“I hope you guys like rock & roll,” AC/DC singer Brian Johnson told the crowd at Coachella last night, “because that’s all we do.” The band, in the headlining slot at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California, performed 20 songs and, as Johnson promised, did not try to vary their road-tested formula. The two-hour set, full of songs that split the difference between “simple” and “primal,” was almost too much of a good thing, but served as a welcome return to form for the Australian group’s first concert in six years. ‘Rock or Bust’ for Real: Inside AC/DC’s Defiant New LP The band has had two personnel changes since their last tour: rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young, who has retired with dementia, was replaced by his nephew Stevie Young, while the band’s former drummer Chris Slade has taken the seat of Phil Rudd, who is dealing with various legal charges in New Zealand. Remaining was bassist Cliff Williams, who with his low-key but funky playing through the night, demonstrated why he is the band’s most underrated member: he gives them their swing. Also remaining were lead singer Brian Johnson (67 years old) and lead guitarist Angus Young (60)
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Clutch frontman Neil Fallon admits it’s difficult to find a balance between the band’s two main aims.
Alive Naturalsound, the Los Angeles label responsible for releasing the debut album by The Black Keys, has announced the details of Rock & Roll Is A Beautiful Thing, a limited edition double vinyl compilation album featuring many artists associated with the company.