AC/DC Shares 30-Second ‘PWR/UP’ Teaser Clip of a New Song Called ‘Shot in the Dark’

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OK, it seems safe to say we’re *very* close to hearing new music from AC/DC. So close, in fact, that the Australian hard-rock band shared a brief snippet of a song believed to be titled “Shot in the Dark” early Thursday, the latest in a series of exciting and escalating teases on social media over the past few days.

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Featuring some tasty guitar riffs from Angus Young and vocals from Brian Johnson, this one sounds very much like you’d hope it would:

This is the latest bit of activity from the group, which sprang to life on social media earlier this week with a crackling neon lightning bolt — a pretty slick way to announce “Hey, world, we’re back!”

That message was followed with this:

And then, on Wednesday, news that Johnson, drummer Phil Rudd and bassist Cliff Williams were back in the mix after a few years apart:

Johnson, Rudd and Williams each left the band in recent years for various reasons. Rudd couldn’t help the band tour for 2014’s Rock or Bust due to being arrested on charges of drug possession and threatening to kill two men, Johnson left the band due to extensive hearing loss and Williams retired before the tour ended.

For what it’s worth, AC/DC’s most recent album was 2014’s Rock or Bust, the band’s 16th studio album to date.

Online rumors ran rampant recently after a series of photos — featuring featuring vocalist Brian Johnson and Phil Rudd — briefly surfaced on the band’s official website before being taken down. Johnson left AC/DC in 2016 due to extensive hearing loss issues, while Rudd was replaced on one of their recent tours due to various legal issues he faced in 2015.

Additionally, Twisted Sister icon Dee Snider revealed in late July that the next AC/DC album was recorded and finished — and delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic:

“This is gonna be a miracle of technology,” Snider told ABC Radio“What will be achieved, the reuniting of the band that we know for one more album, is gonna to be uplifting and heartbreaking at the same time. Because nothing goes on forever. But this is the ultimate ‘one more time.’”

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