12/22/04 - Australian film 'Thunderstruck' now available!
The Australian film Thunderstruck is now available to buy on DVD.
Available at: hmv.com.au and
12/15/04 - Double DVD Due Out In April!
According to bravewords.com, Legacy/Sony have a
new AC/DC Double-DVD listed on their April release schedule. It is set to contain previously released video collections plus
numerous extras. Click on the link for more info.
12/14/04 - Happy Birthday Cliff!!
Cliff turns 55 today!
11/19/04 - Lightning Bolt added to Melbourne Street Sign!
A Melbourne artist called "Knifeyard" has apparently used his artistic skills to add a lightning bolt to the sign at ACDC Lane in
Melbourne. As Legislation had prohibited the band's iconic lightning bolt or a slash from separating the AC from the DC.
Knifeyard decided to take the matter the into his own hands and made a massive lightning bolt out of the same metal used in
street signs and bolted it above and below the ACDC street sign with a hammer drill!
Thanks to crabsodyinblue.com for the info and click on the link to see a picture!
11/19/04 - New AC/DC Tribute Album
CMH Records have recently released "Let There Be Rockabilly: The Tribute to AC/DC
Purchase the CD at amazon.com
Highway to hell
You shook me all night long
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt cheap
Rock N Roll Damnation
Shot Down in Flames
For those about to Rock
11/19/04 - Drawing on AC/DC's Official Site
Check out acdcrocks.com to enter to win a Gibson Angus Young Signature
Model SG guitar signed by Angus.
11/5/04 - DualDisc to be officially released
Several record labels including EMI Music, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group and
5.1 Entertainment Group/Silverline Records, announced plans to introduce DualDisc, a new music product. DualDisc is a
two-sided disc made up of a CD on one side and a DVD on the other.
One of the titles scheduled to be released is the DualDisc version of AC/DC's "Back in Black". This title was one of the original
releases that were previously released in the test makets of Boston & Seattle only.
For further details of DualDisc visit: dualdisc.com
For a review of the D
10/25/04 - Brian adds voice to Computer Console systems!
Brian Johnson is one of the key voice talent roles in Activision, Inc.'s gritty, epic first-person war action-thriller
Call of Duty: Finest Hour
Vocalist Brian Johnson brings his signature voice, honed over the years as the front man for the famed legendary rock band
AC/DC. Johnson's character plays the leading role during the harrowing British campaign in Finest Hour, for which Johnson
carries an important personal connection. His father served as a Sergeant Major of the British Army's Durham Light Infantry,
and Johnson brought much of his father's experience as a "Desert Rat" to his character in the game.
10/5/04 - Happy Birthday Brian!!
That's right folks, Brian turns 57 today!
9/29/04 - Brian Johnson performing in LA tonight!
AC/DC singer Brian Johnson will be performing at The Joint in West Los Angeles, CA on Wednesday, September 29. Johnson
and "friends" are expected to run through a set of AC/DC classics.
Complete details: happeninharry.com
9/27/04 - Official Unveiling of AC/DC Lane!
AC/DC Street Name in Melbourne Australia to be officially unveiled this Friday, October 1st!
More Details: blabbermouth.net
9/14/04 - Florida Charity Reviews
Brian Johnson and Cliff Williams rocked the crowd like a Hurricane in Florida as they helped raise thousands for charity.
Taking to the stage with local musicians the AC/DC legends treated the crowd to some classic AC/DC tracks and even performed
TNT twice. They played it twice because Brian's voice gave out the first time.....I'll say that worries me a bit, but he said it was
because he hadn't had enough time to rehearse.
Thanks to Jeffannett for the following pics! I am not sure how long these will be available on his site, so check them out quickly!
Brain and Cliff
Also, check out crabsodyinblue.com for full
details of the show and fan reviews.
9/13/04 - Angus Blazer goes for $8,586 Australian dollars!
A schoolboy blazer once worn by Angus on stage recently sold for $8,586 Australian dollars at a memorabelia
auction held by Bonhams & Goodmans Sydney.
9/13/04 - "Thunderstruck" scheduled for November Release
The Australian film "Thunderstruck" has been scheduled for release as a DVD in Australia on November 10, 2004.
9/9/04 - It's Official, AC/DC To Receive Australian Street Name!
Australia's The Age is reporting that after weeks of speculation, Melbourne's Corporation Lane will be renamed ACDC Lane in a
move described last night as a victory for rock 'n' roll!
Full Article: The Age
Thanks for the link Mingo!
9/8/04 - Brian and Cliff to headline benefit concert
Brian Johnson and Cliff Williams are to headline a benefit concert in aid of the victims of Hurricane Charley.
The concert will be held at the Germain Arena Estero on
September 10th and is sponsored by the radio station 96 K-Rock.
Proceeds from the show will benefit the American Red Cross and the Hurricane Charley Disaster Relief fund.
