Tag: AC/DC

Wednesday 10/19/22 10pm ET: Feature LP: AC/DC – Highway To Hell (1979)

Highway to Hell is the sixth studio album by Australian hard rock band AC/DC, released on July 27, 1979. It was the last album featuring lead singer Bon Scott, who would die early the following year on February 19, 1980.

  1. “Highway to Hell” 3:29
  2. “Girls Got Rhythm” 3:24
  3. “Walk All Over You” 5:10
  4. “Touch Too Much” 4:28
  5. “Beating Around the Bush” 3:55
  6. “Shot Down in Flames” 3:23
  7. “Get It Hot” 2:35
  8. “If You Want Blood (You’ve Got It)” 4:38
  9. “Love Hungry Man” 4:18
  10. “Night Prowler” 6:13

Bon Scott – lead vocals
Angus Young – lead guitar
Malcolm Young – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Cliff Williams – bass, backing vocals
Phil Rudd – drums

Friday 8/19/22 10pm ET: Feature LP: AC/DC – Back In Black (1980)

Back in Black is the seventh studio album by Australian rock band AC/DC. It was released on July 25, 1980 by Albert Productions and Atlantic Records. It is the band’s first album to feature lead singer Brian Johnson, following the death of previous lead singer Bon Scott.

After the commercial breakthrough of their 1979 album Highway to Hell, AC/DC was planning to record a follow-up, but in February 1980, Scott died from alcohol poisoning after a drinking binge. Instead of disbanding, they decided to continue on and recruited Johnson, who was previously vocalist for Geordie.

The album was composed by Johnson, Angus and Malcolm Young, and recorded over seven weeks in the Bahamas from April to May 1980 with producer Robert John “Mutt” Lange, who had worked on their previous album. Following its completion, the group mixed Back in Black at Electric Lady Studios in New York City. The album’s all-black cover was designed as a “sign of mourning” for Scott.

As their sixth international studio release, Back in Black was an unprecedented success. It has sold an estimated 50 million copies worldwide, and is one of the best-selling albums in music history. The band supported the album with a yearlong world tour, cementing them among the most popular music acts of the early 1980s. The album also received positive critical reception during its initial release, and it has since been included on numerous lists of “greatest” albums. Since its original release, the album has been reissued and remastered multiple times, most recently for digital distribution. On December 9, 2019, it was certified 25x Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

1. “Hells Bells” 5:10
2. “Shoot to Thrill” 5:17
3. “What Do You Do for Money Honey” 3:33
4. “Given the Dog a Bone” 3:30
5. “Let Me Put My Love into You” 4:16

1. “Back in Black” 4:14
2. “You Shook Me All Night Long” 3:30
3. “Have a Drink on Me” 3:57
4. “Shake a Leg” 4:06
5. “Rock and Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution” 4:15

Brian Johnson – lead vocals
Angus Young – lead guitar
Malcolm Young – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Cliff Williams – bass guitar, backing vocals
Phil Rudd – drums

Wednesday 7/27/22 1am ET: Live Album: AC/DC – If You Want Blood You’ve Got It (1978)

If You Want Blood You’ve Got It (written as just If You Want Blood) is the first live album by Australian hard rock band AC/DC, and their only live album with Bon Scott as lead vocalist. It was originally released in the UK and Europe on October 13, 1978, in the US on November 21, 1978. The album was re-released in 1994 on Atco Records and in 2003 as part of the AC/DC Remasters series.

  1. “Riff Raff” (from Powerage) 5:59
  2. “Hell Ain’t a Bad Place to Be” (from Let There Be Rock) 4:10
  3. “Bad Boy Boogie” (from Let There Be Rock) 7:29
  4. “The Jack” (from T.N.T.) 5:48
  5. “Problem Child” (from Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap) 4:40
  6. “Whole Lotta Rosie” (from Let There Be Rock) 4:05
  7. “Rock ‘n’ Roll Damnation” (from Powerage) 3:41
  8. “High Voltage” (from T.N.T.) 5:05
  9. “Let There Be Rock” (from Let There Be Rock) 8:33
  10. “Rocker” (from T.N.T.) 3:24

Bon Scott – lead vocals
Angus Young – lead guitar
Malcolm Young – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Cliff Williams – bass guitar, backing vocals
Phil Rudd – drums

Sunday 6/5/22 2pm ET: Feature LP: AC/DC – Back In Black (1980)

Back in Black is the seventh studio album by Australian rock band AC/DC. It was released on July 25, 1980 by Albert Productions and Atlantic Records. It is the band’s first album to feature lead singer Brian Johnson, following the death of previous lead singer Bon Scott.

After the commercial breakthrough of their 1979 album Highway to Hell, AC/DC was planning to record a follow-up, but in February 1980, Scott died from alcohol poisoning after a drinking binge. Instead of disbanding, they decided to continue on and recruited Johnson, who was previously vocalist for Geordie.

