AC/DC are back in the news again, and for all the right reasons. Unconfirmed reports of Phil Rudd and Stevie Young being sighted in Vancouver gained momentum yesterday, when a photograph of Rudd and longtime vocalist Brian Johnson surfaced, sending the rock n roll world in a spin. The band are apparently bunkered down at … Continue reading Is Phil Rudd back on the AC/DC drum stool ?
Dave Evans' run of dates through Eastern Europe continues, with the original AC/DC frontman set to rock Romania's Stonebird Festival on the 10th August ! Evans was interviewed by local media outlet Proarges News, and expressed his excitement at performing on the three day festival. "I went to the site of the Stonebird Festival and … Continue reading Dave Evans set to rock Romania’s Stonebird Festival !
Y'know five years back we reviewed the EP by Bitzer titled Oz Rock Six pack…you can hunt down that review on our blog – but I do wish to highlight a comment which my brother ended that review with - which stated ‘If you wanna taste of the glory days of Oz rock in 2013 … Continue reading Bitzer – Pedigree Mongrel (Album Review)
There is a lot to like about Dave Evans' brand of rock n roll. It's loud, it's fiery and it's in-your-face. And when Evans is on form - like this evening, there's no other place I'd rather be. As their original frontman, Dave Evans will forever be tied to AC/DC. Yet if it was nostalgia … Continue reading Rockbrat Live Review: Dave Evans – Redcliffe Leagues Club 26 January 2018
Malcolm Young - a rock n roll hero to so many, passed away yesterday and his loss is immense. Yet his monster riffs - the core of AC/DC's music can never be silenced. His Gretsch guitar and Marshall amp may be switched off, yet the loud rock n roll they helped to create will live … Continue reading Episode 83: Remembering Malcolm Young
Sydney author Jesse Fink has recently released one of the most important publications on AC/DC: the eagerly awaited ‘Bon: The Last Highway’. Fink has become something of an AC/DC detective and shines light on parts of the AC/DC story which have always been dimly lit. Music fans around the world have been waiting for this … Continue reading Episode 81: Jesse Fink Interview
George Young passed away recently, leaving behind a rich and wonderful musical legacy. As a musician, songwriter and producer, George was an innovator who shaped Australian music. His influence on Australian rock n roll is immense and on episode 80 of The Australian Rock Show, we pay tribute to George Young by airing some of … Continue reading Episode 80 – Remembering George Young
If you need a reminder of why Australian rock n roll of the 1970 and 80s was the best in the world – then ‘The Glory Days Of Aussie Pub Rock’ is for you. Festival Records have done a superb job in capturing the best bands of that period, with a whopping 4 CD, 90 … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today? The Glory Days of Aussie Pub Rock, Vol. 2 (Festival Records)
The sun has almost set on 2016, and one of the highlights of the year has been the reformation of the Ted Mulry Gang (TMG). The fact that TMG are playing out live, 40 years after their halcyon days is quite incredible – and something we should all be thankful for. Not just playing out … Continue reading Rockbrat Recommends: That You See The Ted Mulry Gang Live in 2017 – THE Best live band in Oz Rock by far!
On episode 58 of The Australian Rock Show we crank hot n heavy new tunage from Airbourne and get blown sky high with some classic AC/DC. Scott Ginn (ex-Boss) has re-mastered and re-issued his 'One Man Army' album from 1986 - which also cops an airing, as does his late 80's outfit Rags n Riches. … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today: Australian Rock Show Episode 58
Whilst I'm in an AC/DC mood – and why wouldn’t you not be, I thought I’d delve a little deeper into the Young family tree and pen a few words about two relatives of the famous Young brothers – being nephew Stevie Young. This is particularly relevant to yesterday’s post on Alex Young, as Stevie is … Continue reading Rockbrat Introduces You To: Stevie Young and Starfighters
Amongst four Young brothers (and one sister Margaret), its well-known that three of those brothers went on to phenomenal music careers. Easybeat George, Malcolm and Angus to AC/DC (obviously) – but what do you know about the other brother, the one that stayed behind in Scotland, Alexander Young ? The Young’s parents, William (1911–85) and … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: About the ‘other’ Young brother, Grapefruit & Accept.