Wednesday, July 17, 2019

AC/DC mark Highway To Hell 40th anniversary

AC/DC are marking this month’s 40th anniversary of their 1979 classic, “Highway To Hell”, with the release of a new video via social media.

“Celebrate with us all month long! #H2H40” says the band alongside a clip of the opening riff to the title track.

The video marks the first social media presence by AC/DC in two years, following their statement regarding the passing of co-founder and rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young in November of 2017.

Released on July 27, 1979, “Highway To Hell” saw the band work with producer Mutt Lange for what would become AC/DC's first album to not only break into the US Top 100, but land itself in the Top 20 when it peaked at No. 17 on the Billboard 200 backed by constant touring in support of the project.

The record would be the group’s last with singer Bon Scott, who passed away in February of 1980 at the age of 33 following a night of partying in London.

AC/DC’s post comes on the heels of a report by a Kansas radio station that the band are on the verge of announcing a world tour that would see the return of vocalist Brian Johnson to the lineup, as fans await official news from the group.

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