WOW !!! Thanks to YOU, we achieved our goal in ONLY 3 DAYS!! YOU ROCK !!!
For everyone who contributed more than CHF50, you will be on the CD for sure! We are just getting rolling, so we'll be in touch when it comes to recording. It might take a bit of time, so thanks for your patience! This is going to be so much fun! Just you wait... mwahahahahaa!
Miss the fundraiser?
The whole idea of this project was to make something cool we could all participate in during this tough time. So we are going keep it open as long as we can, so you can still participate if you want!!
BACK:N:BLACK Plays Back in Black!
As you might know, the best-selling album of all time, AC/DC’s Back in Black turns 40 this year. And our band BACK:N:BLACK is also turning 10 years old! To celebrate, we planned some very special concerts this year with you, including playing the entire Back in Black album live.
Unfortunately, the Coronavirus pandemic has tried its best to smash our plans.
As you know, just about every one of our concerts is either rescheduled or cancelled this year. Like all bands, this crisis is hitting us hard. Our singer Hell-ena is in northern Italy; Claire on guitar is in London, Angie is in Florida, and we are in Switzerland.
Just like you, we are all on lock down, doing our best to stay safe. But instead of hoarding toilet paper and crying, we’ve decided to put all this time to good use and pay tribute to one of the best albums ever recorded! From the first track to the last, we want to record the whole Back in Black album unplugged, BACK:N:BLACK style. This means:
· "Hells Bells"
· "Shoot to Thrill"
· "What Do You Do for Money Honey"
· "Given the Dog a Bone"
· "Let Me Put My Love into You"
· "Back in Black"
· "You Shook Me All Night Long"
· "Have a Drink on Me"
· "Shake a Leg"
· "Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution"
Plus, we plan to add a special surprise – See the “Right out of Controller” section!
This will be a very special unplugged album just for you guys who have been with us over the past decade. And there's no question, this is gonna be a lot more work than you might think! The cool thing is, Randy who did all of our past DVD and CDs is already committed 1000%, so you know its gonna rock! But like the Highway to Hull project, we want to be sure enough want this, before we start talking about printing discs, covers, etc.
We’ve always dreamed of making an unplugged album. And this is the best album in the world. Let’s make this thing together and show Corona who’s boss! 40 Years of AC/DC's Back in Black... 10 Years of BACK:N:BLACK... Let's make this happen! Hail hail 2020 for the good times!
HOW DO I HELP?
First, you can help by staying safe, washing your hands and thinking of others! After that, um, you can send us some money! :D :D
Those who donate more are super awesome AND GET FREE STUFF! Early bird contributors who contribute before we finish the editing will receive different stuff! There are 4 different levels, depending on how big your balls (or wallet) are:
Everyone who throws in CHF20 (£17, EUR19, US$20) will get a link to download a private copy of the final CD!
Contribute CHF35 (£30, EUR33, US$36), and you’ll get:
· Everything the ROCKERS get, PLUS
· A hardcopy of the CD, PLUS
· Your name listed in the credits of the CD
3. RIGHT OUT OF CONTROLLER
Chip in CHF50 or more (£43, EUR47, US$51), and you’ll get:
· Everything ROLLERS get, PLUS
· Your photo in the CD, PLUS
· To be on the record! Just send an email to email@example.com and we’ll tell you exactly how to record your voice. Don’t worry if you think you can’t sing! We’ll help you, and use your voice in the real, final mix, so you can join the band!
4. ROCK N ROLL DREAM
There’s also another reason for this project. As you may know, the pandemic is hitting musicians, agents, venues—everyone involved in the music industry—very hard all over the world. Especially for mall bands like us, there is little safety net for this. With most concerts cancelled this year, we at BACK:N:BLACK will not have the income from concerts we desperately needed to cover losses from jerks who did not pay correctly for shows last year (i.e., Rock Pod Slovakia and Mansfield Mens Working Club). Those who follow us online may know how badly this has hit the band. If you want to help us out with an “angel donation” of CHF100 (£80, EUR90, US$100) or more, we are happy to work out a special prize just for you. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, you can also simply make an anonymous donation either by bank or PayPal:
Bank Transfer: BURRITO BOOKERS, PostFinance Account 12-259472-9 | Nordring 8, 3030 Bern, Switzerland, IBAN: CH61 0900 0000 1225 9472 9 | BIC: POFICHBEXXX | CLEARING: 09000
PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/bnbunplugged or email@example.com
WHAT IF WE DON'T REACH THE GOAL?
We're going to start right away, no matter what, because we aren't doing this to make money (First recording is next weekend, 28 March!). It's all about fun and seeing what we can all do to make a dream come true—for all of us as part of the AC/DC and BACK:N:BLACK Family. From there, we'll have to see how things go. Of course, everyone who supports will be kept in the loop as we progress, so you'll be able to follow the production as we go.
Hopefully we'll all pull together and make it work! This is a tough time for all of us, and we hope to be able to play for you next year.
Let There Be Rock you guys!
BB & The Ladies from Hades at BACK:N:BLACK
- Peter Keller
- Jean-Jacques Gudet
- John Richards
- Florian Schürch