When Power Up came out last November, it claimed the Number One spot on charts around the world, including Rolling Stone’s albums chart. Although the band had been through some changes since the release of its last LP, 2014’s Rock or Bust — singer Brian Johnson left a tour due to hearing loss, drummer Phil Rudd was on house arrest due to legal troubles, and bassist Cliff Williams had claimed that tour would be his last — all of the same members reunited for Power Up. Young has called the record a tribute to his late brother Malcolm, who founded the band and played rhythm guitar for it from the beginning; the Young brothers’ nephew Stevie plays rhythm guitar on the record.
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Angus explained how he decided to move forward with AC/DC after Malcolm’s death. “I looked at how my brother dealt with a lot of things,” he said. “He could be calm in a storm. Sometimes when you’re in the thick of something, it is hard to make decisions, but you try and go, ‘Well, I’ll try and do the best with a bad situation.'”