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Hear AC/DC’s ‘Thunderstruck’ Performed by 2CELLOS

Here in the 21st century, we've grown accustomed to thinking a person needs an electric guitar to truly rock. But that ain't necessarily so, and 2CELLOS have just delivered definitive proof with a fairly amazing cover of AC/DC's 'Thunderstruck.'

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34 Years Ago: Bon Scott Found Dead

On Tuesday, Feb. 19, 1980, Bon Scott was found dead. The legendary AC/DC front man had been out drinking with friends, but the casual evening took a terrible turn as Scott passed out in his car, and ultimately choked to death on his own vomit. He was only 33 years old.

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AC/DC to Record New Album and Tour in 2014

It has been a while since we heard rumblings out of the AC/DC camp, but it looks like that's about to change. In a new interview, singer Brian Johnson divulged the group's plans for the year, which involve a new album, their first since 2008's 'Black Ice.'

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Bruce Springsteen Performs AC/DC’s ‘Highway to Hell’ in Australia

Seasoned performer that he is, Bruce Springsteen knows that there is no better way of ingratiating yourself to an audience than by playing a song by one of their local heroes. Earlier today (Feb. 8), Springsteen opened up his concert in Perth,

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AC/DC Original Singer Dave Evans Announces New EP

Dave Evans, who preceded Bon Scott as the lead singer of AC/DC, has a new EP, 'Nothing to Prove,' which will be released March 3 on Australia's Rocksector Records. The video for the opening track, 'Put Up or Shut Up,' is embedded above.

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40 Years Ago: AC/DC and Journey Both Play Their First Concerts on the Same Night

It's impossible to predict the future, but it seems safe to say that no matter what happens this New Year's Eve in the world of classic rock, it won't measure up to Dec. 31, 1973, when future rock titans Journey and AC/DC both played their very first concerts on the same night.

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AC/DC’s ‘Highway to Hell’ Cracks U.K. Top 10

A fan campaign to send AC/DC's 'Highway to Hell' to the No. 1 spot for Christmas has ended short of its goal, but still left the band with a pretty impressive career milestone.

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16 Years Ago: AC/DC Release ‘Bonfire’ Box Set

On Nov. 18, 1997, AC/DC paid tribute to their fallen comrade Bon Scott with the release of the 'Bonfire' boxed set. The five-CD boxed set, issued 16 years ago, featured live material and alternate takes from the maniacal singer's tenure in the band. 

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AC/DC Almost Fired Bon Scott After 1975 Heroin Overdose, Claims Former Bassist

According to a new book, former AC/DC lead singer Bon Scott was nearly fired from the group back in 1975 after he almost died from a heroin overdose.

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35 Years Ago: AC/DC Release ‘If You Want Blood You’ve Got It’

By 1978, AC/DC had packed their relatively short, half-decade career with five albums and hundreds of concerts. For their strenuous efforts they deservedly attained a considerable amount of success around the world. But they still hadn't cracked the platinum-sales mark in the U.S. That career benchmark was just around the corner, with the following year's 'Highway to Hell.' But before taking that next step, the band decided the time was ripe to celebrate its first few years with a live album, the now-classic 'If You Want Blood You've Got It.'

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18 Years Ago: AC/DC’s ‘Ballbreaker’ Released

The 13th AC/DC album turned out to be lucky for the Australian hard rock legends, which is why we're celebrating the Sept. 26, 1995 release of 'Ballbreaker.' The album continued their return to form after 1990's 'The Razor's Edge.'

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Sting With AC/DC’s Brian Johnson – Exclusive Song Premiere

When we first heard that AC/DC singer Brian Johnson would be guesting on Sting's new album, we were somewhat dubious. After all, AC/DC's boozy barroom crunch couldn't be further away from Sting's classy jazz-speckled pop.

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