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.
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.
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.
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.
ACDC wins Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance for War Machine. This is their first Grammy.
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.
It rolled off the tongue – it reminds me of radio warnings up north of black ice. It was deadly stuff.
AC/DC releases their single Stiff Upper Lip from their album with the same name.
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.
The band releases the single, Moneytalks, from their album, The Razors Edge.
The band releases the single, Are You Ready, from their album, The Razors Edge.
The band releases the single, Who Made Who, from their album with the same name.
The band releases the single, Shake Your Foundations, from their album, Who Made Who.
The band releases the single, Flick of the Switch, from their album with the same name.
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’.
The band releases the single, What Do You Do For Money Honey, from their album, Back in Black.
The band releases the single, Walk All Over You, from their album, Highway To Hell.
The band releases the single, Shot Down In Flames, from their album, Highway To Hell.
The band releases the single, Riff Raff, from their album, If You Want Blood (You Got It).
The band releases the single, If You Want Blood (You Got It), from their album, Bad Boy Boogie.
The band performs, Bad Boy Boogie, from their album, Let There Be Rock, at the Apollo Theatre in Glasgow, Scotland.
The band performs, Dog Eat Dog, from their album, Let There Be Rock, at the Apollo Theatre in Glasgow, Scotland.
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.
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.