AC/DC were honored in the “Rock/Alternative International” category at this year’s Echo music awards, Germany’s equivalent of the Grammy awards, which was held last night (Thursday, March 26) in Berlin. Video footage of their acceptance speech can be seen here. Also nominated in the “Rock/Alternative International” category were FOO FIGHTERS, LINKIN PARK, NICKELBACK and SLIPKNOT.
“Rock Or Bust” was released on December 2. The 11-song set is AC/DC‘s first without guitarist Malcolm Young, who is suffering from dementia. He has been replaced by nephew Stevie Young.
As previously reported, AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd will now stand trial beginning on April 21 in New Zealand’s Tauranga District Court, according to the AFP. Rudd was originally scheduled to go to trial on February 10 but the date was moved after his lawyer unexpectedly quit the case by what was said to be mutual agreement.
One-time AC/DC drummer Chris Slade officially joined the band’s lineup for its performance on the February 8 Grammy Awards telecast. Slade will also be behind the kit for the group’s upcoming world tour.