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All Track Pack:

Song title Decade Genre
"Back in Black" (Live) 1990s Classic Rock
"Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" (Live) 1990s Classic Rock
"Fire Your Guns" (Live) 1990s Classic Rock
"For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)" (Live) 1990s Classic Rock
"Heatseeker" (Live) 1990s Classic Rock
"Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be" (Live) 1990s Classic Rock
"Hells Bells" (Live) 1990s Classic Rock
"High Voltage" (Live) 1990s Classic Rock
"Highway to Hell" (Live) 1990s Classic Rock
"Jailbreak" (Live) 1990s Classic Rock
"Let There Be Rock" (Live) 1990s Classic Rock
"Moneytalks" (Live) 1990s Classic Rock
"Shoot to Thrill" (Live) 1990s Classic Rock
"T.N.T." (Live) 1990s Classic Rock
"The Jack" (Live) 1990s Classic Rock
"Thunderstruck" (Live) 1990s Classic Rock
"Whole Lotta Rosie" (Live) 1990s Classic Rock
"You Shook Me All Night Long" (Live) 1990s Classic Rock


Let There Be Rock - Rock Band 2

HistoryEdit

AC/DC are an Australian classic rock band formed in Sydney in 1973 by Scottish-born brothers Malcolm and Angus Young. Although the band are commonly classified as hard rock and are considered pioneers of heavy metal,[1][2] they have always classified their music as "rock and roll".[3]

AC/DC underwent several line-up changes before releasing their first album, High Voltage, in 1975. Membership remained stable until bassist Mark Evans was replaced by Cliff Williams in 1977. The band recorded their highly successful album Highway to Hell in 1979. Lead singer and co-songwriter Bon Scott died on 19 February 1980, after a night of heavy alcohol consumption. The group briefly considered disbanding, but soon ex-Geordie singer Brian Johnson was selected to replace Scott. Later that year, the band released their best-selling album, Back in Black.

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. AC/DC declined in popularity soon after drummer Phil Rudd was fired in 1983 and was replaced by future Dio drummer Simon Wright. Phil Rudd returned in 1994 (after Chris Slade was asked to leave in favour of him) and contributed to the band's 1995 album Ballbreaker. Stiff Upper Lip was released in 2000 and was well received by critics. The band's most recent album, Black Ice, was released on 20 October 2008.[4]

As of 2008, AC/DC has sold more than 200 million albums worldwide,[5] including 71 million albums in the United States.[6] Back in Black has sold an estimated 45 million units worldwide,[7] 22 million in the US alone, where it is the fifth-highest-selling album.[8] AC/DC ranked fourth on VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock"[9][10] and was named the seventh "Greatest Heavy Metal Band of All Time" by MTV.[11] In 2004, the band was ranked number 72 in the Rolling Stone list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time".[12]

Band membersEdit

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Former membersEdit

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Awards and nominationsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Dale Hoiberg, ed (2007-09-24). "AC/DC". Encyclopædia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite (2008 ed.). ISBN 1-59339-292-3. 
  2. Dale Hoiberg, ed (2007-09-24). "heavy metal". Encyclopædia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite (2008 ed.). ISBN 1-59339-292-3. 
  3. Engleheart, Murray (1997-11-18). AC/DC — Bonfire. 
  4. "AC/DC Completes Recording New Album". Blabbermouth.net. 2008-04-22. http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/BLABBERMOUTH.NET/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=95431. Retrieved 2008-04-22. 
  5. "Back to roots for AC/DC". Sydney Morning Herald. http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/10/22/1066631502999.html. Retrieved 2008-05-02. 
  6. "Top Selling Artists". Recording Industry Association of America. http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?table=tblTopArt. Retrieved 2008-08-02. 
  7. "AC/DC, fuoco alle polveri: <<Lasciate che ci sia il rock!>>". Gazzetta di Parma. http://www.gazzettadiparma.it/primapagina/dettaglio/4/16119/ACDC_fuoco_alle_polveri:_%C2%ABLasciate_che_ci_sia_il_rock%C2%BB.html. Retrieved 2009-03-20. 
  8. "Top 100 Albums". Recording Industry Association of America. http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?table=tblTop100. Retrieved 2008-08-02. 
  9. "100 Greatest artists of hard rock". VH1. http://www.vh1.com/shows/dyn/the_greatest/62188/episode_wildcard.jhtml?wildcard=/shows/dynamic/includes/wildcards/the_greatest/hardrock_list_full.jhtml&event_id=862769&start=81. Retrieved 2008-08-02. 
  10. http://www.rockonthenet.com/archive/2000/vh1hardrock.htm
  11. "The Greatest Metal Bands of All Time". MTV. http://www.mtv.com/bands/m/metal/greatest_metal_bands/071406/index8.jhtml. Retrieved 2008-08-02. 
  12. http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/7248603/the_immortals__the_greatest_artists_of_all_time_72_acdc

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