Fresh off 100,000 downloads to wrap up Season 2, the creators of AC/DC Beyond the Thunder podcast serve up a special bonus episode prior to the launch of Season 3, by answering listener questions from around the globe while cueing up never-before-heard interviews from guitar virtuosos, Bumblefoot (Guns ’N’ Roses, ASIA), Gannin Arnold (Joe Walsh, Taylor Hawkins & the Coattail Riders) and even advice for AC/DC from the late, great bluesman, Johnny Winter himself.
Hailing from Alabama with a Banjo on his knee, songwriter, vocalist and lead guitarist from the multi Grammy award-winning band Mastodon, Brent Hinds, invites listeners on a wild journey—from AC/DC becoming his new religion growing up in the Bible Belt, pissing in Angus Young's pocket, getting lucky at an AC/DC concert, sharing Brendan O'Brien in the studio—all the while desperately trying not to end up like Bon Scott one day. Season 2 ends with The Motherlode of all episodes.
For our next undisputed episode, we get in the ring with one of the greatest wrestlers of all time...Chris Jericho, who puts the smackdown on such AC/DC-related topics as; Angus & Brian guesting on his 'Talk Is Jericho' podcast, adding multiple AC/DC songs to his live Fozzy setlist, sporting a massive 'For Those About To Rock' cannon tattoo, sprinkling a little Axl love, and explaining just how rock & wrestling makes for the perfect tag-team. AC/DC Beyond the Thunder IS Jericho.
In this episode, we throw listeners a curve ball by talking with Hall of Fame Major League pitcher, Trevor Hoffman, a player who became synonymous with a certain AC/DC song as he took the mound to become the all-time saves leader. So what did it feel like taking center stage to the sound of one of the band’s biggest hits in front of 40,000 screaming fans? We'll field that question, and more. Play ball!
AC/DC Beyond the Thunder rings in the New Year (thank God) with Hell’s Belles, the world famous, all-female AC/DC tribute band out of Seattle, Washington. To celebrate their 20 anniversary, veteran members, Adrian Conner & Mandy Reed, discuss schoolgirl uniforms, traveling the globe, and even getting asked by Malcolm Young himself to open for AC/DC! In this episode, we pay tribute to Angus Young's favorite cover band—and believe us, these Girl's Got Rhythm.
In Part 2 of this two-part series, Canadian record producer, engineer, and mixer, Mike Fraser, not only lifts the curtain behind AC/DC’s triumphant return and new #1 release, 'Power Up', but also takes on listener questions from around the globe, tackling both technical and recent band topics. The podcast dives into many of the album’s new tracks, some studio secrets and even its sentimental standout tribute to Malcolm Young. Aside from a dismal 2020, Fraser says that he has been reenergized by the absolute love of 'Power Up'.
If there were ever to be a sixth member of AC/DC, Mike Fraser, Canadian record producer, engineer, and mixer is that guy. In Part 1 of this two-part episode we explore Fraser’s humble beginnings as a studio janitor to recording and mixing the last six records for AC/DC—a relationship spanning 30 years with the band. Fraser goes into great detail about each album, band member, recording process, studio equipment and producers he’s worked alongside. Audiophiles will surely be thunderstruck (and Powered Up) by this latest podcast installment.
How much would you pay for a guitar lesson with Angus Young? Meet Wade Sickler, investment manager from Bozeman, Montana, who back in 2000, doubled down for the chance of a lifetime to receive a one-on-one guitar lesson from none other than Angus Young himself. How did he pull that off? Well, let’s just say, Moneytalks!
During Episode 5 from Season 2, this bus boy turned money manager goes into great detail for the first time about the bidding war, being gifted a signature cherry red Gibson SG from Angus, jamming for hours with the entire band, and essentially landing a golden ticket to see the band play on tour anywhere in the world. For fans where no dollar value is too great to celebrate this magic thing called AC/DC, this episode honors those who put their money where their mouth is.
From the tattoo of Malcolm on his left arm, and Angus on his right, Scott Ian would have his own 'AC/DC Beyond the Thunder' episode...if he played it right! The founder of Anthrax, and one of the BIG 4, kicks off Episode 4, discussing his love for the Young brothers, and maybe even saving some real estate on his body for a third AC/DC member!
Ever wonder who's responsible for that iconic AC/DC logo? If you were one of those AC/DC fans who were first arrested by the sight of Angus Young impaled by his own Gibson SG, or being violently electrocuted, or sprouting devil horns and tail—even before hearing a single chord—then have we got an episode for you. Meet Bob Defrin, AC/DC's veteran art director, responsible for helping one of the greatest bands of all time become one of the greatest brands of all time. Just sit back and relax as Bob curates the stories behind every single one of his AC/DC album designs, cover to cover. If You Want Bob (you've got it).