chrisslade640 Well, it’s offical. After rumors leaked last week, that drummer Chris Slade might be rejoining AC/DC, Slade confirmed the speculation by posting on his Facebook page that he will be joining the band tonight (Sunday, February 8th) when they perform at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, taking place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Posted Slade: “This is an amazing opportunity for me, after all most people don’t ever get to play with their favorite band once, let alone TWICE! I would like to thank everyone for the overwhelming support I have been shown personally, on the Facebook page and other social media, not one comment has gone unread and it has been very humbling, Thanks so much. We apologise for the secrecy, please understand this was for all the right reasons.”

Slade performed with the band from 1989 to 1994, including their multi-platinum 1990 album, The Razors Edge, and will be filling in for original drummer Phil Rudd, while he deals with his legal issues. No further information has been provided as to whether Slade will also be joining AC/DC when they hit the road starting in May. The Grammy’s will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

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  • Harry Taint on

    This was the best choice. I wish Phil hadn’t imploded. Slade was really good with AC/DC. Different than Phil, but still solid. I am hearing they will get two songs tonight – Rock or Bust and then maybe Highway to Hell?

  • James K. on

    That’s cool. They are familiar with Chris and he’s a great, solid, rock and roll drummer. I can’t believe it, but I’m actually going to watch the Grammy Awards! I HATE awards shows. It’s all hip-hop, pop, country, and that incredibly annoying Taylor Swift chick. Basically, it’s a lot of boring, stupid BS. I pray to God that AC/DC opens the show. Then I can watch basketball in peace.

  • Doug R. on

    I want to see AC/DC, but I’m not going to watch the “Grammys” and be tortured waiting for them to come on, so I’ll just have to catch it on Youtube as soon as it’s up.

  • RandyK on

    I hope they bring back “Moneytalks” and the Angus dollars. Remember them? I have a bag full.

  • Medved on

    I’m typing this as I’m watching the Grammys. Only tuned in because I was tipped off that AC/DC was opening the show. Lots of these hip hop “artists” and the old folks had no F’N clue what was going on. At least Paul McCartney was digging it! Great to see Chris Slade back behind the kit. Devil horns everywhere. I bought a couple of those when I last saw AC/DC live. Now time to change the channel. At least I can thank CBS and the Grammys for not making we wait an hour or two to see AC/DC perform. So long Breaking Phil, it’s Chris’ gig now.

    • Doug on

      They made a good choice bringing Slade back on. Totally agree that it was good they opened the show.

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