Nobody has done more with a handful of basic blues chords and winking sexual innuendo than AC/DC over the past 40 years. From their scrappy beginnings in Sydney to their mega-platinum world domination a decade later, not much has changed musically from 1975’s ‘High Voltage’ to 2008’s ‘Black Ice,’ thanks to guitarist Angus Young’s tough but straightforward songs. But the band staged one of the most remarkable second acts in rock history after its original singer, Bon Scott, died after a heavy night of drinking in 1980. Not wasting any time, they recruited a new singer, Brian Johnson, and recorded one of rock’s all-time greatest albums, ‘Back in Black,’ within months of Scott’s passing. Since then, AC/DC have released a series of bestselling albums that rest firmly on top of rock’s most basic guitar chords and life’s most primal instincts.
Selected Discography: ‘If You Want Blood You’ve Got It’ (1978), ‘Highway to Hell’ (1979), ‘Back in Black’ (1980)
Here in the 21st century, we've grown accustomed to thinking a person needs an electric guitar to truly rock. But that ain't necessarily so, and 2CELLOS have just delivered definitive proof with a fairly amazing cover of AC/DC's 'Thunderstruck.'
On Tuesday, Feb. 19, 1980, Bon Scott was found dead. The legendary AC/DC front man had been out drinking with friends, but the casual evening took a terrible turn as Scott passed out in his car, and ultimately choked to death on his own vomit. He was only 33 years old.
It has been a while since we heard rumblings out of the AC/DC camp, but it looks like that's about to change. In a new interview, singer Brian Johnson divulged the group's plans for the year, which involve a new album, their first since 2008's 'Black Ice.'
Welcome to our first-ever AC/DC Lego Rock Concert! Long before the amazing success of 'The Lego Movie,' fans of the legendary Australian rock band have been creating stop-motion videos featuring Lego characters performing songs like 'Thunderstruck,' 'Back in Black' and 'T.N.T.'
Seasoned performer that he is, Bruce Springsteen knows that there is no better way of ingratiating yourself to an audience than by playing a song by one of their local heroes. Earlier today (Feb. 8), Springsteen opened up his concert in Perth,
Dave Evans, who preceded Bon Scott as the lead singer of AC/DC, has a new EP, 'Nothing to Prove,' which will be released March 3 on Australia's Rocksector Records. The video for the opening track, 'Put Up or Shut Up,' is embedded above.
It's impossible to predict the future, but it seems safe to say that no matter what happens this New Year's Eve in the world of classic rock, it won't measure up to Dec. 31, 1973, when future rock titans Journey and AC/DC both played their very first concerts on the same night.
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