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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (1973 – present)

AC/DC is an Australian band formed in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in December 1973 by Angus and Malcom Young. Their albums have sold in colossal numbers; the total is now estimated at well over 200 million copies worldwide, with the 1980 album Back In Black selling over 21 million in the US alone and 40+ million worldwide, making it, according to statistics, one of the best selling albums in the world, outsold only by Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’, and tied with Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’. Their newest album released in 2008 entitled Black Ice is critically acclaimed even ahead of its release. The band has had two distinctive lead singers, and fans tend to divide its history into the “Bon Scott era (1974-80)” and the “Brian Johnson era (1980-present)”.

Most fans will agree that lead guitarist Angus Young (Now living In The Netherlands) is the face of AC/DC, appearing on the cover of most albums. His wild stage antics and schoolboy uniform have made him one of the most loved guitar players of all time. He has the unparalleled ability to captivate an audience of over 50,000 people with just the sounds of his guitar and his facial expressions. Most footage of Angus consists of him either doing Chuck Berry’s patented Duck Walk across the stage, or of his mop of hair flying around as he rocks through one of his famous solos. Aside from captivating solos, he has also created some of the most well-known riffs together with his brother Malcolm Young.

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  • kayto1996

    P.s. what's really boring ,are people making the same pointless observations and posting them...........if your gonna troll at least have a new angle...hopefully humorous way of doing it.....some of the stuff on nicklebacks page is inventive and funny ,same for megadeth and metallica.some of the you tube spoofing is hilarious

    36 minutes ago Reply
  • kayto1996

    the fact that ac/dc are concidered repetative by some, is not missed by any ac/dc fans, so why do we need to be reminded of that by anyone? If the opinion raised has only the intention to cause arguement or offence then it's not valid,please give an example of where you have read a negative opinion of one of your favourite bands that changed your opinion of them.Bands don't read these pages when they are at the level ac/dc are,therefore any opinion expressed is directed at the fanbase and not the band.again to repeat myself ...you have the option not to listen....and trolls put up comments in shoutboxes for negative reactions and attention ....just like the children they are.Obviously the diversity point was lost on you and the question of trying to get you to explain why you look on a bands shoutbox when your not into them

    1 hour ago Reply
  • s3nny

    maybe because a circlejerk is not in everyone's interest? a big variety of opinions (positive ones as much as negative ones) are more vital for a band or fanbase than sucking their dick all the time. you can only learn from mistakes or widen your horizon from opinions other than your own. on the other hand it is most definetly okay if a band has found their signature sound, like acdc. hamitic wrote that ac/dc haven't changed their sound for an eternity, which is true. you can't deny that. as a fan (or a more frequent listener) you should know that better than everyone else. that isn't necessarily a bad thing and nobody said that it is. it might be boring for some people (like me), but that says nothing about the quality of the music. now you need to realize, that other opinions may hold some truth in it. do yourself a favor and drop sentences like "don't listen to it", "don't visit the shoutbox if you don't like 'em", or "u a troll?". that shit is nothing but ignorant and immature.

    1 hour ago Reply
  • kayto1996

    @ impronen......yes it is a worry but on the otherhand i comes down to the same old question....should a band disband when one member becomes ill , dies or leaves and the truth is ....its up to the remaining band members....we as fans only have the right to stop buying there product.the bands desicion will be based on a far more knowledgable insight than any of 'us outsiders' and should simply be respected

    5 hours ago Reply
  • kayto1996

    @ s3nny well hamitic has a voice and replied to my comment.......and maybe got the tongue in cheek capiche.i wasn't angry with his comment as many bands have the same critique leveled at them....i was questioning why would you feel the need to post it.It's like censorship.....why should some body have the right to interfer( with there opinion) on another persons likes......when the reality is that you just don't have to listen. his opinion wasn't asked for by us ac/dc fans...but was given anyway.now take yourself..... at what point would you say that your an ac/dc fan coz your top 50 doesn't include ac/dc and yet your looking on this bands shoutbox.that's ok in it's self... but to then pass on your comment shows ignorance on your part,or your a troll,or your opinion is far more important than anyone elses, or your looking for an arguement....which is it ?...btw respect to halmic for his response as he is obviously far more intelligent than i expected,given his response

    5 hours ago Reply
  • impronen

    I'm kind of worried about that no-one (other than me) seems to mind that the new album is apparently made without Malcolm. It jus isn't right. I know a lot of people probably felt the same back in 80 when Bon was gone but at that time, they were a band at they're creative peak. Currently not so. And if there's one thing that makes AC/DC sound like AC/DC it's the way Malcolm plays riffs with the accuracy of a clock. Not in a monotonic way, just very, very precisely. I can't imagine the band with another rhythm guitarist.

    24 Jul 2:46pm Reply
  • s3nny

    looks like kayto1996 can't handle opinions.

    24 Jul 12:08pm Reply
  • rockycage

    Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

    23 Jul 7:50pm Reply
  • hamitic

    ok

    19 Jul 12:58am Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    лично для меня единственное, чем ценна эта группа - это тем, что ее любит сюткин. думаю, умный читатель после этого догадается о том, какова моя оценка значимости сего коллектива в истории мировой рок-культуры.

    17 Jul 9:21pm Reply
  • kayto1996

    V ha ha and !..............same could be said for all of us.......how much diversity do you have in your musical taste ? like all bands they fill a niche.......if i want to listen to Rush style music ..i listen to Rush,not AC/DC and if i want Motorhead,then i listen to Motorhead ,Guess what .......when i want AC/DC i think you get the point......Diversity ? over rated and guess what ....if you really need that ...make a playlist of different bands ....CAPICHE :)

    17 Jul 5:13pm Reply
  • hamitic

    For a fact, AC/DC have been pretty much repeting themselves for decades (that is not to say that all songs sound the same, but as in there isn't much diversity in their music) but I suppose that is ok if you like them.

    17 Jul 12:38am Reply
  • lyle_catcliffe

    Yay two more worthless opinions from children [2]

    16 Jul 7:01pm Reply
  • kayto1996

    vv........vvv Yay two more worthless opinions from children

    14 Jul 5:36pm Reply
  • MrShayton

    Вот это я понимаю группа. Попса столько народу на стадионах некогда не соберет. Браво коллективу за отличную музыку.

    14 Jul 9:12am Reply
  • VasTell

    Yay another back in black clone. [2]

    12 Jul 4:18pm Reply
  • TylerSymes

    Yay another back in black clone.

    10 Jul 12:51am Reply
  • Agallochy

    New album is finished !

    10 Jul 12:42am Reply
  • Zabapas

    Bon Scott nació el 9 de Julio de 1946 !

    9 Jul 10:05pm Reply
  • Zabapas

    Ronald Belford Scott, Bon Scott, nació en Forfar (Escocia) en 1946. Fue el primer cantante de AC/DC. A él se deben muchos de los grandes discos de la formación australiana. El grupo culminó su camino hacia el éxito internacional en 1979 con Highway to Hell. Sin embargo, Scott murió el 19 de febrero de 1980 víctima de una intoxicación etílica.

    9 Jul 10:03pm Reply
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