AC/DC is releasing their highly-anticipated new album, Power Up, this Friday (November 13), but for those hungry for even more new material, there’s some good news.
In an interview with NME, singer Brian Johnson said, “Most of ‘Power Up’ came from ideas before [2008 album] ‘Black Ice’, when Malcolm and Angus would sit together for five days a week and run through ideas. Malcolm was meticulous, he’d write down everything and when exactly they’d done it; categorize it. There’s more than enough for another album, probably two.”
Malcolm Young, who passed away in November 2017 from dementia, served as the main inspiration behind AC/DC’s 17th studio album. Angus Young said in a recent interview with Rolling Stone, “This record is pretty much a dedication to Malcolm, my brother. It’s a tribute for him like ‘Back in Black’ was a tribute to Bon Scott.”
AC/DC was originally slated to release Power Up in early 2020, but the coronavirus pandemic derailed those plans. “We were hoping to get the album out before all this happened,” Angus Young told Rolling Stone. “They were getting ideas together for packaging and video promo things. And then that virus thing came along. It kind of put everyone on hold.”
Power Up is available for pre-save on major digital platforms here. The album is also available for pre-order in physical formats at ACDC.com where fans can find the album on CD, vinyl and special light-up box set that also comes with a 20-page booklet.