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AC/DC
Formed: 1973 in Sydney, Australia
Active: '70s-2000s Major
Styles: Aussie Rock, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock Major
Members: Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Brian Johnson, Phil Rudd, Bon Scott, Cliff Williams Representative
Albums: "Highway to Hell", "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap", "Back in Black" Representative
Songs: "Highway to Hell", "Back In Black", "Back in Black"

UPC Type Title
696998020023 CD '74 Jailbreak
696998020016 Vinyl '74 Jailbreak
5099751075820 (i) CD 74' Jailbreak
823880020568 (i) DVD Ac/Dc Music in Review
5055396350289 (i) DVD Ac/Dc: Back in Black Music Milestones
696998020726 CD Back in Black
4547366041026 (i) CD Back in Black (Mini LP Sleeve)
696998020719 Vinyl Back in Black
5099751076513 (i) Vinyl Back in Black
886975409921 CD Backtracks (Box Set)
696998021921 CD Ballbreaker
4547366035117 (i) CD Ballbreaker (Mini LP Sleeve)
4547366041033 (i) CD Ballbreaker
886973922323 CD Black Ice
886973922828 CD Black Ice
886973923825 (i) CD Black Ice
886973837719 Vinyl Black Ice
696998021228 CD Blow Up Your Video
4547366041095 (i) CD Blow Up Your Video
696998021211 Vinyl Blow Up Your Video
5883007136201 DVD Bon Scott Years
696998021822 CD Bonfire
823564508597 DVD Classic Album Under Review-Back in Black
823564201924 CD Classic Interviews Unauthorized
696998020221 CD Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
5099751076025 (i) CD Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
760137570691 DVD Dirty Deeds
760137038092 DVD Dirty Deeds
696998020214 Vinyl Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
5099751076018 (i) Vinyl Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
823564513799 DVD DVD Collectors Boxauthorized
074645884394 DVD Family Jewels
696998020924 CD Flick of the Switch
4547366041118 (i) CD Flick of the Switch
696998020917 Vinyl Flick of the Switch
696998021020 CD Fly on the Wall
5099751076827 (i) CD Fly on the Wall
696998021013 Vinyl Fly on the Wall
4547366041101 (i) CD Fly on Wall
696998020825 CD For Those About to Rock We Salute You
5099751076629 (i) CD For Those About to Rock
4547366041088 (i) CD For Those About to Rock We Salute You
886973994528 (i) CD For Those About to Rock-Fanpack
696998020818 Vinyl For Those About to Rock We Salute You
5099751076612 (i) Vinyl For Those About to Rock We Salute You
696998020122 CD High Voltage
886973994221 (i) CD High Voltage-Fanpack
5099751075929 (i) CD High Voltage
696998020115 Vinyl High Voltage
5099751075912 (i) Vinyl High Voltage
696998020627 CD Highway to Hell
5099751076421 (i) CD Highway to Hell
886973994429 (i) CD Highway to Hell-Fanpack
696998020610 Vinyl Highway to Hell
5099751076414 (i) Vinyl Highway to Hell
696998020528 CD If You Want Blood You'Ve Got It
5099751076322 (i) CD If You Want Blood You Got It
696998020511 Vinyl If You Want Blood You'Ve Got It
5099751076315 (i) Vinyl If You Want Blood You'Ve Got It
823880021398 DVD In Performance
823880035777 (i) DVD Inside the Music
886976095222 CD Iron Man 2
886976712129 CD Iron Man 2
886976621421 (i) CD Iron Man 2
696998020320 CD Let There Be Rock
5099751076124 (i) CD Let There Be Rock
085391164937 DVD Let There Be Rock
883929156153 DVD Let There Be Rock
883929125500 Blu-Ray Let There Be Rock
696998020313 Vinyl Let There Be Rock
5099751076117 (i) Vinyl Let There Be Rock
696998021525 CD Live
696998021426 CD Live
4547366041057 (i) CD Live
827969055311 Vinyl Live
5099751283614 (i) Vinyl Live
4547366041064 (i) CD Live (Jpn)
4547366035292 (i) CD Live (Mini LP Sleeve)
5099751077220 (i) CD Live '92
074645696393 DVD Live at Donington
5099720221494 (i) DVD Live at Donington
886973994696 (i) DVD Live at Donington-Fan Pack
886971373691 Blu-Ray Live at Donington
887654117526 CD Live at River Plate
886976181994 DVD Live at River Plate
886978933799 (i) DVD Live at River Plate
886978933898 (i) DVD Live at River Plate
886978706096 Blu-Ray Live at River Plate
887654117519 (i) Vinyl Live at River Plate
4547366035308 (i) CD Live-Collector's Edition (Mini LP Sleeve)
5099751077329 (i) CD Live-Special Collector Edition
886976147990 DVD No Bull-the Directors Cut
886976149499 Blu-Ray No Bull-the Directors Cut
4638990237784 CD Over the Top
886971430196 DVD Plug Me in
886971041798 DVD Plug Me in
696998020429 CD Powerage
5099751076223 (i) CD Powerage
696998020412 Vinyl Powerage
5099751076216 (i) Vinyl Powerage
696998021327 CD Razor's Edge
5099751077121 (i) CD Razor's Edge
4547366041019 (i) CD Razor's Edge
696998021310 Vinyl Razors Edge
5099751077114 (i) Vinyl Razors Edge
8100817137165 DVD Rock Power
886970829021 CD Stiff Upper Lip
4547366035315 (i) CD Stiff Upper Lip (Mini LP Sleeve)
4547366041071 (i) CD Stiff Upper Lip (Mini LP Sleeve)
617917235595 DVD We Salute You Biography
696998021129 CD Who Made Who
4547366035285 (i) CD Who Made Who (Mini LP Sleeve)
4547366041040 (i) CD Who Made Who
696998021112 Vinyl Who Made Who
823880023590 DVD Worlds Greatest Albums-Ac/Dc Back in Black DVD
5055396350845 DVD Worlds Greatest Artists: Ac/Dc Rock Case

