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AC/DC’s New Album Took 10 Days to Record -
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd: "We’ll all have to be dead before it stops" -
AC/DC’s Phil Rudd to Release First-Ever Solo Album -
AC/DC Biographer on Why He’s Not Expecting Malcolm Young to Return -
Hackers made Iran's nuclear computers blast AC/DC -
Albert Productions, the label behind AC/DC, rocks up 50 years -
AC/DC official site
Phil Rudd Official
Brian Johnson Official
THE YOUNGS: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC
"AC/DC FAQ" by Susan Masino
AC/DC ARE :
- Rhythm Guitar
Malcolm Mitchell Young
(born 6 January 1953) is a Scottish-born Australian guitarist . founder, rhythm guitarist, backing vocalist and songwriter of AC/DC. He has remained with the band since its November 1973 inception. Malcolm Young is the Mastermind behind AC/DC. As the rhythm guitarist, he is responsible for the band's sound & develop many of the band's Signature Guitar riffs .
- Lead Guitar
Angus McKinnon Young
(born 31 March 1955) is a Scottish-born Australian - co-founder, lead guitarist, and songwriter of AC/DC. Known for his energetic performances, schoolboy-uniform stage outfits, and popularisation of Chuck Berry's duckwalk. In 2003, he and the other members of AC/DC were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
(born 5 October 1947) is an English singer and lyricist. lead singer of AC/DC Since 1980. Following Bon Scott's death, the remaining members of the band considered quitting but They eventually concluded that Scott would have wanted AC/DC to continue. Angus Young : " Bon had mentioned Brian from the band Geordie . Bon had said 'Brian Johnson, he was a great rock and roll singer in the style of Little Richard.' when we decided to continue, Brian was the first name that Malcolm and myself came up with." In March 1980 Johnson received a phone call inviting him to London to audition as the new vocalist for AC/DC. he got the Job.
- Bass Guitar
Clifford "Cliff" Williams
(born 14 December 1949) is a British musician who has been a member of AC/DC as their bassist and backing vocalist since mid-1977. He had started his professional music career in 1967 and was previously in the British groups Home and Bandit. His first studio album with AC/DC was Powerage in 1978. The band, including Williams, was inducted into the American Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. Williams's playing style is noted for basic bass lines which follow the rhythm guitar.
BON SCOTT (R.I.P.)
- Vocals 1974 - 1980
Ronald Belford "Bon" Scott
(9 July 1946 – 19 February 1980) was a Scottish-born Australian rock musician, the lead singer and lyricist of AC/DC from 1974 until his death in 1980. born in Forfar and lived in Kirriemuir, Scotland, moved to Melbourne, Australia, with his family in 1952 . laiter moved to Fremantle, Western Australia. Scott formed his first band, The Spektors, in 1964 as the band's drummer and occasional lead vocalist. He performed in several other bands including The Valentines and Fraternity before replacing Dave Evans as the lead singer of AC/DC in 1974. on 19 February 1980, Scott died after a night out in London. AC/DC briefly considered disbanding, but the group quickly recruited vocalist Brian Johnson of the band Geordie. AC/DC's subsequent album, Back in Black, was released only five months later as a tribute to Scott.
- Rhythm Guitar
is a Scottish-born guitarist and current rhythm guitarist for AC/DC while Malcolm Young is on hiatus. He is the nephew of AC/DC guitarists Angus and Malcolm Young . During the 1988 U.S. tour for AC/DC's album Blow Up Your Video, Stevie filled in for Malcolm on rhythm guitar, while Malcolm left to deal with a growing alcohol dependency. Many fans were not even aware that Malcolm had been replaced, as Stevie bears a physical resemblance to him. In July 2014, AC/DC's Brian Johnson confirmed that Stevie had recorded with the band for their upcoming album, replacing again his ill uncle Malcolm.
