1. AC/DC Completes New Album, Malcolm Young Hospitalized

    July 10, 2014 6:02 AM EDT 0 0 0 AC/DC has reportedly completed work on a new album. The veteran Australian rock group had entered a recording studio in Vancouver earlier this year to work on the follow-up to 2008’s global hit “Black Ice.”  The album is now finished. And the band m ...

  2. AC/DC's Malcolm Young 'Taking Break' Due to Illness; Band Vows to Continue

    April 16, 2014 12:15 PM EDT AC/DC has announced that rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young will be "taking a break" from the band he co-founded 40 years ago to address an illness that lead singer Brian Johnson described earlier this week as "debilitating." &qu ...

  3. AC/DC Not on Cusp of Retirement: Sources

    April 15, 2014 1:10 PM EDT 7.358 k 591 0 UPDATE: The band has announced that guitarist Malcolm Young is taking a leave of absence because of poor health. Earlier, lead singer Brian Johnson described the illness as "debilitating." Get the full story Rumors of AC/DC's ...

  4. AC/DC’s Brian Johnson: ‘We’ll Be Going Into the Studio In May’

    February 17, 2014 4:54 AM EST 0 1 0 The gap between AC/DC’s most recent two albums was eight years. The next one won’t require quite such a lengthy wait.  Frontman Brian Johnson has revealed that the Aussie rock legends are poised to start work on new music. And there are plans to cel ...

  5. Sting Has Big Plans for His 'Evolving' Musical

    September 20, 2013 2:30 PM EDT As he brings out an album of songs he's composed for his musical "The Last Ship," Sting says plans are full speed ahead for a late spring 2014 opening in Chicago and Broadway premiere in the fall. "The play itself will come o ...

  6. Sting Goes Home With 'The Last Ship,' Talks Album Guests Including AC/DC Singer

    August 28, 2013 9:32 AM EDT For his new studio album, "The Last Ship," which is set in a shipbuilding community, Sting brought in an eclectic group of musical collaborators with ties to his native Newcastle, England. He enticed singer-actor Jimmy Nail out of retire ...

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  10. AC/DC Finally Joins iTunes

    November 19, 2012 10:51 AM EST Just a few weeks after longtime digital holdout Kid Rock announced that his new album will be available on iTunes , another holdout has made the move: in a release Monday morning, Columbia Records and Apple announced that AC/DC's entire catal ...

  11. AC/DC's Brian Johnson Goes 'Full-Throttle' in New Memoir, Avoids 'Rotten' Autobiographies

    June 05, 2011 9:24 AM EDT 0 0 0 A C/DC fans will learn a lot more about frontman Brian Johnson's relationships with cars and auto racing than with music and the band in his new book, "Rockers and Rollers: A Full-Throttle Memoir." And that's not by accident. &qu ...

  12. Slash, AC/DC, Rolling Stones Win At Classic Rock Awards

    November 11, 2010 11:40 AM EST 0 0 0 Classic Rock magazine held its annual awards ceremony at London's Roundhouse, with the big winners including AC/DC , the Rolling Stones , Cheap Trick and Led Zeppelin . The Nov. 10 Marshall Classic Rock Roll of Honour event kicked off with a pe ...

  13. McCartney, Coldplay Honored At ASCAP Awards

    October 14, 2009 5:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sir Paul McCartney , Coldplay and the Ting Tings were among those honored by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) at its London awards ceremony. The ASCAP Awards, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London tonight (Oct. ...

  14. AC/DC Tunes Up For Tour In Pennsylvania

    October 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In a hail of faux-cannon shots and fireballs, AC/DC played a "final dress rehearsal" for its Black Ice World Tour last night (Oct. 26) at the Wachovia Arena in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., in front of thousands In a hail of faux-cannon shots and fir ...

  15. Back To 'Black'

    October 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After an eight-year layoff from the studio, AC/DC storms back this week with "Black Ice," a 15-track extravaganza that frequently echoes the down-and-dirty rock'n'roll of its iconic 1980 album "Back i After an eight-year lay ...

  16. AC/DC Gets Back To 'Black' On New Album

    August 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After an eight-year layoff from the studio, AC/DC storms back this fall with "Black Ice," a 15-track extravaganza that frequently echoes the down-and-dirty rock'n'roll of its iconic 1980 album "Back i After an eight-year lay ...

