Wednesday, July 30, 2014

AC/DC to play 2015 Glastonbury Festival?

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich says he thinks AC/DC will headline the 2015 edition of the Glastonbury Festival.

"Can I throw in my first bid for who I think [promoter] Michael Eavis has booked for next year?,” Ulrich tells Q magazine. “I have heard it might be a band whose lead singer is British, but none of the rest of the band are. Yeah… AC/DC. Come on! Can you imagine that?"

AC/DC recently completed recording a new album in Vancouver without founding member Malcolm Young, who remains in hospital to address some health issues.

On April 16, AC/DC issued a statement regarding the band’s status and future in the wake of rumors surrounding Malcolm’s health and their possible retirement.

“After forty years of life dedicated to AC/DC, guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young is taking a break from the band due to ill health,” posted the band. “Malcolm would like to thank the group’s diehard legions of fans worldwide for their never-ending love and support.”

“In light of this news,” they added, “AC/DC asks that Malcolm and his family’s privacy be respected during this time. The band will continue to make music.”

AC/DC recorded the new album at Vancouver’s Warehouse Studio with producer Brendan O’Brien (Aerosmith, Pearl Jam). O'Brien previously teamed up with the Aussie rockers to produce their 2008 album, “Black Ice”, at the same location.

AC/DC singer Brian Johnson recently suggested that the group could be on the road by the end of 2014.

Ulrich and Metallica made Glastonbury history themselves last month when they became the first heavy metal band to headline the long-running UK event.

"I am hooked and addicted," said Ulrich. “Me and my girl Jessica are already talking about returning next year and bringing more of our friends. It doesn't matter what anybody tells you about Glastonbury, you don't know what it's like until you experience it for yourself."

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