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Go Behind the Scenes of AC/DC’s ‘Play Ball’ Video

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Over the weekend, AC/DC teased a couple of photos from their upcoming ‘Play Ball’ video, which is due sometime this week. Now they’re taking fans behind the scenes of the shoot with a new two-minute video.

In the clip, which you can watch above, the band talks about getting together again for a new album — ‘Rock or Bust,’ which comes out on Dec. 2 — and the new video for ‘Play Ball.’ “I never thought we’d be doing this again,” says singer Brian Johnson. “But here we are [with] a new album, getting all the boys together again. It’s fantastic.”

You also get to see the members shooting pool, playing in front of a green screen and an explanation of what we can expect from the video straight from the director’s lips. “I’ve been doing stuff for this band for 24 years, and I’m thrilled that they asked me to do it,” says David Mallet. “They are the same band they were. They have never come out with any pretense to be anything else but the best rock ‘n’ roll band in the world.”

Despite some recent setbacks, the band seems celebratory in the behind-the-scenes footage. Rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young, who has dementia, isn’t in the video or on the album. Johnson declares that Malcolm’s nephew Stevie Young is “doing a brilliant job to stand in Malcolm’s place,” and states that the band aims to “fulfill Mal’s wishes of making music.”

Drummer Phil Rudd is also missing from the clip. Last week, long after the video was shot, Rudd was arrested for possession of cannabis and methamphetamine, as well as allegedly threatening to have two men killed. A fourth charge, attempting to procure a murder, was dropped.

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