8/3/04 - AC/DC laneway decision deferred
Melbourne council have deferred the decision on the possible renaming of Corporation Lane until the Setember council meeting,
to allow for them to judge public opinion.
Source and more info: heraldsun.news.com.au
8/3/04 - If you want Blood (You've got it)
AC/DC's 1978 Live album "If you want Blood (You've got it)" was voted 4th best live rock album of all time in a poll conducted by
Classic Rock magazine.
Top Ten Live albums - Classic Rock 2004
Thin Lizzy - Live and Dangerous
UFO - Strangers in the night
Deep Purple - Made in Japan
AC/DC - If you want Blood (You've got it)
Led Zeppelin - How the west was won
Who - Live at Leeds
Judas Priest - Unleased in the East
Hawkwind - Space Ritual
Rush - Exit stage Left
Rory Gallagher - Irish Tour
8/3/04 - Brian Johnson joins Twisted Sister!
Brian Johnson made a guest appearance at the Rock and Blues Custom
Show 2004 at Penrich Derbyshire England, on Saturday July 31st! Brian joined Twisted Sister during their set and performed
a version of Whole Lotta Rosie with Dee Snider!
Pictures from the Twisted Sister performance
7/29/04 - Former AC/DC Tribute to Release Debut Album
A former AC/DC tribute band will release their debut album "Up the Crack" under the band name of Boned coming this August.
More details available at perrisrecords.com
I can honestly say that I am totally amped up for this release. For any of you die hard fans who went out and got the Rhino
Bucket albums, you know what I mean. We can only hope this will be just as good.
7/19/04 - Updates on the proposed AC/DC lane, and new album and tour not until 2005!
AC/DC guitarist Angus Young has told Australia's The Age that the group are completing work on a new album, with a release and tour scheduled for next year.
He also said they would consider playing a gig at "ACDC Lane" - the proposed new name of "Corporation Lane" in Melbourne's
central business district as a tribute to Australia's most successful band.
Also more on the album for next year at electricbasement.com
7/14/04 - Back in Black hits 20 Million in sales in the US!
According to billboard.com,
"Back in Black" has been certified by the Recording Industry Association
of America as selling over 20 million copies in the USA.
This qualifies the album for a second diamond award, which was instituted by the music industry trade group in 1999 for albums
that have passed the 10 million barrier.
6/21/04 - Brian films segment for TV series
According to crabsodyinblue.com AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson
recently spent a week in Greece filming an episode for the syndicated television series "Goddess Odyssey".
On the trail of Helen Of Troy, the renowned rock singer traveled through remote areas of Greece seeking out the shrines, temples, paths
and journeys of the woman whose face launched a thousand ships and whose passion led to the downfall of a civilization. Brian also shared
music from his upcoming musical theater production "Helen of Troy". A woman wronged, a legend before her time or a shipbuilder's best
friend: the myths, the legends, the realities uncovered on a modern day journey by one of rock 'n' roll's finest.
The episode will air in the fall in the United States.
6/14/04 - Bon Scott named number one frontman!
In a list featured in the July 2004 issue of the UK Rock magazine "Classic Rock", Bon Scott was listed as number 1 in a list of
the 100 greatest frontmen!
The magazine also features an article on AC/DC from 1976, and it should be noted that Brian Johnson came in at number 32!
Top 10 greatest frontmen, according to Classic Rock magazine:
1) Bon Scott (AC/DC)
2) Freddie Mercury (QUEEN)
3) Robert Plant (LED ZEPPELIN)
4) Dave Lee Roth (VAN HALEN)
5) Steven Tyler (AEROSMITH)
6) Ozzy Osbourne (BLACK SABBATH)
7) Axl Rose (GUNS N' ROSES)
8) Bruce Dickinson (IRON MAIDEN)
9) Roger Daltrey (THE WHO)
10) Phil Lynott (THIN LIZZY)
6/14/04 - Brian doesn't fair so well in Sunday's race
It was a case of a bad day at the office for De Luca Racing at the Watkins Glen Historic Racing as a carburetor problem left
Brian Johnson trailing off the pace and finishing 37th in a 44-car field on the Rolex Vintage Endurance race on the Sunday.
6/7/04 - AC/DC get a second streeet named after them!
After already having a street named after them in Madrid, Spain, our Aussie rockers could soon stroll down a lane named in
their honor, city officials in the southern Australian city of Melbourne have said.
Thanks to Trac/dc and Mingo for the link!
Full article: cnn.com
5/21/04 - AC/DC Convention in Wrexham, Wales
An AC/DC convention will take place in Wrexham, Wales on August 6th, 7th & 8th. Ten bands will appear live, with Dave
Evans headlining on the 7th.
Official website at acdcconvention.co.uk
5/21/04 - Thunderstruck Movie opened May 20th in Australia
'Thunderstruck,' an Austrailan road movie (produced by Mel Gibson's Icon Films) about 4 AC/DC fans traveling accross
Australia, premiered May 16th in Sydney, and will be released in Australia on May 20th.
