AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd to Release Debut Solo Album ‘Head Job’

By Philip Cosores

Even though the water for solo albums from drummers of successful rock bands is murky at best, a first solo album from a drummer at least holds the possibility of greatness, or even listenability.

So, when Phil Rudd, drummer for AC/DC, releases his first ever solo album, Head Job, on Aug. 29, anticipation can run rampant, as there is no previous indication on whether it will be great like Phil Collins or more like Radiohead’s Phil Selway, for whom the response was a bit more mixed.

Related: Brian Johnson Says AC/DC’s New Album is Done, Called Recording ‘Difficult’ Without Malcolm Young

As noted by Ultimate Classic Rock, Rudd spoke with Australia’s Triple J radio to make his own play on his name, promising “plenty of Phil… but no filler.” Though normally out of the spotlight, Rudd also hoped “everyone thinks this is a great album from start to finish because that’s the idea.”

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