AC/DC Announce Incredible Lineup Change For Power Trip Festival
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AC/DC gave fans a sneak peek into their preparations for the upcoming Power Trip Festival. They also dropped a surprising bombshell about a lineup change on their Instagram page.
In their post, they shared an audio clip of their rehearsals with the caption:
“Power up for Power Trip! Listen to the rehearsal of the boys powering up with Cliff Williams, who’s coming out of retirement for the festival, and Matt Laug on drums.”
However, while the return of Cliff Williams was met with celebration, the absence of Phil Rudd, their longtime drummer, raised many questions among fans. AC/DC’s official statement remained silent on the reasons behind his non-participation, leaving enthusiasts puzzled. Some have speculated that visa issues, potentially linked to his past legal troubles involving drug possession and threats, might have played a role.
Matt Laug Steps in for Phil Rudd
Matt Laug, the drummer stepping in for Phil Rudd, is no stranger to the music industry. He has an impressive musical background, having made his mark on Alanis Morissette’s debut album, Jagged Little Pill, and collaborated with acclaimed artists like Slash and Alice Cooper. His addition to the lineup adds an intriguing dynamic to the band’s sound.
As for how long Laug will be filling Rudd’s shoes, the answer remains uncertain. However, the tone of the official post suggests that he may be behind the drum kit for AC/DC’s entire U.S. tour, creating a sense of anticipation among fans eager to witness this new chapter in the band’s history.
The Power Trip Festival is scheduled to take place from October 6 to 8 in sunny California, promising a spectacular showcase of rock legends. AC/DC will share the stage with other iconic acts such as Tool, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, and Judas Priest, ensuring an unforgettable, high-energy rock experience that fans won’t want to miss.