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AC/DC Nearly Fired Bon Scott After Heroin Overdose, According to Former Bassist

AC/DC's Bon Scott
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A revealing piece of information has been uncovered in the new book, 'The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC.' In an interview for the book, former AC/DC bassist Mark Evans claims that legendary vocalist Bon Scott was nearly fired from the band after a 1975 heroin overdose, , according to The Australian.

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Kid Drummer Out of Diapers and ‘Back in Black’ – Best of YouTube

Kid Drumming to AC/DC
YouTube: TaipeiDawg

A lot of 5-year-old boys are just starting to learn how to sit on a toilet seat by themselves, but this kid has mastered an entirely different throne - the drum stool (yeah, we said 'stool' - sorry!).

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AC/DC to Release Limited Edition Platinum Wine

Concert of AC/DC. Stiff Upper Lip Rotates Concert of AC/DC. Stiff Upper Lip Rotates

AC/DC made their mark in the wine industry back in 2011 when they teamed up with Warburn Estate and launched their own brand of wines ranging from You Shook Me All Night Long Moscato to Highway to Hell Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine line was a huge success for the band, selling over six thousand cases the first week it was released.

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AC/DC’s ‘Thunderstruck’ Covered by Australian Street Performer With Flame-Throwing Bagpipes

The Badpiper
YouTube: jackiejet100

In coolest-thing-we've-ever-seen news, check out this Australian maniac perform AC/DC's 'Thunderstruck' on bagpipes! As proven by Dropkick Murphys, a bagpipe can turn a great song into a phenomenal song, but this dude has taken it one step further, turning his bagpipes in to a homemade flamethrower.

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Protesters Blast AC/DC’s ‘Highway to Hell’ To Condemn Proposed Utah Freeway

AC/DC's Bon Scott
Michael Ochs Archives, Getty Images

Music and protests have always gone hand in hand. Cranking up a good protest song helps draw attention to the cause and can become a rallying cry. AC/DC's 'Highway To Hell' isn't your typical protest song, but it was just used by protestors in Utah who oppose a proposed freeway.

According to the Salt Lake Tribune, emoti

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AC/DC’s Brian Johnson to Appear on Sting’s New Album ‘The Last Ship’

Frank Micelotta, Getty Images
Frank Micelotta, Getty Images

It has just been revealed that AC/DC singer Brian Johnson will be collaborating with Sting on the Police frontman's first new album in 10 years, 'The Last Ship.' The music featured in 'The Last Ship' will also be used for an upcoming musical of the same name.

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AC/DC Support Plans for Bon Scott Statue in His Scotland Hometown

Bon Scott
Warner Bros.

AC/DC have thrown their support behind a campaign to erect a new statue of the late Bon Scott in the singer's hometown of Kirriemuir, Scotland. Though AC/DC are known for their Australian pride, Scott actually moved to the continent from Scotland in his youth.

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AC/DC – Bands with Signature Beers

Eddie Vedder / Bruce Dickinson / Lemmy Kilmister
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Australians love their beer, and what better band to crack open a beer to than AC/DC? The Australian rock legends have slapped their logo on a German Premium Lager called 'Australian Hardrock.'

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Early AC/DC Bassist Neil Smith Dies

Neil Smith

Neil Smith, an early bassist for hard rock legends AC/DC, died today (April 7) after battling cancer. The news was reported on the Australian rocker's official Facebook page.

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Anthrax Rock AC/DC’s ‘T.N.T.’ With Special Guest Slash in Los Angeles

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Who doesn't love a good fist-pumping metal anthem? Anthrax have been enjoying rocking out to AC/DC's 'T.N.T.' while on tour, promoting their recently released version from the new 'Anthems' covers EP. But Wednesday (March 27) in Los Angeles, the veteran metallers offered a warm welcome to special guest Slash for their performance.

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