The Band Of The Month for August is AC/DC08.18.16
AC/DC are an Australian rock band, formed in 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young. A hard rock/blues rock band, they have also been considered a heavy metal band, although they have always dubbed their music simply “rock and roll.”
AC/DC have sold more than 200 million records worldwide, including 71.5 million albums in the United States alone, making them the tenth-best-selling band in the United States and one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time. Back in Black has sold an estimated 50 million units worldwide, making it the fifth-highest-selling album by any artist – and the third-highest-selling album by any band. The album has sold 22 million units in the US alone, where it is the sixth-highest-selling album of all time.
In November 1973, Malcolm and Angus Young formed AC/DC. They got the idea for the band’s name after their sister, Margaret Young, saw the initials “AC/DC” on a sewing machine. “AC/DC” is an abbreviation meaning “alternating current/direct current” electricity. The brothers felt that this name symbolized the band’s raw energy, power-driven performances of their music.
Did you know? Here are some interesting facts about AC/DC:
Angus Young had adopted his characteristic school-uniform stage outfit. The idea was his sister Margaret’s. Angus had tried other costumes, such as Spider-Man, Zorro, a gorilla, and a parody of Superman, named Super-Ang.
In 1989, the US military blared AC/DC music at General Manuel Noriega’s compound in Panama for two continuous days. The dictator surrendered.
AC/DC has yet to put any of their albums on Spotify. If you want to listen to AC/DC, but don’t want to spend any money, your best bet would be to check Youtube, or perhaps see what Grooveshark has to offer.
AC/DC songs with the word “rock” in the title.
“Rock ‘N Roll Singer”
“It’s A Long Way To The Top If (You Wanna Rock ‘N Roll)”
“There’s Gonna Be Some Rockin’”
“Let There Be Rock”
“Rock ‘N Roll Damnation”
“Rock ‘N Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution”
“For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)”
“That’s The Way I Wanna Rock ‘N Roll”
“Rock Your Heart Out”
“Hard As A Rock”
“Whiskey On The Rocks”
“Can’t Stop Rock ‘N Roll”
“Rock ‘N Roll Train”
“She Likes Rock ‘N Roll”
“Rock ‘N Roll Dream”
“Rocking All The Way”
“Rock Or Bust
“Rock The Blues Away”
“Got Some Rock ‘N Roll Thunder”
“Rock The House”
One thing’s for sure, Hairbanger’s Ball loves to ROCK and loves AC/DC!