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AC/DC Over?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by P. Aaron, Apr 15, 2014.

  1. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member


    AC/DC are ending their 41 year career on a terribly sad note.

    Plans were underway for a new studio album, their first since 2008's monumental Black Ice, and a '40th Anniversary' world tour, 40 huge shows across the globe.

  2. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    Well that sucks, no Malcolm = No AC/DC unless they are just going to tour old material.

    There is no emoticon to describe how I feel.
  3. knumbskull


    Jul 28, 2007
    Aaah no. Very sad news.
  4. Kickass


    Jul 20, 2012
    Scottish Borders
    Just read this elsewhere. The first band I was in played mostly AC/DC. I played guitar back then.
  5. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    It is an independent blog post but, I was not aware that Malcolm had suffered a stroke.

    AC/DC has delivered and for that, there's no amount of thanks I can give 'em.
  6. Not to mention how much fun their stuff is to play!
  7. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    We will play "It's a Long Way to the Top" and "Kicked in the Teeth" at every gig from now on, in their honor.
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    MOTORHEADBANGER Spud-boy looking for a real tomato

    Dec 23, 2008
    Sidney, Indiana
    Oh man, this is sad news. Praying for Malcolm's healing and recovery.
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  9. wolfkeller

    wolfkeller Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2013
    Its great that people still love AC/DC even though the bass is stupid simple. Just goes to show fancy bass means jack.
  10. wolfkeller

    wolfkeller Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2013
    I hope Mal pulls through these always kicked ass

    MOTORHEADBANGER Spud-boy looking for a real tomato

    Dec 23, 2008
    Sidney, Indiana
    Simple, yes, stupid no. Cliff stays ridiculously tight in the pocket and keeps the ship steady. Also, some of the bass lines (particularly earlier in their careers) are more complex than people think.
  12. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Indeed. Until you've seen how a stroke can affect a family member or friend, it's can be difficult to understand what kind of recovery is possible.
  13. mambo4


    Jun 9, 2006
  14. wolfkeller

    wolfkeller Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2013
    These guys prove what I've always said, its all about the song. Cliff played what these songs needed just like Ian from priest. Jaco couldn't done it better.
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  15. fraublugher


    Nov 19, 2004
    ottawa, ontario, canada
    music school retailer
    There is no way they will tour without him any time soon.
    Let's hope he recovers.
  16. -Asdfgh-


    Apr 13, 2010
    Edwyn Collins ("Rip it up and start again") had something similar happen. He still can't play fully, but I think he is at least still writing. For someone who has been the music business so long not being able to play is going to be hard, so I hope he finds a way to stay fufilled in life, and maybe that will be though writing, although I don't know who would perform the material if it wasn't for AC/DC. Maybe there is a way even if it isn't as a touring band. But I am sure they will want to reflect and consider for a while.
  17. OldDirtyBassist


    Mar 13, 2014
    Sadness. I'm glad they have released so much material over the years. They've never let their fans down.

    I love the pump style bass playing, too.
  18. letsrumble


    May 23, 2010
    They had already put the album on hold due to a health problem with a band member (they were very secretive about who and what that was). I wonder if this is related?

    I'm pretty bummed, because I was really looking forward to new material from them. Watching "Live At River Plate" last night had me pumped up.
  19. I was never a fan of the band, but I hope he heals quickly and fully recovers. Strokes are bad, bad news.