Angus and Stevie Young Talk Malcolm’s Influence on ‘Power Up’ with VG

In the January issue of 'Vintage Guitar,' Angus and Stevie Young chatted about how Malcolm Young inspired the tonal style heard on AC/DC’s latest studio album 'Power Up.'

AC/DC Premiere ‘Shot In The Dark’ Video

Aussie rockers AC/DC made a roaring return to music this week with the premiere of the music video for “Shot In The Dark,” the title track for upcoming seventieth studio album. “This album was guided by Malcolm’s vision,” said Angus Young in an interview with NME. “He was there from the beginning, and he’s the

AC/DC Release Lead Single From Upcoming Album ‘POWER UP’

After teasing fans with a 30-second clip of their new single, AC/DC revved up the anticipation of their upcoming seventeenth studio album POWER UP with the release of the official audio video to “Shot In The Dark.” The teaser clip to “Shot In The Dark” captured stills of the guys performing, including Stevie Young on

Motor Sister Cover AC/DC

Motor Sister’s got rhythm. The supergroup gave a thunderous performance of AC/DC’s “Girls Got Rhythm” off their hit 1979 album Highway to Hell. Frontwoman Pearl Aday showed off her potent vocals, while guitarist Scott Ian captured Malcolm Young’s iconic rhythm work flawlessly on his G6131MY-CS Custom Shop Malcolm Young "Salute" Jet. As Ian says, watch

The G5422TG Electromatic Earns Guitar World Gold

In the January issue of Guitar World, editor Chris Gill reviewed the G5422TG Electromatic and gave it the magazine's Gold Award. “The feel and playability of a great vintage Gretsch guitar is truly unique, and the G5422TG Electromatic delivers a playing experience that’s instantly familiar to the most devoted Gretsch fanatic,” wrote Gill. Gill praised

Master Builder Stephen Stern on Making the Malcolm Young ‘Salute’ Jet

During the 2017 NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif., Gretsch unveiled the new G6131MY-CS Custom Shop Malcolm Young “Salute” Jet —  a meticulously crafted Gretsch Custom Shop recreation accurate down to every last nick, scratch and dent acquired over Young’s long and raucously illustrious career. In this clip, Master Builder Stephen Stern gives a very quick

Watch AC/DC Rig Rundown

In a new Rig Rundown, Premier Guitar's Chris Kies caught up with AC/DC techs Trace Foster and Greg Howard for a close look at the gear that is driving their massive show. After taking an in-depth look at Angus Young's rig with Foster to start the clip, Howard shares some fascinating insight into the gear

Stevie Young Talks About Playing Rhythm Guitar in AC/DC

In a new video posted on the official AC/DC YouTube channel, guitarist Stevie Young talks about his playing style, how he constantly works at his craft, his tendency to destroy guitar picks and what it is like to try to fill the shoes of his uncle, Malcolm Young. "I'm not trying to imitate or copy

AC/DC Announce 2016 U.S. Tour

Following a massive 2015 that saw them kicking off the 57th annual Grammy Awards with an incendiary performance, headlining at Coachella and touring across Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand, rock giants AC/DC will spend more time closer to home in 2016. The band announced a 20-city U.S. tour that kicks off on Feb.

Top 5 Gretsch Road Trip Songs

Hopefully you have at least one road trip planned for the summer. And whether you’re driving in a Toyota Prius or a ’64 Chevy Impala, a solid soundtrack is a must.  It’s an important list, one that requires the requisite consideration to match the tempo of the ride and the terrain of the pavement. We