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 Long, Winding Highway to ‘Highway to Hell’
From family business to world-class contenders, the road to their first global hit album had been a twisting one.
Watch AC/DC Perform 'The Jack' in 1979: Exclusive Premiere
Clip was previously available only on the 'Plug Me In' DVD box set.
Listen to Jesse Dayton's Cover of AC/DC's 'Whole Lotta Rosie'
Americana singer-songwriter gives band's ode to big-boned woman a workout.
Steve Perry Recalls AC/DC Opening For Journey: ‘They Spanked Us'
Frontman worried about following Bon Scott during ‘70s U.S. tour.
Bon Scott Tour Letter Bought by Australian Government
State librarian says 1978 note to girlfriend changes perception of late AC/DC singer.
Looks Like Cliff Williams Was Also With AC/DC in Vancouver
Whatever the band was doing in the city last year, it appears the retired bassist was there for at least part of it.
Who's Played the Most AC/DC Shows? Singer, Drum and Bass Totals
The band has gone through a lot of lineup changes over the past 45 years.