Biography: AC/DC's mammoth power chord roar became one of the most influential hard rock sounds of the '70s. In its own way, it was a reaction against the pompous art rock and lumbering arena rock of the early '70s. AC/DC's rock was minimalist -- no matter how huge and bludgeoning their guitar chords were, there was a clear sense of space and restraint. Combined with Bon Scott's larynx-shredding vocals, the band spawned countless imitators over the next two decades and enjoyed commercial success well into the 2000s.

AC/DC were formed in 1973 in Australia by guitarist Malcolm Young after his previous band, the Velvet Underground, collapsed (Young's band has no relation to the seminal American group). With his younger brother Angus serving as lead guitarist, the band played some gigs around Sydney. Angus was only 15 years old at the time and his sister suggested that he should wear his school uniform on-stage; the look became the band's visual trademark. While still in Sydney, the original lineup featuring singer Dave Evans cut a single called "Can I Sit Next to You," with ex-Easybeats Harry Vanda and George Young (Malcolm and Angus' older brother) producing.

The band moved to Melbourne the following year, where drummer Phil Rudd (formerly of the Coloured Balls) and bassist Mark Evans joined the lineup. The band's chauffeur, Bon Scott, became the lead vocalist when singer Dave Evans refused to go on-stage. Previously, Scott had been vocalist for the Australian prog rock bands Fraternity and the Valentines. More importantly, he helped cement the group's image as brutes -- he had several convictions on minor criminal offenses and was rejected by the Australian Army for being "socially maladjusted." And AC/DC were socially maladjusted. Throughout their career they favored crude double entendres and violent imagery, all spiked with a mischievous sense of fun.

The group released two albums -- High Voltage and T.N.T. -- in Australia in 1974 and 1975. Material from the two records comprised the 1976 release High Voltage in the U.S. and U.K.; the group also toured both countries. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap followed at the end of the year. In the fall of 1977, AC/DC released Let There Be Rock, which became their first album to chart in the U.S. Mark Evans left the band soon after, with Cliff Williams taking his place. Powerage, released in spring of 1978, expanded their audience even further, thanks in no small part to their dynamic live shows (which were captured on 1978's live If You Want Blood You've Got It). What really broke the doors down for the band was the following year's Highway to Hell, which hit number 17 in the U.S. and number eight in the U.K., becoming the group's first million-seller.

AC/DC's train was derailed when Bon Scott died on February 19, 1980. The official coroner's report stated he had "drunk himself to death." In March, the band replaced Scott with Brian Johnson. The following month, the band recorded Back in Black, which would prove to be its biggest album, selling over ten million copies in the U.S. alone. For the next few years, the band was one of the largest rock bands in the world, with For Those About to Rock We Salute You topping the charts in the U.S. In 1983, Rudd left the band after the recording of Flick of the Switch; he was replaced by Simon Wright.

With Flick of the Switch, AC/DC's commercial standing began to slip, and they weren't able to reverse their slide until 1990's The Razor's Edge, which spawned the hit "Thunderstruck." While not the commercial powerhouse they were during the late '70s and early '80s, the 1990s saw AC/DC maintain their status as a top international concert draw. In the fall of 1995, their 16th album, Ballbreaker, was released. Produced by Rick Rubin, the album received some of the most positive reviews of AC/DC's career; it also entered the American charts at number four and sold over a million copies in its first six months of release. Stiff Upper Lip followed in early 2000 with similar results. AC/DC signed a multi-album deal with Sony the following year that resulted in a slew of reissues and DVDs, and they returned to the studio in 2008 for Black Ice, an all-new collection of songs that was followed by the group's first world tour since 2001. Two years later, the band's music was featured heavily in the action movie Iron Man 2, and a best-of compilation was released in conjunction with the film under the title Iron Man 2. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi