AC/DC’s ‘Rock or Bust’ Named Ultimate Classic Rock Awards’ Song of the Year
Three weeks into the voting, Ted Nugent’s ‘Everything Matters,’ from his ‘Shut Up & Jam’ album, had taken the lead. But the final week proved critical, as a surge by AC/DC fans pushed it into a commanding victory with almost 46 percent of the vote, while Nugent wound up in second with nearly 20 percent. Ace Frehley’s ‘Inside the Vortex,’ from ‘Space Invader,' finished in third place with five percent. You can see the complete results below.
AC/DC performed well in the other categories they were nominated in too. They took third in Artist of the Year, fourth in Album of the Year and fifth in Commercial of the Year. For all their success in our awards, 2014 was actually a trying year for AC/DC. Founding guitarist Malcolm Young was forced to retire due to a series of health problems, including dementia and lung cancer, over the past few years.
And shortly before ‘Rock or Bust’s’ release, drummer Phil Rudd was arrested for possession of drugs and threatening to kill two people. He's expected to face trial later this year. His future with the band is unclear as the band begins to prepare for a world tour this year, which includes a stop at Coachella.
Congratulations to AC/DC for winning Song of the Year at the Ultimate Classic Rock Awards!
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