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More than three decades into a career that shows no signs of slowing down or letting up, AC/DC, like electricity itself, provides the world with an essential source of power and energy. Since forming in 1973, AC/DC's high voltage rock 'n' roll has flowed out into the world via consistently sold-out concert tours and global sales totaling more than 200 million albums and counting. Sony BMG Music Entertainment's #1 best-selling catalog act worldwide,

AC/DC has sold nearly 71 million albums in the U.S. alone, making AC/DC one of the five top-selling bands in American music history.

One of the group's best-loved works, the enormously successful and influential "Back In Black," has achieved RIAA "Double Diamond" status, for sales in excess of 22 million copies in the United States, and is the U.S.'s fifth largest-selling album ever.

But the roots of AC/DC lie back in Australia, and before that Glasgow, Scotland, where Angus and Malcolm Young, the musical core of the band (and still the most formidable guitar team in rock history), were born (in 1958 and 1953, respectively). In 1963, the Young family migrated to Sydney, Australia, where music would make its mark on the brothers. (As a member of the Easybeats, Angus and Malcolm's older sibling, George Young, was responsible for one of Australia's first international hits, "Friday On My Mind," in 1966. From 1974 through 2000, George and musical collaborator, Harry Vanda, produced a number of AC/DC albums including "High Voltage," "T.N.T.," "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap," "Let There Be Rock," "If You Want Blood You've Got It," "Powerage," "74 Jailbreak," "Who Made Who," "Blow Up Your Video," and "Stiff Upper Lip.")

Brian Johnson - Gesang

"Bei dem zu bleiben, was wir taten, das war mutig. Der Druck, dem wir in den 80ern und 90ern ausgesetzt waren, also Windmaschinen zu benutzen und Lederklamotten zu tragen, war eine schwere Zeit. Die Leute dachten, dass wir Dinosaurier wären, dass wir keine Plan mehr hätten, weil wir nicht funky und stylisch genug wären."

Angus Young - Gitarre

"Ich mag es nicht, an den Köpfen der Leute vorbeizuspielen. Grundsätzlich mag ich es viel lieber, vor der Menge zu rocken und ihnen die Köpfe wegzublasen."

Malcolm Young - Gitarre

“Wir waren immer eine treue Band. Du wirst keine treuere finden. AC/DC wird immer AC/DC bleiben."

Cliff Williams - Bass

“Das Wort "natürlich" fällt oft bei uns - wenn sich etwas nicht natürlich anfühlt, machen wir es nicht.”

Phil Rudd - Drums

“Manchmal nehme ich die Ohrstöpsel raus und sage, "Aaahhh, ran an die Buletten, lasst uns so wie früher loslegen."“

Bon Scott

"Wir wollen nur die Wände zum Einstürzen und das Dach zum Zusammenbrechen bringen. Musik ist dafür da, dass sie so laut wie möglich gespielt wird, schön roh und schlagkräftig - und ich werde jeden schlagen, der das nicht so mag, wie ich es tue."