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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.

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Mike Coppola / Alex Goodlett / Mark Wallheiser, Getty Images

Alec Baldwin Offers to Sing AC/DC’s ‘Highway to Hell’ at Donald Trump’s Inauguration

Famous Donald Trump critic Alec Baldwin is willing to perform at the inauguration, but on one condition...

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

AC/DC Alumni Brian Johnson and Phil Rudd Are Talking

They apparently discussed a shared passion for racing, rather than music – but we can dream, right?

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Rufus Stone Limited Editions

AC/DC Announce ‘Rock or Bust’ Tour Book

AC/DC's Rock or Bust Tour is being commemorated with what's being touted as the band's first-ever official book.

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Frazer Harrison / Kevin Winter, Getty Images

AC/DC and Rolling Stones Make Top 10 List of World’s Highest-Paid Musicians

Both got there in remarkable fashion.

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Atlantic

35 Years Ago: AC/DC Release Their First No. 1 Album, ‘For Those About to Rock We Salute You’

On Nov. 23, 1981, AC/DC were on their way to finally reaching the music industry's proverbial top of the mountain when For Those About to Rock We Salute You was released.

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Matt Stroshane, Getty Images

Listen to Brian Johnson’s First Post-AC/DC Recording, ‘Old Friends Don’t Come Easy’

The latest release from the Greg Billings Band features a vocal assist from Brian Johnson — delivering his first studio performance since departing AC/DC earlier this year.

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YouTube

Watch GWAR Perform a Special Election Day Cover of AC/DC’s ‘If You Want Blood (You’ve Got It)’

It's been a long, trying election season, and now that America is finally on its way to the polls, we're ready to close this political chapter.

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Adrian Borromeo, Ultimate Classic Rock

Funko Pop Figures: Our Classic Rock Wish List

Here's six classic rock stars we would love to see immortalized with their own Funko Pop Figures.

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AC/DC Play Last ‘Rock or Bust’ Show in Philadelphia: Photos, Set List, Review

We've got photos, the set list and a full report from the last show on AC/DC's Rock or Bust tour.

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YouTube

Watch Angus Young Salute Cliff Williams at His Last AC/DC Show

Guitarist Angus Young offered a special tour-ending salute to bassist Cliff Williams, who is retiring from AC/DC.

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