A Journal Of Musical Things is reporting that the Royal Australian Mint has released a new box set of 20-cent coins, each representing the artwork of six albums: High Voltage, TNT, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (for 20 cents, presumably), Back in Black, For Those About to Rock, and Ballbreaker. And if you buy the box set (which comes in a cool roadcase) you get a seventh bonus coin.
Each coin is AUS $15, while the box set is AUS $110. There’s also a new limited edition AUS $1 silver frosted uncirculated AC/DC coin. You can see the whole selection here.
AC/DC will release their new album, Power Up, on November 13 via Columbia Records. In a new interview with Radio.com, singer Brian Johnson chats up the album.
“The great thing with this new album is we’re hoping it might lift the spirits of people around the world,” said Johnson. “[It’s] a little bit of rock ‘n’ roll, some fresh rock ‘n’ roll on their dinner plate, you know?”
“A good hour of taking their heads away from it all,” guitarist Angus Young added.
Listen to the full interview with AC/DC and Radio.com’s Ryan Castle here.
Limited Edition Deluxe Lightbox, CD, Vinyl and Digital Download editions of Power Up are available for pre-order here. The official AC/DC store also has an array of pre-order options, which can be viewed here.
Power Up is the long awaited new album from AC/DC, and the band’s 17th studio album. For Power Up, the band reunited with producer Brendan O’Brien who helmed the double-platinum Black Ice in 2008 and the gold Rock Or Bust in 2014. Charged up for the next decade, AC/DC cut twelve new tracks for the album, proudly maintaining their signature sound and all of its powerful hallmarks.
Power Up is announced with the release of the album’s first single, “Shot In The Dark” (listen below), and features the lineup of Angus Young (lead guitar), Brian Johnson (lead vocals), Cliff Williams (bass guitar), Phil Rudd (drums), and Stevie Young (rhythm guitar) firing on all cylinders once again.
The band’s label selected “Shot In The Dark” as the first single, although Brian Johnson teases there are plenty more like it on the full album.
Speaking to USA Today, Johnson states: “I wouldn’t like to be the boy responsible for picking from the 12 songs, I really wouldn’t,” Johnson says good-naturedly. “That’s the record company – they’re usually pretty good at that stuff. Like Angus said, as soon as you turn this one on, you’re like, ‘That’s AC/DC! Forget about it!’ Nobody makes music like that. I think it’s a great single, but I mean, there’s a lot of good singles on there. I think that’s why the album is such a hottie.”
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.
“Shot in the Dark”
“Through the Mists of Time”
“Kick You When You’re Down”
“No Man’s Land”
“Shot In The Dark”: