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AC/DC's Phil Rudd Releases Lyric Video for Song from Debut Solo Album

Image courtesy of Image Courtesy of Columbia Records (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Image Courtesy of Columbia Records (via ABC News Radio)

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has given fans the first taste of his upcoming debut solo album, Head Job , which is scheduled to be released on August 29 in his homeland of Australia.  A lyric video for a song titled "Repo Man" has premiered on the veteran rocker's official website and YouTube channel .

The track is a riff heavy, mid-tempo rock tune is, not surprisingly, reminiscent of AC/DC, although Rudd's gruff vocals are a bit deeper than those of his famous band's lead singer, Brian Johnson .  The song, which according to a press statement is "a gentle reminder about karma," features such swaggering lyrics as "There's a storm blowing rock 'n' roll/ It tears a whole right through my soul/ Just try and catch me if you can/  Who gonna get ya?/ It's the repo man!"

Rudd produced Head Job himself, and wrote or co-wrote all of the songs with help from Allan Badger and Geoffrey Martin , who also contributed their vocals, guitar and bass talents to the project.  Among the other tunes on the album are tracks titled "Head Job," "Bad Move," "Crazy" and "40 Days & 40 Nights."

Among the artists Rudd says inspired his music are Ringo Starr , Mountain 's Leslie West , Free / Bad Company drummer Simon Kirke and Phil's AC/DC band mates Angus and Malcolm Young .  The album came together over the course of a number of years and was recorded at several different locations.  "I'm very happy for it to finally make its way out there and for people to hear it!" Rudd declares.


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