It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora One subscription will expire shortly.
close
Your Pandora One trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora One.
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

We created Pandora to put the Music Genome Project directly in your hands

It’s a new kind of radio –
stations that play only music you like

 
Create an account for free. Register
Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this

AC/DC

AC/DC's mammoth power chord roar became one of the most influential hard rock sounds of the '70s, and is now one of the defining sounds of rock and metal. In its own way, it was a reaction against the pompous art rock and lumbering arena rock of the early '70s. AC/DC's rock was minimalist -- no matter how huge and bludgeoning their guitar chords were, there was a clear sense of space and restraint. Combined with Bon Scott's larynx-shredding vocals, the band spawned countless imitators over the next two decades and enjoyed commercial success well into the 2000s, scoring their biggest hits after Brian Johnson replaced the departed Scott.

AC/DC were formed in 1973 in Australia by guitarist Malcolm Young after his previous band, the Velvet Underground, collapsed (Young's band has no relation to the seminal American group). With his younger brother Angus serving as lead guitarist, the band played some gigs around Sydney. Angus was only 15 years old at the time and his sister suggested that he should wear his school uniform on-stage; the look became the band's visual trademark. While still in Sydney, the original lineup featuring singer Dave Evans cut a single called "Can I Sit Next to You," with ex-Easybeats Harry Vanda and George Young (Malcolm and Angus' older brother) producing.

The band moved to Melbourne the following year, where drummer Phil Rudd (formerly of the Coloured Balls) and bassist Mark Evans joined the lineup. The band's chauffeur, Bon Scott, became the lead vocalist when singer Dave Evans refused to go on-stage. Previously, Scott had been vocalist for the Australian prog rock bands Fraternity and the Valentines. More importantly, he helped cement the group's image as brutes -- he had several convictions on minor criminal offenses and was rejected by the Australian Army for being "socially maladjusted." And AC/DC were socially maladjusted. Throughout their career they favored crude double entendres and violent imagery, all spiked with a mischievous sense of fun.

The group released two albums -- High Voltage and T.N.T. -- in Australia in 1974 and 1975. Material from the two records comprised the 1976 release High Voltage in the U.S. and U.K.; the group also toured both countries. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap followed at the end of the year. In the fall of 1977, AC/DC released Let There Be Rock, which became their first album to chart in the U.S. Mark Evans left the band soon after, with Cliff Williams taking his place. Powerage, released in spring of 1978, expanded their audience even further, thanks in no small part to their dynamic live shows (which were captured on 1978's live If You Want Blood You've Got It). What really broke the doors down for the band was the following year's Highway to Hell, which hit number 17 in the U.S. and number eight in the U.K., becoming the group's first million-seller.

AC/DC's train was derailed when Bon Scott died on February 19, 1980. The official coroner's report stated he had "drunk himself to death." In March, the band replaced Scott with Brian Johnson. The following month, the band recorded Back in Black, which would prove to be its biggest album, selling over ten million copies in the U.S. alone. For the next few years, the band was one of the largest rock bands in the world, with For Those About to Rock We Salute You topping the charts in the U.S. In 1983, Rudd left the band after the recording of Flick of the Switch; he was replaced by Simon Wright.

With Flick of the Switch, AC/DC's commercial standing began to slip, and they weren't able to reverse their slide until 1990's The Razor's Edge, which spawned the hit "Thunderstruck." While not the commercial powerhouse they were during the late '70s and early '80s, the 1990s saw AC/DC maintain their status as a top international concert draw. In the fall of 1995, their 16th album, Ballbreaker, was released. Produced by Rick Rubin, the album received some of the most positive reviews of AC/DC's career; it also entered the American charts at number four and sold over a million copies in its first six months of release. Stiff Upper Lip followed in early 2000 with similar results. AC/DC signed a multi-album deal with Sony the following year that resulted in a slew of reissues and DVDs, and they returned to the studio in 2008 for Black Ice, an all-new collection of songs that was followed by the group's first world tour since 2001. Two years later, the band's music was featured heavily in the action movie Iron Man 2, and a compilation was released in conjunction with the film under the title Iron Man 2. In 2014, AC/DC began work a new album, their first without Malcolm Young, who left the band due to health problems; his nephew Stevie Young took his place at the recording sessions. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi
full bio

Selected Discography

x

Track List: Backtracks

Disc 1
Disc 2
Disc 3
x

Track List: Play Ball (Single)

