Australian rockers AC/DC were teetering on the brink of worldwide stardom when they released 'Powerage' on March 25, 1978, and though the album didn't quite get them there, it marked an important period of transition for the band and remains a favorite of many fans who feel it is an underrated classic.
In their new 'Get Real' ad campaign, Jockey Sport Underwear use the music of a band who pretty much defines 'real.'
Looking for dirty deeds done dirt cheap? Well, you might be in luck -- especially if you live in a state where there are relaxed child labor laws. In the clip above, 12-year-old singer Brooks Paul belts out a convincing version of the AC/DC classic with his band -- but if you're looking to hire them, you might have to drive him home after the gig.
Supporters of a plan to raise money for a statue of Bon Scott in his hometown of Kirriemuir, Scotland received a big boost recently when AC/DC put their weight into the project with a post on their official website. The campaign is looking to raise over $75,000 (50,000 pounds) before June 5. As of today (May 16), they're one-third of the way there.
We kick off our definitive A-Z list of classic rock artists with Australian heroes AC/DC.
For 40 years now, the group -- led by guitar-wielding brothers Angus and Malcolm Young -- have consistently proven their ability to mine a seemingly endless series of classic riffs and songs without ever straying from the no-frills hard rock sound of their early days.
They're still one of the best and most popular live
Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo recently gave AC/DC's lyrics to 'It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)' a whole new meaning. In a video titled 'Rock 'n' Roll Manifesto,' which you can watch above, Anselmo reads the words to the Australian rockers' 1976 song and reveals a dark side to the lifestyle Bon Scott sings about.
AC/DC guitarist Angus Young may be one of the unlikeliest guitar heroes in rock music, simply for the fact that he's not trying to be a guitar hero at all. Far from the flashy pyrotechnics of many of hard rock and metal's most celebrated players, Young's artistry lies in his ability to use the simplest chords and scales to build musical tension and excitement.