10 Things You Didn’t Know About AC/DC

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AC/DC is an Australian rock band that formed in 1973 in Sydney around brothers and guitarists Malcolm and Angus Young. The rest of their current lineup consists of Brian Johnson (vocals), Cliff Williams (bass), and Phil Rudd (drums).
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In their early years, prior to the release of their first album, there was considerable turnover in their membership. Between 1974 and 1976, the group featured seven different bassists and eight different drummers before settling into a consistent lineup. (Photo /Newsmakers)
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In 1974, vocalist Bon Scott replaced Dave Evans. With Scott, the band recorded their first two albums, T.N.T. and High Voltage, although both were only released in Australia. Shortly thereafter, they signed with Atlantic Records and began a tour around Europe and internationally released a compilation, also called High Voltage, which featured songs from their first two albums. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)
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After recording their 1977 album Let There Be Rock, bassist Mark Evans was dismissed over personal differences with Angus Young. He was replaced by Cliff Williams, who has served as the group's bassist ever since. (AP PHOTO/Michele Limina)
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Their first success in the United States came with their 1979 album Highway to Hell. It was their first album to chart in the US, eventually reaching #17. (Photo /Newsmakers)
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Bon Scott died in 1980 of acute alcohol poisoning while the band was in the process of working on an album that would eventually become Back in Black. Following his death, the band briefly considered breaking up before concluding that Scott would have wanted them to continue making music. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)
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#7
Scott was replaced with Brian Johnson, and the band continued work on Back in Black. It was released in July 1980 and became the group's best-selling album ever, and the second-highest selling album in music history. (AP Photo/Michal Kamaryt/CTK)
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During 1983, drummer Phil Rudd's relationship with Malcom Young swiftly deteriorated, helped along by increased alcohol and drug abuse. The two eventually had a fistfight, after which Rudd was quickly dismissed and replaced with Simon Wright. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
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The group recorded three albums with Wright, who was then replaced by Chris Slade, with whom the group recorded one studio album and one live album. Rudd returned to the group on good terms in 1993. (AP Photo/Jan Pitman)
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The group continues to record and tour, releasing Black Ice in 2008, and planning another studio album to be released within the next few years. It has been rumored that the release date would be sometime in 2013, which would be the group's 40th anniversary. (Photo by Donald Weber/Getty Images)
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