Ben Jones of Absolute Radio conducted an interview with Angus Young and Brian Johnson of AC/DC about the band’s new live DVD “Live At River Plate”. They also discuss what they were doing while on a break between albums, how they carry out the recording process of their albums, having fun together, how interviews are a pain in the ass, the follow-up to “Black Ice”… and much, much more. Watch the 20-minute chat below.
Four members of AC/DC made an appearance on the “black carpet” of the “Live At River Plate” premiere on May 6 at the Hammersmith Apollo in London, England.
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd was unable to attend the event because “his house [in New Zealand] got hit by a storm,” according to singer Brian Johnson.
AC/DC guitarist Angus Young revealed during an interview that there are plans for the group to release a new studio album “within the next couple of years. He said, “Well, at some point we’ll be touring again once we get a new album out, which will hopefully be within the next couple of years.”
When asked about whether AC/DC could top its “Black Ice” world tour — which saw the band play to more than five million fans and visit 108 cities in 20 months — he replied, “Yeah, definitely.” Brian Johnson added, “We’ll try to make the next tour even better, we’ll bloody try.”
Released in October 2008, “Black Ice” was AC/DC‘s first album in eight years following its 2000 predecessor “Stiff Upper Lip”.
“Live At River Plate”, a definitive live concert DVD documenting AC/DC‘s massive “Black Ice” world tour, will be available for purchase on Tuesday, May 10. Shot in December 2009, “Live At River Plate” marks AC/DC‘s triumphant return to Buenos Aires where nearly 200,000 fans, over three sold-out shows, welcomed the band back after a 13-year absence from Argentina.
AC/DC “Live At River Plate” will be available on DVD, Blu-ray and limited-edition collector’s edition with exclusive t-shirt. Additionally the DVD contains a bonus feature titled “The Fan, The Roadie, The Guitar Tech The Meat,” containing interviews with AC/DC, their crew and fans among the excitement of the shows and the city of Buenos Aires.