A 68-year-old retired woman named Jenny Darren performed a cover of AC/DC‘s “Highway To Hell” on a recent episode of “Britain’s Got Talent.” However, this isn’t her first rock ‘n’ roll moment. As it turns out, her band Stoney End actually opened for AC/DC in 1977 and she had gone on to release multiple solo albums, including one that featured the original version of “Heartbreaker,“ which was later made famous by Pat Benatar.
Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe), Scott Ian (Anthrax), Rudy Sarzo, Dave Kushner (Velvet Revolver), etc. all took part in the “AC/DC Comedy & Rock Show: A Tribute To Bon Scott” event on April 3 at the Avalon in Hollywood, California. Rock and roll comedian Dean Delray organized the show, which featured comedy from him, Bill Burr, Marc Maron, and Joey Diaz, as well as the all-star band playing AC/DC’s “Powerage” in full. It wasn’t just limited to “Powerage” though. The artists also rocked tracks like “Night Prowler” off of “Highway To Hell” and Mötley Crüe’s “Live Wire.”
After Brian Johnson left AC/DC’s “Rock Or Bust” tour due to hearing issues, the band recruited Axl Rose (Guns N’ Roses) to finish the trek, and ever since then, fans have wondered if the group will continue with a new lineup featuring Rose on vocals. Now, during an interview with The Rock Pit, Rose Tattoo’s Angry Anderson said Angus Young is actually working on a new album with Rose. Anderson said the following:
“I was talking to Angus earlier last year when we were opening for Guns N’ Roses – Angus and I were asked to do the encores and I said to him, ‘What are you going to do?’ and he said, ‘Mate I’m writing a new album.’ I thought, ‘Cool,’ so I asked him who was in the band and he said, ‘Axl.'”
During Fozzy’s March 13 show at Slim’s in San Francisco, CA, the band were joined onstage by Phil Demmel (Machine Head) and James Durbin (Quiet Riot). Check out footage of them covering AC/DC’s “T.N.T.” below:
Late AC/DC singer Bon Scott has been honored with a new three-meter-high-and-two-meter-wide metal-and-plaster sculpture in Melbourne, Australia. The statue, which was unveiled on AC/DC Lane on March 6, is part of the Victorian Government’s “Rockin’ The Laneways” Initiative. The project was a collaboration between Cherry Bar owner/booker James Young and street artist Mike Makatron. Makatron had the following to say:
“It’s an honor to add a permanent 3D element that pays tribute to a great Australian rock ‘n’ roll band and its lead singer, Bon Scott, but also to music in general. Thanks to all, especially the vision of James Young of Cherry Bar, who instigated the idea and grant application with Creative Victoria.”
Young also added that “Sydney has the Opera House and Melbourne has Bon Scott,” an that the spot is a “perfect place to honor Bon Scott and to provide inspiration for aspiring musicians and music fans.”
On March 4, AC/DC’s Brian Johnson joined Fleetwood Mac’s Mick Fleetwood onstage at Fleetwood’s On Front St. in Maui, Hawaii. You can see footage of them performing “(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66” below. Johnson left AC/DC in March 2016 due to hearing issues, but has occasionally shown up at various live events.
Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe), Scott Ian (Anthrax), Rudy Sarzo, Jesse Hughes (Eagles Of Death Metal), Dave Kushner (Velvet Revolver), etc. are all set to perform at the “AC/DC Comedy & Rock Show: A Tribute To Bon Scott” event on April 3 at the Avalon in Hollywood, California. Rock and roll comedian Dean Delray organized the show, which will feature comedy from him, Bill Burr, Marc Maron, and Joey Diaz, followed by the all-star band playing AC/DC’s “Powerage” in full.