AC/DC is a hard rock band formed in Sydney, Australia in 1973 by rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young and his brother, lead guitarist Angus Young. The band has sold over 150 million albums worldwide and over 68 million albums in the United States and is the second highest selling album of all time and the biggest selling album by any band. In its recording career, the band has had two distinctive lead singers, and fans tend to divide its history into the 'Bon Scott era' (1974-80), and the 'Brian Johnson era' (1980-present).
Although the group is generally considered to be a pioneer of Hard rock and Heavy metal music (they are ranked number 4 on VH1's '100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock'), the members have always referred to their music as Rock 'n' roll.
Overall, AC/DC are the most successful and well-known band to originate from Australia. In 2005 the band finished second in a list of highest-earning entertainers from Australia – trailing only The Wiggles – despite neither releasing an album nor touring that year.
Born in Glasgow, Scotland, brothers Angus, Malcolm and George Young moved, along with their family to Sydney, Australia w...
|years active||1973 — present (time)|
|music genre|| Hard rock|
Rock and Roll
|current members|| Angus Young|
|past members|| Bon Scott Deceased|
Dave Evans (singer)