Best: AC/DC Choose "Rock" Over "Bust"
Hard-rock sure-things AC/DC opened the Grammys with all their fury, playing the title track of their new album, Rock or Bust, and a song befitting the opening of any awards show, "Highway to Hell." Although the band may be missing two members since their last concert, in 2010 — rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young bowed out of the band to battle illness and drummer Phil Rudd has, ahem, "legal issues" — the group, which now featured Malcolm's nephew Stevie and the drummer from their Nineties lineup, seemed unflappable. Angus Young trotted back and forth in his trademark schoolboy uniform, while singer Brian Johnson mugged ear-to-ear beneath his Andy Capp hat. But what made it a winner was the moment in "Highway" when the band leered out at the audience, many of whom had donned light-up devil horns, and rocked out as pyro exploded around the stage. Those impressed included Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett.