In our first issue of Australian Guitar for the year, we've gone large with a huge retrospective on AC/DC's superb and under-rated axeman Malcolm Young with a few bonus words from Frenzal Rhomb's resident six-stringer, Lindsay McDougall.
The sound was exceptional in clarity even when hitting impressive SPL heights, thanks partly to the clarity and directionality of today’s line arrays compared with old-school PA stacks, and partly thanks to the octaphonic installation here — there were eight line arrays in all, two on each side of the stadium, fully doubling up on the quadraphonic live sound pioneered by Floyd all those many years ago.
Grunge-pop trailblazers Tired Lion are taking their stunning debut album, Dumb Days, out for a spin on the regional touring circuit. Matt Doria dives a little deeper into the album with frontwoman Sophie Hopes.
The world is probably going to end soon – nuclear Christmas, and all – but in the meantime, at least we have some top notch political fusion-metal to jam out to. Matt Doria catches up with axe-slinging icon Tom Morello to unlock the prophecy (of rage).