wittman2 wrote: You must have seen a different concert than me, Rossi. I love AC/DC but on this last round with Axl, I was disappointed by the performance. Axl sounded great, hearing "If you want blood" was a treat, but (at least at my show) after each song they stopped and its like they had to get ready for the next song- so it didn't flow smooth. Just when the crowd was really getting into it, they would stop and pause. Kind of threw me.

However, I'mm echo what nyhack said and agree, I'd buy an album with Donald Duck singing as they're my favorite band

Saw them on their Thunderstruck tour, and they did the same. Song, few minute pause, song, few minute pause, etc. Johnson didnt even acknowledge the crowd till his 'goodnight!'. Was just odd. Plus this was when Skydome was brand new, and the sound was atrocious. 
Saw them a bunch of years later at Sarsstock, at an open air venue, and they absolutely blew everyone away. The Stones had to follow them, and couldn't. 

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Axl did a good job filling in but screw that, he shouldn't be singing on an album with them. If Brian can sing, then he should sing. And Brian could sing any Bon song if he wanted, don't kid yourself, the set lists were always done by Malcolm and Angus, Brian always IMO did a fine job on any Bon song, they weren't "out of his range" or anything, to be honest, Bon Scott songs are easier to sing than the Brian Johnson ones. A LOT of the Bon Scott songs that Axl sang were done because AXL wanted them in there, especially "A Touch Too Much", which is my favorite AC/DC song ever. Axl specifically asked them to do that one and Angus and the band had to re-learn the song, they hadn't done it in 30+ years.

As for Phil and Slade, here's my thoughts on that. Chris Slade can drum circles around Phil Rudd, but as far as AC/DC goes, Phil has the groove that just FITS that band. He is as big a part of AC/DC's classic sound as Angus or Bon or Brian were. The last tour with no Phil and no Malcolm, it's just not AC/DC. With Phil back that will go a long way to fixing that problem, depending on who they put on bass..



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As you probably know, Brian Johnson is a huge classic car buff. He gave a lift to a friend of mine at the Daytona classic one year. My mate was basically walking back to the pits from the far banking, saw a golf cart going by, and jokingly stuck his thumb out. And the cart pulled over. "Yer gannin ter the pits? Gerron."

They spent the next few minutes talking about the cars there
and who was driving what. There was no mention of AC/DC or any boastfulness or anything. Which was in part because my mate had never heard of AC/DC...



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kargol wrote: As you probably know, Brian Johnson is a huge classic car buff. He gave a lift to a friend of mine at the Daytona classic one year. My mate was basically walking back to the pits from the far banking, saw a golf cart going by, and jokingly stuck his thumb out. And the cart pulled over. "Yer gannin ter the pits? Gerron."

They spent the next few minutes talking about the cars there
and who was driving what. There was no mention of AC/DC or any boastfulness or anything. Which was in part because my mate had never heard of AC/DC...

My buddy lives in Sarasota FL and was driving for Uber for a while a few years ago, he picked Brian and his wife up one night, said he was the nicest person he'd ever met...



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