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Readers' Poll: The 10 Best AC/DC Songs

October 15, 2014

AC/DC's detractors say the band has been writing the same exact song over and over for the past 40 years, but they miss a very simple point: It's a fucking masterpiece of a song. Also, what do they want? A ballad? A country album? Polka? Angus and...

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Hear AC/DC's Riff-Heavy New Song 'Play Ball'

October 7, 2014

"Play Ball," the first rollicking, riff-heavy track to emerge from the Aussie hard rockers' upcoming Rock or Bust, has debuted online. Previously, a snippet of the song had aired during promos for Turner Sports' Major League Baseball Postseason campaign....

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Malcolm Young's Family Confirms AC/DC Guitarist's Dementia

September 30, 2014

The family of founding AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young has confirmed the illness that forced the 61-year-old to quit the band. "Malcolm is suffering from dementia and the family thanks you for respecting their privacy," they said in a statement, according...

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Aussie Police Offer Reward in 20-Year-Old AC/DC Murder Case

August 14, 2014

In December 1993, former AC/DC manager and singer-songwriter Crispin Dye was robbed and assaulted in Sydney, Australia, after a night out with friends, leaving Dye with major head injuries. He later succumbed to his wounds in the hospital and died at the...

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AC/DC 'Very Likely' to Tour This Year

June 20, 2014

AC/DC's "Rock N Roll Train" might be heading back to the stage sooner than expected. In a news update on his car-racing website, singer Brian Johnson wrote he would need to take a break from his U.K. TV series Cars That Rock in the near future due to...

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'Talk Dirty to Me' in 20 Different Styles

May 6, 2014

The singer who treated the Internet to a version of Katy Perry's "Dark Horse" as performed by everyone from Kurt Cobain to Frank Sinatra, is back with his new offering: Jason Derulo's "Talk Dirty to Me" sung in 20 different musical styles. 20 Unforgettable...

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Billy Joel Rocks Out With Brian Johnson

March 22, 2014

Billy Joel really shook up his monthly residency at Madison Square Garden last night when he surprised the crowd by bringing out AC/DC singer Brian Johnson for a guest appearance. According to the Associated Press, Johnson took the stage about halfway...

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AC/DC Heading Into the Studio This Spring

February 16, 2014

It looks like 2014 will be a big year for AC/DC. In an interview with a Florida radio station on Friday, frontman Brian Johnson revealed that the band is about to begin recording new music, as well as planning a special 40th anniversary tour. "Well,...

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AC/DC Confirm New Album 'Rock or Bust'

September 24, 2014

AC/DC will release Rock or Bust, their first album in six years and first ever without founding rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young, later this fall. It will feature 11 new songs, one of which – "Play Ball" – will be previewed on Turner Sports...

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AC/DC Finish LP, Offer Young Health Update

July 9, 2014

Hard-rock legends AC/DC have officially finished recording their long-awaited new LP, their first since 2008's Black Ice. Frontman Brian Johnson revealed the good news in an interview with Classic Rock, saying the as-yet-untitled album...

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Hear Angus and Malcolm Young's Sax-Infused Early Single

May 13, 2014

Before forming AC/DC, guitarists Angus and Malcolm Young played in the Marcus Hook Roll Band, a rock group that also featured their brothers George, on vocals, and Alex, on saxophone. In 1973 – the year Malcolm turned 20 and Angus, 18, they released...

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AC/DC Shoot Down Retirement Rumors

April 16, 2014

After two days of massive speculation, Australian hard-rock pioneers AC/DC have shot down rumors that they are retiring. Frontman Brian Johnson has instead revealed that the band is going ahead with plans to record a new album, though admitted that founding...

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Bruce Springsteen Covers INXS in Australia

February 19, 2014

When Bruce Springsteen covers a song, he does so in reliably epic fashion. At a recent gig in Sydney, Australia, he and the E Street Band spiced up their performance with a high-energy version of INXS' glitzy 1982 hit "Don't Change."  15 Insanely...

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Bruce Rides a 'Highway to Hell'

February 9, 2014

Bruce Springsteen knows just how to endear himself to an Australian audience. He kicked off his show at the Perth Arena on a thrilling note Friday night, opening the set with a cover of native sons AC/DC's 1979 hit, "Highway To Hell." See Where 'Highway...

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AC/DC's Brian Johnson to Guest on Sting's next Album

June 6, 2013

At age 61, Sting still has a few surprises left up his sleeve. AC/DC screamer Brian Johnson is appearing on the former Police frontman's new album, The Last Ship, his first all-original LP in 10 years. As Ultimate Classic Rock reports, the exact nature...

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Flashback: AC/DC Revive Seventies Classic

May 7, 2013

AC/DC rarely play gigs outside of their standard album/tour cycle, but in 2003 they made a brief exception to that rule. It started in March when they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Fall of Fame. They celebrated the honor by playing a rare club...

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Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan Recordings Added to Grammy Hall of Fame

November 21, 2012

Recordings by Paul McCartney and Bob Dylan are among 27 inductees into the Grammy Hall of Fame, along with entries by AC/DC, Frank Sinatra, Elton John, Billy Joel and Whitney Houston. McCartney and Wings' Band on the Run, Dylan's...

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AC/DC Release Entire Catalog on iTunes

November 19, 2012

AC/DC has become one of the last big holdouts to make its music available on iTunes, joining previous acts including the Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Metallica as late arrivals to Apple's digital music store. AC/DC announced the news on their website this...

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