AC/DC Wins Three 2011 Ultimate Classic Rock Awards
AC/DC led all artists by winning three 2011 Ultimate Classic Rock Awards, completely dominating any category related to video content: 'Best Reissue or Archival Release,' 'Best DVD' and 'Best Commercial.'
The Australian rockers walked all over the 'Best Reissue' voting with the long-awaited re-release of their 1979 Bon Scott-fronted 'Let There Be Rock' concert film. They received over 56% of the vote, beating runners-up the Rolling Stones (and their expanded 'Some Girls' CD) by more than a three-to-one ratio.
A more recent AC/DC concert, this time from 2009 and featuring Scott's long-standing replacement Brian Johnson, 'Live at River Plate,' beat out Ozzy Osbourne's 'God Bless Ozzy Osbourne' documentary by earning almost 32% of the votes in the 'Best DVD' category.
Ozzy provided even stiffer competition for Angus Young and company in the 'Best Commercial' category, with AC/DC's 'Call of Duty' commercial (featuring 'Shoot to Thrill' from 1980's 'Back in Black') narrowly edging out Osbourne's 'Crazy Train' Honda Pilot commercial in a 38% to 36% vote.
All told, over 230,000 votes were cast in the 2011 Ultimate Classic Rock Awards. You can see the results of the voting in the three categories AC/DC won below, and stay tuned today to see who else won in other polls.
View the 2011 Ultimate Classic Rock Awards '2011 Best Reissue or Archival Release' Voting Results
View the 2011 Ultimate Classic Rock Awards '2011 DVD of the Year' Voting Results
View the 2011 Ultimate Classic Rock Awards '2011 Best Commercial' Voting Results