AC/DC has unveiled audio recordings from their rehearsals, showcasing their new lineup for the upcoming Power Trip Festival, where Phil Rudd will be notably absent
AC/DC, one of rock music’s legendary acts, is making headlines once again with the unveiling of their lineup for the upcoming Power Trip Festival. The festival is set to take place on October 7, 2023, in Indio, California, marking AC/DC’s return to the stage after a seven-year hiatus. However, this time, there’s a notable change in the band’s roster.
Drummer Phil Rudd, a longtime member of the AC/DC family, will not be part of the lineup for the Power Trip Festival. Rudd’s absence is significant as he had previously been with the band for many of their iconic albums and tours. After facing legal issues in 2014, Rudd was temporarily replaced by Chris Slade during the “Rock or Bust” tour.
Stepping into the drumming role for the Power Trip Festival is Matt Laug, a seasoned drummer with an impressive track record. Laug’s drumming prowess has been showcased in collaborations with various artists, including Alanis Morissette, Alice Cooper, and Slash’s Snakepit, among others. His addition to AC/DC’s lineup brings a fresh energy to the band’s live performances.
The remaining members of AC/DC for the Power Trip Festival remain as follows: Brian Johnson, the iconic voice of AC/DC, will continue to lead on vocals, while Cliff Williams holds down the bass. Angus and Stevie Young, both integral to the band’s signature guitar-driven sound, will command the guitars.
This new configuration of AC/DC represents an exciting chapter in the band’s storied history. AC/DC, founded in Sydney, Australia, in 1973, has been a powerhouse in the world of rock and roll for nearly five decades. Their music, characterized by high-energy rock anthems and unforgettable guitar riffs, has left an indelible mark on the genre. Over the years, they’ve released iconic albums like “High Voltage,” “Highway to Hell,” “Back in Black,” and “For Those About to Rock We Salute You.”
AC/DC’s live performances have always been a sight to behold, and their return to the stage at the Power Trip Festival promises to be no exception. This event is a unique opportunity for fans to witness the original members of AC/DC, with the added excitement of Matt Laug on drums.
The Power Trip Festival, spanning three days from October 6th to 8th, boasts an impressive lineup of rock and metal acts. Joining AC/DC are other heavyweights in the industry, including Guns N’ Roses, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Tool, and Judas Priest. It’s worth noting that Judas Priest is stepping in for the originally announced Ozzy Osbourne, making this festival a must-see for rock enthusiasts worldwide.