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Post  misery guts on Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:56 am

Veteran Aussie rockers AC/DC have been forced into temporary hiatus, because long-standing lead singer Brian Johnson runs the serious risk of going deaf Shocked
The band said doctors advised the 68-year-old Back In Black singer to stop touring immediately or risk total hearing loss.

The group’s shows beginning on Thursday in Atlanta, Georgia, until April 4 in New York are being rescheduled for later in the year, probably with a guest vocalist.

AC/DC opened the most recent US leg of their Rock or Bust tour on February 2 in Tacoma, Washington.

Johnson flew back to the North East last month to be was among the mourners at Brendan Healey’s funeral.

AC/DC are due to begin a European leg on May 7 in Lisbon, Portugal
You would have to think the prognosis is pretty bad here - once the body starts to deteriorate like that, it rarely makes a reasonable recovery. It's not as though they're going to be able to modify their sound to accommodate, either.
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Post  misery guts on Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:05 am

AC/DC - Live at River Plate
Aussie rock legends have recently reached agreement on selling their music through iTunes, and this South American show is their latest effort. The concert is reliably entertaining; as Brian Johnson puts it, they're united by the language of rock. Many standards were here: Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, You Shook Me All Night Long, Back In Black, Hell's Bells, Whole Lotta Rosie, Highway To Hell and For Those About To Rock (We Salute You) amongst others. Good show.

Heyday TV: AC/DC: In Performance
Mary Anne Hobbs presents a reflection of the Aussie rockers' story, from early success, the sad death of Bon Scott, the recruitment of Brian Johnson for a mega-selling classic album, and the subsequent hit & miss albums. The quality of the albums seemed less important than the quality of the live shows, though, which is perhaps fair enough.
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Post  misery guts on Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:15 am

AC/DC: The Bon Scott Years - Music In Review
How the Aussie rockers developed their sound and slowly made progress outside their homeland, especially in the USA, until their frontman's sad death. The album-by-album approach well charted their steady progress and increasing love for silly clichés, eg Let There Be Rock. The somewhat smutty tendency speaks volumes about the machismo of heavy metal, but no-one could dispute theie gift for rock. Bon's death really spelled the end of an era, and things were never really the same after.

AC/DC - The Brian Johnson Years
A follow-on from the previous Bon Scott-led doc, this led mostly on the 'Back in Black' album, and whether Bon had much involvement in it after all. The albums thereafter were a bit of a decline, oddly, though being Stephen King's favourite band, and even Rick Rubin's ultimate band seemed accolades of dubious benefit to them. They persist, though.
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Post  misery guts on Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:17 am

AC/DC's Brian Johnson: Rock Icon
Former chick-lit author and Tory MP Louise Mensch visits the frontman in his Florida abode to do a profile on him. He of course is down to earth and modest about his success. I didn't realise she was married to the guy who used to manage Metallica (and now AC/DC luckily). She was among the many in the audience in their 'Thunderstruck' video. Brian's happiness is clearly connected with his wife of nearly 30 years, Brenda. His love of fast cars, good food and power boats were perhaps more typically rock star stuff.

AC/DC - Dirty Deeds
Surprisingly thorough effort crammed in over an hour to relate the saga of the Aussies who sold millions of records around the world, especially of their 1980 opus 'Back In Black'. Angus Young's elder brother George had been in the Easybeats, and he helped out with songwriting and production. More than half of this looked at the Bon Scott days, which account for maybe 1/5 of the actual running time of the band. After BiB's mega-success, the band went into something of a decline, though their most recent LPs have shown resurgence. But time seems to be counting against them releasing any more new material.
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Post  misery guts on Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:27 am

The Easybeats to AC/DC - The Sound of Aussie Rock
In many ways the story of Ted Albert, erstwhile backbone of Oz Rock, who helped songwriter Harry Vanda and others to generate hits for the Easybeats, Rose Tattoo, John Paul Young, and most importantly, AC/DC. The story ran from 1965-1980, ending with the death and replacement of Bon Scott. A cavalcade of Aussies sang each other's praises, and how a country sometimes ignored in comparison to other major markets managed to pull its weight.
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Post  misery guts on Sat Apr 02, 2016 8:52 am

AC/DC have supposedly found themselves a replacement vocalist for Brian Johnson:

Not an April Fool either
Weeks after AC/DC announced that it was postponing concerts because singer Brian Johnson's doctors had advised him to stop touring, reports have surfaced claiming the Australian hard-rock band has hired Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses to fill in for its ailing frontman.

AC/DC's representative declined to comment on the matter. But according to Alternative Nation, a nephew of guitarist Angus Young confirmed rumors that Rose had agreed to join the band for 10 shows, including dates in Atlanta and New York.
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Post  misery guts on Fri Apr 22, 2016 12:18 am

Axl Rose has been confirmed to be doing this fill-in spot for a bit. Perhaps he might be more responsible with other people's material than he seems to be about his own live shows.
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Post  misery guts on Tue May 03, 2016 7:10 am

World's Greatest Albums: Back In Black - AC/DC
An entertaining look back at the Aussie rocker's zenith, with familiar contributors from docs like this, as well as an engineer who worked on it, and a member from a tribute act to replay some of the riffs. The premise that every single track is perfect seems a bit of a stretch, but its status in their story is undeniable, and a high watermark they could never hope to reach again. The production work of Mutt Lange was considered as important as any of the band.
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Post  misery guts on Sat May 07, 2016 10:43 am

Axl Rose gave his first interview for 5 years to talk about his imminent role in AC/DC, in which he talks of his intention to show respect. As the first date is tonight in Portugal, we'll soon know just how things panned out cheers
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Post  misery guts on Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:56 am

Another one bites the dust, so to speak:

AC/DC Bassist Cliff Williams Takes His Final Bow
Hours after AC/DC bassist Cliff Williams formally announced his retirement on Tuesday, the 66-year-old rocker took his final bow as the band wrapped its Rock or Bust World Tour in Philadelphia.

Capping off nearly 40 years with the legendary band, founding guitarist Angus Young and stand-in singer Axl Rose both gave Williams props during their closing number "For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)."
Nice to see Rose seems to have ended things well, even though Cool
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