(born Christopher Rees; 30 October 1946) is a Welsh rock drummer. was asked to join AC/DC in November 1989 after their then-drummer Simon Wright had departed. Slade played on The Razors Edge album in 1990 & AC/DC LIVE Album (1992 - Recorded During the Razor's Edge world tour ), and the "Big Gun" single released in 1993. According to Slade, after working on demos for the following album, Ballbreaker, Malcolm Young called Slade and told him they wanted to try a reunion with former drummer Phil Rudd. Slade has stated that he still gets on well with AC/DC and "it was an honour and a privilege to play with those guys". got Back in the Band in 2015 for the Rock or Bust World Tour !
AC/DC PAST MEMBERS :
Phillip Hugh Norman Rudd
(Born 19 May 1954) is an Australian drummer who has been a member of AC/DC from 1975 until 1983, and again from 1994 to the present. In 2003, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with the other members of AC/DC. In 1974 Rudd was told about AC/DC's rhythm section auditions by his former Coloured Balls bandmate Trevor Young (no relation to AC/DC's Young brothers). Rudd auditioned and was hired immediately. Rudd's drumming style suited the band's style of music and became an integral part of AC/DC's sound . Got out of the Band again in 2015 .
- Bass Guitar 1975 - 1977
Mark Whitmore Evans
(born 2 March 1956) is an Australian bass guitarist who was an early member AC/DC from March 1975 to June 1977. His playing featured on their albums T.N.T, High Voltage, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, Let There Be Rock and '74 Jailbreak. Evans has played for numerous other groups, sometimes on lead guitar, including Finch (aka Contraband), Cheetah, Swanee, Heaven and The Party Boys. Evans' autobiography, Dirty Deeds: My Life Inside/Outside of AC/DC was released in December 2011.
- Drums 1983 - 1989
(born 19 June 1963) is an English drummer . He started playing drums at the age of 13 and cites Cozy Powell, Tommy Aldridge and John Bonham as his greatest influences. He was also the drummer for the band Rhino Bucket and is currently playing with Geoff Tate. Wright, just a month shy of turning twenty years old, joined AC/DC after their drummer, Phil Rudd, left in May 1983. AC/DC recorded three albums with Wright in the mid-late 80s; Fly on the Wall, Who Made Who and Blow Up Your Video. Wright left the group in November 1989 to join Dio, and was replaced by Chris Slade.
- Drums 1974
is an Australian drummer of Italian descent, was a session drummer AC/DC (1975 debut album High Voltage and the "High Voltage" single) . in early 1974 George Young approached Tony and asked if he would record with AC/DC. The album was called High Voltage and Tony played drums on all tracks but one ("Baby, Please Don't Go" was recorded by Peter Clack), including the later single "High Voltage" (which appeared on the T.N.T. album and the international release of High Voltage) .
- Drums 1974 - 1975
is an Australian drummer - for ten months he was an early member of AC/DC . In April 1974 he joined Malcolm Young (rhythm guitar), Angus Young (lead guitar), Dave Evans (lead vocals) and Rob Bailey (bass guitar). He appears in early video footage of AC/DC, the Last Picture Show Theatre video of "Can I Sit Next to You Girl". Clack was a member of the band during the recording of their debut album High Voltage but most of the drum parts were recorded by session man Tony Currenti. Clack continued with AC/DC until January 1975 when he was sacked along with Bailey, Clack's permanent replacement was Phil Rudd.
- Bass 1974 - 1975
is an Australian musician who was an early bass guitarist with AC/DC. He joined the group in April 1974, with Malcolm Young (rhythm guitar), Angus Young (lead guitar), Dave Evans (lead vocals) and Peter Clack (drums). Bailey left in January 1975.
- Vocals 1973 - 1974
(born 20 July 1953) is an Australian singer who was the original lead singer of AC/DC from 1973–1974. He was a member of the band for a year before being replaced by Bon Scott around October 1974. During his time with AC/DC, Evans recorded one single ("Can I Sit Next To You, Girl"/ "Rocking in the Parlour") which was released in Australia and New Zealand. A promotional video for "Can I Sit Next To You, Girl" was also produced.
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