As a musician, songwriter and producer, George Young was an innovator who shaped Australian music and his legacy will always loom large over the Australian musical landscape. Prolific rock writer Jeff Apter has recently published a fascinating and detailed biography on George Young titled 'Friday On My Mind'. On episode 130 of the Australian Rock … Continue reading Episode 130 – Jeff Apter Interview
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 ?
Prolific rock writer Jeff Apter has recently published the first biography to focus exclusively on Angus Young. If you dig AC/DC and are a fan of Australian rock, ‘High Voltage’ is an essential book to add to your rock n roll library. Jeff joins us on episode 84 of The Australian Rock Show to talk … Continue reading Episode 84: Jeff Apter Interview
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
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!
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.
Who: AC/DC When: Donington Park, UK - August 17, 1991 Always great to see Angus and Malcolm live - and this gig is memorable. In the early hours of a cool August morning in 1991, the Rockbrat began making his way from the capital to Leicestershire. Donington Park to be more accurate, as that was the … Continue reading Best Gigs The Rockbrat’s Seen ? AC/DC – Donington UK (1991)
AC/DC SUPER RARE LP COVER " 12 OF THE BEST " - ALBERT APLP 029 Winning Bid AU $5611 Date: March 2009 If you are an AC/DC collector, this really would be the crown of your collection.This 'Best Of' LP was planned for release in 197 and ultimately shelved.Some LP and Cassette covers were subsequently … Continue reading Guess What The Rockbrat Found On eBay ? AC/DC – 12 Of The Best