- 8 July 2009
Triple M Music
Gone, but definitely not forgotten. Itâ€™s hard to imagine the legendary AC/DC frontman approaching pension age, but Bon Scott would have turned 63 today if he was still with us.
Of course, tragically, itâ€™s almost 30 years since we lost the great Bon at the age of only 33. But even today, people everywhere remember Bon in their own way.
Thereâ€™s a plaque in the small town of Kirriemuir in Angus, Scotland, Bonâ€™s birth place, that commemorates one of the townâ€™s most famous sons. [Itâ€™s other most famous son is JM Barrie, author of Peter Pan.] In Fremantle, Bonâ€™s adopted town outside Perth, thereâ€™s a big bronze statue of the singer.
Just this week, a hardcore fan in Fremantle has started up The Highway to Hell tour, which takes Acca Dacca fans to all the significant Bon-related places around Fremantle. It starts at the statue at Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour, then travels past Bonâ€™s childhood home, his schools, Fremantle Prison [where the singer did a short stint], ending up at Bon's recently refurbished grave site in Fremantle Cemetery.
Over in New York a couple of weeks ago, a couple of Bonâ€™s old notebooks â€“ featuring his handwritten lyrics to 25 songs including utter classics like â€œHigh Voltage,â€ â€œTNTâ€ and â€œDirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheapâ€ â€“ sold for $44,000 at Christieâ€™s, the worldâ€™s most prestigious auction house.
Around the same time in Melbourne at this yearâ€™s APRA Awards, AC/DCâ€™s 30-year old classic â€œHighway to Hellâ€ won the prize for the Most Played Australian Work Overseas â€¦ for 2008!!!
Happy Birthday, Bon â€“ you and your music are still very much in our hearts.
In commemoration, check out this video of Bon rocking out with his bagpipes...
- 7 July 2009
Don't miss your chance to win a pair of tickets to either the July 28th show in Boston or the July 31st show in NY! VH1's "Anvil & AC/DC: Living The Rock â€˜nâ€™ Roll Dream" sweepstakes ends this Friday, July 10th.
- 28 June 2009
The date of the upcoming Tacoma, WA concert at the Tacoma Dome has been moved back one day, from Sunday, August 30 to Monday, August 31st. If you are no longer able to attend and are in need of a refund, refunds can be obtained at your point of purchase. Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com.
- 24 June 2009
AC/DC's 30-year old classic "Highway to Hell" won the APRA Award for the Most Played Australian Work Overseas on June 23 in Melbourne. The song was released in July 1979 and was a surprise winner for the award last night. It was the second award in the category for the band (they also won it in 1995 with "Big Gun"). In 2004, Angus and Malcolm Youngâ€™s brother, George, and his songwriting partner Harry Vanda picked it up for "Love is In The Air." See the full story at Undercover.com.au.
- 2 June 2009
Converse just announced their Fall 2009 AC/DC Chuck Taylor All Star collection! Inspired by albums and concert graphics, the shoes in this collection will be available nationwide at specialty retailers, department stores and online at Converse.com beginning in June! AC/DC Chuck Taylor All Star high top shoes come in black, black/multi, red/white and black AC/DC print canvas versions.
- 14 May 2009
AC/DC has just announced an August 2nd concert date in Albany, NY at the Times Union Center. Tickets will go on sale, Saturday May 16th at 10AM local time.
- 11 May 2009
- 28 April 2009
Fans get drunk and let it all out on the karaoke stage. AC/DC tribute band LIVE WIRE brings down the house. Check out the full episode, up now.
- 13 April 2009
Promoters in Bucharest, Romania have been falsely advertising AC/DC as the headliner for their 2 day Bucharest Rock Arena festival happening on May 30 and 31, 2009. Tickets for this event have been available online as well as various retail outlets in Bucharest. AC/DCâ€™s Black Ice World Tour is sweeping through Europe where the band are headlining the 02 Arena in London tonight as well as April 16, 2009. AC/DC fans are encouraged to visit the bandâ€™s official website for a list of all sanctioned concerts. AC/DC will complete another 20 European dates before returning to the U.S. for a tour which kicks off on July 28 in Foxborough, MA.
- 5 April 2009
AC/DC's highly successful Black Ice World Tour returns to the U.S. on July 28 in Foxborough, MA at Gillette Stadium (see dates below). AC/DC kicked off their Black Ice World Tour in late October 2008, crisscrossing North America and Europe which earned them â€˜Major Tour of the Yearâ€™ award at the 20th Annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards. On Saturday, April 11th tickets start going on sale for the some of the upcoming shows in the Black Ice North American tour which include:
July 28 - Foxborough, MA: Gillette Stadium
July 31 - E. Rutherford, NJ: Giants Stadium
August 16 - Detroit, MI: Palace of Auburn Hills
August 18 - Grand Rapids, MI: Van Andel Arena
August 30 - Tacoma, WA: Tacoma Dome
September 2 - San Jose, CA: HP Pavillion
September 4 - Los Angeles, CA: Staples Center
September 6 - San Diego, CA: Sports Arena
September 8 - Anaheim, CA: Honda Center