|How old is AC/DC in 2017? ||44 years|
|Where was AC/DC founded?||Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
- A hard rock/blues rock band, they have also been considered a heavy metal band, although they have always d믭 their music simply "rock and roll"
- AC/DC underwent several line-up changes before releasing their first album, High Voltage, in 1975; Malcolm and Angus were the only original members left in the band
- Membership subsequently stabilised until bassist Mark Evans was replaced by Cliff Williams in 1977 for the album Powerage
- Within months of recording the album Highway to Hell, lead singer and co-songwriter Bon Scott died on 19 February 1980 after a night of heavy alcohol consumption
- The group considered disbanding, but buoyed by support from Scott's parents, decided to continue and set about finding a new vocalist
- Ex-Geordie singer Brian Johnson was auditioned and selected to replace Scott
- Later that year, the band released the new album, Back in Black, which was made as a tribute to Bon Scott
- The album launched them to new heights of success and became their all-time best-seller
- The band's next album, For Those About to Rock We Salute You, was their first album to reach number one in the United States
- Drummer Phil Rudd was fired in 1983 and replaced by ex-A II Z drummer Simon Wright, who left to join Dio in 1989
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