- 16 March 2011
According to Bay Of Plenty Times, New Zealand, AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd will be appearing at Farmer Auto Village in Mount Maunganuion Saturday, March 19th to offer locals a chance to take a spin with him in one of his luxury cars for a price. Phil will be showcasing 11 of his cars, 7 of which are "the rarest supercars in the world". Proceeds collected for the car rides, along with some special AC/DC memorabilia that will be auctioned by Phil at the event will be donated to the earthquake recovery fund in Christchurch.
The cars on display include a Ferrari F40, Ferrari 599, Lamborghini Murcialago, Lamborghini Gallardo, 2010 Rolls Royce Ghost, Unique Can Am race car, 2011 Bentley Mulsanne, Bentley super sport, Audi R8 V10, 2011 Aston Martin DBS and 2010 Mercedes SLS AMG.
The display will run from 9am-4pm on Saturday at the Farmer Auto village Audi/Volkswagen showrooms.
- 8 March 2011
AC/DC Live At River Plate, a definitive live concert DVD documenting AC/DC’s massive Black Ice World Tour, will be available for purchase on Tuesday May 10, 2011. Shot in December of 2009, AC/DC Live At River Plate marks AC/DC’s triumphant return to Buenos Aires where nearly 200,000 fans, and 3 sold-out shows, welcomed the band back after a 13 year absence from Argentina. This stunning live footage of AC/DC underscores what Argentina’s Pagina 12 newspaper reported by saying “no one is on the same level when it comes to pure and clear Rock ‘n Roll.” Directed by David Mallet and produced by Rocky Oldham, AC/DC Live At River Plate was shot with 32 cameras entirely in HD. AC/DC Live At River Plate features 19 songs (110 minutes) as well as ‘behind the scenes’ footage of this massive production coming together among the excitement of anxious fans.
AC/DC Live At River Plate will be available on DVD, Blu-Ray and Ltd Edition collector’s edition with exclusive t-shirt. Additionally the DVD contains a bonus feature titled “The Fan, The Roadie, The Guitar Tech & The Meat,” features interviews with AC/DC, their crew and fans among the excitement of the shows and the city of Buenos Aires.
AC/DC Live At River Plate captures the intensity and power of the band’s critically acclaimed world tour in support of their most recent album Black Ice, which debuted at #1 in 31 countries. The Black Ice World tour took AC/DC on a 20 month trek around the globe playing to over 5 million fans in 108 cities in over 28 countries. The Black Ice World Tour earned AC/DC a Pollstar Award for Major Tour of the Year in 2010.AC/DC Live At River Plate track listing is as follows:
1. Rock N Roll Train
2. Hell Ain’t A Bad Place To Be
3. Back In Black
4. Big Jack
5. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
6. Shot Down In Flames
8. Black Ice
9. The Jack
10. Hells Bells
11. Shoot To Thrill
12. War Machine
13. Dog Eat Dog
14. You Shook Me All Night Long
16. Whole Lotta Rosie
17. Let There Be Rock
18. Highway To Hell
19. For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)
- 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.
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- 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:
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- 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