|AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd|
AC/DC used a fill-in drummer for their video shoot in London this week.
Bob Fiddaman reports the band brought in Bob Richards (Shogun, Adrian Smith Band) to handle drum duties for the October 3 and 4 filming at Black Island Studios in Middlesex after singer Brian Johnson revealed that Phil Rudd had been called away at the last minute to deal with a family emergency.
AC/DC were shooting clips for the title track to their forthcoming album, “Rock Or Bust”, as well as the project’s lead single, “Play Ball.”
According to Fiddaman, the video for “Play Ball” was filmed without fan participation on October 3, while he and about 500 other fans were at the London studio on October 4 for the “Rock Or Bust” filming.
For more details about the video shoot, click here.
Due December 2, “Rock Or Bust” is the Australian band’s first album since 2008’s “Black Ice.”
AC/DC recorded the project at Vancouver’s Warehouse Studio with producer Brendan O’Brien (Aerosmith, Pearl Jam) and engineer Mike Fraser.
Angus and Malcolm Young’s nephew, Stevie, handled rhythm guitar on the album after Malcolm stepped away from the group to deal with ongoing health issues related to dementia, according to his family; he is now officially retired from AC/DC.
Check out “Play Ball” here.
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