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AC/DC Celebrating 30th Anniversary Of "Back In Black" Album

AC/DC has checked in with the following announcement about celebrating the 30th anniversary of the "Back In Black" album:

"On July 25th, 1980, AC/DC released Back In Black in the US, followed by the album's UK release on July 31. Today, the album is a record-shattering rock 'n' roll landmark, passed along from generation to generation and guaranteed a spot on the shelves of every music enthusiast not living under a rock (and some that are). But, that’s not how Back In Black started life.

"The story of how Back In Black was made and the frenzy it whipped up upon its release is every bit as captivating today as the 41 minute, 48 second, no bullshit, ribcage pounding record itself. Dedicated to the band's fallen friend and frontman, Bon Scott, recorded with then newcomer Brian Johnson, and described by Rolling Stone Magazine's David Fricke at the time as 'kick[ing] like a mutha,' Back In Black put AC/DC in households from coast to coast, ravaging their speakers in the process.

"To celebrate its 30th anniversary, we invite you to revisit the story of Back In Black, complete with videos, photos, quotes from the band, a timeline and a whole lot more at this location."

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1. metal-man writes:

best ac-dc album ever.

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2. spiral_architect writes:

in 1980, i was 10 years old. my first tapes were reo speedwagon "hi infidelity" and....... ac/dc "back in black".

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3. Rychemn writes:

I was already listenig to AC/DC before this album was released......and after what happened to Bon Scott, we all thought back than that it was all over ( hearing "Highway to Hell" every morning before school!!!)....than came "Back in Black" (bought it on vinyl after hearing "Hell's Bell's" )....and we all were truly blown away....a true classic!!!!....even got my son into this record, and he is a rap freak.......for those of us who lived this in the day, we can see why this is one of the best selling albums ever......it truly stands the test of time, still as good today as it ever was.

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