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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.

Selected Discography: ‘High Voltage’ (1976) ‘Let There Be Rock’ (1977), ‘Highway to Hell’ (1979), ‘Back in Black’ (1980), ‘The Razor’s Edge’ (1990) Related Artists: Bon Scott, Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Brian Johnson Further Reading: AC/DC Unveil ‘Rock or Bust’ Video Read More: AC/DC News

12-Year-Old May Jam With AC/DC After ‘You Shook Me All Night Long’ Performance Goes Viral

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A video of 12-year-old Kris McDowall performing AC/DC's 'You Shook Me All Night Long' went viral, leading to an online petition.

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Anthrax’s Scott Ian: AC/DC’s Malcolm Young Is the ‘Greatest Rhythm Guitar Player Ever’

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Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian is one of the biggest AC/DC fans out there, so when he stopped by our studio to discuss his new book, 'I'm the Man,' we were compelled to ask him about AC/DC's decision to co

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AC/DC Confirmed To Rock 2015 Grammy Awards

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After a rumor floated around a couple of weeks ago that AC/DC would be performing at this year's Grammy Awards, that news has now officially been confirmed.

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AC/DC’s ‘Play Ball’ Featured in Beats By Dre Commercial

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The ad, which is part of the headphone company’s ‘Hear What You Want 2015’ campaign, features NFL stars Richard Sherman, Dez Bryant and Von Miller.

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AC/DC Legend Malcolm Young Reportedly Battled Lung Cancer + Was Fitted With Pacemaker

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In a new article by Q Magazine, it's been revealed that Malcolm had battled lung cancer and was equipped with a pacemaker to regulate a heart condition.

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AC/DC to Headline 2015 Coachella Festival Along With Jack White + Drake

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AC/DC will headline the 2015 Coachella Festival, with Jack White and Drake closing out the other nights.

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Gov’t Mule Rock AC/DC New Year’s Eve Set With Special Guest Myles Kennedy

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Gov't Mule welcomed special guest Myles Kennedy to the stage for their New Year's Eve show at New York's Beacon Theater and they played a full AC/DC set.

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AC/DC’s Brian Johnson Plays ‘You Shook Me All Night Long’ With Billy Joel on New Year’s

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In the early hours of 2015, AC/DC vocalist Brian Johnson joined Billy Joel onstage for a surprise performance of 'You Shook Me All Night Long.'

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AC/DC Rumored to Be Playing 2015 Grammys

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AC/DC are among the acts to be rumored to be playing the 2015 Grammy Awards, which would now be their first performance since the release of 'Rock or Bust.'

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Associate of Bon Scott Shares Letters as New Details on Documentary and Biopic Emerge

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Legendary AC/DC vocalist Bon Scott died in 1980, and now a documentary and a movie about the late singer are in the works.

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