Why did it have to be Malcolm? :(
Rest easy, Malcolm!
AC/DC is an Australian rock band formed in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in December 1973 by Angus and Malcolm Young. Their albums have sold in colossal numbers; the total is now estimated at well over 200 million copies worldwide, with the 1980 album Back In Black selling over 21 million in the US alone and 40+ million worldwide, making it, according to statistics, one of the best selling albums in the world, outsold only by Michael Jackson's 'Thriller', and tied with Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon'. Their newest album released in 2008 entitled Black Ice is critically acclaimed even ahead of its release. The band has had two distinctive lead singers, and fans tend to divide its history into the "Bon Scott era (1974-80)" and the "Brian Johnson era (1980-present)".
Most fans will agree that lead guitarist Angus Young (Now living In The Netherlands) is the face of AC/DC, appearing on the cover of most albums. His wild stage antics and schoolboy uniform have made him one of the most loved guitar players of all time. He has the unparalleled ability to captivate an audience of over 50,000 people with just the sounds of his guitar and his facial expressions. Most footage of Angus consists of him either doing Chuck Berry's patented Duck Walk across the stage, or of his mop of hair flying around as he rocks through one of his famous solos. Aside from captivating solos, he has also created some of the most well-known riffs together with his brother Malcolm Young.
Bon Scott was the second man to front AC/DC back in 1973( Dave Evans was the first). He would always smile when he was singing and often made a sideways glance towards a camera if it was there with a grin on his face. Also known for wearing a School Girl outfit with pigtails and smoking a cigarette on their first TV performance, with his duties as lead vocalist, Scott also helped to write many of the band's most popular songs. He was lyrically at his best on such songs as "Let There Be Rock" and "Shot Down in Flames". Sadly, Bon died February 19th 1980 due to alcohol poisoning after a night of heavy drinking in London. It was around this time that AC/DC were starting to get global recognition.
The rhythm section of AC/DC includes Malcolm Young (rhythm guitar), Cliff Williams (bass) and Phil Rudd (drums). Other drummers include Simon Wright ('83-'89) and Chris Slade ('89-'94).
Brian Johnson (earlier in English Heavy rock band Geordie) became the new front man of AC/DC in early 1980 after Bon Scott passed away. Brian is known for always wearing his paperboy cap, a black tank top and blue jeans. He is noted for his distinctive, rough and jagged, yet powerful falsetto style of singing, with a remarkably high range. Well known examples for Johnson's characteristic vocals are found in the songs "For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)" and "You Shook Me All Night Long". With blessings from the Scott family, Brian has been singing his way into fans' hearts for over 25 years.
AC/DC are currently on tour as of this writing. You can view the tour schedule at the Official AC/DC Website. Read more on Last.fm.
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Never teared up to AC/DC before... Life is too short.
WE SALUTE YOU
AC/DC are another one of those bands, like Motorhead, that I grew up just kinda assuming they'd be around forever.
Lemmy and Malcom are the kinds of musicians that'll likely never be replaced. Very sad day.
Aw man, AC/DC is the reason I got in to playing guitar when I was 12.
At least Bon will have a friend to jam with.
AC/DC Live is single handily responsible for starting a lifelong love of heavy metal for me. My favorite band of all time. Fucking sucks.
Stop the pill poppin or the bodies keep droppin
So i dont know who lil peepz is but dying at 21 is pretty tragic.
a lot of pressed pills are cut with fent and a lot of people aren't able to tell the difference.
do you know anyone who's ever overdosed?
When the genre glorifies pill popping and drug use so much, is anyone surprised?
It's a shame for anyone to die this young, but hopefully people will learn from his mistakes. His entire sub genre of music glorifies the abuse of really dangerous drugs like xanax and lean. It would be nice for this to be a wake up call for some of his listeners and rap music contemporaries. Addiction and drug abuse shouldnt be taken lightly, and niether should it be glorified or made to look "cool".
edit. Yes i understand Peep suffered from serious depression, and he wasn't truly supporting casual drug use like Lil Pump and such, but he perpetuated in his music the idea that drug abuse was his only effective coping mechanism, which is a very dangerous idea to spread. His depression turned him to drug abuse, and drugs only worsened his depression. He is the victim of an environment were getting actual help was frowned upon, and turning to drugs was concidered his only option. Because of this, It's very possible for his young, impressionable audience to turn to substance abuse to cope with their problems instead of seeking help. I know multiple artists have come out saying this hard drug culture is a problem, and denying it isnt going to help people like lil peep.
Stop glorifying drugs. Get help. This fucking sucks.
This is what I’m saying. This shit gets romanticized. I remember Trippie Redd saying that lean was like “liquid heroin” and how some of these guys beat their addiction to this stuff. I really hope that type of stuff continues, and this stuff doesn’t.
"When I die bury me with all my ice on"
That intro was gold.
Great tune, love the cinematography ;)
Great. Love the intro
Former Faith No More singer Chuck Mosley dead at 57
Rest easy Chuck
They are surely never the band they became without Patton, but I can still never imagine what kind of heartbreak there must be in leaving a band that then reaches superstardom. That must be a tough one to get past.
Confession time. The one an only 7 inch single I stole was Anne's Song back when I was a poorer youth. Was 7 pounds at the time if I remember correctly. Sad news to hear Chuck passed today. Introduce yourself still a great album that will get a spin tomorrow
He's with Anne now and her whole uptown contingent.
I just met him a couple weeks ago at a show of his. RIP
It wouldn't be an Eminem thread without people being split on opinions of the track and both sides vehemently defending their opinion.
Eh. I like the subject matter and I genuinely feel bad for Em right now. But it's still just a weird, choppy flow over a piano beat. He's saying he can't figure out how to get people's respect back... Just use a simple Dre beat with some bass. I dont feel like it's all that difficult.
I really liked it, but I can understand if his older fans don't like it a lot (I hope they grow to like it though after repeat listens).
Edit : Apparently, his older fans are liking it too. :)
Kept waiting for it to pick up steam and it never really did. Still liked it enough but was expecting something a little different. Beyonce sounds great.
Electric Light Orchestra - Don't Bring Me Down
So I was walking through a gas station the other day and I heard this playing. I thought "Damn, who is this indy band? Sounds like some modern indy rock with a dash of techno and beach boys vocals..." I loved it. I shazamed it, and was like cool. Went home told my wife and got chastised for the oldies pick. HAD NO IDEA. This song is decades ahead of the scene. Check it out if you are not familiar.
ELO is pretty awesome. If you liked that one, you should check out turn to stone, evil woman, and Mr blue sky.
And then if you are really adventurous you can listen to the first two Travelling Wilburys albums featuring Jeff Lynne from ELO, plus some bums named Dylan, Petty, Orbison and Harrison.
Traveling wilburys are awesome
Does anyone know who "Bruce" is?
I got into Ministry right around when Psalm 69 came out. It blew my mind when I found out that this song was by them too.
Nice song! Great taste in music my friend.
Nice!! Off of twelve inch singles album
Been listening to this everyday this month.
Huey Lewis and the News made this.
I wanna neeeew druuug...
He's got Lego man hair.
I'm not feeling this one. He plays well but there is just no groove or charm like the original.