It's a long way to the top if you wanna rock 'n' roll.

And for proof, you need to look no further than the strange, sometimes dirty and usually empty venues where future rock legends such as AC/DC, Guns N' Roses and Def Leppard played their first concerts.

Here's a look back at the long car rides, tiny stages and embarrassing situations 10 of the world's most popular acts found themselves in on their way to rock 'n' roll stardom -- the Hilariously Bad First Concerts of Rock's Biggest Bands.