AC/DC’s upcoming album to feature ideas from late guitarist Malcolm Young

The album, titled PWR UP, will launch its first single this Wednesday (7 October)

Angus Young Onstage

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Hot on the heels of AC/DC’s reunion announcement, first details of the legendary rock band’s upcoming album, PWR UP, have emerged.

The record will feature ideas from lead guitarist Angus Young and rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young, who passed away in 2017.

Speaking to AC/, longtime band engineer and producer Mike Fraser divulged that PWR UP will draw from a pool of demos written by Malcolm and Angus Young.

“Angus came into this with a lot of ideas and riffs and not too many completed songs,” Fraser divulged. “But that was similar on Rock Or Bust, ’cause him and Malcolm had written tons of songs before Mal got sick and eventually passed away.”

He continued: “He’s got a whole treasure trove of ideas and riffs. He probably spent a few years before we came in to do this record pooling ideas together, and then when he came into the studio here, he just sat down with a whole suitcase full of little demo things he had done.”

Teasing the upcoming PWR UP over YouTube, the band shared a short clip showing behind-the-scenes footage of a photoshoot session with their latest lineup. The album’s first single, Shot In The Dark, was said to be released this Wednesday (7 October).

In their reunion announcement last week, vocalist Brian Johnson, bassist Cliff Williams and drummer Phil Rudd were revealed to rejoin Angus and Stevie Young, calling back to AC/DC‘s Rock Or Bust-era lineup.

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