AC/DC in Vancouver: Mike Fraser spotted with Brian Johnson and Phil Rudd, maybe calling Cliff Williams on his phone?

photo courtesy Glenn Slavens and Crystal Lambert (cgrocker18@gmail.com) By Steve Newton Hardcore AC/DC fans and photographic rumour-spreaders Glenn Slavens and Crystal Lambert are at it again. The dynamic Vancouver duo--he has the camera, she has the pad--have shared another photo with Ear of Newt that furthers the idea that everybody's fave hard-rock band is working … Continue reading AC/DC in Vancouver: Mike Fraser spotted with Brian Johnson and Phil Rudd, maybe calling Cliff Williams on his phone?

AC/DC exclusive: Angus Young lights up nephew Stevie at the Warehouse in Vancouver

photo courtesy Glenn Slavens and Crystal Lambert (cgrocker18@gmail.com) By Steve Newton Alright, I'm starting to feel a tad guilty now, posting all these candid AC/DC photos. Actually, it's only been two now--the first one being yesterday's rumour-busting shot of Phil Rudd and Brian Johnson yukking it up on the patio deck at Vancouver's Warehouse Studio. … Continue reading AC/DC exclusive: Angus Young lights up nephew Stevie at the Warehouse in Vancouver

AC/DC’s riotous rock riles the savage beast in Vancouver

property of the newt ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, JUNE 17, 1988 By Steve Newton The would-be gatecrashers throwing rocks and bottles outside B.C. Place last Monday night (June 13) may have thought they were having fun, but if they'd had any sense at all they would have saved those bottles, cashed them in, … Continue reading AC/DC’s riotous rock riles the savage beast in Vancouver

Album review: The Four Horsemen, Nobody Said It Was Easy (1991)

  ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, SEPT. 26, 1991 By Steve Newton It can be a long wait between AC/DC albums, so easily-pleased fans of gritty, bastardized blues might cotton to the latest release from a new band featuring former D.O.A. drummer Ken “Dimwit” Montgomery. The Four Horsemen’s Nobody Said It Was Easy offers … Continue reading Album review: The Four Horsemen, Nobody Said It Was Easy (1991)

Backstage at AC/DC with Angus Young, Scotty Bad, and my autographed copy of Powerage

  By Steve Newton Holy crap is Angus Young tiny! Hey, sorry about that outburst. It's just that whenever I spy this backstage snap from 2001 I can't help but think that I'm literally twice the size of him--width-wise, anyway. Me and my buddy Scotty Bad--aka Mr. Big, Mr. Bigglesworth, Chucklebunch, whatever I feel like … Continue reading Backstage at AC/DC with Angus Young, Scotty Bad, and my autographed copy of Powerage

In the metal realm, it doesn’t get any better than AC/DC live

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, JAN. 17, 1991 By Steve Newton So what’s a devoted rock critic to do when one of the genre’s most potent acts hits town for two back-to-back, sold-out shows? Does he pick one night and hope to hell it’s the best one? Not likely. He checks ’em both out, … Continue reading In the metal realm, it doesn’t get any better than AC/DC live

Priestess worships at the altar of Angus Young

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, NOV. 17, 2005 By Steve Newton You may have seen the brilliant Saturday Night Live skit where Christopher Walken portrays a legendary producer in the studio with Blue Oyster Cult, imploring them to use more cowbell in "(Don't Fear) The Reaper". "I've got a fever, and the only prescription is more … Continue reading Priestess worships at the altar of Angus Young

AC/DC gives Vancouver a brain-numbing ride

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, NOV. 29, 2008 Three seconds after I picked up my AC/DC tickets at GM Place on Friday (November 28), some dude waving a huge wad of cash offered me $400 apiece for them, then quickly upped the price to $450 when he saw where the primo seats were. Since they were … Continue reading AC/DC gives Vancouver a brain-numbing ride