AC/DC will release its new album, titled “Rock Or Bust”, on December 2. The 11-song collection is the band’s first since 2008’s “Black Ice”. Starting this Saturday (September 27), Turner Sports will preview a song from the album called “Play Ball” on TBS and other Turner media outlets for several weeks as part of its 2014 Major League Baseball Post-Season coverage. It’s not clear whether “Play Ball” will also be sent to radio stations as the first single from the new CD.
A preview of “Play Ball” is available below.
AC/DC has also now made it official that founding guitarist Malcolm Young will not be returning to the group due to ill health. A statement issued by the group’s Australian record label said, “Unfortunately due to the nature of Malcolm‘s illness, he will not be rejoining the band.” His replacement is Stevie Young, the nephew of Malcolm and his brother and co-founder Angus Young.
Despite the loss of Malcolm, Phil Rudd said that “everything’s great in the band, we’re ready to fire up on all cylinders again.”