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Bruce Springsteen Thrills Australian Fans With ‘Highway to Hell’ Cover

Perth show kicks off with an AC/DC tribute

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.”

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The song choice served as a fitting tribute to late AC/DC singer Bon Scott, who grew up near Perth and died in 1980, leaving Highway to Hell as his final album with the band. The cover came to a head with a four-way guitar face-off between Springsteen, Nils Lofgren, Steven Van Zandt and Tom Morello.

“Thanks Perth for 3 amazing nights!” Morello tweeted after the show. “Opened show tonite in Bon Scott’s hometown with muthaflippin’ “HIGHWAY TO HELL”. The AC/DC Street Band?!”


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