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.
Why AC/DC Had to Add ‘Rock ’n’ Roll Damnation’ to ‘Powerage'
Solo-free track was recorded grudgingly but gave band its first taste of chart success.
Watch Brian Johnson Sing AC/DC Classics at Hometown Guest Spot
He delivered “Back in Black” and “You Shook Me All Night Long” with fellow Newcastle native Sam Fender.
Why AC/DC's Transitional 'Powerage' LP has Grown in Stature
This bridged the gap between their first albums and the hits that would soon follow.
Is This the Real-Life Rosie From AC/DC's 'Whole Lotta Rosie'?
Author believes he's uncovered tragic story of woman immortalized in fan favorite.
'72 Seasons' Helped Kirk Hammett Get Over Angus Young Fixation
Metallica guitarist explains why he doesn't often discuss his fascination for AC/DC counterpart.
Statue of AC/DC's Brian Johnson Unveiled in Belgium
It commemorates the singer's first live performance with the band in 1980.
Ozzy, AC/DC, Metallica and More to Storm Power Trip Festival
Iron Maiden, Guns N' Roses and Tool will also take part in the rock and metal extravaganza.
AC/DC and Ozzy Osbourne Post Teasers for Power Trip Festival
Legendary acts are rumored to headline, along with Metallica and Iron Maiden.
Iggy Pop Says He Was Once Asked About Joining AC/DC
"They do careful work, but I'm not what they needed."