The album was composed by Johnson, Angus and Malcolm Young, and recorded over seven weeks in the Bahamas from April to May 1980 with producer Robert John “Mutt” Lange, who had worked on their previous album. Following its completion, the group mixed Back in Black at Electric Lady Studios in New York City. The album’s all-black cover was designed as a “sign of mourning” for Scott.

As their sixth international studio release, Back in Black was an unprecedented success. It has sold an estimated 50 million copies worldwide, and is one of the best-selling albums in music history. The band supported the album with a yearlong world tour, cementing them among the most popular music acts of the early 1980s. The album also received positive critical reception during its initial release, and it has since been included on numerous lists of “greatest” albums. Since its original release, the album has been reissued and remastered multiple times, most recently for digital distribution. On December 9, 2019, it was certified 25x Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

1. “Hells Bells” 5:10
2. “Shoot to Thrill” 5:17
3. “What Do You Do for Money Honey” 3:33
4. “Given the Dog a Bone” 3:30
5. “Let Me Put My Love into You” 4:16

1. “Back in Black” 4:14
2. “You Shook Me All Night Long” 3:30
3. “Have a Drink on Me” 3:57
4. “Shake a Leg” 4:06
5. “Rock and Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution” 4:15

Brian Johnson – lead vocals
Angus Young – lead guitar
Malcolm Young – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Cliff Williams – bass guitar, backing vocals
Phil Rudd – drums

Friday 5/27/22 9:15pm ET: Feature LP: AC/DC – High Voltage (1976)

High Voltage is the debut studio album by Australian hard rock band AC/DC, released only in Australia, on February 17, 1975. Their first international release in 1976 would also be named High Voltage, though with a radically different track list.

  1. “TNT” 4:50
  2. “She’s Got Balls” 4:52
  3. “Little Lover” 5:40
  4. “Stick Around” 4:39
  5. “Soul Stripper” 6:25
  6. “You Ain’t Got a Hold on Me” 3:31
  7. “Love Song” 5:14
  8. “Show Business” 4:46

Bon Scott – lead vocals
Angus Young – lead guitar
Malcolm Young – rhythm guitar, backing vocals, bass guitar, lead guitar on tracks 3, 5, 6 and 8
George Young – production, bass guitar, rhythm guitar,[9] backing vocals
Rob Bailey – bass guitar
Peter Clack – drums on track 1
Tony Currenti – drums on tracks 2, 4–8
John Proud – drums on track 3
Harry Vanda – production, backing vocals

Sunday 5/22/22 4pm ET: Feature LP: AC/DC – Razor’s Edge (1990)

The Razors Edge is the twelfth studio album by Australian hard rock band AC/DC released in September 1990. It was the band’s eleventh internationally released studio album and the twelfth to be released in Australia. It was a major comeback for the band, featuring the hits “Thunderstruck” and “Are You Ready”, which reached #5 and #16 respectively on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Tracks Chart, and “Money talks”, which peaked at #23 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album reached #2 on the US Billboard 200 and #4 in the UK, a smash commercial success that returned the band to the popularity of its glory years of the late 1970s and early 1980s. The album has been certified 5x platinum (5 million copies sold) in the US, and was re-released in 2003 as part of the AC/DC Remasters series.

1. “Thunderstruck” 4:52
2. “Fire Your Guns” 2:53
3. “Moneytalks” 3:48
4. “The Razors Edge” 4:22
5. “Mistress for Christmas” 3:59
6. “Rock Your Heart Out” 4:06
7. “Are You Ready” 4:10
8. “Got You by the Balls” 4:30
9. “Shot of Love” 3:56
10. “Let’s Make It” 3:32
11. “Goodbye and Good Riddance to Bad Luck” 3:13
12. “If You Dare” 3:08

Brian Johnson – lead vocals
Angus Young – lead guitar
Malcolm Young – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Cliff Williams – bass guitar, backing vocals
Chris Slade – drums, percussion

Thursday 1/13/22 6pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1981 A to Z – Part 8

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1981 A2Z.

We complete letter H and begin I. We feature music from: Police, Peter Cetera, Lulu, Pretenders, Abba, The Who, Glen Campbell, Terri Gibbs, Foreigner, Ronnie Milsap, Phil Collins, Donald Byrd, Carly Simon, Bangles, U2, AC/DC, Santana and many more. . .

6pm to 10pm ET

Tuesday 1/11/22 8pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1981 A to Z – Part 6

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1981 A2Z.

We complete letter F and start G. We feature music from: Cliff Richard, Odyssey, Whispers, Blackfoot, Imagination, Rita Coolidge, Saga, Alan Parsons Project, Rick James. Siouxsie & The Banshees, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, Billy Joel, Humble Pie, Duran Duran and many more. . .

4pm to 7pm ET

Monday 1/10/22 4pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1981 (by title) A to Z – Part 5

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1981 A2Z.

We complete letter E and start F. We feature music from: Stevie Nicks, Oak Ridge Boys, Elton John, AC/DC, Michael Stanley Band, Olivia Newton-john, Meat Loaf, Whispers, David Bowie, Haircut 100, Rolling Stones, Jefferson Starship, Triumph and many more. . .

