AC/DC

ACDC WALLPAPER_0AC/DC are considered to be the pioneers of hard rock. When they first started they were only famous in their own country but for a short period of time they became the prime core of heavy metal.They had their ups and downs but such as any other famous band yet they still remained what they represent today the pioneers of rock and heavy metal music.

AC/DC is an Australian hard rock band. AC/DC is a band with 5 members : Angus Young (lead guitar), Malcolm Young (rhythm guitar, backing vocals), Phil Rudd (drums), Cliff Williams (bass, backing vocals), Brian Johnson (lead vocals). They have 16 studio albums. Their music is similar to hard rock.

 

>> Genre: Hard Rock, Rock and Roll, Blues Rock

>> Country: Australia

>> Active: 1973-present

 

History

Australia’s most popular rock-band was established by family members – Angus and Malcolm Younger — who were created in Glasgow, Scotland. Their mature sibling, Henry, who created a name for himself with The Easybeats in the ‘60s signed up with his young friends in 1975.

In its first few decades, AC/DC visited constantly, mainly in European countries and Sydney. Their first venture into The united states came in 1977.

By 1979 they were among the top stone groups on the globe. Their 1980 record Back again in Dark has allegedly marketed over 40-million duplicates globally, creating it one of the biggest promoting of all time. They are currently in the top five best promoting groups in US songs record.

 

Band members 

Angus Young – Lead guitar (1973 present)

Malcolm Young – rhythm guitar, backing vocals (1973 present)

Phil Rudd – drums (1975–1983, 1994–present)

Cliff Williams – bass, backing vocals (1977–present)

Brian Johnson – lead vocals (1980–present)

 

Music

  • „High Voltage“ (1975) (Australia only)
  • „T.N.T.“ (1975) (Australia only)
  • „High Voltage“ (1976) (International version)
  • „Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap“ (1976)
  • „Let There Be Rock“ (1977)
  • „Powerage“ (1978)
  • „Highway to Hell“ (1979)
  • „Back in Black“ (1980)
  • „For Those About to Rock We Salute You“ (1981)
  • „Flick of the Switch“ (1983)
  • „Fly on the Wall“ (1985)
  • „Blow Up Your Video“ (1988)
  • „The Razors Edge“ (1990)
  • „Ballbreaker“ (1995)
  • „Stiff Upper Lip“ (2000)
  • „Black Ice“ (2008)

Famous for: You Shook Me All Night Long, Thunderstruck, TNT, Back in Black, High Voltage

 

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Influenced by

Led Zeppelin (Blues/British Blues/Hard Rock)

The Kinks (Hard Rock/ Rock & Roll)

The Who (Hard Rock/Rock & Roll)

Jeff Beck (Blues/Hard Rock/Rock & Roll)

Cream (Blues/Hard Rock)

Alice Cooper (Hard Rock/ Heavy Metal)

Stade (Glam Rock/Hard Rock)

 

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Sources:

http://www.acdc.com/us/home – Official Site

http://www.columbiarecords.com/artists/ – Record Label

http://www.last.fm/music/AC%2FDC  – Last.fm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC/DC – Wiki