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.
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."
5 Guitar Techniques You Need to Know to Play 'Back in Black'
Rock out (and learn a lot) with Fret Zealot.
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.