The wait is over with AC/DC releasing its 17th studio set, Power Up, today (November 13th) — marking the band’s first studio set since 2014’s Rock Or Bust album. The collection, which is the band’s first since the 2017 death of co-founding guitarist Malcolm Young, caps a tumultuous time for the band that saw Axl Rose temporarily replacing Brian Johnson, who was suffering from hearing issues, and the return of drummer Phil Rudd, who battled both drug and legal issues.

FAST FACTS

  • As he had on the road, Angus and Malcolm’s nephew, Stevie Young, has replaced Malcolm on the new album.
  • Stevie, who is the son of the eldest Young brother, the late-Stephen Young, is only a year younger than his uncle Angus, and first subbed for his uncle Malcolm during a 1988 U.S. tour.
  • When Malcolm retired from the band in 2014 due to a dementia diagnosis, Stevie became an official member.

CHECK IT OUT: AC/DC’s “Shot In The Dark” – behind the scenes:

CHECK IT OUT: AC/DC’s 2020 track “Realize”: