AC/DC (Australian hard rock band)

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AC/DC are an Australian rock band formed in Sydney in 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young. Their music has been described by music journalists as hard rock, blues rock, and, controversially, heavy metal; the group have defined themselves as "a rock and roll band, nothing more, nothing less".

AC/DC underwent several line-up changes before releasing their first album, High Voltage, in 1975. Membership subsequently stabilised until Cliff Williams replaced Mark Evans as bassist in 1977 for the album Powerage. In February 1980, a few months after recording the album Highway to Hell, lead singer and co-songwriter Bon Scott died of "acute alcohol poisoning". The group considered disbanding but stayed together, bringing in Brian Johnson as replacement for Scott. Later that year, the band released their first album with Johnson, Back in Black, which they dedicated to Scott's memory. The album launched them to new heights of success and became their all-time best-seller.

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. The band fired Phil Rudd as drummer in 1983, and Simon Wright filled his place until quitting in 1989, being in turn replaced by Chris Slade. The band experienced a commercial resurgence in the early 1990s with the release of The Razors Edge. Phil Rudd returned in 1994, contributing to the band's 1995 album Ballbreaker. The band's studio album Black Ice, released in 2008, was the second highest-selling album of that year, and their biggest chart hit since For Those About to Rock, eventually reaching No.1 on all charts worldwide. The band's line-up remained the same until 2014 with Malcolm Young's retirement due to early-onset dementia and Rudd's legal troubles. In 2016, Johnson was advised to stop touring due to worsening hearing loss, and Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose stepped in as the band's vocalist for the remainder of that year's dates. Long-term bass player and background vocalist Cliff Williams retired from the band at the end of their 2016 Rock or Bust world tour.

AC/DC have sold more than 200 million records worldwide, including 71.5 million albums in the United States, making them the tenth highest-selling artist in the United States and the 14th best selling artist worldwide. Back in Black has sold an estimated 50 million units worldwide, making it the third-highest-selling album by any artist, and the highest-selling album by any band. The album has sold 22 million units in the US, where it is the sixth-highest-selling album of all time. AC/DC ranked fourth on VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock" and were named the seventh "Greatest Heavy Metal Band of All Time" by MTV. In 2004, AC/DC ranked No. 72 on the Rolling Stone list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time". Producer Rick Rubin, who wrote an essay on the band for the Rolling Stone list, referred to AC/DC as "the greatest rock and roll band of all time". In 2010, VH1 ranked AC/DC number 23 in its list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time".

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Discography

Album

Year Title RatingReleases
1975 High Voltage (original album) 3.65 8
1975 T.N.T. 4.25 9
1976 High Voltage (international album) 4.6 25
1976 Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap 4 31
1977 Let There Be Rock 4 24
1978 Powerage 3.8 26
1979 Highway to Hell 4.6 33
1980 Back in Black 4.45 35
1981 For Those About to Rock (We Salute You) 4.35 25
1983 Flick of the Switch 3.65 20
1985 Fly on the Wall 3.7 22
1988 Blow Up Your Video 3.55 15
1990 The Razors Edge 4 26
1995 Ballbreaker 3.2 15
2000 Stiff Upper Lip 3.9 15
2008 Black Ice 3.75 15
2014 Rock or Bust 3.6 8

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1980 3 Record Set 1
1995 Boom Box 1
1997 Bonfire 2 9
2000 AC/DC in the 20th Century 4 1
2002 Box Set 2
2005 Family Jewels 2
2006 2007 Gold Edition 1
2008 Collector's Crate 1
2009 Backtracks 5
2012 The Collection 1
2012 The Complete Collection 1
2016 Are You Ready? The Very Best Of 1
2017 The Bon Scott Years 1
The Roots of AC/DC: Keep On Rocking 4 1
Volts 0

Album + Compilation + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
1992 Live 3.85 23

Album + Compilation + Remix

Year Title RatingReleases
2015 High Voltage: Electro Club Remixes 1

Album + Compilation + Soundtrack

Year Title RatingReleases
1986 Who Made Who 4.35 22
2010 Iron Man 2 5 4

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
1978 If You Want Blood You’ve Got It 4.15 17
1978 Live from the Atlantic Studios 4
1985 Fly on tour 1
1992 Live at Donington 4
1996 No Bull: Live - Plaza De Toros, Madrid 4
1996 Westwood One Superstars In Concert Series 1
2001 Stiff Upper Lip Live in Munich 2001 2
2007 Plug Me In 2
2011 Live at River Plate 8
2015 Back To School Days 1
2016 Reunion In Dallas 1
2016 Tasmanian Devils 1
2016 The Very Best Of - Hot as Hell - Broadcasting Live, Vol. 1 1
2016 The Very Best Of - Hot as Hell - Broadcasting Live, Vol. 2 1
2017 Paradise Theatre Boston 1978 1
2017 Californication (Live at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, California 1986) 1
2017 Live Thunder 1
2018 1979-10-16: Living in the Hell: Towson, MD, USA 3

Album + Soundtrack + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
Let There Be Rock: The Movie, Live in Paris 3 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title RatingReleases
2007 At the Pavillon in Paris 1

Single

Year Title RatingReleases
1974 Can I Sit Next to You Girl 2
1975 It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll) 1
1976 Jailbreak 1
1977 Dog Eat Dog 1
1978 Rock 'N' Roll Damnation / Kicked In The Teeth 1
1979 Highway to Hell (Studio version with Bon Scott on vocals) 1
1979 Girls Got Rhythm 1
1980 Touch Too Much 1
1980 Whole Lotta Rosie 1
1980 You Shook Me All Night Long 2
1980 Rock And Roll Ain't Noise Pollution 1
1980 Hell's Bells / What Do You Do for Money Honey 1
1981 Let's Get It Up / Back in Black (Recorded live 1981) 4
1983 Guns For Hire 1
1984 Nervous Shakedown 1
1986 Shake Your Foundations 1
1986 Who Made Who 5
1987 Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap / Highway to Hell 1
1988 Heatseeker 4
1988 That’s the Way I Wanna Rock ’n’ Roll 8
1990 Thunderstruck 5
1990 Moneytalks 5
1991 Are You Ready 3
1991 Rock Your Heart Out 1
1992 Highway to Hell 7
1992 Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap 3
1992 Highway To Hell (Live) Maxi Single 1
1993 Big Gun 4
1995 Hard as a Rock 5
1995 Hail Caesar 2
1996 Cover You in Oil 2
2000 Stiff Upper Lip 3 5
2000 Safe in New York City 3
2000 Satellite Blues 2
2001 Stiff Upper Lip 1
2008 Rock N Roll Train 1
2014 Play Ball 1

Single + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
1993 Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (live) 1
2011 Shoot To Thrill / War Machine (Live At River Plate) 1

EP

Year Title RatingReleases
1995 1996 Ballbreaker Australian Tour EP 2

EP + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1984 ’74 Jailbreak 2.65 15

EP + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
1993 5 Titres inédits en concert 1
2007 Plug Me In: Bonus CD 4

Broadcast + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
2016 ACDC Baltimore '79 1

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