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30 Jun, 2015

ACDC add music to streaming platforms

AC/DC add their catalogue to online streaming services such as Spotify, Rdio and Apple Music. Before this move only the bands last album was available – Black Ice. This marks a turning point now, with more older artists choosing online distribution as well as physical methods such as CD and vinyl.

21 Apr, 2015

Pleads guilty


Rudd pleads guilty to charges of threat to kill, as well as possession of cannabis and methamphetamine. A second threat to kill charge is dropped. The court summary states,

As a result of threats made by the defendant, the victim was genuinely very fearful for his safety.

Rudd’s lawyer states the primary charge

. . . essentially revolved around an angry phone call – that was it.

7 Oct, 2014

Play Ball preview

Album ReleaseAnnouncement

The band previews Play Ball, from their new album, Rock or Bust, which is scheduled to be released on Dec 2, 2014. This is the first album from the band that will not include Malcolm Young. Stevie Young, Malcolm’s cousin, fills in for him due to his battle with dementia. Johnson:

Stevie, Malcolm’s nephew, was magnificent, but when you’re recording with this thing hanging over you and your work mate isn’t well, it’s difficult. But I’m sure [Malcolm] was rooting for us.

26 Sep, 2014

Has dementia, won’t return

Young is suffering from dementia and will not return to the band. Young’s nephew Stevie Young will replace Malcolm on ACDC’s 2015 tour. ACDC:

Rock or Bust is the first AC/DC album in the band’s 41 year history without founding member Malcolm Young on the recordings. Earlier this year AC/DC released a statement explaining that due to illness, Malcolm would be taking a break from the band. Unfortunately, due to the nature of Malcolm’s condition, he will not be returning.

31 Jan, 2010

Wins Grammy


ACDC wins Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance for War Machine. This is their first Grammy.

30 Oct, 2008

Rolling Stone cover

Magazine Cover

ac-dc-rolling-stone-cover-music-poster-print (1)The band appears on the cover of the October 30th, 2008 issue of Rolling Stone magazine. The band talks about what it is like to shoot their first Rolling Stone cover and the release of their new album, Black Ice.

20 Oct, 2008

Black Ice

Single Release

The band releases the single, Black Ice, from their album with the same name. Young tells how the name of the song and album were inspired by his native country, Scotland:

It rolled off the tongue – it reminds me of radio warnings up north of black ice. It was deadly stuff.


Single Release

The band releases the single, Thunderstruck, from their album, The Razors Edge. Angus Young:

It started off from a little trick that I had on guitar. I played it to Mal and he said, ‘Oh I’ve got a good rhythm idea that will sit well in the back.’ We built the song up from that. We fiddled about with it for a few months before everything fell into place.Lyrically, it was really just a case of finding a good title, something along the lines of Powerage or Highway to Hell We came up with this thunder thing and it seemed to have a good ring to it. AC/DC = Power. That’s the basic idea.

Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

Single Release

The band releases the single, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, from their album with the same name. Young gets the song title from the 1962 animated cartoon series, Beanie and Cecil, specifically from the cartoon’s main villain, Dishonest John, who would carry around a business card that said, ‘Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap. Holidays, Sundays, and Special Rates’.

Highway To Hell

Single Release

The band releases the single, Highway To Hell, from their album with the same nameHighway to Hell was the nickname given to the Canning Highway in Australia that Scott traveled from his home to a pub called The Raffles.

23 Jun, 1977

Whole Lotta Rosie

Single Release

The band releases the single, Whole Lotta Rosie, from their album with the same name, Let There Be Rock. The song is (supposedly) a true-life tale of the time that Bon Scott had a one-night stand with an overweight Tasmanian woman.

2 Sep, 1976


Single Release

The band releases the single, Jailbreak, from their album which was first released in Australia only, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap. The song is about Mark Brandon Reid, also known as “Chopper.”who was sent to jail for murdering a gang leader and he got sentenced to 16 years.

1 Dec, 1975

The Jack

Single Release

The band releases the single, The Jack, from their album, T.N.T. The song is about a venereal disease. “The Jack” is the Australian slang for gonorrhea. Scott:

We were living with this houseful of ladies who were all very friendly and everyone in the band had got the jack. So we wrote this song and the first time we did it on stage they were all in the front row with no idea what was goin’ to happen. When it came to repeatin’ ‘She’s got the jack’ I pointed at them one after another.

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