AC/DC Score New Platinum Single Awards

AC/DC’s iconic album “Back In Black” was recently certified 25 times platinum by the Recording Industry Association Of America and now four individual tracks from the record have received new certifications as well. The title track and “You Shook Me All Night Long” have both been certified three times platinum, while “Hells Bells” and “Shoot To Thrill” have also been certified platinum.

AC/DC’s “Back In Black” Certified 25 Times Platinum In U.S.

AC/DC’s iconic album “Back In Black” has officially been certified 25 times platinum by the Recording Industry Association Of America. The record originally went platinum in October 1980 and was previously certified 22 times platinum in December 2007. The RIAA has also listed it as the fourth biggest selling album of all time.

Behemoth & Twisted Sister Members Add Fuel To Rumors Regarding New AC/DC Music

For over a year, rumors of AC/DC releasing a new album featuring late guitarist Malcolm Young have been circulating online. Now, Behemoth’s Nergal and Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider have both added fuel to the fire by claiming that the band’s surviving members are planning to release new music containing material that Young recorded before his death.

Nergal told Loudwire the following:

“I know there’s a new AC/DC album in the making with Malcolm Young. It’s coming. It’s going to be an outtake from Rock or Bust. What do I expect? I expect nothing more and nothing less, just give me fucking rhythm and Angus and Malcom’s guitar. Don’t give me anything extra. [Brian Johnson] is back in the band.”

Snider also commented on Twitter, while responding to a fan who asked if a member of AC/DC is sick:

“He died. RIP Malcolm Young. But all four surviving members have reunited WITH tracks recorded by Malcolm while he was still alive. Malcolm’s nephew Stevie Young is replacing him (he’s done this a couple of times before). It’s as close as you can get to the original band.”

Rumors of a new AC/DC album have been heating up ever since photos leaked of Brian Johnson, Phil Rudd, Angus Young, and Stevie Young at Vancouver’s Warehouse Studio last year. Johnson also added fuel to the fire after reportedly telling Terrorizer that the rumors were true. After that, another photo surfaced suggesting that Cliff Williams may be involved in the album, despite his retirement. More recently, the band’s longtime engineer Mike Fraser confirmed that the band have “been in the studio doing something.”

New AC/DC Commemorative Coins Released

The Cook Islands, a South Pacific nation with political links to New Zealand, has released new AC/DC commemorative coins, including a two-dollar coin based on “For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)” and a ten-dollar coin based on “The Razors Edge.” These are the latest coins in a series released by Liechtenstein’s CIT Coin Invest AG.

Here’s a description of the coins:

“For Those About To Rock” two-dollar coin:

“The latest release of this successful collection is dedicated to another million-selling album (No. 1 in US) from these hard rock icons. With the release of this hit record the band went on tour for more than one year. Still today, the title song is always the last song of an AC/DC concert with firing cannons on stage. For those about to rock is also a variation of the phrase ‘We who are about to die, salute you,’ which is how ancient gladiators greeted their emperor when entering the arena. Angus Young got the idea for the title of the song after reading a book about the ancient gladiator games. This ½ oz silver coin showcases a historic cannon and has a diameter of 38.61 mm with a striking proof finish.”

Country: Cook Islands
Year: 2019
Face Value: 2 Dollars
Metal: Silver .999
Weight: 1/2 oz
Size: 38.61 mm
Quality: Black Proof
Mintage: 5000

“The Razors Edge” ten-dollar coin:

“Everybody knows the beginning guitar riff of ‘Thunderstruck’, which is probably the most successful song of this 1990 released album. With ‘Razors Edge’, AC/DC celebrated a phenomenal comeback with 5 million sold units just in U.S. alone! Just like the album, the latest piece of the series is a huge hit! Why? Check out the proof finish that is expertly colored in just the right spots and a mind-blowing high relief based on our smartminting technology is a modern 3D version of the original album cover. This 2 oz ‘Razors Edge’ coin is on the cutting edge of minting technology!”

Country: Cook Islands
Year: 2019
Face Value: 10 Dollars
Metal: Silver .999
Weight: 2 oz
Size: 38.61 mm
Quality: Black Proof
Mintage: 999

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Vintage Footage Of AC/DC Performing “Whole Lotta Rosie” In 1979

AC/DC have been celebrating the 40th anniversary of “Highway To Hell” by sharing vintage videos from their July 13, 1979 set on the Dutch TV show “Countdown.” The clips were previously available as part of the band’s 2007 “Plug Me In” DVD box set, but they were not available online until now. The latest one finds the band performing “Whole Lotta Rosie” off their 1977 album “Let There Be Rock.”

Watch Vintage Footage Of AC/DC Performing “The Jack” In 1979

AC/DC have been celebrating the 40th anniversary of “Highway To Hell” by sharing vintage videos from their July 13, 1979 set on the Dutch TV show “Countdown.” The clips were previously available as part of the band’s 2007 “Plug Me In” DVD box set, but they were not available online until now. The latest one finds the band performing “The Jack” off their 1976 album “High Voltage.’

[via Ultimate Classic Rock]

Watch Rare Footage Of AC/DC Performing “Highway To Hell” In 1979

AC/DC will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of “Highway To Hell” by sharing rare videos from their July 13, 1979 set on the Dutch TV show “Countdown.” The clips were previously available as part of the band’s 2007 “Plug Me In” DVD box set, but they were not available online until now. The first one finds the band performing the title track of the aforementioned album and it can be seen below:

[via Rolling Stone]