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With a long string of hits under their belt, AC/DC has been one of rock and roll’s most prominent bands for nearly four decades.
Formed in Australia by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young in November of 1973, the band has experienced a number of line-up changes throughout their long history together. Vocal duties were taken over by Brian Williams after original singer Bon Scott’s death in 1980, Cliff Williams has been the bands regular bass player since 1977, while Phil Rudd has been the lead drummer for longer than any other.
Though many other musicians have come and gone in years past, AC/DC have managed to retain their signature hard rock sound. After releasing their debut and sophomore albums in Australia only, the band finally reached a wider audience in 1976 with the release of “High Voltage”, following it up that same year with “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap”. After releasing two more albums in 1977 and 1978, AC/DC found their footing with the release of “Highway to Hell” in 1979.
The album would go on to sell 7 million copies in the US alone and spawned the title track hit. Though they were riding high off the success of the album, nothing could prepare them for what would come next. At age 33, lead singer Bon Scott died from heavy alcohol consumption, leaving the band to plot their next move without him.
Despite their grief, the band pushed forward with new singer Brian Johnson and released what would become their biggest album to date, “Back In Black”. The album was met with critical acclaim and would go on to sell an estimated 50 million copies worldwide. It also produced some of the most enduring hits for the band, including “Hells Bells”, “Shoot to Thrill”, You Shook Me All Night Long” and the title track, “Back In Black”.
While following up an album such as “Back In Black” would prove to be a daunting task, AC/DC has managed to sell millions of copies of each subsequent release and maintain relevance throughout the changing times. “The Razor’s Edge”, their biggest album since 1980, brought the band’s sound into a new decade and featured the hit song “Thunderstruck”.
Though their release schedule is not as strict as it was in the 70s and 80s, AC/DC continue to make new music. Their most recent effort, “Rock or Bust” was met with critical praise and will be followed up with a supporting concerts and tour dates in 2016, proving this band still knows how to rock after all these years. The AC/DC tour promises to be a blast, so don't delay - get your AC/DC tickets now!