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AC/DC Rudd misses video shoot

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd was missing from the band’s video shoot in London over the weekend.

The Aussie giants recorded promos for the first two singles of upcoming album Rock Or Bust on Friday and Saturday, with stand-in Rob Richards of Shogun and Adrian Smith’s solo band in Rudd’s place.

Fans had been asked to enter a draw for the chance to appear in the shoots for Play Ball and Rock Or Bust. Some reported that frontman Brian Johnson had said the drummer was absent due to a family emergency.

AC/DC will release their 16th studio album on December 1. It’s their first without mainman Malcolm Young, who was last week confirmed to be suffering from dementia. He’s been replaced by his nephew Stevie.

The band launched lead track Play Ball this morning. It’s being played throughout the day on TeamRock Radio and comes as a free instant download with pre-orders of the album.

Martin Kielty

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.