  17. This Day in Music

    July 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Milan Williams, a founding member of the Commodores, dies at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston following a bout with cancer. He is 58. 2006 - Milan Williams, a founding member of the Commodores, dies at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston following ...

  18. This Day in Music

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Juan Pablo Torres, one of Cuba's premier trombonists and a member of the group Cuban Masters who played alongside legends like Israel "Cachao" Lopez and Carlos "Patato" Valdez, dies in Miami. T 2005 - Juan Pablo Torre ...

  19. AC/DC Plugs Back In With Live DVD Set

    August 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 inac ...

  20. This Day in Music

    July 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Milan Williams, a founding member of the Commodores, dies at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston following a bout with cancer. He is 58. 2006 - Milan Williams, a founding member of the Commodores, dies at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston following ...

  21. This Day in Music

    April 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Juan Pablo Torres, one of Cuba's premier trombonists and a member of the group Cuban Masters who played alongside legends like Israel "Cachao" Lopez and Carlos "Patato" Valdez, dies in Miami. T 2005 - Juan Pablo Torre ...

  22. Ms. Dynamite, AC/DC Singer Crash During Reality Show

    November 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Ms. Dynamite is recovering from a 100-mph crash that occurred during filming of "The Race," a car-racing reality show on Britain's Sky One TV network. AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson struck the back o Ms. Dynamite is recovering from a ...

  23. This Day in Music

    July 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Babyface is honored by the state of Indiana, which renames a 25-mile stretch of federal highway (Interstate Route 65) as "Kenneth Babyface Edmonds Highway." In conjunction with the honor 2004 - A segment of Inters ...

  24. This Day in Music

    April 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Appalachian group Hayseed Dixie releases its album "A Hillbilly Tribute To AC/DC." AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson describes the group's offbeat covers _ including such classics as "High 2005 - Juan Pabl ...

  25. Connick, Marsalis Aid Big Easy Musicians' Village

    December 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Harry Connick Jr. and Branford Marsalis have teamed with Habitat for Humanity New Orleans Area to build a Musicians' Village in the city. Harry Connick Jr. and Branford Marsalis have teamed with Habitat for Humanity New Orleans Area to build a ...

  26. This Day in Music

    July 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Babyface is honored by the state of Indiana, which renames a 25-mile stretch of federal highway (Interstate Route 65) as "Kenneth Babyface Edmonds Highway." In conjunction with the honor 2004 - A segment of Inters ...

  27. 'Back In Black' Tips 21M Mark

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Among the various certifications issued by the Recording Industry Association (RIAA) in May is a truly notable achievement for Australian hard rock act AC/DC. Among the various certifications issued by the Recording Industry Association (RIAA) in Ma ...

  28. This Day in Music

    April 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>R&B and blues singer-guitarist Earl King dies of complications from diabetes in New Orleans. He is 69. 2003 - R&B and blues singer-guitarist Earl King dies of complications from diabetes in New Orleans. He is 69. 20 ...

  29. Ask Billboard

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Anastacia, Kelly Osbourne and AC/DC. EXPLAINING THE UNEXPLAINABLE Hi Keith, First and foremost, thanks for your column. Every Wednesday, I look forward to it, and in the years I've been read ...

  30. Beatles Songs Provide 'Love' For Screenplay

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "All You Need Is Love," a film that will utilize the songs of the Beatles to propel its romantic plot, will be brought to the big screen by Revolution Studios. "All You Need Is Love," a film that will utilize the songs of the Bea ...

  31. Cranberries, AC/DC Singers Collaborating

    July 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan plans to lend vocals to a long-incubating musical play version of the "Helen of Troy" story being created by AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson. Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan plans ...

  32. This Day in Music

    July 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>James Hetfield, lead singer and guitarist of hard rock act Metallica, checks himself into an undisclosed rehab facility "to undergo treatment for alcoholism and other addictions." 2001 - James Hetfield, lead singe ...

  33. This Day in Music

    April 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>James Al Hendrix, who introduced his son, guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, to music, dies after a long battle with congestive heart failure. He is 82. 2002 - James Al Hendrix, who introduced his son, guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, ...

  34. Billboard Bits: Neil Finn, Creed, AC/DC

    April 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Neil Finn, Eddie Vedder, Radiohead guitarist Ed O'Brien and drummer Phil Selway, ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, Lisa Germano, ex-Soul Coughing bassist Sebastian Steinberg, AC/DC, Creed, Scot Former Crowded House/Split Enz principal Ne ...