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Y&T Frontman Says Bon Scott Thought AC/DC Were ‘Boring,’ Remembers Laughing at Motley Crue

Tim Mosenfelder / Hulton Archive, Getty Images / Elektra Records
Tim Mosenfelder / Hulton Archive, Getty Images / Elektra Records

Bay Area rockers Y&T rubbed shoulders with a number of future superstars when they were starting out in the late '70s and early '80s.

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35 Years Ago: Bon Scott Found Dead

Bon Scott's Grave
Paul Kane, Getty Images

On Tuesday, Feb. 19, 1980, Bon Scott was found dead.

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10 Best Bon Scott AC/DC Songs

Bon Scott
Warner Brothers

The best Bon Scott AC/DC songs lighten the sense of menace found within the band's lyrics and music with the sense of humor and self-deprecation that made the singer so charismatic and beloved. Here's our humbly chosen list of the 10 Best Bon Scott

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35 Years Ago: Bon Scott Plays His Final Show With AC/DC

Hulton Archive, Getty Images
Hulton Archive, Getty Images

On Jan. 27, 1980, AC/DC closed out its 'Highway to Hell' tour with a makeup date in Southampton, U.K.

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Bon Scott’s Former Bandmate Discusses Early Years As Documentary and Biopic Loom

Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

Before Bon Scott joined AC/DC in 1974, he sang in several other bands, among them the Mount Lofty Rangers.

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Bon Scott Biopic Proceeding Over AC/DC’s Objections

Bon Scott
Warner Bros.

Bon Scott is getting the biopic treatment, whether the surviving members of AC/DC like it or not.

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40 Years Ago: AC/DC Plays First Concert With Bon Scott

AC:DC bon scott

When Bon Scott took the stage with AC/DC for the first time on October 5, 1974, it wasn't under the white-hot spotlights of Madison Square Garden or the Hollywood Bowl.

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Watch Bon Scott Perform in His Pre-AC/DC Band

Michael Ochs Archive, Getty Images
Michael Ochs Archive, Getty Images

A new video featuring rare footage and performance from Bon Scott before he joined AC/DC is now available. Blue Pie Records has released 'Round and Round and Round,' a music-video archive featuring the late singer.

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16 Years Ago: AC/DC Release ‘Bonfire’ Box Set

AC/DC
Bazillion Points Books

On Nov. 18, 1997, AC/DC paid tribute to their fallen comrade Bon Scott with the release of the 'Bonfire' boxed set. The five-CD boxed set, issued 16 years ago, featured live material and alternate takes from the maniacal singer's tenure in the band. 

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AC/DC Almost Fired Bon Scott After 1975 Heroin Overdose, Claims Former Bassist

Atlantic Records
Atlantic Records

According to a new book, former AC/DC lead singer Bon Scott was nearly fired from the group back in 1975 after he almost died from a heroin overdose.

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