PROFILE AC DC
August 22, 2009 2 Comments
AC / DC are a hard rock band formed in Sydney, Australia in 1973.
Founder of the band are brothers Angus and Malcolm Young. Other members are bass player Cliff Williams, drummer Phil Rudd and vocalist Bon Sott. After Bon Scott died as a result overdosis alcohol in 1980, might be replaced by Brian Johnson.
AC / DC sell more than 200 million albums globally. The most successful album was the last album with Bon Scott, Highway to Hell, and the first album with Brian Johnson, Back in Black.
They include part of the New Wave of Heavy Metal, with bands segenerasi that appear at the end of the 1970s Saxon, Iron Maiden, UFO, Scorpions, Judas Priest and Thin Lizzy. Although referred to as the inspirator hard rock and heavy metal, AC / DC always mengategorikan their music as rock and roll.
AC / DC dinobatkan to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. In aara penobatan, they play “Highway to Hell” and “You Shook Me All Night Long” with Steven Tyler of Aerosmith as a guest vocalist.
As a sign of appreciation from the Australian government, a road in the city of Melbourne, Australia are named ACDC Lane.
In 2005, the Recording Industry Association of America says AC / DC album is the seller’s fifth largest market in the U.S. in history, with 69 million album sales. Until 2007, Back in Black has experience double-diamond, that is, sold 22 million units.