Comments

I prefer Malcolm. Cliff Williams too.
KILLER TUNE !!! ANGUS YOUNG is one crazy s.o.b. !!!! GOTTA LOVE HIM !!!!
You shook me
love this song!
Mr.Young. have a safe journey you rocked us all brother.
Rock and Roll ain't noise pollution, sure, but this terrible band sure is.
It's 2:56am and my insomnia has kicked into over drive. Thank you hypno therapy. Going to head out for a run to this song...
Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed by your lover on the nearest Friday. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. Now that you are reading this don't stop. Post this on 5 songs in 143 minutes. Then press F6 and your lovers name will appear in big letters. This is so scary it actually works.
shirsch1
I'm back! Back in black!
Michelle Yeoh is the best bond girl.
countrygnome 7 7
Best rock band ever hands down.
It's a special
I never saw the movie. I need to see the one with wasp in it about computers and dnd.
Was born Scott straight ?
who made who the soundtrack
Who made who...... Nativez made U.....
I graduated from the ninja gym
Larry tomm. Rock on
Have a drink on me... MOFOZ
Good guitar solo for have a drink on me.
For rock yes, but Megadeth is best for metal.
Definitely old and grey...62 y.o. and still ROCKN' AND ROLLN'
princessksky e
Song sry
princessksky e
Good sing + singing
princessksky e
Cool
love em
Best rock&roll band on the planet
one of the greatest albums ever, every song on here kicks a** god i hate regular radio
Love this song played loud at work. Makes me work fast. Let there be Rock.
bcar2202
Awesome
bcar2202
There awsime
Seen them during the Dirty Deeds d=Done Dirt Cheap Tour. Shame to hear that Malcolm has dementia and retiring. What a great ride he has had. For Those About to Rock We Salute You Malcolm Young
omg Eye vomited on a toiiet that's from a concert venue. Then I got kicked out. * has my mom clean my mouth* rock and roooolllll, wooooooo.
Amazing song gets u pumped up
They play this at my football games
Oh yeh go Oakland raiders
Love ac dc malcome and angus awsome and Brian Johnson and Bon amazing
AC/DC., INXS,2 BEST GROUPS AUSTRALIAN 4EVER
MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE!
Old school r&r first rule of heaven simple YOU IN IT SIMPLE AS THAT
Living easy-Loving free - Glad I'm old enough to remember when that's the way it was
rock and roolllll, wooooooooooo * vomits sake *
Follow 4 a follow
Ac
AC\DC!!!
Love AC/DC
AC/DC ROOOCKS!!!!
Kiss ur hand
Say ur crush
Close ur hand
Say a week day
Say ur name
Post this 15 times
Ur crush will ask you out on that day.
This isn't my first choice of the rock genre but God damn AC/DC rocks
Follow me and I will follow you back!!
Show more

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[98, 69, 67, 83, 124, 95, 80, 116, 96, 91, 79, 121, 106, 72, 98, 83, 109, 88, 127, 104, 99, 119, 103, 64, 73, 74, 85, 95, 74, 106, 123, 74, 84, 115, 83, 75, 77, 79, 105, 115, 75, 84, 82, 109, 71, 109, 89, 107, 89, 84, 105, 94, 88, 71, 74, 80, 78, 83, 83, 95, 102, 71, 117, 104, 84, 109, 110, 73, 69, 81, 115, 95, 64, 66, 84, 83, 84, 107, 97, 67, 121, 75, 105, 115, 77, 104, 118, 68, 68, 69, 77, 122, 67, 83, 122, 110, 99, 80, 116, 98, 74, 84, 108, 76, 106, 123, 95, 97, 123, 101, 108, 69, 96, 84, 108, 79, 104, 89, 118, 104, 85, 73, 116, 124, 88, 72, 102, 82, 89, 85, 123, 85, 68, 77, 92, 71, 68, 125, 114, 101, 109, 82, 95, 99, 120, 110, 86, 114, 88, 102, 94, 92, 77, 88, 127, 126, 99, 118, 116, 126, 110, 84, 127, 110, 96, 75, 85, 120, 104, 115, 74, 88, 103, 119, 78, 92, 118, 111, 73, 97, 91, 93, 81, 75, 109, 123, 69, 117, 94, 116, 72, 93, 78, 125, 125, 106, 91, 109, 67, 94, 127, 79, 89, 79, 87, 108, 89, 118, 93, 104, 88, 97, 102, 106, 101, 72, 117, 100, 93, 114, 88, 103, 97, 110, 100, 88, 78, 118, 79, 87, 109, 116, 89, 81, 78, 109, 127, 78, 122, 82, 81, 100, 98, 102, 81, 73, 68, 108, 98, 79, 87, 119, 100, 123, 75, 67, 112, 107, 125, 104, 73, 68, 125, 102, 107, 105, 85, 71, 108, 108, 104, 125, 124, 105, 90, 67, 101, 101, 104, 81, 105, 73, 68, 69, 108, 122, 65, 71, 82, 116, 88, 93, 87, 88, 65, 70, 65, 71, 100, 65, 113, 106, 116, 87, 66, 74, 113, 83, 116, 72, 95, 81, 104, 118, 89, 119, 86, 86, 72, 112, 92, 72, 117, 75, 111, 84, 108, 123, 67, 66, 126, 87, 124, 94, 125, 114, 70, 127, 122, 105, 78, 116, 99, 106, 80, 121, 80, 92, 80, 73, 125, 118, 100, 64, 123, 121, 66, 70, 83, 119, 124, 109, 65, 105, 103, 92, 84, 80, 125, 80, 104, 108, 65, 83, 118, 91, 70, 104, 120, 98, 112, 115, 101, 120, 83, 83, 90, 111, 102, 89, 116, 115, 110, 71, 115, 106, 103, 72, 121, 81, 88, 126, 64, 72, 124, 83, 89, 105, 123, 85, 120, 116, 116, 72, 93, 103, 118, 117, 76, 66, 124, 101, 98, 91, 107, 84, 84, 91, 112, 76, 87, 68, 112, 74, 112, 66, 111, 79, 70, 99, 70, 107, 69, 113, 94, 118, 88, 91, 85, 104, 125, 100, 92, 94, 81, 82, 123, 84, 108, 100, 64, 90, 68, 110, 86, 115, 88, 98, 89, 108, 67, 72, 101, 94, 70, 84, 108, 105, 69, 115, 122, 84, 64, 72, 66, 65, 124, 100, 127, 104, 98, 120, 96, 83, 75, 99, 98, 81, 111, 69, 85, 65, 116, 104, 70, 107, 112, 119, 107, 64, 111, 92]