- 22 February 2011
In celebration of Record Store Day, AC/DC will be releasing a limited edition 7" single of "Shoot To Thrill / War Machine" April 16th, 2011. Both tracks are previously unreleased and were recorded in December, 2009 on the Black Ice Tour. For a list of participating stores, visit the official Record Store Day website.
- 4 February 2011
Walcha News, Australia reports that AC/DC's lead singer Brian Johnson is currently discussing the possibility of appearing on Australia’s V8 Supercar series. Brian stated “late last year we were talking about race series I could do. Australian V8 Supercars came up and I’d love to have a shot in one of them.”
“It's going to be quite a year. My season will start in Florida, where I live, and with a bit of luck it could end up in a V8 supercar Down Under.” “I love the atmosphere with an audience in our rock concerts. Translate that audience to the race track. It would be amazing. I’ve tried Nascar at Indianapolis. That gets your arse twitching like a rabbit’s nose. I just loved it. Like Nascar, V8 Supercars have a lot of power there and all the cars are pretty equal so that’s what makes it so exciting to watch”
“And with the band’s standing in Australia, it’s nice to know there might be a few people who might come along to see it.” See Walcha News for the full story.
- 18 January 2011
AC/DC Australia’s Family Jewels Exhibition which is developed and presented by the Arts Centre, Melbourne and the Western Australian Museum in association with AC/DC, Albert Music and Sony Music is currently showing in Darwin (Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory) through February 27th, 2011. The exhibition will then travel to The Western Australian Museum in Perth from April 16th through August 7th 2011, and is planned to travel overseas after this.
The Family Jewels exhibition displays over 400 items including photographs, posters, letters, lyrics, personal items, guitars, and much more spanning 35 years of AC/DC history.
- 6 January 2011
- 30 December 2010
New Years Eve, December 31st 1973 AC/DC would perform their very first live show at Chequers in Sydney, Australia.
By October 1974, Bon Scott would join the band, and the rest is Acca Dacca history.
Happy New Year from ACDC.com!
- 14 December 2010
- 13 December 2010
AC/DC’s Bon Scott was once a resident of Sunshine, and attended Sunshine primary school from 1951-56. Bon would later perform with AC/DC at Sunshine Technical School in 1975. A proposal has been submitted to the local council in Sunshine to name a yet unnamed lane “Bon Scott Lane” in dedication to Bon, who is said to have first taken on the name Bon at the primary school in the early 50’s.
February 19th will be the 31st anniversary of Bon’s death, and the committee hopes that the lane will be unveiled then
- 1 December 2010
Angus Young is nominated in the Guitar World 2010 readers poll for "The Guitar World Hall Of Fame" category. Be sure to vote for Angus at the Guitar World website at this location:
- 14 October 2010AC/DC's Iron Man 2 album has been nominated for Favorite Album soundtrack for the 2010 American Music Awards. http://www.amavote.com AC/DC have also been nominated for the Billboard Touring Awards for the following categories: Top Tour (AC/DC Black Ice Tour), Top Draw, and Top Box Score for Anz Stadium, Sydney (Feb 18, 20, 22), and Etihad Stadium, Melbourne (Feb 11, 13, 15). http://www.billboard.com
- 5 October 2010
- 28 September 2010
Be sure to check out the new features on ACDC.com, the official AC/DC site!
Our brand new community page for fans to interact from around the world, post your own AC/DC blog, upload your favorite AC/DC photos, post comments, and more! Check out the all new AC/DC tour history section, updated photo section, AC/DC 101, and look out for more updates coming soon!
- 1 September 2010
Available from Voyageur Press, “AC/DC: High-Voltage Rock ‘N’ Roll: The Ultimate Illustrated History” by Phil Sutcliffe follows the band from its roots in Sydney, Australia, to its most recent releases and sold-out world tours. No stone is left unturned, from the band’s formation and early gigs on the club circuit Down Under, to the 1980 death of singer Bon Scott and ultimately astounding worldwide success. Jam-packed with more than 400 illustrations—from handbills, posters, backstage passes, and vinyl from around the globe, as well as rare candid and performance photography—this massive contribution to the AC/DC library gives fans a all-access visual tour through almost four decades of unadulterated rock mastery. Additionally, sidebars and essays from top rock scribes examine all studio releases, document the band’s numerous personnel changes, and delve into the guitar gear of the Young brothers, while musicians past and present comment and reflect on the band’s lasting influence.
Complete with a specially commissioned band history and discography, an afterword from Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott, and a complete index, this book brings fans as close to the band as possible without a ticket.
For those who can’t get enough of the boys from Sydney, AC/DC: High-Voltage Rock ‘n’ Roll salutes you!Contributors:
Jen Jewel Brown