AC/DC’s New Album Will Contain Mind-Blowing MALCOLM YOUNG ‘Surprises’

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Dee Snider says that AC/DC’s upcoming album will feature “some surprises” related to late rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young that will blow the minds of the band’s diehard fans.

 

The TWISTED SISTER singer discussed AC/DC’s plans for the new disc during an appearance last Thursday (February 20) on SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation” show to promote a Change.org petition to get the legendary Australian hard rock act to perform at next year’s Super Bowl.

 

Snider said: “I had dinner with [AC/DC singer] Brian [Johnson] recently, and we talked about [the band’s return to activity]. He told me a lot of stuff, and a lot of stuff that I don’t wanna say. But we know from the photos, and Brian confirmed it, they’ve been in the studio, they’ve been recording. The original — I don’t say the ‘original’ guys, because a lot of ’em are gone, but I say the ‘classic’ lineup is back together and there are some surprises, which I can’t talk about, regarding Malcolm Young that just had my jaw on the floor. I will say he will be present. So this is AC/DC as we know and love them.”

 

Last December, Snider confirmed that Johnson was doing “good,” four years after the the AC/DC frontman was forced to leave the band mid-tour due to a dangerous level of hearing loss. He was eventually replaced on the road by GUNS N’ ROSES vocalist Axl Rose.

 

Snider was responding to Twitter questions regarding his earlier comment that the surviving members of AC/DC were working on a new studio album which will reportedly be dedicated to Malcolm Young.

 

Snider’s latest comments seem to corroborate a September 2018 report from JAM! magazine, which cited a “reliable source inside the AC/DC camp” as indicating that the band was recording a new LP which will utilize previously unreleased guitar tracks from Malcolm Young on all the songs.

 

The magazine’s web site reported at the time: ‘Five years prior to the (2008) ‘Black Ice’ LP, AC/DC’s 15th studio release, Angus and Malcolm Young . . . literally wrote hundreds of songs, many were recorded and have been stashed away until now. Angus has decided to selected [sic] the best tracks from those recordings that Malcolm played on and is now back in the studio recording and mixing them with fellow bandmates Phil Rudd [drums], Cliff Williams [bass] and, yes, Brian Johnson on vocals.”

 

A year and a half ago, Johnson and Rudd, along with guitarists Angus Young and Stevie Young, were photographed outside Vancouver’s Warehouse Studios. Based on the pictures, the assumption was that AC/DC was in the midst of making — or at least planning — another album, with Rudd and Johnson both back in the lineup.

 

Ever since AC/DC completed the tour cycle for its 2014 album “Rock Or Bust” three and a half years ago — a turbulent trek that weathered the forced retirement and eventual death of co-founder Malcolm Young, plus the departures of Johnson, Rudd and Williams — fans have wondered whether sole remaining founding member Angus Young would keep the band going or decide it was time for AC/DC to pack it in.

 

In February 2019, a photo surfaced on social media suggesting that Williams has also returned to AC/DC and will appear on the rumored comeback album which is expected to be released in the coming months.

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Kraftwerk Announce 50th Anniversary Tour and the concerts will be in 3D

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Kraftwerk have announced a North American tour to celebrate their 50th anniversary. The electro pioneers will bring their beloved 3D visuals, music, and performance art on the road to play a career-spanning set this summer.

 

When it comes to having a noteworthy career, Kraftwerk have too many accomplishments to list. Since forming in 1970, the group of friends merged machines with man to help popularize electronic music as we know it, released 10 studio albums, charted on mainstream radio worldwide, and redefined our expectations for technology within music. They’ve since been nominated for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame not once, but twice, among countless other awards.
Here’s hoping this anniversary tour is similar to the magic caught on 3-D The Catalogue, their Grammy-winning live album. Come to think of it, it’s hard to imagine Kraftwerk playing music that isn’t profoundly cool. After all, they’re the band that performed live from the International Space Station with a little help from a German astronaut.

 

Kraftwerk’s upcoming tour begins in Seattle, Washington on June 19th and wraps up in Boston, Massachusetts on July 31st. Along the way, they’ll play in major cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Austin, New Orleans, Miami, Atlanta, New York City, Chicago, Nashville, Toronto, and more. Find the full schedule below.

 

Tickets for their summer tour go on sale this Thursday, February 27th at 10:00 a.m. local time. Kraftwerk will also be stopping along the route to perform at music festivals like Osheaga and All Points East. 

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Kraftwerk 2020 Tour Dates:
05/23-30 — London, UK @ All Points East Festival
06/19 — Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
06/20 — Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
06/21 — Portland, OR @ Keller Auditorium
06/23 — San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
06/24 — Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Auditorium
06/25 — San Diego, CA @ Balboa Theatre
06/27 — Salt Lake City, UT @ The Union
06/29 — Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater
07/01 — Austin, TX @ ACL Live at The Moody Theatre
07/02 — Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory
07/05 – New Orleans, LA @ Orpheum Theater
07/07 — Miami, FL @ James L. Knight Center
07/08 — Orlando, FL @ Dr. Phillips Center
07/09 — Atlanta, GA @ Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
07/11 — Washington, DC @ The Anthem
07/18 — New York City, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
07/20 — Columbus, OH @ Palace Theatre
07/21 — Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
07/22 — Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory
07/24 — Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
07/25 — Memphis, TN @ Crosstown Theater
07/26 — Saint Louis, MO @ The Pageant
07/27 — Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Theatre
07/28 — Toronto, ON @ Meridian Hall
07/30 — Philadelphia, PA @ The Met
07/31 — Boston, MA @ Boch Center Wang Theatre
08/01 — Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Music Festival

