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.
How 'Let There Be Rock Song' Gave AC/DC a Chance to Preach
Title track of their third album turned into a lengthy hard-rock sermon.
Brian Johnson's 'The Lives of Brian' Memoir Coming Next Month
AC/DC singer dishes on Geordie, 'Back in Black' and retirement fake-out in new book.
Brian Johnson, Lars Ulrich Perform at Taylor Hawkins Tribute Show
AC/DC singer and Metallica drummer took the stage at London show dedicated to late Foo Fighters member.
Watch Guns N’ Roses Cover AC/DC’s 'Back in Black'
Surprise cover came during GNR's recent stop in Spain.
Watch Guns N' Roses Debut New AC/DC Cover at First 2022 Concert
"You're Crazy" and "Reckless Life" were played live for the first time since the '90s.
Why AC/DC's 'Flick of the Switch' Was Doomed to Fail
Rockers fired super-producer Mutt Lange and drummer Phil Rudd while making raw, back-to-basics album.
Bon Scott 'Never Worried About Tomorrow,' Brother Says
Derek Scott speaks about late sibling in 'On the Brink - Bon Scott' TV documentary.
How AC/DC Channeled Record Label Anger Into 'Dog Eat Dog'
"We were an arrogant bunch of f---ers," bassist Mark Evans later admitted.
How an English Poet Inspired AC/DC's 'For Those About to Rock'
Classic track's lyrics were inspired by an unexpected source.
How a Sexual Escapade Inspired AC/DC's 'Whole Lotta Rosie'
Bon Scott dedicated song to a "Tasmanian devil" with whom he'd spent the night.