AC/DC FAQ

AC/DC FAQ

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The band: UFO was once mistaken for AC/DC. The story goes:
 AC/DC and UFO were doing a show together in Philadelphia. UFO went on first, and after their show singer Phill Mogg and bassist Peter Way went into the AC/DC dressing room to socialise. Then an Atlantic executive went up to Phill Mogg and said, "Bon, what a great show!" In front of AC/DC.

In May of '78, Bon went to the bathroom and was standing beside an employee of Atlantic Records. The employee asked Bon whether he was AC or DC. As the legend goes, Bon said, "Neither Im the lightening flash in the middle!" Bon then beat up the employee.

AC/DC was offered to star in the Movie 'Dracula Rocks'.

For AC/DC's last show as Cheap Trick's opening act, Angus, Malcolm and Bon bounded onstage for the headliners' encore, which included renditions of Sin City and School Days. The encore also found Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen being hoisted on the shoulders of a roadie, a la Angus.

(all this happend during the same tour!)

AC/DC is a slang term for bi-sexuality. In the early days the name help get the band more gigs(in gay clubs)

"Upfront, bisexual women would come in and hold up vibrators. They had T-Shirts with holes cut out in the front, and their boobs were poking out. It was great!" Remembered Malcolm.

Angus and Bon were considered unconventional sex symbols due to Australian pop personality Molly Meldrum.

The album Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap was recored the same month of T.N.T's release. It was put on shelf untill the band needed a new album. Atlantic did this so AC/DC could tour without the pressures of a new album.

Angus came up with the line, 'Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap' from the cartoon Beany and Cecil There was a guy called Dishonest John and he had a card that said, 'Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap. Holidays, Sundays and Special Rates.'

The famous phone number from Dirty Deeds Just ring 36-24-36-0 gave AC/DC a lot of greif. People with that phone number kept getting prank calls, later they tried to sue AC/DC.

Some Christan Church groups think the Lightening Bolt between the AC and DC is a Satanic S.

Back In Black has sold over 10 million copies world wide.

Cliff has been known to bleach his hair.

Bon had six tattos including an eagle, a snake, and a cartoon lion. He also pierced both ears out of boredom.

On "The Razor's Edge" album, Brian didn't write the lyrics. He was in the middle of a divorce and needed time to himself. Angus and Malcolm took that job for themselves.

When AC/DC toured with Motley Crue in 1991 on the Monsters of Rock tour, Brian told bassist Nikki Sixx that his tattoos looked as if someone had thrown up on his arms.

Angus smokes Benson and Hedges cigarettes.

Some people often got the lyrics to three popular AC/DC songs confused. In "Money Talks", people thought that Brian was singing "Mommy Dogs". In "You Shook Me All Night Long" the lyric "She had sightless eyes" was misunderstood as "She had me cicumsized". And in "Back In Black"the lyric "Forget the hearse cause I'll never die" was heard as "I've got a hairstyle that'll never die".



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