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Background information
Origin Sydney, Australia
Genre(s) Rock'n'Roll
Blues Rock
Heavy Metal
Hard Rock
Years active 1973—present
Label(s) East West Records
Epic Records
Columbia Records
Elektra Records
Atlantic Records
EMI Group
Atco Records
Albert Productions
Associated acts Geordie
The Easybeats
The Valentines
The Spektors
Website Website
Brian Johnson
Angus Young
Malcolm Young
Cliff Williams
Phil Rudd
Former members
Dave Evans
Simon Wright
Bon Scott
Chris Slade
Mark Evans
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AC/DC Overview


AC/DC is an Australian rock band, formed in 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young. Although the band is commonly classified as hard rock and are considered a pioneer of heavy metal, they have always classified their music as rock and roll. To date they are one of the highest grossing bands of all time. AC/DC underwent several line-up changes before releasing their first album, "High Voltage", in 1975. Membership remained stable until bassist Mark Evans was replaced by Cliff Williams in 1978 for the album "Powerage". Within months of recording the album "Highway to Hell", lead singer and co-songwriter Bon Scott died on 19 February 1980, after a night of heavy alcohol consumption. The group briefly considered disbanding, but Scott's parents urged them to continue and hire a new vocalist. Ex-Geordie singer Brian Johnson was auditioned and selected to replace Scott. Later that year, the band released their highest selling album, "Back in Black".

Iron Man 2 (2010) Backtracks (2009) Black Ice (2008) Stiff Upper Lip (2000) Ballbreaker (1995) Live (1992) The Razors Edge (1990) Blow Up Your Video (1988) Who Made Who (1986) Fly On The Wall (1985)

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Susan Boyle: I Want To Duet With AC/DC

December 17, 2010
Susan Boyle has revealed that she would like to record a song with AC/DC. The Britain’s Got Talent singer spoke about her hopes for a duet during an appearance on cricketer Shane Warne’s chat show, Down Under.  Read more 

AC/DC Star Convicted Of Drugs Possession

December 6, 2010
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has been convicted of drugs possession in New Zealand. Rudd was arrested in October when police discovered 25 drams of marijuana during a search of his boat at the Tauranga Beach Marina, North Island.  Read more 

Ronnie Wood, Slash, AC/DC Win Big At Classic Rock Roll Of Honour Awards

November 11, 2010
Ronnie Wood was amongst a handful of famous faces to pick up awards at last nights Classic Rock Roll Honour Awards in London. The Rolling Stones guitarist Wood, collected an award on behalf of the band for their 1972 album Exile on Main Street, even though he did not feature on the record.  Read more 

AC/DC Endure Hell On A Highway In Romania

June 2, 2010
AC/DC were fined for allegedly forgetting to pay a highway toll as they travelled along a remote road in Romania. The band, whose hits include ‘Highway To Hell’, were punished by employees of the national roads company.  Read more 

AC/DC's 'Iron Man 2' Soundtrack Beats Paul Weller To Number One

April 26, 2010
AC/DC have scored their third UK number one album with 'Iron Man 2 – Official Soundtrack.' The album features 15 songs from the Australian rock veterans' four decade career that provide the soundtrack to the Hollywood blockbuster.  Read more 

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