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AC/DC

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An Scottish-Australian rock band, formed in Sydney in November of 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young. AC/DC has sold an estimated 200 million albums worldwide, including 68 million in the United States of America. The two primary founders of the band, Malcolm Young and Angus Young, developed the idea for the band's name after their sister Margaret saw the initials "AC/DC" written on a sewing machine. "AC/DC" is an abbreviation for "alternating current/direct current," which refer to the two different types of charges used in electricity. The band chose the name because of their energetic “electrical” style of playing rock and roll. Even though AC/DC considers their music style simply as "rock and roll", AC/DC are often considered pioneers of heavy metal.[1]

Band Members

Angus Young - lead guitar (slide), songwriter and sole constant original member (1973—)
Malcolm Young - rhythm guitarist, backing vocalist and songwriter (1973-2017)
Bon Scott - vocals (1974–1980)
Arbol - vocals (1980—)
Stevie Young - El Drogadicto (2014—)
Cliff Williams - bass (1977—)
Phil Rudd - drums and percussion (1975–1983 and 1994—)
Dave Evans - vocals (1973–1974)
Colin Burgess - drums and percussion (1973–1974)
Rob Bailey II - bass (1973–1974)
Noel Taylor - drums and percussion (1974)
Larry van Kriedt - Bass, saxophone (1973–1975)
Peter Clack - drums and percussion (1974–1975)
Mark Evans II - bass (1974–1975)
Simon Wright - drums and percussion (1984–1989)
Chris Slade - drums and percussion (1989–1990†)

Discography

Albums

High Voltage (Australia only) (1975)
T.N.T. (Australia only) (1975)
High Voltage (1976)
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (1976) (released in the United States in 1981)
Let There Be Rock (1977)
Powerage (1978)
If You Want Blood You've Got It (Live Album) (1978)
Highway to Hell (1979)
Back in Black (1980)
For Those About to Rock We Salute You (1981)
Flick of the Switch (1983)
'74 Jailbreak (1984) (Five tracks from the Australian releases of High Voltage and one track from Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap)
Fly on the Wall (1985)
Who Made Who (1986) (soundtrack to the Stephen King movie Maximum Overdrive)
Blow Up Your Video (1988)
The Razor's Edge (1990)
Live (1992) (released as both a double and a single album)
Live: Collector's Edition (1992)
Ballbreaker (1995)
Bonfire (1997) (boxed set tribute to Bon Scott)
Stiff Upper Lip (2000)
Black Ice (2008)
Backtracks (2009) (boxed set)
Iron Man 2 (2010) (soundtrack to the movie Iron Man 2)
Rock or Bust (2014)

Videos

Live at Donington (1991)
No Bull (1996)
Stiff Upper Lip Live (2001)
Family Jewels (2005)
Plug Me In (2007)
Live at River Plate (2011)

Records

  • 1980 AC/DC released their album titled "Back in Black;" which as of 2017 is the 2nd Best-Selling album in the world, right behind Michael Jackson's Thriller album, with over 40 million copies sold worldwide.
  • The Back in Black album is also the 4th Best-Selling album in the United States with 22,000,000 shipments/sales.
  • AC/DC has been named the 7th "Greatest heavy metal band of all time" by MTV.
  • Ranked #4 in VH1’s list of the "100 greatest artists of hard rock."
  • Ranked #23 by VH1 on their list of the "100 greatest artists of all time.”
  • 1988 AC/DC was inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame.
  • AC/DC set Australian record in 2010 for the biggest outdoor band in Australia, selling 212,729 tickets for their three concerts at Sydney's ANZ stadium, surpassing the previous record held by U2 of 211,747 for their Vertigo tour in 2006.
  • AC/DC's Black Ice tour is destined to be one of the largest grossing (and attendance) tours in music history. Since 2008, and not including any of the 2010 tallies, the Black Ice tour has grossed an estimated $220+ million and counting.[2]
  • In 2003, AC/DC was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
  • In 2004, AC/DC was ranked #72 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 greatest artists of all time."
  • In 2012, Angus Young was ranked #24 in Rolling Stone magazine’s greatest guitarist of all time.

Awards

American Music Awards

Year Nominee/work Award
1982 Iron Man 2 Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group
2010 Iron Man 2 Favorite Soundtrack

Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards

Year Nominee/work Award
2008 Plug Me In DVD of the Year (Won)
2009 Black Ice Album of the Year (Won)
2010 AC/DC Band of the Year (Won)
2015 AC/DC Band of the Year (Won)

APRA[3] Awards, Australia

Year Nominee/work Award
1995 Big Gun Most Played Australian Work Overseas (Won)
2001 It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll) Top 10 Best Australian Songs (9th)
2006 Highway to Hell Most Played Australian Work Overseas
2007 Highway to Hell Most Played Australian Work Overseas
2009 Highway to Hell Most Played Australian Work Overseas (Won)
2010 Rock 'n' Roll Train Most Played Australian Work Overseas (Won)
2010 Angus Young, Malcolm Young Songwriters of the Year (Won)
2011 Highway to Hell Most Played Australian Work Overseas (Won)

ARIA[4] Awards

Year Nominee/work Award
1988 Black Ice Album of the Year (Won)
2009 Black Ice Album of the Year
2009 Black Ice Best Group
2011 AC/DC – Live at River Plate Best Music DVD (Won)
2015 Rock or Bust Best Group

Billboard Music Awards

Year Nominee/work Award
2015 Rock or Bust Top Rock Album

Brit Awards[5]

Year Nominee/work Award
2009 Black Ice International Group
2009 Black Ice International Album

ECHO Awards, Germany[6]

Year Nominee/work Award
2006 Family Jewels National/International Music DVD Production (Won)
2009 Black Ice Album of the Year (Album des Jahres)
2009 Black Ice Best International Rock/Metal/Alternative/Heavy Metal Group (Bester Kunstler/Kunstlerin/Gruppe/Kollaboration Rock/Alternative/Heavy Metal International) (Won)

Grammy Awards

Year Nominee/work Award
1989 Blow Up Your Video Best Hard Rock Performance
1991 The Razors Edge Best Hard Rock Performance
1992 Moneytalks Best Hard Rock Performance
1994 Highway to Hell Best Hard Rock Performance
2009 Rock N Roll Train Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals
2010 Black Ice Best Rock Album
2010 War Machine Best Hard Rock Performance (Won)

Juno Awards

Year Nominee/work Award
1991 The Razors Edge International Album of the Year
1992 The Razors Edge Best Selling Album by a Foreign Artist
2009 Black Ice International Album of the Year

MTV Europe Music Awards

Year Nominee/work Award
2015 The Razors Edge Best Rock

MTV Video Music Awards

Year Nominee/work Award
1991 Thunderstruck Best Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Video

Radio Music Awards

Year Nominee/work Award
2005 Thunderstruck Artist of the Year/Rock Radio

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Year Nominee/work Award
2003 Thunderstruck Fame Performer (Won)

World Music Awards

Year Nominee/work Award
2012 Thunderstruck World's Best Group

Sources

  1. Simple Wikipedia
  2. AC/DC Collector
  3. Australasian Performing Right Association
  4. Australian Recording Industry Association
  5. Brit Awards
  6. ECHO Music Prize

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