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AC/DC are arguably the greatest hard rock band in history, with an estimated 200 mil-lion albums sold over the course of a four-decade career…and counting. Founded in late 1973, in Sydney, Australia, by brothers Malcolm (rhythm guitar) and Angus Young (lead), and later completed by singer Bon Scott, drummer Phil Rudd and bassist Mark Evans, AC/DC developed a simple but powerful heavy rock sound, steeped largely in the blues and ‘50s rock & roll, then fueled with incredible energy and power. With the help of Angus’ trademarked school boy uniform and Scott’s incredible charisma (Cliff Williams replaced Evans in 1977), AC/DC steadily gained worldwide recognition throughout the ‘70s, thanks to genre-defining albums like ‘High Voltage,’ ‘Let There Be Rock’ and ‘Highway to Hell’ — their first platinum seller. But it was only after Scott’s tragic death in 1980 and the recruitment of replacement Brian Johnson that the band achieved universal stardom with 1980’s ‘Back in Black,’ which now ranks among the top five best-selling albums of all time. AC/DC would never again match this album’s sheer songwriting brilliance or record-setting sales, but they continued to prosper throughout the ‘80s, both in the studio and as a major concert attraction, despite replacing Rudd with Simon Wright in 1983, and then Chris Slade for 1990’s widely acclaimed ‘The Ra-zor’s Edge’ LP. Rudd was reinstated for 1995’s Rick Rubin-produced ‘Ballbreaker’ al-bum (another multi-platinum seller) and AC/DC’s lineup and successful ways were to remain stable until 2014, when leader Malcolm was forced into retirement by ill health and Rudd was sidelined by various personal demons. And yet AC/DC still carry on, with Stevie Young (Angus and Malcolm’s nephew) now tapped to step in for Malcolm (as he did for a brief spell in ’88), and the group’s fifteenth studio album, ‘Rock or Bust,’ already scheduled for release.

   
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Fabrica de Tequlias Finos

AC/DC to Brand ‘Thunderstruck Tequila’

AC/DC are placing their brand on the new 'Thunderstruck Tequila,' expected out shortly.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Axl Rose Steps Out With NSFW Sex Cane

Get a look at the NSFW cane that Axl Rose has been using to get around while in Europe.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Axl Rose Reveals Guns N’ Roses Are Working on New Material, Talks Potential Recording With AC/DC

Axl Rose spoke about his relationship with AC/DC’s Angus Young and revealed the reunited Guns N’ Roses lineup is working on new material.

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AC/DC Legend Brian Johnson ‘Moved and Amazed’ After Trying New Hearing Technology

After trying out a new technology developed by Stephen Ambrose, Brian Johnson shared his enthusiasm with fans, saying he intends on performing live once again.

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Katarina Benzova

AC/DC With Axl Rose Announce Rescheduled U.S. Tour Dates

Now that Axl Rose has travelled around Europe with AC/DC, it’s time to finally perform those postponed U.S. concerts.

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Kevi Winter, Getty Images / Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Angus Young on Axl Rose in AC/DC: ‘He’s Doing Very Well’

AC/DC's Angus Young and Cliff Williams commended Axl Rose's performances with the band so far in a new interview.

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AC/DC’s ‘Rock and Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution’ Featured In New Applebee’s Commercials

AC/DC's 'Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution' was featured in three new Applebee's commercials.

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Albert

30 Years Ago: AC/DC Release ‘Who Made Who’

On May 24, 1986, AC/DC released 'Who Made Who,' the soundtrack for the Stephen King film 'Maximum Overdrive.'

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AC/DC Legend Brian Johnson Details Hearing Loss Struggle: Fluids Had Been Eating Away at My Ear

AC/DC legend Brian Johnson describes his doctor's theory on how the singer's hearing began to deteriorate so rapidly.

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YouTube: josdecross

Axl Rose Walks on Boot Cast for Part of AC/DC Show

For the first time since breaking his foot, Axl Rose has stood up and walked onstage, still confined to a boot cast.

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