4pm to 7pm ET

Thursday 1/6/22 12pm ET: Artist Countdown: AC/DC Top 30 Hits

AC/DC have sold more than 200 million records worldwide, including 75 million albums in the United States, making them the ninth-highest-selling artist in the United States and the 16th-best-selling artist worldwide. Back in Black has sold an estimated 50 million units worldwide, making it the third-highest-selling album by any artist, and the highest-selling album by any band. The album has sold 22 million units in the US, where it is the sixth-highest-selling album of all time. AC/DC ranked fourth on VH1’s list of the “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock” and were named the seventh “Greatest Heavy Metal Band of All Time” by MTV. In 2004, AC/DC ranked No. 72 on the Rolling Stone list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”. Producer Rick Rubin, who wrote an essay on the band for the Rolling Stone list, referred to AC/DC as “the greatest rock and roll band of all time”. In 2010, VH1 ranked AC/DC number 23 in its list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”.

Wednesday 1/5/22 8pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1981 (by title) A to Z – Part 2

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1981 A2Z.

We continue with letter A and move into B. We feature music from: Oak Ridge Boys, Iggy Pop, Jim Steinman, Kinks, Sugarhill Gang, Mitch Ryder, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Joe Jackson, Devo, Kenny Rogers, AC/DC, Smokey Robinson, Spider, April Wine and many more. . .

8pm to 12am ET

Tuesday 12/28/21 8pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1980 A to Z – Part 23

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1980 A2Z.

We are moving into the final segments of 1980 music. This installment features music from Diana Ross, AC/DC, Pat Benatar, Gatlin Brothers, Blondie, Donna Summer, Def Leppard, Black Sabbath, Squeeze, Cars, Harry Chapin, Donna Fargo, Police and much more.

8pm – 12am ET

Saturday 12/25/21 11pm ET: Feature LP 2020: AC/DC – Power UP (2020)

Power Up (sometimes shortened as PWR/UP and stylized as PWRϟUP) is the seventeenth studio album by Australian rock band AC/DC released in Australia and the sixteenth to be released internationally. Issued November 13, 2020, Power Up marks the return of vocalist Brian Johnson, drummer Phil Rudd and bassist Cliff Williams, all of whom left AC/DC before, during, or after the supporting tour for their previous album Rock or Bust (2014). This is also the band’s first album since the death of co-founder and rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young in 2017 and serves as a tribute to him, according to his brother Angus.

Following the 2014 album Rock or Bust, the group embarked on a seventeen-month world tour. Prior to the tour, drummer Phil Rudd was charged with attempting to procure murder, threatening to kill, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of cannabis. For the tour, Rudd was replaced by Chris Slade who had also previously played with AC/DC on their 1990 album The Razors Edge, several years after Rudd first left the band. Mentions of Rudd were also scrubbed from the band’s website as well. By 2016, lead singer Brian Johnson had started to suffer hearing loss, which he attributed not to 36 years of touring, but to his love of racecars. This caused the final ten dates of the Rock or Bust tour to be rescheduled. Ultimately, he was replaced with Guns N’ Roses vocalist Axl Rose for the remaining dates. On 8 July, 2016, bassist Cliff Williams announced that he would be retiring from the band once the tour was finished, citing health issues as reasons for retiring, and calling AC/DC a “changed animal”.

Two years later, rumor’s began circulating that AC/DC were working on their seventeenth studio album, with Johnson, Rudd, and Williams having returned to the group. Johnson, Rudd, Angus Young and Stevie Young were photographed in August of 2018 at Warehouse Studio, a recording studio in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada owned by fellow musician Bryan Adams, suggesting the band were working where they had recorded their three previous albums.

Later confirmed, it was also stated that the album had been recorded there over a six-week period in August and September 2018 with producer Brendan O’Brien (who also worked on 2008’s Black Ice and 2014’s Rock Or Bust) with some tweaking having followed in early 2019.

Every track is credited to Angus and Malcolm Young as Angus raided the AC/DC vault of unreleased songs to record the album.

Power Up is the first album since 1985’s Fly on the Wall to not include a track containing the word “rock” in the title. It’s also the first album since 1988’s Blow Up Your Video to not include a title track.

1. “Realize” 3:37
2. “Rejection” 4:06
3. “Shot in the Dark” 3:06
4. “Through the Mists of Time” 3:32
5. “Kick You When You’re Down” 3:10
6. “Witch’s Spell” 3:42
7. “Demon Fire” 3:30
8. “Wild Reputation” 2:54
9. “No Man’s Land” 3:39
10. “Systems Down” 3:12
11. “Money Shot” 3:05
12. “Code Red” 3:31

Angus Young – lead guitar
Brian Johnson – lead vocals
Phil Rudd – drums
Cliff Williams – bass guitar, backing vocals
Stevie Young – rhythm guitar, backing vocals