Traditional members Brian Johnson (vocals), Cliff Williams (bass), and Phil Rudd (drums) all rejoined AC/DC for his or her 2020 album Energy Up. Nonetheless, Rudd received’t be behind the equipment when the band performs its first present in seven years on October seventh on the Energy Journey pageant in Indio, California.
On Saturday (September ninth), AC/DC posted rehearsal audio on their social pages (see beneath), with the caption: “PWR UP for Energy Journey! Hearken to the rehearsal of the boys powering up with Cliff Williams, who’s popping out of retirement for the pageant and Matt Laug on drums.”
Laug is a veteran drummer who has performed with Alanis Morissette, Alice Cooper, and Slash’s Snakepit, amongst different acts. Most notably, he carried out on a number of tracks on Morissette’s multiplatinum album Jagged Little Tablet.
No purpose was given for Rudd’s absence. The drummer had beforehand been changed by Chris Slade on AC/DC’s “Rock or Bust” tour following an arrest in 2014 for a slew of great authorized points.
Williams had retired on the finish of the “Rock or Bust” tour, whereas Johnson had been changed by Axl Rose within the midst of that outing on account of listening to points.
The band’s lineup for Energy Journey now seems to be Johnson, Williams, Laug, lead guitarist Angus Younger, and rhythm guitarist Stevie Younger (who had beforehand changed the late Malcolm Younger).
The three-day Energy Journey fest, happening October Sixth-Eighth, additionally options Weapons N’ Roses, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Software, and Judas Priest (who’re filling in for the initially introduced Ozzy Osbourne). Tickets are available here.
Take a hearken to AC/DC rehearsing “If You Need Blood (You’ve Received It)” for the upcoming Energy Journey pageant beneath.
PWR UP for Energy Journey! Hearken to the rehearsal of the boys powering up with Cliff Williams, who’s popping out of retirement for the pageant and Matt Laug on drums. pic.twitter.com/FdpX3bf65a
— AC/DC (@acdc) September 9, 2023