308: AC⚡️DC

They’re Australian rock royalty, one of the most successful bands in history, and made such an impact so early on that they directly influenced other bands we consider huge influences today.

AC/DC are one of only a handful of worldwide stadium hard rock bands, capable of commanding enormous audiences across the globe. And, in reality, it’s not hard to see why.

In the 70s, AC/DC cracked their formula, and it has served them well for nearly 50 years. Strong, straightforward riffs, catchy choruses, and a whole heap of attitude has meant AC/DC has appealed to huge audiences generation after generation.

AC/DC are also one of those rare bands that experienced a frontman change and still went on to continued success. After an enormously successful run through the 70s with multiple huge hits that are now considered iconic, vocalist Bon Scott passed away, leaving the band the enter an uncertain second decade with a new singer. However, when they returned with Brian Johnson on the mic in 1980, they released ‘Back in Black’, not only considered one of their best albums, but one of the best rock albums of all time.

Last year, AC/DC released ‘Power Up’, their seventeenth album, and are only two years away from celebrating fifty years of electrifying hard rock. It’s hard to even imagine what the hard rock landscape would look like without their comforting presence and guidance.

The simple fact is AC/DC became one of the biggest hard rock bands on earth with everyone else was still figuring out what that would even sound like.

And what better call to arms for our ilk than…

“For those about to rock, we salute you.”

Brian Johnson, 1982