AC/DC’s 1979 ‘Let There Be Rock’ Concert Film Gets Long Overdue DVD and Blu-Ray Release
AC/DC's awesome 1979 concert film 'Let There Be Rock,' featuring the late, great singer Bon Scott -- that's his statue standing proudly in Perth, Australia -- is finally coming out on DVD and Blu-ray on June 7.
The film captures the band in concert just as they were becoming international superstars, performing in Paris, France, at a show that sadly ended up being one of Scott's final performances with the band prior to his death in 1980. Due to various legal nonsense, this beauty hasn't been released since the VHS days, and if you haven't seen it yet, we can tell you're in for a real treat.
The energy Scott and his bandmates, particularly lead guitarist and human tornado Angus Young, put out as they perform early classics like 'Live Wire' and 'Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be' simply must be seen to be believed. Naturally, they've cleaned up the sound and picture nicely, and added mini-documentaries about Scott and the band for this deluxe reissue.
Of course, AC/DC admirably and successfully picked up the pieces after losing their friend, hiring Brian Johnson as their new singer and recording the landmark album 'Back in Black' as a tribute to Scott. They recently released a slightly more subdued (but still great) DVD from a 2009 show, 'Live at River Plate' -- which we reviewed here. Johnson also has a new book out, titled 'Rockers and Rollers: A Full Throttle Memoir.'
Watch AC/DC Perform 'Rocker' From 'Let There Be Rock'