AC/DC will break several years of inactivity with the Oct. 16 release of "Plug Me In." The double-DVD Columbia set sports five hours or concert and TV performances, most of which have never been comme
AC/DC will break several years of inactivity with the Oct. 16 release of "Plug Me In." The double-DVD Columbia set sports five hours or concert and TV performances, most of which have never been commercially released. A limited-edition of the project adds a third DVD with 21 extra live performances.
The first disc showcases the Australian band's early years on the international rock scene, including a March 3, 1976, show at St. Albans High School in Australia, AC/DC's maiden U.K. television appearance in July of that year, clips from U.K. shows in 1978 and three songs from Dutch TV in 1979, including the live debut of "Highway to Hell."
Among the bonus features are band interviews from 1976, a separate interview with frontman Bon Scott in November 1977 and four songs from a Dec. 15, 1979, show in Nice, one of Scott's final appearances with AC/DC before his death two months later.
New vocalist Brian Johnson's arrival is chronicled on the second disc via a rare Japanese TV appearance from February 1981, a 1984 visit to the "Old Grey Whistle Test," live performances from Detroit, Moscow, Paris, Munich and Toronto and a 2003 jam with the Rolling Stones.
The contents of the bonus third disc have yet to be announced, but the package will include reproductions of vintage AC/DC memorabilia.
AC/DC is expected to begin recording a new album at some point in the near future. The as-yet-untitled set will be the follow-up to 2000's "Stiff Upper Lip."