Behind-the-scenes footage from AC/DC's photo shoot with famous German music photographer Guido Karp for the band's "Black Ice" album can be viewed below.
Karp's promotional shots from the "Black Ice" session have been featured in more than 10,000 print publications since October 2008.
AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson admitted in a recent interview with Classic Rock magazine that he has been considering retirement following the band's current world tour. Johnson revealed, "We were talking about the end of the tour and I said, 'We're finishing in May (2010) and that's me done!' But Malcolm (Young, rhythm guitarist) said, 'What are you talkin' about? We're not gonna let you retire!' And now they're talking about next year. I'm going, 'What do you mean next year? We're finishing in May in Japan, I'll be tired!' And they said: 'Well, we've been offered some festivals . . .'"
Johnson, who's 62 years old, says he remains loyal to the band but admits it's getting harder as time goes by: "It's not me -- it's just my age. I try to keep myself fit, and I love it being in this band . . . The other lads are in their early 50s. I'm the old dog in the regiment. It's a purely selfish thing. I don't want to look a prat if I try to push it too far. I don't want for people to see me on stage and say, 'Oh, poor old fucker, the band's carrying him!'"
The singer, who replaced the late Bon Scott in 1980, does say he's feeling good and enjoying the current "Black Ice" tour, adding, "It never gets boring. They're just the best rock band, and just to listen to them every night, it gets me. Every time they kick in, you think, What the fuck! You're on again and you're thinking, 'This is ridiculous! I'm still grooving!'"
(Thanks: Marco / www.acdc-forum.de)