AC/DC have debuted at No. 1 in Australia with their latest album, “Rock Or Bust.”
ARIAcharts.com reports the band knocked Taylor Swift’s “1989” from top spot to claim their 5th No. 1 with opening week sales above platinum status (70,000 copies).
AC/DC now join 9 other acts who have notched up 5 No.1 albums in the country, including Neil Diamond, Celine Dion, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Silverchair, Metallica, Powderfinger, Michael Buble and Coldplay.
Recorded this past spring at Vancouver’s Warehouse Studio with producer Brendan O’Brien (Aerosmith, Pearl Jam) and engineer Mike Fraser, “Rock Or Bust” is the band’s first album since 2008’s “Black Ice.”
The project is also the first AC/DC album not to include founding member Malcolm Young, who retired from the group earlier this year after being diagnosed with dementia.
Malcolm and Angus Young’s nephew, Stevie, handled rhythm guitar on the album and will join the band for a world tour next year.
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