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AC/DC is a band that lives and dies on the output of guitarist Angus Young, one of the all-time greats. Their strongest work comes when he's playing at his absolute peak level.

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“The Thunder From Down Under have always stuck to the simple rule of keeping it simple. If you like dirty, gritty hard rock, AC/DC is the band for you. Not only have they survived
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 One of my guilty pleasrures. AC/DC plays simple riffs, drum beats any beginer could master, almost no bass, and areana rock lyrics about little more then sex, drugs, drugs, and

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“Back in Black helps any driver get that un-needed speeding ticket...but still a must have on the road trip playlist.”
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AC/DC are an Australian rock band formed in 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young. Although the band are commonly classified as hard rock and are considered a pioneer of heavy metal,they have always classified their music as rock and roll.

AC/DC underwent several line-up changes before releasing their first album, High Voltage, in 1975. Membership remained stable until bassist Mark Evans was replaced by Cliff Williams in 1977 for the album Powerage. Within months of recording the album Highway to Hell, lead singer and co-songwriter Bon Scott died on 19 February 1980, after a night of heavy alcohol consumption. The group briefly considered disbanding, but soon ex-Geordie singer Brian Johnson was selected to replace Scott. Later that year, the band released their highest selling album, Back in Black.

The band's next album, For Those About to Rock We Salute You, was their first album to reach number one in the United States. AC/DC declined in popularity soon after drummer Phil Rudd was fired in 1983 and was replaced by future Dio drummer Simon Wright, though the band resurged in the early 1990s with the release of The Razor's Edge. Phil Rudd returned in 1994 (after Chris Slade, who was with the band from 1990–1994, was asked to leave in favour of him) and contributed to the band's 1995 album Ballbreaker. Stiff Upper Lip was released in 2000 and was well received by critics. Since then, the band has stayed the same with the 1980-1983 lineup. The ...

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