AC/DC: Beyond The Thunder

AC/DC: Beyond The Thunder

A Podcast Where Extraordinary Fans Salute This Extraordinary Band... Show More

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March 4, 2021 29 min

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 d...

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February 3, 2021 50 min

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 & wrestl...

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December 31, 2020 27 min

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!

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December 30, 2020 55 min

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 be...

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December 1, 2020 50 min

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 Youn...

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November 11, 2020 60 min

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 w...

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October 29, 2020 43 min

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 abou...

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September 29, 2020 38 min

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!

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September 1, 2020 54 min

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 bec...

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August 1, 2020 47 min

It turns out that AC/DC’s search for a new singer, back when Brian Johnson's hearing loss forced him to leave the Rock or Bust tour, did not begin and end with Axl Rose, who was eventually (spoiler alert) announced as Brian's replacement. Out of the four known auditions for this gig of a lifetime, Lee Robinson, frontman of the AC/DC tribute band Thunderstruck out of Raleigh, North Carolina, shares his incredible experience ...

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July 1, 2020 25 min

Are we kicking off Season 2 with a posthumous interview from Lemmy? You bet your Ace of Spaces we are! Does our favorite mutton-chopped Motörhead treat us to some juicy AC/DC stories? Well, not exactly. But it’s freakin' Lemmy! Who cares? Listen to how this beloved rock 'n' roll icon admits to likening his own band to AC/DC as “birds of a feather”, tries to impress a date by bringing her backstage (witnessing Bon Scott ...

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June 10, 2020 44 min

Often told by many, including the people being interviewed, that their own "behind the scenes" adventures were just as interesting as their main objective (to find out why AC/DC matters), in this 1st installment and bridge between seasons, engineer Eric Kielb sits down with co-creators, Gregg Ferguson & Kurt Squiers to discuss the origins of 'Beyond the Thunder', how the duo were shot down in flames, the unlikel...

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January 29, 2020 37 min

Don't know who Phil is? Let's just say without him, there'd likely be no AC/DC. This former Senior VP of Atlantic Records opens up the AC/DC time capsule for our listeners, indulging us with stories told first hand by someone who was not only there in the flesh, (and in the trenches) with this undisputed Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band, but also who can take credit for saving and catapulting AC/DC's monumental car...

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December 27, 2019 21 min

Saul Hudson would hear AC/DC for the first time, and earn his nickname, Slash...on the same day. Fate? We think so. Go behind the scenes of when this Rock & Roll Hall of Fame guitarist opened up for AC/DC, why Keith Richards loves them so much, and how satisfying it is to give the Grammy's & Rolling Stone magazine the middle finger. Welcome to the Thunder, baby.

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November 17, 2019 39 min

What's so funny about this episode of 'AC/DC Beyond the Thunder'? Saturday Night Live alum, Jim Breuer, is—that's what! Brian Johnson’s vocal doppelgänger will touch your funny bone and prove once again just how influential this band has been, even in comedy.

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October 4, 2019 21 min

What if Malcom Young met Mozart? Meet Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, the dynamic instrumental duo who've combined their classical training and the likes of Bach & Vivaldi while infusing the full force, power and antics of AC/DC. Ever try doing the duck walk with a cello? In this episode, we're going Back in Baroque!

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August 26, 2019 43 min

In celebration of his 50th birthday, Dweezil Zappa talks about: A) how his father, Frank Zappa, originally wanted to sign AC/DC; B) a member of AC/DC that can't tune his own guitar; C) how both Young brothers perform on an exclusive track with him; D) Angus Young's greatest guitar solo of all time; or Z) all of the above? Tune in to find out!

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July 30, 2019 37 min

So just how was our next guest influenced by AC/DC? Does it count if he was actually IN the band? We thought so! From Tom Jones to the Firm, to the man who literally brought the thunder to AC/DC's immortal track, 'Thunderstruck', we'll discuss why no other skin basher can match Chris Slade's rock 'n’ roll resume. We're bringing out this 'Big Gun' for a very special episode of Beyond the Thunder.

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May 9, 2019 44 min

In this spine-chilling episode, pilot, author and military war hero, Michael Durant, courageously relives being the sole American survivor of the Battle of Mogadishu, memorably recreated in the war film “Black Hawk Down”. While in captivity for 11 days, you'll be absolutely shocked how AC/DC provide an anthem for Mike to soldier on.

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May 9, 2019 44 min

Twisted Sister frontman, Dee Snider, deconstructs why AC/DC matters, and how dressing up in drag is similar to dressing up as a schoolboy. Hey, anyone who starts off their interview with, “AC/DC literally changed my life,” definitely has our attention. I wanna talk!

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