Tag Archives: AC/DC

AC/DC is a whole lotta noise pollution for lady bugs, based on new study

Posted by on July 16, 2018

For those who have to work on a school project, it’s always fun to incorporate it with things you love such as heavy metal music. According to the Starkville Daily News, that’s exactly what Mississippi State University assistant professor of biology Brandon Barton and a graduate student Mariah Hodge did. The two decided to form […]

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The best-selling rock and metal of 2018 so far is…

Posted by on June 15, 2018

If you’re a regular reader of Metal Insider, you likely check out Metal by Numbers, in which we look at the week’s biggest-selling heavy titles. Of course, streaming is more or less taking over as the way many people consume music, but hard rock and metal fans tend to be more loyal. With this current […]

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AC/DC working on new music with Axl Rose: report

Posted by on March 21, 2018

While it was blasphemy to some, Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose gamely stepped up to the mic with AC/DC to finish out the band’s tour after Brian Johnson was sidelined. And with Angus Young the only original member of the band, many assumed that they might have played their last show ever back in […]

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Rage Against the Machine, Living Colour, Mastodon will have Record Store Day releases available

Posted by on March 6, 2018

Record Store Day has proven to be a savior for the music industry, particularly independent record stores and vinyl sales. Since it launched in 2007, it’s expanded to two days (there’s also one on Black Friday) and vinyl sales have continued to increase every year. Meanwhile, the event, which was meant to get consumers away […]

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AC/DC’s “Whole Lotta Rosie” featured in official ‘Roseanne’ trailer

Posted by on March 5, 2018

Last night (4th), was the 90th annual Academy Awards ceremony. While it had absolutely nothing to do with metal, there was one particular trailer that included a classic AC/DC tune. During the Oscars, ABC aired the first official trailer for their upcoming revival show Roseanne. The revival series will have the same cast and it […]

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Interview: Exodus’ Steve “Zetro” Souza talks cartoons, Mr. Pickles Thrashtacular tour, Exodus album update

Posted by on February 22, 2018

  The Adult Swim Presents: Mr. Pickles Thrashtacular tour featuring Exodus and Municipal Waste begins today (22). Much like Metalocolypse and even Beavis and Butt-head before it, Mr. Pickles is a twisted cartoon that proudly flies the heavy metal flag, so it’s only fitting that two of metal’s most elite would do the same for […]

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Report: AC/DC will continue to tour, make new music with Axl Rose on vocals

Posted by on February 5, 2018

Just last week, we were wondering what the status of AC/DC would be given that heritage rock and metal acts are dropping like flies.  Singer Brian Johnson was forced to leave or risk total hearing loss, and founding guitarist and riff master Malcolm Young died, several years after dementia kept him from performing with the […]

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Brian Johnson on stepping down from AC/DC: “I had a great run”

Posted by on February 2, 2018

  On September 20th, 2016, AC/DC played what might have been their last show ever. Malcolm Young, who wrote many of the riffs on their most recent album Rock or Bust, was in the hospital suffering from dementia (and sadly, died last year). On the eve of that last show, bassist Cliff Williams announced that he’d […]

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Metal by Numbers: the best selling metal and rock of 2017

Posted by on January 4, 2018

  It should surprise no one that streaming is surpassing sales as the medium of choice for people buying albums. Yet as evidenced by the list below, people are still buying music, too. Nielsen just released their year-end report that found that streaming grew 12.5% with album sales down about 19%. Vinyl sales still increased, […]

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AC/DC’s Malcolm Young laid to rest in Sydney, Australia

Posted by on November 28, 2017

The funeral service for the late AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young was held today (28th) at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney, Australia. Family, friends, and former bandmates including Brian Johnson and Cliff Williams along with former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd and ex-bassist Mark Evans were in attendance. According to ABC, Malcolm’s Gretsch guitar known as “The […]

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