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.
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.
AC/DC's Angus Young Hasn't Written Music With Axl Rose
"Nothing really came out solid," guitarist said of potential collaboration with Guns N' Roses singer.
September 2020: AC/DC Return and Fleetwood Mac Go Viral
In the midst of a pandemic, 'Power Up' was the best news we could possibly get.
When AC/DC Ended Up in a Fistfight With Deep Purple
Angus Young and David Coverdale have contrasting memories of 1975 moment.
When DJs Saved AC/DC from an Early Flop by Flipping a Single Over
A-side of breakout 45 made Angus Young think: “Who in their right mind would want this to go out?”
Why AC/DC Kept 'Power Up' on the Shelf for Over Two Years
Engineer Mike Fraser discusses the lengthy gap between the LP's recording and release.
Why AC/DC Asked Steven Tyler to Induct Them Into Rock Hall
Aerosmith frontman did them a big favor when they were rising stars.