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All New YouTube Episode of the MKULTRASOUND PodCast: Fabian Arroyo Chicago based drummer FIRST JASON/JOHNNY VOMIT and Emily Sifrit of e.Kay Designs on New York Fashion Week

Now on YouTube the MKULTRASOUND PodCast with Drummer FABIAN ARROYO

and Designer EMILY SIFRIT and Jason (Southern Bukkake) phones in from Detroit

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Tomorrow on the MKULTRASOUND PodCast: The New Chicago Rock n Roll Trio PINK STINK RAILS

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PINK STINK RAILS

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GILBY CLARKE On His Upcoming Solo Album ‘The Gospel Truth’: ‘I’m Not Trying To Reinvent The Wheel

Former GUNS N’ ROSES guitarist Gilby Clarke recently released a single, “Rock N Roll Is Getting Louder”, via Golden Robot Records. A true stormer of a track in pure Gilby fashion, it is rock and roll doused in the influences that run through Gilby’s veins.

 

Gilby stated about the track: “The song is about having a rebellious spirit. Rock and roll means many things: rebelling, freedom and being who you are on your own terms — not following whatever’s now in vogue. Therefore, ‘Rock N Roll Is Getting Louder’ means ‘I am what I am, I won’t change that, and I stand up for things that are important to me, even if it’s not popular.'”

 

“Rock N Roll Is Getting Louder” is taken from Clarke’s first solo album in 15 years, “The Gospel Truth”, which will be released later this year via Golden Robot Records. The disc was produced and written by Gilby at his Los Angeles recording studio, Redrum Recording, where he’s also helmed records for such artists as L.A. GUNS, THE BRONX, BEAT ANGELS, BULLETS AND OCTANE and many more. The album was mixed by Grammy Award winner Chris Lord-Alge and mastered by Maor Appelbaum. Joining Gilby on the LP are Muddy Stardust on bass, Kenny Aronoff (JOHN MELLENCAMP, JOHN FOGERTY, CHICKENFOOT) on drums, along with Matt Starr (ACE FREHLEY, MR. BIG) and Chad Stewart (FASTER PUSSYCAT, L.A. GUNS) on backing vocals.

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When asked how his new music may be different to his previous material, Gilby said: “I don’t think it’s very different at all. I’m not trying to reinvent the wheel. I have found the music that I like as an artist and a musician. It’s important that I get better at it and try new things, but I like rock and roll, and loud guitars are good for the soul.”

 

Clarke also discussed his songwriting process, saying: “I always start with a good guitar riff, then add the devil’s drumbeat. It’s good when you can put some interesting lyrics to it, too. I always try to find a new way of saying something simple. I don’t like to complicate my lyrics, but I never duplicate them either.”

 

At last year’s NAMM show in in Anaheim, California, Clarke stated about the long delay in getting his new solo album completed: “For me, I can’t do a record unless I feel good about the songs. I wanna make a record that I wanna listen to. So, these songs I’m really excited about. They’re new songs. It really is classic rock. There’s really nothing new on it — it’s just a new version of what I like to do, which is loud guitars, man. So, I went in there. I used guys like Kenny Aronoff on drums, Steve Perkins — some really great players. I played all the guitars and did all the singing on it. But I think it’s good — I think it’s a good fresh approach on classic rock, really.”

 

Clarke replaced founding guitarist Izzy Stradlin in the GUNS lineup in 1991, during the “Use Your Illusion” tour, and stayed with the band for three years. After exiting GUNS N’ ROSES, Clarke continued as a producer and solo artist, while also playing in SLASH’S SNAKEPIT, ROCK STAR SUPERNOVA, HEART and other acts.

 

Clarke released his solo debut, “Pawnshop Guitars”, in 1994.

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Dark Electro-Pop Band SHADOW FASHION Reveal Their Video and Single, “Children Of The Night

Video Directed By ERIK GUSTAFSON (Grendel/Adoration Destroyed)

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

February 19, 2020 – San Antonio-based dark electronic band SHADOW FASHION are proud to announce the release of their new video and single, “Children Of The Night.”

 

The theme of the song speaks of the loneliness and isolation we have all gone through at times. However, it is important to realize that we are never truly alone as we are surrounded by our friends, family, and loved ones.

 

As a scene we are fortunate to have clubs, DJ’s, promoters and musicians who understand the importance of community. At the “end of the day,” we are all “Children Of The Night.”

 

“Shot in three locations, including San Antonio and also at the Houston Vampire Ball, we had an absolute blast filming this. The band wanted to capture the heart of the dark scene through the lens of vampire culture, and in general, showcase the Texas scene. I felt we were able to do that, while simultaneously making a sexy and fun-to-watch video that represents the band well.” – Erik Gustafson

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Shadow Fashion emerged from the San Antonio music scene in 2013 and quickly gained notoriety for their highly-energetic live performances and catchy anthemic dark dance songs. The band released their self-titled EP in 2015, which led to two national tours and featured performances with such national acts as The Dreaming, God Module, Orgy, The Witch Was Right and Mr.Kitty.

 

With influences like Depeche Mode, New Order, The Cure; Shadow Fashion takes the classic synthpop sound and merges it with a distorted guitar overdrive giving the music a more edgy rock vibe.

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