Together with bands such as Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Queen, Iron Maiden, Scorpions, Black Sabbath, Uriah Heep, Judas Priest and Motörhead AC / DC are often seen as pioneers of hard rock and heavy metal. The musicians themselves classified their music as rock and roll, because it is based on rhythm and blues with a very distorted sound of rhythmic and solo guitars.
The band went through several lineup changes before the band’s first album, High Voltage, was released in 1975. The composition of the group remained unchanged until bass guitarist Mark Evans was replaced by Cliff Williams in 1977. On February 19, 1980, vocalist and songwriter Bon Scott died of extreme alcohol intoxication. Continue reading