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‘Gossip Girl’ star Taylor Momsen gets bitten by a bat during concert, needs rabies shots

“Gossip Girl” alum Taylor Momsen got bit by a bat while performing with her band The Pretty Reckless in Seville, Spain on May 29. Momsen, 30, shared an Instagram video Friday that showed the moment the bat landed on her leg as she was on stage.
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AC/DC unveil photo of new band line-up before first tour in eight years
AC/DC have shared a photo of their new line-up ahead of their first tour in eight years.The current incarnation of the legendary Australian rock band features classic members Brian Johnson (vocals) and Angus Young on vocals and lead guitar respectively alongside rhythm guitarist Stevie Young, drummer Matt Laug, and bassist Chris Chaney.Stevie Young is the nephew of Angus and has been playing with the band for several years, initially filling in for Malcolm Young when he was diagnosed with dementia. After he passed away in 2017, Stevie remained with the band.Laug, meanwhile, made his debut with AC/DC at Power Trip festival in Indio, California back in October after classic drummer Phil Rudd revealed he would not be performing at what was the band’s first live show in seven years.Chaney is best known for his time playing in Jane’s Addiction and recently replaced Cliff Williams after he retired from touring.Johnson is returning to the fold after leaving the band in 2016 due to hearing issues, which saw him replaced by Axl Rose.A post shared by AC/DC (@acdc)The ‘Power Up‘ tour – in support of their 2020 album of the same name – will kick off in the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany on May 17, followed by dates in Spain, Austria, Switzerland and more.The run also includes two dates at London’s Wembley Stadium on July 3 and 7, before they continue on to more mainland Europe dates.
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It looks like AC/DC will tour Europe in 2024 as German mayor lets slip of huge stadium show
AC/DC may be planning to tour Europe in 2024, as a German mayor accidentally reveals plans for a show in Munich.Speculation that the rock veterans will be hitting the road again next year arose after Dieter Reiter, the mayor of Munich, accidentally let slip to a reporter that AC/DC will be performing at the city’s Olympic Stadium on June 12, 2024.“I didn’t know it was supposed to be a secret,” Reiter said after inadvertently leaking the date of the AC/DC concert during a city council meeting (via Planet Radio).If the show is confirmed by AC/DC and goes ahead next summer, it will mark their first performance in Europe since their slot at Dusseldorf Espirit Arena in June 2016 – back when Axl Rose was acting as frontman for the band.It will also mark their first show since they made their comeback at the huge Power Trip festival in Indio, California back on October 7. The slot saw the band close out the second of three nights at the rock festival, and featured a massive 24-song set with Brian Johnson and Cliff Williams returning to the line-up.Unsurprisingly, the accidental leak has led to some fans speculating that the show may be part of a larger European tour – possibly including shows in the UK too.At time of writing, however, the Munich show remains unconfirmed and the band have not yet announced any plans to play live in Europe throughout 2024.If the tour does come to fruition, it is expected that the band will recruit Matt Laug to take on drumming duties for the live shows.
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AC/DC fans launch Christmas Number One campaign to thwart LadBaby
AC/DC fans have launched a campaign to try and get the band to Number One for Christmas 2023.A push to get the rock veterans to the Number One spot on the charts in time for Christmas was first launched in 2013 when fans created a campaign to get their track ‘Highway To Hell’ to the top position to celebrate their 40th anniversary.Created on the AC/DC We Salute You page on Facebook, the push led to the 1979 classic reaching Number Four, becoming the band’s first-ever Top 10 single in the UK.Now, exactly 10 years on, the people behind the page have announced a new campaign to mark half a century since the iconic metal band formed, hoping this time that they can get one of their tracks to top the 2023 charts.“In 2013 we all came together to celebrate 40 years of AC/DC by giving them their highest ever UK Singles Chart placing… Highway To Hell at No.4,” an update from the page read over the weekend.“Well, we’re going to choose another track and see if we can get 3 places higher for their 50th anniversary. Are you in? If so join this group and invite everyone,” it added, “Big Balls to Ladbaby!”.In 2013 we all came together to celebrate 40 years of AC/DC by giving them their highest ever UK Singles Chart…Posted by AC/DC We Salute You on Saturday, November 11, 2023The latter part of the update refers to the act going by the name LadBaby – Mark and Roxanne Hoyle – who have consistently topped the charts around Christmas for their sausage roll-themed takes on famous tracks.
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AC/DC launch limited edition whiskey
AC/DC have launched a new limited edition whiskey with Ballantine’s Scotch whiskey.Last month (September 18), Ballantine’s launched the ‘True Music Icons Collection’, which the drinks maker describes as “a tribute to the world’s Finest music artists, including legendary rock band, AC/DC.”A statement said: “With AC/DC’s unwavering commitment to staying true to their roots aligning with Ballantine’s ethos of celebrating self-expression, it was a natural fit for the Scotch whisky to pay tribute to this iconic band in its 50th anniversary year.”The whiskey bottles showcase the band’s thunderbolt logo in neon red and are available to buy in limited quantities now here.Chivas Brothers’ Global Marketing Director for Ballantine’s, Mathieu Deslandes, said of the collaboration: “Ballantine’s has a storied history within music, via our True Music platform, and through this collection, the finest rockstars meet the Finest whisky. We can’t wait to put the B in to AC/DC with this collectible design and see it rocking shelves around the world.“Ballantine’s has always been behind those who do things their own way – and AC/DC personify this attitude with their unique and highly renowned music style that has remained the steadfast essence of the band for 50 years.”Earlier this week, AC/DC announced that they will be opening a pop-up dive bar in celebration of their headline slot at Power Trip festival.Located 10 minutes away from the festival grounds in Indo, California – the Empire Polo Club which is the venue for Coachella – the bar will open every day from October 5-8 from 11am PST until 10pm PST.
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