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.
AC/DC's Real-Life Hell's Bell Was 'Most Expensive Dinner Gong'
Brian Johnson recalls how one-ton instrument came into being.
Brian Johnson Shoots Down Bon Scott 'Back in Black' Rumors
“It was me at the end of the pen," singer declares in new memoir.
Brian Johnson Fell Into ‘Despair’ After Forced AC/DC Departure
He couldn’t watch Axl Rose doing his job – and “wouldn’t have minded” dying in race-car crash.
Brian Johnson Cried Over Not Being Allowed to See Malcolm Young
AC/DC frontman found himself just “20 yards away” from where bandmate was treated for early-onset dementia.
Brian Johnson: AC/DC's Heart 'Stopped Beating' When Malcolm Left
Singer looks back on guitarist's 2014 departure in new memoir, 'The Lives of Brian.'
Roger Waters 'Couldn't Care Less About AC/DC or Eddie Van Halen'
Pink Floyd co-founder prefers the likes of Neil Young and Bob Dylan.
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.