The CD Soundtrack does not featue AC/DC but a cover band playing 'Its A Long Way To The Top,' and 'Jupiter's Landscape'
by Bon's pre-AC/DC band Fraternity.
Official website at thunderstruckthemovie.com
5/21/04 - Sunday for Sammy performance on DVD
The CD and DVD of the 2004 Sunday for Sammy performance which featured a guest performance by Brian Johnson singing
"Nutbush City Limits" is now available for purchase.
More details at sundayforsammy.com
5/21/04 - AC/DC Radio program scheduled for BBC World Service
On Monday May 24th the BBC World Service turns the volume up to 11 with AC/DC, whose classic riffs and heavy rocking
ways have seen them at the top of the rock tree for 30 years. With rare interviews from their legendary frontman Bon Scott,
who died in 1980, we trace their early years, from playing wild bars round Australia, on to conquering the world with 'Highway
To Hell'. After Scott's death, the band swiftly replaced him with gravel voiced Geordie Brian Johnson, to record 'Back In Black',
which for many is THE all-time rock classic, and is one of the biggest selling records of all time. AC/DC remain one of the most
popular live acts, and we hear just how they keep on producing rock classics...
The program will be repeated 4 times throughout the day, times are specific to each country, (9.30am 1.30pm and 6.30pm in
UK). More details on the world service website including details on how to listen wherever you are. The program will also be
on demand online for a week (in the music feature section on the ws website).
5/19/04 - Happy Birthday Phil!
Phil Rudd turned 50 today!
4/30/04 - Troops Blast AC/DC Music in Siege of Fallujah
FALLUJAH, Iraq - In Fallujah's darkened, empty streets, U.S. troops blast AC/DC's "Hell's Bells" and other rock music full
volume from a huge speaker, hoping to grate on the nerves of this Sunni Muslim city's gunmen and give a laugh to Marines
along the front line.
Some of you hard core AC/DC fans may remember the United States did the same thing in the 80's to General Noriega. They
blared "For Those About To Rock" outside of his compound until he surrendered!
4/30/04 - Mark Evans in car wreck
Former AC/DC bass player Mark Evans was treated for minor neck injuries after being involved in a crash in the taxi he was
being driven in. Thankfully Mark hopes to be back playing with his good friend Dave Tice (formerly of Buffalo) at gigs in Sydney
Bridge Hotel on the 4th and 11th of May.
4/30/04 - New AC/DC Tribute band formed for Thunderstuck soundtrack!
Members of The Living End, Spiderbait, Grinspoon and You Am I make up a band called The Jack who cover the songs of
AC/DC for the upcoming movie Thunderstruck. The Jack are Phil Jameson (Grinspoon), Janet English (Spiderbait), Davie Lane
(You Am I), Kemstar (1200 Techniques), Travis Demsey (ex Living End) and Bodhan Dower (Sender).
The movie Thunderstuck hits Australian cinemas on May 20.
The soundtrack for the film is listed with a release date of the 9th May 2004 at
4/30/04 - Warner Music Canada is set to release 'SARStock' DVDs
A two DVD set of the SARStock concert is set to be released on June 22nd. The set called Toronto Rocks!, will feature
performances by concert headliners the Rolling Stones, as well as the 12 other acts on the bill, including AC/DC, Rush and
the Flaming Lips.
3/31/04 - Happy Birthday Angus!!
The schoolboy turns 49 today!
2/25/04 - New AC/DC Tribute CD
There is a new AC/DC Tribute CD that was released on 1/27/04 by Big Eye Muisc. It is called 'World's Greatest AC/DC Tribute'
and can be purchased at amazon.com
1/21/04 - Brian talks about new album!
AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson told Italy's Rock Hard Magazine that the band will definitely come out with a new studio
album in 2004 and that guitarist Angus Young has written "harder" riffs than what appeared on their last studio album,
Stiff Upper Lip. Brian also said he will be handling lyrics this time around, which would be the first time since 1988's
Blow Up Your Video! A world tour would also coincide with the new album.
On a personal note, IT'S ABOUT FUCKING TIME BRIAN WRITES AGAIN! Good luck Brian, kick some ass brutha!
1/20/04 - Thunderstruck by the Bay
At the recent Thunder by the Bay
Bike Festival & charity event held on 1/13/04, Brian Johnson made a cameo appearance and joined the
Greg Billings band on stage for a few songs, including a version
of "You shook me all night long"!
Thunder by the Bay pictures
1/14/04 - AC/DC enters the Guiness Book of World Records
AC/DC are featured in the 2004 Guiness Book of World Records for their sales of the album "Back in Black"
1/13/04 - AC/DC and Coors Light team up
AC/DC's "For those about to Rock" has been used in a Coors Light television commercial for the Superbowl.
You can check out the commercial at coorslight.com
1/6/04 - Happy Birthday Malcolm!!
That's right folks, Mal turns 51 today!