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AC/DC 'Back in Black' world tour diecast truck coming in December

23-11-2020

AC/DC ‘Back in Black’ world tour diecast truck coming in December

In December, AC/DC will release the official “Back In Black” world tour diecast truck. This authentic Mack super-liner 60″ flattop sleeper cab diecast metal replica model comes paired with a Kentucky storage trailer and features an opening hood with authentic engine detail, poseable front wheels, accurately detailed cab interior, pivoting fifth-wheel for trailer attachment, functioning trailer landing gear/jack stands, and detailed chassis and undercarriage. The replica is decorated with a sable metallic black paint scheme with matte black accents. You can see the band’s iconic logo and thunderbolt throughout the truck. It features bandmembers’ signatures on the driver side of the trailer and the track listing of the album on the passenger side of the trailer. The replica comes in custom AC/DC packaging. The 1/64 scale replica measures approximately 12.25″ long, 1.75″ wide, and 3.5″ high.

AC/DC‘s “Back In Black” diecast truck is available for preorder for $129 and is expected to ship during the second week of December.

In December 2019, AC/DC’s 1980 breakthrough album “Back in Black” was certified by the Recording Industry Association Of America for U.S. shipments of 25 million copies.

“Back in Black” first went platinum in October 1980 and had previously been certified 22 times platinum in December 2007. The RIAA lists “Back In Black” as the fourth biggest-selling album of all time.

On July 25, 1980, AC/DC released “Back In Black” in the U.S., followed by the album’s U.K. release on July 31. It was the band’s first album without lead singer Bon Scott, who had died a few months earlier after passing out and choking on his own vomit following a long night of drinking.

The group quickly decided to press on and hired Brian Johnson from the band GEORDIE to take over on vocals, and they headed to the Bahamas for about six weeks to do the album. AC/DC had made some serious headway in America before Scott’s death, but no one knew how “Back In Black” would be received.

Johnson told The Pulse of Radio that he didn’t have a clue how successful “Back In Black” would turn out to be. “I’d just melted me brain in there, and I didn’t know if it was good or bad,” he said. “That was the first time I’d been in the Bahamas, anyway, or near America, you know, and you (have to) remember, I was just fascinated by the whole culture and all, and I had no idea what the hell I was doing! And (laughs) lucky, really — I was a bit lucky, I think.”

“Back In Black” included the singles “You Shook Me All Night Long”, which peaked at No. 35 on the Billboard Hot 100, and “Back In Black”, which peaked at No. 37.

Despite its massive success, it never got higher than No. 4 on the album charts. The band’s next album, “For Those About To Rock”, reached No. 1.

“Back In Black” was produced by Robert “Mutt” Lange, who went on to produce DEF LEPPARDFOREIGNERTHE CARS, and BRYAN ADAMS.

In 2012, “Back In Black” was added to The Recording Academy’s legendary Grammy Hall Of Fame collection.

Most recently, the band released their new album, the first one since the return of long-time singer Brian Johnson, who was temporarily replaced by Guns N roses frontman Axl Rose, after the first suffered severe hearing loss, due to exposure of noise in a car race, hos other great passion.

Listen to all tracks on AC/CD’s new album: 

“Power Up” track listing:

01. Realize

02. Rejection

03. Shot In The Dark

04. Through The Mists Of Time

05. Kick You When You’re Down

06. Witch’s Spell

07. Demon Fire

08. Wild Reputation

09. No Man’s Land

10. Systems Down

11. Money Shot

12. Code Red

“Power Up” was recorded over a six-week period in August and September 2018 at Warehouse Studios in Vancouver with producer Brendan O’Brien, who also worked 2008’s “Black Ice” and “Rock Or Bust”.

“What I like about Brendan is that he keeps you working when you’re doing a project with him,” Angus told Rolling Stone. “He’s talented himself. He knows his bass and his guitar and a bit of drums. And piano. He covers the spectrum for what we can do musically. It’s very good because you’re working with a musician, since he can apply that musical knowledge.”

Although AC/DC originally planned on releasing “Power Up” earlier this year, the pandemic forced the band to reconsider.

“We were hoping to get the album out before all this happened,” Angus said. “They were getting ideas together for packaging and video promo things. And then that virus thing came along. It kind of put everyone on hold.”

Watch the previously released official video for  ‘Shot In The Dark’ below.

Angus told Rolling Stone about “Shot In The Dark”: “It’s got that great AC/DC vibe about it, great swagger, and a good AC/DC rock and roll chant. The title is a little bit cheeky because we all like a little nip [of alcohol] in the night or a few shots in the dark. I was very glad when the record company heard it [that] they felt it was a very strong song and should be the first one that people hear.”

“Power Up” was recorded over a six-week period in August and September 2018 at Warehouse Studios in Vancouver with producer Brendan O’Brien, who also worked 2008’s “Black Ice” and 2014’s “Rock Or Bust”.

“What I like about Brendan is that he keeps you working when you’re doing a project with him,” Angus said. “He’s talented himself. He knows his bass and his guitar and a bit of drums. And piano. He covers the spectrum for what we can do musically. It’s very good because you’re working with a musician, since he can apply that musical knowledge.”

Although AC/DC originally planned on releasing “Power Up” earlier this year, the pandemic forced the band to reconsider.

“We were hoping to get the album out before all this happened,” Angus said. “They were getting ideas together for packaging and video promo things. And then that virus thing came along. It kind of put everyone on hold.”

“Power Up” will be available in multiple configurations that will excite collectors and die-hard fans alike, including digital, CD, and deluxe versions. The limited edition, one-of-a-kind deluxe “Power Up” box is the ultimate fan package. Hit the button on the side of the box and watch the flashing neon AC/DC logo light up while the opening bars of “Shot In The Dark” blast out of the built-in speaker. Inside the box is the full CD package in a soft-pack with a 20-page booklet that features exclusive photos and USB charging cable allowing the box to remain powered up and on display. The vinyl LP will be pressed on 180-gram vinyl and housed in a gatefold jacket. Limited-edition variants of the LP will be available at select retailers nationwide, as well as the band’s online store. The album will be available on all digital platforms.

Ever since AC/DC completed the tour cycle for its 2014 album “Rock Or Bust” four years ago — a turbulent trek that weathered the forced retirement and eventual death of co-founder Malcolm Young, plus the departures of JohnsonRudd and Williams — fans have wondered whether sole remaining founding member Angus Young would keep the band going or decide it was time for AC/DC to pack it in.

The legendary hard rockers postponed the last ten dates of their North American tour in 2016 after doctors told Johnson he faced a total loss of hearing if he did not stop touring immediately. He was eventually replaced on the road by GUNS N’ ROSES vocalist Axl Rose.

Rudd was ousted from AC/DC when he was sentenced to eight months of home detention by a New Zealand court in 2015 after pleading guilty to charges of threatening to kill and drug possession.

* Linkfire ‘Shot In The Dark’ (single)  
* Linkfire ‘POWER UP’ (pre-order)

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