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.
When AC/DC Chronicled a Convict's Escape With 'Jailbreak'
Song was allegedly based on true stories of real-life escapees.
Brian Johnson Teams Up With Foo Fighters on Upcoming Special
AC/DC singer joins Dave Grohl's band for Global Citizen's 'Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World.'
AC/DC's Brian Johnson Announces New Memoir, 'The Lives of Brian'
"I've gone from choirboy to rock 'n' roll singer," he says. "And now I've gone and written a bloody book about it."
Meet the Man Who Almost Replaced Bon Scott in AC/DC
Singer Steve Burton auditioned for the gig on the recommendation of band's roadies.
How AC/DC’s ‘Hell’s Bells’ Left Brian Johnson ‘Heartbroken’
Singer recalls former bandmate’s negative reaction to first listen.
Angus Young Shoots Down Bon Scott 'Back in Black' Rumors
AC/DC guitarist says singer missed contributing more to the album by a matter of days.
How Eddie Van Halen Introduced Wolfgang to AC/DC's 'Big Balls'
Guitarist waited until wife was away before playing the risque track for his second grade son.
AC/DC, Motorhead and Bret Michaels Funko Figures Unveiled
Check out the latest rock editions to the Funko world.
30 Years Ago: Stampede at AC/DC Concert Leaves Three Fans Dead
Tragedy struck when the band's fans rushed the stage on Jan. 18, 1991.