AC/DC officially announces release date for new album ‘PWR UP’

LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 28: Singer Brian Johnson (L) and musician Angus Young of AC/DC perform at Dodger Stadium on September 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

AC/DC will release its 17th studio album, PWR UP on November 13th — with the set’s first single, “Shot In The Dark” dropping today (October 7th.) The new album, which marks the bands first since 2014’s Rock Or Bust, features the band back with beloved frontman Brian Johnson, drummer, Phil Rudd, and bassist Cliff Williams,¬†with the lineup rounded out by co-founder Angus Young and nephew Stevie Young on guitars.

Blabbermouth reported Brian Johnson spoke to Atlanta’s Rock 100.5 and offered up the backstory to PWR UP: “It’s something probably nobody thought would happen. It was about 2018, and Angus was contacted by the record company, who said, ‘Do you fancy doing an album?’ And Angus said, ‘Well, let’s ask the boys.’ So he asked me and Cliff and Phil. And Stevie was there, obviously. And I think we all said ‘yes’ immediately; we just said, ‘This would be great!’