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PostSubject: AC/DC (Also known as Acca Dacca in Australia)   Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:15 pm

AC/DC are a rock band formed in Sydney, Australia in 1973 by brothers Angus and Malcolm Young. Although the band are considered pioneers of hard rock and heavy metal, its members have always classified their music as "rock 'n' roll".
AC/DC underwent several line-up changes before releasing their first album, High Voltage, in 1975. Membership remained stable until bassist Cliff Williams replaced Mark Evans in 1977. In 1979, the band recorded their highly successful album Highway to Hell. Lead singer and co-songwriter Bon Scott died on February 19, 1980, after a night of heavy alcohol consumption. The group briefly considered disbanding, but soon ex-Geordie singer Brian Johnson was selected as Scott's replacement. Later that year, the band released their best selling album, Back in Black.
AC/DC have sold more than 200 million albums worldwide, including 69 million albums in the US. Back in Black has sold an estimated 42 million units worldwide and 22 million in the US alone, making it the fifth highest-selling album ever in the US. AC/DC ranked fourth on VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock"and the seventh "Greatest Heavy Metal Band Of All Time" by MTV.

Current Members :
* Brian Johnson – lead vocals (1980–present)
* Angus Young – lead guitar (1973–present)
* Malcolm Young – rhythm guitar, backing vocals (1973–present)
* Cliff Williams – bass guitar, backing vocals (1977–present)
* Phil Rudd – drums, percussion (1975–1983, 1994–present)

Former members :
* Dave Evans – lead vocals (1973–1974)
* Mark Evans – bass guitar (1975–1977)
* Bon Scott – lead vocals (1974–1980)
* Simon Wright – drums, percussion (1983–1989)
* Chris Slade – drums, percussion (1989–1994)

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