AC/DC Shares The Story Behind the Song “Rock N Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution”

AC/DC is still celebrating the 40th anniversary of its classic 1980 album “Back In Black”  with its new video series, “The Story Of Back In Black”. Episode five of the series, which focuses on the song “Rock N Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution”, is available to watch below. Read Ghost Cult’s retrospective review here. Last December, “Back in Black” was certified by the Recording Industry Association Of America for U.S. shipments of 25 million copies. “Back in Black” first went platinum in October 1980 and had previously been certified 22 times platinum in December 2007. The RIAA lists “Back In Black” as the fourth biggest-selling album of all time. On July 25, 1980, AC/DC released “Back In Black” in the U.S., followed by the album’s U.K. release on July 31. It was the band’s first album without lead singer Bon Scott, who had died a few months earlier after passing out and choking on his own vomit following a long night of drinking. Continue reading

AC/DC Shares The Story Behind the Song “Back In Black”

AC/DC is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its classic 1980 album “Back In Black”  with its new video series, “The Story Of Back In Black”. Episode three of the series, which focuses on the song “Back In Black” , is available to watch below. Read Ghost Cult’s retrospective review here. Last December, “Back in Black” was certified by the Recording Industry Association Of America for U.S. shipments of 25 million copies. “Back in Black” first went platinum in October 1980 and had previously been certified 22 times platinum in December 2007. The RIAA lists “Back In Black” as the fourth biggest-selling album of all time. On July 25, 1980, AC/DC released “Back In Black” in the U.S., followed by the album’s U.K. release on July 31. It was the band’s first album without lead singer Bon Scott, who had died a few months earlier after passing out and choking on his own vomit following a long night of drinking. Continue reading

CLASSIC ALBUMS REVISITED: Forty Years of AC/DC’s Back In Black

The comeback to end all comebacks, the story of Back in Black (Atlantic Records) began with tragedy but ended in triumph. While comebacks usually require some form of absence from the public eye, a few weeks would barely register as a blip on the timelines of most bands. But for AC/DC, that short space of time was literally life-changing. Continue reading

AC/DC Shares the Second Episode The Story Of “Back In Black” Video Series – “Hells Bells”

 

AC/DC is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its classic 1980 album “Back In Black” by launching the new video series, “The Story Of Back In Black”. Episode two of the series, which focuses on the song “Hells Bells”, is available below. Last December, “Back in Black” was certified by the Recording Industry Association Of America for U.S. shipments of 25 million copies. “Back in Black” first went platinum in October 1980 and had previously been certified 22 times platinum in December 2007. The RIAA lists “Back In Black” as the fourth biggest-selling album of all time. On July 25, 1980, AC/DC released “Back In Black” in the U.S., followed by the album’s U.K. release on July 31. It was the band’s first album without lead singer Bon Scott, who had died a few months earlier after passing out and choking on his own vomit following a long night of drinking. Continue reading

AC/DC Shares the First Episode The Story Of “Back In Black” Video Series

AC/DC is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its classic 1980 album “Back In Black” by launching the new video series, “The Story Of Back In Black”. Episode one of the series, which focuses on the song “You Shook Me All Night Long”, is available below. Last December, “Back in Black” was certified by the Recording Industry Association Of America for U.S. shipments of 25 million copies. “Back in Black” first went platinum in October 1980 and had previously been certified 22 times platinum in December 2007. The RIAA lists “Back In Black” as the fourth biggest-selling album of all time. On July 25, 1980, AC/DC released “Back In Black” in the U.S., followed by the album’s U.K. release on July 31. It was the band’s first album without lead singer Bon Scott, who had died a few months earlier after passing out and choking on his own vomit following a long night of drinking. Continue reading

AC/DC’s – Highway To Hell Turns Forty

It was a very different world in July 1979 when AC/DC released their sixth album, the iconic slab of tune-filled granite we have loved and revered for 40 years. Jimmy Carter was President of the United States of America; Margaret Thatcher had recently been elected as the first woman prime minister of the United Kingdom. There was a Cold War. There was no internet. The Sony Walkman had been in the shops for three weeks. A very different world. Continue reading

Hatriot – From Days Unto Darkness

One of the first things that strikes you about the new album by Californian thrashers Hatriot is just how great vocalist Steve ‘Zetro’ Souza is sounding these days. His trademark high pitched, angry version of Bon Scott sounds so good that it could be someone half his age singing instead. Hang on, what do you mean it is? Continue reading

Asthma Castle – Mount Crushmore

Given the name, you’d expect Baltimore quintet Asthma Castle to deliver a wheezy form of Stoner/Sludge derived from the likes of Hollow Leg. Debut album Mount Crushmore (Hellmistress Records), the band’s first release for nine years, shows considerably more bounce and fun than any such misplaced assumptions, but flattens it all with unfathomable, cosmic weight. Continue reading

In Memorium: Malcolm Young Of AC/DC- The Architect Of Rock

When Malcolm Young of AC/DC died yesterday at age 64 after a long illness, a small bit of the flame of Rock `n Roll was put out. Al thought the music Young created will live on forever, as an observer of music history, you have to marvel at the longevity and the quality of the songbook he has left and wonder if anyone will ever come along to replicate it. Continue reading