AC/DC Begin Writing New Material

AC/DC have started writing material for their next album, tentatively due before the end of the year.

Fifa Riccobono, the chief executive of Albert Productions, AC/DC's Australian record label and international publisher, has confirmed to Undercover that songs have been written for the next record but the band are yet to start recording.

One thing that AC/DC have no plans to release anytime soon is a "best of" collection, according to Fifa. "They guys aren't interested in a best of. They never have been," she said, as reported by Undercover. "They have had a wonderful philosophy. They don't like compilation albums and have always turned them down."

The band have generally shied away from putting their music to advertising although they have agreed to certain products that fit with their audience. In Australia, Holden has used versions of AC/DC songs "Are You Ready", "Thunderstruck" and "Back In Black" as recorded by a cover band.

AC/DC have also allowed their music to be included in various movies, although they have never endorsed the films. Most recently, "It's A Long Way To The Top" was used in Jack Black's "School of Rock". YOU AM I and TEX PERKINS recorded a version of "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" for the Brian Brown/John Goodman film "Dirty Deeds", and the songs of AC/DC will also feature in the upcoming movie "Thunderstruck". The movie is about five friends who decide to visit the grave of Bon Scott after a near-death experience.

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