Artist Name: AC/DC

03 Dec 2012, 20:44 129,427,534 2,573,723

AC/DCAC/DC is an Australian rock band formed in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in December 1973 by Angus and Malcolm Young. Their albums have sold in colossal numbers; the total is now estimated at well over 200 million copies worldwide, with the 1980 album Back In Black selling over 21 million in the US alone and 40+ million worldwide, making it, according to statistics, one of the best selling albums in the world, outsold only by Michael Jackson's 'Thriller', and tied with Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon'. Their newest album released in 2008 entitled Black Ice is critically acclaimed even ahead of its release. The band has had two distinctive lead singers, and fans tend to divide its history into the "Bon Scott era (1974-80)" and the "Brian Johnson era (1980-present)".

Most fans will agree that lead guitarist Angus Young (Now living In The Netherlands) is the face of AC/DC, appearing on the cover of most albums. His wild stage antics and schoolboy uniform have made him one of the most loved guitar players of all time. He has the unparalleled ability to captivate an audience of over 50,000 people with just the sounds of his guitar and his facial expressions. Most footage of Angus consists of him either doing Chuck Berry's patented Duck Walk across the stage, or of his mop of hair flying around as he rocks through one of his famous solos. Aside from captivating solos, he has also created some of the most well-known riffs together with his brother Malcolm Young.

Bon Scott was the second man to front AC/DC back in 1973 (Dave Evans was the first). He would always smile when he was singing and often made a sideways glance towards a camera if it was there with a grin on his face. Also known for wearing a School Girl outfit with pigtails and smoking a cigarette on their first TV performance, with his duties as lead vocalist, Scott also helped to write many of the band's most popular songs. He was lyrically at his best on such songs as "Let There Be Rock" and "Shot Down in Flames". Sadly, Bon died February 19th 1980 due to alcohol poisoning after a night of heavy drinking in London. It was around this time that AC/DC were starting to get global recognition.

The rhythm section of AC/DC included Malcolm Young (rhythm guitar), Cliff Williams (bass) and Phil Rudd (drums). Other drummers include Simon Wright ('83-'89) and Chris Slade ('89-'94).

Brian Johnson (earlier in English Heavy rock band Geordie) became the new front man of AC/DC in early 1980 after Bon Scott passed away. Brian is known for always wearing his paperboy cap, a black tank top and blue jeans. He is noted for his distinctive, rough and jagged, yet powerful falsetto style of singing, with a remarkably high range. Well known examples for Johnson's characteristic vocals are found in the songs "For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)" and "You Shook Me All Night Long". With blessings from the Scott family, Brian has been singing his way into fans' hearts for over 25 years.

AC/DC are currently on tour as of this writing. You can view the tour schedule at the Official AC/DC Website.

Malcolm Mitchell Young (6 January 1953 – 18 November 2017) was an Australian musician and songwriter, best known as a co-founder, rhythm guitarist, backing vocalist and songwriter for the hard rock band AC/DC. Except for a brief absence in 1988, he was with the band from its November 1973 beginning until retiring permanently in 2014, due to health reasons. Young and the other members of AC/DC were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.

Though his younger brother Angus is the more visible of the brothers, Malcolm has been described as the driving force and the leader of the band. He also added that despite his retirement from the band, AC/DC was determined to continue making music with his blessing. As the rhythm guitarist, he was responsible for the broad sweep of the band's sound, developing many of their guitar riffs and co-writing the band's material with Angus. He was married to Linda Young and had two children, Cara and Ross.

Young took a leave of absence from AC/DC in April 2014, to receive treatment for dementia. In September 2014, the band's management announced that he would be retiring permanently.
Malcolm Young died on 18th of November, 2017, at the age of 64 after a three-year long battle with dementia.

Top Track of Atist: AC/DC

Back in Black - AC/DC

Back in Black

1,038,634
7,141,389
Highway to Hell - AC/DC

Highway to Hell

941,043
7,009,352
Thunderstruck - AC/DC

Thunderstruck

693,091
4,932,551
Hells Bells - AC/DC

Hells Bells

605,176
4,088,771
Shoot to Thrill - AC/DC

Shoot to Thrill

556,225
3,348,865
T.N.T. - AC/DC

T.N.T.

532,549
3,205,173
Have a Drink on Me - AC/DC

Have a Drink on Me

401,864
1,827,187
Let There Be Rock - AC/DC

Let There Be Rock

307,260
1,540,996
Whole Lotta Rosie - AC/DC

Whole Lotta Rosie

281,330
1,661,950
Shake a Leg - AC/DC

Shake a Leg

266,398
1,225,509
The Jack - AC/DC

The Jack

254,083
1,434,199
Jailbreak - AC/DC

Jailbreak

253,576
1,189,264
Who Made Who - AC/DC

Who Made Who

252,712
1,127,545
High Voltage - AC/DC

High Voltage

246,350
1,370,336
Touch Too Much - AC/DC

Touch Too Much

242,048
1,440,360
Girls Got Rhythm - AC/DC

Girls Got Rhythm

221,726
1,148,416
Big Balls - AC/DC

Big Balls

206,149
927,020
Shot Down in Flames - AC/DC

Shot Down in Flames

197,269
967,652
Given the Dog a Bone - AC/DC

Given the Dog a Bone

193,434
921,267
Hard as a Rock - AC/DC

Hard as a Rock

190,470
936,890
War Machine - AC/DC

War Machine

189,635
1,125,746
Moneytalks - AC/DC

Moneytalks

187,827
919,947
Walk All Over You - AC/DC

Walk All Over You

185,753
890,805
Problem Child - AC/DC

Problem Child

184,386
998,200
Big Gun - AC/DC

Big Gun

181,671
744,797
Rocker - AC/DC

Rocker

179,241
939,340
TNT - AC/DC

TNT

173,522
1,024,346
Get It Hot - AC/DC

Get It Hot

166,513
758,876
Heatseeker - AC/DC

Heatseeker

164,942
713,397
Big Jack - AC/DC

Big Jack

162,424
876,435
Skies on Fire - AC/DC

Skies on Fire

161,377
848,831
Live Wire - AC/DC

Live Wire

158,323
775,977
Are You Ready - AC/DC

Are You Ready

158,000
728,152
Fire Your Guns - AC/DC

Fire Your Guns

157,607
717,635
Anything Goes - AC/DC

Anything Goes

152,726
838,959
Stiff Upper Lip - AC/DC

Stiff Upper Lip

151,549
733,994
Black Ice - AC/DC

Black Ice

150,906
829,902
Ride On - AC/DC

Ride On

150,832
706,614
Night Prowler - AC/DC

Night Prowler

150,434
667,047
-->