AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd Releasing Solo Album

Scott K Fish

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AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd becomes head man on solo job
The Australian, August 23, 2014 12:00AM
Iain Shedden, Music Writer, Sydney

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd doesn’t hold back about his ambitions for his debut solo album, Head Job, which will be released next week.

“No 1 worldwide,” the 60-year-old said with a grin. “That’s only my opinion, though. I’ve been wrong before.”

Rudd’s music, which he recorded with New Zealand musicians Allan Badger and Geoffrey Martin, isn’t too different stylistically from the four-on-the-floor rock ’n’ roll he plays with his other band, but he said he would never contemplate trying to write an AC/DC song himself.

“I couldn’t write an AC/DC song,” he said. “I don’t know how to do that. But I enjoyed writing the songs for this album. And there will be more.”

Rudd isn’t planning to go on the road with his latest project, but he did confirm that AC/DC will tour when their new album is released, possibly as soon as the end of this year.

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I've always wondered why people who break out on their own and get another group of musicians always call them SOLO albums. Why is it that AC/DC wouldn't back him in his endeavor. He backed them for 50 years. The first thing one does when they break out on their own, is hire band mates. I could understand if he went into a jazz thing. Just a thought.


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hmm judging by the picture of the rudster and his mate he should call his solo band the "fugly sticks"


the track thats online sounds like a bad motorhead reject.

and AC/DC havent broken up - they took a break due to Malcolm Young's illness and are continuing with his (I think) nephew